Challenger explodes-January 28, 1986

Scott Fybush
Sun Jan 29 23:58:20 EST 2012

On 1/29/2012 11:12 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> On 1/29/2012 10:05 PM, Matthew Osborne wrote:
>> I was in fourth grade, and we were actually not watching the shuttle
>> launch in our class.
> I remember exactly where I was-- in Providence RI, consulting WLKW,
> which was then beautiful music. There were TV monitors in the newsroom
> and somebody came running out to tell us (we were in a meeting-- the GM,
> the airstaff, etc.) Needless to say, the meeting didn't matter that much
> after we heard the terrible news.

That's my cue to tell my beautiful music story...I was ordering lunch at 
the fast-food place around the corner from my high school, and they 
normally had WEZO (101.3, now WRMM) on the PA system. But that day, 
there was news, instead, and it took me a few minutes to figure out it 
was WEZO doing news and reporting the shuttle tragedy. I booked it back 
to school and spent the rest of the day watching the TV in the back 
hallway of the library.

Much later, I ended up working with (actually, replacing!) the guy who 
was doing the news on WEZO that day...but that's another story.


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