WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Francis Gary Powers (Spy Plane Pilot)

If you were around in the 1960s you would remember the U-2 Spy incident. If not, you probably heard about it in school. Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot whose CIA U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Russian airspace. Powers received the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Prisoner of War Medals. Later he became a helicopter traffic reporting pilot for KGIL radio and a news reporter for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. While reporting on brush fires in Santa Barbara County his aircraft crashed, killing him and his cameraman.

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