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Remember When' returns to AM radio, features The Meridian Star Story'

By Staff
special to The Star
Aug. 1, 2003
The radio show "Remember When" will air its 156th episode Saturday with a three-hour special, featuring the story of The Meridian Star, on WYLS Radio-AM 670.
The show will run from 9 a.m.-noon.
Host Carl Fitzgerald said it will feature interviews with members of the newspaper staff.
Now in its 20th year, Remember When marks its return to AM radio this Saturday.
Fitzgerald said he and another Meridian radio personality, Noel Adcock, are now joining forces with radio producers Barney Grant and Tim Craddock of York, Ala.
WYLS Radio debuts a new "great American music" format today. Remember When follows on Saturday with Fitzgerald and Adcock. On Monday, from noon-4 p.m., Adcock will host "Great American Country."
Bynum became a sports writer for The Star as a teenager while he was attending Meridian High School.
The Meridian Star's longest-time employee is Mary Brown.
Who was she secretary to?
The newspaper's general manager is John Bohl, who has been associated with The Meridian Star for 35 years. He started in the pressroom in 1968 and was later the pressroom foreman. Bohl has been the general manager for 12 years.
Interviews with several employees from the "advertising side" will be part of Saturday's broadcast.
Classified ads representative JoAnn Williams has been with The Star for 35 years, Susan Reede for 22 years. Display advertising representative Ruth Howell is a newer staff member.
Some memorable names were dropped during the taping. Remember the late Jerry Kerns, Louie Ellison, Mary Green Dabney and Miss Helen Crooks? How about Clinton "Pat" Rawlings, Parker Rawlings, Jake Shaffer and Ed Shaffer? Then, there was Henry Bohl, Russell Dennis, James "Red" Rasco and Dick Smith. And, of course, C.H. Phillips and the late "Big Boss" (editor and publisher) Mr. James H. Skewes.
How can we forget?
Fitzgerald also caught up with current publisher Paul Barrett.
The show will also feature "Great American Music."