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RWK04-2Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 will be the final day for the remaining staff of WMUB. (Follow the WMUB category for other posts in this series.)

A couple of the staff have found jobs; some are retiring; and others are still looking. The picture is a typical WMUB live remote — this one from a Red, White & KaBOOM! Independence Day celebration in Fairfield, OH a few years ago. L-R, Cheri Lawson, Jay Hingsbergen, Ben James, Tana Weingartner and John Hingsbergen.

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Lorain, 1908

Lorain, 1908

On June 28, 1924, the deadliest tornado in Ohio’s history struck Lorain, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. Here’s WMUB’s Ohio Bicentennial Minute and a Wikipedia article.

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Cleveland Press graphic

On June 25, 2003, WMUB broadcast an Ohio Bicentennial Minute on Dorothy Fuldheim. She was the first woman anchor on television news in America, on WEWS in Cleveland, OH. Click on her photo to link to the Wikipedia article, and click on the Ohio Bicentennial Minute logo to hear the audio.

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TSMmediaThe Tri-State Media Watch blog has a wrap-up of awards won recently by the former WMUB, for work done in 2008:

This has been sitting in the email box for a bit…

We got all of this via email from Friend of TSMW John Hingsbergen, the “Program Director in Exile” of WMUB-FM 88.5/Oxford (which now is a repeater of WVXU 91.7/Cincinnati).

WMUB received a whole mess of awards at two different ceremonies recently. The first list is from the Public News Directors, Inc. the weekend of 6-13/14, in what they call Division C (those with only 1-2 full time news staff):

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Choreomania

Elia Kazan's Panic in the Street

Elia Kazan's Panic in the Street

Dancing mania involved groups of people, sometimes thousands at a time, dancing uncontrollably and bizarrely, seemingly possessed by the devil. It occurred primarily in Europe between the 14th and 18th centuries. One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, Germany, on June 24, 1374.

In the throes of choreomania, men, women, and children danced through the streets of towns or cities, sometimes foaming at the mouth until they collapsed from fatigue.

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Babe Ruth, role model

Babe_Ruth_pitchingOn June 23, 1917 George Herman Ruth, Jr. walked the first batter in a game against the Washington Senators. The Babe was then was ejected for punching the umpire. Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore then retired the next 26 batters in a row. Sounds like a no-hitter to me, but apparently not everyone agrees.

Shore later become Sheriff of Forsyth County, North Carolina, near his home in East Bend, and led the 1950s effort to build a minor league park in Winston-Salem. When I lived in Winston-Salem, I attended several Winston-Salem Warthogs games in Ernie Shore field.

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Web

I saw this outside our bathroom window this morning. At first I thought “How did a CD get into our neighbors’ tree?” Then I realized it is a perfectly consistent, concentric spider web. I grabbed our camera and took a shot in the few minutes remaining for the sun to backlight it.

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