Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Laura Lee - 1986

 
 
Laura Lee kept it very jazzy with the Jazz Beat.
 

Herman Griffith 1972

Here's Herman with Roger Carroll, Jim Pewter, Gary Owens and the rest


In the early years of the Vietnam war there was not a lot of rock programming coming from the network.  Herman Griffith played rockin soul for the "brave and bold on the Records Caravan."
 
Herman was at KGFJ between 1963-66 and we know little else.
 
Herman had helped Roland Bynum get is first big Los Angeles gig and a few years later disappeared.
 
During those years, Herman was on our team.  I just wish I had more of these...

 

Love - 1971 with Tony Pigg



 
These are fun.  By 1971 "Free-form" rock stations started in many markets.  In New York ABCs WPLJ sounded great and Tony Pigg was a great example.




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wolfman Jack 1980


So can you help but remember the station you first heard these on?  I would have just arrived in Panama, and the Wolf howled supreme around the world...



Saturday, June 30, 2018

What Are We Fighting For 1943


In 1943, there were a handful of stations/networks but the whole AFRS thing hadn't come together yet.  CBS helped produce "What are We Fighting For".  The War Department made sure it was heard worldwide.  Edward R Murrow was the journalists journalist and a fascinating story in his own right.






Friday, June 29, 2018

AFRTS shortwave 1964

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When I was a kid in the late 60s sometimes I'd catch AFRTS-W on the shortwave, I remember it as continuous news items and pretty cool.

In 1964 the shortwave service ran a lot of news/public affairs but also ran entertainment programming. Ira Cook, Perry Como, Hawaii Calls, CBS Radio Workshop, Les Crane and more.  It was a full service station.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Charlie Tuna - 1982


Charlie Tuna had been doing the show on AFRTS for ten years already and it was only the beginning...



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Charlie Williams - Country Corner 1972



Charlie Williams in 1990
After Joe Allison left the Country Corner in the early 70s the show went to KFOXs Charlie Williams.  In 1972 Charlie moved to Nashville, managed Bobby Bare and did a talk show on WSIX.  Charlie passed away in 1995. It was Charlie who suggested to Gene Price that he get down to McCadden Ave and try for the gig..





Mary Turner - Off The Record 1983


In the 80s and 1990s Mary Turners show was so popular she had two programs on the network.  Her regular Mary Turner Show and "Off The Record", where she interviewed rock's biggest stars.

She made waves in Los Angeles radio too, and eleven year run at KMET and returning in the 90s to KSLX.  Now she's involved in many charitable causes including the Betty Ford Center in Ranch Mirage.







Thursday, June 7, 2018

Gene Price 1980


Dolly sure loves the Gene Price show!  Time for some inspired silliness from Gene