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Retro Radio Dial Caribbean 1953

Radio Heritage Foundation
May 10 2013
Media Release

Retro Radio Dial 1953
The Caribbean

A fascinating look back 60 years ago to 1953 and the radio stations that could be heard from the Caribbean has just been released by the Radio Heritage Foundation at

You'll find a complete list of stations along the dial from islands of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, and a small number of other places like Bermuda, British Honduras, British Guiana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad.

Many of these stations no longer exist.

This was a period less than 10 years after the end of WWII when broadcasting was in its early days in the region. The dominance of Puerto Rico on medium wave [AM] is pronounced, along with the major use of shortwave for many islands and territories. But, most islands simply did not have a local radio station of any kind.
Retro Radio Dial Caribbean 1953 is the latest of a new series exploring the global radio dials at important times during the last century.

This is the first of a new series looking at radio broadcasting in 1953; others to come include Africa, Philippines and the Middle East.

You'll also find popular movies of 1953, the top 20 songs of the year, and recommended reading about the Caribbean of this era as well as useful facts which all help contribute to understanding the context of the 1953 radio dial in the Caribbean.

The Radio Heritage Foundation is an independent non-profit organization with no connections to the broadcasting industry or any government agency, and is supported by people worldwide who think it's important to protect radio memories for the future. Content at is free.

Come along and visit the Caribbean radio dial in 1953 with us. There's even a place for you to share your own radio memories or thoughts of those times.

We welcome your feedback on this new Retro Radio Dial series.

Radio Heritage Foundation
The Global Radio Memories Project
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