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Radio In The Ranks: The AFRTS Audio Archive

By Tom Vernon on Jun 28, 2013 4:14:00 PM

For Americans posteAmerican Forces Networkd overseas in combat or peacekeeping duty, US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) has been a constant companion to men and women in uniform for over 70 years, beginning with its World War II origins as the Armed Forces Radio Service. Although the service's origin was to support the troops in battle areas (like WWII London), AFRS and AFRTS personnel have been stationed nearly everywhere there was a US outpost, from Riyadh to the DEW Line installation in the Aleutian Islands.

AFRS operator at ADAK Station, Aleutian Islands, 1968

The AFRTS Archive is a photo and audio tribute to the men and women of AFRTS, from the operators manning the board in remote locations, to the stars like Charlie Tuna and Roger Carroll who did syndicated shows for American forces. You can look at the photos, read the stories, and hear hundreds of audio clips of AFRN broadcasts.

Topics: Radio History


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