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Guess who contest

Posted October 21, 2008

Brian Shrader is an amazing addition to the WRAL news team. Not only does he do a terrific job covering traffic on WRAL. But he is also our internet guru on the morning news. And this week Brian is covering the State Fair with enthusiasm and his wonderful and unique sense of creativity. In spite of all that, Brian had time to send me a photograph that is the subject of today’s Carolina Conversations blog.

Please take a look at this image. Who are the two people in this photograph? Where was the photograph taken? What was the year?

The first person with correct answers to all three questions will win a copy of my new CD“ Blue Ridge Reunion” which last week hit number on the world music charts.

Tomorrow, we’ll  talk about storytelling at the State Fair and on Thursday we’ll discuss Cary Band Day. Thanks for blogging!


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  • susanbanks44 Oct 22, 2008

    This photo is photoshopped.

  • Weetie Oct 22, 2008

    Bart Ritner and Andy Griffith - do not know the year.

  • blytle Oct 21, 2008

    Bill, I'm curious. I wonder if anyone else knew it was Bart Ritner before I guessed him? So often, no one knows what the radio guys look like!!!!!!

  • bleslie Oct 21, 2008

    The answers are Andy Griffith and Bart Ritner at WPTF Radio in Raleigh in 1968. Will the winner please email me at Thanks!

  • fishnett5977 Oct 21, 2008

    mdoodle I didnt care if it was first last or the middle just as long as he got it! I bet when you gave him the two hugs, he smiled a great big smile!!! :) Whenever I get the chance to meet him, I hope I have enough sense to bring my camera!!! I have been known to forget it on occasion!!!lol

  • blytle Oct 21, 2008

    Fishnett, it was my pleasure. I hope you don't mind that I gave him MY hug first, then yours. But I made sure he knew that it came from you.

  • unc95kelly Oct 21, 2008

    Andy Griffith, Bart Ritner WPTF radio station 1966

  • fishnett5977 Oct 21, 2008

    Andy Griffith, Bart Ritner WPTF radio station 1969

  • fishnett5977 Oct 21, 2008

    mdoodle THANK YOU!!! :) Maybe someday I will be able to catch him around my neck of the woods! :)

  • christye Oct 21, 2008

    June 1965 at the WPTF Raleigh studio.




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