Friday, July 30, 2010

Laurie Allen

Haven't had the chance to present Laurie Allen yet. These are great. Laurie's another Minnesotan, like Jim Pewter and was a LA radio star. KIIS, 1982; KNX/fm, 1983-84; KMGG, 1984-86; KPWR, 1986-94; KKGO, 2008-10. For 11 years, Laurie worked at the Bright AC format at Dial-Global (Westwood One Radio Networks) until late 2008. She does weekends at KKGO, "Go Country."

Laurie played a lot of great gold from the 70s and 80s.

Laurie Allen 1598W

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Greetings Laurie Allen

Last week I had located some Laurie Allen shows that are on their way here, so the hunt began once again, to say hi and ask if it'd be okay. She's still working in Los Angeles radio and sent some nice emails. Hear Laurie as soon as the programs arrive!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Roger Williams AFN

Let's take a look at the greatest hits of 1975 with AFN and Roger Williams.
Direct Download

Is this the same Roger Williams who's the PAO at AFN?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ed Tooma 1980 AFKN

It's AFKN's 60th anniversary. Ed Tooma has some memories of 1980 "I kept some of my old airchecks which are all telescoped from my days at AFKN 80-81. I was the NCOIC of Network Radio at that time and the CO was LTC Pete Barrett. I was stationed there when (we lost) Ed Masters. He was the civilian boss under the commander."

Ed Tooma AFKN 1980 Download

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kaiserslautern Germany, May 1977

Here's another great chunk of tape. Charlie Tuna explains the command, piece of a newscast and a piece of AFN Today... Not very long but neat.

AFN Kaiserslautern May 1977 Download

Thursday, July 8, 2010

AFN to drop over-the-air signal in 2 countries

Once again it's the end of an era..

WIESBADEN, Germany — Some American Forces Network viewers in Germany and Belgium could soon be seeing nothing but static when they turn on the TV.

The Army’s 5th Signal Command, which is responsible for over-the-air TV transmitters that broadcast AFN, plans to turn off over-the-air signal in the two countries starting next month. The change will affect only those who receive the broadcast via a television antenna. Viewers who own AFN decoders will not notice any change, AFN officials say.
Original story

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Adventures in Housekeeping

Last week there were some storms here in the heartland. I still haven't figured out exactly what happened but it did take out my office PC that I do updates on. It's pretty hectic getting back online.

I was going through the visitor logs from the server. There seems to be someone using a Morocco Internet provider visiting almost every day. Who are you?

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