Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N1DUC, Aug 10, 2023.
That extra real estate is worth it! Have a blast!!
Thanks for the efforts to keep the tradition alive. I'm proud to have been associated with the very beginnings of Westlink Report and later Amateur Radio Newsline. While living in Dayton in the early 1980s I got acquainted with Bill Pasternak at the Hamvention. He came over to visit me in my studio where we put together a Westlink Reoprt covering the Hamvention that year and each year after that. From then on Bill and I kept in touch and I became one of the regular anchors on Westlink and later on Newsline after I moved to southern California. I shared the anchor position along with Jim Davis, Burt Hicks, Robert Sudock and a couple others rotating the job every few weeks. Bill and Robert Sudock and I would often do our recording and editing in the facilities at KTTV in Los Angeles where both Robert and Bill worked in the engineering department. Pasternak and I, along with Roy Neal, traveled together around to several of the NASA facilities while shooting scenes for Amateur Radio's Newest Frontier which featured astronaut Owen Garriot. Bill was all about amateur radio. He lived it. He breathed it and yet was personable enough to be a friend, a husband and a father. Newsline became his mission in life, a way to contribute to the hobby that so many enjoy. It's worth keeping it alive.
I had the privilege of being a contributing reporter for amateur radio news line for 36 years for my dear friend Bill Pasternack. 73- de Jim W2JKD.