This weekend, a show that airs on public radio stations celebrated the anniversary of the first regular radio broadcast. On November 2, 1920, KDKA received its license and broadcast the presidential election returns. Appropriately titled Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad, the program played some classical music and some comedy clips pertaining to the business. It aired in Knoxville on Sunday.
November 10 is the anniversary of the real shipwreck in the song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” My friend Bean posted tweets about it all day. I dropped by my office to record a few commercials on Sunday evening. While I was there, I decided to play Gordon Lightfoot’s song on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. In response, some listeners posted favorable comments on our Facebook page while Don Geronimo tweeted, “I will drown myself in Lake Gitchigumi.”