Friday, June 28, 2019

Charlie Tuna 1973

This was sourced from the mastering reel with the slug still intact. 

Charlie was at KKDJ during the week and was squared off against Charlie Van Dyke at his old KHJ home.  Robert W. Morgan was at K-100.  Talk about a radio battle!  But we can treasure the Saturdays at the McCadden studios, making radio like this:


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chris Noel 1971

Chris Noel - 1963

Chris did the show during the height of the Vietnam War and toured the theater several times.  Thanks for everything Chris!

Please consider supporting homeless vets through Ceasefire House, Chris runs this in Florida Click here





Sunday, June 23, 2019

Monitor 1966



Monitor was hard to describe.  NBC took soft news features, great talent and some comedy and music.  It was ahead of it's time.  There's a website dedicated to the show Monitor Beacon
AFRTS had the show.





Johnny Bond 1961


Johnny's career started in the late 1930s with Jimmy Wakely and after that joining Gene Autry.  His biggest hit was in 1965 with "Ten Little Bottles"  but he had the big seller on this one:

 

Johnny did a long running show for us:



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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jingles, what time IS is?




The the MISC library there were many generic jingle packages.  One of them with a very hokey band and these lyrics:
 
"For the best music on wax
it's time to sit back and relax
with your favorite disk jockey show"
 
How could I not play that?

What I did find recently was MISC-249



Did you have a favorite jingle?


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Herman Griffith 1967

Jim Pewter, Herman Griffith and Roger Carroll

Herman Griffith kicked up a storm, with KGFJ and with AFRTS.  I wish I knew more of his story.  Roland Bynum says that Herman helped him get his job with us.






Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Mary Turner 1994


Mary Turner was rocking.  In 1994 it had already been a ten year run.  Take a listen..




Saturday, June 8, 2019

LaRita Shelby 1994




I'm always going to be grateful to LaRita and Roger Carroll for helping us get a LOT of new material.  In there was a bunch of her AFRTS shows.  Wonderful radio.  Take a listen!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jim Hawthorne Comedy Theatre


Jim Hawthorne was a genius.  He was doing freeform radio in the 1940s.  "The Hawthorne Thing" was the final NBC radio show to originate on the west coast.  He did short films, records, television. 

He did many shows for AFRTS.  I can't date this one, but it looks to be from the late 60s or early 70s.  The Comedy Theatre sounds a bit like the comedy show that Jack Carney and Dick Cavett did in the 1980s..



The Hawthorne Thing was a series of 5 minute fillers