Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
You may have heard Commander Cody and his Planet Airmen sing "Smoke That Cigarette". The original was by Tex Williams. Before leading his own group, Tex was the singer for Spade Cooley
He also worked at KMPC 1953-83
Mr. Hessler died in 1993
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
While you're reading the story, here's a 1975 visit with Gene
Gene Price - Country Express 1975
Between 2001 and 2008, Marc served as a Public Affairs Officer, CWO-2, with the 40th Infantry Division Support Brigade and Installation Support Group, California State Military Reserve, Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. During that time, he wrote articles and took photographs in support of Soldiers who were mobilizing for and demobilizing from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
I was in the Navy and was a CTM-2 when I arrived on Adak, June 1970. I left 1 year, 22 hours and 15 minutes later (plane landing to plane takeoff).
My main job had nothing to do with radio, but since I had an interest in being a DJ, I managed to get a weekend shift in the late night hours on Sunday, for 1.5 hours. I eventually got moved to Sat afternoons for 2 hours and then expanded to 3 hrs. I have tapes of pretty much all of my shows, which I've recently transferred to WAV files on the computer.
While there, the staff of the station did a radio series called Ptarmigan Tim.
AFRS Adak - Michael Brown May 29, 1971 Last show
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
SFC Harry Ettmueller (Ret.) describes the fighting at AFVN Detachment 5 [Hue] Tet 1968
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Chris Noel is an amazing story if you haven't heard it already take a look at her website.
She still does so much more than she has too. Vetsville is a homeless shelter for veterans that she keeps running. Make a contribution, go to her website and buy something. It helps.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward in Graham Greene's novel, "Brighton Rock." was originally aired on the CBS show "This Is My Best", in 1944
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Robert Barker shares more memories of 1970 in Berlin:
Here is Specialist Henry Michaels hosting his AFN-Berlin morning Wake-Up Easy program from 26 Oct 70. It is apparent that Henry was still waking up at the beginning of his program for he misreads his time-check several times. Preceeding Michaels program you will hear a "Project Partnership" (the German word for tank is "panzier") promo, AFN Europe Morning sign on with the the songs of our armed forces, station frequencies, the National anthem, six hrs European time check, news with Jan Wood, USO Mail Call promo, Hymns from Home and NATO promo. Henry's program begins at 15:30 into the segment. Enjoy. Robert
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Monday, September 3, 2012
Ted Herring believes the host George Church.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
AFN Stateside Sound Survey - November 1970
AFN Stateside Sound Survey - November 1970 part 2
More Jim Collinson
Friday, August 24, 2012
This is another one from the program set I started a couple of weeks ago. May 1976, the 59th month of Wolfman doing the show for Roger Carroll's company, filling a recruiting contract for the USAF.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
His website was one of the first places where we could get together. At first it was a message board and grew into a website.
When the late Bob Stoffel started the AFN group at yahoo, Jim took the message board down and offered a link to the yahoo group.
Other than at reunion time the hitcount went down. The hosting company raised their rates and Jim decided to not continue.
Thanks for all you've done Jim.