Thursday, May 20, 2010

Command Performance 1944

In WWII AFRS edited the commercials from US network programs and made their own programming. Command Performance was the biggest variety show, with the biggest stars from all of the networks and Hollywood. In 1944 Fred Waring (invented the Waring Blender) hosted Command Performance.

Command Performance #146
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Your audience awaits...

Many of us saved a tape or acetate or two. There are a lot of people that would like to hear them again. The airchecks from AFN/AFKN/SCN etc usually turn out as popular as the LA talent. If you've saved a tape or two, jammed in the back of a drawer somewhere, I'd really like to hear it and I'm sure others would too. So much of our collective history has been lost in the name of housekeeping.

"We went to different high schools together" - Jim Pewter

Please contact me if you've saved anything.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mailing list

Once or twice a month I send out an email update about the new things here and ask for your stories "How did AFRTS change your life?", Lately we've been looking in particular for AFKN stories, it's their 60th birthday. I'll always remember Ed Masters on the batline whenever ANYTHING was mis-pronounced "Ma's cow is with Pa's bull, Muss-co is in Russia". Did you save any airchecks???? To be added to the email list drop me a note

Hit count for March was 1100, May was 1400. Thank you very much.

Now on with the show...