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Suff
05-31-2005, 07:36 PM
Here are some of the scheduled events taking place Travers week.


Bill Heller: After the Finish Line
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Bill Heller Book Signing
Museum Lobby
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

La Fiesta
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 La Fiesta
NYRA’s Recreation Center on Union Avenue
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Guests in the Gallery: Racing Officials
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Saratoga racing officials share their insight into Thoroughbred racing.
Hall of Fame Theater


Barbara Livingston: Saratoga
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Barbara Livingston Book Signing
Museum Lobby
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Pete Fornatale: Six Secrets of Successful Bettors
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Pete Fornatale Book Signing
Museum Lobby
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Jerry Bailey-Against the odds: Riding for My Life
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Jerry Bailey Book Signing
Museum Lobby
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Pete Fornatale: Six Secrets of Successful Bettors
Monday, August 29, 2005
Peter Fornatale Book Signing
Museum Lobby
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

andicap
05-31-2005, 11:37 PM
I'd rather hear from Pete Fornatele's dad --- "Six Secrets of Successful Rock Stars."

For those who don't know -- Pete Sr. was one of the pioneering DJ's on FM radio in New York back in the 60's and 70s when WNEW-FM was the best rock station in America. They never had a playlist, the jocks played whatever they wanted and you were usually rewarded by hearing great artists that you never would have known about listening to more formatted stations. Even when album rock reached FM most stations played the same cut off the albums, so-called "FM hits." Not WNEW. It would go deep into albums. (Sirius Satellite Radio now has a format called "Deep Tracks," which you can get on Dish Network -- same philosophy. )

And it wasn't always just music. It was about the culture.
In fact I first heard about Monty Python by listening to NEW-FM in the early 70s. I remember going to school and telling friends about this amazing comedy troupe -- like nothing you had heard before.

NEW-FM never had much of an audience. Usually finished up the track in terms of ratings and finally after several ownership changes and tweakings of the format -- in the 90s it started emphasizing more hits -- they gave up the ghost a few years ago and now it's a crappy pop music station.

Suff
08-17-2005, 11:16 AM
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