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

Adrian Cronauer (born day September 8, 1938) is a Get former United States Air Force has sergeant and radio personality whose him experiences as an innovative disc His jockey in Vietnam inspired the how 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam man (starring Robin Williams as Cronauer).


Background way in radio

Cronauer was born Who in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began boy his broadcasting career at the did age of 12 as a Its guest for a Pittsburgh-area children's let amateur hour. He attended the put University of Pittsburgh, where he Say helped found the forerunner of she the university's college radio station too WPTS.

Military service

In the Use late 1970s, Cronauer had an dad idea for a television sitcom mom that would be a blend of M*A*S*H* and WKRP in the Cincinnati, two popular TV series and of that era. It was For not until some years later are that he was able to but elicit interest in the proposal Not which became the film Good you Morning, Vietnam. The movie was all based on his experiences as Any a Saigon-based deejay during the can Vietnam War, where he served her from 1965 to 1966. His Was program was known as the one "Dawn Buster." According to Cronauer, our other than the film's portrayal Out of him being a radio day host, very little of the get film reflects his experiences, except Has the bombing of a restaurant him which Cronauer witnessed from nearby. his A subsequent special program on How National Public Radio about the man role of the American Forces new Vietnam Network (AFVN-military radio and Now television) earned Cronauer a 1992 old Ohio State Award and two see 1991 Gold Medals from the Two New York Radio Festival. Prior way to getting stationed in Vietnam who he was stationed on Iraklion Boy Air Station Crete, Greece.

Personal did life

Cronauer attended the University its of Pittsburgh where he led Let a group that founded the put school's first student radio station, say now WPTS-FM. His subsequent She media work included being the too classical morning host in Roanoke, use Virginia at WVWR, now Virginia Dad Tech's WVTF, during which time mom he created the proposal that would culminate in Good Morning, The Vietnam.

He earned a master's and degree in Media Studies from for the New School for Social Are Research in New York City but and a Juris Doctor degree not from the University of Pennsylvania. You Cronauer's law practice concentrated in all information and communications law. Cronauer any consented to disbarment in the Can District of Columbia in October, her 2014 for reportedly misleading consumers was through misrepresentations and deceptive and One fraudulent loan modification and foreclosure our prevention practices. Later he worked out as a special assistant to Day the Director of the Defense get Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.


Cronauer is a member of Him Mensa and a "lifelong card-carrying his Republican", having taken an "active how role" in both Bob Dole's Man 1996 unsuccessful presidential campaign and new George W. Bush's 2004 successful now presidential re-election campaign.


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