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Re: Rifle Colorado

Chet Burgess <chetburgess@...>
 

Bob,

My apologies for the three-month delay in responding to your message. I
just came up for air after the end of the tax filing season (new business,
solo tax preparer).

Yes, the people out on the Western Slope are very hospitable folks. I am
not sure that I ever fished Sweetwater Lake, but the name sounds familiar.
I expect my grandmother did. She kept two freezers in her garage full of
venison, elk and trout.

regards,
chet

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Traister [mailto:dxcc@...]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 11:11 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Re: Rifle Colorado


Chet:

I was surprised to hear you mention that Rifle, Colorado was your
hometown.
In 1987 and 1988, I was hunting elk about 17 miles North of the Rifle exit
off of I-70. Are you or were you familiar with the Sweetwater Cow Camp or
Sweetwater lake? We hunted next to the cow camp at about 9,000 feet
elevation. Other names/sites that spring to mind are the Diamond "J"
Saloon
in Eagle and the liquor store in that same town that was owned by a nice
old
guy named George. He made his freezer available to us to for our butchered
elk meat, even though we were absolute strangers. We sure did meet a lot
of
nice people in that area, including an ancient lady who was locally known
as
the "Eagle Greeter."

The first year we were there, we made a friend named Mike, who was the
boss
cowboy at the cow camp. For $25, he packed our elk meat out on horseback.
When we came back the second year (1988) We were saddened to learn that,
just prior to our arrival, he had been involved in a fight in Rifle or
Eagle
and had, mysteriously, died in jail.

It is, indeed, a small world.

...bob




----- Original Message -----
From: "Chet Burgess" <chetburgess@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 8:35 PM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Re: Arch, you win!!!


> When I was growing up out in Colorado, the tracks of the Denver and Rio
> Grande Western ran through my hometown of Rifle. The locals pronounced
it
> REYE-oh. It saved my father from a speeding ticket one day years later
when
> he and my mother were driving from Virginia to visit her parents, one of
> whom was ill. A Colorado trooper pulled them over and my father
explained
> they were former locals in a hurry to reach an ailing parent and perhaps
> hadn't been paying close attention to the speedometer. The trooper
said,
> "if you're a former Rifle resident, tell me than name of that railroad"
as
> he pointed at the tracks. My father said, "That's the Denver and
REYE-oh
> Grande Western." The trooper said, "You're local, all right. Drive
> safely," and sent them on their way. Proper pronunciation can save you
> money!
>
> chet
> -----Original Message-----
> From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
> Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 12:11 PM
> To: WJMA@...
> Subject: RE: [WJMA] Re: Arch, you win!!!
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Re: Cregg

Arch Harrison <ah7q@...>
 

Last month - as you remember - I was trying to recall something about the
elusive John Cregg. My memory is fragile, but I can augment my posting from
Digest number 78 item number 754:

Ol'JJC gave his notice, said he had a job with Voice of America, we sent him
on his way with suitable fanfare. About two days later I had a call from
Linda, "Have you heard anything from John?"

Turns out there was no job at The Voice, he just took off!
Some time later I got a letter from him posted from Denver CO where he was
working for the USPO or maybe a Seven Eleven, explaining the circumstances
of his mysterious departure which I can no longer recall. I am a pack rat
and for years kept that letter but for the past month I've been unable to
unearth it from my "Deep Past" boxes of memorabilia, hence the delay in my
contributions.

Recently I called Duff Green, who Knows Everything, seeking information.
Nothing so far. Duff says his recollection is that John's father was
employed by the Orange County School Board. When John's mother died some ten
years ago her obit said he was living in California and his sister lived in
Virgnia Beach.

But the trail has gone cold for the moment.

Stay tuned. a r c h


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Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not.
--Old announcer adage.
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Re: DC radio folks

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

I'd been working on WJMA for about six months when my grandmother
decided I needed to be introduced to a "real" radio person, someone who
might guide me toward success. She was acquainted with Jackson Weaver
through a friendship with his daughter. So, the next thing I knew I was
in WMAL's studio on a Saturday morning. Weaver was working without
Hardin (out golfing or something). For a half hour I watched and
listened; Jackson's multiple personality "order" in evidence (he was a
whiz at ad libbing in other voices, sounding similar to Jonathan
Winters).

Hardin: "We'll be back shortly."

Weaver (as old lady): "Why can't you come back the same size you are
now?"

Weaver asked eighteen years old me about my dreams of becoming a radio
announcer. He said he'd be happy to point me in the right direction.
When I told him I was already working at WJMA he said something that
boosted my confidence. "You're already working? Well, you're on the
road. Getting that first job is 90% of success in this business. You
don't need me to tell you what to do. You're already doing it!"

Russ Roberts
72-88(?)

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Harrison [mailto:g-c-harrison@...]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 8:09 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] DC radio folks

Weaver (who by the way was the voice of Smokey the Bear) has been dead
for
about the last 5 years or so. I think Hardin passed in the last couple
of
years.

Gary Harrison

At 07:44 AM 5/9/2003, you wrote:
WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year
but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack
on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics
arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at
the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.

I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I
participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich
Cathy,

Thanks for correcting my memory. This is why I don't do news. Facts,
what facts. I thought...

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Re: DC radio folks

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Bill Cerri was an absolute delight in the morning on WETA; a little
Bach, a little Mozart and then Cerri with his subtle humor and friendly
comments. He was not at all the staid, uptight classical announcer of
the type that seemed to dominate listener supported radio in the 1970's.
He was one of my role models.

Russ Roberts
72-88(?)

-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Christovich [mailto:cchristovich@...]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:22 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] DC radio folks

WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at
the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.

I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I
participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich



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Re: DC radio folks

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

I have found memories of Hardin and Weaver, not only as a listener but as
a sort of tangential colleague behind the scenes. I worked as a
"management trainee" (AKA Cheap Labor) for WMAL in the 1960's. I was
assigned to do various tasks and promotions for H&W, and enjoyed them as
much off mike as when they were on mike. There was the exciting
white-knuckle ride down tourist-crowded Connecticut Avenue on a brilliant
April Saturday morning, sitting in the back of Weaver's Cadillac (he was
driving) as a police escort whisked us to the Cherry Blossom grandstand
where H&W were to be grand marshals. I don't know whether the laughter in
the car was from all the jokes or fear!

Les Myers

On Fri, 09 May 2003 08:09:21 -0400, "Gary Harrison"
<g-c-harrison@...> said:

Weaver (who by the way was the voice of Smokey the Bear) has been dead
for
about the last 5 years or so. I think Hardin passed in the last couple of
years.

Gary Harrison

At 07:44 AM 5/9/2003, you wrote:
WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.

I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich
Cathy,

Thanks for correcting my memory. This is why I don't do news. Facts,
what facts. I thought...

Lurkers welcome. Just check in once in a while to let us know you are
OK and don't need anything.

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Re: DC radio folks

Gary Harrison
 

Weaver (who by the way was the voice of Smokey the Bear) has been dead for
about the last 5 years or so. I think Hardin passed in the last couple of
years.

Gary Harrison

At 07:44 AM 5/9/2003, you wrote:
WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.

I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich
Cathy,

Thanks for correcting my memory. This is why I don't do news. Facts,
what facts. I thought...

Lurkers welcome. Just check in once in a while to let us know you are
OK and don't need anything.

Ross
71-86
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PO Box 791
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Re: DC radio folks

Dominion Market Research staff <xhunter@...>
 

WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.
I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich
Cathy,

Thanks for correcting my memory. This is why I don't do news. Facts, what facts. I thought...

Lurkers welcome. Just check in once in a while to let us know you are OK and don't need anything.

Ross
71-86
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PO Box 791
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DC radio folks

Cathy Christovich <cchristovich@...>
 

WJMA@... writes:
are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die
at the mike?

Dennis Owens, long-time morning man for WGMS, retired late last year but
is stil very much among us. Bill Cerri of WETA-FM had a heart attack on
the air about 10 years ago and was dead before the paramedics arrived.
WETA still does a major remote production of "Christmas in August" at the
Sylvan Theater every year in Bill's honor.

I'm enjoying the list although I'm obliged to lurk more than I participate.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich


Morning Man rant

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Here's part of an email to Les Myers from a retired Washington morning man. No word from Les on the writer's identity. Let's see...are Hardin and Weaver still around? Didn't the guy on WGMS die at the mike?

Ross
71-86
..............................................................................
To some extent, here in the Washington area, there is a "brotherhood" of
radio and TV people....altho THIS goes BACK----rather than embracing
today's "lot"!!!

We have an olde farts fun fest in the fall, at a country club type
place....and I have had a series of lunches since I settled down to the
quieter life, with various bods....we have WALLOWED in reminiscences...everybody has a story about something, and it leads to the next thing.

Today's bottom-line-driven-impersonal-radio probably won't leave people
in the future, to go over the happenings of THIS "present"!!!
I mean, what can emerge from consultant controlled, non personality
rotation radio!!?? And sure as heck I don't consider most of the "talkers" exactly gems of radio as a fun activity.

It is a struggle of some magnitude to make yourself known these days....
the people making the decisions are incredibly young and lacking the
experiences....and yet---they are the ones elected to---tell the rest!!!
Hey....I am gettin' off on a soap box here!!!

Exits Stage Left, with Chortles
Morning Mogul, ret


Re: WOLD

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

I started reading this at 45 rpm, but it read better at 33 1/3 rpm. Then
I transferred it to an 8-track. Sounds g-r-r-r-e-a-t. Thanks!

On 07 May 2003 21:03:50 -0400, "Seth Williamson" <seth@...> said:

You know you're an aging jock when:



* You were first hired by a GM who actually worked in radio before
becoming GM.

* You excitedly turn the radio up at the sound of "dead air" on the
competitor's station.

* Sales guys wore Old Spice to cover the smell of liquor.

* You were playing Elvis' number-one hits when he was alive.

* You worked for only ONE station, and you could name the guy who owned
it.

* You remember when normal people listened to AM radio, and only
"hippies" listened to FM.

* Radio stations used to have enough on-air talent to field a softball
team every summer.

* You're at least 10 years older than the last two GM's who fired you.

* You used to smoke in a radio station and nobody cared.

* You know the difference between good reel-to-reel tape and cheap
reel-to-reel tape.

* You have a white wax pencil, a razor blade, and a spool of 3M
splicing tape in your desk drawer--just in case.

* You know people who actually listened to baseball games on the radio.

* You can que a record, run down the hall, go to the bathroom, and be
back in 2:50 for the segue.

* The new guy you're training has never listened to an AM station. He
couldn't even name one in his own hometown if his life depended on
it.

* You knew exactly where to put the tone on the end of a carted song.

* You spent most of the time on Friday nights giving out the high
school football scores. And when they weren't phoned-in, you got
really ticked off.

* You never thought twice about drinking from the same bottle with
another DJ.

* Somebody would say, "You have a face for radio," and it was still
funny.

* Sixty percent of your wardrobe has a station logo on it.

* You always had a screwdriver in the studio so you could take a
fouled-up cart apart at a moment's notice.

* Agents were people like James Bond and the Man From Uncle.

* The only interaction between you and someone else prior to bedtime
is, "Thank you. Please pull ahead to the second window."

* Your family thinks you're successful, but you know better.

* You played practical jokes on the air without fear of lawsuits.

* You've been married at least 3 times, or, never married at all.

* You answer your home phone with the station call letters.

* You know at least 3 people in sales who take credit for you keeping
your job.

* You have several old air-check cassettes in a cardboard box in your
closet that you wouldn't dream of letting anyone hear anymore, but,
you'll never throw them out or tape over them. Never!

* You still have dreams of a song running out and not being able to
find the control room door.



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Re: WOLD

Seth Williamson <seth@...>
 

Indeed it still is--a co-worker of mine got his start there. Although I
was thinking of the Harry Chapin song and not that particular station...

Seth

On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 08:08, Dominion Market Research staff wrote:
Oh, dear, Seth. I resemble those remarks.

Is the call WOLD still in Marion, Va?

Ross
.................................

You know you're an aging jock when:



* You were first hired by a GM who actually worked in radio before
becoming GM.

* You excitedly turn the radio up at the sound of "dead air" on the
competitor's station.

* Sales guys wore Old Spice to cover the smell of liquor.

* You were playing Elvis' number-one hits when he was alive.

* You worked for only ONE station, and you could name the guy who owned
it.

* You remember when normal people listened to AM radio, and only
"hippies" listened to FM.

* Radio stations used to have enough on-air talent to field a softball
team every summer.

* You're at least 10 years older than the last two GM's who fired you.

* You used to smoke in a radio station and nobody cared.

* You know the difference between good reel-to-reel tape and cheap
reel-to-reel tape.

* You have a white wax pencil, a razor blade, and a spool of 3M
splicing tape in your desk drawer--just in case.

* You know people who actually listened to baseball games on the radio.

* You can que a record, run down the hall, go to the bathroom, and be
back in 2:50 for the segue.

* The new guy you're training has never listened to an AM station. He
couldn't even name one in his own hometown if his life depended on
it.

* You knew exactly where to put the tone on the end of a carted song.

* You spent most of the time on Friday nights giving out the high
school football scores. And when they weren't phoned-in, you got
really ticked off.

* You never thought twice about drinking from the same bottle with
another DJ.

* Somebody would say, "You have a face for radio," and it was still
funny.

* Sixty percent of your wardrobe has a station logo on it.

* You always had a screwdriver in the studio so you could take a
fouled-up cart apart at a moment's notice.

* Agents were people like James Bond and the Man From Uncle.

* The only interaction between you and someone else prior to bedtime
is, "Thank you. Please pull ahead to the second window."

* Your family thinks you're successful, but you know better.

* You played practical jokes on the air without fear of lawsuits.

* You've been married at least 3 times, or, never married at all.

* You answer your home phone with the station call letters.

* You know at least 3 people in sales who take credit for you keeping
your job.

* You have several old air-check cassettes in a cardboard box in your
closet that you wouldn't dream of letting anyone hear anymore, but,
you'll never throw them out or tape over them. Never!

* You still have dreams of a song running out and not being able to
find the control room door.



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Re: WOLD

Dominion Market Research staff <xhunter@...>
 

Oh, dear, Seth. I resemble those remarks.

Is the call WOLD still in Marion, Va?

Ross
.................................

You know you're an aging jock when:



* You were first hired by a GM who actually worked in radio before
becoming GM.

* You excitedly turn the radio up at the sound of "dead air" on the
competitor's station.

* Sales guys wore Old Spice to cover the smell of liquor.

* You were playing Elvis' number-one hits when he was alive.

* You worked for only ONE station, and you could name the guy who owned
it.

* You remember when normal people listened to AM radio, and only
"hippies" listened to FM.

* Radio stations used to have enough on-air talent to field a softball
team every summer.

* You're at least 10 years older than the last two GM's who fired you.

* You used to smoke in a radio station and nobody cared.

* You know the difference between good reel-to-reel tape and cheap
reel-to-reel tape.

* You have a white wax pencil, a razor blade, and a spool of 3M
splicing tape in your desk drawer--just in case.

* You know people who actually listened to baseball games on the radio.

* You can que a record, run down the hall, go to the bathroom, and be
back in 2:50 for the segue.

* The new guy you're training has never listened to an AM station. He
couldn't even name one in his own hometown if his life depended on
it.

* You knew exactly where to put the tone on the end of a carted song.

* You spent most of the time on Friday nights giving out the high
school football scores. And when they weren't phoned-in, you got
really ticked off.

* You never thought twice about drinking from the same bottle with
another DJ.

* Somebody would say, "You have a face for radio," and it was still
funny.

* Sixty percent of your wardrobe has a station logo on it.

* You always had a screwdriver in the studio so you could take a
fouled-up cart apart at a moment's notice.

* Agents were people like James Bond and the Man From Uncle.

* The only interaction between you and someone else prior to bedtime
is, "Thank you. Please pull ahead to the second window."

* Your family thinks you're successful, but you know better.

* You played practical jokes on the air without fear of lawsuits.

* You've been married at least 3 times, or, never married at all.

* You answer your home phone with the station call letters.

* You know at least 3 people in sales who take credit for you keeping
your job.

* You have several old air-check cassettes in a cardboard box in your
closet that you wouldn't dream of letting anyone hear anymore, but,
you'll never throw them out or tape over them. Never!

* You still have dreams of a song running out and not being able to
find the control room door.



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Re: W A Sherman spots

Mark Johnson
 

Thanks Ross for the info.

I regeret not listening to all the spots while I had the chance.

Mark Johnson
81-84

--- In WJMA@..., Dominion Market Research staff
<xhunter@n...> wrote:
Both Bill Little and Arch Harrison have offered some more
information
on the W A Sherman spots that have been discussed recently.


WOLD

Seth Williamson <seth@...>
 

You know you're an aging jock when:



* You were first hired by a GM who actually worked in radio before
becoming GM.

* You excitedly turn the radio up at the sound of "dead air" on the
competitor's station.

* Sales guys wore Old Spice to cover the smell of liquor.

* You were playing Elvis' number-one hits when he was alive.

* You worked for only ONE station, and you could name the guy who owned
it.

* You remember when normal people listened to AM radio, and only
"hippies" listened to FM.

* Radio stations used to have enough on-air talent to field a softball
team every summer.

* You're at least 10 years older than the last two GM's who fired you.

* You used to smoke in a radio station and nobody cared.

* You know the difference between good reel-to-reel tape and cheap
reel-to-reel tape.

* You have a white wax pencil, a razor blade, and a spool of 3M
splicing tape in your desk drawer--just in case.

* You know people who actually listened to baseball games on the radio.

* You can que a record, run down the hall, go to the bathroom, and be
back in 2:50 for the segue.

* The new guy you're training has never listened to an AM station. He
couldn't even name one in his own hometown if his life depended on
it.

* You knew exactly where to put the tone on the end of a carted song.

* You spent most of the time on Friday nights giving out the high
school football scores. And when they weren't phoned-in, you got
really ticked off.

* You never thought twice about drinking from the same bottle with
another DJ.

* Somebody would say, "You have a face for radio," and it was still
funny.

* Sixty percent of your wardrobe has a station logo on it.

* You always had a screwdriver in the studio so you could take a
fouled-up cart apart at a moment's notice.

* Agents were people like James Bond and the Man From Uncle.

* The only interaction between you and someone else prior to bedtime
is, "Thank you. Please pull ahead to the second window."

* Your family thinks you're successful, but you know better.

* You played practical jokes on the air without fear of lawsuits.

* You've been married at least 3 times, or, never married at all.

* You answer your home phone with the station call letters.

* You know at least 3 people in sales who take credit for you keeping
your job.

* You have several old air-check cassettes in a cardboard box in your
closet that you wouldn't dream of letting anyone hear anymore, but,
you'll never throw them out or tape over them. Never!

* You still have dreams of a song running out and not being able to
find the control room door.


W A Sherman spots

Dominion Market Research staff <xhunter@...>
 

Both Bill Little and Arch Harrison have offered some more information on the W A Sherman spots that have been discussed recently.

Both recall that the spots came from Fred Sherman. Bill remembers that they were originally written for newspaper and that he adapted them for radio. That original source accounts for the varying lengths. Bill says he recorded them originally and Gil Bryan re-recorded them at some time, probably in the late 60s.

I remember running the spots when I did mornings. If memory serves, I was on in 1974. I don't know when the spots stopped running.

Bill thinks there were perhaps 40 spots in the series. As Mark Johnson noted there is one in the audio archive. The link is below.

Ross
71-86
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Dominion Market Research <Ross@...>
 

We welcome Gary Harrison to the list. Gary is currently the contract engineer responsible for WJMA/WVCV. Gary goes back to the Digby Solomon and Carl Hurlebaus eras and can probably share some stories of those two owners.

Welcome, Gary.

Ross
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Re: What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Alex,

You are right. I went back to listen to the Early spot. I'd forgotten
the setup; Buck pickin' Dueling Banjos. Once you are primed to think he
is saying "instant deliverance," it becomes clear. Well, perhaps "clear"
isn't the best word. It becomes somewhat recognizable.

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: formwalt [mailto:formwalt@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 1:28 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?

Russ, You're right - what Buck said does not sound much like what Bill
Little may have written for him. But, why would the music pad be
"Dueling
Banjos" from the 1972 movie... Deliverance? Only Bill Little may know
the
answer - just a guess of the plausible. The Buck tape was reminiscent
of
listening to often distorted MIG fighter (Russian) communications
chatter in
years past - sometimes only the syntax made a reasonable guess possible
(Did
he say, "missile released" or "landing gear down?").
waf
-----Original Message-----
From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 12:14 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?


Alex! I think you're onto it! But instead of "deliverance," which
might have a certain appeal to those customers up in the "hollers," I
think Buck's word might be "deriveries," a muffled form of
"deliveries."
What do you think?

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: formwalt [mailto:formwalt@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:24 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?

I'll make a guess at Buck's words. Knowing Bill's desire to reinforce
the
spot's message... Clue is in the music, part of a sountract from a
movie of
the period. I'm thinking that Buck may be promising, "Instant
deliverance".
waf
-----Original Message-----
From: jfk@... [mailto:jfk@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:30 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?


Did Buck Early ever sing with The Kingsmen in the early sixties?

If he did, that would explain why no one could ever really figure
out
all
of the words to "Louie Louie."

And in conclusion, let me just
say....instantderozeskjdfiukjaskdjfskjdfgiurhtzzzz

jay kiernan
'76-'79


>>On the spot with the banjo picking, Bill asks Buck "What else do
you
>>offer the folks" and darned if I can make out what Buck says. It
>>sounds a bit like "instant deroze" but then what is that?
>>
>>
>>Mark Johnson
>>
>>I listened to it about ten times and I give up.
>>Andy Lax
>
>Mark,
>
>Like Andy I've listened to it many times and I can't understand
what
>he says. I wonder if being unintelligible was part of Buck's
"game".
>Certainly it was part of his charm.
>
>


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Re: Gil Bryan and the Sherman spots

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

I can't answer all of the questions, but Gil was still doing some
engineering work at WJMA when I got there in 1969. However, he was a
full-time employee at WCHV in Charlottesville at that time. I left WJMA in
January of 1971 to work at WFTR in Front Royal, VA.Gil and I fell out of
touch, but a few years later, I found out that he had moved to WINC in
Winchester, VA, about 20 miles from me. In 1977, Gil and I both left our
respective radio stations and started an electronic repair business in
Winchester. However, the business didn't generate enough income to feed us
both, so we eventually closed it. I went back to work at WFTR and Gil
started working at a radio station in Middletown (between Winchester and
Front Royal). On occasion, we would still get together for golf or dinner,
but our paths took different directions, and we fell out of touch again
until I got word of his death.

...bob traister

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Hunter" <xhunter@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Gil Bryan and the Sherman spots


Mark,

I can answer a couple of your questions. Perhaps Arch or Bob Traister
or some of the "more senior" members of the list will know "the rest
of the story".

I just listened to Gil Bryan's W.A.Sherman spot.

It is an interesting reading. Questions:

What years did Gil work at WJMA?
He was there when I arrived in August of 1971. The records I have say
he started in 1966.

Weren't there a whole "series" of these spots that ran for years and
years? I remember some reels that were kept in the control room when
I worked there in the early 80s.
Yes there was a series. As I recall there were 25 or 30 spots of
varying lengths. As I recall we rotated the entire series. The tape
would be stopped at the end of a spot and put away without rewinding
so as save time the next morning.

Who wrote the Sherman material?
When did they finally stop airing?
Where did Gil go after WJMA and where is he now?
I think he went to WFTR in Front Royal. He is deceased.

Ross
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Re: What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?

Alex Formwalt
 

Russ, You're right - what Buck said does not sound much like what Bill
Little may have written for him. But, why would the music pad be "Dueling
Banjos" from the 1972 movie... Deliverance? Only Bill Little may know the
answer - just a guess of the plausible. The Buck tape was reminiscent of
listening to often distorted MIG fighter (Russian) communications chatter in
years past - sometimes only the syntax made a reasonable guess possible (Did
he say, "missile released" or "landing gear down?").
waf

-----Original Message-----
From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 12:14 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?


Alex! I think you're onto it! But instead of "deliverance," which
might have a certain appeal to those customers up in the "hollers," I
think Buck's word might be "deriveries," a muffled form of "deliveries."
What do you think?

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: formwalt [mailto:formwalt@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:24 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?

I'll make a guess at Buck's words. Knowing Bill's desire to reinforce
the
spot's message... Clue is in the music, part of a sountract from a
movie of
the period. I'm thinking that Buck may be promising, "Instant
deliverance".
waf
-----Original Message-----
From: jfk@... [mailto:jfk@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:30 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] What the heck is the last thing Buck Early says?


Did Buck Early ever sing with The Kingsmen in the early sixties?

If he did, that would explain why no one could ever really figure out
all
of the words to "Louie Louie."

And in conclusion, let me just
say....instantderozeskjdfiukjaskdjfskjdfgiurhtzzzz

jay kiernan
'76-'79


>>On the spot with the banjo picking, Bill asks Buck "What else do you
>>offer the folks" and darned if I can make out what Buck says. It
>>sounds a bit like "instant deroze" but then what is that?
>>
>>
>>Mark Johnson
>>
>>I listened to it about ten times and I give up.
>>Andy Lax
>
>Mark,
>
>Like Andy I've listened to it many times and I can't understand what
>he says. I wonder if being unintelligible was part of Buck's "game".
>Certainly it was part of his charm.
>
>

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Re: Gil Bryan and the Sherman spots

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Add this question to Mark's: How many were Sherman spots were produced?
It seems to me I never heard one repeated. Writing them must have been
someone's "labor of love."

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: rmj142 [mailto:rmj142@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 10:47 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Gil Bryan and the Sherman spots

I just listened to Gil Bryan's W.A.Sherman spot.

It is an interesting reading. Questions:

What years did Gil work at WJMA?
Weren't there a whole "series" of these spots that ran for years and
years? I remember some reels that were kept in the control room when
I worked there in the early 80s.
Who wrote the Sherman material?
When did they finally stop airing?
Where did Gil go after WJMA and where is he now?

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