enjoyed the WKBR reunion on the web. I was a WKBR "groupie"
in the early 1960's. When I got my First Class Radiotelephone
License I worked for a summer at the transmitter on Goffstown
Back Road. I also filled in on a few Sunday mornings and a few
night shifts as a would-be announcer.
well remember Bill Remick, Alan Paige and Doug Gove, all engineers
and ham radio ops. I eventually worked for Al Auclair and Joe
Maltais as Chief Engineer at both WEMJ and WKBK. Dick and Maddy
Piper were working at WEMJ at the time.
career took me away from the "toilet circuit" (a Tom
Shovan quote) of northern New England Radio, when I joined WMUR-TV
in 1965, winding up at WBZ-TV until 1973.
you know what became of Bill MacIver? He was a good friend I lost
track of years ago.
kept in touch with Marty Sidman, and was a speaker on the same
panel a few years ago with Bill Varney.
now a long way from Manchester, operating my test equipment business
from a suburb of Portland OR.
(Nick Scott during my brief fill-in's on WKBR)
M. (Linc) Reed-Nickerson
were two of us from South Acton, Massachusetts that both worked
briefly at WKBR. Lester Veenstra, who did a summer at the transmitter,
about 1965. I worked some fill in's both at the Back Road AM site
and as an announcer in 1962/63. I filled in for Chuck Bessette
a couple of times when he didn't show up for work, did some Sunday
mornings...oh it was so much fun engineering for Henrietta Peltak
(sp). She was a nice lady, but wouldn't wear headphones, so she
was sure I upcut every record!
29, 2005 - update - Linc is now retired in Camas, WA (near Portland).