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  •  !!!!! /BiPM, you worked in Columbus? (2+ / 0-)
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    Bill in Portland Maine, mjbleo

    I'm there currently, since 1978.  It's changed a lot.  WTVN is still around, though.

    Great evil has been done on earth by people who think they have all the answers. - Lynn W Andrews 1987

    by Spirit of Life on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 11:02:11 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, and I hear they've gone right-wing. (3+ / 0-)
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      mjbleo, LokiMom, jolux

      But I'll always treasure the day I got chewed out by Bob Connors.

      He was totally wrong, by the way.  I was asked by the promotions director to ask him if he could do a contest one break early, and it got him all hot under the collar.  The promotions director let the blame drip all over me.  But that was early on.  By the time I left, Connors and I were comfortably in the master-apprentice mode.

      But my real mentor there was Dave Logan.  Remember him?  He let me sit in the studio to watch him, and one day he got up during a song, moved over to the guest chair, and said, "You're running the board, kid.  You just let me know when my mic's on, I'll say what I need to say, and you do all the button pushing."  It was the most fun I've ever had being totally scared shitless.

      Later they let me produce comedy bits for the evening show, which was a hoot.  I also covered some news, including a murder (I was among the first on the scene---the guy was lying face-up in a doorway), a guy who got hit by a train, and a hatchet murder trial.

      Amazing place back in the day.  It had a huge staff and ran like a well-oiled machine.


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