last night I had the pleasure of sitting in on a 1040AM WGBB radio broadcast which does a Long Beach segment every Tuesday between 8 & 9pm. I got to meet a bunch of great people including Halftime Howie (the host), the Long Beach Lady Hockey Maven & Dave Roochvarg – co-author of the the recently released Long Beach: Images of America book.
I had a blast. The show is fun, light, entertaining and filled with a ton of local info. I totally recommend it. Dial in at 1040am every Tuesday between 8 & 9pm, or listen to the streams over @ www.am1240wgbb.com.
******A quick note on the Images of America book: You say you don’t want to buy it from the internet because you want to support our local businesses? Well, you can always buy a copy at the Long Beach Historical & Preservation Society (226 West Penn Street). Also, this weekend at the Arts & Crafts Fair on the Boardwalk, signed copies can be purchased, so look for their table.
******A not so quick note on the Images of America book. The book is amazing. So many priceless photos, historical facts and tidbits. I am learning so much about this great city. In some ways, this book is actually making me sad. Long Beach has all this great architecture, but so much of it has disappeared. It’s happening more and more as new crap (see 118 to 134 E. Park Avenue) is building built. Definitely buy this book. Maybe it will motivate a few knuckleheads over at city hall to start caring about our city’s rich character and possibly create some sort of Historical Preservation Act – similar to what the Village of Northport is doing. GET WITH IT YOU KNUCKLEHEADS OVER AT CITY HALL, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. (See old Penn station photos as an example of that). Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Just to remind you what the folks at Northport are up to:
(The) preservation of the Village’s heritage and character by establishing a policy which will protect and enhance historic buildings in the Village will enhance the cultural, educational, economic and general welfare of the public, and ensure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the Village consistent with its unique heritage and character.