Sunday, June 26, 2016

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #326

HARRY WEST CELEBRATED 

Former WARM Radio personality Harry West of WARM Radio fame was toasted as friends and families turned out to wish him a fond farewell. West who has lived in this area most of his career, (dubbed by the station personalities as WARMland) is moving back to Pittsburgh with his family. Harry makes up a majority of 590 Mighty Memories on this blog site and you can bet there will be more. 
We are in the process of collecting other photos from our Facebook friends that came out to say hale and farewell to Harry. That will come in future editions of WARM Mighty Memories. But for now, here are two photos of today's event. Harry was quite surprised at The Grotto. 


Accompanied by his daughter Wendy and son Jeff (as well as other family members) Harry was a bit surprised to see the party was for him. 


Harry quickly got himself acclimated to his old friends and had quite the conversation with old co workers Clark Kuschke (center) and Joey Shaver (right). 
Here is a link to a times Leader story written by the Times Leader's Melanie Mizenko. 
 http://timesleader.com/news/local/559491/popular-warmland-radio-personality-harry-west-celebrated

Thursday, June 23, 2016

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #327

CELEBRATING THE LEGEND HARRY WEST THIS SUNDAY JUNE 26th, 3PM AT GROTTO PIZZA, HARVEYS LAKE



Join us as we celebrate a Legend - Harry West of the Harry West Show, WARM Radio, the Mighty 590. The event takes place on the Patio at Grotto, Harvey's Lake, unless rain, then we will go inside. The menu includes Pizza with any topping and Soft Drinks for $10.00. 
No gifts please but we would love to have you bring any memorabilia you may have of Harry or WARM radio during its Hay Day. 
Please contact Denise DeLuca at 570-239-4896. Our good friend Beverly Johnston is organizing the event. 

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #328

TOMMY WOODS AND HARRY WEST RETURN TO THE AIRWAVES VIA WILK'S SUE HENRY THIS WEEKEND!!!!


Tommy Woods and Harry West on WILK's/Entercom's "Special Edition" with Sue Henry. (Photo: Sue Henry)

Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. But her big event this week is when she, the incredible Sue Henry interviews both Harry West and Tommy Woods. The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #529

SUNDAY MAGAZINE WITH BRIAN HUGHES 
 Sunday Magazine host Brian Hughes (Photo: 590 Forever archives) 
This Week on Sunday Magazin To mark the 44th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes' arrival in Northeast Pa, we take a look back at WARM radio's coverage of Agnes, narrated by WARM News Director Jerry Heller, with interviews conducted by news reporter Dale Cleveland, featured on the CD produced by WARM entitled "River On A Rampage". Special thanks to Tony Skutnik. 
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #330

WHEN HARRY AND TOMMY MET SUE

WARM Broadcast legends Tommy Woods and Harry West recently met up with WILK's Sue Henry for a little confab full of WARM memories. Both Tommy and Harry are two broadcast legends who along with Joey Shaver are fondly remembered from their WARM days of the 1960s. 
 Here is a photo of Tommy and Harry at the WRKC FM Studios. 


Here is WILK's Sue Henry and Harry West. 
This is a type of mini homecoming for Harry who in 1975 spoke to the staff of WRKC FM Radio. That appearance was arranged by then WRKC FM Assistant Manager, at that time a member of the Upper Echelon of Management at WRKC FM, Jim Gibson. 
(Photo: Sue Henry's Face book page) 

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #331

WARM AND COMPETITOR DEBATE ON BROADCAST RIGHTS FOR OPENING OF STADIUM 

This occurred days before the opening of Scranton's Memorial Stadium in 1950. WARM and WQAN (now WEJL) were battling to have exclusive rights to broadcast the opening and the West Scranton/Scranton Tech football game. Here are three articles from that issue that ultimately ended up in favor of the WARM’ competitor WQAN. It turns out the 6 Democrats on the School Board outvoted the three members of the GOP to award the rights to the “Democratic” newspaper’s radio outlet.Here are the articles: 

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #332

WARM GETS POWER APPROVAL 

On March 2nd, 1950 WARM Radio was approved to go to a full 5,000 watts of power. That became the fabled 5 towers of power.