Long Island Radio & TV Day 2009 April 23, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Media, Personal, Radio.
Last Saturday, I made the trek to C.W. Post for the annual Long Island Radio & TV Day at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, presented by the Long Island Wireless Historical Society and WCWP. From 10AM to 4PM, exhibits, performances, and events were held in the Tilles Lobby, Atrium, and Patrons Lounge.
I was greeted by Kip Rosser playing the theremin, the first electronic instrument.
Though I’m no longer with ‘GBB or WCWP, I’m an alumnus of both forever.
If you spot anyone you recognize in the pictures that I didn’t identify, let me know and I’ll edit their names in.
I had my chance to meet Don Tandler and fellow WGBB alum Mitch Lebe, and re-meet Jim Cutler, but there were gone before I could catch up to them. I’m sorry I missed you guys. Having said that, I had a great time. Thank you to Bill Mozer, Dan Cox, and all those that help put together this year’s Long Island Radio & TV Day.
5/3 UPDATE: Here is the Newsday article that Jim Merritt was working on. Thanks to Ted David for bringing this to my attention on the New York Radio Message Board.
5/7 UPDATE: The aforementioned Ted David wrote the following in a separate NYRMB thread entitled “LI Radio and TV Day a success”:
By all lights, Bill Mozer’s production was a smashing success.
If you missed it and missed this past Saturday’s Newsday, here is a shot of some of the folks who attended [picture in the post]:
Sal Giangrasso, Bill Diehl, Mitch Lebe, Bill Mozer and me.
Nice time was had by all. Come on out next time!
Sal, Bill D., Mitch, Bill M., and Ted were pictured in Studio 4 at WCWP, the very studio where I began my radio career on October 5, 2001.
10/6 UPDATE: I had to remove the NYRMB links and find a new Newsday link because the original links led (when I clicked on them today) to error messages.
No more Sirius for me. April 18, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Radio.
Earlier tonight, I canceled my immediate family’s three subscriptions to Sirius Satellite Radio. In the four years we were subscribed to it, I rarely listened and no one else listened. So, why even waste money by subscribing to something you never listen to? That led to the cancellation tonight.
As a result, I have the following items available:
- Audiovox Sirius tuner (SIRPNP2) with docking station
- Sirius Boombox (SIRBB1); compatible with the above receiver
- Audiovox Sirius mobile dock (SIRCK1); compatible with SIRPNP1 or SIRPNP2 (above receiver), unopened
- JVC Sirius tuner (KT-SR2000); unopened
- JVC Sirius wireless FM car kit (KS-K6012); unopened
- Sirius Stiletto 10 receiver with docking station
If anyone is interested in either or all of these, leave a comment to this post or e-mail me.
4/20 UPDATE: I found someone that was interested in all the items, but what you see in this post is what I had.
Smooth Jazz for Scholars 2009 April 17, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Personal.
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As I posted two months ago today, Jay Rowe’s 7th annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars concert will take place on Saturday, May 16. The concert will be held at the Joseph A. Foran High School Auditorium in Milford, Connecticut, and will benefit the Milford Public School’s Music Department.
In addition to guitarits Chieli Minucci and Ken Navarro, and saxophonists Nelson Rangell and Marion Meadows, the concert will also feature guitarist Rohn Lawrence, drummer Dave Livolsi, bass guitarist Trever Somerville, and vocalist Lomon Andrews. All four musicians are part of Best Kept Secret, Jay’s band.
7/12 UPDATE: A recap of the concert can be found here.
One year later… April 17, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Internet, Personal.
I can’t believe it took me two days to remember that one year ago Wednesday, April 15, The Mike Chimeri Blog was born. This blog has become the place to read about what goes on in my life.
I’m sorry that there have been long lulls between posts lately, but I’ll have plenty to post about in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned.
Spring 2009 pre-order update #1 April 8, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Personal, Sports.
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Paul Brown & Marc Antoine’s collaborative CD arrived in my front porch yesterday. As I type this early Wednesday morning, I just finished listening to all ten tracks. I say this for nearly every album I listen to, but it was great.
Next week, Bernie Williams.
Spring 2009 pre-orders April 5, 2009Posted by Mike C. in Comedy, Jazz, Personal.
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Since it’s now spring, any future pre-order posts will fall under “Spring 2009.” So, here are the CDs I have to look forward to in the days and weeks ahead:
Paul Brown & Marc Antoine, “Foreign Exchange” (4/7, this Tuesday)
Joyce Cooling, “Global Cooling” (either 4/7 or 4/10; currently not in stock on Amazon)
Bernie Williams, “Moving Forward” (4/14)
Down to the Bone, “Future Boogie” (4/21)
Marion Meadows, “Secrets” (4/28)
Spyro Gyra, “Down The Wire” (4/28)
Richard Elliot, “Rock Steady” (5/19)
If I pre-order or buy anything else, I’ll post about it. And of course, I’ll post when an album arrives and again after I’ve heard it.
I also bought “Dennis Miller: The HBO Comedy Specials” on DVD, which was released two weeks ago. I should be getting that in a day or two.
4/13 UPDATE: ”Global Cooling” is now available on Amazon through Group 2 Productions. Amazon also lists “Rock Steady” as coming out next Tuesday, April 21, rather than May 19. We’ll see if that holds up.
4/17 UPDATE: It didn’t hold up. The listed release date is back to May 19.