World War II

Armed Forces Radio Service in WWII

Feb 5, 2019

The Armed Forces Radio Service was established during World War II.  Neil Hever examines the effort to provide entertainment to troops during the war from Germany to the Solomon Islands.

A fascinating project is ongoing at Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library: digitizing letters from students who were serving in armed forces abroad during WWII.

Host John Pearce welcomes guests Susan Falciani and Dr. Kate Ranieri to discuss what these letters reveal about that era. The students abroad were eager to hear of happenings at the college and in Allentown. Current students of media studies create documentaries based on the many stories from the 1940s.

(Original air-date: 1/26/2017)