Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gene Price - 1980

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It's always a mixed thing when I get some disks that weren't stored correctly.  I'm always very thankful but the transfers get hit and miss.  I rescue what I can.  This is from some 1980s disks that came in earlier this year.




Ira Cook - 1965


The talent was always so good, the particular music they played wasn't that important.  Radio used to be a companion and a friend.  Ira played MOR, some Hawaiian... Take a listen.



Charlie Tuna - 1973

Charlie at KHJ

Winter is settling into the heartland.  In 1973 it was a Thursday and a Charlie Tuna morning.




Friday, November 27, 2015

Silhouette - 1969


Sunday mornings AFRTS ran chapel shows.  Silhouette was contemporary music and stories.  Jerry saved this one.  He was in Thailand and AFTN ran this one was focused on the Vietnam war.  It's a powerful show.







Joe Allison - 1965


Joe Allison was singer, songwriter, producer and record executive.  He lived the music and and made it better.  AFRTS brought him worldwide. 



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving - 1944


Surprisingly hard to find Thanksgiving shows.  Paul sent a good one.  From 1944 Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter on It's a Wonderful Life)  and an all-star cast share the holidays.


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My best to you and yours. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Roger Carroll - 1979

Roger and Beverly Carroll

Roger's back!  It's a Friday in 1979 and time for the best sounds in town, with the happy hour!  Thank you Roger for sharing these.

Wolfman Jack - 1978


I can hear the howl.

Wolfman is back with a 1978 show for the Air Force.  This is near the end of the run, when the FCC had short-sightedly changed the rules on public service programming.



Monday, November 23, 2015

Dan Daniel - WMCA - 1969

Dan Daniel

In 1969 the Coca Cola Company and AFRTS somehow arranged for a series of albums to be recorded to be distributed to the troops.  I can't find documentation of the project. Some of the top jocks in the country recorded them. These are hard to find.  Dan Daniel was a mid 1950s AFRTS vet in the Navy.  Last week Neil found this one.  Enjoy!



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Andy Mansfield - 1963


Here's part 3 of America's Popular Music, Andy Mansfield continues his tribute to Glenn Miller.



Roland Bynum - 1974


These were the disks that Roger Carroll products sent to radio stations in the US.  January 1974, waethers pretty awful.  Have you considered going somewhere warm with the US Air Force?



Friday, November 20, 2015

Jim Pewter - 1967


Jim Pewter was the music, his love of great songs shines through. I always waited for the songs that I forgot to remember.



Jim Pewter - 1967

Thank you Deviny James...


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chris Noel - 1969


Chris did so much for us, The Date With Chris show, toured all over the world, particularly in the hotspots and has been one of the most outspoken advocates ever. Today Chris has a homeless shelter for veterans.  Take a look Click here Please do what you can.  Here's how it sounded in 1969.



Mary Helen Barro - 1983




Mary Helen Barro brought the best in Latin music.  When suffering a violent winter, the music made it warmer.  See the beach?



Joe Ferguson - 1983


Joe Ferguson is back. Joe was one of the US jocks that AFRTS contracted to really be the Voice of Home.  Joe sent the shows along to share and I for one am very grateful.



Monday, November 16, 2015

Gene Price - 1981


Gene Price starts the show and suddenly it's 1981.  Super talent, great memories.



Ira Cook - 1971

A 1967 Ira Cook show

Have a happy day, you can make the most of it.... Ira is back from KMPC with a Friday in 1971 visit, 



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Charlie Tuna - 1985

Did you remember your Breakfast Serial?



Joe Allison - 1967


Joe Allison sends us to the Country Corner.  Joe had a big had in promoting what eventually became modern country.



Roger Carroll - 1980




In 1980, singer Leslie Gore popped to the Happy Hour with Roger Carroll.  She talked about her career, Brother Michael had just done "Fame", Roger gets us some neat stories.  We lost Leslie back in February.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Benny Brown - AFN

Benny Brown went from AFN to great career in European radio, including Radio Luxembourg blasting all over Europe. In February we heard a different part of this broadcast. Benny Skype'd be to talk about AFN and Radio Lux.  He explained that the breaks sound sloppy in this because of he was feeding the rest of the network.




Welcome back Benny, thanks for great radio!


Wolfman Jack - 1977


I'll have that with some extra Wolf please.  He sure made the music of 1977 epic..The beginning of the disk has seen better years, but so have I...



Andy Mansfield - 1963


In 1963 the loss of Glenn Miller was still fresh.  Here's part two of Andy Mansfield's tribute.  He did a great job and talked with a lot of the people that knew Glenn.  





Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Roland Bynum - 1979


Roland brings the dancing!  It's 1979 and in the Creators Workshop there's Stephanie Mills, Donna Summer and Michael Jackson.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Roger Carroll - 1972


In all of the stations we had promo photos of the AFRTS-LA talent.  Roger really didn't like his.  It wasn't a bad photo, but a very 1970s haircut.  Here's something we can all agree on from 1972:






One Night Stand - 1959


The great big bands continued touring well into the 1970s.  In the 1940s, 50s and 60s AFRTS aired remote broadcasts of the best on One Night Stand.  On this night in 1955 it was the music of Charlie Barnet from the Hollywood Palladium



Jim Pewter - 1968


I miss these songs.  Most markets had the Oldies Guys that new everything and Jim sure was of those. Charlie Gracie, the Coasters.  It's always a great listen.



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chris Noel - 1967


Chris did one of the most popular shows ever.  A pretty girl, great music and caring.  She brought "home" everywhere.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Joe Ferguson - 1983


Joe Ferguson brought a little bit of Portland to troops around the world.  It was a 1983 experiment where some of the best jocks, usually with an AFRTS connection were the voice of home.


Mary Helen Barro - 1983


It's a Friday in 1983 and Mary Helen has your latin favorites.  Let the fiesta begin!