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I grew up at WRKL

July 7 2010 at 1:27 AM
Brenda Johnson Martell 


Both of my parents worked there at the beginning. They were Walter & Joan Johnson. My memories include playing in the swamp, being the "real" Child voice in many commercials, I even did a few stints on Hotline when the issue of the day had any sort of "children" twist. I remember Peter Brooks, Bob Fitzsimmons, Dick Warden and of course Al Spiro. I remember the Fire, my Dad did not shave the entire rebuilding time, wierd when you figure it was radio! As an engineer my Dad did a lot of remotes... I remember hauling loads of equipment to charity events and Sunrise Easter Services so that they could be broadcast live.
Walter passed away in 1989 (we miss him). Joan is 78 living with me in a small Arizona mountain community.
The years I spent at WRKL were formative and I learned so much. I have often played my commenrative LP.. The Impossible Dream. I also have always remembered some of those lessons learned from Al and so many of those pioneers.
Do whats right ...not popular.
Work hard for your dream.
Stand up for the rights you were given in this country (not sit and applaud!)
Fun to see this site.

 Respond to this message   

  1. I remember WRKL's sign-on - Bob Bittner on Oct 13, 2010, 2:59 AM
  3. Hi Brenda - Andy Spiro on Jul 26, 2017, 12:54 PM
    1. Memories .... - Deborah Johnson Hileman on Sep 18, 2017, 11:13 PM
  4. A blast from the past. - Andy Spiro on Jul 26, 2017, 12:56 PM
  6. A blast from the past. - Andy Spiro on Jul 26, 2017, 12:57 PM
  8. Brenda's sister ( one of them) - Deborah Johnson Hileman on Sep 18, 2017, 11:04 PM
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