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PLAY Hal Raymond, KBOX Dallas TX 1962 (06:54)

. . . tonight, he's gonna lace up his head and sell it for a football . . .

[Description by contributor Gary McBrayer]

This was dubbed directly from a reel-to-reel tape supplied by Hal Raymond. For over twenty years, Hal was the Morning Mayor at WSBA-AM in York, Pennsylvania. But this recording was the only example he had from his days as PD and afternoon drive jock at KBOX (K-BOX) in Dallas. Hal replaced Chuck Dunaway who had gone across town to KLIF.

This aircheck also contains the only evidence I've been able to find of Ken Dowe's time at KBOX — a brief promo of his Noon to Three show.

Hal and I e-emailed each other for several years on the state of radio. He never hinted what he was dealing with.

From Uncle Ricky: In September 2003, Hal Raymond was diagnosed with ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease. A progressive neuromuscular disease, ALS first put Hal in a wheelchair, then it took his voice, then it made it impossible for him to do anything for himself at all. ALS doesn't affect the brain, so every day, Hal knew what he couldn't do anymore. Eventually he lost the ability to even blink or nod.

On August 8, 2005, Hal Nettleship, 73 (Hal Raymond) lost his life to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, for which there is no known cause or cure.

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