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Les <grandmananer@...>
 

From today's Washington Post:

washingtonpost.com
Michael Powell and the FCC: Giving Away the Marketplace of Ideas


By Tom Shales

Monday, June 2, 2003; Page C01


Unless something dramatic and unexpected occurs to stop it, this is what
will happen today in Washington: The Republican chairman of the
Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and his
Republican majority will revise long-standing rules on media ownership in
ways that will hugely benefit, among others, rich Republicans.

Revising and relaxing the rules that prohibit a single entity from
controlling too large a percentage of American media will allow
corporations that are already too big to become much, much bigger. Also
much more powerful and much more oblivious to the common good.

The proposed changes are such a threat to First Amendment freedoms that
even some Republicans on Capitol Hill have been brave enough to oppose
them. And yet, a fat lot of good it does. FCC Chairman Michael Powell
wants to plow ahead with his deregulation scheme no matter what. It
appears he is trying to do more damage than any other chairman in FCC
history.

Never mind that a diversity of voices -- voices with the ability to be
heard -- is integral to the health and maintenance of a democracy. While
Powell and his supporters claim that the existence of dozens, even
hundreds, of channels on cable and satellite systems proves there's
diversity unbound, Powell's critics note that the diversity is a mere
illusion if only five fat companies own all those channels.

Maybe this isn't a "sexy" issue, and it's received only perfunctory
coverage from the networks and stations affected -- because it isn't
visual, or because reporters and producers know that corporate management
would prefer no such stories appear. But unless the word gets around
somehow, unless people wise up and rise up, they'll discover that
America's "marketplace of ideas" is owned and controlled by only a
handful of appallingly powerful and interdependent corporations.

America in the 21st century faces dozens of socioeconomic problems
requiring prompt government attention, obviously -- but would anyone
argue that expanding the power and profits of omnivorous conglomerates is
among them? Maybe Powell would, because he has made relaxing the
ownership restrictions an obsessive crusade, pushing the changes through
with little debate, great haste and even considerable secrecy.

"I'm opposed to the changes," says Barry Diller, chairman of USA
Interactive and nothing if not a media mogul himself, "but I'm much more
upset that this has not produced enough conversation and dialogue. The
way Michael Powell has gone about it is to hide the issue as much as
possible, organizing it to avoid debate and hearings, and getting it done
largely under the cover of night."

Diller calls the rule changes "dark and dispiriting -- on the merits for
sure, but also on the method." He says he doesn't understand why Powell
and his supporters won't stop for a moment -- even just a 30-day delay --
to give the public more input. "Why are they so afraid of a mere pause?"
Diller asks. "It's not like there's a bridge on fire."

Jeff Chester, executive director of the public-interest Center for
Digital Democracy, says Powell has declined even to debate Diller, among
others. "He refused to conduct [adequate] public hearings, he refused to
have 30- or 60-day debates on the rules, he has been unwilling to reach
out to the public," Chester says. "If Saddam Hussein had stayed in
business, Powell might have made a great minister of information."

Powell's motive in ramming these changes through can't have anything to
do with "the public interest, convenience and necessity" that the FCC is
mandated to safeguard, because it's all about corporate interest,
convenience and (to stretch the term) necessity instead. Perhaps Powell,
who is the son of Secretary of State Colin Powell and a communications
lawyer, believes that by making this generous bequest to corporate
America, he is enhancing his own political future. He may have his eyes
on a cabinet-level position if Bush gets a second term, and might even
imagine himself being named attorney general.

Fortunately for the country but unfortunately for Powell, his
stubbornness and arrogance have antagonized groups and individuals that
might otherwise not have paid that much attention to the rules being
changed. And the informal coalition opposing the changes is not -- unlike
the FCC itself -- drawn along partisan political lines. Thus the
conservative National Rifle Association is among the groups protesting
the changes, and conservative columnist William Safire has called the
rule changing a "power grab" by the rich and powerful. Safire also
blasted the FCC for its refusal to hold ample public hearings on "the
most controversial decision in its history."

In a May 22 column in the New York Times, Safire wrote, "The
concentration of power -- political, corporate, media, cultural -- should
be anathema to conservatives . . . Why do we have more channels but fewer
real choices today? Because the ownership of our means of communication
is shrinking. Moguls glory in amalgamation, but more individuals than
they realize resent the loss of local control and community identity."

Andrew Jay Schwartzman, executive director of the activist Media Access
Project, says "hundreds of thousands of postcards" protesting the
proposed changes have taken Powell and his two fellow Republicans on the
commission by surprise.

"The Internet group 'moveon.org' got a much bigger response than they
expected" when they exposed the issue on the Web, Schwartzman says. "They
got 3,000 responses on the Bush tax cut, but they've received 180,000 and
counting on media ownership. People may not understand the details --
things like 'lifting the cap' and 'the top 12 markets' and so on -- but
they know this is bad. They know the idea of a few companies owning
everything is a bad one.

"This is about democracy having as many ideas and opinions out there as
possible. That's why it's so important, and people are starting to
realize that."

Ted Turner, one of the most influential communications entrepreneurs in
American history, has also come out against the Powell's precipitous
plan. The new, relaxed rules would "stifle debate, inhibit new ideas and
shut out smaller businesses trying to compete," Turner wrote in The
Washington Post on Friday. "If these rules had been in place in 1970, it
would have been virtually impossible for me to start Turner Broadcasting
or, 10 years later, to launch CNN."

Bob Edwards, anchor of NPR's "Morning Edition," talked about the myth of
media diversity in a lecture last month at his alma mater, the University
of Kentucky.

"It's kind of a cruel, ironic joke," Edwards said. "The rise of cable TV
and the Internet were supposed to democratize the media and give us many
voices and numerous points of view. Instead, market forces and
deregulation have clobbered diversity. The networks and cable channels
have the same owners -- Hollywood studios, mainly -- and the most popular
Web sites for news are those of organizations firmly established before
the Web was spun."

Edwards used the example of the Dixie Chicks to show how monolithic media
can manipulate public opinion. During that not-so-long-ago pre-war era --
before America "liberated" Iraq -- one of the Chicks uttered the now
infamous opinion that as a Texan she was "ashamed" to be from the same
state as Bush. There followed a huge tsunami of anti-Chicks protest. Or
did there? Edwards said the supposedly populist "backlash against the
Chicks" was mainly manufactured by Clear Channel Radio, a powerful and
Texas-based corporation that owns 1,250 radio stations throughout the
country. Songs by the Dixie Chicks, meanwhile, quietly dropped out of the
playlists of many Clear Channel's country stations.

"Clear Channel loves George W. Bush," Edwards said. "Clear Channel would
like the administration of George W. Bush to remove all remaining
restrictions on the ownership of media properties. That is exactly what
the Bush administration is considering."

If there is one public figure more than any other that symbolizes media
greed and the lust for power, as well as profit, that figure is Rupert
Murdoch, the megalomaniac Australian with an insatiable lust for
broadcast and cable properties. Murdoch's support of the Bush
administration has been rewarded over and over by non-regulating
regulators and Republicans in Congress. Murdoch is poised to acquire
controlling interest in DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite delivery
system. This comes shortly after another company, EchoStar, was rebuffed
by the Justice Department in its attempt to buy the same company.
Murdoch's desire to acquire it was already well known.

Although it would be economically unwise, Murdoch could conceivably drop
CNN, chief competitor to Murdoch's Fox News Channel, from the DirecTV
bill of fare. However, we can all rest easy. Why? Because Murdoch says he
won't do that. And surely it would be uncharitable to imagine that
Murdoch's easy win on the DirecTV decision had anything to do with the
conservative slant of Fox News or the fact that the channel was easily
the loudest national media cheerleader on behalf of Bush's Iraq war.

Fittingly and shrewdly, a group opposing the changes in the ownership
rules is using a picture of Murdoch as its symbol of power-mad gluttony
in commercials designed to arouse public opinion. To support the changes,
say the ads, is to give Murdoch and his empire even greater influence
over American life.

Cross-ownership rules that prohibit one company from owning a TV station,
radio station and a newspaper in the same market would also crumble and
fall under the Powell initiative. This worries Chester, who says that
while newspapers are now "the last bastion of serious journalism," making
them part of the TV empire will subject them to the tyranny of ratings,
lead to a "dumbing-down" of newspapers and result in news budgets being
"slashed," because when corporations grow, the first thing they always do
is look for ways to cut costs.

"History shows that when you borrow a lot of money to buy new
properties," says Schwartzman, "you plow profits back into debt service
and you cut costs. And viewers suffer."

NBC, owned by General Electric, has been permitted "temporarily" to
operate three TV stations in the Los Angeles market, Schwartzman says. If
Powell's rule changes go into effect, the arrangement is bound to become
permanent, "and that will be the rule in the very largest markets across
the country. The Tribune Company will own two stations in every market
where it has a newspaper. So will Gannett."

Bigness leads to homogenization, sameness, conformity and mediocrity. And
this will be some of the biggest bigness America has ever seen.

Schwartzman, for one, sees hope. Angry reaction on Capitol Hill to
Powell's crusade has been "quite bipartisan," he says, and he thinks the
White House may be getting "a little uneasy" about the sudden, if
belated, public reaction. Such network news programs as "Nightline" and
"NBC Nightly News" have even done stories on the proposals. By and large,
though, the network reports have hugely underplayed the importance of the
story -- and the tremendous bonanza awaiting the networks' corporate
owners if Powell's public-be-damned philosophy is allowed to reign
supreme.

In testimony supporting the rule changes at a Senate Commerce Committee
hearing, Viacom President Mel Karmazin said more deregulation of the
business was overdue. Viacom owns CBS, MTV, UPN, Paramount and a herd of
other cash cows. Karmazin whined that under the present rules,
broadcasters are "handcuffed in their attempts to compete for consumers."

Yesterday on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," Powell made a rare
public appearance to defend the changes, saying they will be less drastic
than has been speculated and necessary so that broadcasters can "remain
economically viable in the advertising market."

Oh, they're really hurting. Diller scoffs. "Anybody who thinks they're in
trouble hasn't read the profit statements of those companies," he says.
"The only way you can lose money in broadcasting is if somebody steals it
from you."

Michael Powell and the FCC are riding to the rescue of huge media
conglomerates that need rescuing about as much as Spider-Man, Batman and
the Terminator do. Unfortunately, you and I and the freedom of speech are
the ones getting trampled in the stampede.


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Party/reunion for WJMA crowd

Patricia McArver <pmcarver@...>
 

I'd love to get to a WJMA party if I can. How appropriate that we could gather in the shadow of Pat Watson's memorial tree. She'll certainly be there in spirit! Count me in to help financially. Never was much of a cook and I have not improved with age.

Best to all,
Patricia McArver
WJMA 1978-84


Re: Slogans

Cameron Gray
 

I was there for the "Z" days when I would play a lot of David Lee Roth, Johnny Hates Jazz, and Tony Toni Tone.

Cameron


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Re: more control room pictures

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

Ross and all-

I (finally) took a look and listen at some of the files in the Alumni
Department. I dare say, that First Virginia Bank spot ain't too shabby!
The photos are fun, especially of the old control room. What's that space
now?

I loved the memo to Russ from Arch about the lead-in music to Night Music
being somewhat inappropriate!

Les
On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 13:57:16 -0400, "Ross Hunter" <xhunter@...>
said:

Now that WJMA's mail control room is in the old studio A, someone
asked what had happened to the old control room. I've added three
pictures to the photos section that show what the old control room
looks like today. The photos are on the second page of photos. Follow
the link at the bottom of this email.

Picture one is taken from door to the transmitter room. The plywood
on the wall is the old window to studio A. The window to the office
is on the right.

Picture two is taken from old teletype hallway looking to the back of
the control room. You can see a bit of light from the small window on
the back wall.

Picture three is of the door to the AM transmitter. I forgot to
check, but it looks like a note from Arch is still on the transmitter
door window. The Variac is on the wall to the right of the door. The
meter still has the arrow pointing to 3.52 for the correct setting.
You did do your transmitter reading every half hour didn't you?

I don't know what the plans are for the old control room. Perhaps Joe
Boucher or John Schick can shed some light.

Ross
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more control room pictures

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Now that WJMA's mail control room is in the old studio A, someone asked what had happened to the old control room. I've added three pictures to the photos section that show what the old control room looks like today. The photos are on the second page of photos. Follow the link at the bottom of this email.

Picture one is taken from door to the transmitter room. The plywood on the wall is the old window to studio A. The window to the office is on the right.

Picture two is taken from old teletype hallway looking to the back of the control room. You can see a bit of light from the small window on the back wall.

Picture three is of the door to the AM transmitter. I forgot to check, but it looks like a note from Arch is still on the transmitter door window. The Variac is on the wall to the right of the door. The meter still has the arrow pointing to 3.52 for the correct setting. You did do your transmitter reading every half hour didn't you?

I don't know what the plans are for the old control room. Perhaps Joe Boucher or John Schick can shed some light.

Ross
71-86


Re: Party on Labor Day???

mary thompson <emmyte@...>
 

Count me in. Just tell me when & where. GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!
-Mary T '75-79


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In a message dated 5/23/2003 3:21:01 PM Central Daylight Time,
thedipster813@... writes:



hey willow,
I thought you all had forgotten or just decided not to party. I'm
afraid I
got another gig going on sunday and Monday. If you want to postpone
the
party and regroup, I'll be happy to do it.
Linda - Sorry

Haven't heard from too many about when you want to party....We will need
to
plan...How about that Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and we make it
a potluck.
That way nobody is really out much...and there's enough food for who
comes,
because "who comes" brings it...Any thoughts on that?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow
Willow,

As far as I know, I'll be around Labor Day weekend. Carol may be in Chicago.
Whatever the "committee" decides is fine with me.

Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?

Ross
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slogans

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

I don't know why, but I was thinking about the various slogans used on the air at WJMA. I know I don't remember them all, but here's a start.

The first one I remember was "Your Information Stations". Later "Radio Orange" was adopted as the official ID, but various identifiers or positioning statements were tacked on the front end. There was "Central Virginia Daily News", "America's Most Popular Music", "At the Foot of the Blue Ridge", for sports: "All The Good Sports", "Z96.7" and "Central Virginia's Hit Music FM" in the post Digby era. I think there was "Jamin' 96.7" when Carl Hurlebaus was the owner. Were you around then Cameron?

There was a slogan we adopted one summer while Arch was on vacation. It didn't last a day after his return. Remember "The Only Radio Station You'll Ever Need"? We thought it pretty well described our full service approach. Arch was firmly against it saying it was just not true. You might want to or need to listen to another station sometimes. Where did that on come from? I think "All the Good Sports" was borrowed from WBZ, Boston.

Under the current owner ship there has been "Country Mix 96". "Your Place in the Country" is the current slogan.

Let's kick this one around a while and arrive at a comprehensive list.

Ross
71-86


Party on Labor Day?

Phil Audibert
 

In a message dated 5/30/2003 4:55:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
WJMA@... writes:

<< Party on Labor Day? >>

It looks like Alex Caton, the fiddler in the Ryegrass Rollers will be here on
Labor Day weekend, so chances are good that at least she and I would be able
to play a Saturday afternoon gathering at Willow's house. Whether the other
band members can play or not, remains to be seen. The only problem is if we
are offered a well paying job elsewhere. Which brings me to the following:
Would you consider having this get-together on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend?
In other news....thanks for the kind words regarding Monday at One and
the Balloon feature. That one was my all time favorite "sound sandwich."

Phil A


Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

bill <bill@...>
 

Gang:

Since I live almost right next to Barbara (when she moves back) I should
be able to help out. The Woodberry Golf Club championship might be a
conflict but that depends on the time we get together, and the 33rd
flight championship isn't all that important anyway. I did shoot an 82
one day but that was eons ago.

Bill Little

Ann Marie Benzinger wrote:

absolutely!
Ann Marie Benzinger...Classes of 83-85 Sales


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From: willowdrinkwater@...
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:47 AM

In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@... writes:


Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

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Re: two new audio files

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Ross,

Both files were good choices; wonderful radio. They were sound
paintings. Both of Audibert's pieces "showed" the stories. He didn't
just mouth words at us. Both stories illustrate what we know is true;
the business of radio should never supercede the art. The money part of
the operation will work out when you know a Picasso is more valuable
than a Polaroid. Knowing that is part of being a good radio manager.

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Hunter [mailto:xhunter@...]
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 4:36 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] two new audio files

I finally got an chance to digitize some tape Phil Audibert loaned
me. I have uploaded two files to the NEWS folder in the FILES section
of the Yahoo site. Use the link below to get there.

The first file is called "Audibert balloon". It's a good pices that
would be at home on NPR today. I recall that it won "Best Feature" in
the non-metro category in the annual Associated Press, or was it
Virginia Association of Broadcasters, competition? I really should
have posted the entire piece, but the file would be too large to make
for practical downloading on dial-up connections. The posted file is
almost 2 minutes long. The missing part is between the two songs.

The second file ("Monday At One WWII") is the opening of a "Monday At
One" program featuring local World War II vets. I think I recognize
the voices talking about their war time experiences: Joe Samuels,
Bill Thomas, Billy Trimmer, and Tommy Brown. Trimmer has one of the
great lines from Monday At One history: "Now if you've got any
straighten up with the Lawd, that's the time to start doin' it."

At the end of the piece is the "Monday At One" theme. I don't recall
the song title, but I think the group is the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Anyone else remember for sure?

Anyone recall when "Monday At One" ended it's run? How many Douglas
Southall Freeman awards did it win? Five?

Ross
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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

I'm in. I'll make a point of being in town on that weekend.

Potluck is a good idea. As far as the games you mentioned earlier, I
will be talking and won't have time to play any games. The pleasure of
everyone's company and some good chow will make my day.

Dates, spouses, el.al. may enjoy something other that radio talk
however. There is nothing worse than watching a spouse curdle from
exposure to shop talk.

I'll bring as many portable chairs as I can muster; that way the "Out of
Towners" will have something to sit upon.

Russ

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From: willowdrinkwater@... [mailto:willowdrinkwater@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:47 AM
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Subject: Re: [WJMA] Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@... writes:



Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just
click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Great, Bill...We can use all the help we can get....What time do you think
would be best for the party? I said noon...but it can be anytime....noon til
dark...???

Willow

In a message dated 5/29/2003 4:29:26 PM Central Daylight Time,
bill@... writes:




Gang:

Since I live almost right next to Barbara (when she moves back) I should
be able to help out. The Woodberry Golf Club championship might be a
conflict but that depends on the time we get together, and the 33rd
flight championship isn't all that important anyway. I did shoot an 82
one day but that was eons ago.

Bill Little

Ann Marie Benzinger wrote:

absolutely!
Ann Marie Benzinger...Classes of 83-85 Sales


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From: willowdrinkwater@...
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:47 AM

In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@... writes:


Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
1-800-927-2527, ext. 03969 (voice mail) 585-746-8019 (cell)






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Love, Willow

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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Mark Johnson
 

My schedule is not set for that weekend. I may need to be in Richmond
Saturday. I'd love to be there if I can work it out.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- In WJMA@..., willowdrinkwater@a... wrote:
In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@n... writes:



Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so
those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just
click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
1-800-927-2527, ext. 03969 (voice mail) 585-746-8019 (cell)



Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Ann Marie Benzinger <abenzinger@...>
 

absolutely!
Ann Marie Benzinger...Classes of 83-85 Sales


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From: willowdrinkwater@...
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:47 AM

In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@... writes:



Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
1-800-927-2527, ext. 03969 (voice mail) 585-746-8019 (cell)






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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 5/29/2003 1:35:57 PM Central Daylight Time,
russroberts@... writes:


Potluck is a good idea. As far as the games you mentioned earlier, I
will be talking and won't have time to play any games. The pleasure of
everyone's company and some good chow will make my day.

Dates, spouses, el.al. may enjoy something other that radio talk
however. There is nothing worse than watching a spouse curdle from
exposure to shop talk.

I'll bring as many portable chairs as I can muster; that way the "Out of
Towners" will have something to sit upon.

FAbulous....We have two picnic tables, swings, a hammock, and can always use
more chairs....If it rains, we have a big barn....with electricity....BYOB and
potluck should be lots of fun....Let's shoot for Saturday? August 30,
2003....noon to whenever? And I have a neighbor who will give pony rides if I give
her enough notice.
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 5/28/2003 8:35:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
xhunter@... writes:



Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those
not able to make it could join in on-line?
Absolutely....should be a great time. Who all wants to come...just click
reply...and potluck works for me...Saturday of Labor Day weekend?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
1-800-927-2527, ext. 03969 (voice mail) 585-746-8019 (cell)


Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Dominion Market Research staff <xhunter@...>
 

In a message dated 5/23/2003 3:21:01 PM Central Daylight Time,
thedipster813@... writes:



hey willow,
I thought you all had forgotten or just decided not to party. I'm afraid I
got another gig going on sunday and Monday. If you want to postpone the
party and regroup, I'll be happy to do it.
Linda - Sorry

Haven't heard from too many about when you want to party....We will need to
plan...How about that Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and we make it a potluck. That way nobody is really out much...and there's enough food for who comes,
because "who comes" brings it...Any thoughts on that?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow
Willow,

As far as I know, I'll be around Labor Day weekend. Carol may be in Chicago.
Whatever the "committee" decides is fine with me.

Might you have an Internet computer close to the party site so those not able to make it could join in on-line?

Ross
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Re: Party on Labor Day???or thereabouts

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 5/23/2003 3:21:01 PM Central Daylight Time,
thedipster813@... writes:



hey willow,
I thought you all had forgotten or just decided not to party. I'm afraid I
got another gig going on sunday and Monday. If you want to postpone the
party and regroup, I'll be happy to do it.
Linda - Sorry

Haven't heard from too many about when you want to party....We will need to
plan...How about that Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and we make it a potluck.
That way nobody is really out much...and there's enough food for who comes,
because "who comes" brings it...Any thoughts on that?
Who you are makes a difference,
Love, Willow

wild crafted nutrition for wellness
http//:www.energyforyourdreams.com
1-800-927-2527, ext. 03969 (voice mail) 585-746-8019 (cell)


two new audio files

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

I finally got an chance to digitize some tape Phil Audibert loaned me. I have uploaded two files to the NEWS folder in the FILES section of the Yahoo site. Use the link below to get there.

The first file is called "Audibert balloon". It's a good pices that would be at home on NPR today. I recall that it won "Best Feature" in the non-metro category in the annual Associated Press, or was it Virginia Association of Broadcasters, competition? I really should have posted the entire piece, but the file would be too large to make for practical downloading on dial-up connections. The posted file is almost 2 minutes long. The missing part is between the two songs.

The second file ("Monday At One WWII") is the opening of a "Monday At One" program featuring local World War II vets. I think I recognize the voices talking about their war time experiences: Joe Samuels, Bill Thomas, Billy Trimmer, and Tommy Brown. Trimmer has one of the great lines from Monday At One history: "Now if you've got any straighten up with the Lawd, that's the time to start doin' it."

At the end of the piece is the "Monday At One" theme. I don't recall the song title, but I think the group is the Modern Jazz Quartet. Anyone else remember for sure?

Anyone recall when "Monday At One" ended it's run? How many Douglas Southall Freeman awards did it win? Five?

Ross
71-86