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The Folks Behind the Voice

I couldn’t match meeting and hearing mob-busting Governor Dewey, but the principle’s the same.
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I am not an engineer, just a 32-year broadcasting veteran (mainly in production), but I found Joe Buch’s letter “My First Radio Remote” in the Nov. 17 issue so cool.

I couldn’t match meeting and hearing mob-busting Governor Dewey, but the principle’s the same. I dragged my mom to a WISM(AM) (Madison, Wis.) remote; seeing the voice behind the radio was like the coolest thing I had ever seen.

The guy — Robin Steele, I think — was doing his whole show from either a men’s clothing store or an appliance store; and it was truly the neatest thing a 13-year-old could see. It’s probably what got me into radio in the first place.

Now at 53, I still haven’t lost the fascination of meeting folks behind the voice. What a great letter!

Mark Ward
Production Director
Cumulus Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.

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