Monday, March 5, 2012
590 MIGHTY MEMORY #449
WARM RADIO'S HARRY WEST GETTING CUFFED BY LOCAL POLICE AUTHORITIES AS PART OF WARM'S "BAIL" PROMOTION. THAT GUY NEVER STOPPED SMILING, DID HE?
WARM JOCKS JAILED!!!
Given the corruption that is going on in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, I hesitated to put this on the WARM blog. I was concerned that people would get the wrong idea about the Mighty 590 and their staff. In the 70s and 80s, WARM had a promotion with various agencies that raised money for charities. WARM jocks would be jailed for a few hours in a fake, but very public cell. They would not be released until bail was received. Naturally the money went to charity. WARM personalities like the pictured Harry West, Steve St. John, Vince Sweeney, Pete Gabriel, Jim Drucker, Terry McNulty, John David Wells, John Hancock, the late Melaine Apple, Kelly Reed, and many more I can’t even mention were behind bars for a few hours to raise the dough and get themselves home for dinner that night with the respective families. Given what has happened around WARMland lately, I don’t think a promotion like this would fly today. But way back when, it was a winner for WARM and the charities that got the bail money.