Broadcasting from Headquarters Air Force News Agency, Ed Autry hosted "Air Force Radio News", heard worldwide through all affiliates of Armed Forces Radio.
He started as Top 40 disc jockey with Radio Southwest, Incorporated at KOLE 1340 in Port Arthur, Texas in May of 1972. That fall he attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, as a Broadcasting Major. While at Lamar, as a broadcasting intern, he shot sports film for KMBT-TV Channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977, and by November of 1980 he had become a broadcaster with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Half a world away, Ed was assigned to a small base about 30 miles north of the Mediterranean Sea, called Incirlik (IN-jur-lick) Air Base, in south-central Turkey with the European Broadcasting Squadron. There, he served mostly in television news as reporter, weekend news anchor, and hosting a television news magazine program. He concluded his tour of duty with a midnight to 6 a.m. radio show heard throughout the Republic of Turkey.
In 1983, Ed was assigned to Headquarters Air Defense Weapons Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida where he was promoted to Non-Commissioned-Officer-In-Charge-of-Broadcasting, supervising another broadcaster as she provided a nightly television newscast on WJHG-TV Channel 7, the NBC television affiliate. Autry did a weekly news story which aired on the other Panama City television station, WMBB-TV Channel 13, called "The Tyndall Report".
Once more, Autry was bound for an overseas location, this time Headquarters American Forces Korea Network (AFKN) at Yongsan Army Garrison, in Seoul, Korea. There, his afternoon drive-time Top 40 radio show called "Rollin' Home" was broadcast by all six radio affiliates throughout the Republic of Korea. After only one year at AFKN he was given the additional responsibility of service as 'AFKN Network FM Supervisor'. This included serving as Chief Programmer of the 24 source Control 16 Broadcast El
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