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If There Were A Nuclear Attack In The 1970s This Is What Would Have Been Broadcast

Official “attack warning” recorded by Jim O’Brien for Philadelphia radio station WFIL in the early 1970s. These recordings were to be broadcast to the population in the event of a nuclear strike on American soil.

This is what the cheesesteak crowd would have heard in the event of an actual attack. Trivia note: Jim O’Brien, who is deceased, was the father of “Frasier” co-star Peri Gilpin. Courtesy Kevin Fennessy and Jim Walsh.

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