Friday, July 27, 2012

Zany PSAs..

The technology is newer, but the idea is the same.  Stars and Stripes reports on how AFN creates PSAs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Melody Roundup 1943 - George Hayes


Who on earth was George Hayes?  I felt pretty silly when I found out.  More good radio'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tony Booth - now

Former AFKNr Tony Booth is celebrating 50 years in radio


Tony rocks Richmond with the greatest hits of forever.

Read his story:


Hopefully we'll be hearing more from the AFKN years soon!




Jubilee 1944 - Tiny Bradshaw

Ernie Whitman

What a great show.  In the early years, Jubilee featured the best African-American entertainment.  On this new Transfer it's Ernie "Bubbles Whitman" hosting Tiny Bradshaw, Loumell Morgan and more.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gene Price 1975


Time for another visit with Gene Pierce, er Price with a 1975 look at some great music and the reasons you should see your recruiter.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Johnny Grant - Small World 1967

Somehow I've never gotten around to Johnny Grant.  "The Mayor of Hollywood" hosted many shows for the network during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He made 15 trips to Korea and 14 to Vietnam.

He was another KMPC guy and made some great radio.  In 1967 Johnny hosted Small World.  That program had been around for years as sort of a clone of NBCs Monitor.  Johnny added a lot of personality.  We lost Mr. Grant in 2008.

On this broadcast, a report from Vietnam.



Thursday, July 19, 2012

FEN Okinawa - Ask What You Can Do 1981

Randy at AFKN

Randy Ashurst sent this along.  "Okinawa 79-83 was my 6th AFRT tour and I started on the morning show there as I had long been on the air in the service by then. In Nov81 the marine running radio said we had to do a special broadcast each holiday coming up. Next one was Veteran's Day and no takers so he went alphabetically. Me. so I  did a half hr show that was super. It won best in the Pacific, then best in air force then DOD with a Thomas Jefferson award for special broadcast.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

AFKN Ed Autry 1986


Lately there's been a lot of AFKN coming in.  Good thing.  Here's a 1986 visit with Ed Autry.
 usually did the afternoon show called 'Rollin' Home, but this aircheck was done during a week when I was 'sitting in' for Air Force Sergeant Tim Johnson, who happened to be sick that week. So, this aircheck is from the morning drive-time show called 'Morning Watch'.

Friday, July 13, 2012

AFKN in the 70s - Brian Hartzell collection

Brian's trying to identify these pictures. 

Gary Thieman

Don Novak

Randy Ashurst, who we'll be hearing from soon.

AFN 30th anniversary


And it's STILL growing!  This is the 30th anniversary magazine.


Many thanks to Hans Knot for this

Saturday, July 7, 2012

American Vet Radio

Former AFNr Clark Taylor is streaming with "American Vet Radio"


Sounds like fun.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Charlie Tuna 1978

Singing legend Bill Withers backstage at the Greek Theatre with Charlie.(June 16, 2007)

Charlie Tuna taught a lot of DJs how to do it right, pacing, topicality, personality.  Every day it was a textbook.

Personal Album 1945 Dick Haymes


Dick Haymes did a lot of shows for AFRS.  This just came in.  Personal Album was a series where the singing stars shared some songs with the troops.