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ALUMNI MAGAZINE Winter 2015
Right Stuff” and “Portland’s Dough
Boys.” Keep up the good work.
John Robert Fort ’ 62
Palm Desert, Calif.
Getting Air Time
Reading about the new Talley Student
Center reminded me of a story I’ve told
many times. I was the music director for
WKNC in 1982, and we had started playing more music from local bands and
bands appearing in Raleigh. Bands would
stop by the radio station on the third floor
of the student center to drop off their music.
We were getting inundated. One Saturday
in 1982, someone told me that a band playing at The Pier that night wanted to drop
off their single. The guys looked scruffy
and nothing special. But I listened to their
music. It was great—new, fresh, nothing
like what we were playing at the time. I
told them we’d get it on the air. I tried to
I just completed the winter edition of NC
State and felt compelled to advise you how
much I enjoyed the feature articles “The
get my friends to come see them at The
Pier, but I couldn’t get more than one or
two because Nantucket was at the Bear’s
Den (and sold out). Only a few of us watched
this other band at The Pier. The band’s
Bill Page ’83
[CORRECTION] The developers of the Aloft hotel have
plans for a five-story mixed-use project on the parking lot at the Hillsborough Street roundabout. A
story in the winter issue of NC State gave an incorrect
number of floors for the project.
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