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Posted by SpudBoy 
WGAR
August 03, 2007 02:38AM
Felipe mentioned that WGAR in another topic. Decades ago, when WGAR was, I think, a top 40 station, it had at least 3 memorable DJs: John Lanigan, Fig Newton (I swear that was his name) and also, Phil Gardner. Lanigan might still be working in Cleveland media; he used to host the daily B movie afternoon show on WUAB, as did Fig Newton. I don't ever recall seeing Phil Gardner, but I remember him being quite funny; his radio ID included a statement that he won some American radio comedy award (or something like that). I think he left WGAR in the late 1970s. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Re: WGAR
August 03, 2007 07:49AM
Didn't he play 3rd base for the Brewers?

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Re: WGAR
August 03, 2007 07:24PM
yeah john lanigan is still around. he needs to not be. he's just an annoying old man now.

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Re: WGAR
August 04, 2007 09:43AM
But his mustache ROCKS!
Re: WGAR
August 06, 2007 09:13AM
eeeeeeeeeeew he has a mustache now?!?
Re: WGAR
August 13, 2007 09:46AM
At least I'm not the only one who remembers Phil Gardner.

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Re: WGAR
August 19, 2007 01:33AM
When I was a teen, I delivered for the Sun Newspapers. I had a house on my route that had taken one of those popular WGAR bumper stickers and cut out the letters. When reposted on their car, it spelled GWAR. Yes, they were biker metalheads. I liked those people.

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Re: WGAR
August 20, 2007 10:39AM
The first and only time I heard Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" on a top 40 station was on WGAR in the mid-1970s.
Re: WGAR
April 13, 2008 02:39AM
Autobahn was the name of the nihilist group in "The Big Lebowski". It featured Flea. Lanigan is still on WMJI (I think--I don't listen), as he has been for 25 years or more. He usually has a stache.

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Re: WGAR
April 13, 2008 07:53PM
Han's Liberscwhanz was conceived in the back of his parents VW Microbus. They were heading to a Kraftwerk concert in Hamburg. Autobahn was the song that was playing as Hans was conceived.

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Re: WGAR
May 14, 2008 01:23AM
For anyone interested in Phil Gardner:

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Re: WGAR
May 17, 2008 04:38AM
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SpudBoy
... Lanigan might still be working in Cleveland media; he used to host the daily B movie afternoon show on WUAB,..

You know it's funny... I associate the B movie afternoon show with peanut butter.

I did not live in the U.S. when that show was around but I use to visit my dad once or every two years here in Cleveland. He would leave me home alone and I would watch afternoon TV all day waiting for the kids 43 cartoon block. That b movie show use to come on right before the cartoons so I would watch it everyday.

The peanut butter comes from my dad having nothing to snack on at his house. Desperate for something to eat I found honey, eggs, and some grape nuts cereal one day and cooked it all together. Needless to say it was disgusting but my dad found out about my little concoction and after getting yelled at, he bought me some peanut butter and Jelly to make sandwiches.

This was the first time I ever had peanut butter and I loved it. I was seriously acting like Death in "Meet Joe Black". Peanut Butter? What is Peanut butter?

The first day alone with the peanut butter I was watching the B movie afternoon show. They were showing "Flint" (this one was the one about women getting brainwashed through hair dryer domes at the salon to take over the world) I ate the whole Jar while watching the movie.

My dad was pissed so he told me I was only allowed to have two peanut butter sandwiches: One for lunch and one for snack. So I had a sandwich right at the beginning of the B movie show and one at the end.

"Peanut butter, Lanigan, and B movies!" That will be the title of my autobiography.

Didn't that show also featured a quiz game show between breaks?
Re: WGAR
May 19, 2008 07:38AM
That was Big Chuck & Little John.
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Re: WGAR
May 19, 2008 02:28PM
it was definitely Lanigan B.C. & L.J. was at night and I don't remember them being on channel 43
Re: WGAR
May 20, 2008 07:49PM
The Prize Movie with John Lanigan would show a craptacular B movie and at every break he would play a game by showing very short obscure clips from movies that were even more obscure. Lanigan would pull a postcard out of a tumbler from a lucky viewer and he would spin a wheel of old B movie actors that you had to name. They had some dollar amount that was not very much that the viewer would win if they correctly guessed the 'prize' movie. I never saw anyone get the movie title right. The prize movie makes me nostalgic for staying home on sick days from school and eating peanut butter right outta of the jar by the spoonful. Here is a clip: [www.youtube.com] Check out Lanigan's 70's stache and the grand prize dollar amount of $420.43
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Re: WGAR
May 21, 2008 01:25PM
WOW! maybe the show subliminally made you want peanut butter.
Re: WGAR
June 08, 2008 12:47AM
I don't know who's more retarded (or funny)--Sassy or Felipe. You guys are both catfish.

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Re: WGAR
June 11, 2008 10:22AM
Funny - Sassy Wins

Retarded - retard (mongolico) was my grade school nickname which means I was child prodigy on the subject matter. So I win on this category.
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Re: WGAR
July 01, 2008 11:51AM
Great seats to the prize movie?!?!....I call shenanigans!!
Re: WGAR
July 09, 2008 09:58AM
Remember the good ole days when 43 served both Lorain and Cleveland winking smiley
Re: WGAR
July 27, 2008 12:34AM
I still sometimes say, "What the fuck? I'm not channel 43, I don't play favorites!"

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Re: WGAR
January 16, 2009 07:24PM
Regarding Phil Gardner. I go to chruch with him here in Fort Wayne Indiana. He currently works at WBCL under his real name, Phil Reaser.
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Re: WGAR
January 17, 2009 03:41AM
Amazing! Once again, Praise to the Military-Industrial Complex's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for giving us the Internet!
Re: WGAR
January 20, 2009 10:15PM
Kudos to the military (and let's not forget Al Gore) for the internet indeed! It certainly is a wonderful system of tubes. Now I'm off to find myself some midget-tranny-bestiality porn. Life is good.
Re: WGAR
March 29, 2009 10:03PM
I think I read DARPA created what became the internet to 'harden' command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) during wartime (so nuclear war would not interrupt their email).
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