Monday, October 26, 2015

New Life for Vietnam War Recordings

Steven Starnes (left) and me, in the IPR studio where his father's recordings were resuscitated.
Paul Starnes was a disc jockey during the war in Vietnam and sent audio letters home to his family. His collection includes an air check from one of his programs, broadcast from a small studio of the American Forces Vietnam Network in Dong Ba Thin. Paul's son, Steven Starnes, brought his father's collection of reel-to-reel tapes to Iowa Public Radio where John Pemble digitized them. Here's our story.