On January 23, 2015, the very famous BDN DJ Vincent “Bud” Miller passed away at the age of 93 – he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on November 11, 2022.
Vincent “Bud” Miller was born on November 11, 1922 in Rochester (NY).
He was BDN’s oldest staff member – in terms of service with the network. He joined the station in 1945 while in the military stationed in Vienna. “l started on Aug 16, 1945, in Vienna, then moved to Linz, then to Vienna and then to Salzburg and back to Vienna before returning to Salzburg. l married my wife in Salzburg in the Mirabell Castle and had the wedding party in Schloss Klessheim”.
Bud Miller was not only program director of BDN and also hosted shows like “Doctor music” or “The judge is you” but also worked as “Area Cmd. Sports Director” with BDN (successing Gar Fairbanks who returned to the States in 1954). His extraordinary memory was (and is) legend – he could recall the results from sports events dating back about five years without any problems and also give the names of players.
Bud Miller also initiated “Luncheon Matinee” – a mid day request program which was also named „Noontime notes”.
In 1955 Bud Miller moved lo Germany and worked as program director of he Armed Forces Network in Frankfurt.