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2014 LIU Post & WCWP Homecoming, 2015 Hall of Fame Announcement October 21, 2014

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Interviews, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Photography, Radio, Sports, Technology, Video, Weather.
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Earlier recaps: 2008, 2009, WCWP 50th Anniversary (2011), 2012, 2013
Later recaps: 2015, 2016, 2017

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

I was at LIU Post on Saturday for their annual Homecoming Day. Most of my time was spent at WCWP’s barbecue and the announcement of 2015 inductees to their Hall of Fame.

I arrived at WCWP at about 2:30 PM. After setting my equipment down in Studio 3, I walked to Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium to watch part of the 3rd quarter of the LIU Post Pioneers’ Homecoming game against the Saint Anselm Hawks.

Before taking pics by Bronko Pearsall Field, I grabbed a few shots of the carnival:
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The press box:
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WCWP alumni Jeff Kroll and Neil Marks called the game from the lower booth. Included to their right (screen left) were, from left to right, Joel Feltman, Zach Parker (facing away), and Phil Lebowitz.

Last year was going to be the press box’s last year, but it turned out not to be.

Unlike last year, I didn’t capture a Pioneers touchdown, but I did capture a kickoff return for Saint Anselm
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…and a run by Pioneers quarterback Steven Laurino:
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The Pioneers went on to beat the Hawks by the score of 49-21.

I took the scenic route back to WCWP, which began at Post Hall:
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It is home to ARP, or the Academic Resource Program, located on the lower level. It was the Academic Resource Center (ARC) while I was a student, from Fall 1999 to Fall 2003, and was one level higher.

My 35mm photo rescanning project recently included pictures from ARC events. And as I work my way through pics between the rest of 2000 and 2003, there will be many more. Without ARC/ARP, I would have had a tougher road to graduation.

The opposite side of Post Hall:
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Riggs Hall:
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Humanities Hall:
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Humanities was home to many of my Media Arts classes. I also took English Composition, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish, and Math for Elementary Education there.

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The Winnick House:
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The combined building of Life Science and Pell Hall:
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I took Study Strategies on the Life Science side, and Human Geography and Earth Science on the Pell side.

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Eventually, I made my way back to WCWP.

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With the Homecoming game ending early, Maura “Bernie” Bernard had to start her show a half hour earlier than expected:
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The same thing happened to me in 2008.

Let the show begin:
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Steven Acevedo was one of many guests to drop in on Bernie’s show:
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David Kaplan was another:
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Moments before the 2015 WCWP Hall of Fame announcement, I video recorded the following aircheck from Bernie’s show, synced to my recording of the Internet stream:

As Ted David noted above, at 5PM, he announced the 2015 inductees to the WCWP Hall of Fame. Ted is himself an inductee, part of the 2014 HOF class.

The 2015 inductees are Jeff Kroll, Bruce Leonard, Bobby Guthenberg, and Mike Riccio. Yesterday was not only the 53rd anniversary of WCWP, but Bobby’s “53rd” birthday, as well. What better birthday present than induction into the WCWP Hall of Fame?

Here is the announcement:

After that, it was time to pose for pictures.

Here are Pete Bellotti, Dan Cox, Jeff Kroll, Bruce Leonard, Bobby Guthenberg, Mike Riccio, and Ted David:
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Next is all the Hall of Famers that were present at Homecoming:
Frank D’Elia (2014), Ted (2014), Bobby G. (2015), Mike (2015), Bernie Bernard (2013), Jeff (2015), Bruce (2015):
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One of two pictures of Ted and me:
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Joel Feltman and Ted David:
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The barbecue outside WCWP wouldn’t have been possible without Ryan Attard, Director of Alumni Relations and the LIU Post Alumni Association. After the HOF announcement, Ryan spoke with Bernie:
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Here is how that looked and sounded:

Phil Lebowitz (center) with two current students: Deandre Wilson and Mike Nicosia:
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After the above picture, I was Bernie’s next guest:

Two comments:
1) I probably shouldn’t have bitten the smooth jazz hand that could potentially feed me in the future.
2) I was nervously playing with one of the WCWP bracelets that Bernie’s sister Melissa made.

Steven Acevedo and Jett Lightning took turns reading the WCWP Rock Show concert calendar:
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Here’s how that sounded:

Hearing Bernie play “Fire” by Arthur Brown in previous years made that song one of my favorites. When she played it this year, as heard above, after “I am the god of hellfire, and I bring you…!,” I jumped up and down excitedly for the first few bars before composing myself.

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6PM marked the middle of WCWP’s Homecoming Weekend:
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It began Friday at noon and ended Sunday night (yesterday morning) at midnight.

Thanks to Pat Kroll for bringing over this personalized Waldbaum’s sheet cake:
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Pat cut the first slice:
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The WCWP 53rd anniversary/birthday cake was acknowledged on the air:

John Zoni, Pat Kroll, Jeff Kroll, Zach Parker:
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Bernie’s last aircheck of the night:
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…looked and sounded like this:

Next up was Rev. John Commins:
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It was his first Homecoming show in a decade.

Bruce and Jeff ran the board:
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Steven Acevedo stuck around for John’s show:
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Here are select airchecks from John’s show:

Mike Phillips, Frank D’Elia, and Phil Lebowitz:
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After becoming friends with Joe Honerkamp on Facebook, we finally met in person Saturday night:
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Ted David took this picture of me:
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Then, we posed for our second pic of the day:
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I took one last shot before I left:
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I had to take it from Studio 2 because it was too crowded in Studio 1 and at the door to Studio 1.

I had such a blast at Homecoming. It was great to catch up with alumni I’ve met before and with those I met in person for the first time.

Hours later, at 2AM, it was time for my Homecoming show, CJazzPlus with Mike Chimeri. As I noted two weeks ago, I pre-recorded the show. Here are pictures from that session in Studio 2:
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Direct from the Studio 2 console are my airchecks from that show:

And here is the playlist with a retroactive correction I added in Photoshop on Sunday night:
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Some of the notes I wrote on the playlist didn’t make it to the final cut.

I loved Ted David’s liners so much that I made a compilation of how those liners sounded between songs:

The first transition was from the console while the rest were from the Internet stream.

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Comments»

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3. John Commins - October 21, 2014

Mike – thank you for making a visual and audio record of this fantastic weekend. I cannot tell you how much you have blessed me. Thanks again – and I hope to see you next time!

4. Frank D'Elia - October 21, 2014

You work so hard to record these events Mike and it is greatly appreciated…thank you!

5. fdthird - October 21, 2014

Mike…you do a fantastic job of documenting these events and it is greatly appreciated! Thank you…..Frank D’Elia

6. bobbygwcwp - October 21, 2014

Great job Mike! It was a truly wonderful day and you did your usual excellent job of capturing the event.

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