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Re: new images on web site

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

These stories are making WONDERFUL reading on a beautiful spring
afternoon. Thank you.

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 10:05:25 EDT, jclegarde@... said:

From the images this story about Ms. Coleman, I realize that some of us
"old-timers" graduated from OCHS too early!

John Cregg and I were classmates, and together we terrorized several of
the
OCHS faculty and staff; yea, both of us were truly "little Johnnies".
Our
favorite "targets" were (Miss) Stella Mae Payne, an English teacher, and
James
Lewis, a favorite custodian. At the sake of boring some of you, I'll
recall
two of those incidents:

Stella Mae was a "germ freak"; she wouldn't touch a doorknob unless she
used
a "kleenex" for a germ barrier between her and the door! If she saw a
crumpled-up kleenex on the floor, she would absolutely freak out. One
day, John
Cregg and I decided it was time to get a good prank going... we had
English
during sixth period. Stella Mae was ALWAYS late coming to class, so one
day
during the interval between the class bell and Stella Mae's arrival, John
and I
distributed the entire contents of a little nickel-size pocket pack of
tissues to all the members of the class. Our instructions to the rest
of the
class were, when Stella Mae turns around and writes on the blackboard
for the
second time, everybody was to crumple up their tissue and drop it on the
floor
beside his/her desk. Nearly everybody in the class followed though, and
when
Stella Mae turned around and saw the floor, she became absolutely
hysterical,
and ran screaming out of the classroom, yelling "Germs! Germs! James!
James!". James was the above mentioned beloved custodian. She had her
room
evacuated while James swept the entire floor... and class was suspended
for the
rest of the day!

Our absolute favorite place to "cut up" was in the Chemistry classroom.
The
chemistry teacher (Mrs. Gentry) stepped out of the classroom for some
reason, and in her absence John Cregg and I decided to engage in a
"rubber test
tube stopper" fight. Of course the teacher walked back into the
classroom at
exactly the wrong moment, and John Cregg caught her exactly between the
eyes
with a big rubber stopper! Because lunch break immediately followed
Chemistry,
we were "punished" by having to stay in the chemistry classroom... a
very
stupid mistake on her part! On that particular day, the lesson was the
one
with immersing a piece of sodium metal and catching the hydrogen gas
(explosive
stuff!) in a test tube (that wasn't good enough for John Cregg... he
used a
glass gallon jug!). To increase the stupid factor, she left the unused
sodium
metal out on her desk, and left her built-in teacher's sink full of
water.
OK... James Lewis came into the chemistry classroom to sweep and was
surprised to find John and I sitting in there. We told James that we
had to stay in
the classroom because we had been bad. Well, James did his sweeping,
and the
last thing he did was to get down under the teacher's desk to sweep. At
that very moment, John and/or I tossed a golfball-sized chunk of sodium
metal
into the sink (the bottom of which was directly above James' head!).
The
sodium sizzled, the water bubbled, and all of a sudden there was a very
loud
explosion followed by a very loud, dull "thud". The explosion was, of
course, the
sodium/water reaction, but the "thud" was the top of James' head
violently
encountering the bottom of that cast iron sink! When he came up from
under
that sink, his eyes were as big as dinner plates, and he had a huge
"goose
egg" on the top of his head, and he yelled at us to "get outa here...
this whole
place is going to BLOW UP!" John and I nonchalantly walked down to the
cafeteria, and the chemistry teacher saw us and said that we were told to
stay in
the classroom. John very casually told her that James had told us to
leave.
All was well until there was an announcement over the intercom later
that
afternoon that John Cregg and John LeGarde were to report immediately to
the
principal's office! You figure out the rest!

Ah, the good old days (1958 and 1959)!









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Speaking of teachers at OCHS...

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

...does anyone remember Carolyn Jones? She taught at OCHS in the
early-mid 1970's, was a member of the Orange Choral Society and her
parents lived in Rockville, Md. This is one of those "where are they
now? questions.

Les
1970-whenever Night Music went off

Re: new images on web site

laurie mccullough <lmccullough@...>
 

Do you remember Bill Hood, who was a wonderful but often absent-minded
math teacher? According to students who came to my class after his, he
occasionally would put his foot in the trash can to "tramp down " the
trash, and then just forget to take it back out. So he spent periods of 30
minutes or more standing there lecturing with one foot in the can.
Laurie

Re: new images on web site

Seth Williamson <hazelmotes@...>
 

Yeah, I remember Mr. Hood. I don't remember a garbage-can incident.
Oddly enough and apropos of nothing, what I DO remember of him
(besides the fact that we didn't like each other) was the odd way that
he pronounced the word "cubed." As in, "Three cubed is nine." I
can't reproduce it via print, but it was weird.

SW

On 6/5/07, Lax, Andrew <ALax@...> wrote:
Miss Stella Mae Payne (and it was "Miss" -- she insisted on that) was
still teaching at OCHS in all her spinsterly glory until, I believe,
1971 or so. She taught Latin in those years. When teaching the
numerals, she would never say the latin numeral for "six", which is
"sex". So, her recitation would go like this: "unus, duo, tres,
quattuor, quinque, that number, septem, octo, etc."

Andy Lax


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Seth Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:26 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] new images on web site



Good stories. I am tempted to tell a few of the things that my
brother Matt and I did along these lines, but I am not entirely sure
that the statute of limitations has expired on some of them.

I think Mrs. Payne was still there when I was there, graduating in
1967. She was one of a number of teachers who struck me as odd.

Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

On 6/5/07, jclegarde@aol. <mailto:jclegarde%40aol.com> com
<jclegarde@aol. <mailto:jclegarde%40aol.com> com> wrote:
From the images this story about Ms. Coleman, I realize that some of
us
"old-timers" graduated from OCHS too early!

John Cregg and I were classmates, and together we terrorized several
of the
OCHS faculty and staff; yea, both of us were truly "little Johnnies".
Our
favorite "targets" were (Miss) Stella Mae Payne, an English teacher,
and James
Lewis, a favorite custodian. At the sake of boring some of you, I'll
recall
two of those incidents:

Stella Mae was a "germ freak"; she wouldn't touch a doorknob unless
she used
a "kleenex" for a germ barrier between her and the door! If she saw a
crumpled-up kleenex on the floor, she would absolutely freak out. One
day, John
Cregg and I decided it was time to get a good prank going... we had
English
during sixth period. Stella Mae was ALWAYS late coming to class, so
one day
during the interval between the class bell and Stella Mae's arrival,
John and I
distributed the entire contents of a little nickel-size pocket pack of
tissues to all the members of the class. Our instructions to the rest
of the
class were, when Stella Mae turns around and writes on the blackboard
for the
second time, everybody was to crumple up their tissue and drop it on
the floor
beside his/her desk. Nearly everybody in the class followed though,
and when
Stella Mae turned around and saw the floor, she became absolutely
hysterical,
and ran screaming out of the classroom, yelling "Germs! Germs! James!
James!". James was the above mentioned beloved custodian. She had her
room
evacuated while James swept the entire floor... and class was
suspended for the
rest of the day!

Our absolute favorite place to "cut up" was in the Chemistry
classroom. The
chemistry teacher (Mrs. Gentry) stepped out of the classroom for some
reason, and in her absence John Cregg and I decided to engage in a
"rubber test
tube stopper" fight. Of course the teacher walked back into the
classroom at
exactly the wrong moment, and John Cregg caught her exactly between
the eyes
with a big rubber stopper! Because lunch break immediately followed
Chemistry,
we were "punished" by having to stay in the chemistry classroom... a
very
stupid mistake on her part! On that particular day, the lesson was the
one
with immersing a piece of sodium metal and catching the hydrogen gas
(explosive
stuff!) in a test tube (that wasn't good enough for John Cregg... he
used a
glass gallon jug!). To increase the stupid factor, she left the unused
sodium
metal out on her desk, and left her built-in teacher's sink full of
water.
OK... James Lewis came into the chemistry classroom to sweep and was
surprised to find John and I sitting in there. We told James that we
had to stay in
the classroom because we had been bad. Well, James did his sweeping,
and the
last thing he did was to get down under the teacher's desk to sweep.
At
that very moment, John and/or I tossed a golfball-sized chunk of
sodium metal
into the sink (the bottom of which was directly above James' head!).
The
sodium sizzled, the water bubbled, and all of a sudden there was a
very loud
explosion followed by a very loud, dull "thud". The explosion was, of
course, the
sodium/water reaction, but the "thud" was the top of James' head
violently
encountering the bottom of that cast iron sink! When he came up from
under
that sink, his eyes were as big as dinner plates, and he had a huge
"goose
egg" on the top of his head, and he yelled at us to "get outa here...
this whole
place is going to BLOW UP!" John and I nonchalantly walked down to the
cafeteria, and the chemistry teacher saw us and said that we were told
to stay in
the classroom. John very casually told her that James had told us to
leave.
All was well until there was an announcement over the intercom later
that
afternoon that John Cregg and John LeGarde were to report immediately
to the
principal's office! You figure out the rest!

Ah, the good old days (1958 and 1959)!









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Re: new images on web site

Lax, Andrew <ALax@...>
 

Miss Stella Mae Payne (and it was "Miss" -- she insisted on that) was
still teaching at OCHS in all her spinsterly glory until, I believe,
1971 or so. She taught Latin in those years. When teaching the
numerals, she would never say the latin numeral for "six", which is
"sex". So, her recitation would go like this: "unus, duo, tres,
quattuor, quinque, that number, septem, octo, etc."

Andy Lax


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From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...] On Behalf Of
Seth Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:26 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] new images on web site



Good stories. I am tempted to tell a few of the things that my
brother Matt and I did along these lines, but I am not entirely sure
that the statute of limitations has expired on some of them.

I think Mrs. Payne was still there when I was there, graduating in
1967. She was one of a number of teachers who struck me as odd.

Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

On 6/5/07, jclegarde@aol. <mailto:jclegarde%40aol.com> com
<jclegarde@aol. <mailto:jclegarde%40aol.com> com> wrote:
From the images this story about Ms. Coleman, I realize that some of
us
"old-timers" graduated from OCHS too early!

John Cregg and I were classmates, and together we terrorized several
of the
OCHS faculty and staff; yea, both of us were truly "little Johnnies".
Our
favorite "targets" were (Miss) Stella Mae Payne, an English teacher,
and James
Lewis, a favorite custodian. At the sake of boring some of you, I'll
recall
two of those incidents:

Stella Mae was a "germ freak"; she wouldn't touch a doorknob unless
she used
a "kleenex" for a germ barrier between her and the door! If she saw a
crumpled-up kleenex on the floor, she would absolutely freak out. One
day, John
Cregg and I decided it was time to get a good prank going... we had
English
during sixth period. Stella Mae was ALWAYS late coming to class, so
one day
during the interval between the class bell and Stella Mae's arrival,
John and I
distributed the entire contents of a little nickel-size pocket pack of
tissues to all the members of the class. Our instructions to the rest
of the
class were, when Stella Mae turns around and writes on the blackboard
for the
second time, everybody was to crumple up their tissue and drop it on
the floor
beside his/her desk. Nearly everybody in the class followed though,
and when
Stella Mae turned around and saw the floor, she became absolutely
hysterical,
and ran screaming out of the classroom, yelling "Germs! Germs! James!
James!". James was the above mentioned beloved custodian. She had her
room
evacuated while James swept the entire floor... and class was
suspended for the
rest of the day!

Our absolute favorite place to "cut up" was in the Chemistry
classroom. The
chemistry teacher (Mrs. Gentry) stepped out of the classroom for some
reason, and in her absence John Cregg and I decided to engage in a
"rubber test
tube stopper" fight. Of course the teacher walked back into the
classroom at
exactly the wrong moment, and John Cregg caught her exactly between
the eyes
with a big rubber stopper! Because lunch break immediately followed
Chemistry,
we were "punished" by having to stay in the chemistry classroom... a
very
stupid mistake on her part! On that particular day, the lesson was the
one
with immersing a piece of sodium metal and catching the hydrogen gas
(explosive
stuff!) in a test tube (that wasn't good enough for John Cregg... he
used a
glass gallon jug!). To increase the stupid factor, she left the unused
sodium
metal out on her desk, and left her built-in teacher's sink full of
water.
OK... James Lewis came into the chemistry classroom to sweep and was
surprised to find John and I sitting in there. We told James that we
had to stay in
the classroom because we had been bad. Well, James did his sweeping,
and the
last thing he did was to get down under the teacher's desk to sweep.
At
that very moment, John and/or I tossed a golfball-sized chunk of
sodium metal
into the sink (the bottom of which was directly above James' head!).
The
sodium sizzled, the water bubbled, and all of a sudden there was a
very loud
explosion followed by a very loud, dull "thud". The explosion was, of
course, the
sodium/water reaction, but the "thud" was the top of James' head
violently
encountering the bottom of that cast iron sink! When he came up from
under
that sink, his eyes were as big as dinner plates, and he had a huge
"goose
egg" on the top of his head, and he yelled at us to "get outa here...
this whole
place is going to BLOW UP!" John and I nonchalantly walked down to the
cafeteria, and the chemistry teacher saw us and said that we were told
to stay in
the classroom. John very casually told her that James had told us to
leave.
All was well until there was an announcement over the intercom later
that
afternoon that John Cregg and John LeGarde were to report immediately
to the
principal's office! You figure out the rest!

Ah, the good old days (1958 and 1959)!









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Re: new images on web site

Seth Williamson <hazelmotes@...>
 

Good stories. I am tempted to tell a few of the things that my
brother Matt and I did along these lines, but I am not entirely sure
that the statute of limitations has expired on some of them.

I think Mrs. Payne was still there when I was there, graduating in
1967. She was one of a number of teachers who struck me as odd.


Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

On 6/5/07, jclegarde@... <jclegarde@...> wrote:
From the images this story about Ms. Coleman, I realize that some of us
"old-timers" graduated from OCHS too early!

John Cregg and I were classmates, and together we terrorized several of the
OCHS faculty and staff; yea, both of us were truly "little Johnnies". Our
favorite "targets" were (Miss) Stella Mae Payne, an English teacher, and James
Lewis, a favorite custodian. At the sake of boring some of you, I'll recall
two of those incidents:

Stella Mae was a "germ freak"; she wouldn't touch a doorknob unless she used
a "kleenex" for a germ barrier between her and the door! If she saw a
crumpled-up kleenex on the floor, she would absolutely freak out. One day, John
Cregg and I decided it was time to get a good prank going... we had English
during sixth period. Stella Mae was ALWAYS late coming to class, so one day
during the interval between the class bell and Stella Mae's arrival, John and I
distributed the entire contents of a little nickel-size pocket pack of
tissues to all the members of the class. Our instructions to the rest of the
class were, when Stella Mae turns around and writes on the blackboard for the
second time, everybody was to crumple up their tissue and drop it on the floor
beside his/her desk. Nearly everybody in the class followed though, and when
Stella Mae turned around and saw the floor, she became absolutely hysterical,
and ran screaming out of the classroom, yelling "Germs! Germs! James!
James!". James was the above mentioned beloved custodian. She had her room
evacuated while James swept the entire floor... and class was suspended for the
rest of the day!

Our absolute favorite place to "cut up" was in the Chemistry classroom. The
chemistry teacher (Mrs. Gentry) stepped out of the classroom for some
reason, and in her absence John Cregg and I decided to engage in a "rubber test
tube stopper" fight. Of course the teacher walked back into the classroom at
exactly the wrong moment, and John Cregg caught her exactly between the eyes
with a big rubber stopper! Because lunch break immediately followed Chemistry,
we were "punished" by having to stay in the chemistry classroom... a very
stupid mistake on her part! On that particular day, the lesson was the one
with immersing a piece of sodium metal and catching the hydrogen gas (explosive
stuff!) in a test tube (that wasn't good enough for John Cregg... he used a
glass gallon jug!). To increase the stupid factor, she left the unused sodium
metal out on her desk, and left her built-in teacher's sink full of water.
OK... James Lewis came into the chemistry classroom to sweep and was
surprised to find John and I sitting in there. We told James that we had to stay in
the classroom because we had been bad. Well, James did his sweeping, and the
last thing he did was to get down under the teacher's desk to sweep. At
that very moment, John and/or I tossed a golfball-sized chunk of sodium metal
into the sink (the bottom of which was directly above James' head!). The
sodium sizzled, the water bubbled, and all of a sudden there was a very loud
explosion followed by a very loud, dull "thud". The explosion was, of course, the
sodium/water reaction, but the "thud" was the top of James' head violently
encountering the bottom of that cast iron sink! When he came up from under
that sink, his eyes were as big as dinner plates, and he had a huge "goose
egg" on the top of his head, and he yelled at us to "get outa here... this whole
place is going to BLOW UP!" John and I nonchalantly walked down to the
cafeteria, and the chemistry teacher saw us and said that we were told to stay in
the classroom. John very casually told her that James had told us to leave.
All was well until there was an announcement over the intercom later that
afternoon that John Cregg and John LeGarde were to report immediately to the
principal's office! You figure out the rest!

Ah, the good old days (1958 and 1959)!









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Re: new images on web site

John Legarde
 

From the images this story about Ms. Coleman, I realize that some of us
"old-timers" graduated from OCHS too early!

John Cregg and I were classmates, and together we terrorized several of the
OCHS faculty and staff; yea, both of us were truly "little Johnnies". Our
favorite "targets" were (Miss) Stella Mae Payne, an English teacher, and James
Lewis, a favorite custodian. At the sake of boring some of you, I'll recall
two of those incidents:

Stella Mae was a "germ freak"; she wouldn't touch a doorknob unless she used
a "kleenex" for a germ barrier between her and the door! If she saw a
crumpled-up kleenex on the floor, she would absolutely freak out. One day, John
Cregg and I decided it was time to get a good prank going... we had English
during sixth period. Stella Mae was ALWAYS late coming to class, so one day
during the interval between the class bell and Stella Mae's arrival, John and I
distributed the entire contents of a little nickel-size pocket pack of
tissues to all the members of the class. Our instructions to the rest of the
class were, when Stella Mae turns around and writes on the blackboard for the
second time, everybody was to crumple up their tissue and drop it on the floor
beside his/her desk. Nearly everybody in the class followed though, and when
Stella Mae turned around and saw the floor, she became absolutely hysterical,
and ran screaming out of the classroom, yelling "Germs! Germs! James!
James!". James was the above mentioned beloved custodian. She had her room
evacuated while James swept the entire floor... and class was suspended for the
rest of the day!

Our absolute favorite place to "cut up" was in the Chemistry classroom. The
chemistry teacher (Mrs. Gentry) stepped out of the classroom for some
reason, and in her absence John Cregg and I decided to engage in a "rubber test
tube stopper" fight. Of course the teacher walked back into the classroom at
exactly the wrong moment, and John Cregg caught her exactly between the eyes
with a big rubber stopper! Because lunch break immediately followed Chemistry,
we were "punished" by having to stay in the chemistry classroom... a very
stupid mistake on her part! On that particular day, the lesson was the one
with immersing a piece of sodium metal and catching the hydrogen gas (explosive
stuff!) in a test tube (that wasn't good enough for John Cregg... he used a
glass gallon jug!). To increase the stupid factor, she left the unused sodium
metal out on her desk, and left her built-in teacher's sink full of water.
OK... James Lewis came into the chemistry classroom to sweep and was
surprised to find John and I sitting in there. We told James that we had to stay in
the classroom because we had been bad. Well, James did his sweeping, and the
last thing he did was to get down under the teacher's desk to sweep. At
that very moment, John and/or I tossed a golfball-sized chunk of sodium metal
into the sink (the bottom of which was directly above James' head!). The
sodium sizzled, the water bubbled, and all of a sudden there was a very loud
explosion followed by a very loud, dull "thud". The explosion was, of course, the
sodium/water reaction, but the "thud" was the top of James' head violently
encountering the bottom of that cast iron sink! When he came up from under
that sink, his eyes were as big as dinner plates, and he had a huge "goose
egg" on the top of his head, and he yelled at us to "get outa here... this whole
place is going to BLOW UP!" John and I nonchalantly walked down to the
cafeteria, and the chemistry teacher saw us and said that we were told to stay in
the classroom. John very casually told her that James had told us to leave.
All was well until there was an announcement over the intercom later that
afternoon that John Cregg and John LeGarde were to report immediately to the
principal's office! You figure out the rest!

Ah, the good old days (1958 and 1959)!









************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: new images on web site

laurie mccullough <lmccullough@...>
 

Sometime during the years I was teaching at Orange Co High School and
working part time at WJMA, I remember an event involving Murcelle Coleman
that occurred on a particularly hot spring day. The school was not air
conditioned then (this was around 1980) --- in fact, an interesting side
note was that there was an official rule requiring men to wear ties, which
was suspended when the mercury hit 90 degrees. There were annual debates
about whether the men on the third floor could take off their ties before
those on the first floor, and whose thermometer should be used as the
official one.......anyhow, we all had those big windows open, and a HUGE
bumblebee flew into Murcelle's classroom and, after a little buzzing
around, dived straight down the front of her dress. It was the size of a
small helicopter and there was NOBODY in the room who hadn't seen it.

I remember hearing a lot of screaming, looking out into the hall to see
what was wrong, and seeing Murcelle come catapulting out of her room,
spinning and dancing (you really had to be there to appreciate how
hysterical this looked, I guess) and grabbing at her rather ample
decolletage (is that a word?).

Murcelle almost had to be sedated. The kids were delighted, of course,
though none of them would have dared to admit it. She returned to class
the next day, but there was no mention of the event. If it weren't for
the other teachers on the hall, the story might not have be passed down
all these years

Laurie McCullough



Laurie

Re: new images on web site

Mark Johnson
 

--- Clestes@... wrote:


Mrs. Coleman is still active serving as a tutor for
students at Prospect Heights Middle School during
the 06-07 school year. Recently she approached me
and ask me to sign her form to again run for the
school board.
Correct you are Clint.

I just learned yesterday that Mrs. Coleman has moved
back home and is running again for the SB. At this
writing no one is running against her.

Mark Johnson
81-84

Re: new images on web site

Clint Estes
 

Mrs. Coleman is still active serving as a tutor for students at Prospect Heights Middle School during the 06-07 school year.? Recently she approached me annd ask me to sign her form to again run for the school board.? Seems she still has a bit of fight left and is not happy with the way things are going with the current board.?? Andy, this same fireball got upset with my cafeteria staff the other day complaining she did not get enough food on her tray before starting her tutoring.? People really never change their spots.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Clint Estes? 77-04

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--- "Lax, Andrew" <ALax@...> wrote:



The woman on the left, supervising the
allocation of shoes
taken off to protect the gym floor by the attendees,
is Murcelle
Coleman, who taught geometry, and who was an amazing
fireball of a
teacher. You would know better than I, but I
believe she was on the
Orange Town Council for a while in later years.


Mrs. Coleman was on Orange Town Council back in the

70's and was later appointed to the Orange County

School Board on which she served for a number of

years. After the county switched to an elected school

board in 1999, she ran and served one final term.



Mrs. Coleman is still alive and I just recently heard

she has moved into an assisted living facility in

Gordonsville.



Mark Johnson

81-84

















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Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

I've made a few corrections and additions to the All-Time Staff List. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm>

Additional corrections are welcome.

Ross
71-86
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Re: catch all radio

Mark Johnson
 

--- Russ Roberts <russ.roberts.va@...> wrote:

I'm
reminded of the W.A. Sherman
commercial messages. Those spots had that "old wise
one" or "village
shaman" quality, too, like Nightingale and the
Christophers. Again, will
you please tell me the announcer's name?
Russ,

Gil Bryan did those spots. They were outstanding. I
remember late at night just cuing up the reel-to-reel
and listening to several "episodes" just for the
enjoyment. Bryan's voice and delivery were perfect.

I'm guessing those spots were recorded in the late
60's and they were still in use after I left in '84.

Earl Nightingale. Yep, I remember that name. I recall
a recorded program that came in on reel and during my
time I usually got assigned the task of dubbing it to
cart. That may have been Nightingale but I can't swear
to it.

As Ralph pointed out, the old fellow on the horse was
The Circuit Rider. And yes, there was a calming, "all
is right with the World", quality to them.

I just remembered that while I was at WJMA, a guiding
principle was to be "an informed friend". Radio should
be knowledgeable and informing but also friendly and
companionable. What a novel concept.



Mark Johnson
81-84

now onDVD

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

Somehow I missed the release of the first season of WKRP being released on DVD. Of course Amazon has it for sale <http://www.amazon.com/WKRP-Cincinnati-Complete-First-Season/dp/B000MXPE6U/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-5284552-9239927?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1180614606&sr=8-1>

There is one video clip and one audio clip on the Amazon site. In reading the customer comments there are complaints that the original music has been replaced by generic music due to licensing costs.

PS to Russ. Digby took over in April of 1984. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_73.html>

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Re: catch all radio

Russ Roberts
 

Yes, of course! The Christopher's sign off program! I'd forgotten about
that. Didn't we have one by the Fransicans, too?

When Mark Johnson mentioned "Justice is the name of an old horse" I flashed
on a memory of that, too! I don't remember the words but I do remember the
old codger and his horse. Alas, not even Google has given me a lead on
Justice or his knowing, however verbose, rider.

Do you remember when most stations signed off with the national anthem?
Some TV stations, I recall, signed off with the anthem accompaned with video
of the USAF Thunderbirds aerobatic team. Then too, I remember at least one
station that signed off every night with a reading of Magee's poem "High
Flight" (or maybe the reading was a once-a-week special sign off ... I can't
remember ... but it was on very often, too much!). As I write I seem to
recall that one was accompanied with video of a B-58 Hustler, the hot little
four-engined number which figured in the movie "Dr. Strangelove."

Even as a kid I enjoyed those kinds of late night offerings. It didn't
matter whether they featured a nuclear bomber, WWII poem, or the old dude
atop his horse in the middle of a river. They felt cozy and safe to me.

Do you remember Earl Nightingale? Did we run his program on WJMA?

I'm sure we've talked about in these messages, but since we're on the
subject of spoken word program "shorts," I'm reminded of the W.A. Sherman
commercial messages. Those spots had that "old wise one" or "village
shaman" quality, too, like Nightingale and the Christophers. Again, will
you please tell me the announcer's name?

Russ Roberts
1972 - 'til whenever it was (my last broadcast was on Digby's watch, around
the second year ... when was that?)

Re: gold mine of information

Ralph Graves
 

That would be the Circuit Rider. And his horse was a former racehorse. Channel 3 in Harrisonburg ran it. The shtick was that the Circuit Rider always had something in his saddle bag that would be the basis of his homily -- like a mustard seed or a bird's nest.

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To: WJMA@...
Sent: Sun, 27 May 2007 11:12 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] gold mine of information



























--- Ross Hunter <rosslists@...> wrote:



Seth,
I don't know the answer to your question. By the
time I arrived in
August of 1971 the program was gone from the air
waves. I do have
fond, though incomplete, memories of "Ask the
Professor".


I don't remember either one but I am reminded of a

couple programs I hadn't thought of in a while.



"Powerline" aired Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:00



And "The Christophers" aired each night after the

10:00 news and before the Star Bangled Banner.



Funny what is lodged back in the memory banks just

waiting for something to jostle it loose.



Speaking of which, does anyone else recall a short

program that used to run on one or more TV stations

just before they signed off. All I can remember is it

started with "Justice is the name of an old horse" or

something like that, and then an older fellow would

speak pearls of wisdom (while seated on a horse I

think) for a couple of minutes. At the end he always

gave his address as "Cobbs Creek Virginia".



Mark Johnson

81-84















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catch all radio

Ross Hunter <rosslists@...>
 

Seth,

I just finished reading "Something In The Air" by Mark Fisher. At the end of the book he writes about WLNG on Long Island. It's a station that does a bit of everything it seems...like many stations used to do. Fisher quotes the owner as saying "We're successful because everything the consultants tell us to do, I do the opposite. I don't narrowcast anything. Everybody likes Tony Bennett. You play "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", then play Billy Joel. Why is that so bad?

The book is very good at dissecting what has happened to broadcasting in the last 25 years or so and why it has changed so much. There's too much to try and recount it here. Pick up a copy it's an interesting read for anyone who listened to radio from the 50s through 70s and found it stimulating.

WLNG is streamed on the internet. It's interesting to listen to. They have hundreds of jingles and don't change their music much. <http://www.wlng.com/>

Ross Hunter
71-86

If you have ever read the little-known but truly classic comic masterpiece
"Morte d'Urban" by J.F. Powers, you'll remember that the third-rate
religious order in the book (the Clementines) had a little radio ministry
similar to the one from the Christophers. When I first read that great
book, that little datum made me think instantly of that program from the
Christophers.

Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

Re: gold mine of information

Seth Williamson <hazelmotes@...>
 

This is apropos of (almost) nothing, but I was probably thinking of "Scholar's Bookshelf" when I did the public radio program "Virginia Bookshelf" quite a few years later. Somebody told me it was the last long-form book show of its type produced in Virginia.

I remember the old ET's with the Christophers' little words of wisdom at sign-off time. That was representative of a kind of programming that I guess is probably extinct now: the little philosophical or religious shorties from preachers, religious orders, positive-thinking gurus, etc. -- some on TV, some on radio, some on both -- and almost always at sign-off time, or else around midnight for 24-hour operations.

If you have ever read the little-known but truly classic comic masterpiece "Morte d'Urban" by J.F. Powers, you'll remember that the third-rate religious order in the book (the Clementines) had a little radio ministry similar to the one from the Christophers. When I first read that great book, that little datum made me think instantly of that program from the Christophers.


Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

On Sun, 27 May 2007 17:59:30 -0400, Ross Hunter <rosslists@...> wrote:

Seth,

I don't know the answer to your question. By the time I arrived in
August of 1971 the program was gone from the air waves. I do have
fond, though incomplete, memories of "Ask the Professor".

On line <http://www.udmercy.edu/atp/index.htm> I see the show
credited to University of Detroit Mercy. My memory of the show was
that it came from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. It's
all a bit fuzzy. Anyone else remember the show?

Ross
71-86

On Thu, 24 May 2007 19:15:35 -0400, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rosslists%40verizon.net>rosslists@...>
wrote:

-- "The Scholar's Bookshelf" aired Sundays at 4:45pm. It featured two
UVa professors discussing their favorite after hours reading. WJMA
This was still running when I was working in high school in 1966 and
1967. Hadn't thought of it in years.

Does anybody remember the names of the professors involved? I can't
dredge them up from the memory hole. It would be interesting to know if
they're still around.

Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County



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Re: gold mine of information

Mark Johnson
 

--- Ross Hunter <rosslists@...> wrote:

Seth,

I don't know the answer to your question. By the
time I arrived in
August of 1971 the program was gone from the air
waves. I do have
fond, though incomplete, memories of "Ask the
Professor".
I don't remember either one but I am reminded of a
couple programs I hadn't thought of in a while.

"Powerline" aired Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:00

And "The Christophers" aired each night after the
10:00 news and before the Star Bangled Banner.

Funny what is lodged back in the memory banks just
waiting for something to jostle it loose.

Speaking of which, does anyone else recall a short
program that used to run on one or more TV stations
just before they signed off. All I can remember is it
started with "Justice is the name of an old horse" or
something like that, and then an older fellow would
speak pearls of wisdom (while seated on a horse I
think) for a couple of minutes. At the end he always
gave his address as "Cobbs Creek Virginia".

Mark Johnson
81-84

Re: gold mine of information

Ross Hunter <rosslists@...>
 

Seth,

I don't know the answer to your question. By the time I arrived in
August of 1971 the program was gone from the air waves. I do have
fond, though incomplete, memories of "Ask the Professor".

On line <http://www.udmercy.edu/atp/index.htm> I see the show
credited to University of Detroit Mercy. My memory of the show was
that it came from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. It's
all a bit fuzzy. Anyone else remember the show?

Ross
71-86

On Thu, 24 May 2007 19:15:35 -0400, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rosslists%40verizon.net>rosslists@...>
wrote:

-- "The Scholar's Bookshelf" aired Sundays at 4:45pm. It featured two
UVa professors discussing their favorite after hours reading. WJMA
This was still running when I was working in high school in 1966 and
1967. Hadn't thought of it in years.

Does anybody remember the names of the professors involved? I can't
dredge them up from the memory hole. It would be interesting to know if
they're still around.

Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County

Re: gold mine of information

Seth Williamson <hazelmotes@...>
 

On Thu, 24 May 2007 19:15:35 -0400, Ross Hunter <rosslists@...> wrote:

-- "The Scholar's Bookshelf" aired Sundays at 4:45pm. It featured two
UVa professors discussing their favorite after hours reading. WJMA
This was still running when I was working in high school in 1966 and 1967. Hadn't thought of it in years.

Does anybody remember the names of the professors involved? I can't dredge them up from the memory hole. It would be interesting to know if they're still around.


Seth Williamson
Slings Gap
Franklin County