Saturday, July 27, 2019

Roger Carroll 1966

Celebrating the Happy Hour wit Roger Carroll 

I'm ready for my fix of the Best Sounds in Town.  Roger was a giant of the industry.  Top DJ, network radio and television announcer and three decades with the worlds largest radio network.  All of that when it really did matter.  Let's remember 1966

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Whistler 1946

The Whistler ran from 1942-55 in the states.  Sometimes nationally, sometimes only in the Western states. There were movies, books.  It was big.  AFRTS had it many times well into the 80s.  In the 1981 run it had apparently been picked up by a syndicator.

This appears to be an early 60s reissue of a 1946 show. The lawyer for the biggest crook in town finds himself the only witness that can convict his client. The story has a surprising and uncharacteristic finale.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Adventures In Good Music 1970

Karl Haas at WJR

Classical music had a home on AFRTS.  The lead for that was Karl Haas.  He started his program in Detroit in 1959.  Somewhere in the early 60s it was picked up by AFRTS.  "Adventures in Good Music" became the world's most listened to classical music program.

The theme music for Adventures in Good Music was the 2nd movement from Beethoven's "Pathétique" Sonata (Sonata No. 8 in C minor), performed by Haas himself.

Monday, July 22, 2019

AFVN Steve Sandoz 1969

From the late AFVN'er Paul Bottoms.  Steve's daughter wanted to hear dad.  It's the 1969 AFVN year end countdown

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jim Pewter 1967

We never had Router issues when they played "Let's Go".  I've never heard anyone else that could program a show as well as Jim Pewter.  Play it loud.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Chris Noel 1968

Chris has a book about filming the movie "Beach Ball".  Take a look Click here.  In 1968, she was on AFRTS making some amazing radio.  Thank you Chris!