Practical Jokes, Army Signal Corps Oscillator Buzzbomb
Thursday - January 21, 1971
WOR Show Original Airing
Salute to most creative criminals of the week:
Chaarleston W. Virginia - man cons women out of their hair
Stink Bombs set off in joke shop
Shep tells a story about being in the signal corps radar outfit, the equipment they used and all about setting it up and testing it. They begin to power it up, a process involving more that flipping a switch, each man carefully watching the settings on his part of the equipment. As they get this unit almost up to max power, Gassor suddenly says he smell something. This is followed by a high pitched squeal that fills the air when suddenly - BOOOM! Everyone heads for the trees taking cover. When it's all over they find that someone had rigged it with a buzz bomb.
Shep acknowledges aomeone named Connie who either enters the studio or passes by.
This is a re-run of the 9-22-69 show. Commercials have been added and when he reads the article about the stink bomb in the joke shop, in the 1969 show he metions the year, which is cut out of the 1971 show. There are also a lot of other edits here and there to free up time for the commercials. In the minute before the commercials there is a part in the 1971 show that is not in the 1969 version including the WOR ID, but is obviously part of the 'original' recording. Then the commercials are edited in. (Approx 2 minutes) Listening to the 1969 show you can hear the spot where something has been edited out right where the commercials would be plus about 15 seconds right before - including the WOR ID. Maybe the commercials were cut by the person recording? But why the part right before since it is still part of the story he was telling and then the WOR ID.
It was repeated again in 1976