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WEAF 660AM 12-Hour Broadcast (Aug 10 1945 after Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki)

Transcribed under the assumption of the end of the war the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, this recording is a significant part of American history as it reflects the tension as we teetered at the end of WWII.

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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
Nagasaki bombIn an attempt to secure the Japanese surrender in WWII, the US utilized an atomic weapon to bomb Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.  Three days later on August 9, 1945, the US dropped another atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.  On August 10, 1945 it was assumed by the American Media that Japanese surrender was inevitable.  As a result, stations began transcribing their broadcasts in hopes of recording that historic day. 

However, the Japanese did not surrender on August 10, 1945; they surrendered 5 days later on August 15th, 1945.  Station WEAF began transcribing their broadcast under the assumption of the end of the war, but after realizing that was not the case.  This recording is a significant part of American history as it reflects the tension as we teetered at the end of WWII. For additional reading, see also Atomic Radio.

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    32 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 43 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 8 hours 43 minutes
      1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1100 News Japan Surrender Offer.mp3
      2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1115 News announced as 1145.mp3
      3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1130 Barry Cameron.mp3
      4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1145 David Harum.mp3
      5. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1200 News At Noon.mp3
      6. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1215 Maggie's Private Wire.mp3
      7. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1230 News From The Pacific.mp3
      8. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1245 The Music Room.mp3
      9. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1300 Mary Margaret McBride.mp3
      10. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1345 News Of The World.mp3
      11. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1400 The Guiding Light.mp3
      12. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1415 Today's Children.mp3
      13. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1430 Woman In White.mp3
      14. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1445 Betty Crocker.mp3
      15. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1500 A Woman In America.mp3
      16. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1515 Ma Perkins.mp3
      17. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1530 Pepper Young's Family.mp3
      18. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1545 The Right To Happiness.mp3
      19. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1600 Mary Noble Backstage Wife.mp3
      20. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1615 Stella Dallas.mp3
      21. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1630 Lorenzo Jones.mp3
      22. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1645 Young Widder Brown.mp3
      23. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1700 When A Girl Marries.mp3
      24. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1715 Portia Faces Life.mp3
      25. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1730 Just Plain Bill.mp3
      26. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1745 Front Page Farrell.mp3
      27. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1800 NBC News With Lyle Van.mp3
      28. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1815 Serenade To America.mp3
      29. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1840 MGM Sports With Bill Stern.mp3
      30. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1845 Lowell Thomas And The News.mp3
      31. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2000 Highways Of Melody.mp3
      32. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2130 Correction Please.mp3
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    32 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 43 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 8 hours 43 minutes
      1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1100 News Japan Surrender Offer.mp3
      2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1115 News announced as 1145.mp3
      3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1130 Barry Cameron.mp3
      4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1145 David Harum.mp3
      5. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1200 News At Noon.mp3
      6. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1215 Maggie's Private Wire.mp3
      7. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1230 News From The Pacific.mp3
      8. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1245 The Music Room.mp3
      9. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1300 Mary Margaret McBride.mp3
      10. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1345 News Of The World.mp3
      11. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1400 The Guiding Light.mp3
      12. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1415 Today's Children.mp3
      13. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1430 Woman In White.mp3
      14. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1445 Betty Crocker.mp3
      15. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1500 A Woman In America.mp3
      16. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1515 Ma Perkins.mp3
      17. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1530 Pepper Young's Family.mp3
      18. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1545 The Right To Happiness.mp3
      19. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1600 Mary Noble Backstage Wife.mp3
      20. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1615 Stella Dallas.mp3
      21. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1630 Lorenzo Jones.mp3
      22. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1645 Young Widder Brown.mp3
      23. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1700 When A Girl Marries.mp3
      24. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1715 Portia Faces Life.mp3
      25. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1730 Just Plain Bill.mp3
      26. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1745 Front Page Farrell.mp3
      27. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1800 NBC News With Lyle Van.mp3
      28. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1815 Serenade To America.mp3
      29. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1840 MGM Sports With Bill Stern.mp3
      30. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1845 Lowell Thomas And The News.mp3
      31. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2000 Highways Of Melody.mp3
      32. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2130 Correction Please.mp3
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    32 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 43 min

    Disc A001

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1100 News Japan Surrender Offer
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1115 News announced as 1145
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1130 Barry Cameron
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1145 David Harum

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    Disc A002

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1200 News At Noon
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1215 Maggie's Private Wire
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1230 News From The Pacific
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1245 The Music Room

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    Disc A003

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1300 Mary Margaret McBride
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1345 News Of The World

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    Disc A004

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1400 The Guiding Light
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1415 Today's Children
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1430 Woman In White
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1445 Betty Crocker

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    Disc A005

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1500 A Woman In America
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1515 Ma Perkins
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1530 Pepper Young's Family
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1545 The Right To Happiness

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    Disc A006

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1600 Mary Noble Backstage Wife
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1615 Stella Dallas
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1630 Lorenzo Jones
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1645 Young Widder Brown

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    Disc A007

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1700 When A Girl Marries
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1715 Portia Faces Life
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1730 Just Plain Bill
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1745 Front Page Farrell

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    Disc A008

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1800 NBC News With Lyle Van
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1815 Serenade To America
    3. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1840 MGM Sports With Bill Stern
    4. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 1845 Lowell Thomas And The News

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    Disc A009

    1. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2000 Highways Of Melody
    2. 12Hr WEAF 660AM 450810 2130 Correction Please

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