I was jolted back to 1981 by finding a ball-point pen with the letters KCMA-FM on the side. The pen didn't work, probably having dried up 30 years ago. What is more worthless than a ball point pen with no ink.
The station came on the air at 6am every day and signed off at 1 in the morning every day but Saturday when we simulcast the "Midnight Special" from WFMT in Chicago; then we went off air at 3am. I was a DJ on this classical music station on weekends for about a year; not for the money but for the 6pm-9am Saturday-Sunday shift. The station house was in a pasture about 10 miles north of Tulsa and there were no neighbors. The owner lived in a house next to the studio and he was away a lot so the next living thing was perhaps 2 miles down the road (except of course for the random rattlesnake that kept the area field-mouse free. It was a little spooky at times, being in a soundproof room in a very quiet building in the middle of no-where.
At the end of the evening, we played what was the station's closing theme music (below). We would say (before the tape began) "KCMA comes to the end of our broadcast day. Please join us again at 6am for "morning call". Good night from 106 FM, greater Tulsa's fine arts station".
We played this from the Durafle Requiem (Ubi caritas = Where charity and love are....).
In this time when there is little charity and not much love....well, "good night from....."
(play) Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ's love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.