Scott,

Short note to thank you for the great WLS pages. I was jocking in Thunder Bay Ontario when WLS went contemporary.  They banged right up Lake Michigan and Superior and man I wanted to work there.  Well I didn’t but did get to work with Sam Holman when he assembled a crew to set up CKLG Vancouver.   He and I became good friends and would work together again at WOHO Toledo.  Although only some 35 miles from downtown Detroit, I have Pulse pages showing us knocking off CKLW in shared counties.  The crew that he brought together still are all close.  Craig Edwards who is Ops. Dir. for Metro Networks in L.A., Jim Meeker later at KWIZ and PD at KRLA LA and Al Vanik (Gary Mitchell) who languishes now in Hawaii doing voice runs for TV stations.  Sam was a tremendously generous person with both his time and love for radio.  We all miss him a lot I will alert his son and daughter of this tribute.

 

– Russ Simpson
Vancouver B.C.

 

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