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Re: Jean Love

Reid Harrison
 

I remember Jean as one of my teachers at Grymes (I think I have this correct) and then when she started working at the station I thought, “This is someone who is willing to take on any job or interest - that’s pretty cool!”  Rest in peace.
  

On Jan 5, 2015, at 1:56 AM, Ross Hunter rossgroups@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:

 

We just got word that Jean Love had died. At this time it’s not clear if she died during the night Friday or Saturday. Apparently it was related to complications that developed after her broken hip. When I have more information. I’ll pass it along.

Some of you knew Joe Rowe. He died last night.

Ross
71-86


Re: Jean Love

Les Myers
 

Well, this is very sad news. I knew Joe, too.

Les
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:56:49 -0500
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Jean Love

 

We just got word that Jean Love had died. At this time it’s not clear if she died during the night Friday or Saturday. Apparently it was related to complications that developed after her broken hip. When I have more information. I’ll pass it along.

Some of you knew Joe Rowe. He died last night.

Ross
71-86


Jean Love

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

We just got word that Jean Love had died. At this time it’s not clear if she died during the night Friday or Saturday. Apparently it was related to complications that developed after her broken hip. When I have more information. I’ll pass it along.

Some of you knew Joe Rowe. He died last night.

Ross
71-86

Morning lights

Les Myers
 

Good day- for those of us who worked early morning radio and did not have to worry whether we were in our pj's or sweatclothes, the folks in this slide show do have to be concerned about such things. This NY Times feature shows the hosts of the three major TV morning shows prepping for their day's gig.

http://tinyurl.com/nhdk5l3

Happy New Year, everyone!

Les



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Re: Jean Love's hip

Russ Roberts
 

I'm in on whatever becomes the plan. But, meanwhile, be sure to give Jean my best when you talk to her, Ross. Recovery from surgery is no place to be on Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all the Hunters.

Russ

On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Ross Hunter ross@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:
 

Jean Love called a few days ago to say she would not be able to attend our annual Christmas Eve get together. We've been meeting for dinner or afternoon tea for probably 30 years. This year Jean is at Dogwood Village (aka Orange County Nursing Home) for recovery and rehab from a broken hip. She fell a couple of weeks ago.

It occurred to me this morning that it would be nice to send Jean a card. At first I thought I'd get a card, sign it, send it to another person on this list, who would sign and pass it on. But that'll take weeks to finally get to Jean. I'd be happy to start the ball rolling on that plan if that's the vote. I'd include a list of those wanting to take part along with addresses, if that's the best thing to do.

Alternatively, for more timely cards and letters, you can individually send them to:

Jean Love
Dogwood Village
120 Dogwood Ln
Orange VA 22960

The front desk says they'll get to Jean.

Ross
71-86


Re: Jean Love's hip

Les Myers
 

Card going today. Thanks for the note. Darn hips!
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:13:39 -0500
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Jean Love's hip

 

Jean Love called a few days ago to say she would not be able to attend our annual Christmas Eve get together. We've been meeting for dinner or afternoon tea for probably 30 years. This year Jean is at Dogwood Village (aka Orange County Nursing Home) for recovery and rehab from a broken hip. She fell a couple of weeks ago.

It occurred to me this morning that it would be nice to send Jean a card. At first I thought I'd get a card, sign it, send it to another person on this list, who would sign and pass it on. But that'll take weeks to finally get to Jean. I'd be happy to start the ball rolling on that plan if that's the vote. I'd include a list of those wanting to take part along with addresses, if that's the best thing to do.

Alternatively, for more timely cards and letters, you can individually send them to:

Jean Love
Dogwood Village
120 Dogwood Ln
Orange VA 22960

The front desk says they'll get to Jean.

Ross
71-86


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Re: Jean Love's hip

Mark Johnson
 

I'm sorry to hear about Jean's mishap but I'm pleased to report that she is in very good hands at Dogwood.

For those who perhaps don't know or maybe moved away years ago, the Orange County Nursing Home became Dogwood Village several years ago. In addition to the nursing facility that has been there since roughly 1970, there is now an outstanding rehabilitative center and an assisted living facility that was built five years ago adjacent to the original building.

The entire facility is one of the best in the state. Their food service is so well ran that they actually cater for community groups who use one of the dining areas as a meeting room.

Mark Johnson
(tooting Orange County's horn)
81-84

--------------------------------------------

On Wed, 12/24/14, Ross Hunter ross@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:

Subject: [WJMA] Jean Love's hip
To: WJMA@...
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 8:13 AM
Jean Love called a few days ago to say she would
not be able to attend our annual Christmas Eve get together.
We've been meeting for dinner or afternoon tea for
probably 30 years. This year Jean is at Dogwood Village (aka
Orange County Nursing Home) for recovery and rehab from a
broken hip. She fell a couple of weeks ago.



It occurred to me this morning that it would be nice to send
Jean a card. At first I thought I'd get a card, sign it,
send it to another person on this list, who would sign and
pass it on. But that'll take weeks to finally get to
Jean. I'd be happy to start the ball rolling on that
plan if that's the vote. I'd include a list of those
wanting to take part along with addresses, if that's the
best thing to do.



Alternatively, for more timely cards and letters, you can
individually send them to:



Jean Love

Dogwood Village

120 Dogwood Ln

Orange VA 22960



The front desk says they'll get to Jean.



Ross

71-86

Re: Jean Love's hip

Gary & Jane Gardner
 

Hi Ross, the original idea of sending a card all around might take forever and since your tradition is more a holiday one I think I'll just get a card and send it along to her. Thanks for her address. Merry Christmas to you all, Jane and Gary

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


"Ross Hunter ross@... [WJMA]" <WJMA@...> wrote:

 

Jean Love called a few days ago to say she would not be able to attend our annual Christmas Eve get together. We've been meeting for dinner or afternoon tea for probably 30 years. This year Jean is at Dogwood Village (aka Orange County Nursing Home) for recovery and rehab from a broken hip. She fell a couple of weeks ago.

It occurred to me this morning that it would be nice to send Jean a card. At first I thought I'd get a card, sign it, send it to another person on this list, who would sign and pass it on. But that'll take weeks to finally get to Jean. I'd be happy to start the ball rolling on that plan if that's the vote. I'd include a list of those wanting to take part along with addresses, if that's the best thing to do.

Alternatively, for more timely cards and letters, you can individually send them to:

Jean Love
Dogwood Village
120 Dogwood Ln
Orange VA 22960

The front desk says they'll get to Jean.

Ross
71-86

Jean Love's hip

Ross Hunter <ross@...>
 

Jean Love called a few days ago to say she would not be able to attend our annual Christmas Eve get together. We've been meeting for dinner or afternoon tea for probably 30 years. This year Jean is at Dogwood Village (aka Orange County Nursing Home) for recovery and rehab from a broken hip. She fell a couple of weeks ago.

It occurred to me this morning that it would be nice to send Jean a card. At first I thought I'd get a card, sign it, send it to another person on this list, who would sign and pass it on. But that'll take weeks to finally get to Jean. I'd be happy to start the ball rolling on that plan if that's the vote. I'd include a list of those wanting to take part along with addresses, if that's the best thing to do.

Alternatively, for more timely cards and letters, you can individually send them to:

Jean Love
Dogwood Village
120 Dogwood Ln
Orange VA 22960

The front desk says they'll get to Jean.

Ross
71-86

Re: Christmas offerings

Reid Harrison
 

By the by, I’m uploading the rest of the book today.  It’s quite long, mind you, but it is all there just as CD wrote it.  Also, here and there you’ll hear a small chain jingling. That’s not Tiny Jacob Marley (nor Tiny Tim), that was Tiny Schatzie, Daddy’s faithful pooch who would occasionally get up and voice his enthusiasm by shaking his collar, before settling back down at his feet and falling fast asleep.
Reid

On Dec 22, 2014, at 10:39 AM, 'Patricia McArver' pmcarver@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:


Wonderful memories.  

Merry Christmas, Everyone.


Patricia

1978-84

 

From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...] 
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:14 PM
To: wjma@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Christmas offerings

 

  

Ross- and Reid- thank you! 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:20:06 -0500
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Christmas offerings

  

Arch reading “A Christmas Carol” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqWNE7P7Wk

 

 

Ross

71-86


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Re: Christmas offerings

Patricia Mcarver
 

Wonderful memories. 

Merry Christmas, Everyone.


Patricia

1978-84

 

From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:14 PM
To: wjma@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Christmas offerings

 

 

Ross- and Reid- thank you!

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:20:06 -0500
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Christmas offerings

 

Arch reading “A Christmas Carol” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqWNE7P7Wk

 

 

Ross

71-86


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Re: Christmas offerings

Les Myers
 

Ross- and Reid- thank you!
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:20:06 -0500
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Christmas offerings

 

Arch reading “A Christmas Carol” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqWNE7P7Wk



Ross
71-86


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Christmas offerings

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

Arch reading “A Christmas Carol” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqWNE7P7Wk


Ross
71-86

looking for a song title

Ross Hunter <ross@...>
 

The email below came to the WJMA web site this morning. Can anyone here help with a song title? I did a bit of Googling and came up with two possibilities:
Ronnie Hawkins "The Ballad of Caryl Chessman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jolwF4PfJqs

I don't think either song has the lyric the writer remembers.

Ross
71-86
==========

I have no idea if you can help me but we've pretty much tried everything else & your station was the one where I first heard this song.
 
From 1959 to 1963 I lived in Orange County in the St Just area down near the Spotsylvania County line.  Mom kept her little electric white & gold plastic kitchen radio tuned to WJMA.  I can see it sitting on the window sill just inside where you could see & smell the lilac hedge just beyond.
 
In the 60s there was a song about 'capital punishment.'  At the time there was a hue & cry regarding the subject due to Caryl Chessman having been sentenced to die.  There were a lot of songs that named him specifically but the song I'm talking about focused more on the subject of capital punishment rather than the condemned Chessman.  About the only thing I'm sure of is the last haunting line that came after the body of the song that went, "They call it capital punishment, I call it a crime."  It was slower in pace than the rest of the song...sorta drawn out to make the point.  I can't remember one word of the rest of the song.
 
If I had to, I'd guess that the singer was Charlie Waller, late of Country Gentlemen...it had that sound, but it could just as easily be someone else.  I have everything he ever sang & have listened to them, so I know it wasn't on any of HIS albums.  However, I do know that he had transitioned from Buzz Busby's Bayou Boys to Country Gentlemen due to Buzz's near demise due to a terrible car accident.  As I recall WJMA played a mix of whatever was popular or had been & could be listened to by children as well as a more mature audience.
 
Any help you have will be more than appreciated.  In fact, I may nominate you for the Hall of Fame...lol  ♦

WKRP again

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

Re: as God is my witness...

Reid Harrison
 

My memory has it like this: there was this guy responding to the assertion that turkeys are so stupid that they’ll stare up at the rain with their mouths open and thereby drown.  He said,  “Turkey not dumb, turkey smart animal…”

It’s bizarre how often I’ve actually repeated that line over the years. 

On Dec 4, 2014, at 12:56 PM, Ross Hunter rossgroups@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:

I’m very late replying…


I do recall a story on turkey farming in Orange. But I don’t remember coming across a copy of that story in the audio archives.

Ross
71-86

On Nov 24, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Molly Hoffman mhoffmancrook@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:


Does anyone remember the audio feature Phil Audibert did about a turkey farm? It would have been in 1978 (or thereabouts), and dealt with the all-important question of whether turkeys are dumb (based, if memory serves, on stories of turkeys running en masse into a corner and piling on top of each other). The farmer maintained that turkeys are smart. (I have my doubts.)

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Rgraves321@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:
 

I think Harrisonburg still has a poultry festival. Friends of mine who grew up there said that through the late 1960's Wampler would provide a few live turkeys that were thrown out of the third story of the bank as giveaways. They could flutter well enough to break their fall into the crowd below.

Ralph




-----Original Message-----
From: Al Gaige algaige@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...>
To: WJMA@... <wjma@...>
Sent: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 7:08 pm
Subject: RE: [WJMA] as God is my witness...

 
Actually, turkeys can fly. I'm not sure how well they fly from a helicopter, but ironically when I saw a "gaggle" of them take off on the Appalachian Trail, they sounded like helicopters.

al


To: WJMA@...
From: WJMA@...
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:58:25 -0500
Subject: Re: [WJMA] as God is my witness...

 

  One of the funniest moments ever in TV!




On Nov 23, 2014, at 5:35 PM, "Ross Hunter rossgroups@... [WJMA]" <WJMA@...> wrote:

 

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, this classic clip from WKRP is a must watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg

Ross Hunter '71








Re: as God is my witness...

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

I’m very late replying…

I do recall a story on turkey farming in Orange. But I don’t remember coming across a copy of that story in the audio archives.

Ross
71-86

On Nov 24, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Molly Hoffman mhoffmancrook@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:


Does anyone remember the audio feature Phil Audibert did about a turkey farm? It would have been in 1978 (or thereabouts), and dealt with the all-important question of whether turkeys are dumb (based, if memory serves, on stories of turkeys running en masse into a corner and piling on top of each other). The farmer maintained that turkeys are smart. (I have my doubts.)

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Rgraves321@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:
 

I think Harrisonburg still has a poultry festival. Friends of mine who grew up there said that through the late 1960's Wampler would provide a few live turkeys that were thrown out of the third story of the bank as giveaways. They could flutter well enough to break their fall into the crowd below.

Ralph




-----Original Message-----
From: Al Gaige algaige@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...>
To: WJMA@... <wjma@...>
Sent: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 7:08 pm
Subject: RE: [WJMA] as God is my witness...

 
Actually, turkeys can fly. I'm not sure how well they fly from a helicopter, but ironically when I saw a "gaggle" of them take off on the Appalachian Trail, they sounded like helicopters.

al


To: WJMA@...
From: WJMA@...
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:58:25 -0500
Subject: Re: [WJMA] as God is my witness...

 

  One of the funniest moments ever in TV!




On Nov 23, 2014, at 5:35 PM, "Ross Hunter rossgroups@... [WJMA]" <WJMA@...> wrote:

 

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, this classic clip from WKRP is a must watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg

Ross Hunter '71






Re: Some nostalgia

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

Interesting. Thanks, Les.

Ross
71-86

On Dec 1, 2014, at 11:10 AM, 'Les Myers' blueberry47@... [WJMA] <WJMA@...> wrote:


Greetings, all-
I subscribe to a photography group whose members still work with film and darkroom procedures. The moderator of the group has a mind STUFFED with chemistry, cameras, printing papers and general photographic history and experiences. 

Over the weekend, a member of the group posted an off-topic subject about some early jazz recordings. I thought you would be interested in this bit of audio history. The original poster's message is first, then the moderator's response.

Les


> I love the Johnny Smith -Stan Getz recording, having
> bought the 10-in.
> vinyl on my (1st) honeymoon in 1955 in NYC at Sam Goody's
> record store.
> Was it a red vinyl Pacific Jazz?
> 
> I can't recall what happened to the vinyl, but I got the
> CD a few years
> ago, and still enjoy it.  To these old ears, the sound is
> the same, without
> he pops and scratches the vinyl acquired after many plays.
> 
> I got on an elevator with a 6-year-old grandson a few days
> ago, and he was
> carrying his violin case.  A woman  asked what his
> favorite song was, and
> he couldn't think of the name.  I said "If I have anything
> to say about it,
> it will be 'Take Five'.
> 
> Marty


     I used to have (and maybe still do in storage) Pacific
Jazz 10" Lp records and other labels. Some of these were in
red vinyl I also had clear and some other colors. Colored
records were popular for a time. Some didn't sound that
good, I think they may have been transferred from 78
originals.
     I suppose my favorite rendition of Moonlight in Vermont
is the original by Patti Page with Billy Butterfield's
orchestra. Somewhere I have the 78 unless its turned to mud.
     The invention of practical tape recording
revolutionized the record business. The recorders were very
cheap and very high quality compared to the disc recording
equipment available and allowed extended recording time and
editing. One could take a finished tape to a lot of places
to have a disc master cut and processed.  At the time (about
1948) there were four large recording companies who had all
the facilities and distribution. Tape changed that very
quickly. We have come nearly all the way now with streaming
media; no one needs record labels at all now and television
and movies will soon be the same.
     My hearing is badly damaged so I am no longer able to
discuss audio quality but I had some experience with early
digital recording.  I am not sure I am a fan of vinyl, I
think a lot of faults attributed to digital recording are
really due to the way its done and not the process.  Perhaps
not but disc recording has a set of vices all its own and is
capable of rather high distortion.
     FWIW after CBS bought Columbia Records they began to
make masters on 16" 33-1/3 RPM transcription type discs.
Those were then transferred to make the 78 masters.  Modern
re-releases of some of the old Columbia 78s (like Benny
Goodman) are made from the transcription masters and I
discovered that there were places where I had heard
distortion in the 78s that was actually in the original
discs (scuffing recoding styli, etc.).  You never know.


--
Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles


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Some nostalgia

Les Myers <blueberry47@...>
 


Greetings, all-
I subscribe to a photography group whose members still work with film and darkroom procedures. The moderator of the group has a mind STUFFED with chemistry, cameras, printing papers and general photographic history and experiences.

Over the weekend, a member of the group posted an off-topic subject about some early jazz recordings. I thought you would be interested in this bit of audio history. The original poster's message is first, then the moderator's response.

Les


> I love the Johnny Smith -Stan Getz recording, having
> bought the 10-in.
> vinyl on my (1st) honeymoon in 1955 in NYC at Sam Goody's
> record store.
> Was it a red vinyl Pacific Jazz?
> 
> I can't recall what happened to the vinyl, but I got the
> CD a few years
> ago, and still enjoy it.  To these old ears, the sound is
> the same, without
> he pops and scratches the vinyl acquired after many plays.
> 
> I got on an elevator with a 6-year-old grandson a few days
> ago, and he was
> carrying his violin case.  A woman  asked what his
> favorite song was, and
> he couldn't think of the name.  I said "If I have anything
> to say about it,
> it will be 'Take Five'.
> 
> Marty


     I used to have (and maybe still do in storage) Pacific
Jazz 10" Lp records and other labels. Some of these were in
red vinyl I also had clear and some other colors. Colored
records were popular for a time. Some didn't sound that
good, I think they may have been transferred from 78
originals.
     I suppose my favorite rendition of Moonlight in Vermont
is the original by Patti Page with Billy Butterfield's
orchestra. Somewhere I have the 78 unless its turned to mud.
     The invention of practical tape recording
revolutionized the record business. The recorders were very
cheap and very high quality compared to the disc recording
equipment available and allowed extended recording time and
editing. One could take a finished tape to a lot of places
to have a disc master cut and processed.  At the time (about
1948) there were four large recording companies who had all
the facilities and distribution. Tape changed that very
quickly. We have come nearly all the way now with streaming
media; no one needs record labels at all now and television
and movies will soon be the same.
     My hearing is badly damaged so I am no longer able to
discuss audio quality but I had some experience with early
digital recording.  I am not sure I am a fan of vinyl, I
think a lot of faults attributed to digital recording are
really due to the way its done and not the process.  Perhaps
not but disc recording has a set of vices all its own and is
capable of rather high distortion.
     FWIW after CBS bought Columbia Records they began to
make masters on 16" 33-1/3 RPM transcription type discs.
Those were then transferred to make the 78 masters.  Modern
re-releases of some of the old Columbia 78s (like Benny
Goodman) are made from the transcription masters and I
discovered that there were places where I had heard
distortion in the 78s that was actually in the original
discs (scuffing recoding styli, etc.).  You never know.


--
Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles


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