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Category: The 1950s

KOA Building Tour – 1959

A tour of the KOA-TV and radio studios soon after their construction in 1959. Hosted by Pete Smythe with an introduction by Today Show Host…

4CA History: 1950s Inspection Reports

Read historical reports of Broadcasting Station Inspections carried out by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board on 4CA’s 1950s locations in Cairns, Northern Queensland, Australia. Grove…

7SD’s Sunpolisher Club gave cousins a chance to star

By Mike Vanderkelen Like one of more than 100 listener clubs which mushroomed during Australian radio’s golden era, the Sunpolishers Club was a “must listen…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Free Europe Shortwave

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Eire, France, West Germany [including West Berlin], Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Saar, Spain, Switzerland, Trieste Free…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Free Europe AM – Longwave & Mediumwave

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Eire, France, West Germany [including West Berlin], Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Saar, Spain, Switzerland, Trieste Free Territory

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Free Europe FM

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Eire, France, West Germany [including West Berlin], Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Saar, Spain, Switzerland, Trieste Free…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 South Asia Radio

Bhutan, Ceylon, India, Kashmir, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan [East], Portuguese India [Goa] Share your own memories of South Asia Radio kc Station Country Location Mediumwave 550…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Brazil

This is a list of radio stations known to be broadcasting from Brazil in 1953 and includes mediumwave [AM], shortwave [SW] and FM. At the…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Japan Radio

Share your own memories of Japan Radio kc Station Location Mediumwave 540 JOCZ Takayama   JOOC Obihiro 560 JOCR Kobe 570 JOIK Sapporo 580 JOHF…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 South East Asia Radio

Burma, Indo-China, Indonesia, Malaya, Netherlands New Guinea, North Borneo [Philippines: see separate entry] Share your own memories of South East Asia Radio kc Station Country…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Australia, New Zealand & Pacific

Includes Australia, New Zealand, Territory of Hawaii, Territory of Papua, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Guam, Ryukyu Islands, Bonin Islands, French Settlements in…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Iron Curtain Europe Radio

Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, USSR [Bielorussia, Estonia, Karelia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, RSFSR, Ukraine] Yugoslavia Share your own memories of Iron Curtain…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Middle East / Central Asia Radio

Share your own memories of Middle East / Central Asia Radio kc Call/Brand Country Location Longwave [LW]   182 TAR Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara 191…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Philippines AM/SW Radio

Share your own memories of Philippines Radio kc Call/Brand Location Owner AM   580 DZBB Manila The Republic Broadcasting System 600 DYRC Voice of Cebu…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Canada AM Radio

Share your own memories of Canadian Radio kc Call Location Province   540 CBK Watrous SK 550 CKPG Prince George BC   CFNB Fredericton NB…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 North Asia Radio

China, Formosa, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Mongolia, USSR [Russian Far East, Siberia] but currently excludes North Korea for which no information is available. Share…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Nordic Europe Radio

Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard Share your own memories of Nordic Europe Radio kc/Mc Station Country Location Longwave 155 Norsk Rikskringkasting…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Africa SW Radio

Share your own memories of African Radio kHz Call/Brand Country Location SW   3205 FIQA Radio Tananarive Madagascar Tananarive 3251 Radio Dar es Salaam Tanganyika…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Africa AM Radio

Share your own memories of African Radio kHz Call/Brand Country Location AM   548 SABC Springbok Radio Union of South Africa Johannesburg W 557 SABC…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Caribbean AM/SW Radio

Barbados, Bermuda, British Guiana, Dutch Guiana, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago but excluding Cuba, Dominican Republic & Haiti…

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