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WRUC 100th Anniversary Alumni Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:23:22
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Sonia Sandoval '16
01:23:43
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Sonia Sandoval '16
01:24:06
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Shawna Scoville
01:24:12
I emailed Jeff, hoping he joins us soon!
Noah Couturier '21
01:24:18
Good luck!
Katie Davin
01:25:05
Looks like numbers have leveled - good to go!
joelblumenthal
01:28:12
Ther usually is a way for us to see all the participants on Zoom. Can we do that?
Eloise Yang '19
01:28:55
in the top right corner there should be an icon that says "grid view" if you press that you can see everyone!
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:29:09
Thanks
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:29:20
Beat me to it haha
joelblumenthal
01:29:41
Usually it’s there, but can’t see it now.
Paul Constantine
01:29:46
these a lot less control on a tablet!
Joe Schwartz
01:30:03
No grid view
Gayle Rosenfeld
01:30:09
Hi Phil. Joe Board was my thesis advisor. Because of you, he suggested my thesis cover an aspect of the film industry which it did. Thank you!!
Joseph Baird
01:30:59
Nope, thye have taken that choice away
joelblumenthal
01:31:22
Too bad
Hana Young '22
01:31:33
I just asked someone who’s watching, they cannot do the grid view for some reason
Joseph Baird
01:31:38
OK< Thanks
Dan Rosenbaum
01:31:50
I remember hearing airchecks from those days; *very* impressive commercial operation.
Phil Alden Robinson '71
01:32:15
Merlin!
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:32:19
Looking into it now. I have the same issue on my ipad
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:32:42
It is on gallery view on my laptop, so I am going to try to trouble shoot it
Katie Davin
01:33:19
thanks Sonia!
Dayle Zatlin
01:33:26
Joel Blumenthal here, I don’t see myself
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:33:45
Very surprise to see that there are no panelists from the 1980s and early 1990s - many would argue the height of college radio…
Paul Constantine
01:34:03
and I don’t even see my picture!
Michael Roberts
01:34:15
Phil - your comment on sacrificing studying for radio (messed up in Biochem thanks to my late night show) - (I was class of ’77 - at ‘RUC from ’74-‘77
Joseph Baird
01:34:35
Greetings to all from JB and the Entire Flying Circus, 71-73
Dayle Zatlin
01:34:36
We didn’t do college radio in the late 60s, we did radio and happened to be in college
Katie Davin
01:34:44
Hi all,
Katie Davin
01:35:05
Thank you for attending! If you have any questions, please send them in the Q&A feature! Feel free to make comments and shout outs in the chat as well!
Shawna Scoville
01:35:21
Looks like Jeff is on the wrong link. I think he's in the post-event reception room. Sonia, just CCd you on an email, hoping to get him in the right zoom soon.
054658
01:36:01
A shoutout to Rotten Tom Seem and the Electric Music Machine.....thank God the FCC couldn’t hear us.
Sheryl Magaziner
01:36:07
little did we know that at the time mornings are $$$$ in radio!!!
linda
01:36:47
great to hear all this history about wruc!
Eloise Yang '19
01:37:26
good to see u too! (sorta!)
Jacob LaRocca
01:37:53
Everything was dead when I arrived in 2008 too haha
Mark
01:38:01
Congratulations to all past and present participants at WRUC from Mark Young, Stonehill College Class of 1983, and former disc jockey at WSHL, Stonehill College radio.
Neal Schwartz
01:38:15
Greetings from the Class of '77! When we went 24/7, I noticed there was a high correlation between those that had the 2:00-5:00 am shifts and those that flunked the school. I still can't believe anyone would want to take those shifts. Michael Roberts, I am glad you didn't have the middle of the night shift, but 11-2 was still pretty difficult. ;)
Dan Rosenbaum
01:38:15
There were classes, Mike?
John S. Morgan
01:38:24
Jeffrey Hedquist - I was at Union and WRUC in the late 1980s. I am looking forward to hearing about the work that you and Dick Ferguson did in the 1960s to resurrect the station. I had a "career" in radio from 1990 to 1995 and spoke with Dick on the phone once during that time. Thanks again for your work!
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:38:48
Hello All, In this webinar format you will not be able to see yourselves. You will only see our panelists. Happy viewing!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:39:21
I went from ‘RUC (class of 78) to United Press International, where I stayed for six years. Wouldn’t have been possible without all the hours I spent at the station.
Dan Rosenbaum
01:39:35
(hi, Julie!)
Michael Roberts
01:39:53
Neal - yes I think I followed Dan’s 8-11 on Tues night
Dan Rosenbaum
01:40:06
Indeed you did.
Sheryl Magaziner
01:40:38
there’s no way you guys remember that.
Jacob LaRocca
01:40:47
Oh man, I wish we were allowed to have advertising
Joel Blumenthal
01:41:04
I remember the phone numbers 3938650 from union. 5848390 from skidmore
Joseph Baird
01:41:14
After JB and the Circus @ WRUC, , went to WHHO , Hornell, NY, made my lunch money for 3 years of college at Alfred University.
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:41:16
Hey Dan, I would love to hear it. My email is sandovas@union.edu if you would like to share it.
Dan Rosenbaum
01:41:38
I’ll send you (or anyone else) a Dropbox link.
Timothy Lowry
01:41:41
I did 2-5 am. total freedom. I passed. thankful for amigada Davida (sp) iron butterfly
Sonia Sandoval '16
01:41:53
Thank you!
Bob Saltzman
01:42:07
Still have scald "scars" from crawling through Union's steam tunnels to install coaxial cables! "Think WRUC" = Bob '69. "The Brother Bob Night Train Show" - midnight Saturdays to 6am Sunday.
Jacob LaRocca
01:42:23
Sure those aren't from the fireworks Bob?
Paul Constantine
01:42:29
he lives!
Wendy Wykoff
01:42:40
Great to hear all your great stories! It’s amazing the common bond we have all shared over the decades, WRUC! It’s a special place that literally changed the course of my life as radio has been my career since the day I walked into the station my first week on campus. And yes, my major truly was WRUC!
Eloise Yang '19
01:42:44
pretty sure I slept in the studio once... can't imagine doing it every day
Bob Saltzman
01:42:58
Who us? (electrical engineer geeks?)
Paul Constantine
01:43:23
bill kern and I completely rebuilt the station one summer...
Joel Blumenthal
01:43:34
saltzman! hi! joel
Eric Hornick
01:43:45
Agree that you're missing something without representation from the 80s. We moved RUC from 90.9FM to 89.7FM. I called well over 100 games (hockey/football) on RUC - other than meeting my wife RUC was the best part of Union!
Wendy Wykoff
01:43:46
BTW....that’s message above was from me!
Paul Constantine
01:43:50
68 or 69 or so
Thomas Seem
01:44:07
To this day I can't drink Folger's coffee because it was the only stuff in the station when I did all-nighters there...
Wendy Wykoff
01:44:15
Scott Wykoff ‘85 Reporter WBAL Radio Baltimore
Dan Rosenbaum
01:44:23
Coffee? You had coffee?
Paul Constantine
01:44:38
Tom seem, holy smoke, queen ugly much!
Thomas Seem
01:44:45
It was awful...
Ed
01:45:09
The 190s also saw the station moved out of Carnegie Hall to Old Chapel and then into the Campus Center after that was done being renovated in 1987. Great decade for WEUC
Ed
01:45:18
WRUC
Paul Constantine
01:45:53
those were interesting days... btw, this is the Greek
Dan Rosenbaum
01:45:58
Yes, streaming must have completely changed the game. We used to worry that we wouldn’t reach up to Potter House.
Jacob LaRocca
01:46:18
Because I needed help so badly
Jacob LaRocca
01:46:21
it was in bad shape
Neal Schwartz
01:46:22
During the mid-70's we had three studios namely A, B and C. C was the re-production studio and yes, it had a bed and people did sleep over. I don't think that would fly today.....
Joel Blumenthal
01:46:30
I got to meet Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, sit in the Yankee dugout for Old Timers Day, and could get free food in the Yankee press room for me and a guest for two years.
Greg Pattenaude
01:46:32
Good evening current and former WRUC staff
Jacob LaRocca
01:46:45
that's so awesome!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:47:01
I spent part of a winter break on the couch outside Studio A, finishing up a Music independent study.
Bob Saltzman
01:47:10
1969 was the last all-male class at Union.
Allen Brailey '70
01:47:48
Actually 1970.
Joel Blumenthal
01:47:54
also, the best suit I had for two years out of college was a commission for selling ads to Dave's Squire Shop
Bob Goldstein
01:48:03
Who’s here from the mid/late 80s?
Allen Brailey '70
01:48:05
Women started fall of 1970
Rob Magaziner
01:48:07
when we were back for our 40th reunion a few years ago we weren’t able to get into the main radio station, which was a bit disappointing. Woild
Paul Constantine
01:48:10
I recall woman started at Union after 70
Rob Magaziner
01:48:23
would love to see what it looks like today!
Ed
01:48:41
Hey Bob!!!
Joseph Baird
01:48:50
Got to go, thanks to all the Flying Circus, best ever, am married to the Secretary of the Circus, lo these many years.
John S. Morgan
01:48:51
Is that Eric Hornick? Do you keep in touch with Scott Wyckoff?
Dan Rosenbaum
01:48:52
yes, there were. Diane Empie was GM in 77-78, IIRC.
John S. Morgan
01:48:55
Hi Bob!
Paul Constantine
01:48:57
Rathskeller
Bob Goldstein
01:48:59
John!
Thomas Seem
01:49:07
Soon after the rebuild in 65, we found ourselves doing an air show in A, an interview situation in B, and production in C. Everything running at the same time and running well. Fergie went nuts.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:49:15
@Bob Goldstein - I”m here!!!
Bob Goldstein
01:49:21
Nancy!
Rob Magaziner
01:49:27
Loved the cabaret and coffee house Julie!!!
John S. Morgan
01:49:32
Hi Nancy!
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:49:48
John! I was hoping you would be here...
Bob Goldstein
01:49:49
I think you introduced me to sushi shortly before I graduated, Nancy.
Timothy Lowry
01:49:49
Eric and Scott thanks for being amazing!!!
Alan Goldberg
01:49:50
Back in the early 80s WRUC became so popular on campus. We quickly were able to be on air 24/7...prior to that it was tough to find DJs to do the overnight shift.
Joyce Alspach
01:50:04
Greg Pattenaude, Dan Rosenbaum and Neil Schwartz — WOW, names from the past!! This is Joyce Farley Alspach
Eric Hornick
01:50:16
@John - Yes - and I'm still in touch with Scott regularly. He works for WBAL in Baltimore now.
Kathy Baird
01:50:20
Hey to JB and the Flying Circus.....I married JB!! Class of 1975. logging in from Cheyenne, WY with my brother, Class of 1979
Dan Rosenbaum
01:50:20
Joyce — were you Joyce Farley?
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:50:31
Is Fast Ed Koval here?
Greg Pattenaude
01:50:32
Hello Joyce!
Bob Saltzman
01:50:34
Music library in 60's/70's was almost all 45's!
Rob Magaziner
01:50:42
hey Joyce!!
Eric Hornick
01:50:49
@Tim - That's very kind. Thanks. We had a ball -- or a puck!
John S. Morgan
01:50:53
Eric - do you still do statistician work for the Islanders?
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:51:09
I know Ed spend some time as a commercial DJ after WRUC
Ira Slavit
01:51:09
Hi all. Any chance we could get a list of who's on this Zoom?
Dan Rosenbaum
01:51:15
hey, Ira!
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:51:19
A list would be great!
Dennis Fazio
01:51:29
I seem to remember an awful lot of albums in the library and on the turntables back then, Bob.
Joyce Alspach
01:51:40
Yes, Joyce Farley ’77. Ruth Rappaport and I were the first two females who had their FCC third class licenses after we switched over to FM. Don Kaplan was President of WRUC at the time!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:51:54
By the end, we had better than 50K discs in the library.
Bob Goldstein
01:51:55
We were there when the first CD arrived.
Charles Cusimano
01:52:04
You and I went to a Yankee game , sat in the press box and got asked for autographs when we left because we were the same age as players.
Dan Rosenbaum
01:52:11
ohmygod, Joyce! Boy, I remember you so well.
Joyce Alspach
01:52:11
Ira Slavit!! How are you??
Aaron Ambrosino
01:52:13
in the early 90’s we made the transition from albums to CD’s
Dan Rosenbaum
01:52:30
Still like Fleetwood Mac?
Ed
01:52:33
@Nancy Wiest I am on.
Dick
01:52:33
Hi Tom
Eric Hornick
01:52:39
@John - I still do--38 years later. Find me on twitter @ehornick. Scott is @scottwykoffWBAL
Richard Forselius
01:52:53
Hey Dan, Neal, Joyce, etc. Great to see you all are here!
Bob Shages
01:52:59
Dennis and Bob - remember how Rich Gabrielson automated the 45's for all-night play with an old juke box
Michael Roberts
01:53:02
Hi Rich!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:53:09
Hello, Rich. Great to see you here.
Richard Forselius
01:53:13
H Mike, you too!
John S. Morgan
01:53:28
Bob Goldstein … I drove Anton to Albany to buy the first CD player that he installed in the temporary upper Old Chapel studio. I missed an exit and backed up on the shoulder. He drove in Manhattan his whole life and was horrified.
Greg Pattenaude
01:53:46
Lauren Hauser, are you out there?
Charles Cusimano
01:54:01
That jukebox was intermittent at best!
Neal Schwartz
01:54:02
Great to see all, especially some of those around in '77.
Bob Goldstein
01:54:06
Yay Eloise! Thanks for sharing that.
Ira Slavit
01:54:13
What was that song, Sentimental Woman?
Joyce Alspach
01:54:13
I can still remember the “long” songs that I put on in order to run down the hall, up the stairs, use the bathroom and make the return trip before cueing up the next song!!
Bob Saltzman
01:54:20
Yes - 33's as well. I must have been partial to the single play oldies at the time.
Eric Hornick
01:54:23
Well said Eloise!
Michael Roberts
01:54:44
Joyce - yes, there were “bathroom” songs
Richard Forselius
01:54:46
Trivia Show!!!
Joyce Alspach
01:54:57
Oh, Ira!! Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Sentimental Lady!! How did you possibly remember that??
Ira Slavit
01:55:13
What Notts
John S. Morgan
01:55:24
Bathroom or smoking songs … one of the reasons songs like "American Pie" were popular when commercial DJs picked their own music.
Richard Forselius
01:55:27
Don played Sentimental Lady...always...in the time slot just before me.
Michael Roberts
01:55:34
Trivia!! (and Glen’s Emelock’s sketch comedy show)
Richard Forselius
01:55:54
Morning Mouth Emelock!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:56:09
How long did the Trivia show last? Did it make it into the ‘80s?
Richard Forselius
01:56:31
Who can name the first song to be played on FM???
Joyce Alspach
01:56:39
Hi Rich! Yeah, Don and I were dating at that time!
Dan Rosenbaum
01:56:42
Part of the Union: Strawbs.
Joel Blumenthal
01:56:48
WRUC was a family, a fraternity, a life experience where we could make magic?
Michael Roberts
01:56:52
(probably Jackson Browne for me)
Richard Forselius
01:57:03
YES! Quick answer Dan
Steven Stangle '14
01:57:06
It was in 2014 Bob!
Ed
01:57:08
@Nancy Weist....yes I am on. Good to see you. Hello Bob and John as well
Dan Rosenbaum
01:57:15
Hey. Trivia.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
01:57:33
Ed!!
Eloise Yang '19
01:57:36
have to use the restroom -- be back momentarily
Neal Schwartz
01:57:46
Best bathroom songs: stairway to heaven and Roundabout. I hated when I came back to find out that the record had skipped. And Trivia was the best for years....
Ed
01:57:52
I said hello earlier...but apparently that went only to panelists.
Mark Polansky
01:57:59
Mark Polansky, Class of 968
John S. Morgan
01:58:03
Hi Ed. I'm surprised that Karen is not here.
Bob Goldstein
01:58:03
Fast Ed?
Ed
01:58:12
Yes sir
Bob Goldstein
01:58:12
Karen is here.
Eric Hornick
01:58:25
We definitely did trivia in the mid 80's -- I ended up rounding up a lot of prizes.
Bob Goldstein
01:58:28
None of us are as fast as we were, though.
Bob Saltzman
01:58:29
Phil - it is wonderful to see/hear you again.
doni (He/Him)
01:58:32
This is great hearing the history and how the stories of love for WRUC parallels through the years
Bob Goldstein
01:58:34
Hi Ed!
Greg Pattenaude
01:58:42
I cut a SPA while playing Layla
Ed
01:58:46
Trivia nights were the best
Dan Rosenbaum
01:58:58
Prizes for Trivia? What a concept!
Jeffrey Miller
01:59:04
Fast Ed!! Great to see your name, from one half of Eargasm
John S. Morgan
01:59:06
Bob, what was the gentleman's name that was there in the 1920 and active on the radio station and was on the Union Board of Directors who we met a few times?
Kathy Baird
01:59:32
Bob Saltzman - Kathy Hughes Baird here...
Jeffrey Miller
01:59:35
Fast Ed!! Great to see your name, from one half of Eargasm
Jacob LaRocca
01:59:37
I have a digitization of the recording. It should still be available on Soundcloud
Mark Polansky
01:59:46
great to see the old “good guys” from the sixties!
Richard Forselius
01:59:48
I just put on one side of Dark side of the Moon for those BR runs
Bob Goldstein
01:59:53
I forget, John
Bob Saltzman
01:59:53
Despite what Pittsburgh's KDKA claims, WRUC beat it on the air by a couple of weeks.
Ed
01:59:55
@Jeff Miller...God to see you.
Dan Rosenbaum
02:00:04
WRUC — The Best … of Everything.
Ed
02:00:08
Good as well. 😀
John S. Morgan
02:00:13
Jeff and Ken!! Speaker's Bureau and Concert Committee!
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:00:15
First Station in the Nation and the City’s Last Hope…
Dan Rosenbaum
02:00:17
Radio Free Union College, WRUC
Eloise Yang '19
02:00:39
WRUC 89.7 First Station in the Nation!
Sascha Donn
02:00:43
WRUC, “first station in the nation” is what I remember from ‘06
Dan Rosenbaum
02:00:49
We had news of Tom Bonner’s resignation first. I wrote the article.
Jacob LaRocca
02:00:58
Jeff HEdquist! this is you! https://soundcloud.com/user-803858722/wruc-1967-jp-jeffrey-hedquist-show
Dan Rosenbaum
02:01:20
I have a copy of that program, Phil. digitized and everything.
Jeffrey Miller
02:01:30
Hey John Morgan. Where are you these days? I'm in Palo Alto
Greg Pattenaude
02:01:46
Hubert Humphrey died during my show. 10 bells on the UPI teletype.
Rothstein family
02:01:51
Greetings, thank you for this panel. Phil , I remember when you shared the film Sneakers with us. I’m Michael J Rothstein, on board at WRUC 91-95. Now, after working radio, another career & now an film producer. Love this,
Hana Young '22
02:02:18
No sadly not Bob, I wish!
John S. Morgan
02:02:41
@Jeffrey Miller - Midway between Albany and NYC in the Hudson Valley. Programmed two radio stations between 1990 and 1995 - one continues with the same "alternative" format to this day. Then I got a real job!
Rothstein family
02:02:47
I was DJ, GM & big part going from vinyl to cd
Kathy Mullaney '74
02:03:20
Phil! Yes - I remember the 50th and can't believe we made it to 100! Never expected it! Kathy Mitchell Mullaney'74
Jacob LaRocca
02:03:27
One of the saddest things that happened in WRUC history is the liquidation of the music library in 2008
Bob Goldstein
02:03:51
Liquidation of the music library? NoooooooOOO!
Richard Forselius
02:03:57
I wondered whatever happened to all those records...
Alan Goldberg
02:04:29
I was on the air at WRUC when John Lennon was shot. That was a tough night.
Ed
02:04:30
No....we spent too much time getting that all put together in 1987. Where is Bill Boyd?
Thomas Seem
02:04:31
I had to catalog all of the records that Meade donated--I think it was for his tax deduction documentation. I almost made it in time for his return to be filed. I have no idea whether any of those classical records were ever given airplay...
Jacob LaRocca
02:04:35
The entirety of the Vinyl collection was given away. It happened a few years before I arrived to make from for TVUC which only lasted a few years
Richard Forselius
02:04:37
Another sad day was when a computer started running things rather than students...
Eric Hornick
02:04:40
KDKA is still "only" 99; they turn 100 on November 2nd.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:04:41
Ugh - so sad to learn that the vinyl is gone. Who made THAT regretful decision I wonder?
Hans Heilman
02:04:45
Had a show '77-'78. Just remembered the 'Born to Run' vinyl album at the station which had people's STRONG opinions about the album scribbled all over the cover.
Ken Lesnik
02:05:08
Fast Ed! From the other half of Eargasm!
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:05:18
Yes - where is Bill Boyd....
Jacob LaRocca
02:05:19
Student activities and the administration at the time I imagine
Dan Rosenbaum
02:05:20
For a while, we nailed the copy of Born to Run to the wall of the record library, so it wouldn’t be played so often.
Kathy Mullaney '74
02:05:26
!! I helped move all those records from Old Chapel to the 'new' station in the Student Center! It took nearly an entire summer.
054658
02:05:50
Phil - you did a
John S. Morgan
02:06:03
That entire library was moved twice from Carnegie/College Center to upper Old Chapel and then back. Ed Koval and Bill Boyd did a lot of that work.
Jacob LaRocca
02:06:04
Dave, the Vinyl Collection is gone
Sonia Sandoval '16
02:06:21
Yes, we will have the chat saved.
Bob Goldstein
02:06:47
In my mind the vinyl collection is still there. With stickers and comments on the covers.
Joel Blumenthal
02:06:51
Tom Seem, my late roommate, Roger Miller, did a classical music show on Sundays, so he probably played some of Meade’s records
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:07:09
@Bob - me too…
Alan Goldberg
02:07:14
Yes, record reviews written on those old records
Joyce Alspach
02:07:30
Traffic!! GLAD!!
Richard Forselius
02:07:38
Mike Roberts, with us tonight must have written to every record company to get comps!
Ed
02:07:40
Someone should have kept that one green vinyl song of “Balloon Man”
Bob Saltzman
02:07:46
And holes punched through the record labels so that they would not be resold...
Jacob LaRocca
02:07:49
There were stacks and stacks of records left in 2008, but all that was left was more recent and pretty much no name music
John S. Morgan
02:07:50
Reviews, suggestions, and a stool on wheels generously donated from the top floor of the library.
Bob Goldstein
02:07:52
@Nancy right then. It’s still there! If they show that room I’ll look away.
054658
02:07:53
Phil - you did a morning show in 1969, and I followed you at 9 AM...you did the weather from Tahiti and Bora Bora, when it was 5 below in Schenectady....very funny, except when we went outside... to
Neal Schwartz
02:08:24
During the mid-70's we computerized the vinyl and that was a real _______. We couldn't believe how many records there were.
Timothy Lowry
02:08:27
I remember playing the library by topic:
Michael Roberts
02:08:27
Rich - I thought that was Dan’s job!
John S. Morgan
02:08:35
Ed … Sirius XM First Wave plays "Balloon Man."
Timothy Lowry
02:08:41
songs about trains
Richard Forselius
02:08:42
Dan too! Yes!
Greg Pattenaude
02:08:44
I remember that
Mark Polansky
02:08:48
I was lucky enough to get into WRUC when the music library was a pile of vanilla, totally messed up, disorganized and piled high. I took it upon my self to weed it, clean it, and organize it. and that’s how I became the Music Director for the mid-sixties.
Richard Forselius
02:09:00
where's Lloyd?
Ed
02:09:13
@john I still have that Robyn Hitchcock album
Michael Roberts
02:09:26
I think Raph was going to be here too (??)
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:09:36
@John & Ed - Robyn Hitchcock!!! I’m having genuine flashbacks
Dan Rosenbaum
02:09:37
Tonight? No idea. He’s a pain management doc in New Haven. We had lunch a couple of years ago.
Jacob LaRocca
02:09:55
I remember digitizing an interview with Patti Smith where she flashed everyone through the window
darius.sabet@unitedtalent.com
02:10:04
Who remembers TESTOSTERONE ROCK in the early 2000s? That show ROCKED. The DJs were hilarious too. Best show on WRUC back in the day.
John S. Morgan
02:10:13
Julie - that is hysterical. I met Mick Jones, from the original Clash, and remember thinking of comments on albums about him being "fired" from the Clash.
Dan Rosenbaum
02:10:13
@Jacob: what year was that?
Bob Saltzman
02:10:15
And we also had Judy Collins perform in concert.
lloydsaberski
02:10:37
Hi Rich, Neal, Joyce, Dan
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:10:44
I always loved when groups would come up to the station to record promotional bits - especially during Camp Union and Fitzhugh Ludlow...
Dan Rosenbaum
02:10:48
Hiya, Lloyd!
John S. Morgan
02:10:50
In about 1988, U2 formally thanked "college radio" on national television when they won their first Grammy.
Mark Polansky
02:10:51
I brought the momma & the papas to Union. also The lovin’ Spoonful
Michael Roberts
02:11:03
Hi Lloyd!
Joyce Alspach
02:11:07
Hi Lloyd!!
Bob Shages
02:11:25
Bob- And I remember recording Judy's Chapel concert from the RUC studios with a "secret" line from the Chapel
Neal Schwartz
02:11:47
But, we haven't talked much about the sports side of Union during the re-vitalized hockey years and the competition we faced from WWWD and the "record Hops" where WRUC went around campus for parties and such.
Richard Forselius
02:11:48
Hey Lloyd, who was interviewed during our time? Springsteen? Billy Joel? who else?
Mark Polansky
02:12:01
the constant denominator that I hear is passion - for music and WRUC.
Neal Schwartz
02:12:17
Loggins and Messina came up one night with their sunglasses at night, I lived it.
Bob Saltzman
02:12:22
Bob Shages - hi and wow! I have numerous 1/4 inch tapes of concerts that I recorded. Still need to transcript them to digital.
Dan Rosenbaum
02:12:22
Dean Friedman. Loggins & Messina. Patti Smith. Mel Blanc.
Richard Forselius
02:12:26
the simulcasting with WWWD for sports was tremendous
Dan Rosenbaum
02:12:57
We didn’t get Springsteen or Billy Joel on the air. Dammit.
Bob Goldstein
02:13:12
@John Morgan what was the band that just kept coming back tp play in studio… the Cucumbers?
Bob Saltzman
02:13:17
WRUC influenced the "introduction" of several bands to the music world - New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, and Sha Na Na.
Richard Forselius
02:13:21
Mishaps...streakers!
lloydsaberski
02:13:35
I interviewed the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Michael Roberts
02:13:51
I remember the brou-ha-ha when Harkness gave WWWD the broadcast contact (and ‘RUC pushed the simulcast)
Ed
02:13:55
Didn’t Jerry Seinfeld come into the studio whe he performed at Old Chapel?
John S. Morgan
02:14:04
The Cucumbers, "My Boyfriend" and "Don't Drop the Baby"
doni (He/Him)
02:14:19
Noooooooo
Jeffrey Miller
02:14:42
We could not get Jerry to. But we did get Carts from Sam Kinison and Dennis Miller.
Jacob LaRocca
02:14:42
Oooh boy I remember that
Ed
02:14:52
I do remember The Cucumbers coming in and performing live.
Bob Goldstein
02:15:23
The Cucumbers were not very good. I loved them!!
lloydsaberski
02:15:26
Rich: the streakers that was an epic show out side of Carnegie
John S. Morgan
02:15:28
And Stephen Wright … he always listened to WRUC when he was in Schenectady … and when he wasn't it was mailed to him.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:15:51
Love the cukes....
John S. Morgan
02:15:51
She was very nice, but sang off key quite a bit.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:16:04
Mambo-X…..?
John S. Morgan
02:16:10
Remember the CD "juke box."
Paul Cohen (PBC)
02:16:17
Fascinating. The evolution of WRUC after I graduated in 1960 (over modulated rf and all) is something I had not realized in all these years. That it decayed so badly shortly after is a story I did not know. Thanks for its rebirth.
Neal Schwartz
02:16:23
To Charles Cusimano, we had a similar situation with a night DJ who came in drunk and we took him off the air as well. Ironically, the name of his show was "Pickin up the Pieces" and when he realized he had been taken over, he took his plastic cassette, stomped on it, breaking it and left us to "pick up the pieces", classic.
John S. Morgan
02:16:30
I am in touch with Seth Kaufman from the Mambos. He has written several books.
Ed
02:16:46
The jukebox isn’t there but the cabinets we put in in 1987 appear to still be.
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:17:00
@John M - What?!? We will have to take this offline - need to learn more
Wendy Wykoff
02:17:00
I got a phone call on the hall pay phone and it was Eddie Money asking me if he could do an interview on WRUC to promote his show but
Aaron Ambrosino
02:17:03
@John S Morgan it held 100 cd’s
John S. Morgan
02:17:12
john@morganwealth.net
Katie Davin
02:17:18
Hana & Neila- I was chatting with Matt, Lauren, and Shawna - I think it will be great if to invite people to the reception after the webinar. There's a lot of great convos happening and the chat is extremely active, so I think they'd love it.
Greg Pattenaude
02:17:38
Curious - Did anyone save any airchecks?
Katie Davin
02:17:41
If you want to announce when we are close to wrapping up, I will send it in the chat too
Steven Stangle '14
02:17:44
Jose were you responsible when WRGB came to install the filter to prevent the bleed?!
darius.sabet@unitedtalent.com
02:17:47
The Mighty Mighty T.R. I remember hearing those guys announce the show and I knew it was time to throw down!
Dan Rosenbaum
02:17:49
Neal: was this a 2-6am guy? I think I know who you mean; he kept falling asleep during his shift.
Jacob LaRocca
02:18:19
Now the problem is that all the commercial stations drown us out
Bob Saltzman
02:18:24
My biggest surprise? Being mooned through the studio glass window at 3 in the morning by 4 brothers of Beta Theta Pi.
Neal Schwartz
02:18:49
Dan: no, it was a Saturday night, I think 11-2
lloydsaberski
02:18:54
Mooning…that happened a lot
Bob Saltzman
02:19:01
We were heard at the FCC monitoring station in Montauk Point, NY
John S. Morgan
02:19:22
I think the FM transmitter ran hot most of the time too Jeff. When I briefly was in professional radio, we took readings every two hours. WRUC was not the regular with the readings in the late 1980s.
Eric Hornick
02:19:22
I gave away a lot of Ben & Jerry's Vermonsters and Wendy's in my day.
John S. Morgan
02:20:07
Eric, your comment reminds me of the Ben & Jerry's Parents' Weekend Open House in upper Old Chapel.
Bob Saltzman
02:20:35
I have an image of my WR U. C. buttons if anyone would like to see it.
Rothstein family
02:20:36
golden anniversary
Dan Rosenbaum
02:20:56
We tried to give away 50 copies of the awful Evita concept album. Emphasis on the word “tried."
Sonia Sandoval '16
02:21:11
Hello all. We are just about at time. How would you like to proceed?
Katie Davin
02:21:13
Hi everyone! Love seeing everyone's excitement and memories from WRUC! We are going to have a reception after the event from 8-8:30pm in another zoom (where you can see everyone!) and hope you can join us. Use this link to join the reception after the webinar ends: https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:21:13
I grew up in nearby Glenville, NY and remember listening to WRUC and WRPI on my smiley face transistor radio late into the night while in junior high in the early ‘80s. WRUC Introduced me to music that I could not hear on the local commercial radio stations - life changing.
Richard Forselius
02:21:15
To this day the words in Piano Man "the microphone smelled like a beer" reminds me of that remote from the 'Skellar when the mic ended up in the beer pitcher...5c Genny Cream beers!
John S. Morgan
02:21:25
@Bob Goldsetein - Tam's Tanning & Laundry was a sponsor of "Lights on, Nobody's Home."
Bob Killian
02:21:37
Robinson—Pete Tierney and I sold UC—it was the biggest beer on campus weekends. the beer that made Milwaukee jealous.
Bob Goldstein
02:21:38
:)
Jacob LaRocca
02:21:43
That's normal since at least 2008
Steven Stangle '14
02:21:47
We used to run an AC 24/7!
Neal Schwartz
02:21:47
There was a lot of creativity back in the day. One morning I was given out to the 10th caller and a local single "townie" woman came up to the station and I had to meet her... talk about awkward...…..I couldn't believe she showed.
Aguirres
02:22:06
hi everyone, Dan Aguirre here, I was a DJ of Spanish tunes from 92-95
Katie Davin
02:22:13
Hi everyone! Love seeing everyone's excitement and memories from WRUC! We are going to have a reception after the event from 8-8:30pm in another zoom (where you can see everyone!) and hope you can join us. Use this link to join the reception after the webinar ends: https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
Dan Rosenbaum
02:22:14
oh, i remember that, Neil. You were *very* freaked out.
Katie Davin
02:22:41
Hi everyone! Love seeing everyone's excitement and memories from WRUC! We are going to have a reception after the event from 8-8:30pm in another zoom (where you can see everyone!) and hope you can join us. Use this link to join the reception after the webinar ends: https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
John S. Morgan
02:22:50
When the studio was on the 4th floor of Carnegie/Reamer, you could tell is there was a cold beverage available by looking on the window sill for a large mayonaise jar.
Kathy Baird
02:23:12
To the current DJS - we left an 8 track of our show recorded in 1972 - JB and the Flying Circus and someone there (in 2015) promised to convert it to CD or a more modern medium for us and it has disappeared and we are heartbroken. Has anyone seen it? It still played as there was an 8 track that we had with us but that broke as well.
Bob Saltzman
02:23:13
Jeff, I am recording everything as well.
doni (He/Him)
02:23:15
LOL
Nancy Weist Brooks '90
02:23:16
Thank you!!!
Bob Goldstein
02:23:35
Thank you!!!
Pakk Hui '00
02:23:44
Great panel! Thank you!
lloydsaberski
02:23:48
RUC OFF
Richard Forselius
02:23:53
Thanks
Joyce Alspach
02:24:02
Thank you for providing a great time of reminiscence!!
Kathy Mullaney '74
02:24:03
Thank you. this has been great! Kathy Mullaney
Sata Diakite '21
02:24:11
https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
Mark Polansky
02:24:17
WRUC rocks!
Lauren Dougherty
02:24:19
https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
Neila Watson '22
02:24:22
Reception! https://union.zoom.us/j/91584144527
Eric Hornick
02:24:33
Don't you have to play the national anthem to get this off the air?
Neal Schwartz
02:24:38
Thank you!
linda
02:24:39
thank you. loved all the stories! thanks panelists and Hana and Neila.
matt milless
02:24:55
Great Job all!
Sonia Sandoval '16
02:25:06
Closing the room in 2