Some of the WLC Crew and Their Recollections
|C. R. Fisher (SK)||Chief Electrical Engineer||1922-?|
|Robert. F. Crittendon (SK)||Manager||1922-62|
|A. J. Leszinske (SK)||Operator||1922-45|
|Frank Sager - W8BMF (SK)||Chief Engineer/Supervisor?||?|
|Joseph Hassett - W8PVB (SK)||Operator||1942-71+?|
|Tom Curtis - W8BMJ||Operator||1953 & 58-62|
|Jay Seymour - W9PM (SK)||Operator||1953-71+?|
|Daryl Stath (sp ?)||Operator||1950s|
|Robert Mix - W8CDQ (SK)||Operator||1963-71+?|
|Raymond Heimberger - W8TT||Operator||1966-70|
|William Pettee SK||Operator||1969-89|
|Jerry Herron - W8HIB||Operator||1975-90|
|Dennis Havena - W8MI||Operator||??|
|Randall Martens - AB8LO||Operator/Manager/Owner||1980-1997|
|Susan Rutledge||Business Manager/Owner||1982 -1997|
The last names of living crew members will be removed at their request.
Randy Martens reminisces: "I sure miss the radio station that was my life 24 hours a day for 17 years. I never had a day that I didn't want to go to work, and all of the operators felt the same way so it was a sad day when I switched off the power."
Jan Dullack was the first female WLC operator. She recalls the surprise, "Is that a female?" reactions she received from the boat captains when they first heard her on the air.
Help with full names, dates, SK info. and ham calls requested. Who's missing?
Any WLC recollections by other members of the crew?
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Last Updated 04/01/07