Archive for December, 2012

Mostly Music on Spreaker

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Listen to this week’s Mostly Music show with David Cummings on Spreaker.

Dave White Presents

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Celebrate New Year’s with Marshall Crenshaw, Ian Fleming, and Blowing Up Casinos in Lake Tahoe on the next Dave White Presents!

 You probably know singer, songwriter, and guitarist Marshall Crenshaw best for his 1982 hit, “Someday, Someway.” Did you know he played John Lennon in BEATLEMANIA, Buddy Holly in 1987’s LA BAMBA, and that he wrote the title song for 2007’s WALK HARD? Folks like Ronnie Spector, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, and Bette Midler have all covered his songs.

On Jan. 1, 2013, Marshall will share all these stories and more on the first DWP of the New Year! Yep, he has new music he wants you to hear, and we’ll play you some samples.

On Aug. 27, 1980, billionaire John Birges Sr. tried to extort $3 million from Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  To do this, Birges built one of the largest bombs the FBI had ever seen containing 1,000 pounds of dynamite. The bomb was the most complex improvised explosive device ever created, and a replica of it is still used in FBI training.

In his truth-is-stranger-than-fiction memoir, BOMBING HARVEY, John Birges Jr tells how his Dad suckered his two sons into joining him in the plot. In a surprising interview with Dave White, Birges discusses how he got involved and what he did and felt during and after it all went down. Boom!

If you hear the title, SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: The Secret Files of I__ F______, Code Designate 17F and think it has something to do with the creator of 007, you’re right! Author Aaron Cooley’s very imaginative debut novel is where known history, speculative biography, and obvious literary invention meet. What did Ian Fleming do during World War II and what happened that might have inspired the character of James Bond? Some of Cooley’s book includes some intriguing “maybes,” some of what happens is simple entertaining playfulness.

All of this rockin’ and explosive entertainment comes your way on The next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS, Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

But if you miss the premiere broadcast, on Wed.  Jan. 2 the 90 minute show will become  available for 24/7 access anytime you want it  as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 Keep up with entertainment news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

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Happy Holidays from everyone, well, both of us at Dave White Presents!

 

 

 

Dr. Wesley Britton

Co-host, Dave White Presents

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2012: The Year in Television, plus New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

We’ll look back at some of the major stories that shaped the year in television on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we look at some of the stories that helped shape the year in television, from Election Night coverage and the Summer Olympics to reality TV phenomenon Honey Boo Boo, as well as the passings of such TV icons as Andy Griffith, Kathryn Joosten, Dick Clark, Andy Williams, Don Cornelius, Ernest Borgnine and Larry Hagman.

Phil Gries will join us in our second hour for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that will pay tribute to bandleader Guy Lombardo, the man who was synonymous with New Year’s Eve celebrations on radio and television for nearly five decades. We’ll play some of “some of the sweetest music this side of Heaven,” as well as hear highlights from some early television coverage of the famous midnight ball drop from New York’s Times Square.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Now also heard throughout the week on IndianaTalks.com
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Bohemian Rhapsody and Holiday TV Favorites: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones and holiday TV programming expert Joanna Wilson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

We’ll open the program by welcoming award-winning music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones, author of Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, an unvarnished, revealing look at the legendary lead vocalist of Queen whose unmatched skills as a songwriter and showman made both him and the group into household names. And though both Mercury and Queen left their marks in the world of music, in many respects, their success would not have been possible were it not for television — and particularly, the music video for the groundbreaking song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” We’ll talk about that, and a whole lot more, when Lesley-Ann joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: With just a few shopping days left until Christmas, Greg Ehrbar will join us for some last-minute holiday gift ideas as part of an expanded DVD report. We’ll then close the program with an encore presentation of our conversation with Greg, Tony, Donna and holiday TV programming expert Joanna Wilson about some of our favorite holiday TV specials and holiday-themed episodes of classic TV series. Joanna Wilson, of course, is the queen of holiday TV programming: her books on the subject include Tis The Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made for TV Movies.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Now also heard throughout the week on IndianaTalks.com
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The Next Dave White Presents

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Celebrate Christmas with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Gary U.S. Bonds on the next Dave White Presents!

“Proud Mary.” “Suzie Q.” “Bad Moon Rising.” “Down on the Corner.” “Lodi.” “Born on the Bayou.” “Have You Ever Seen Rain?”

From 1967 to 1972, few bands matched the success of Creedence Clearwater Revival for riding high on the charts with so many influential songs. Then, few top groups broke up so publicly and so controversially with repercussions lasting to the present day.

    While many think CCR was essentially John Fogerty’s band, Creedence Clearwater couldn’t have been what it was without the bass of Stu Cook, rhythm guitar by Tom Fogerty, or the drums of Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. Since 1995, Cook and Clifford have been proving just that in Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a hot little band Clifford will tell you all about on the Tuesday, Dec. 18 DWP Christmas Special!

 In a lengthy interview with Wes Britton, Clifford goes way back to talk about the early years of the original CCR on the road and in the studio. He shares his feelings about the band’s break-up and what fans can enjoy when they see Creedence Clearwater Revisited in concert, especially on the upcoming Rock Legends Cruise. We’ll play two songs for you, including the new CCR’s version of Chuck Berry’s “Run, Rudolf, Run”!

 Speaking of rockin’ Christmas music, no one can deliver a party better than Gary U.S. Bonds! Back in 1961, he delivered the goods when he topped the charts with his smash, Quarter to Three.” Bonds went on to have nine Top 40 hits, including songs like “This Little Girl” with a little help from a gent named Bruce Springsteen.

 Now, Gary has a new album called CHRISTMAS IS ON!, and he means it! On the next DWP, he’ll tell you how it came together and shares some classic and funny rock stories. Did you know he fired the Beatles as his back-up band as, at the time, they weren’t very good? Did you know he didn’t move around on stage until Sam Cooke slapped him around and told him to put on a better show? We’ll get into those anecdotes and more and play two samples from CHRISTMAS IS ON!—including a new party tune featuring Danny G, the original sax-man from “Quarter to Three”!

 Of course, if it’s Christmas on Dave White Presents, you gotta expect Dave’s “predictably unpredictable” comedy and satire that’ll warm your chestnuts and put bubbles in your eggnog!

It all happens Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 But if you miss the premiere broadcast, we won’t put coal in your stockings! On Wed.  Dec. 19, the 90 minute spectacular will be available forever as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 Keep up with entertainment news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

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 Hear you then—and Happy Holidays—all of them—from all of us at Dave White Presents!

 

Charles Grodin and Ron Eckerman: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Actor, author and CBS Radio commentator Charles Grodin will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Known for his appearances in such films as Rosemary’s Baby, Catch-22, Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid, Seems Like Old Times, and the Beethoven movies — as well as his popular CNBC talk show, his daily commentaries for CBS Radio, and his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Late Show with David Letterman and other late-night talk shows — Charles Grodin recently released a new DVD, called The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk, that offers hands-on, straight-shooting, real world advice about acting schools, the audition process, the world of agents, and many other things that one must know when considering a career in show business.

Alan Alda once said that when Charles Grodin plays a character, no matter how funny that character might be, he is “relentlessly honest, detailed, and probing.” So it’s no surprise that Charles takes that same approach as an instructor in The Perils of Show Business. Designed particularly with young people in mind, the hour-long DVD provides a clear picture of what to expect in an often unstable industry — all presented in the wry, straightforward and humorous style for which Charles is known. We’ll talk about The Perils of Show Business, and whatever else is on Charles’ mind, when he joins us in our second hour.

All of Charles Grodin’s earnings from the sales of the Perils of Show Business DVD will be donated to The Lend a Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Charles started to help people in need who are not covered by any other organization. Click here for more information.

Also joining us this week will be music executive, producer, and author Ron Eckerman. Ron’s company, Clearlight Enterprises, toured with many of the top bands of the 1970s, including Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Then in 1976, Ron began a two-year association as tour manager of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd, during which time he witnessed the band’s meteoric rise to fame — and, unfortunately, the plane crash on Oct. 20, 1977 that took the lives of many of the original band members, including front man Ronnie Van Zant.

Ron Eckerman captures the personalities of Ronnie Van Zant and the other characters of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd in Turn It Up! Life, Love and Death: Southern Style, an excellent book filled with great stories that capture the often crazy nature of life on the road with a major rock band. Ron will share some of his memories with us when he joins us in our first hour.

Turn It Up is available in paperback, as an audiobook, and as an e-Book. If you order the paperback or audiobook editions directly through TurnItUpBook.com, Ron will have the book gift-wrapped and shipped to you absolutely free. This special offer is available through Christmas, and applies only to shipping destinations in the United States. In addition, if you are a military veteran, or are on active duty, you can get a free copy of the e-Book version of Turn It Up emailed directly to you through Christmas. That is Ron’s way of saying thank you this holiday season to those have served this country. For more information, go to TurnItUpBook.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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This Week’s Dave White Presents

Monday, December 10th, 2012

 This week’s Dave White Presents Show

Tribute to Larry Hagman: Next on TVC

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The life and career of Larry Hagman will be the subject of the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Larry Hagman was one of the few actors fortunate enough to catch lightning in a bottle twice, so to speak, with starring roles in two iconic television series: Major Anthony Nelson, the reluctant master of the genial Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie, and oilman J.R. Ewing, the amoral wheeler-dealer who brought such joy to backstabbing family and friends alike every week on Dallas.

Larry Hagman passed away on Friday, Nov. 23 at the age of 81. We will devote both hours of this week’s program paying tribute to the actor who, in many ways, has been a part of our lives for more than six decades.

Bill Daily will join us in our first hour. Best known, of course, for playing Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie (as well as Howard Borden as The Bob Newhart Show), Bill will share some memories of working alongside Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and series creator Sidney Sheldon.

Then Michael Preece will join us in our second hour. Michael not only directed more episodes of the original Dallas than any director, but had a hand in just about every major cliffhanger of Dallas, going back to Who Shot J.R.? Michael will talk about his friendship with Hagman on and off the set of Dallas.

And while most of us remember Larry Hagman as either Major Nelson or J.R., he also starred in two comedy series that each ran briefly in the early 1970s (after Jeannie, but before Dallas). With that in mind, Bob Leszczak will also join us in our first hour. Bob is the author of Single Season Sitcoms, 1948-1979: A Complete Guide, a new book that goes behind the scenes of notable series from the first three decades that, for one reason or another, only ran for one season or less. Among the shows Bob discusses in his book are Hagman’s series The Good Life, which aired on NBC in the fall of 1971, and Here We Go Again, which aired on ABC during the spring of 1973.

All that, plus a look at some of Hagman’s other notable film and TV work, including his reprisal of J.R. Ewing on the new Dallas; how both Jeannie and Dallas impacted our culture in their own particular ways; and a few other surprises. It’ll be a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 8pm ET, 5pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner
and now on your mobile phone via www.stitcher.com/TVConfidential
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Dave White Presents

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Get Wild With Tarzan and Jim Dandy on the Next Dave White Presents!

 In 1971, Black Oak Arkansas were pioneers of the Southern rock sound with songs like ‘”Hot and Nasty” and “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul.” Featuring the growling lead vocals of Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, they had 10 chart-topping albums and a 1973 hit with their remake of “Jim Dandy to the Rescue.”

 Jim Dandy and Black Oak are still at it! For example, come January, they’re part of the “Rock Legends Cruise” along with folks like Paul Rodgers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Foreigner, and Kansas. On Tues. Dec. 4, Jim Dandy tells you all about it on DWP, and it’s a wild one, we promise!

Speaking of wild, we got a double-dose of Tarzan for you to celebrate Lord Greystoke’s 100th birthday! To begin, how’s this for a book title—ME TARZAN, YOU TRAIN?

You might remember Denny Miller as Duke Shannon on WAGON Train and his guest roles in over 200 series like HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL, THE RIFLEMAN, V, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and GILLIGAN’S ISLAND. In 1959, he starred in TARZAN, THE APE MAN. He’s now the “World’s Oldest Living Tarzan,” a member of the PTA—Past Tarzan Association!

 Denny is now also a personal trainer, hence the title of his new book. In a lively conversation with Dave White, Denny talks about Tarzan and how exercise without pain is what can keep you young and swinging in the trees.

Speaking of good book titles, Tracy Griffin’s TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is just that—a colorful celebration of 100 years with the Lord of the Jungle. On the next DWP, Tracy tells you all about Tarzan in the Edgar Rice Burroughs books, on film, stage, radio, pulp magazines, and the comics. You’ll love this book—chock-full of beautiful art and photos of all those screen Tarzans—like Denny Miller!

 All this and some new “predictably unpredictable” humor on the next DAVE WHITE PRESENTS swings your way Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

 In case you’re on safari that night, you can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 But if you miss the premiere broadcast, on Wed.  Dec. 5, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Keep up with entertainment news at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

 Learn about the “Rock Legends Cruise” featuring Black Oak Arkansas at:

http://rocklegendscruise.com/

Read Wes Britton’s review of TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION by Tracy Griffin at:

http://goo.gl/gdMcD