Thursday, June 10, 2021

Enchantment Of Music 1964


Over the years AFRTS presented a lot of classical music. For a lot of our listeners, it was the introduction to styles of music that they hadn't heard before. "Enchantment of Music" was originally from KCBH-FM, Beverly Hills. They presented their shows in "the matchless fidelity of frequency modulation".   The station was also the first one for The Real Don Steele.


Did we ever actually run these on FM stations?

KCBH sounds like a very interesting place Here's their tribute website




Wednesday, June 2, 2021

GI Journal 1943



 Incredible the depth of talent, giving their all for the troops:


G. I. Journal. November 5, 1943. Program #16.  The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." Arthur Q. Bryan, Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Sully Mason (vocals). 29:53.





Friday, May 28, 2021

Joe Allison 1969

 


Joe Allison brought country music to the world on the Country Corner.  Before Joe, the music was mostly "hillbilly".  As a writer, producer, performer and DJ he brought it to the rest of America.  Here's a 1969 visit.



Pete Smith 1993

 


Pete Smith has your easy favorites, with great stories.  "Sketches in Sound".




Thursday, May 27, 2021

Kris Erik Stevens 1981

 



Milwaukee born Kris was with us after taking Chicago by storm WCFL, WLS (replaced Art Roberts) and to CKLW and Los Angeles.  Visit his website http://kriserikstevens.com/ In 1981 here's what happened...

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Rocketing Rhythms 1961


We counted them down.  The first rock countdown show was Rocketing Rhythms, usually hosted by Jack Brown.  Today Jack is on vacation and KLACs Bill Stewart steps in with the hits from the pages of Cash Box.  Here are the pre-Beatles years hits!


Roland Bynum 1981


 

Creator's Workshop is still creating..
 
Roland is still on the air in Los Angeles on weekends and sounding better than ever.
 

 
 

Tom Campbell 1980

Tom is still around.  Great guy who helped a lot with the Best Sounds stream.  Great listening.




Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dick Sinclair 1961

 Dick Sinclair has a special piece in AFRTS history.  He was in the first group of broadcasters to train at Fox Movie Studio for the new network.  During WWII he has at the Guadalcanal station.  After the war he was "Polka Party" on both radio and television for many years.


Standing, Left to Right: Allen Botzer, Dick Sinclair, Jack (Ivan) Saddler, Rudy Luukinen, Al Taylor.
Sitting, Left to Right: George Dvorak, Rudy Rubin, Hy Averback, Spence Allen, Will Kennedy.



More about the first AFRS crew at smecc Click here

More Dick Sinclair

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Charlie Tuna 1986

 


Charlie in Boston 1965, he worked there with "Johnnie" Lujack.

The scary part of listening to a lot of Charlie Tuna shows is the end. It's amazing how many of the affiliate locations don't exist anymore or don't have an AFRTS station (I have the one for SCN as the logoff sound on one of my computers, "before we say goodbye.."). It's always great listening. Thanks again Charlie!




 
Charlie's website : http://www.charlietuna.com