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AFRS Sportsreel

Hosted by Bill Stern and others, AFRS Sportsreel told some spectacular sports stories, although not all of them could be called truthful.

14 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 3 hours, 28 min)
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Bill Stern

Troopers stationed overseas had an important mission but they also wound up with a lot of time on their hands. Although there were endless routine items to be taken care of, reports to file, equipment to be cleaned and repaired, and slop in the mess-tent to complain about, one universal time passer was the "Bull Session". Although the stories shared during the Bull Session often stretched believability, no matter where you were you could expect to hear opinions of a few universal topics. These included plans for when the troops got home, the pretty girls they expected to meet, and sports.

Sports stories shared in the Bull Session included tales of the speaker's own prowess as well as prospects for their favorite teams. If sports talks during Bull Sessions were hard to believe, at least the stories heard from sources like AFRS Sportsreel could be depended on to be believable, right?

Well, not always. AFRS Sportsreel took advantage of the talents of sportscasters Bill Brandt, Bob Kelley, Bill Stewart, and the king of sportscasters Bill Stern. Stern began doing football play-by-play commentary as early as 1925, In 1937, he was hired by NBC for a Friday night boxing show and to host The Colgate Sports Newsreel. The style Stern developed for Newsreel was said to become an influence for Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story, but unlike Harvey, Stern was more concerned with telling a compelling story than ensuring it had any basis in fact.

Just like a barracks Bull Session, on Sportsreel the truth was never allowed to get in the way of a good story, and the stories shared on the program were always well told and entertaining, if not always believable. 

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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 28 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 28 minutes
      1. Afrs Sports 460000 028 Arkansas Agricultral College.mp3
      2. Afrs Sports 460000 033 Take Me Out To Ball Game.mp3
      3. Afrs Sports 460000 034 Lucille Ball.mp3
      4. Afrs Sports 460000 063 Bill Stern Legend Tommy Hitchcock.mp3
      5. Afrs Sports 460000 064 Bill Stern Yarns About Tennis.mp3
      6. Afrs Sports 460000 067 Bill Stern And Gertie.mp3
      7. Afrs Sports 460000 068 Bill Stern Story Sports Rivalry.mp3
      8. Afrs Sports 460000 069 Bill Stewart Johnny Der Meer.mp3
      9. Afrs Sports 460000 070 Bill Brandt Ed Mc Ginley And Son.mp3
      10. Afrs Sports 460000 071 Bill Stern Connie Mack Started Career.mp3
      11. Afrs Sports 460000 072 Jimmy Young Story About Albie Booth.mp3
      12. Afrs Sports 460000 101 Bill Stern StoryTeddy Roosevelt.mp3
      13. Afrs Sports 460000 102 Interviews Jack Cramer Bill Schroeder.mp3
      14. Afrs Sports Absent Batsman.mp3
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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 28 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 28 minutes
      1. Afrs Sports 460000 028 Arkansas Agricultral College.mp3
      2. Afrs Sports 460000 033 Take Me Out To Ball Game.mp3
      3. Afrs Sports 460000 034 Lucille Ball.mp3
      4. Afrs Sports 460000 063 Bill Stern Legend Tommy Hitchcock.mp3
      5. Afrs Sports 460000 064 Bill Stern Yarns About Tennis.mp3
      6. Afrs Sports 460000 067 Bill Stern And Gertie.mp3
      7. Afrs Sports 460000 068 Bill Stern Story Sports Rivalry.mp3
      8. Afrs Sports 460000 069 Bill Stewart Johnny Der Meer.mp3
      9. Afrs Sports 460000 070 Bill Brandt Ed Mc Ginley And Son.mp3
      10. Afrs Sports 460000 071 Bill Stern Connie Mack Started Career.mp3
      11. Afrs Sports 460000 072 Jimmy Young Story About Albie Booth.mp3
      12. Afrs Sports 460000 101 Bill Stern StoryTeddy Roosevelt.mp3
      13. Afrs Sports 460000 102 Interviews Jack Cramer Bill Schroeder.mp3
      14. Afrs Sports Absent Batsman.mp3
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    14 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 28 min

    AFRS Sportsreel Disc A001

    1. Afrs Sports Absent Batsman
    2. Afrs Sports 460000 028 Arkansas Agricultral College
    3. Afrs Sports 460000 033 Take Me Out To Ball Game
    4. Afrs Sports 460000 034 Lucille Ball

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    AFRS Sportsreel Disc A002

    1. Afrs Sports 460000 063 Bill Stern Legend Tommy Hitchcock
    2. Afrs Sports 460000 064 Bill Stern Yarns About Tennis
    3. Afrs Sports 460000 067 Bill Stern And Gertie
    4. Afrs Sports 460000 068 Bill Stern Story Sports Rivalry

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    AFRS Sportsreel Disc A003

    1. Afrs Sports 460000 069 Bill Stewart Johnny Der Meer
    2. Afrs Sports 460000 070 Bill Brandt Ed Mc Ginley And Son
    3. Afrs Sports 460000 071 Bill Stern Connie Mack Started Career
    4. Afrs Sports 460000 072 Jimmy Young Story About Albie Booth

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    AFRS Sportsreel Disc A004

    1. Afrs Sports 460000 101 Bill Stern StoryTeddy Roosevelt
    2. Afrs Sports 460000 102 Interviews Jack Cramer Bill Schroeder

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