Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pete Smith 1983



Pete Smith was part of the EZ listening tradition at AFRTS.  He followed John Doremus, who followed Jim Ameche.  He had quite a career in Los Angeles radio KNX; KDAY, 1956-58; KRKD, 1958-61; KNOB; KPOL; KMPC, 1961-88; KJQI/KOJY, 1993-95; KGIL, 1998. Pete was part of "Music of Your Life."



Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Chris Noel 1967


Chris Noel is waiting for your Date With Chris.  Great music and a one of a kind talent.  Thanks Chris! 





Tom Campbell 1971





After serving in the United States Air Force, Campbell was hired for his first radio job, at KEEL in Shreveport, La., by Al Hart, who would later become a newscaster and radio personality in San Francisco.

Campbell subsequently worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota at WDGY and at WONE in Dayton, Ohio  before his move to KYA 1260 AM San Francisco in 1967. He was known to loan his personal phonograph, record collection and even his car to individual listeners under the caveat that they simply return them, which they apparently did.

 His home and car phone (yes, he had one of the rare car phones in 1967) numbers were publicly listed in the white and yellow pages of most Bay Area phone books, and he would receive calls from listeners at home.



Monday, October 7, 2019

Gene Price 1974



Gene Price was there for us on Armed Forces Radio, but also on your hometown stations telling us about Today's Army.  These shows were done for Roger Carroll's company and usually heard early Sunday mornings.





Ira Cook 1975


Here's Ira Cook with his mix of music and stories.  He could have been a doctor, then the radio bug bit...




Thursday, October 3, 2019

Turn Back the Clock 1958


Andy and Virginia Mansfield did a charming, quirky show with records from Andy's personal collection.  These are the oldies.




Jim Pewter 1967


When we ask enough, there are answers. Mike Brown checked in to say that Jim Pewter worked at Radio Cavalier in the 1964-65 time frame. By 1967 Jim was doing the AFRTS-LA show. Something I hadn't heard was that Jim worked at the station with the late Richard Nader. Nader was responsible for the big oldies rock and roll shows in the 1970s

 
More Jim Pewter

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Joe Allison 1969


Joe Allison's back with your country favorites.  It's 1969 and welcome to the Country Corner.




Roger Carroll 1980


For many years we had a lot of the talent from KMPC in Los Angeles.  Ira Cook, Bill Stewart and many more.  Roger Carroll had the longest run.  Three decades of the Happy Hour on the voice of home.  







Don Tracy 1993


So tell me you believe Don Tracy had been doing this show for 20 years and sounding this good.




Thursday, September 26, 2019

Joe Ferguson 1983


Home sure was an awful lot of places.  In 1983 AFRTS contracted with local jocks all over the country to bring it closer.  Joe Ferguson was at KUPL and brought Portland radio worldwide.




AFN Roger Williams 1975



Let's take a look at the greatest hits of 1975 with AFN and Roger Williams.






Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mary Turner 1985


Mary Turner rocks.  But after winning at that, she made the world better as a psychologist and philanthropist.





Pete Smith 1976



When I was in the field, the easy listening shows felt painful. As I "mature" I can understand the genius behind them. Thanks for asking, Chris!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Date With Chris 1971


Thank you Chris for all you've done.  Here's a rockin Date with Chris.






Tom Campbell 1980












One of the things I miss about radio in general is breaking talent. Can you believe at one time the industry would promote unknowns? I don't believe it either. Tom Campbell had such a neat conversational interviewing style. Here he is with Michael Allen, promoting him worldwide.

 





Saturday, September 21, 2019

Gene Price 1973


Gene had been doing the show for about a year, starting a quarter century of making friends around the world.




Ira Cook 1974



In the early 60s, AFRTS was an extra gig for a lot of the talent from Gene Autry's KMPC. Roger Carroll, Pete Smith, Gary Owens and Ira Cook.

Ira was still recording shows in the 70s for us. They always had style.

The picture makes more sense if you know that Mr. Cook was one of the leading proponents of Hawaiian music, playing at least one every day on KMPC.



Friday, September 20, 2019

Charlie Tuna 1982


Charlie Tuna 1969

Charlie was with us from the Vietnam years until 1996.  Easy to tell how he was a morning tradition for such a long time.




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jim Pewter 1992

(Picture - Laurie Allen) Transmitter site of Iraklion Radio Transmitter site, Crete, 1992 Station Manager Msgt Scott Kirby (who, but I didn't know this at the time, was going to my future husband), Ssgt Kevin Renshaw, Laurie Allen, Jim Pewter

This is fun, Laurie Allen and Jim Pewter musing about the great music of the 1960s and 70s.


This is one of my favorites.  Jim had been playing our music for three decades.  Laurie was helping out.