Broadcasting over the 1940s weekend, Thorpe Radio will take you
on a trip to the past, to re-live those wonderful times when entertainers
helped people get through, what was, in reality, some of the most
dreadful experiences imaginable.
London and the blitz, Coventry and its near total destruction. Yet
the morale of the public was such that, most seemed to develop the
attitude of take no notice, keep calm and carry on, no matter what
they throw at us.
Re-created on authentic restored vintage valve radios of the times, to give an
impression of actually being there, the very warm sound you hear from
these radios is unique. Developed using the modern techniques of a
laptop computer and broadcasting software, a thirty year old valve,
homemade transmitter and some wire.
Ordinary folk during the war could keep in touch with the news from
home and abroad as never before. In WWI most people
(those that could read that is) would have to rely on the newspapers, often,
days late. Radio during WWII kept people more in touch for the first
time. Most of the news items we play are taken from archives, where
this history will remain fresh indefinitely.
Thorpe Radio is the first station of its kind to broadcast at a re-enactment
event and is on air every day that Thorpe Camp is open for major events.
Look out for us on 1431 kHz AM (208 Meters) Medium Wave.
Requests and dedications from our vast music library, can be booked in
advance, or, over the weekend, in the radio room.
(we are always looking for more material, can you help?)
Complies with Ofcom, regulaton for Licence Exempt, low power devices.
Doc. Section EN 300 330. Notes. IR2030/15/10 2010/0168/UK Oct 2010.