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AFN MUNICH - DAVE JOHNSON

Take a step back in time (1989) into the on-air studios of AFN-Munich at 45 Kaulbachstr. in Schwabing. It features morning guy Airman Dave Johnson. Click on the picture for watching the video (please note: a Facebook Account is required).








DICK ORKIN (CHICKENMAN) IST TOT

On December 24st 2017 one of the most creative minds to ever grace the radio airwaves passed away. Dick Orkin, the creator of the radio series Chickenman, has died. Many of us grew up in radio listening to the prorgam Orkin created, which eventually made it onto over 1,500 radio stations in its heyday. When I interviewed Orkin for the cover of Radio Ink Magazine in 2016 he sent me every Chickenman episode ever created on CD. He was one of the nicest people I have ever interviewd. More



CHARLIE TUNA IM ALTER VON 71 JAHREN VERSTORBEN

Wie erst jetzt bekannt wurde, ist der bekannte US Radio DJ Charlie Tuna bereits am Freitag, 19. Februar 2016, im Alter von 71 Jahren verstorben. Er erlangte auch in Deutschland durch seine Radioshows bei AFN einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad. Mit einem Klick auf nebenstehendes Foto gelangt Ihr zum Tribute-Video.
Veteran disc jockeу and TV announcer Art Ferguson, better known to listeners as Charlie Tuna, has died at age 71. He had passed awaу peacefullу in his sleep on Feb. 19.



BEHIND THE MIC - AN AFN ROCKUMENTARY

"DJs from AFN Bavaria's radio shows tell all about what happens behind the scenes in the studio". Klickt auf das Foto, um das Video anzusehen.


 





AFN BAVARIA AUF FACEBOOK

AFN Bavaria ist quasi der Nachfolger von AFN Munich. Und natürlich ist man auch auf der beliebten Plattform Facebook vertreten. Interessiert? Dann klickt auf nebenstehendes Logo. 





CHICKEN MAN

Chickenman is an American radio series created by Dick Orkin that spoofs comic book heroes, inspired by the mid-60s Batman TV series.

The series was created in 1966 on Chicago radio station WCFL, and was then syndicated widely, notably on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War.

In the series, Benton Harbor, a shoe salesman at a large downtown Midland City department store, spends his weekends striking terrific terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere as that fantastic fowl, Chickenman. Or, at least, that's what he tells everyone. In reality, he mostly hangs around the Police Commissioner's office and irritates the Commissioner's secretary, Miss Helfinger.

Each episode begins with an overly-dramatic theme, borrowed from the James Bond classic "Thunderball".


The theme's four-note trumpet sound is echoed with Benton Harbor's "Buck-buck-buck-buuuuuck" chicken call, which is followed by a rousing cry of "Chicken-mannnn!" and voices shouting, "He's everywhere! He's everywhere!" This tagline became a memorable catchphrase, especially because it's repeated again at the end of each episode, two and a half minutes later.

In addition to the original series of 195 episodes, the series has been revived in two further series: Chickenman vs. the Earth Polluters in 1973, and Chickenman Returns for the Last Time Again in 1977. (Wikipedia)

More (incl. the Chicken Man Theme)                                                       
Chicken Man Episodes (Soundfiles)



PORTRÄT AFN STUTTGART

Ein interessantes Porträt über AFN Stuttgart erschien jetzt auf der Plattform radioszene.de. Seit 66 Jahren ist die Station mittlerweile auf Sendung. Vom Burgholzhof aus im Norden der Stadt wollen die Moderatoren ihren Kameraden über das Radio helfen, sich in Deutschland zurechtzufinden. Und AFN Stuttgart sorgt trotz knappem Budget gleichzeitig für die deutsch-amerikanische Radiofreundschaft.

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