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The Great Guitar Contest

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

Les Myers has sent me 11 pictures that he found recently. They document "The Guitar Contest of the Century". It was a contest between Ted Carroll and Bill Little. One of Les' photos was printed in the Orange Review. I have a scan of the picture from the newspaper, but Les' photos that he scanned from negative, are much better.

You'll find the photos beginning at the top of this page. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index4.html>

I don't have names for any of the young ladies in the pictures, so if you recognize someone, please let me know. They're probably all in their 50s now. Hugh Darnell is still in Orange. Ted Carroll has moved and I have not been able to make contact with him. Bob Gregg passed away many years ago.

Les says there are more WJMA negatives in the stash he found. He's working on scanning them.

Ross
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Ralph Graves celebrates 1,000

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

I got this note from Ralph Graves and thought some on this list would
be interested.

Ross
71-86
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Just wanted to pass the word on about a special celebration coming
up. On May 22, WTJU will be celebrating my 1,000th program of
"Gamut." As you may recall, I've been hosting this 6-9am classical
music show since 1991 with a unique programming theme -- I never
repeat a work. So on May 22 we'll mark 3,000 hours of non-repeat
programming (and there's still plenty of classical music yet to air).

If anyone wants to come by, we'll be broadcasting live 6-9am from the
commons room at Lambeth Commons, just outside the WTJU studios. We'll
have coffee and refreshments, of course! The show will be broadcast
online, as it always is at http://wtju.net/stream

We'll also be having a live webcast of the event. If they want to,
folks can call in with messages that we'll air during the show at
434.207.2120. I'd love to hear from some WJMA alumni. "Gamut," is
actually a continuation of "Artsong," which ran on WTJU Sunday
mornings from 1984 through 1990.

Folks can read more about the program at
http://wtjuclassical.blogspot.com/2013/05/running-gamut-thousand-and-one.html

It's been a remarkable experience -- I'm looking forward to the next
1000 shows!

Ralph Graves

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Re: Small World Dept

Les Myers <blueberry47@...>
 

Very interesting! I can see by these photos why I would like to Get Into Radio when I grow up.

From: Dominion Market Research <ross@...&gt;
Sent: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:58:13
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Small World Dept















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A couple of items from the Small World Department.



A few days ago I was looking for Don Ober's obituary in the Daily

Progress. Next to his name was Mildred Osina.



Mildred Osina was Tom Osina's (1979-80) mother. The obituary said she

had worked at Virginia Radio in Charlottesville. I know Gene Bossieux

often purchased supplies there for WJMA and probably WINA. Tom said

she had contact with many radio stations in Central Virginia and the

Shenandoah Valley.



Over the past few weeks I've been exchanging email with Barry

Mishkind who runs the Oldradio.com web site. He has pictures of lots

of old radio equipment. I was hoping I could identify the control

room board from when WJMA was at DeVivis. Here's a picture.

<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_12.html>



The 1950 Broadcasting Yearbook said it was a Gates board and Chuck

Brown, Chief Engineer in 1954 agrees. But Chuck doesn't remember the

model and Barry Mishkind can't identify it either.



In an email, Barry mentioned that he once worked at KFI in Los

Angeles. I asked if he had ever ran into Ron Landry who started at

WJMA and worked at KFI in the mid 1970s.



Barry said Ron almost hired him, but he was a white male and not a minority.



Here's a picture of Ron Landry at WJMA and another picture of the

board in question.

<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_29.html>



What a small world. No identity on the board yet.



Ross

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Small World Dept

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

A couple of items from the Small World Department.

A few days ago I was looking for Don Ober's obituary in the Daily Progress. Next to his name was Mildred Osina.

Mildred Osina was Tom Osina's (1979-80) mother. The obituary said she had worked at Virginia Radio in Charlottesville. I know Gene Bossieux often purchased supplies there for WJMA and probably WINA. Tom said she had contact with many radio stations in Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

Over the past few weeks I've been exchanging email with Barry Mishkind who runs the Oldradio.com web site. He has pictures of lots of old radio equipment. I was hoping I could identify the control room board from when WJMA was at DeVivis. Here's a picture. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_12.html>

The 1950 Broadcasting Yearbook said it was a Gates board and Chuck Brown, Chief Engineer in 1954 agrees. But Chuck doesn't remember the model and Barry Mishkind can't identify it either.

In an email, Barry mentioned that he once worked at KFI in Los Angeles. I asked if he had ever ran into Ron Landry who started at WJMA and worked at KFI in the mid 1970s.

Barry said Ron almost hired him, but he was a white male and not a minority.

Here's a picture of Ron Landry at WJMA and another picture of the board in question. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_29.html>

What a small world. No identity on the board yet.

Ross
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Re: JD's internet show

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

You guys are having altogether too much fun!


Barbara (Willow) Drinkwater
11232 Cedar Hill Road
Gordonsville, VA 22942
434-249-6892 (cell)
540-832-3368 (home)

Believer in people passionately playing in partnership moment by moment by moment

-----Original Message-----
From: Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@...>
Sent: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:26 am
Subject: [WJMA] JD's internet show





JD Slade and Dan Mayson have teamed up for a weekly "radio" show that
is available only on the Internet. You can listen live or via
podcast. <http://www.danmayson.com/>

They have done a few test shows and are now producing a show a week.
The show from Sunday April 21 is on the site now.

Ross
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JD's internet show

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

JD Slade and Dan Mayson have teamed up for a weekly "radio" show that is available only on the Internet. You can listen live or via podcast. <http://www.danmayson.com/>

They have done a few test shows and are now producing a show a week. The show from Sunday April 21 is on the site now.

Ross
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Re: today's chuckle

Dan Mason
 

That was great!  Thanks Ross.




________________________________
From: Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA@...
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2013 4:19 PM
Subject: [WJMA] today's chuckle


 
If you need a chuckle today, follow this link
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6XlK39TVV4> to see the first chapter
of "Now This..." on YouTube. After you click the play arrow, look
below the video window for the icon to the right of "Add to". Click
the icon. You'll get a window with scrolling text showing what Google
thinks is the text of the audio. Some of it is pretty funny.

It reminds me of the old W.A. Sherman commercial from the early 1970s
that ended with "...what could possibly go wrong...go wrong...go
wrong...go wrong".

Kudos to Ann's articulation on the narration. Google gets that part
about 98% correct.

Ross
71-86



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today's chuckle

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

If you need a chuckle today, follow this link <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6XlK39TVV4> to see the first chapter of "Now This..." on YouTube. After you click the play arrow, look below the video window for the icon to the right of "Add to". Click the icon. You'll get a window with scrolling text showing what Google thinks is the text of the audio. Some of it is pretty funny.

It reminds me of the old W.A. Sherman commercial from the early 1970s that ended with "...what could possibly go wrong...go wrong...go wrong...go wrong".

Kudos to Ann's articulation on the narration. Google gets that part about 98% correct.

Ross
71-86

Re: All-Time updates

Clint Estes
 

Please don't feel guilty. Just hope some day, and the tape does not disintegrate, I can somehow make a copy of each. I know it means little to anyone else but... Well, maybe the commercials would be fun to hear.

Clint

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:04 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] All-Time updates




Thanks, Clint. I'll try to make the updates on Monday.

I do still have the suitcase and feel guilty I've not done much with
it since you gave it to me.

Ross

Well Ross,you can change me to an administrator for Fluvanna County
Public Schools and since I do James Madison University football on
WSVA Harrisonburg and still high school football on WKAV
Charlottesville.
Hi to Carol!

Clint
PS I trust you still have the gray suitcase of high school football
tapes I dropped off so long ago.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>;rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA <<mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>;WJMA@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am
Subject: [WJMA] All-Time updates

After digging through many issues of Broadcasting magazine and
Broadcasting Yearbooks, I've made dozens of updates to the All-Time
Staff List on the WJMA Alumni web site.
<<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htmhttp://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm>
Most of them are for the 1949-1960 era, but there are others, too.

If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you would look at your
entry and let me know about any errors I should fix or additions I
should make. Also let me know about errors or omissions on other
entries.

Next, I hope to add to the history page of the site with information
from Broadcasting.

Thanks.

Ross
71-86



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Re: All-Time updates

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

Thanks, Clint. I'll try to make the updates on Monday.

I do still have the suitcase and feel guilty I've not done much with
it since you gave it to me.

Ross

Well Ross,you can change me to an administrator for Fluvanna County
Public Schools and since I do James Madison University football on
WSVA Harrisonburg and still high school football on WKAV
Charlottesville.
Hi to Carol!

Clint
PS I trust you still have the gray suitcase of high school football
tapes I dropped off so long ago.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA <<mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>WJMA@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am
Subject: [WJMA] All-Time updates

After digging through many issues of Broadcasting magazine and
Broadcasting Yearbooks, I've made dozens of updates to the All-Time
Staff List on the WJMA Alumni web site.
<<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm>http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm>
Most of them are for the 1949-1960 era, but there are others, too.

If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you would look at your
entry and let me know about any errors I should fix or additions I
should make. Also let me know about errors or omissions on other
entries.

Next, I hope to add to the history page of the site with information
from Broadcasting.

Thanks.

Ross
71-86



Re: All-Time updates

Clint Estes
 

Well Ross,you can change me to an administrator for Fluvanna County Public Schools and since I do James Madison University football on WSVA Harrisonburg and still high school football on WKAV Charlottesville.
Hi to Carol!

Clint
PS I trust you still have the gray suitcase of high school football tapes I dropped off so long ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am
Subject: [WJMA] All-Time updates




After digging through many issues of Broadcasting magazine and
Broadcasting Yearbooks, I've made dozens of updates to the All-Time
Staff List on the WJMA Alumni web site.
<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm>
Most of them are for the 1949-1960 era, but there are others, too.

If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you would look at your
entry and let me know about any errors I should fix or additions I
should make. Also let me know about errors or omissions on other
entries.

Next, I hope to add to the history page of the site with information
from Broadcasting.

Thanks.

Ross
71-86






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Re: new photos from the McGinley collection

Alex Formwalt
 

Ross, all -

We had a similar system used when I worked at WCHV/WCCV in Charlottesville.

It was a master program schedule used to plan advertising, programs and commercials.

Provided flexibility in rearranging the planned week of announcements.

Also helped ensure all programs and time slots were sold, FCC requirements met, etc.



This WJMA one is pretty ingenious in the years long before computers and automation.

There are 7 rows (days of week), with fewer in the first row (Sunday with later sign on and commercial segments didn't run until the afternoon).

There is a scale at the top (half hour increments of the day, but not tightly controlled like today's computers).

Cards are color coded (could be type of programming - morning, news, roadshow, etc). Dark cards are around noon news, with something added for Mon, Wed and Fri..

Each card has similar typing - perhaps common "sold" sponsors or program segment names.

So, I believe Lou is pretty close - this could be the station master weekly plan - a pre-scheduling system, from which program manager and sales could see the big picture.



My only question was why Boyd could not find a regular length necktie at the May-Rudisill Store on Main Street in 1949-50.

Did he cut the necktie to a shorter length on purpose?.

Maybe it's consistent with the rolled up sleeves. "We're working here! Safety first - no ties in the turntables!" :0(

Some of us folded and tucked the necktie ends in between buttons of the shirt back in the 60's.

But we bought regular length ties. :-)



From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...] On Behalf Of Mark Johnson
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 9:55 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection





My first thought was that it could have been a music rotation system but I have no idea if those were around in that detailed a form 65 years ago.

Mark Johnson
81-84

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From: Dominion Market Research <ross@... <mailto:ross%40dmrmail.com> >
Subject: Re: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: WJMA@... <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:28 AM



I contacted Lou Dean, long time WRVA employee (1957-2000) to see if
he might know anything about the "tag" system in the picture.
<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_13.html>
Here's his reply.

My first thought at seeing the picture you sent was that it was some
form of traffic system for arranging commercials. But the tags are
too regularly spaced for that. No, I never saw what the picture shows.
From my experience, though, it seems that each station had its own
way of doing things, from the simple to the sophisticated. Today, of
course, all stations are run by computer: the traffic system, the
phone system, even the on-air sound, is run by computer. And while
systems differ, the number of different systems is few.

I'll see if I can find some radio newsgroups that might have an idea.

Ross
71-86

That traffic system looks complicated. Unless it was one created by
WJMA it was probably a system used by other broadcasters. Perhaps
more can be learned about it from other radio historians.

The clothes worn in the Silk Mill photo are great. Especially the
blousy pants and Art's tie.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Sat, 3/16/13, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@... <mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net> > wrote:

From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@... <mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net> >
Subject: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>WJMA@... <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM



I have posted some new photos from Charlie McGinley. Charlie was the

Assistant Manager of WJMA from the day it first signed on until

August of 1950. The new photos begin in the second row of this page:

<<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.htmlhttp://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.htmlhttp:/www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html> >

Charlie wrote about the image of three men at the Silk Mill:

"We were going to the silk mill for some kind of an interview with

the owner or manager. What comes to mind is that Art plugged in the

recorder and it burned out. It was a 220 outlet and not 110. The

owner/manager was furious with someone in his employee for not

knowing of this outlet being "high-charged". "

I asked Charlie about the tags on a board in the Boyd Schellinger

picture and he wrote:

"A very vague recollection but I believe that was a traffic board and

it was in the hallway between the front part of the building and the

control room. That is also where the limited record library was

located."

Boyd Schellinger used the name Boyd Schilling on the air. Charlie wrote:

"Seeing Boyd Schellinger's picture brought something to mind. "Off

the record", so to speak.... I believe giving him an on-air name of

Boyd Schilling was Art's idea. He, Art, seemed to think that

Schellinger was a bit "too German-sounding", reflecting a certain

uncomfortableness of Art's part about it being '49 and so soon after

WWII. Can't remember precisely. Think Art was either still a bit

prejudiced re: Germans or whatever. His "Old Timer" routine was

prompted or based on some old fellow he knew who always referred to

"those nastys"."

Art Livick was in the Marines in WWII. He served in the Pacific and

was wounded on Okinawa.

I know there's a problem with the modern day Silk Mill photo caption.

Please let me know about errors you may see so I can fix them.

Ross

71-86

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All-Time updates

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

After digging through many issues of Broadcasting magazine and Broadcasting Yearbooks, I've made dozens of updates to the All-Time Staff List on the WJMA Alumni web site. <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20all-time%20staff%20list.htm> Most of them are for the 1949-1960 era, but there are others, too.

If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you would look at your entry and let me know about any errors I should fix or additions I should make. Also let me know about errors or omissions on other entries.

Next, I hope to add to the history page of the site with information from Broadcasting.

Thanks.

Ross
71-86

Re: new photos from the McGinley collection

Mark Johnson
 

My first thought was that it could have been a music rotation system but I have no idea if those were around in that detailed a form 65 years ago.
 
Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Fri, 3/22/13, Dominion Market Research <ross@...> wrote:


From: Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
Subject: Re: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: WJMA@...
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:28 AM



 



I contacted Lou Dean, long time WRVA employee (1957-2000) to see if
he might know anything about the "tag" system in the picture.
<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_13.html>
Here's his reply.

My first thought at seeing the picture you sent was that it was some
form of traffic system for arranging commercials. But the tags are
too regularly spaced for that. No, I never saw what the picture shows.
From my experience, though, it seems that each station had its own
way of doing things, from the simple to the sophisticated. Today, of
course, all stations are run by computer: the traffic system, the
phone system, even the on-air sound, is run by computer. And while
systems differ, the number of different systems is few.

I'll see if I can find some radio newsgroups that might have an idea.

Ross
71-86

That traffic system looks complicated. Unless it was one created by
WJMA it was probably a system used by other broadcasters. Perhaps
more can be learned about it from other radio historians.

The clothes worn in the Silk Mill photo are great. Especially the
blousy pants and Art's tie.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Sat, 3/16/13, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...> wrote:

From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...>
Subject: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>WJMA@...
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM



I have posted some new photos from Charlie McGinley. Charlie was the

Assistant Manager of WJMA from the day it first signed on until

August of 1950. The new photos begin in the second row of this page:

<<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.htmlhttp://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html>

Charlie wrote about the image of three men at the Silk Mill:

"We were going to the silk mill for some kind of an interview with

the owner or manager. What comes to mind is that Art plugged in the

recorder and it burned out. It was a 220 outlet and not 110. The

owner/manager was furious with someone in his employee for not

knowing of this outlet being "high-charged". "

I asked Charlie about the tags on a board in the Boyd Schellinger

picture and he wrote:

"A very vague recollection but I believe that was a traffic board and

it was in the hallway between the front part of the building and the

control room. That is also where the limited record library was

located."

Boyd Schellinger used the name Boyd Schilling on the air. Charlie wrote:

"Seeing Boyd Schellinger's picture brought something to mind. "Off

the record", so to speak.... I believe giving him an on-air name of

Boyd Schilling was Art's idea. He, Art, seemed to think that

Schellinger was a bit "too German-sounding", reflecting a certain

uncomfortableness of Art's part about it being '49 and so soon after

WWII. Can't remember precisely. Think Art was either still a bit

prejudiced re: Germans or whatever. His "Old Timer" routine was

prompted or based on some old fellow he knew who always referred to

"those nastys"."

Art Livick was in the Marines in WWII. He served in the Pacific and

was wounded on Okinawa.

I know there's a problem with the modern day Silk Mill photo caption.

Please let me know about errors you may see so I can fix them.

Ross

71-86

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Re: new photos from the McGinley collection

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

I contacted Lou Dean, long time WRVA employee (1957-2000) to see if
he might know anything about the "tag" system in the picture.
<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/pages/page_13.html>
Here's his reply.

My first thought at seeing the picture you sent was that it was some
form of traffic system for arranging commercials. But the tags are
too regularly spaced for that. No, I never saw what the picture shows.
From my experience, though, it seems that each station had its own
way of doing things, from the simple to the sophisticated. Today, of
course, all stations are run by computer: the traffic system, the
phone system, even the on-air sound, is run by computer. And while
systems differ, the number of different systems is few.

I'll see if I can find some radio newsgroups that might have an idea.

Ross
71-86

That traffic system looks complicated. Unless it was one created by
WJMA it was probably a system used by other broadcasters. Perhaps
more can be learned about it from other radio historians.

The clothes worn in the Silk Mill photo are great. Especially the
blousy pants and Art's tie.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Sat, 3/16/13, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...> wrote:

From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...>
Subject: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>WJMA@...
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM



I have posted some new photos from Charlie McGinley. Charlie was the

Assistant Manager of WJMA from the day it first signed on until

August of 1950. The new photos begin in the second row of this page:

<<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html>http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html>

Charlie wrote about the image of three men at the Silk Mill:

"We were going to the silk mill for some kind of an interview with

the owner or manager. What comes to mind is that Art plugged in the

recorder and it burned out. It was a 220 outlet and not 110. The

owner/manager was furious with someone in his employee for not

knowing of this outlet being "high-charged". "

I asked Charlie about the tags on a board in the Boyd Schellinger

picture and he wrote:

"A very vague recollection but I believe that was a traffic board and

it was in the hallway between the front part of the building and the

control room. That is also where the limited record library was

located."

Boyd Schellinger used the name Boyd Schilling on the air. Charlie wrote:

"Seeing Boyd Schellinger's picture brought something to mind. "Off

the record", so to speak.... I believe giving him an on-air name of

Boyd Schilling was Art's idea. He, Art, seemed to think that

Schellinger was a bit "too German-sounding", reflecting a certain

uncomfortableness of Art's part about it being '49 and so soon after

WWII. Can't remember precisely. Think Art was either still a bit

prejudiced re: Germans or whatever. His "Old Timer" routine was

prompted or based on some old fellow he knew who always referred to

"those nastys"."

Art Livick was in the Marines in WWII. He served in the Pacific and

was wounded on Okinawa.

I know there's a problem with the modern day Silk Mill photo caption.

Please let me know about errors you may see so I can fix them.

Ross

71-86



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Re: new photos from the McGinley collection

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

Mark,

That's a good thought. My searching skills are not great. I seem to
find lots of "automobile" traffic related to radio station traffic
reports and some hits on modern computerized traffic systems. I do
know one retired radio guy who may have some ideas or suggestions on
who to ask.

All weekend I've been exchanging email with Charlie McGinley about a
WJMA employee named Talmadge England. His name appears on an old
employee list, I have a document from November 1949 that he signed as
Chief Engineer, the 1950 Broadcasting Yearbook lists him as CE, yet
Charlie doesn't remember him.

On a web bio page that England wrote, he says he had an argument with
the station manager and quit without having another job lined up. The
timing was right for employment at WJMA, but the call letters he
gives are for a station in Tennessee.

I've been able to reach some of his family who concur that he worked
for and helped build a station in Virginia. They say one of the
pictures I think is England is not. Another they are not sure of.

But in the midst of searching on the internet, I hit a gold mine.
Broadcasting magazines...once published weekly...from 1935 to
1990...3,000 issues...are on line and searchable. I found all kinds
of dates and information I've been looking for. Here's the web site
if anyone wants to go searching:
<http://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm> There is more on the
site than just Broadcasting.

Ross
71-86

That traffic system looks complicated. Unless it was one created by
WJMA it was probably a system used by other broadcasters. Perhaps
more can be learned about it from other radio historians.

The clothes worn in the Silk Mill photo are great. Especially the
blousy pants and Art's tie.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Sat, 3/16/13, Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...> wrote:

From: Ross Hunter <<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>rossgroups@...>
Subject: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>WJMA@...
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM

Re: new photos from the McGinley collection

Mark Johnson
 

That traffic system looks complicated. Unless it was one created by WJMA it was probably a system used by other broadcasters. Perhaps more can be learned about it from other radio historians.

The clothes worn in the Silk Mill photo are great. Especially the blousy pants and Art's tie.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- On Sat, 3/16/13, Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...> wrote:

From: Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
Subject: [WJMA] new photos from the McGinley collection
To: WJMA@...
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM
















 









I have posted some new photos from Charlie McGinley. Charlie was the

Assistant Manager of WJMA from the day it first signed on until

August of 1950. The new photos begin in the second row of this page:

<http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html>



Charlie wrote about the image of three men at the Silk Mill:



"We were going to the silk mill for some kind of an interview with

the owner or manager. What comes to mind is that Art plugged in the

recorder and it burned out. It was a 220 outlet and not 110. The

owner/manager was furious with someone in his employee for not

knowing of this outlet being "high-charged". "



I asked Charlie about the tags on a board in the Boyd Schellinger

picture and he wrote:



"A very vague recollection but I believe that was a traffic board and

it was in the hallway between the front part of the building and the

control room. That is also where the limited record library was

located."



Boyd Schellinger used the name Boyd Schilling on the air. Charlie wrote:



"Seeing Boyd Schellinger's picture brought something to mind. "Off

the record", so to speak.... I believe giving him an on-air name of

Boyd Schilling was Art's idea. He, Art, seemed to think that

Schellinger was a bit "too German-sounding", reflecting a certain

uncomfortableness of Art's part about it being '49 and so soon after

WWII. Can't remember precisely. Think Art was either still a bit

prejudiced re: Germans or whatever. His "Old Timer" routine was

prompted or based on some old fellow he knew who always referred to

"those nastys"."



Art Livick was in the Marines in WWII. He served in the Pacific and

was wounded on Okinawa.



I know there's a problem with the modern day Silk Mill photo caption.

Please let me know about errors you may see so I can fix them.



Ross

71-86

























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new photos from the McGinley collection

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

I have posted some new photos from Charlie McGinley. Charlie was the Assistant Manager of WJMA from the day it first signed on until August of 1950. The new photos begin in the second row of this page: <http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA%20photos/WJMA%20people/index.html>

Charlie wrote about the image of three men at the Silk Mill:

"We were going to the silk mill for some kind of an interview with the owner or manager. What comes to mind is that Art plugged in the recorder and it burned out. It was a 220 outlet and not 110. The owner/manager was furious with someone in his employee for not knowing of this outlet being "high-charged". "

I asked Charlie about the tags on a board in the Boyd Schellinger picture and he wrote:

"A very vague recollection but I believe that was a traffic board and it was in the hallway between the front part of the building and the control room. That is also where the limited record library was located."

Boyd Schellinger used the name Boyd Schilling on the air. Charlie wrote:

"Seeing Boyd Schellinger's picture brought something to mind. "Off the record", so to speak.... I believe giving him an on-air name of Boyd Schilling was Art's idea. He, Art, seemed to think that Schellinger was a bit "too German-sounding", reflecting a certain uncomfortableness of Art's part about it being '49 and so soon after WWII. Can't remember precisely. Think Art was either still a bit prejudiced re: Germans or whatever. His "Old Timer" routine was prompted or based on some old fellow he knew who always referred to "those nastys"."

Art Livick was in the Marines in WWII. He served in the Pacific and was wounded on Okinawa.

I know there's a problem with the modern day Silk Mill photo caption. Please let me know about errors you may see so I can fix them.

Ross
71-86

Re: JD Slade doing something very nice for me today

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Tomorrow is the School Yard Garden project of Incredible Edible Gordonsville, and we needed publicity to get helpers to put together the raised beds, plant the potatoes, put in the rain barrels, so I called WJMA.

The somewhat familiar voice said, "You need to get community announcements to us a week in advance, but ...wait a minute...are you ready to talk?"

I then found myself on live air with JD (the voice) asking me about the project and what we needed, where was it, when? And I even got to thank some of our friends who are already helping us like Donnie Rose donating the soil, McWilliams the mulch and Virginia Rockwell, the plans.

I mean, really....right there....live on WJMA with one of my favorite people in the whole world, I could just off the cuff tell people about our event tomorrow at Gordon Barbour.

After that he even gave the weather forecast, so I knew to cover the mulch tonight .

JD said to me, "I knew who you were, and Arch would have wanted me to get that news right out there. HE always said not to wait on the news!"

Thank you, JD. You made my day!

Love, Willow


Barbara (Willow) Drinkwater
11232 Cedar Hill Road
Gordonsville, VA 22942
434-249-6892 (cell)
540-832-3368 (home)

Believer in people passionately playing in partnership moment by moment by moment






It happens. I'm sorry it bit you. I'm sure the smart people on the
WJMA have seen these enough that they are not tempted by the links.

It's something to spice up a very quiet list.

I got an email over the weekend from a year-one WJMA employee. He has
found some 1949 era photos. He's sending them to me to put in the
archive and scan for the list. As soon as I have them uploaded, I'll
post a message.

Ross
71-86

Let's hope you don't get "special," Ross. What a mess. I apologize
for this annoying spam that has polluted everyone's inbox and hope
that this errant and unintended email will die an unseemly death.

Take care,
Patricia

________________________________
From: Dominion Market Research <<mailto:ross%40dmrmail.com>;ross@...>
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>;WJMA@...
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 2:24 PM
Subject: [WJMA] Re: From Patricia Mcarver


Well aren't you special. ;-) I didn't get anything personal and
haven't seen another post make it to the list.

Ross

I received another one today from Patricia.

From: Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>
Sent: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:10:49
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [WJMA] From Patricia Mcarver



The spammers are getting better. They've now figured out how in

include a subject line. I'd suggest not clicking the link.

Ross
>>71-86
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Re: JD Slade doing something very nice for me today

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Tomorrow is the School Yard Garden project of Incredible Edible Gordonsville, and we needed publicity to get helpers to put together the raised beds, plant the potatoes, put in the rain barrels, so I called WJMA.

The somewhat familiar voice said, "You need to get community announcements to us a week in advance, but ...wait a minute...are you ready to talk?"

I then found myself on live air with JD (the voice) asking me about the project and what we needed, where was it, when? And I even got to thank some of our friends who are already helping us like Donnie Rose donating the soil, McWilliams the mulch and Virginia Rockwell, the plans.

I mean, really....right there....live on WJMA with one of my favorite people in the whole world, I could just off the cuff tell people about our event tomorrow at Gordon Barbour.

After that he even gave the weather forecast, so I knew to cover the mulch tonight .

JD said to me, "I knew who you were, and Arch would have wanted me to get that news right out there. HE always said not to wait on the news!"

Thank you, JD. You made my day!

Love, Willow


Barbara (Willow) Drinkwater
11232 Cedar Hill Road
Gordonsville, VA 22942
434-249-6892 (cell)
540-832-3368 (home)

Believer in people passionately playing in partnership moment by moment by moment

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@...>
Sent: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 5:36 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Re: From Patricia Mcarver





It happens. I'm sorry it bit you. I'm sure the smart people on the
WJMA have seen these enough that they are not tempted by the links.

It's something to spice up a very quiet list.

I got an email over the weekend from a year-one WJMA employee. He has
found some 1949 era photos. He's sending them to me to put in the
archive and scan for the list. As soon as I have them uploaded, I'll
post a message.

Ross
71-86

Let's hope you don't get "special," Ross. What a mess. I apologize
for this annoying spam that has polluted everyone's inbox and hope
that this errant and unintended email will die an unseemly death.

Take care,
Patricia

________________________________
From: Dominion Market Research <<mailto:ross%40dmrmail.com>;ross@...>
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>;WJMA@...
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 2:24 PM
Subject: [WJMA] Re: From Patricia Mcarver


Well aren't you special. ;-) I didn't get anything personal and
haven't seen another post make it to the list.

Ross

I received another one today from Patricia.

From: Ross Hunter
<<mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>mailto:rossgroups%40verizon.net>
Sent: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:10:49
To: <mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com>mailto:WJMA%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [WJMA] From Patricia Mcarver



The spammers are getting better. They've now figured out how in

include a subject line. I'd suggest not clicking the link.

Ross
>>71-86
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