Sunday, October 28, 2012

AFRS in the 1940s

This is kind of a fun, a youtube channel that's mostly AFRS disks from the 1940s.
 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

AFN Halloween 1970



 
 
Spooky spooky.  Robert Barker sent along the first part of another great aircheck:
This is the first 30 minute segment of four of the AFN Monster Rally which aired on Saturday night, 31 October 1970, over AFN Europe network.
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

AFVN, the story


The AFVN Story. Scott Manning (Sgt Pepper) gave us the history of the network.


This was presented before, but something was wrong with the link.

Friday, October 19, 2012

1963 Halloween in K-Town

 

Carl Balduf, Roy Johnson, Chuck Droege, Hans Huber, Don Shipman, Ted Pasco and Kurt Loch in the 1963 AFN Kaiserslatern production of:

 
I didn't explain this as well as I should have, it links to an external website.  After a longish (depends on your connection speed) it automatically plays the show.  He doesn't make it available for download and I'll respect that.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween's coming (Mystery Playhouse)

The Mystery Playhouse was one of the first series on AFRS.  The networks were sending over more good material than could be readily used.  A lot of it was used in anthology programs, sort of the best of radio back home.  "SGT X" (Howard Duff) was the host of the Mystery Playhouse..




Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward in Graham Greene's novel, "Brighton Rock." was originally aired on the CBS show "This Is My Best", in 1944

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Barbara Randolph 1971

Barbara Randolph c 1962
 

Barbara Randolph brought a lot of rock to AFRTS. Detroit born Randolph was born in 1942 eventually adopted by actress Lillian Randolph with a singing career that included a stint at Motown. Her movie roles included Guess Who'd Coming to Dinner.
 
In the late 60s, she joined our network
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Archive find: Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson
 
In the jumble of ETs and kines that were returned to AFRTS.  Some previously unknown early clips.  Apparently 5 minute filler programs from kinescope.  Somewhere there's a storage facility that must look a lot like the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
 
Due to the expense of preserving videotape, NBC saved next to nothing prior to 1972.
 

Happy Birthday Air Force 1948




So when is the USAF birthday?  In 1948 AFRS said it was the 41st anniversary...