WTMA 70th Anniversary Special Programming
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Happy 70th Birthday WTMA!

WTMA celebrated its 70th birthday with special anniversary programming throughout the month of June, 2009. On this page you can listen to and download telescoped off-the-board airchecks of these shows. All audio is in MP3 format and is downloadable from the right-click menu.

Dan Moon and Richard Todd on the air (June 1, 2009)
Richard Todd and Dan Moon (June 1, 2009)

The station started off the month with a special hour of The Morning Buzz with in-studio guest Dan Moon. (June 1, 2009 was the 20th anniversary of WTMA's switch to a news/talk format.)

The Morning Buzz with Dan Moon (June 1, 2009)
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Richard Todd and Booby Nash (June 4, 2009)
Richard Todd and Booby Nash (June 4, 2009)

A few days later, WTMA 60s/70s personality Booby Nash spent an hour with Richard Todd on The Morning Buzz.

The Morning Buzz with Booby Nash (June 4, 2009)
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Gery London, Bill Sharpe, Bill Quinn and Booby Nash (June 15, 2009)

Gery London (June 15, 2009)
Bill Sharpe and Bill Quinn (June 15, 2009)
Bill Sharpe, Gery London, Terry Allen, Bill Quinn and Booby Nash (June 15, 2009)

On June 15, the station's actual 70th birthday, WTMA alum Bill Sharpe hosted The Morning Buzz with several voices from TMA's past including Booby Nash, John Burwell, Gery London, Terry Allen, Bill Quinn and Kirk Varner.

The Morning Buzz with Bill Sharpe and Guests - Hour 1 (June 15, 2009)
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The Morning Buzz with Bill Sharpe and Guests - Hour 2 (June 15, 2009)
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Rocky D

Later that day Radio Free Rocky D received on-air phone calls from former TMA-ers Dan Moon, Dorothy Conflenti, Mike Robertson, Jack Gale, Worth Waring and Kim Basso.

Radio Free Rocky D - Hour 1 (June 15, 2009)
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Radio Free Rocky D - Hour 2 (June 15, 2009)
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Radio Free Rocky D - Hour 3 (June 15, 2009)
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Throughout the first part of 2009 WTMA played birthday greetings from on-air alumni. Here's a montage of some of those greetings:

WTMA 70th Birthday Greetings Montage
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Richard Todd interviews Franz Witte at the WTMA 70th Birthday Party
at the Three Lions Pub. Franz worked at WTMA between 1940 and 1948.

WTMA wrapped up the month's special events with a by-invitation birthday luncheon at the Charleston Battery's Three Lions Pub on Daniel Island on Saturday, June 20. While the event wasn't broadcast live, it was recorded and is available below. The hosts were WTMA's Richard Todd and Rocky D.

WTMA 70th Birthday Party (June 29, 2009)
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See photos from our 70th Birthday party here.   

 

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