The Founding Fathers

  • Ex-WOND host Mike Elliott dies

    June 24, 2020 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE Radio has changed a lot in the last four decades. Today people can listen to personalized music on Pandora, Sirius-XM and other streaming sources in their car or right on their cellphone. Broadcast radio stations need now, more than ever, to find ways to attract listeners. Mike Elliott would have found… Read more

  • Thank you – from the next generation

    May 26, 2020 by

    From all across the country, these members of the next generation (quarantined at home and with a little help from their parents) pay tribute to those on the front line of the CoronaVirus.

  • Things that aren’t there anymore

    August 10, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: It’s been nearly eight years since these flashbacks began appearing here. An attempt is made regularly to spend at least one week remembering the places we all used to visit that are no longer there. Probably the biggest absences recently are J.C. Penney and Sears in the Hamilton Mall, leaving Macy’s… Read more

  • Watch out for that bicycle!

    August 1, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: There is little doubt that people riding bicycles is a good thing on a couple levels. It is good for the people on the bikes because they are getting exercise and lots of fresh air. And it is good for the environment because those bikers are not driving cars, which contribute… Read more

  • Can Miss America survive?

    July 29, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Miss America is back on NBC-TV. That is a good thing. The pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino-Hotel in Connecticut six days before Christmas. That is not such a good thing. As most of you know, The Miss America Pageant started in Atlantic City as a swim suit… Read more

  • OCHS Class of 1966 returns

    November 16, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Last month, members of the Ocean City High School Class of 1966 got together for their 50-year reunion. The class includes people who now live all over the area – in fact, all over the country. Here is an update on some of them. Larry Allegretto: Enjoys being the bar manager… Read more

  • You must have known Joe Fagan

    November 9, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: The dictionary defines a volunteer as “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” It would have been simpler to just use a photo of Joe Fagan. Fagan, who died last week after a difficult last year, wanted to take part, to make the… Read more

  • Their favorites by The Beatles

    August 31, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: It was 50 years ago next week, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play, they’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise the smile, so may I introduce to you, the act you’ve known for all these years, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. With apologies… Read more

  • Regis comes to town .. with Rickles

    June 8, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Everybody knows Regis Philbin. For more than half a century he has been entertaining America and hosting some of television’s most popular shows. He will be in Atlantic City on Saturday with Don Rickles, doing one show at The Borgata. “There is nobody funnier than Don Rickles,” Regis said. “More than… Read more

  • Bobby Rydell tells his story

    May 25, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Bobby Rydell wrote a book. A book about his life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. It’s called “Bobby Rydell – Teen Idol on the Rocks.” The book tells about the Philadelphia native’s rise to fame and his struggles with alcoholism and other problems. This is one of the biggest… Read more

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