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  • The legendary Joey Reynolds was said to have once nailed his shoes to the Program Director's door with a note that said, "Fill these" before he walked out of the station.
  • Dr. Don Rose came into work at 5:30am and the Prize patrol was missing, true story Dr. Don announces this over the air. About 1/2 hour later a caller from New Jersey calls and says its parked outside of their apartment complex.  They check and lo and behold its the same apartment complex where "Dangerous" Dan lives.  Apparently he took the prize patrol and started partying and never brought the car back.
  • Dr. Don Rose sent this one himself:
    I came to Philly at the behest of Jim Hilliard, WFIL's extremely talented PD. It was the only job I ever accepted that didn't involve a raise! Jim was very persistent. He was also very motivational. If I met him in the hall after my show he would look me right in the eye and say, "Were you number one this morning?" My modesty prevented me from giving him the expected answer! But I would say something like, "Jim, is #2 really that bad?" Or, "Jim, we'll just have to wait for the book to come out, won't we?"
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