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2013 LIU Post & WCWP Homecoming, 2014 Hall of Fame Announcement October 22, 2013

Posted by Mike C. in Audio, Interviews, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Photography, Radio, Sports, Technology.
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Earlier recaps: 2008, 2009, WCWP 50th Anniversary (2011), 2012
Later recap: 2014, 2015, 2016

Later in this recap, I share airchecks from my Homecoming Weekend show and behind-the-scenes pictures from the prerecord.

I was at LIU Post on Saturday for their annual Homecoming celebration.  I was there primarily for WCWP’s barbecue and announcement of 2014 inductees to their Hall of Fame.

I arrived on campus at around 2:30.  After getting situated, I decided to head to Hickox Field for a little while:
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In the lower right window of the press box are Neil Marks, Jeff Kroll, Dan Cox, and Pat Kroll:
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Jeff Kroll described the above picture this way when I posted it to the WCWP Alumni Association Facebook group (account links removed):

We’re on the lower level of the press box…..hard to see clearly, but on the far right side, that’s Pat Kroll, sitting next to her is Dan Cox, standing next to Dan with the red shirt on (glad I had red on that day for identifying purposes) Jeff Kroll, and Neil A. Marks is standing next to me. Sat 10/19/13. Post 58 Pace 0. Pat was coordinating with Joel Feltman (down on the sidelines) for field interviews. (sign still says CW Post Campus!)

He later added:

If you look at the upper level of the press box, toward the left side, the third person in….that person is operating the scoreboard from what used to be the WCWP booth until the 2000’s. THAT was really home!

11/10 UPDATE: Jeff had one more thing to say about this picture tonight:

I received this note from Dan Cox today:
“I saw Bryan Collins today at the Field Hockey final. He told me the grandstand demolition begins next Monday. Looks like new press box by next fall. I hope!” If that happens, the press box goes with the entire grandstand. And this great shot will be a timely memory for those of us who have spent so many fall afternoons there. Thanks Mike Chimeri! Great timing to have taken that picture last month!

I’m honored to have taken it.

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10/21/14 UPDATE: The press box was still there this year, but probably for the last time.

As Jeff noted, the LIU Post Pioneers dominated the Pace Setters (get it?) 58-0.  I was at the field in time to catch the Pioneers’ second-to-last touchdown.

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Touchdown!:
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The extra point is good.

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Satisfied, I walked back to WCWP.  The Pioneers’ last touchdown came during my walk back.  I could faintly hear the public address announcer declaring, “touchdowwwwwwwwn!”

Maura “Bernie” Bernard brought photo albums of past Homecoming weekends at the station:
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She also prepared for show in Studio 1 following the Homecoming Game:
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Meanwhile, in Studio 2, alumni interviews were recorded:
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The interviewee here is Jay Elzweig:
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The Hall of Fame plaque, introduced at this year’s ceremony:
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Plaques dedicated to the late Dr. Herb Coston and Bill Epperhart:
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Bernie on the air:
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Joel Feltman and Jay Mirabile look through some of the albums:
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At 5:00, Pete Bellotti and Bernie Bernard announced the 2014 inductees to the WCWP Hall of Fame:
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The inductees are Rita Sands, Frank D’Elia, Bill Epperhart, and Ted David.  Bernie interviewed Ted over the phone.

John Mertz and Bobby Guthenberg listened along:
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As did Barry Albano:
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The announcement and interview with Ted can be heard here:

2014 WCWP Hall of Fame Announcement

Later, in Studio 2, Jay Mirabile and I were interviewed:
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Thanks to Zach Parker for taking those pictures during the interview.

Here is that pre-recorded interview, which was later edited by me, but my edit isn’t the one that aired:

Interview with Mike Chimeri & Jay Mirabile

As Bernie’s show drew to a close, she posed for this picture with me, Jay Mirabile, Bobby Guthenberg, Barry Albano, and John Mertz:
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The final aircheck of Bernie’s show:
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The Disco and Funk King Show was next:
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Jay on the air:
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Posing after the aircheck:
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I had a wonderful time at Homecoming this year.  It was great catching up with my fellow alumni, and meeting some in person for the first time.

The rest of this album is devoted to my Homecoming Weekend show – CJazzPlus with Mike Chimeri – which aired at 3AM on Sunday, hours after I left campus.

I recorded the show back on October 4.

I took some behind-the-scenes pictures while recording, starting with this self-timed shot:
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Here is the playlist, complete with my copious notes to mention during the show:
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I made sure to mention whatever notes I wrote down, but unfortunately, I had to edit some out for time.  Each pre-recorded hour had to be exactly 59 minutes long.

Here are all of the airchecks from the 2013 edition of CJazzPlus with Mike Chimeri:

The file is downloadable here.
It’s mostly from the console when I pre-recorded the show, but I mixed in elements from WCWP’s stream as the show aired.

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