Radio: Churchill to World

The rolling, punching periods of Winston Churchill's oratory before Congress were heard not only in the U.S. over the national networks but in many distant places of the earth. To Europe the speech was broadcast "live" by NBC and CBS short-wave transmitters near New York; by WLWO, the Crosley station near Cincinnati; by WBOS, the Westinghouse station near Boston; by WGEO, General Electric station in Schenectady. The British Broadcasting Corporation picked it up and rebroadcast it by short wave to all the outposts of the Empire. In Singapore it was rebroadcast on long wave to the fighting zone of the Far...

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