Brooks with my dad, 1940s

Brooks Henderson, my father’s uncle, was a radio man in St. Paul, MN. I only met Brooks a few times, the last of which was at my brother’s college graduation in the early ’80s where during a moment of downtime, I dragged him into an video game arcade for a round of Ms. Pac Man.

KSTP in Minneapolis/St.Paul recently put some of their vintage broadcasts up for all to enjoy. Here’s Brooks reporting on D-Day, June 6th, 1944.

Listen: http://www.archive.org/download/Kstp-amMinneapolisst.PaulArchive-1931-1955Part1/BrooksHenderson-KstpMinneapolis-st.Paul-June61944-D-dayReactionsInMinnesota.mp3

There are more broadcasts from that era on the KSTP website.

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