Vinyl treasure found on Wake Island

Vinyl treasure found on Wake Island.

I dream of stuff like this sometimes.  Stumbling upon an incredible record collection in some abandoned place.   I mean an abandoned room in a military base isn’t exactly what I pictured, but it’s as cool a place as any.

The collection includes a variety of vinyl albums and records specially made for military audiences and distributed monthly by the American Forces Radio and Television Network as well as some commercially available records.

“In 1942, the American Forces Radio Service was started to get American music out to the troops overseas,” said Larry Sichter, the American Forces Network Broadcast Center Affiliate Relations Division chief. “Some of the radio productions were original, like GI Jill and Command Performance, and have significant value.”

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