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as God is my witness...

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

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

Become a part of WJMA again

John Shick
 

I am preparing to sell my shares in Piedmont Communications, Inc. This is the first time I'm aware of that shares have been offered for sale outside of the original group, family, or management. I have 385 shares, which represent approximately 4% of the company. Piedmont is currently demonstrating positive cash-flow and earnings. If any of the group is interested in getting re-engaged in the operations of WJMA, this is your opportunity. 


If interested, please contact me privately and off-group. I can provide financial data following the execution of a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement. A stock repurchase agreement is in place with the company; no current interest in the shares has been expressed by Piedmont at this time. I will provide details of this agreement with the financial data to serious inquiries.


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Re: two passings

Patricia Mcarver
 

Ross,

Sad news.  Thanks for sharing. Both of those folks were memorable stalwarts at Radio Orange.

 

Take care,

Patricia

 

From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...]
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 2:42 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] two passings

 

 

This week's Orange Review has obituaries related to WJMA.

 

Sally Crismond died on October 25. She was in the Sales Department for a couple of years at the end of Arch Harrison's ownership. She stayed on to work for Digby Solomon until 1988.

 

Sally Mitchell Crismond, 71, of Orange, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the M.C.V. Hospital in Richmond. Born January 7, 1943, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Upshur and Clara Micks Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Crismond. Sally was retired as the Assistant Registrar for Orange County. She was an avid Bridge player and belonged to the Marathon Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, and the Bridge Club. Sally is survived by three daughters, Betsy Crowell and husband, George, of Glen Allen, Pam Martin of North Carolina, and Anne Pugh and husband, Steve, of Florida; a sister, Keena M. Harwood of Richmond; and seven grandchildren, Cam, Callie, Zach, Lexi, Andrew, Christopher, and Samantha. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange. Pastor Lin Hutton will officiate. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends in the parish hall immediately after the memorial service.The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Free Clinic, P.O. Box 441, Orange, VA 22960.Preddy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

========================

 

Also Grayson Delano died on October 24. He was the Pastor at Faith Bible Baptist Church which he started. As a former broadcaster he knew the reach of radio. For many years he ran a spot for Faith Bible Baptist just before Swap Shop.

 

two passings

Ross Hunter <ross@...>
 

This week's Orange Review has obituaries related to WJMA.

Sally Crismond died on October 25. She was in the Sales Department for a couple of years at the end of Arch Harrison's ownership. She stayed on to work for Digby Solomon until 1988.

Sally Mitchell Crismond, 71, of Orange, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the M.C.V. Hospital in Richmond. Born January 7, 1943, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Upshur and Clara Micks Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Crismond. Sally was retired as the Assistant Registrar for Orange County. She was an avid Bridge player and belonged to the Marathon Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, and the Bridge Club. Sally is survived by three daughters, Betsy Crowell and husband, George, of Glen Allen, Pam Martin of North Carolina, and Anne Pugh and husband, Steve, of Florida; a sister, Keena M. Harwood of Richmond; and seven grandchildren, Cam, Callie, Zach, Lexi, Andrew, Christopher, and Samantha. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange. Pastor Lin Hutton will officiate. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends in the parish hall immediately after the memorial service.The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Free Clinic, P.O. Box 441, Orange, VA 22960.Preddy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
========================

Also Grayson Delano died on October 24. He was the Pastor at Faith Bible Baptist Church which he started. As a former broadcaster he knew the reach of radio. For many years he ran a spot for Faith Bible Baptist just before Swap Shop.

Re: cover boy

Len Cowherd
 

Great article!!

 

From: WJMA@... [mailto:WJMA@...]
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 5:30 PM
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] cover boy

 

 

JD Slade (Bob Wade to you old timers) is on the cover of the current issue of Culpeper Hospital’s “Simply Health” magazine. http://www.culpeperhealth.org/pdfs/simplyhealth0914.pdf

 

The article begins on page 10 and tells the story of his battle with diabetes. The caption on the lead photo is wrong. JD is interviewing DONNA Waugh-Robinson at Waugh Enterprises.

 

Ross

71-86

Re: cover boy

John Lee
 

Great story. Glad to hear my old partner on the radio is doing well. Thanks, Ross.


On Monday, September 15, 2014 5:30 PM, "Ross Hunter rossgroups@... [WJMA]" wrote:


 
JD Slade (Bob Wade to you old timers) is on the cover of the current issue of Culpeper Hospital’s “Simply Health” magazine. http://www.culpeperhealth.org/pdfs/simplyhealth0914.pdf

The article begins on page 10 and tells the story of his battle with diabetes. The caption on the lead photo is wrong. JD is interviewing DONNA Waugh-Robinson at Waugh Enterprises.

Ross
71-86


cover boy

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

JD Slade (Bob Wade to you old timers) is on the cover of the current issue of Culpeper Hospital’s “Simply Health” magazine. http://www.culpeperhealth.org/pdfs/simplyhealth0914.pdf

The article begins on page 10 and tells the story of his battle with diabetes. The caption on the lead photo is wrong. JD is interviewing DONNA Waugh-Robinson at Waugh Enterprises.

Ross
71-86

Simpsons OD

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

Perhpas you've heard or read that the FXX cable channel is running every Simpsons episode in a marathon of marathons. It started yesterday (8/21) and will run through all 25 seasons ending on September 1.

Did you know that Reid Harrison was the writer for two episodes and has script credit on another four? Reid's two episodes are "The Springfield Files" from Season 8 and "Papa Don't Leach" from Season 19. "Springfield" will run Sunday Aug 24 at 7pm Eastern. And "Papa" will run Saturday Aug 30 at 3:30am Eastern. Sounds like a DVR candidate.

Here's a link to the full schedule: <http://assets.fxnetworks.com/fxx/assets/thesimpsons/simpsons_schedule.pdf>

And here's a link to all Reid's work on IMDB:
<http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365829/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1>

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Miking for thought

Les Myers
 

Greetings all- I subscribe to an online photographers forum (called, coincidentally The Online Photographer). Former photo mag editor Mike Johnson produces it. Here is one of his sporadic off-topic musings published today or yesterday:

A Good Morning to you—

XM Radio got cut off in my car the other day—I'd forgotten to re-up—so no more jazz, temporarily. I was forced to listen to (shudder) FM. The horror, the horror.

Time was when this wasn't allowed, but now there are giant conglomerates that control thousands of radio stations. Everything on them is calculated and focus-group tested and computer-controlled, with anodyne disc jockeys (if there are any at all) providing canned commentary but having no programming input. Little on these corporate megalith stations is legitimately local. The result is as stultifying as you could imagine: most radio stations play their same 500 songs interminably, in predetermined percentages, to formula, with just a very few entering or falling off the playlist now and then as a sort of cypher for the creep of time. As with much of capitalist-corporatist culture, it all makes economic sense—for the owners—but culturally, intellectually, emotionally and artistically it's sterile, sad, cynical and debased. (Of course there are some decent stations on the dial too.)

And, as regular readers might know, my personal bête noire is "American irony"—of which there is just way too much—and it's just as ironic as can be that what started out as rebellion and self-expression and protest and counter-culture—"classic rock"—has long since been co-opted completely into the power structure and is now simply a sop, pablum for the ears, ubiquitous, toothless. They play it softly in supermarkets and use it to sell shoes. I'm almost forced to hate classic rock just on principle. (I don't, quite.)

At least there was a limit...and it's a funny one. Janis Joplin, Michael McClure, and Bob Neuwirth's song "Mercedes Benz" was actually used for a Mercedes-Benz commercial for a short time (talk about irony), but Mercedes pulled it when even they realized that the song was specifically and explicitly a lampoon of, and protest against, mindless consumerism and consumerist one-upsmanship. You gotta love that there's a limit to stupidity even if it's buried way, way down in the mix. 

/Soapbox.

(And please, no need to rise to the defense of capitalism. You know I haven't the slightest power against it and it doesn't need defending. It won. It rules. We know. Were I to let loose with my most immoderate screeds (of which this is not one, oh no) it would be like firing a Daisy BB gun at an Abrams M1 main battle tank.)

Have a positive day today, wherever in the world you find yourself.

Mike



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Re: Mark's back

maretw2@netzero.com <maretw2@...>
 

Re: Mark's back

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

Mary,

I've been away.

I have not talked to the Review and I have not seen the editor.

There's nothing planned that I know about.

Ross

Ross,
 
Were you able to contact the Orange Review about their incomplete info on Mark?
 
Hope all is well in and around Orange.
 
Any other new happenings or events coming up?
 
Have a good week.
 
Best wishes,
 
Mary T (75-79)
 
 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Dominion Market Research ross@... [WJMA]"
To: WJMA@...
Subject: [WJMA] Mark's back
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:37:21 -0400
 
This week's Orange Review has a front page story about Mark Johnson
being appointed to fill to the end of the year, the term of Shannon
Abbs who resigned her seat. Mark is a past member of the Board and a
past Chairman.

The Review article on his community activities and previous
experience fails to mention his time as a part-time announcer at
WJMA. I'll have to mention that to the editor. ;-)

The article says Mark had prepared a list of 10 reasons why he should
be appointed to the vacant seat, but when no others expressed
interest in the seat, he mentioned only one reason: he could save the
county money because he still had his old name plaque.

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Re: Mark's back

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Mark's back

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

This week's Orange Review has a front page story about Mark Johnson being appointed to fill to the end of the year, the term of Shannon Abbs who resigned her seat. Mark is a past member of the Board and a past Chairman.

The Review article on his community activities and previous experience fails to mention his time as a part-time announcer at WJMA. I'll have to mention that to the editor. ;-)

The article says Mark had prepared a list of 10 reasons why he should be appointed to the vacant seat, but when no others expressed interest in the seat, he mentioned only one reason: he could save the county money because he still had his old name plaque.

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Re: WFVA/Free Lance Star news

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

Sure did. Thanks for catching that typo.

Ross

Did you mean WFLS instead of FVA in the subject line?

To: WJMA@...
From: WJMA@...
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:26:32 -0400
Subject: [WJMA] WFVA/Free Lance Star news

 
From the DCRTV website:

Sandton Closes On Free Lance-Star Properties - 6/20 -
s-assets-of-fls/>

From fredericksburg.com: Sandton Capital Partners closed on its $30.2
million purchase of the Free Lance-Star Publishing Company Thursday
and installed veteran newspaperman Gene Carr as interim publisher and
chief executive officer. The sale ended the Rowe family's 130-year
tenure as owners of the Fredericksburg media company, which owns
three radio properties - country WFLS, 93.3 FM, rhythmic contemporary
WVBX, 99.3 FM, and classic rock WWUZ, 96.9 FM. Sandton said it will
continue "business as usual" in operating the newspaper, radio
stations, websites, and commercial printing plant. Sandton, which was
the winning bidder in a May 15 bankruptcy auction, was allowed to
submit a credit bid of $13.9 million and added $16.3 million in cash
to top other bidders.

The reader comments at the end of the second press release in the
link are very interesting. They range from love to hate for the
newspaper and very negative comments about the intentions of the new
owner. And there are the usual people who want to address their own
agendas. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read the comments.

Ross
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Re: WFVA/Free Lance Star news

Al Gaige
 

Did you mean WFLS instead of FVA in the subject line?


To: WJMA@...
From: WJMA@...
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:26:32 -0400
Subject: [WJMA] WFVA/Free Lance Star news

 
From the DCRTV website:

Sandton Closes On Free Lance-Star Properties - 6/20 -


From fredericksburg.com: Sandton Capital Partners closed on its $30.2
million purchase of the Free Lance-Star Publishing Company Thursday
and installed veteran newspaperman Gene Carr as interim publisher and
chief executive officer. The sale ended the Rowe family's 130-year
tenure as owners of the Fredericksburg media company, which owns
three radio properties - country WFLS, 93.3 FM, rhythmic contemporary
WVBX, 99.3 FM, and classic rock WWUZ, 96.9 FM. Sandton said it will
continue "business as usual" in operating the newspaper, radio
stations, websites, and commercial printing plant. Sandton, which was
the winning bidder in a May 15 bankruptcy auction, was allowed to
submit a credit bid of $13.9 million and added $16.3 million in cash
to top other bidders.

The reader comments at the end of the second press release in the
link are very interesting. They range from love to hate for the
newspaper and very negative comments about the intentions of the new
owner. And there are the usual people who want to address their own
agendas. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read the comments.

Ross
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WFVA/Free Lance Star news

Dominion Market Research <ross@...>
 

From the DCRTV website:

Sandton Closes On Free Lance-Star Properties - 6/20 - <http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2014/06/19/sandton-assumes-assets-of-fls/>

From fredericksburg.com: Sandton Capital Partners closed on its $30.2 million purchase of the Free Lance-Star Publishing Company Thursday and installed veteran newspaperman Gene Carr as interim publisher and chief executive officer. The sale ended the Rowe family's 130-year tenure as owners of the Fredericksburg media company, which owns three radio properties - country WFLS, 93.3 FM, rhythmic contemporary WVBX, 99.3 FM, and classic rock WWUZ, 96.9 FM. Sandton said it will continue "business as usual" in operating the newspaper, radio stations, websites, and commercial printing plant. Sandton, which was the winning bidder in a May 15 bankruptcy auction, was allowed to submit a credit bid of $13.9 million and added $16.3 million in cash to top other bidders.

The reader comments at the end of the second press release in the link are very interesting. They range from love to hate for the newspaper and very negative comments about the intentions of the new owner. And there are the usual people who want to address their own agendas. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read the comments.

Ross
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Warren Braun

Ross Hunter <rossgroups@...>
 

I saw an obituary recently for Warren Braun. He was the contract engineer Welford Sherman hired to build the original WJMA facility at DeVivi’s in 1949.

He was an interesting person with a long history of work in the broadcast industry. He was the holder of a number of cable industry patents and an author. Here’s a link to his obituary. http://www.kygers.com/sitemaker/sites/KYGERA1/obit.cgi?user=1299574Braun

If you Google his name you’ll find many pages of additional information.

Ross
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Re: Arch Harrison web page

Les Myers
 

This worked. Great page with lots to read and hear. Thank you. I initially tried the link you mentioned in your e-mail about the page. I also was using a library computer on Grand Manan. Maybe Canadian Internet Customs intercepted the fiber optic nerve wave. 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:51:58 -0400
To: wjma@...
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 

Les,

I clicked the link below and it took me to the page. Give it another try or try this link %20page.htm> which is the same, but has %20 for spaces in the URL.

Ross

I tried the link:
 
Error 404: NOT FOUND!This domain name has just been registered.


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:34:45 -0400
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page
 
I had hoped to have a web site page for Arch ready before now, but I've fallen behind. The beginnings of the page are on the WJMA web site, but not yet linked so you can find it from other pages on the site.

However, here's a link to the page http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA Arch Harrison tribute page.htm so you can have a look before the world know it's there. I still need to go through the almost 3 hours of video interview that Russ Roberts and I did with Arch in the Fall of 2006.

As usual, please let me know about corrections I should make or content I should add.

Ross
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Re: Arch Harrison web page

Barbara Potter-Drinkwater
 

What a work of true love this is!  Listened to a couple of spots, Arch back in 1950 and why did I smell FRanco American spaghetti and see my little red radio by my bed which was special treat night--dinner by the radio!  l950 --- yes, it was l950.  I was 9.
 
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540-832-3368 (home)
 
Believer in people passionately playing in partnership moment by moment by moment
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Johnson rmj142@... [WJMA]
To: WJMA
Sent: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 10:45 am
Subject: Re: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 
Link works fine for me Les, maybe its a latitudinal issue.

Mark Johnson
81-84. 


From: "Les Myers baroque@... [WJMA]" <WJMA@...>
To: wjma@...
Sent: Monday, June 9, 2014 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 
I tried the link:
 
Error 404: NOT FOUND!This domain name has just been registered.


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:34:45 -0400
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 
I had hoped to have a web site page for Arch ready before now, but I’ve fallen behind. The beginnings of the page are on the WJMA web site, but not yet linked so you can find it from other pages on the site. 

However, here’s a link to the page http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA Arch Harrison tribute page.htm so you can have a look before the world know it’s there. I still need to go through the almost 3 hours of video interview that Russ Roberts and I did with Arch in the Fall of 2006. 

As usual, please let me know about corrections I should make or content I should add.

Ross
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Re: Arch Harrison web page

Mark Johnson
 

Link works fine for me Les, maybe its a latitudinal issue.

Mark Johnson
81-84. 


From: "Les Myers baroque@... [WJMA]"
To: wjma@...
Sent: Monday, June 9, 2014 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 
I tried the link:
 
Error 404: NOT FOUND!This domain name has just been registered.


-----Original Message-----
From: wjma@...
Sent: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:34:45 -0400
To: wjma@...
Subject: [WJMA] Arch Harrison web page

 
I had hoped to have a web site page for Arch ready before now, but I’ve fallen behind. The beginnings of the page are on the WJMA web site, but not yet linked so you can find it from other pages on the site. 

However, here’s a link to the page http://www.wjma.radiohistory.net/WJMA Arch Harrison tribute page.htm so you can have a look before the world know it’s there. I still need to go through the almost 3 hours of video interview that Russ Roberts and I did with Arch in the Fall of 2006. 

As usual, please let me know about corrections I should make or content I should add.

Ross
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