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Rob Gibson - First Person
March 2010 Issue
“During my senior year in Athens I had the privilege of serving as program director of WUOG, a 12-month experience far more concentrated on music than academics. It was a pre-digital era where music seemed to be oozing from every nook and cranny, making Athens a feast for music lovers. Eight-track tapes were fading out, but LPs ruled the day and were sold in droves at the Wuxtry downtown by Pete Buck, who strummed his guitar behind the counter when not engaged in conversation with a walking musical encyclopedia named ‘Ort’ (William Orten Carlton). The seventh floor of the Main Library was heaven for those of us interested in the field recordings of Art Rosenbaum and other special collections. At the student-run station, we filled the airwaves with weekly broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Camerata, along with Bob Marley, Lightnin’ Hopkins, The Clash, David Grisman, Miles Davis, Talking Heads, Willie …
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