These tracks have been MP3s for some time. I have been negligent in getting these posted. The original vinyl was something languishing in the record library of the radio station where I worked during high school. I don’t believe these ever made it to the air on WCLO, Janesville. Pity.
The US Army has done some innovative work with media to encourage enlistment. These spots were done for Vietnam era recruitment. I would offer this vintage 1960s material as some of their most interesting done for radio. In this same period Now Nordine was featured on WBBM, sandwiched between Rudy Orisek’s Rhythms Round the World and Music ’til Dawn with Jay Andres, brought to you by American Airlines. I had to stay up past my bedtime to listen to Ken Nordine on the radio.
I can’t express how impressed I was when my wife told me that the family cottage she visited growing up had the Nordines as nearby neighbors. This is the Spread Eagle referred to in Devout Catalyst.
Enough reminiscing, here are the tracks done by Ken Nordine for the US Army;