Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Don Tracy 1980

 

Young Don Tracy at WTIC, Hartford

It's a Friday with Don Tracy.  The party starts now...



Wolfman Jack 1973

 

Summer in the city.  The summer of 1973...



Wolfman's back with more information about the Air Force .  I remember these from when I was a kid....


Monday, January 30, 2023

Roland Bynum 1983

 







Call from the  Creators Workshop!  Roland Bynum is back with some great tunes.    He is on the air at KJLH in Los Angeles.  Visit their website Saturday morning is streaming live with Soulin with Roland...


On AFRTS he made magic.

Gene Price 1973

 


Gene Price has your country favorites in this 1973 memory.  The world needs more silliness.  Thanks Gene!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

GI Jive 1943

 


This is fun, Beverly Jean (Ruth) from Reveille for Beverly hosting GI Jive..



Thursday, January 26, 2023

Charlie Tuna 1975

 


Charlie Tuna comin' back at you for another 55 minutes in the radio. A Monday visit with Charlie with super music and Dickie Goodman!


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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Chris Noel 1969

 


Chris Noel is back, with your "Date With Chris".  Check Chris's Facebook page click here and say "hi"




Tuesday, January 24, 2023

AFVN News, 1973 with Robert Morecook and Gerry Elliott

AFVN News!  I worked with Gerry in Panama.  I had heard he ended up at Fort Lewis.  Any idea after that?

Monday, January 23, 2023

Charlie Williams 1971

 



Charlie picked up the Country Corner after Joe Allison. Charlie was another songwriter/DJ came from KFOX, 1960-72, where he did afternoon drive. Charlie moved to Nashville and built a home on a lake. He managed Bobby Bare and hosted a talk show on WSIX. Charlie passed away in 1995.



Sunday, January 22, 2023

Jubilee 1945



 I've never heard one of these without wonderful music. 

The first tune is, "Blowing The Blues Away." The All-American Quintet consists of Les Paul, Sid Cattlet, Vic Dickenson, Willie Smith, and Eddie Heywood (obviously a great group). Archie, Eddie the waiter and Clifton Finnegan visit from "Duffy's Tavern." The program was previously released as program #119. Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra, The All-American Quintet, Lena Horne, Ed Gardner, Charlie Cantor, Eddie Green, Les Paul, Vic Dickenson, Willie Smith (alto), Eddie Heywood (piano), Sid Catlett (drums), Ernest Whitman (m. c.), Verne Smith (announcer).



Jim Pewter 1968

  


Jim knows his stuff.  We went to different high schools together...



Saturday, January 21, 2023

AFKN Tony Booth 1969

 


Booth, has been galvanizing radio listeners since before the Beatles invaded America. "The Southern Gentleman" was spinning discs for troops in Korea and was a major voice in the Top-40 format; once the announcer for the Texas Rangers baseball team, Starting out in broadcasting at the tender, voice-changing age of 13.  In 1962, TONY BOOTH started to work as a DJ at KFTV RADIO in Paris, Texas. By '65, he was Music Director of the station besides his afternoon drive shift.  After that a run at some really great stations..


But now, it's Yongsan and Tony Booth:

Roger Carroll 1972

 

Roger Carroll and Hal Oiler at AFRTS

Starts a little silly and its wonderful.  Roger Carroll and a Thursday show on AFRTS.  Roger was an amazing talent.  We did an internet station together a few years ago.  At almost 90, still smart as a whip.



Friday, January 20, 2023

Wolfman Jack 1972

 





Your weekend howls with Wolfman Jack.  

In 1972 the Air Force had Wolf magic...  I remember these, making the military much cooler.



Roland Bynum 1978

 

Roland Bynum now, with daughter April

Are you ready for the weekend?  Here's Roland with a Friday party from 1978



Gene Price 1980

 


Gene Price is back, Leonard is ready to go.  It's 1983 and great!



Thursday, January 19, 2023

Comments

 We had a crazy spam problem with comments a few years ago.  I've turned it back on.  Let's hear from ..you...




Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Joe Ferguson 1983

 


Joe Ferguson is back. Joe was one of the US jocks that AFRTS contracted to really be the Voice of Home.  Joe sent the shows along to share and I for one am very grateful.



Charlie Tuna 1995


Charlie was with us for 25 years, thousands of shows.  Thousands of us at the stations studying how to do that.  In 1995 AFRTS let all of the network jocks go.  The system changed.  From October 1995, here's Charlie Tuna's last show to the world on AFRTS.




Chris Noel 1967




Chris was the girl back home for Vietnam era troops.  In the beginning middle of the road music.  By 1968, she was rocking out.

She still supports the troops, with the Vetsville Ceasefire House.  Support our brothers with a donation.  Buy cool Chris Noel stuff.  Just click here

Let's hear Chris!


Monday, January 16, 2023

Clark Taylor AFN 1978

 


Recently we lost Clark Taylor:

At AFN-SHAPE, I did the morning show for two years and since I was an experienced interviewer, I was tasked to interview most celebrities coming through Paris, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.  So I met Jerry Lewis the actor in Paris, Abba and Barry Manilow in Holland and Merle Haggard and many others in Rotterdam.  Clark Taylor biography


Jazz Beat 1985

 



We played a lot of jazz well into the 1980s and spread the music worldwide. In 1986 Laura Lee hosted the Jazz Beat, give a listen:

Charlie Tuna 1987

 


Somewhere on planet earth it was morning and Charlie Tuna was doing a morning show all day long, somewhere.  That's pretty awesome and it's something we probably won't see again.  In 1987 here's what it sounded  like:



Meet the Press 1967

 


In the 1960s we didn't have reliable network connections.  Sometimes shortwave.  Sometime the talk shows would be on transcription.  On this Meet The Press, it's Senator WIlliam Proxmire.