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Volume 93, Issue 31
Wednesday, April 10, 1985
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Gary Dixon and Nola Roper of the Morning Zoo, WZZU94Z FM, ham it up as they answer phone calls on their morning show.
Madio Zoo draws listeners and advertisers
By SCOTT LARSEN
The "Morning Zoo" doesn't use a herd of
thundering elephants to drag sleepyheads out of bed
but it does provide a lot of monkeying around as
incentive to rise and shine.
Combining listener call-ins, jokes and parodies
of Top 40 songs, the "Morning Zoo" has become
a local favorite morning radio show on WZZU
94Z in Raleigh.
Since the show hit the Triangle-area airwaves in
September 1984, it has proved to be highly
successful, according to the producer writer for the
show, Chris Watson.
"The Zoo has enjoyed immense popularity,"
Watson said that when the " Morning Zoo" first
went on the air it was not as "out in left field as
it is now." The show has undergone a gradual but
rapid building process and continues to grow, he
Bogus commercials, vocal harassment of the
listeners who call in and tasteless jokes punctuated
with whistles and horns are all ingredients for the
success of the show. "Born at UNC" (based on Bruce
Springsteen's "Born in the USA") and
Uenoiri Fevne BSMPs .priority in Upeiridlo
By KIM VEAVER
The Carolina Union Board of Direc
tors approved an updated Upendo
Lounge policy Tuesday, granting the
Black Student Movement permanent
usage of the Upendo Lounge in Chase
At a meeting March 26, board
member Chris Capel asked that final
approval of the policy be postponed
until Tuesday's meeting and suggested
minor, technical word changes in the
Mark Appelbaum, one of the faculty
members on the board, negotiated with
Capel and board member James Exum
in an "out-of-court" settlement on the
new policy, which was then approved
for submission to the board by Union
Maud variety planned
for Springfest activities
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Pack your cooler, grab a blanket
and find some time to play
Springfest 5 will explode Saturday.
If the sun shows up, Springfest
planners predict 3,000 or 4,000
students will be treated to six hours
of live music and outdoor fun.
The event begins at noon at
Henderson Residence College with
the entrance of Xenon, a funk band
that combines original music with
Top 40. At 1:30 p.m. comes The
Cheapskates, led by UNC graduate
Tony Steen in its '60s-style jam.
From 3-4 p.m. the Love Masters
will entertain the crowd with their
a cappella beach music. "Possibly
those four guys will steal the show,"
said Jeff Ward, director of program
The day winds down with Control
Group, which will perform its classic
rock from 4:30-6 p.m.
"I think we've got very good
variety," Ward said. "We've got
funk, beach, '60s music and rock.
What more could you ask for?
Anyone coming will like at least one
band, and most will like more."
Sponsored by HRC and the Delta
Tau Delta fraternity, Springfest will
New Truck" (based on Huey Lewis' "I Want a New
Drug") are two popular musical spoofs of UNC
and N.C. State students aired on the show.
One of the show's most popular efforts was
"Hillsborough Street Blues," Watson said. The
feature, based on NBC Telvision's "Hill Street
Blues," focused on mailmen arresting citizens for
violation of postal laws such as insufficient postage
and leaving no forwarding address, he said.
Watson stressed that the show was a group effort
and took a tremendous amount of planning, even
though spontaneity was a key to the "Zoo" format's
"Every time we turn on the microphone, we have
something we want to talk about, but if something
happens on the air that triggers another thought,
then we grab the ball and run with it," he said.
"Spontaneity is the key to a show like this,"
WZZU gets hate mail about the "Morning Zoo,"
according to Watson, but the number of postive
responses outweighs the negative responses.
"There are literally ten positive letters for every
one negative letter," he said.
The success of the "Morning Zoo" has made
instant celebrities of its co-hosts Gary Dixon and
"I Want a
President Terry Bowman and
President-elect Walt Boyle.
"It (the new wording) ensures that the
Upendo Lounge policy is in sync with
the Carolina Union policy. It makes
these two policies comparable," Exum
said. "It's nothing new, really. Chris was
concerned that the BSM was having a
monopoly over the usage of the lounge.
This (change) ensures this doesn't
At the March meeting, Capel said he
was concerned that small BSM groups
were meeting in the large Upendo
Lounge when bigger groups might have
been putting the room to better use.
The wording change allows the BSM
continued priority to schedule events in
the Upendo Lounge, but it also requires
cost $1,000 for Xenon, $200 for The
Cheapskates, $400 for the Love
Masters and $900 for Control
Group, plus $2,000 for printing T
shirts and about $350 in miscellane
ous expenses, Ward said.
The Cheapskates agreed to play
for $200 because Steen wanted to
give his New York City oand some
Southern exposure, Ward said.
"They play their own music. It's all
'60s music," Ward said. "People
should get a big kick out of them.
Put on your bandanas and pretend
like it's Woodstock or something."
To finance the festival, the Cam
pus Governing Council gave $700,
the Residence Hall Association gave
$1,500, and Granville, Scott Resi
dence College, the Morehead Con
federation and STOW Residence
College gave about $400. RHA also
provided a $700 loan to help com
pensate for a $1,100 bounced check
from Taylor's. The back of the
Springfest T-shirts say, "Taylor's
where people come to party."
"Where people went to party,"
Ward said. The shirts will sell at
Springfest for $6. "Taylor's fell
through. He bounced the check and
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that the size of the lounge fits the needs
of the groups scheduling it. Groups
outside the BSM also are encouraged
to continue to use the lounge.
Exum congratulated Appelbaum on
his efforts to negotiate a compromise.
"Appelbaum took the iniative to work
out a compromise that all parties could
Local student' owned
restaurant has taste
By LEIGH WILLIAMS
If you're like most students, after
noons are for sunbathing, catching a
few soaps or maybe studying. For UNC
sophomore John Simkins, 19, after
noons are the perfect time to open a
Weos, specializing in Philadelphia
style steak sandwiches, will open this
week under the guidance and ownership
of Simkins, an industrial relations
major from the Philadelphia area.
The restaurant, next to the Franklin
Street bus station where Keegans used
to be, will offer steak sandwiches with
various toppings: melted cheese, green
peppers, mushrooms, pizza sauce and
grilled onions. The style of Weos will
be mostly fast food and self-serve,
Simkins said his sandwiches would
be different from the ones many local
restaurants served because the steak
would be top-choice round sliced into
wafer steaks. Each sandwich will have
four ounces of meat on a 7-inch roll,
he said, so that the first few bites won't
be bread alone.
The sandwich rolls are amorosa rolls,
not available in Chapel Hill before
Weos carried them, Simkins said.
Amorosa rolls are Italian hard rolls that
are crusty on the outside and fluffy on
the inside, he said.
Weos also will serve deep-fried,
waffle-cut french fries, onion rings,
mozzerella sticks and mushrooms.
Hamburgers on kaiser rolls also will be
But Simkins said he hoped
Philadelphia-style steak sandwiches
would catch on here. "When I came
here, I had always loved Chapel Hill
and the school," he said. "There's a lot
to do (here), but there are things up
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Nola Roper. According to Watson, advertisers have
approached Gary and Nola about being spokesmen
for various products and the twosome is much in
demand for all types of publicity activities.
Gary and Nola worked together earlier in
Kentucky on a similiar morning radio show; that
show became number one in its market, Watson
When Gary Dixon took over as programming
director at WZZU and planned the "Morning Zoo,"
the station sought a co-host who was wacky yet
comfortable with Gary, Watson said.
"The logical choice was Nola," he said.
WZZU is one of a growing list of nationwide
radio stations cashing in on the "Zoo" format. They
are all following the lead of WHTZ-FM in New
York City which shot to the number one spot in
the nation with its "Z Morning Zoo" show. Before
switching to the "Zoo" format, the station had been
one of the lowest ranked stations in the New York
The renewed vitality of stations like WHTZ has
given the radio industry new-found popularity.
Changes like the "Zoo" format have increased
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agree to," he said.
Board members unanimously
accepted the revised policy, which has
been made permanent unless problems
arise that would require further discus
sion of the policy next year.
Capel was not present at the meeting
to vote on the issue.
North that 1 thought could work." Enter
Philadelphia steak sandwiches, which
Simkins calls "a really quality product
that you can't find here."
Even with a new product, opening
a business requires hard work and
know-how. And the question of failure
never is far away.
"I've heard lots of stories about
students who've tried and failed, but 1
think I can do it," Simkins said. His
parents thought opening a restaurant
was a fun idea at first, he said, but now
they are supportive of him.
Financial support came from his
savings and from friends and people in
Philadelphia who believed in Weos,
Simkins said. Simkins said he also had
applied for a loan from the bank but
that it hadn't been approved yet.
The idea of opening a restaurant
came a while back, he said. Last fall,
Simkins repeatedly drove around
Chapel Hill looking for the right spot
until Jim Bartlett, former operator of
Keegans, offered to let him assume his
lease, he said.
From there, the first step was getting
distributors lined up for the meat and
rolls, Simkins said. Then came the trip
to the restaurant equipment man.
"I sat down with him and listed what
I needed," he said. "Each person along
the way would send me somewhere
else." The equipment salesman asked
Simkins about the health inspector, and
that prompted Simkins to go visit the
health inspector, he said.
Simkins said he also went to success
ful restaurants in Philadephia to get
The name was the last thing to fall
into place, Simkins said. "I spent a day
looking through dictionaries, and it
came down to our phone number. The
last three digits spell 'weo.' I added the
Wallace has day
to approve, veto
meal plan vote
By GRANT PARSONS
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Student Body President Patricia
Wallace said Tuesday that she did not
plan to veto the bill calling for a
campuswide referendum on the man
datory meal plan.
Wallace must either sign or veto the
bill by 9:43 tonight.
The bill, written and introduced by
Campus Governing Council Speaker
Wyatt Closs (Dist. 10), states that the
referendum is needed because a Student
Government report has shown "possible
evidence that there was not much
student input into the mandatory meal
"... It is desired to make sure the
administration is aware of students'
opinions on various asqects of the meal
plan before the 1985 fall semester, since
the plan is to be implemented at that
time," the bill states.
Although Wallace said she did not
plan to oppose the bill, she added that
she had some reservations.
"A referendum is fine to have," she
said. "It's fine to get student opinion
on any matter. But I don't like the way
it has been handled.
"Students will think (the referendum)
will determine whether we will have a
meal plan, which is wholly deceptive,"
The CGC is deceiving the student
body, either knowingly or unknowingly,
by leading students to believe they can
affect the Board of Trustees' decision,
"If I were to write a referendum, I
would make it clearer," she said.
Closs said the referendum only would
show that students opposed the plan.
"The students know that the decision
has been made," he said. "If (Wallace)
thought the wording was deceptive, she
could have added an ammendment to
the bill, changing the wording."
The first question on the referendum
would ask students to choose one of
the following: "I support the Board of
Trustees decision to impose a $100.00
per student per semester fee for the
purchase of food tickets for food
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s.' Buzz Peterson is my roommate, and
he came up with it."
The brightly painted green and white
walls of Weos are not exactly Carolina
blue, but Simkins said he hoped to have
autographed pictures of local celebrities
and athletes decorating the walls.
Simkins said he could run the
restaurant with a maximum of four
people working at one time. He also
has hired a manager whom he can trust
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services offered at any campus facili
ties," or "I do not support the afore
mentioned decision by the Board of
A second question on the referendum
would be worded: "I support the Board
of Trustees decision to raise the $100.00
per student per semester fee for the
purchase of food tickets in stages of
$125.00, $150.00, $175.00, and $200.00
at intervals of not less than one year,
if revenues are inadequate to operate
Chase Hall as a cost center," or "I do
not support the aforementioned deci
sion by the Board of Trustees."
A third question would ask students
to choose between "I support the Board
of Trustees decision that if Chase Hall
cannot be funded through the per
student per semester fees, a room and
board plan for South Campus, similar
to, but not identical to, the Granville
Towers plan, will be developed for a
sufficient number of students from
South Campus to assure adequate
revenues for the proper amortization of
the project and operation of the
services," or "I do not support the
aforementioned decision by the Board
Wallace also gave other reasons for
her dissatisfaction with the bill.
"If we have a referendum and people
do not turn out, it will look like the
students don't care," she said, "and that
could. hurt the chances of finding a
Closs agreed. "If students don't give
a damn, it will be known through the
referendum, it will be documented. I
don't think it is a bad reflection on
Student Government at least we gave
them the opportunity," he said.
Wallace also said the Board of
Trustees based its decisions on financial,
not popular, matters.
"When I consider a referendum, 1
think, 'Why waste the money, why
waste the time, and why waste the pain
of holding a referendum?'," she said.
Although Wallace said she did not
plan to veto the bill, she added: "It is
not signed now, and IVe got until 9:43
(tonight) to decide. I can either sign it,
or I can not sign it."
Closs said he hoped students would
turn out to vote on April 18. "I'm
concerned about the amount of (stu
dent) participation," he said. "Students
should realize the ramifications of their
not participating. That's the key."
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of his new enterprise, Weos.
to take care of things when he is away
or in class, he said.
"Everyone's saying, 'How can you do
this and go to class?'," Simkins said.
"But most people spend their afternoons
in the sun, in front of soaps, at happy
hour ... I don't really enjoy wasting
time. People say wait (until you've
finished college) and open it later, but
I don't want to do this the rest of my
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