The film titled „The Great 88,“ tells the story of AFN-Berlin and the staff, in particular the DJs and the music (R & B and Jazz) in context with the cold war situation of West Berlin. In this spirit, the DJs and the music as they were presented on AFN between 1976 and 1984 plays a central role in the film. Since then, the DJs have been raised to legends, which represent a state of mind and took the music scene in Berlin beyond the limits of imagination. As a foundation, the film conveys the unique situation of the city of Berlin, and of AFN in its historical relationship to the Western sector of the city, and also the duty that was assigned to AFN. At the same time, the role of all the Western allies is illustrated (keyword: guarantors of peace and freedom). West Berlin entered into extraordinary situation in the era of the Cold War. AFN also took on extraordinary status in the region as it was also being heard in East Germany and East Berlin. The special feeling and atmosphere that AFN brought to the East German youth forged a music scene and a desire for freedom that was existed in the AFN DJ personalities and the music itself. At the same time the West Berlin youth were living the same dream. Friday belonged to Jim McAuley. On Thursday it was AFN disco. The AFN broadcasts and the DJs were part of everyday life for teenagers in Berlin. But AFN also stood for great music and the highest standards of excellence. AFN was actually a channel of culture, par excellence.
[Cool. I hadn't heard about AFN. The power of music and freedom....]
your heritage is Adolf Hitler.
Actually I grew up with AFN -
extremely popular back than among young people...
I recall they played funny radio clips like chickenman ...., Hes everywhere! Hes everywhere!
The Chickenman series spoofed comic book heroes, and was loosely based on the original Batman series. The famous catch phrase for the show was, Hes everywhere! Hes everywhere! Its huge success was garnered around an entertaining and funny storyline that featured Chickenman fighting crime in his yellow, crime-fighting car, the Chicken Coup, with help from the Commissioner, his secretary and his mother, the Maternal Marauder.
and also the adventures of Betty Fishwish - crazy stuff
By any chance anybody familiar with AFN Berlin/Frankfurt or Kaiserslautern
I am not anti American - just feel some people go backwards rather forward
"You have A LOT of nerve (stupidity) calling Americans dumb when the poster child for your heritage is Adolf Hitler. Go have some Brautwurst and get over yourself, jerk."
[You live in a glass house. You might try to remember this as you spout your racist, ultra-nationalistic views - especially when you are defending someone who spends every day trying to bring down one of the great American companies and attacking the US economy...]