Sometimes I would finish early and had extra time, so I was asked if I would like to answer the telephone at the receptionist's desk. Of course, I was happy to oblige, but I was a bit nervous as I never knew what questions the callers would ask or how I would answer them.
One day, I was sitting at the desk in the lobby just outside the Traffic department when the phone rang. I answered it and said, "Good afternoon, CHANNEL 19" at the exact moment that Vice President & Director of Sales, Dan Whitsett, walked by. Without hesitating he said, "Oh, I thought this was CHANNEL 31" and walked on. I was mortified and was sure I was going to be fired immediately. I kept waiting for the bad news which never came and from that time on I knew I was really going to like working at Channel 31 because of the terrific people there, like Dan and all the rest.
There was such a variety of personalities yet the camaraderie we shared made working at the station so enjoyable.
Jan Miller (1979-1986) (one of Lew's Operations Coordinators)