The Challenger Disaster Was 34 Years Ago Today [Video]
I was on the air January 28th, 1986. A visibly agitated Allen Aubert, from our news station, burst into the studio, hopping from one foot to the other like a little boy who needed to hurry to the bathroom. He urgently asked, "When can you break in??"
My response, "I just started a music sweep. Get the Hell out of here." Allen stopped jumping around, and said "The space shuttle just blew up!" Radio people are notorious pranksters & I didn't buy it. My response can't be printed here. Suffice it to say I rudely suggested he leave my studio.
Allen persisted and eventually convinced to go across the hall, where several co workers were watching in stunned disbelief. "Obviously a major malfunction". Those words are indelibly etched in my memory...