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Re: Pronunciation

Chap Harrison
 

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

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

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

Chap


Re: Pronunciation

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Hi Chap:

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

...bob

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


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

Anybody recollect this?

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


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Re: Pronunciation

Mark Johnson
 

Yes, I had a few lessons from Arch.

I well remember two:

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

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


Mark Johnson
1981-1984

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Re: Pronunciation

Reid Harrison <rharrison1@...>
 

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


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

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

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

More soon.


Pronunciation

Chap Harrison
 

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....


Re: the missing

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

I think you're right, Reid. I believe (now) that it was Cregg. It's no
wonder we can't find him. No one knows how to spell his name.

Thanks.

...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reid Harrison" <rharrison1@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] the missing


on 1/20/03 7:14 PM, Bob Traister at dxcc@... wrote:

Hi Barbara:

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

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


...bob


----- Original Message -----
From: <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] the missing


In a message dated 1/20/2003 8:16:18 PM Central Standard Time,
dxcc@... writes:


John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the
Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems
that
the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have
been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about
this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.
I am wondering if this Linda is the one who worked for me as my
secretary
when I first started my real estate office at the Old Oaken Bucket.
She
also
catered my wedding to Charlie Potter in l977. She got her real estate
license and then went on to work for Meadowbrook Realty, got her
broker's
license, but left after a few years. She used to live off Route 231 on
Naked
Lady Lane? Haven't seen her in years. But she went by Linda Craig.
Maybe
someone else. Anybody know?

Barbara Potter Drinkwater in upstate NY, also very cold and wintry.







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I believe it was actually Cregg.


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Re: the missing

Reid Harrison <rharrison1@...>
 

on 1/20/03 7:14 PM, Bob Traister at dxcc@... wrote:

Hi Barbara:

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

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


...bob


----- Original Message -----
From: <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] the missing


In a message dated 1/20/2003 8:16:18 PM Central Standard Time,
dxcc@... writes:


John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the
Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems that
the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have
been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about
this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.
I am wondering if this Linda is the one who worked for me as my secretary
when I first started my real estate office at the Old Oaken Bucket. She
also
catered my wedding to Charlie Potter in l977. She got her real estate
license and then went on to work for Meadowbrook Realty, got her broker's
license, but left after a few years. She used to live off Route 231 on
Naked
Lady Lane? Haven't seen her in years. But she went by Linda Craig.
Maybe
someone else. Anybody know?

Barbara Potter Drinkwater in upstate NY, also very cold and wintry.







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I believe it was actually Cregg.


Re: the missing

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Hi Barbara:

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

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


...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: <willowdrinkwater@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WJMA] the missing


In a message dated 1/20/2003 8:16:18 PM Central Standard Time,
dxcc@... writes:


John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the
Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems that
the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have
been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about
this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.
I am wondering if this Linda is the one who worked for me as my secretary
when I first started my real estate office at the Old Oaken Bucket. She
also
catered my wedding to Charlie Potter in l977. She got her real estate
license and then went on to work for Meadowbrook Realty, got her broker's
license, but left after a few years. She used to live off Route 231 on
Naked
Lady Lane? Haven't seen her in years. But she went by Linda Craig.
Maybe
someone else. Anybody know?

Barbara Potter Drinkwater in upstate NY, also very cold and wintry.







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Re: the missing

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Ross:

There is another name that should be added to this list, John Greg, with
whom I worked at WJMA from 1969 until early 1971. He was at WJMA (morning
man) years before I came and, apparently, stayed for a few years after I
left. Does anyone have any information about John?
John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems that the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.


...bob
Bob,

You are right John should be on the list of the missing. Arch says his last name is spelled Cregg. I looked for him, but did not locate him. I also looked for Linda, but could not find her. I saw Linda a few years ago when she had a catering business. I contacted a few people who had contact with her in the last few years, but she seems to have dropped out of sight. A Google search for John Cregg turned up a few, but they all said they were not _that_ John Cregg.

John was doing mornings when I arrived at WJMA in the fall of 1971. John always seemed to be a wild one. Maybe Bill Little can add some details here.

I do recall an incident from maybe the mid 1970s. John had been gone for some time and was apparently working for the Postal Service in Denver. A letter came to Arch from someone in California and there was a "Hi Arch, John" written on the envelope. Apparently he was sorting mail and noticed the address. Small world some times.

Also from the small world department. When my company Dominion Market Research began in things were pretty slow. I was looking for projects to learn the PageMaker desktop publishing program. On Christmas eve of 1987 I heard John Lee, on the Virginia News Network, interviewing Tom Osina a spokesman for the Virginia Independent Gasoline Retailers Association. I wondered at the time if either one knew the other had also worked at WJMA. So was born the idea of an newsletter for WJMA Alumni to be called "Blast From The Past". It never got much past a couple of rough drafts before our business picked up and I no longer had time for the project. To show how long ago that was, we reviewed two movies: Broadcast News and Good Morning Vietnam.

Ross Hunter

I guess this list is a revival of "Blast From The Past".


Re: the missing

Bob Traister <dxcc@...>
 

Ross:

There is another name that should be added to this list, John Greg, with
whom I worked at WJMA from 1969 until early 1971. He was at WJMA (morning
man) years before I came and, apparently, stayed for a few years after I
left. Does anyone have any information about John?

He was the cause of my downfall on one of my first days at work. After I
finished my shift on a Friday afternoon, he invited me to go with him to a
local service station/beer bar and toss down a few cold ones. Even though I
was underage (at 20), I went and ended up downing 12 mugs of Budweiser
draft. We then drove to his cabin, named "Froggy Bottom," where his
girlfriend cooked us some dinner, and I downed another couple of beers from
cans. Later, some friends of John's stopped by to visit. The last thing I
remember was throwing up in a bucket that had been placed in the middle of
the living room floor (I was on the floor at this time.), while the others
commented on my method and style of delivery. I had to sign-on the station
for the first time the next morning. That is another story that I will save
for a later time.

John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems that the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.


...bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Hunter" <xhunter@...>
To: <WJMA@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: [WJMA] the missing


Here's a list of names that I found on a couple of printouts. A few
of these folks are around, but I have not been able to find them.
Among those that should be found are:

Rich Carpenter, Ted Carroll, Mike Coffee, Duke DuFrane, Rob Eure,
Patricia Hammill, Mary Johnson, John LeGarde, Dudley Littlehales,
Molly Moore, Marissa Murphy, Ann Pritchett, Jean Purcell, Randy
Shavis, Ron Smallwood, Page Talley, Leslie Willis. Some of these
folks may still be in the Orange area.

Mike Coffe is a financial consultant and lives near Crozet, Duke
DuFrane is in Culpeper (Lennie can you help here?), John LeGarde may
be in North Carolina, Molly Moore (now Sandridge) may be in
Charlottesville, and Ron Smallwood is an attorney and may be in
Richmond. Rich Carpenter is a UVa grad. If you are also and can log
onto UVa's Alumni website, you may be able to get an email address.
If you know any of these folks or any on the long list below, get an
email address and send it to me: xhunter@... or
staff@...

If we should add any to the deceased list, please reply to the list.

Thanks,

Ross Hunter
.............................................................

Gilbert Abby 1949--19??
Jack Ambrose 1950--19??
Wanda Barnett 1963--19??
Helen Berry 1967--19??
Lelia Biabars 1966--19??
Lelia Bickers 1966--19?? news department
John E Brooks 1964--19??
Charles E Brown 1952--19??
Florence H Burrus 1953--19??
Ann G Butler 1949--19??
Eileen Butler 1953--19??
Rich Carpenter 1983--19??
Ted Carroll 1968--19??
Robert Charry 1976-19??
Wilma Christenson 1951-19??
Mike Coffe 1971-19??
Ernest Davis 1966--19?? news department
Jean Deane 1952-19??
Janet Dennis 1963--19??
James L Derrick 1951-19??
Rick Dreves 1975-19??
Lewis W Duffey Jr 1966--19??
Duke M DuFrane 1961--19??
Mary Dworkin 1983-19??
Gertrude R Early 1952-19??
Talmage England 1949-19??
Rob Eure 1980-19?? news stringer
Robert H Forman III 1964--19??
David Gafford 1950-19??
Ann B Ganz 1962--19??
James M Ganz 1963--19??
Florence S Garcia 1962--19??
Charlie Gentry 1967-19??
Mike Gleason 1966-19??
Jackie Gordon 1969-19??
Doris Green 1967-19??
Andrew J Green Jr 1966--19??
Donald Greene 1952-19??
Mary Beverley Grymes 1949-19??
Kenneth W Gunter 1961--19??
Chet Hagen 1974-19??
Gerald Hager 1971-19??
Roy Hager 1971-19??
Patricia Hammill 1975-19?? news stringer-Madison County
June Harres 1967-19??
Lewis A Harvey 1966--19??
Arthur L Hasty 1966--19??
Lula Mae Herndon 1953-19??
William Herndon 1969-19??
John Hunter Jr 1951-19??
Florence Hutchinson 1953-19??
R E Jarrell 1969-19??
Sue Jarrett 1983-19?? sports stringer
Mary Johnson 1982-19?? sales
Edward Jones 1961--19??
Doris L Kirby 1961--19??
Orville LaGuire 1951-19??
Edward Landes 1952-19??
Everett Lane 1949-19??
John C LeGarde 1961--19??
Dorothy Lewis 1951-19??
Dudley Littlehales 1976-19?? news stringer Madison County
Arthur Livish Jr 1949-19??
Ben Long 1949-19??
J R Maber 1972-19??
Wesley D Mackey 1962--19??
John MacLeigh 1950-19??
Robert Malle 1969-19??
Ann Mallory 1950-19??
Chris Mantine 1977-19??
F Joseph McCallfran 1968-19??
Charles McGinley 1949-19??
Katherine McNett 1972-19??
Dorothy Mench 1968-19?? news stringer
Donna D Mesimer 1964--19??
Jane Mills 1971-19??
Joseph Moetz 1953-19??
Mary Moore Sandridge 1980-19?? news stringer
Marissa Murphy 1980-19?? receptionist
Melissa Pierson 1953-19??
Robert Powell 1953-19??
Ann Pritchett Benzinger 1983-19??
Jean Purcell 1961--19??
Paul E Pysell 1964--19??
Joseph Quinn 1950-19??
Grey Redman 1970-19??
Nancy Richardson 1980-19??
Jesse Ring 1950-19??
Dorothy Roberts 1951-19??
Jerry Jane Roberts 1951-19??
David A Rock 1964--19??
Cindy Sanford 1969-19??
Vincent John Scappatura 1950-19??
Boyd Schellinger 1949-19??
Patricia Schellinger 1950-19??
Herman P Schmidt 1962--19??
Randy Shavis 1975-19??
James E Simmons 1952-19??
Ronald L Smallwood 1963--19??
Delbert Smith 1949-19??
William E Smith 1950-19??
Beverly Smithson 1966-19??
Arthur Snowberger 1950-19??
Clara Steele 1980-19??
Art Stone 1966-19??
Chuck Strome III 1980-19?? news intern
Page Talley 1966--19?? news department
Anne Carter Townville 1971-19??
Joseph Trivette 1949-19??
Joseph L Tully 1950-19??
Jeannie Turner 1951-19??
John Tuttle 1950-19??
Laurinda Vogt 1983-19??
Mark Walker 1970-19??
Alfred Walthall 1951-19??
Phyllis Wampler 1950-19??
Martin J Wayne 1963--19??
Claude F White Jr 1961--19??
Walter Wilkerson 1951-19??
Leslie Willis 1980-19?? sales
Robert E Witt 1963--19??

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the missing

Ross Hunter <xhunter@...>
 

Here's a list of names that I found on a couple of printouts. A few of these folks are around, but I have not been able to find them. Among those that should be found are:

Rich Carpenter, Ted Carroll, Mike Coffee, Duke DuFrane, Rob Eure, Patricia Hammill, Mary Johnson, John LeGarde, Dudley Littlehales, Molly Moore, Marissa Murphy, Ann Pritchett, Jean Purcell, Randy Shavis, Ron Smallwood, Page Talley, Leslie Willis. Some of these folks may still be in the Orange area.

Mike Coffe is a financial consultant and lives near Crozet, Duke DuFrane is in Culpeper (Lennie can you help here?), John LeGarde may be in North Carolina, Molly Moore (now Sandridge) may be in Charlottesville, and Ron Smallwood is an attorney and may be in Richmond. Rich Carpenter is a UVa grad. If you are also and can log onto UVa's Alumni website, you may be able to get an email address. If you know any of these folks or any on the long list below, get an email address and send it to me: xhunter@... or staff@...

If we should add any to the deceased list, please reply to the list.

Thanks,

Ross Hunter
.............................................................

Gilbert Abby 1949--19??
Jack Ambrose 1950--19??
Wanda Barnett 1963--19??
Helen Berry 1967--19??
Lelia Biabars 1966--19??
Lelia Bickers 1966--19?? news department
John E Brooks 1964--19??
Charles E Brown 1952--19??
Florence H Burrus 1953--19??
Ann G Butler 1949--19??
Eileen Butler 1953--19??
Rich Carpenter 1983--19??
Ted Carroll 1968--19??
Robert Charry 1976-19??
Wilma Christenson 1951-19??
Mike Coffe 1971-19??
Ernest Davis 1966--19?? news department
Jean Deane 1952-19??
Janet Dennis 1963--19??
James L Derrick 1951-19??
Rick Dreves 1975-19??
Lewis W Duffey Jr 1966--19??
Duke M DuFrane 1961--19??
Mary Dworkin 1983-19??
Gertrude R Early 1952-19??
Talmage England 1949-19??
Rob Eure 1980-19?? news stringer
Robert H Forman III 1964--19??
David Gafford 1950-19??
Ann B Ganz 1962--19??
James M Ganz 1963--19??
Florence S Garcia 1962--19??
Charlie Gentry 1967-19??
Mike Gleason 1966-19??
Jackie Gordon 1969-19??
Doris Green 1967-19??
Andrew J Green Jr 1966--19??
Donald Greene 1952-19??
Mary Beverley Grymes 1949-19??
Kenneth W Gunter 1961--19??
Chet Hagen 1974-19??
Gerald Hager 1971-19??
Roy Hager 1971-19??
Patricia Hammill 1975-19?? news stringer-Madison County
June Harres 1967-19??
Lewis A Harvey 1966--19??
Arthur L Hasty 1966--19??
Lula Mae Herndon 1953-19??
William Herndon 1969-19??
John Hunter Jr 1951-19??
Florence Hutchinson 1953-19??
R E Jarrell 1969-19??
Sue Jarrett 1983-19?? sports stringer
Mary Johnson 1982-19?? sales
Edward Jones 1961--19??
Doris L Kirby 1961--19??
Orville LaGuire 1951-19??
Edward Landes 1952-19??
Everett Lane 1949-19??
John C LeGarde 1961--19??
Dorothy Lewis 1951-19??
Dudley Littlehales 1976-19?? news stringer Madison County
Arthur Livish Jr 1949-19??
Ben Long 1949-19??
J R Maber 1972-19??
Wesley D Mackey 1962--19??
John MacLeigh 1950-19??
Robert Malle 1969-19??
Ann Mallory 1950-19??
Chris Mantine 1977-19??
F Joseph McCallfran 1968-19??
Charles McGinley 1949-19??
Katherine McNett 1972-19??
Dorothy Mench 1968-19?? news stringer
Donna D Mesimer 1964--19??
Jane Mills 1971-19??
Joseph Moetz 1953-19??
Mary Moore Sandridge 1980-19?? news stringer
Marissa Murphy 1980-19?? receptionist
Melissa Pierson 1953-19??
Robert Powell 1953-19??
Ann Pritchett Benzinger 1983-19??
Jean Purcell 1961--19??
Paul E Pysell 1964--19??
Joseph Quinn 1950-19??
Grey Redman 1970-19??
Nancy Richardson 1980-19??
Jesse Ring 1950-19??
Dorothy Roberts 1951-19??
Jerry Jane Roberts 1951-19??
David A Rock 1964--19??
Cindy Sanford 1969-19??
Vincent John Scappatura 1950-19??
Boyd Schellinger 1949-19??
Patricia Schellinger 1950-19??
Herman P Schmidt 1962--19??
Randy Shavis 1975-19??
James E Simmons 1952-19??
Ronald L Smallwood 1963--19??
Delbert Smith 1949-19??
William E Smith 1950-19??
Beverly Smithson 1966-19??
Arthur Snowberger 1950-19??
Clara Steele 1980-19??
Art Stone 1966-19??
Chuck Strome III 1980-19?? news intern
Page Talley 1966--19?? news department
Anne Carter Townville 1971-19??
Joseph Trivette 1949-19??
Joseph L Tully 1950-19??
Jeannie Turner 1951-19??
John Tuttle 1950-19??
Laurinda Vogt 1983-19??
Mark Walker 1970-19??
Alfred Walthall 1951-19??
Phyllis Wampler 1950-19??
Martin J Wayne 1963--19??
Claude F White Jr 1961--19??
Walter Wilkerson 1951-19??
Leslie Willis 1980-19?? sales
Robert E Witt 1963--19??


Greetings to all

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

Greetings to all from Maine, where the men are freezing, the women are
also freezing and the children are bouncing off above-average snow banks.

It's wintah heah, but the cockles of my heart were thawed by the messages
from the "WJMA family."

I remember fondly the Labor Day 1970 afternoon sitting in Arch's office
for the interview to fill an announcing position he had open. I read the
ad in Broadcasting Magazine ("announcer. Small station in Orange,
Virginia. We won't promise anything we can't deliver." Or words to that
effect.) I had come from announcing classical music on WGMS for six
months, working midnight-6 a.m. The station cut its budget (sound
familiar?), and me, being newest kitty in the litter box, got bumped.

Arch hired me, and I went from playing Mozart and Beethoven to "Knock
Three Times" and the Three Dog Night. It was a steep learning curve on
having to SAY SOMETHING every three - four minutes instead of 20-30.

But there was something about the quality of the operation and solidity
of the position that caused me to buy a house and get involved with the
community. My then-wife (I have a different one now)worked for the Orange
County Extension Service and through it we started "The Young Virginians"
chorus of young people. Gavin Sanner was accompanist, and the kids did
very well. Later Arch asked me to help start an adult choral group and
for three years I conducted The Orange Choral Society. Great fun!

From WJMA I went to teach music and photography at Woodberry Forest
School, then moved to Harrisonburg where I worked in a rather dismal
evening shift doing nothing more than running the board and reading a
newscast or two. But I was falling in love, and that gave me time
to,well, nurture the relationship.

We moved to Birmingham Alabama in 1976 where I was part of a start-up
team that got public radio station WBHM on the air on Dec 5, 1976. I
started as music director, left there as program director in 1983 for
Maine where I assumed the same role at Maine Public Radio. I was station
mamanger for radio when my position was cut in 1991.

Since then I have had various fates and fortunes that led me to my
present work, director of the Maine Audio Information and Reading
Service, Maine AIRS. I supervise about 60 volunteer readers and a part
time staff member who read the local news from the state's daily and
weekly newspapers broadcast statewide over the SAP channels of Maine
Public TV. We have a small but very appreciative audience of blind and
visually impaired listeners who otherwise would not be able to hear the
obituaries, town council news, store ads and other fodder that are the
grist of the presses.

You can hear Maine AIRS (in fact, I currently am on the air at 7 p.m. EST
reading "The Maine Woods" by Thoreau on a program that airs nightly
called "The Maine Reader"- well, it would sound funny to say the
Connecticut Reader or the El Paso Reader...it wouldn't be ethical...).
You can hear Maine AIRS by logging on to www.theiris.org and clicking on
the Maine AIRS button.

I have been a choir director in the area since 1988, currently serving
the Orono United Methodist Church. I also continue to do a lot of
photography, none of which is available on any web site. I can send some
digital photos taken with an inexpensive but no longer functional camera
(it gets returned tomorrow) via attachments if anyone clammers for a
visual cure for insomnia.

That's enough keystroking for now. I have to pause and carefully read
this great batch of messages from the far-flung correspondents of the
WJMA airwaves.

Best wishes to you all.

Les Myers
Old Town, Maine

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Re: Like a family reunion

Les <grandmananer@...>
 

Les here. Patricia reminds me of my own Arch pronouncer story. I was
still very new kid on the block in October 1970 at WJMA. Arch was
commuting to Fredericksburg to the "School of Magic," studying for the
FCC 1st Class Ticket to Wealth, Health and Transmitter Tribulation
Solving Skills. One afternoon he called the station and either Bill
Little or John Craig told me that Arch asked them to remind me that the
name of the town where WJMA is located is "OAR-unge," not "ORINCH."

More to come from this quill shortly. But a heart-felt THANKS to Ross for
puttig the labor in to get this started. What fun to see names I haven't
heard of - or thought of - since the last millenium.

Les Myers
On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 19:52:55 -0500, "Patricia McArver"
<pmcarver@...> said:

Greetings from Charleston.
I'll join the others in thanking Ross and Les for getting this listserve
going. It's been 19 years since I left WJMA and in all the places I've
worked I have never again found the sense of family that Arch cultivated
at Radio Orange. He really did bring out the best in everyone.

One of my earliest and dearest Arch stories occurred very soon after I
started working there in 1978 as a part-time Madison County reporter.
Arch called me back into his office and asked me to read a paper with the
words "being" and "shining" on it. I did and he delicately pointed out
that both those words end with a "G." He worked patiently to refine my
Carolina/Georgia accent with a fair amount of success over the six years
I was privileged to be at the station. I left in 1984 for a job at the
Madison County Eagle and work has never been the same since.

I'm now touting the wonderful opportunities that await your children or
grandchildren at The Citadel (with apologies to Lennie whose sons are at
those other military schools). Had the pleasure of seeing Audibert and
Suzie when they came through last fall. I hope others who are down this
way will check in.

Speaking of the missing, what ever happened to Digby Solomon? Last I
heard he was at the newspaper in Norfolk.

I'll look forward to reading news of old friends.

Take care,
Patricia McArver aka McAnk





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Like a family reunion

Patricia McArver <pmcarver@...>
 

Greetings from Charleston.
I'll join the others in thanking Ross and Les for getting this listserve going. It's been 19 years since I left WJMA and in all the places I've worked I have never again found the sense of family that Arch cultivated at Radio Orange. He really did bring out the best in everyone.

One of my earliest and dearest Arch stories occurred very soon after I started working there in 1978 as a part-time Madison County reporter. Arch called me back into his office and asked me to read a paper with the words "being" and "shining" on it. I did and he delicately pointed out that both those words end with a "G." He worked patiently to refine my Carolina/Georgia accent with a fair amount of success over the six years I was privileged to be at the station. I left in 1984 for a job at the Madison County Eagle and work has never been the same since.

I'm now touting the wonderful opportunities that await your children or grandchildren at The Citadel (with apologies to Lennie whose sons are at those other military schools). Had the pleasure of seeing Audibert and Suzie when they came through last fall. I hope others who are down this way will check in.

Speaking of the missing, what ever happened to Digby Solomon? Last I heard he was at the newspaper in Norfolk.

I'll look forward to reading news of old friends.

Take care,
Patricia McArver aka McAnk


Re: the missing

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

In a message dated 1/20/2003 8:16:18 PM Central Standard Time,
dxcc@... writes:


John and his wife, Linda, visited me at my home in Front Royal in the Winter
of 1971, and that was the last time I saw either of them. It seems that the
last I heard of John (early/middle 70s), he was divorced and may have been
working at a station in California. However, I may be mistaken about this.
Any news about him would be appreciated.
I am wondering if this Linda is the one who worked for me as my secretary
when I first started my real estate office at the Old Oaken Bucket. She also
catered my wedding to Charlie Potter in l977. She got her real estate
license and then went on to work for Meadowbrook Realty, got her broker's
license, but left after a few years. She used to live off Route 231 on Naked
Lady Lane? Haven't seen her in years. But she went by Linda Craig. Maybe
someone else. Anybody know?

Barbara Potter Drinkwater in upstate NY, also very cold and wintry.


Re: Hi

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

J. Ross,

I posted my message before I read all the background messages. If I had
all my questions would have been answered. But then, that's always been
my M.O. 1) Reply and state opinions before any research, 2) read the
manual only as a last resort, 3) and never pre-read news stories before
going on-air.

I'll give you guys an update on what's happened in my world during the
past twenty five years shortly.

Russ Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: Dominion Market Research staff [mailto:staff@...]
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 1:59 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Hi

Thanks, Ross, for putting this together. How many people where you
able
to track down? And of that number, what is the percentage "online?" I
look forward to reading everyone's postings. Russ Roberts.
Russ,

I have located 51 so far. There are still some people I'm sure are
out there, but I haven't located them. I hope to post a list of the
missing soon. Maybe someone on the list will know where the missing
are.

Of the 51 I located, 51 had email and wanted to be on the list. My
math skills are weak, but that looks like 100%. Amazing.

I hope Phil Goodwin will join in soon. He has lots of good Pat Watson
and Gene Bossieux stories. I think we need to get as much as possible
of the history and stories of the radio station on record. Let'er rip
with the stories.

Ross
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309 Madison Road
PO Box 791
Orange VA 22960-0464
800-328-2588 540-672-2327 fax: 540-672-0296
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Re: Hi

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

Thanks, Ross, for putting this together. How many people where you able
to track down? And of that number, what is the percentage "online?" I
look forward to reading everyone's postings. Russ Roberts.
Russ,

I have located 51 so far. There are still some people I'm sure are out there, but I haven't located them. I hope to post a list of the missing soon. Maybe someone on the list will know where the missing are.

Of the 51 I located, 51 had email and wanted to be on the list. My math skills are weak, but that looks like 100%. Amazing.

I hope Phil Goodwin will join in soon. He has lots of good Pat Watson and Gene Bossieux stories. I think we need to get as much as possible of the history and stories of the radio station on record. Let'er rip with the stories.

Ross
--
Dominion Market Research
309 Madison Road
PO Box 791
Orange VA 22960-0464
800-328-2588 540-672-2327 fax: 540-672-0296
_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/


Hi

R Roberts <russroberts@...>
 

Thanks, Ross, for putting this together. How many people where you able
to track down? And of that number, what is the percentage "online?" I
look forward to reading everyone's postings. Russ Roberts.


Admistrative

Dominion Market Research staff <staff@...>
 

I noticed a couple of bounced emails to the WJMA list this morning.

If you'd like to get this list at more than one email address, let me know and I'll add additional addresses to the distribution list. That way you can get email and post while you are supposed to be doing other things at work.

Send additional email addresses to either--
xhunter@...
staff@...

Cheers,

Ross Hunter
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Dominion Market Research
309 Madison Road
PO Box 791
Orange VA 22960-0464
800-328-2588 540-672-2327 fax: 540-672-0296
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Communication

Len Cowherd
 

With the formation of this group, the first image that comes to my mind is
Gene hunkered down behind some rack "over there" trying to hook up a patch
so he and Pat and the others can share in the fun.

The second image is something like the movie "Frequency" and he is trying to
get in touch with us via ham radio.

For what the Cowherds are doing, see:

http://cowherd.org

Lennie
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