Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Sunday, March 7

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In the spring of 1957, local radio legend Ken Nordine was practicing a speech for the opening of the Allied High Fidelity store on Rush and Walton. The practice session, which includes Nordine reciting some poetry, was recorded on reel-to-reel tape and subsequently forgotten... until it was found by blogger Bob Purse and posted on the blog of radio station WFMU.

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