Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Tue Nov 25 00:00:38 EST 2008
When I worked at WQMA 1520 in Marks, MS.. a town of 1500 people south of
Tunica, between Clarksdale and Batesville, the obituaries and funeral
announcements were read every morning at 8;05, after being hand delivered by
the sponsor, the funeral home the night before.
They would be left i nan envelope at the front door with cash in the
envelopment, as payment for the announcement.
THey do obits here at KNLV AM and FM every day too..
On 11/24/08, Doug Drown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Howard Glazer" <
> To: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>; "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: "Dan.Strassberg" <email@example.com>; "Boston Radio Group" <
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:47 PM
> Subject: Re: Small-town news
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Doug Drown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: Kevin Vahey <email@example.com>
>> Cc: Dan.Strassberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Boston Radio Group
>> 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)."
Paul B. Walker, Jr.
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