So it is the Sunday after the show, just too busy to post or put up the playlist as I usually do while I am on the air. As folk in the area know we had very unsettled weather with many Thunderstorm alerts yesterday, and for me radio stations besides the one I was DJ-ing for calling needing help due to power failures/etc. Also we are building a new studio at WNCU for our HD-2 programs, and I had personnel in working on that who needed help from time to time.

So I have now got the playlist from yesterday up on the current playlist page. A listener called in requesting something by Redd Foxx, we had a conversation about his party records, mostly released on the Dootone or Dooto labels (best known for “Earth Angel” by the Penguins). Agreed I probably wouldn’t play any of that (I do have some…) since we are not in the FCC “Safe Harbor” time period, the recent court rulings notwithstanding. So I played a more musically inclined item from Redd Foxx from around 1947 in the fourth hour.

I’ve been corresponding back and forth with Victor Pearlin, looking for some singles for the July countdown show next week, ended up getting them off Ebay since he didn’t have any duplicates he could help me out with. We are both interested to see how good the condition is, Victor is very picky on grading, his records are always very clean, he is conservative and rarely sells anything below E for excellent, which means not “new” but “really nice”.

Many of the 45s I have are in varying condition, but I find that careful cleaning, dubbing in monaural off the turntable preamp (for mono recordings) and then using the noise reduction features in the Adobe Audition editing program will do wonders for “cleaning up” the sound. Also is is amazing how often I find LP cuts in stereo, and again a little work with the editor makes them sound quite good on the air.

Jim Davis

If you don’t know about June teenth, go check it out, an interesting part of history.

We are moving along with our plans for HD-2, the furniture was delivered Friday, and we start installation on the new control room next week. The transmission system is in place and has been tested, we just needed a control room and additional audio delviery system, and of course CONTENT! Hopefully part of that will be more 8 Track Flashback in an evening timeslot. We were foretunate to procure grant funding to purchase this equipment.

How are you holding up with the heat? We didn’t do very well last Sunday when our air conditioning at the transmitter site failed and we had to go off the air. Our fifteen year old system had some temporary repairs done Monday and we got back on, and the final repairs were completed in Thursday. We need to replace that old system ,as well as our 15 year old analog (FM) transmitter.

Which brings me to my last comment. I finally got the total from the May fundraiser for 8tfb, and we only had about $2490 in pledges. We used to do nearly double that. The problem is that a only a few of our thousands of listeners call in and do their part. You can help, just think about giving say $10 to the station. If 300 folks did that, it would make up the difference. Public, listener supported radio requires just that, listener support, and shows like 8 Track Flashback cannot continue without funding from the folk who enjoy it. So please consider making a contribuation in the name of 8tfb at

Thanks, Jim Davis