Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Places to go - 1963

This is a 1963 station listing from the Broadcast Guide.  They list the networks separately:

Alaska Network (AN)
American Forces Korea Network (AFKN)
American Forces Network Europe (AFN)
Caribbean Forces Network (CFN) Canal Zone
Far East Network (FEN)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

AFVN Paul Bottoms 1969

Here's a mostly complete AFVN Orient Express from 1969 with Paul Bottoms.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AFRS Adak - The Great Dogsled Race

Everywhere we did community programming, carnivals, fairs, blooddrives.  This was a February day in 1971.  AFRS Adak TV and radio covering "The Great Dogsled Race".  After that it's Michael Brown playing favorites.

Adak890 KHz250w

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mail Call - 1943

During WWII Hollywood made their biggest and brightest stars available to shine worldwide over AFRS in several variety shows.  Mail Call was one of these.

November 1943.  Here's Fanny Brice, Dennis Day, Lionel Barrymore, Harlow Wilcox and many more.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Words And Music - Ann Richards 1942

The "Words and Music" program was usually a pretty girl reading poetry.  Sounds like a winning formula.

Here's Australian actress Ann Richards

Winter 1991 Schedule

Hear the shows of 1991

Blue Danube Network - AFRS Austria 1954

After WWII, BDN,  Blue Danube Network was in Austria.  In 1955 American Forces left the country.  From 1954 BDNs Bill Murray tells us about Austria.

Pride of Unit - Great White Ship 1948

Selena Royal

After WWII AFRS had to battle to be relevant.  At this time they took the "Information and Education" part of the mission a lot more seriously, producing hundreds of hours of programs about unit histories, great battles and military heroes.  On this program, a tribute to the hospital ships.

Friday, January 3, 2014

The AFKN Dropbox

AFRTS NBS Keflevik 1998 - Tom Jones

The radio show was hosted by  Thomas E Jones.  he was the station manager of AFRTS Keflavik Iceland The show was on air during Fridays  from 11.00 to 13.00  The show was divided first hour  oldies and the second hour country.

It's  September 18, 1998 in Iceland.  Our friend Larus Oskar had dropped by