Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Listening to Radio Tapes on the Way to Work

Back in the 1990s I made hundreds of radio tapes. One of my favorite specialty shows was the WCBS-FM radio greats reunions. For a weekend former top 40 disk jockeys from WABC and WMCA did shifts at WCBS-FM. On the way to work today I listened to Joe O'Brien featured above in June 1998. For many years he did the morning show at WMCA with his "sidekick" Benny. He later moved on to WHUD in Peekskill, NY and sadly passed away in 2005 at the age of 90. Joe was reading names of people who phoned or faxed the station to say hello. I heard the name of radio enthusiast Mary Shaw.

Anyway, I must have been the only person in the New York City Subway system to listen to an old fashioned Sony Walkman with a tape player. There are turntables and tape decks now with USB ports that can be connected to a PC. It would take me forever to digitize my record and tape collections. In a nutshell, this is why I haven't gotten an Ipod.

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