This collection of Armed Forces Vietnam Radio episodes includes 148 different shows and appearances for a total of 16+ hours of listening enjoyment. It includes a variety of live broadcasts to our troops that sustained them during their days in vietnam with useful educational public service announcements and a variety of entertainment shows.
For Vietnam AFVN developed a program along the lines of \"G.I. Jive\" from World War II. A number of local disc jockeys helped make hour-long music programs for broadcast. Perhaps the best known program became the morning \"Dawn Buster\" program, (the brainchild of Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle in 1962) thanks to the popularity of the sign-on slogan \"Gooooood Morning, Vietnam\" (which was initiated by Adrian Cronauer and later became the basis for the film Good Morning Vietnam starring Robin Williams). Among the notable people who were AFVN disc jockeys were Cronauer and Pat Sajak. Beginning in 1971 AFVN began to close some stations in Vietnam. The last station to close was in Saigon in 1973.
KW: Well the Fire Service is very similar to being in the military. The one thing everybody will like to do inside the fire station, I think, is to complain about the Chief. And in the Army you would complain about the General. But I think that's the good natured ribbing that goes on, and they relate to one another similar to what you--. Right now with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan you hear about the wounded soldier saying, \"I got to take care of my buddy. I'm there for my buddy. I've got to get back.\" The fire fighters all relate to one another exactly the same way. When they're called to go into a burning building, they take as their number mission, after looking after the life of the person who's at risk by the fire, their second obligation is to take care of their partner, and whom they're working with. And you can see it in the way they talk, the good natured kidding, the camaraderie, and that bond that holds them together. And that bond is that they all face the same threat. They all go into the burning building. They all help people at the same time. And they know that whatever they do, their brother and sister fire fighter will do the same thing. So that's a really strong bond, and it's a bond that isn't easily broken. And I think that's how they relate. And you can just see it in the way they talk to one another. And after, like this major fire we just had, just this morning, the crew that was on duty for the fire is working today. So, the first time they'd come back to work after the fire. And the first thing they did was sit around the kitchen table, drink coffee, and talk about the fire, and talk about, what did they learn, what did they do. And that's how we as a profession pass information on from the older generation to the newer generation. We don't have as many fires anymore, so our skills--. You don't want the next fire you go out to fight to be the first one you experience. So they--. It's similar to what we're doing today, an oral history, where they pass it down from generation to generation around the coffee table. 153554b96e