UPDATE: The links to Cold War Radio Radio Vignettes below became inactive just prior to publication. Richard Cummings has kindly assembled the texts I referenced and made a PDF booklet available for SWLing Post readers. Click here to download.
Cummings is the author of Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989 and Radio Free Europe’s “Crusade for Freedom” Rallying Americans Behind Cold War Broadcasting, 1950-1960.
Cumming’s blog is updated frequently and features many fascinating historical “vignettes” regarding Cold War radio broadcasting.
Kim specifically mentioned a series of posts with a focus on Cold War American broadcasting from Greece, suggesting SWLing Post readers might enjoy this bit of Cold War history. I completely agree!
Below, I’ve linked to a total of six posts Cummings published on the topic. Enjoy:
Cold War American Clandestine Radio Broadcasting over the Iron Curtain from Greece
Cold War American Clandestine Radio Broadcasting over the Iron Curtain from Greece, to Ukraine
- Part 1: Novaya Ukraine, 1955-1958, The Set Up
- Part 2: Novaya Ukraine, 1955-1959
- Part 3: Novaya Ukraine, 1955-1959
Cold War American Clandestine Radio Broadcasting over the Iron Curtain from Greece: “Future of Romania — Voice of National Resistance”
If you enjoy Cold War radio history, I strongly recommend that you bookmark Cold War Radio Vignettes. I’m placing a permanent link in our sidebar.
Thanks again for the tip, Kim!
UPDATE: It appears the posts have been removed from the Cold War Radio Vignettes site. I will contact the owner and see if they can be re-posted.