The year 1964 saw a number of significant events in radio broadcasting history.
- 27 March – The BBC's Children's Hour (renamed "For the Young" since April 1961) is broadcast for the last time.
- 28 March – Radio Caroline, a pirate radio station based on a ship anchored in international waters off the English coast, opens as Europe's first all-day English-language pop music station.
- 29 June – Manx Radio, the national commercial radio station for the Isle of Man, begins broadcasting.
- 1 July – In Sweden Sveriges Radio launches its third national channel – P3 – as an alternative to commercial pirate radio.
- WPEA, the oldest high school radio station, belonging to Phillips Exeter Academy, begins broadcasting.