Monday, May 22, 2006
On Vacation this week
Since I work for a university, I get 20 vacation days plus 3 personal days every year. I always take a week off in May after the Spring Semester ends. Today I drove out to Wantaugh, Long Island to meet Matt, an aircheck collector. One of my previous blog entries talked about my interest in radio. Over the years I had recorded shows off the radio. I made trades with many people over the years and amassed a collection of hundreds on tapes from radio stations all over the country. I even have a couple of tapes from abroad. Matt's collection is a lot bigger than mine. He is making a CD on the radio life of the late Jack Spector best known for his time at WMCA. I had some airchecks of Jack which I let Matt copy. Recently, I have not recorded and collected as many tapes as I did. There used to be many unique radio stations, but there has been homogenation of radio formats over the years. Now I can listen to a multitude of stations over the internet. Some years back I would have to get a tape of a station from a collector in another city. Right now I am listening to an aircheck on the Internet from CHUM from Toronto recorded in 1963.