Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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Tune into 1940s Radio BroadcastsComing your way on 1940s Radio

1940s Radio was formed by a group of enthusiasts who enjoyed the music and began an online stream so they could listen to great tunes and share a mutual hobby in the process. As many of you know things have become somewhat busier and we have had a lot of learning to do maintaining a service that people now regularly listen to and depend on.

More Spit and Polish

Although not yet apparent we have been cleaning up our act behind the scenes and some of you may have noticed little changes like regular time checks. The general auditing of the music archives is also an on-going process but this now allows us to stream track data showing title and artist (With the odd mistake perhaps).

How to tune into 1940s Radio Broadcasts

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On Air from November

The 1940s schedule is having a makeover and we have two exclusive new shows coming your way from November giving you even more variety and a fresh look at the 1940s from 2017.

Sounds of the 40s with Dave DawesDave Dawes

Dave Dawes makes his radio debut on 1940’s Radio with “Sounds of the 40s with Dave Dawes"

Friday and Sunday: 01:00am |10:00am | 5:00pm GMT. Dave maybe new to radio but he is a seasoned professional 1930s and 40s specialist DJ so strap yourself in.

Roaring Forties PresentsRoaring Forties Presents

Exclusive to 1940s Radio's our very own "Roaring Forties Presents"

Wednesday and Saturday: 01:00am |10:00am | 5:00pm GMT. Rory’s 1940s music archive has taken him years to put together and he will be hand picking them just for you.

1940s Radio Has Room To Grow

Our server upgrades are now in place and we now have twice the capacity for more of you to enjoy 1940s Radio. We will be monitoring this closely and the process to increase capacity is now seamless.

A Huge Thank You

We have been quite overwhelmed with your response to 1940s Radio and the support many of you have shown for the station. We try very hard to offer you a balanced listening pleasure across all the 97 countries that now tune in and you all make it very worthwhile.

The 1940s Radio Team

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Bouncing bomb highball being lowered on deckWW2 Bouncing Bombs Recovered

Two of Sir Barnes Wallis’s “Highball” bouncing bombs have been recovered 70 years after being used during secret tests at Loch Striven, Scotland. Specialist Royal Navy clearance divers from the Northern Diving Group recently recovered the WW2 relics from the bottom of Loch Striven for preservation.

Bouncing bomb highballA number of prototypes were tried during the development of the “Bouncing Bomb”. The "Upkeep" bouncing bomb was used in the RAF's Operation Chastise of May 1943 which is a drum shape. These images are of the “Highball”, the smaller version of bouncing bomb designed for an anti-shipping role and to be dropped by fighter bombers specifically the mosquito.

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US Army non-commissioned insignia layoutA Simple Guide to WW2 Insignias

USA WW2 Insignias - Non-Commissioned

It is a sad fact we live in a copy and paste society and one wrongly altered caption changes the context of an image.

We may know a little about our 1940’s tunes but, if like us you are a novice to WW2 history, understanding rank insignias is certainly a great starting point to identify and verify information. We have put together a simplistic guide to rank insignias with the first in our series being non-commissioned US Army insignias.

Please note there were colour variations of the insignia dependent on the type of uniform/season and the images shown are representative.

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1940s Radio Station BroadcastYour Personal 1940s Music Set Request

The age of the Internet makes a mockery of time zones and we know by your emails 1940s Radio has circumvented the globe. You can imagine scheduling becomes an issue so we are extending the olive branch.

Online Music Set Request

From a single track to a complete set, you can now listen to what you like when you like, more or less. We have put together a simple form where you can submit a single track or a complete set list. A set list would need to cover 5, 10 or 20 songs along with the artists name and track title. This gives us 15, 30 and hour long slots which we can patch together for continuity.

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