WCCO-AM (830) – A very rare set of recordings of civil defense announcements from 1961 that would have aired on WCCO Radio in the event of a probable or actual enemy (nuclear) attack. These announcements were pre-recorded by WCCO announcers Howard Viken, Dick Chapman and Governor Elmer Andersen, and most likely would have aired from the station’s transmitter facility in Anoka which included a fallout shelter.  8 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)



Twin Cities Public Television Almanac host Cathy Wurzer and Jim du Bois of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association talk about the history of the Emergency Broadcasting System. Visit http://www.radiotapes.com for historic airchecks of Minneapolis/St. Paul radio stations featuring recordings dating back to 1924, with many from the 1960s through 1980s including major news events and more.