(Andrew C. Headland Jr./Stars and Stripes)

Taiwan, 1968: Airman 1st Class Steve Bramham selects discs from 60,000-record library at the Armed Forces Network Taiwan station, as Librarian Agnes Tang, at typewriter, keeps the staff up to date on available material.

After 14 years of services, Armed Forces Network Taiwan (AFNT) served not only its American listeners, but several million Chinese listeners as well, Stars and Stripes reported in 1968. All operating funds and radio equipment used for broadcasts, which started Dec. 23, 1954, were provided through the Chinese Friends of the Armed Forces Association. In the beginning, military staff members played their own records over and over on the turntables and borrowed others from friends.

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