Seems like yesterday

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What a delightful surprise to be remembered in the “25 years ago, 1985” item in the May 12 Sun Journal. Has it really been that long ago? It seems like only yesterday I was on WRXV.

I am flattered that so many people called to tell me about the item. I made a good many friends along the airwaves, and quite often people ask if I still have my record collection and if I have a certain recording.

I am not as young as I used to be and, as the years pass, I feel sad that older people can no longer hear the songs or artists they enjoyed in their younger days.

I lament the passing of AM radio. You put it so well by quoting my statement that AM radio is a friend in the home. As a youngster on my dad’s retail bread route on country roads, the radios in homes were always turned on, and people were listening to the news, music, soap operas.

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While on local radio, I enjoyed telling of church affairs and suppers to benefit projects in need. We lived in a different time and less hectic pace compared to today.

Do I miss playing records for people? Of course I do. I was never paid for my work on radio, but the calls of gratitude for playing requests were more than enough. I had fun and my listeners knew it.

My very best to all who remember what fun we all enjoyed on radio.

Fred Goldrup, Lewiston

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