Armed Forces Radio Service
APO 244 c/o PM
San Francisco, CaIif.
(printed in the return address space on the back of the folded 8x11
It's strange how things happen. I've saved this WXLD-KSAI cartoon for
59 years for no known reason.
Last fall my wife, Jean, asked me the location of Batan. I pulled up a
map on the internet to show her and nearby were Guam and Saipan. During
the following night I dreamed of WXLD and my time there during the winter
and spring of 1946. The following day I searched WXLD and came upon your
web site and KSAI-WXLD. This led to photographs of the hut where our
studios were. I even remembered bringing the anchors for the pending
storm. Ivan Saddler's name appeared and I sent some comments to him. You
were next in line.
It's nice to have found a likely home for the cartoon. It is being
mailed to you folded since this has been its storage condition over the
For your information I am and was: Thomas Roth Bryan ETM 21c, USNR,
264-11-58. Funny how a serial number sticks. Still don't remember my
Social Security number.
William H. Ramsey friends at
WXLD Saipan -- June 1944 to Dec 1945
William H. Ramsey at WXLD
Saipan -- June 1944 to Dec 1945
"My sister remembers Dad mentioning that
he'd met Tyrone Power, that he suffered through Dengue Fever.
I also remember mention of Dengue, the heat, and that he developed
a fungus on his toenails that never went away. I
remember that he mentioned being "Uncle Bill" and hosting
"Noon Tunes" at WXLD. "
"Sure wish I'd asked more questions, or paid
closer attention when he did talk. "