The Grand Ole Opry has a rich history being on radio and T.V. since 1925. It wasn’t on T.V. in 1925, but the anniversary of its television debut happened October 15, 1955. The Grand Ole Opry started as a radio show in 1925 on WSM just five years after commercial radio was born in the United States. The Accident Insurance Company started a radio station with the hopes of using it as a public service to sell and advertise their insurance policies.