Friday, July 21, 2017

Gene Price - 1974


On the Gene Price front, he's going through some health issues and will probably end up in rehab.  There are reasons to be optimistic but I think he's appreciate your prayers.

In 1973 Roger Carroll started the ball rolling on the recruiting shows you may remember from Sunday mornings in the states.  He had the best talent, Gene Price, Roland Bynum, Robert W. Morgan, Billy Pearl and himself.  This is from January 1974, the first Gene Price Country Express.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

AFKN video production 1977

AFKN video production 1977.  So that's how it was done 40 years ago... and kinescopes...




Thanks Linda!  High tech is us.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Turn Back the Clock - 1958


Andy and Virginia Mansfield did a charming, quirky show with records from Andy's personal collection.  These are the oldies.



Charlie Tuna - 1982

Charlie Tuna and Sugar Ray Leonard

Charlie Tuna has always been a champ.  This broadcast is from around the Leonard/Duran "no mas" fight.  That was a night to be in Panama.




Jingle Jangle...


Grab a bunch of TPs, the currents and some jingles!  You're late for The Morning show!!!



Monday, July 17, 2017

Bob Kingsley 1974



Bob was an AFRS Keflevik vet (1960), then a career of jocking around Los Angeles before becoming the longtime voice of American Country Countdown for many years. In the mid-70s he was doing an AFRTS rock show. Bob is still Doing the Country Top 40 Visit the website, listen to the show!

Bob Kingsley - 1974

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Wolfman Jack 1975




Hey another Minnesotan!  Not really.  Bob Smith was a New Yorker that ended up running KUXL a soul station in Minneapolis.  That's where he worked out his act before working at the border blasters in Mexico.  Here's a 1975 visit with Wolfman.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

LaRita Shelby 1994


There is a party going on, with LaRita Shelby.  She shared several programs with us and I'm thankful.
If you haven't heard "Date With a Song"  you really should.  Light, jazzy but not muzaky.  Information at http://www.laritashelby.com


Golden Days Of Radio - 1968


In 1968 Frank Bresee started doing the Golden Days of Radio.  Frank had been a radio star in the 1940s and brought back the memories. The show was most often a potpourri of the best of radio.  Radio dramas and comedy were on AFRTS for many many years.  We still had multiple places with no television station.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mary Turner 1983




Mary Turner and Ted Nugent

Mary Turner was the opposite of GI Jill and Chris Noel, a broadcaster that was a female, it kept with the times, yet still was the girl left behind.

When Mary started her show we were concerned about how an hour of slamming rock and roll would go over.  I knew the troops would love it but the Colonel?  The Canal Zone civilians?  They really liked to complain.  It went over great and was a wonderful addition.