Archive for April, 2013

Shelley Morrison, Walter Dominguez, and David Michaels: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Actress Shelley Morrison, producer/director Walter Dominguez and Daytime Emmy Awards senior executive director David Michaels will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

After a long and successful career that includes appearances in such films and TV series as The Flying Nun, McKenna’s Gold, Blume in Love, Breezy, General Hospital and Will & Grace, Shelley Morrison has branched out into the world of documentary film making. Her first documentary, Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery, which she produced along with her husband, producer/director Walter Dominguez, is a moving story about Walter’s attempt to trace the roots of his grandfather Emilio Hernandez. Though the film originally began as a family project, it soon evolved into a much bigger story that discusses not only Mexican-American history, but issues of social justice that are still relevant today. We’ll talk about Weaving the Past, but we’ll also ask Shelley and Walter about some of the people they’ve worked with in film and television, including James Garner, Joseph Campanella, and David Janssen, when they join us in our second hour.

Shelley Morrison and Walter Dominguez will host a benefit gala screening of Weaving the Past on Saturday, May 18 that will benefit the soon-to-be-opened Museum of Social Justice, located on historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles. To learn more about this event, as well as more information on the film itself, go to WeavingthePast.com.

Joining us in our first hour will be David Michaels, senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast, and a member of the board of governors of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the past 14 years. An Emmy winner himself, David has also worked extensively in daytime television as a director and producer on such shows as The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Vicki and Leeza. The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be televised Sunday, June 16 on HLN.

David Michaels will be joined by Alex Trebek and Susan Lucci on Thursday, May 9 to announce plans for a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of American History that will honor all genres of daytime television, including soap operas, talk shows, children’s programming, and TV game shows. The objects being donated range from show scripts and original art, to awards and other memorabilia. The new acquisitions will join the museum’s existing entertainment collections and help the museum expand its capacity to tell the unique story of daytime television and the Daytime Emmy Awards. For more information on the Museum, go to http://americanhistory.si.edu

Plus: Phil Gries with Part 2 of the Sounds of Lost Television special tribute to New York Mets announcer Ralph Kiner. This week, Phil will play highlights from Kiner’s interviews with baseball Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Duke Snider.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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Wed 1pm ET, 10am PT on IndianaTalks.com
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Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
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What’s New???

Monday, April 29th, 2013

NEWS on KSAV.org.   Every hour on the hour from 2am to 3pm daily.   Get the latest updates while you are on the go, in your office, or just enjoying the Great American Songbook at home.   And on week ends hear the Week In Review 3 times daily, 9, noon, 3 on Sat and 9, noon, 2 on Sunday.

NOW THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!

The Music of James Bond: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Author, journalist and music historian Jon Burlingame and syndicated film critic Jane Boursaw will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Though many of us think of the James Bond movies for its gadgets, thrills and beautiful women, the music of each film has always played an important role in the success of the James Bond franchise while also setting trends in the composition of other film scores. Not only that, the backstories behind each Bond soundtrack are almost as compelling as 007’s adventures itself, including a lawsuit over the authorship of the iconic “James Bond theme,” the controversy over the lyrics to “Diamonds are Forever,” how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song to Moonraker, and how producer Harry Saltzman wanted someone other than Paul McCartney to sing “Live and Let Die.”

These stories and more are captured in the pages of The Music of James Bond, an excellent book by renowned film and TV music historian Jon Burlingame. Jon’s book features a running commentary on the various scores of each Bond soundtrack, plus extensive interviews with virtually every major composer and recording artist who has contributed to the pantheon of Bond music, including John Barry, Monty Norman, Marvin Hamlisch, Paul Williams, Herb Alpert, and Hal David. We’ll not only talk about the music of James Bond, but play highlights from the music of James Bond, when Jon Burlingame will joins us in our first hour.

Joining us in our second hour will be Jane Boursaw as we pay tribute to Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and longtime co-host of Sneak Previews, Siskel & Ebert, and Ebert & Roeper. A syndicated columnist and entertainment writer for such publications as TV Worth Watching and Reel Life with Jane, Jane Boursaw is also one of many film critics who was influenced by Roger Ebert.

Also this week: We will replay our conversation from October 2010 with actor Frank Bank, Lumpy Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver, and talk show host Stu Shostak. Plus: a brand new edition of This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 1pm ET, 10am PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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Dave White Presents

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

We’re beating the Skins with Canned Heat and the History of Drums on the Next Dave White Presents!

Once upon a time, Canned Heat were not only the Kings of the Boogie” with hits like “On the Road Again” and “Let’s Work Together,” they were headline acts at festivals like Monterey Pop and Woodstock. In fact, “Going Up the Country,” written and sung by Alan Wilson, became the unofficial theme song for Michael Wadleigh’s Woodstock documentary.

 Ironically, guitarist and singer Wilson, known as the “Blind Owl,” died on Sept. 3, 1970, just months away from the deaths of fellow Woodstock luminaries Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Tragically, all three became members of the “27 Club,” meaning musicians who died at that age including Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, and Robert Johnson.

 On Tues. April 23, the longest continuing member of Canned Heat, drummer Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra, comes to DWP to remember the glory years of his band and discuss the brand new two CD set, The Blind Owl: a tribute to Alan Wilson. The new collection not only highlights the Heat’s blues and psychedelic boogies, but Wilson’s social commentary on albums like the legendary Future Blues as well. What was it like to work with, and impress, John Lee Hooker? What’s Canned Heat up to now? Fito will tell you all about it.

 As it happens, Fito de la Parra isn’t the only drummer beating away on the next DWP! Stickman, educator, and author Daniel Glass has some fascinating insights into his two-DVD set, The Century Project: 100 Years of American Music from Behind the Drums. The DVDs are a detailed and tasty history lesson about U.S. music from 1865 to 1965 showing how, as drums evolved, so did popular music as a whole.    We promise, you won’t have to be a drummer to be interested in the evolution of marching bands, ragtime, rockabilly, jazz, and rock and roll! We travel with Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, and Glass himself as we also show how he brings punk to jazz in his own hot band, Royal Crown Revue!

 All this, plus some new, original comedy from Mr. Dave White himself comes your way Tuesday April 23 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.  April 24 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

 

Coming in May: Author Jay Bonansinga takes you inside The Walking Dead and Rhoney Stanley remembers Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the soundman for the Grateful Dead and chemist of the best LSD of the ’60s!

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The Bible, Annette, and Early Jonathan Winters: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Authors Phil Cooke and Jennifer Armstrong will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Producer, author and media consultant Phil Cooke will join us as we talk about The Bible, the epic ten-hour miniseries recently produced for The History Channel that not only had a huge impact on television earlier this Spring, but is part of a growing effort on the part of film and TV studios to reach out to evangelical audiences. In fact, Phil says that since there are about 90 million evangelical Christians living in the United States today, it is good business for entertainment and media companies to take that audience seriously.

Phil’s company, Cooke Pictures, helps businesses, churches and nonprofit leaders create platforms that influence the culture and get their voices heard. His latest book, Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media, not only discusses ways in which pastors and leaders can present their own unique vision in a way that rises above the clutter, but offers ideas that are viable for anyone working in broadcast communications today. Phil Cooke will join us in our second hour.

Greg Ehrbar and Jennifer Armstrong will join us in our first hour as we pay tribute to the life and career of singer/actress Annette Funicello. Greg, of course, is the co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, while Jennifer is the author of Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of The Mickey Mouse Club.

Plus: we’ll replay Phil Gries’ interview with Jonathan Winters from 2008 as a part of a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that also features highlights from some of Jonathan’s earliest appearances on television, including And Here’s the Show with Ransom Sherman and a guest-host appearance on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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Wed 1pm ET, 10am PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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A Very Special Perfectly Frank

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Join us Saturday 4/13  6PM east and west….when EAST meets WEST as Jan Eberle comes to California and teams up with host Dan White for a very special Perfectly Frank program.    Its really,  really worth hearing.   Maybe more than once.

Karen Kondazian, plus The Best of Kiner’s Korner: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Actress and author Karen Kondazian will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Karen Kondazian made her television debut at the age of eight when she appeared on Art Linkletter’s Kids Say The Darndest Things, an experience that fueled a passion for acting that led to a successful career in film, television and the theatre, including appearances in such stage productions as Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard II, Hamlet, The Rose Tattoo, The Trojan Women and Master Class, as well as roles in such films and TV series as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Frasier, James Dean, Yes Giorgio and Shannon.

Karen is also the author of The Whip, a historical novel based on the life of Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst, an extraordinary woman who lived most of her life as a man in the Old West. Karen describes The Whip as “Unforgiven, but told from a female point of view,” while the book also has elements reminiscent of Deadwood. We’ll ask Karen how she came to write about Charley’s story when she joins us in our first hour.

Karen Kondazian will be discussing The Whip at the Mechanics Institute Library, 57 Post Street in San Francisco, on Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6pm. She’ll also be at the Lighthouse San Francisco, 214 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, on Friday April 19, beginning at 2pm.

Also this week: Phil Gries will join us for the first in a series of Sound of Lost Television segments that will pay tribute to longtime New York Mets television announcer Ralph Kiner. A Hall of Fame outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, Kiner began his broadcasting career with the Chicago White Sox in 1961 before joining the Mets broadcast team in 1962, and soon began hosting his popular postgame show, Kiner’s Korner, on WOR-TV.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new edition of This Week in TV History; and Sam Yates with highlights from his 1985 radio interview with film critic Roger Ebert.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 1pm ET, 10am PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
Now also heard at various times throughout the week on IndianaTalks.com
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Dave White Presents

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The April 9th Dave White Presents is Variety Entertainment with Hollywood, The Grass Roots, and New Old-Time Radio!

 James MacEachin is one of those actors who’s not exactly a household name. But one look at

him and you’d recognize him from his many roles on Hawaii Five-O, All in the Family, Rockford Files, Mannix, Dragnet, and most famously as LT. Brock in the Perry Mason TV movies. He’s also appeared in some high-profile feature films like Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me. MacEachin’s multi-faceted career also includes being a novelist and award-winning champion of military veterans. (He’s a decorated vet himself.)

On Tues. April 9, James MacEachin’s insightful conversation with Dave White will entertain you with stories about John Wayne, Jack Lord, Clint Eastwood, Raymond Burr, Jack Webb, as well as his books and one-man play. You need more than that?

 Well, past listeners of DWP may recall our interview with Dennis Provisor, a keyboardist who became one of The Grass Roots in 1972. On our next program, we’re joined by Joel Larson, the drummer who was a Grass Root at the very beginning, left the band, and then re-joined in ’72. In fact, Joel was the only Grass Root to have played in the two very different official line-ups responsible for hits like “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” “Let’s Live for Today,” “Sooner or Later” and so many more. But Joel goes beyond the hits to talk about Barry McGuire, the Mamas and Papas, and just how all those cars, vans, and motorbikes are chosen and available for television and film sets.

 But that’s not all either! The next DWP is also going to keep you in Suspense! That’s because KSAV.org is launching a new version of the Old-Time Radio classic that, well, to say more would be telling! If you’re an OTR fan, this one’s for you . . .

All this and the usual unusual humor of Dave White Presents debuts Tuesday, April 9 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.  April 10, 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:

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Coming later this month: The history of drums and the story of Canned Heat . . . stay tuned!

 

Glenn Ford: A Life, plus Lucy in London: Next on TVC

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Actor and author Peter Ford and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Jim Peck are our featured guests on a special “Best of” edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

This week’s program will include an encore presentation of our December 2011 conversation with Peter Ford, the son of film star Glenn Ford, an actor once described as the “Best Actor Never to Win an Academy Award,” despite the fact he is still recognized as one of the finest performers the motion picture industry has ever known. But though he always seemed at ease on screen, Glenn Ford’s life off-screen was a much different story, one that Peter captures in his excellent book, Glenn Ford: A Life, an intimate look at the private and public lives of the iconic actor, from his accomplishments in film and television, to his marriage to Eleanor Powell and affairs with many other actresses. We’ll ask Peter what it was like to grow up as the son of Glenn Ford… as well as discuss some of his father’s most famous films, including Blackboard Jungle, Gilda, Teahouse of the August Moon, Midway and the television series Cade’s County. We’ll replay our conversation with Peter in our second hour.

Our first hour will feature a replay of our May 2011 conversation with Emmy Award winner Jim Peck. While most of us think of Jim as the emcee of such TV game shows as Second Chance, Three’s a Crowd and The Big ShowDown, he has also hosted TV talk shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other markets, including I Remember, a weekly interview program that Jim currently hosts for Milwaukee Public Television. Plus: Greg Ehrbar with a look at recent DVD releases featuring Lucille Ball, including Lucy in London, a one-hour special from 1966 that is part of the Season Five package of The Lucy Show.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 1pm ET, 10am PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on The Coyote KKYT 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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