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May 8, 2014

Step Back in Time: May 8, 2014

25 years agoMay 8, 1989

Jerry Kabat’s radio show for children will take a summer vacation after Saturday, May 20, but he’s hoping his young listeners will tune in when he returns in the fall to WRHO, Hartwick College’s radio station.

Kabat’s show, which broadcasts from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday’s, features a variety of programs such as children’s music, story telling, riddles and brain teasers, with a prize for the first correct answer.

A social worker at Broome Developmental Center and a disc jockey at WRHO for the past three years, Kabat started the children’s program over a year ago to give children an alternative to Saturday morning cartoons.

And the response has been good, he said.

“I have a regular listening audience — probably kids, but I’ve also run across some adults who listen,” he said. “Getting to play at WRHO is great because it gives me the freedom to do what I want, but when I have to go off the air periodically, I lose listeners.”


50 years agoMay 8, 1964

Planning consultant John Calbreath Burdis Thursday night explained his proposed circular traffic pattern for the city’s business district to members of the planning commission and city administration.

All the officials who attended the presentation appeared to agree with the principle of the idea and agreed to bring it before the other members of their groups.

Mr. Burdis’ plan would convert two blocks of downtown Main Street into pedestrian shopping malls. These would be the blocks between Ford Avenue and Broad Streets and between Dietz and Chestnut Sts. Traffic would be routed around the business section in a circular pattern on two proposed one-way streets.

Eastbound traffic on Main Street would turn down Market Street. A new street would then cut through buildings on Broad Street and intersect South Main Street near Molinari’s Restaurant. South Main Street would then continue in back of the present post office and rejoin Main Street east of the business section.

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