Geographic Collection – Alaska

Rare Photos from WXLN, Nome, Alaska, 1945

Valeria Edwards, from Los Angeles, wrote to us: Hello Attached please find photos of my father, Sherman Edwards (b 1919 New York – d 1981…

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 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…

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