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Re(8): How did everyone get interested in Jai-Alai???

Posted on February 18, 2004 at 08:50:30 AM by TommyK

I used to listen to the jai-alai results everynight on WNAB. In those days, the late report came on at 12:30 p.m. Larry King had an overnight talk show on the Mutual Broadcast Network. Jeff Brand would give the recap, and usually his ending would be:

"Doubleheader on tap for tomorrow, including a matinee performance, 13 games of action-packed jai-alai, first post 12 noon. And this is Jeff Brand reminding you that you'll hear all the results of all the games at Bridgeport Jai-Alai on WNAB. Now back to Paul 'White Shoes' Piorek..." Paul would read the weather and go back to the Larry King feed.

Jai-Alai was so popular in the first couple of years that they had results on the radio every hour starting at 9:30. After things settled down, there were two reports, one at 10:30 and the other at 12:30.

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