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Episode #1 "Premier": Dedicated to the greatest airline to fly the skies and the greatest employees ever to put airplanes in the air – you the people of Eastern. Featuring: · Featured Eastern Guests · History of Eastern · Employee Interviews · Industry News · Scholarship News · Employee News · Video clips of EAL · Eastern Music and Themes · Favorite Eastern Stories.  See you at the gate for Episode 1 at 7PM EDT, January 7, 2011.

Episode #2: Dedicated to the greatest airline to fly the skies and the greatest employees ever to put airplanes in the air – you the people of Eastern. Our special guest this week will be Eastern Airlines historian, Bill Hirsch.
See you at the gate for Episode 2 at 7PM EDT, January 14, 2011.

Episode #3: The former men and women talk about their airline Eastern Airlines, with memories shared of life long friends, Eastern experiences, Eastern humor, Eastern heroism and tragedies. A major American airline once the worlds second largest. Call-in's welcomed from all wanting to share their memory of this great legendary airline. See you at the gate for Episode 3 at 7PM EDT, January 21, 2011.

Episode #4: The former men and women talk about their airline Eastern Airlines, with memories shared of life long friends, Eastern experiences, Eastern humor, Eastern heroism and tragedies. A major American airline once the worlds second largest. Call-in's welcomed from all wanting to share their memory of this great legendary airline. See you at the gate for Episode 4 at 7PM EDT, January 28, 2011.

Episode #5: The former men and women talk about their airline Eastern Airlines, with memories shared of life long friends, Eastern experiences, Eastern humor, Eastern heroism and tragedies. A major American airline once the worlds second largest. Call-in's welcomed from all wanting to share their memory of this great legendary airline. See you at the gate for Episode 5 at 7PM EDT, February 4, 2011.

Episode #6: The former men and women talk about their airline Eastern Airlines, with memories shared of life long friends, Eastern experiences, Eastern humor, Eastern heroism and tragedies. A major American airline once the worlds second largest. Call-in's welcomed from all wanting to share their memory of this great legendary airline. See you at the gate for Episode 6 at 7PM EDT, February 11, 2011.

Episode 7: We hope to speak with Mr Floyd Hall in tonight's show. See you at the gate for Episode 7 at 7PM EDT, February 18, 2011.

Episode 8: Radio talk with former Eastern Air Lines employees and friends. See you at the gate for Episode 8at 7PM EDT, February 25, 2011.

Episode 9: Great talk radio about Eastern Air Lines. Guests include former Eastern President Floyd Hall. Call in with your questions and any related Eastern memories. Featured also, Eastern Flight Crew with Captain Neal, First Officer Bud and Senior Flight Attendant Margaret and their adventures. A Great Airline and A Great Radio Show. Join us. See you at the gate for Episode 9 at 7PM EDT, March 4, 2011

Episode 10: Can you guess which Eastern Aircraft we feature in this show? First caller identifying the aircraft will win our great Eastern mystery prize. Lots of great Eastern talk from our guests and Eastern employees. Live talk radio for and about Eastern, its people and friends. See you at the gate for Episode10 at 7PM EDT, March 11, 2011

Episode 11: Eastern Air Lines radio talk with former employees and friends. Special guests featured talking about the restored Eastern DC-7B scenic flight leaving Opa Locka (Miami) Saturday March 19th. Take a flight in this historic aircraft. Airline skits, member news and Eastern history are part of the show. Your calls welcomed. See you at the gate for Episode 11 at 7PM EDT, March 18, 2011.

Episode 12:  Listen and call-in to the Eastern Radio Talk Show.  March 25th show interviews with Beverly Bennis of the Eastern Silverliners (Flight Attendants and Vito Borrelli of Eastern Airlines Retiree Association (EARA). Your hosts are: Capt Neal Holland, Captain Bud Hescock and Jim Hart, President of the West Palm Beach Chapter of EARA. See you at the gate for Episode 13 at 7PM EDT, March 25, 2011.

Episode 13: Let's talk Eastern. Your calls, thoughts, humor, stories about Eastern Airlines. This is an open mic format so tell us your best memories of Eastern Airlines. We want to hear from you. Our call-in number is 1-213-816-1611. See you at the gate for Episode 12 at 7PM EDT, April 1, 2011.

Episode 14:  Great Eastern talk and memories shared by our call-in audience, Be part of our Eastern talk by calling in every Friday at 6 p.m. and listen to a variety show of fun, Eastern music, Eastern stories all brought to you by the people of Eastern Air Lines. Your Hosts: Capt Neal, F/A Margaret Barrs and Jim Hart - President EARA - PBI Chapter. See you at the gate for Episode 14 at 7PM EDT, April 08, 2011.

Episode 15:  Let's talk Eastern. This show features a DC-7B flight over South Florida with a full load of former Eastern employees and friends. Your calls, thoughts, humor, stories about Eastern Airlines. This is an open mic format so tell us your best memories of Eastern Airlines. We want to hear from you. Our call-in number is 1-213-816-1611. See you at the gate for Episode 15 at 7PM EDT, April 22, 2011.

Episode 16: The EAL Radio gang is having fun this week. A little bit of comedy as only Luanne can provide, and of course our Eastern friends calling in to add the company flavor. Let's talk Eastern.  Call us at 213-816-1611 and be part of the show. See you at the gate for Episode 16 at 7PM EDT, April 29, 2011.

Episode #17:  Dedicated to ideas about putting Eastern back in the air as talks continued that this may actually happen in 2012.  We wanted to have our listeners put in their opinions as to where and with which type of aircraft it would operate.  Great ideas of initial route structures were discussed by the hosts and callers to the show.  Wonderful call-in shows with excellent ideas we hope the new owners of Eastern would consider.  It was obvious during the show that we definitely wanted Eastern back in the air, and all agreed it will happen. See you at the gate for Episode 17 at 7PM EDT, May 6, 2011.

Episode #18: Some of our early shows like Episode 18 introduce characters like Luanne Wiggins, Habib Abdul, and Mick O'Malley.  This Episode is one of those funny flights with emphasis on what our Flight Attendants sometimes have to put up with.  Humorous announcements? are often done by those even of the flights deck as you will hear during this Episode.  Some of our hosts are talented by being able to speak the various dialects often used in our shows. See you at the gate for Episode 18 at 7PM EDT, May 13, 2011.

Episode 19: Our topic about the New Eastern Air Lines getting back in the air again has created much interest from our listeners and we continue our discussion during this broadcast.  If you would like to put your ideas about what you would like to see the New Eastern put into their business plan be with us and call in to the show at 213-816-1611.  We'll get you on the air.

Episode 20: This Friday, even though not Memorial Day (Monday) we decided to dedicate the show to our brave men and women serving our country both present and past.  Let us hear from you about your thoughts of friends or your own military experience while serving the country.  We have much to be thankful for and at the top of the list are the military services of our nation.  We think you will enjoy this hour's dedication to these heroes.

Episode #21: This was a good time to talk about airline food, catering and who offers the best service.  This Episode also recalled early catering and food served on Eastern flights. Eastern was the second airline to have in-flight meals? United being the first.  A brief description of our first caterer, Hot Shoppes (now Marriott) who served our flights out of Washington, DC.   

Episode #22: Eastern Talk Radio presents live call-in talk from the Eastern Family and Friends.  This week we share some thoughts on "What about the airline food..."  Remembering the days of full course meals in coach and first class will be fun and should lead to some great airline talk.  Call in with your favorite airline catering and why.  Call us at 1-213-816-1611.  We'd love to hear from you. We push back from the Gate at 6 p.m. EST Friday June 10th.  Be on the flight.

Episode 23: Our show this week will be an airline variety hour.  We'll hear from Jim Hart in Martha's Vineyard, Steve McDonald our new historian, Air Kentucky's Senior Flight Attendant, Luanne Wiggins as she introduces us to her family of all sisters. She'll continue her discussion of Air Kentucky's in-flight service and famous meal flights. We had some problems with our last show in that we had only been scheduled for 30 minutes. We apologize for this oversight. We hope to deliver another 60 minutes of EAL Radio Show.  Be with us for the push back at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Episode 24: What a great show last week.  Let's continue the great Eastern talk by sharing great Eastern memories.  We will have Jim Gardner from REPA, our Historian, Steve McDonald and of course your Hosts and maybe Luanne will drop by to say hello.  Don't forget, we have a Toll Free number for you to call in.  1-800-572-1861. Be at the Gate for the push back at 6:00 p.m. EST

Episode #25: Our first Episode starring an Eastern Aircraft from the many used during its history.  We chose the Super G Constellation and flown by our cast of Eastern Radio actors.  All you need to know about this passenger-favorite airplane is brought out in this Episode.

Episode #26: This is Steve Thompson and in this Episode we based our skit on an Eastern aircraft, which was the DC3-DST Sleeper.  Capt Hasson Calloway based in Atlanta was the Captain and the anecdote is based on an actual flight when a passenger went missing somewhere between ATL and BHM.  The gentleman actually was on board and when found was in the upper sleeping compartment with a young lady he had convinced to share the bunk on this leg of the flight.  Like all of our skits involving the Eastern fleet of many aircraft makes and models, we share the aircraft specifications with our listeners and get as close to the actual accounting of the story as we can.

Episode #27: This Episode brings 2 Eastern legends together. Captain Dick Merrill and Captain Gene Brown. Two Mailwing flights takeoff; one from Richmond southbound and the northbound out of Atlanta.  They meet in Greensboro where Gene asks Dick which animal was along for the flight with him on this flight. It was the squirrel. Dick asks Gene if he had heard of Johnny Kytle landing on top of Stone Mountain. Gene acknowledges that fact and that Kytle had walked down off the mountain with the mail bag. In this episode we introduce sound effects.  Also in the episode we learn of early navigational aids used for night flights and airways as well as the specifications of the Pitcairn Mailwing aircraft. 

Episode #28: Listen to the rumble, the rattle, and the roar as it lumbers down the runway towards the Sears Department Store. For a flight that you'll remember buy your ticket at the door and climb aboard that Southern Airways Martin 404.  This plane it flies from Memphis on down to Tupelo and then on down to Anniston, but it gets there mighty slow. By the time you make Atlanta your bottom will be sore from riding on that Southern Airways Martin 404.

This little ditty starts Episode 28 about Eastern Air Lines, Martin 404.  The skit is about a new Captain receiving his initial line checkout with his mother-in-law check airman.  And Luanne, the Senior Flight Attendant is receiving her annual flight review by her Supervisor. Lots of idiosyncrasies are told about the airplane and true stories of how rugged this airplane was. How even with a midair collision involving a small airplane and part of its wing missing the crew manages to land their Martin 404 safely. This is a great episode and you do not want to miss it, especially if you flew or worked on the Martin.

Episode #29: It's a fun trip on Eastern Flight 29, a Boeing 727-200 airplane, for the crew that all join the Captain for a trip up to Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood, Oregon on their long layover.  There they are joined by several other Eastern employees to tell stories of legendary Captain Bill Malone.  Also, at the ski lodge they meet up again with Capt Mick O'Malley with Air Lingus who they had a great Irish dinner at the LAX Irish Pub on an earlier occasion. 

Some of the best and funniest Bill Malone stories came from Captain G. Dennis Leadbetter the first officer on many flights out west to SEA and PDX (and was a real-life General of the United States Air Force).  Facts about the Timberline Lodge and other points of interest on the flight are described by the crew.

Episode #30: The skit recalled the final Cuban Airlift flight with two of the original crew members on the show.  Eastern Lockheed Electra's were used mostly during the several years Eastern brought out over 260,000 people to freedom from Cuba to Miami.  The skit was based on that last flight out of Cuba as remembered by the Captain and First Officer who flew that flight.  It's also a story of the Lockheed L-188 Electra and its contribution to the Eastern story and how it was the workhorse on the Washington, New York, and Boston Shuttle.  A great episode for all you Electra admirers. 

Episode #31: Episode 31 recalls an actual race to Atlanta with Delta.  However, only the Eastern L-1011 crew knew it was a race and to declare to their passengers Eastern's arrival into Atlanta was well ahead of Delta's. The two competing carriers had the same departure schedules from LAX to ATL at around 10:00 p.m. west coast time, but recently Delta seemed to be beating our flights away from the Gate. 

A very cleaver scheme was cooked up by the Eastern Captain after receiving the weather report along the route.  It would only work if Eastern left the gate slightly ahead of Delta, which did not happen. You'll enjoy the creativeness and competitive spirit of the crew to win the bragging rights of arriving ahead of our competitors.  Lots of fun on this flight.  Go archiving to Episode #31 and you'll discover how weather played an important role. 

Episode #32: The beginning of what would become an institution on commercial aircraft. The flight attendant.  Only, in the early days, say around 1931, they were called Air Hostesses, or simply Hostess.  Episode 32's skit is based on actual conversations by those responsible for the formation of this department and description of their training. Go on their first instructional flight in a Curtis Condor and the actual crew of Pilot Frank Jerdone and John Armstrong at the controls.  They had one year to prove they were needed for passenger flights with Eastern Air Transport, and indeed they proved their place in commercial aviation.  Lots of description and history of the Hostess service with Eastern and other airlines are shared in this Episode.  Great sound effects of the Condor engines starting up found by our producer, Eric Otero.  If you were a flight attendant, you have got to hear this Episode.   


Episode #33: Remember the book and movie "Fate" is the Hunter by Ernest Gann?  Well, Captain Bill Malone wrote a great short story titled the Compass and the Clock.  Anyone having flown hundreds of hours as their profession will have a close-call, or many.  Why do some buy the farm? And others get away with what should have been a disaster?  This Episode tells of those who have had these shear-stark minutes of fright and walked away from it.  This book shares stories of some who did not walk away.

We have our own personal near-misses. in our everyday lives as we go to and come from work, or go on vacation with our families, but we don't have the lives of hundreds of folks in our hands the moment the should-have-beens occur.  A great story by Captain Malone and delivered by the casts in this Episode #33. 

Episode 34: Happy Labor Day!  We will have an all Call-In show tonight with on "Open-Mic" format.  Call-in with anything you might want to talk about.  Perhaps some of our previous show topics:  The L-10ll, the Last Flight Out (Cuban Airlift), the Martin 404, the Boeing 727, the Flight of the Condor, or our most recent The Compass and the Clock.  How about talking about the "New Eastern."  The hour and the microphone is your.  See you at the Gate at 7:00 p.m.  Let's have fun.

Episode #35: This Episode featured Eastern's contributions to the Military Operations.  World War 2 and the Vietnam Conflict saw Eastern as an important part of our country's effort during these times. Individual crew members tell their stories in this Episode.  If you participated in any of the MAC flights, you'll want to listen to Episode 35.

Episode #36:  Did you ever think Eastern Airlines lost one of its Boeing 727?  Well it did and we call this Flight 2301, Where Are You??  Remember, there was a TV series Car 51 Where Are You??  We even used the music from this TV show from the 60s as our lead in. The story was featured in Retired Eastern Pilots Association's REPArtee magazine. It happened to Captain Bill Pappy, an Atlanta based pilot and humorously written about a real event that took place.  Our casts did a great performance in delivering this very funny story. 

Episode 37: The Images of Flight. A collection of all-time favorites set to the Eastern Air Lines theme music. Narrated by Alexander Scorby.

Episode 38: If you didn't know that Eastern had its own D.B. Cooper way back in 1933, then you must listen to Episode 38.  It happened near Charleston, SC when an Eastern Air Transport passenger leaped out of a Tri-motor Stinson aircraft.  You'll be surprised at some of the characters involved with the search for the missing passenger that day and the next several weeks.  Bevo Howard, who later became one of America's top rated acrobatic pilots, was one of them.  A true story that would make a good movie about weird events in the annals of airline history.  The cast did a great job recreating the actual story and people involved. The original story was written by the late John P. Ingle, who had just been hired at the Charleston Base. John later became Marketing Manager and Station Manager in Jacksonville. Listen to Episode 38 for this thriller.

Episode #39: This Episode told favorite stories as published in the Retired Eastern Pilots' Associations magazine REPArtee from Eastern employees.  A story not know by many was the flight to carry the ashes of the famous news war correspondent and journalist, Damon Runyon, to New York's Times Square, which he told many stories about, and scatter them over that famous landmark by his very close friend, Captain Edie Rickenbacker.  Captain John Gill was in command and Captain Eddie sat in the co-pilot's seat to carry out the wish of his late friend.  Mr. Runyon's widow and his son were on the memorial flight.  A great story with a hilarious ending.  For all the details and fun listen to Episode 39

Episode #40:  A great Eastern History lesson is given during this Episode by the hosts.  Starting with its roots formed by Florida Airways back in 1926, the family tree grows to Pitcairn, E.A.T. (Eastern Air Transport) and Eastern Airlines with branches growing from its many purchases of smaller air service providers.  Original routes and expansions are added as Eastern wins route awards, or routes from mergers increase the size of Eastern until it at one times it grows to become the largest passenger carrying airline in the free world.  Second only to the Russian owned Aeroflot.  If you have forgotten Eastern History this Episode is one that will jog your memory or add to what you did not know about America's Favorite Way To Fly.

Episode 41: The show was aviation humor.  Most of it original and some shared by the hosts of their own lighter side of aviation experiences they had encountered.  If you need a lift from an otherwise dull or hectic day, relax and get ready for some airline and aviation humor.

Episode #42: Funny and frightening was Episode 42, our Halloween show. The skit has the aircraft with a crew of 13 (unlucky #) and 300 plus passengers, taken over by Bermuda Triangle Center. This flight was ATL to SJU bound when diverted by powers beyond the ability of the crew to resist, and instructed to land at an airport in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle called BT-Atoll #4 or Bermuda Triangle International Airport. They escorted upon arrival in this airspace was none other than the "lost squadron" Of 5 Navy aircraft and their pilots. Upon entering the terminal the crew is greeted by Amelia Earhart who was a victim of DS-Atoll #3 in the Pacific Ocean. You'll enjoy this story based on factual information of the surreal Bermuda Triangle. Again, another great performance of cast and producer with chilling sound effects.

Episode 43: Join us Monday November 7th for our 43rd consecutive live radio show. Our guests will be 3 of our EARA Chapter President. Go to or go to the Home page of this website. Call in to the show at 213-816-1611.

Episode #44:  Our Skit on Episode was a yarn based on two real life stories. The week's current event for this show headlined in the newspapers the JetBlue flight that was iced in at the airport unable to get back to the terminal and sitting on the ramp for 7 hours.  The other event was a flight Captain Holland had with his flight arriving over Atlanta, holding for weather and having to go to his alternate.  The skit developed around the crew and passengers unable to get to a gate and let the passengers deplane as the passengers became more and more angered to the point that only Johnny Cash could settle the unruly mob.  Great delivery by the crew and sound effects by the producer.

Episode #45: Episode 45's skit was based on a short email sent in by one of our flight attendants to tell us of her way to get 2-lazy flight attendants to carry out their cabin assignments.  It involved the Ghost Ship, aircraft 318 that was assigned to this flight.  Really funny and really true.  It made believers out of the 2 who preferred to slack off their duties in favor of goofing off.  An ingenious plan was conceived involving the lower galley apparitions.  You'll want to listen in as the Ghost of 401 proved to get their attention fast. 

Episode 46: Stories from the "Eastern Files."  Two great short stories from the book Best of REPArtee published by the Retired Eastern Pilots Association. Capt. O.B. Biven's memory of his good friend Captain Dick Merrill and Capt. Hank Foley's very humorous Ladies Can Be Funny.  All three of these gentlemen are no longer with us, but the memories are shared in this Episode of the "Eastern Files."  Be with us Monday, November 28th are 7:00 p.m. when we taxi from the Gate on Eastern Flight 46. 

Episode #47: The Airport Employees Parking Lot was the title to Episode 47.  Where was my car parked? Ive only been gone 3 days.  Strange things that happen on the Employee Bus to and from our cars and work.  Why is that pilot jumping up and down on the hood of that car?  A funny takeoff of the space we visited each day when going to work at Eastern. You'll probably recognize a few of these scenarios that may have happened in your parking lot.   

Episode 48: Our show tonight finds our hosts/cast sharing their thoughts of favorite Christmas memories with Eastern, their family, or friends.  It's the time to share those good, warm memories at this time of year.  Join us, if you would like to share your thoughts too.  Our call-in numbers are 213-816-1611 or Toll Free 877-872-1861. 

Episode #49: Polar Flight 2011 originated with Captain Santa and crew on a worldwide flight in this Episode. Great flight plan, crew reading the Before Starting Deer Checklist and other normal flight operations duties to get the sleigh craft into the air.  This should be our regular Christmas offering each year.  Great music and sound effects to put the listener into the proper Christmas Eve mood.  

Episode 50: Our radio show Monday, January 2nd, 2012 is titled "Some Inner Goodness" and is based on a true story from one of our members.  The flight is Eastern Air Lines Flight 50 and we're on the latest addition to the fleet - a Lockheed Constellation "Super G" with Capt Dick Merrill at the controls.  We think you will enjoy this very touching true story.  Be at the Gate for boarding at 7:00 p.m.  


Episode #51: We had the pleasure to interview Captain Warren RauHofer, retired Vice President, Manager and Director of American Airlines' Latin America Division.  Warren was also the Chief Representative of the Boeing 757 crash in Cali Columbia.  Several of our Hosts knew and or asked questions of Warren who gave most interesting answers.  Warren also has ties with the NTSB, NASA and FEMA.

Episode #52: OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY was broadcast in this Episode.  A review of the Hosts of the show's favorite Episodes.

Episode #53: The A300 crew fly Eastern's newest wide-bodied aircraft from Atlanta to Las Vegas where some of the crew members compete in a talent show audition.  On board Flight 53 is Mr. Charlie Simons who answers the crew's question about the Airbus A300 financing.  At the MGM Grand Hotel some in the crew tryout for a talent contest. 

Episode #54: Eastern's largest Charter operations to Mexico City are the show's historical importance in this Episode developed by the company's lead coordinator of this 1965 operation.  Using the Douglas DC-8-21, Eastern moved over 15,000 people to and from Mexico City.  Join the Radio Flight Crew as they depart Atlanta and meet several Conventioneers en-route.  Even the flight plan, communication and data are as factual as research allowed. This is a two-part Episode.

Episode #55: The crew enjoys their layover at the Maria Isabel Hotel and gets a "Cooke?s Tour" by their new friend Captain Hector Santa aria with Mexicana Airlines.  The Episode is Part 2 of the Massey-Ferguson Distributor and Dealer Convention in Mexico City.  Jim Hart's recall of the 1965 charter by Eastern is the basis for the series.  Great sound effects in this Episode as well as accurate description of the historical and scenic parts in Mexico City and nearby.  You'll want to listen to both Part 1 and Part 2.

Episode #56: Nearly the entire one hour show was an interview with Mr. Floyd Hall, Eastern President 1963 - 1975.  Callers and hosts asked Mr. Hall questions and he responded with vigor and enthusiasm.  We hope to be able to have him on often.  Captain John Shearer and his music were presented with questions answered about his band called "Big John Shearer and His Blue Side Up Band."

Episode #57: The Radio Flight crew takes a trip to SJU - San Juan, Puerto Rico in the Boeing 727-200.  Things go awry when their layover plans call for a visit to the cruise ship Eastern Sunrise of the Caribbean.  The show will also feature follow up comments about our last week's guest, Mr. Floyd Hall.  Join us this Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. east coast time when we taxi from the gate on Eastern Flight 57.  We hope you're on-board. 

Episode #58: Part II of our Puerto Rico & Cruise Ship Episode also included the return trip to Atlanta slightly delayed by the crew being hijack to Havana.  This part of the skit was based on an actual Eastern hijacking August, 1979 of a Boeing 727 from Guatemala to Miami flight.  The hijacker was subdued in-flight and the Eastern flight continued to Miami with the hijacker restrained and delivered to authorities in Miami. 

Episode #59: This Episode our hosts recalled all the airlines no longer flying across the American skies.  We called it the "Airline Graveyard."  If you need to know what happened to an airline you no longer hear about, chances are that it made it to the Airline Graveyard. 

Episode #60: We turn the pages of Eastern history back eighty (80) years.  We were called Eastern Air Transport back then.  Listen to the many "firsts" our airline set among all those in the industry.  You'll see that we led the way.  Even 80 years ago we were "Earning Our Wings Every day."  We have inserted several oldies on the Eastern music. 

Episode #61: A passenger foils a heist of the country jewels.  Sometimes the best security is that of those who may be passengers on your flight.  Listen to hear what triggered a passenger to suspicion why another passenger on the same flight should be investigated. This led to an arrest of one passenger and hero treatment of another passenger knowing something was not right.

Episode #62:  Eastern Charter Flight with the Miami Hurricanes versus Hurricane Gloria.  Which will win out?  You'll enjoy this actual trip by one of your Hosts.  New Coach Jimmy Johnson is not too happy about the Captain's decision.  The flight has a surprise ending you'll not want to miss.

Episode #63: "Miami Center, we've just lost Number 3 engine," the Lockheed L-1011 Check Captain transmitted to the controller.  They were without power!  All three engines dead.  As exciting a radio show can be and not be in the cockpit of Eastern Flight 855.  Fly with the crew and passengers when things go from bad to worse, to a nightmare in just a few short minutes.  The real story about the remarkable flight and crew.  Excellent performance by the cast.

Episode #64: If you want to learn what's happening to the New Eastern this is your Episode.  After your hosts/cast delivered a skit of our thoughts about putting Eastern back in the skies, Mr. Ed Wegel, now President of Eastern Airlines came on and brought us up-to-date of where the new company is and what's happened up to this point.  Routes the new airline will be flying, polls taken in the Miami area about the Eastern name recognition (this will surprise you), and much more was gone over by Mr. Wegel.  A wonderful tribute at the end of the nearly one and a half hour show for Floyd Hall was shared by your hosts and callers.  You'll not want to miss this Episode.

Episode #65:The New Eastern Airlines start-up team meets the Investor and each discusses their roles in putting the airline back into the air.  All of the team learns of the connection between, Mr. Meuche, the investor and Capt Eddie Rickenbacker.  An amazing story of fate for the Investor and the new start-up carrier.  Listen to Part II and enjoy.  Don't miss Part I that you can tune in anytime through the Radio Episodes Archive.

Episode #66: The Celebration Party.  The Investor and new Eastern employees meet at the Doral Country Club Banquet Hall for the celebration of Eastern receiving its DOT & FAA authority as a new Part 121 air carrier.  Comments by each of the Department VPs and Directors and much applause for the Investor are heard during the dinner event. Last in a series of three.

Episode #67: Our Memorial Day Show. Songs from the American Revolution to the War On Terror. Enjoy the 1984 Speech by President Ronald Reagan dedicating the Vietnam War Unknown Soldier.

Episode #68: 250 passengers board Eastern Inaugural Flight 1.  Among the guests on the flight are: Mr. and Mrs. Meuche, the Mayors of Miami and San Juan and many of the management team serving as crew members. The aircraft used on the first flight of Eastern after over 20 years is the company's purchase of an all Boeing Fleet, which includes the B-787-8 Dreamliner - the most modern aircraft in the world's fleet of commercial airliners. Passengers are amazed at the many new high-tec features. To entertain the passengers once in the air the company has booked Mr. Tony Bennett who is traveling to San Juan for a month's show at the El San Juan Marriott.

Episode #69: Eastern's Flight One, the Inaugural Flight has reached 41,000 feet and the company has two big surprises for the 250 passengers in the Boeing 787 - Dreamliner.  Special guest on the flight: the Mayors of Miami and San Juan.  Also to entertain the passengers none other than Tony Bennett singing "Fly Me To the Moon. Passengers all receive the latest Apple product - Apple iPad.

Episode #70: Great "open mic" session with callers discussing many Eastern Airlines news and events past and present.

Episode 71: We're talking again.... About Eastern Airlines.  And who better to talk with than the President of Eastern, Mr. Ed Wegel.  Why not join in on the radio with your questions and thoughts for Ed. When does the company plan to be in the air again?  Which cities will initially be served?  What type aircraft will be used? Will the New Eastern hire former employees?  Will the Eastern logo be on the aircraft or a new design?  We're sure you will have many questions to ask.  Don't forget, the radio show has an online chat feature if you want to register your questions.   We have open mics again and welcome your calls.  .  Please be at the Gate for our departure at 7:00 p.m. Monday June 25th.  Don't be late.

Episode 72: Turning back the pages of Eastern history and talking about the new history about to become a reality, you'll not want to miss this Episode 72 Monday July 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  Join your hosts with your calls for the New Eastern Airlines on Flight 72


Episode 73: Our broadcast this week for Episode 73 will be a replay of an important broadcast featuring as our Guest, Mr. Ed Wegel. We feel it important enough that you should know what’s happening with "our airline." And, we feel sure after listening to this Monday's broadcast you will know it is in good hands.

Episode 74: Join the hosts/cast for the "Meeting of the Minds" show. We're doing "brain" session with the new Eastern Management team and Investor in this broadcast.  We hope the "real" Eastern Management team is listening.  This is our way to share the ideas of the former Eastern employees and if you have thoughts you would like to share with them, please plan to call-in.  We'll see you at the Gate for our 7:00 p.m. departure Monday July 16th.

Episode #75:The new Eastern management team meet at the Miami Airport Marriott for a "Meeting of the Minds" luncheon.  New ideas for the new airline are the topic of conversation.  Each manager at the meeting must write 3 new ideas before leaving the luncheon.  Some really great ideas are a result.


Episode #76: The crew of this flight finds the beauties of Puerto Rico on their layover.  Their visit to the tropical rain forest El Yonken introduces them to Puerto Rico's little known musical secret - the Coqui. 

Episode #77: If you have ever lived or worked in Miami, you will certainly want to hear this episode as it will bring back a flood of memories.  The Episode also shares memories of training days when first hired on with Eastern. 

Episode #78: Take a trip through the Bermuda Triangle.  An accounting of one Captain's memories of an actual flight one dark stormy night from SJU to JFK.  Also included is a song by Capt. Bob Furhman "You Are My Sunshine."  Special guest, Frank Davis tells our listeners about plans for a family reunion - an Eastern Family Reunion.  You will want to listen in as it sounds like the makings of an annual event.

Episode #79: Listen to some great EAL stories as told in the book "The Best of REPArtee."" The way it was back in the old days is told by your hosts for tonight's broadcast.


Episode #80: Monday. Whatever is on your mind (Eastern mind) we'll discuss. We have three folks calling in. Don't be bashful - talk about your days with EAL, people you know, funny, sad things you remember, people you looked up to (I had my mentor with EAL) as I'm sure you had someone you had lots of respect for. Tell us about them. This type show is always fun to do and fun to listen to.

Episode #81: Open Microphone for our call-in listeners and host. We may have a surprise guest a long way from home. Join us for Episode 81 and let us know what is on your mind. Remember, we are the "voice" of Eastern memories. See you at the...

Episode #82: We're departing from our normal broadcasts with this show. We?re doing TV and radio shows funny side of airline operations. You can find the videos of these with your internet browser. They are classics and we will make a few comments as they are played over the next hour. Put a smile on your face and tune in

Episode #83: A true story aboard an Eastern aircraft from Orlando to Newark. Our skit tonight is titled "Deadly Virus On Flight 587." You'll want to listen in as the cast tells this in-flight drama.

Episode #84: The 10 most famous aircraft of all time? Have you ever considered such a list? Episode 84 gives you an opinion of one of the greatest aviation historian of our time. You will be surprised, or may not, at the aircraft talked about on our broadcast. Tune in to see how many on your list makes the 10 Best Aircraft of All Time.

Episode #85: A Nostalgic Journey Through the Decades with Eastern Airlines. Remembering Eastern through the ages along with the music, news, radio programs, advertising and much more. You'll want to listen in and see if you can remember these sounds of yesteryear. Flight 1920 our southbound flight and Flight 1930 with be the northbound trip for our listeners. Be at the Gate for a 7:00 p.m. departure

Episode #86: The 1950's and 1960's will be the decades traveled through Eastern's history tonight. Along with music, news, current events, and radio programs broadcast over radio, we thread the history of Eastern into these exciting times most of us remember. Many of us were hired by Eastern during the 50's and 60's, I was one of them. Come along with us on EAL Flight 86. We depart the Gate at 7:00 p.m. Monday night October 8th - a date made famous by another traveler, Christopher Columbus.

Episode #86b: Journey through the history of Eastern in the 1960's and 1970's. We fly through the decades with history and sounds of the past that you will recognize if this is your generation. Your radio host brings you these highlights along with callers to the show. Be on board as we bring you this fourth in the series. Our flight 87 departs from the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. We hope you will be on-board.

Episode #87: This is the last Episode in the series (4) of Eastern through the decades beginning in the 1920's. Our show tonight carries us through the 80's and early 90's when Eastern went out of business. Take the final flight with us tonight when we depart from the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. 

Episode #88: This is the last Episode in the series (4) of Eastern through the decades beginning in the 1920's. Our show tonight carries us through the 80's and early 90's when Eastern went out of business. Take the final flight with us tonight when we depart from the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode #89: Since it is so close to Halloween we have decided to re-broadcast last year's Halloween Special. It's a flight through the Bermuda Triangle with very unusual happenings and characters from the past who just happen to appear during the Episode. Please join us again for this freight flight.

Episode #90: A midair crew change. The captain and first officer become

incapacitated in the exciting Episode of what could happen and with the outcome highly possible in our new airliners of today. Be with us for Flight 90 Monday at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #91: We're back from the REPA Convention with some great interviews. Our Monday night show will be a fascinating story of an Eastern pilot's WW2 experiences as an OSS aircraft commander. As you probably know, the OSS was the forerunner of the CIA, A former reservation agent, flight attendant and ground hostess tells her story in this recorded broadcast. Monday November 19th at 7:00 p.m. See you at the gate.

Episode #92: Follow a new Eastern Captain's rating check-ride in this two part series. You will hear how the Oral Phase and the Flight Phase is conducted. Also, re-live the Eastern Cafeteria and Travelers Hotel Pool Bar activities in this Episode 92. We broadcast live Monday November 26th at 7:00 pm EST. Be sure to be on-board.

Episode #93: The "Flight Check" is the title of tonight's program. Last in the series the Captain candidate must demonstrate to the Company and the FAA his proficiency to be a Pilot-In-Command of a multi-million dollar aircraft and the lives of hundreds of passengers. Experience the emergency situations given to our Captain candidate as he handles many different scenarios in the simulator. At the end of the skit we have a very special guest to answer questions if you would like to call-in. Capt Whitey Jahn, Eastern Boeing 757 FAA designee will be our guest. We hope you will be along for the Flight Monday December 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Episode #94: "This is your Captain, those on the left side of the aircraft have a good view of the lights of New Orleans. Those on the right side have a view of a orange glowing light flying about 100 yards off our right wing tip. As you can see it?s long and cylindrical in shape and is making quick movements about our airplane." How would this affect the rest of your flight? Our show tonight is about true UFO stories as told by airline pilots having seen these recorded appearances. Listen in and call-in if you have your own encounter with these Unidentified Flying Objects. We're live Monday night at 7 pm EST. December 10th, See you at the gate for departure.

Episode #95: We have a selection of interviews, stories and humor in our program Monday at 7:00 pm EST. Atlanta Captain talks about his career with Eastern and a story right out of the 40s are told in this broadcast of Episode 95. Be at the Gate for departure at 7:00 pm

Episode #96: Christmas comes but once a year and so does the EAL Christmas Special broadcast. We hope you like the selection of Christmas stories - both heartwarming and humorous. Tis the time for celebration and thankfulness for all our blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. From your EAL Radio Show Hosts.

Episode #97: "Thanks for the Memories" - Eastern. And there were many. Join your Hosts in tonight's show as we recall the golden memories of our beloved airline. Add your own during the show as we welcome your calls during the show. Call us at: 213-816-1611. Tune us in at

Our show tonight closes out another year on the air. We are going into our third year and have really enjoyed sharing news and memories without Eastern Family. Happy New Year to all. Your Hosts: Jim, Margaret, Bill, Jan, Steve, Chuck, Howard and Neal

Episode #98: "Airport 2013" should be the title of this airline humor. Listen in and see if you can identify any of these quips and "back-at-you" repartee.  Join us with your own airport and airplane funny stories.  We depart from the Gate at exactly 7:00 pm. Monday, January 7th.  Of course that's Eastern Standard Time.

Episode 99:The one that holds things together at the airport airline operations has to be the STATION MANAGER.  Tonight we have two gentlemen that have held that position - one from Eastern and the other from DELTA.  Tune in Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm EST with your questions for the airline's top executive at the airport. 


Episode #100: For our 100th radio broadcast our special guest will be Mr. Ed Wegel, President of Eastern Airlines. You are invited to call in with your questions for Mr. Wegel and share, along with your hosts, memories of the old Eastern Airlines as we near the shutdown date twenty-two years ago.  Flight One Hundred leaves the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, January 21st.  Please plan to be with us.

Episode #101: Ed Wegel, Eastern Presidents appearance on last week?s show will be discussed on tonight?s show. Also, we will discuss aviation's Halls of Fame. We hope you will be on-board as we depart Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm EST

Episode #102: Listen in for another Eastern 1st.  Eastern had a tradition to be the first on many new aircraft and industry changes.  Now listen to learn what might be another first in travel operations.  We present an out-of-the-box idea that surely will take flight. We hope you will be onboard Flight 102 Monday February 4th at 7:00 pm EST.  Call-in with your thoughts.

Episode #103: Valentine Day is shared by your radio host by offering their favorite Valentine Day songs.  See if yours among those played in tonight's Episode.  We think you will remember most of those shared.  Tune in to this Hit Parade broadcast Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm.  Call us and share your favorite. See you at the Gate for the departure of Flight 103.

Episode #104: What does it take to be a mystery writer?  Tune in to this week's Episode 104 and meet our guest, Captain George Jehn, former Eastern pilot who has just written an exciting and suspenseful novel titled "Flying Too Close To The Sun."   Your hosts will ask the author questions that might be helpful if you are planning to write your own or need additional pointers in writing and fiction novel.  Call-in with your questions.  See you at the Gate for a 7:00 pm EST departure.

Episode #105: Watch the little guy fly - golf ball that is.  Our show this week should be titled "All you really need to know about golf without owning clubs or balls."  You'll really learn about the game in Episode 105 and maybe learn some new golfing songs. Join us at 7:00 pm EST for 18 plus holes.

Episode #106: It's "Open Mic" for this show.  Call-in with your EAL thoughts and memories.  Your hosts will be reviewing some of our past shows and welcome your calls about anything that's on your mind.  Our call-in number is 213-861-1611 We depart from the gate at 7:00 pm.

Episode #107: Remember "Old Time Radio?"  Our show tonight brings back a famous old aviation radio series we listened to back in the 40s and 50s.  Plus the latest aviation news and more on the EAL Radio Show - 7:00 p.m. EST Monday March, 11th.  We hope you'll come along on Flight 107.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #108: We've invited George Jehn, author of Flying Too Close to the Sun, as our guest again this Monday March 18th.  He was with us once before talking about his aviation mystery novel that has great acclaim.  Join us as we explore the mind of a mystery novelist - and one of our own in the Eastern family.  The show is at 7:00 pm EST and the station is

Episode #109: Our show tonight covers a wide range of topics.  Maintenance issues, control tower shutdowns, frequent flyer mileage, air marshal's, Norman Scully - Eastern Dispatcher are a few of the topics we're sure you'll want to hear - and participate if you are online during the broadcast.  It's 7:00 p.m. Monday, 28th.  We'll see you at the Gate.

Episode #110: Episode 110 covers a wide range of topics: 10 Roc Plaza, Latin American flying, lost luggage, your weight is the cost of your ticket, a Delta pizza party, closing towers, seats and maintenance items are some of items for discussion.  Please join us at 7:00 p.m. this Monday when our flight leaves the gate. Go to

Episode #111: Greatest airline mystery of all time.  You'll like the presentation of this unsolved mystery that has baffled investigators of all types. We'll present as close to the facts as we have been able to research in this aviation drama.  Please join us for what it was like on that eventful night.  On-air time is at 7:00 p.m. EST, April 8th.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #112: Its Open Mica Eastern talk tonight. We hope you will tune in as you and the hosts discuss any topic related to Eastern and aviation. Tune in at 7:00 p.m. EST this Monday, April 15th. We hope to see you at the Gate.

Episode #113: The Eastern Air Shuttle.  Need we say more?  One of the most successful airline operations in airline history.  Tonight we present the history of that remarkable airline within an airline - the Eastern Air Shuttle.  We would like to hear from anyone wanting to share a "Shuttle" story to call us.  Tune in for the live broadcast Monday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Episode #114: "Open Mic" Radio.  Talk about the Eastern Air Shuttle, or any topic you want to share with our listeners.  Last weeks, "History of the Air Shuttle" is a must if you ever participated in this "airline within an airline" operation.  Got stories you want to share, this is a great episode to do it.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 p.m. EST Monday, April 28th.  We hope to see you on-board.

Episode #115: "PUSH FORWARD....PUSH FORWARD......PUSH FORWARD !!! might have been the last words of the crew flying a recent Boeing 747 all-cargo flight just before it crashed into the ground killing all aboard.  Our show tonight discusses what might have gone wrong to cause an unrecoverable flight attitude.  Join us and call in with your own thoughts.  213-816-1611. We depart the Gate at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Episode #116: All airlines have them - flight delays.  It's how they work through them that count in the mind of the delayed passenger.  Tonight we consider several types of aircraft delays.  There's weather of course, which no airline can control. They're mechanical delays and some airlines have dependence on contract maintenance.  Even flight crew on-duty time set by the company and the FAA.  See if you have ever experienced the type delays discussed in tonight's radio show.  We depart the Gate (barring no delays) at 7:00 p.m. EST.  We hope you will be on-board. 

Episode #117:  WE HAD BETTER LAND GEAR UP!  This decision was made by an Eastern Captain when he and his crew on the newest jet in the Eastern fleet had a gear malfunction.  The aircraft was full with over 100 passengers.  Re-live this dramatic story as presented in this week's Episode 117.  Please be on-board as we depart from the Gate at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #118:  A great show about "nothing" will be aired Monday at 7:00 pm EST by the hosts.  We hope you will find this show about nothing will be of some interest to you.  This is the broadcast we try to address several issues about nothing that may mean nothing to you but something to others.  It's much ado about nothing.  Be on-board this flight that has no departure or destination.

Episode #119:   Last week your hosts tried to make something out of nothing with the show titled "Nothing."  This week we hope they do better in Part II titled "Inconsequential Facts."  If you missed last week?s show you missed "Nothing."  This week we hope to shed more importance with a show that is completely "irrelevant."  Plan to be on Flight 119 (which flight numbering was solved in last week's show.  We depart the Gate Monday, June 10th at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #120:  Memories from the past as told by former EAL family members. Stories from REPA archives of REPArtee magazines.  Listen in as your hosts bring you these gems from Eastern's past. We depart the gate at 7:00 pm EST on Monday, June 17th.  Plan to be on-board.

Episode #121:  Sorry we missed broadcasting last week's show, but our station was down - meaning we had no internet connection. As this is a cyber based radio station we can't get to the cloud delivering our wonderful Eastern message.  We are repeating what should have been broadcast last week during this Episode 121.  You'll like the memories of our old-timers writing about their days back then with Eastern.  We'd love to have you call in during the show.  The show starts Monday, July 1st at 7:00 pm EDT.  We hope you'll be with us.

Episode #122:  "A Sea of Beads," "Balloon Ride," "Those fabulous Eastern Pilots," "A Night to Remember," "I Want To Be A Rickenbacker Cowboy" is among the stories told Monday, July 8th at 7:00 pm EDT.  These great stories are from the archives of REPArtee magazine, a publication of the Retired Eastern Pilots Association. 

Episode #123:  Some more great Eastern stories from out of the past plus we will talk about the disaster of Asiana Airlines at SFO.  We have an account from a retired UAL Captain that trained in the Asiana simulators that says a lot about why this may have happened.  Tune us in Monday, July 15th at 7:00 pm EDT and tell us what you think. 

Episode #124:  Which planes do you consider Boeing Aircraft's greatest of all time?  Your hosts will be commenting about an article recently written about this subject.  Join us in the discussion by adding your comments.  We'd love to hear from you.  Show time is at 7:00 pm EDT this Monday, July 22nd.  We hope you will be on-board. 

Episode #125: Why aren't there more female pilots and in the cockpit of commercial airlines today?   That's the question this Episode will address on this week's show.  Tune in and see what several male and female pilots are emailing.  We have a special guest this week that was both a military pilot and commercial airline pilot.  Hear what she has to say about the subject.  We'll see you on-board this Monday, July 29th at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode #126: To See or Not to See?  That is the question.  The early automation allowing flights to land in nearly zero-zero conditions worked in another fashion for this Eastern crew.  Listen to this exciting dramatization of an actual occurrence for this New York based crew.  Tune in at 7:00 pm EDT as we broadcast Episode 126.

Episode #127: We take on aircraft maintenance in this Episode.  We look at it from the mechanic, pilot, and passenger point of view.  From modern day requirements to maintenance policy eighty years ago.  Call in and join the discussion.  We depart the Gate with all write-ups cleared at 7:00 pm EDT August 12th.  See you on-board.

Episode #128: Tonight's show is a "fun" show with great comments from the people of Eastern.  We'll also try to catch up with F/A Luanne Wiggins who is on vacation.  Listen in as we have an "Open Mic" show.   Remember we leave the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT Monday August 19th. 

Episode #129: Tonight's show can be considered a "public service" show in that we discuss how senior citizens are taken advantage of every day by the 1000's.  Since we Eastern people are subjected to this type of crime, we thought it might be a good time to inform our listeners of some of these scams and how to protect against them.  Tune in at 7:00 pm EDT for an informative show.  Join in if you would like to comment on topics covered.  We can be reached at 877-572-1861 TOLL FREE. 

Episode #130: Tonight we re-live the A-300 "Moonlight Special" operations that eventual allowed Airbus Industries to get a foothold into the American aircraft sales market. Listen in as we recount one of aviation's most innovative ideas. And Eastern sure had lots of them.  Call-in if you care to join the hosts in recalling this money making profit center for Eastern.  Our number is 213 816-1611  We take off at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode #131: Our memory each year at this time goes back to 9/11 and that day that will "live in infamy."  Listen in or call-in for your remembrance of this significant day in American history.  Your hosts will recall thoughts of many that cared to share their thoughts and how it changed their lives. Special music for this shocking event we all will not forget for the rest of our lives.  Tune in at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday, September 9th.


Episode #132: The "key man" of any airline must be the aircraft mechanic.  Our show tonight is about the A&P Aircraft Mechanic.  Tune in and listen to mechanic humor, not so humorous true stories and more. We think you will even enjoy the music selected for this show. It's about the aircraft mechanic.  We depart the Gate (if maintenance releases us) exactly at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you on-board. 

Episode #133: A Variety Show of sorts.  There must be something here that will entertain you.  Golden Oldies, State firsts, a near disaster, the average salary in 1910 and more.  We hope you will join us for an EAL hour.  Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm EDT we leave the Gate. 

Episode #134: The crew of this L-1011 flying over water loses Engine #1 and then Engine #3 and the Engine #2.  A predicament that would have caused an emergency of possible great disaster.  Faced with a similar flight situation that the U.S.Air crew had with the Hudson River landing, all reacted in a cool, calm and professional manner to turn certain disaster into success.  Listen to this "edge-of-the-seat" Episode.  Tune in at 7:00 pm EDT Monday Sept 30th.  See you at the gate. 

Episode #135: Tonight's featured guest is the President of the new Eastern Airlines.  Mr. Ed Wegel has agreed to come back to the live broadcast to update the Eastern family and friends about the company's future plans.  If you have never listened to Mr. Wegel's Eastern status reports you can be assured he will hold your attention and encourage your hopes of an Eastern Airlines' return to operations.  Listen in at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday October 7th.  Tell your friends about this important on-air Eastern report.

Episode #136: We will try once again to have as our guest, Mr. Ed Wegel, the President of the new Eastern Airlines.  Ed was not able to be with us last Monday because of a late business meeting.  We hope his time permits being on the show this Monday, October 14th at 7:00 pm EDT.  Plan to be with us for important news about our favorite subject - Eastern Airlines. 

Episode #137: If you did not listen to last Monday's show be sure to listen to Episode 136 for the great news we all wanted to hear.  Mr. Ed Wegel, President of Eastern Airlines brought us up-to-date on the status of Eastern Airlines. Our show this week, Episode 137, will be to review his comments as viewed by the hosts and callers. Please call in with your comments and thoughts.  In addition, Mr. Wegel challenged us to do as much as we could to bring the former Eastern employees to use the Eastern Twitter media throughout the Eastern communities it so greatly served.  Please be with us this Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm EDT.  Plan to be with us for important news about our favorite subject - Eastern Airlines.

Episode #138: "Memories are Made of This....."  We share memories of our Eastern days in this Episode 138.  We'll also continue our discussion about the New Eastern Airlines business plan from Episode 136.  Got a favorite Eastern story to share?  We would love for you to join us Monday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. EDT for another EAL Radio Show broadcast.  Go: www.ealradioshow to listen in.  See you at the Gate. 

Episode #139: Author, Patrick Smith will be with us for Episode 139.  Patrick wrote the book "Cockpit Confidential" He is a well know speaker and web personality.  Patrick is also an airline Captain.  He is known to answer all questions about flying, commercial airline operations, crew member relations and much more.  Our hosts will be asking Patrick questions about writing books of this type and we invite you to join us for your questions and thoughts.  Monday, November 4th we depart the Gate at 7:00 EST.  Plan to be on-board.

Episode #140: Tonight's Episode 140 honors our Veterans. Join us for this special show of patriotic memories and music.  If you would like to join in with our hosts you are welcome sui generis. We leave the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, November 11th - Veterans Day. 

Episode #141: Tonight we have David Lee Russell, the author of History of Eastern Airlines 1929 - 1991 who will tell us about his recent publication.  John Ruth?s will also tell us about a new service for radio members and listeners, See you at the Gate at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #142: An unusual interview with an unusual person.  Listen in to our 142nd Episode.  It's called "All the Stories from Here and There" Plus, we have the breaking news in aviation from last week.  See you at the Gate Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode #143: It's about time we do politics!  Your hosts take a lesson from the political pundits and present the current events during this Episode.  We invite your participation in this satirical broadcast.  See you at the Gate - 7:00 pm EST, Monday, Dec. 2nd.

Episode #144: The Eastern Fishing Club is on the air this Monday at 7:00 pm EST.  Did you know that Eastern actually had a fishing club?  You'll also hear the latest fishing report by the experts we've gathered for this show.  If you have a favorite fish story you would like to share, please call-in during the program and let us hear it.  See you at the Gate as we depart for your favorite fishing hole.

Episode #145: A Christmas Story titled "The Little Red Bicycle" will be among those told during this broadcast of the EAL Radio Show.  Tune in and Call in during the broadcast to tell us of your favorite Christmas story or memory.  Our hosts will recall theirs.  Whether an Eastern Christmas story or any other memory you would like to share, it will be welcomed.  Meet us at the Gate for a 7:00 pm EST departure.

Episode #146: An unusual Christmas gift from a wife to her husband.  You need to have plenty of tissues for teary eyes, which will be hard to hold back.  Our Usual hosts are taking this episode off and will be with you again next year.  Thanks, dear listeners, for 3 years of fun Eastern Airlines broadcasting.  Your hosts:  Jim Hart, Steve Thompson, Chuck Albright, Howard Meuche, George Jehn, Cecile Intriago, John Rush - all WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Remember the aluminum sleigh leaves the gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, December 23rd.

Episode #147: Through the years we recall quotes by aviation and airline people and pioneers.  Our industry, like no other, has captivated the minds and hearts of people throughout history as you will see with this broadcast.  Tune in for the last broadcast of the year Monday, December 30th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at Gate 2013.

Episode #148: CEO's of major airlines give you their predictions for the coming year and future for the airline industry.  Your hosts will add a few of their own.  Tune in to our first broadcast in 2014.  We've achieved 3 years of Eastern broadcasting.  Thank you for your continued support and we hope to hear from you on-air during this coming year.  We depart the Gate Monday at 7:00 pm EST.  We hope to see you on-board.

Episode 149: Aviation Weather is the topic of Episode 149.  We will cover many weather related problems to aircraft, airports, passengers and the environment they operate in.  Experiences of the hosts and callers will be shared so make sure you listen in this Monday, January 20th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.


Episode 150: History of Eastern Airlines set to Music.  That's right!  We've captured the historical highlights of over 70 years of Eastern history.  Enjoy the music through the decades as we recall the import events taking place at Eastern.  We hope to will tune in Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm EST when we depart the Gate.  See you on-board.


Episode 151: We're talking about the re-emergence of Eastern Airlines - 2014 !!!  It looks pretty strong folks and from the News Release last week on TV and the print media it's looking good.  The interview we had late last year with Mr. Ed Wegel, President of Eastern, is right on track with his comments.  Share your thoughts and anything else on your mind during the broadcast.  Monday February 3rd at 7:00 pm.  See you at the Gate.  Go to OR on our website.


Episode 152: During this Episode we will discuss last week's "status of the new Eastern Air Lines" shared by Mr. Ed Wegel, President of Eastern Air Lines.  We hope you will join us in this discussion, plus anything else you might want to share.  Your hosts will also share some interesting experiences and memories during the broadcast.  We depart from the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, February 10th. Please be on-board. 


Episode 153: Presidents Day - Little Known Facts About the American Presidents. Listen in to .this branch of the three branches of government.  You may learn stuff you never were taught in school.  The show departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EST.  We hope you will be on-board. 

Episode 154: Eastern Airlines hijackings will be the topic of Episode 154.  Eastern had its share of hijackings and we bring you a few in this broadcast.  Perhaps you remember, or were involved as an Eastern employee.  We would like to hear from you during the show.  Tune in Monday, February 24th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 155: Our show tonight will answer email from our listeners. If you have a question or would just like to "sound off" please call in during the broadcast. We leave the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, March 3rd and hope you will be on board.


Episode 156: Eastern Flight 304 Lake Pontchartrain crash; Malaysian Flight 370; Games Our Parents Played are all topics for Monday, March 10th broadcast.  Join your hosts, call-in with your thoughts as we depart the Gate at 7:00 PM EDT. 


Episode 157: A life experience and Eastern Flight 663. You'll want to listen to this true life story of one of the Eastern employees on a Mexico City holiday for him and his wife. It will make you realize just how thin-lined balanced our lives are. Listen in and call in.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 PM EDT, this Monday, March, 17th.  See you on- board.

Episode #158: We're playing America's Music and our love of country and Eastern Airlines.  Tune in and listen to another version of these great American classics.  We'll also be talking about the news events of the past few weeks.  Join us in the discussion.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday March 24th. See you on-board.

Episode #159: We're a little bit about everything tonight.  Airliner price tags; the story of Co-pilot Daniel O'Toole; Plenty of liquor but no Ice; How to stall a DC-9; and a "Gem in a Museum."  Something here for everyone.  Meet us at the Gate for our 7:00 pm EDT, Monday March 31st departure.

Episode #160: The beautiful music of Eastern Airlines.  Narrated by Alexander Scourby and played by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Andre Kostelanetz.  This beautiful album was given to every employee of Eastern Airlines back in the 1970s.  We hope you enjoy listening to the beautiful sounds of Eastern destination.

Episode #161: Captain Sharon Menear, first female pilot with a major airline will be with us during this broadcast.  Sharon has now turned author with a new series of books whose protagonist just happens to be a female airline captain.  She talks about her book Deadstick Dawn during our interview.  Tune in tonight at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #162:   Episode is about "this, that, and the other."  Find out what is of interest to your host and listeners with the topics that will only be revealed when you tune in to this episode.  Be sure to tune-in Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #163:  "What passengers always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask."  We answer some of these questions as suggested by an email recently sent our way.  We hope you will tune-in and tell us some you might even have wanted to ask. We leave the Gate Monday May 5th at 7:00 pm EST. We hope you're on-board.

Episode #164: Once again, we turn to our hosts and callers to be the radio voice of Eastern Airlines.  Whatever they choose as important for tonight's radio show will be our 164th Episode.  Call-in with what's on your mind as we get together at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, May 12th.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #165: Tonight's show plays the great music and theme songs of past and present airlines.  Remember National Airlines, Braniff Airlines, Pacific Southwest Airlines, TWA, Pan Am?  These are some of airlines we will review in music and ads during this Episode.  See you at the Gate Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm EST

Episode #166: We take this broadcast to remember this country's heroes - the American soldiers that have given their life to protect our people and freedom.  We hope you will join your Hosts in paying tribute to these men and women who have given their lives for our country.  Monday, May 26th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #167: We're talking about the most important part of flight - the LANDING.  Listen to what our aviator hosts say about their best memories of those "squeakers" or otherwise.  Every landing is unique in one way or another.  We'll try to analyze why they are not always consistent.  See you at the Gate Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm EST. 

Episode #168: Whatever happened to the professional flight engineer, or in later years, referred simply as the Second Officer?  In this Episode we talk about the history of this third person in the cockpit and why the position is nearly extinct. Please join us in this discussion Monday, June 9th at 7:00 pm EST.  We'll see you at the Gate.

Episode #169: Tonight?s show recalls the final trip of Eastern Flight 344 to its final resting place.  A place that will keep the name of Eastern in the public domain for many years to come.  Our show tonight is titled:

Episode #170:   We are happy to have, as our guest, Captain Karlene Petitt currently flying with a major airline, but find the time to write novels based on her airline experience. Karlene is an International Airline Pilot who is type-rated and has flown and/or Instructed on the B744, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727 and A330.

Petitt is a 33-year veteran of flying, and has worked for Coastal Airways, Evergreen, Braniff, Premair, America West, Guyana, Tower Air, Northwest Airlines and currently flies an Airbus for an international airline. She is the mother of three daughters, grandmother of seven, and holds MBA and MHS degrees.  There is much, much more so tune in Monday, June 30th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate

Episode #171: We take you back over the years and the cars we drove, i.e.: our first, our most fun; our most mileage; our most mechanical; our favorite, etc.  Join in if you would like to share the cars you have owned over the years.  Our trip leaves the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday July 7th.  

Episode #172: Some say it was the DC-3 of the Jet Age. Tonight we discuss the greatness of this commercial airliner and the flying characteristics of the "pilot's airplane."  Probably more flying hours went into logbooks on this aircraft than any other of its generation.  Join us at 7:00 pm EST, Monday July 14th.  See you at the Gate.

Episode #173: Episode 173 focuses on the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  Mr. Richard Green, lead FBI Investigator on the case, will be our guest on the show.  He will be sharing with us his knowledge of this tragedy and answering your questions.  We hope you can join us Monday July 21st at 7:00 PM EST.  See you at the Gate

Episode #174: We take a look at the 10 Scariest Airports in America that commercial airlines operate in and out of.  Eastern had some of these on their route system.  Perhaps you have airports you think should be on this list.  Tune-in and share your thoughts.  See you at the Gate - Monday, July 28th at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #175: What's your favorite Airline movie?  We have a list of some favorites for our - Episode 175.  Listen in and see if you agree or disagree. We hope you'll be at the Gate for our 7:00 PM EST departure, Monday, August 4th.  See you on-board. 

Episode #176: We're having fun on tonight's show.  We're reviewing Airline Jingles.  Tune in and see if you can identify some of these oldies.  Our own favorite airline's "Wings of Man" is still my favorite.  We even have a quiz for you.  See how many of these you can get correct.  Remember we board at Gate 7 so plan to be on-board Monday, August 11th at 7:00 pm EST.

Episode #177: An interview with the President/CEO of the New Eastern Air Lines.  Listen in, take notes and ask questions.  See you at the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode #178: We continue our discussion about the new Eastern Air Lines.  If you missed last week's broadcast with Ed Wegel, President and CEO of the new group starting up the new company that will fly the Eastern colors; you'll want to tune in for this Episode.  Tonight at 7:00 pm EST at  See you at the Gate.

Episode #179: It?s the end of summer and we celebrate a day known as Labor Day.  Many of the Eastern people finished their career with the company.  Many did not.  Many had other jobs before they came to Eastern.  Many continued to work after Eastern and even into retirement? Still working.  Many had to work to make ends meet and others worked to keep from boredom of being idle.  If you would like to share stories about the jobs you held before and after Eastern we would like to hear from you on this Labor Day, 2014.  We've got a few songs about the subject that you will certainly enjoy. See you at the Gate at 7:00 PM EST

Episode #180: In My Seat is an audio you should not miss, and we're proud to present it a few days before America remembers those who perished September 11, 2001.  Please be with us for this presentation and discussion.  We like to add your thoughts on this tragic day in American history.  See you at the Gate Monday, September 8th at 7:00 PM EST.

Episode 181: Miami Center this is Eastern 855.  We are losing another engine right now.  Our third and last remaining engine.  The huge airplane is just a glider without hope. The so familiar noise of engines was replaced by the creepy whistling of the air. At least they had electrical power, hydraulic pressure and air conditioning supply. The APU is doing a good job, but is it enough? See you at the Gate Monday, September 15th at 7:00 PM EST.

Episode 182: This i
s one broadcast you should not miss.  We discuss reasons for the demise of Eastern Airlines.  One theory has NEVER before been told.  George Jehn's newest book "Final Destination: Disaster,"  has been well researched and reads like a mystery novel.  Instead, George has revealed information about why Eastern went out of business and you will be shocked to hear some of his findings.  Listen in tonight at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 183: What’s on your mind?  Our show this week is about whatever is on your mind.  Got questions about the new Eastern Air Lines, former employees, retiree benefits, job opportunities?  Got a comment to make about life after Eastern, job you had/have since retirement, memories of your Eastern days and friends, recent book you have read, area of the country you live, these are just a few things we would like to hear about. 

We’d also like to hear on future broadcasts by the EAL Radio Show. It’s “Open Mic” broadcast on our 183rd radio show.  We hope you will call in and tell us what’s on your mind this Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm EST. 

Episode 184: History of the Airport Identifiers.  Anyone working for an airline would know, at least, the stations their company flew into.  But you will enjoy some of the unusual Code Identifiers used by airports around the world.  Some are down right comical.  We also have a test at the end to see if your memory is what it used to be.  Join us on Flight 184 as we depart the Gate Monday, October 6th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate. 

Episode 185: Hear Breaking News on tonight's broadcast. Help us send off the New Eastern by sharing your ideas for the inaugural flight and beyond, We're depart the Gate on Flight 185 Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. See you at the Gate.

Episode 186: Help us plan the proposed "Eastern Air Lines - First Flight" during this broadcast.  If you have emailed your intentions to be on this inaugural flight of Eastern employees and friends you'll not want to miss this show.  We'll share with you expected cost of travel and hotel accommodations and what is planned for this great celebration with the new company.  We have an update report of the airline as well.  Tune in Monday, October 20th, 7:00 pm EST at, or

Episode 187: Working for a boss that makes you uncomfortable trying to do your job?  Feel like quitting and walking out?  Well in tonight's show we have exactly that, but if step outside it's a long way down - from 37,000 feet.  You'll just have to wait.  Listen-in to tonight's broadcast and see what co-pilots sometime have to put up with.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EST tonight.  See you on-board.

Episode 188:"I look forward to our meeting with the Chief Pilot and will be represented by my ALPA Representative. I'll see you then. Don't wait on me for the ride to the Hotel. I'll find my own transportation. You may have some of the Flight Attendants.

Episode 189: "FLY MY BOEING"  Our show tonight is about flying the Boeings, that's plural, from the past and up to the future with the New Eastern Air Lines.  And we have news on the 1st new Boeing en-route for delivery in Miami.  Plan to be with us on Flight 189 as we leave the Gate Monday, November 10th at exactly 7:00 pm EDT.  See you on-board Episode 189:

Episode 190:What's on your mind? Tonight's show is whatever you bring to the broadcast. Our hosts have their own subjects, but we want to include yours. Tune in tonight, November 17th at 7:00 PM EDT.

Episode 191: Open Mic. What's on your mind? Tonight's show is whatever you bring to the broadcast. Our hosts have their own subjects, but we want to include yours. Tune in at 7:00 PM EDT when we leave the Gate on Flight 191.

Episode 192: Armstrong Magnetic Sweeper Model 101 is the required runway sweeper of the United States Air Force.  Tonight's show recalls Eastern Air Lines' use of this equipment in successfully carrying out the 25th Anniversary Air Shows the company performed at its major cities.  Tune in at 7:00 PM EDT when we leave the Gate on Flight 192.

Episode 193: Eastern Airlines in music and words. Listen-in to our Monday, Dec 1st show at 7:00 pm EDT for Eastern history woven into great music classics through the decades. See you at the Gate when Flight 193 is scheduled to depart.

Episode 194: Tonight we talk about books that have changed our lives.  Books that led me to a career. Books that have inspired us.  We all have favorite books that have made a lasting impression.  Why not join in the conversation by joining our show tonight.  See you at the Gate Monday at 7:00 pm EDT. 


Episode 195:Tonight, we talk about memories of in-flight experiences performed by crew members at Flight Level Three Five Zero, or to our non-crew member types 35,000 feet above the earth.  Flight Attendants we want to hear from you. Pilots, we want to hear from you.  Ground Personnel we want to hear from you.  The few we have chosen to open our discussion are samples of job descriptions that should be in a category of "It's not my pay category."  Call in or tune in for Episode 195 leaving the Gate at 7:00 PM EDT.  See you on board.  Our radio phone lines are 213-816-1611, or Toll-Free 877-572-1861.  We would prefer the 213 number if you have unlimited long distance. We hope to hear from you.

Episode 196:Two shows in one for you tonight.  Let's start with the new blockbuster of airline books by George Jehn and then the events of December 19th as told by those that were there.  We hope you will join us for this holiday season broadcast.  See you at the Gate Monday, December 22nd at 7:00 pm EST.  Have a very joyful holiday season. 


Episode 197: Help us send out the old and bring in the New Year.  Hear our airline favorites for 2014 and share with us your top story of this past year.  Hope you will tune in for our last broadcast this year.  We leave the Gate at 7:00 pm EST, Monday, Dec 29th, 2014.  See you on-board.

Episode 198:Tell us your favorite of 2014.  We read the media's favorites this time of year, but we want to hear yours. Was it: a great vacation; new grandchild - great grandchild; a hole-in-one; an illness survivor; published a new book; got a new job?  We want to hear your best "life" story of 2014.  We've got some favorite music you haven't heard in 30, 40, 50 years.  Be with us Monday, January 5th for our first 2015 show at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 199:The crew invites you to Eastern First Flight - Miami to San Juan on this show.  Hear the passengers "meet and greet" at the Miami departure hotel and the excitement as they board First Flight for the first trip of the new airline.  We hope you will come along with us as we learn more of what awaits the former Eastern employees that have made their reservation for this historic flight.  See you at the Gate, Monday January 12th at 7:00 pm EST.   

Episode 200: We're off to San Juan from Miami on Eastern's new Boeing 737-800.  Listen in as the Captain makes the first announcement to the 148 former Eastern employees and friends.  You'll want to be with us on the radio show's version of First Flight.  Be at the Gate Monday January 19th at 7:00 pm EST.  See you on-board.

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