Asia, April 21, 1982 @ Clarkson College, Potsdam, NY WCKN-TV
Notes by Rob Buran:
Asia was a band made up of superstars; Steve Howe formerly of Yes, Carl Palmer formerly of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, John Wetton formerly of King Crimson, and Geoff Downes formerly of The Buggies. They began their first world tour at Clarkson College in Potsdam, New York. I was working at WPTZ at the time in sales when someone came to my office to tell me there was someone on the phone looking for an experienced interviewer for a television interview of a rock band. Whoever took that call from WPTZ knew I had been involved with concerts at PSUC, and that I had done interviews. So I spoke with the Clarkson Concert chairman, he asked me, and I agreed. So a few weeks later I took Fred Little as my engineer up to Potsdam with me and my TEAC to record the audio fed from the studio audio board. It was set up Johnny Carson style, with me at screen right, with the band members screen center and left. We all had lavalier microphones. Fred did not have direct control over the audio because they had one of student engineers running the audio board. But Fred did a great job riding the levels to compensate for what was being fed into my TEAC from the audio board. I could not get WPLT IDs from them, although they were willing. Once the interview was done, a throng of fans flooded the set making recording IDs impossible with all the conversation going on, as Carl Palmer pointed out to me.
"Asia, April 21, 1982 @ Clarkson College, Potsdam, NY WCKN-TV" (1982). Concert Interviews. 9.