Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Roger Carroll 1981


Roger Carroll on the day his daughter was married

Roger Carroll has another hour of the Best Sounds In Town.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

AFN and AFRTS jingles


Some days the jingles rock.  This is from several jingle packages. Some are voiced AFN, some voiced AFRTS.  Ed Tooma is on the voice drops.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Herman Griffith 1966


Herman with Jim Pewter and Roger Carroll

It's easy to see Herman Griffith as the voice of a community in 1966. There's a lot to his presentation that others refined and copied. Herman talks about Savings Bonds, with an interest rate very similar to today... Let's take a listen.

Herman Griffith 1966

More Herman Griffith

Chris Noel 1968


During Vietnam, actress Chris Noel did the “Date With Chris” show, one of the most popular programs in the history of the network. There are some examples in the blog. Since the war she’s run a shelter for veterans, still fighting the good fight. Take 10 seconds and help a great person.  Now she needs your help.  Please do what you can. Vetsville


Thursday, June 23, 2022

JIm Pewter 1980


Photo: Gene Price, Charlie Tuna and Jim Pewter

I was in Jim's old neighborhood last week.  He lived in St Paul, just a little off of University Avenue.  It's still the same houses.  Working class then and now. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Charlie Tuna 1983


"Boss Angeles" Charlie was one of the guys that made KHJ happen.  The things Bill Drake did with that station had a lot to do with every top 40 station in the United States.  Charlie started there in the mid-60s and went with us in 1971.  Thanks for the memories.  Stay Tuna'd!

AFRS Iceland - JIm Rourke 1971

Jim Roark checked in with his memories of AFRTS in Iceland:

Karl Phillips directed me to this site: he worked the Nite Owl show on nights when I was off. I was full time at the radio station from sometime in 71 to sometime in 73. Prior to that I volunteered as Karl did, canning an oldies show called Shake, Rattle and Roark from 70 to 73. Other DJ's from that time were Tom Weicks (mgr), Mark Lazar (Morning Man), Tom Hughes (drive time), Bob Howard (replaced Tom) and Karl. We were given credit by someone for introducing rock music to the Icelanders.

I i left Iceland in 1973 and got out of the navy in October. In November I started the radio/electronics course at Elkins Institute in Atlanta, took the FCC exams in February and got my 1st and 2d Class licenses. As for any further broadcasting, my father, who put DJ's just slightly ahead of used car salesmen, sent me to law school (which occupation, it could be argued, was beneath both of the above).

I practiced law for 12 years then became a judge. I got my old band back together in 2008 and played for two years. I'm now remastering some songs I wrote in Iceland, one of which has been selected to appear on an album.

AFRS Reykjavik -  Jim Rourke 1971

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Don Tracy 1981


This was from a really nice bundle of transcriptions. Some were very challenging to transfer.  I just finished getting them all transferred.  This was probably the roughest one.  A great show, Don Tracy in 1981.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Kris Erik Stevens 1980


Kris Erik Stevens sent in a nice promo picture for the collection (pictured). Kris had been a legend in Chicago radio before Los Angeles. Thanks! 

Erik Stevens 1980

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Gary Owens 1969


Thanks Jerry for sharing these, they were airchecked off of the Thailand network.  I finally heard from Gary, letting us know it's okay to share these.  When I was a boy DJ, I kept the postman busy with incoming KMPC airchecks.  Amazing.  We lost Gary 1in 2015.