Sunday, March 22, 2020

AFN Munich 1973





In 1973 the "Free Radio Campaign" visited AFN and spoke with engineer Air Force Tech Sgt Bob Strite and morning jock Mark Abbott. The picture is Jim Sampson at AFN Munich.


AFN Munich 1973

More from AFN

Roger Carroll 1969


There was a Happy Hour in 1969?  Every day when Roger Carroll is at the mic.





Friday, March 20, 2020

Charlie Tuna 1991


Sad day when we lost Charlie.  Broadcasting at it's best.  Waking up the world for a quarter century.  Who did anything close to that? http://www.charlietuna.com . 




Jim Pewter 1976


A Friday, a new year and Jim Pewter.  Jim celebrated this music every day.  Writing, performing, playing the songs on the radio and being a record dealer.  He loves and shares this music.




Jim

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mail Call 1944








Mail Call. May 24, 1944. Program #93. The program is dedicated to the state of Kentucky. Borah Minevich and His Harmonica Rascals do a spectacular arrangement of, "Brazil." Mortimer Snerd tells Paulette Goddard about his first date. Charlie McCarthy tries to apologize to W. C. Fields for setting a skunk trap in Fields' garden. This is a well-known routine, using the same script as in, "The "Chase and Sanborn Program" recording from September 21, 1941. This time, W. C. loses his place in the script and mis-reads several lines. The date above is the recording date. The program was released June, 1944.


Early AFRS and WC Fields, total win.







Ira Cook 1965


KMPC had a lot of talent that was part of our team.  Ira was another Minnesotan.  He was a WWII vet.  It was quite a story.




Gene Price 1973


Willard is back, with your favorite silliness. Gene Price Country World is nice way to start the back to work crunch.



Sunday, March 15, 2020

LaRita Shelby 1994


LaRita Shelby saved some of her favorite shows and is making them available to us. Today a visit with Blair Underwood. Thank you Jazzy! Visit her website, A Date With A Song is great music





Wolfman Jack 1975


Wolfman Jack sure was a salesman.  Where can I go for opportunities in today's Air Force? 





Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Roland Bynum 1981




It's a Wednesday happening on AFRTS with the Bynum...Still has it.



Chris Noel 1969


The weekend is almost here.  Chris Noel has memories of 1969



Tom Campbell 1979


So what kind of jock would put his home phone number in ads?  Tom Campbell would.  You can say he was accessible... In 1971 Tom joined the network for a long run.




Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Bedside Network



Many troops were first exposed to military "radio" via closed circuit stations in US hospitals. After the war, the stars toured the VA hospitals. This program would have been heard on the "Bedpan Network".  Here's a 1954 magazine story about The Bedside Radio Network


 
From 1955, Rand's OTR is featuring a Hospital Radio show
 
Hospital Radio Christmas Show 1955


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mary Turner 1986



Mary Turner brought the rock in the 1980s and 90s.  She had the daily show and "Off The Record".  The music was great and she really had a way with an interview.  She always treasured her time as one of the AFRTS-LA talent.


Joe Ferguson 1983


In 1983 Joe Ferguson was at KUPL.  AFRTS picked him up for a series of shows from around the country, really being the voice of home.  It's a Tuesday in 1983 and time for the Joe Show!