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...OUr Hero, Lou Rufino
This page is dedicated to giving the Lou Rufino
fans who happen to stop by a glimpse into the real Lou Rufino.Lou
is one of the founding fathers of Minerva Audio Visual, Inc.
and we pay homage to him here.All hail Lou!Lou was born on a small goat and pheasant farm in upstate New York.He
youth playing hockey and dreaming about Farah Fawcett.In school Lou
was an A student, not because he
studied, but because he
had a genius level IQ by the time he
was 10.Finding school mundane and banal, he
time memorizing Neil Young songs lyrics and analyzing the cover art of "Sgt.Peppers" and "My Aim is True".Other pastimes of his
youth included watching "Star Trek", listening to France on his
short wave radio, and playing box ball with his
friends from McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn.Lou
also spent part of his
youth as a clerk in downtown San Antonio, in the Texas state civil court.He
was also a first time, long time.By the time Lou got to college and started his first radio work at WFUV-FM, he was considered a music guru by many on the east coast.He
dined with Ralph Nader, summered with Boz Scaggs, and toured with Iron Butterfly.During his
sophomore year of college he
contributed album review articles on a regular basis to the now defunct music magazines "True Story, Funny Story" and "My Personal Enjoyment Index".At WFUV-FM
DJ., production and engineering skills which would help immensely with his
work on the "Imus
in the Morning" program.While at WFUV, Lou
would rub shoulders with some of the all time greats in New York media: Pete Woolley, Steve Herd, and German Fragoso.
college years, Lou
also became expert at several drinking games, as well as becoming a heralded city wide expert in fencing. Upon graduation from college, an event which Walter Cronkite may have said "changed pop culture" forever, Lou entered the working world in the New York media.
...Lou worked at WHN, WHO, WHA HAPPENED, and THATS WHAS UP, before landing his pre-Imus gig at WFAN.
That's right, Lou
was at WFAN (along with FANer Eddie Scozzare) BEFORE Imus
got there.By the time Imus
arrived in 198?, Lou
had immersed himself almost full time in his
bizarre search for Big Foot.He
also was amassing quite a nice collection of throw rugs and Spin magazines
To date Lou
, being the coolest, and clearly the hippest member of the Imus
show (Sid would beg to differ, but he
has a fake tan), takes solace in the fact that he
is equally appreciated by the members of the 114th precinct, the old bartenders of "Tootsies" and his
bridge partner, Scott Sapp.Lou
friends for finally locating Rick and his
bag at the last Mets opening day, and he
also thanks all those engineers and producers who came before him in New York radio.It is upon their giant shoulders that he
reaches new heights.It is also on these very shoulders that Lou
cleans the blades of his
ceiling fan.Carpe Diem!
The moment Lou
found out Imus
had renewed his
Yes, we have no bananas.
A bygone era ... Imus
crew circa 93 ... Lou is an accomplished percussionist.
Lou stunned by the Bennifer breakup.
Pete trying to guard Lou
... it ain't happening.