Monday, February 27, 2017

Joe Ferguson - 1983

From Portland OR, Joe has the memories of 1983.  Seems like yesterday.

Jim Pewter - 1981

Don Browne has some Jim Pewter information:

To my knowledge, Jim Pewter is the only person to work overseas on AFRTS (AFKN) and then work as a show host on the RU series from the AFRTS-LA studios. The desire to work at AFRTS-LA after exposure to the disc programs at an affiliate was very strong. When my active duty at FEN was completed in January 1971. I spent a month in Los Angeles haunting the AFRTS-LA studios at North McCadden Place, trying to convince Jack Brown to hire me for a 13-week "flight" (1-55:00) on the RU. My schtick was that I would introduce PAMS and CRC jingles to the separation of program "sides" which could be used by the local affiliate. They were not impressed. What was impressive was that AFRTS-LA had a "Listen-Line" direct from AFVN Saigon, and you could listen to local AFVN programming on the building PA system. When it was 8 a.m. PST in LA it was 11 p.m. local time in Saigon; when it was 6 p.m. PST in LA it was 9 a.m. local time in Saigon.
Jim Pewter, because of his special status, worked every combination of show scheduling during his AFRTS-LA career. He was heard in series of 5-25:00, 5-30:00, 5-55:00, and 1-55:00 shows. Because of this, his show numerology was completely in disarray. As can be determined, Jim Pewter #1 was issued in RU 27-7 (January 1967).

Million Dollar memories were the Jim Pewter show.  Jim was always the king of songs that you forgot to remember.  From 1981, the Jim Pewter show.  First couple of minutes of this transfer are rougher than I'd like, but it's worth it.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mary Helen Barro - 1983

This has been an unusual winter 2017 in Minnesota, February temperatures in the 60s?  I'm thinking beach and Mary Helen Barro..

Ira Cook - 1967

Ira Cook with your MOR favorites and stories.  This is a mid-1967 visit.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Charlie Tuna - 1983

Charlie Tuna with Del Shannon
25 years anywhere is an amazing accomplishment.  In a lot of ways Charlie Tuna was the voice of AFRTS.  We miss you Charlie.  Here are some memories of 1983. Be sure to check in at his website,

Joe Allison - 1965

1965 was an interesting time in Country music.  Before that "hillbilly" music was a lot more folky.  Ray Price, Jim Reeves it got a lot slicker.  Our friend Joe Allison is back with another Country Corner.

Wolfman Jack - 1973

Time for another visit with the Wolfman.  This is from one of the first Air Force shows from Roger Carroll's company.  He's cookin...

Mary Turner - 1991

Mary Turner really rocked.  Hard to believe how much that rattled the brass and talked to the troops.  An amazing talent.  Hard to conceive the amount of talent at Fort McCadden..

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hymns From Home - 1943

The war was raging over most of Asia and Europe.  AFRS was there to help with spiritual needs.  "Hymns From Home" was one our first religious programs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kris Erik Stevens - 1980

Young Kris Erik Stevens

Kris Erik was with the network for a long time and always did a great show. 
He's still involved in a lot of great things.  Visit Kris at