In 1990, fifteen years after his death, Paul Barclay was still 'The Dean of Talk Radio in Berks County.' WAGO, formerly
WHUM, Paul's home for twenty years, broadcast a Tribute to Paul Barclay, The Night Mayor. Below are three segments of
that broadcast. You will hear from callers, segments of Paul's shows from various years and from his children and friends.
Professor Schnitzel (Ted Rickenbach) from Turkey Hollow, Pa. did a morning show on WHUM Radio, Reading, Pa. in
the 50s & 60s and did live comedy in and around Reading, Pa. He also produced a comedy album. Here
is a track from his album.
Agnes was one of the largest June hurricanes on record. Banded convection
was first noted in the northwest Caribbean Sea on June 11. A polar front dropped into region from the northwest.
As the front approached, a depression formed over the Yucatan on the 14th and moved eastward into the northwest
Caribbean Sea. The system strengthened into a tropical storm during the night of the 15th, and a hurricane on
the 18th as it moved northward in the Gulf of Mexico. Moving into the Florida panhandle as a hurricane, the system
quickly weakened into a tropical depression as it moved through Georgia on the 20th.
trough in the Westerlies approached Agnes, which led to a second low developing west of Agnes. The two cyclones
moved in tandem and strengthened, with Agnes regaining tropical storm strength over North Carolina and moved offshore
Norfolk, Virginia. While offshore New Jersey, Agnes became a strong tropical storm again before it swung back
inland near the western tip of Long Island, becoming absorbed into the extratropical cyclone over Pennsylvania soon
after. It is virtually impossible to determine how much of the rain that fell in the Mid-Atlantic would have fallen
had Agnes not existed as a moisture source for the cyclone, but Agnes was likely a major player in the rain event
that ensued. An event that wreaked havoc all along the Susquehanna River.
WMLP Radio played a major role in aiding
the citizens ofthe WMLP listening area. This is a one hour broadcast produced by Paul Herbert and WMLP.
Tropical storm Lee caused the worst
flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972 in the valleys of the Susquehanna September 08, 2011,forcing hundreds
of thousands from their homes in Pennsylvania and New York.
Over a foot of rain fell in some areas. In Binghamton, N.Y. and in Bloomsburg, Meshoppen, and Wilkes-Barre,
Pa., the flooding was worse than that of Agnes.
WKOK Radio, Sunbury, Pa. filed this report on September 08, 2011. (~23:00)