Monday, July 14, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Radio Announcer Larry Wayne


I used to listen to Larry Wayne (aka Larry Wolfberg) over Deutsche Welle (The Voice of Germany)  in the 1960s and 1970s. He had a weekly segment called "Random Selection: Living in Germany".  Larry would regale his listeners with a "random selection" of current events, newspaper stories and his own observations of happenings around him in Germany, albeit from a tongue-in-cheek perspective.

He had a delightful way of telling a story, certainly enough to at least pique my interest and listen to him regularly. I recall one particular story about a dachshund. The cute little canine imbibed sizable quantities of liquor along with his owner on a daily basis. The poor pooch eventually succumbed to alcoholism and died. Sad tale, but humorous and touching in the manner in which Larry reported the story. It must have been, for strangely it remains the only one I remember.

Larry retired from Deutsche Welle many years ago, and later hosted a jazz programme in Sweden. He also authored a book entitled "Radio Man".

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