I don’t get into Halloween much but the occasion brought up the subject of the old “Shock Theater” program on Channel 8 back in the early 70’s. A friend and I were passing emails about how funny Dr. Paul Bearer was in those days. We loved hearing about being in “Die Point”, North Carolina and traveling up to “Bone” every now and then. It was all more corn fun than spooky.
As my friend and I were swapping emails, I thought to myself, “my friend and I email about this every five years and forget we say the same things”. To prove my point I went searching through old emails and found our several emails repeating our usual conversations about “Shock Theater”.
I am always happy when I am proved right, but I was more over joyed by what I saw next. It was an email exchange from August 5, 2006 with another friend, Dennis Breeden.
We were trying to get together for lunch to talk about life, radio and everything in between. In the email I encouraged Dennis to make that audition tape we had been talking about and give it to Wally.
Dennis was at another radio station at the time but he felt the Lord was calling him to work with us here at WBFJ. Well, he did make the tape and after about 10 years of “living” and all the long and winding road that goes with it, Dennis joined the WBFJ family doing afternoon traffic and later the early afternoons.
If you have listened to WBFJ in the past two years you know about the stroke, his beautiful family, his “little man”, his struggles and his victories. I’m sure he would like to hear about your stories, too. So when you call in your traffic in the afternoon, feel free to share your heart. Remember that number, 336-777-1893!
- PAPA JOHN
My better half Judy gave me the greatest ‘human’ gift in 1987 when she said “I do”. Don’t try to reconcile the math, but I have 3 teen age grandchildren now. Hannah, the oldest gave me the name “Papa John” and was disappointed when she found out that all those pizza places were not mine.
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