[AMRadio] Winter Solstice AM Broadcast Propagation recollections


Stu Willcox w7fe at cox.net
Tue Dec 20 22:09:28 EST 2016


Biondi:  Which twin has the Toni?

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> On Dec 20, 2016, at 6:55 PM, donroden at hiwaay.net wrote:
> 
> Grand Spaulding Dodge........."  Mr. Norm" and the 65 Hemi.  US 30 Dragstrip
> commercials   I loved those commercials.   The "Chi-Town Hustler"
> 
> WLS "COLOR" weather radar ..( and why was that cool on black and white AM ? )
> ( yes, the TV connection )
> The submarine races.    I was a card-carrying Weber Commando.
> Remember why Dick Biondi was there one night and gone by the next ?
> 
> We called Mr Norm one day looking for a BIG Hemi cam for our Dodge Coronet.
> We had bought a pair of fabricated headers from Petty ... driving to NC to get them.   Mr Norm thought we were asking for a 440 wedge cam, but we had a 426 in a Coronet 440 body.   Mr Norm: " You got a 426 AND a 440 too? "
> My buddy :  "No, a 442 is an Oldsmobile....we need a 426 cam"
> Mr Norm : " OK, do you have a 442 or a 440 or a 426 ?"
> ( sigh )  We finally got a cam from a guy  in Nashville who was running an Hemi A/FX.
> 
> Don W4DNR
> 
> 
> 
> Quoting "C.L. Mitchell" <rsq14adam1 at hotmail.com>:
> 
>> Ah yes!  Nights with the Dick Biondi show, sponsored by Grand Spaulding Dodge.  Those were good days.
>> 
>> 
>> Mitch,  K9PNP
>> 
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>> ________________________________
>> From: AMRadio <amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net> on behalf of Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net>
>> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 10:04 PM
>> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Winter Solstice AM Broadcast Propagation recollections
>> 
>>> Similarly, as a kid who was convinced that WLS was the absolute ultimate
>> in
>>> rock 'n roll radio, one of my goals was to hear them at noon. I did it
>> twice.
>> 
>> I did the same thing here.  I was disappointed to hear their hum-drum
>> daytime programming. Like a totally different station from what I was used
>> to hearing at night.
>> 
>> Don k4kyv
>> 
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