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.