WTRN STAFF MEMBERS
Current and Past, tell the story
Thanks to Virgie Werner for these excellent photos of the program
at the Tyrone Area Historical Society, Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Will Walk, the first WTRN Program Director, tells how it all began.
Gretta Rorabaugh Czap (Red With Records) and Bill Duey
talk about the Dairy Dip broadcasts, when hundreds of kids would
gather to make requests, dance to the music, and enjoy delicious treats.
As Cary Simpson was introducing them, Grets told an amazing story
about how earlier that day, she'd been in Altoona shopping, and a
woman in a wheel chair asked her to help get her sweater off, when the woman
asked, "Are You 'Red With Records'?" A fan remembered her
so many years later!
Ann Searer smiles as Joyce Nowlin recalls one of the many funny
and heartwarming memories of the WTRN staffers over the years
Don Igou, who broadcast the Sunday Night Hymn Time program for 18 years,
was introduced by Dave Kaup, the current host.
Ted Simpson, right, introduced two of his fellow deejays from the 80s,
Dave Snyder and Matt Swayne. Their stories delighted the audience
Dad and son. Ted Simpson recalls some incident as Cary holds the mike
Jean Dixon and Betty Rodgers talked about WTRN today
Bob Johnson ("BJ, The DJ") told a heartwarming story of how, one day
shortly before Christmas, he heard of a family whose kids weren't going
to have any Christmas toys or presents. He asked listeners to bring gifts
to the radio station, and by the end of his program, he had two cars full to
take to the family.
Roy Goshorn, the Dean of Blair County Radio News Reporters, paid tribute
to WTRN for its continuous service.
Cary Simpson thanked the Tyrone Area Historical Society for the opportunity
to tell the story of WTRN, through the minds and voices of those who had made
it "live" and important.