Members' Donation

Dear Members,

Donations of $40.00 or more will entitle you to receive a copy of Neal's Book "Wings of Man(y)" FREE along with a FREE Model of the Eastern 737 with your donation (Donate Button below).

We have a select number of this Eastern Model 737 aircraft with stand, as it was donated to us by an Anonymous Investor of Eastern Airlines Group, Inc. We are thankful the Investor was so kind to donate these for our Eastern members and a way to keep ongoing the Easter Airlines memory in the public eye. We will give the Model out as mentioned above, to any contributions received until the box is empty.

All donations received, go back into EAL Radio Show Broadcast and Website. We want to keep the Legacy of Eastern Airlines going with the EAL Radio Show Broadcast, and your donation supports our efforts! 

You may Donate by clicking the Donation Icon Below to take you right to PayPal to use either PayPal or your Credit Card for payment. Members wishing to send a check with your contribution, please feel free to send to:

Eastern Airlines Radio Show

Attn.: Neal Holland
145 Hilden Road, Suite 115

Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

Thank You, we are truly proud to be “The Radio Voice of Eastern Airlines." 

We love you Eastern!

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"Wings of Man(y)"




Eastern has always been an airline of “firsts” and the radio show is carrying on that tradition and Legacy. Each show that goes into our EAL Radio Broadcast archives tells the hosts, that Eastern people enjoy talking and hearing about the “old” and the “new” as we like to think of our beloved Eastern Airlines. We discuss Airline History, Stories, News, Aircrafts, Airline Humor and even Airline Commercials to approximately 1000 listeners.

Our broadcast schedule is every Monday from 7:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. ET. Hosts from six different locations discuss items pertaining to Eastern and its many valued employees and its 7300 EARA members located around the world. Each Broadcast is taped and you can easily catch the show by clicking on our archived files by following the directions below in red. We want you to tell us what you want to hear, suggest special "Eastern" guests, or tell us your favorite Eastern experience. This Radio Show is for and about the people of Eastern.  Here's how it works!

Tune in at our regular scheduled time, 7:00 P. M. EDT by calling: 213-816-1611 to talk to our hosts or by going to: 

At the Blog Talk website: Click the button for the live sounds of Eastern Airlines. You'll recognize the familiar "Fly Eastern" theme music.  We'll have plenty of Eastern's beautiful music played during breaks in the broadcast. You may use the Player above by clicking anywhere on it to take you to that website to start the show or URL:

Every Thursday there is a 3:30 P.M. EDT Program. Follow the same directions. From The Eastern Files,Thursday at 3:30 P. M. EDT and, every other Thursday: "Old Time Radio Show" at the same time 3:30 P. M. EDT. Join us for fun!

EAL Radio Show
Monday, July 15, 2019,

 Episode 422

"The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline"- The Last Days of Eastern Airlines

Part I of III


The EAL Radio brings Part l of lll Parts "The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline" - The Last Days of Eastern Airlines" in Episode 422  on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00 P. M. EDT. 

Eastern Airlines, MIA was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991. So many great memories to carry the Legacy of Eastern and accomplished many firsts in the airline industry.

  • Eastern Air Transport first to add passenger route service.
  • and  to adopt the Automatic Pilot on a commercial airliner.
  • First to adopt the Sperry Horizon as standard equipment.
  • Eastern Air established the first air passenger service between New York and Atlanta.
  • EAL became the first airline to use Autogiros flying.
  • Eastern was the first Airline to fly a scheduled flight into the new Washington National Airport,
  • EAL Constellations broke numerous speed records.
  • EAL Lockheed L-749A Constellation flew from L A to LGA, in 6 hours, 18 minutes, setting a new West-to East trans-continental speed record for transport aircraft.
  • First DC-7B  in service and with  passengers from Philly to MIA via Washington.
  • New route opened to LA via Dallas and MIA via LA.
  • In 1985 Miami-London route was approved.
  • Eastern became the official airline for opening of the Walt Disney, If You Had Wings".

Listen in to hear more memories of our Legacy that we carry by calling 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. EDT on Monday, July 15 , 2019 for Episode 422. Join our discussion or listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to

EAL Radio Show
Monday, July 22, 2019,

 Episode 423

"The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline"- The Final Days of Eastern Airlines

Part II of III


The EAL Radio brings you a continuation of the last program on "The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline" - The Last Days of Eastern Airlines" Part ll in Episode 423  on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00 P. M. EDT. 

EAL Radio Show
Monday, July 29, 2019

 Episode 424

"The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline"

- The Final Days of Eastern Airlines

Part IIl of lll


The EAL Radio brings the final Part lll of the program "The Last Heartbeats of an America Legacy Airline" - The Last Days of Eastern Airlines" in Episode 424 on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:00 P. M. EDT. 

EAL Radio Show
Monday, August 5, 2019

Promo Episode 425

"Flying with Arthur Godfrey"


(Photo) 1953 Captains Eddie, Arthur Godfrey, Dick Merrill and Captain NA

The EAL Radio Show broadcast goes back into our archive of Eastern History in Episode 425 on Monday, August 5, 2019, with the topic "Flying with Arthur Godfrey" at 7:00 P.M. EDT.


Our Eastern History describes Arthur Godfrey as an avid supporter to the Miami aviation industry, especially with his connections with Captain Eddie and Eastern. He discussed aviation on his daily radio broadcast program, in the mid-1940s. Some other items of interest:

  • Captain Eddie became elated with Godfrey's promotion of flying and authorized him to make a promotional film for Eastern.
  • Eastern Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of powered flight with the film "Flying with Arthur Godfrey" featuring their founder, WWI ace Eddie Rickenbacker and host Arthur Godfrey in 1953. This gorgeous color film features footage of Lockheed Constellations, early jet fighters, and Arthur's personal DC-3.
  • Captain Eddie led a tour through South America in a new "Connie" and the guests on board were Arthur Godfrey, and Wayne Parish. Carried over 2.223 million passengers.
  • An Eastern members, Ronald Correard loved flying at the age of 12 after viewing Arthur Godfrey's 1953 show. He also saw Godfrey on that "Connie" with Captain Eddie and in the 60’s was part of the crew on that same "Connie" and nose number.
  • Godfrey was elected honorary life member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1976 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the organization. He was also enshrined there in 1987.

Listen to our broadcast to hear Captain Neal's program on "Flying with Arthur Godfrey". Call 213-816-1611 on Monday, August 5 at 7:00 P. M. EDT Join our discussion or listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to

Upcoming Programs

Monday, August 12 2019, Episode 426, "Famous People Who Have Died in Air Crashes"

. More info to come shortly.

THURSDAY Programs at 3:30 P.M. EDT

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
"From The Eastern Files"
Episode 71, July 04, 2019

at 3:30 P.M. EDT

"Eastern Memories"

The EAL Radio Show program of "From The Eastern Files" Episode 71, will begin Thursday July 04, 2019 at 3:30 P.M.

Join us to hear more of our topic as we depart the gate. Listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to:

Old Time Radio Show"
Episode 25
"The Old Time Radio"
July 11, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. EDT
  "Eastern Airlines & More Music of the "70's & 80's"

The Old Time Radio Program on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. The program will continue with Episode 24 and the topic is "Eastern Airlines Does Gospel"

Another great broadcast of the History of Eastern Airlines along with the songs of the Gospel music during that period. We look forward to sharing the songs with you and relaying some of the great events that happened at Eastern during that time.

Members Area

From: Russ Martin
To: DCDJGagnon
Subject: Re: Thank You Letter from Captain Neal
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:03:25 AM

Dear Dorothy, I am quite elated that my little donation had such an impact on the EAL Radio Show! Many thanks to you and of course, Capt. Neal for the very nice letter of appreciation. I will do my best to call in to the show on Monday to enjoy the discussions.

Thanks and best regards, Russ
From: DCDJGagnon
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019
To: Russ Martin
Subject: Thank You Letter from Captain Neal

Russ, please find attached a thank you letter for your donation to the EAL Radio
Show. We certainly appreciate your membership and contribution of our program. Members like you giving your sponsorship keep the legacy of Eastern going.

On behalf of our Team of Host our sincere thanks.
Dorothy Cronin Gagnon
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Unearthing the 32-Year Mystery of Crashed Eastern Airlines Flight 980 By Jeffrey Cook, David Kerley, Whitney Lloyd, Nathan Luna

And Jason Kurtis

Dec 15, 2016, 4:30 AM ET

We have a copy of this video on the Unearthing the 32-Year Mystery, If you haven't already seen this  video on the Internet. This video is in our Video Collection.  Click Hyperlink.