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rickbras at airmail.net
Mon Jan 23 20:19:39 EST 2006
You're a lucky man, Larry. I wish I could get WABC 770 Kc here in
> Last Saturday nite I was down in the cellar shack, working on building
> a PP 805 modulator deck for a 1930s open relay-rack transmitter I'm
> restoring that, to the best of my knowledge, never had a modulator.
> I tuned around 75M and 160M looking for some AM QSOs to monitor, but I
> couldn't find any with signals good enough for comfortable listening
> (which is a rare occurrence up here in the Northeast).
> So I switched the old Meissner RCVR to the AM broadcast band, and
> tuned across 770 Kc/s WABC - a talk radio station for the past 24
> years, but before that the quintessential AM "contemporary" music
> station. And what I heard was not talk radio, but a live show with a
> real DJ/commentator spinning the old tunes! From what I gathered this
> is a new show, and there were all kinds of folks calling in giving
> their praise. And in one segment was a live Neil Sedaka (sp?) interview!
> It was like being caught in a time warp. Some of my fondest childhood
> memories are of hanging out in my grandfather's cellar in Chatham, NJ
> building, fixing or otherwise diddling with some radio with WABC
> cranking the tunes.
> I now know how I'll be spending my Saturday nites for the foreseeable
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