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Old 02 November 2007, 05:30 PM
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Comment: I attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, the same
alma mater as Dan Rather. As a campus legend goes, Rather was running the
Sunday morning campus radio station and had to play the Sunday morning
church sermon, pre-recorded on LP. He, a young male at the time, decided
that it would be more fun to go visit his girlfriend at her dorm than
continue to man the station. He knew how much time he had before having
to return to flip the record. Before long, someone tracked him down at
the girlfriend's room. His indescretion had been found out when the
record began to skip just as the preacher was yelling, "BURN IN HELL."
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Old 03 November 2007, 01:10 AM
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Rather actually mentions this instance in his autobiography. In it, he mentions he decided to go for coffee instead of listen to the preacher and on this intance the preacher's sermon ended earlier than planned, and left the station with the dreaded "dead air".

He realised it when someone asked what was wrong with the station that was on -- which happened to be his -- and arrived at the station just in time to be fired.

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Old 03 November 2007, 07:15 PM
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I don't think one side of an LP would give enough time for him to go visit his girlfriend. Wouldn't that be about 20 minutes?
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