Sunday, June 30, 2013


EMI records has blocked Red's version in the US

Paul Bottoms and AFVN

About 2000-2001 a Dallas station was running a weekend feature show and ran a AFVN aircheck.
Paul Bottoms heard it and emailed.  It was his show.  He called in the next week and talked about AFVN.

Paul sent in an aircheck of that broadcast.

Happy Birthday AFN Europe!

Since the 4th of July 1943 AFN Europe has been making us proud.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Jinx Falkenburg - Sugar Report 1945

Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and most ubiquitous cover-girl models in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, one of the first supermodels.
This was the first I'd heard of The "Sugar Report".  A program about what was going on in the United States with clips from network shows and news from entertainment.
John did some checking: Did a little research and date this program to the first week of May 1945. Based on dates for the Broadway show Foolish Notion, opened March 13, 1945, closed June 9, 1945. Olsen and Johnson were on the Philco Radio Hall of Fame on April 29th, 1945 celebrating their 30th Anniversary. On May 3rd, 1945 the King Cole Trio appeared on the Bing Crosby Show where they sang "If You Can't Smile And Say Yes (Please Don't Cry And Say No".
This was recorded  on acetate and sent to the AFRS shortwave station in California. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jim Pewter 1981

Come and get your memories.  Jim's back again with another great half hour.  Starts with the original version of a song made huge by the Beatles.
Jim was one of us and it shows up on every show.  They don't make music like this anymore.  No one ever presented it better.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AFN Radio Luxembourg

Over on the Facebook page I've posted some video from c1944 when AFN broadcast from Radio Luxembourg.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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).  Details about it are a few posts down...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wolfman Jack 1972

Just picked up a bunch of random Wolfman Jack Air Force shows.
Happy listening!

Monday, June 17, 2013

AFN Johnny Paris 1960 interviews Elvis Presley

When Elvis Presley was drafted he had a very low profile and concentrated on soldiering.  In 1960 he was on his way home and was interviewed by AFN's Johnny Paris

Kris Erik Stevens - Christmas 1979

Young Kris Erik 
Kris Erik Stevens to Chicago by storm, then Los Angeles, then everything else.
Here's another part of the Kris-mas 1979 show (couldn't resist)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Steve Phillips AFRS Adak 1968

And I'll bet the weather was cold...

Steve Phillips returns with another visit, 1968


Steve later went on Fort CONUS to KISN Portland.  He's got of bunch a nice radio at his website RadioDiscJockey

Monday, June 10, 2013

AFN SoulStar with Walt Peterson 1980

Guenter shared this with us.  In 1980 Walt Peterson hosted "Soul Star".  This clip is short, but good.

AFN Walt Peterson 1980

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Chris Noel 1967

Chris Noel & Bobby Rydell 1967
I'd like to thank Steve for sending this along.  Most of a 1967 "Date With Chris"

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Jubilee 1945

I've never heard one of these without wonderful music

There's a full program listing in the afrtsarchive facebook page just click here

Gene Price 1975

A couple of weeks ago we had some details about Gene Price's new book (still time to order!!!).  So today, it's 1975 Gene and Willard have all of the updates on Today's Army!

Friday, June 7, 2013

AFN Bob Davis and Bill Haley 1962

In the early 1960s Bill Haley moved to Europe and had a big career there.  In 1962 he was visiting Frankfurt, AFN and Bob Davis.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Herman Griffith 1967

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas "Jimmy Mack"

"Time for something for the brave and the bold, it's the Records Caravan".  The music was changing.  Herman made it better.

Play it loud

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chris Noel - Soldier In The Rain

Chris Noel has a new book out about the filming of the classic film "Soldier In The Rain".  Sounds like a great read.  Right now it's on sale.
See it at Amazon

Here's Chris talking about making "Soldier" and some of her other films.


Sunday, June 2, 2013


Gary Theiman posted this in the AFKN facebook group.  Amazing!