Sunday, May 26, 2019

Well, that's unusual.

If you've been battling with this trying to play/download stuff, just wanted to let you know that's all been fixed.  Apologies and thanks for your support!!!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Joe Allison 1969

Joe Allison sends us to the Country Corner for some 1969 vintage classics.

Roger Carroll 1979

Roger Carroll and Los Angeles radio were the same thing. From 1948-58 at KABC and 1959-79 at Gene Autry's KMPC.

"KMPC was one of the most successful radio stations in the country, and had the lineup -- the most envied talent in the radio business," said Roger Carroll, who played records on KMPC. The key to their success, he said, was a rapport with the audience. "Everybody who listened to the station thought we were their friends."

Roger brought that sound to McCadden Av. and AFTRS. Part of the reason he related so well was that he was one of the few network personalities that were a veteran.

"I served two years active duty 1953-55 then 26 years doing my AFRTS show every Tuesday for five William Morris agents knew and told clients who wanted me to do their voice overs he is not available Tues 8a-1p doing his AFTRS shows many client who served in the military we will wait for him..."

Roger said it was very special "when parents of our guys in Viet Nam and around the world would call me at KMPC or write a letter, telling me their son wanted to thank me for doing the show that they hear on AFVN, FEN, AFN and all around the world."

Mr. Carroll's company was responsible for the recruiting shows done by Gene Price, Roland Bynum and himself heard every Sunday morning on hundreds of radio stations in the 70s and 80s

The theme was an edit of one of the KMPC jingles . Harry Zimmerman Orchestra.

Roger Carroll - 1979

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bob Kingsley 1974

Bob was an AFRS Keflevik vet (1960), then a career of jocking around Los Angeles before becoming the longtime voice of American Country Countdown for many years. In the mid-70s he was doing an AFRTS rock show. Bob is still Doing the Country Top 40 Visit the website, listen to the show!

Bob Kingsley - 1974

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Polka Party - 1961

Dick Sinclair was one of our first jocks.  He was in that first class at Fox Film studios in 1943, went to the Mosquito Network.  When he got back he made polka music incredibly popular, a syndicated radio show, several TV shows.  He loved his work.  By the 1950s Polka Party was on AFRTS and continued through the late 1960s.

Charlie Tuna - 1986

Charlie Tuna with Hershel Bernardi 1981, Hershel
was the original voice of Charlie The Tuna, as
I was recently reminded.

Such a loss, Charlie Tuna.  So many of us listened closely and TRIED to absorb.  He always worked harder than anyone else and it showed.

Charlie Tuna 1986

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