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A Brief but Spectacular Lookback on Asbury Radio - And a Question
JANUARY 2019 --
The City by the Sea, Asbury Park, has gained enormous press since my little radio show, then called Restore Radio, first aired over the then-100-watt, 88.1fm, WYGG, in July 2000. Overwhelmed new owners of our Grand Dames of the Victorian-Era called in live, desperate for and eager to share restoration advice. The shows were archived on AsburyRadio.com and went live on the net, so residents who spent weekdays in NYC could follow the fast moving changes. [READ MORE]
How AP Set Building Heights for the Oceanfront
JUNE 2017 -- I saw where Dan Jacobson referred to compensating iStar for Bradley Cove with higher buildings, in his story in the Tri-City News this week.
Building heights were thoroughly deliberated over many months in the creation of the city's redevelopment plan, which Asbury Partners had a very active role in forming. In fact, their agreement with the city – negotiated behind closed doors with only the taxpayers left out – became the plan! The norm is that a city develops its plan apart from the influence of commercial interests. [READ MORE].
This is the south/east support for Convention Hall. While I was trying to take the pic (in January 2017), another woman walked up, also in awe, to take her pic. This of course was why the city sold off the beachfront, so the new owners would preserve these landmarks.
MAY 2017 -- So what did you do the other day, Maureen? Well, you could say I stalked Salman Rushdie around the Princeton campus. But that's not actually true. I was trying to get a pic of my pal Doc U with the famed novelist.
Wish I had a video of his whole speech. Made me want to run home and barricade myself with my fiction. Thought you'd enjoy this one:
"Power wants to control the narrative and writers don't accept that, which puts them at odds with this administration, which doesn't just want to control, but rewrite the narrative."
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Big Joe Henry of NJ 101.5 has a special message for Asbury Radio fans! Click on his picture to listen.
And catch Big Joe at the Wonder Bar Sun., March 10 from 9 am to noon as he broadcasts live before the St. Patricks Day Parade!
Angelo Florio, one of our most memorable guests on Asbury Radio, was undercover when something went terribly wrong. Click here for our interview with Angelo and to hear the tape he was wearing that fateful day.
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