Saturday, December 30, 2023

Tom Campbell 1975


Time for another trip down memory lane with Bay Area fave, Tom Campbell (for Cal Stereo). Here's a neat 1975 show..

When Tom got out of the Air Force, he got a gigs in Shreveport, WDGY Minneapolis (The Twin Cities connection continues) and Dayton. 1967 it was to San Francisco where fame struck. between radio and agency work he bounced around southern California including for us at AFRTS

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Roland Bynum 1984


Here's the Roland Bynum show, from 1984 recorded in Iceland.
Nowadays Roland works at Stevie Wonder's station in Los Angeles, KGLH

Roland Bynum - 1984

More Roland Bynum

Rocketing Rhythms 1961


Here's something for the kids.  KLACs Bill Stewart fills in for Jack Brown.  Rocketing Rhythms was sort of a countdown show sometimes with guests.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Jim Pewter 1968


Jim Pewter rocks up a storm.  I miss this music.  I miss hearing it being played by someone that breathed it.  Thanks Jim! Jim also made a bunch of neat records

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Chris Noel - Christmas 1967


Because of the way the transcription disks were sent out, there was no way to tell when they were actually broadcast... Except for Christmas week.  That week we would get disks with actual airdates.  They'd send them almost a month early to make that happen.

Chris Noel rings in Christmas 1967, take a listen

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Don Tracy 1985


Here's Don Tracy with some memories of 1985

Jubilee - Christmas 1948


It's Christmas 1948.  Bud Widdom with some amazing talent, it's Jubilee!!!

Jubilee. Program #302. 12/0/1948. A Christmas show with all the continuity in rhyme. Well done! The first tune is, "The Peanut Vendor." Kay Starr sings, "Ain't Misbehavin'." This sounds like an assembled program. Bud Widdom (announcer), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Toni Harper, Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra, Kay Starr, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie. 

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Chris Noel - Christmas 1966


Chris had just started doing "Date With Chris" and it was the holiday season

Bob Hope -Christmas in Vietnam 1968


We've made it to December.  Christmas is coming. This is Bob Hope's 1968 Christmas show from Long Binh, Vietnam.  Whet was it like to be at one of these shows?

Joe Ferguson 1983


Joe Ferguson brings us the best from Portland in another 1983 get together.  Thanks for sharing these Joe!

John Doremus 1967


What an incredible voice. Mr Doremus began this style of late night radio on WMAQ Chicago and syndicated on the BIG stations. He also 'invented' in flight music.

Command Performance - Christmas 1942


Command Performance was an amazing thing.  All of the biggest stars made themselves available for the troops.  It didn't matter which network or studio.  It was the biggest stars and it was all for he troops.  This is the big Christmas show from the first year of the network.  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Kris Erik Stevens - Christmas 1979


Kris Erik Stevens was a longtime star of ours.  Kris went on to be THE voice of the theaters before the movie.

From Krismas 1979, the American Disco Network presents Kris Erik Stevens.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Feliz Navidad de Puerto Rico


Ramey AB, Puerto Rico

Ralph Gebes sent along some 1971 memories from AFCN.  Ramey was (mostly) closed with a 1973 base re-alignment.  Time for "Radio Strikes Back"

NORAD Tracks Santa


Our pals at NORAD track Santa every year.  In almost 20 years I've never posted it.  By request...

Take a listen

The story about how that happened

Gene Price 1981


Gene Price starts the show and suddenly it's 1981.  Super talent, great memories.

Wolfman Jack - Christmas 1975


Have a howlin' Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Roger Carroll - Christmas 1979


That's a long day...

Roger brought the holiday season.  Vicente was in Madrid, recording the station at Torrejon.
I really wish Roger Records was playing Carols on this..

Christmas is coming...

Mary Turner 1985


Mary Turner today

Mary Turner really rocked the house.  Normally when any of the jocks got a reaction, it'd be split.  The ones that were really liked would draw complaints.  I never remember fielding a complaint about Mary.  I remember the barracks rocking.  Thank you  Mary.  Continued success!

Monday, December 4, 2023

Vance Graham Christmas 1964


Vance Graham did some very neat radio here, celebrating the Latino culture at Christmas

Herman Griffith 1966


Herman with Jim Pewter and Roger Carroll

It's easy to see Herman Griffith as the voice of a community in 1966. There's a lot to his presentation that others refined and copied. Herman talks about Savings Bonds, with an interest rate very similar to today... Let's take a listen.

Herman Griffith 1966

More Herman Griffith

Andy Mansfield 1964


Andy Mansfield continues his tribute to Glenn Miller in a 1964 "America's Popular Music"

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Tom Campbell 1979


So what kind of jock would put his home phone number in ads?  Tom Campbell would.  You can say he was accessible... In 1971 Tom joined the network for a long run.

Hear Tom every day at 11am Pacific, p2m Eastern on the Hook:

Roland Bynum 1973


Roland Bynum has "Soul in Motion" from the Creators Workshop.  It's coming up on Christmas 1973.  Roland is still making magic on the radio, in Los Angeles.

Bill Stewart 1971


Bill Stewart sure kept it jazzy.  From the mid-60s through the late 70s Bill brought a special sound.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Jim Pewter Christmas In Korea 1964


Jim Pewter with Little Richard and Bumps Blackwell 1966

Jim Pewter sent this along,  Greetings during the Christmas season 1964.  At the time I was PFC Jim Pewter, soon to be SP/4.  I wrote Don French, PD at KFWB Los Angeles and requested the DJs send a holiday greeting to Radio Cavalier, which later became radio tomahawk.

In 1959 Don French was the PD at KDWB in St Paul.  Don added my beta single Little Girl b/w Blue Blue Denims to the KDWB fab 40.

Greetings from, Johnny G, Larry McCormick, Bill Balance, Roger Christian, Gene Weed, Joe Yokum, Sam Riddle.
From 1958-1963 KFWB was the best top 40 station I ever heard.  Later when I returned I became close friends with Roger Christian and co-hosted rock n roll shows with Bill Balance.

Hear Jim every night at 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern on the Hook: