Friday, September 9, 2011

Dusty Memories: Teen Dream At The Mic, WWOD-AM Lynchburg, Va.

The unrestored Polaroid
I was 16 years old when I got my first dream job as a part-time DJ at country WWOD-AM in my hometown Lynchburg, Va., making minimum wage ($2.90 an hour). This is the only picola I have at the mic, taken prom night by my date Mary.

The original is a Polaroid that has faded to near-white. Thanks to digital editing, it is restored to much of its original detail.

To my left, in the stacks, is an album by The Oak Ridge Boys, who were doing their best to look like The Bee Gees.