WNEW’s Story of Selma

Selma March for website revised

Album liner notes of Sunday News Closeup script, including song lyrics, can be seen at:
Smithsonian Folkways Album

The album, “Radio Station WNEW’s Story of Selma” is available at
Smithsonian Folkways Records
WNEW1130.com has no relationship with Smithsonian Folkways Records

Retrospectives on the Selma to Montgomery March are available from many sources, including:
Selma – The History Channel

Ghosts of Field #1 Chapter 5

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The Days Before

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Lena by Willie

Note to Bill Diehl — Here’s the William B./Lena Horne piece from the Nov. 1958 issue of Radio Mirror magazine you discovered during one of your flea market visits. I told you it would be posted, and true to my word, here it is, only three years and ten months after you sent in the piece at 4:00 p.m., May 11, 2010. ECB

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Lena Horne “Stormy Weather”

Sandy Becker

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To view video clips, click on link below.
Sandy Becker Show – WABD-TV New York

The Other Willie B.

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“I’m Martin Block, a radio announcer from California.”

Radio Mirror romance revised
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Dan McCue is Content Editor for Renewable Energy magazine.
Renewable Energy Magazine

Happy Birthday Jooolie! It’s #84

Happy Birthday, Julius LaRosa.

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Bill Diehl, seen above with Julie in a late 90′s conversation, sent word today(1/2/14) by phone that Julie, on his 84th birthday, is recovering from a fractured ankle. “Otherwise,” says Julie, “I’m in OK health.” Says Bill, “I reminded him that my wife, Lorry, met his wife, Rory, back in the 1950′s when Rory was Perry Como’s secretary, and Lorry was president of the Perry Como fan club in New York.(and Julie was Perry’s summer TV replacement.) Julie recalled that when he told Como that he was engaged to Rory and gave her a ring and they’d soon be married, Julie quoted Perry as saying, ‘you (bleep), now you’ve taken my wonderful secretary.’ Julie and Rory have been married 57 years”

Rosemary Meyer Feeding Wedding Cake to Her Husband

Visit Julie’s Page

LaRosa at piano

Stan Brooks

Stan Brooks, WINS, dies at 86. See “Other Signals” http://wnew1130com.ipower.com/other-signals/stan-brooks/

Cow Palace Flashback

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Somewhere inside San Francisco’s Cow Palace, between July 13 and July 16, 1964, during the Republican National Convention, WNEW’s Marlene Sander’s busy editing a reel of tape. The photo came via Bill Diehl from the files of Jerry Graham, WNEW News Director at the time, who died in April of this year.

Most memorable words spoken at that convention:

Barry Goldwater, as he was cheered.
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice — and let me remind you also, moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

Nelson Rockefeller, as he was booed.
“This is still a free country, ladies and gentlemen.”