WMWC Skimmer Tape (Fall 1997)

May 6, 2016 – 9:39 am

As is common on college radio, we occasionally ran a skimmer. A skimmer would record airbreaks anytime the DJs would turn their mics on. The idea was that station management would listen for profanity, extraneous talking, etc. Truth is, we never really did.

But, I do have one skimmer tape from fall 1997 we saved with the idea of picking out funny moments that we were going to put on CD. Again, we never did.

My favorite moment on the tape is subtle, coming at just past 16 minutes on side A, when Natalie expresses her displeasure with going back to male vocalists after a block of female musicians. (Also fun: 26:30 where I make a random appearance on someone else’s show.)

Side B is from a Thursday & Friday and includes a story of one man’s nipple piercing and plenty of other college radio banter.

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