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Beginning in April of 1953 WJMA aired this program for 12 months. A story in the Orange Review on April 16, 1953 said the program was part of "a nationwide effort to remind people to preserve their liberty and to fight Communism..." The program was described as being part of "an national hookup".
Listed as sponsors were: Orange American Legion Post 156, Lion's Club, Moose Lodge, Junior and Senior Chambers of Commerce, Pamunkey Grange, Grymes Drug Store, Crane Auto Service, Stephen & Durrer Jewelers and Waugh-Young Equipment Company.
You can hear episodes of "I Was A Communist" at this web link. The announcer on this show sounds like George Walsh who was the announcer on "Gunsmoke" on CBS.
Wikipedia has more background on the show at this web link.