Tired of winter by now? Me too. I got a great email last week from an old friend, Randy Carson. Yes…THAT Randy Carson, former News and Sports Director at WRWR back in the late 1970s. He actually does read The Beacon online and wanted to share his amazing experience while working at WRWR during the blizzard of ’78.
“It changed from rain to a blizzard in a matter of moments,” Randy told me. “All I remember is being stranded at the Radio Station for a few days with Tim (Adkins) and Bill (Beinke) using the airtime to pass along messages to people in between playing summertime music, napping under the desk when the power went out…being fed and cared for by neighbors of the radio station…ahhh…good times.”
Randy is now working in Tampa, Florida for a Research Company.
As expected, our first Coffee with the Editor session at Common Grounds was snowed out last Wednesday. So, we will try it again this week. The plan is that every Wednesday at 9 a.m. we hope you will join Beacon Editor Jasmine Cupp and me for this casual gathering to discuss new story ideas, photo opportunities and community happenings. Common Grounds is offering small coffees (with one refill) for 99 cents.