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Radio Station WOMI on the air since February 7, 1938

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ExiledinTx

Wimberley, TX

#1 Dec 13, 2010
WOMI (for W Owensboro Messenger & Inquirer) was the rival for WVJS (W V J Steele, local mogul). It was a CBS affiliate. Photos of famous radio news broadcasters lined the hallway inside that green front door. Upstairs was the apartment of Hugh O Potter and his wife Cliffordine, who did "Joy Train" on Saturdays, a kiddie show sponsored by Velvet milk and Ice Cream. "Joanna" was Mrs Potter's radio name, and lucky birthday kids got a "Shooting star" sent out to them during the show when their names were read. Mr Potter was a big civil war buff. He routinely did his "WOMI Editorial of the Air" broadcasts on tape.
It was here that Prof. Gus Paris joined in with his election predictions on election night based on his students' polling local voters. Jim Wilkinson did triple duty as News Director, Sports broadcaster of high school and KWC basketball games, and account exec. He also did "Teletunes" on weekends. LIke "American Graffitti" the real entrance was at the back door, where employees came and went, especially after business hours.
Even thought there was no Wolfman Jack, Jack Murphree ran the board for late PM music (until Midnight), but was not a DJ in the real sense of the word. I ran the board on Saturday mornings my senior year at KWC from 5:45 AM to 12:30 PM. A "3rd class Phone" license was required by the FCC in those days to do so, and I had gone to Indianapolis to take and pass the test. A highlight occurred with the guy came who climbed up the tower to replace one of the red lights. He was paid $15 an hour (a huge sum in those days).
Experiencing that type of radio made one realize that it was (and still is) larger than life.
pinkfloydian

Owensboro, KY

#2 Dec 15, 2010
nice article thank you
the best

Owensboro, KY

#4 Jul 16, 2014
I love it!
the best is silly

United States

#5 Jul 16, 2014
the best wrote:
I love it!
Sorry that you're life is so empty you spend time digging up old topix threads to add nothing. How sad.:(
lol

United States

#6 Jul 16, 2014
the best is silly wrote:
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Sorry that you're life is so empty you spend time digging up old topix threads to add nothing. How sad.:(
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