The old console we found in the building... 4 Channels were still operational
Here is the Art-Decco Building
And the towers with the flashing lights
More towers with a curtain antenna
And the old Continental Transmitter
And The Story was told:
A group of us were driving down to Miami for a radio convention. We were a bunch of legendary DJs, excited to attend the event and maybe catch a glimpse of some of our favorite artists. As we were making our way along the highway, we stopped at a small truck stop just off the banks of the upper Miami River. One of us noticed some red flashing lights in the distance, and we all decided to check it out.
We drove north for about 4 miles along a narrow, two-lane road, the white lines faded long ago. We took a sharp turn right onto an overgrown dirt path, and a closed metal farm gate stood covered with kudzu. We were driving a rented 4x4 SUV, so we decided to venture further in through the dense underbrush. We found ourselves in what looked like an abandoned broadcast facility from the 1950s or 60s, complete with a poured concrete building, a studio setup, and a massive transmitter.
Beyond the solid oak door with its round double-pane glass window was a huge transmitter, perfectly dry except for a few stubborn vines that had made their way through the conduit. Ted Randall pushed the high voltage button on the Continental transmitter, and the plates fired up with a deafening hum. Meanwhile, Grant Hudson discovered a perfectly preserved record library containing music on 45s from the 1950s and 1960s, while Jeff Laurence had a stack of music on carts from the 70s and 80s.
We forgot all about the convention and began playing the greatest hits of all time at night, broadcasting on shortwave to listeners from around the world. Others soon joined us, like Steve Taylor and Steve Hunter, and before we knew it, we were making radio broadcast history in the Miami/Okeechobee area. Who knows how long we can get away with it, but for now, we're having the time of our lives.
The Radio Legends
The Dream Team
Jeff Clark - Sunday 7PM to 11PM Central
Ted Randall - Monday 5PM to 11PM Central
Dave Mason - Tuesday 8PM to 11PM Central
Ted Randall - Wednesday 5PM to 11PM Central
Dan "The Music Man" Collins - Thursday 7PM to 11PM Central
Steve Hunter - Friday 6PM to 11PM Central
Jeff Laurence - Saturday 7PM to 11PM Central
(Production Director) AND (Greek Food Expert)
Big Jim Edwards - If you find him let us know
AND WE CAN'T GO WITHOUT MENTIONING THE LATE Grant Hudson
WHO WAS THE FIRST LEGEND TO JOIN TED ON WRMI LEGENDS WHEN WE WERE ON 5085.
GRANT DID THE SHOW GRANT'S GOLD ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.
AND WE ALSO CANT FORGET THE LATE Chip Hobart
CHIP DID TUESDAY NIGHTS
THEY MAY BE GONE, BUT CERTAINLY NOT FORGOTTEN.