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The Directory of the Armed Forces Radio Service Series
     

The Directory of the Armed Forces Radio Service Series

by Harry Mackenzie
 

This directory details the output of transcriptions from the Armed Forces Radio Service from the beginning in 1942 up to 1967. Since many official papers of the early days are no longer available, the information was gathered from many private sources. The range of programs the AFRS covered was immense. Particularly during the war years the accent was on

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This directory details the output of transcriptions from the Armed Forces Radio Service from the beginning in 1942 up to 1967. Since many official papers of the early days are no longer available, the information was gathered from many private sources. The range of programs the AFRS covered was immense. Particularly during the war years the accent was on entertainment. Popular and classical music and comedy and drama shows were rebroadcast over AFRS stations all over the world. The AFRS also produced many programs designed to inform and educate. This directory attempts to present the complete range of series the AFRS transmitted.

Collectors and followers of popular, country or series music and of drama or comedy shows will appreciate the short description of the AFRS shows, complete with cast names and issues and recording dates, that comprise the entries. The entries are organized by series and include the Libraries series, H-Series, Network Series, R-Series, and Assigned Matrix Numbers. An appendix of non-AFRS transcriptions is included along with a bibliography for further research.

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A guide to the many radio series that the Service transcribed from home broadcasts and relayed to military personnel and others throughout the world during World War II. Among them are popular and classical music, comedy, and drama. The information is incomplete and in some cases inaccurate because no one thought to document the programming after hostilities ceased, but it can include the name of the series, its original producer, sponsor, description, date originally produced, episodes and dates of the Service broadcasts, and running time. The main listing is by type and source of series; the indexes are by series name and artist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313308123
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1999
Series:
Discographies Series
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
754,982
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

HARRY MACKENZIE is the author of Command Performance, USA! (Greenwood, 1996). He is also coauthor, along with Harry F. Kiner, of Basic Musical Library, P Series, 1-1000 (Greenwood, 1990) and coauthor, along with Lothar Polomski, of One Night Stand Series, 1-1001 (Greenwood, 1991).

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