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Re: church broadcasts

Laurie McCullough
 

Clint— I remember that snow episode!
Laurie


On 23 Jul 2019, at 12:41 AM, Clint Estes via Groups.Io <Clestes@...> wrote:

Like many, I too did Sunday mornings for a couple of years.  One Sunday after arriving and signing on it began to snow quite a bit.  I decided while "The Bapitst Hour" tape was playing I would go measure the snow depth and share my findings at the next break.  Well, I forgot that the door locked behind me and I left my keys in the control room.  The Baptist Hour was  only a 30 minute tape (for some reason) and in 1981 no cell phones!  I had to wake John Henry Ryder and his family next door to call Ross to come let me back in.  Embarrased, cold, dead air and calls were coming in to cancel church services.  I learned my lesson that day.  Thanks for the rescue Ross Hunter!

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail




On Monday, July 22, 2019 Barbara Potter-Drinkwater via Groups.Io <WJMA@groups.io> wrote:

Ah, the adventures of being at WJMA.
Last night at the Orange American Legion Baseball game, Moose Mallory told me about many games heard over the radio.  Bill Little certainly remembers those.
Barbara (Willow) Potter Drinkwater '77


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Myers <baroque@...>
To: wjma <wjma@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Probably. But he wouldn't have noticed because he was not listening to the radio...


-----Original Message-----
From: mhoffmancrook@...
Sent: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:54:08 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Atch sang in he Episcopal choir. Was he singing that Sunday?
Molly Hoffman

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:34 AM Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Clint Estes
 

Like many, I too did Sunday mornings for a couple of years.  One Sunday after arriving and signing on it began to snow quite a bit.  I decided while "The Bapitst Hour" tape was playing I would go measure the snow depth and share my findings at the next break.  Well, I forgot that the door locked behind me and I left my keys in the control room.  The Baptist Hour was  only a 30 minute tape (for some reason) and in 1981 no cell phones!  I had to wake John Henry Ryder and his family next door to call Ross to come let me back in.  Embarrased, cold, dead air and calls were coming in to cancel church services.  I learned my lesson that day.  Thanks for the rescue Ross Hunter!

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail




On Monday, July 22, 2019 Barbara Potter-Drinkwater via Groups.Io <WJMA@groups.io> wrote:

Ah, the adventures of being at WJMA.
Last night at the Orange American Legion Baseball game, Moose Mallory told me about many games heard over the radio.  Bill Little certainly remembers those.
Barbara (Willow) Potter Drinkwater '77


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Myers <baroque@...>
To: wjma <wjma@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Probably. But he wouldn't have noticed because he was not listening to the radio...


-----Original Message-----
From: mhoffmancrook@...
Sent: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:54:08 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Atch sang in he Episcopal choir. Was he singing that Sunday?
Molly Hoffman

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:34 AM Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Ah, the adventures of being at WJMA.
Last night at the Orange American Legion Baseball game, Moose Mallory told me about many games heard over the radio.  Bill Little certainly remembers those.
Barbara (Willow) Potter Drinkwater '77


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Myers <baroque@...>
To: wjma <wjma@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Probably. But he wouldn't have noticed because he was not listening to the radio...


-----Original Message-----
From: mhoffmancrook@...
Sent: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:54:08 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Atch sang in he Episcopal choir. Was he singing that Sunday?
Molly Hoffman

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:34 AM Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Les Myers
 

Probably. But he wouldn't have noticed because he was not listening to the radio...


-----Original Message-----
From: mhoffmancrook@...
Sent: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:54:08 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Atch sang in he Episcopal choir. Was he singing that Sunday?
Molly Hoffman

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:34 AM Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: Change of address

Ross Hunter
 

groups.io says you are already subscribed at the gmail address. I removed the virginia.edu address.

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



On Jul 17, 2019, at 1:27 PM, Bill Woolfolk <wdw7m@...> wrote:

Hi, Ross,
Apologies for clogging everyone’s inbox with minor business, but I didn’t know how else to reach you. Cold you please change my email address for the group to bill.woolfolk@...?
 
Many thanks,

________________________________
Bill Woolfolk
Systems Admin / LSP-Pro / Webmaster / DBA / DTR
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia
Hospital West Complex 3181
PO Box 800717
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0717
T: 434-924-8276
F: 434-924-8437
________________________________

 

Re: Change of address

Ross Hunter
 

Bill,

I can’t change your address, but I can send you an invitation to join at the gmail address.

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



On Jul 17, 2019, at 1:27 PM, Bill Woolfolk <wdw7m@...> wrote:

Hi, Ross,
Apologies for clogging everyone’s inbox with minor business, but I didn’t know how else to reach you. Cold you please change my email address for the group to bill.woolfolk@...?
 
Many thanks,

________________________________
Bill Woolfolk
Systems Admin / LSP-Pro / Webmaster / DBA / DTR
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia
Hospital West Complex 3181
PO Box 800717
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0717
T: 434-924-8276
F: 434-924-8437
________________________________

 

Change of address

Bill Woolfolk <wdw7m@...>
 

Hi, Ross,

Apologies for clogging everyone’s inbox with minor business, but I didn’t know how else to reach you. Cold you please change my email address for the group to bill.woolfolk@...?

 

Many thanks,

________________________________
Bill Woolfolk
Systems Admin / LSP-Pro / Webmaster / DBA / DTR
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia
Hospital West Complex 3181
PO Box 800717
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0717
T: 434-924-8276
F: 434-924-8437
________________________________

 

Re: church broadcasts

Molly Hoffman
 

Atch sang in he Episcopal choir. Was he singing that Sunday?
Molly Hoffman

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:34 AM Les Myers <baroque@...> wrote:
I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Les Myers
 

I love this story. God would have smiled.
 
Les


-----Original Message-----
From: andywlax@...
Sent: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:16:22 -0400
To: wjma@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WJMA] church broadcasts

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Woody Purcell
 

During my time (59-61) I recall 2 church services: 1. A black live in-studio probably @ 0900 and then a remote Live from a protestant local church ( for the “shut-in”)@ 1100. I Don’t recall if it was always from OPC or not.

Woody Purcell 

On Jul 12, 2019, at 3:13 PM, Andy Lax <andywlax@...> wrote:

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

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



Re: church broadcasts

Andy Lax
 

Oops. "I used to". 

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM Andy Lax via Groups.Io <andywlax=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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

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



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

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



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