Milton William Cooper, a.k.a. Bill Cooper (May 6, 1943 – November 5, 2001), was an American writer, shortwave broadcaster. Cooper came to public awareness in the late 1980s.
The son of a U.S. Air Force officer, Cooper graduated in 1961 from Yamato High School in Japan, and enlisted in the U.S. Air force. He was honorably discharged in 1965, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December of that year. He served in Vietnam, rising to the rank of petty officer. Cooper was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat V and the Navy Achievement Medal with combat V. He was honorably discharged in 1974.
He hosted a short-wave radio programme called The Hour of the Time (WBCQ worldwide short-wave 7.415 MHz (0300 to 0400 UTC) Monday through Thursday nights).
A Clinton White House memo labelled him “the most dangerous radio host in America”.