Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/17
11 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Stephanie DAWSON ('60)
Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65)
Pat DORISS ('65), John ALLEN ('66)
Betti AVANT ('69), Brad WEAR ('71)
Gary TURNER ('71)

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>>From: Dick WIGHT ('52)

Re: radio stations

WAAAAAY back in the day (late '40s, early '50s) a lot of us
Richland kids didn't listen to any local station at night
unless we had to. We tuned into the AM radio stations sometimes
called super stations (KGO San Francisco, KEX Portland, KSL
Salt Lake, etc.) One favorite was KFBK Sacramento that played
music nightly from what was I guess a teen hangout there,
called Stan's Drive-In. Great "pop" music of the day.

These stations usually had a clear channel, high power (50KW
or so) and bounced their sky waves all over the place. Later
('53-'55) I often listened to the Portland station to a program
called "KEX Calling" while in the Arctic onboard USCGC
NORTHWIND, a polar icebreaker. I once wrote to the DJ of that
program (can't remember his name any more), and he'd dedicate
songs to our ship from time to time - stuff like "In the Good
Ole Summertime".

Oh, well - now I listen to "elevator music" on satellite radio.

-Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in cool, sunny Richland
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Re: Radio stations:

When we first moved to the Tri-City area in 1949 there were
only two local stations. If the Kelly-Haverside layer was
working one might get some far off station like KGO from San
Francisco. The two local stations were KPKW located in Pasco,
and KWIE in Kennewick. Sometime in 1950 or '51, KALE moved into
a farm house across the river from Richland (downstream). I'm
not sure when KORD chimed in, but I would imagine sometime
after 1955. KORD was the only daylight station, all the others
went off the air at midnight. KPKW was the hardest to hear as
their power was very low. Think there were "ham" radio stations
with more power.

All beside the point. Today we celebrate the birthday of a
Bomber I knew and went to school with. I don't know why, but
our class had three kings of the "stomach Steinway". One, Dick
COLE ('54wb) didn't make it all the way through. Today's
celebrant was considered by some as the poor man's Dick ZILAR
('54-RIP). To hear them perform dueling "Lady of Spain's" was
something that would make Myron Florin jealous.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Larry MURPHY ('54). Keep on squeezing the tunes.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	the fall monsoons are just getting under way. The walnut
	tree is still green, however.
>>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)

Re: Columbus holiday???????????

Yes, this is a Federal holiday that is suppose to celebrate the
discovery of America but not all celebrate this day as Columbus
day. Portland, Seattle and many other days now officially call
this Indigenous People's day and rightfully so. The last I
counted there were more than 60 cities across the U.S. that 
no longer celebrate Columbus Day but instead have officially
changed it to Native American Day or Indigenous People's Day.
He didn't actually discover America but landed in the Caribbean
Islands and never set foot on America. In fact he thought he
had landed in India to obtain Gold and spices and was
responsible of killing many of the native people of these

In any case I suspect most people in government and financial
institutions are glad to have the day off and a long weekend to
enjoy the Fall colors.

-Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
>>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)

Re: MeTV Quiz Well, they were close. They thought I grew up in
California. I was born in Longview, Washington, spent early
days in Vancouver, and then lived in Richland until college
(UW), Peace Corps (Kabul, Afghanistan), and then on to 
Indiana 1966-78, and back to Richland/West Richland ever since.
However, growing up, my favorite late night radio station was
KGO San Francisco and, if memory serves, I used to listen to
Lucky Lager Dance Time and to the top 100 hits every Friday or
Saturday ? night, so maybe that influenced my taste in music
and my California result on the quiz. I did notice just how old
I really am from the number of performers and bands and songs
on the quiz that I never heard of or didn't know anything
about. Well, there was no KGO in Afghanistan or Indiana! My
Peace Corps roommate had one Beatles album and one Bob Dylan
album that she played constantly, until I had every word
memorized. Local radio there in Kabul only played mournful
Afghan songs in Farsi or Pushto. Once we had kids, we stopped
listening to the radio and it was Sesame Street, Electric
Company, and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in the morning and
Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch in the afternoon. Best of
all was SNL after the kids were down, although I was turned off
by most of the musical numbers; too much yelling and repetition
and messy hair! When Jerry Garcia died in 1995, my Hanford co-
workers were astounded to learn that I never had heard of him
and had no clue what the Grateful Dead was or why an ice cream
was named Cherry Garcia. Hey, if you don't listen to the

-Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) - clueless and loving it! :-)
>>From:Bill SCOTT ('64)

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Mike, all that you said yesterday about Cougar opponents may 
be true, but it is rude to use this forum for Cougar-bashing.
This is not the Seattle Times Cougar forum. Don't recall anyone
bashing the Huskies here lately. If you were looking to start
something, I reckon you've done it. I watched a little of 
the Husky-California game last weekend, and heard one of the
announcers state that the Huskies have been awarded the dubious
distinction of having the softest non-conference schedule in
all of Division 1 this year. Yes, the mighty Huskies beat up on
Rutgers, Montana, and Fresno State, who, at this point in the
season, have an impressive combined won-loss record of 8-8. 
Two of those wins were in Husky Stadium. And I have heard
repeatedly that even if the Huskies finish the season
undefeated, they are unlikely to be considered for the final
four due to the softness of their schedule. Let us long-
suffering Cougar fans have our moments of glory; they are few
and far between.
-Bill SCOTT ('64)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

A huge shout to Tony SHARPE ('63) [and 2 others I heard from: 
Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) and Dave HANTHORN ('63). -Maren]
for letting me know I substituted Jack GARDINER'S ('61) for 
Chuck ('63-RIP the "Walk") in yesterday's Sandstorm... Jack 
you KNOW I love you like a brother... forgive me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65)

Re: '65 Ladies October Lunch

WHEN: Friday, October 13th, 2017
TIME: 11:15am
WHERE: Casa Mia Restaurant, 607 GWWay, Richland

As luck would have it, the October Ladies of '65 Lunch is going
to be held this Friday, the 13th, at Casa Mia Restaurant in
Richland. Don't worry, we'll try to keep all black cats away
from the door!

Casa Mia offers a wide variety of dishes, including breads,
antipasto platters, soups and salads, sandwiches, pastas,
pizzas, plus their House Specialties (veal scallopini, chicken
parmigiana, calzone, and chicken carbonara), along with a
variety of wines, Coke products, coffee and tea.

If you'd like to join us this Friday, please contact me so I
can add your name to the list, and arrive early so you can find
a parking place--because the Richland Friday Market in the
Parkway is taking place!

-Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland  
>>From: John ALLEN ('66)

Re: Football Savvy

I rarely agree with Mike FRANCO ('70) about much of anything,
but I have to say that Brad WEAR's ('71) knowledge of football
in general and Northwest football specifically, is highly
suspect when he refers to the Apple CUP as the Apple BOWL.
While it is even more true of college football than the pros,
that on any given game day, any team CAN beat any other, it
won't be much help for the Cougs that this year's game is 
in Seattle. The Cougs always have a better chance when they 
can play in a bitterly cold November snow storm in Pullman.
Nevertheless, I'll be rooting for the Cougs until that 25 NOV

-John ALLEN ('66)
>>From: Betti AVANT ('69)

Re: All Bomber lunch

Here it is......October already. The fall is definitely in full
swing with leaves turning and football going strong. I'd like
to welcome everyone to the All Bomber lunch this Saturday, 14
Oct at Sterlings on Queensgate at 11:30. I (Betti) have a prior
commitment to walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
walk so you won't have to put up with me this time. Come and
enjoy a good meal and conversation and I'll see you in

-Betti AVANT ('69)
Margaret EHRIG Dunn, '61
Pat DORISS Trimble, '65
>>From: Brad WEAR ('71)

Re: Cougs & Dawgs

To: Mike FRANCO ('70)

Mike, Mike, Mike, a win is a win no matter how ugly. You made
some valid points, (other than the greatest Bomber class, you
might get some pushback on that) USC was depleted, but you play
with what you got.

You know as well as I do, you never know what team will show
up. I've coached teams in 13 National Championships, (Hockey)
some where we had no business being on the ice with them but we
won. The Dawgs looked great the other night, going to be a

-Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we saw 97 today.
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>>From: Gary TURNER ('71)

Mr. FRANCO ('70)-Don't forget that the refs were also against
the Ducks and the field was sloped downhill for WSU... at least
according to the Duck fans sitting next to me. As for poor
USC... when they have an injury, they just wheel out another 5
star recruit/future NFL Pro Bowler, so no sympathy here. That
final sack/fumble by WSU was forced by a freshman playing in
his second game because of all the injuries to the linebackers
ahead of him, but ESPN apparently didn't notice that WSU had
injuries also... and don't forget... you can't spell Trojan
without OJ (gratuitous cheap shot!) At any rate, the Apple Cup
is going to be one for the ages this year... good luck... it is
going to be a good one.

Re: AM Radio

Back in the day when AM ruled the airwaves there were a number
of daylight only stations. That is because AM frequencies
"skip" off of the atmosphere and at night atmospheric
conditions allow more powerful stations to be heard sometimes
at great distances. The FCC limits power in the US (I believe
to 50,000 watts) but that still allows some stations to blast
out over a wide area. Since there are a limited number of
frequencies, that requires all stations in, for example, the
west that have the same frequency to either go off the air or
drop their broadcast power dramatically so that they don't
interfere... all except one station... known in those days as
the "clear channel" station. So KORD had to defer to a station
elsewhere in the west that was broadcasting on the same
frequency (my memory wants to say that KORD was 910, which may
have been the same as KXLY in Spokane.) Many on this list will
recall that Wolfman Jack broadcast from a station just across
the Mexican border since Mexico didn't limit broadcast power
and he was blasting top forty out at 250,000 watts! Anytime you
were picking up a station whose call sign started with an X,
you were getting one of those Mexican super stations.

-Gary TURNER ('71)
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