Radio: G.I. Jill

With G.I.s overseas, the biggest attraction on radio is a pretty, breezy blonde with a high-school-fresh voice named Martha Wilkerson. Most U.S. civilians never heard of her—but from Kodiak to Canberra, Martha is a top G.I. favorite. Last week, with her 870th broadcast, Martha Wilkerson could boast of receiving one-fourth of all the fan mail inspired by the Armed Forces Radio Service's 122 air shows.

Recording six days a week in Los Angeles, Martha Wilkerson uses the aeronym, "G.I. Jill." Her transcriptions, flown out in six-day batches by A.F.R.S., are tenderly passed from one mosquito network to the next. The show also...

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