Military radio tells Stars & Stripes History

Back in 1947, “The Voice of the Army” used radio-drama techniques to tell the history of the U.S. armed forces newspaper, Stars & Stripes, begun during World War I.

The radio show itself was a post-World War II Army and Air Force Recruiting tool.

I just stumbled on this broadcast in the old time radio researchers group library and will be back to say more about it later.

Research sources:

https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this-collection/

https://books.google.com/books?id=gafL6CKZtmMC&pg=RA5-PA18&lpg=RA5-PA18&dq=voice+of+the+army+radio+show&source=bl&ots=aXPrAxaLVE&sig=ACfU3U1aWIzpQBr1ZgeuSH7xBEd-3g0eCQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9s8nGq9vxAhWmGFkFHcAjD_sQ6AF6BAgZEAI#v=onepage&q=voice%20of%20the%20army%20radio%20show&f=false

About Bob Stepno

mild-mannered reporter who sank into computers and the Web during graduate school in the 1980s and '90s, then taught journalism, media studies and Web production, retiring to write and play more music.
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