Wow ... just came across this piece of So CA history. I was TrafficWatch chair
and a trainer back in the day ... very early 1990s, if I remember correctly.
The organization I chaired at the time (and chairpersons before and after me)
was the ONLY "civilian" organization invited by Caltrans and CHP and the
media to attend the quarterly TIPS meetings at the Luminarias Restaurant atop
the hill at the corner of I-10 and I-710 freeways. The "Repeater Users Group" was
primarily (then) using GMRS, and we had a base station set up at KFI to
directly report to Mark.
I cherish a photo taken at a TIPS meeting of myself with KNX-1070AM's Jim
Thornton, Mark Denis, Bill Keene and Commander Chuck Street: representing
THREE generations of wonderful on-the-air traffic reporting talent for the greater
Los Angeles region.