Photo of Carlos Jogs Memory

Guy at MUN Radio was stoned a lot

Nov 18th, 2011 | By Coco Cabrera | Category: Arts

Pho­tographs in a news item about the Paris trial of Illich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Car­los the Jackal, the self pro­claimed “pro­fes­sional rev­o­lu­tion­ary, in the Lenin­ist tra­di­tion” has jogged the mem­ory of sev­eral for­mer vol­un­teers at the stu­dent radio sta­tion of Memo­r­ial Uni­ver­sity of New­found­land, MUNRadio.

Car­los Mur­phy hosts Jaz­zo­rama, Sat­ur­days 11 pm till whenever

Oh yeah, even before Brian called I saw the photo on the tele­vi­sion and thought “uh-oh that Car­los looks an awful lot like Car­los Mur­phy who used to do that crazy jazz show.”

Bren­dan Wells, a news­reader at the time, remem­bers “we used to take up col­lec­tions to buy hash at the Span­ish Caf and Car­los always came back with more than he should have — a dime for a nickel, say. We won­dered just a lit­tle at this meth­ods, but quickly for­got about it for some rea­son or another.”

Car­los Mur­phy” also served on the Stu­dents Union Coun­cil as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for For­eign Stu­dents and dis­tin­guished him­self by win­ning for them the right to take tar­get prac­tice in the res­i­dence quad. “Semi-automatic fire was often heard com­ing from Hatcher House,” for­mer dean of Res­i­den­cies Coun­cil Altho Myn­ton said.

Wells went on to work in print media, until being laid off.  He now works in the fast food indus­try. “A lot of guys went on to work in Cana­dian media get laid off, some other guys got var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tion jobs with Gov­ern­ment and a few even worked in the music busi­ness when there was one.  But as far as I know there was only one guy that became a woman and one guy who became a pro­fes­sional rev­o­lu­tion­ary, in the Lenin­ist tra­di­tion”  Wells thought, but wasn’t cer­tain, that the man who became “The Jackal” was the same indi­vid­ual who scored that amaz­ing stick­weed that time.

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