A look back at radio "SOS" messages
Wed Sep 5 03:31:20 EDT 2012
BBC Radio 4 has a 30-minute program about a piece of radio history: how
BBC used to have a nationwide "SOS Message Service" starting in 1923
that helped police make last-resort appeals to the public. It was used
to inform travelers of their relatives at home who were in danger of
dying, to seek witnesses of car accidents, and even to locate missing
The program tells stories of how the service affected people in very
The program is available on-line until Sep 10.
I suppose a modern analogue is in message services like the "Amber
Alert". Are there others?
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