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-- of they call you the dean of conservative talk radio was such as enemy you just means you survive would not back and -- -- I don't -- there's a survival is pretty good you know I want people that he would do that days and -- winner today of the.
But the recipient would be the right word of the lifetime achievement award there's so much about you will never get to in the short amount of time.
Because of your very rich and incredible life.
One of one of the stories I love in this book called cocktails with Molotov.
Is when you worked at a top forty station in New York City now and all news station every successful station WI NS 1010 wins in New York.
And I believe it was but it was music during the day but you did -- talk show.
One hour at night and there's a reason for that but that's another story the first thing to do.
W and yes it's not.
The same station anymore now it's been called news since 1960.
Fat and different owners that -- -- this week before 1960.
And W and this was not just a top forty station it was done number one station in New York.
It was a rock and roll format.
And Fidel Castro came to town.
And then her -- few weeks after he took group took over -- took over Cuba.
And our news director.
Came to me and said Barry can you join us this afternoon -- -- Castro speaking at the mall in Central Park and I know you speak Spanish.
Come along and will you know -- translate part of Fidel Castro's speech simultaneously.
And and we'll feed that the station.
-- lolly gag around and no later on Figo will go to them.
Manhattan center and will do the same thing from this speech that you're left him.
So I did that in -- Castro spoke in Spanish and translated into a tape recorder.
And Alan I don't know if you're familiar with this technique in those days.
Not even the 1960s yet you would take your what you -- the record into a tape recorder.
To a pay phone yeah you.
-- -- speaking in Toluca and attached to wires to the little -- do.
What do you -- into and you could feed what was on the tape recorder.
To whoever was on the other end of a lot and so.
The news directors.
Hand -- -- mention his name.
He and those who who years and he said.
There aren't in Central Park and Barry -- -- interpreter simultaneously -- fail Castro and and you know let me run for a minute.
Then -- now have two minutes.
And that was -- and then you're very hot summer day.
And we started walking out of Central Park and he said.
You don't -- lives near here I -- not far walk contestants.
He said why don't we go over to your -- -- you hours before females when we get to Manhattan settlement.
And let's get a few Beers and don't you have a terrorist asset yeah and -- -- -- will.
And make an evening so we did they were about two girls from the station's three man and my school team.
And we got to my place and and -- Manhattan courtroom six pack or more beer.
And when it when dusk turned in tonight in -- was due to arrive at Manhattan center.
The news director looked just Watson said.
Barry and the -- is so hot and the -- is so cool.
Why don't we just that he's -- do you have any.
Then left from feet -- speech in Central Park that you we could feed -- the station from your home phone message sure we got twelve minutes.
Usual one we do that just say we're at Manhattan center.
-- the story in my life and one reason why I could never hate those who belong to Hitler youth.
They are young people to older boys were part of that they're grownups improve that everybody did it it was natural and organic.
I thought I didn't realize this was worth thirty days and electric chair for -- this -- scandal.
And in many industries -- and the director you know my authority to all of us.
And furious and let's not go to Manhattan senator let's pretend we're aware.
And just simply play more of what -- translated from -- in Central Park right.
Which we did.
And then that was that and we finished a beer and it -- late and we all went home.
The next morning.
We learned as Fidel Castro never made it to Manhattan center.
There was a bomb threat and it was canceled but that's not the -- Henry ending to -- story.
Is -- 50000.
-- number one rated station New York.
Having covered feed Al Castro -- to Manhattan's underwear he never went.
No we never heard word one about it nobody called us out nobody said -- Turkey no boss no Collie.
Know listener nobody's.
It was like it had never occur when that to me.
It's one of the most amazing things and our broadcast at an earlier amendment and as a fireball offense but if they get the beat him -- is an amazing story.
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