Tuesday, 25 February 2020
1940s Radio

1940s Radio

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1940sRadio.Com Vintage Radio Station

Author: Mark (Rory) Davies
(Roaring Forties)

1940sRadio.Com Studio Having come from a technical background, I needed to find something to occupy my time after finishing a number of substantial projects for Y2K (Year 2000) and taking early retirement. I already had a keen interest in music and also wanted to keep my IT skills honed so creating an online radio station sounded like a fun option to keep me occupied.

Not wishing to jump through hoops with PRS (Performing Rights Society), I chose to opt for an open-source music solution and the 1940s hit the spot perfectly. After a quick search on the Internet, I secured 1940sRadio.Com, circa 2012 and started experimenting with online streams and software to get to grips with all the pitfalls.

The Early Days

The station ran on automated software for about three years and was oddly picking up quite a following and it seemed only fair to take the time and trouble to take it up a gear so I went on the trawl for some help. This came in the form of Dave Dawes who was already a 1940s DJ and sound engineer who ticked all the boxes.

Dave graciously accepted my proposal to put together a more robust service and within a month we had tightened up the scheduling and taken the plunge to produce our own weekly shows. Things have snowballed a little since then and we now have eight regular presenters adding a fresh twist to the 40s every day of the year.

Events with 1940sRadio.ComEvents with 1940sRadio.ComBring the 40s to your event with 1940sRadio.Com

Our friendly proactive events team brings their expertise to the table helping your event go with a swing. 1940sRadio.Com offers a range of event services to complement functions of all sizes, from sound engineers to Swing DJs, we can tailor a package to suit your needs and within budget.

* Event Compere
* Swing DJ/Presenter
* Crooners
* Big Bands
* Period Displays
* Re-Enactors
* Dancers
* FOH Sound Engineer
* Event Planning
* Marketing
* National and European Coverage

Ben Harpwood

Published in 1940s Radio Presenters Saturday, 14 September 2019 15:50

Debonair Discs

Kal Vaikla

Published in 1940s Radio Presenters Saturday, 14 September 2019 15:48

Just Great Big Bands

Shaun Barker

Published in 1940s Radio Presenters Saturday, 14 September 2019 15:33

Simply Swing with Shaun Barker

Events with 1940sRadio.Com

The team here at 1940sRadio.com are always happy to assist fellow vintage enthusiasts with events small and large. We can help by providing;

  • DJ(s)/compere(s) for a Dance Club event, tea/dinner dance or 1940s/vintage evening;
  • PA for vintage markets, exhibitions or fayres;
  • PA and sound engineer(s) to support bands or vocalists at a vintage event.

We have close links with a number of Dance Clubs, Dance Schools and Re-enactors who may well be able to join us to give your event an even more nostalgic feel.

Take a look below to see just some of the events we are supporting this year. If you would like further details please contact us using the form on the Contact page above or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1940sradio.com will be performing at the following events

March 2020

Saturday 29th Feb and March 1st, Western Approaches, wartime weekend, 1-3 Rumford Street Liverpool


April 2020


May 2020

Friday 8th, Private VE day party in Essex

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, National Trust, Hughenden Manor (High Wycombe) VE weekend event


Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th, Haworth 1940s weekend, Dave will be performing outside Haworth railway station on behalf of the Worth Valley Railway


June 2020

Saturday 20th, Padiham on Parade, Big Band Dance

Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th, Padiham on Parade


July 2020

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th, Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend, Lincolnshire


August 2020

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th, The Gloucestershire, Vintage & Country Extravaganza. 1940sradio.com will be performing with guests on the Saturday and Sunday. www.glossvintageexravaganza.co.uk

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th, Harborough at War, Re enactment and living history weekend 


September 2020

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th, National Trust, Hughenden Manor, 1940s weekend. Dave,Sammie + Guests will be performing all weekend.


October 2020


November 2020

December 2020





Gloucestershire Vintage Country ExtravaganzaGloucestershire Vintage Country ExtravaganzaGloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

The 45th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 2-4 August 2019

A Vintage Celebration with Something for Everyone!

2-4 August 2019 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Sam Dawes

Published in 1940s Radio Presenters Sunday, 06 January 2019 12:31

Lipstick and Pearls

1940s Themed Social Dance1940s Themed Dance with The Ding Dong Daddios & 1940sRadio.Com

26th  October from 20:00-23:00

The Chantry Centre
34-36 Long Street
GL11 4JB

Box Office: https://justjive.com/dance-tickets/1940s-dance-with-the-ding-dong-daddios-1940s-radio

The 1940s Radio Station Team

Newbury Tea Dance with a Twist 2nd September Royal British Legion“Tea Dance with a Twist"

Sunday September 2nd 2018 – Newbury Royal British Legion Fund Raiser

1940sRadio.Com has teamed up with Newbury Royal British Legion for a “Tea Dance with a Twist” on Sunday 2nd September 2018 with our own Dave Dawes spinning the tunes.
With Tea Cake and a licensed bar, it is a snip at £5.00 on the door with FREE entry into our prize draw for a beautiful handmade Memory Bear.


The 1940s Radio Station Team

Loveofthe40s.co.uk sponsors Just Great Big Bands with Kal Vaikla

Don McDermott

Just Jive Lindy Hop

Find 1940sRadio.Com on MixCloud

Visit the Kalamazoo Dance Band

The 1940s Sweet Cottage Tea Rooms sponsors Sounds of the 40s