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AFN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Week of 2-8 April 1967

Regular listeners to AFN will have noticed a couple of new voices on old favorite programs during the past few weeks. Currently hosting AFN’s “WEEKEND WORLD” is Army Specialist Don Burns. Don re­placed Army Specialist Rick Scarry who has returned to the United States. The program also boasts a new producer — Army Specialist Ron Hitchcock. Hitchcock and Burns are presently planning a number of surprises for listeners to this program (1400-1800 Saturdays and Sundays) which ranges the world for features and music.

Another new voice is popular disc jockey Johnny Grant who now hosts “SMALL WORLD” (1405-1500 Monday through Friday). Johnny is well known to former residents of the Los Angeles area through his radio work there. He’s equally well known to service men because of the dozens of shows featuring top Hollywood stars he has brought to bases around the world.

The “TONIGHT” show this week, as always, has a great guest list. The 2230 presentation features Damita Jo, drummer Buddy Rich and author George Plimpton on Monday. Tuesday, Steve Allen and Frankie Laine guest. On Wednesday it’s the Joe Bushkin Trio, Della Reese and Lorne Greene (who plays “Goofus” on the violin). Thursday evening comic Bill Cosby and all-around entertainer Theodore Bikel appear and Friday its Arthur Prysock, Bud and Cee-Cee Robinson and author Gene Shepherd.

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