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Author Topic: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"  (Read 5756 times)

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2022, 1340 UTC »
I appreciate that, Corq, but weren't goats Al's spirit animal?

I was merely a replacement for his childhood hero, Arnold Ziffle.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2022, 0037 UTC »
Top for Fansome fans. You know who you are. I'm talkin' to you Belinda.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2022, 0314 UTC »
I'll always remember the "check your tire pressure" messages from the early 2000s on FRN thanks to Al.

His legend lives on.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2022, 0348 UTC »
Fansome lives on in those who believe ;-)

Pigmeat was Fansome's spirit animal.

 I am thankful for Pigmeat's return.

Long live Pigmeat.

Long Live Al Fansome.


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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2022, 1349 UTC »
I'll always remember the "check your tire pressure" messages from the early 2000s on FRN thanks to Al.

His legend lives on.

MP

With a digital tire gauge. Those slide things couldn't be calibrated for lab accuracy.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2022, 0144 UTC »
The clique that ran the FRN could never get Al's quirky sense of humor and they booted him. That was the beginning of the end for the FRN. Al came here, the majority of the FRN membership followed, and the FRN lies in the dust heap of internet history.

I told them "No Al, no me" and came here as soon as I found out what they'd done. They spent the next two years trying to get Al's real name out of me. One minor problem, it had been nine years since I'd done Radio Al Fansome, I have a terrible memory for names, and Al did the QSL's. I couldn't have told them if I'd wanted to.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2022, 1323 UTC »
I miss you ol' pal, on this Memorial Day. You were the King of The He-Man Dx'ers.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2022, 1748 UTC »
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Corq and all the families. It's great to put a face to the name that I recognize all the way back to my early days in the FRN. So many funny and weird times. Al and I would sometimes chat about different topics on IRC. The one that I remember was that he was an ex brother-in-law of Gary Richrath, the lead guitarist of REO Speedwagon. Since they were one of my favorite bands back in the day, I had lots of questions.
Thanks for sharing the picture Corq.

Pigmeat - great to see you back too. I remember logging one of the last RPI shows during the waning days of the FRN. Lots of good memories.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2022, 0132 UTC »
Zane, if it was late spring of '09,it was my last broadcast. How are tricks?

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2022, 1815 UTC »
I am well, thanks. I'll send you a PM.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2022, 0148 UTC »
Top for Fansome fans. You know who you are. I'm talkin' to you Belinda.

It's true. I don't know what she'll do without him now!

PS: Belinda, I have his poster of you, if you'd choose to sign it, I'm sure it would make him smile even in heaven.


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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2022, 0153 UTC »
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Corq and all the families. It's great to put a face to the name that I recognize all the way back to my early days in the FRN. So many funny and weird times. Al and I would sometimes chat about different topics on IRC. The one that I remember was that he was an ex brother-in-law of Gary Richrath, the lead guitarist of REO Speedwagon. Since they were one of my favorite bands back in the day, I had lots of questions.
Thanks for sharing the picture Corq.

Pigmeat - great to see you back too. I remember logging one of the last RPI shows during the waning days of the FRN. Lots of good memories.

Z

Thank you Zane, I know Fanny appreciated your reports.

I know it sounds silly, but Fanny's pirate radio personality was his "other life", but a place where he found solace, friendship, fun, and inspiration. I'm glad to have heard from you all. It takes the edge off, it really does.

Peace be with you all.

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2022, 0207 UTC »
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Corq and all the families. It's great to put a face to the name that I recognize all the way back to my early days in the FRN. So many funny and weird times. Al and I would sometimes chat about different topics on IRC. The one that I remember was that he was an ex brother-in-law of Gary Richrath, the lead guitarist of REO Speedwagon. Since they were one of my favorite bands back in the day, I had lots of questions.
Thanks for sharing the picture Corq.

Pigmeat - great to see you back too. I remember logging one of the last RPI shows during the waning days of the FRN. Lots of good memories.

Z


PS: Zane, The REO Speedwagon reference was in fact, true.
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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2022, 0210 UTC »
I appreciate that, Corq, but weren't goats Al's spirit animal?

I was merely a replacement for his childhood hero, Arnold Ziffle.

Fun fact, Fanny's brother is a hobby goat farmer, I'm not sure if he ever posted pix here, but his brother's hobby farm was the source of most of Fanny's goat pictures...I hope...

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Re: Kevin Miller, KM6AU, "Al Fansome"
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2022, 0215 UTC »
I'll always remember the "check your tire pressure" messages from the early 2000s on FRN thanks to Al.

His legend lives on.

MP

He was *so* sad that Obama stole his tire pressure thunder. I think he was comforted to know that he was preaching the gospel long before others understood the precious importance of TIRE PRESSURE!

/here's to a tire pressure gauge in every pot
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