Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Charlie Tuna 1984



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.

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. 



Joe Allison 1970


Joe Allison was still going the Country Corner well into the 1970s.  Somehow the music didn't need autotune...




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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






Sunday, June 18, 2017

Roger Carroll is on the air!


Roger Carroll is on the air!  His streaming website is just starting up.  Take a listen!  Take a listen! Go to his picture and click "listen now" https://rogercarrollbestsoundsintown.com/




FEN Macabre 1962


Macabre was produced in-house by the Tokyo studios of the Far East Network of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Two Air Force personnel were most responsible for creating the series: William Verdier as writer, performer, and director; and Program Director and performer, John F. Buey, Jr.. Mr. Buey entered the Civilian Service from the old Yankee Radio Network, serving as Program Director of FEN Tokyo from its inception in 1946.

The Verdiers, William and Christine, were active in several local origination FEN Tokyo productions, with Mr. Verdier responsible for the original 15 ips tape submission that resulted in the green light to produce the series of broadcast episodes.

The series arose out of an impromptu competition between The Far East Network and The Armed Forces Network-Germany. Both networks sent 15 ips audition tapes to the AFRTS Headquarters in Los Angeles and FEN Tokyo won the 'competition'. The AFRTS transcribed and distributed the Macabre series on October 4, 1961-- a month before FEN Tokyo recorded a ninth episode of Macabre for Christmas Day, titled Of Frankincense and Myrrh.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Roger Carroll 1981



Roger has another hour of the best sounds in town.  If you haven't heard, Roger is sharing a bunch of his shows with us and I for one am very grateful.
The majority of the shows that he sent in were the same shows that I ran in Korea and in Panama.  Deja Vu...



Kris Erik Stevens 1977


Kris Erik Stevens brought a lot of fun with the American Disco Network.  Kris ruled in Chicago before he brought it to Los Angeles.




Monday, June 12, 2017

Andy Mansfield 1958


Andy and Virginia Mansfield played those oldies.  I really like Turn Back the Clock for the variety.  Anything from turn of the century acoustics to late 50s MOR "Chopsticks Rock and Roll?".  Take a listen.





Roland Bynum 1977

                                             




It's a wonderful Wednesday, brought to by Roland.  I was at AFKN, Camp Casey.  Good Times!

Bill Stewart 1967


Bill Stewart kept it jazzy and had a long AFRTS run..