Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome


UPDATE: Expecting new material from FEN and AFKN. If you saved anything, I'd really like to hear it!
March hit count is well over a thousand (1145!!!). THANK YOU, and thank you for sharing this site. If you're new, welcome to the archive. It's been amost 15 years since the 'old network' existed. From 1943-96 the network would block book radio shows. Over the years it changed from Old Tyme Radio but the concept was the same but with a bunch of top Los Angeles radio talent. In 1996 our friends were all fired and it seems to be more or less US satellite music networks. It's cheaper and easier to use. I don't think it's better.

I plan on celebrating those years.

Your comments, memories and ideas are always welcome. At the end of each post it'll say something like 0 Comments, click it and you can leave your comment.

So, who are you? What was the best thing about Armed Forces Radio?

Did you save any airchecks?

Monday, March 22, 2010

AFVN Sgt Pepper


1968 was a particularly interesting time for music and radio, great pop music and great album rock. Let's let Sgt Pepper (Scott Manning) show us the way.





AFVN Sgt Pepper 1968
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Friday, March 19, 2010

LaRita Shelby



LaRita sent along an aircheck of the AFRTS show, she's totally right about bringing a freshness to her show.

Here she is live, doing a song from the cd.








Visit her website http://www.laritashelby.com/
Check out the CD, jazzy and smooth.
 


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mark White


This is the second time we hear from Mark White, he went to AFN Berlin in the 1950s and ended up staying. He's retired and to noones surprise living in Berlin. On weekends, the salute to the Big Bands was a tradition.



Mark White AFN Berlin 1983

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

LaRita Shelby


Ms. Shelby sent along some promos from the show, with a surprise guest at the end...



LaRita Shelby Promos AFRTS

There's still time to pick up her album "A Date With A Song" from Amazon

La Rita's website (very cool) just click here

Who's on First

Back to more recent things after this, but it's such a classic.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Melody Roundup

In World War Two AFRS was the source of a lot of Country and Hillbilly Music. Here's some of the best, a couple of dozen shows. Happy listening...



Melody Roundup

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday LaRita Shelby!


LaRita Shelby has a birthday coming up this week and gave us the present. She's asking her friends to pick up a copy of her cd. Get it here
Some wonderful music there, like Sour Citrus. Click here to see it
Her new website looks slick and has some great pictures from the AFRTS days. http://www.laritashelby.com/
LaRita says she will be making an AFRTS aircheck available soon!