BRIDGEPORT BY THE SEA is a talk show and encourages listener call-ins. Each week a notable guest joins Jeff to discuss different facets of Bridgeport’s glorious past. Some who have already appeared include Captain’s Cove founder Kaye Williams, former Bridgeport mayor Leonard Paoletta, former WICC News Director Tim Quinn, former air traffic reporter and aerial photographer Morgan Kaolian, long-time Bridgeport photographer Anne Brignolo, and Bridgeport historian and musician, Tony Procaccini. Upcoming guests include author and Bridgeport historian Lennie Grimald, Bridgeport historian Mary Witkowski, Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho and Adele Barry Chappell, daughter of Ritz Ballroom founder Joe Barry. Trivia questions are part of the show with Bridgeport By The Sea 2010 Calendars as prizes. Of course, Vaughn DeLeath’s 1936 classic Park City anthem, Bridgeport By The Sea, opens each week’s show, with a new, updated version of the same tune to close each show and often a little Ritz and Pleasure Beach Ballroom big band music in between to add to the fun.
“The idea of this new program came from the numerous interesting conversations I had last year with those calling to purchase the 2009 calendars,” explains Williams. “Many people wanted to share with me their various stories of growing up in the Park City, and I was delighted to hear them. However, I couldn’t help but think that these memories would be fun for many people to hear. So the thought occurred to produce a weekly show for everyone who may be interested to listen, enjoy, and even be part-of by calling in and telling their own Bridgeport stories.”
Coupled with that, the theme for next year’s calendar will be “Growing Up in the Park City.” Proceeds from calendar sales go to support both of the radio broadcasts and to maintain the internet websites where the weekly shows are downloaded and available for 24/7 play throughout the week.
Williams adds, “Like our calendars, this program is definitely be a home-grown project that brings both history and nostalgic memories to those who remember as well as to those younger generations who have no idea of the Bridgeport that once was!”
A truck from Bridgeport's Frisbie Pie Company... home of the tin pie plates destined to become today's world-wide popular toy, the "Frisbee"!
Downtown Bridgeport, once the hub of the city, had the biggest stores, the most popular movie theatres and was "the" place where everyone gathered to shop and socialize!
You are listening to the 1936 recording of Bridgeport's Centennial Celebration song,
"Bridgeport By The Sea" performed by the acclaimed female vocalist of the era, Vaughn DeLeath.
See Below For Information on the
By The Sea
BRIDGEPORT BY THE SEA
"GROWING UP lN THE PARK ClTY"
All New, Colorful, Nostalgic &
Historic Postcard Illustrations
To place an PHONE ORDER call:
To place an EMAIL ORDER send to:
If you would like to order DIRECTLY BY MAIL,
send a check for the appropriate amount of money
and payable to
JEFFREY C. WILLIAMS
with your name, mailing address & phone number to:
At The Ritz!
102 Aspetuck Trail
Huntington, CT 06484
Calendars are $12.00 each plus tax & mailing
QUANTITY DISCOUNTS BELOW
Free Postage for Mail Orders of Three or More!
One Calendar: $12 + .75 (tax) + $2 shipping =
Two Calendars: $24 + 1.50 + $4 shipping =
Three Calendars: $36 + 2.25 (tax) + $0 shipping =
After ordering three, simply add $12.75 each
for all additional calendars you wish to purchase.
A SELL-OUT IS ANTICIPATED SO
DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED...
Make your holiday gift list now and order soon.
BRIDGEPORT BY THE SEA RADIO SHOW!
If you prefer to buy in person, calendars are
ON SALE NOW
at the following locations:
Barnum Museum, Antoniak's Greeting Cards,
White's Diner, Beardsley Zoo, Hillview Superette
Grover Opticians, Clough's Hardware,
Sassafras Restaurant, Written Words,
Center Services, Beardsley's Cider Mill
FAIRFIELD - Fairfield Stationers
Call Fairfield Stationers at (203) 255-2444
For Directions to Their New Location!.
TRUMBULL- Frances Bakery, Frame Creations
MONROE - Jennie's Pizza
MILFORD - Graphic Image Printers
THERE ARE NO QUANTITY DISCOUNTS
AT THE RETAIL OUTLETS ABOVE.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
A Practical & Perfect Gift!
EXCITING NEWS! Jeffrey C. Williams, producer and host of the radio show At The Ritz! and publisher of the Bridgeport By The Sea Calendars, announces a new, live weekly radio show running all this summer. It is called, not by coincidence, BRIDGEPORT BY THE SEA, and is broadcast Saturdays from 1-2 P.M. on WVOF 88.5 FM, the same station where the At The Ritz! shows are broadcast Saturdays from 3-4 P.M. The first broadcast of the new Bridgeport show was on June 6 and the show will run for twelve weeks.
BELOW IS SOME
"OLD NEWS" I LEFT ONLINE F.Y.I.