Tuesday, September 11, 2012

From Les...

I just got off the phone with Les Burkhardt, who sends along his greetings to all.

Les tells me that he is getting good help from the Veteran's Administration, regarding his loss of eyesight. Although he is legally blind, he and Jackie have an active social life.
He does have technology that allows him to read and write.

He gets together with Cliff Rice on occasion, but they can't seem to get any activity going with the other Florida CBS retirees.

We spent close to an hour reminiscing and discussing his  art collection and the various cruises we have both ( seperately) taken. He and Jackie are planning another cruise in the near future.

Why not give him a call, or send him an e-mail?

His fone number is 239-997-5450 and his e-mail address is:

elburkey at embarqmail dot com.

9-11 Remembrance

 From our archives, on the day of: 

From Les Burkhardt

I just got off the phone with Joe Duenas of CBS TX and Lisa Shah of WCBS Master Control. WCBS was the only local NY TV station on the air for 3 days...They had an automatic switchover to the transmitter at the Empire State Building. NBC local is on the air as of this day but per Joe their signal is very weak.

The sad news is that 2 IBEW people were working at the WTC on the Tragic day.
Joe and Lisa gave me the name off the two.

Isais Rivera who joined WCBS during 1985

Bob Pattison who came from Boston and joined WCBS as a 4-03 tech about 1 and 1/2 year ago.

They are among the missing, but to the best of my knowledge they were working on the roof of the WTC.

I did not know either of these 2 individuals but our prayers go out to them and their families.
 Let us all say a prayer for our deceased fellow workers and
all those who perished on that fateful day.
Remember to fly your flag in remembrance

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Sad News

I just received a note from Bob Wilson, that Jay Chicon crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on August 21st. as told
to him by Jay's friend, Donna Scott.

Saturday, September 01, 2012


Lionel Rose passed away on August 8, 2012

John Lennon passed away on August 27, 2012