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Category: AFRS Armed Forces Radio Memories

WVTR’s Sea Monster

By Ernest L Gunerious WVTR’s Sea Monster In the Year of 1947 I was serving in the United States Army posted to the Army of…

WVTR Memories

By Shelby Z Newhouse PRIVATE Newhouse of WVTR Let me tell you how I got to Radio Tokyo. I’m really a very lucky guy… have…

WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945

[By] Pacific Stars and Stripes WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945 Music, comedy, drama, news, sports and special events programs fill the airwaves as the 18 stations…

KODK Kodiak AFRS Radio 1941

by Joe Stevens Kodiak is credited with being the first armed forces radio station. This is correct if you qualify it by saying that it…

AFRS China – Burma – India

“I was so young. I had no idea what I was doing there. I didn’t understand why the Marines were there. I was just looking…

AFRS Japan

When Japan formally surrendered in 1945, several mobile units of the AFRS were reportedly already on Kyushu. These were the same mobile units that had…

WVUV Radio Romance

by Homer L. Willess I am honored by your request about how and when I built and operated WVUV before it had a “call sign”….

AFRS Alaska

Some 65 years ago, in early 1941, KRB radio began broadcasting from Sitka, Alaska. This was the unofficial birth of the soon to become global…

The Suggestive Sounds of WVUG Anchorage

by Don Purvis At WVUG we had the full supply of AFRS transcriptions, plus whatever the mails brought us from Headquarters. Back in those days…

Midway Island Pictures

My family and I were on Midway Island from about May 1961 to May 1963. My dad, Jack T. Humphrey, was in air traffic control,…

Canton Island: From WXLF to the Hermit Crab Network

In November 1944, a low power outlet of the US Navy managed Pacific Ocean Network was established as part of the global AFRS system. WXLF broadcast on a frequency of 950kc in the medium wave band. Edwin E Calhoun takes up the story.

KMTH Midway (Territory of Hawaii)

By David Ricquish The Lonely Island It’s a very lonely island, about, well, about Midway between California and Asia, and about 5 degrees north of…

KMTH Memories

Recollections of KMTH by DJ Dave Perkins ‘Doing Radio’ With not much to challenge me, I wandered into the radio station one day and asked…

Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands Group, WXLE Radio 1385

By David Ricquish The Phoenix Group of Islands Far out in the Central Pacific, the Phoenix Islands lie in the sun, calm lagoons protected from…

WXLE Memories

By David Ricquish The Inside Stories from WXLE DJ’s We’ve been fortunate to have several WXLE DJ’s share their stories with us, and tell us…

55 Years of Army Radio on Kwajalein

By Eugene Sims Most of us remember the hilarious routines of actor Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. The monologue spiels by Williams…

WVUS New Caledonia

Mosquito Network in the French Pacific Some Contemporary Recollections by David Ricquish In May 1943, a station was heard in New Zealand, identifying itself with…

Mosquito Network In Fiji

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All…

Christmas All Year Round WVTR Tokyo

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On The Air In Tokyo Bay

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to…