Saturday, April 28, 2012
Jeremy sent along an interesting picture
"I was going through some photos I got off Ebay awhile ago and found the attached photo of George Ingham and another Airman doing a radio show.
The locale is a tropical island but I can't figure out which Island it might be some of the photos were of Johnston Island so there's a strong possibility that's where the station was especially is there was a radio station there. I've attached a high resolution scan."
Only thing I can tell for sure is that some of the ETs are sleeved in the early 1960s sleeves, but those were around forever (We had boxes of them in Panama in the early 1980s.
Do you know where that studio was?
AFN Berlin 1945-79
Thanks to Robert Barker for sharing another great memory!
Here is Part 1 of the AFN Berlin Noon Trivia Show with air personalities Specialists Dennis Sloan and Henry Michaels from Friday, 30 October 1970
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
I just received work that "Dave Rabbitt" passed away in January. Dave was a pirate broadcaster for 21 days in Saigon during 1971.
During the war, Dave had "Radio First Termer", here's the story and airchecks:
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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."
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Mark White was America to Berlin. A 30 year run anywhere is an amazing run. Today the spotlight is on Charles Asnavour
This is the first part of Robert Barker's collection. He was assigned to the hospital, had a reel to reel and made (and saved) some great tapes!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I've always been a huge fan of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. You may have heard about Django Reinhardt. It was his group. I was listening to a Bill Stewart Show about Hugues Panassié the creator of the group. When Bill was jazzing it was always a better show. Take a listen:
Sunday, April 8, 2012
RC at the Hollywood Palladium
Roger was with the network for over 30 years and always had the best sounds in town. He was one of the, if not the first from KMPC that had a big part of the AFRTS sound.
Let's visit 1971, the Happy Hour is waiting:
Laurie fell in love with radio at age 7 when she toured her hometown station in Morris, Minnesota. The resulting radio career began while in high school, working “up and down the dial” at stations in Omaha, St. Louis and San Francisco before finally coming 'home' to Los Angeles to hold down 7p-12p at KIIS-FM, on to KNX-FM, Magic 106, Power 106, Armed Forces Radio and most recently, in syndication at Dial Global Radio Network. She joined the family at GoCountry in December of 2008. Off hours, Laurie loves hiking, cooking and pursuing her hobby of collecting coffee stains in the shapes of celebrities.
Laurie's at GoCountry105