Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1940s Radio Station presenters

1940s Radio Station

Old Time Radio

Present A Vintage OTR Show

Have you ever listened to one of our broadcasts and thought I could do that? Then this is your opportunity to become a vintage presenter.

None of our current presenters originate from a radio background but they are all involved in the current vintage scene and have a keen interest in music.

Some have joined with limited IT knowledge and we offer support to those of you wishing to take up the challenge.

 All you will need is a laptop or PC, a microphone, access to the Internet, and a current email address, the rest we can help with.

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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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Vintage Music Request Show

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Music Requests Produced FREE 

Swing | Jazz | Blues | Big Band | Jive | Lindy Hop | Balboa | Charleston

How Does This Work?

All you need to do is complete the online form at the footer of this page where you can submit your chosen vintage tunes.

There is an option on the form to select your favorite presenter and they will produce the show using your submitted tracks to air online. 

Old time radio presenter George Orwell

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Wireless Broadcasts

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.

Narcotics mentioned in vintage music lyrics and used in household productsSwing Music Lyrics and Narcotics

Opium | Cocaine | Marijuana | Reefer

Narcotics references and music lyrics 

Fats Waller | Cab Callaway | Trixie Smith | The Ink Spots

As we listened to vintage music lyrics, it became alarmingly apparent how many recordings made casual references to what is now deemed an illegal substance.

These references were made, not just by unknown bands, but also by some of the swing periods most prominent artists including Fats Waller and Cab Callaway.

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