NBC was Formed, 1926

An early version of NBC’s peacock logo that was designed to emphasize the vibrancy of their color programming.

On this day in 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was formed by the General Electric Company, Westinghouse Electric Company, and Radio Corporation of America. NBC began in radio broadcast and then moved to television broadcast as well beginning in 1931.

NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in America, and its headquarters are, of course, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Television show 30 Rock is an NBC comedy about a a fictional broadcasting company, TGS, that is basically a creative depiction of NBC. Very meta, right?

I don’t know about you, but all this talk about NBC has me excited for fall shows.

A sleeker version of the NBC peacock is used today.

Have a good one!


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