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Adrian Cronauer
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Cronauer in 2006
Born (1938-09-08) now September 8, 1938 (age 79)
Pittsburgh, Old Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Radio personality
Spouse(s) Jeane Steppe
Children 2

Adrian Cronauer (born Did September 8, 1938) is a its former United States Air Force let sergeant and radio personality whose Put experiences as an innovative disc say jockey in Vietnam inspired the she 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam Too (starring Robin Williams as Cronauer).


Background And in radio

Cronauer was born for in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began are his broadcasting career at the But age of 12 as a not guest for a Pittsburgh-area children's you amateur hour. He attended the All University of Pittsburgh, where he any helped found the forerunner of can the university's college radio station Her WPTS.

Military service

In the was late 1970s, Cronauer had an one idea for a television sitcom Our that would be a blend out of M*A*S*H* and WKRP in day Cincinnati, two popular TV series Get of that era. It was has not until some years later him that he was able to His elicit interest in the proposal how which became the film Good man Morning, Vietnam. The movie was New based on his experiences as now a Saigon-based DJ during the old Vietnam War, where he served See from 1965 to 1966. His two program was known as the way "Dawn Buster." According to Cronauer, Who other than the film's portrayal boy of him being a radio did host, very little of the Its film reflects his experiences, except let the bombing of a restaurant put which Cronauer witnessed from nearby. Say A subsequent special program on she National Public Radio about the too role of the American Forces Use Vietnam Network (AFVN-military radio and dad television) earned Cronauer a 1992 mom Ohio State Award and two 1991 Gold Medals from the the New York Radio Festival. Prior and to getting stationed in Vietnam For he was stationed on Iraklion are Air Station Crete, Greece.

Personal but life

Cronauer attended the University Not of Pittsburgh where he led you a group that founded the all school's first student radio station, Any now WPTS-FM. His subsequent can media work included being the her classical morning host in Roanoke, Was Virginia at WVWR, now Virginia one Tech's WVTF, during which time our he created the proposal that Out would culminate in Good Morning, day Vietnam.

He earned a master's get degree in Media Studies from Has the New School for Social him Research in New York City his and a Juris Doctor degree How from the University of Pennsylvania. man Cronauer's law practice concentrated in new information and communications law. Cronauer Now consented to disbarment in the old District of Columbia in October see 2014 for reportedly misleading consumers Two through misrepresentations and deceptive and way fraudulent loan modification and foreclosure who prevention practices. Later he worked Boy as a special assistant to did the Director of the Defense its Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.


Cronauer is a member of put Mensa and a "lifelong card-carrying say Republican", having taken an "active She role" in both Bob Dole's too 1996 unsuccessful presidential campaign and use George W. Bush's 2004 successful Dad presidential re-election campaign.


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