Radio Memories of World War II from December 7, 1941 until September 2, 1945

Here is a very short audio replay of the events and programming of World War II including a precious recording from Seattle’s KIRO Radio dated December 7, 1941.

Author: Bruce Caplan

Bruce Caplan is a Seattle native with very eclectic interests. Back in the 70’s he was the sponsor of a 40’s music radio show on KXA in Seattle. When he watched the movie Titanic staring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck in 1953 Caplan became fascinated with the horrible tragedy. In 1996 his book on the subject was released. It’s now in the 20th printing. A decade ago Caplan began to do a weekly radio show on KIXI. The program is called Radio Trivia and he weekly brings to his audience the best of the best of the comedies from the golden age of radio. Because of Caplan’s interest in true crime, he began a second program on KIXI called Crime Club. On this show he often discuses events with authors of books on criminal subjects and weekly plays the great radio mysteries from long ago. Bruce has lectured throughout our nation and on scores of cruises. His greatest thrill is searching through the goldmine of radio gems of mysteries and comedies from yesteryear and bringing them back to an eager audience of young and old. --- View other articles by Bruce Caplan

1 thought on “Radio Memories of World War II from December 7, 1941 until September 2, 1945

  1. Most weekends I catch at least part of Bruce’s shows on KIXI, where his love of classic radio comes through loud and clear. I didn’t know until today that Mr. Caplan was an author.

    This collection of WWII airchecks reminds us how very important radio was then in uniting the country, and keeping those on the homefront informed about happenings in Europe and the Pacific.

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