Wednesday, June 28, 2017

One Night Stand - Lionel Hampton 1947

One Night Stand was on for decades featuring the best bands in the land.  AFM and the networks sent in live remote broadcasts which were repackaged.  Some of these really were the best, like this one with vibraphone master Lionel Hampton.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chris Noel 1968

When I was at AFKN Camp Casey in 1977, there was an amazing stack of these in the record library.  I heard Chris the first time then and thought that these were great programming.  If I could have figured a way to reuse them, I would have. Wonderful radio.  To this day she helps or veteran bothers.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bill Finch 1968

In the late 50s, Bill Finch was producing a bigband show in Colorado Springs. By the late 60s The "Finch Bandwagon" was on AFRTS, with a mixture of the Big Bands and smooth jazz.  

Finch Bandwagon - 1968
More Finch Bandwagon

Mary Helen Barro 1983

Mary Helen Barro is back con su musica latina:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Joe Allison 1970

Joe Allison was still going the Country Corner well into the 1970s.  Somehow the music didn't need autotune...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wolfman Jack 1975

Here comes the Wolfman! Through the magic of magic, Wolfman's show is still with us.  Call your local station and tell them about this The Wolfman Jack Show

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Roger Carroll is on the air!

Roger Carroll is on the air!  His streaming website is just starting up.  Take a listen!  Take a listen! Go to his picture and click "listen now"

FEN Macabre 1962

Macabre was produced in-house by the Tokyo studios of the Far East Network of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Two Air Force personnel were most responsible for creating the series: William Verdier as writer, performer, and director; and Program Director and performer, John F. Buey, Jr.. Mr. Buey entered the Civilian Service from the old Yankee Radio Network, serving as Program Director of FEN Tokyo from its inception in 1946.

The Verdiers, William and Christine, were active in several local origination FEN Tokyo productions, with Mr. Verdier responsible for the original 15 ips tape submission that resulted in the green light to produce the series of broadcast episodes.

The series arose out of an impromptu competition between The Far East Network and The Armed Forces Network-Germany. Both networks sent 15 ips audition tapes to the AFRTS Headquarters in Los Angeles and FEN Tokyo won the 'competition'. The AFRTS transcribed and distributed the Macabre series on October 4, 1961-- a month before FEN Tokyo recorded a ninth episode of Macabre for Christmas Day, titled Of Frankincense and Myrrh.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Roger Carroll 1981

Roger has another hour of the best sounds in town.  If you haven't heard, Roger is sharing a bunch of his shows with us and I for one am very grateful.
The majority of the shows that he sent in were the same shows that I ran in Korea and in Panama.  Deja Vu...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Roland Bynum 1977


It's a wonderful Wednesday, brought to by Roland.  I was at AFKN, Camp Casey.  Good Times!

Bill Stewart 1967

Bill Stewart kept it jazzy and had a long AFRTS run..

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jim Pewter 1980

Welcome back Jim.  Minnesotan Jim Pewter was an AFKN vet in the mid 60s and then took on Los Angeles radio and was a part of rock, writing, producing, performing and jocking.  A quadruple threat?  Jim made the memories happen again and introduced me to a lot of great music.  Here's a 1980 visit.

AFN 1983

Here's what's coming up on AFN ---

00:00 AFN Tonight

01:00 Mary Turner

02:00 Wolfman Jack

03:00 Roland Bynum

04:00 Jim Pewter

04:30 Mary Helen Barro

05:00 Harry Newman

06:00 Morning Show

10:00 AFN Today

12:00 News

13:00 Charlie Tuna

15:00 Afternoon Show

18:00 News

19:00 Gene Price

20:00 Mystery Theatre

21:00 Don Tracy

22:00 News

Don Tracy 1980

Don Tracy now!

The weekend is coming up.  You can be sure because it's time for a Don Tracy Friday show.  He always kicked it up to get us ready.  Don has some projects in the works.  Hope to hear from him soon.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Just Jazz 1949

Gene Norman was one of the first AFRS jocks, in the 40s and 50s he was a big jazz promoter and record company owner and always had some time for us.  This is magic a 1949 performance with Louis Armstrong and the all-stars.

Chris Noel - 1969

If what we were trying to do was bring a little piece of home to troops around the world, Chris Noel did a wonderful job.  Right after Vietnam I was at the station in the 2nd Infantry Division and found a stack of these shows. It was a wonderful listen then and now.  Memories of 1969.

Joe Ferguson 1983

From Portland OR, Joe Ferguson is back with more of the greatest music of 1983

Monday, June 5, 2017

John Doremus 1967

Talk about a way with a story. I started with the network after John Doremus did these for us, but in the states these sketches in sound ran overnight in the biggest markets on the biggest signals. He was also doing similar programming for the airlines. Relax with "Sketches in Sound"
John Doremus in Wikipedia

Saturday, June 3, 2017

AFVN Jim Lull 1966

Summer 1966 in Vietnam.  It wasn't AFVN yet but Jim Lull had the sounds of home.  Thanks Dennis!!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mary Helen Barro 1983

Mary Helen Barro with Joe Ortiz 1972

Mary Helen is back with some wonderful music.

Charlie Tuna 1978

Singing legend Bill Withers backstage at the Greek Theatre with Charlie.(June 16, 2007)

Charlie Tuna taught a lot of DJs how to do it right, pacing, topicality, personality.  Every day it was a textbook.