Archive for June, 2013

Dave White Presents

Friday, June 28th, 2013

 

“Dave White Presents” Variety with a capital V with rock from Willie Nile, Adventures in Hollywood, and Traveling on the Bayou with TV’s Swamp People!

 

Since 1980, critics have consistently used adjectives like “infectious,” “exuberant,” “charismatic,” and “thrilling” to describe the rocking music of Willie Nile. In 1999, his Beautiful Wreck of the World was chosen as one of the Top Ten Albums of the Year by Billboard, The Village Voice and Stereo Review. His fans have included Pete Townshend and Lucinda Williams. In recent years, he’s issued highly praised albums like The Innocent Ones and, this month, the very exciting American Ride.

 

On Tues. July 2, Willie joins Wes Britton to talk about his career, his hot new music, and tells some stories about folks like Springsteen and Ringo Starr. If you’re a Beatles fan, you don’t want to miss Willie’s poignant memories of John Lennon’s final days when John borrowed some of Willie’s guitar strings to record Double Fantasy. What Willie shared literally took Wes Britton’s breath away. Trust us, trust us—you’ll love the music when you discover this seriously underappreciated singer, guitarist, and songwriter!

 

Then, “Dave White Presents” Bob Koster, who’s been working in Hollywood for 35 years mainly in the production department as an Assistant Director and a Unit Production Manager. This means Bob has a unique insider’s perspective on the history of cinema which he shares in his new book from Bear Manor Media, Adventures in Hollywood: A memoir.

 

Joining Dave White for an entertaining and laugh-filled conversation, Koster doesn’t give you the usual name-dropping interview about who he worked with and when. Instead, Koster talks about how production departments operate, the differences between Hollywood and East Coast projects, and how location shooting can be challenging in ways you might not expect. In short, Bob takes you behind the scenes to show how all the moving parts come together and how they’ve changed over the decades.

 

Next, for the past four seasons, the Discovery Channel has had a surprise hit called Swamp People. The documentary series follows the Landry family and their contemporaries who live off the bayou and hunt gators for a living. On any given episode, we see Troy Landry and the “Swamp People” out in their specialized boats showing viewers that hunting gators is a very different thing than shooting deer, that the swamp is never a predictable place to navigate, and the residents of the area are very proud of their very old traditions.

 

Now, a tie-in album has been issued with a bayou theme featuring the music of Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White, the Neville Brothers, Hank Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco, and other performers who claim Louisiana as their home.    The Executive Producer for the project, Pete Elkins, comes to DWP to talk about both the TV show and the album, and you’ll be amazed to learn how interesting gator hunting can be!

 

So the next DWP is as “predictably unpredictable” as you can get on Tuesday, July 2 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

 

On Wed.  July 3, 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

 

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Confirmed guests coming up this summer: Dan Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), Joe Butler (The Lovin’ Spoonful), Genya Ravan (Ten Wheel Drive), and new music from a hot trio called Beach Day! Stay tuned—

 

Bob Hope, Tony Soprano and The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Comedy writer Bob Mills and pop culture journalist Jennifer Armstrong join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Bob Mills spent more than two decades as a comedy writer in network television, first as a staff writer with the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts in 1976, before beginning a 15-year stint as a staff writer for Bob Hope throughout the ’80s and early 1990s. Bob’s book, The Laugh Makers, not only provides great insight into Bob Hope, the comic and the person, but also takes you behind the series of the final decade of the network TV variety show, while also paying tribute to the “gag men” and “gag women” who made it happen.

Bob Hope was age 75 when Bob started writing for him — and yet, in many respects, the legendary comedian was just beginning to hit his stride as a performer. We’ll talk about that, and more, when Bob Mills joins us in our second hour.

Former Entertainment Weekly staff writer Jennifer Armstrong will join Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen in our first hour for a roundtable discussion on the career of Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini and the impact of The Sopranos on network and cable television. We’ll also continue our look at The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its influence on TV today. Jennifer’s books include Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic.

For our listeners in Southern California, Jennifer Armstrong will be appearing at Book Soup, along with Mary Tyler Moore Show writer Treva Silverman, on Tuesday, July 9, beginning at 7pm. Jennifer will also appear at the Pop Hop Bookshop in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 11, also beginning at 7pm.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm 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 KKYT 93.7 FM The Coyote (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, 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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Channing Chase and Peggy King: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Actress Channing Chase and singer/actress Peggy King will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

If you watch AMC’s Mad Men, you know Channing Chase as Dorothy “Dot” Campbell, the socialite mother of Sterling Cooper and Partners executive Peter Campbell, who has been coping with oncoming dementia as part of the storyline this season. If you don’t watch Mad Men, you’ll recognize Channing for her appearances in such films and TV series as Evan Almighty, Charlie Wilson’s War, Family Matters, Life with Bonnie and ER, as well as such national TV commercials for Dell Computers, Discover Card, Glade, Arm & Hammer, Campbell Soup and other major sponsors. Channing Chase will be joining us in our second hour.

If you’re a member of the Television Academy, we ask that you please consider Channing’s work as Dot Campbell this week as you cast your final ballot for Emmy nominations next week. The season finale of Mad Men airs Sunday, June 23 on AMC.

Also this week: We’ll take you back to the Golden Age of Television along with our guest Peggy King. Fresh Air host Terry Gross once described Peggy King as “one of the foremost interpreters of American music,” and someone who “should be declared a national treasure.” Peggy began her career in radio as a vocalist with the big band orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Ray Anthony and Ralph Flanagan before moving into television, where she recorded a jingle for Hunt’s Tomato Sauce that led to appearances on The Jack Benny Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and The Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring roles in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill” (a famous episode of Maverick) and Zero Hour (the 1957 cult classic that served as the inspiration for Airplane!), and a regular stint on The George Gobel Show during the era of live television.

Peggy King still performs these days, plus she is the host of Off the Cuff, a radio talk show that which you can hear every month on Yesteryear Radio. Peggy King will be joining us in our first hour.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week of TV History that includes a look at the life and career of comedian George Carlin.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm 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 KKYT 93.7 FM The Coyote (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, 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, June 13th, 2013

Gary Puckett, The Del-lords, and Life After Death with Forrest J Ackerman on the Next Dave White Presents!

“Young Girl.” “Lady Willpower.” “Woman, Woman.” “Over You.”

From 1967 to 1970, Gary Puckett was the centerpiece of the power ballad hitmakers, the Union Gap. Clad in Civil War uniforms, the group’s versatile musicianship revolved around Puckett’s distinctive, warm tenor voice and a band good enough to trade instruments on stage.

All these years later, Puckett is still at it! This summer, he joins Flo and Eddie (The Turtles), Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Mark Lindsey (Paul Revere and the Raiders), and Gary Lewis (The Playboys) in the “Happy Together” tour appearing in 53 cities. On Tuesday, June 18, find out what happens when all these old timers hit the road again and go back in time as Gary shares some stories of the ’60s with you on the new DWP! Is there a new album in the works?

The Del-lords are a different breed of roots rock. Back in the ’80s, with veterans of The Dictators and Joan Jett’s Blackhearts coming together, The Del-lords became East Coast cult favorites with deserved critical acclaim for their 4 studio albums. Now, three of the original members have reunited to release The Elvis Club, and album that should convince you rock and roll will never die!

On the next DWP, principal singer and songwriter Scott Kempner has lots to say about The Dictators, the first albums by The Del-lords, and The Elvis Club. If you’re into the Heartbreakers or The Eagles, this is the music for you—and of course we’ll play two kick out the jams samples! One of them, co-written by Kempner with the legendary Dion, is based on an extraordinary story about the night the music died . . .

Who coined the term, “sci-fi”? It was Forrest J Ackerman, editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland and co-creator of Vampirella. He died on December 4, 2008. But is Forrey still speaking to us from the grave?

On May 15, “The Life After Death Project” aired on the SyFy network where writer, producer, and director Paul Davids presented evidence that he’s among those Ackerman has sent messages to from the other side. Davids’ documentary has been described as “A mesmerizing CSI-caliber quest for proof of life after death. Four New York Times best-selling authors, three top science professors and three well-respected mediums make a leap into the unknown, investigating astonishing evidence in the case of apparent `After Death Communication.’”

The film, and its new sequel, are now available on DVD. Find out what mysteries are explored when Davids shares his stories with you, along with the music of Gary Puckett and the Del-lords, on Tuesday, June 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

On Wed.  June 19, the 90 minute show will become 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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Bob and Ray and Archie and Edith: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Emmy Award-winning writer and San Francisco State University alumnus David Pollock will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

In a career that spanned more than four decades, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding left their mark on radio, television and, eventually, Broadway, creating a host of characters (including Linda Lovely, Mary McGoon, Wally Ballou and The Slow Talker) that mocked the world of broadcasting, while never playing to the crowd. Along the way they also influenced three generations of comedians and comedy writers, including Bob Newhart, Woody Allen, Jack Burns, George Carlin, Harry Shearer and David Letterman.

There is no question that Bob and Ray were two very funny people — and yet they resisted being called comedians, and they never considered themselves “an act.” Those are just two of the many interesting revelations you’ll find in Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons, The Backstayge Story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, a comprehensive dual biography by David Pollock that was not only written with the complete cooperation of Bob Elliott and Liz Goulding, Ray’s widow, but features insights and commentary from numerous friends, colleagues, family members and admirers of Bob and Ray, including Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Stan Freberg, Harry Shearer, Audrey Meadows, Cloris Leachman and Chris Elliott.

David himself has deep roots in comedy. He and his writing partner Elias Davis have written material for Jack Benny’s nightclub act, as well as written for such comedy and variety series as M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Steve Allen Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Goodnight, Beantown. We’ll talk about Bob and Ray when David Pollock joins us in our second hour.

David Pollock will also join Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen during our first hour as we pay tribute to Emmy Award-winning actress Jean Stapleton, and particularly the many nuances of her portrayal of Edith Bunker on All in the Family. David wrote for Jean Stapleton not only on All in the Family, but also her short-lived series with Whoopi Goldberg, Bagdad Café.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
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Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KKYT 93.7 FM The Coyote (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
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TV’s Big Dealer, Monty Hall: Next on TVC

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Game show legend Monty Hall and actress / playwright Jane Press will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Monty Hall, of course, is the co-creator, executive producer and original host of Let’s Make a Deal, the iconic TV game show that not only recently celebrated its 50th anniversary on television in 2013, but is still going strong today, as evidenced by the current version of Let’s Make a Deal on CBS daytime hosted by Wayne Brady.

Monty will be honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, which airs Sunday, June 16 on HLN. We’ll ask Monty why Let’s Make a Deal still appeals to audiences today, but we’ll also talk about his early career in radio and television… and maybe ask a question or two about his famous appearances with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman on The Odd Couple. Monty Hall will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be Jane Press, an actress and playwright who has spent nearly her entire life in show business: Her mother Della was a stage and film actress, while her uncle Lester Colodny was an Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer who worked with Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen and Frank Sinatra. Jane’s latest play, My Mother’s Keeper, is a semi-autobiographical story that traces the mother/daughter dynamic of four generations of a show business family. We’ll talk about the play, and more, when Jane Press joins us during our first hour.

For our listeners in Southern California, My Mother’s Keeper will be performing at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue in Venice, California through Sunday 6/16. Lindsay Wagner of The Bionic Woman said “The play was wonderful!” while Hugh O’Brian (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) said My Mother’s Keeper is “Well written, well directed and extremely well performed.” For tickets and more information, go to www.electriclodge.org.


Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a look at the return of All My Children and One Life to Live to television via The Online Network, and Greg Ehrbar with a new DVD report. It’ll be 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
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm 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 KKYT 93.7 FM The Coyote (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, 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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