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Offline DCFan

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« Topic Start: December 09, 2019, 06:05:18 AM »
https://wtop.com/inside-wtop/2019/12/after-51-years-behind-microphone-wtops-chris-core-set-to-hit-off/

It seems that mine is not the only notable retirement taking place. Anyone who's spent time in DC has had to have listened to Chris Core when he was part of Trumbull and Core on WMAL or his Core Values commentary on WTOP. You many not have listened in intentionally but maybe while in the car with your parents. A 51 year career in radio is astounding.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #1: December 09, 2019, 08:29:40 AM »
https://wtop.com/inside-wtop/2019/12/after-51-years-behind-microphone-wtops-chris-core-set-to-hit-off/

It seems that mine is not the only notable retirement taking place. Anyone who's spent time in DC has had to have listened to Chris Core when he was part of Trumbull and Core on WMAL or his Core Values commentary on WTOP. You many not have listened in intentionally but maybe while in the car with your parents. A 51 year career in radio is astounding.
so many commercials, too.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #2: December 09, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
between him and Bob Marborough WTOP has lost a couple of DC area legends.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #3: December 09, 2019, 09:03:10 AM »
so many commercials, too.

How will Roof Masters get along without him?

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #4: December 09, 2019, 07:13:02 PM »
https://wtop.com/inside-wtop/2019/12/after-51-years-behind-microphone-wtops-chris-core-set-to-hit-off/

It seems that mine is not the only notable retirement taking place. Anyone who's spent time in DC has had to have listened to Chris Core when he was part of Trumbull and Core on WMAL or his Core Values commentary on WTOP. You many not have listened in intentionally but maybe while in the car with your parents. A 51 year career in radio is astounding.

He's no Johnny Holliday.     :hysterical:

Core was okay but he did seem to be getting a bit curmudgeonly lately, probably time.


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #5: December 10, 2019, 08:36:34 AM »

Core was okay but he did seem to be getting a bit curmudgeonly lately, probably time.

He mentioned something about his lawn being trampled by the kids nowadays.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #6: July 09, 2020, 07:51:00 PM »

A luxury of being retired during the pandemic, I suppose, as my job would not have been something I could do from home...I had my last haircut and shave on March 5, 2020.

I'm looking more and more like George Carlin everyday...not something I would've normally aspired to. 

I saw George Carlin open for the Beach Boys at NIU in the fall of '71...I think...maybe '72.  Back in the Hippy Dippy Weatherman days...



Hard to believe he died more than 12 years ago...he had just turned 71...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #7: July 09, 2020, 09:47:46 PM »
I bought Wen clippers on Amazon, $27. 6-4-2 fade. I'm never going back to the barber.

Half retired in June. 24 hours a week. Mondays off. It's just about perfect.

12 years. Damn.

A luxury of being retired during the pandemic, I suppose, as my job would not have been something I could do from home...I had my last haircut and shave on March 5, 2020.

I'm looking more and more like George Carlin everyday...not something I would've normally aspired to. 

I saw George Carlin open for the Beach Boys at NIU in the fall of '71...I think...maybe '72.  Back in the Hippy Dippy Weatherman days...



Hard to believe he died more than 12 years ago...he had just turned 71...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #8: July 09, 2020, 10:35:22 PM »
So do you have a fan club at the bar ?

A luxury of being retired during the pandemic, I suppose, as my job would not have been something I could do from home...I had my last haircut and shave on March 5, 2020.

I'm looking more and more like George Carlin everyday...not something I would've normally aspired to. 

I saw George Carlin open for the Beach Boys at NIU in the fall of '71...I think...maybe '72.  Back in the Hippy Dippy Weatherman days...



Hard to believe he died more than 12 years ago...he had just turned 71...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #9: July 10, 2020, 07:12:28 AM »
between him and Bob Marborough WTOP has lost a couple of DC area legends.

....and Dave McConnell, the station's longtime Capitol Hill reporter, who called it a career not too long ago.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #10: July 10, 2020, 07:19:56 AM »
So do you have a fan club at the bar ?

Why do you say that, Mathguy?

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #11: July 10, 2020, 07:26:23 AM »

Half retired in June. 24 hours a week. Mondays off. It's just about perfect.


Being able to do things on your own terms is the best...  :clap:

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #12: July 10, 2020, 08:31:24 PM »
Vark - a fan club at the bar is the first thing I noticed after I retired.

Why do you say that, Mathguy?

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #13: July 10, 2020, 08:47:46 PM »
Vark - a fan club at the bar is the first thing I noticed after I retired.

OK.  I don't frequent bars...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #14: July 18, 2020, 08:23:19 AM »
Only 20 more days!   :woop:

Can't wait to go to Quetico Provincial Park for a major backcountry float, then on to the Irish west coast, then.....oh, wait....      :(

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #15: July 18, 2020, 08:28:03 PM »
Only 20 more days!   :woop:

Can't wait to go to Quetico Provincial Park for a major backcountry float, then on to the Irish west coast, then.....oh, wait....      :(

Eh...mow the lawn...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #16: July 18, 2020, 08:58:07 PM »
Eh...mow the lawn...

Then everything else that's on the Missus' list.

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Re: Retirement
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #18: July 19, 2020, 12:52:14 AM »
Once every other week

Eh...mow the lawn...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #19: July 19, 2020, 12:54:17 AM »
Vark - you have been in the Red Porch with me too often to believe you don't frequent bars

OK.  I don't frequent bars...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #20: July 21, 2020, 08:04:46 AM »
Vark - you have been in the Red Porch with me too often to believe you don't frequent bars


The only times I've ever seen him are at the bar. I'm beginning to think he's just a drinking fan with a sports problem.  :D

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #21: July 21, 2020, 10:32:35 PM »
Eh...mow the lawn...

but the yellow jackets

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #22: July 21, 2020, 10:33:32 PM »
Then everything else that's on the Missus' list.

Seems a reasonable way to kill time for a few months.  Especially since I'm in the doghouse at the moment, kill two birds.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #23: July 29, 2020, 08:42:16 PM »
Passed the skills and knowledge tests for my motorcycle endorsement two weeks ago, now I get to wait 4 weeks to pass a vision test for the second time this year oh-bla-di


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #24: July 29, 2020, 08:46:31 PM »
Porsche not enough?  Damn, my crap old car is somewhere around here with a dead battery.  I'd get it jumped but I forget where it is.   
Passed the skills and knowledge tests for my motorcycle endorsement two weeks ago, now I get to wait 4 weeks to pass a vision test for the second time this year oh-bla-di