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PLAY Richard W. Irwin, WJAR Providence, R.I. September 27, 1974 (04:03)

. . . Brandy, she's a fine girl, and on top of that, she really knows how to fill her cups, too . . .


On the occasion of birthday 62, (January 8, 2013) I present this short, extremely hi-fi 'scoped sample of the only morning show I did for WJAR, Providence. I was filling in for vacationing Charlie Jefferds. Don't get me wrong, this was probably the ONLY time I had to fill-in for morning drive. I normally did one shift on Saturday afternoon or night, for most of the time I was there as Production Manager. On THIS morning, I was 23 and I wanted to sound like a cool young guy, like Mike Ivers, or Mike Sands - I didn't have the pipes to sound like Jeff Mathieu, or Charlie.

Most of my on-air radio career was in search of my "voice" — which I never really found. I just don't sound believable here, at least, I don't think I do. Do I? Upon The Morrow? Oh no, no, no.. sweet swingin' time? Oh nooooooo.

Back in 1974, I cut this aircheck like the HOT Top 40 airchecks of the time, a quick beep at each edit, spliced in at 15ips. Sure had a lot of weather happening then, but there was a lot of "past" and "until" because we didn't have a digital clock in the control room. We had a traditional analog "clock on the wall", a great RCA console and four nearly new ITC cart machines. And, I was working behind a Neumann condensor microphone with a Fairchild compressor.

Life was very good — even if my airwork was not!

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