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Radio Urban Legend? Hoax? Hero?

The story about Dave Rabbit goes something like this: he was an Air Force
sergeant who stayed behind in South Vietnam after serving a one-year hitch
in the military. Apparently, he operated a pirate Radio station in 1971 and
broadcast a show called "Radio First Termer" for the purpose of serving U.S.
service men and women during the end of the Vietnam War.

Rabbit aimed his broadcasts at English-speaking personnel in South Vietnam
and presented an anti-war stance as an alternative to AFVN. He was known to
be pretty raunchy and played what was then referred to as "Acid Rock" music.

Dave Rabbit's real identity has never been established. Some of the people
who have been suggested to have been Rabbit include:
Roger Abbett (known as Rabbett) who runs "Internet Radio Hawaii", although
he denies it.

Radio talk show host, Art Bell, because it is known he operated a Pirate
Radio station on Amarillo Air Force base. But that connection is somewhat
flimsly.

TV host Pat Sajak, who was a Disc-Jockey for the military in Vietnam during
the war. Again, this is most likely wild speculation, especially since Sajak
was a legitimate military broadcaster.

Not much else is really known about Dave Rabbit except he had an assistant
named Pete Sadler, who probably doubled as an engineer and a female named
"New Gin", helped out.

Dave Rabbit broadcasted at 69 MHZ on the FM frequency.

http://radio.about.com/library/weekly/aa020603a.htm

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