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  USAREUR Units - AFN Europe
AFN Headquarters remained in London at this time, 1945, but when General Eisenhower announced he was moving his headquarters from London to Frankfurt, it didn't take any particular genius on Colonel Hayes' part to know he didn't have much choice but to follow suit.
AFN microphones were in Bonn for the live coverage of the formation of the West German Government although not much in evidence.
American television in Europe had actually begun on an extremely limited scale in 1957 when the Air Force installed small fl and white transmitters in Spangdahlem, Wiesbaden, Rhein-Main, and Vogelweh which were fed from a studio at Ramstein Air Force Base.
usarmygermany.com /Units/AFNEurope/USAREUR_AFNEurope.htm   (9438 words)

  American Forces Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Forces Network (AFN) is the operational arm of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), an agency of the American Forces Information Service (AFIS), and is under the operational control of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD-PA).
AFN went on the air May 29th with service at the Tirana airport in Albania with satellite decoders and large screen televisions placed in high traffic areas.
AFN viewers abroad witnessed live television coverage of the terrorist attacks on The Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Forces_Network   (2944 words)

 TAP: Web Feature: Tough Spots. by Brian Montopoli. March 7, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Among the spots currently appearing on AFN are segments, such as the one above, providing vivid illustrations of what personnel should do in case they are captured; reminders on the importance of paying your bills; darkly lit, somber warnings about child and spousal abuse; and news reports that could easily be called propaganda.
AFN's reach is impressive: If the military invades Iraq and sets up camp outside Baghdad, a soldier with a relatively small satellite dish and a decoder can have AFN up and running in a matter of hours.
One person at AFRTS told me it was unnecessary for the network to explain that topic to viewers "because it was such common knowledge." The brass also recently shelved a "save the whales" spot that was deemed insufficiently relevant to the troops.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2003/03/montopoli-b-03-07.html   (1138 words)

 "This is the American Forces Network"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
As US forces joined the fight against Hitler, a network of broadcasting stations was established to provide them with the kind of radio programmes they were used to hearing back home.
These American Forces Network (AFN) stations came into existence despite strong opposition from the BBC, with which AFN came to have a love-hate relationship.
After a lot of argument, it was decided to allow a network to be set up, but the transmitters had to be low powered so as not to be widely audible across the country.
www.rnw.nl /realradio/booklist/html/afn.html   (1014 words)

 American Forces Network at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
American Forces Network is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its networks worldwide.
AFN Radio operates on local FM frequencies where US forces are based, but AFN Television is encrypted, for copyright and licensing reasons, as it is intended solely for the US forces and their families.
However, AFN Korea is available on cable in South Korea.
www.wiki.tatet.com /American_Forces_Network.html   (360 words)

 American Forces Network Logo
AFN Atlantic is the one channel we broadcast over the air in select locations across the U.S European Command.
AFN Korea is the same as Pacific, with a few program changes because of more restrictions placed on our broadcast affiliates in Korea.
AFN Television Guide is an on-screen service giving viewers a preview of the next 90 minutes of viewing on all the AFN services.
vietnamresearch.com /afnhistory/logos.html   (255 words)

 Bob Kingsley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For 27 years, Kingsley was the voice behind the nationally syndicated countdown program, "American Country Countdown" and the two-minute daily "Bob Kingsley with America's MusicMakers." He stepped down from both programs in December 2005, after renegotiations with ABC Radio Networks (which distributed the two programs) failed.
The new program premiered December 31, 2005 (the year-end countdown), and is distributed by Jones Radio Network.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he auditioned for an announcer spot on Armed Forces Radio Station TFK (American Forces Network).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Kingsley   (343 words)

 Getting Around in Europe - A Guide to Installations and Services
AFNE, headquartered in Mannheim, serves U.S. forces stationed in Europe, the Middle East, Persian Gulf and many of the countries that have evolved from the former Soviet Union.
AFN Family presents entertainment reflecting traditional family values, with a wide variety of programming targeted to children between 2 and 17, as well as informative programs for the whole family.
AFN Europe is also worldwide with European Command news stories and other U.S. military news and information at: http://www.afneurope.net.
www.gettingaround.net /shtml/content/afn.shtml   (1025 words)

 American Forces Network Overview
AFN networked its FM radio transmitters in 1989 and started the Z-ROCK radio service to meet the stereo radio needs of a younger audience.
AFN Stuttgart relocated in 1993 to serve the Heidelberg military community and AFN-Nuernburg moved to a new location and signed on as AFN Bavaria.
AFNE continues to be the largest network in the ABS inventory and regularly participates in contingency operations in the European theater.
www.amospress.at /Z/bdn/BDN2/HISTAFN.HTM   (941 words)

 Radio Broadcasting During the Vietnam War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Since AFRS Saigon had become a network, the title American Forces Vietnam Network and call sign AFVN were adopted on July 1, 1967.
It used a microwave radio network with farms of giant antennas that resembled drive-in movie screens as an alternative to traditional telephone switching offices.
He was supposed to be invisible, because all of the American GIs were supposed to be gone.
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 AFN Korea
American Forces Network Korea - The Frontline Network
The Army & Air Force Hometown News Service is coming to Korea to film Holiday Greetings that will air in the U.S. near your loved ones.
American Forces Network Korea launched an e-mail service called "What's On Your AFN" that allows members to preview the stories on AFN-Korea’s nightly newscast.
www.afnkorea.net   (353 words)

 Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors Signs Contract With American Forces Network
As part of the Department of Defense (DoD), AFN provides a "touch of home" to the approximately 800,000 U.S. service members, DoD civilian employees and their families stationed around the world in 177 countries and U.S. territories as well as those serving aboard U.S. Navy ships.
AFN will air the final day's weigh-in live from the championship, which takes place Aug. 11-14 on Alabama's Logan Martin Lake.
AFN will also air all 28 episodes of the 2004 season of "FLW Outdoors," a television program covering Wal-Mart FLW Tour events that originally aired on the Outdoor Life Network.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-05-2004/0002226276&EDATE=   (582 words)

 American Forces Network's broadcasting director retires at March Air Reserve Base | Riverside | PE.com | Southern ...
Under Matheson's guidance as director of broadcasting, the network grew from one to nine television channels and from one to 12 radio stations.
The network receives programming from entertainment, news and sports channels for a fraction of the costs, creates its own schedule and rebroadcasts to closed-circuit cable channels and military radio stations.
Enterprising American soldiers rigged microphones on the backs of Jeeps, and played phonograph records over the makeshift system in the early days of World War II, becoming the first entertainment broadcasters.
www.pe.com /localnews/riverside/stories/PE_News_Local_C_retire26.3c8a9f2.html   (724 words)

 AFRTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Television-Audio Support Activity (T-ASA) and the American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN BC) are under the umbrella of the Defense Media Center (DMC), located at March Air Reserve Base near Riverside, California.
These outlets serve American service men and women, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their families stationed in over 177 countries around the world where English language broadcast service is unavailable or inadequate.
These outlets serve American service men and women, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their families stationed in over 175 countries around the world where English language broadcast service is unavailable or inadequate.
www.afrts.osd.mil /page.asp?pg=\gen_info\aboutbc   (320 words)

 American Forces Korea Network (AFKN) Story - May 1970
Everyday throughout Korea, tens of thousands of American servicemen turn on their radios or television sets to enjoy the songs of Aretha Franklin, laugh at the antics on "Laugh-In" or marvel at the sly dexterity with which the Mission Impossible squad operates.
The two networks are the result of several years of effort to consolidate the radio and television systems.
The only movies available for American Forces Television showing are those that were not designed by the producers for overseas distribution and these with price tags within the AFRTS budget.
www.imjinscout.com /AFKN_Story.html   (1507 words)

 OTM - IFL Announces TV Deal with American Forces Network
The deal with AFN is the latest in a series of partnerships between the IFL and the military.
AFN, American Forces Network® is a worldwide radio and television broadcast network operated by AFRTS, the American Forces Radio and Television Service®.
AFN provides regular stateside radio and television programming to more than 850,000 American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families stationed at bases, Embassies and Consulates in 176 countries and U.S. territories, as well as sailors aboard U.S. Navy ships at sea.
www.onthemat.com /articles/IFL_Announces_TV_Deal_with_American_Forces_Network_06_29_2007.html   (734 words)

 Rush's forced conscripts - Salon.com
American Forces Radio fires a daily barrage of Rush Limbaugh at its million uniformed listeners.
For weeks, the conservative talk show host has been dismissing the scandal as a "fraternity prank," mocking Democrats and others for expressing outrage and suggesting the prison humiliation -- which he dubbed "a brilliant maneuver" -- was "no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation" at Yale.
Melvin Russell, director of American Forces Radio and Television Services, insists that Limbaugh's controversial show is broadcast for only one reason -- it gains big ratings in the United States.
dir.salon.com /story/news/feature/2004/05/26/rush_limbaugh/index.html   (659 words)

 Gulf Region Division
One of the projects visited by Staff Sgt. Will Eubanks of American Forces Network (AFN) was the nearly completed Al-Jamiaa substation.
During the AFN video interview with Kalisz (who works for USACE-Louisville District when he’s not deployed to Iraq) and several of the Iraqi LN engineers and contractors, Eubanks was very careful to shoot the footage so that everyone’s identity was protected.
AFN plans to edit the stories for use on the “Pentagon Channel,” as well as for Army and military outlets.
www.grd.usace.army.mil /news/releases/recon052406.html   (535 words)

 Sounds Of The Far East Network
The American Forces Korean Network today works out of four quonset huts on a muddy hilltop in Taegu, with a staff of enlisted men from every service.
HQ KCOMZ, Apr. 5 -- Radio Homesteader, of the American Forces Korea Network, is bringing better radio reception to an increased listening audience, thanks to the new 187-foot transmitting antennna recently erected at its station in Pusan.
The towering non-directional antenna, obtained for the Far East Network and built by men of the 434th Engineer Contruction Battalion, replaces an old transmitting antenna of the doublet type and provides a stronger signal and easier turning [sic: tuning] for a greater number of radio listeners.
jg3.com /fen/korea.shtml   (1211 words)

 Harkin Calls on Bush Administration to Provide Political Balance on American Forces Network Radio
Currently, AFN Radio is in violation of its own mandate, which states all political programming shall be characterized by its fairness and balance.
The taxpayer-funded AFN Radio broadcasts to American troops and military families stationed in more than 177 countries around the globe.
While the schedules for each of AFN Radio’s 33 individually programmed radio stations around the world provide a wide variety of music, sports, and news programming, not one minute of progressive talk radio programming is on the program schedules of these 33 stations.
www.iowademocrats.org /ht/d/ReleaseDetails/i/689180   (627 words)

 ABS Networks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
American Forces Network (AFN) - Europe serves the United States military community in Western Europe, Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and the Balkans.
AFN Europe is the largest ABS broadcast outlet.
American Forces Network (AFN) - Korea serves the United States military community on the Korean Peninsula.
abs-afn.army.mil /networks.htm   (92 words)

 myafn.net TV Services
In September 1997, American Forces Network (AFN) changed from a single satellite-delivered TV service to multiple TV services.
Programming on AFN has the look and feel of a commercial network affiliate service from the United States.
AFN schedules are designed primarily to serve specific audiences during specific dayparts.
myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil /tv/services/index.asp   (93 words)

 Amazon.com: "This Is the American Forces Network": The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Patrick Morely, a longtime BBC staff members re-creates these battles, their losses and their victories, in his book "This is the American Forces Network" and subtitled "The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II".
And AFN, which began as the BBC's baby brother 70 years ago is now a world-straddling giant broadcasting to Americans overseas in more than 140 countries.
The book will be of great interest to those who suffered through the blitz and, particularly, to the millions of Americans who have served overseas in the years since who found AFN and its familiar programs a source of home news, familiar voices and favorite music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0275969010?v=glance   (1025 words)

 WWE Corporate
RIVERSIDE, CALIF. July 19, 2005 – The American Forces Network (AFN) announced today that World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. will offer its upcoming SmackDown!® Pay-Per-View, The Great American Bash, free for broadcast on AFN as WWE’s way of thanking the troops and their families for their service to America.
The Great American Bash will be broadcast from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, live on Pay-Per-View in the United States on Sunday, July 24, at 8 p.m.
American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians, and their families stationed in over 177 countries and U.S. Territories around the world will get the opportunity to see The Great American Bash, just as they see WWE Raw® and WWE SmackDown!
corporate.wwe.com /news/2005/2005_07_19.jsp   (523 words)

The Television-Audio Support Activity (T-ASA) and the American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN BC) are under the umbrella of the Defense Media Center (DMC), located at March Air Reserve Base near Riverside, California.
These outlets serve American service men and women, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their families stationed in over 177 countries around the world where English language broadcast service is unavailable or inadequate.
These outlets serve American service men and women, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their families stationed in over 175 countries around the world where English language broadcast service is unavailable or inadequate.
afrts.dodmedia.osd.mil /page.asp?pg=\gen_info\aboutbc   (320 words)

 American Forces Network Will End Sports Radio Broadcasts - Technology - RedOrbit
Responding to a survey that indicates military personnel and civilian employees overseas would rather watch than listen to sports events, the AFN has decided to drop radio play-by-play broadcasts by the end of the summer.
The decision was based on a worldwide audience survey, conducted by the Department of Defense, of approximately 9,500 military and civilian employees stationed overseas.
Even as AFN continues to add TV channels to its package for 170 foreign countries, radio stations continue to be limited.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/562604/american_forces_network_will_end_sports_radio_broadcasts/index.html?source=r_technology   (598 words)

 iLikeRacing.com » Open Wheel Racing News And Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
AFN RADIO programming originates at the American Forces Network Defense Media Center in California.
There are 10 different, full-time AFN RADIO networks including a primary information news/talk/sports network that broadcasts more than 500 live professional and collegiate sports events each year.
These national radio networks are distributed by satellite to an overseas affiliate network of military broadcast stations, base cable TV systems, and AFN Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite dish users.
ilikeracing.com /world_of_outlaws_sprints_news/afn_radio_network_to_air_world_of_outlaws__20060202.html   (447 words)

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