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  • kemartinatsnetnet
    What was the other e-newsletter (URL if possible)? Thanks ... in ... cross ... transfer ... I
    Message 1 of 13 , Nov 29, 2007
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      What was the other e-newsletter (URL if possible)?

      Thanks


      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "dllewiszz" <dllewiszz@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I'm brand new here, and think maybe I'm seeing double. An almost
      > verbatim discussion took place last week on another e-newsletter
      > regarding Philly. Folks actually discussed the origin of the WIBG
      > call, and a discussion about the Phila rock & roll scene ensued as
      > well ... Interesting coincidence ....
      >
      >
      > -- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "kemartinatsnetnet"
      > <kemartin@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Unfortunately 'Hops' was just a little before I could appreciate
      > it.
      > >
      > > Yes, WIBG did mean that originally!
      > >
      > > Philadelphia was a great place and had a lot of cool things like
      > > Tastykake. Yum yum. Today it would be considered heart attack
      in
      > a
      > > wrapper. Remember back then they wrapped the stuff in waxed
      > paper?
      > > I mean when I was a kid get a Tastykake and a Hires Root Beer for
      > > like 20 cents... Actually I can remember going to the store and
      > > getting a Hogie for 45 cents.
      > >
      > > And music groups like TSOP The Sound Of Philadelphia, The Four
      > > Seasons. Phila. had a couple of good recording studios.
      > >
      > > Time to kill, ride the Frankfort El. Get off at the one the
      cross
      > > over stations and cheat and ride back on the same fare.
      > >
      > > If you were real creative you could get the 59 bus at Castor &
      > > Cottman ave. Get a transfer. Ride to Fanskfort. Using the
      transfer
      > > get on the El. Hop off real quick at 5th. & Market get another
      > > transfer from the little machine. Get back on the El. Get off at
      > City
      > > Hall. Use your new transfer to get on the Broad St. Subway. Ride
      > it
      > > to Fernrock. Get off and catch the Y bus using your transfer and
      > in
      > > short order you were back where you start from all on one
      > > token. "token?"
      > >
      > >
      > > Ken
      > >
      > > --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, Chris Ness <mness215@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > On Wednesday 14 November 2007 04:13, Gregory W. Moore wrote:
      > > > > GA,All
      > > >
      > > > "Keep your cool,
      > > > Don't be a fool,
      > > > and don't wear white socks"
      > > >
      > > > WIBG simply returned to its roots. I had been told in 1960 that
      > the
      > > call
      > > > letters originally stood for "Why I Believe (in) God" and that
      > its
      > > origin was
      > > > as a religious station.
      > > >
      > > > But who can forget its "Hops". The one I most remember was one
      I
      > > never went
      > > > to -- the Collingwood fire house. They were always having one
      > there.
      > > >
      > > > I had no idea we had so many Philidelphians here.
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > mailto:mness215@ All jobs are equally easy to
      > > > http://home.earthlink.net/~cness the person not
      > doing
      > > the work.
      > > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/luxomni Holt's Law
      > > >
      > >
      >
    • Chris Ness
      ... We didn t think of them as oldies in the early sixties -- they were the Top 99 on WIBG.
      Message 2 of 13 , Dec 2, 2007
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        On Wednesday 28 November 2007 15:48, kemartinatsnetnet wrote:
        > Sorry for the delay in replyng.
        >
        > WIBBAGE back then was one of the best oldies stations on AM radio.
        >
        We didn't think of them as oldies in the early sixties -- they were the "Top
        99" on WIBG.
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