We were part of the group along with Ted David , Bill Mozer
and a handful of others who put WCWP Radio at the Post Campus back on the air after our own version of 60s campus unrest had shut the place_down.
...A couple of years later , when I was working at WHN and Bill was working 2 blocks_down 54th street at WABC with Bill Mozer , we'd often get together for dinner on the 4 to Midnight shift
.It seemed like radio was our all-consuming passion in those days and we not only worked in it but we ate , slept , and breathed it.Bill Mozer arranged for Bill and myself to work at WCWP as contract engineers and now we even had an excuse to spend hours each week…before and after our 4-12 shifts...at the radio station
.Lunches from the Fireside Deli ( roast beef on white with mao , salt and a LARGE ice tea seemed to be the groups favorite order ) , dinners at the Roslyn Café on nights we weren't working in the city , and hanging out at WCWP was our weekly routine.
After couple of years , Bill
had worked_out his
allotment of NABET Vacation Relief time at WABC
and came to work with me at WHN.A year or two later , Bill left WHN to work at NBC and then I left to come to WABC , but we always remained close friends
In many ways , I owe much of my current life to Bill
because it was at a 4th of July party at his
house that I met my wife Susie.Susie was a nurse with Bill's wife and I think getting us together was one of the major sub-plots of the July 3rd , 1977 party ( we were in the middle of a summer long NABET strike at WABC
so we all had lots of time to kill ) .Well we hit it off and now 20 years and 3 kids later we're still going strong , so I guess it was a successful plot.
As the kids grew and family responsibilities became more and more of our life , we didn't see that much of each other.I guess it was time to grow_up and say goodbye to that portion of our life.Over the last 10 or 15 years we'd run into each other here of there or get regards from a mutual friend , but we never got to spend the time together we did when we were in our twenties.
...Regulars on this board know that Bill was a frequent contributor and that he provided Allan with much material from his days as an engineer at WABC , WHN and WNBC
.Indeed , there is a page here devoted to Bill's contributions.Bill was also a Ham Radio operator ( WB2DTY )
.Bill was a loyal friend , a superior radio engineer and a person with a passion for quality and getting it right.
The Industry , his
companion Lauren , his
son Danny , and all of us who have called him friend , have lost a wonderful person.
Re : Bill Epperhart 1948-2000 Jim Starzynski 09 : 15 : 24 05/18/00 (