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Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

Two items from the VARTV.COM site. The first is about the old WJMA
98.9 frequency that was moved to Midlothian and the second is about
some familiar stations in Charlottesville.

Ross
71-85
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:// New Richmond radio station wants change

MainQuad files an application with the FCC to increase its antenna
height on move-in WCUL/98.9 Midlothian/Richmond. MQ requests an
antenna height of 746 feet with an ERP (effective radiated power) of
4.8kW. The station was granted a CP (construction permit) for an
antenna height of 601 feet with an ERP (effective radiated power) of
7.3kW. They still want to use the same tower..... (10/14/04)
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:// Saga Communications enters into an agreement to acquire 2 FM and
1 AM radio stations in Charlottesville

Saga Communications (Active Rock "FM99" WNOR/98.7 Norfolk and Classic
Rock "106.9 The Fox" WAFX Suffolk/Norfolk) announced today that it
has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of 3 radio
stations in Charlottesville from Eure Communications. The stations
are WWWV-FM, WINA-AM and WQMZ-FM. Saga expects to close the
transaction, subject to the approval of the FCC, during the 1st
quarter of 2005.

Edward K. Christian, President and CEO of Saga, said, "We are proud
to have been chosen to continue the outstanding broadcast tradition
established by the Eure family with these fine stations in
Charlottesville. We look forward to working with the existing staff
to continue the great work that these stations have been doing in
Charlottesville."

Saga is a broadcasting company whose business is devoted to
acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. The company
owns or operates broadcast properties in 24 markets, including 53 FM
and 26 AM radio stations, 3 state radio networks, 2 farm radio
networks, 5 television stations and 3 LPTVs. Additionally, Saga has
entered into agreements to acquire an AM and FM serving the Asheville
NC radio market and an agreement to acquire 2 AM's and 2 FM's serving
the Ithaca NY radio market..... (10/13/04)
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Re: Digest Number 374

jon kay <vacolonialboy@...>
 

Sure, it's true that we've been unable to capture
Osama Bin Laden yet. But that doesn't mean that the
war on terror has been for naught.

Thank goodness we caught Cat Stevens.

I, for one, have been sleeping a lot better since I
heard the news.

Oh, baby, it's a WILD world.

jay kiernan
76 - 79

At the
risk of blasting the list with off topic material,
I've pasted below
a funny piece from a radio friend of mine. Cat
Stevens was on the
WJMA playlist years ago and he still makes an
appearance on WVCV from
time to time.

Ross
71-85
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Cat Stevens vows revenge by resuming music career

BY ANDY BOROWITZ

Los Angeles Times


Hours after being refused entry into the United
States last week, 1970s
recording star Cat Stevens lashed out at the U.S.
government, vowing to
resume his recording career "immediately" as the
ultimate act of
revenge.


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Re: Cat Stevens detained in Bangor

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 10/4/2004 3:39:57 PM Central Daylight Time,
Ross@... writes:
For his part, Bush defended the decision, telling a Denver audience,
"Cat Stevens is the first front in the war on terror, with Seals and
Croft a close second."
I actually read an article by the former Cat Stevens, and how scary the whole
incident was for him. They separated him from his 21 year old daughter whom
he was taking to Nashville for 33 hours, taking away his cell phone and not
allowing him to let the rest of the family know what was happening. They
released him after 33 hours as a case of mistaken identity, but it was a very
difficult time.

Your spoof made the situation better for me, as the whole thing really upset
me. My husband and I just returned from 10 days in Europe on Sunday
afternoon. Our plane landed on time, only to be held up at Customs in Dulles where
only 5 gateways were open (with a possible 30) for 1,000 people. It took over an
hour to get through in an overly heated jet fuel smelling room with ceiling
tiles peeled back showing rusted pipes. Someone started a chant: "Vote for
Kerry...Vote for Kerry." What is happening to our country? I really felt for
the foreigners who were in another line getting fingerprinted. This room was
their introduction to America.

Willow Drinkwater
'77-'79


it's been quiet lately

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

Things have been pretty quiet here on the WJMA list of late. At the
risk of blasting the list with off topic material, I've pasted below
a funny piece from a radio friend of mine. Cat Stevens was on the
WJMA playlist years ago and he still makes an appearance on WVCV from
time to time.

Ross
71-85
==================================================================

Cat Stevens vows revenge by resuming music career

BY ANDY BOROWITZ

Los Angeles Times


Hours after being refused entry into the United States last week, 1970s
recording star Cat Stevens lashed out at the U.S. government, vowing to
resume his recording career "immediately" as the ultimate act of
revenge.

Appearing on the Arabic-language satellite TV channel Al Jazeera, a
visibly angry Stevens -- now known by the name Yusuf Islam -- threatened
to attack the United States with the full force of his insipid folk-rock
music.

Brandishing an acoustic guitar, the erstwhile pop star warned that "no
one in America would be safe from my insidious melodies" before
launching into a spirited rendition of his 1971 hit "Peace Train."

A spokesman for the CIA said that experts needed more time to study the
chilling video but that it appeared to be authentic: "We do not believe
that anyone but the real Cat Stevens remembers the lyrics to 'Peace
Train.' "

On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry
blasted President Bush for the Stevens incident, saying Bush's reckless
actions had resuscitated an irritating singer's long-dormant recording
career.

"When George Bush took office, Cat Stevens was not a threat," Kerry told
a rally in Akron, Ohio. "Through a successful policy of containment, his
music had mainly been limited to classic-rock stations. But now, thanks
to George Bush's misguided decision to provoke Cat Stevens, we may be
subjected to renditions of 'Morning Has Broken' and 'Moonshadow' and
'Wild World' for years to come."

Aides to Kerry passed out lyrics of songs by Stevens, including this one
from 1970: "I wish I knew, I wish I knew; what makes me, me, and what
makes you, you. It's just another point of view, ooo. A state of mind
I'm going through."

For his part, Bush defended the decision, telling a Denver audience,
"Cat Stevens is the first front in the war on terror, with Seals and
Croft a close second."

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Re: check it out

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 9/25/2004 6:18:23 PM Central Daylight Time,
grandmananer@... writes:
Creating a web site is a
whole new ball game for me and there is much to learn.
Thanks Ross for doing all you do to remember this Golden Era in my life.

Willow Drinkwater


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Re: check it out

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

Ross- good work!
Thanks. It opened fine for me. And the shot of Russ Roberts could have
been any one of us in that chair in that pose- even with THAT record on
the TT - in those early 70's.

Les
Les,

I've updated the WJMA page with side by side pictures of the control room from 1974 and 1959 (http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net). Although the cabinetry and control room orientation are different, the same three turntables are there. And notice that the photographers stood in almost the same spot.

Any one recognize the announcer in the 1959 picture? There's no name to go with the picture.

Ross
71-85
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AM programming changes

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

I noticed on Sunday that WOJL (formerly WLSA) is no longer simulcasting WVCV (formerly WJMA AM). Instead it is now simulcasting WCVA AM.

The liners say "AM 1340 and 1490 WCVA", "Where the music makes the difference", "Music and memories, WCVA", "Music and memories on AM 1340 and 1490, WCVA". However the legal ID on the hours says "WVCV Orange, WCVA Culpeper". Hourly news is from ABC. I didn't hear any local news on Sunday afternoon. I don't know if any of Phil's WJMA FM news will make it to the two AM stations.

The music selection sounds a lot like WJMA from the mid 70s although there seemed to be a lot of very slow songs. Maybe the music was dayparted for Sunday afternoon. Interestingly, among the first songs I heard was "Morning Has Bronken" from Cat Stevens. It was played without comment.

Ross
71-85
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Re: "The Stripper..."

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Ross:

I don't know how long she had done the swap shop, but as I said, when I came in 1989, she was a pro at it. At that time she was fighting cancer and would come into the control room with a pair of Sennheiser earphones stratigically placed over her turban...with arms flailing about and that cart I was talking about in hand.

al gaige
Al,

I was otherwise occupied at that time (1989) and don't have any memory of what Swap Shop was up to. I'd forgotten that Pat was the host for the program. Maybe Phil Goodwin remembers some of the details.

He's subscribed to this list, but I don't know if he ever sees the messages. I'll try to remember to call him early next week to see what he remembers. Maybe Joe Boucher, who is also on this list, will be able to ask Phil about it or get him to read the recent messages.

Ross


Re: check it out

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Ross- good work!
Thanks. It opened fine for me. And the shot of Russ Roberts could have
been any one of us in that chair in that pose- even with THAT record on
the TT - in those early 70's.

Les
Les,

I'll have to put another picture on the radiohistory.net site. It's one of the new ones on Yahoo from the Woody Purcell collection. It shows those same turntables in the same space in 1959.

Ross


Re: "The Stripper..."

Seth Williamson <orthodox@...>
 

I am fairly sure, though not totally positive, that that recording was one of several that David Rose made of that piece. I seem to recall that his other big well-known composition, "Holiday for Strings," was used for some other station program, though I can't place it at this moment.

Seth Williamson

W Formwalt wrote:

"The Stripper" music pad was being used for the Swap Shop when I first
worked at WJMA in 1967. Curiously, the tape cart was old (even at that
time); I recall asking if it should be replaced, but no one seemed to know
the source material. I was under the impression that this music intro/outgo
was discontinued as inappropriate a couple of years later. Of course Pat
knew of the music tie to the Swap Shop from her earlier days in the front
office, and perhaps she brought it back in the 80s(?) Alex Formwalt
67-70
-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter [mailto:xhunter@...] Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 6:09 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] "The Stripper..."

Ross:

When I cam to WJMA in 1989, Pat used this really old grey, I think
it was an audiotronics cart (remember with the four little pencil leads lubricating the tape) with the song "The Stripper"...it was old then...when did she start using that?

al gaige
Al,
This doesn't ring any bells with me. Do you have any more details?
I remember Pat would occasionally help out with Swap Shop, but the only other times I can recall her on the air was Pat's Picks. That show didn't use "The Stripper" as a theme.
Phil Goodwin did often use that music when he had some slightly off color or risque featurette.
Ross
71-85
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Re: "The Stripper..."

Alex Formwalt
 

"The Stripper" music pad was being used for the Swap Shop when I first
worked at WJMA in 1967. Curiously, the tape cart was old (even at that
time); I recall asking if it should be replaced, but no one seemed to know
the source material. I was under the impression that this music intro/outgo
was discontinued as inappropriate a couple of years later. Of course Pat
knew of the music tie to the Swap Shop from her earlier days in the front
office, and perhaps she brought it back in the 80s(?)

Alex Formwalt
67-70

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter [mailto:xhunter@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 6:09 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] "The Stripper..."



Ross:

When I cam to WJMA in 1989, Pat used this really old grey, I think
it was an audiotronics cart (remember with the four little pencil
leads lubricating the tape) with the song "The Stripper"...it was
old then...when did she start using that?

al gaige
Al,

This doesn't ring any bells with me. Do you have any more details?

I remember Pat would occasionally help out with Swap Shop, but the
only other times I can recall her on the air was Pat's Picks. That
show didn't use "The Stripper" as a theme.

Phil Goodwin did often use that music when he had some slightly off
color or risque featurette.

Ross
71-85



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Re: "The Stripper..."

bradleyandgaige@...
 

Ross:

I don't know how long she had done the swap shop, but as I said, when I came in 1989, she was a pro at it. At that time she was fighting cancer and would come into the control room with a pair of Sennheiser earphones stratigically placed over her turban...with arms flailing about and that cart I was talking about in hand.

al gaige


From: Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
Date: 2004/09/25 Sat PM 06:09:15 EDT
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] "The Stripper..."


Re: check it out

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

Ross- good work!
Thanks. It opened fine for me. And the shot of Russ Roberts could have
been any one of us in that chair in that pose- even with THAT record on
the TT - in those early 70's.

Les

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 15:25:13 -0400, "Dominion Market Research"
<Ross@...> said:

There are rumors that Yahoo may begin charging a fee for their Groups
sites if you want the same amount of storage that is available now
for free. With that in mind, I've started a "real" web site for WJMA:
http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net

The site is pretty basic now, but I will shortly begin putting the
pictures and audio that is currently on the Yahoo site on the new web
site. This will have the advantage of being available without the
Yahoo sign-in hoops to jump through.

When you have some time, take a look at the site and let me know if
it displays properly for you and if you are able to listen to any of
the audio samples that are on the site. Creating a web site is a
whole new ball game for me and there is much to learn.

Ross
71-85


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"The Stripper..."

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Ross:

When I cam to WJMA in 1989, Pat used this really old grey, I think it was an audiotronics cart (remember with the four little pencil leads lubricating the tape) with the song "The Stripper"...it was old then...when did she start using that?

al gaige
Al,

This doesn't ring any bells with me. Do you have any more details?

I remember Pat would occasionally help out with Swap Shop, but the only other times I can recall her on the air was Pat's Picks. That show didn't use "The Stripper" as a theme.

Phil Goodwin did often use that music when he had some slightly off color or risque featurette.

Ross
71-85


Re: check it out

bradleyandgaige@...
 

Ross:

When I cam to WJMA in 1989, Pat used this really old grey, I think it was an audiotronics cart (remember with the four little pencil leads lubricating the tape) with the song "The Stripper"...it was old then...when did she start using that?

al gaige


From: Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
Date: 2004/09/25 Sat PM 03:25:13 EDT
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] check it out


check it out

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

There are rumors that Yahoo may begin charging a fee for their Groups sites if you want the same amount of storage that is available now for free. With that in mind, I've started a "real" web site for WJMA: http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net

The site is pretty basic now, but I will shortly begin putting the pictures and audio that is currently on the Yahoo site on the new web site. This will have the advantage of being available without the Yahoo sign-in hoops to jump through.

When you have some time, take a look at the site and let me know if it displays properly for you and if you are able to listen to any of the audio samples that are on the site. Creating a web site is a whole new ball game for me and there is much to learn.

Ross
71-85


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questions for Arch...Postscript

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

I don't know why, but over the weekend I was thinking about your "Postscript to the News". I thought there had been a thread on this list about Postscripts, but I can't find it.

I have a lot of questions--

When did you start doing them?
Did they air every weekday from the inception?
What was the inspiration for the original Postscript?
Where did you get the material you used?
What percentage would you say were original...that is ones you wrote?
Did any advertisers ever want to buy the Postscript segment of the noon news?
Did you keep a file of standby material for days when you didn't have anything else? Are their any Postscripts they you remember?
Are there any that people remind you about?

I think there is one Postscript in the Archive on Yahoo. It is the goodbye to Mark Johnson.

Anyone else have Postscript memories to share?

Ross
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more power for WOJL

Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

Here's an item from the VARTV.COM site:

Piedmont Communications' new "Oldies 105" WOJL/105.5 Louisa license has been modified to allow for operation as a full Class A at 6kW non-directional. A station official says that Oldies 105 is now operating at this power with the addition of a brand new Harris transmitter and Dialectric Antenna..... (9/17/04)

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Re: Digest Number 366

Phil Audibert
 

In a message dated 9/16/2004 11:43:51 AM Eastern Standard Time,
WJMA@... writes:

Rye Grass Rollers' fans want to know....
We've discussed it, and although we are a much better band than before and
have plenty of new material, we've decided not to record again. The best thing
to do is come hear us live, like at Rapunzel's in Lovingston just off Route 29
South, Sat. Sept. 25th, starting at 8 PM (shameless plug here)

Phil Audibert '76-'86