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did overnights at WPGC in 1975-76. Today, he can be heard
stations nationally with his syndicated 'Slow Jams' show,
My memory on those WPGC days isn't the greatest but I'll do
my best. I believe I was there from 1975 to 1976.
I had started in radio at WFMD in Frederick, MD. Those
were my beginning days of radio. I do not have
an aircheck. I probably would be real embarrassed
had one to listen to.
Collins was PD. I remember him and the WPGC basketball
games. He would dress up like a clown and get a pie
in the face, etc. Glenn
Potter was GM.
greatest experience was meeting Ted Davita. Ted was
a young boy at NIH with a rare blood disease, a plastic anemia
(not sure of that spelling). He became one of my best
friends. I visited him every week and he called me every night.
His father was Director of the Cancer Institute. Do
you remember the TV movie "Boy In A Plastic Bubble"? Most
of that story was based on Ted including going to concerts
at the Cap Centre in my van and him wearing his NASA designed
space suit. He died at the age of 17.
Moore was the morning man, Then it was Columbus,
to do mornings, Bob
Raleigh (Bill Miller) did news, Jim
Collins in afternoon drive, Dan
Steele at night, and Dave
Kellogg 10p-2a. I did 2am to 6am.
as far as my memory takes me. One side note. I fell
asleep while reading the news @ 3:40am. That might be
a radio first and last.
Seems Kevin was single, and he and his dog Wilbur
lived mostly out of his van. So Kevin ran most of his social
life out of the control room. If someone called in the middle
of the night who sounded interesting, he'd invite them to
breakfast. He once told me you can invite anyone to breakfast...
then if he was still interested he could invite her to dinner
and a movie or whatever.
But Kevin didn't know when to quit. Some days he had
a date for breakfast, another for lunch, and yet another for
dinner and a movie... and well, he'd return to the station
two hours before his shift, without any sleep at all. He'd
ask me to tell everyone he wasn't there... then he'd fall
asleep standing up, leaning against the cart racks in the
back of the control room. Never met anyone before or since
who could do that... but Kevin claims he still can.
Anyway one night this girl calls...and she hims and haws
around and asks me how well I know Kevin, and will I answer
a personal question about him. So I asked her what she wanted
to know... She says "Is Kevin gay?" I nearly busted
out laughing. "What makes you think Kevin might be gay" I
said. Her reply was priceless.... "Well whenever Kevin
comes over for dinner, I want to, you know, mess around, and
all he wants to do is sleep". If she had any idea!
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