Wow, WOAI is a 50KW FCC designated "Clear Channel" and they claim it can reach up to 33 states.I still listen to C2C most nights on WOAI all the way over here in Alabama,
I remember that too where he told the story of "burning the pole" where it is "better" to just push off and hit the ground than slide down and end up with a lot of splinters. IIRC, he fell directly on his butt and that gave him back problems. I believe that is most likely the reason why he was on painkillers. No matter what, it is a great loss to all of us when he passed.Sad really. I know he used to talk about his painful bad back. I suspect those drugs were for some of that. He said he used to work for a telecom co. in his early years and was climbing a pole and cut out and pushed off instead of burning it down and suffered back injuries that always plagued him.