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Thank you very much Gary. I will submit it before the end of this week and if you don't mind will mention you as the person who encouraged me to do so. You have such an interesting background, and we are both writers. Any time you want to correspond on any matter, I will be delighted to do so.
From: "Gary Coville"
Sent: Monday April 6 2020 12:58:28AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] One More Intro
By all means submit what you may have. You don't need to be a
member of SPERDVAC to submit something for publication. The email
address is Radiogram@...
On 4/5/20 12:15 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:
Hello Gary. This is a great post. I think you uploaded some
episodes of shows to the Purchasing Group that I have listened to
and enjoyed, so thank you for that.
It is impressive that you are a published author and the best
friend of "Radiogram's" editor. I once belonged to SPERDVAC and
have considered joining again. I have a few short pieces that I
might submit to him. One is about an episode of a show that
nobody knows about because it is not listed in any of the
SPERDVAC library catalogs. It is not even in the OTRR Library
collection, so he might enjoy my identifying it and sending him
a short summary of it. This is a good example of why I read
From: "Gary Coville"
Sent: Sunday April 5 2020 2:15:06PM
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] One More Intro
I’ll turn 71 in a couple of months and
confess that my interest in radio carries all the way back
to my childhood in the 1950s. Hardly anything was worse
for a kid back then than a night without television. A
tube would burn out and suddenly darkness descended upon
the world while we awaited the arrival of the TV
repairman. One night, after this tragedy struck, my
mother introduced me to “radio without pictures.” I still
remember the two shows I listened to that fateful evening:
Gang Busters and My Little Margie. My
grandparents lived just a block away and it was another
ten years or so before they got their first TV set and so
I was exposed to radio in their house. I remember my
grandmother liked her soaps; Stella Dallas was one
of her favorites. I specifically recall my grandfather
listening to The Lone Ranger at full volume
because he was quite hard of hearing. I couldn’t figure
out at the time why the Lone Ranger’s voice sounded so
different from my television version. I decided the radio
must somehow be distorting the Ranger’s voice. Of course,
radio changed radically not too long after my introduction
to real radio and such programming virtually disappeared.
I’ve never lost my fascination with
either OTR or OTTV. While I was in college I purchased my
first reel to reel recorder and began acquiring reel to
reel tapes of the great radio shows. I began reading
about and researching the history of both radio and
television. Later I started writing about my favorite two
subjects. During the ensuing years, I’ve co-authored
three books and a number of articles incorporating some of
what I’ve learned. The editor of SPERDVAC’s Radiogram
is my oldest and closest friend and usually desperate for
material. So I usually have an outlet for my ramblings.
I would encourage anyone in the group with the urge to
write about some aspect of radio to give it a go. No
better time than right now while we are all so restricted
in our movements.
Stay safe, everyone.