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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 15:48 pm 
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Online radio stations playing live wartime home front music

http://www.live365.com/stations/kcix1940 (Brit. American)

http://www.live365.com/stations/weimarrundfunk (German)

There are many more stations to choose from, just click on "browse Genre" to get the full list.

Enjoy, Cheers, Bill.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 15:50 pm 
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Bill, that KCIX is fab!

hurrah, no more radio 2.

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Women's Navy Great Coat
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Miss Spitfire wrote:
Bill, that KCIX is fab!

hurrah, no more radio 2.

:lol:


Glad you like it Kate, and my first post in the Home Front section :wink:

Cheers, Bill.

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You're no longer a Home Front virgin!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Another one from the 40s (American home front)

http://www.live365.com/stations/freedomson

Drama, sport and news in the 40s.

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Is Rat patrol radio still going? I used to love listening to Rat Patrol but last I heard the chap you ran it lost his job and he could not afford to run the station

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You might want to try this one.

A bit better than the live 365 stuff as there are loads less ads to interrupt your listening pleasure. Still mostly US stuff though. It doesn't switch itself off after a couple of hours either.

https://www.reciva.com/index.php?option ... onid=24280

Incidentally there are loads more swing stations on the Reciva web site.

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Just found something called spotify (www.spotify.com), online music (ie non downloadable) but you can play and it has a huge list of songs including lots of the more obscure stuff from WWII :wink: like lots of comedian harmonics for me :mrgreen: now I just need to source a way of getting things for ipod :lol:

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I have a little program called Mp3MyMp3 which allows you to record anything you play through your sound card as ... an .mp3 obviously or a .wav.

Excellent program which takes up very little space but it means you can grab non-downloadable sounds, etc.

pip, pip!

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Bill, thanks for the link! I'm loving this music!! :D
Dare I say it's better than Smooth or Classical fm???

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Anyone tried Last.fm? I love it. You can create amazing (and obscure) playlists Excellent site ( and British too).

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I've only just joined this forum. I'm not entirely interested by the re-enactment side per se, but I adore the lifestyle, including baking, cooking, dress-making and I fully indulge in embursing myself in this era. I love it! Anyway, I am so glad I found the link to http://www.live365.com/stations/kcix1940. Having spent most of my time listening to CDs of Vera Lynn and Al Bowley, it's lovely to listen to a radio station that will surprise me and offer a diverse range of music. Thank you so much for this link!

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I love it too! :D
On this subject, can anyone recommend any compilation CDs of 40s music?
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Try http://www.archive.org to create your own compilations. you can check out the licence for each track as you go, many are free :D

I Hate George Formby and Gracy Fields but because the chap I have based my impression on is slightly older so I use music starting in the late twenties.

I love Ruth Etting you might like to try her, if you've not heard of her she was popular through out the thirties.

There are also radio broadcasts that you can mix into the music its a really useful tool.

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I second spotify and last.fm as being great as you can create your own play lists and - really an advantage over radio stations - you can tell them if you really like or really dislike artists. With last.fm I seem to remember you can even tell it to avoid certain ones like the plague.


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Hi Dimples I like your profile picture, if you don't mind me asking where's it from?

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