WSMN Goes dark

Wed Feb 2 00:09:42 EST 2005

Consider yourself prompted.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <>
To: <>; "BRI" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: WSMN Goes dark

> At 11:16 PM 2/1/2005, rogerkirk wrote:
>>Scott Fybush wrote:
>> >Oh, you mean the albums with knife-marks across the tracks
>> >that were too "twangy" or too "loud" to be played on the air?
>>WKTQ, South Paris had an album where all the grooves had been
>>removed from a particular track by shaving with a knife.
>>A Paul Lynde's routine was considered "too risque" for rural
>>Maine in 1964.
> And with that, I give you Mrs. NERW and her comments about her last stop 
> in the radio biz...
> I could say "good riddance" to the hellhole I worked at, except from the 
> reports I've read, the station sounded like it was actually doing 
> something decent under the business format.
> Scott was slightly incorrect...there were no knife-marks across the 
> tracks, just notes on the CD cases saying not to play certain songs and a 
> label-maker message on the console saying "don't play anything too twangy, 
> use your head" -- really clear instructions, those.
> And during the Maury Parent regime, he would stomp down the stairs from 
> his office and yell if he didn't like a track that was being played. It 
> could have been on the air the day before, but if it struck him wrong that 
> day, that was it. He banned Mariah Carey (!) because he thought her 
> singing was like screaming.
> Since he wasn't managing the station anymore, maybe the atmosphere had a 
> modicum of sanity, but it certainly didn't when I was there in 1991.
> I have many more stories if anyone wants to hear...Scott said I should 
> talk about "Bush is in Brazil," which would make for a very long message. 
> Will share if prompted.
> Lisa

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