This is the final installment of the WMSP series that began here. So where are they now? The Market Square Presbyterian Church sold the station in 1988. There is a Facebook page of former WMSP volunteers, which yet again suggests that I made a mistake when I closed my FB account for what I thought … Continue reading WMSP—The Epilog
This is the seventh and penultimate installment of the WMSP series that began here. AJ used to have a tape recorder running at his home to capture all the shows he hosted, and then he’d edit them to remove most of the music, keeping just his spoken introductions, etc. It sounded like a good idea, … Continue reading Farewell to WMSP
This is the sixth installment of the WMSP series that began here. I didn’t know exactly how old AJ Moulfair was, though I assumed he was about ten years older than I was, which would have made him about 39 in 1978 when we met. I did pick up that he had gone to Columbia … Continue reading AJ and JT Go to NYC
This is the fifth installment of the WMSP series that began here. During the year I spent at WMSP, I got to know a bunch of the people there, some of whom I can put a name to, and some of whom I cannot. Joyce Tracy is one of the former. She was a woman … Continue reading Other Notable WMSP Folks
This is the fourth installment of a series. Catch with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. One of the downsides of hosting the Tuesday edition of Musical Offering was that it already had a programmer, a lovely woman whose name I no longer recall, nor can I find her name on any of the saved … Continue reading A Very Special Episode
This is the third in a series that began with Part 1 and Part 2. Before I began searching through the boxes of saved letters and stuff, I’d have sworn that my volunteer career as a classical host on WMSP lasted nearly two years, but documents don’t lie. I didn’t get my Third Class License … Continue reading April, 1979
This is the second part of a series that began with Part 1. I can’t find anything to help me date when Pat introduced me to AJ Moulfair, nor can I recall anything specific that can help me assign an approximate date to it. Best guess is that it was sometime in the fall of … Continue reading AJ and JT Go to Philly
My memories of my time in Harrisburg don’t conform to reality. I lived there for three months shy of three years and it seems like I couldn’t possibly have done all the things I remember doing in such a short time. But my memory is wrong. For example, relying on my memory, I didn’t think … Continue reading AJ and Patrick and George – Oh My!