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February 19, 2006

Some housekeeping...

The Evansville Crescent newspaper included quotes from me in its February 10, 2006 issue. The topic was WUEV radio, which thankfully was saved from being sold (at least for now) due to overwhelmingly pro-WUEV feedback from the community.

The next step for the station? Get the students involved there again. The whole freeze-out of the past few years must be reversed. Bring back the student news. Allow student broadcasts of sports events. With that, the station will be doing its job to serve the community, while at the same time doing its part to be an education tool for the students.

Also, the following was sent to me via e-mail just before I left for New York City last month. It slipped through the cracks... until now. Read and enjoy...

From: Barrett Hildreth
To: LouPickney@gmail.com
Date: Jan 7, 2006 6:11 PM
Subject: Ghosts of Breakfast Cereals Past...

Hello,

I ended up on your site by Googling "Pro Grain Cereal." You had a paragraph from November 1, 2002, "That has me thinking-- there needs to be a cereal hall of fame. I think LouPickney.com might be just the place to tackle such an important task. Early favorites: Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries (the heroin of cereal -- good gawd, that stuff is amazing), Honey Graham Oh's, Pro Grain (a short-lived cereal that actually got me started reading Sports Illustrated back in 1988 -- how whack is that?)."

Anywho, I walked by the cereal aisle looking for my Cereal of choice (Waffle Crisp, which is becoming an endangered species in my neck of the woods), when I happened upon a curious looking box called "Kellogg’s Whole Grain Tiger Power." It was like a bell rang in my head from my favorite (and long-extinct) cereal when I was a kid!

I bought the box, opened it up in the car, started chomping like nobody’s business, and hit Gluten Gold, Baby! Tiger Power is the same exact shape, texture, and taste of Pro Grain!

So, just thought I would share this with the one and only "Pro Grain" hit in Google!

What is really a coincidence is it says you are a Producer of the Bubba show!

I have Sirius in both of my cars, and am waiting for the new week to begin! Radio will never be the same!

Ned or no Ned, your show sounds funny. I have never heard it officially as I am in a market that Bubba never reached, but I am looking forward to mornings with Howard and afternoons with you guys.

Pick up a box of Tiger Power next time you’re at the supermarket, and good luck with the new show.

Fellow Pro-Grain Nostalgist,

Barrett Hildreth,
Portland Oregon

Pretty nice... I'll have to hunt down some Tiger Power the next time I'm at the store.


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