Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Joe Allison 1965


The early 60s were a neat time in country music.  It got slicker.  Joe Allison was a big part of it.

Monday, May 23, 2022

JIngles from the 70s


This is from one of the TM packages.  Stereo and  nice.

Mary Turner 1994

Mary Turner was rocking.  In 1994 it had already been a ten year run.  Take a listen..

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Silly spots



So somehow almost 50 years later, I'm still making silly spots.  Here's how they did it at AFN:

Finding sweet spot between informative and zany at AFN

Wolfman Jack 1977


Weekend is here, let's rock with the Wolf.  It's 1977.  I was at AFKN.  Where were you?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rebel Randall 1951


Rebel Randall has a fairly short run during the Korean War, but was popular.  At the time they thought her a little too sultry, but it was the biggest mail getter at AFRTS.  Great show.

Harry Newman 1994


In the early 1990s Matt was in England enjoying the sounds of AFN from hundreds of miles away:

I recorded these in east Anglia (approximately 800 miles away from the transmitter at Weisskirchen) using my trusty old boom box. Sometimes, at night, when the weather was right, you could get a pretty good signal. The recordings were all somewhere between 1991 and 1996. Sorry I’m not sure of exact dates.  Because I was limited to 30 or 45 min audio cassettes, I didn’t tend to record whole shows, instead recording a section where I was interested, I also seem to have  a habit of sometimes stopping the recording if the DJ was playing a song I could get in the UK.

He recorded a lot of things I didn't have.  Thanks for sharing!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Herman Griffith 1967


Herman Griffith is underrepresented here.  Hard to find the shows.  That makes it all the more exciting when some turn up.  During the week, Herman was mostly at KGFJ put once a week he brought it to the brave and the bold getting a weeks' worth of shows for AFRTS.  This is around the time that they were starting to record the shows on McCadden Ave so I'm not sure where he made this magic.  It's gonna be soulful...

Chris Noel 1969


Vetsville Cease Fire House
291 NE 19th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Phone: (561) 736-4325

I’m Chris Noel. In Hollywood, I did films with Elvis and Steve McQueen. In Vietnam, I performed live, and my radio show was broadcast to our troops, both in Vietnam and worldwide.

Then, in 1993, I founded Vetsville Cease Fire House, a non-profit charity based in Florida that is dedicated to providing food, shelter and care for indigent military veterans.

Vets make great employees. They’re dependable team players who work with pride, but finding full-time employment is often extremely difficult. And that's where Vetsville Cease Fire House comes in. Among the great organizations sponsoring us are the Nam Knights MC, a group of police officers and Vietnam veterans.

We’re also sponsored by groups like Rolling Thunder, Paul Revere and the Raiders, “Good Morning Vietnam’s” Adrian Cronauer, and various community organizations. We also hold popular yearly fund-raisers such as Veterans Day celebrations and Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday!

Our mission is to provide homeless American military veterans --regardless of race, creed, color, sex or age -- with food, shelter, and a secure environment as we aid them in returning to society. That’s our goal -- and Vetsville Cease Fire House is making it happen ... with the help of your generous contribution!
Thank You For Your Time!
Chris Noel

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Jim Pewter


Jim Pewter and Mamie Van Doren

Jim Pewter just sent up a bunch of 1995 shows.  Didn't we go to different high schools together?  Thank you Jim.  Thank you Timmy (Radio's best friend)