Sunday, January 29, 2023

GI Jive 1943


This is fun, Beverly Jean (Ruth) from Reveille for Beverly hosting GI Jive..

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Gary Owens 1969


Gary's back with more of his patented brand of silliness.  KMPC, the voice of Space Ghost, Laugh-In.  Somehow it ties together but always great.

In 1969, heard worldwide on AFRTS

Charlie Tuna 1975


Charlie Tuna comin' back at you for another 55 minutes in the radio. A Monday visit with Charlie with super music and Dickie Goodman!


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Chris Noel 1969


Chris Noel is back, with your "Date With Chris".  Check Chris's Facebook page click here and say "hi"

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

AFVN News, 1973 with Robert Morecook and Gerry Elliott

AFVN News!  I worked with Gerry in Panama.  I had heard he ended up at Fort Lewis.  Any idea after that?

Herman Griffith 1968


Sure was some great music.  Herman Griffith came to us from KGFJ.  A while back I found out what the deal was where he's not "hitting the posts", when AFRTS upgraded their studios there wasn't a proper headphone output.  Herman would have been more dependent on a headphone output that most. Love the energy and the music.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Kris Erik Stevens 1983


Kris Erik Stevens made a lot of great radio, taking Chicago then Los Angeles by storm.  Over the last few years, Kris has been the voice of the pre-show music at the theatre.  Here's part of 1983 with Kris Erik:

Wow Thomas........
Hearing my radio show performed years ago was
quite a wakeup call on my Sunday morning ----- 
Takes me back in time..... 
Thanks for sharing memories of my AFRTS radio days.
Kris Erik Stevens

Mary Turner 1985


And we were proud to have her.  Mary started her show with us in 1982.

From her official biography:
From the mid ‘70s to the early ‘90s, Mary Turner was the most popular female air personality on contemporary music radio. She was the highest-rated disc jockey on L.A.’s legendary KMET, the host of “Off The Record,” Westwood One’s nationally syndicated interview show, which aired on more than 300 stations weekly, and the host of the “Mary Turner Show” on Armed Forces Radio. After leaving radio in 1994, Dr. Pattiz attended UCLA where she became a certified drug and alcohol counselor and began working in the field of substance abuse. She received a Doctor of Psychology degree from the California Graduate Institute—now affiliated with The Chicago School—in 2008. Today she continues to be active in the field as a counselor and group leader and serves on the boards of DARE, the Musicians Assistance Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s COACH for Kids, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' MusiCares, the Betty Ford Center, and the Betty Ford Institute. Dr. Pattiz was married to the late Norman Pattiz, founder and chairman of Westwood One Companies, and lives in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara.

Charlie Williams 1971


Charlie picked up the Country Corner after Joe Allison. Charlie was another songwriter/DJ came from KFOX, 1960-72, where he did afternoon drive. Charlie moved to Nashville and built a home on a lake. He managed Bobby Bare and hosted a talk show on WSIX. Charlie passed away in 1995.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Jubilee 1945

 I've never heard one of these without wonderful music. 

The first tune is, "Blowing The Blues Away." The All-American Quintet consists of Les Paul, Sid Cattlet, Vic Dickenson, Willie Smith, and Eddie Heywood (obviously a great group). Archie, Eddie the waiter and Clifton Finnegan visit from "Duffy's Tavern." The program was previously released as program #119. Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra, The All-American Quintet, Lena Horne, Ed Gardner, Charlie Cantor, Eddie Green, Les Paul, Vic Dickenson, Willie Smith (alto), Eddie Heywood (piano), Sid Catlett (drums), Ernest Whitman (m. c.), Verne Smith (announcer).