Monday, May 20, 2024

Charlie Tuna 1980


Charlie with Steve Allen in 1999

Charlie used to have an amazing website.  News, stories, jokes.  We miss you Art.

 Right now it's a 1980 visit with Charlie.

Joe Allison 1971


The award winning Joe Allison leads the way to the Corner

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Wolfman Jack 1975


Hey another Minnesotan!  Not really.  Bob Smith was a New Yorker that ended up running KUXL a soul station in Minneapolis.  That's where he worked out his act before working at the border blasters in Mexico.  Here's a 1975 visit with Wolfman.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Roger Carroll 1969


The Best Sounds in Town.  Roger is shared some wonderful radio with us.  When the AFRTS-LA talent would record their shows, every week they would be sent copies of their programs on LP.  The same disks we played in the field.  But a familiar DJ story is not seeing the value in airchecks until years later.  Most of the talent didn't save them  Roger saved a lot of them and is made them available to us.

Today it's late 1969... and time for the Roger Carroll show!

Mary Turner 1985


Mary Turner rocks.  But after winning at that, she made the world better as a psychologist and philanthropist.

Herman Griffith 1968


Sure was some great music.  Herman Griffith came to us from KGFJ.  A while back I found out what the deal was where he's not "hitting the posts", when AFRTS upgraded their studios there wasn't a proper headphone output.  Herman would have been more dependent on a headphone output that most. Love the energy and the music.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Andy Mansfield 1964


Andy Mansfield continues his 1964 tribute to Major Glenn Miller on "America's Popular Music" on AFRTS,

Tom Campbell 1971


Tom Campbell had an amazing focus.  He just sounds excited and like every last word is important. And it's not an act, he's excited about life,   He really could make reading the phone-book pop.  

Roland Bynum 1980


Roland Bynum is a making a Wednesday jump on AFRTS.

Bill Stewart 1967


I've always been a huge fan of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.  You may have heard about Django Reinhardt.  It was his group.  I was listening to a Bill Stewart Show about Hugues PanassiĆ© the creator of the group.  When Bill was jazzing it was always a better show.  Take a listen: