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Sound Off. Music show sponsored by the U.S Army as a part of its recruiting program. AFKN...AFRS Radio-TV...



PHOTO, right: Martha Wilkerson a.k.a. G I Jill. "G.I. Jill" ca 1944

The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In 1942 when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS).[6] A television service was first introduced in 1954 with a "pilot" station at Limestone Air Force Base, Maine. In 1954, the television mission of AFRS was officially recognized and AFRS (Armed Forces Radio Service) became AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio and Television Service). All of the Armed Forces broadcasting affiliates worldwide merged under the AFN banner on January 1, 1998. On November 21, 2000, the American Forces Information Service directed a change of the AFRTS organizational title from Armed Forces Radio and Television Service back to American Forces Radio and Television Service. A timeline of the history of AFN is available online.

Also see these links...   WIKIPEDIA
American Forces Korea Network: 

Photo, left: AFKN Newscaster R A Campbell,
( c. 1964-USAF) UN Compound, Seoul Korea.






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