Tag Archives: radio

Retro

From the first apartment I lived in after leaving home up to and including the house I live in today, some of my furniture was accumulated from different friends and relatives. My first coffee table was one my parents no … Continue reading

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My life at the Peabody

AUGUST 1, 2013-MEMPHIS, TN: LES KERR’S LIFE FLASHES BEFORE HIS EYES. That’s the way I felt sitting in the Lobby Bar of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. I was there with my wife, Gail, celebrating our anniversary. We were … Continue reading

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Bob Loflin – Volunteer of the Year

Bob Loflin, a friend to so many in Nashville, was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner held in the rotunda of the Hall November 5, … Continue reading

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Right here on your AM radio dial!

Recently, I drove from Linden, Tennessee to Nashville between 10:00pm and about 11:30pm and as I do often at night, I scanned the AM radio band.  Through the magic of amplitude modulation (hence “A.M.”), I heard live humans speaking from … Continue reading

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Feed the birds – there’s an empty space in the air

It was not lost on me that my old Mobile, Alabama radio pal Charlie Ocean died on the birthday of another old Mobile radio friend, Scott O’Brien, who also recently passed away.  I suspect that they had a celebratory cocktail, headphones … Continue reading

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Nashville’s airwaves lose a friend

“Those are the bluegrass announcements,” Traci Todd told her listeners every Sunday about 3:30 p.m. “Now it’s time for the theme song of George, The Bluegrass Show. Here are Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin with ‘The Little Girl and the … Continue reading

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Now they call it “Trop Rock”

If you want a break from the winter weather that’s got the country in a snow-white funk, you can easily find one through music. The ever-strengthening “Trop Rock” movement which had its beginnings with Jimmy Buffett years ago can now … Continue reading

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