I've done a lot in broadcasting over the last forty years. One of my favorites was a freelance assignment for WYDC TV in Corning, and it used to happen every year at this time.
Corning has a very savvy downtown promotion arm. Downtown is referred to as the Gaffer District. Every year, on the Thursday before the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, Market Street would close. Food tents and trucks could come in. There would be a few NASCAR cars and their drivers, vendors, music, entertainment, etc. It was fabulous fun.
The Corning TV station would hire me to do live and taped little cut ins throughout the evening. WYDC has its offices right in the middle of Market Street and we would just run cables out the front door.
What helps me remember is the annual Persied meteor shower always took place during Race Fever night. Plus, it was always blazingly hot. This is Persied week.
Jen is still in radio and television in the Ithaca and Corning areas. She's started a family and we are still in touch.
More memories tomorrow.