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

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

Background in radio

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

Military any service

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

Personal life

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

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

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


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