KDKA Radio's Harold W. Arlin in a publicity photo from the early 1920s.
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A man dressed in a suit stands at a microphone.

Credit: Courtesy of KDKA Radio/Westinghouse Group

In January, 1921, KDKA hired Harold W. Arlin as the nation's first full-time radio announcer. That August, Arlin called the first baseball game ever broadcast on radio, describing the Pirates' 8-5 victory over the Phillies from a Forbes Field box seat. That fall, Arlin worked the first-ever football broadcast, a college game between Pitt and West Virginia.

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