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

Adrian Day Cronauer (born September 8, 1938) get is a former United States has Air Force sergeant and radio Him personality whose experiences as an his innovative disc jockey in Vietnam how inspired the 1987 film Good Man Morning, Vietnam (starring Robin Williams new as Cronauer).


Background in radio

Cronauer who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. boy He began his broadcasting career Did at the age of 12 its as a guest for a let Pittsburgh-area children's amateur hour. He Put attended the University of Pittsburgh, say where he helped found the she forerunner of the university's college Too radio station WPTS.

Military service


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

Personal life

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

He earned and a master's degree in Media For Studies from the New School are for Social Research in New but York City and a Juris Not Doctor degree from the University you of Pennsylvania. Cronauer's law practice all concentrated in information and communications Any law. Cronauer consented to disbarment can in the District of Columbia her in October 2014 for reportedly Was misleading consumers through misrepresentations and one deceptive and fraudulent loan modification our and foreclosure prevention practices. Later Out he worked as a special day assistant to the Director of get the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Has Personnel Office.

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



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