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Radio Free Europe Commercial - First Aired in 1959

Wilkins Coffee Commercial
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In the artwork for this one, I drew fan art of the wolf and rabbit characters from the Russian cartoon, Nu Pogodi. After all, the former Soviet Union still existed when that cartoon series was created.

Pic #1 has the soundtrack.

Pic #2 provides a larger image to view in more detail.

Younger furs weren't around to remember the Iron Curtain, and there are many who have never even heard of it. However, us grey mussels remember the Radio Free Europe commercials asking for funding donations to continue broadcasting programs into Soviet block countries.

After World War II, the Soviet Union employed a method of jamming radio station signals coming in to their country from Western European (radio broadcasts from "the free west").
How the Iron Curtain signal jamming system worked was rather simple really. It was a series of signal broadcasting stations within their own country operated by the KGB for the sole purpose of broadcasting a loud buzz-saw like noise on the same frequency the Western European radio stations broadcasted on.
In the west, that system was too far away to be a problem. However, in the Soviet Block countries, no one could listen to radio programs from the west because of the interfering noise on the same frequency. This left only the Soviet radio programs being available to those who live there.

Radio Free Europe broadcasted free speech programs into Soviet block countries through various methods of circumventing their jamming efforts, mostly by broadcasting on frequencies not yet used, thus not yet jammed by the KGB. Or overriding the jamming frequency with a signal strong enough to be heard above the interfering noise.

Below is a link to the actual commercial;


male 980,692, female 864,919, wolf 162,701, rabbit 109,221, tv 1,475, nu pogodi 156, iron curtain 2, radio free europe commercial 1, kgb agents 1
Type: Music - Single Track
Published: 2 years, 2 months ago
Rating: General

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2 years, 2 months ago
Ah the madness of the times.
2 years, 2 months ago
In that part of the world, those were certainly pretty mad times.
2 years, 2 months ago
Heck the US could be no better, just more subtle and selective.
2 years, 2 months ago
Classic and great too!^^
2 years, 2 months ago
Thanks...And thanks for the fave.
2 years, 2 months ago

My pleasure!^^
2 years, 2 months ago
I have a nasty feeling that if Clarence Coyote sees this commercial, he'll remind him of his stepfamily of how similar the Soviet Union radio of 1960 is to the mainstream media of 2018.
2 years, 2 months ago
Between the two, there does seem to be very little difference...if any.
4 months ago
FOX, CNN, NBC... whatever. They are all full of hot air and bullshit. At least then there may have been some valid points, the USSR was a dictatorship and the US had some bad social issues that adversaries could exploit.
4 months ago
As a third party here it is not quite as simple. The USSR was surely a dictatorship, fair enough, but the US was full of bullshit as well and had some serious social issues that they could exploit with ease. Just back then no one would really talk about it. This is my dad speaking as a kid from then... and he's conservative!
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