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From The Vault: January 20 2006

March 1st, 2007 at 06:51am

Here’s a new monthly feature. At the start of each month I, with the help of a random number generator, will pull a random post from the past out of “The Vault” and redisplay it for your enjoyment. WordPress, the software which keeps this site going, gives each article an ID number, which is where the random number generator comes in. All it has to do is keep picking numbers until it gives me an article which is at least three months old.

So, to start us off, from January 20 2006, it’s the Wayne Mac Book Signing.

Wayne Mac Book Signing

January 20th, 2006 at 03:30pm

Earlier in the week I interviewed Wayne Mac for Samuel’s Persiflage episode two, where we talked about Wayne’s book, Don’t Touch That Dial. On this occasion Wayne had to rush off after the show and as such was unable to sign the book or have his photo taken.

We made alternative arrangements, which involved meeting for lunch and coffee today. During this time Wayne signed the book with the following:
Dear Samuel, Persiflage...gotta love that word! Thanks for having me on your show. Very best wishes, Wayne 2006

Here is Wayne signing the book:
Wayne Mac signs book

And a photo of myself with Wayne:
Wayne Mac and Samuel Gordon-Stewart

This was also a good time for me to hand Wayne an audio CD copy of Samuel’s Persiflage episode two and a thankyou letter. My standard policy for guests on Samuel’s Persiflage is that they receive a letter with information about the show (including the fact that it is now archived by the National Library of Australia), as well as an audio CD copy of the show, and monthly download statistics. At this stage the podcast hasn’t been running long enough for me to establish how long these monthly updates need to continue for.

You may recall that during my interview with Wayne, he was talking about John Kerr’s jingle from 1963 and was just starting to say something about John Vertigan when we were forced to cut to the jingle by an unexpected banging on the front door. Today I took the opportunity to ask Wayne what he was going to say, and he informed me that the jingle was part of a package of jingles where the main song was recorded and the names inserted later. Upon listening to the jingle closely it is quite possible to hear the difference in the way the various bits of the song are sung. This jingle package was used by many stations for many DJ’s.

For the record, the book weighs in at 1.88 KG according to my weighing of it.



1. wes.mitchell | January 21st, 2006 at 8:04 am

It is great to see a wonderful book on radio of past days, especially by Wayne. (I might find me in there somewhere under my past proffessional name). Keep up the good work in keeping us oldies up to date on current radio.

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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  March 1st, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Onya Mac !

  • 2. Adam 1.0  |  March 3rd, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Did anyone eat at Kingsley’s while you were there?

  • 3. Samuel  |  March 4th, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Kingsley’s Chicken is in a different section of the building on a different floor, however I think it would be safe to assume that multiple people did.

  • 4. Bearded Clam  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I would have invited those girls in shorts in the background to some $4.90 cake and coffee!

  • 5. Samuel  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I was far too busy to even consider doing anything like that Bearded Clam…however if you find a time machine then you could always try it.

  • 6. Bearded Clam  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Theres always time for hotties and cake, Sam.

  • 7. Samuel  |  March 4th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    For you perhaps, but not for me.

  • 8. John B1_B5  |  March 4th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Anybody got a second-hand edition of Wayne Mac’s book up for
    grabs ?
    I’m willing to pay $20.

  • 9. John_Barnes  |  March 5th, 2007 at 8:53 am

    And that’s a GENUINE offer !

  • 10. Bearded Clam  |  March 5th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Anyone who owned a copy of the book wouldnt dream of selling it, John.

  • 11. John B1_B5  |  March 5th, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    $25 is my final offer. (you’d get about $6 from a bookdealer).


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