Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23rd AFVN anniversary

This day in history -- thirty nine years ago on March 23, 1973 AFVN signed off the air at midnight, ending years of radio and television service to the American fighting man and woman -- "From the Delta to the DMZ".

The American Forces Vietnam Network -- and its predecessor - Armed Forces Radio Service -- had seven men killed in action during the war. Revisit them now and our other honored dead at

Bob Morecook
AFVN Yahoo List Moderator

AFN Craig Miller interviews Geordie

Sometimes I wish I went to AFN.  The stars did tour and there were lots of interviews.  In the 1970s Craig Miller did a lot of them, and did them well.  Here he is with Geordie.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Country Express - Bob Tate 1968

Before Gene Price was doing the Country Army recuiting show, SGT Bob Tate was recording it over at Ft Meade.  Any more information about the Sergeant?  Take a listen:

Charles Goyette had some more information " After listening to him, I pretty sure he was an instructor at DINFOS when I was there in the spring of 1970.  I remembered him as being quite capable as both a broadcaster and instructor."

Adventures in blogging

My old workstation gave up this week.  There was a bunch of material that hadn't been backed up.  Managed to get it off the harddrive and dodged another bullet. 

On a lighter note (whew).  I have set up a page/group/whatever over at facebook.  It'll be the fastest way to find out what's going on and say hi to some friends.  Look for "" in the searchbar.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reykjavík Redux part two

Jim Rourke found some scans from the base paper which are great!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Your calls are welcome!

Your phonecalls are more than welcome!  612-356-2377

If you leave a name and number I will call you back.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

LaRita Shelby

Larita Shelby

Last week, LaRita was invited to a special luncheon at AFRTS-BC to celebrate Black History Month.  She had had a Powerpoint presentation about her years with the network and is sharing that with us.

If you don't have a Powerpoint viewer (or Office installed):

Be sure to visit her blog:

Hello and welcome! I am LaRita “Jazzy Rita” Shelby, the co-writer of the new song Mr. President’s Girl and the creator of the Lady FIRST campaign. This a good will mission to show love & support for our First Lady Michelle Obama. Kicking this off in Women’s History Month is the perfect time because the song also celebrates this defining moment in history, and promotes comeraderie among women. We seek to empower women to be first in their own lives and to encourage them to continue to be (FIRST) Fascinating, Intelligent, Realistic, Stylish and Tenacious in all that they do.

Friday, March 2, 2012

AFKN Taegu 1971, pictures from Bob Maddox

SSG Bob Britton NCOIC

Radio Kilroy

Bob Maddox

Nate Oesser

Robert Zimmerman

ssg bob britton, ncoic radio kilroy 1970-71 afternoons, also  sp4 nate oeser, early evening,  morning man sp5 robert zimmerman,  afkn antenna, afkn log page,  two pictures of "Lord Byron of Stratcom", (sp4 b maddox) evening jock.

AFRS Turkey - Ed Autry

SGT Ed Autry 1981, cueing up a record at TUSLOG DET 124, Incirlik (pronounced IN-jur-lick) Air Base, Turkey, European Broadcasting Squadron.