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Re: church broadcasts

Andy Lax
 

Ross, 
 Are used to do a lot of Sunday morning shifts in the 1970s. I do not recall any of the church services being taped. 
Andy Lax
PS:   One time at the Episcopalian church, someone must've kicked the black box because the church service suddenly went out a few minutes after it started. I put on a long record, jumped into my car, drove to the church, went in through the side door and crawled across the choir area in front of the choir to fix it. Got a lot of strange looks. 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM Ross Hunter via Groups.Io <jrhunter3=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
I mistakenly posted this to the old WJMA Yahoo groups list yesterday. Since the move to groups.io a few email addresses have changed, so not everyone from the old Yahoo group would have seen this message. If this is the second time you’re getting the message, please excuse my error.

Ross
================

A few weeks ago, Ralph Graves contacted me to see if the WJMA archives had anything relating to a Sunday broadcast of a church service from Orange Presbyterian Church. He’s on a committee to observe the church’s 175th anniversary. 


I don’t have anything specific to OPC or any other church broadcast. The best I can do is this short clip from Mark Johnson of the standard broadcast opening. http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA audio/WJMA other/Church broadcast open 1984.mp3

I replied to Ralph: "I’ve never seen anything about the beginning of the broadcasts. I'm pretty sure they were underway when I arrived in August of 1971. I have all of Arch’s “Radio Ramblins’” pieces published in the Review. He often wrote about new programs. I don’t recall any that mention the start of the Sunday church broadcasts. It’s possible John LeGarde, father of Swap Shop, would have something tucked away in his memory. I’ve copied him on this response.”

Here’s John’s reply:
===============================
Ross, you honor me by thinking I can remember intimate details about church broadcasts dating back to 1961!
Back then we used a line amp with two mic inputs and one line output; an ugly black box that, once set up, had only one feature that required attention two times per Sunday - an on/off switch.
Tapes? No! This was live stuff!
I don't recall anything that stands out as far as the Presbyterians were concerned except that they had a minister who was a ventriloquist!
There was another church, however, that was unforgettable - the minister insisted that the more microphones used, the better the broadcast. One Sunday he was pleased to see FOUR  mics; little did he know that only ONE mic was live, the other three were duds. That preacher assumed that it was the best church service ever!
Sorry I can't be more helpful. If any tapes exist, they weren't produced by WJMA. In retrospect it would be nice to have a bigger and better audio history.
==============================

Ross
71-86

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church broadcasts

Ross Hunter
 

I mistakenly posted this to the old WJMA Yahoo groups list yesterday. Since the move to groups.io a few email addresses have changed, so not everyone from the old Yahoo group would have seen this message. If this is the second time you’re getting the message, please excuse my error.

Ross
================

A few weeks ago, Ralph Graves contacted me to see if the WJMA archives had anything relating to a Sunday broadcast of a church service from Orange Presbyterian Church. He’s on a committee to observe the church’s 175th anniversary. 


I don’t have anything specific to OPC or any other church broadcast. The best I can do is this short clip from Mark Johnson of the standard broadcast opening. http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA audio/WJMA other/Church broadcast open 1984.mp3

I replied to Ralph: "I’ve never seen anything about the beginning of the broadcasts. I'm pretty sure they were underway when I arrived in August of 1971. I have all of Arch’s “Radio Ramblins’” pieces published in the Review. He often wrote about new programs. I don’t recall any that mention the start of the Sunday church broadcasts. It’s possible John LeGarde, father of Swap Shop, would have something tucked away in his memory. I’ve copied him on this response.”

Here’s John’s reply:
===============================
Ross, you honor me by thinking I can remember intimate details about church broadcasts dating back to 1961!
Back then we used a line amp with two mic inputs and one line output; an ugly black box that, once set up, had only one feature that required attention two times per Sunday - an on/off switch.
Tapes? No! This was live stuff!
I don't recall anything that stands out as far as the Presbyterians were concerned except that they had a minister who was a ventriloquist!
There was another church, however, that was unforgettable - the minister insisted that the more microphones used, the better the broadcast. One Sunday he was pleased to see FOUR  mics; little did he know that only ONE mic was live, the other three were duds. That preacher assumed that it was the best church service ever!
Sorry I can't be more helpful. If any tapes exist, they weren't produced by WJMA. In retrospect it would be nice to have a bigger and better audio history.
==============================

Ross
71-86

..............................................................................
My YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1CiSk09
AHHA Productions YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1GSqtXm



Re: Norman Gimble

Les Myers
 

I have never heard of Norman Gimble, but certainly had ear worms from some of his songs! It is a sad commentary that often when someone dies whom we were relatively close to or knew professionally, we know little about their backgrounds until their obit appears."Gee, I wish I had known that about him/her!"
 


-----Original Message-----
From: jrhunter3@...
Sent: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:59:54 -0500
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: [WJMA] Norman Gimble

I probably knew Norman Gimble’s name a one time, but it was not in my recall memory until I saw his obit in the paper this morning. Often the most interesting stories in the paper are the obits.


Ross
71-86

Re: Norman Gimble

Len Cowherd
 

Loved "The Girl" song!

ΛΕΩΝΙΔΑΣ




On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM -0500, "Ross Hunter" <jrhunter3@...> wrote:

I probably knew Norman Gimble’s name a one time, but it was not in my recall memory until I saw his obit in the paper this morning. Often the most interesting stories in the paper are the obits.


Ross
71-86

Norman Gimble

Ross Hunter
 

I probably knew Norman Gimble’s name a one time, but it was not in my recall memory until I saw his obit in the paper this morning. Often the most interesting stories in the paper are the obits.


Ross
71-86

Tradio

Ross Hunter
 

Did you hear the story on Marketplace today about Tradio on a small Texas radio station? 


Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Chuck Brown
 

OK----GOOD!!!

Chuck

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


Chuck,

I did get this message a few days ago.

Ross


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
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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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.

Ross
71-86







Re: movin' on

Ross Hunter
 

Chuck,

I did get this message a few days ago.

Ross

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 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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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.

Ross
71-86







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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Mary Thompson
 

Hi, Ross & Carol,

'The times, they are a-changing'  

Like Clint I am happy that you are with your family in South Carolina -while- I am sad that you have left the area.

It was great to see you and other 'JMA friends at Phil's retirement party this summer.  (That seems like it was a year ago!  It can't be almost December already, can it?)

Hope all is going well.  I am sure you both will have stories to tell once all is settled.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Moving In!  Enjoy This Great New Chapter in Your Lives.

All the best,  Mary T ('75 - '79)

Re: movin' on

Ross Hunter
 

Ralph,

No basements in this area, but there is some garage space available.

Ross

On Nov 15, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Ralph Graves via Groups.Io <Rgraves321@...> wrote:

Can't argue with being closer to family. But you will be missed. I'm assuming your new home has a basement for the H0 scale layout you finally have time to build...

Ralph Graves


-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Potter-Drinkwater via Groups.Io <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@groups.io>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] movin' on

You and Carol will be so missed. You have been such driving forced for good in the community.

I was looking at the Pat Watson Memorial Oak with its burnished gold leaves from my hot tub the other evening remembering those golden times st WjMA with all you great people In The late 1970’s when I moved down from upstate New York. I can almost here her voice: “Potter, you’re late!” If only by a few seconds on the clock. Ah, those were the days!

Happy travels to you both. You won’t have any regrets with those young grandkid years!

❤️Barbara Potter Drinkwater
> On Nov 14, 2018, at 1:23 PM, Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
>
> I guess that you prove that no one is a "fixture." But congratulations from someone who listened to your audition (If memory serves, I may have even opened the mic for you to read reeeal goood). I'm glad to hear that work on the WJAM archives will continue. I send my best wishes to you and Carol. Your reasons for leaving Orange make good sense, although the community will be just a teensy less gooood.
>
> Cheers from Maine where it is about 25 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts.  You won't get that weather in SC.
>
> Les
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jrhunter3@...
>> Sent: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:20:32 -0500
>> To: wjma@groups.io
>> 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.
>>
>> Ross
>> 71-86
>>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: movin' on

Ross Hunter
 

Thanks for all the feedback.

We made it safely to South Carolina and our furniture arrived on Saturday. Many thanks to Blue Ridge Movers from Madison who did a wonderful and efficient job of moving us.

We’re beginning to to settle in and trying to find many things we know we packed…somewhere.

Ross
71-86

On Nov 14, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Ross Hunter <jrhunter3@...> wrote:

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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Ralph Graves
 

Can't argue with being closer to family. But you will be missed. I'm assuming your new home has a basement for the H0 scale layout you finally have time to build...

Ralph Graves


-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Potter-Drinkwater via Groups.Io <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@groups.io>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] movin' on

You and Carol will be so missed. You have been such driving forced for good in the community.

I was looking at the Pat Watson Memorial Oak with its burnished gold leaves from my hot tub the other evening remembering those golden times st WjMA with all you great people In The late 1970’s when I moved down from upstate New York. I can almost here her voice: “Potter, you’re late!” If only by a few seconds on the clock. Ah, those were the days!

Happy travels to you both. You won’t have any regrets with those young grandkid years!

❤️Barbara Potter Drinkwater
> On Nov 14, 2018, at 1:23 PM, Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
>
> I guess that you prove that no one is a "fixture." But congratulations from someone who listened to your audition (If memory serves, I may have even opened the mic for you to read reeeal goood). I'm glad to hear that work on the WJAM archives will continue. I send my best wishes to you and Carol. Your reasons for leaving Orange make good sense, although the community will be just a teensy less gooood.
>
> Cheers from Maine where it is about 25 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts.  You won't get that weather in SC.
>
> Les
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jrhunter3@...
>> Sent: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:20:32 -0500
>> To: wjma@groups.io
>> 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.
>>
>> Ross
>> 71-86
>>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: movin' on

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

You and Carol will be so missed. You have been such driving forced for good in the community.

I was looking at the Pat Watson Memorial Oak with its burnished gold leaves from my hot tub the other evening remembering those golden times st WjMA with all you great people In The late 1970’s when I moved down from upstate New York. I can almost here her voice: “Potter, you’re late!” If only by a few seconds on the clock. Ah, those were the days!

Happy travels to you both. You won’t have any regrets with those young grandkid years!

❤️Barbara Potter Drinkwater

On Nov 14, 2018, at 1:23 PM, Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:

I guess that you prove that no one is a "fixture." But congratulations from someone who listened to your audition (If memory serves, I may have even opened the mic for you to read reeeal goood). I'm glad to hear that work on the WJAM archives will continue. I send my best wishes to you and Carol. Your reasons for leaving Orange make good sense, although the community will be just a teensy less gooood.

Cheers from Maine where it is about 25 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts. You won't get that weather in SC.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: jrhunter3@...
Sent: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:20:32 -0500
To: wjma@groups.io
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.

Ross
71-86



Re: movin' on

Patricia Mcarver
 

Hard to imagine Orange without Ross & Carol and I think all of us are grateful for your diligent work in preserving the story of WJMA. Radio Orange was truly an icon of small market radio.  Thank you for your passion and interest in maintaining the files and history . . . something many of us would have tossed as we moved on to other things. 

Welcome to South Carolina!  I've not kept up with Virginia politics but you may feel like you've entered a place where the sky is a different color with SC politics.  Governor ran on a platform of no sanctuary cities in the state even though there's not a snowball's chance in hell any city would ever adopt that position.  You spell conservative S-O-U-T-H C-A-R-O-L-I-N-A.

Hope to see you after you get settled.

All the best,
Patricia
WJMA 78-82

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎November‎ ‎14‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎20‎:‎40‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EST, Ross Hunter <jrhunter3@...> wrote:


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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Laurie McCullough
 

Ross and Carol,

Oh my goodness- I can't imagine Orange Virginia without the two of you. But your decision is certainly understandable. May you have safe travels, a move where nothing gets broken, and the joy that comes from being close to your family.
Laurie

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:05 AM Clint Estes via Groups.Io <Clestes=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ross & Carol,
    Sadly I am happy for you both.
    Do I (and yes I can) come by today for the suitcase?

                                   Clint


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <jrhunter3@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@groups.io>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Les Myers
 

I guess that you prove that no one is a "fixture." But congratulations from someone who listened to your audition (If memory serves, I may have even opened the mic for you to read reeeal goood). I'm glad to hear that work on the WJAM archives will continue. I send my best wishes to you and Carol. Your reasons for leaving Orange make good sense, although the community will be just a teensy less gooood.

Cheers from Maine where it is about 25 degrees with 40 mph wind gusts. You won't get that weather in SC.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: jrhunter3@...
Sent: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:20:32 -0500
To: wjma@groups.io
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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Chuck Brown
 

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: <WJMA@groups.io>
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.

Ross
71-86

Re: movin' on

Ross Hunter
 

Please do come by. We should be here until 5ish. Call me 540-661-6587 if we need to do something different.

I have not had a chance to do additional copying of any of the sports tapes. Perhaps we can look at them and pick one or two for me to take and copy. I’ll send the originals back to you.

Ross


On Nov 14, 2018, at 11:05 AM, Clint Estes via Groups.Io <Clestes@...> wrote:

Ross & Carol,
    Sadly I am happy for you both.
    Do I (and yes I can) come by today for the suitcase?

                                   Clint


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <jrhunter3@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@groups.io>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 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.

Ross
71-86


Re: movin' on

Clint Estes
 

Ross & Carol,
    Sadly I am happy for you both.
    Do I (and yes I can) come by today for the suitcase?

                                   Clint


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter <jrhunter3@...>
To: WJMA <WJMA@groups.io>
Cc: Kevin Dalton <kdalton@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 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.

Ross
71-86