Radio History Opens Historical Society Year

September 13, 2005 at 8:59 PM

          Sam Bundy will be the opening speaker for 2005-06 for the DuBois Area Historical Society. Bundy will present a “History of Local Radio,” Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 28 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

            Bundy, a communication arts and English teacher at DuBois Area High School, the reverend for the Reynoldsville and Falls Creek Alliance Churches, and a columnist for The Courier-Express newspaper, started in radio. From 1980-93, Bundy, who was known on the air as Sam Lewis, covered news, sports, and other topics for WCED radio in DuBois.

            He plans to relate his experiences working with other local radio personalities, such as George Williams, and talk about the famous people he interviewed and events he covered. To bring the radio experience up to today, Bundy will be accompanied by his son, Joshua, a senior at DuBois Area High School, who is continuing in the family tradition by working at WCED radio.

            Six more programs are scheduled by the DuBois Area Historical Society during 2005-06. They include:

            Oct. 19, the 24th Annual DuBois Area Historical Society Annual Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Brady Township Municipal Building in Luthersburg. The guest speaker will be Gary Gilmore relating his experiences with the “Clearfield County Bicentennial Raft.” The entrees are chicken or ham, The cost for the meal is $15. Reservations are due by Oct. 3 to DuBois Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

            Nov. 10 – Dr. Mervin Strickler, “Civil Air Patrol”; and in 2006:Feb. 18 – Joan Hockman, “History of Candy Making,” luncheon, site to be announced; March 14 – Dennis Bussell, representing Integrated World Arts Inc., “Dispelling Myths About Native Americans”; April 20 – Rev. Robert Henry, “Early American Pattern Glass,” to be held at the Falls Creek Presbyterian Church; May – Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.” All are free, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois, unless otherwise indicated.

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