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We couldn't decide where to place these audio samples, so they've found a home here on the Miscellaneous Audio Page.

For over 20 years Arch Harrison's noon Postscript to the News was a fixture on WJMA. Of the hundreds of Postscripts that dealt with the weighty issues of the day to the mundane, we have only found three that survive:
-- Here Arch welcomes a new member to the WJMA family on November 24, 1977. The end of this one is missing.
-- The lessons learned from a beach vacation.
-- In this one Arch is saying goodbye to staff announcer Mark Johnson on February 28, 1984._notes

Letters To Santa
Many of the programs have been saved. Use the links below to get to various years. On the year pages you'll find links to individual programs.
1972 - missing

1974 - missing
1975 - missing

1982 - missing
1983 - missing

Monday At One
These programs are available on the News page.

Christmas Monday At One. Although Monday At One was a news or public affairs program, the last Monday prior to Christmas was a program hosted by Arch Harrison and devoted to the music of Alfred Burt. For many years Arch did the program live, but eventually it was put on tape and repeated each year. Records are incomplete, but it probably ran from 1970 to 1983. This the opening segment of the program. Here's an interesting article on the history of the Alfred Burt carols.

Visions of America was a 38 part series of intereviews, mostly with local people, on their vision for the next 100 years. It was broadcast on the weekend of July, 4 1976 as part of the Bicentennial. It was recognised by the Virginia Associated Press as the best small market feature for 1976.

Bruce (Twin Oaks commune)
Byrd Jr, Senator Harry
Christenson, Carol -VCU futurist
Carroll, Ted -Orange Extension Agent
Cortada, James -Orange Town Council
English, John -Orange Schools
Garriott, Owen -Astronaut
Gottschalk, Walt 1 -medical engineer & energy advocate
Gottschalk, Walt 2
-medical engineer & energy advocate
Gottschalk, Walt 3
-medical engineer & energy advocate

Greene, Angus -Publisher Orange Review
Hallman, Randy -sports writer Richmond News Leader
Harrison, Arch 1-owner WJMA
Harrison, Arch 2 -owner WJMA
Hooper, E C-Orange County Supervisor
Hunter, Dr Thomas 1 UVA Professor of Medicine
Hunter, Dr Thomas 2 UVA Professor of Medicine
Hutt, Dr James-7th District Congressional candidate
Johnson, Gordon I-Sheriff, Orange County

Lantz, H B-Orange Schools ecologist
Manning, Renfro-Superintendent Orange Schools
McCaffrey, Joseph-WMAL political commentator
Meade, Dr Richard-UVA Education professor
Morin, Bob-Orange mayor, owner Orange Furniture
Morse, Joe-artist
Morse, Lillian-Orange Chamber Executive Director
Robinson, US Representative J Kenneth
Rouse, Park-Virginia Bicentennial Committee
Saxton, Mike-Orange High student
Willard Scott -WRC channel 4 weatherman

Street Voices- people on the stereet
Thomas, Bill- Four County Players
Thomas, William H B- historian, author
Vaughan, Jerry -wine industry
Walker, Frank -farmer
Williams, Ambassador Murat
Yowell, Claude -Madison County historian
Zumwalt, Admiral Elmo-former Chief Naval Ops

1974 station identification (Ross Hunter)

1976 station identification (Ross Hunter)

1983 station identification (Ralph Graves)

1985 station identification (Lisa Blake)

The opening to Swap Shop

School lunch menus from October 9 and October 10, 1974. The menu reader is Les Myers

Someone brought a rubber ducky to the radio station and it found a home in the control room. Among other things it was occasionally used as a time signal. We had a contest to name the rubber ducky. The name of the contest winner is lost to history, but the winning name remains: Wolfman Quack.

Here's the beginning to the long running Sunday morning church broadcast. The announcer is Mark Johnson.

Chet Burgess did the 5pm news as part of his duties as WJMA's News Director. When he left WJMA for WTAR, Norfolk in 1976, we surprised him by replacing the closing news theme with this collection of staff members, friends, and news contacts wishing him well.

Each Spring for a few years in the mid 1970s, someone on the air would "open" the WJMA swimming pool. Here's one opening of the pool from Russ Roberts during a 1975 "remote" broadcast from the WJMA parking lot.

When there was a hint of snow in the weather forecast, the radio station phones would start ringing with questions about school closings. In 1977 Arch Harrison recorded a plea:please don't call us.

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