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)

http://radiotapes.com/WCCO/WCCO-AM_Civil_Defense_1961.mp3

 

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.

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