G.I. Jive

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GI Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the US government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs.

In 1943, G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson) took over behind the mike, and according to the AFRTS Archive blog, GI Jive became the most popular show on AFRS.