Your Wonderful Station:
My husband and I discovered your station a few years ago and every Saturday morning when I clean my house (I work during the week) I am always happy that
I can listen to music on the radio that I love. I turned 60 this year, not by choice,
so the music you play brings back a lot of memories to me, plus that is my favorite
kind of music to listen to.
My husband has a radio in his car that plays everything and we can listen to 40's and 50's music when we travel. Sometimes when we are in other cities we can actually find a station that plays this type of music all the time.
Anyway, we love your music so please keep playing and extend it to more days during the week, like early in the morning so I can listen on my way to work.
- An Avid listener
Follow-up to Rick's comments:
. . . After playing a number by the Ted Weems Orchestra you mentioned there were, no doubt, very few around yet that remember him. It happens that I have a cassette tape I play 3 or 4 times a week.
Just for fun, I am listing all the numbers. See how many of them you remember.
- "Old Timer"
Marvelous Oh! If I Only Had You
Cobblestones She'll Never Find A Fellow Like Me
Come On Baby From Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
Piccolo Pete You're the Cream in My Coffee
Harmonica Harry Chick, Chick, Chicken (Lay an Egg For Me)
Slappin' the Bass My Troubles Are Over
Egyptian Ella The Man From the South
Mysterious Moe Washing Dishes With My Sweetie
Jig Time My Favorite Band
Oh! Mo'nah Play That Hot Guitar
Comments on a Recent Program:
Thank you for playing the Vera Lynn song a few weeks ago . . . I really like Vera Lynn, especially in the later years of the 40s when her voice mellowed, and the vibrato shakiness disappeared. You know, like Bing Crosby sang in his early days; I guess that style was in vogue in the 30s and 20s . . . a bit of info on Dame Vera Lynn:
- Born March 20, 1917, in East Ham, England; now 90 years old.
- Opened new wing called "Firepower," at the Royal Artillery Museum, which tells story of Royal Artillery from Cold War to present.
- Started singing in pubs at 7 years of age and joined dancing troupe when 15.
- Her first broadcast was in 1935 with the Joe Loss Orchestra.
- In 1940, became most popular female vocalist in Britain. Known as "The Forces Sweetheart," she sang songs like "Yours," "We'll Meet Again," "The White Cliffs of Dover."
- Made three films, "We'll Meet Again" (1942), "Rhythm Serenade" (1943), and "One Exciting Night" (1944).
- Had her first record "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart," first UK artist to top the U.S. charts, and had hit of "My Son, My Son," during the Gulf War.
- Had hit television series for seven years.
- Was awarded Knighthood in 1975 and thereby was created Dame of the British Empire.
Keep up the good work, and hope that Bob regains his health.
- A long-time listener.
A Recent Email Message:
I tried reaching you two by phone today but couldn't get through. I've listened to the show for years and Bob would always play "Isn't It Romantic", Four Freshman, something by Alberta Hunter or Les & Larry Elgart.
I like something peppy and no Connie Francis! Hope to be able to talk to Bob when it is possible again. Bob, I'm thinking of you and wishing you well and also welcome to you, Rick. Thanks for keeping our program going. I look forward to Sat at 9 am.
- A faithful listener.
A Favorite Letter Received by Bob Martz (January, 2000)
To the on-air WCWA Personalities, especially Bob Martz:
Today I heard Bob Martz comment on the last few days of sensitivity training. He mentioned that people in general had lost their sense of humor and take themselves too seriously (I agree), and that if it got to the point that he could not even joke, maybe it's time to retire. (Don't even think about it.)
I wanted to give you a point of view from a listener, since without us there would be no radio. I hope none of you at WCWA will change your style or be intimidated by the classes you have just taken. Suzanne Carroll was right when she said to the effect that one person causes trouble, and everyone gets their hands slapped.
I have never heard any of the on-air personalities of WCWA make an unkind remark or hurtful joke. You can tell that the biggest jokester of all, Bob Martz, really cares for each and every one of his sponsors. When he kids them, it is in the same loving way that one would joke with a member of ones family.
On the other hand, the guys [on the other stations] don't seem to care for anyone, including maybe even themselves, which may be the root of the problem. Any time you make fun of someone's religion, the color of their skin, or the things or thoughts they hold most dear, then you cross the line from a fun joke to a hurtful one . . . Unfortunately, we now live in a world that gives more chances than are needed to people who get off the straight and narrow, and lessons are never learned.
So keep up the good work, and don't change who you are.
- From a loyal listener.
P.S. Come to think of it, maybe this should be passed on to Management, so they can see how we in radioland feel about this matter.