As the summer of 2018 starts to whine down, I thought it would be good to look back to the summer of 1988.
Pufferbellies Nightclub was one of the popular Nightclubs on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was the place to go for some fun after a day at the beach. Here's an radio advertising that played on Cape 104 during July 1988:
Pufferbellies Nightclub Today
In 2015, the Pufferbellies Nighclub complex was sold to Hy-Line. They plan to use the property for off-site parking for future ferry goers.
Pufferbellies was located at 183 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis - next door to the former Christmas Tree Shops that was on the railroad tracks on 28.
Back in the 1980's we visited the Cayman Islands for a wonderful family vacation. On that trip, I purchased a record album that contains a couple of songs. One of those songs was a catchy song that I heard being played around the Cayman Islands - Turtle Mania.
A few weeks after the trip I bought the album to WIQH, the Concord-Carlisle High School radio station. I wanted them to play the song over the air. I left the record in the mailbox slot and never saw it again.
Fortunately I did tape the album before dropping off the album at WIQH. Here's part of the song, I don't know who the artist is - so I can't give full credit.
The DREAM GAME was a five-minute "words eye view" audio cassette personally announced for you by Johnny Most and Glenn Ordway. You are playing for the Boston Celtics in the seventh game of the NBA world championship series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Listen to part of the clip that was made especially for me:
Real Audio Replay
For years I had the full clip on my Real Audio Sounds page. Since the 'Real Audio' platform isn't in use much, I am in the process of converting many of the once popular clips to SoundCloud format.
The manufactor, Sports Fantasies Inc, no longer makes any personal radio broadcast.
Back in 2004, before YouTube was the source of Internet Videos. I had a clip of Joe Montana being interviewed by Suzy Kolber. This went on to be called the Joe Namath Kiss episode or I want to Kiss You interview.
Watch it Again for the First Time
Here's a copy of the original Quicktime video from 2004:
Somehow people found my clip and it spread like wildfire. Apparently, it was one of a few places on the internet where you could watch the entire interview.
My traffic stats had never been so high
Yup, by posting that video, my usual hosting fee went from $20.92 to $202.79!
Thankfully I worked out a deal with my hosting provider and I didnt have to pay that much. I upgraded to a higher plan and kept it there for about 5 months until the traffic died down.
I kept the video on the site for a few years. I finally took it down last year when there was very little traffic going to the Quicktime pages. I used HTML 5 Video to display the video on the page, and thanks to online-convert.com, I was able to convert the original video clip to OGG format so that it can play on all devices.
YouTube launched a year later on February 14, 2005. The founders said that the Internet needed a better way to find videos online.
I guess I should have seen the business opportunity. If you like the above video, let me know. I have a lot of videos in my library that I can put back on my website.
The day after the 1992 election, November 11, 1992, Jerry Williams started his afternoon radio show with this montage. It's a collection of sound bites from the election mix in with the song 'Back in the High Life Again' by Steve Winwood.
The quality of the audio isn't all that great because I recorded this from Concord, Massachusetts which didn't get a very strong signal from WRKO.
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