FEN Philippines Production Music from the 1980s

As a veteran of the AFRTS ranks (albeit just that of an on-air forecaster) in the 1990s and a once-former resident of Clark Air Base, I thought it would be interesting to assemble a list of the songs that the Far East Network (FEN) station used in their programming during the early 1980s. I have old recordings of some of the broadcasts, and most of the songs I was not able to figure out until the advent of song fingerprinting tools like SoundHound and Shazam.

FEN Philippines was a detachment of the 6204th Broadcasting Squadron of Yokota AB, Japan. Frequencies as of 1980 were as follows: for television, Channel 8 at Clark (changed to 17 in 1981), Channel 74 at Subic Bay, Channel 40 in the Binictican Housing Area, Channel 34 at the Kalayan Housing Area, Channel 28 at Cubi Point NAS, and Channel 34 at San Miguel; for radio, 1512 AM at Clark and San Miguel, 1300 AM at Subic and Cubi, 1314 AM wallace and Camp John Hay, and 95.1 FM at Clark.

If you have video or audio tapes of AFRTS you'd like me to archive, drop me a note.

Here is the list of songs used on the network. Some songs were proprietary AFRTS material and are not listed here.



Time Is Tight Booker T. and the MGs Morning Show with Mike Knowles (AM)
Whammer Jammer J. Geils Band The Mary Turner Show (AM)
It's My Time Maynard Ferguson Used for incidental music (AM)
Amazon Earl Klugh Late Night Movie (TV) c. 1979
Sunburst Lonnie Liston Smith Used for local programming music (TV)
Rock Island Rocket Tom Scott and the L.A. Express Used as bumper before time check (AM)
Space Dust/Sherlock Deodato Used as bumper for the Charlie Tuna Show (AM)