Archive for June, 2016

Dick Summer Connection

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Oh my gosh what I found in the wash. A radio memories T shirt. It’s in today’s podcast. I was lucky enough to work at stations that had remote trailers that we used to get out to amusement parks, and landmarks around the city, and beaches in the Summer time. We got to meet the folks who listened, and we had fun with them right on the air. I especially enjoyed the broadcasts from the beach. One of the fun things I did was wet bikini contests. Yeah, I know. Sexist. But as Big Louie says in my book Staying Happy Healthy And Hot, if God didn’t want us to be sexist, why did he give us sex? Here’s a picture of one of the best bunch of radio guys the Lord ever un-leashed on the public. WBZ’s guys from the Sixties. Back row left to right, Carl deSuze, Dave Maynard, Jay Dunn. Front row left to right, Dick Summer, Jeff Kaye, Bruce Bradley & Bob Kennedy. God Bless them. I’m the last man standing. It was such a time.


Dick Summer Connection

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Oh my gosh what I found in the wash! It’s an ancient T shirt from my WNBC radio days. It says, “The Dick Summer Holy City Of Brooklyn Stick Ball Championship and Doo Wop Festival Extravaganza!”  And it still fits. As a matter of fact it looks a little chesty. I called Brooklyn the “Holy City” because I was born there. “What” you might say “was the Dick Summer Holy City Of Brooklyn Stick Ball Championship and Doo Wop Festival Extravaganza?” And that would be a reasonable question. It was FUN, that’s what it was. See, there was a time when we used to have fun on the radio. Want to remember fun on the radio? Try today’s

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Dick Summer Connection

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Early Spring is a smiling, happy,  pretty girl. Early Summer is a WOMAN…soft, sexy, smiling, strong. She’s in today’s podcast.

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Dick Summer Connection

Friday, June 17th, 2016

It’s T.G.I.F so here’s one of the most popular features of today’s podcast, Dick’s Details, a bunch of totally un-important stuff for you to stuff in one ear, so you can squeeze the important stuff that’s driving you nuts out the other ear, and you can go grab a grin. If you are the average American guy, you drank 24 gallons of beer last year. That was some party.  If the answer is there’s a thin ice sign in the middle of the lake, what is the question? A British doctor by the name of Pierre Marshall has applied to the government for funds to open a school for sex. I’ll bet all the students are busy studying for the final exam. There are more psychiatrists per person in Washington DC than in any other American city. And from what’s coming out of Congress I think those shrinks should hang their heads in shame. If the answer is there’s a thin ice sign in the middle of the lake, the question is who put the thin ice sign out there in the middle of the lake. Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind. Speaking of your mind, a quick re-minder…if you like these podcasts, or the spoken word CDs at Dick Summer dot com, please tell a couple of friends. They might like them too, and you’ll be doing me a favor. Thanks. AND…if you’re on the road this weekend, try on these wheels:

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Dick Summer Connection

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Gotta be careful here in Early Summer. This kind of weather gets your hormones howling. It’s in today’s podcast.

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Dick Summer Connection

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

It is silky smooth Summer! Early Summer isn’t sticky. It’ll get sticky soon, but right now it’s silky Summer. Actually it’s lots of things…as in today’s

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Dick Summer Connection

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

June is BUSTIN’ out all over. (Old song.) But it really is…at least around here. That’s what today’s podcast is all about. Not quite beach weather yet, but terrific tanning with your girlfriend/boyfriend weather. Gotta be a little careful about the tan lines though.

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Monday, June 13th, 2016

Monday is a terrible way to spend 1/7th of your life. Especially on a day like this when, as I told you in today’s podcast, Mother Nature  has on her prettiest Early Summer dress, and you want to go play in the sun.


Dick Summer Connection

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Spring drives me nuts. After a long winter of snow, it means WE’VE GOT A SHOT. It’s about promise. It’s like a kid pitcher with promise, throwing hard. Today…is EARLY SUMMER. This is what Spring promised. It’s so beautiful I did today’s podcast about it. I don’t know what it’s like where you are…but I hope it’s Early Summer there too. If it is…soak it in. Every beautiful breeze of it.

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Dick Summer Connection

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

It doesn’t seem so long ago that our good friends and neighbors Randy and Bernadette Hutchinson had a little girl they named Emily. Emily was a bright and happy little kid who loved pretzels. So the “Pretzel Fairy” came to live here in our home, and Emily wore a path from her house to ours to open the “Pretzel Fairy” jar we kept on the table, grab a pretzel, say “Thanks” and skip on home. Randy and Bernadette are two of the best people in the world, and they did a world class job in growing Emily into such a winner of a young woman. The picture is Emily at her High School Graduation. For the rest of the story, here’s my Lady Wonder Wench:

‘Tis the season for graduations. On Wednesday of this week, Emily Cheyenne Hutchison graduated from Unionville-Chadds Ford, PA high school. Momentous for her and Bernadette and Randy. And the Lad and me (and the Pretzel Fairy).  It seems the event at Delaware University was streamed on UTube, and like all such events it was a small big deal. But for one young lady especially, it was much more than that. Oh, of course for Emmy, but she’s not who I mean this time. (No one will ever match her grin and thumbs up for success, let me tell you.) But again, as proud of the Lass-in-waiting as we all are, for this piece at least, she must make way for Clarisse. Clarisse wrote the graduation poem for the Class of 2016 and recited it on stage in front of 300-odd classmates and maybe 1000 onlookers of all ages. Now as I understand it, she is not an overly outgoing person. Having once, long ago, had to give a small graduation speech in front of much fewer onlookers, I fully understand the guts it took for that young lady to stand there and not just recite her own words but to pronounce them with vigor and force and humor and – 0h yes, with caring and hope and love. The piece is called “Open the Door” and if you can find it on Utube, listen to Clarisse’s wonderful offering of affection for her fellow adventurers into the world all of you Lads and Lasses have helped build for them.  As long as we have children like Emily and Clarisse to follow in our footsteps, we will always have a world in balance.

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