A couple of weeks ago, I had to reach out individually to TSS carriers to bleep an expletive discovered after transmitting files. It was a pain, but something good resulted. I spoke directly with the new GM of Washington state’s KCHW, and we had a wonderful discussion. TSS was recently picked up because of the illness and passing of the station’s beloved R&B host..GM Chuck was his good friend, and was sad that there were no show archives on file. I told him about a longtime Pgh listener who dropped off a boxful of TSS tapes dating back to the earliest period with now-departed founders Don and Stef, and about how I inserted some of the audio into my 2020 tribute episodes. I encouraged Chuck to put out an on-air inquiry, because a listener probably kept some tapes, and that I’d help edit a tribute show. He felt better.
Public radio s a tight community. Glad to be part.