XM to rebroadcast original D-Day news reports


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RTFM
May 30, 2007, 06:26 PM
XM is doing something really unique next week and I can't wait to listen. Beginning Wednesday, June 6, XM is going to air the original radio news bulletins from NBC Radio for the D-Day invasion, in real time almost exactly how the reports were heard 63 years ago. It will begin at 12:41 am Eastern time on Channel 4, The 40s, to correspond when the actual first reports were going live.

In addition to the actual reports and updates from the war, there will be era music and commentary about the day from members of NBC's news staff. I am particularly interested because I really want to hear the reports and get a feeling for how media treated war 60 years ago, compared with what it has turned into today. It is also a great way to reflect on the servicemen that lost their lives on that day.


Try XM Radio free for 3 days to see if any of the content is something you want to pay $8/month for. Registration is required, but you don't have to give out any credit card info.

http://xmro.xmradio.com/xstream/index.jsp


I know I know not totally gun related, but I'm a HUGE WWII history fan, so I figured I'd share the info with anyone interested.

Might be worth checking out.

RTFM

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tydephan
May 30, 2007, 06:29 PM
Very interesting. Thanks for posting. I'm an XM subscriber, but was unaware of this event.

Thanks a bunch.

MikePGS
May 30, 2007, 06:29 PM
Wow thanks for the info!

zoom6zoom
May 30, 2007, 09:25 PM
$8/month is the price if you're only getting the online service. Full subscription (over the air and online) is $12.95

TrybalRage
May 30, 2007, 09:41 PM
I'm boycotting XM since they suspended O&A, but this does sound neat.

So everyone can subscribe for a week:neener:

Technosavant
May 30, 2007, 10:12 PM
Cool. If I remember, I'll have to listen in during the day.

Johannes_Paulsen
May 30, 2007, 10:16 PM
Thanks for posting this. I will have to bring my radio to work that day.

tydephan
May 30, 2007, 10:31 PM
I will have to bring my radio to work that day.

I don't know your situation, but if you have a broadband internet connection at work, you can log in at XM's site and access their channels over the internet.

Lucky
May 30, 2007, 11:54 PM
From what I've seen and heard the WW2 news reports were horribly white-washed and almost uncomfortable to listen to if you know the actual background they're broadcasting about. Like comic books crossed with boxing announcers.

yhtomit
May 31, 2007, 12:16 AM
The Internet Archive also has a lot ofWW2 audio, if you're interested. (It is an amazing resource, a multimedia counterpart to Wikipedia (not that WP isn't "multimedia" but it's mostly text-centric)).

See http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3Aaudio%20AND%20collection%3Aoldtimeradio%20AND%20subject%3A%22WW2%22

and

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3Aaudio%20AND%20collection%3Aoldtimeradio%20AND%20subject%3A%22WWII%22

timothy

JohnL2
May 31, 2007, 10:19 AM
OOooooooo. I am a huge history nerd.

Onmilo
May 31, 2007, 10:53 AM
Let's just hope they can keep it running without a satellite crashing because of a bad upload again!
First I lost XM, then the High Road went down and I am not a big TV watcher,,,
I had to go out and watch my corn and beans drowning in the fields this weekend, very disturbing,,,,,,

beaucoup ammo
May 31, 2007, 11:06 AM
Don't miss this if at all possible. Thanks for the heads up. I spent hours at the Television And Radio Museum in New York a couple of years back and listened to a lot of what will probably be aired on XM.

I hope they get into the correspondent's "on scene" reports. No "white wash" there..just life and death in the fox hole. Analog is being transferred to digital constantly so as to preserve true pieces of history.

RTFM
May 31, 2007, 07:10 PM
No problem every one, glad I could let you all know it was comming.


RTFM

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