NBC or, in full, the National Broadcasting Company has been a broadcaster in the United States for decades. Its radio division ran from 1926 to 2003, while it has been broadcasting on television since 1941. While the network currently does not have a baseball contract, it has a long past as a home to baseball. The first baseball game on NBC was aired in 1947. NBC would air the World Series every year from 1947 to 1976, after which they would take turns with ABC until the 1988 World Series. After a seven year absence the Series would return to NBC in 1995. Once again alternating with now FOX, NBC would host the 1997 and 1999 before FOX got an exclusive deal for the World Series.