The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 204

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with David Meyer. David is the co-owner, along with his wife Renée, of Milan Tobacconists in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It’s a grand store with an over 100-year old history. In the "Pipe Parts" segment, Brian will give us an update on the FDA situation. We will also pay tribute to Dave McKay, radio show personality, and personal friend of Kevin Godbee’s, who passed in his sleep last week. He helped with advice when we started the show. We will have a couple of clips that he did for us. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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David Meyer of Milan Tobacconists

Steve Ehmke (1961-2016) aka Dave McKay WQYK radio host (L) goofing around
with Pipes Magazine Publisher Kevin Godbee on the streets of Downtown St. Petersburg.

Dave posted:
My neighbor, Kevin Godbee, sporting the Brooks Brothers Country Club Business collection sport coat with 5 red stitched buttonholes on the cuff. Properly, only 2 should be buttoned. Red patterned tie complementing the detailed red stitching. The shirt pattern contrasting, but yet complementing the sportcoat…… Classic look.
Dave……. White Harley shirt !

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2 Responses

  • Nice wrap up of the FDA situation. Maybe it will bring a few of my friends in from the ledge. Hopefully the lawsuits that have been initiated will bear fruit as well. It is very bad for a business if a department that hates you so much is put in charge of your fate.
    Interesting story on the Milan Tobacconists. I never suspected it was pronounced that way. It is surprising that a business could survive 100+ years and be located on the same street within a block or two.

  • Like Dan, I thought the shop was named as the Italian city. David’s story was most interesting. There are very few shops in America with such a long history. Here in Chicago we have the oldest, still running, Iwan Ries (that’s ee-vahn). It’s been within a few blocks of the present location for nearly 160 years.
    Here’s a show idea, conversations with folk who can tell of these historic B&M shops, such as Ries, Demuth’s, Peretti’s, Fader’s and the like.
    Thanks again for an entertaining show.