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"Institutions" that I really, really miss from my youth.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 8:42 AM
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1. Casey Kasem: American Top 40. Or, Casey's Coast to Coast, as he would also sometimes refer to it. As a child entering my teen years just after the British Invasion (BEATLES, Not General Cornwallis), music was a huge part of my life. I always tuned in on Sundays to catch what records were making their way up the charts.

2. Leonard Post Toasties: Leonard's Losers. You couldn't consider yourself a college football fan in the South if you didn't listen to Leonard Post Toasties tell you who was gonna lose each game each week. Just getting on his broadcast meant that your team mattered. Get me out of here, Percy.

3. Bob Fulton: Voice of the Gamecocks. I had an older brother and sister that both attended Coot U, and until I picked Chemical Engineering as a major, it was thought that I too would attend that burnarable institution. Listening to Bob Fulton broadcast Carolina football, and especially basketball, was a treat. He truly was the Dean of Broadcasters in this state.

4. Jim Phillips: Voice of the Tigers. Once my college decision was made, and upon attending my first Clemson football game, any residual vestiges of Cootism growing up were blown away. The scales fell from my eyes, and I could see clearly for the first time. Listening to Jim Phillips on the radio when not in attendance at Death Valley, Littlejohn, or Doug Kingsmore itself was comforting, and seemed to make all be right with the world. He brought the listener into the game without injecting himself into the game, as some Todd Ellis announcers unfortunately do today.

Who can some of you'se add to this list?

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:02 AM
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76er® You nailed it! Your post made me and my wife smile!

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:24 AM
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I agree with you on #1, 2, & 4. I've been orange-blooded since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and never listened to the coot's games. Phillips really had a way to make you feel like you were in the stadium wataching the game.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:28 AM
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I agree with all on your list and would like to add one. Walter Cronkite on the CBS nightly news. He was an experienced journalist that had reported during WWII and gave a non-biased report on the news of the day without all of the opinion junk we get now. Huntley-Brinkley were also good, but Walter was my favorite.

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Absolutely! Walter Cronite was the only newsman my dad

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(and a whole lot of other Americans) "trusted" to be telling it straight.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:39 AM
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Paul Harvey radio show, and "The rest of the story"

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:05 PM
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"good-day"

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Paul Harvey was a great listen!***


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Verner Tate hosting

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:42 AM
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The Frank Howard Show on Sunday mornings.


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"Well Verner here Yauger stumbles forward for about 4 yards."

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Before my time, but if The Baron of Barlow Bend was on it,


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that show had to be entertaining.

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Growing up in Atlanta listening to Al Ciraldo and Munson***


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:03 AM
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Munson was clearly no relation to Dan

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Larry Munson was the classic “homer”!
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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 9:51 AM
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Having fewer choices in those days meant we all had more in common. I grew up on two TV stations...three if the weather was just right. I remember going "to town" one Saturday night to rent a hotel room to watch Clemson play Florida State on something called "ESPN". That was the night Danny Ford had the team face the opposite direction when the Seminole threw his spear into the ground. That game was well worth the price of a room.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:01 AM
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1340 AM WOKE Radio Charleston

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:06 AM
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ABC Wide World of Sports.

Who can forget the skier wiping out during the opening. I think the voice over was something like "and the agony of defeat"


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:18 AM
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ACC basketball games on CD Chesley network - "Sail with the Pilot" Thacker/Packer and Bones were the announcers.

Record Stores - I would spend hours going through the albums - looking at all the cool covers.

WBTV local newscasts with Clyde McClean doing the weather forecasts.

Woody Durham calling UNC games on the radio.

Sitcoms on regular TV that the whole country watched together and discussed.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:51 AM
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My little sister used to run around the house singing "Sail with the Pirate..."

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 11:55 AM
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I framed all of my old Jimmy Buffett album covers (about 25) and have them on the wall on my poolroom.
Been a Parrott Head since 1976.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:16 PM
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Used to love watching those ACC games on Saturday afternoon. I can still hear Thatcher's voice. Holly Farms Chicken was another mainstay sponsor.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2020 9:59 PM
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Yep - one Wednesday night game and a doubleheader on Saturdays. That was back when the ACC tournament meant something.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 12:00 PM
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It was, "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

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I was a 1250 WTMA guy myself. Ted Bell and Booby Nash.


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:)

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 9:04 PM
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Oh, yeah, and the old guy's Daily /commentary! What was his name? Harry C Weaver!!


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:27 AM
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Leonard's Losers was great! But my go to radio was WOWO Fort Wayne Indiana. They played all the hit parade, top 100 tunes by my favorite teen heart throbs! Amazing we could pick it up in Greenville when we can't even pick up Clemson The Roar half the time today in Greenville.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 11:16 AM
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That keyed a memory. I use to love to pick up baseball games at night on the radio. Braves were near, no problem but I could pick up the Reds most of the time. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the Pirates or the Orioles every now and then. I’ll take a good radio announcer describing all aspects of a game instead of TV production any day!


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:58 PM
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I listen to old baseball game broadcasts while mowing, not a huge Dodgers fan but Vin Scully is a favorite.


"Get me outta here, Percy"***


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I remember at night when some of the local stations went off


Posted: Jul 1, 2020 5:25 PM
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the air (Yes, radio was not a 24 hour a day thing back then for a lot of stations) I could pick up WLS out of Chicago.

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I had a '72 Superbeetle my first year at Clemson with a.m.


Posted: Jul 3, 2020 7:55 AM
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radio only. Driving back and forth to Clemson at night I would listen to some neat stuff from places like St. Louis, Cleveland, and New York. Swapped that car with Dad for a much newer Datsun station wagon. Was logically a good swap, but killed my heart!

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 11:52 AM
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I went to a golf tournament that Bob Fulton hosted. After the tournament was over, a group of guys sat around with Bob, had a few drinks, and told a bunch of stories.
Nice guy. RIP


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 12:26 PM
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Summer days on isle of palms listening to WTMA and “big bootie Nash!
Go Tigers


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 12:56 PM
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The radio station in Jacksonville Fla,was always popular with the young beach music set. WAYS maybe!


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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 5:37 PM
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WAPE

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:00 PM
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About WTMA/Nash.......I too listened to him in the way back. Unfortunately his story did not end well.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:03 PM
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I’m thinking that he ended up in Myrtle Beach for a short stay also.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 12:54 PM
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#### Biondi of WLS in Chicago was the best DJ ever! Listened every night. WLS was a powerful station in those days.

More recently, Murphy in the morning was always a hoot.

Dizzy Dean and Buddy Blatner. If you didn’t enjoy that pair you had a problem. They made baseball even more fun for a youngster like me.

Don Meredith. I bet you all remember that clown. We’re No. 1 was a classic. Remember that?

You’ll have to be an old Tiger fan as I am to remember Bill Goodrich. “Goodnight redhead”. Remember that?


Don’t get me started. I can do this for hours. Getting old has it moments. Especially if you can keep your mind!


I remember Goodrich’s “woohoomercy,” but


Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:11 PM
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don’t remember “goodnight redhead.”


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:17 PM
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He always closed his show with that phrase. Even is tv show where he was the sports reporter for one of the Greenville stations. Or, maybe Spartanburg. I always assumed he was referring to his wife. T remember the WhooMercy expression also. The Tigers have had some super announcers ... in the past!


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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 5:38 PM
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Woo hoo mercy...Goodrich

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:12 PM
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Sitting on my uncles knee, (the man closest to being a father to me), watching the Yankees Baseball Game of the week with Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean. Yes I am old.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:14 PM
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Dean had some great lines calling a game. “The batter has two balls on him.”


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:21 PM
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There wasn’t an English teacher in America who liked him. He could destroy the language in many ways. I bet you remember him frequently say “ he slud “ into third base”.


A few to add

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:20 PM
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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Wonderful World of Disney
Mr. Knozit
Happy Raine

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:23 PM
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You left of Rootie Kazotti” youngster. I bet there isn’t another tnetter who remembers him.


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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 5:39 PM
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How about Winky Dink?

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 5:28 PM
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Yes to All! Had a huge crush on Happy Raine as a young kid.

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Ron Cherry and Jack Childress ...


















































Just kidding.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 3:26 PM
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We can count them since they both belonged in an “institution”!


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 5:12 PM
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Before FM became big, Clear Channels on AM were the thing. WTMA in Charleston would down power at sundown and those of us living in or near Walterboro would have to find another station. The main ones back then was WBT in Charlotte or Knoxville(do not remember the call sign). At midnight BT went country so I started to listen to CFL (Chicago), WEEE(Cleveland) or some others. If the situation was romantic, might listen to WLW (Cinncy) at midnight with the show "Moonriver", mostly organ music. I think there was a Detroit station but I do not remember the call sign. This was before 8 tracks were readably available.


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Posted: Jul 3, 2020 12:48 PM
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That would be WNOX. WTMA back then was known a Tiger Radio.

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Great memories, guys and gals. I would like to add another


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one. When the Braves moved down south, they had some great announcers early on.

Milo Hamilton
Ernie Johnson, Sr.
Skip Carey
"Professor" Pete Van Wieren

There were others, but the ones above stuck out to me.

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Good stuff. Except...Jim Philips would broadcast from Beautiful Tiger Field.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 5:39 PM
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Not “Doug Kingsmore”

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You are keerect, the name didn't change till 2003. When I

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 8:58 AM
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was there, we pretty much just called it "the new baseball stadium", as it had opened only two years before.

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An 8 team ACC bball tournament involving Ga. Tech, Clemson,

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 2:36 AM
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UNC, Duke, NC State, Wake F., Virginia, and Maryland.
And ACC baseball tournaments in Greenville, SC.
And Danny Ford in a navy blue windbreaker with an orange numeral, kneeling on the sideline.
The city mosquito trucks driving the town spraying some sort of napalm type substance.


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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

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"While I sit in the safety of the jeep, Jim goes out to try to get face to face with the fearless man-eating beast"


George Michael's Sports Machine

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 1:28 PM
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Not really "from my youth" but from my younger years, anyway. We didn't have cable in our dorm at Clemson or in my home while growing up, so the best source for me for sports news was the George Michael's Sports Machine. For you younger folks, it was not the former Wham singer. It was Sportscenter but with one host and on free TV.


Loved that one

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and "Sager Says"

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Hard to top that list. ?? Let me add WQOK AM radio with Russ Cassell doing the morning show. Top 40 music.


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Central Eastlake and Los Padrinos


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were not fun institutions

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ABC, NBC, and CBS Sports pre-ESPN...sports without commentary unless it involved what was happening on the field.

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Sorry to be so late in the game, but the Big Ape radio 790 in Jacksonville and Wolf Man Jack!

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Excellent stuff!***


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Prudential College Scoreboard where you hoped they would mention a Clemson score along with the Slippery Rock score



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