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FDNY historic audio CD's
« on: May 28, 2008, 02:43:16 PM »
I have a few audio CD's from a few years back, trying to do some research:

A few of them have George Muench (Disp. # 247, now Brooklyn 102) to include the chaotic 4th of July, 1988.

Another one I have is from the Blackout of 1977. The audio quality is less than great, but is that Warren Fuchs on the radio? I'm trying to see if I can find more audio with either of those two dispatchers on there. Thanks.

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FDNY historic audio CD's
« on: May 28, 2008, 02:43:16 PM »

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Re: FDNY historic audio CD's
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 03:23:24 PM »
where can i get thoes CD'S

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 04:29:06 PM »
where can i get thoes CD'S


i have seen them on ebay quite a few times and i think some fire websites sell them

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 04:31:12 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 12:40:09 PM »
Johnmiles - Thanks for the link to the Cds.  Since there are so many FDNY Cds, I'm interested in knowing which ones are the best.  Can anyone recommend which  to purchase?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: FDNY historic audio CD's
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 09:26:51 PM »
  All of them are good. I have them all. But I think by far the "Best One" is of Brooklyn 1988 which was made on the busy Fourth of July then. Another good one is The Blackout 1977. And one that is probadly very special is of course The World Trade Center Bombing of 1993. I also believe there is one of the Happy Land Social Club fire in the Bronx that claimed a total of 87 lives. (I know the Brooklyn 1988 has George Muench Disp #247 on it).
  And if anyone is interested, there is a memorial set up accross the street from where that fire took place(Happy Land Social Club). There is a small park and I believe the names are written on a stone. Generally, any of the "locals" that were there at the time are always willing to tell their story. But, a word to the wise. This is at Southern Blvd and East Tremont Ave in the Bronx. Most of the people are decent and be glad to talk to you. But, go there looking for trouble and you will find it.
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Re: FDNY historic audio CD's
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 09:49:56 AM »
A couple of good audios on line are:
              1) Youtube "War Years Audio"   (from r1smokeater) I believe 15 diff. Volumes each about ten minutes
              2) www.hfdradio.com - Click on Vintage Years Audio
              3) This site. Type in search: War Years Audio (3 1/2 hr clips)
   Hope that helps "e203bcvfd". Not sure if Warren Fuchs (retired Disp # 120 on any).
   Yes, FDNY certainly had some great dispatchers in those days. Some still on the job.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 11:50:14 AM »
Sample from my site-More to come !
<"http://www.youtube.com/v/ZLAtTWcbpjQ&hl=en&fs=1

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Re: FDNY historic audio CD's
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 12:09:53 PM »
Great Audio "r1smokeater".  YES, Gentlemen, "Those were the days". And it didn"t matter if it was 2 AM or 2 PM. It was always the same.

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 11:33:36 PM »
nfd, much thanks.   :)

And yes, July 4th 1988 is definitely a favorite. Towards the end it sounds like Mr. Muench has to stop and drink water.
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Re: FDNY historic audio CD's
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 07:53:17 AM »
Mr e203bcvfd, Yes, the audios are great, but no need to Thank me, it"s my friend Jamie, r1smokeater that put them on. He did a great job of saving those non-stop FDNY radio traffic days. Thanks again r1smokeater. We "ALL" appreciate them.