Radio: Jig Jig Roger Peter

The U.S. Army Signal Corps brought one of the U.S. fighting fronts straight into millions of comfortable American living rooms this week. From beleaguered Anzio, Station JJRP (Jig Jig Roger Peter in Army lingo), "the toughest little radio station in the world," was relayed by RCAC to the U.S., where the four major networks rebroadcast its program. It was the first time a broadcasting station had been erected and put into continuous operation so close to the front lines.

Seven miles away, the U.S. Fifth Army was hard at work. Home-front listeners could...

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