Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving 1944

 



Surprisingly hard to find Thanksgiving shows.  From 1944 Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter on It's a Wonderful Life)  and an all-star cast share the holidays.


My best to you and yours. 


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wolfman Jack 1974

 


Wolfman Jack

Spring 1974 and radio has never been better.


Mary Turner 1983

 


In the 80s and 1990s Mary Turners show was so popular she had two programs on the network.  Her regular Mary Turner Show and "Off The Record", where she interviewed rock's biggest stars.

She made waves in Los Angeles radio too, and eleven year run at KMET and returning in the 90s to KSLX.  Now she's involved in many charitable causes including the Betty Ford Center in Ranch Mirage.






Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Herman Griffith 1967



Herman with Jim Pewter and Roger Carroll

 Feeling brave? If you're young  or old Herman Griffith is here with the Records Caravan. Bold?  If you

Herman was at KGFJ in Los Angeles in the early 60s, was with us into the 1970s and not much else is known.



Harry Newman 1986


Time for more Harry Newman.  The next time "Cops" comes on, listen closely to the announcer.  From 1986, welcome back Harry Newman..



Monday, November 8, 2021

Army Hour - 1967 Computers!

 


The Army had computers in 1967, just not very sure what they were.  This from a 1967 "Army Hour" broadcast.  The Army Hour had PAO shops from around the world filing reports on what their commands were doing.  These usually ended up broadcast on Sunday mornings in the states. Sgt Raymond Banks reports:



Johnny Bond 1961

 To the strains of Les Paul's "Cimarron" and a bushel basket full of gramophone records.  It's old school country from 1961.



Happy listening!




Gary Owens 1969

 



This is a much better transfer of something that was presented a while back.  I was sent a bunch of disks that weren't stored in sleeves and were in pretty rough shape. 


Chris Noel 1970

 

Chris Noel did so much for so many Vietnam era troops.  "A Date With Chris" brought the girl next door to far flung outposts all over the world.



Thursday, November 4, 2021

Charlie Tuna 1988


It's been five years since we lost Charlie.  I remember that day. 

Charlie was with us a quarter century, right up to the end.  I think we all stole something from him.  Thanks Charlie!