Sat Jan 3 21:33:44 EST 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul B. Walker, Jr." <email@example.com>
To: "Sid Schweiger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "BostonRadio Mailing List"
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: Nightcap
> One place I worked, you were told you wer egoing to be let go right before
> your last air shift and were VERY CLEARLY instructed to NOT say ANYTHING
> your listeners about this being your last shift.. you were told to go on
> if it were a normal shift.
> The PD (this was a country station) also removed "Take this job and shove
> it" from the hard drive, because on more then one occassion, the DJ would
> play that as their last song.. and they didn't like that.
My favorite good-bye song was Jimmy Buffett's "Let's Get Drunk (and screw)."
Jeff Dunham played it when he left the afternoon drive shift at WAYU in
1986. I picked it up and used it to say good bye three or four times.
Once, when I played it when leaving from one of my several tenures at WCLZ,
Brian Phoenix announced at a staff meeting that I would never work at the
station again. He hired me back a few years later. I resisted pointing out
his earlier proclamation.
When I worked for Chuck Igo at WIDE, I left a letter of resignation after my
show one day. On my way in to work the next day, I leared that my two-week
notice had become an immediate resignation when I heard on the air that
someone else was going to be doing my shift that day. (They paid me through
that week plus my earned vacation time so I have no complaints.) So after
picking up my stuff, on my way home, I stopped in at WPOR, where I had also
been doing a weekend shift to tell the PD, Tom Hennessey, that I was
available for fill-in shifts. Tom said "I'm kind of busy today, why don't
you do my air shift." So I left my home that morning thinking I was going
to be doing the afternoon shift at WIDE and I ended up doing the afternoon
shift at WPOR. Weird day.
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