Visiting AFN affiliates

In 1988 I visted AFN SHAPE, in 1988 I visited AFN Soesterberg and in 1988, 1989 and 1990 I was in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to visit HQ AFN Europe in the Bertramstrasse 6 in downtown Frankfurt. In 1988 I was given a tour of the AFN building by Tom Skinner.

TV Studio

HQs AFN
news desk

The set for the television news.

TV Control Room

HQs AFN
TV Control Room

The control room where live television programs were directed from.

TV Control Room

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TV Control Room

Unfortunately I didn't get to see this equipment in action.

TV Studio

HQs AFN
Gasthouse TV set

The set of the TV show Guest Haus a weekly show on AFN Television promoting German American friendship.

TV Studio

HQs AFN
Weather map

The weather map with temperatures in Fahrenheit, between 1996 and 1999 I corresponded with the AFN weather woman Air Force Staff Sergeant Debbie Swan. She did weather for radio and television.

News Room

HQs AFN
news room

This is where all the news information arrived by telex.

News Studio

HQs AFN
News Studio

These are the radio news and the radio sport news studios.

News Studio

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News Studio

These are the radio news and the radio sport news studios.

Production Studio

HQs AFN
Production Studio

This is a so called production studio. There are no live radio shows made here. But Public Service Announcements.

Record Library

HQs AFN
Record Library

AFN used to have one of the largest record libraries in the world.

Record Library

HQs AFN
Record Library

Most shows were that broadcast came from these vinyl records. It happened sometimes that in Master Control the vinyl would malfunction that the needle on the record needed to moved a few grooves. These vinyl records were about to be destroyed after being broadcast once.

Slide Machine

HQs AFN
Slides On TV

Tom also showed me this device, which is intended to be used to put slides on television.