Monday, January 29, 2018

AFN Berlin 16th Anniversary

In 1961 AFN Berlin was 16 years old.  Time for a celebration!  Thanks Garry!!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dick Sinclair 1959

Dick Sinclair at AFRS Guadalcanal

Dick Sinclair was in the first class of AFRS talent.  In the 1950s Dick Sinclair was doing a polka show on KTLA-TV and was also doing "Polka Party", both syndicated across the country. Give a listen


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Roger Carroll 1980

Roger and Steve Allen
Let's take a trip to 1980 for the Best Sounds in Town

Monday, January 22, 2018

Roland Bynum 1981

Roland's brought the party!

Let's revisit 1981 with some Soulin' with Roland!

Bill Stewart 1967

I've always been a huge fan of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.  You may have heard about Django Reinhardt.  It was his group.  I was listening to a Bill Stewart Show about Hugues PanassiĆ© the creator of the group.  When Bill was jazzing it was always a better show.  Take a listen:

Words With Music - Raymond Burr

Here's that young Canadian actor Raymond Burr, with poetry

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jim Pewter 1973

For St Paul to AFKN to Los Angeles, Jim made it happen.  When he got back from Korea and AFKN he started with AFRTS.  Phil would DX AFN Munich.  The weekend starts soon.  Fire up the grill and hear great oldies from Jim Pewter.  It's crazy clothes day!

Don Tracy 1980

Imagine my surprise when I checked the website voicemail and there was a message from Don Tracy, offering whatever help he could.  Don sounds great.  Called him back and we introduced each other.  He's getting ready to be heard from again.  Don started with AFRTS in 1973 and it was largely a weekend gig that got more interesting as time went by. It took a while for the fan mail to start and he had received a letter from Germany, asking if he'd like to come over as a morale builder. He went to in Nuremberg, to support AFN.  A big memory of that was when the Stars and Stripes reporter was going to make him look bad by asking about the government paid boondoggle.  It didn't work.  Don had taken vacation and paid for the trip out of pocket.

We'll be hearing more from Don Tracy.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Chris Noel 1968

Did you know you have a date?  A Date With Chris.

Be sure to visit Vetsville

Joe Ferguson 1983

Joe Ferguson back with more memories of 1983.  In 1983 the network tried being less LA-centric and got jocks all over the country to do shows for the troops.  Joe was in Portland OR and brings it home...  A few years ago Joe sent his set of disks for us to hear again.  Many thanks!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bob Moke 1983

Former AFNer Bob Moke signed up to do a bunch of shows for us in 1983.  This was recorded from the Torrejon station.  Bob joins the team at with great listening, all day long.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pop Chronicles - 1971

The Pop Chronicles was originally done for KRLA in 1969, inspired by the Monterey Pop Festival by John Gilliand.  The entire series is online at the University of Texas. Click here to hear it.

The series was syndicated and AFRTS picked it up.

Johnnie Darin 1973

Johnnie bounced around Los Angeles for many years and was with the network for many years, let's look at the greatest hits of the year, 1973.

Pete Pittman - Pat Boone on AFN

Ticket scan: Pete Pittman

Because it was Europe, AFN had a lot of chances to speak with the stars. Movie stars making movies, bands doing shows. In 1981 Pat Boone chatted with Pete Pittman.