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  •  WBZ had an announcer - maybe it was (2+ / 0-)
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    dewtx, Senor Unoball

    Jefferson Kaye, who would say at the end of his show, "Put on the coffee, honey, I'm comin' home."  As for nightime preacher radio, didn't hear much of it until mid-70's when I drove from Newport RI to Laramie Wyoming to play a gig with band I sang with. (I know, hell of a ride for a gig - it's a long story.)  I was kind of stunned by all the fire and brimstone raging as we drove in the darkness through the Midwest. When we got to Nebraska, we heard something on the CB about not picking up any hitchhikers, because somebody had just killed a family at their isolated farm in Sunderland and he was "on the loose and armed". I had been looking out the window at flat fields in the moonlight with a farmhouse every 5 miles or so, thinking  "Man, if I ever went crazy, it would be here."
    In my memory of this I am pretty sure I had recently read "In Cold Blood" and the whole scene was reminding me of that book when the CB gave out that warning. Spooky.

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