Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chris Noel - 1967

In 1967, the biggest show was "A Date With Chris".  Chris Noel brought a helping of home every day.  She still does way more than her share with her veterans shelter in Florida.  Please do what you can to help.  Click here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kate Smith - 1944

In WWII AFRS did a series of shows called "Personal Album", these were 15 minutes of minutes with a popular star, usually with the star talking about their music and lives.  Today a visit with Kate Smith and Ted Collins.

Roland Bynum - 1973

The link is fixed!!  Thanks for letting me know...

Roland's back with another visit to the Creator's Workshop for the USAF.  These were the shows that Roger Carroll's company at Watermark, heard at stations across the United States and around the world.  Thanks Mark!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jim Pewter - 1968

Jim knows his stuff.  We went to different high schools together...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Enchantment of Music 1964

There was a lot of orchestral music over the years, perfect to the dinner hour.  "The Enchantment of Music".  Bruce Wendell hosted from KCBH in Beverly Hills, showing high fidelity sound.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Joe Allison - 1965

The early 60s were a neat time in country music.  It got slicker.  Joe Allison was a big part of it.

Fall cleaning?

If you have a bunch of AFRTS disks in storage somewhere, we'd really love the chance to be able to share them with others.  Many times those memories just end up packed away.  I could tell you stories... If you'd like to share them with folks just like us who'd appreciate it, contact me. or let me know on the "Hit Line"612-356-2377.  Thanks!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gene Price - 1980


Gene, Charlie and Jim

Time for some oldtime country memories.  Every Friday Gene would dish up a batch of country gold, with the mandatory silliness.  Great stuff!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Roger Carroll - 1970

Roger Carroll has another hour of the Happy Hour, this time from 1970.  Roger shared all of the shows he saved with us and that was a great thing.  Thanks RC!

Chris Noel - 1971

A pretty girl IS like a melody.  Chris made home just a little closer for Vietnam era troops.  Here's a 1971 listen.

Tony Pigg - 1971

Back to early AOR.  In 1971 it was being done by a handful of stations, usually bigger markets, usually the first time the station made any money.  Tony Pigg was in that first group that made it happen.  Tony brought "Love" to AFRTS.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


I had posted this on the Facebook afrtsarchive page (click here)  Someone, not me has posted Chickenman.  The White Winged Warrior was even broadcast in Afghanistan during the early part of the war.  He's an all time hero.

AFN Patty Cunningham 1986

Start your day with Patty Cunningham on AFN!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Robert Q Lewis - 1958

Robert Q was perfect for his times.  In 1958 radio was in a transitional period and he was on CBS.  AFRTS ran it worldwide.
John Miller thought Bob Crewe was singing on this:

I am Bob's brother Dan and after listening to the recording I can say without any doubt that it is he. Although I am not familiar with this event, I know Bob was by 1957 very active in promoting his singing career. Although he did have some success as a performer he changed direction and focused on song writing and record production. I joined him in 1962 and together we had a great run with artists such as the Four Seasons, Mitch Ryder etc. Bob passed away September 11,2014 here in Maine where he was in a medical nursing home. Thank you for this forgotten event. By the way, I know Bob and       Robert Q. enjoyed a long friendship.

Best regards,
Dan Crewe

Monday, September 7, 2015

Whistler - 1962

So how on earth do you date these?  We were running the Whistler well into the 1980s.  It wasn't so much "Old Time Radio" as an interesting story on the radio.  This is a 1961 reissue of a 1950 broadcast. "The Chinese Elephant Puzzle" is the story of a wooden puzzle filled with diamonds, an elusive prize.

Gene Price - 1980

Since it's a Friday in 1980 Gene Price has your favorite country memories.

Roger Carroll - 1979

RC with Robert Wagner

I really wish I had the chance to see McCadden place in it's glory.  In 1979 Cherie McQueen was there:

 I was on two days worth of his program from October 1979, and maybe into November 1979. My visit home to the L.A. area took me to the McCadden Place AFRTS studios, where I was asked to appear on the shows with Roger. I was stationed at SEN/SEB Vicenza, Italy at the time

It would have been incredible to be there while these were being done.

I will go through what I have, must have been special.  Here is Roger from 1979. 

Roland Bynum - 1973

Some of us in the 70s were looking for quality opportunity.  Roland Bynum, Gene Price, Wolfman Jack and Roger Carroll did recruiting shows for Roger Carroll Enterprises.  Great listening.

I also find the recruiting shows interesting, sort of a different vibe to them. They were recorded at Watermark, rather than AFRTS-LA.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Joe Allison - 1969

Joe Allison with Red Stegall and Don Light

Joe Allison was the country voice for a long, long time.  Joe was a musician, producer, writer "He'll Have to Go" and a truly fine DJ.  Before Joe, country radio was hillbilly.  He brought it modern.