On November 20, 2003 we
received this e-mail from former
DJ Dick Andert (airname: John Smith)
I'm an alum of the Mighty TMA
- 1966-68. I was young, stupid and having the time of my life at that job.
I loved every minute of it!
Bob Kight has been kind enough to send me some memories and pointed
me in your direction on the ARP site. It was great to hear the old 'TMA
PAMS jingles! The best!
I remember opening up WTMA,
getting in a little late sometimes, getting a ticket for running a stop
sign because I was late one morning. Dave Welborne fixed it with
I left WTMA in '68 for closer-to-home Tulsa where I worked a couple of
stations there until I quit radio in 1975 and moved to L.A. I did some
acting, freelance photography and finally got a real job as a police
officer on the LAPD where I am now a sergeant.
Dick Andert today
I've just done everything I wanted to do before growing up. Haven't done
Thanks, again, for the great memories on the website! Thanks for including
my photo. I'm happy to be able to say I was on 'TMA during a couple of its
greatest years! By the way, anybody know where Wayne Long, Dave
Loyd and Ron Childers are? I would love to contact them.
West Hills, CA
Are you a former WTMA
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