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.