Saturday, December 30, 2017

World Of Folk Music 1969


The World of Folk Music was an interesting show. First Oscar Brand did a conventional Folkie show, then the ones I've heard were great profiles of country music.  A couple of weeks ago someone asked for one.  A few days ago, Dan sent one.  I can take a hint.  Take a listen to  Hugh Jeffrey tell the story of Merle Haggard.




New Year Dancing Party 1946

Happy 1946!  In 1945 the network assembled the top bands in the country to celebrate the win:

New Year's Dancing Party. December 31, 1945. AFRS origination. Happy New Year's from bands around the country. An assembled program. Harry James and His Orchestra, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Henry King and His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Les Brown and His Orchestra, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra, Louis Prima and His Orchestra, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra, Don Wilson


Friday, December 29, 2017

AFKN New Year 1970 wiith Roger Schulman


 
This is fun, from Yongsan, Roger Schulman plays the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s all the way to 1970. Roger went on to great radio things in Tampa radio.

 
AFKN Roger Schulman 12/69

Monday, December 25, 2017

John Doremus 1967


Great music, wonderful stories, and... that voice.   John Doremus was one amazing talent.  



Joe Ferguson 1983




Joe Ferguson is back with some memories of 1983.  Thanks again Joe for sharing these!!!
I was just finishing up at SCN Panama when this aired.  Good times!

Joe is joining the team at http://rogercarrollbestsoundsintown.com  Give a listen.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Gene Price 1974


I just received a new bundle of these.  Now I have most of the shows that Gene did for Roger Carroll Productions.  But I won't rest until...

Gene is still with us enjoying the California sun.  Recently he completed a book for kids (great for holiday giving).

Bolero Time - 1964


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

Ira Cook - Xmas 1963



Every Christmas week we would receive a full week of Christmas programming, recorded the prior September in Los Angeles.  This is from Christmas week 1963.  Ira Cook and winter and snow, with songs of the holiday season.





Monday, December 18, 2017

Mary Helen Barro 1983


I remember the Canal Zone..  It sure would be nice to stretch out on the beach.  Mary Helen Barro has the music.  You'll have to bring a beverage.




Hootenavy 1967


The services had a lot of recruiting shows running on US stations.  Several of those were picked up by AFRTS.  WSMs Ralph Emery did "Hootenavy", today with Ferlin Husky.







Sunday, December 17, 2017

Charlie Tuna Christmas 1978



Christmas away from home could be a difficult time, Charlie and the rest of the team made home not quite so far away.  I'm off to the mess hall for lobster...

Here's Charlie Tuna and a 1978 Christmas show.

Charlie Tuna Christmas 1978

More Charlie Tuna

We're running 24 hour Christmas Shows at http://rogercarrollbestsoundsintown.com with Roger Carroll, Ira Cook, Chris Noel and more.


Joe Allison - 1967


First couple of minutes on this are a little rough, but Joe has a nice show here.  Rich Green from AFRTS Kwajelein visits with Joe




Ed Masters, International Man Of Mystery



I was paging through an AFKN yearbook.  I knew all of the places and some of the people. Ed Masters I've always wondered about.  Ed came to AFKN from FEN (prior to John Buey) during the Korean War, was there when I was 25 years later.  Well over 30 years as a DAC is a story in itself. Ed's legs were were handicapped.  He never was.  His pain had him awake and monitoring the network 24 hours a day.  I'd make a mistake. Ed's on the batphone patiently explaining how to do it correctly.  I learned a lot.  At the time it was said that he was a rising star in radio, his niece said that a motorcycle accident put an end to that.  Normally such things are easy enough to get details about.  Ed just seems to start with the Korean war, 

 
 

Herman Griffith 1968


Sure was some great music.  Herman Griffith came to us from KGFJ.  A while back I found out what the deal was where he's not "hitting the posts", when AFRTS upgraded their studios there wasn't a proper headphone output.  Herman would have been more dependent on a headphone output that most. Love the energy and the music.



All That Jazz 1968



Sometimes there's a show with zero information.  Jack Taylor was playing some smoky jazz in the 1960s