So Long And Thanks For All The Booze…

Posted: 1st April 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed

It began as a pipe dream.  3 pals who wanted to do more personality-based content on the air took to the internet to entertain themselves and perhaps a few others.  The place was Richmond VA.  The station was WDYL.  Charlie was the morning guy, Fletcher was afternoons and Ed drove the van.  As is the usual in radio Charlie ended up in Vermont, Fletcher landed in Georgia and Ed remained in Richmond.  We didn’t let that stop us though and continued to podcast from 3 different states.  Eventually we refined the “show” and somehow hoodwinked WFNX into giving us a radio show in Boston!  If you were around for the first few weeks of the show you probably hated us and could hear how raw we were.  As time went on we got better and you guys embraced us and our stupid nerd bits.  We had a glorious two-and-a-half year run and here we are.

Why did I recount the history of the Sandbox? Because we have gone retro!  I have taken a job in CT as the Producer for Chaz & AJ at WPLR.  It was a tough decision to make because I really love Boston and I came here with my pals as well as making many new ones. This is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up and I am looking forward to lending my talents to Chaz & AJ.

I don’t think this is the end of The Empire or The Sandbox.  We did it once from different states and we can do it again.  I might call on you, the fans to harass Charlie, Fletcher and Big Jim to get off their lazy asses to record a podcast once in a while but you haven’t heard the last from us.

I really want to thank all the Sandboxers for their support over the years and I don’t think of you as fans but as friends.  Even though our first run ended in a less than spectacular fashion I wouldn’t change a thing.  I invite all of you to join me in this new adventure in radio.  With the world shrinking due to technology I hope to hear your voices on the phone or to be reading your snarky IMs every morning at WPLR.

In the spirit of this post here are some “classic” moments from The Sandbox when we were separated by multiple states.

Bah Weep!


PS – Keep an ear out for the douchey way Charlie says Steve Jobs name.

  1. Sara Ross says:

    Party on and may the force be with you wherever ya are!

  2. Lilpinkerbelle says:

    ..”It’s a tragedy to see the dream is over,
    and I never will forget the day we met,
    Ed I’m gonna miss you”

  3. Dave says:

    Congratulations Ed,
    It’s a pretty good show and I think you’ll have fun (the Sandbox was better) Ct isn’t like Boston, but it does have a lot going on. Oh yeah, lots of Yankee fans.

  4. Monty says:

    Way to ruin my friday.

  5. traci-ann says:

    now i’m sad all over again, but can’t be anything but happy that you’ll back on air to brighten my work mornings

  6. Dan Ziniti says:

    Congrats and condolences. Hopefully your new gig in CT works out better than FNX!

  7. Mr. B says:

    Best of luck!!……We are happy for you and know you will be successful in CT.
    Thanks for all the help and friendship with Dr. Venkman!!!!!!!!!

    Dr. Venkman’s parental units!!!!!!!!!

  8. Sublime29 says:

    Nothing Gold can stay. And some other lame shit. You guys need a show again. Just sayin.

  9. Alex says:

    Congrats on the job. You guys really changed my life. There is so much music, tv, and sports you guys got me watching or listening to. I still quote you guys like you were on the radio just yesterday. 45 does live on everyday of my life lol. I hope you guys can still pull a podcast together once a month but if not im sure all the sandboxers will understand.

    BAH WEEP GRANAH WEEP NINNI BONG. i think that somes it up

  10. Kate says:

    April Fools??

  11. Mike says:

    congrats on the job!. I agree with alex. the sandbox really did change the way I look at the world. the show was awesome, the podcast was great. I sad that the band is broken up and officially out away from each other. but that say. best of luck

  12. Tinkerbell says:

    “Speaking in hieroglyphics” – that’s Cheeseburger speak for good luck American Ed.

  13. Matt says:

    be sure to show them all the kids in the sandbox video i had you guys watch a couple years back! Gonna miss hearing your voice on a regular basis, keep on and good luck!

  14. Matt says:

    y’all could do a bi-monthly show via skype or some shit… just saying…

  15. Alex says:

    i agree with matt. even a monthly show would be badass. would be nice to hear from you guys