• 1940's Vintage Radio Broadcasts
    Listen to the wireless as it was in the 1940's
  • Tune in for 1940's Wartime Classic Melodies
    Your Favourite 1940's Radio Station Broadcasts
  • Relax with the Big Band Leaders from the 1940's
    40's Swing and Jazz legends
  • Take a Music Video Snapshot of the 1940's
    Popular performing artists from the 1940's
  • All New Harry and Edna on the Wireless
    Join us weekly for all new episodes from Harry & Edna
  • 1940's Radio Social Events Calendar
    Stay current with our 1940's events page
Monday, 24 July 2017

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1940’s Tunes with a Twist of Something?

Cocaine Tooth Powder AdvertismentAs we listened 1940’s Radio Broadcasts it became alarmingly apparent how many recordings made casual references to illegal substances.

These references were made not just by unknown bands, but also by some of the periods most prominent artists with Fats Waller and Cab Callaway included in the line-up.

Artistic Licence

Some artist were more subtle than others with references made in the lyrics, with others being more blatant going straight for the jugular saying "Just what’s on the tin".

We will leave it for you to decide if this practice was a deliberate poke at the authorities or a public relations stunt to promote record sales. Regardless, I am sure we can still all agree the music remains timeless and times have changed very little in that regard.

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1940s Radio Station BroadcastsHow to Listen To 1940s Radio

It has never been easier to listen to your favourite tunes from the 40’s and this guide will show you different ways to enjoy your Favourite 40’s Radio Station.

1940s Radio Station Website Players

The easiest and most direct access to our broadcast is via the website with the home page giving a number of simple ways to tune in.

The most commonly used is “Flash Player” and will automatically load along with our “Home Page” with an easy to use player. If you cant hear music it is likely your browser has not been “Flash Enabled” and you will need to Download FlashPlayer.

If you prefer not to install add-ons to your browser then clicking the “Listen Live” button will open a pop-up player that requires no plug-ins.

Manual Player Here

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Never A Dull Moment

Make the Most of the 40's

Never fool yourself into thinking the 1940’s is a bygone era, on the contrary the spirit of the 40’s is very much alive with an active vibrant social calendar.

Not Just a Collection of Vintage Memorabilia

From air shows and full scale re-enactments to annual period events there is never a dull weekend on the 1940’s scene. We are in an age of living history and there are groups of dedicated enthusiasts safeguarding our heritage for future generations.

 Plenty Going On

Harry & Edna on the WirelessOur Facebook events page carries a snapshot of “What’s on” in the 1940’s scene but this is only the tip of the iceberg and a brief search will find groups covering all aspects of interest from fashion to social gatherings. These groups welcome new members with open arms offering support and advice creating active online communities.

Our experience of the 1940’s scene quickly taught us new material was constantly still being produced across the board. In our particular field there are artists still recording and a number of independents such as Harry and Edna who produce their own weekly show for airing on Period Radio Stations such as ours.

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1940s Radio StaionTune in Worlwide Online 1940sRadio.Com

Listen to the best in radio from the 1940’s and take a stroll dowm memory with our archive of Wartime Favourites

Vintage 1940’s Radio Broadcasts

1940’s Radio archive is full of vintage tunes for your listening pleasure available online and Broadcasting Worldwide. From Doris Day to Glenn Miller and the Big Bands we have something for all to enjoy and if we aren’t playing your favourites then drop us a line a we will try our best to source it for you.

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1940's UK Events

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Internet Archive

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Radio Research

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