Many years ago, somewhere around the time I changed from radio to TV, I knew a guy that was a big time local TV producer and executive.
He lived in a very large house on the beach somewhere on the windward side.
I forget the exact location – but that’s not important.
It was one of these places that was isolated and had a big yard down to a wide beach.
One year he threw this tremendous party in the summer.
It was great fun with people in the same business.
So why am I telling you about this?
Because of the race.
It’s one of those events that became lore in the broadcast world.
Teams would be put together and a relay race would be run up the beach, around the house and whatever.
This was before the days of smartphones, small cameras and websites.
So what happened on the beach stayed on the beach.
More women than men decided to shuck their swimsuits and go for it.
Probably not more than a two dozen streaked, but it was enough to bring the entire crowd to the shore and watch and cheer and check everyone out.
Yes, I know what some of your favorite 80’s and 90’s radio and TV people looked naked.
Bet you never heard this story before.
Would you know some of the names involved, especially if you are over 50?
And that’s why I’m not going to tell you.
What happened on the beach should stay on the beach.
Now you’re grumpy.