If you’re like most people, you probably get annoyed when the commercials come on your favorite radio station. But radio commercials, however annoying they may be, are a part of what makes radio possible. Without commercials, a station wouldn’t be able to raise money to pay their employees or to afford the rights to play popular songs. The first radio commercial was an advertisement for the Queensboro Corporation that aired on August 28, 1922. Radio Commercials Day celebrates this anniversary each year.