Sunday, November 29, 2015
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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.
Friday, November 27, 2015
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.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.
My best to you and yours.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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
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
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
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
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 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!
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
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
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:
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
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Don Tracy now!
The weekend is coming up. You can be sure because it's time for a Don Tracy Friday show. He always kicked it up to get us ready. Don has some projects in the works. Hope to hear from him soon.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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.