1941 Radio News


(5 stars; 13 reviews)

News from 1941. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1941 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

1941-01-01 KFWB Robert Arden News Commentary New Year War News 15:17
1941-01-02 NBC Kaltenborn Edits The News New Session Of Congress Begins Tomorrow 13:44
1941-01-05 BBC Bruce Belfrage With The News 0:26
1941-01-06 MBS FDR Four Freedoms 37:50
1941-01-10 BBC Alan Howland On German Air Attacks 0:28
1941-01-21 CBS Elmer Davis & The News British Attack Tobruk, Italy 3:50
1941-01-22 CBS Elmer Davis & The News British Take Tobruk 4:44
1941-01-23 CBS Elmer Davis & The News Charles Lindbergh Opposes Lend-lease 4:43
1941-01-31 NBC War News 29:40
1941-01-xx NBC Alf Landon 27:53
1941-02-09 BBC Winston Churchill Give Us The Tools 36:28
1941-02-09 NBC Sunday News Roundup 29:54
1941-02-24 NBC Kaltenborn Edits The News Convoy Issue Dominant Tonight 14:10
1941-02-24 NBC War News 14:54
1941-03-08 NBC News Of The World 14:38
1941-03-09 CBS Edward R. Murrow Spring 7:13
1941-03-22 NBC World News Roundup John MacVane 14:51
La Tribuna Denies German Aims In Balkans 2:56
1941-04-03 NBC News of the World 14:40
1941-04-05 NBC World News Roundup Earl Godwin 14:39
1941-04-18 NBC News Of The World 14:58
1941-04-25 BBC Sir Walter Monckton Director General of the Ministry of Informat… 6:03
1941-04-25 NBC News Roundup John MacVane 15:07
1941-04-27 BBC Winston Churchill Westward, Look, The Land Is Bright 27:26
1941-05-02 NBC Story Behind The Headlines The Riddle Of The Straits 14:03
1941-05-03 WHAS 1941 Kentucky Derby Clem McCarthy 1:04
1941-05-06 NBC Kaltenborn Edits The News President Conferred With Defense Advis… 13:59
1941-05-09 MBS Raymond Gram Swing The Monitor And The Merrimac 14:05
1941-05-09 MBS WTHT Cedric Foster Largest R.A.F. Squadron Strikes Germany 14:23
1941-05-16 KFWB Robert Arden News Commentary President Roosevelt Comments 14:29
1941-05-17 CBS The World Today 4:58
1941-05-18 NBC Jergen's Journal Walter Winchell 15:24
1941-05-24 RRG German Announcment Sinking of HMS Hood 0:24
1941-05-27 MBS FDR Fireside Chat On Pan-American Unity 33:02
1941-05-27 NBCR HV Kaltenborn Edits The News Comments On The Sinking Of The Bat… 13:09
1941-05-31 BBC First Sea Lord A.V. Alexander On Sinking Of Bismark 0:43
1941-05-31 BBC Worker's Playtime Signature Tune 0:45
1941-06-01 BBC Clothes Rationing Announcement 0:42
1941-06-01 CBS Elmer Davis & The News Comments On Columbia's War Coverage 14:17
1941-06-08 CBS I Was There The Duke Of Windsor 28:59
1941-06-12 BBC Winston Churchill Until Victory Is Won 3:49
1941-06-16 BBC Winston Churchill Broadcast To America 3:02
1941-06-22 BBC Winston Churchill Germany Invades Russia 18:58
1941-06-22 PCPT Russian Radio reports on German Invasion 0:21
1941-06-27 BBC Douglas Ritchie AKA Colonel Britton On The V-Campaign 0:44
1941-06-28 BBCD Erkennungsmelodie 0:46
1941-07-03 PCPT Josef Stalin Addresses Nation 0:32
1941-07-03 PCPT Josef Stalin On Peroration 0:27
1941-07-09 RRG P.G. Wodehouse Second Broadcast (clip) 0:36
1941-07-13 BBC Anglo-Soviet Agreement 1:42
1941-07-14 BBC Fighter Pilot Richard Hillary Shot Down 12:20
1941-07-14 BBC General DeGaulle Urges America To Join The Allies 4:21
1941-07-14 BBC Winston Churchill Do Your Worst, We'll Do Our Best 7:10
1941-07-14 MBS John B. Hughes News And Views 0:38
1941-07-23 Wendell Wilkie Calls For End Of U.S. Isolationism 3:37
1941-07-29 BBC Winston Churchill War Production 10:25
1941-07-30 CBS Millions For Defense 58:38
1941-08-12 NBC News Roundup 14:40
1941-08-24 BBC Winston Churchill Meeting With President Roosevelt 32:06
1941-08-29 BBC Winston Churchill These Are Great Days 4:04
1941-08-xx MBS Wise Williams On Fighting In Russia 14:14
1941-09-01 KFWB Robert Arden News Commentary Labor Day 12:29
1941-09-05 BBC Frank Phillips Homefront News 0:23
1941-09-08 BBC Alvar Lidell Air Raid On Berlin 0:30
1941-09-09 BBC Winston Churchill Still Masters Of Our Fate 19:56
1941-09-11 Charles Lindbergh America First Committee Speech in Des Moines, Iowa 9:17
1941-09-12 KFWB Robert Arden News Commentary FDR Warns the Axis Powers 13:50
1941-09-16 PCPT Dmitri Shostakovich Siege of Leningrad Radio Speech 0:49
1941-09-27 BBC Ivan Mikhailovich Maisky Tanks For Russia 6:27
1941-10-07 NBC News Alex Dreier 14:39
1941-10-19 NBCB Jergen's Journal Walter Winchell 6:41
1941-10-22 BBCD Hugh Carleton Green No Peace With Hitler 0:33
1941-10-24 NBCB Ted Steele United Press News 1:04
1941-10-27 CBS I Was There Austria 1934 28:14
1941-10-28 NBC News Of The World 14:42
1941-11-02 NBC Story Behind The Headlines Hitler's Crimean War 14:19
1941-11-06 NBC Bulletin On Capture of Blockade Runner Odenwald In Atlantic 0:24
1941-11-07 BBC Winston Churchill The Resolution Of The People 2:51
1941-11-09 NBCB News Of The World 29:34
1941-11-10 NBC News Alex Dreier 14:44
1941-11-11 BBC Irving Swanson Reads U.S. War Statement 0:50
1941-11-11 BBC Robert Dougall With A Convoy In Atlantic 1:27
1941-11-11 NBC News 14:49
1941-11-15 CBS The World Today HMS Ark Royal Sunk 1:32
1941-11-20 CBS The March Of Time 10:20
1941-11-29 BBC Winston Churchill Address To Harrow School 4:15
1941-12-05 Senator Connally Warns Japan 2:02
1941-12-06 CBS World News Today 14:40
1941-12-07 1400 NBCR Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade 28:41
1941-12-07 1428 NBCB First Bulletin On Pearl Harbor 0:32
1941-12-07 1430 CBS World Today John Daly Reads Bulletin 0:23
1941-12-07 1430 NBCR Univ Of Chicago Roundtable - Canada At War 31:08
1941-12-07 1432 NBCB Bulletin On Pearl Harbor Attack 0:41
1941-12-07 1437 CBS Albert Warner Speculates On FDR's Next Steps 6:17
1941-12-07 1437 CBS Bob Trout On British Reaction 1:10
1941-12-07 1439 NBCR Manila Bombed 0:51
1941-12-07 1449 CBS Ford Wilkins In Manilla Cut Off By U.S. Censors 0:13
1941-12-07 1452 NBCB Burma Bombed 0:42
1941-12-07 1500 CBS NY Philharmonic Concert Interrupted 17:22
1941-12-07 1515 NBCR H V Kaltenborn 14:08
1941-12-07 1530 NBCR Listen America 25:59
1941-12-07 1600 NBCB National Vespers 24:19
1941-12-07 1600 NBCR Sylvia Marlowe and Richard Dyer 29:35
1941-12-07 1609 NBCR KGU Honolulu Report 3:07
1941-12-07 1615 WCAE Bulletins About Pearl Harbor 0:54
1941-12-07 1630 KDKA Pearl Harbor News 0:26
1941-12-07 1630 NBCR News 27:07
1941-12-07 1700 NBCR The Metropolitan Auditions Of The Air 28:48
1941-12-07 1745 WJAS Sabatoge Bulletin 0:30
1941-12-07 1800 NBCR Catholic Hour With Reverand James Gillis 29:11
1941-12-07 1830 NBCB Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen 14:54
1941-12-07 1845 NBCB Pan American Coffee Bureau Series ep11 - Eleanor Roosevelt… 1:18
1941-12-07 1845 NBCB Pan-American Coffee Bureau Series episode 11 Eleanor Roose… 14:39
1941-12-07 1900 KIRO Blackout Bulletin 3:40
1941-12-07 1900 NBCB News Roundup 29:37
1941-12-07 1900 NBCR Jack Benny Show 29:35
1941-12-07 1930 NBCB Fitch Bandwagon 29:27
1941-12-07 2000 NBCB Bible Week 28:44
1941-12-07 2000 NBCR Chase And Sanborn Program 29:34
1941-12-07 2030 NBCB Inner Sanctum - Island Of Death 29:45
1941-12-07 2030 NBCB One Man's Family 29:00
1941-12-07 2100 NBCB Jergen's Journal 13:44
1941-12-07 2100 NBCR Manhattan Merry Go-Round 28:45
1941-12-07 2115 NBCB Parker Family 15:01
1941-12-07 2130 NBCB Dear John 14:47
1941-12-07 2130 NBCR American Album Of Familiar Music 29:18
1941-12-07 2145 NBCB Dinah Shore 14:42
1941-12-07 2200 NBCB Goodwill Hour 1:00:02
1941-12-07 2200 NBCR Hour Of Charm 29:45
1941-12-07 2230 NBCR Sherlock Holmes 29:18
1941-12-07 2300 NBCR News Robert St. John & John W. Vandercook 14:25
1941-12-07 2330 NBCR Round Table Discussion 28:24
1941-12-07 BBC Alvar Liddell Japanese Attacks In The Pacific 0:57
1941-12-07 BBC Washington Reaction To Pearl Harbor Attack 0:52
1941-12-07 CBS Analysis Of Attack On Pearl Harbor And Manilla 3:19
1941-12-07 CBS Attempts To Call Honolulu 1:05
1941-12-07 CBS Football Broadcast - War Bulletin 0:24
1941-12-07 CBS Gulf Screen Guild Theater Norman Corwin Between Americans 29:44
1941-12-07 CBS John Charles Daly Reports Pearl Harbor Attack 2:21
1941-12-07 CBS NY Philharmonic Concert - War Bulletins 17:22
1941-12-07 CBS Ford Wilkins Echoes of a Century - Pearl Harbor & Manila, Decemb… 56:09
1941-12-07 KGU News Pearl Harbor 4:33
1941-12-07 MBS Bulletin Interrupts Football Game 0:30
1941-12-07 MBS Flash UPI Bulletin Reports Attack On Pearl Harbor 0:09
1941-12-07 MBS Interrupts Brooklyn Dodgers - NY Giants Game 0:36
1941-12-07 NBC American Legion Special Defense Message 14:19
1941-12-07 NBC Kaltenborn Edits The News Comments Just After The Attack On Pear… 14:07
1941-12-07 NBC News Bulletins 3:41
1941-12-07 NBC News George Putnam and Interruptions 14:50
1941-12-07 NBC The Great Gildersleeve Cousin Octavia Visits 28:07
Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade slightly different recording copy 42:11
1941-12-07 NBCR December11 NBCR-MBS Radio Compilation 42:11
1941-12-07 NHK Gen Hideki Tojo Declares War On The Allies 0:14
1941-12-07 WCCO News 17:36
1941-12-07 WNYC Fiorello La Guardia Warns of Extreme Crisis 8:36
1941-12-08 0009 NBCB Bert Silen Reports Manila Bombed 0:32
1941-12-08 0100 NBCB News and Music 25:42
1941-12-08 0900 NBCR Don McNeill's Breakfast Club 59:43
1941-12-08 1045 NBCB Familar Melodies 14:57
1941-12-08 1100 NBCR Story Of Mary Marlin 14:09
1941-12-08 1150 CBS Joint Congress Session - Declaration Of War Proceedings 1:09:09
1941-12-08 1324 NBCR Coverage After FDR's Speech To Congress 32:38
1941-12-08 1330 NBCR Irving Miller Let's Sing And Swing 14:25
1941-12-08 1345 NBCR EST News Bert Silen & Upton Close in Manilla 14:19
1941-12-08 1400 NBC Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra 43:01
1941-12-08 2130 NBCB EST Latest News From the Far Eastern War Zone Bert Silen 29:19
1941-12-08 BBC Wilfred Pickles On Far East Attacks 0:44
1941-12-08 BBC Winston Churchill War With Japan 21:09
1941-12-08 CBS Ford Wilkins In Manila 8:36
1941-12-08 CBS News 27:45
1941-12-08 FDR Speech To Joint Session Of Congress 4:47
1941-12-08 Introduction, Then FDR's 'Day Of Infamy' Speech 7:15
1941-12-08 LOC American Talkers The Day After Pearl Harbor 2:12
1941-12-08 NBC News and Music of Reminiscence 14:43
1941-12-08 NBCR News With John W. Vandercook 13:18
1941-12-09 FDR World News Today 14:44
1941-12-09 FDR Fireside Chat 28:04
1941-12-10 CBS John Daly Bulletin - Japanese Attacks In Phillipines 4:02
1941-12-10 CBS Three Front War Summary 16:17
1941-12-11 CBS Congress Declares War On Germany 12:49
1941-12-11 CBS The March Of Time 24:23
1941-12-11 EIAR Benito Mussolini Discorso 0:33
1941-12-11 EIAR Dichiarazione di Guerra agli U.S.A. 0:04
1941-12-11 NBC March of Time Pearl Harbor 23:42
1941-12-15 CBS Columbia Workshop Norman Corwin We Hold These Truths Special Bro… 1:00:04
1941-12-15 NBC News 28:08
1941-12-16 Kate Smith - They Started Something 1:01
1941-12-16 Teddy Powell & his Orchestra Good-Bye Mama I'm Off To Yokohama 1:57
1941-12-17 NBC WJZ News of the World Glenn Riggs 26:27
1941-12-17 Sammy Kaye Remember Pearl Harbor 1:43
1941-12-23 Fall Of Wake Island 0:29
1941-12-24 BBC Winston Churchill The White House Christmas Tree 3:56
1941-12-24 FDR Christmas Broadcast 4:24
1941-12-24 MBS White House Christmas Tree Ceremony 30:15
1941-12-26 Churchill to U.S. Congress 1:17
Germany Calling 25:06
1941-12-30 CBC Winston Churchill Preparation, Liberation, Assault 40:07
1941-12-xx Carson Robison - Were Gonna Have To Slap The Dirty Little Jap 2:36
1941-xx-xx ABC (AU) Sybil Irving, Australian Women's Army Service 7:33
1941-xx-xx BBC Battle Of Britain A Radio Dramatisation 57:35
1941-xx-xx California Governor Olson On Japanese Residents 1:12
1941-xx-xx Charles Lindbergh On U.S. Non-Intervention 0:27

Reviews

Thank you so much for archiving!


(5 stars)

I agree with previous comments. First, if we squash learning the full history, we will make the same mistakes again. It WILL happen and is happening even now. Second, people do need to understand the importance of radio. We are now so used to instant news, kids today need to learn that radio changed how news was done. It was the first step toward instant news. Finally, these broadcasts are simply interesting. I try to imagine how people felt when they heard about Pearl Harbor. It was like 9/11 for them. Next year, there will be young adults who were born after 9/11. Already there are young adults who don't remember 9/11 as they were too young. It's so important that we educate these young people about shock, horror and what war really means.

Time Travel with LibriVox


(5 stars)

Doing a little time travel with LibriVOX to December 7, 1941, when amongst the network war news was good old KIRO, the Seattle CBS station, teaching listeners how and how not to get ready for war, starting with preparing to keep the whole west coast dark each night to foil the enemy . Really added to the immediacy to hear other than the big famous broadcasts. thanks for all the trouble you went to, wonderful LibriVOX volunteer WA4CZD! You have the right stuff! I don't know what torrent is, have to check it out\some kind of news archive?

Good Audio History


(5 stars)

To WA4CZD I say Thank You very much for putting this collection of News and radio broadcasts together from the time before the U.S entry to the entry into the war. If we could use these shows in our schools it would help to educate students on how important radio was in bringing information to the peoples attention during the war years.

Historical value


(5 stars)

By hearing the actual news of the era (WWII) it makes that time period more immediate for those of us who didn't grow up in the 1940s. It's important that we learn history from the source because without history we will make the same mistakes again and again and again. . .

1999417 Radio News


(5 stars)

Yes Thank you for this rare glimpse into 1941. Truly traveling back in time. I like to call it Radio Archeology!!!!!

the report ordering black out


(5 stars)

The report ordering blackout across the West coast was just plane creepy. I can’t imagine going though that.