Geographic Collection – Alaska

  • KODK Kodiak AFRS Radio 1941

    KODK Kodiak AFRS Radio 1941

    by Joe Stevens The original KODK studio building in 1984. © Wayne Colman Collection, Kodiak Military History Museum Kodiak is credited with being the first armed forces radio station. This is correct if you qualify it by saying that it was the first …
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  • AFRS Alaska

    AFRS Alaska

    KSKA Kiska, 1943. Group includes Capt. Maurice Fowler OIC, Lt. Duncan Cotting, Asst Task Force SSD. © American Forces Information Service. Some 65 years ago, in early 1941, KRB radio began broadcasting from Sitka, Alaska. This was the unofficial …
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  • The Suggestive Sounds of WVUG Anchorage

    The Suggestive Sounds of WVUG Anchorage

    by Don Purvis Pfc Don Purvis spins the hits in 1948 at WVUG 1450 AM, Fort Richardson Anchorage. © Don Purvis Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation. At WVUG we had the full supply of AFRS transcriptions, plus whatever the mails brought us from …
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