WMFO's GM Drew is recovering from a broken foot and spending his extra time updating the WMFO site. Here you'll see pictures of the 1977 station fire that wiped out the top floor of Curtis Hall and most of our record collection. We're up on the top floor, so there's vinyl feeding those flames.
Legend has it that an enterprising WMFO staffer grabbed a turntable and a mic and plugged directly into the station's transmitter, keeping us on the air as the fire raged. The station was rebuilt, and a donation drive was held to recover the record library. Searching through the Rock stacks, you'll still find albums carrying a "WMFO Fire Donation" label.
Thankfully that was before the release of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. Any first-time visitor should demand to see our copy of the album. Back in the day, new vinyl had a "comments" sticker attached for DJs to sound off on quality. There's as much debate as one could possibly fit in tiny, hand-printed letters on that label. It's a rare glimpse at how college DJs viewed what would be one of the most influential albums of the '70s.
Maybe I'll get a scan of that up here some day.
Posted by HearItWow at 7:20 AM