Archive for October, 2018

Jerry Houser, Descriptive Narration and The Music Scene: Next on TVC

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with actor, producer, voice artist and teacher Jerry Houser, television writer Paul Robert Coyle, plus we will welcome voice actor Roy Samuelson, all on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with award-winning actor, producer, voice artist and teacher Jerry Houser (Oscy from Summer of ’42 and Class of ’44, Dave “Killer” Carlson from Slap Slot, Wally Logan on The Brady Brides, A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys). Jerry will share a few stories of working alongside David Janssen, Milton Berle, Don Adams, Alan Alda, and Ron Howard in various films and TV shows. Plus we’ll talk some more about the workshops that he offers for those who are considering beginning a career in voiceover. (Jerry, along with Robb Holt, offers workshops both here in Los Angeles as well as private sessions via Skype.) Jerry Houser will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us in our second hour will be longtime television writer Paul Robert Coyle. Paul began his career writing for The Streets of San Francisco and Barnaby Jones, plus he’s written for Crazy Like a Fox, Simon and Simon, Jake and the Fatman, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Stephen King’s The Dead Zone and other network and cable series. A longtime friend of Jerry Houser’s, Paul arranged for Jerry’s visit on our program.

Did you know that October is Blindness Awareness Month? We will observe that occasion in our first hour as we welcome Roy Samuelson. Roy voices commercials for such top brands as Target, McDonald’s, Ford, Quaker, and State Farm. What sets him apart from other voice artists, however, is a burgeoning field of voiceover known as Descriptive Narration, which provides narrated descriptions of key elements of a film or TV series for those who are blind or visually impaired. We’ll ask Roy how he got involved in Descriptive Narration, as well as how it has expanded to other consumers of visual content, including commuters.

Plus: Chuck Harter will join us for the third and final part of our series on pop music TV shows of the mid to late 1960s: an era of network, syndicated and locally produced shows that broke the mold in television not only because they featured popular music acts, but because they were specifically programmed for young people. In our previous segments, Chuck talked about major network pop music shows such as Shindig, Hullabaloo and Where the Action Is, as well as syndicated shows such as Shebang, The Lloyd Thaxton Show and Hollywood a Go Go. This week’s segment will include a look back at The Music Scene, the short-lived music comedy series from the fall of 1969 that is mostly remembered today for its odd length (45 minutes). The Music Scene featured not only such top Billboard artists as The Beatles, James Brown, Neil Diamond, Three Dog Night, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Sly and The Family Stone every week, but a regular improvisational comedy group that included a pre-Laugh-In Lily Tomlin. Chuck Harter will join us in our first hour..

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz, plus That’s Ashley’s Kitchen: Next on TVC

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Screenwriter, journalist and author Robert Crane and actress and entrepreneur Ashley Arpel Greenwald will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Screenwriter, journalist, and author Robert Crane will return this week to conduct a special ten-question TV trivia quiz in which every question touches on the career of his dad, actor and radio host Bob Crane. Plus Bob will share a few more of the back stories behind his latest book, Hollywood Plateau, a collection of candid interviews with the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Bruce Dern, John Wayne, Teri Garr, Jack Nicholson, Cheech and Chong, Oscar de la Hoya, Jan Stephenson and other newsmakers that Bob originally conducted circa 1974 to 2013, prior to the era of political correctness—a time when industry people still spoke their minds without self and organizational censorship. In many cases, Bob interviewed these celebrities when they were just coming onto the scene, and before they became as famous as we know them to be today. Robert Crane will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be actress and entrepreneur Ashley Arpel Greenwald. Ashley stars with Denise Richards and Joey Lawrence in the family adventure Destined to Ride (now available for streaming on demand). She will soon be seen in the romantic drama Adolescence, plus you’ve seen her in Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex and opposite Nicholas Cage and Connie Nielsen in the political thriller The Runner.

The granddaughter of Adrienne Arpel of Signature Club A, and the great-niece of Tony Award-winning choreographer Michael Kidd, Ashley has both show business and entrepreneurship in her blood. In fact, when she is not acting or auditioning, Ashley runs a successful catering business, That’s Ashley’s Kitchen, an online bakery that specializes in cakes and cupcakes, including a concoction called Ashley’s Cereal Killer Cake that features five different cereals, including Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops. Ashley Arpel Greenwald will join us in our first hour.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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