The year 1962 in radio involved some significant events.
- May 19 – XHDL-FM begins broadcasting on 98.5 FM in Mexico City under the name XELA-FM.
- July – After its first few months on the air with a community format, KHAK (98.1 FM) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, takes up a country music format at the station, a format that has remained intact to this day.
- July 1 – KRSI-FM in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, signs on the air as KRSI-FM.
- October 2 – KUAC, Fairbanks, first FM Station, begins broadcasting at 104.7, with the morning Show AM on October 3.
- December – KMOX-FM 103.3 in St. Louis, Missouri, begins broadcasting.
- In Sweden, Sveriges Radio begins trial broadcasts in preparation for the establishment of a third national channel – P3 – as an alternative to commercial pirate radio.
- KRZY in Dallas, Texas, becomes KPCN and flips to a country music format.
- October 13 – Svensktoppen, a weekly record chart, is launched by Sveriges Radio.
- Bud Ballou begins his radio career as disc jockey at WOLF.
- February 1 - My True Story ends its run on network radio (Mutual).
- September 30 – CBS broadcasts the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, marking what some consider the end of the Golden Age of Radio.
- September 20 – Jim Al-Khalili, Iraqi-born British science broadcaster
- October 12 – Chris Botti, American jazz trumpeter, composer and radio host
- October 28 – Dan "Elvis" Lay, American radio personality, co-host of The Dog House
- November 6 – Frank DeCaro, American writer, performer and SIRIUS OutQ radio show host
- November 22 – Steve DeOssie, American sportscaster, former NFL player
- December 12 – Mike Golic, American football player and radio host
- February 17 – Joseph Kearns, 55, American radio and television actor
- October 2 – Frank Lovejoy, 50, American radio and television actor
- December 7 – Kirsten Flagstad, 67, Norwegian soprano whose nationwide personal appeals to radio listeners during Saturday matinee intermissions raised money for the Metropolitan Opera.
- December 31 – Bella Alten, 85, Polish-born operatic soprano who gave concerts and radio broadcasts until 1936
- 1962 concession
- Broadcasting Yearbook 1963 page B-100
- Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.
- Vogt, Howard: Flagstad: Singer of the Century (Specker and Warburg, London, 1987)
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