Chris Baker Class of
Born: July 26, 1949
Died: November 8, 2013
St. Augustine, Florida
When last we left our
intrepid hero, he was 2nd Bananaing a morning radio talk show. that continues.
there have been a couple of changes/wrinkles since last year.
title changed. it went from Talk Volusia with Bobbie Thomas [the Top Banana] to
Bobbie Thomas Total Talk. the main reason for the change was the increase in
coverage area after we moved from the 1KW WPUL in South Daytona to the 5KW WELE
in Ormond Beach. our coverage area extends beyond Volusia County by power alone
as far north as St. Augustine and south to the Kennedy Space Center. to the west
we reach into Orange and Marion Counties to Orlando and even Ocala on a good
day. so Talk Volusia was no longer appropriate or accurate. the show also went
to two hours in morning drive. on top of that, I got WELE onto the Internet last
year via warpradio.com and installed a web page for the show at:
we are worldwide!
Total Talk is on Monday thru Friday from 0700-0900
ET and if any of you wish to follow our adventures from a distance, just go to
our site and click the On Air button. you'll need Windows Media Player installed
on your system but if you don't have it, there's a button there for that as
It's a call-in show so if you want to join in, call us at
904-677-1380. if you're in Central Florida and have a BellSouth Mobility phone,
*1380 gets to us for free. [I got that going for the station, too.] We talk
about anything and everything and sometimes nothing at all. We interview
authors, celebrities, local politicians and anyone else who seems interesting.
It keeps me off the streets and out of the looney bin. [grin]
moved last year from Edgewater to Ormond Beach. the commute was killing me at 70
miles a day. now, I'm less than a mile from the station.
radio stuff [which takes up a great deal of my retirement time], Bobbie and I
are working on another venture we call Total Talent to stage live variety shows
with local musical talent. This is still in the formative stages but it should
For Valentine's Day, we had the local SPEBQSA [Society for the
Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America] group
on the show to showcase their Singing Valentines that people could purchase to
have their significant other serenaded. The president of the group [Surfside
Chorus] started bugging me to come to one of their weekly sessions and check
them out as a potential participant. A month ago, they sent us a fax about a
Guest Night they were having and I went. Tonight [they meet every Tuesday at
1900 at the local community college choral room], at my fourth meeting, I become
an official member. after putting it off for 30 years, I've become a
Barbershopper. It's weird but challenging harmony and you may recall my musical
past [Sound of Music - Captain von Trapp - 66/67]. matter of fact, it's about
time to head down there to turn in my paperwork and get my music portfolio.
I still do web pages and got my own virtual server to make putting them up
simpler but I'm way behind on updating anything
My son, Matthew, is about to complete his freshman year of high
school. my Corgi turns 5 in November. I'm still unattached but the great debacle
is far behind me. I'm sure there are other less interesting details but that
will do for now.
As a friend of mine in the Navy used to say..."It's a
great life if you don't weaken." [snicker]
I gotta go sing bass in
Daytona Beach. catch y'all later.
p.s. if you haven't picked it up yet, go
to www.startrek.com and get a copy of the
Star Trek Communicator. it allows voice and email sending and
is also fun.
Bio May 30, 2000
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