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FLASHBACK: AN ACCIDENT FORCES WKBW 1520 AM RADIO IN BUFFALO, NY OFF THE AIR...(DECEMBER 1967)

DECEMBER 1967---THE MOST POPULAR RADIO STATION IN BUFFALO, NY IS WKBW 1520. THE STATION STOPPED BROADCASTING MUSIC, DJ TALK, AND COMMERCIALS. WHAT THE AUDIENCE HEARD WAS EXTREMELY UNUSUAL. CHIEF ENGINEER LEROY FIEDLER, PARTLY PARALYZED FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK FROM THE STATION'S 50,000-WATT TRANSMITTER, GOT HIMSELF CONNECTED ON THE AIR AND APPEALED FOR HELP. HE WAS WORKING AT THE TRANSMITTER, LOCATED AWAY IN SUBURBAN HAMBURG, WHEN HE ACCIDENTALLY CAME IN CONTACT WITH 15,000 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY. HE CRAWLED TO A TELEPHONE BUT HE FOUND HE COULD NOT DIAL THE DIGITS WITH HIS HANDS. SOMEHOW, HE MANAGED TO PATCH INTO THE BROADCAST LINE, CUTTING OFF WKBW'S NORMAL PROGRAMMING AND SENT A CALL FOR HELP ON THE AIR. THOUSANDS OF LISTENERS HEARD THE APPEAL AND MANY CALLED THE POLICE, WHO DISPATCHED AN AMBULANCE TO THE TRANSMITTER. HE WAS TREATED FOR BURNS AND SHOCK.


THE ARTIST FILE: 05-29-20

MAY 29, 1977...ELVIS LEAVES HIS SHOW IN BALTIMORE, MD FOR A FULL HALF-HOUR, ANGERING AND BEWILDERING HIS FANS.

MAY 29, 1999...PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING SHOTS OF OLD CARS WRECKED AT THE BOTTOM OF MALIBU'S DECKER CANYON DISCOVER THE BODY OF IRON BUTTERFLY BASSIST PHILIP KRAMER, WHO HAD GONE MISSING ON FEBRUARY 12, 1995. HIS DEATH IS RULED A SUICIDE.

***MELISSA ETHERIDGE is 59

***MELANIE BROWN of SPICE GIRLS is 45

***CHAN KINCHLA of BLUES TRAVELER is 51

***NOEL GALLAGHER of OASIS is 53

***GARY BROOKER of PROCOL HARUM is 75

Actor: RUPERT EVERETT is 61

Actress: ANNETTE BENING is 62

Actor: ANTHONY AZIZI of LOST is 51

Actress: KRISTEN ALDERSON of GENERAL HOSPITAL is 29


WATCH THIS: CASIO G-SHOCK SECRET FEATURES...LCD DISPLAY TEST

MOST CASIO G-SHOCK MODELS HAVE AN LCD TEST THAT WILL ILLUMINATE EVERY POSSIBLE SEGMENT OF THE LCD DISPLAY. THIS CAN HELP YOU DETERMINE IF THERE IS ANY DAMAGE TO A PARTICULAR DISPLAY FUNCTION THAT MIGHT PREVENT YOU FROM KNOWING IT'S ACTIVATED OR NOT. THIS IS ALSO A WAY TO CHECK ALL OF THE HIDDEN DISPLAY FEATURES EMBEDDED IN YOUR G-SHOCK. 

***IN TIMEKEEPING MODE, PRESS BUTTONS (A), (C), AND (D) SIMULTANEOUSLY.

***ALL SEGMENTS OF THE LCD DISPLAY WILL ACTIVATE.

***PRESS (D) TO CYCLE THROUGH DISPLAY TEST MODES.

***LAST SCREEN WILL SHOW CASIO MODULE NUMBER.

***PRESS ANY BUTTON TO RETURN TO NORMAL DISPLAY.