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July 23, 2013

RONN MOTT: Miscellaneous

TERRE HAUTE — I found myself this past weekend in a cash register line. I was going to pay for some bulbs that had burned out in my favorite reading lamp and some sticky mouse traps (our preferred way to catch a mouse).

Now, I thought with three, active, young cats, my mouse-catching days were over. I was wrong. The little, furry, four-legged friends are great at catching mice and leaving them at the back door as if to say, “Look what I’ve done,” but for whatever reason, the mouse under the sink has eluded them. C’mon guys! I mean, what’s the difference between an indoor mouse and an outdoor mouse? Isn’t a mouse a mouse? I guess not. I certainly still love my cats but I feel a little let down. On the other hand, I probably would have wasted the money on a good cigar.

A former associate, Mark Edwards, is about to take the reins of the morning show on WAXI. The live program, which has been absent since the takeover of DLC Media, will begin at 5 a.m., sometime in August. In talking to Dave Crooks, he said he knew I would not want to get up early enough to be at the microphone at 5 a.m., so it was never mentioned to me. Don’t you just love it when your boss is correct? I know Mark, who last was at the public affairs office at Indiana State University, will do a bang-up job. He has a long background in radio and is a very bright guy.

Rumors are swirling about Terre Haute media community that big changes are coming to “The River.” Could it be we will hear the last of that continual laugh track from Bob and Tom? And will they ride into the sunset on their favorite golf cart?  

It has been awhile since I played the role of disc jockey, but recorded a sample of some shows and at first I couldn’t remember who did what and when they did it. After stumbling around in one studio, Paul Ford set me up in another one and I began again to recall the things I had forgotten. (Mr. Ford is the major domo of Family Radio, a conglomerate of Christian stations.) I want to thank Paul. It’s always good to be “amongst the turntables,” even if it’s just for a sample look at what could be.  

I really enjoyed reading “Empire of the Summer Moon, a history of the Comanche and their chief, Quanah Parker.” Max Jones, editor of this newspaper, is soon to be on vacation and is a real history buff. So, I gave the book to Max to read. It will be interesting to see what he thinks of it. He might even tell you in this paper and on the Tribune-Star’s website.

Ronn Mott, a longtime radio personality in Terre Haute, writes commentaries for the Tribune-Star. His pieces are published online Tuesday and Thursday on Tribstar.com, and in the print and online editions on Saturday.

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