Monday, March 28, 2011

Bob Moke

In 1983 AFRTS started sending shows of DJs from all over the country.  Neat part was that all of these guys had a prior AFRTS connection.  Bob Moke was an AFN vet that went on to great things in Baltimore and in satellite radio.

Sgt Moke in Frankfurt (Photo: Bob Moke)

Great shows!  Thanks for sharing these Bob. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AFN SHAPE 1975 Ken Rubin

Always wanted to go to Belgium.  After being attached to the infantry twice (they used to do that), SHAPE sounded as far from that world as possible.  Almost pulled it off a couple of times.  I wasn't the only one with that idea aparently...

Here's Ken Rubin with "The Rock Garden". 

Here's what they're doing now.

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's like poking deep in the library...

It's not perfect, but I can finally transfer 16".  Modified a Technics table.  Works okay for most.  I have a LOT of disks that have been waiting for transfer.

From there, it's to the rest of "the studio"

Bill sent a great tapedeck, which is my next project.  So it's humble, yet functional.  I worked at several civilian stations with worse gear!

I'd wander through the libraries and just find neat things.  While I was transferring some "Personal Albums", I  found this.  In WWII Andy Williams was working regularly and was a featured singer on some radio stations but by no means the national star that he became ten years later.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

What was your story?

Party in Phu Bai!

Lately we've been lucky enough to hear more and more of your AFRTS stories.  They're always interesting and the similarities have always interested me.  Doesn't seem to be a huge difference between Germany in the 1950s and Panama 30 years later.  Did you save any pictures?  Did you stay with it?  Do something else?  Was there anything that surprised you?

There are a few ways to stay updated on the new things that show up.  I post updates on facebook right after they go on.  Weekly I email updates to everyone on the mailing list ((just click here)

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