A reminder that Shanghai’s airwaves weren’t always the preserve of Love Radio’s soul-negating pop or bizarre phone-ins dedicated to giving out street directions, courtesy of the Radio Heritage Foundation. Around 40 stations operated out of the city in 1940, though this dropped during the course of the Japanese occupation to less than ten by 1945. The website has put together a list of the stations that broadcast during the period, and is calling for anyone who has any related pictures, stories or memorabilia from the period to get in touch. It also has an excerpt from a 1940 Time article profiling Carroll Duard Alcott, an American radioman based in Shanghai who made his namer needling the occupiers. There’s another snippet on him here, also by Time.