Navy Veteran, Defense Contractor and then the last 29 years I have been in Real Estate. Few years away from retirement and I am looking forward to it!
Just turned 70. Paperboy, busboy, apartment grounds and maintenance, metallurgical lab rat, reactor engineer, nuclear chemical engineer. Retired going on 14 years. And It Is GREAT! I’ve been very, very fortunate, and I know it friends.
Well, I don’t think I know either of them, but that’s not unusual. There were a lot of people in radio,I never got to meet, even going to several national radio conventions.
I guess my best gig was the last one in Oklahoma City. I worked with a partner for almost 24 years and we had a good thing going there, having been rated number one in morning drive for 11 straight years. I retired in 2005 and my wife and I decided to move to the mountains of Colorado. I know what some of the guys mean when they talk about not letting someone move their gear! I packed up all my audio gear (I still had all the original boxes), loaded up the car and moved it myself. It all got here too!
I just wanted to take a second here and thank Craig for starting this thread. I really am interested in reading about what everyone has done in their lives. It’s fascinating! What an interesting group of people we have here! Thanks too to all the folks who have contributed their stories. I hope more of you will do so too.
Somewhere between 64 and 65 now. I used to be a regional relational database specialist for computer vendors such as Burroughs and Digital Equipment, then Informix. Hmmm, all those companies are now defunct.
My wife told me I was a Monday-morning heart attack waiting to happen, so I walked out of the three-piece suit and did a variety of things to get by, more poor, but much happier. I haven’t collected a W-2 since 1994, and yet, somehow, here I am.
We are now fully retired, fully vaxxed, and can’t wait to travel the world… when COVID restrictions lift a bit more.
I was a public school band director and music teacher for 40 years. My first stereo components in the 60s were a Fischer 400, a pair of Acoustic Research 2a speakers and an Acoustic Research turntable. Not knowing any better at the time the stock power chords and interconnects were used. For speaker cables lamp cord was used and not the same length to both speakers.
Thank goodness you are no longer so ignorant.
Helicopter mechanic for 44 years. Retired 3 years ago at 61. Love golf, motorcycles, music, family and golden retrievers.
62 years old. From working in an engineering firm in Pakistan to a teaching stint for 6 months after my undergraduate studies in civil engineering. Moved to the US for further studies in structural engineering and worked in San Francisco for a few years.
Moved back to Pakistan and worked for the US State department combating poppy cultivation in the tribal areas by providing infrastructure to the local farmers to pursue other crops.
Moved back to the US and decided to go back to school for a change in career I.e. architecture. Have been practicing architecture now for the past 22 years. Looking forward to retirement in a few years to pursue other interests.
DEC was the biggest competitor against the computer company I use to work for, which was Data General in Westboro, Mass.
I still use an AR-XA turntable in my den system.
I’ll bet that it still sounds good
Yeah, DEC was great in its glory days. We went head-to-head against DG any number of times.
Remember the BUNCH?
Burroughs, Univac, NCR, CDC, and Honeywell.
I use a Shure V15 III cartridge with the AR into all tube setup, phono, pre and mono power amps feeding Kilpsch Forte IIs
Before DG I worked for Univac in Bristol, TN
I used to have a pair of Forte IIs. My son has them now. I now have Vienna Acoustics Baby Beethoven Grands.
My AR, an ES-1, is still making great music in my main (only) system with a Denon 302 moving coil cartridge. The phono card is in the Levinson No.28 preamp.
Admirable work…did your organization manage to have much of an impact?
We would like to think so.
Degrees in mechanical engrg and economics. Spent a career in industrial process automation, the last ten years concentrating on the mass measurement of flow and density of fluids, mostly in bulk pharma and vaccines.
i loved it. Every day was new.