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CONELRAD 'Test Announcement': Unknown Announcer [1956]

This announcement was played throughout the country on July 20, 1956 as part of the second annual national civil defense drill known as 'Operation Alert.' The purpose of the broadcast was to act as the first daytime test of the CONELRAD emergency communications system. Listeners at the time may have been less than excited by the government's choice of music that was played during the 15-minute test: Selections from the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra and the United States Air Force Band.
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CONELRAD 'Test Announcement': Unknown Announcer [1956]

Announcer: This is a CONELRAD drill!

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, for the next 15 minutes, this program is the only program you will hear in this area. By order of the Federal Communications Commission, all standard radio and television stations in the United States are off the air in the first daytime test of the CONELRAD system of emergency broadcasting. This drill is being conducted in conjunction with Operation Alert, 1956, the nationwide Civil Defense exercise. The frequency to which you are tuned at the present time is the one on which you will normally receive Civil Defense information in the event of a national emergency. Remember to keep your battery radio and your standard radio in good condition so that in case of enemy attack, you can get vital Civil Defense information and instructions. The music for this period will be furnished by the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra and the United States Air Force Band.


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