Sunday, February 17, 2013
GI Jill - All Time Jukebox
We had Mary Turner, Chris Noel and Rebel Randall but it began with GI Jill.
GI Jill with Bing Crosby
Martha Wilkerson (1908-99) was the first star built by the network. During WWII she inherited the program GI Jive. That was our response to Tokyo Rose and many similar shows being broadcast to our troops. GI Jive was focused on the current hits. Eventually there was an oldies show "Jill's All Time Jukebox", playing memories.
She continued with the network until at least 1949.