I'm sitting on the patio of the small chalet that I am occupying. . .
Shep talks about Bill Stevens, the man that the character Mike Nelson was based on in the TV series "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges. He met with Stevens and spoke with him on this trip.
"This is a cocktail party culture. People move from home to home having cocktail parties. He goes on to talk about the people on the island.
He talks about the cars there. There are hardly any American made cars. The average life of a car is 2-1/2 years due to the salty climate. Because of the terrain and roads the average life of tires is about 5,000 miles.
There is one radio station and Shep plays a few minutes of the broadcast which happens to be a BBC sports broadcast. The big sport is cricket.
Several times he stops to let the audience hear the sounds of the night birds as dusk begins to fall. He is recording this around 7:00.
Finally he takes a phone call! While recording, the phone rings and he answers it. It's the front desk telling him the car is here to pick him up to go to a party.
This is one of apparently several shows Shep did from Barbados
and the surrounding islands
Speaking of radio stations - this is your big, old, friendly, fat WOR here