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About the site

www.thejoyboys.com is developed and maintained using plain old text editors and manually-created HTML code. There are also a few C-language programs which keep track of the CD collection and add the borders to each page. It's not meant to be fancy, just functional! If your browser has any trouble viewing the site, please let us know.

About the webmaster

I was born in 1955, the year the Joy Boys started on WRC, and I left the Washington area permanently in 1973, shortly after their show on WRC ended. Coincidence? Perhaps, but it's no coincidence that my parents and I spent many happy hours listening to the show and visiting the studio. Ed, Willard, Will Heagy, and Mike Berry were the most generous of hosts. I was occasionally invited to kick the sound-effects trash can or ring the NBC chimes. And I was on the receiving end of a few birthday announcements during my teenage years.

My father's background in electronics, plus the kindness and inspiration of the Joy Boys cast and crew, propelled me into an enjoyable first career in radio. I was an announcer and/or engineer at seven radio stations in Virginia plus one in Atlanta. I finally moved into the computer field, as so many other electronics folks did, but radio still has a special place in my heart.

A short photo history

Bob at age two with record player Here's your webmaster at about age two, in his first DJ position. I'm told that I worked this record player so hard, it had to be repaired. (And also wore out a few records.)

home recording studio, circa 1972 Fifteen years later, I had accumulated enough equipment to do some reasonable recording and mixing. My friend Stefan Daystrom (then Stefan Dobrowolski), shown here at the controls, worked with me to produce a music show which "aired" over the Washington-Lee High School P.A. system every morning before class. We used one turntable and two reel-to-reel recorders, one of which was given to me by Ed Walker.

For more about me, you can visit www.facebook.com/robert.bybee

- Bob Bybee, webmaster of thejoyboys.com

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