“Touches are better than words, but words are better than nothing.” That’s on the cover of an album of my stories that I did a long time ago. Now here’s a quote from Brigham Young research: “Loneliness kills. It’s on a par with obesity and substance abuse.” I always loved being on the air in the middle of the night, because I felt a connection with the people who were listening, and some of them said it worked the other way too. It’s the connection that counts. That’s what this week’s podcast is all about. 

3 Responses to “Dickie-Quickie”

  1. Sheri Shanks says:

    as soon as my laptop is fixed I’ll start catching up… with now I’m making do with old ones…. and you know what….. old touches are good too!

  2. Dan Kincaid says:

    I have always appreciated a friendly-voice-in-the-night be it from the “friendly voice of Indiana” (my first radio adventure) or WBZ. Actually if WIBC had not had such a bad night time signal, I would not have had any reason to explore other stations. But explore I did and thankfully found you once again, not far away, at 1030 KC, with a far better signal than WIBC could provide to the north side of Indy!
    Last week my daughter painted an old Ethan Allen desk chair that had gone unused quite a while. I just had to tell her that I first heard the “Sounds of Silence” while sitting in that chair, doing my homework, while tuned to WBZ at about 6:50 PM some weekday evening in November of 1965. No, it wasn’t your shift, but I believe that you followed soon after. Radio was, and still is the place to be!

  3. Debbi Levasseur says:

    Hi Dick,

    I was cleaning out one of my bookshelves to make room for some of my grandson’s books when I found a folder that I haven’t seen in a long long time. Lo and behold inside the folder was a booklet-” the lovin touch” by Dick Summer ($1.50)! As soon as I opened it and saw “Walls” I was brought back in time to an a.m. radio under my pillow listening to you on WBZ in Boston. I am a faithful podcast listener of the Louie Louie Generation. Thanks for the memories and for your podcasts. As soon as I hear your voice it’s like being back with an old and cherished friend. I wish you and your family many more years of happiness and good health (and of course – more podcasts). Debbi