Philips Radio: The World of Entertainment
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After light bulbs, radios were one of Philips' most successful products of the first half of the twentieth century. Even before the advent of the home radio, Philips owned its own radio station, which went live on air on the 11th March, 1927. Broadcasts from the Netherlands were interrupted by World War II, and Philips Radio was absorbed shortly thereafter when its two shortwave stations were nationalised in 1947 and renamed Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
Printed shortly after the end of World War II, Ensak’s exuberant decorative border of people singing, dancing and playing musical instruments in harmony and celebration, surrounds a world without nations and borders, with the unifying locations of the shortwave stations marked in red.