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Memories of War: Consumers warned of radio shortage

On March 10, 1942, a story on Page 1 of The Daily Oklahoman reported radios and phonographs would soon be difficult to obtain. 

Although listeners could still have their radios repaired, the radio industry was being converted to war production. 

Commercial production of radios were to be halted after April 22, 1942, according to a government ban.

Stores that sold appliances also were going to be affected, since production of refrigerators and stoves were to be stopped in April.  

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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