Bob Harrington '71

Publication Date
A photo of a microphone

1920 - 2020

celebrates a century

My most significant memory of my years at WRUC was the invention [by David Emery ’71)] of “The Night Machine.” Living in South College, where WRUC was located, I would often get a rap on my door in the early morning hours, with the explanation that the “USS WRUC” was sailing with no one at the helm.

Dave took the “guts” of a jukebox, and synchronized it with a cart machine to insert promotions and commercials while the records were changing. It didn’t always work … but it was much better than having to find enough coffee to survive the “graveyard shift” in person.


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