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Hi everyone.

If you notice there will be no plugs or sale pitch for anything of mine.  When tragedy strike such as the loss of my parents over the years or the gunman/hostage situation in Binghamton the only thing that matters is the event. Thoughts are with the entire city and the families involved directly or indirectly with the events today.

In the early 1980’s a Classic Rock radio station WAAL (The Whale) (99.1 on the FM dial if memory serves me well) took a chance on a fairly young broadcaster.  They afforded me the opportunity to work the Saturday 7-12PM shift and sometime during Sunday as well as fill-ins.  It was an honor because during the day I was employed at a small station in Pennsylvania about 82 miles away and the only listeners were cows.  I’m thankful they took the time to hear me.

Binghamton was and is a fantastic city.  A college town with friendly smiles.  The requests lines to the Whale would be jammed and it always took me back how the fine listeners would thank me.  They did Craig Fenton the favor not the other way around.

There was a sense of magic during the time broadcasting.  The outside world stopped and everything in life was viewed from the highest mountain.

I still recall the top of the hour saying “Good evening you’re listening to classic rock on 99.1 FM WAAL Binghamton, New York.”

The catch-phrase Whale was perfect.  Their ratings were tremendous and the signal covered about 90 miles in each direction.

At 3.50 an hour (before taxes) I would have paid them to work there.

For the guys in charge at the time Don Morgan (still there as Program Director), John Carter, and Keith Nelson thank you for taking a chance on me.  Always know that all these decades later I have never forgot the honor of calling the Whale home.

http://www.991thewhale.com/

If you are ever in or near Binghamton, New York listen to the Whale and tell them Craig Fenton says hello!

If you have any acquaintances in the city please let them know you care and are thinking about their safety.

Here’s to better times (thank you all),

Craig Fenton

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The ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course is here “Painting My Room In A Colorful Way.”

By public-speaker and author Craig Fenton of the Jefferson Airplane book Take Me To A Circus Tent and the Jefferson Starship Have You Seen The Stars Tonite.

At a price that won’t leave you speechless!

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Welcome to Jefferson World (Almost April):

How is the week going thus far?  Thanks

as always for stopping by the Circus Tent

Blog.

I forgot to mention (sorry) about a

couple of musicians we lost lately.

Former bass-player for the Electric

Light Orchestra Kelly Groucutt

and one of the most well known

drummers ever Louie Bellson.  Thanks

for the sounds you gave us.

Joe Viglione long time author, writer,

manager, and promoter was kind

enough to interview me regarding the

Jefferson Airplane Take Me

To A Circus Tent/and Jefferson

Starship Have You Seen The Stars

Tonite.

Jefferson airplane Jefferson Starship Books


Please board this way for the

interview:
Gemm Jefferson Interview With Craig

Thank you for all the

airmails

regarding my soon to be

released

speaking,writing,and

self-confidence course

Painting My Room In A

Colorful Way.”

There will

be nothing that can compare

to the quality, price, and

learning

tools.  This includes not only

an E-Book, audio, email,

but phone coaching too!

More details coming! They

always will be found here

and at

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

All the best,
CF

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Please spread the word the new Jefferson Starship book:

“HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITE” has landed and

the 2 CD Special set Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

with over 900 rock and roll photos and the Cathy Richardson 70 minute interview, has landed too!

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

http://www.amazon.com (The books are proudly featured here)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANEJEFFERSON STARSHIP

Great SocietyTake Me To A Circus Tent

Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

Quality Rock & Roll

Airplane style.

Welcome to the Rock & Roll:

I’ll dedicate the post to the House That Ruth Built. Sunday night watching the pre-game festivities from Yankee Stadium, the game itself, and the post-game turned out to be hard to encompass.

I’m very lucky and never take it for granted. Talking with musicians during the week and writing for you fine folks lets me have a vocation as a hobby and a hobby as a vocation. Each day I am upbeat and have a smile the size of the national debt. I couldn’t even pretend to force one Sunday night. Eighty-five years of history ended. I started rooting for the Yankees in 1967 and saw my first game with dad in 1968. From my early youth of going to bed with a transistor radio under the pillow to listen to a night game during a school night to being in the ball park for playoff games, the Yankees have been a part of me. No matter how fancy a billion dollar stadium will look, it can’t replace the feeling of home that comes with 85 years at the same address. The players, the fans, the events, and the media made this to me the greatest structure on the planet. Yankee Stadium forever you’ll stand in my heart. Thank you.

Rock and roll anyone? In 1984 Marty Balin was appearing at Central Park, New York City and the Rock Tent Vault has decided to bring us back for a rare tune. It’s long and Marty Balin does his thing.

Love Don’t Lie

Enjoy the sounds.

Please spread the

word:

The 2 new Jefferson projects have arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

JEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society-

Take Me To A Circus Tent

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several. Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Please fly here for the Marty Balin 84 journey:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64Martydoesnotlie.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig

Please spread the word the new Jefferson Starship book:

“HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITE” has landed and

the 2 CD Special set Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

with over 900 rock and roll photos and the Cathy Richardson 70 minute interview, has landed too!

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Greetings from Pictures At A Jefferson Exhibition:

I thank you for spending this time on our weekend flight. How are things going? A quick thank you. Overnight Friday into Saturday morning on the Yahoo Buzz Entertainment Postings the most up and coming story was on my new Jefferson Starship book “Have You Seen The Saucers.” Things change every several hours, but the fact people would take the time to publicize the book is a wonderful feeling. Thank you so much. For those that have purchased the book and or the 2 CD special set “Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite” (w/the Cathy Richardson interview) thank you 1,000,000 light years.

A couple of goodies from the Rock Tent Vaults. How about the Jefferson Starship in Europe 2002.

Marty Balin and Paul Kantner doing their thing on:

Volunteers

We then fly back to 1971. A fairly new Emerson, Lake, & Palmer having fun in Europe. You’ll see 15 photos of the band. This is added to the already nice section they have of their own.

Take your time and please look to the right on this page so you can see all the cool exploration that goes on. We had Beatles this week, Cream pictures, Jefferson Family goodies, etc.

See the show! Be well and thanks!

*****

Please spread the

word:

The 2 new Jefferson projects have arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

JEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society-

Take Me To A Circus Tent

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several. Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Please fly here for the Emerson, Lake, & Palmer pictures:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/index.php?pr=J.Airshow_Photos_11_Get_Into_That_ELP

Please board the flight this way for the Jefferson’s in Europe 2002:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64europewego2002.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

Craig

Please spread the word the new Jefferson Starship book:

“HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITE” has landed and

the 2 CD Special set Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

with over 900 rock and roll photos and the Cathy Richardson 70 minute interview, has landed too!

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

http://www.amazon.com (For any of the Craig Fenton books)


JEFFERSON AIRPLANEJEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society– Take Me To A Circus Tent

Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

Quality Rock & Roll Airplane

style.

Welcome to Airplane & Giant Monday:

I hope you had a great couple of days off.

We want to get the new week to be full of

rock and roll treasures. How about 2

treasures from the Rock Tent Vaults for the

journey.

On the music side it’s the Jefferson Airplane

and 2 alternate versions of

Mexico

On the photo side it is one of the progressive

rock greats. Gentle Giant.

16 photos on reflection now.

Please board this way for the

Pictures:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

When you touch down please check to the left and you will not only see the Gentle Giant photos if you go through the J. Airshow #10 door but there will be a Cream Section, Beatles Photo Section, and numerous other choices. Feast your eyes on the Emerson, Lake, Palmer, the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and sometimes Young, Frank Zappa, and obviously Jefferson Airplane/Starship. We are now heading toward the next goal of 500 rock treasures and welcome you on the exploration.

For the Airplane audio gems

please board here:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64unreleasedairplanetwice.mp3

Please spread the

word:

The 2 new Jefferson projects have arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

JEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society-

Take Me To A Circus Tent

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several.  Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Wishing you a great day,

craig

Jefferson Airplane-

8/16/72 BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK,

NEW YORK CITY

JORMA/JACK/GRACE/PAUL/PAPA JOHN/

DAVID FREIBERG/JOHN BARBATA

TWILIGHT DOUBLE LEADER

CROWN OF CREATION 

 http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33CenPar.mp3

How do you feel?  It’s Friday! 

Welcome aboard our corner of the globe. A fantastic day outside and it was as well in 1972 as the Airmachine fly’s back to hear the Jefferson Airplane perform in the park.  Not any park but Central. 

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several. 

Hope Friday will be fantastic and I look forward to hearing you later on as our flight returns to Rock And Roll Island. 

All the best,

craig                                                                       

Jefferson Airplane-8/23/89 FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER,CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK

Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon

Today  

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33FridTod.mp3  

Welcome to very early Friday: 

Thanks for flying with your host Craig Fenton.  How are things? 

Two really strong ones from the Airmachine as we go back to 1989 for the reunion and the old Airplane favorites are part of the journey.  It’s a great summer night August of 89 and after 17 years the J.A. will take flight for a handful of US shows which started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ended in Washington, D.C. 

The memories linger forever! Joined by Peter Kaukonen, Tim Gorman, Randy Jackson, and Kenny Aronoff the plane has plenty of fuel and is flying nicely.  Enjoy! 

I’ll look forward to hearing you later on. 

Have a fantastic day! 

All the best,

craig                                                                                        

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