Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by N4NJJ, Apr 14, 2018.
Sorry now that I didn't get a chance to listen to him.
A friend of mine in the NAVY was Jim Wilson. When I arrived in San Miguel, P.I. in Nov. 1964, Jim had a show on the base AFRS (Armed Forces Radio) station. When he transferred back to the states for discharge, I inherited his radio show.
Sometime in the late 60's/early 70's, he returned to Okinawa as a civilian to work at KSBK/JORO radio as a D.J. in Naha, Okinawa.
Here is his epitaph:
JIM WILSON has passed away, in Texas. Jim died on May 5th/2015, of a Heart Attack. Jim was one of the mainstays of the Station. He worked a Daily Show on both KSBK, and was at JORO, during the closure of the Station, with Bob Wales & ART BELL**. Following his years at KSBK/JORO, Jim became Program Director for a Station in Puerto Rico. Then moved to Padre Island, Texas where he was Program Director & on-the-air personality. A Personal Note...... Jim was a Radio Genius! His "Side Stories, and Mini-Dramas", were Masterful. I'll remember him as a very sound Professional. Jim was 72 years old. May You Rest In Peace.
Jim wsn't a ham, but, he would've made a good one ! He was a Morse Intercept Operator with the Naval Security Group. (Being on AFRS was just a "side-job" in addition to his normal duties)
(The article has the callsign KEBK - It was KSBK)
Jim worked with ART BELL on Okinawa @ KSBK/JORO
They both died at age 72 (much too young)
You can listen to reruns 24x7 on U7RADIO.ORG
Just had to post this here:
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Freaks at night when one can't sleep with George N
Your missing out on the Corona virus toilet paper shortage , Art!
I'm sure he would have some really funny contributions to the topic, no question!!
"Toilet paper hats" would must assuredly replace those made from tin foil
RIP Art.... I so wish I'd have had our great chat earlier than we did, and your card on my wall.
You'll be missed for sure - for a long time to come
A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL OF ART'S FRIENDS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR CONDOLENCES.