More Trivia for ya...
Jay tried doing his news reports using his cell phone.
This worked sometimes, but he would get dropouts and dubious quality. He asked for help.
We checked with Chief/NavyMARS, Washington, DC, (Military Affiliate Radio Service) to see if we could run news reports on our authorized Navy channels. It was approved as long as no commercial advertising was broadcast. (We could have done this on Amateur Radio frequencies, but no guarantee of a clear channel)
We rigged a patch cable from his recorder to our ship's SSB transmitter (hooked to the longwire antenna from the main mast to the forward gun tub) and arranged morning and afternoon schedules with a NavyMARS station in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati station patched his equipment into the telephone system and our circuit was established with WIKY.
This system worked flawlessly and we carried about four newscast relays until we came in range of Evansville.
The other Navy users of this circuit (in the Eastern US) were surprised to hear "news" on a restricted communications channel, but found it entertaining! (This was a rare happening on Department of Defense radio circuits).
....And, now you know "the rest of the story." Part of the LST325 "CAN DO" attitude!