Monday, April 17, 2017
One part really jumped out at me. Kimmel related a conversation with Rickles when Don asked "Keep my name alive."
Apologies for yammering on again about my old radio days. I was very proud of what we accomplished there, even though the station was in decline when I arrived in 1981.
Even though its dominance ended a long time ago, people are keeping the legend of WARM alive. There's at least one blog and one Facebook page that I know of. That's great.
Here is what prompted this blog entry.
We went through a few program directors during my time at WARM. John Hancock was the best. He repaired a lot o damage and got the place humming again. We were aggressive, we got out in to the community more, and we had a great time doing it. It was fun to go to work.
For the last 25 years or so, John has been at WBT 1110, a blowtorch in Charlotte, NC. He does 3 to 6 PM. Thanks to my C. Crane internet radio and my Amazon Echo, I listen at least a few days a week. John occasionally tells a WARM story, especially when it comes to the talents and the antics of the late, great Terry McNulty. I've been mentioned in a few of those tales, and it's always a kick.
I've been on national TV and radio, and in a couple of movies. However, my greatest delight is being mentioned on the radio in Charlotte, and someone keeping WARM, and what we did there, alive.
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