1997: LOU AND GREG ZANONI'S WZBN READY TO BROADCAST
I was there on WZBN's "opening night" those many years ago, and I have tuned in every evening at 7:30 to watch the local news on WZBN, Cablevision's channel 25 in Hamilton. Of course, one of my favorite segments is the Monday evening "Moment in Time" portion where many local historical persons, places, and things are chronicled.
As usual, a fascinating insight from Mike Kuzma, another guy who has countless "repertoire" of local persons, places and things. Mike wrote:
Tom: I am compelled to write and say that I have known Lou Zanoni since the mid 1940's, despite the fact that he was from North Trenton, and I was from the far reaches of South Trenton. Lou and I met during a water fight on ( here we go with a whole new column) on "Rotary Island"; home of the Rotary Club "Kitty's Camp." I came from the the Skelton branch of Boys Club, and Lou from the Reservoir Branch. In the midst of the water fight, we both were shoving to get to the water fountain, I became overly aggressive, and hit Lou in the nose. I immediately regretted it, and till this day 60 some years later still regret it. Lou was and still is one of the all time really nice, exceptionally talented guys in the whole world. Not only did we remain friends, but he became a client of mine in my Real Estate Appraisal Firm.He deserves only the best.Please extend my good wishes to him.Now "Rotary Island" Located in the Delaware, and assessed as being in the City of Trenton, it is situated across from Where Sanhican Drive, and the road up to Trenton State Hospital merge. Access was by Pole Boat which was attached to a cable so you wouldn't get swept down stream. It was a fully staffed camp, with Bunk houses, recreation hall, and playing fields. We were there though the good will of the people of the Trenton area whose donations supported the camp. My Uncle Mike Harhigh, and his buddy Jack McGowan ( who both worked for your Uncle Charley as stage hands) owned a fishing shack on the Island, and the family spent many a summer weekend on the Island sleeping under the stars.A great time in my life, both meeting Lou, and Kiddie Camp! Best regards Mike
Thanks again, Mike. As to sending your regards to Lou Zanoni, I sent a copy of this page to WZBN when I published it, but past history has shown that I will not receive an acknowledgment. I have sent material twice before and never received an acknowledgment. I assume that they have an overflowing email box.