German Radio Club

German Radio Klub- FOUNDED: 1946; PURPOSE: To promote, foster and encourage interest in German Culture and Heritage.

The German Radio Hour was founded by Kurt Kuenzel and his wife, Elva Marie Kuenzel, in 1946. The club was very active and very influential in the German community.

An ad in the mid-70s show that the radio program aired every Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00 am on WBMD (750) and from 11:00am to noon on WFMM-FM (93.1).

The Radio Club took annual trips. We know in 1970 they travelled to Germany (the cost to club members of the roundtrip airfare was $210 and in June 1971 they travelled to Germany (Airfare $321.) In June 1973 they went to Hawaii (total trip costs including airfare $700).

Almost every year from their 20th Anniversary on, they received pretty good publicity and coverage from the Washington Journal, the Baltimore Correspondent and The Sun.

To see several articles from various newspapers, as well as the minutes and correspondence and additional information, click here. Much of the information on the German Radio Page is information courtesy of the Kluge/Kuenzel/Brooke Family.