[PHOTO: Kam Fong, return of the original line-up, 1997] What becomes clear upon listening to this air-check tape is that the mobile sound guys contracted to transmit WESU-FM's "The Living Edge" radio program over the air from the student center were ill-prepared for the onslaught of The Fong that night. In the post mortem with station staffers there was apparently discussion of the bass signal coming in through the DI box so hot that the engineers couldn't bump the fader on the mixer much above zero for fear of frying the entire board (unfortunately, this resulted in almost no bass making it over the airwaves and into this recording). Given what we know now, this is little surprise. Some time after the show we learned that while friend Clark Wallace was the producer of the radio program in 1995, he was not manning the on-air studio that night. Instead, he was striding up Home Avenue in Middletown, CT toward Wesleyan University's student center to take in the show in-person. Home Avenue, if you look at Google Maps, easily terminates 300 feet from the four- or five-story stone and brick edifice that housed the room being used for the show. Mr. Wallace was still striding up Home Avenue when he heard the mayhem unfolding in the student center.
This is Kam Fong, April 3, 1995.