Radio First Termer ‘Dave Rabbit’ (Vietnam 1971)
Jun 10, 2014
(‘Early Edition’ broadcast sample) Radio First Termer was an underground (pirate radio) station located in Saigon during the Vietnam War. RFT was manned and hosted by “Dave Rabbit” (Sgt. Clyde David DeLay USAF), his crew included “Pete Sadler”, “Capt. Ivan Pansy”, “Nguyen” and “Ralph”. RFT played hard rock and psychedelic music that were popular with American troops but mainstream AFN radio stations and AFVN did not usually permit to go by the airwaves. Aside from playing ‘hard acid rock’ RFT injected their segments with anti-war commentary, military and dirty jokes. Dave Rabbit’s mission was basically to entertain his fellow servicemen as he did later for the US troops in Iraq (2006).
Note: This is a re-upload from the one made a while back but was removed because of a complaint. Higher quality audio this time around…kinda. I had to trim the songs down to avoid too much copyright issues. This seems futile because I immediately received content notification from one of the songs. :s
My hero buddy Dave, 50 years ago, keeping the troops sane in a hellhole of insanity. A beautiful man. RIP Dave. It’s his birthday today. He would have been 73.