Weaponry (radio program)
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Devoted to military and aviation technology, history, hardware, policy, news, reviews, and analysis, all interspersed with totally inappropriate music, Weaponry has been on the air since 1982, on WBAI radio, 99.5 FM in the New York City metropolitan area Wednesday mornings (late-night Tuesdays) from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. A 90-day archive is also available on the station's site.
Over the years, guests have included a number of historians and specialists in the fields of military and aviation science, history, and technology, among them Eric Foner and Albert Nofi. General William Westmoreland was a guest, as was the Captain of the USS Vincennes after the Iran Air shoot-down. General Paul Tibbets, MOH Medevac helicopter pilot Michael Novosel, Wake Island battle veterans, the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron 8 at Midway, and other guests have also appeared over the years.
Tom Wisker, the host of Weaponry since its inception, is a member of board of the New York Military Affairs Symposium, and of several other military and aviation historical organizations. He is a scholar of the USAAF early in the Pacific War, the Israeli Air Force, and TACAIR in general.