Geographic Collection – Japan

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…

Art of Amateur Radio Japan : The Quartz Hill Collection

Many amateur radio operators include entertaining art work on their personal QSL cards, and here are some of the cartoon style characters featuring on a selection of such cards from Japan.

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…

SuperRock KYOI Saipan

The Concept KYOI, located on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands was a commercial shortwave station, on air 24 hours a day, broadcasting “Contemporary Hits”…

KSBK 880AM Radio, Naha, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

By Bill Conine During the first decade of the American occupation of the Ryukyu Islands, the English speaking population listened to the familiar sounds of…

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…

Radio Tokyo at War

by James Wood As is the case with most government-funded broadcasting services, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, in 1941 had a national and…

Smashing Records in Sapporo

AFRS Sapporo 1949-1951 As Remembered by Dan Taylor We’re Looking For A Few Good Voices In October 1949, Sapporo AFRS began airing spots looking for…

Art of Radio © Japan

Art of Radio © Japan by David Ricquish Japanese radio stations have created and supported a spectacular body of commercial art work since the early…

WVTR’s Sea Monster

By Ernest L Gunerious WVTR’s Sea Monster In the Year of 1947 I was serving in the United States Army posted to the Army of…

WVTR Memories

By Shelby Z Newhouse PRIVATE Newhouse of WVTR Let me tell you how I got to Radio Tokyo. I’m really a very lucky guy… have…

WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945

[By] Pacific Stars and Stripes WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945 Music, comedy, drama, news, sports and special events programs fill the airwaves as the 18 stations…

AFRS Japan

When Japan formally surrendered in 1945, several mobile units of the AFRS were reportedly already on Kyushu. These were the same mobile units that had…

Christmas All Year Round WVTR Tokyo

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On The Air In Tokyo Bay

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to…

WVTR Photo Album

Thanks to Ken Harriman for those snaps from his photo album. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand.

WVTR & The Japanese Sea Monster

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With The Kiwis In Japan

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Japanese Wartime Broadcasting

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Tokyo Rose – Part 1

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