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Friday, March 7, 2014

Chadcast – The Gospel According to St Pong II (3/7/14)

53:28 – In 1973 a  relatively new employee Chad Bowers was tasked with reading the then new Atari company newsletter.

This is the second remaining episode
Atari’s in-house newsletter was called The Gospel According to St. Pong. (“Founded in service to the Atari family,” read the masthead.) There had been a company-wide contest to come up with a name, and “a committee of Atarians” chose from a list of candidates. Dennis Flinn of the purchasing department was the winner.

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Presented  March 2014 on The Overnightscape Underground: an Internet talk radio channel, focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by pqribber at 8:43 am filed in Chad,Mar14,ramplers  


  1. Hooray for the Chadcast and the St. Pong Newsletter!!!! (Haven’t heard it yet; will review it in an upcoming p’cast). I am EXCITED!

    Comment by Jimbo — March 7, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

  2. This was indeed golden stuff… what, no more Pong newsletters?? Very sad.

    Comment by Jimbo — March 8, 2014 @ 11:02 am

  3. one more…. 🙂

    Comment by pqribber — March 8, 2014 @ 11:09 am

  4. Chad, I am a couple of days ahead in my part of the podcasting – but I did indeed start the podcast I completed today with a review of your latest venture. (Thumbs up on it, wink).

    Comment by Jimbo — March 9, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

  5. i have really enjoyed these pong readings. i have always liked reading this kind of stuff. but to hear it read aloud is really interesting. it’s conjuring up that time and place and mood for me the way a good radio drama might.

    i just skimmed the pdf pq linked to. it looks like there is trouble in paradise in the next installment.

    Comment by Nate in Wisconsin — March 12, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

  6. Thanks Nate. Me too.

    Comment by chad bowers — March 31, 2014 @ 8:39 am

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