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WHIRL WIND WAS STARTED IN 1982 AS A SMALL HOBBY.  IT’S CREATORS MARK CARBAUGH AND DOUG MUSSER,  HAD THE IDEA OF FORMING A DJ SHOW THAT THEY COULD DO PART-TIME.  THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE FUN,  BUT ALSO PROFITABLE…

WHIRL WIND WAS BORN. FROM 1982 THROUGH 1986,  WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL,  MARK AND DOUG CONDUCTED THEIR BUSINESS BY DOING GIGS ON THE WEEKENDS.  FOR FOUR YEARS,  WHIRL WIND WAS A SUCCESSFUL SOUND COMPANY.   THE MUSIC STOPPED HOWEVER,  THE DAY THEY GRADUATED. THEIR CONTINUED EDUCATION PLANS SENT THEM BOTH AWAY TO SCHOOL.

WHIRL WIND WAS LEFT IN THE WIND…A YEAR LATER,  IN NOVEMBER OF 1987,  JASON O. BARTHOLOW AND SEAN NcNEW,  WERE ASKED TO DO SOUND FOR A LOCAL CIVIL AIR PATROL CHRISTMAS PARTY.  THEY ACCEPTED THE JOB AND WENT TO WORK COMBINING EVERY PIECE OF STEREO EQUIPMENT AND ALL OF THE MUSIC THAT THEY COULD FIND.

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY STARTED WITH A BANG!  IT ENDED AS A GREAT SUCCESS.  JASON AND SEAN WERE NOW THE ONES THAT HAD FOUND A NEW HOBBY.  THE PROBLEM THEY FACED THOUGH,  WAS NOT HAVING A NAME FOR THEIR NEW VENTURE.

DECEMBER CAME,  WITH NAME AFTER NAME,  BUT NO NAME HAD ANY SPECIAL MEANING.  BEING THIRD COUSINS AND SHARING A CLOSE FRIENDSHIP,  BOTH JASON AND SEAN FELT STRONGLY THAT THEY HAD TO AGREE ON A NAME TOGETHER.  NOTHING STOOD OUT.  THEN JASON AND SEAN REMEMBERED MARK’S AND DOUG’S DISC JOCKEY NAME OF  “WHIRL WIND”.  SINCE THE NAME WAS NO LONGER BEING USED,  THEY APPROACHED  EACH OF THEM,  ASKING IF THEY COULD USE IT.  DOUG,  WHO IS ALSO A THIRD COUSIN TO JASON AND SEAN,  SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH THEIR INQUIRY.  MARK FELT THE SAME, HAVING NO PROBLEM WITH THEIR REQUEST TO TAKE THE NAME OVER……….. SO THEY DID. IN DECEMBER OF 1987  “WHIRL WIND DISC JOCKEY SERVICES”  WAS BORN.  THE GIGS WENT SMOOTHLY,  BUT JASON AND SEAN DIDN’T REALLY SEE MUCH PROFIT.  THEY DID HOWEVER,  RAISE OVER $3000.00 FOR DARE,  WHICH WAS VERY SATISFYING.  THEY ALSO DID BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATOR TERRY PUNT,  WHO ON HIS OWN,  CAME UP WITH A LOT OF CORNY SLOGANS FOR THEM,  SUCH AS:
“THE PARTY SPECIALIST”
“WE SPIN TO SERVE”

…WHIRL WIND DISC JOCKEY SERVICES WAS IN BUSINESS.  THE SOUND COMPANY WAS ALIVE.  WHIRL WIND PROVIDED  THEIR MUSIC SERVICE TO PARTIES,  WEDDINGS AND MANY TYPES OF CELEBRATIONS.  THE GROUND LOOKED A LITTLE SHAKY THOUGH,  WHEN THEY CAME UPON THEIR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.  SEAN WAS GOING TO BE LIVING TOO FAR AWAY TO CONTINUE WORKING ANY GIGS.  JASON WAS GOING TO BE GOING TO SCHOOL LOCALLY,  BUT 2500 LBS  OF EQUIPMENT WAS TOO MUCH FOR ONE PERSON TO HANDLE.  IT LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE THE END.  FORTUNATELY THOUGH FOR JASON,  SEAN’S BROTHER SCOTT WAS INTERESTED IN KEEPING THE SOUND COMPANY ALIVE.  HAVING EXPERIENCE FROM WORKING SOME OF THE GIGS,  SCOTT AGREED TO TAKE OVER SEAN’S PART OF WHIRL WIND DJ SERVICES.

WHILE THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS WAS SPENT DOING DJ JOBS,  JASON AND SCOTT WERE ALSO VERY HARD AT WORK TRYING TO ACQUIRE THE LEGAL RIGHTS,  IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA,  TO THE THEN FICTITIOUS NAME “WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS”.  ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK WAS NOT IN VAIN…  THEY GOT THEIR LICENSE

.IN 1997,  THINGS TOOK A DOWNWARD SPIN.  JASON’S FULL TIME JOB WAS CONSUMING MOST OF HIS TIME.  AS THE MANAGER OF A MOVIE THEATER,  HE WAS WORKING OVER  55HRS A WEEK.  SCOTT BECAME BUSY WITH HIS OWN LIFE.  THE END RESULT WAS,  IN 1997,
WHIRL WIND JUST STOPPED BLOWING

…“1999” WAS A HIT SONG FOR PRINCE.  IT ALSO MARKED THE YEAR OF THE REBIRTH OF WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS.

   STILL HAVING THE BUG FOR MUSIC AND NOW A DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS,  JASON WAS VERY INTERESTED IN CONTINUING HIS WORK IN THE MUSIC FIELD.  AFTER MAKING A CAREER CHOICE CHANGE IN HIS EMPLOYMENT,  HE FOUND HE ACTUALLY HAD GAINED HIS LIFE BACK AND WAS ABLE TO START THINKING ABOUT DOING THE THINGS THAT HE ENJOYED.  HE DREAMED OF BRINGING LIFE BACK INTO WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS.  A LOCAL BAND,  APPROACHED JASON ONE DAY.  THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A GOOD SOUND SYSTEM AND SOMEONE TO HELP PROMOTE AND MANAGE THEIR BAND.  JASON’S DESIRE FOR WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS NEEDED NO FURTHER
 ENCOURAGEMENT.  IT WAS TIME TO BRING EVERYTHING BACK TO LIFE!

BY THIS TIME,  SCOTT HAD LOST INTEREST IN WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS,  DUE TO THE TWO-YEAR DOWN TIME.  REALIZING THIS,  JASON APPROACHED  HIM, ASKING IF HE WOULD SIGN OFF ON THE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.  THIS WOULD MAKE JASON THE SOLE-PROPRIETOR.  SCOTT AGREED.
THE BAND MOVED ON AND AS A DIE HARD SOUND GUY JASON NOT ONLY WILL BEGIN TO DO SOUND FOR BANDS AND FRONT OF HOUSE PRODUCTION, BUT ALSO  PARKS ON A  LARGER SCALE BUT WILL ALSO ONCE AGAIN BE..... SPINING TO SERVE AS A DJ.
THE MORAL TO THIS STORY IS:  FIFTEEN YEARS PLUS OF KEEPING AN ON-GOING
   “SOUND” COMPANY ALIVE,  IS ENOUGH  TO SAY THAT
“WHIRL WIND PRODUCTIONS” IS JUST THAT…A "SOUND" COMPANY
 

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