Re: movin' on

Chuck Brown



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Hunter" <jrhunter3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] movin' on


I did get this message a few days ago.


On Nov 20, 2018, at 9:58 AM, Chuck Brown <chuck1927@...> wrote:

Ross, I don't know if this message was sent back to you or not. It looks
little odd that it came back to my mailbox like this. I'm sending it
in case it didn't go through the first time, if it did, just disregard
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
23 thinking Orange would be a good place to start and I might stay a
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.
sad to leave so many friends. It will be nice to be more a part of our
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
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
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
big footprint in Virginia broadcast history. WJMA’s archive would be a
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
at WJMA. Thank you for all your contributions. If you come across
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
I’m making it “wide screen”, updating graphics, adding images I didn’t
for the first version, replacing some low resolution images with newer
scans, and adding some WJMA audio.


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