Re: movin' on

Chuck Brown

Ross, I don't know if this message was sent back to you or not. It looks a
little odd that it came back to my mailbox like this. I'm sending it again
in case it didn't go through the first time, if it did, just disregard this
second letter.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Chuck Brown

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Brown" <chuck1927@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] movin' on

Ross, I know the feeling!! I moved to South Hill from Orange in 1954, and
I'm still here. I don't expect to ever leave here. We have a son buried
here, and my parents are buried here, and at 91 I have no incentive to
leave. None our grandchildren live in our area. Three live in Conway,
South Carolina, and three live in Roanoke (2 of the 3 in Roanoke are
Great-Grandchildren). Enjoy your retirement with your family.

Best to you and yours
Chuck Brown

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Hunter" <jrhunter3@...>
To: <>
Cc: "Kevin Dalton" <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:20 AM
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.


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