Saturday, August 27, 2011

China 1943

Here's an early 1943 production "Know Your Allies" about China.  At the time we even had stations there.  Those would be stories I'd love to hear.

Know Your Allies - China

Times sure have changed.  No credits on the production but it sounds a lot like a young Marvin Miller

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wolfman Jack 1974

Back in the Golden Days of Radio stations blocked out Sunday mornings with Public Service programming.  Recruiting was a Public Service.  Wolfman, Gene Price and Roland Bynum did these programs for Roger Carroll's company. I guess it's some kind of a circle.

Monday, August 22, 2011

AFVN reunion

Remember the next AFVN reunion and mark your calendar!

It is set for Wed to Sun - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2012

At a fine Memphis Hotel – the
Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center

A Rate of $89 Single or Double is guaranteed through 3 Sept, 2012
Free Fri and Sat Breakfast included
All rooms are non-smoking
Free Parking On-site

Call the Toll Free Reservation Number 866-851-0393 on or before 3 Sept, 2012
to get the guaranteed low rate. (will by slightly higher afterward]

Thanks to AFVN Veteran Ken Kalish for taking the lead on setting up this reunion.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This whole thing happens because we have a story.  If you saved any tapes or disks, please share.  There's a lot of people who'd like to hear them and I could certainly make a high quality cd transfer for your collection.

What was your AFRTS/AFN story?  What did it mean to you?  Why?

Thanks for visiting, if you enjoy it tell a friend!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thailand 1973

Before they made him use his real name, Ralph Gebes was Captain Madrack on AFTN Odapau, Thailand.  Take  a listen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jingles, the Voice of Home.

I loved this jingle package.  I was playing it before gold at SCN in the 1980s.  I've been looking for it for years and it turned up on the end of a production reel from AFKN in the 1960s.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

AFRTS Guantanamo - Bill Stiles - 1966

The picture is Miguel Fernandez at WGBY, the AFRTS station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Today we hear Bill Stiles, with "something for the ladies."  1966.  Bill's guest is Dorothy Lamour.  Jeremy found the tape:

"Those tapes came so close to getting lost forever. Dorothy Lamour is definitely "old Hollywood" I like her observations about people in Hollywood going out and spending money to seem rich." I totally agree.  Great radio and thanks for sharing! 
She would be totally lost in today's Hollywood scene.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wolfman Jack 1979

He sure had the magic.  Only one we'd get complaints about.  Wolfman could connect to the troops in the field.  Complaints would come from Colonels, compliments would come from Corporals.  We got him a better time slot.

AFKN reunion

Brian Hartzell (AFKN 1972-73) is trying to put together an AFKN reunion in San Antonio.  First part is just getting a mailing list together.  Were you at AFKN?  When?  What did you do?  Contact Brian at