Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Charlie Tuna 1983

 


Charlie had almost 50 years in Los Angeles radio.  That's hard for me to even conceive.  Talent..


Charlie was with us from 1971-96.  His day jobs were some of the greatest LA top 40s ever.



Mary Helen Barro 1983

 


It's a Friday in 1983 and Mary Helen has your latin favorites.  Let the fiesta begin!



Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Joe Ferguson 1983

 


Joe Ferguson was the first one to share his disks with us.  It's been a few years and the shows keep coming.  I appreciate it very much!



Monday, April 18, 2022

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.


Mary Turner 1991

 


Mary Turner really rocked.  Hard to believe how much that rattled the brass and talked to the troops.  An amazing talent.  Hard to conceive the amount of talent at Fort McCadden..


 
 


Sunday, April 10, 2022

AFTN Thailand May 10, 1970

 

Today is the anniversary of a very sad day.







On April 10th 1970 an unarmed photo recon plane was returning from a mission in Vietnam.  It missed the runway, crashed and destroyed the building for AFTN Udorn.

We lost nine airmen that day. 

IN MEMORIAM
TSgt Jack A. Hawley  (37),  Wakeman, OH
SSgt James T. Howard  (27),  Denver, CO
A1C Andrew C. McCartney (20),  Lakewood, OH
SSgt Alfred N. Potter  (27),  Forest Grove, OR
Sgt John Charles Rose ( 25),  Bloomfield, NJ
TSgt Frank D. Ryan, Jr. (41),  Mercer Island, WA
SSgt Edward Wm. Strain (24),  Myrtle Beach, SC
TSgt Roy Walker  (40),  Albuquerque, NM
A1C Thomas L. Waterman  (25),  Roanoke, VA



Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Kris Erik Stevens 1978

 


Kris Erik Stevens left Michigan to take over Chicago radio and was a star at WCFL and WLS when that really meant something. At WLS he worked with AFVN vet Gary Gears. After Chicago he went for the bigger challenge of Los Angeles and won. He was with AFRTS before and after disco. Remember disco? .



http://www.kriserikstevens.com/







Kris Erik Stevens - 1978

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Friday, April 1, 2022

John Doremus 1967

 




John Doremus tells stories and creates moods in a 1967 broadcast.



Golden Days Of Radio 1970

 
















The Golden Days of Radio ran almost as long as AFRTS itself. It was the last program recorded for the network under the 'old system'. Mr Bresse was a storehouse of information about radio in the 1940s and 50s. It was always fun to hear.