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Offline ThaDood

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Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...

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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2022, 2013 UTC »
That's from my post. That article had been published in several Indiana papers in the first week of August 1978. In some the story was truncated but otherwise identical. However found one small bit of additional info in one of the shorter versions of the story ( his "radio tower" was in his back yard.. which I suspect had to be a whip and mast Audio-Sine p15 transmitter) along with a picture of 16 year old Jamie in his basement studio in the Tipton County Tribune, Aug 2, 1978, Page 6 (shown below). I tried to find out whatever became of the issue but found no further mentions of WGRU at all.



Download for better resolution of the above article:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao8bgXgwfeXVaYxlJZhdiWh8xPk
For a longer version click the link in the Doods post above
« Last Edit: August 29, 2022, 2033 UTC by tybee »

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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2022, 1833 UTC »
Dude, that is just too freakinī cool! BTW, you did this station at about the right time. Back in 1978, the only things that Iīve heard the FCC go around and chase regularly were high-powered and foul-mouthed CBīers. It wasnīt until the 80īs that I remember hearing about the FCC going hard-core on suspected pirate operations. Today, they wouldnīt hesitate to pay a station a visit, since it would possibly turn into a multi-thousand dollar fine to throw at it, if it wasnīt considered legit. Ever made any off-air recordings of that? Anyway, THANKS for sharing that! 
Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...

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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2022, 2038 UTC »
Dude, that is just too freakinī cool! BTW, you did this station at about the right time. Back in 1978...  ...Ever made any off-air recordings of that? Anyway, THANKS for sharing that!

I'm a little confused Dood; Did I make recordings of what? Are you thinking I was the one with the 1978 station? - Not at all, it's just an old article I pulled up!

What I said was I was the one who posted it at  the mbcf site.
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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2022, 0312 UTC »
Not the one I was looking for but here's another part 15 AM peewee station that made the news in the 1940s, compliments of a phono-ocilator..
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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2022, 1821 UTC »
Oooops... My bad... But, neat that you have that article to share on here. Still, thatīs cool!
Recently, a co-worker quizzed me on, "What would happen if you were to apply reverse polarity to the Energizer Bunny?". Having no idea, I asked, "What would happen?". The answer is he'd keep coming and coming and coming...

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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2022, 0139 UTC »
That's a young looking 16 y.o. When I was 16 I had a mustache and sometimes a beard. As the lady at the
store said, "Old enough to grow a mustache, old enough to buy beer." Legal age was an ancient 18.     

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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2023, 0214 UTC »
Ahh, teenage dreams, I wonder what happened, if this guy ever got into commercial radio or TV, or some other job in the industry?

That's a well equipped radio station, good chance he stayed in radio, but a pro might not like to talk about his origins. I found out that Rush Limbaugh had a Peewee station, but only heard about it after he died.
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Re: 1978 "PEEWEE" STATION | The MICRO-BROADCASTERS COMMUNITY Forum?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2023, 2010 UTC »
I was on the "Allan Handleman Show" more than 20 years ago w/ writer Andy Yoder and another SW pirate whose on air name escapes me. Handleman mentioned on the show about his early days as a pirate. You've got to get those first airchecks from somewhere.

 

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