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United States. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

 Organization

Administrative History

The Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (1954-1969) was a unit of the United States Department of Defense.

With the advent and growing popularity of television, the Armed Forces Radio Service was redesigned and renamed the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) to incorporate this new media. The purpose of this organization was to provide American news and media programing to United States military personnel stationed abroad. In 1969 the name of this organization was again changed to American Forces Radio and Television Services.

Citation

History of AFRTS: The First 50 Years, 1992: p. 81 (renamed Armed Forces Radio and Television in 1954) The Museum of Broadcast Communications, January 30, 2012: Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (provided news and programing to US military personnel)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection of Cecil B. DeMille recordings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3203
Scope and Contents Contains two CD copies of a radio transcription disk made by the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. The first CD contains two broadcasts: track one is a broadcast of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle Choir from November 9, 1958 (RED 586), and track two is an excerpt from a speech by Cecil B. DeMille on the Ten Commandments given at the University of Southern California and distributed by the Trojan Digest program (IED 626). The second CD contains only the address by DeMille.