If you have not heard already, my tenure at Sinclair Prosser Gasior is coming to an end. In January of 2019, I stepped down as owner of the firm and Attorney Jon Gasior took over as the principal of the firm. On June 30, I will officially retire from the law firm. For now this is my last radio blog and I want to share some fond memories of being a member of the WNAV broadcast community.
I was first introduced to radio broadcasting by my father, Attorney Ron Sinclair. He had a regular show on WNAV called “Your Estate Matters”. It was a live show and he would interview guests and take calls from radio listeners. I used to be a regular guest on his show and he would interview me and others on estate planning topics. The show was an hour long and at times it would be hard to fill the air time. This was around 1996 and Jacob Einstein, fondly known as Jake, was the owner of the radio station. Jake was one of my radio heroes as he started a radio station in Bethesda called WHFS, which at the time was the go to radio station for less than mainstream music. During my time at the station, WNAV was purchased by a Sajak Broadcasting whose owner was Pat Sajak, famed Wheel of Fortune host. Recently Mr. Sajak sold the station to a group of local investors.
After my dad passed away, I felt the radio show was too long of a format for our message and I decided to create weekly radio blogs on important estate planning topics. I worked regularly with Steve Hopp, the manager of the station, to make sure our listeners were informed about estate planning topics. Educating our local community on the importance of estate planning and all the different tools available to protect their legacies was always a priority to my father and me.
Over the numerous years I recorded at WNAV, I worked with many of the staff members and radio personalities at the station, Terry Alley, Bill Lusby and Neil Ellis. Bill Lusby recently retired after countless years of hosting the morning show, and sadly Terry Alley passed away several years ago. I will always cherish my memories of the warm and welcoming staff at WNAV.
I also am a regular listener to WNAV and enjoy their local broadcasting and hearing songs that you don’t often hear on any other station. I remember listening one morning to hear the clubhouse in Selby on the Bay had burned down. I used to live behind the clubhouse and always thought that if the clubhouse wasn’t there, I would have a perfect view of the bay. Although I no longer lived in Selby, this was truly an instance of breaking news that only a local would understand.
My comings and goings into the radio station on Admiral Drive in Annapolis became part of my work routine as I recorded my regular estate planning tips. I felt like a member of a well-run, professional organization which provides important local information to their listeners. I will miss seeing my friends at WNAV and providing our community with important estate planning information. But I will continue to be a listener of the station and look forward to hearing the legal developments from the attorneys at Sinclair Prosser Gasior. And that’s a wrap!!