WACI VietNam

    BAD NEWS: As of February 01, 2016 - Live365 will cease operations due to a high increase in performance royalties. Small Webcasters were being charged a smaller amount than the larger commercial streaming / webcasters. This will end February 01, 2016.

Writing your congressman and complaining about this insanity might help. It did back when this royalty was dreamed up as another way to get money for doing nothing. Please check out this Site and read the info., then sign the petition.

UPDATE: I have had a few emails asking where they can get the WACI VietNam Shows. Good News! I have edited the major shows into 45 to 60 minute files. They have been compressed to good quality MP3 files. You can download them from my AmazonCloudDrive by using the above link. You do not need an Amazon account, but you might get a popup asking you to try their Cloud Drive for free for a few weeks. You should be able to get around that stuff.

I will be adding a few more Show Files over the next few weeks.

Please let me know how things go.

Thanks for listening,


Remember Me by Common Threads is now available for downloading. The MP3 file and info (rtfd) are in a zipped folder. You’ll need to be able to unzip or unstuff this file. Go to downloads and click on the picture of Common Threads in the boat to start the download. Please e-mail me to let me know if everything worked.

    WACI Radio (125th ATC) went on the air in September 1965 at Tent City B on the Tan Son Nhut Airbase (above). At that time, the power of the station was only 10 watts, but it did a good job of covering the base.

    After a couple of months, our section of the 125th ATC moved to a villa in Gia Dinh. The picture below was taken there. A large center fed V antenna was used to try to get the 10 watt signal to our regular listeners on the airbase. The signal was weak, but our diehard fans continued to listen. The villa was really not that far from the airbase, but the area that we needed to cover was at the opposite end of the airbase. There were quite a few officers’ quarters in Gia Dinh, so it didn’t take them long to discover the station. We were only at the villa for about 5 weeks, just long enough to get it into fine shape for a high ranking officer to claim it for himself.

    Then, it was back to the airbase where the 125th had it’s own compound. In fact, it had two. WACI and I were at the main compound, which was quite large. We had our own mess and all those good things. It took only a couple of weeks to build a 50 watt AM transmitter from parts borrowed from the Nav-aids shop. A center fed longwire was strung from one end of the compound to the other. It was well over 100 feet long. The center feed was only about 30 feet long and 20 feet in the air. It was feared that a good signal would be hard to obtain with such a short vertical center feed, but darn if that sucker didn’t work just fine. The base was saturated with a good strong signal. The station could even be heard in Saigon. More equipment was added and tapes and records arrived from friends and radio stations back in the US.

    Well, that’s all for now. I will try to get more pictures and info posted soon.

Me at the 125th ATC Tent-City B station ‘65

Gia Dinh Villa ‘65

Don Halley 1965

Bruce Boyels 1965

Lee Hollihan 1966

Phil Lenz WACI Biên Hòa 1967

WACI AM Transmitter 1966

WACI Studio 1966