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Wasn't it Gary Francis (on this list) who used to voice those spots?
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From: "Donna Halper" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: SUNNNNNDAAAYYYYYYYY!
> >Roger wrote--
> >1. What's the earleiest year you remember New England Dragway
> > spots running on Boston radio?
> Well, I don't know how early they ran, but when I was a hitline operator
> WRKO in 1968, I watched the guys record one. As I recall, the trick was
> list all of the guys (and an occasional gal) who would be racing, and say
> their names as quickly as possible to that annoying pulsating beat. One
> day, they got word that one of the racers had been killed-- I believe his
> name was "Fast Albert" Fontanini... so since the spot had already been
> they just took the old razor blade (remember that kind of editing?) and
> excised the tiny part of the tape he was on... rest in peace, Al... As I
> recall, the spots all ended with "BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND DRAG WAY-- THE
> ACTION PLACE FOR ACTION PEOPLE!"