Early Radio Gig

One of my “funnest” early jobs in radio was a morning shift of classical music on a university run FM station in upstate New York in the mid 70s. The station (in these pre satellite/automation days) signed on at 6 am. I ran pretty short on sleep as a college student back then. (Not today, by the way. These days I am a world class sleeper/napper and am not good for much of anything past 8:30 pm.) I can remember turning on the transmitter at about 5:50 am and sometimes dozing at the console for a few minutes before we began.

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