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 When I was a kid what you're probably calling old time radio was all we had!  I loved to listen to Stella Dallas, Portia faces life, The Whistler, Lux Radio hour, Major Bowes amateur hour (not sure about spelling) Amos and Andy were fine until I learned late in life they weren't black.

dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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I worked as a DAC at Camp Zama for awhile. The exchange student we have from Japan lives in Zama city, outside the Camp. I went through Camp Drake on my way to the front and back there after I was discharged from the hospital.

I think it was all Navy and Marines around Yokohama when I was there. I was at Camp Zama (the part in Sagami Ono) and they still had the Imperial left over from when the Japanese Army had it. I later went to Camp Drake at Asaka. I was there for about a year and a half during the Vietnam War. I was a medic and worked in medevac hospitals.

I think it was all Navy and Marines around Yokohama when I was there. I was at Camp Zama (the part in Sagami Ono) and they still had the Imperial left over from when the Japanese Army had it. I later went to Camp Drake at Asaka. I was there for about a year and a half during the Vietnam War. I was a medic and worked in medevac hospitals.

I remember those days. In the summer, after she tucked me in I removed the window screen and climbed out to wander the night streets in my pjs, always in the shadows. Never got caught.

I used earphones so my Mom didn't hear. After all I was supposed to be asleep. '-)

Did you use earphones so no one would know? I used them later in life.

I remember some of the old radio shows. The radio was a real friend when I was young. I use to lay in bed at night and tune in country music station and just listen ... usually when I was supposed to be asleep.

I was in Japan from 1951 though1959 and they had both of those things during my time there too. The Stars and Stripes would list the movies at the post and I remember laughing because one actor's name was Forrest Tucker and they got if wrong and made him Torrest ******! Laughed my *** off. Wish I'd kept it. Did you read any of the Japanese English language newspapers or did they do away with them then? I listened to Elvis when I was there and it was interesting to sit in a Japanese garden and listen to Elvis on my pocket radio with earphones. I was in the 2nd Infantry in Korea and when assigned to Japan worked at the 8001st Transportation Corps depot in Yokohama.

By the time I came along, the radio programs were still around but they were being supplanted by TV. However in the late 60's I was in the Army and went to Japan. We usually got one or two new movies in the theaters once or twice a week. We did have a radio station FEN (Far Eastern Network) that was run by the armed forces and they played the radio stations. There was some scary one that I listened to fairly regularly but I can't the remember the name of it now.