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RKXR - Key Dates

16th and 30th July 1932

Initial reports of a planned offshore radio venture appeared in the International Radio News

** May 1933

RKXR started broadcasting

** June 1933

The US State Department requested that the Panamanian Government revoke both the broadcasting licence for RKXR and the registration of the station's vessel, City of Panama.  

Within a few days both the ship's registration and the radio station's licence had been withdrawn, but RKXR continued to broadcast.

** August 1933

The City of Panama was seized at sea by officials from the State Department and the US Coastguard Service who towed the vessel into Los Angeles harbour

1933

1932

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