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Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Middle East / Central Asia Radio

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kc Call/Brand Country Location
Longwave [LW] 
182 TAR Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
191 Radio Tbilisi USSR Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
218 Radio Baku USSR Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
254 Radio Tashkent USSR Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
272 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
400 Radio Tashkent USSR Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
Mediumwave [AM] 
575 4XB36 Kol Israel Israel Tel Aviv
602 SBS Syria Damascus
606 [British] Forces Broadcasting Service Cyprus Lakatamia
611 Radio Frunze USSR Frunze, Kirghiz SSR
629 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Peshawar
635 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
652.1 4XB47 Kol Israel Israel Tel Aviv
660 ABS Afghanistan Kabul
677 HJBS Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ramallah
692 CBS Cyprus Nicosia
701 TAW Radio Istanbul Turkey Istanbul
719 SBS Syria Aleppo
725 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
737 4XB34 Kol Israel Israel Jerusalem
767 Radio Baghdad Iraq Baghdad
825 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
836 LBS Lebanon Beyrouth
895 EQA Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
1007 Radio Ufa USSR Ufa, Bashkir ASSR
1150 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Rawalpindi
1086 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
1205 4XB35 Kol Israel Israel Haifa
1304 4XB41 Galey Zahal Israel Tel Aviv
1336.5 4XB42 Galey Zahal Israel Haifa
  Kol Israel Israel Haifa
1390 4XB43 Galey Zahal Israel Jerusalem
  Kol Israel Israel Jerusalem
Shortwave [SW] 
2442 4XB51 Galey Zahal Israel Te Aviv
3335 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
3395 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
3850 EQO Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
3930 EPP Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
3950 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
3915 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
  Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
3955 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
3960 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
3980 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
4050 Radio Frunze USSR Frunze, Kirghiz SSR
4790 EQD Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
4785 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
4807 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
4910 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
4958 Radio Baku USSR Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
5000 Radio Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait
5040 Radio Tbilisi USSR Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
5150 Radio Guryev USSR Guryev, Kazakh SSR
5450 Radio Samarkand USSR Samarkand, Uzbek SSR
5740 Radio Yerevan USSR Yerevan, Armenian SSR
5860 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
5900 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
5975 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
5980 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
5990 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
6000 TAN Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
6035 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
6060 SBS Syria Damascus
6072 Radio Bukhara USSR Bukhara, Uzbek SSR
6075 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
6100 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
6112 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
6120 ZJM4 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
6135 Radio Baghdad Iraq Baghdad
  SBS Syria Damascus
6138 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
6155 EQB Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
6165 SBS Syria Damascus
6170 ZJM5 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
6175 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
6180 Radio Ashkabad USSR Ashkabad, Turkmen SSR
6195 Radio Baku USSR Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
6200 SBS Syria Damascus
6203 Radio Batum USSR Batum, Georgian SSR
6220 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
6235 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
6400 Technical University of Istanbul Turkey Istanbul
6600 TAZ Radio Izmir Turkey Izmir
6640 Radio Kurdistan Iran Kurdistan
6690 Technical School of Istanbul Turkey Istanbul
6700 Radio Stalinabad USSR Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
6725 4XB44 Galey Zahal Israel Tel Aviv
6730 Radio Tashkent USSR Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
6790 ZJM6 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
6825 Radio Tashkent USSR Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
6830 4XB21 Kol Israel Israel Tel Aviv
6845 Radio Isafan Iran Isafan
7010 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7062 Radio Baghdad Iraq Baghdad
7092 Radio Baghdad Iraq Baghdad
7096 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7100 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
7140 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7145 SBS Syria Damascus
7150 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7240 TAM Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
7263 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7284 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
7285 TAS Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
7245 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
7385 Radio San’a Yemen Sana’a
7655 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
7960 Radio Ahwaz Iran Ahwaz
8015 Radio Meshed Iran Meshed
8036 LBS Lebanon Beyrouth
8110 EPF Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
9009 4XB31 Kol Zion Israel Tel Aviv
9340 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
9380 Radio Alma Ata USSR Alma Ata, Kazakh SSR
9465 TAP Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
9484 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
9515 TAT Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
9518 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
9525 SBS Syria Damascus
9555 SBS Syria Damascus
9645 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
9650 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
  ZJM8 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
9680 EQC Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
  Radio Ashkabad USSR Ashkabad, Turkmen SSR
9755 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
9840 Radio Baku USSR Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
9975 ABS Afghanistan Kabul
11570 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11580 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11650 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11674 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11695 SBS Syria Damascus
11720 ZJM7 Near East Arab Broadcasting Station Cyprus Sharq al Adna
11724 Radio Baghdad Iraq Baghdad
11726 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11750 SBS Syria Damascus
11760 TAK Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
11770 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11845 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11850 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
11885 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11914 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
11915 SBS Syria Damascus
11950 SABS Saudi Arabia Djeddah
15100 EPB Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
15160 TAU Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
15195 TAQ Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
15255 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
15270 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
15335 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
15395 SBS Syria Damascus
17720 TAD Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
17750 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
17700 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
17820 TAV Radio Ankara Turkey Ankara
17835 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
17865 SBS Syria Damascus
18590 EPJ Radio Teheran Iran Teheran
21570 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
21580 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
21630 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi
21690 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Karachi

It Happened 1953

Turkey, Greece & Yugoslavia sign the Balkan Pact
Earthquake in western Turkey kills 250 people
Dag Hammarskjold becomes UN Secretary-General
King Hussein of Jordan crowned
Queen Elizabeth II of UK crowned
Iranian government overthrown
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran enthroned
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion of Israel resigns

Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Registered Broadcasting Receivers
Pakistan 800,000
Turkey 412,270
Israel 212,028
Syria 45,000
Lebanon 42,390
Iraq 42,150
Cyprus 14,000
Afghanistan 10,000
Saudi Arabia 10,000
Jordan 7,000

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna

Top 5 Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

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