I called Stuart McRae today and had a wonderful conversation with him! I am looking forward to more correspondence with him in the coming days. Stuart knew Don Payne very well. In fact, he sent along a picture of him at the mic:
"Make no mistake about it - this is Don having fun! (He loved those SM5Bs).
Gary Hoffman in Indy had this pic and it think it was from his daze at WZPL.
What a wonderful piece of history! Thank you, Stuart, we're looking forward to more in the future!
For those who are interested, Stuart also passes along that the gravesite service for Don in Hot Springs, AR will be at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Greenwood Cemetery. Thank you again, Stuart.
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)