Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ira Cook - 1965

Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Ira's back.  Today's artist of the day is Keely Smith, an amazing talent that isn't talked about enough.



This Is The Story - We Take Our Stand - Korea 1951

 
In 1951, the big question about Korea was "Why are we here"?".  AFRTS stepped up to the plate and produced a lot of documentary product.  In this docudrama, we learn the story of communist aggression.  William Woodson, who did tons of voiceover work over the years (Remember the imposing narrator on the 1960s TV show "The Invaders"?) was the announcer, making every word the most important thing that ever happened.  AFKN/AFN-K has been delivering the truth for over 60 years now.

Wolfman Jack 1978


I can hear the howl.

Wolfman is back with a 1978 show for the Air Force.  This is near the end of the run, when the FCC had short-sightedly changed the rules on public service programming.



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Love with Tony Pigg


In 1971 no one was even sure what AOR was but Tony Pigg was doing it in New York at WPLJ. AFRTS was rockin..




"Love" with Tony Pigg

Love With Tony Pigg - 1971
 
More Tony Pigg

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Bob Kingsley 1979


If you've been around here for a while, you've heard Bob Kingsley.  He did a rock show for the network in the mid-70s.  After that it was worldwide fame with American Country Countdown.

Bob was one of us, he did a tour at the Iceland station.  Rumor has it that he carved his name into the board.  There have been a lot of requests for this.  Bob Kingsley 1979

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AFKN Tony Booth 1969


Tony Booth went on to big things after spending 1969 rocking Seoul.  then Dallas, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Charlotesville.











Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AFN SHAPE - Tata Fields 1991


I really wanted to go there.  I had been trying for an ITT from Panama.  Missed it by this much...
Here's SP Tata Fields (??)  in the morning...


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Roger Carroll - 1980


Here's another show from the great collection that Roger sent in to the archive.  It's 1980 and time for "The Best Sounds in Town".






Herman Griffith 1968



Jim Pewter, Herman and Roger Carroll

Herman was the first of the really great soul jocks at AFRTS.  He was making waves at KGFJ and went worldwide.  Herman was the one that brought Roland Bynum in..

1968 was great year for music.  Take a listen: