WEBN Scrapbook - October 15, 2012 Jay Gilbert let us peek inside the WEBN archives, and we’re sharing those images here. Well, it’s Eddie & Robin and somebody else in a hot tub on our Mount Adams patio, interviewing Johnny Bench. Early ’90s? Maybe. 1987—Point-of-purchase display for WEBN Album Project 10. Most of our album projects can be downloaded free at webn.com. Point-of-purchase display for WEBN hat. Sometime in mid-’90s. December 1995. After Madonna announced she wanted to have a child with “somebody,” a full-page ad appeared in New York’s Village Voice from “Eddie,” offering his services. It turned out to be WEBN’s Eddie Fingers. Even Jay Leno gave it a mention. Various bumper stickers sold from about 1970 to 1976. If you put the bottom one in the center, they’re in reverse chronological order. The “Mike Brown Bag,” which we handed out at Bengals games around 1998 for people to wear over their heads in the stadium. That same year, we “couldn’t even give away” game tickets, so we included $5 with each pair. Our 10th anniversary was celebrated in August of 1977 (August 30 is our actual birthday) with a big fireworks show on the river. It was supposed to be a one-time thing. Didn’t turn out that way. ca. 1994 to 1996, the infamous Dawn Patrol billboards. LOTS of complaints. About 1997. By far the most complaints for any WEBN ad campaign ever. Complaints 1 was over the impending bare-breast everyone expected, demeaning women, etc. After May 28, Complaints 2 was because we were promoting violence against women. WEBN had a real hot air balloon operating from about 1972 to 1979. It would show up at all kinds of places, and listeners would often win rides in it. After it was retired, there was an official WEBN black limousine skulking around town through most of the ’80s. The WEBN Zamboni. Nobody seems to remember anything about this or when it happened. October 1993. I hosted a broadcast from the “Nude For Food” charity event at Paradise Gardens, a still-existing nudist camp near Harrison. That day, anybody could get in by bringing a canned good donation, and clothing was optional (all other days it is not). Live music by the nude Big In Iowa (fronted by the late Mr. K, the only WEBN full-time DJ we have sadly lost). Me, Bob the Producer, and Dave Mustaine, leader of Megadeth. Around 1995. At one point we all got employee cards, to help us get into places easier. Early ’80s. Pete Rose performed in two WEBN TV commercials with Eddie Fingers and Bob the Producer in the late 90s. This looks like a photo from when they were taking a break. John Mellencamp’s private acoustic concert on the WEBN patio in Mount Adams, for us and some listeners. 1992 or so. Another photo from the John Mellencamp patio concert, with Eddie Fingers. About 1980. A postcard, also an ad (you might even find it in an old Cincinnati Magazine), featuring the then-new WEBN logo. This was foto-fake sprayed onto “Law and Society,” a stone sculpture on Fountain Square that had been widely ridiculed for years. Bob the Producer (Bob Berry) in his persona of “Biker Bob” at one of countless events, usually charity, that he attended. Sometime in the ’90s. “The Very” Curt Gary, WEBN DJ from about 1980 to 1987, in our record library. It was when he left in May of ’87 that I was asked to come back as a full-time DJ. ca. 1994 to 1996, the infamous Dawn Patrol billboards. LOTS of complaints. A postcard? Early to mid-’70s. In the fall of 1991 when the Bengals season got off to a bad start, Wildman Walker said he’d go and live up on a local billboard until the Bengals won a game. He would up being there for 62 days and became internationally famous. Also very cold. Frank Wood the Junior, probably early ’70s.