Anyone Listen To Party Line on WLBE 7...

Anyone Listen To Party Line on WLBE 790 AM Radio?

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B and B

Mount Dora, FL

#1 Dec 10, 2009
What's going on with Party Line, the Buy/Sell/Trade program on Leesburg's WLBE radio from 9:00 to 11:00 am?

It appears that Station manager Mac McNair, the latest host, can't figure out how to work his own phone system.

So what kind of rinky-dink phone system do they have that only works half the time?

If it's the phones, why can't they get someone to fix it?

If it can't be fixed, why don't they just buy a new system!

The previous host, Bruce Hamilton, couldn't work the phones either, finally giving up after about 5 weeks and going back South, supposedly to sell his house down there.

Yeah, Right. My guess is he simply got tired of looking like an idiot every morning, and will never be heard from again.

Bill Sayer, who just retired, knew how to operate those phones, so why can't anyone else do it?

Stumbling around like that every day does not make the station look very professional.

And by the way, Mac, for God's Sake, dump that crappy piano music that plays every time the phones quit.

Even the worst "elevator music" would be better than that noise!
elizabeth from leesburg

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2009
Why would any one complain about partyline. So what if the phone lines are hard to work right, It isnt costing the calles a cent. It free folks soooo stop complaing.
DM Robidoux

Satellite Beach, FL

#3 Dec 29, 2009
I really enjoy listening to the partyline each day,and I wish I had something good enough to sell on the show.Also,I do tend to agree with the comment about the quality of the equipment that Mac has to deal with each day. It would truly make his job alot easier if he could count on things running more smoothly.Hopefully, he'll beable to get all the glitches out soon and there will be no more missed or dropped calls.Hang in there Mac!
jack jones

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2010
WLBE is great! all this small talk is uncalled we have a great litte radio station, that provides a great service to all that listen. and the people that buy, sell, and trade there goods are all good people also. the people that listen to the party line see the need,for this service and often thank the host, for the great responce that they received, weather they were looking to buy sell or trade items. so what if the phone system is a little wacky, it wont matter when you sell your goods, at no cost to you. or if you have a need. partyliners often come to rescue. to those in need. i know i listen. so before you badmouth,just remember that you may need it someday.
Tom Hayden

Leesburg, FL

#5 Jun 29, 2010
Actually WLBE is an ďokĒ radio station not a great one. Letís not go all romantic about how wonderful WLBE is. They are in business to make money. A working phone system is cheaper than some plasma TVís for a station that size.
Donít get me wrong I like the party line and I think they provide a great service to the community. But they also sell ad space to make money.
Hobart McNugefroi

Orlando, FL

#6 Jul 8, 2010
WBLE is good, and I leki it. I miss it when I am not able to haer the prorgamming. I haev dsylxeia and lay in bed at night wondnreing about ohret more impotrant things than if the pohnes work prefectly. It inst the greatest but it dose jsut fine. If it dippaspaers we will all miss it. Wokring phones, always wokring would be good, but may be in thsi ecomony it cnant be doen right now
B and B

Eustis, FL

#7 Jul 29, 2010
I tuned in to Party Line recently and heard the voice of Mary, a new Host. Did Mac retire or what? The day I tuned in, their phone system was down ... again ... and that Gawd Awful annoying music was playing! Yes, Party Line is a nice service and I've used it a few times, but Come On! Can you picture any other call-in radio program that would let that problem go unsolved for even a few minutes? Aren't the station Management and Owners listening? It's totally ridiculous!

Norman, OK

#8 Aug 8, 2010
I am trying to find someone in the texarkana area, who listens to the 790 am. If you do please contact me with the information on how to request songs on there. My email is [email protected] thank you so much

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2010
When Bill left the radio station my buddies and I were glad to see this museum piece finally leave.
Mary is such an uplift in the mornings. If I ever go back to listening to WLBE again, Mary will have to be on. She's like a morning flower on the air.

Now that Bill is back, his jew pal sal will now be able to advertise for as long as he wants and won't have to pay a dime. That is stealing ... and with that tribe ... what else is new!!!!!!
marion spears cushman

Clermont, FL

#11 Mar 17, 2011
We live in Syracuse,NY wished we had this show back home!!!
PJ long time listener

United States

#12 Jun 8, 2011
I'm unable to listen to it live on my computer - does anyone have a link for it? The one on their website does not work.

Mary Morgan

United States

#13 Oct 22, 2011
Hello, I am glad to see My 790 am (WLBE) is being talked about. I hope you like the changes we have made. Our new web site is Feel free to make any comments about our programming at the website...I want to hear what you think, even the constructive criticism.

We do still struggle with technical difficulties at times. But the phone is working pretty good...that was $300 repair...ouch. I miss good old fashioned radio, when you had a a live human being sitting at the board all the time, so if something went a miss they could jump right into action!

Mary Morgan!
lakeland larry

Birmingham, AL

#14 Nov 22, 2011
Sweet, i, love this kind of raido. we have one in Bartow. It is called THE SHOPPER. Trying to find one in or around the Live Oak area for my Sis.. does anyone know a station near Her? thanks lakeland larry

Tavares, FL

#15 Jan 2, 2013
You have no News competition at all the WFLA Bud man spends 3 hours talking to him self for a short time between an enormous number of commercials. WDBO gives traffic and tells us what will be on the news in five minutes. They say WDBO over and over until you brain saturates.
I would suggest you put Americas Morning news back. I would also like to see you put Coast to Coast AM on. I realize you have many Issues that I am not aware of and you must do what you need to do and that is fine.
I Just like supporting a local station. This place is one of the most remote places for LOCAL news that I have ever been. WLBE is it, for local information!!!! We moved here out of a Desert.
Bottom line, I have an ipad and XM with all the shows in the world at my finger tip. Even Doug Stephen is an automatic down load daily.
BUT still I Like supporting a local station. The party line is a wonderful service to the community, especially the way Bill and others allow comments.
This is my suggestion Only.

Lady Lake, FL

#16 Jan 2, 2013

Leesburg, FL

#17 Jan 30, 2013
i missd te show 2day and would like t find out how to see todasshow.....can any HELP?

Fort Wayne, IN

#18 Feb 1, 2013
What happened to Mary? There is a NEW Manager and a bad sound now. No Talk Old Bad Music.
Abdul siam

Clearlake, CA

#20 Oct 26, 2013
Does anyone know of a local radio station in/near Leesburg, that carry's the Pat Boone Show. Over the last few weeks, this guy has brought some interesting thoughts on todays issues.It can't be the singer is it?
Abdul Siam

Clearlake, CA

#21 Oct 26, 2013
My parent are in the Leesburg area.They love the area...but, haven't found a personal radio Outlet yet.

Ocala, FL

#22 Jan 31, 2014
I listened to Bill Sayer on Party Line for years. Liked the show, but really miss Bill. Just not the same anymore for me. The ads with his voiceovers are still good and folksy. Time moves on.

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