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Re: Analog to digital

Dave W <nospam2@...>
 

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 17:00, R Roberts wrote:
I'm using Windows XP. The Sony Vaio I'm using is a laptop with USB
inputs. I suppose what I need is a piece of hardware with audio/video
analog inputs that will output to the USB. I assume such a device would
come with software. Ideas?
Well, you're using Windows, and I've been using linux too long now to be
very familiar with the apps available ... but I'd bet money Cool Edit
Pro would do the job. Also, I'd be very surprised if you didn't have
both mic in and line in jacks on your VAIO, so there's probably no need
to go via USB.

HTH -

dave w


Re: Laurie's letter

Lax, Andrew <ALax@...>
 

Russ:
Thanks! I was going nuts trying to remember Reverend Battle's name, much less his opening. My best church service memory: a broadcast from St. Thomas' Episcopal went dead about ten minutes in. I guessed that someone in the choir had kicked the broadcast box (whatever that thing was). I put on a long record, hopped in the car and drove to the church. In my blue jeans and t-shirt, I crawled into the sanctuary by a side door, feeling the congregation and God all staring at me, turned the knob back to the correct position, crawled out and zoomed back to the station as the record was ending.

-----Original Message-----
From: R Roberts [mailto:russroberts@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:59 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Laurie's letter



Laurie,

Re: The "cute little minister:"

Anncr: "It's time now for the Bibleway Spiritual Tidings Program with
the Elder Bernard Battle from The Bibleway Church in Trevilians. Now
here is Elder Battle." [Note: This is a good time to look over and see
if he is there.]

Battle: "Brothers and Sisters, praise the Lord, this is the Bibleway
Spiritual Tidings Program brought to you by [some little bitty dry
cleaner, I think. Does anyone remember the name of the outfit?]. Sweet
Jesus, it's good to be here to share the Word this Sunday mornin' ...
let's get things goin' with Brother James Cleveland. [Hope you can hear
him through the scratches and scrapes. If ya'll listen real close you
might be able to make out some of the words.]"

Oh, my friends, it was fifteen minutes of heavenly glory. Brother
Battle made a habit of showing up during his theme song... when he
showed up at all. On those mornings he didn't show up, I'd quickly grab
a really bad copy of some gospel masterpiece from the dusty stash under
the turntables, plunk it down, cue it up and go. Nobody ever called to
complain about Elder Battle not being there. I don't think anyone was
listening (except Arch ... see the Arch-O-Gram I sent earlier).

And then there was the local church broadcast at 11:00:

Anncr: "Across the still of the morning comes the call to worship at
the church of your choice. But if you unable to attend, WJMA invites
you to listen to the service from the (local church)."

It was fun to read that intro during a gale.

Sunday mornings at WJMA ... The God Squad.

Russ




-----Original Message-----
From: laurie mccullough [mailto:lmccullough@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:22 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Laurie's letter

Friends,
Even though my tenure at WJMA was short, I remember it fondly. I was
teaching math at the high school in Orange and had recently been fired
from my weekend job as a salad-bar filler at Horsefeathers. Somehow Ross
thought that even without the skill level required for THAT job, I could
handle weekend ball games, the farm report, and the cute little minister
who brought in his scratchy records every Sunday morning (what was his
name?).

I ended up being thankful that I'd had that incident with the broccoli
at
Horsefeathers, as I truly enjoyed my early weekend mornings at WJMA for
a
couple years, until I moved to Charlottesville to pursue a "terminal
degree".

Kevin McCartney (remember him, Reid and Chap?) and I got married and are
still glad we did these 18 years later. We have two daughters- one 13
and
one about to turn 16, who, while practicing her driving ran Kevin's car
("really GENTLY, mom") into a ditch last night with him in the passenger
seat. No injuries or car damage, but he did come home with that look on
his face- the one that makes you thankful mammals don't eat their young.

We still live in North Garden (south of Charlottesville) and I am
working
"across the mountain" in Waynesboro as director of instruction in the
school division here. There's more to tell, of course, but this is
starting to sound like one of those family Christmas letters.
Laurie McCullough
PS The reason we have two children is that Pete York once told me that
when he had his third they "had to go from a man-to-man to a zone
defense".


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Re: the wit that was

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Could it have been "Susie" calling me? The woman who called on my watch
wound up committing suicide. Is this the same person? I could tell by
her voice that the poor, unfortunate who kept calling me was an older
lady ... probably as old as forty five(remember I was only in my teens).
Through the rum vapors I thought I detected corpulence as well. Man, to
have had Caller ID!

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Traister [mailto:dxcc@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 1:08 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: Re: [WJMA] the wit that was

Les:

It was definitely Susie. That was her schtick. It's funny that I still
remember her name, especially since I have no idea what she even looked
like. (And, I'm sticking to that story.) As a matter of fact, she used
to
call John and request "Where's the playground, Susie" by Glen Campbell,
adding that the playground was at her house. John claimed that he never
indulged. If anyone ever finds him, maybe we can test the veracity of
this
statement.

...bob




----- Original Message -----
From: "Les" <grandmananer@...>
To: "WJMA" <WJMA@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] the wit that was


Andy Lax wrote:

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.

I had the same caller experience, although I was old enough to drive:

She called one evening shortly after I started at WJMA. "Is John
(Craig/Greg?Cregg?Claig/Graig) there?"
"No," I answered. "Uh, he's here early in the morning signing on," I
replied. Now why wouldn't this woman know that?
"Oh," she said. "Well, you sound pretty nice yourself."
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa, Kemo Sabe!
Excuse me. I have to warm up my teetsy tongue to read the news. Good
bye!
End of phone call.

Les- 1970-72

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Re: Analog to digital

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

I'm using Windows XP. The Sony Vaio I'm using is a laptop with USB
inputs. I suppose what I need is a piece of hardware with audio/video
analog inputs that will output to the USB. I assume such a device would
come with software. Ideas?

Russ Roberts.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave W [mailto:nospam2@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:52 PM
To: Yahoo Group WJMA
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Analog to digital

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 12:20, R Roberts wrote:
Does anyone know of a good way to get tapes converted to MP3? I'd
like
to plug the reel to reel into the computer and let 'er rip. Possible?
Russ -

Not sure which OS you're using but it's very simple in linux,
using
free apps like mpegrec and others.

dave williamson
'76-'79 part-timer


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Re: Laurie's letter

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Laurie,

Re: The "cute little minister:"

Anncr: "It's time now for the Bibleway Spiritual Tidings Program with
the Elder Bernard Battle from The Bibleway Church in Trevilians. Now
here is Elder Battle." [Note: This is a good time to look over and see
if he is there.]

Battle: "Brothers and Sisters, praise the Lord, this is the Bibleway
Spiritual Tidings Program brought to you by [some little bitty dry
cleaner, I think. Does anyone remember the name of the outfit?]. Sweet
Jesus, it's good to be here to share the Word this Sunday mornin' ...
let's get things goin' with Brother James Cleveland. [Hope you can hear
him through the scratches and scrapes. If ya'll listen real close you
might be able to make out some of the words.]"

Oh, my friends, it was fifteen minutes of heavenly glory. Brother
Battle made a habit of showing up during his theme song... when he
showed up at all. On those mornings he didn't show up, I'd quickly grab
a really bad copy of some gospel masterpiece from the dusty stash under
the turntables, plunk it down, cue it up and go. Nobody ever called to
complain about Elder Battle not being there. I don't think anyone was
listening (except Arch ... see the Arch-O-Gram I sent earlier).

And then there was the local church broadcast at 11:00:

Anncr: "Across the still of the morning comes the call to worship at
the church of your choice. But if you unable to attend, WJMA invites
you to listen to the service from the (local church)."

It was fun to read that intro during a gale.

Sunday mornings at WJMA ... The God Squad.

Russ

-----Original Message-----
From: laurie mccullough [mailto:lmccullough@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:22 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Laurie's letter

Friends,
Even though my tenure at WJMA was short, I remember it fondly. I was
teaching math at the high school in Orange and had recently been fired
from my weekend job as a salad-bar filler at Horsefeathers. Somehow Ross
thought that even without the skill level required for THAT job, I could
handle weekend ball games, the farm report, and the cute little minister
who brought in his scratchy records every Sunday morning (what was his
name?).

I ended up being thankful that I'd had that incident with the broccoli
at
Horsefeathers, as I truly enjoyed my early weekend mornings at WJMA for
a
couple years, until I moved to Charlottesville to pursue a "terminal
degree".

Kevin McCartney (remember him, Reid and Chap?) and I got married and are
still glad we did these 18 years later. We have two daughters- one 13
and
one about to turn 16, who, while practicing her driving ran Kevin's car
("really GENTLY, mom") into a ditch last night with him in the passenger
seat. No injuries or car damage, but he did come home with that look on
his face- the one that makes you thankful mammals don't eat their young.

We still live in North Garden (south of Charlottesville) and I am
working
"across the mountain" in Waynesboro as director of instruction in the
school division here. There's more to tell, of course, but this is
starting to sound like one of those family Christmas letters.
Laurie McCullough
PS The reason we have two children is that Pete York once told me that
when he had his third they "had to go from a man-to-man to a zone
defense".


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Hello to all

Cathy Christovich <cchristovich@...>
 

What a wonderful idea this �virtual reunion� is! Thank you, Ross and Les,
for putting us all together. For the record, I worked at WJMA from the
fall of 1970 until mid-1971, when I quit to take care of the business of
getting married.

It makes me remember how patient Arch was with know-it-all me, 23 years
old and sure I knew everything about everything. Just reading the stories
about his attention to getting it right, I think about how much I owe him.


Dave Christovich and I got married in August, 1971 � I have a picture of
Arch with Ann, who was 6 or 7, taken by Les Myers, the official wedding
photographer. If I can find someone with a scanner, I�ll send it to Ross.
We moved to Washington for Dave to go to graduate school, and by spring
of 1972 I had gone over to the Dark Side � TV. I�ve been in TV ever
since, doing production and editing, but now I�m back at my favorite
thing: keeping a station on the air. If you�re ever in Northern VA, WETA
is just off I-395 at Shirlington. We share a floor with WETA-FM and have
an all-digital plant, so I hope I�ve tweaked your techno-curiosity and
you�ll stop by for a visit. On the marriage front, Dave and I are still
on our �starter� marriage, having reached 31 years in 2002.

I never got to talk to Susie � I must not have been her type, but I did
stay on the air through the marathon 21-inning Washington Senators
baseball game.

It�s great to know others have fond memories of WJMA � it was a great
place to work.

Best, . . . Cathy Wills Christovich

Cathy Christovich
Air Operations Supervisor
WETA-TV
2775 S. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 998-2647
cchristovich@...


Re: the wit that was

Lax, Andrew <ALax@...>
 

Bob,
Now that I've read some of the subsequent emails about Susie, I'm sure it is the same woman. In fact, now I remember (or at least I think I do) that she asked for John. I don't recall much about the middle of the brief call, but I sure remember how it ended.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Traister [mailto:dxcc@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:40 AM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: Re: [WJMA] the wit that was


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: Page Talley and Linda Cregg

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 1/21/2003 5:33:29 PM Central Standard Time, seth@...
writes:


Page Talley--I think she was an English teacher of mine at OCHS. Though
maybe I'm remembering wrong.
Page was a very fine English teacher in Louisa as I remember for years. I
sold her two story brick house in Gordonsville on 231 and she moved to
Culpeper I think. I saw her singing in a Culpeper chorus years later. Her
exhusband, Ed, does fine line drawings of buildings in Orange County and
still lives in Gordonsville, I believe.

Also Barbara Mosticone, a friend in Gordonsville emailed me this: " I did see
Linda Craig/cregg last year she was living with Adrienne Foshay in culpeper
but do not think she is still there."

And the beat goes on....


Re: Swap Shop

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

Imagine remembering the "parasol"....Actually it was my fault. I was
producing the show that day, fresh from New York myself, and my job was to
take the calls first, write down the item and pass it on to Phil. I could
have sworn that's what she said...Oops...There were several more like
that...See if I can remember...Oh yes, I did swap l0 bales of hay for a pool
table.

Barbara Potter Drinkwater

Subj:Re: [WJMA] Swap Shop
Date:1/21/2003 6:21:12 PM Central Standard Time
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Reply-to:<A HREF="mailto:WJMA@...">WJMA@...</A>
To:<A HREF="mailto:WJMA@...">WJMA@...</A>
Sent from the Internet



Hi Ben- Les Myers here. I recall hosting a "Monday at One" on which you
and someone else appeared. I can't remember the subject not who your
co-guest was, but I recall you were EXTREMELY nervous. I don't know why;
perhaps it was my intimidating and pit bull hosting style (ha). Perhaps
you were concerned about the calls you would receive from listeners (I
don't remember if that was something we could technologically do back
then). In any event, thanks for the reminder about The Swap Shop. How
could I forget Pat Watson gearing up daily for the calls that would come
in from people trying to sell (sayle) STUFF!


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:11:05 -0500, "ben and kathy hargett"
<xhunter@...> said:
Ross ,
I still remember when Phil Goodwin first came here from
"Yankee" country and was totally unfamiliar with "southernese." A
gentleman called in to Swap shop
with a very deep southern accent wanting to sell a "power
saw" Phil took this to be "parasol" and could not fathom
why in the world the caller could ask $175 for a used
"power saw/parasol" Yes, those were the days!
Regards,


Re: Laurie's letter

Alexis Ball Smith <lexsmith@...>
 

What a trip this is to read about everyone. Like Laurie, my stay at WJMA was a short (one and a half years) one as well, though mine was a detour from the academic world of teaching, not a sidebar. I met Arch at Grymes School when Ann was in the sixth grade. When I decided to leave Grymes, the public school could not find an opening for me. I heard an ad on WJMA looking for someone who would be interested in a position in "sales." I thought, why not see what's up. If you can sell parts of speech to 6th graders, you should be able to sell most anything. I attended an open meeting conducted by the famous trio of Little, Hunter, and Goodwin. Though I didn't think they saw anyone but this cute blonde on the front row (not Me!), I did get called for a second round of interviews. Seems the blonde had said her hobby was "saleing" so she didn't get too far with Arch! I, too, had a famous Arch interview...I had to sell him his own pen! As I look back and remember what a great
time I had, I have often shared with my students the foray into the "real world" and the wonderful lessons I learned from all of you. I am still in Orange, in the public schools as Director of Instruction here. I guess WJMA must have been a great educational experience for Laurie and me.
---
Alexis B. Smith, Orange County Public Schools, Orange, VA

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:22:19
laurie mccullough wrote:
Friends,
Even though my tenure at WJMA was short, I remember it fondly. I was
teaching math at the high school in Orange and had recently been fired
from my weekend job as a salad-bar filler at Horsefeathers. Somehow Ross
thought that even without the skill level required for THAT job, I could
handle weekend ball games, the farm report, and the cute little minister
who brought in his scratchy records every Sunday morning (what was his
name?).

I ended up being thankful that I'd had that incident with the broccoli at
Horsefeathers, as I truly enjoyed my early weekend mornings at WJMA for a
couple years, until I moved to Charlottesville to pursue a "terminal
degree".

Kevin McCartney (remember him, Reid and Chap?) and I got married and are
still glad we did these 18 years later. We have two daughters- one 13 and
one about to turn 16, who, while practicing her driving ran Kevin's car
("really GENTLY, mom") into a ditch last night with him in the passenger
seat. No injuries or car damage, but he did come home with that look on
his face- the one that makes you thankful mammals don't eat their young.

We still live in North Garden (south of Charlottesville) and I am working
"across the mountain" in Waynesboro as director of instruction in the
school division here. There's more to tell, of course, but this is
starting to sound like one of those family Christmas letters.
Laurie McCullough
PS The reason we have two children is that Pete York once told me that
when he had his third they "had to go from a man-to-man to a zone defense".


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Laurie's letter

laurie mccullough <lmccullough@...>
 

Friends,
Even though my tenure at WJMA was short, I remember it fondly. I was
teaching math at the high school in Orange and had recently been fired
from my weekend job as a salad-bar filler at Horsefeathers. Somehow Ross
thought that even without the skill level required for THAT job, I could
handle weekend ball games, the farm report, and the cute little minister
who brought in his scratchy records every Sunday morning (what was his
name?).

I ended up being thankful that I'd had that incident with the broccoli at
Horsefeathers, as I truly enjoyed my early weekend mornings at WJMA for a
couple years, until I moved to Charlottesville to pursue a "terminal
degree".

Kevin McCartney (remember him, Reid and Chap?) and I got married and are
still glad we did these 18 years later. We have two daughters- one 13 and
one about to turn 16, who, while practicing her driving ran Kevin's car
("really GENTLY, mom") into a ditch last night with him in the passenger
seat. No injuries or car damage, but he did come home with that look on
his face- the one that makes you thankful mammals don't eat their young.

We still live in North Garden (south of Charlottesville) and I am working
"across the mountain" in Waynesboro as director of instruction in the
school division here. There's more to tell, of course, but this is
starting to sound like one of those family Christmas letters.
Laurie McCullough
PS The reason we have two children is that Pete York once told me that
when he had his third they "had to go from a man-to-man to a zone defense".


hello

Gemlink <rs@...>
 

hope i'm doing this right...not too cyber oriented..
what a great idea...thanks to ross for putting this together,,
it sure has meant a lot to me to have him as a backup in the
mornings...as i am the old buzzard in this flock, a bit of background..
started at wjma on memorial day 1956...had answered an add wanting
a local boy,found out later that meant cheap help...studio's
were at divi's...led to control board,shown pots...and left on my own
as instructor went to drink beer....over the next 3 and one half years,
did a little bit of everything...nights,mornings,climbing tower to
replace lights,ballgames...what fun....went off to wprw in manassas
in 1959....arch's boss at wfva,john morgan...helped get me that gig...
in 1966 on to big k and in 1972 to wpik wxra in alexandria...out of
radio in 1979....illness and fatigue...i was sick and tired of it...
started fill in work at wamu washington d.c. in 1980 and took over
stained glass bluegrass program in 82...was in trade show business
as day job...and retired in 1995...along the way had met joe boucher
and bumped into him at jean's one day and that led to me coming
back to jma in jan.1966...
the sunday morning program has taught me the value of memories
and i sure have my share from the old days...phil's story about jewelry
stores today reminded me of the old time checks
time at the tone------ courtesy stephen and durrer jewelers...
except the time when my youthful exuberance proclaimed
time at the tone 8 a.m. courtesy steeedler and doodler joodlers..
or something...
wow,i'm rambling on...maybe we can all get together some day for
face to face remembrances...
red shipley


Re: Analog to digital

Chap Harrison
 

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 09:20 AM, R Roberts wrote:

Does anyone know of a good way to get tapes converted to MP3? I'd like
to plug the reel to reel into the computer and let 'er rip. Possible?
Russ
For Mac, there's a shareware program called Audion that'll do it (see www.versiontracker.com). I hitched the 1/4" tape deck phone jack to the 1/8" stereo-in jack on the computer, and told Audion to record. It read the audio and converted to MP3 on the fly. Pretty simple.


Re: the wit that was

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

I actually DID meet "Susie" vicariously. I undertook a project to create
a film documentary of the 1971 Soap Box Derby in AWR-ung (Ross narrated
the script for the soundtrack). I won't bore you with the technical
details of the film, but to say that on the day of the race, I shlepped
my gear around, filming, in glorious Super 8mm, the pre-race
preparations, the kids, the cars etc. As I rounded a corner near the
viewer bleachers on Root/Rout 20, I saw a girl who had been a member of
The Young Virginians that I conducted. She was sitting with - yes -
"Susie," who gave an overenthusiastic "HI!" I mumbled something and moved
on briskly to the finish line (no pun intended).

Les

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 13:08:07 -0500, "Bob Traister" <dxcc@...>
said:

Les:

It was definitely Susie. That was her schtick. It's funny that I still
remember her name, especially since I have no idea what she even looked
like. (And, I'm sticking to that story.) As a matter of fact, she used to
call John and request "Where's the playground, Susie" by Glen Campbell,
adding that the playground was at her house. John claimed that he never
indulged. If anyone ever finds him, maybe we can test the veracity of
this
statement.

...bob




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To: "WJMA" <WJMA@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] the wit that was


Andy Lax wrote:

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.

I had the same caller experience, although I was old enough to drive:

She called one evening shortly after I started at WJMA. "Is John
(Craig/Greg?Cregg?Claig/Graig) there?"
"No," I answered. "Uh, he's here early in the morning signing on," I
replied. Now why wouldn't this woman know that?
"Oh," she said. "Well, you sound pretty nice yourself."
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa, Kemo Sabe!
Excuse me. I have to warm up my teetsy tongue to read the news. Good bye!
End of phone call.

Les- 1970-72

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Re: the wit that was

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Les:

It was definitely Susie. That was her schtick. It's funny that I still
remember her name, especially since I have no idea what she even looked
like. (And, I'm sticking to that story.) As a matter of fact, she used to
call John and request "Where's the playground, Susie" by Glen Campbell,
adding that the playground was at her house. John claimed that he never
indulged. If anyone ever finds him, maybe we can test the veracity of this
statement.

...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Les" <grandmananer@...>
To: "WJMA" <WJMA@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] the wit that was


Andy Lax wrote:

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.

I had the same caller experience, although I was old enough to drive:

She called one evening shortly after I started at WJMA. "Is John
(Craig/Greg?Cregg?Claig/Graig) there?"
"No," I answered. "Uh, he's here early in the morning signing on," I
replied. Now why wouldn't this woman know that?
"Oh," she said. "Well, you sound pretty nice yourself."
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa, Kemo Sabe!
Excuse me. I have to warm up my teetsy tongue to read the news. Good bye!
End of phone call.

Les- 1970-72

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Re: the wit that was

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

Andy Lax wrote:

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.

I had the same caller experience, although I was old enough to drive:

She called one evening shortly after I started at WJMA. "Is John
(Craig/Greg?Cregg?Claig/Graig) there?"
"No," I answered. "Uh, he's here early in the morning signing on," I
replied. Now why wouldn't this woman know that?
"Oh," she said. "Well, you sound pretty nice yourself."
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa, Kemo Sabe!
Excuse me. I have to warm up my teetsy tongue to read the news. Good bye!
End of phone call.

Les- 1970-72

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Re: Analog to digital

Dave W <nospam2@...>
 

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 12:20, R Roberts wrote:
Does anyone know of a good way to get tapes converted to MP3? I'd like
to plug the reel to reel into the computer and let 'er rip. Possible?
Russ -

Not sure which OS you're using but it's very simple in linux, using
free apps like mpegrec and others.

dave williamson
'76-'79 part-timer


Re: Pronunciation

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

I think we were all teetsy-tongued after that audition.
MY audition on WJMA came about an hour after Arch interviewed me in his
office on Labor Day afternoon in 1970. I sat looking out the window at
the pastoral view of crows circling the tower and cows grazing in the
fields. (It may have been the other way around; I was nervous.)This after
the hectic pace of suburban Virginia in the DC area.

Arch looked at his clock and said, "Well, it's time for the news. How
about doing the newscast for us?"

Live.

OK.

Gulp.

Hey, we pro's knew how to do it...

Les

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 19:33:24 -0800, "Chap Harrison" <clh@...> said:

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: From the archive

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

What did we call these? Arch-O-Grams? This one from sometime in 1973:

"Russ,

Couple of notes on last night.

Your music between 7.45PM and 8 was wrong as a lead-in to the Night
Music program which followed. The big-band sound would have been
appropriate before Jazz Scene. You don't have to play symphonic music
before Night Music, but a softer sound paves the way.

On you 10.10PM sports you said there were nine night games (baseball)
scheduled but no scores were in. That seems unusual. If those games
started at 8 there should at least have been some partial scores. I'll
bring this up with AP if it's a problem. Or did you overlook something
on the wire?


a."
Russ

And I thought I was a pack rat! What else did you save?

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Re: From the archive

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

And I was the host of "Night Music." I was VERY sensitive to the lead-in
programming! (Just kidding).

Les Myers


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:20:42 -0500, "R Roberts"
<russroberts@...> said:

What did we call these? Arch-O-Grams? This one from sometime in 1973:

"Russ,

Couple of notes on last night.

Your music between 7.45PM and 8 was wrong as a lead-in to the Night
Music program which followed. The big-band sound would have been
appropriate before Jazz Scene. You don't have to play symphonic music
before Night Music, but a softer sound paves the way.

On you 10.10PM sports you said there were nine night games (baseball)
scheduled but no scores were in. That seems unusual. If those games
started at 8 there should at least have been some partial scores. I'll
bring this up with AP if it's a problem. Or did you overlook something
on the wire?


a."







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