Kagnew Station Patch

Kagnew Station

This page will be dedicated to the radio side of AFRTS. If you have pictures or stories about AFRTS radio please send them in and I will post them here. I hope to have some radio clips posted here soon so keep checking the page.

Click here to hear the "Rock of East Africa, AFRS Asmara" (mp3 file)

AFRS Audio Clip Page

Sam Hale, a good friend of the Kagnew page and an AFRTS veteran, has compiled a History of AFRTS at Kagnew Station. He has put a lot of work into this project and it shows. It is an interesting read about a very important part of Kagnew Station.

History of AFRTS at Kagnew Station by Sam Hale

New! Tom Curran, editor of the Kagnew Gazelle and Today sent in these covers from Today in the mid 60's.

Oct 65 | Nov 65 | Dec 65 | Feb 66 | Mar 66 | Apr 66

  • AFRTS Top 1000 songs, 1955-1970, courtesty of Gary Kiel (ASA '72-'73).
  • Outside the AFRTS studio, trying to see in!
  • The AFRTS Staff, circa 1972, courtesy of Dean Tiernan.
  • John Kircher at the FM radio controls hosting Music of the Masters every Wednesday night without interruption from January 1971 through August 1973.
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  • Bob Hunt, John Kircher, Rick Glasby and Ron Buckhalt at their Asmara (1971) mini-reunion in Annapolis, MD in 2003. (currently unavailable)
  • The KANU radio control room, 40 years ago, with Speedy Five Ken Schuster at the helm. Remember Ampex? Remember... records?
  • A person in Finland wrote a letter to Kagnew indicating he had picked up AFRS there. This is a letter in reply from Therman A. Baker, SFC, AFRTS Station Manager.

Today, June 1965 guide to programs of the Officers Club, Top-5 Club, Oasis Club and AFRTS - Asmara.
AFRS radio schedule for June 1965.
courtesy of Dwight Gibson

I was able to purchase a very good copy of "Today" from March 1967, which was the AFRTS Program Guide and here it is, enjoy!

[Cover] [Officer's Club] [Oasis Club] [Top 5 Club]
Pages [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10-11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

Entire book as an Adobe PDF (2.9M)

courtesy of Rick Fortney