Alert “06880” reader and native Westporter Seth Van Beever writes:
The unsung hero of every child in Westport on a snow day was John La Barca at WMMM. We listened closely to the alphabetical school closings announcements.
A snow day was all about going to Birchwood Country Club to go sledding.
Oh yeah. I remember. Every 10 minutes or so, John would start: Ansonia, Amity Regional, Bethel…
It was an agonizing wait. Who cared about Our Lady of Fatima? Did it even exist?
But then — right after “Weston…” we would hear “Westport.”
And all would be right with the world.