Instead, we would forever be wondering "Whatever happened to......."
But thankfully, we now learn "Whatever happened to...." that very nice summer replacement engineer in the 60's named DENNY SCHNEIDER!
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Just ran across your website, reading and reminiscing. I was a summer relief engineer at WTOP (June thru Aug) from 1963-1968. Great times. I loved doing the lookout Lee show when Hal went on vacation. The only other summer relief engineers I remember were Eddie Sacks and Nelson Crumbling. I'm friends with Eddie on Facebook.
|Nipper Building Camden, NJ|
WTOP put me thru college. I was able to earn enough each summer to last me thru the next two semesters at the university of Maryland. Don't think I ever turned down overtime 😊. After graduation I worked for the broadcast division at RCA in Camden NJ where I was on the design team for the TK76. Definitely the high point in my career as an engineer.
|Dennis the Menace and Lookout Lee|
One more memory of you: when you did the weather, you used to give foreign temperatures including Australia. But you made them up: we didn't have the Internet. But the temperatures really didn't have to be accurate. It was more entertainment than informational. Then a lady called up and mentioned that she had a friend in Australia but while we were having winter, they were in summer. And she asked why the temps wee so low. Thinking very fast, you told her that they were probably taken at night.
So sorry to hear of all the passings, but I guess we're all getting to that stage. I'm retired and just turned 71 and living in Huntsville AL.
I think about WTOP and all the guys there a lot, because it gave me my start in broadcasting engineering. Couldn't have done it without you.
I asked Denny if he had any pictures of those "old days." He didn't, but he sent me the latest one that he has, which is of him winning the gold medal in "mens over 70 volleyball at the Valleyball Nationals in Detroit this past May.