I lived in Mt. Holly and visited WJJZ in the Washington House when I was 16,
Tom Wahl (who I knew from CB radio) was on the air, and Pat McCall was
hanging around taking meter readings, as someone with a first class license
had to be there at that time. The next station I visited was WIBG in Philly,
and did a videotape tour for my Rancocas Valley Regional HS journalism class.
The tourguides were John Record Landecker and I. We interviewed the
guy on the air and Peter Jackson in news, and the owner - Buckley.
It was a lot of fun and I wish I still had that tape, and of course, has
a machine it would play on.
Eddie and the Cruisers trivia ... the station in the movie AMFMSW refers to
was visited by Tom Berenger's character Frank Robbins, and the DJ was
Joe Pantoliano's character, Doc Robbins. The OUTSIDE of the station ...
seen here: http://mcnally.cc/pics/wrhe.jpg
was an abandoned building on Route 9 in Linwood, formerly the office
of Hagerthy Fuel Oil. The big WRHE (Asbury Park in the movie) sign was
only up for about a day - probably rented letters from sign company, and
the building was demolished right after that. The inside was WMID - a
shot shown here ... http://mcnally.cc/nixie/eddie.jpg
I have the panel seen behind Doc Robbins, with three meters on it,
and made a clock out of it (later found the shot in the movie)
By the way ... the high school was referred to as being in
Vine-Land in the movie, and as mentioned by AMFMSW was
Rancocas Valley ... I have a feeling the classroom they used
was my journalism class room ... not positive ... but kinda cool anyway.