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Richard R. Polen retired in July, 2000, after 30 years in higher education at both Ohio University and West Virginia University.  A WVU graduate, he served as sports information director and alumni director at WVU, and alumni director and assistant vice president for university communications and marketing at OU.  An avid record collector, he has amassed more than 2,000 45s which are dubbed "Rupert's Records."  He hopes to soon become a "power seller" with his auction business, but he will never sell the records!  You can email him at  His Doo-Wop site is dedicated to Porky Chedwick and Val Shively, two great ones who kept the music alive.