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)
It kicked off July 31 with a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, declaring the first weekend in August as WAMO Reunion Weekend. On Aug. 3 at the Drum Bar in the Rivers Casino the fun began with a meet and greet. On Aug. 4 the party moved to the Pittsburgh Coliseum were the reunion guests were treated to VIP treatment with a scrumptious meal. The crowd showed love to each person as they received their WAMO 2012 certificate for dedicated service on the radio and in the community. The third day of the reunion in Highland Park was canceled due to rain.
Some of the WAMO greats that were in front of and behind the microphone were spotted: Porky Chadwick, Brother Matt, John Anthony, Chuck Woodson (network program director), Eric Wilds (JJ), Bruce Baugh (Love Machine), Matt Morgan (1979-1981), Jesse Miles (1986-1987), Mark Edwards (1986-1987 WAMO FM, 7 to midnight), John Leven (1981-1986 WAMO AM & FM), Glen Bryant, Monique Grimball (Air Jeno Breakfast Party), Sabrina Clark, Nina Wilson, James W (Quiet Storm), Frank Greenlee (The Big G), Del King, Kode Wred, TeeJay, Black Steele and yours truly (Talk Back with Debbie Norrell).