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Hi there:

Hope all is well today.  Please share this with full credit to Jerry.

I got an email from original Jefferson Airplane drummer Jerry Peloquin and wanted to share this great story with you:

Denzel  Washington  and  his family visited the  troops at   Brook   Army Medical Centre ,  in   San  Antonio ,
Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been  evacuated
from Germany  come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn
victims There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House
is a Hotel where soldiers’ families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier
is staying on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the
Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build.  He took his
checkbook out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers  overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word
out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts  to hear it

What really upsets us is the question why do: Britney   Spears

Madonna
Tom Cruise and
other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel Washington ‘s charity
doesn’t even make page 3 in the Metro section of
any newspaper except the local newspaper in San Antonio .

Thanks for your time,

Craig The Airplane Man Fenton

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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

Hello from the Airplane Vault:

What is going on? Almost the weekend and

we can get you there a bit faster with some

amazing sounds.

The flight has JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-

8/23/89 August 29th of 1989

FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER,

CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK

Freedom

We then go to Beatles Land.

A magical place where all is right

With the universe.

Beatles From The Vault #76

Proudly presents the song that

They gave to Badfinger:

Come And Get It

Hope it makes your day!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANEJEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society– Take Me To A Circus Tent

Quality Rock & Roll Airplane style.

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64somebodyneedstocomeandgetfreedom.mp3

All the best,

craig

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast34.mp3 

Hello there from Airplane land on a late Friday.  

How are you?  Some great tunes for you as we fly to both 65 and 72. 

Jefferson Airplane

8/16/72 BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK,

NEW YORK CITY

JORMA/JACK/GRACE/PAUL/PAPA JOHN/

DAVID FREIBERG/JOHN BARBATA

HAVE YOU SEEN THE SAUCERS Second song

VOLUNTEERS forth and final song

10/15/66 FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA  JORMA/JACK/SIGNE/MARTY/PAUL/SPENCER                                                           

3/5 OF A MILE IN 10 SECONDS  First song

TOBACCO ROAD Third song   

There will be an error on the Aircast and the first person to bring it to my attention I’ll send some rare photos to you via Airmail!  Good luck!

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. 

Have a fantastic Saturday and the return flight will feature  more goodies from the Rock Tent Archives.   

Always feel good,

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                                                                                        

 http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33Wooden.mp3 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-8/23/89 FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK 

Wooden Ships: with help from Peter Kaukonen, Randy Jackson, Tim Gorman, and Kenny Aronoff.   

Hello and welcome to Thursday night: 

How are you feeling this evening?  Have a cool one from the vault as we head to 1989 to fly over a boat that may not be the most secure but is never going away.

 Please remember to look at the right side of the page and enjoy the rare Jack Casady photo from 1966.  Herb Greene took a gem of a shot and it has not seen the light of day until today! Please check the myriad of updates the past month.  From rare photos to music from the Rock Tent Vaults, it is all there for you fine passengers. I have to head back inside the tent to pay my rent but I’ll look for you later on. 

Have a fantastic Friday,

cf                                                   

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