Daily Archive: September 7, 2012


The First WAMO Reunion

If the first weekend of August was claimed as the first WAMO reunion that would indicate that it is going to happen again. According to Orrein Godfrey, WAMO Reunion organizer (Godfreys II Mightyman productions), that would be a true statement. Godfrey had an idea “wouldn’t it be cool to bring together all people who had worked at the radio station that was known as WAMO, 106 Jamz?” And Brother Matt, one of the long time deejays at WAMO, was on board. Godfrey made the calls, begged for pictures from former WAMO staff members and sent the emails and Facebook messages to put together a WAMO weekend. BACK IN THE DAY—Monique Grimball, Frank Greenlee, Del King, Bruce Baugh and Debbie Norrell (Photos by Debbie Norrell)



Missed signs

If you spend any time east of Pittsburgh I’m sure you have seen the blue and white signs “no Guns Keep Summer Fun” and “Stop shooting, we love you.” Apparently the signs are being ignored. In the past few weeks all we are hearing about are incidents where young people are shooting and killing each other. These kids are missing such an important part of their life. They are running around with guns angry enough to kill someone over nothing. It has to be nothing because at 15, 16 or 17 years of age they don’t have anything?


100 Black Men annual Scholarship Golf Classic

The 100 Black Men is a youth mentoring group established in 1987 and dedicated to improving the quality of life of the African-American community in general, and African-American youth specifically, in the Pittsburgh Region. For the past 17 years the 100 Black Men have sponsored the Mentorship Golf Classic to help fund its Mentorship Program and its Student Scholarship program for its senior students. These programs help prepare deserving youth, and specifically African-American disadvantaged youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area, for post secondary education in their quest to become productive citizens in our society. FIRST FLIGHT WINNERS—From left: Mike Hambrick, Ron Lawrence, John Laymon Jr. and Nick Nicholas. The actual winners (not pictured) were: Hambrick, Laymon and L. C. Greenwood. Lawrence and Nicholas are representing 100 Black Men. Second Flight winners (not pictured): Al Vallentine, Stephen Johnson and Clay Greene. Laymon was also the winner of the Chinese Auction. (Photos by Don Page)


UPMC, YMCA host middle school health career camp

In a partnership with the Thelma Lovett YMCA in the Hill District, the UPMC Center for Inclusion and the YMCA hosted 15 to 20 middle school students for the Health Career Summer Camp. This two-week health career experience was designed for middle school students, ages 11-14, interested in exploring the world of health care. UPMC professionals served as instructors, mentors and role models. LEARNING HOW TO FLY—The kids in the program and staff from UPMC as well as the crew of the chopper pose together for photos after exposing the youth to what it takes to fly a helicopter and its importance to saving lives.