Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chris Noel - 1969


Time for another Date With Chris.  The show was on for half a dozen years and touched a lot of hearts.  Chris still helps with her veterans shelter.  You should take a look and help out.  There for the grace of... click here.

But now it's 1969 and time for Chris Noel...



Monday, April 28, 2014

Breakfast Club - 1967


Don McNeill had the longest running network show in history.  The Breakfast Club began in 1937 and continued until 1968.  It started on NBC and went to ABC when NBC was split up.  Much of that time we ran it  on AFRTS.  From the Clouds Room of The Hotel Allerton, Chicago it's 1967 and time for a low keyed entertainment.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Command Performance - 1945




 Donna Dae sings, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street." Herb Shriner is introduced as "Sgt. Shriner." Orson Welles (m. c.), Donna Dae, Larry Stevens, Herb Shriner, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Theodora Lynch



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Danny Kramer - 1983

In 1983 the network got DJs from all over the country to do shows for the network.  We've heard from Joe Ferguson and Bob Moke.  From the Torrejon tapes (thanks Vicente!!) today we have Danny Kramer.  Danny's day job was at KSL in Salt Lake City.  He was one of us at the Adak Alaska station in the late 60s.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

One Night Stand - 1945

Here's another part of the 1944 Esquire All Stars Show on One Night Stand.  This is the first part...



 This part of the program originates from Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles. The first tune is, "Bluetopia."  When the Duke introduces the first selection as being commissioned by "Paul Whiteman, the King of Jazz," several hoots of derision from the audience interrupt him, and the Duke begins the introduction again. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.

Roland Bynum - 1981


Roland is the place to turn for the good Bynum.  This is a 1981 visit.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chris Noel - 1968


In 1968, the executive in charge of morale was Chris Noel.  You have a Date With Chris.  Click the "Chris Noel 1968" link.  Memories.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AFRTS Torrejon (Madrid) Spain 1976

Torrejon studios

We've just received some wonderful tape of the Torrejon station.  Vicente lived in Madrid and saved his cassettes and is making them available to us.  Here's the first.  There will be more.  Gracias!  



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Roland Bynum 1981

Roland with daughter and son

Here's some truly good Bynum.  


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jim Ameche - 1961


Jim was the voice of beautiful music, great orchestras and the sounds around.  He had roughly a ten year run with the network, during much of that time with KMPC as a day job.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Roger Carroll - 1961


This is a fun one, Roger is swinging up a storm, Life Of Helen Trump.  Couldn't ask for more.



Friday, April 11, 2014

Goodbye Mickey Rooney

Sunday April 6th was sad.  We lost Mickey Rooney.  Besides his many decades of stardom, Tech Sergeant Rooney was a WWII AFN vet.

Mickey Rooney with Tom Poston 


In 1944 he enlisted and spent 21 months in the army.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for entertaining troops in combat areas.


Goodbye Mickey and thank you.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GI Jive 1945

About two minutes into this is video of GI Jill announcing.


Roland Bynum 1981

Time for some good bynum.  Roland Bynum.  It's a Monday in 1981





Saturday, April 5, 2014

Melody Roundup - Spade Cooley 1946


His band sure swung.  This is from a 1946 live remote rebroadcast from Riverside Rancho as a Melody Roundup.





Chris Noel - 1967


In 1963 Chis Noel was a fashion model.  In 1966 we had A Date With Chris.  Thank you Chris!



Friday, April 4, 2014

KHJ Real Don Steele 1969

 
Years ago I had heard about a series of albums that were distributed to the troops overseas.  Top 40 radio broadcasts, off-line with commercials.  Great idea!  I finally located the Don Steele one. The album gives no idea who was responsible. 
 
From the label:"A fifty minute transcription of an actual broadcast on KHJ radio in Los Angeles, especially produced and distributed free as a public service for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces." If the government was involved, there'd be a credit.  If this was a KHJ project, I can't believe they wouldn't say something about listening to the station when you got home.
 
Somewhere I had heard Cola Cola was somehow involved, but again no credit.  Do you remember these?
 

Weird, but some great radio.
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AFN Eurospin 1995


So do you remember Sign-on?  Here's the AFN sign-on (No German national anthem?) and Eurospin with PFC Jennifer Lopez (not that one...).  She's really good...



Roger Carroll - 1981


Roger Carroll is back with the Best Sounds in Town and some great memories.