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Category: Dark Days 1940-1955

V-Discs 1940s Cassette Compilation

V-Disc : An American military record label during WWII V-Disc (“V” for Victory) was a morale-boosting initiative involving the production of several series of recordings…

Baseball Commentary on WVTB, 1944

New Guinea Christmas Day Olympics, December 25, 1944, sponsored by the 360th Service Groups Special Services at A.P.O. 713, Unit 1, against the 868th T/5…

Early New Zealand Radio Personalities

In the 1930’s Auckland, New Zealand, teenager Elsie Orams (later Sanders) started a scrapbook of press clippings featuring radio personalities of the time.

You Have Been Listening

“You Have Been Listening..” is a station 3YA anniversary programme marking 25 years of broadcasting in Christchurch. Consists of music, narration and brief interviews with…

Rare Photos from WXLN, Nome, Alaska, 1945

Valeria Edwards, from Los Angeles, wrote to us: Hello Attached please find photos of my father, Sherman Edwards (b 1919 New York – d 1981…

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…

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