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Adams was a secretary at the station in the early - mid '60's.
If anyone knows of her whereabouts today, please email
longest employee ever, since 7/8/73, she
still works at the station today as the Controller!!!
most vivid memory has to be the Great
Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977. Truckers trying to
run the Lincoln
(WPGC Money Car) off the road while I was driving it, watching
the picketers out of my apartment window, picking up non-union
jocks at the airport...and yes I was on the air doing the Sunday
morning news...it was AWFUL.
Boomer was a Programming Assistant in the early '70's.
receptionist in the early '70's.
(later known as Stevie) was the Traffic Manager in the late
'70's. She eventually married General
Manager, Bill Prettyman.
worked in the Accounting Department in the late '70's through
was a Programming intern in 1983-84. He later worked at Radio
Marti at the Voice of America.
Dubose Adams today.
I started working at WPGC in 1976. I smile every time I think
about those days. The staff was as close as family members.
I am still in contact with some of them today. My office in
was right behind the receptionist, the late Phyliss
Gammon and next to Music Director, Jim
Elliott. My office in Greenbelt
was a little isolated from the other offices and we all still
found a way to stay close. I moved to the sales department in
1980 or 1981.
I have my own business now, baking cakes for more than eight
years for world famous Ben's Chili Bowl and a few other restaurants
in DC. Great Site!
- Could you tell?
from the '70's - '90's. Chris passed away of lung cancer on
long time station receptionist passed away in the late '80's.
she's at that big front desk in the sky!
Gardiner worked in the commercial traffic & continuity dept.
the early '70's.
Hayman was a secretary at WPGC-AM when it signed on in mid-May
1954 and was married to Harry
Hayman, original General
Manager of WPGC.
worked in the Accounting Department in the late '70's and
early '80's. Today she is with NORAD in Colorado Springs.
began there in 1978 in Bladensburg
as the Accounts Receivable Clerk and worked in that little tiny
room in the back with Chris
Fisher and Sheila Chandler.
Two years later we moved to Greenbelt
and I sat in the very back corner with all the windows in accounting.
Some time after we moved there Dale Williamson joined us as
our Accountant, then I left a little while after that.
I remember most is the times I spent with Chris
Fisher and Sheila Chandler.
Chris was always telling us stories about Elvis as she was such
a fan of his and Sheila made me laugh 8 hours a day. Chris must
have wondered about us because we were always giggling.
of the cutest things I remember was when Shaun Cassidy came
to the station in 1981 to see Scott
Shannon. Scott told all the girls that Shaun would be here
soon and demanded that we were not to stand around and gawk
(which is always what we did when a celeb came by) and to continue
working as normal. So...Shaun arrived and went into Scott's
office and they shut the door, we ladies waited out in the hall.
a while went by I decided I was going to see this guy whether
Scott liked it or not...so I knocked on his door with a sealed
envelope in my hand with Scott
Shannon's name on the front. He yelled 'Come in!' and
I walked in and handed him the envelope. I said, 'This just
came for you.' as I turned to Shaun with a big smile and
saying hello, and then casually walked out of the room. Scott
opened it immediately and inside was a note that read 'Ha!
Just wanted to get a look at Shaun!'.
also cracked up every time he asked 'Miss Betty' as Sheila and
I called her (a girl from Macon Ga. that worked there with very
bleach blonde hair) what she washed her hair in....Bleach???
WPGC was a lot of fun with a lot of good memories.
was the Office Manager in the '70's & early '80's.
She passed away sometime during the '90's.
Ken was a
board-op in 1972-73.
(aka 'April May') worked in the office from 1971-77.
Nork was a secretary when WPGC-AM signed on in mid-May 1954
and was married to Don Nork
who was one of the station's original announcers.
was an intern who became Continuity Director in 1983-84. Today
she is busy raising a family in suburban Maryland.
Roeder (left) was the Continuity Director in 1982-83. Today
raising her daughters in suburban Philadelphia.
worked in the logging department in the early '70's.
a board operator and Programming Assistant in 1974-75.
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