Thursday, April 19, 2012
AFVN Tom Watson 1970
Tom Watson is a "Broadcaster". I thinks that's something we all wanted to be. He kept it up. Here's what our friends at http://www.macoi.net had to say:
"Taking a break from commercial broadcasting via the Selective Service system, Tom entered the military, where he spent two years on active duty. Following his Army training, which included a broadcasting course at Fort Benjamin Harrison's DINFOS, Tom was assigned to AFVN in Saigon. During his tour in 1969-70, Tom hosted the "Go" show playing Top 40 hits from 6 to 9 each night, and he also covered the daily MACV news briefings at JUSPAO. Upon his return to the US, he was sent to Fort Ord as NCOIC of the radio/TV facility. Prior to his discharge in April 1970, Tom began a weekend job at KMBY in Monterey, California.
Tom's KMBY stint evolved into a full time air slot doing nights until KQEO, Albuquerque, hired him for the noon-to-3 airshift. He then moved on to KERN, Bakersfield, and tried his hand "up north" at CKGM in Montreal and CHUM in Toronto before WQXI in Atlanta brought him aboard in 1974."