Re: VA Snow

Bill Little
 

The weartherphone was lots of fun during a snow storm in the winter.
Sometimes, if I was out inear the phone, I woulld answer it live and
say, "the forecast is for sunny and warm today with high in the 80's
and low tonight in the 60's. Tomorrow is expected to be even warmer with
highs in the 90's." What was fun was liistening to the comments that
some people made after that forecast.

Bill
58-86

Dominion Market Research wrote:



Does anyone want to admit to ever messing up on school closings? I
don't remember it happening. Kids would call and try to call off
school. I'm not sure why they thought that would work.

I recall hearing a story that Alden Aaroe, WRVA's morning man for
many a year, once announced a school system as closed when it was
not. When someone asked the Superintendant about it, he said "If
Alden Aaroe says we're closed, we're closed." Now that's influence.

Ross
71-86

I was thinking about this as the snow fell Saturday. 672-1000 and
672-1001 (?) stayed lit up whenever it snowed, with kids asking
about school closings. Given that I was alone on the evening shift,
I usually just stopped answering the phone unless it was 2799 or
1062.

Then there were the longggggg lists of closing announcements:

"Mt. Hebron Day school will be closed tomorrow,

Orange Baptist Church will have regular services at 11:00 but all
other activities including Sunday school have been cancelled,

The turkey dinner at Orange Methodist Church scheduled for Monday
evening has been moved to Friday evening,

The F.O.R.E. Workshop in Remington will open 2 hours late tomorrow,
etc etc etc"

Ah yes, those were the days.....

Mark Johnson
81-84

PS: And don't forget to update the weather phone!




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There are a number of people on this list who do not live in
Virginia. For those who missed the snow, here's a short YouTube
video. <<http://www.youtube.>http://www.youtube. com/watch?
v=iOfcG6hreXg>

Snow days at the radio station were always interesting and getting
there for sign on was sometimes a challenge when there was a big snow
like we had on Friday/Saturday. JD: did you work this past Saturday?
How did you get in?

Ross
71-86
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