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Task Force Iron Rakkasan establishes Andar Radio


Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Andar Radio FM 96.7, a tactical radio broadcast station, conducted the first broadcast in eastern Ghazni September 10th.

Located on Forward Operating Base Andar, 3rd Battalion Headquarters, 187th Infantry Regiment, Andar radio has already established a listening audience that covers the entire district as well as three other neighboring districts.

On the first day of broadcasting, radio disc jockeys Karimullah and Farooq played popular Afghan music while asking listeners to call in with information about how far away they could hear the broadcast. Within minutes, the calls started to come in. It turned into a contest for the people to be the person calling from the furthest away – a contest that still has no clear winner. «Read the rest of this article»

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