Saturday, December 29, 2018

AFKN New Year 1970


We're on our way to Yongsan.  Maybe Itaewon.  AFKN is bringing in the New Year 1970  First with Roger Schulman who went on to big things in Tampa radio and then Bruce Dorton, later with WABE Atlanta and NPR.  I can smell the kimchi!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Army Hour 1966






Here's what's going on in Vietnam and the Limelighters!!!  Shout out to the PA team.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Roger Carroll 1980




Over on the streaming station, www.rogercarrollbestsoundsintown.com we're taking a little break with the "12 Days Of Christmas". Here's some 1980 memories of Roger with the Happy Hour. 





Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas In Belgium 1988

Most wonderful time of the year!  December 22, 1988 here's what was happening on AFN SHAPE.  Gary Thompson takes a look at news.  Be sure to get those packages out!  It's the "Rise and Shine!" show. 




Gene Price 1980


Christmas will be here soon.  A nice gift for holiday giving is Gene's book, "Lukas Maiden Voyage".  It's a story of hope.  It was written by a friend.  Click here

Here's Gene and Leonard with your country favorites.




Charlie Tuna 1989

Charlie at KHJ


The most consistant personality in radio was Charlie Tuna. He did the same meticulous program in 1970 that he did in 1995. Normally that would be a bad thing, not with Charlie Tuna.


He was heard around the world daily on the Armed Forces Radio Network for a 25 year – 6000 show run from 1971 to 1996, as well as on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, since the early 70’s. He’s now heard in syndication around the world.

Charlie has his own really great website over at charlietuna.com If you haven't been there yet you should!



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wolfman Jack 1973


Here's another of those great recruiting shows. Fly High, it's a great way of life!.  Did you know the Air Force has computers?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

AFN Berlin - Dennis Sloan and Henry Michaels 1970

AFN Berlin 1945-79

Here is the AFN Berlin Noon Trivia Show with air personalities Specialists Dennis Sloan and Henry Michaels from Friday, 30 October 1970

Thursday, November 15, 2018

AFVN Blooper Reel -fixed

This has been circulating for a long time.  If you haven't heard it you've missed something great.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Golden Days Of Radio 1972


Frank Bresee did the Golden Days Of Radio from 1967-96. GDOR was actually the last program recorded for the network under the old system. After AFRTS he did basically the same program for yesterdayusa.com and kept the memories coming.

Golden Days of Radio

More Golden Days Of Radio

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ira Cook - 1965

Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Ira's back.  Today's artist of the day is Keely Smith, an amazing talent that isn't talked about enough.



This Is The Story - We Take Our Stand - Korea 1951

 
In 1951, the big question about Korea was "Why are we here"?".  AFRTS stepped up to the plate and produced a lot of documentary product.  In this docudrama, we learn the story of communist aggression.  William Woodson, who did tons of voiceover work over the years (Remember the imposing narrator on the 1960s TV show "The Invaders"?) was the announcer, making every word the most important thing that ever happened.  AFKN/AFN-K has been delivering the truth for over 60 years now.

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.



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Love with Tony Pigg


In 1971 no one was even sure what AOR was but Tony Pigg was doing it in New York at WPLJ. AFRTS was rockin..




"Love" with Tony Pigg

Love With Tony Pigg - 1971
 
More Tony Pigg

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Bob Kingsley 1979


If you've been around here for a while, you've heard Bob Kingsley.  He did a rock show for the network in the mid-70s.  After that it was worldwide fame with American Country Countdown.

Bob was one of us, he did a tour at the Iceland station.  Rumor has it that he carved his name into the board.  There have been a lot of requests for this.  Bob Kingsley 1979

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AFKN Tony Booth 1969


Tony Booth went on to big things after spending 1969 rocking Seoul.  then Dallas, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Charlotesville.











Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AFN SHAPE - Tata Fields 1991


I really wanted to go there.  I had been trying for an ITT from Panama.  Missed it by this much...
Here's SP Tata Fields (??)  in the morning...


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Roger Carroll - 1980


Here's another show from the great collection that Roger sent in to the archive.  It's 1980 and time for "The Best Sounds in Town".






Herman Griffith 1968



Jim Pewter, Herman and Roger Carroll

Herman was the first of the really great soul jocks at AFRTS.  He was making waves at KGFJ and went worldwide.  Herman was the one that brought Roland Bynum in..

1968 was great year for music.  Take a listen:


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jay Jasin 1971

Bob Scobey

Jay Jasin with traditional jazz (don't call it Dixieland).  Jasin Street






Joe Allison 1965


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



Chuck Cecil - 1978





Chuck Cecil celebrated the bigband years starting in the 1950s on Los Angeles radio.  By 1973 he was syndicated all over the United States and was doing the Big Band Countdown for AFRTS.

Lets take a look at the greatest hits of June 1942.

The aircheck is from AFN Frankfurt.  After the show, Paul Mako has a look at news.  The Shah of Iran had been kicked out of the country, what's next?






Monday, September 10, 2018

AFN Old Gold Retold 1973


Old Gold Retold was AFNs long running oldies show.  Let's take a look at a 1973 visit with Park Seward.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Chris Noel - 1967


 Thanks again to Chris Noel for making her shows available to us. 

Here's todays visit from Summer 1967






Thursday, August 30, 2018

AFKN TDC 1967 - Rick Moore



 
From my old stomping groups, albeit 10 years earlier.  Here's Rick Moore, from Camp Casey

 
 


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Joe Ferguson 1983


Time for more of the "Joe Show" from 1983 and KUPL Portland (OR).  Ah the memories... 




John Doremus 1967



Must be the dinner hour.  John Doremus would create a mood.  There were few who could really do this.  John was also the one that came up with the idea for music on your airplane rides.  Amazing talent.





Gene Price 1975

Journalist Mac Yablonka worked with Gene Price (and Harry Newman) at KLAC.  He did a story on Gene for Stars and Stripes.  Fun memories


While you're reading the story, here's a 1975 visit with Gene





Ira Cook 1971


Have a happy day, you can make the most of it.  Here's a 1971 visit with Ira Cook, California's leading exponent of Hawaiian music.  He's play some every day on his KMPC show.




Mary Helen Barro 1983


Mary Helen Barro has another program of great Latin music...




Monday, August 20, 2018

Charlie Tuna - 1973


It's young Charlie Tuna with a wakeup call..  Visit Charlie's website:! http://www.charlietuna.com/  Good things are coming!



Country Corner 1971


Joe Allison did it all.  Songwriter, Producer, Jock and more.  It was 1971 and a Monday.  Joe's in the Country Corner.


Roger Carroll 1976

Roger Carroll and Tom Smothers

Roger did a LOT of shows.  From the 1950s through the 80s the Happy Hour brought us the Best Sounds in Town.

Roger told me that he and Beverly were in a small town in Arizona, the local station had Roger Carroll on the air.  He wasn't syndicating a program.  Stops at the station, asks for the manager.  "May I have your name please?" "Roger Carroll" (from the offices) "Aw, &%$#!!!" The manager comes out "You're not gonna kill me, are you?".  What happened was the station took the recruiting shows and the AFRTS shows, edited them and put them on the air.  Roger took it more as tribute more than anything else...