Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Meeting a Radio Friend at Ellen's Stardust Diner
When I got my first computer in 1994 Prodigy was the premier online service. Back in those days the Internet was in its infancy. There were several radio boards on Prodigy that predated the famous New York Radio Message Board moderated by an unpopular dentist. I met some interesting radio enthusiasts like Vic from Yonkers (now in Florida), Walt from Philadelphia, Andrea from Brooklyn, and Jonathan from Maryland. Since that time I have always hooked up with Jonathan when I went to an American Chemical Society meeting in Washington. Likewise, when he came to NYC, we would always get together. Today he is in town for a lawyer's convention, so I met him for dinner. We went to the famous Ellen's Stardust Diner at Broadway and 51st Street. That restaurant is famous for its singing waiters and waitresses. About a year ago I took Karen and Lee there. On June 3, 2006 there was a gathering of oldies radio enthusiasts there.