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Reflecting on Life Through Death

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"With news I'm Charlie Taraboletti for 1400 KWON."

Several times a day, transmitted from this Bartlesville station, the happenings of life are reported.

"Leaders of the pilot's union at AA=American Airlines have raised the threat of a strike," said Taraboletti.

Most of the time, it's things as routine as the weather.

"And our weather calls for the red flag warning through 9 o'clock this evening," he said.

But then there's a segment they do, of grave importance.

"We do what I'm going to call, funeral notices," he said.

The names of the dearly departed. Every single one. A front porch, iced-T, old fashioned practice.

"It's still something that I think a certain percentage of our listening audience expects out of the local hometown radio station," he said.

"I think it's neat," said Frances, down at Murphy's , home of Gravy Over All, where she is a regular listener of the notices.

"It just makes me stop and think, you never know when it's, especially when it's somebody that I didn't even know they were sick or didn't even know anything was wrong with them. I'm thinking, hhmmm, better not take life too serious," she said.

"What am I doing? Why am I doing what I'm doing?" asked Taraboletti.

Those are the questions you find yourself asking yourself as you listen in your car, to name after name, suddenly inspired to live more by someone who's just finished living.

A public service for both the living and the dead.

"And a half after 12 noon we'll check local and area funeral notices coming up next," he said.

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