Mon Nov 24 23:55:54 EST 2008
I'll go you one a bit worse. About thirty years ago I spent a week visiting
friends who were living at the time in Lewisville, Mississippi, a little
place of about 5,000 people some 60 miles north of Jackson. Every weekday
afternoon at 3:15 or thereabouts, a staffer at the local radio station would
read the obituaries. The program was sponsored by . . . the funeral home.
Complete with an ad.
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From: "Howard Glazer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>; "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Dan.Strassberg" <email@example.com>; "Boston Radio Group"
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Subject: Re: Small-town news
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> From: Doug Drown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 12:00 PM
> Subject: Small-town news
>> This might make an interesting (and fun) thread. Lead stories on a
>> small-city and small-town broadcasting stations could sometimes be pretty
>> amusing. I remember one 11 PM newscast on Channel 5 in Bangor years ago
>> which the lead story was the opening of a new bowling alley in Brewer.
>> To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, "You know you live in Maine when . . ."
> Don't remember any lead stories, but I do remember that, in the late '70s,
> used to listen a little station in Forrest City, Ark., KXJK (950), that
> occasionally read the obituaries from the local paper right after the
> KXJK was a country station, and I vividly recall one morning on which the
> on duty came out of the obits with the Statler Brothers' "I'll Go To My
> Grave (Loving You)."
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