AFNT

“This is the Armed Forces Network Taiwan” – If you were in Taiwan in the 60’s and 70’s and were listening to an English language radio broadcast, you are familiar with that phrase. AFNT was the source of entertainment and news that helped us feel a little closer to home.

My friend, Frank Fellers provided me with a copy of his “China Night” program that was originally aired on June 23, 1968.

The player below will allow you to listen to the program.

  • AFNT - China Night - June 23, 1968 - Host: Frank Fellers
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    Title
    Artist
    Composer
    Time
    ID
  • 01.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/01AFNTWeather.mp3
    01AFNTWeather
    0:33
    s1
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 02.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/02CNintro.mp3
    02CNintro
    3:31
    s2
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 03.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/03AnnMargaret.mp3
    03AnnMargaret
    2:45
    s3
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 04.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/04SammyDavisJr.mp3
    04SammyDavisJr
    2:02
    s4
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 05.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/05SergioMendez.mp3
    05SergioMendez
    3:36
    s5
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 06.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/06TrombonesUnlimited.mp3
    06TrombonesUnlimited
    1:46
    s6
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 07.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/07ClaudineLonget.mp3
    07ClaudineLonget
    3:07
    s7
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 08.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/08LennyWelsh.mp3
    08LennyWelsh
    2:52
    s8
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 09.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/09HarpersBazaar.mp3
    09HarpersBazaar
    2:35
    s9
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 10.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/10HerbAlpert.mp3
    10HerbAlpert
    3:15
    s10
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 11.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/11StationID.mp3
    11StationID
    0:18
    s11
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 12.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/12PattiPage.mp3
    12PattiPage
    1:46
    s12
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 13.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/13JackJones.mp3
    13JackJones
    4:28
    s13
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 14.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/14FourPreps.mp3
    14FourPreps
    2:41
    s14
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 15.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/15PSA.mp3
    15PSA
    0:13
    s15
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 16.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/16WarrenCovington.mp3
    16WarrenCovington
    3:03
    s16
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 17.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/17LanaCantrell.mp3
    17LanaCantrell
    2:28
    s17
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 18.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/18MattMonroe.mp3
    18MattMonroe
    2:33
    s18
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 19.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/19PSA.mp3
    19PSA
    0:15
    s19
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 20.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/20Closing.mp3
    20Closing
    0:16
    s20
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 21.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/21GeorgeShearing.mp3
    21GeorgeShearing
    2:11
    s21
    audio/mpeg
    80
  • 22.
    https://www.ricksworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/22PercyFaith.mp3
    22PercyFaith
    7:24
    s22
    audio/mpeg
    80

Armed Forces Network Taiwan ended operations on April 15, 1979 with the departure of US Military Forces from Taiwan, but that’s not the end of the story.

The English language expatriate community was concerned over the loss of AFNT and the American Chamber of Commerce obtained permission from the Taiwan Government to establish a non-commercial, non-profit English language radio station. AFNT facilities and equipment were transferred to this new station by the American Institute in Taiwan. International Community Radio in Taiwan, ICRT, began operations on April 16, 1970, and continues to this day.

To learn more about ICRT or to listen to it’s programming, click here.

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2 Comments

  1. Kent Mathieu

    Rick, can you email me please. I’ve got a new batch of photos from Steve Bramham and need your help. Steve sent the photos, answered a couple of emails with questions I asked. Then he dropped completely off the web. His photo is no longer working. Mystery. Thanks, Kent Taipeiairstation@yahoo.com

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  2. Lewis R. (Ray) Harris

    I am glad I found this site. I first went to Taiwan with the Air force in 1960. I stayed at Taipei Air Station, studied Chinese at the University of Maryland.At that time I had a yearning for broadcasting, but didn’t get into it until i left the AF in 1964 and went back to New York. I remember the jocks at the Sugar Bldg., namely Joslin, Lenny Allen, Bernie Bernistein and others. I rejoin the Navy after completing Broadcasting school and eventually went back to Taiwan (Kaohsiung) in 1969; after Vietnam. I had become a Linguist in the meantime. In 1972 I crossed-Trained as a Navy Journalist, and was assigned to AFNT in 1976, after assignments at Clark AB and Kadena AB. Again, Dick Joslin was there, also Phil Webber, Marty Bonderoff and the OIC, Paul DeWitt and others. I did the China Night show, a Latin Music Program and other programs/News.However, I left AFNT and was assigned to the Naval Investigative Service at HSA.

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