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john jensen

A former San Francisco broadcaster, John Jensen has been an avid collector of music, movies, and radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s. Early fascination led to eventual employment as general manager of KMPX, ( a radio station devoted to playing the music and radio broadcasts of those years. He produced a world-wide radio broadcast honoring the US Navy’s 200th Anniversary, starring, in person, Bing Crosby, Mel Blanc, and other radio stars from the 1940s.

In 1992, he directed the 50th Anniversary Salute for an Armed Forces Radio broadcast, heard world-wide over Armed Forces Radio. As an audio historian, he has provided research and assorted media to filmmakers, such as Frances Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Jack Haley, Jr.

He recently retired after 25 years as Senior Director of Public Relations for the international humanitarian organization, World Vision. Since then he has been lecturing at various venues including numerous libraries, the University of Washington and numerous community colleges.  His topics include: Early radio broadcasting and World War II.

John is a member of the Washington State’s speaker’s bureau: Humanities Washington

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