Arizona Storytellers: Dennis Burke
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
Dennis Burke worked in public relations for a division of Motorola that created communications equipment for the government. Once, this involved researching Motorola’s role in World War II.
He learned that the Navajo Code Talkers used his company’s equipment and, when the military stopped using a particular radio, Burke setup a celebration of the radio and the Code Talkers.
You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling on Dec. 22, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.