We are in Big Bear Lake, CA.
In contact with Steve Binder
BDN Salzburg/St Johann (1954-'55)
Danke und mfg,
My father, Ted Radamaker, who died in 2013, was assistant news editor at BDN in Vienna from April to September 1946.
I have dozens of photographs made by him at that time of the station itself and many of the personnel, which I would be glad to provide to you for use on this site.
Let me know if you are interested. Dallis
Joe and Elfriede Welsh are the couple at the centre of the photo showing men at the station bar.
Joe Welsh putting the record on.
I was stationed at BDN Salzburg and BDN St. Johann i.P from December 1954 until the closing in October 1955.
As a young soldier I was very fortunate to have made many Austrian friends. I am proud to say that I still return to Salzurg to visit them.
Great history on American Forces Radio history in Austria.
Bin begeistert, dass man solche Tondokumente aufbewhrt hat!
LG Gerhard "Jerry"
Your web page popped up a few months ago, and I talked with Bill for more-than an hour by telephone about BDN, Austria, and you.
Bill had many good things to say about you and your work with the USFA/BDN story.
From late in 1952 until October 1954, I was with BDN Linz.
Next year, I'll contact you.
Until then, have a good New Year in 2013. and Keep Smilin'
Larry N. Phillips
The photo below shows my late husband at the piano with unknown trumpet player.
My husband was Hungarian and was a classical pianist turned be-bop while in DP camp.
He was only 18-19 years old at the time.
He later came to Canada, US, and Sweden, where he composed, arranged, conducted, and played big band music.
The 3rd photo shows the group he played with in Austria. I don't know if it was in Zell am See or in Salzburg/Camp Truscott.
If you have any information about this time, I would very much like to hear from you.
Looking forward to your response.
Viel Erfolg und herzliche Grüße,
Gratulation für die super Website! Sie ist so interessant gestaltet, dass ich mir fast alles durchgelesen habe. Diese umfangreiche Recherchen müßen ja unheimlich viel Arbeit gewesen sein.
Of course I always listened to BDN, and a buddy enjoyed the Polka music from
Chicago. It was Frankie somebody.
One of my room mates at Saalfelden was Sgt.Phillips who later became an
announcer on BDN.
United States Forces Austria Veterans Association
Alan MacQuoid (BDN '54'-'55 ; AFN '55-'56)
mein gestriger erster Eintrag ist wohl nicht registriert worden. Deshalb nochmals hier alles erdenklich Gute zu deinem 75. ! - Ein schöner Start für eine längst fällige Site. Bin gespannt, was noch alles folgt.
Liebe Grüße aus der Eifel bei Aachen, Dtld
suizidal -dot-de (meine Site mit viele News zu Tondokumenten)
Mit ganz lieben Grüßen