Earl C. Hull

Inducted: 1975

EARL C. HULL (1895-1971) one of the founders of commercial radio broadcasting, established WKY in 1920 in Oklahoma City, the first radio station in Oklahoma and the third in the nation. He built the transmitter in his garage from tubes “borrowed” from the U. S. Army Signal Corps, where he learned radio broadcasting during World War I. A leader in the broadcasting field for the next 55 years, he operated WKY for nearly 20 years. Then he went to his hometown of Niagara Falls, New York, where he founded radio station WHLD and operated it until his death.