Tuesday, May 26, 2020

AFTN - The Torch is Passed


The 1971 crew put this together to celebrate their tour.  Take a listen


Roger Carroll 1969


A brand new bunch of 1968-69 memories have come in.  Roger brings you the Happy Hour and once again in fine fettle.  Time for the Best Sounds in Town!



Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 1948



In the late 1940s, the network produced a lot of "troop information" programs.  For a variety of reasons it was a lot harder to produce things like Command Performance.








Sunday, May 24, 2020

Jim Pewter 1968





Today Jim has memories of Johnny Ace, one of the most haunting talents ever.

Sugar Report 1945

More from your Sugar Report.  A few more have been found.  Most of the time WWII shows in AFRS are fairly common.  A few hundred were pressed, several were saved.
The Sugar Report was different.  The show was apparently recorded to acetate for broadcast from the government's shortwave station in California.  So each disk that is found is unique.
The show isn't documented.  The last time I found some of these, Jinx Falkenburg was the host.  I had assumed it was her show. Today Joan Edwards from Your Hit Parade plays excerpts from radio back in the states

This was a project at it's best.  I was contacted and asked "If I pay for those, can you transfer them?"  I asked around and found someone to do the transfer.  In the same time frame, we received a donation that covered the postage (click the PayPal box).  It took a lot of people.  



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

LaRita Shelby 1994


Love that picture.  Here's LaRita.  Matt recorded these in England from about 600 miles away.  It's a bit noisy but a bunch of fun.




Ira Cook 1965



Ira has some of the biggest Stars of the Day.  Today it's Frank Sinatra and Count Basie.  Along with stories and fellowship, the Ira Cook Show.




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Gene Price 1980

Gene Price, Charlie Tuna and Jim Pewter

So is it inspired silliness, wonderful radio or country music at it's best?  All three, it's the Gene Price show from 1980 on AFRTS...




Wolfman Jack 1975


Don't touch that dial.  Here comes the Wolfman.  He was with us for decades and did his part for the Air Force.  Take a listen..