WWDB: June 22, 1992

May 22, 2018 – 12:40 pm

When I was in high school, I’d stay up late messing around online or coding, particularly during the summer. During those late night and early morning hours, I’d flip on the Home Shopping Club to have some constant chatter in the background or, as on this early Monday morning at 2am in June of 1992, I turned on the radio. For whatever reason that night, I was inspired to call into Philly talk station 96.5 FM WWDB and discuss not the politics of the burgeoning election season (thank goodness), but the stabbing death of a young man during Senior Week in Wildwood, NJ. The incident happened a mere 12 blocks from where my mom grew up and where my grandparents still lived at the time. I spent many summer days in Wildwood and figured I had some insight to give as a rising high school junior.

All told, it wasn’t the worst of phone calls. And since it was the first time my voice was on the radio, of course I threw a tape on to record it. This tape’s also interesting for some political discussion surrounding Ross Perot and his alleged spying on his own children and a great call from Joe from South Philly who says he wants some romance from the ladies before they get into anything else. Also, he says, “Every day is Father’s Day and Christmas.” This guy is a piece of work.

Some great ads on here, too.

Not sure who the host is — I don’t think he ever says his name — but he does a pretty good job of calling it down the center.

The tape starts a few minutes before 2am.

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