I was introduced to WWUH
while in my second year at Hartt. Chris Watson was on a recruiting
drive for the station, and he figured what better place to look for
radio announcers than a music school. I started hanging out at the
station and soon caught the radio bug, from which I have not yet
recovered, thank God. My first job at ‘UH was taping frayed album
covers. This was back in 1978 B.C.D (before CD’s). I gazed with
admiration at the "senior" announcers like the legendary
Burrito, who sadly, is with us no more.
I studied the FCC manual and passed the
test for my license (which you needed in those days, before radio
deregulation), and soon began my first weekly All Night Show
on Tuesday from 3-6 AM, eventually graduating to Morning Jazz,
and even acting as Program Director for a short time.
My tenure at ‘UH lasted till I left
Hartford for New York in 1982. It’s great to see that several of
my former colleagues are still working at the station. Sometimes I
dream at night that I’m back in the air studio doing my show.
Chuck Obuchowski says that maybe we can make my dream come true
during this 30th anniversary celebration. Hey, I’m ready!
Note: Sue Terry is a highly-regarded saxophonist
and flutist who has worked extensively with the likes of Clifford
Jordan and Charli Persip. She and her husband, keyboardist John di
Martino were among the participants on ‘UH’s Jazz in the