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Radio Re-Enacts Battle of Little Big Horn

Radio Re-Enacts Battle of Little Big Horn

Radio war reporting will take a step back in time, bringing modern newsgathering with it, when “Live With Jim Thompson” re-enacts the legendary Battle of Little Big Horn, complete with embedded reporters and on-the-spot expert military analysis. You’ll be able to hear it on the Internet.
The show, a production of Creative Broadcast Services Inc. in Spearfish, S.D., will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Mountain Time on June 25 and feature re-enactors playing the parts of Lt. Col. George Custer, Chief Sitting Bull and other historical figures.
The modernized take on the battle will feature reporters “embedded,” a la the Second Gulf War, with Custer’s units and in Sitting Bull’s camp. Another reporter will correspond from Washington with President Grant’s reaction, and running military analysis of the battle will be provided by retired army colonel Ron Baker.
The battle, which took place on June 25, 1876 on the Little Bighorn River in what is now southeastern Montana, saw Custer and his unit of approximately 245 men of the army’s 7th Cavalry wiped out in a bloody fight with Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arpaho Indians.
The program will run on KBHB(AM), Sturgis, S.D.; KASL(AM), Newcastle, Wyo.; KBPS(AM), Belle Fourche, S.D.; and KYDT(FM), Sundance, Wyo. Out-of-state listeners can pick up a feed over the Internet at