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Category: The 1940s

Mosquito Network AES 1ZM Auckland

FOUR “YANKS” WITH ENTERTAINING WAYS By E. K. GREEN YOU could call yourself an optimist if you expected to find a radio station high in…

Radio 2AP Samoa in 1949

WIRELESS waves have taken Samoa by storm. Radio 2AP, non-existent a year ago and established by the late Major E. Lloyd, formerly of 2YZ Napier,…

This is Radio Station VU2ZP in Bangalore

On JANUARY 20, 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of the Southern India Air Depot at Bangalore, conceived the idea of installing a…

VU2ZP Southern India Air Depot, Bangalore

VU2ZP AT BANGALORE QUITS I-B AIRWAVES By SGT. CHARLES KELLOGG Roundup Assistant Editor Late in the evening of December 9, a khaki-clad GI leaned close…

VU2ZP Yank Radio… Bangalore: The Brochure

This is the Army! On 20th January 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of Southern India Air Depot, conceived the idea of installing…

This is Station WLKT Miho

In 1946, British announcer Peter Knowlden introduced radio programs to British Commonwealth Occupation Forces at Miho Airfield in Japan with the words ‘This is Station…

VU2ZS Misamari, Assam, India 1944

Station VU2ZS Going Places – 3 Watts to 50 Sgt. Fishman of 1327 BU Hopes for All-India Coverage 1327 BU, ASSAM – A 50-watt transmitter…

AFRS The India-Burma Network

Commercial Radio Plug Featured Even On Armed Forces Stations By SGT. ART HEENAN Roundup Staff Writer Radio executive and advertising agencies need have few worries…

AFRS ‘Wings Over The Orient’ WOTO Bhamo, Burma

Armed Forces’ Radio Stations Bring American Programs To I-B Doing Great Morale Job Roundup Staff Article BHAMO – Our G.I. radio stations in this Theater…

AFRS Along the Ledo Road

AFRS OUTLETS GO SILENT ALONG ‘ROAD’ By SGT. GEORGE GINGELL The great pulse of the Ledo Road has slowed down. The thousands of men and…

Japan AM Radio Dial 1941

During 1941, Japanese radio audiences had almost 50 local AM radio stations they could listen to for a large part of each broadcasting day. In…

9PA Port Moresby WWII ABC – AFRS Radio

By Adrian Peterson For a period of around two years during the Pacific War, there was no radio broadcasting station on the air in Port…

The Mosquito Network Part 3 – AFRS Mosquito Bites

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Expansion And Contraction As AES-Guadalcanal continued to develop, it was joined…

The Mosquito Network Part 1 – AFRS Guadalcanal

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Baghdad To Bougainville “The American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS)…

The Mosquito Network Part 2 – AFRS Radio City

American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 “RADIO CITY” In The Tropics Once ashore, Captain Spencer Allen was…

Shanghai Radio Dial 1941

In July 1940, TIME magazine featured a story about Carroll Duard Alcott, an American who broadcast from Shanghai radio station XMHA. The story captures the…

Tokyo Rose Broadcasts

by James Wood Major Cousens had become friendly with Iva Togura, a Japanese-American girl, who, stranded and unable to return to California, had found some…

KRHO Honolulu 1944

KRHO was a powerful shortwave radio station broadcasting in English and Japanese languages to the Far Eastern Pacific region in the closing stages of WWII….

British Radio Batavia

By John Arnold As an Intelligence Officer attached to the RAF 31 [Transport] Squadron based at Kemajoran Airport in Batavia, I worked closely with Johnny…

Australian WWII Pacific Radio – Diggers on Air

Australian forces in the SW Pacific and Japan were served by a number of stations during and immediately after WWII. The little known Australian Army…

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