The Thing (1982)
Starts at 7!
A BREAK IN THE CASE! And within a few minutes walk from our camp, too! Kind of spooky, when you think about it. Anyway, Roger is documenting the print while I work on sensing the psychic vibrations of Big Fuzzy. That’s what we’re calling him now. Don’t ask. Anyway, if he’s anything like research suggests, I should be able to establish a communication link of some kind if we get close enough. Maybe. I think. I mean I haven’t exactly done this before or anything. Here goes nothing? - Amelia
The Sanditon Library has a new design for its library card (again, in collaboration with Sanditon Pixels). The library will have a booth at the Opening of the Beaches festivities on Sunday, May 26, and will be signing up new borrowers, as well as renewing existing accounts.
Once you’ve signed up…
Mayor Parker’s brother Arthur seems to be the latest convert to the buttered coffee fad, pioneered by Silicon Valley health guru Dave Asprey who - we are not making this up - discovered the magic of butter “at 18,000 feet elevation near Mt. Kailash in Tibet when I […] was literally…
Inspired by Rammi. With apologies to Joel Bryant.
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Meet The Owner
Larry Boyd was born in Los Angeles, California in 1949 to Dorothy and Robert Boyd. The young Larry soon inherited his parent’s love of music:
"My earliest memories are of a home full of music. Classical and opera - my mother loved Puccini’s La Boheme - Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. As I got older I started listening to rock n roll and then the sixties rolled round and everything got pretty wild."
His love of radio began when his mother bought him one of the earliest transistor radios at a yard sale. When he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War Larry’s interest in radio resulted in a commission with the 1st Signal Brigade where he helped to maintain communication links between units in the field. After being discharged Larry spent some time working as an anti-war activist.
He moved to Sanditon in 1972 when he was hired by Harold Fowler to maintain the equipment for the local radio station and immediately fell in love with the small town. Work at the radio station would often require Larry to work late into the night and he would keep himself entertained by practicing his radio banter. When the station’s night DJ suddenly became ill, Fowler asked Larry to stand in. Larry was able to put his practice into action and impressed the late night audience with his easy on-air manner. He was soon a regular fixture on Radio Sanditon. In 1983 Harold Fowler retired and attempted to sell the station to a national broadcaster. Larry believed that the station should remain in local hands , to be better able to serve the needs of the community and reflect its tastes, but he struggled to secure funding. As he would later relate:
"I’d gone up to LA to try to secure the funding we needed, but no one would give me the money. I felt like if I could just explain why I thought it was so important that the radio station was owned by someone local then I could make them understand. I’d just been turned down at the last bank that I thought might give us the money and I was desperate. So I demanded to see the bank manager, I wasn’t going to leave until I saw him. The guy eventually turned up and I gave him this big, passionate speech about how the radio station was the heart of the community and had to reflect local values. We couldn’t just hand it over to some yahoo from New York who’d stuff it full of ads and didn’t understand what it meant to be Sanditonian. Of course, I got dragged out of there and headed for home. Then the next day I got woken up by a call from this guy, this bank manager. It turns out that he’d been impressed by what I had to say and wanted to give me the money."
Running the station has taken Larry away from the DJ booth but he still likes to keep his hand in, running a call-in and request show every Sunday.
“It’s what I love to do. I just love talking and broadcasting and I love finding new music. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
When not at the radio station he can usually be found on his house boat with his cat, Marconi.
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