At least once a week, we implement what I affectionately call an “Official Mental Health Break” on-air segment.

What this means is that for at least one hour of our broadcast week … we suspend the daily hard-hitting, political, hyper-negative news issues that presently dominate our daily lives on a suffocating, minute-by-minute basis.

Instead, during this one hour, we take on-air phone calls from our wonderful guest listeners of the “Hurley in the Morning” program on WPG Talk Radio 95.5, focusing on a totally positive topic.

Today, Thursday, August 5, 2021, for the 9:00 a.m. hour, our on-air topic will be … Who is the most famous person that you’ve ever met - along with, Who is the most famous person you’d like to meet and why?

Our listeners and callers love these positive on-air segments and so do I.

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For my part in this, the most famous person that I’ve ever met is Sir Paul McCartney, who also happens to be my all-time favorite “Beatle.”

FYI, my former Boss, President Donald Trump is a very close second, if not a 1 and 1A scenario.

I owe this surreal 45-minutes of up close and personal “hang-time” with McCartney to former Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford.

Backstage, immediately before McCartney’s Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall performance, on September 28, 2002, we presented Sir Paul with “The Key to Atlantic City.”

This was just minutes before he was to take the stage. We were with McCartney for about 45 minutes, with only one other person in the room, McCartney’s official photographer, who took this photo.

McCartney was an engaging, perfect gentleman. If only this conversation was recorded. However, had it been … we never would have had this unguarded, lengthy conversation and experience.

Things happen in life exactly the way they’re supposed to. This was magic, happening in real life. Thank God McCartney’s photographer emailed me this photo, or, I might not believe that this really happened.

FYI, the photo arrived months later. You couldn’t help but wonder if it was ever going to arrive. A tour photographer takes so many photos. Some get lost, some don’t turn outright. What a keepsake. Very fortunate to have received it.

Harry Hurley & Sir Paul McCartney

It was a surreal experience to walk out of Sir Paul McCartney’s personal (burgundy, piped draped) dressing room, to our seats and the concert began within a minute or so later.

It was the greatest concert that I’ve ever attended during my lifetime. The second is not even close.

This was the first time that McCartney was back in Atlantic City, since The Beatles played Boardwalk Hall on August 30, 1964, before 18,000 enthusiastic fans.

In McCartney’s return to Atlantic City, which was 38 years later, he played non-stop for more than 2 hours. I never saw him even take a sip of water. His voice was in perfect form.

McCartney played one hit after another in rapid-fire succession. It was beyond amazing. Maybe I’m amazed (couldn’t resist) I’m reliving the feeling all over again with each keystroke here.

Here was the iconic Setlist for the September 28, 2002 McCartney Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall concert:











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13.

Medley








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27.



29.


30.


31.

Encore





32.

Second Encore


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3.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

I don’t think we’ll ever see anything of this magnitude ever again.

Just when you thought the concert was over … McCartney did not one, but two encores … each consisting of 3 songs.

From a musical standpoint … it was the most electric and memorable experience that I’ve ever personally witnessed.

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A roundup of 31 men have been accused of sexually exploiting children online, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on July 14 while detailing "Operation 24/7."

The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic winds down, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in just the first 6 months of 2021 than they received in the entire year in 2019. The following are suspects charged in "Operation 24/7."