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1940sRadio.Com

1940s Radio Station | Where It All Started

Author: Mark (Rory) Davies (Roaring Forties)

Having come from a technical background, I needed to find something to occupy my time after finishing a number of substantial projects for Y2K (The 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.

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1940s Radio OTR War Propaganda

Old-time wireless was a powerful tool during the war years, maintaining morale with regular broadcasts was essential..

Propaganda warfare was a new science, and one that would be used to its maximum potential by both sides.

It was no secret broadcasting was going to play a major part in communicating with the general public during the war.

The radio was the primary weapon of the Nazi propaganda war efforts that were pioneering the use of recent technology.

Shortly after the break out of World War II, the German propagandists were transmitting eleven hours a day.

By the summer of 1940s radio broadcasts towards the United States had become critical.