Obscure radio trivia
Fri Dec 22 13:54:22 EST 2006
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From: "Daniel Billings" <email@example.com>
>A fire on Lisbon Street in Lewiston this week gutted four buildings. At
> least three of the four are likely to be taken down.
> One of the buildings was the home of 93.9 WAYU and 1240 WCOU when I worked
> there in 1986. It was my first full-time job in radio and my first
> full-time job anywhere.
> The station moved to Sabattus Street later that year. The building where
> the station was located there was also recently taken down.
I worked very briefly at WCOU back in late 1974...for a completely insane
program director named Tom Starr (yes, THAT Tom Starr). I worked overnites
and was told to rewrite stories out of the paper. When I asked when the
paper was delivered I was told to go out on the street and take one from a
neighboring doorway...in other words, steal it! And when I found out the
station would not provide parking in the winter, when the on-street parking
ban was iin effect, that sealed the deal. It was the only job I quit in the
middle of a shift. It was oddly enjoyable to listen to the Army Hour as I
was driving home...then hear the thump, thump as the needle hit the end of
the record. Of course, I had called the owner and told him he had about 30
minutes to get a part-timer in, cause I was history.
Ah, those were the days :)
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