Re: DC radio folks


R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Chet,

You wrote: "The current generations, of whatever period, take some time
to learn that they are only custodians or guardians of freedom and the
physical bounty that surrounds us," to which I add, "and then in that
moment of realization, like spawning salmon, they die." Is there any
hope?

Russ

-----Original Message-----
From: Chet Burgess [mailto:chetburgess@...]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 11:13 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] DC radio folks

Russ,

If only the idea of "low impact" use of the planet would catch on. The
current generations, of whatever period, take some time to learn that
they
are only custodians or guardians -- of freedom and the physical bounty
that
surrounds us.

chet
-----Original Message-----
From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 4:44 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] DC radio folks


Chet,

I don't know if it was my "love of creating other voices" or my Love
of
Larceny! In my "formative years" I took a rather liberal approach to
appropriating good ideas from my betters.

Regarding your "another conservative leaning toward Libertarian:"

Some time ago, I think it was Patricia who wrote here a phrase I first
read in a James Michener novel. "He who is young and not a liberal
has
no heart. He who is older and is not a conservative has no brain." I
thought about that this week as I took a roundtrip drive from
Anchorage
to Fairbanks. Alaska is a state with a large number of self described
"conservatives." I think they would be better defined as libertarians
in that they believe in the rights of the individual to do as he
pleases
with his person and property.

I, too, have that leaning. However.

I wonder about the rights of an individual and a society to pollute my
eyes with junk and unbridled development. In Alaska it is cool to
save
every object that ever touched one's hands. You place it (whether
junk
boat, airplane, old car or fish wheel) beside the house and then head
out to help the state build another four lane road (with accompanying
bike path) through the wilderness. This is done to be dead sure my
view
of Mt. McKinley contains major reminders of man's ability to screw up
God's creation.

I question Ayn Rand's vision of unthrottled human ambition. We have
yet
to cure our myopia. We cannot see much beyond our own nose when it
comes to seeing how our "progress" affects all life on earth.

Alaska has a visible reminder of our lack of wisdom. Splitting the
state from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez is the Alyeska Pipeline. It is an
ugly
scar that is a fitting metaphor of the split in our psyche between
being
monsters and angels.

How do we develop our individual ambition in a way that includes an
awareness of the need to conserve beauty and resources for all
(including caribou and lichens) who will live after us?

I am finding I'm in a third wave. I've gone from "Liberal with a
heart"
to "Conservative/Libertarian with a brain" to something that contains
both. Could it be the beginning of wisdom? Is that called "being an
old man?"

Russ Roberts
72-88(?)



-----Original Message-----
From: Chet Burgess [mailto:chetburgess@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:21 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] DC radio folks


Russ,

I always wondered where you acquired your love of creating voices of
other
(fictitious) personalities!

Chet
(another conservative leaning toward Libertarian)
-----Original Message-----
From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:55 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] DC radio folks


I'd been working on WJMA for about six months when my grandmother
decided I needed to be introduced to a "real" radio person, someone
who
might guide me toward success. She was acquainted with Jackson
Weaver
through a friendship with his daughter. So, the next thing I knew I
was
in WMAL's studio on a Saturday morning. Weaver was working without
Hardin (out golfing or something). For a half hour I watched and
listened; Jackson's multiple personality "order" in evidence (he was
a
whiz at ad libbing in other voices, sounding similar to Jonathan
Winters).

Hardin: "We'll be back shortly."

Weaver (as old lady): "Why can't you come back the same size you
are
now?"

Weaver asked eighteen years old me about my dreams of becoming a
radio
announcer. He said he'd be happy to point me in the right
direction.
When I told him I was already working at WJMA he said something that
boosted my confidence. "You're already working? Well, you're on
the
road. Getting that first job is 90% of success in this business.
You
don't need me to tell you what to do. You're already doing it!"

Russ Roberts
72-88(?)



-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Harrison [mailto:g-c-harrison@...]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 8:09 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] DC radio folks

Weaver (who by the way was the voice of Smokey the Bear) has been
dead
for
about the last 5 years or so. I think Hardin passed in the last
couple
of
years.

Gary Harrison

At 07:44 AM 5/9/2003, you wrote:
> >WJMA@... writes:
> >>are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
> >>at the mike?
> >
> >
> >Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last
year
but
> >is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart
attack
on
> >the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics
arrived.
> >WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in
August"
at
the
> >Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.
> >
> >I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I
participate.
> >
> >Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich
>
>Cathy,
>
>Thanks for correcting my memory. This is why I don't do news.
Facts,
>what facts. I thought...
>
>Lurkers welcome. Just check in once in a while to let us know you
are
>OK and don't need anything.
>
>Ross
>71-86
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