WOND's Pinky Kravitz Unearths 1964 Student Interview
March 23, 2012 at 5:05 AM (PT)
Longtime LONGPORT MEDIA Talk WOND-A/ATLANTIC CITY host PINKY KRAVITZ has uncovered a tape from a 1964 broadcast on which he interviewed four junior high school students, and he will play the tape and talk with the three surviving members of that group of students on his MARCH 30th show, part of the station's special 60th anniversary show that day. The show will be followed bu a reunion special with hosts and classic commercials from the '60s, '70s, and '80s.
The interview, made when KRAVITZ was a schoolteacher by day and moonlighted as a radio host at night, includes the students' opinions on the nuclear arms race, the upcoming Democratic National Convention in ATLANTIC CITY, and THE BEATLES,who were coming to ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION HALL (now BOARDWALK HALL) for a concert that SUMMER.
"It was an amazing broadcast, and we were surprised by the maturity of the teens," said Pres./GM DAVE COSKEY. "They had strong opinions on so many topics. They were all so impressive. We couldn't let that show just sit. We wanted to find a way to showcase both the broadcast and PINKY's incredible legacy."
"I always thought that it was important to get the perspective of our young people," said KRAVITZ. "We actually recorded that segment at CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH. It's a school that's long gone from the ATLANTIC CITY landscape. But we were always proud of our students. This was especially true on that particular day."