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From The Vault: January 20 2006

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 [1].

Wayne Mac Book Signing

January 20th, 2006 at 03:30pm

Earlier in the week I interviewed Wayne Mac [2] for Samuel’s Persiflage episode two [3], 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 [4]

Here is Wayne signing the book:
Wayne Mac signs book [5]

And a photo of myself with Wayne:
Wayne Mac and Samuel Gordon-Stewart [6]

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 Comment By John B1_B5 On March 1, 2007 @ 10:44 am

Onya Mac !

#2 Comment By Adam 1.0 On March 3, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

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

#3 Comment By Samuel On March 4, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Bearded Clam On March 4, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

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

#5 Comment By Samuel On March 4, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Bearded Clam On March 4, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

Theres always time for hotties and cake, Sam.

#7 Comment By Samuel On March 4, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

For you perhaps, but not for me.

#8 Comment By John B1_B5 On March 4, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

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

#9 Comment By John_Barnes On March 5, 2007 @ 8:53 am

And that’s a GENUINE offer !

#10 Comment By Bearded Clam On March 5, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

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

#11 Comment By John B1_B5 On March 5, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

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