a great website. Another radio friend of mine brought it to
my attention. How great to see and hear about the guys I worked
with from '68 to '73 at the 'PIG. But talk about being out
of it...I had no idea about Jim
Collins. He was a great guy. Really sorry to hear that
semi retired in Punta Gorda Florida, doing a three hour morning
gig at WCVU 104.9 FM and was thrilled to find this web page.
Great job. I put it on my favorites!
sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Condolences to his family
Charlie when he hired me for the weekend overnight shift at
WPGC back in 1968, I believe. At WPGC, he had a tiny office
just off the waiting area. We sat there listening to my demo
(reel to reel tape on a small tape deck). It was about 2 minutes
worth of air check material from WINX. I was very nervous.
Charlie listened intently.
he liked it and after a brief discussion and reviewing my
resume, decided to hire me right there on the spot. "Can
you start Saturday?" he asked. I said sure. So I sat
in with the the DJ who was working temporarily on the shift
and learned the board and all the other logistics of the studio.
Went on the air solo the next night. Handing off the studio
to Harv Moore at 6:00 am
was a real gentleman. His manner was friendly but professional.
Charlie was about 10 yrs older than my 21 years, and gave
me some brotherly advice about the business after listening
to my tape. Something about having a good sound, but to keep
working on it, always improving. Someone on the DJ staff had
put in a good word for me, too. So, with that recommendation
and a hastily put together demo, I was in with the Good Guys.
I'm forever grateful to Charlie for giving me a shot and for
being a decent human being. RIP, Charlie.
a shock! I can't express how saddened I am by Charlie's passing.
I was just doing some reminiscing with Bill
Prettyman last month about some of our mutual adventures
with Charlie. We will all miss him. My condolences to Beverly.
And, thank you for continuing this labor of love for all of
us former "good guys" from the "Big PG"!
loved listening to 'PGC when he was Program
Director and I enjoyed working with Charlie when he was
Kind of stunning to think that a station that big only had
3 salespeople. Today they probably have 15.
are no words to express my feelings of loss. Charlie and I
go back to WFEA in Manchester N.H. Charlie hired me to do
mid-days at that station in 1967, We worked together until
1968. when we were both uncerimonously fired by the owner.
Charlie moved to a station in Manchester and I relocated to
South Carolina. About a year later my mom called and told
me Charlie was looking for me, he had a job offer in Washington
DC. I interviewed and was hired. That was the beginning of
the glory days of my radio career. Charlie and I stayed in
touch via phone calls and email up until this untimely event.
I will miss him. He was one of my heroes both professionally
and personally. RIP Charlie...Rock and Roll. Bev, reach out
if there's anything I can do for you.
sorry to hear of his passing. I listened to him as a kid,
and was fortunate to ride with him and the late Don
Cavaleri on a party bus to Busch Gardens to celebrate
the grand opening of a roller coaster. Dan
Mason made me do it. Mr. Shoe, if you are listening, you
were an inspiration in my radio career and I hope you have
stack of 45's by your side and a pile of contracts signed
by all of your clients. RIP Charlie.
never forget the day when Charlie Shoe called me and moved
me from doing overnight to doing 10a-3p. He was not only a
great guy, fun-loving person but a dear friend. My thoughts
and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace Charlie. "Jack
Rabbit". Yes, Charlie gave me that name but, it has
been more fun in the last 45 years than you can possibly imagine.
never had the pleasure of knowing Charlie, but my business
partner for over 25 years, Don
Cavaleri and Charlie, were the best of friends while
working for Bill
Prettyman at 'PGC. Don would tell stories of making
sales calls w a gallon of lemonade in the backseat of the
car, going from appointment to appointment, never thinking
of showing their faces in the office during the day, when
they should be out selling! I know they kept in contact until
Don's passing a few years ago.
always was smiling! He made me a lot of money when he was
a salesman. He was a gentle man. He was the AE
for the Classic IV super club in MD. Hired me to do a personal
appearance doing trivia and I almost got him and myself fired
when I did trivia for free albums. Charlie laughed his ass
of. Owners canceled the account. Nothing ever seemed to bother
was a great guy and a good friend. He was a sailor and a small
plane pilot, and one hell of a salesman.
WPGC screwed him royally back in the day when they took away
accounts he had gone out and gotten on his own, then nurtured
through the years.
was probably our most successful salesperson
but I remember how well he treated all of the jocks ..first
class guy....the jocks
would have went thru walls for him because of the respect
he had for the product and on air people.
real gentleman for sure. Always friendly to us Engineering
types as well.
sad, he was a great guy one never forgets.
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