Re: movin' on

Ralph Graves

Can't argue with being closer to family. But you will be missed. I'm assuming your new home has a basement for the H0 scale layout you finally have time to build...

Ralph Graves

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Potter-Drinkwater via Groups.Io <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: WJMA <>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] movin' on

You and Carol will be so missed. You have been such driving forced for good in the community.

I was looking at the Pat Watson Memorial Oak with its burnished gold leaves from my hot tub the other evening remembering those golden times st WjMA with all you great people In The late 1970’s when I moved down from upstate New York. I can almost here her voice: “Potter, you’re late!” If only by a few seconds on the clock. Ah, those were the days!

Happy travels to you both. You won’t have any regrets with those young grandkid years!

❤️Barbara Potter Drinkwater
> On Nov 14, 2018, at 1:23 PM, Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
> I guess that you prove that no one is a "fixture." But congratulations from someone who listened to your audition (If memory serves, I may have even opened the mic for you to read reeeal goood). I'm glad to hear that work on the WJAM archives will continue. I send my best wishes to you and Carol. Your reasons for leaving Orange make good sense, although the community will be just a teensy less gooood.
> Cheers from Maine where it is about 25 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts.  You won't get that weather in SC.
> Les
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jrhunter3@...
>> Sent: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:20:32 -0500
>> To:
>> Subject: [WJMA] movin' on
>> Arch hired me to work at WJMA in the summer of 1971. I started on Monday
>> Aug 23 thinking Orange would be a good place to start and I might stay a
>> couple of years. Now, 47 years later we’re moving.
>> The moving van comes today (11/14) and tomorrow we sign papers to sell
>> the house. We’re going to Lexington, South Carolina, to be closer to our
>> daughter and two grand children. It’s very bittersweet to leave Orange
>> and Virginia, a place both Carol and I have lived longer than anywhere
>> else. It’s sad to leave so many friends. It will be nice to be more a
>> part of our grand kids lives as they grow. They’re now 6 and almost 3.
>> I’m taking almost all my collection of WJMA archives and memorabilia.
>> I’ve spoken to the Orange County Historical Society and they are more
>> than willing to take the collection of WJMA history. They don’t have the
>> space to store physical materials, but are happy to take digitized files.
>> I’ll need to get back to scanning and digitizing. The Historical Society
>> thinks that the Virginia Historical Society may be interested in the
>> physical archives. When you made that air check all those years ago, did
>> you ever think it might be preserved in a historical archive?
>> I know the Virginia Historical Society has the WRVA archive. WRVA has a
>> very big footprint in Virginia broadcast history. WJMA’s archive would be
>> a nice compliment from a small market perspective. Over the years, I’ve
>> looked at may radio station history web sites. I’ve never seen one with
>> as much saved at WJMA. Thank you for all your contributions. If you come
>> across additional items you’ve saved, please allow me to make a copy.
>> When we get settled, I hope to get back to re-editing the WJMA
>> documentary. I’m making it “wide screen”, updating graphics, adding
>> images I didn’t have for the first version, replacing some low resolution
>> images with newer scans, and adding some WJMA audio.
>> Ross
>> 71-86

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