Earl Freudenberg shared a neat recording. In every country, somewhere very early in the morning we would do a sign on. Generally the stations were 24 hours so it's a programming element.
"This short announcement played every morning on AFNE at 5:55. It was the entire network when I was there in 1972-73. Things Have really changed. The 150,000 watt AM station at Frankfurt Went silent. Don’t think there is anymore AFN Berlin."