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Listeners around the Pacific region who couldn't visit Japan, could easily hear broadcasts of the two most powerful stations, JOAK-1 on 590 AM and JOAK-2 on 870 AM both broadcasting from modern studios in the heart of the bustling capital city of Tokyo.

The new constitution gave Japan a pattern for democracy but Americans cared little about the progress of their defeated enemy by 1946. On Constitution Day, the lack of interest was demonstrated when NBC turned down the 'live' broadcast of the Emperors's message. The correspondent who arranged it recieved a cable from his New York office. "Can't use Hirohito."

NBC Crew

 

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