Paul Hopfgarten paul@derrynh.net
Mon Jul 25 13:42:44 EDT 2011

My first prize was "Every Picture Tells A Story" by Rod Stewart, won from 
WRKO in 1972.

-Paul H

-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Glazer
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 12:01 PM
To: aerie.ma@comcast.net ; Boston Radio
Subject: Re: WCOP

Jim Hall wrote:

>I once won a prize from WORL. They used to do trivia questions on the 
> >afternoon show in the 1960s. The question was "who is the premier of 
> >China?" Apparently there were so few people listening that I called in at 
> >least half an hour later and won! A Kodak camera! I will give them 
> >credit: they sent the camera to me in 3 days.

So what was the answer? Liu Shao-chi? I'm pretty sure Mao Tse-tung's title 
wasn't premier (prime minister); he was the chairman of the Communist 
Party -- for all we know, those 30 minutes before you called in might have 
been filled with callers wrongly guessing Mao.

My prize haul from radio in the '60s and '70s included several gallons of 
ice cream, the "30 Now Goldens" album and Elton John's self-titled album 
(the one with "Your Song") from WRKO, a 20-pound Thanksgiving turkey from 
WGTR, and tickets to "Live at Passim" and my choice of three albums from a 
big box of discards from WCAS. That's in chronological order; you can trace 
my musical evolution in this paragraph!


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