Thursday, June 24, 2010

Enchantment of Music


Over the years AFRTS presented a lot of classical music. Many times listeners had never really listened to it before and it created a respect for an ageless musical form. "Enchantment of Music" was originally from KCBH-FM, Beverly Hills. They went through a lot of trouble to change their city of license from Los Angeles to the upscale Beverly Hills. They presented their shows in "the matchless fidelity of frequency modulation". Who couldn't relate to that? Here's Bruce Lindell (Windell??)



Magic Of Music 1964
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tom Campbell 1975 and 1976


One of the things I miss about radio in general is breaking talent. Can you believe at one time the industry would promote unknowns? I don't believe it either. Tom Campbell had such a neat conversational interviewing style. Here he is with Michael Allen, promoting him worldwide.




Tom Campbell AFRTS

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Here's some more of Tall Tom

Tom Campbell 1975
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Updates...

What would you like to hear? There's a lot of material available. Thanks for telling your friends about the blog, there were a LOT of people who were at the networks, in the field listening to the shows or local nationals in countries all over the world. It's great to hear from you. Roland Bynum just sent a nice note. Thanks for that. He said that Herman Griffith was responsible for getting him on AFRTS. I hope someday to get the whole story. I've finally found the discography that Bozy White did of the first 3000 Pop disks in the library.

Unfortunately the spammers got me last week and I had to turn on comment moderation. What was your best memory of Armed (American?) Forces Radio?

Best
Thom
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Friday, June 11, 2010

AFN Munich 1973


Hans Knot sent an amazing piece of radio history. In 1973 the "Free Radio Campaign" visited AFN and spoke with engineer Air Force Tech Sgt Bob Strite and morning jock Mark Abbott. The picture is Jim Sampson at AFN Munich.




AFN Munich
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