Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9am we marked the 1000th program with a mini-fundrive (donate here), special guests, and a few surprises.
This morning I hosted program number 1001, starting off the countdown to number 2000. It's unlikely I'll hit that mark -- at the rate of one program a week, I'll get there in another 20 years. That far in the future, it's difficult to say if radio as a medium will even exist (much less if I will).
That's fine. I'll just keep showing up week after week, doing what I love until someone tells me to stop.
|Just another Wednesday morning -- sharing the music and |
Second, I thank my fellow volunteers at WTJU. Deborah Murray and John Delehanty, the co-directors of the Classical Department were on hand not only to lend support, but also to answer the phones (more on that later). Other classical announcers showed up, as well as some announcers from the other music departments. That's WTJU -- one station with many facets, not many stations with one set of call letters.
And a special thanks to John Mitchell, who was kind enough to return for an all-too-brief stint on the airwaves with me. What fun we had!
|John Mitchell (l) and Ralph Graves (r).|
|Classical Department co-director |
Deborah Murray, in a rare
moment when the phones
Finally, I'd like to thank you, the listener. Whether you just discovered WTJU last week, or have been with "Gamut" since program 1, it doesn't matter. All of us here at WTJU are passionate about the music we share, and it's gratifying to know there are kindred spirits out their to appreciate it.
|Classical Department co-director|
John Delehanty was also on
hand for the festivities.
Part 1: A Thousand and One Wednesdays
Part 2: A Thousand and One Milestones
Part 3: A Thousand and One Lessons
Part 4: A Thousand and One Questions