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Undercover Radio

By Bill Hester A teenage boy in Hibbing was older than me then, and grew up a thousand miles from my home, but he could…

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…

KTLG Radio, US Naval Station Sangley

By Matt McGuigan Before enlisting in the Army in 1952 I had done some commercial broadcasting at a local radio station here at home, so,…

Starting Radio Sangley, US Naval Station Sangley Point

By Louis McClure Snr I was sent TDY to the Naval Air Station, at Sangley Point, across the bay from Manila. I was teaching technicians…

The KYOI Story

By Calvin Melen In the Beginning The idea for a pop / rock station on Shortwave first appeared in early 1980. At the time there…

Samoan Radio Journey

by David Ricquish We turned a corner on the Cross Island Road, and there sat a stumpy little radio tower, almost hidden in the misty…

Memories of 2UE Sydney

Author: Tom Crozier Hi! My name is Tom Crozier, long retired from commercial radio in Australia but still interested in the business. A friend of…

Antarctic Radio Melts

There’s competition along the Antarctic radio dial. Yes, McMurdo alone now boasts three FM stations, and the nearby New Zealand base has yet another. Antarctica…

From Parsifal to Perón: Early Radio in Argentina 1920-1944, by Robert H. Claxton

Early Radio in Argentina, 1920-1944Author: Robert Howard Claxton A Review by David Ricquish American history professor Robert Claxton has just released a thoughtful and informative…

A Reception That Was Different

From The N.Z. Radio Record and Electric Home Journal, May 16, 1930 When His Excellency, the Governor-General, spoke in Wellington Town Hall on the occasion…

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire Back in 1982 two people by the names of Kevin Ihaia and Digby Lawley lodged an application with the Broadcasting Tribunal to…

Vietnam Village Radio

By Dennis List I first visited Vietnam in early 1997, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on an aid project to help modernize radio there….

2ZB Wellington 1120 AM

In April 1937, 2ZB began broadcasting to Wellington using a modern 1kW transmitter on 1120kc. To celebrate, here are some images from deep in our…

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…

Western Australia Broadcasters 6IX-6MD-6WB

This trio of stations is operated by W.A. Broadcasters Ltd., and constitutes the Western Australian end of the Major Broadcasting Network. One basic programme is…

Armed Forces Radio Station WXLI

[Excerpt from the book ‘Dad’s War with the United States Marines’] Author: Peter H Green In order to expedite his transfer, instead of being assigned…

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…

2UE Sydney – Australia’s Oldest Commercial Station

Radio 2UE is the oldest of the existing commercial stations in Australia: It commenced operating in 1925 on a license granted in 1924. Studios and…

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….

I Shot Roy Acuff on AFRS Radio WVTK Leyte

By Bob Campbell “I was with WVTK in Leyte and I and one other soldier went to Samar and built a station, selected and trained…

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