Radio: Babel Behaves

The 205 U.S. stations which broadcast in foreign languages (in the first 30 days after Pearl Harbor they put on 6,776 hours of programs in 29 tongues from Rumanian to Meshkwaki*), have finally been brought under one code of wartime behavior.

When the U.S. went to war it became urgent to keep all Axis propaganda and communication off the air. For the half dozen busy Government agencies-FCC, OFF, FBI, Office of Censorship, Army & Navy Intelligence-which cupped ears to the country's own linguistic babel, the question was: what were these U.S. foreign-language stations...

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