Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jingles, what time IS is?

The the MISC library there were many generic jingle packages.  One of them with a very hokey band and these lyrics:
"For the best music on wax
it's time to sit back and relax
with your favorite disk jockey show"
How could I not play that?

What I did find recently was MISC-249

Did you have a favorite jingle?

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Herman Griffith 1967

Jim Pewter, Herman Griffith and Roger Carroll

Herman Griffith kicked up a storm, with KGFJ and with AFRTS.  I wish I knew more of his story.  Roland Bynum says that Herman helped him get his job with us.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Mary Turner 1994

Mary Turner was rocking.  In 1994 it had already been a ten year run.  Take a listen..

Saturday, June 8, 2019

LaRita Shelby 1994

I'm always going to be grateful to LaRita and Roger Carroll for helping us get a LOT of new material.  In there was a bunch of her AFRTS shows.  Wonderful radio.  Take a listen!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jim Hawthorne Comedy Theatre

Jim Hawthorne was a genius.  He was doing freeform radio in the 1940s.  "The Hawthorne Thing" was the final NBC radio show to originate on the west coast.  He did short films, records, television. 

He did many shows for AFRTS.  I can't date this one, but it looks to be from the late 60s or early 70s.  The Comedy Theatre sounds a bit like the comedy show that Jack Carney and Dick Cavett did in the 1980s..

The Hawthorne Thing was a series of 5 minute fillers

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Well, that's unusual.

If you've been battling with this trying to play/download stuff, just wanted to let you know that's all been fixed.  Apologies and thanks for your support!!!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Wolfman Jack 1973

I can now say that we have most of the Wolfman Jack USAF shows.  Billy's contribution made that happen and I'm very grateful.  Where were you in 1973?

Joe Allison 1969

Joe Allison sends us to the Country Corner for some 1969 vintage classics.

Roger Carroll 1979

Roger Carroll and Los Angeles radio were the same thing. From 1948-58 at KABC and 1959-79 at Gene Autry's KMPC.

"KMPC was one of the most successful radio stations in the country, and had the lineup -- the most envied talent in the radio business," said Roger Carroll, who played records on KMPC. The key to their success, he said, was a rapport with the audience. "Everybody who listened to the station thought we were their friends."

Roger brought that sound to McCadden Av. and AFTRS. Part of the reason he related so well was that he was one of the few network personalities that were a veteran.

"I served two years active duty 1953-55 then 26 years doing my AFRTS show every Tuesday for five hours....my William Morris agents knew and told clients who wanted me to do their voice overs he is not available Tues 8a-1p doing his AFTRS shows many client who served in the military we will wait for him..."

Roger said it was very special "when parents of our guys in Viet Nam and around the world would call me at KMPC or write a letter, telling me their son wanted to thank me for doing the show that they hear on AFVN, FEN, AFN and all around the world."

Mr. Carroll's company was responsible for the recruiting shows done by Gene Price, Roland Bynum and himself heard every Sunday morning on hundreds of radio stations in the 70s and 80s

The theme was an edit of one of the KMPC jingles . Harry Zimmerman Orchestra.

Roger Carroll - 1979

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