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Some of the WLC Crew and Their Recollections

C. R. Fisher (SK) Chief Electrical Engineer ?
Robert. F. Crittendon (SK) Manager 1922-62
A. J. Leszinske (SK) Operator 1922-45
Frank Sager - W8BMF (SK) ? ?
Joseph Hassett - W8PVB(SK) Operator 1942-71+?
Tom Curtis - W8BMJ (SK) Operator 1953 & 58-62
Harvey Peltz Operator Manager 1952-87
Jay Seymour - W9PM (SK) Operator ?
Jack FanningOperator 1950s
Daryl Stath (sp ?)Operator1950s
Robert Mix - W8CDQ (SK) Operator 1963-71+?
Raymond Heimberger - W8TT Operator 1966-70
William Pettee SK Operator 1969-89
Kenneth Cubilo Operator 1975-81
Jerry Herron - W8HIB Operator 1975-90
Dennis Havena - W8MI Operator ??
Jan Dullack Operator 1991-5
James Smolinski Operator ?
Denise Roeske Operator 1994-7?
Lyle Schalk Operator 1994-7?
Scott Bannasch Operator ?
Kay Spomer Operator 1994-7?
Scott Ravezzani Operator 1987-93?
James Leow Operator 1995-7
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.

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