Sunday, September 30, 2012

AFN Berlin 1970 - Henry Michaels



Robert Barker shares more memories of 1970 in Berlin:

AFN building Berlin 1945-79


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

Your comments!

It's really great when you comment on any post here.  There's been some confusion about how to do it.  At the bottom of every post they'll be something similiar to 0 comments if you click that, it takes you to a page where you can enter comments.  When you're done, press the "publish" button.
 
A while back the spammers started hitting the page so I have to manually approve everything. Everything that isn't spam gets approved.  If you were with the network or a listener and have a business/book/promotion, it isn't spam.  I'd like to see it.  After approval it's posted. 
 
Thom
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

AFN Berlin - Tom Adams

Now from Berlin, Tom Adams plays them for you.
 
 
 

Charlie Tuna 1984

 
Charlie still makes the magic.  In 1984 it went a lot like this...
 
 
Here's part of Charlie's biography from charlietuna.com :
 
Charlie Tuna has worked as morning drive personality for more stations and formats than anyone in Los Angeles radio history: Top 40, AC, Hot AC, Oldies, Talk, Sports Talk, Country, and now playing the greatest hits on earth on K•Earth 101.1 FM Radio.
 
In 1990, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Charlie with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, January 10, 1990. Charlie was the first KHJ Boss Jock to receive a Star on the Walk of Fame, and was inducted in 2008 into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was inducted into his home state Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
 
In 1997, Los Angeles Radio People readers voted Charlie one of the Top 10 L.A. Radio Personalities of All Time, and in 2007, Charlie was once again elected by his LARadio.com broadcast peers as one of the Top 10 Los Angeles Radio Personalities. Among his L.A. Radio credits are: Being part of the legendary KHJ Boss Jock line-up; starting KROQ radio; starting KIIS and serving as both Program Director and Morning Man for KIIS AM & FM.
 
Tuna was heard around the world daily on the Armed Forces Radio Network for a 25 year – 6000 show run from 1971 to 1996, as well as on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, since the early 70’s. He’s now heard across the U.S., Canada and internationally on his 5 hour daily and weekend shows, plus a daily Hollywood Minute entertainment feature, from Black Card Radio Syndication in Las Vegas.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gene Price 1974


Gene Price was country music for over 20 years on the network, with his cast of characters.  Let's pop back to 1974 and one of the recruiting shows Gene did for Roger Carroll's company.


LaRita Shelby Show 1994

 
I was so happy to find this.  Last year LaRita sent several of her AFRTS shows and somehow this one wasn't posted then.  Here's LaRita Shelby with guest Paul Hardcastle.
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AFVN Dawnbuster 1972 - John Allgood

 
Biography from macoi.net:
 
John Allgood was born 27 August 1947 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an only child and his father died when John was young. He lived with his mother who suffered from diabetes, a disease which eventually took her life. Upon his mother's death, he enlisted for a tour in the Navy and then briefly returned home where he worked for a time as a radio deejay in Ruston and Bastrop, Louisiana. He did not finish high school.
 
When he left Louisiana for the final time, this time to join the Army, he largely broke off contact with family members. At some point prior to his assignment to Vietnam, John married briefly and fathered a daughter. Trained as a medic, he was sent to Vietnam in 1972, where his radio experience earned him an audition with AFVN. He was popular with his colleagues, and was soon hosting the famed morning show, "Dawn Buster," where he proved to be a very talented broadcaster. At his next duty station, Fort Lewis, Washington John married a second time, but this marriage, like the first, eventually failed.
 
Back in civilian life, John moved to Southern California and worked for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. There is no clue as to why he never ventured into radio in the lucrative California market. Although he had no formal training in broadcasting, John's natural talent would easily have allowed him to develop into a first rate deejay.
 
John Dempsey Allgood died in Los Angeles 15 June 2006 at the age of 58.
 
From 1972, from Saigon, here's the Dawnbuster:
 
 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wolfman Jack 1975



 
Here comes the Wolfman!
 
 
Through the magic of magic, Wolfman's show is still with us.  Call your local station and tell them about this The Wolfman Jack Show
 

The 70s jingle along

This is from one of the TM packages.  Stereo and  nice.
 

The Wall of AFN Worldwide

The Defense Media Activity Headquarters in Maryland is in a new building and creating a historical wall that will include all AFN facilities worldwide. They have quite a few historical pics.  Some of the best I think are the ones we have in our personal files. It would be great if you could make a contribution to this effort. Just send your photos with the date, location, event and who's in the picture to:
 craig.j.dixson@afn.dma.mil
 
Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



Saturday, September 15, 2012

AFKN 1967 Tony Booth

A few weeks ago, Tony Booth was celebrating 50 years in broadcasting.  Here's what he sounded like from the hill in Yongsan.

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Updates, facebook and email

If you're on "facebook" the fastest way to get updates is to look up afrtsarchive.blogspot.com and "like it".  Also every week or two I send out an email.  To get on the list, drop me a note at afrts@live.com.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chris Noel 1968


Something fun for the collection is an original wirephoto from the Baltimore Sun of Chris Noel



Monday, September 3, 2012

Date With Chris 1968

Most wonderful surprise last week.  Someone found a week of Date With Chris shows, wasn't sure what they were and asked about them.  I gave him the information and he sent copies.  Thanks Frank!

 
Chris Noel
 
So from late 1968, A Date With Chris
 

Small World 1964

Small World was similar to NBC radio's Monitor.  Some light music, comedy, features.  It's the program where Chris Noel got her start.  This is from 1964.  Who is the host???

Small World 1964

Ted Herring believes the host George Church.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bob Hope - Clark AB 1987

This was the first Bob Hope USO Show in the Pacific Theater since the Vietnam era and Bob Hope's last show in the Pacific.
Bob Hope



Bob Hope's first USO Show was at California’s March Field on May 6, 1941. Wherever Bob Hope went, from the deserts of North Africa to Alaska to the jungles of Southeast Asia, he represented home. And, for an hour or so, troops were home with an old friend and comrade.
His USO shows included singers, dancers, comedians, actors and actresses, and led the way for celebrities to commit to giving their time and talent to troops and families around the world.

Hope entertained until December 1990, when he brought laughter and Christmas cheer to troops participating in Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on his final USO tour. In 1997, the USO successfully worked with Congress to designate Bob Hope the first honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces.

Bob Larson got a chance of a lifetime to own and produce "The Bob Hope USO Show" on December 21, 1987 at Clark Air Base in the Republic of the Philippines. This was the first USO Show to be held in the Pacific Theater since the Vietnam Era and Bob Hope's last USO Show in the Pacific.
From the Philippines, Bob Hope is joined by guests Lee Greenwood, Barbara Eden, Connie Stevens and her daughters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher with the Superbowl Dancers and Miss USA Michelle Royer. Also appearing is the United States Navy Pacific Fleet Band.

Highlights: Lee Greenwood performs his song "God Bless the U.S.A." and "Silent Night".
The show was produced using 7 cameras on site at Clark Air Base's "Challenger Field". It was recorded on 3/4" U-Matic Broadcast Video Tape and in 2001 those videos were converted to DVD masters.

Bob Larson tried to make a go of getting this out a couple of years ago.  Hopefully we'll eventually get the change to see it.