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Re: audio files

John Schick <jschick@...>
 

MP3 is by far the best quality with smallest file size, read that
quickest download time. There are several shareware conversion programs
that will rip a .wav to an mp3. For what it’s worth, better than ½ of
the agency spots come in via e-mail now—all in MP3.



There are exciting things in the works for WJMA in the near future.
I’ll post a report when I can get time. Probably the biggest change is
we have applied to move JMA’s channel to Midlothian, VA. We will
acquire the two Culpeper stations and the Louisa station, plus keep our
AM. More details later.





John Schick

-----Original Message-----
From: Dominion Market Research staff [mailto:staff@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:00 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] audio files




I think
we're going to need some sort of QuickTime Audio plug-in to get the
full and
rich effect of my puberty being played out on the air.
Reid,

Yahoo Groups files section will take audio files. Them mention these
formats:
MP3, Real Media, WAV, AIFF, etc. I especially like "etc".

What would be a universal format? I know a copule of us are on Macs,
most are probably usings PCs.

Ross
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Re: audio files

Mark Johnson
 

I have tapes (I know I have them because I just moved
and actually saw them) that contain spots I produced
including one for Eagle Ford that featured several
voices including Ann Pritchett and Ralph Graves.

I also have reel-to-reel tapes of the yearend count
downs I did for 1982 and 1983. Those should have
numerous spots showcasing the voices of everyone on
the air at that time.

When they surface again at the new house I'll see what
I can do with them.

Mark Johnson


--- Chap Harrison <clh@...> wrote:

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 07:00 AM, Dominion
Market Research
staff wrote:

What would be a universal format? I know a copule
of us are on Macs,
most are probably usings PCs.
Ross,

MP3 is almost universal, at least on Macs and PCs
that have been
purchased or updated in the past 5-7 years. And it
is a far more
compact format than WAV and AIFF, making for quicker
download times.

Let me know if you locate tapes and want some help
digitizing them!

Chap


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Re: audio files

Chap Harrison
 

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 07:00 AM, Dominion Market Research staff wrote:

What would be a universal format? I know a copule of us are on Macs,
most are probably usings PCs.
Ross,

MP3 is almost universal, at least on Macs and PCs that have been purchased or updated in the past 5-7 years. And it is a far more compact format than WAV and AIFF, making for quicker download times.

Let me know if you locate tapes and want some help digitizing them!

Chap


Re: the wit that was

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Hi Andy:

Was the female caller's name, Susie??? She sure made the rounds.


...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lax, Andrew" <ALax@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:29 AM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] the wit that was


A couple of early 1970's WJMA memories.

Shortly after I started doing evening shifts, John Cregg laughingly
mentioned that, sooner or later, I might get a call from an anonymous woman
who liked to have a few drinks and call to flirt with the announcers. Sure
enough, several weeks later, she called. "You sound new," she slurred and
purred, "Want to come over and see me?" Despite having been warned, I was
flabbergasted and blurted out, "My parents would have to drive me, I'm only
fifteen!" Click. End of phone call.

Many of you will recall that, before leaving for the night, the announcer
recorded the weather forecast on a phone recorder near the front door, so
people could call the "weather" number in the phone book and get an
up-to-date forecast. In the summer of 1971, in addition to working at WJMA,
I worked on a local farm as a laborer. The "real" farm workers were not at
all impressed by me until, one morning, one of them suddenly heard me say
something and said,"You're the voice on the weather!" They all looked at me
with awe, like a true celebrity had dropped into their midst.

And my favorite Arch Harrison pronunciation moment came early, in my first
"reading". I thought I had no accent to correct, but I was reading a
sentence with the word "both" in it and Arch stopped me. "You've lived in
Baltimore, haven't you?" he asked. He was right and I was stunned. He had
known because of the way I pronounced that one word.

Enjoying the stories.
Andy Lax
1970-1975

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Johnson [mailto:rmj142@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:58 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re:[WJMA] the wit that was


In a moment of deep cogitation I just remembered one
of my more startling off-air moments at the station.

It was probably 1983 and Bill Woolfolk was working
part-time in the news department.

Somehow Bill and Phil Audibert began talking about
deconstructing last names.

Phil had mused that "Audibert" suggested "Smelly
Carnivore" while "Woolfolk" could be viewed as "Sheep
People".

I hear this as I walk by and of course have to step in
the room to see what they are talking about. Bill
looks at me and says: "Hmm...Johnson would be "Toilet
Progeny"".

Badabump!

Mark Johnson
1981-1984

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Re: the wit that was

Lax, Andrew <ALax@...>
 

A couple of early 1970's WJMA memories.

Shortly after I started doing evening shifts, John Cregg laughingly mentioned that, sooner or later, I might get a call from an anonymous woman who liked to have a few drinks and call to flirt with the announcers. Sure enough, several weeks later, she called. "You sound new," she slurred and purred, "Want to come over and see me?" Despite having been warned, I was flabbergasted and blurted out, "My parents would have to drive me, I'm only fifteen!" Click. End of phone call.

Many of you will recall that, before leaving for the night, the announcer recorded the weather forecast on a phone recorder near the front door, so people could call the "weather" number in the phone book and get an up-to-date forecast. In the summer of 1971, in addition to working at WJMA, I worked on a local farm as a laborer. The "real" farm workers were not at all impressed by me until, one morning, one of them suddenly heard me say something and said,"You're the voice on the weather!" They all looked at me with awe, like a true celebrity had dropped into their midst.

And my favorite Arch Harrison pronunciation moment came early, in my first "reading". I thought I had no accent to correct, but I was reading a sentence with the word "both" in it and Arch stopped me. "You've lived in Baltimore, haven't you?" he asked. He was right and I was stunned. He had known because of the way I pronounced that one word.

Enjoying the stories.
Andy Lax
1970-1975

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Johnson [mailto:rmj142@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:58 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re:[WJMA] the wit that was


In a moment of deep cogitation I just remembered one
of my more startling off-air moments at the station.

It was probably 1983 and Bill Woolfolk was working
part-time in the news department.

Somehow Bill and Phil Audibert began talking about
deconstructing last names.

Phil had mused that "Audibert" suggested "Smelly
Carnivore" while "Woolfolk" could be viewed as "Sheep
People".

I hear this as I walk by and of course have to step in
the room to see what they are talking about. Bill
looks at me and says: "Hmm...Johnson would be "Toilet
Progeny"".

Badabump!

Mark Johnson
1981-1984

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audio files

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

I think
we're going to need some sort of QuickTime Audio plug-in to get the full and
rich effect of my puberty being played out on the air.
Reid,

Yahoo Groups files section will take audio files. Them mention these formats:
MP3, Real Media, WAV, AIFF, etc. I especially like "etc".

What would be a universal format? I know a copule of us are on Macs, most are probably usings PCs.

Ross
71-86
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PO Box 791
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Re: the wit that was

Mark Johnson
 

In a moment of deep cogitation I just remembered one
of my more startling off-air moments at the station.

It was probably 1983 and Bill Woolfolk was working
part-time in the news department.

Somehow Bill and Phil Audibert began talking about
deconstructing last names.

Phil had mused that "Audibert" suggested "Smelly
Carnivore" while "Woolfolk" could be viewed as "Sheep
People".

I hear this as I walk by and of course have to step in
the room to see what they are talking about. Bill
looks at me and says: "Hmm...Johnson would be "Toilet
Progeny"".

Badabump!

Mark Johnson
1981-1984

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John Cregg

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

Hi Barbara:

Thanks for the info. However, John's (and Linda's) last name was "Greg", not
"Craig."

By the way, it's cold and wintry here in the "Sunny South," as well. Maybe
we should arrange for a WJMA reunion later this month......... in Hawaii.

I believe it was actually Cregg.
Reid,

You're in California, right? How about driving around and looking for John?

Ross

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Re: Pronunciation

Jay Kiernan
 

Hi all...

Jay Kiernan here, reporting from the Tampa Bay, Florida area (GO BUCS!).

Dunno if any of you will remember me, but I was at the station when WJMA
became known as Radio Orange... I even helped Ross hang the sign at the
press box at the stadium. A very cool logo it was, too!

I was there from late '76 til early in '79, when I briefly moved to
Pennsylvania. Then I enjoyed another stint of about a year when I returned
to Virginia. Since leaving Charlottesville in 1984, I spent eight years in
Atlanta. Then moved to Miami in August of 92, just two days before
Hurricane Andrew arrived. And now I'm in the Tampa area, where I've been
since '98.

I've been moving this past couple of weeks (a local move), and have also
been traveling a lot for work. In fact, I have to leave on another short
trip in about three minutes, but I wanted to say a quick hello to all, and
to remind everyone (as Arch once reminded me), that "...there are no cows
in Moscow."

I'm really looking forward to chiming in when I get back to Tampa Bay from
my trip to Miami. Stay warm y'all!

Gotta run.

WJMA radio news time is 8:56. In other news...

jay


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Re(2): Pronunciation

laurie mccullough <lmccullough@...>
 

My pronunciation faux-pas surrounded the word ROUTE, which Arch pointed
out should be pronounced ROOT, to distinguish it from the military
ROUT........it wasn't until much later that I even thought to wonder what
distinguished it from the tree ROOT. Later I was convinced of Arch's
wisdom on this topic, when I began buying and drinking Root 66 Root Beer.

Laurie


years worked

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

Mark Johnson
1981-1984
Mark,

The years at WJMA is a nice touch.

Ross
1971-1986
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air check tapes

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

I think we're going to need some sort of QuickTime Audio plug-in to get the > > >full and rich effect of my puberty being played out on the air.
I'll have to check to see if the Yahoo site can keep audio files. Anyone have old airchecks to share?

Ross
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Re: Pronunciation

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

From the supper table end of things, we were frequently told about the
reading exercises that my father gave to prospective employees.
Apparently, the test included a news article (or, more likely, three)
that included the words "larynx", "nuclear", and "Mao Tse-Tung".
Innumerable candidates were dropped from consideration for "larnix",
"nucular", or - in one case - "Mayo Teetsy-tongue".

Anybody recollect this?

PS - By the way, I thought it was AH-rinj! You're ALL fired....
Chap,

As I recall the AP Pronunciation Guide said AWR-enj. I always thought that would be a good vanity license plate.

In the summer of 1971 when I came to Orange for an interview, Arch asked me to read a newscast on the air. Thought a bit nervous, I thought I got through it just fine until Arch pointed out that Powhatan was not pronounced the same as Manhattan. I never missed that one again.

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Re: John Cregg

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Come to think of it, it was Linda Cregg...Wonder what ever happened to her.
I know she remarried. Maybe John knows....if we ever find him.

Barbara Potter Drinkwater (known as Willow now)
Livonia, NY

Hi Barbara:

Thanks for the info. However, John's (and Linda's) last name was
"Greg", not
"Craig."

By the way, it's cold and wintry here in the "Sunny South," as well.
Maybe
we should arrange for a WJMA reunion later this month......... in
Hawaii.

I believe it was actually Cregg.
Reid,

You're in California, right? How about driving around and looking for John?

Ross

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WJMA Alumni

N9L6D@...
 

Ross,

I have some tales to tell.

Having a limited production budget at WJMA was a hidden blessing. You guys
were so creative, that sound effects were never a problem. I'll never forget
the time I walked past the recording studio and saw you standing at one mike
viciously ripping up a big piece of cardboard. Phil was sitting at another
mike, cardboard box on his head. He had cut eye holes to read the spot.

Later when I worked at WINA they had a tremendous sound effects production
library, but I never had the same realistic sound you guys were able to
produce, nor the ease in convincing balky advertisers to give radio
advertising a try!

:-)

Mary Johnson — (WJMA sales)
4688 Spotswood Trail
Barboursville, VA 22923-8909


Re: Pronunciation

Chap Harrison
 

On Monday, January 20, 2003, at 07:46 PM, Bob Traister wrote:

I do recall him kindly
correcting me for my mispronunciation of Chou En-lai (Joe-un-Lie), the late
Chinese premier. It seems I called him Chow-in-Lay during a newscast.
Ri-i-i-i-i-ight! That was the time he threw the dining room table through the window...!

Anyway, we digress. Eagerly awaiting Part 2: The Next Morning, In Which Bob Attempts to Sign On.

Chap


Re: Pronunciation

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Hi Chap:

To this day, I pronounce "larynx" in the correct and proper manner
(lair-inks), thanks to your father's guidance. I do recall him kindly
correcting me for my mispronunciation of Chou En-lai (Joe-un-Lie), the late
Chinese premier. It seems I called him Chow-in-Lay during a newscast.

...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chap Harrison" <clh@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:33 PM
Subject: [WJMA] Pronunciation


From the supper table end of things, we were frequently told about the
reading exercises that my father gave to prospective employees.
Apparently, the test included a news article (or, more likely, three)
that included the words "larynx", "nuclear", and "Mao Tse-Tung".
Innumerable candidates were dropped from consideration for "larnix",
"nucular", or - in one case - "Mayo Teetsy-tongue".

Anybody recollect this?

PS - By the way, I thought it was AH-rinj! You're ALL fired....


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Re: Pronunciation

Mark Johnson
 

Yes, I had a few lessons from Arch.

I well remember two:

It is "ve uh cul" not "vee hick ul".

It is "root 20" not "rout 20". A rout is when one army
runs another army off the field.


Mark Johnson
1981-1984

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Re: Pronunciation

Reid Harrison <rharrison1@...>
 

on 1/20/03 7:33 PM, Chap Harrison at clh@... wrote:


PS - By the way, I thought it was AH-rinj! You're ALL fired....

Harrison, you can't fire me, I quit!

I shall be preparing a list of my contributions to the tome, most of which
involve me trying to read the news while my voice was cracking. I think
we're going to need some sort of QuickTime Audio plug-in to get the full and
rich effect of my puberty being played out on the air.

More soon.