|2000 - Audio Archive
Let's Talk Gardening Radio Show
Saturday - September 2, 2000
WGN-AM 720 kHz
From Tribune Tower Studio
Radio Audience Reach
FCC Designation: Class A (Clear Channel) which is just like WCCO-AM 830 in Mpls, MN. Very few stations have this designation.....goes way back to the early days of radio....
Segment 1 - Ad Lib sequence before show starts.....good example of how you can say just about anything early Saturday afternoon on a 50,000 watt radio station......as long as it is decent !!
Segment 2 - Dave talks about how the test tube rose project started
Segment 3 - Includes Ad Lib sequence all the way out for about 5 minutes talking more about the test tube rose project....
Final Segment - Dave wraps it up by talking about his website: www.hortexch.com...for about six minutes....
Other historical info from the time period......
It was the peak of the DOT COM Bubble a few months before the crash....the actual downturn did start in September 2000.
In March 2000 the NASDAQ was at 5,132.52. By Friday - 9-1-00 the NASDAQ dropped almost 1,000 points to 4,234.33. This was the day before the radio show.
By 1-2-01 there was a drop of 45.9% and now the NASDAQ was trading at 2,291.86.
13 months after the radio show in October 2002, the NASDAQ dropped about 3,100 points to 1,108.49.