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Golden Age of Radio #202

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On August 14, 1945, radio networks announced that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, including the United States, effectively ending World War II. Known as “Victory over Japan Day” or simply “V-J Day,” the term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan’s official surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri battleship. On this special program of The Golden Age of Radio, through rare news reports and vintage audio recordings, host Paul Hitchcock presents a historical perspective on V-J Day and the end of World War II.