Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)

If there was one lasting image, albeit a fitting one, this picture above said it best. Before the tip-off of Iowa State’s game versus Michigan, head coach Fred Hoiberg surprised many by walking out of the tunnel…with Johnny Orr by his side. For 14 seasons, Orr walked out of that same tunnel, pumps his fist…

“Not Necessarily the (Radio) News”

    In the fall of 1998, NPR ran a year-long series called “Lost and Found”.  Every Friday, NPR would feature a story about a certain type of recording.  It could be one of the first sounds that was recorded by a phonograph, a recording of the wilderness, or an audio clip from an old-time…