Sunday, July 21, 2013

AFN has cool promo items

When I was doing this on the other side of the mic, one of my biggest complaints was the lack of promo items.  Sean sent a bundle of what they're doing now.  Stickers, temporary tattoos, bags, pencils, key chains and such.  Promo items have always re-enforced the branding.  More and more like stateside radio, in a good way..

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

AFN Bremerhaven 1992

In 1992 AFN Bremerhaven took the Keith L Ware award.
Here's why:

Great sounding station!  Thanks Bill Boyd!

Jim Ameche 1964

Sometimes I miss "beautiful music", orchestral arrangements mostly of pop songs of the 1930s-1960s.  It was the rhythm of the grocery stores.  AFRTS had a history of playing it, going back to WWII.  Carrying the mantle in the 1960s was Jim Ameche.  Jim had been a big radio star in the "Golden Days of Radio" but his big success was being the first to nationally syndicate a DJ show. 

In 1964, we heard "The Best Sounds Around"

Thursday, July 11, 2013

AFKN 1969 Year End Show - Roger Schulman

And now from Yongsan, Roger Schulman who later did big things in Tampa radio.  In 1969 he escorted us through decades of hits!.
I can't find a current location for Roger, but this was a couple of years ago:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

AFN Berlin - Mark White 1967

Mark White went to AFN during the 1950s and stayed to be the voice of America to several generations.  Here's Mark with some swinging sounds, 1967