Monday, February 27, 2017
Jim Pewter - 1981
Don Browne has some Jim Pewter information:
To my knowledge, Jim Pewter is the only person to work overseas on AFRTS (AFKN) and then work as a show host on the RU series from the AFRTS-LA studios. The desire to work at AFRTS-LA after exposure to the disc programs at an affiliate was very strong. When my active duty at FEN was completed in January 1971. I spent a month in Los Angeles haunting the AFRTS-LA studios at North McCadden Place, trying to convince Jack Brown to hire me for a 13-week "flight" (1-55:00) on the RU. My schtick was that I would introduce PAMS and CRC jingles to the separation of program "sides" which could be used by the local affiliate. They were not impressed. What was impressive was that AFRTS-LA had a "Listen-Line" direct from AFVN Saigon, and you could listen to local AFVN programming on the building PA system. When it was 8 a.m. PST in LA it was 11 p.m. local time in Saigon; when it was 6 p.m. PST in LA it was 9 a.m. local time in Saigon.
Jim Pewter, because of his special status, worked every combination of show scheduling during his AFRTS-LA career. He was heard in series of 5-25:00, 5-30:00, 5-55:00, and 1-55:00 shows. Because of this, his show numerology was completely in disarray. As can be determined, Jim Pewter #1 was issued in RU 27-7 (January 1967).
Million Dollar memories were the Jim Pewter show. Jim was always the king of songs that you forgot to remember. From 1981, the Jim Pewter show. First couple of minutes of this transfer are rougher than I'd like, but it's worth it.