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Category: Dark Days 1940-1955

Office of War Information – Central Pacific Operations

A Photo Essay This photo essay booklet from the estate of John C Seehaas has been the source of material for several articles on our…

Shortwave Campaigns During World War II

On the morning of 7 December 1941, the day the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into the war, The New York…

AFRS Pacific Overview

Meet the Mosquito Network Inside the U.S. effort in a battle of the airwaves during the Pacific campaign of World War II Mark DurenbergerRadioWorldSeptember 2019…

WSSO 670 Voice of Bougainville 1944 QSL

James Stewart has sent us this photo of a QSL flyer from WSSO in 1944 and writes: In going through some of my Dad’s papers,…

The Pacific Ramblers Live on KTOH, Kauai, Hawaii March/April 1945

In 1945 the band the Pacific Ramblers were entertaining listeners on radio station KTOH, located in Kauai, Hawaii. Dale Halleron wrote to us: I have…

KTOH Kauai Under Musical Attack

Kauai, Hawaii, 1945 Local newspapers report that local radio station KTOH is under attack! No, the attack is not coming from the Japanese, but from…

Canada Calling

This short documentary from 1949 looks at the state of radio in Canada. Focusing on the CBC, it illustrates the variety of radio fare available…

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 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 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 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…

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