Eastern Airlines Radio Show Blog Talk

Eastern has always been an airline of “firsts” and the radio show is carrying on that tradition and Legacy. Each show that goes into our EAL Radio Broadcast archives tells the hosts, that Eastern people enjoy talking and hearing about the “old” and the “new” as we like to think of our beloved Eastern Airlines. We discuss Airline History, Stories, News, Aircrafts, Airline Humor and even Airline Commercials to approximately 1000 listeners.

Our broadcast schedule is every Monday from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M EDT. Hosts from six different locations discuss items pertaining to Eastern and its many valued employees and its 7300 EARA members located around the world. Each Broadcast is taped and you can easily catch the show by clicking on our archived files by following the directions below in red. We want you to tell us what you want to hear, suggest special "Eastern" guests, or tell us your favorite Eastern experience. This Radio Show is for and about the people of Eastern.  Here's how it works!

Tune in at our regular scheduled time, 7:00 PM by calling: 213-816-1611 to talk to our hosts or by going to: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie. 

At the Blog Talk website: Click the button for the live sounds of Eastern Airlines. You'll recognize the familiar "Fly Eastern" theme music.  We'll have plenty of Eastern's beautiful music played during breaks in the broadcast. You may use the Player above by clicking anywhere on it to take you to that website to start the show or URL: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.

Every Thursday there is a 3:00 PM Program. Follow the same directions.
From The Eastern Files,Thursday at 3:00 P. M. EDT and, every other Thursday: "Old Time Radio Show" at the same time 3:00 P. M. EDT. Join us for fun!

Monday Episodes

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Episode 374, July 23, 2018
"Interview with

Captain Valerie Khodykov,

Retired Aeroflot Airlines Pilot"


The topic of our next EAL Radio Show Episode 375 on Monday, July 23, 2018 is  "An Interview with Captain Valerie Khodykov," Retired Aeroflot Airlines. This Airline is commonly known as Aeroflot and is one of the oldest airlines in the world, tracing its history back to 1923. The carrier is an open joint stock company that operates Domestic and International passengers and services, mainly from its hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

We look forward to July 23, 2018 to hear Captain Neal interview Captain Valerie, and to learn about his tenure with Aeroflot.

  • How long was he with them...did he fly for any other airline?
  • Describe the training that the Pilots had to go through.
  • How may Pilots were required in the cockpit?
  • What routes did you fly...what type of aircraft did you fly?

Some other questions we would like to learn are:

  • Describe the attitude of Pilots when Aeroflot was faced with a lack of qualified  professionals, and announced the appointment of the first foreign pilot ever to be hired by an Aeroflot airline.
  • How many aircraft are in the Aeroflot fleet?
  • What airports did Aeroflot fly in and out of during your tenure, and more...

Join us with your questions to ask, by calling into the show at 213-816-1611, press 1 to talk. Our program begins at 7:00 P. M. EDT as we depart the gate, or listen in by going to our blog talk website: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Episode 376, July 30, 2018
"Eastern History" Set to Music


The topic of our next EAL Radio Show Episode 376 on Monday, July 30, 2018 is Eastern History Set to Music. Eastern was a historical company in many ways. So as Captain Neal takes us through Eastern history, it is fitting to keep in touch with the music all during that time, that we knew so well.


There were many catchy and familiar songs that we keep in our hearts, and Captain Neal will bring some of those back for our listening pleasure. Some of these are from those wonderful commercials that were heard around the country.

  • Our flights to Disney World...do we remember the Disney tunes in the Eastern Commercials played s0 tourists and Floridians would be encourage to fly our Eastern aircraft to Disney.
  • What about the new routes to the Caribbean that were advertised with Latin music that got right into our heads and sung reminding us of destinations we wanted to fly to and visit.
  • Commercials enticing us to fly to Bermuda from Florida for a wonderful Bahamian experience.

We look forward to July 30, 2018 to hear what our creative producer has in mind, combining music to our Eastern History. Join us on the radio with any of your questions on this topic, by calling into the show at 213-816-1611. Tel us about the music or history that you loved back them. Our program begins at 7:00 P. M. EDT as we depart the gate, or listen in by going to our blog talk website: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Episode 377, August 06, 2018
Eastern Training at

36th Street Villas

(Stewardesses of the 1960's, 70's) in Miami

(FB Photo Historical Miami Springs,

by Barbara Shale‎


The topic of our next EAL Radio Show Episode 377 on Monday, August 6, 2018 is Eastern Training at 36th Street Villas in Miami Springs, FL. The EAL Radio Show broadcast begins at 7:00 pm EDT. 

So many Eastern employees share memories of those fabulous days in Miami and staying at the VILLAS while training for their Eastern career.  We have heard from a few that will call in as Hosts to share their memories of those great times training to be part of the Eastern Family. So join us to hear the fun.

You too, can join us live by sending us a note that you will join the show. Send to: [email protected]. We’ll reply with how to go about getting on the air and the time to do so.  We will list your name and call upon you in order of signup, to share your memory. Those that can't call in but want to listen, just use your computer to hear us live (see below).


Our program begins at 7:00 P. M. EDT as we depart the gate. Join us on the radio with any of your memories. We look forward to August 6, 2018. You can also call into the show at 213-816-1611 and mute your phone to listen in, or by going to our blog talk website: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.


EAL Radio Show Broadcast
"From The Eastern Files"
Upcoming Episode 58
Thursday, July 19, 2018
"Legendary Pilots"
"Captain Dick Merrill, Part IV of V"

 The EAL Radio Show Episode 58, Thursday, July 19, 2018, "From The Eastern Files" begins at 3:00 P.M. EDT.  Neal will tell us more of Captain Dick Merrill and his famous actress wife, Toby Wing for the final chapter of another Legendary Pilot.

Join us to hear this story. We air on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. Listen in by going to our provider's EAL Blog Talk Radio website at:


Old Time Radio Show"
The 2nd in the new series,
"Eastern Airline Plays
The Big Band Era"
The Tommy Dorsey Band! 

Old Time Radio Show"
Episode 10, Thursday, July 26, 2018
"Eastern Airline Plays The Big Band Era"
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

The next "Old Time Radio Show" Episode 10, Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 3:00 P.M., airs with a new series, "Eastern Airlines Plays The Big Band Era." The next in the series is The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and following that will be other great bands such as, Benny Goodman, Harry James etc., to name a few.

Looking back at the famous Thomas Dorsey band leader,  he is known as an American Jazz Trombonist. In addition he was a Composer, Band Conductor and as we all remember The Bandleader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra during what we call The Big Band Era. Known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", he had a smooth-toned trombone that he played magically. 

The program airs Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. Join Captain Neal and our Host, Don Gagnon as they reminisce the days of Eastern Airlines during the sounds when Tommy Dorsey was popular Click the Hyperlink to go directly to our Blog Talk Provider.  www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie

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Flight 401 Memorial
in Miami, FL

Survivor and friend Ron Infantino has had a meeting with a council member and the President of the Historical Society for the City of Miami Springs about donating a place for a Flight 401 Memorial. The Mayor is on board with donating a place for a memorial, but the next step is to go before City council. If you are in the Miami area, we would like to see you there! We would like to have a big showing at the City Council  meeting to show support for the cause. Ron will have a presentation and the room will be filled with Flight 401 materials. All you need to do is show up:

AUGUST 13th AT 7 PM