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Re: French speaking in Maine

Jimmy & Helen --  You haven't lived until you board-opd either Jimmy's Greek
Show or Helen's Polka Party (opening song.....Oh Helen Helen Helen you are
such a lovely miss...how bout a little kiss...,etc).  You would sit at the
antique WOTW board while they leaned over your shoulder and shouted into the
michrophone.  The best part was the yelling fights between the two of them
when the mike was closed.  Some day ask me the story about the day the only
copy Helen's opening song jammed in the cart machine (I think it was on the
first cart Fidelepac ever made).

-gary francis

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Bolduc" <n1qgs@yahoo.com>
To: <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: French speaking in Maine

> WMVU in Nashua, 900 AM, last I checked still has a Franco-American program
> the week-end, hosted by Maurie Parent. Maurie also does a golden oldie
> program.
> WKBR used to have, and may still have a French music program on Sunday
> mornings at around 7-8 AM. I was kind of amazed how much of this program I
> understood compared to Maurie Parent on WMVU. Of course, I have trouble
> understanding Maurie when he speaks English.
> My dad, growing up in Nashua, did not speak English until around the age
> 7. First two grades of school were taught in French. I didn't speak any
> French until High School and a subsequent trip to Europe.
> My last trip to Lewiston (early 1990's) reminded me what Nashua's main
> sounded like in the 1960's. Nashua also had a good sized Greek, Polish,
> Lithuanian population. Jimmy and Helen Lagios used to do a considerable
> amount of Greek programming on the old WOTW 900AM/106.3FM. Their
> grand-daughter was once news director at WKXL in Concord.
> John Bolduc
> Ancestry
> 50% Franco-American.
> 50% Scottish/Penobscot.
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