AFTN- Sounds of the American Forces Thailand Network

The Sound of AFTN - taped highlights from actual AFTN radio programs

            ON THE AIR             


 David Mallette at AFTN Udorn, 1973



AFTN Collage (13:15)(put together by Dave & Bill Hart)


Country Roads (Pt 1.)(7:33 sec)


Country Roads (Pt 2.)(7:14 sec)


   Charlie Tuna on AFTN, 1972


The Burt Reynolds Clock  (1:14 sec.)


The Electric Phone Call  (2:01 sec.)


 Paul McCartney Message Service (1:36 sec)


Listing/Los Angeles Phonebook (3:40)


Where's Charlie (Jack in the Box ) (5:00)


The Flagpole and KNUS Dallas (8:04)


Charlie's Classmate (4:36)


Wendy of Univ of Oklahoma (5:00 )


Playing that garbage (4:40 sec.) 



 Jerry Reed at AFTN Takhli, 1969

       Net Spots/Local Spots (from Jerry's tape library)



VD -1 -- Production by Bob Rackham & Korat Net


VD -2 -- Production by Bob Rackham & Korat Net


VD -3 -- Production by Dean Ihns & Korat Net



VD -4 -- Production by Dean Ihns & Korat Net


Silver to Town -- Jerry Reed at Takhli

(1st hr) Pt 1  

                 Dick Storck - Top of the Morning - AFTN Korat August 8, 1969 dickstorck-on radio


Pt 2     

October 9, 1969 (2nd hr)

Pt 1     

Pt 2     

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On the Air at AFTN Ubon, July l968

 Morning Show (unknown announcer)  3:46 sec

 Soundstage (PM Drive) (we think its Big Al King)   2:54sec

taped off the air by Mal Barnes, Australia, ex RAAF Ubon  l968

1970 New Year Nightrain Special at AFTN Korat        Mike Hurst and R.C. Hurt    (1:22 sec)

Lee Harris at AFTN Korat Net l969       News Blooper On the Air (scoped)

Bob Exler at AFTN Korat l969          On the Air

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Doc Ball at AFTN Korat l969-l970 
Blooper with R.C. Hurt

This "blooper" was caused by newscaster R.C. Hurt who suddenly played back an outtake bad edit
in the middle of his newscast at 15 ips instead of 7 1/2 ips.  Doc turned on the air studio microphone and said "One
moment please."  He forgot to turn off the mike and began pounding on the news booth window.  Eventually
 Doc slowly faded up a instrumental fill music selection called "The Party's Over." [Dick Storck, Jan, 2004]

Rik Delisle at AFTN Udorn, Fall l972

      Elvis Presley Story Promo (:40sec)

AFTN Network News, June l971

 Udorn 10:00 Newscast * (unknown announcer) (1:39) (8:57 air check [scoped])

Dave Garroway PSA w/ Udorn Radio ID*

             *Tapes from John Stewart (stationed at Udorn RTAFB in l971)

Steve Slezak  at AFTN Ubon l971-72
      Air Force Team (Spot Announcements)  
     Equal Opportunity      
     Physical Fitness    
     Personal Appearance
     Seat Belts     

Bob Lacell at AFTN Net  (1970)

Network News Promo (1:22) (Brad Edwards, Bob Lacell, Robert Jimenez, Glen Hauser)

Circuitous Travel Spot Announcement (:41sec)

Paul Harvey Promo for AFTN News (:22 sec.)

Overweight Spot Announcement      (1:02 sec.)

The Dentist

Robert Neyhard Weekend Show Promo # 1 (:22 sec)

Robert Neyhard Weekend Show Promo # 2  (:41sec.)

BobWertz-at-AFTNUdorn                      Solid Rock--Bob Wertz  at AFTN Udorn, Fall, l972



  Solid Rock Intro/Spot Production by John Turley (1972)

 SOLID ROCK Program (5:40 ) (12 - 2:00am)

[Click here for Air Check Playlist]

Solid GOLD Rock Program (Sat Night) (2:am - 4:00am) 

korat-marathonMarathon Photo Album    (8:57 air check [scoped])

The Korat Junior Officer's Council-AFTN Radio Marathon

All Korat AFTN radio announcers and the TV crew spent 30 hours raising about $10,000 (super Baht in 1969 money) for the Nakorn Ratchisima Provincial Hospital.  Beginning at 12:00noon on Saturday, May 31, 1969, this was one of the biggest combined efforts of AFTN Radio and Television that year.

 Dean Ihns at AFTN KoratDean Ihns     Night Train    Korat   October, 2, l969

(16:52 sec.) Pt. 1 
Link to dean ihns sound

(15:28 sec) Pt 2

Pt. 2 Contains a song that was banned from being played on any AFTN station: "We Gotta Get Out of this Place
 by the Animals." Dean said he was talked to about this indiscretion.

Air Chex --Remastered by Dick Storck using SOUNDFORGE 5.0   

Raleigh, NC     Oct-Dec, 2003 and Jan-May, 2004

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