Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jubilee - 1945

When I was a boy DJ, I had Count Basie on the show.  Incredible person with a power from within.  He did a lot for the troops during WWII, part of that was Jubilee

 January 20, 1945. Program #99 recorded October 20, 1944 The first tune is, "Dinah." Buddy Rich, Thelma Carpenter, Illinois Jacquet, Ernest Whitman (m. c.), Count Basie and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson (Eddie Anderson), Jimmy Rushing. 

Roger Carroll - 1967

The first time I had even heard the work of Roger Carroll it was the announcing on the Smothers Brothers (Brothers Smothers?) show.  Wonderful all the way around..

Roger was an ABC staff announcer who joined the army during the Korean War, he wanted to go to Austria.  The Army kept him at McCadden Place, a short commute from home.  It was the start of a long relationship.  Roger sent us his shows for us to hear again.  I'm very grateful.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Spectrum USA - 1971

In 1971 the Marine Corps reserves were doing the recruiting show "Spectrum USA" , an overview of our presidents.  

"Spectrum USA" presents glimpses  of our Chief Executives - not necessarily as great figures in publice office - but as the real people they were: young men with ideas, students, husbands, working men, soldiers, dreamers.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

AFVN - Your Brother

Harry Simons, who was "Your Brother" on AFVN in 1967 and 1968 has some big news:

"Since we last spoke on the phone and online about my AFVN Danang “Your Brother” program, I have some new and exciting AFVN news. Attached is a work in progress mission statement of a Vietnam Veterans Tribute program now in production to air on 1330 AM WEBY Radio Pensacola, Florida. The broadcast will also stream live at http://www.1330weby.com on October 26-30 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jim Ameche Pops Concert - 1959

Jim Ameche played music from the world's great orchestras on his show and later on the Pops Concert.  This is the second half of the first Pops Concert.

Friday, June 12, 2015


1979 will be a good gear for movies...

We made it to the weekend, crank up some barbeque and memories.

I've burned through another turntable.  I'll sort that out tomorrow.  It's a LOT of transfers and I'm happy I can do it.

Roger Carroll has found another round of shows and that's a great thing.  Thanks for sharing them RC!!

Someone on Facebook: "Would you be interested in a bunch of Gene Price and Don Tracy shows?"  Survey says yes and they should get here today.

Since the last email, there's been soul, country, trad jazz, pop, a visit to Guantanamo and polkas. the AFRTS mix:

If you've saved anything from your years with the world's biggest and best network, please let me know.  It's a lot of history.  Most of it's in someone's garage...

Thank you for enjoying the blog.  Have a great week!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Crime Classics - 1954

Crime Classics was a classy CBS show from the early 50s.  It was run several times on AFRTS well into the 1970s.  Elliott Lewis and a great cast.  "New Hampshire, the Tiger and Brad Ferguson" was initially broadcast in 1954.  This is from a 1967 reissue.

History of Rock and Roll - 1971

The History of Rock & Roll first aired on the weekend of February 21–23, 1969 on 93 KHJ Los Angeles, hosted by Robert W. Morgan. It aired for 48 hours and was later syndicated. Later that year, with slight modifications to the script, another version was aired hosted by Humble Harve Miller. The program was then taken to national syndication in the fall of 1969 by parent company RKO General. KHJ repeated this in 12-hour blocks. This version was syndicated throughout the early 1970s, and was sent to stations on large 101⁄2" reels of 1/4" tape, in full-track mono. - wikipedia

 In 1971 we apparently had the original KHJ version.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Country Crossroads - 1983

Camp Humphries, Korea

Jerry Clower is Bill Mack's guest.  Ledbetter Olympics on the Country Crossroads