AFRTS 1975-76

I was assigned to Johnston Island from 1975 to 1976 and worked at AFJI (99.5 FM) and AFTV during those years. In early ’76, it was decided to close down the AFRTS LIVE Broadcasting venue. We moved the TV Station and the FM Transmitter to a building near the Post Office on the Main Street. We broadcast a “FINAL FAREWELL” to our JI listeners. When I arrived, AFRTS was located in the JOC (Joint Operations Command) Building at the north end of the island. I want to say it was on the third floor, but I might be incorrect on that one. Air Force COL. Gilbert Martinez was the Base Commander at the time.

Robert “Doc” Streeter (Quack Quack)

Jim Schwilling (Jungle Jim) was kind enough to upload some pictures of the AFRTS facility including some of the people on air (including himself). You can find them;

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5

If you were assigned to AFRTS JI ANY Year, and have pictures you can share with us, please contact the webmaster HERE.

Thank you!