MARK PANOPOULOS REMEMBERS ... FM 108
(Courtesy: The Gold and Great Revival)
I'll never forget the day Russ Horton gave the GM's younger brother a project
which involved driving the station vehicle to a special designation. Russ gave
him the van keys and before he drove out, Jimmy P. went to the washroom, and
mistakenly flushed the keys down the toilet.
After that harlot's moment I don't think we had any work done for the rest of that day. Both Norman B. & Jim Paulson were splitting their sides.
At one Christmas Party we asked one of the younger operators to put champagne on ice. Which he did. He poured the entire bottle into the bucket of ice.
I remember Peter Murray running around the whole building trying to find out the temperature two minutes before his newscasts. The thermometer was hanging outside of the window in the area where the traffic office was. Originally that was the newsroom from years earlier. The newsroom that we used till we moved used to be an old kitchen down the hall from the on-air studios.
I remember one time, an ant hill appeared in the news room where the coffee happened to be. Robin and I decided to pour boiling water on the ant hill. I asked Robin, what should we do now with the mess. Later you should've heard
Robin describing on-air what kind of a "sicko" I was when I decided to take out to take out the vacuum to clean up the mess of ants.
Nightly, I remember Robin always making bird calls and singing loudly outside the door of FM 108 while waiting for me to come in at 9:30 p.m. At that time I took the GO Bus into Burlington than walked from Walker's Line and Fairview thru to South Service Rd.
I'm sure all the announcers will remember the beautiful aroma of Voortman's Cookies baking in the early summer evenings. Voortman's from across the highway offered us cookies a few times. On another note, that same aroma changed in the morning. By that time the cookies smelt like something was burning.
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