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Radio Station KIBS Canton Island Studio Building

This vintage Kodachrome Transparency dates from around 1952. Radio Station KIBS provided entertainment on isolated Canton Island for the staff of the mid-ocean jet re-fuelling stop for trans-Pacific passenger flights. At the time, Canton Island was jointly administered by the UK and USA. a variety of low power AM radio stations have broadcast from Canton since the original AFRS station in WWII. Google 'Canton Island' on our search engine to learn much more about radio on the island.

Radio Station KIBS Canton Island Studio Building

© Steve Lewandowski Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation


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