TVC 5/2

Michael St. John, Film Noir and the Worlds Fair: Next on TVC

Actor and author Michael St. John and film historian Alan Rode will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

 

Our second hour will include a return appearance by Michael St. John, actor, author, playwright, onetime San Francisco radio personality and the first African-American man hired as a director for NBC television. Michael’s play, I Feel Sin Comin’ On, which he adapted partly from his memoir, Hollywood Through the Back Door, received critical acclaim when it was performed as a dramatic reading earlier this year in Los Angeles. We’ll talk about the play, but we’ll also ask Michael about working on such classic shows as Laugh-In and The Andy Williams Show at the legendary NBC studios in Burbank. Michael St. John will join us in our second hour.

Joining us in our first hour will Alan Rode, one of the foremost experts on the subject of film noir, and the author of such books as Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy. Alan is also the producer and host of The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, which will take place May 8 thru May 11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The lineup for the weekend will include screenings of Sunset Boulevard, The Window, Sorry, Wrong Number, Too Late for Tears, Laura and the original 1946 version of The Killers, while the weekend’s scheduled guests include Barbara Hale, Nancy Olson, Terry Moore, Susie Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson. We’ll ask Alan about the eternal appeal of film noir, plus preview his upcoming book on iconic film director Michael Curtiz.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a look at some of the early experimental broadcasts at the 1939 Worlds Fair, which included a speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the first televised speech by a U.S. president.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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Swing Museum 5/3

Incredible drumming legend … GENE KRUPA!

Mostly Music 5/1

This week on Mostly Music we are giving the vocalists the night off. It’s all instrumentals this week. Back those many years ago there were many terrific songs on Top 40 radio that were instrumentals like, Midnight in Moscow by Kenny Ball, Alley Cat by Bent Fabric, Calcutta by Lawrence Welk, Apache by Jorgen Ingman. Those and many more next time on Mostly Music. Hope you will be listening, Thursday May 1st, 7 PM Eastern & Pacific right here on KSAV.

HSB 4/27

HSB 21: Johnny Goodheart & The Ace of Spades:

Crusty Fork’s hero by trade Johnny Goodheart is preparing for a relaxing Birthday, that is until a young HSB 21 Ace of Spadesupstart named Ace Decker rides into town and declares himself Crusty Fork’s new hero. All Johnny can do is watch as Ace wins over the hearts of the town until a mysterious plan to rob a bank comes along. Can Johnny save his good name? Will he along with Lorna Mae, Crabby Applesack and Dandy Randy be able to bring justice to the west once more?…find out this Sunday!

TVC 4/25

The Late Show, The Big Show and Fred de Cordova: Next on TVC

Author and television producer Mark Bennett and former Tonight Show publicist Charlie Barrett will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

The longtime producer and director of such classic television series as The Jack Benny Program, Burns and Allen, The George Gobel Show, My Three Sons, The Bob Cummings Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Fred de Cordova was also a bona fide Hollywood legend known for his charisma, sharp wit, and close connections with Anybody Who Was Somebody in show business and high society. In the early 1990s, de Cordova was more or less winding down his career when he happened to meet Mark Bennett, a young actor and producer who at the time had recently relocated to Los Angeles from his native Colorado. In an unlikely twist, Fred not only became Mark’s friend and mentor, but would lead Mark on a journey that would change both their lives.

That story is at the heart of The Big Show, a new novella by Mark Bennett that is also a memoir of Mark’s years working with Fred de Cordova. Though set in the world of set business, The Big Show is, at its heart, a story about mentorship that readers will enjoy no matter what their profession. The book includes a very heartfelt foreword by comedian Bob Newhart. Mark Bennett will join us in our second hour.

To get us in the mood for our conversation about Fred deCordova, this week’s program with also include a replay of our July 2013 visit with Charlie Barrett. Charlie runs The Barrett Company, one of the top PR and marketing communications firm in the entertainment industry since 1992. Prior to starting his own company, Charlie was one of the top publicists at NBC throughout the 1980s, when he was charge of media relations for such shows as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

And, in keeping with the overall theme for this week’s program, Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will join us in our first hour as we take a look at what Comedy Central might do next year to fill its 11:30pm time slot, in light of the recent announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of The Late Show in 2015.

 

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, FeedBurner
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Swing Museum 4/26

Big Band Singing Legend, … Ray Eberle, and his final Interview!

Mostly Music 4/24

This week on Mostly Music we will be traveling around to some of the cities in the good ol’ US of A. Musically that is. Many songs have been written and recorded about different cities and this week we will hear some of them. Songs about Honolulu, Seattle, Houston, Cincinnati and more. Hope you will be listening to the next show, Thursday April 24th, 7 PM Eastern & Pacific right here on KSAV.

DWP 4/22

 

Ian Whitcomb, Bulldog Drummond, and a Book Oprah Really Likes on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

 

In 1965, Ian Whitcomb’s Top 10 hit, “You Turn Me on,” made him a bona fide star of the British Invasion. He appeared on shows like *Shindig* and *American Bandstand* and performed with The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks. Since then, he’s been a versatile renaissance man, an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. A noted expert of the music of the ’20s and ’30s, he’s credited with renewing interest in the ukulele.

 

Now, Ian’s acting work includes playing the title role in a new radio dramatization of the classic action hero, Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond. Bulldog, of course, was created by novelist H. C. McNeile in 1920. The character not only went on to feature in a series of original novels and sequels until 1983, Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t the only film director to dip into the Bulldog Drummond well (as in *The Man Who Knew Too Much*). From 1922 to 1969, few years went by without a Bulldog Adventure on the large or small screen.  In 24 films, Drummond was played by the likes of Ronald Coleman, Ralph Richardson, Ray Milland, John Howard, Walter Pidgeon, and Richard Johnson. Without question, Drummond was a major influence on Ian Fleming and one Mr. Bond, James Bond.

 

Bulldog Drummond was also a radio star, but he never sounded better than in the new *Bulldog Drummond: A Full Cast Audio Adventure* starring Ian Whitcomb.  Running over five hours with period music, sound effects, and produced to emulate the flavor of Old Time Radio, this is the *Bulldog Drummond* for a new generation.

 

On Tues. April 22, *Dave White Presents* will explore all things Drummond with two special guests. First, Ian Whitcomb stops by to talk about his musical career, his love of old-fashioned songs, and why he suggested that *Bulldog Drummond* be brought to life anew. Then, we’ll talk with Roger Rittner, the scriptwriter and producer of the project who’ll describe how he shaped the sonic soundscape of the first of a new exciting series.

 

Speaking of writer/producers, that’s what Emmy and Peabody award winner Richard Kramer did  for TV classics like *Thirtysomething*, *Family*,  and *My So-Called Life*. His highly praised debut novel, *These Things Happen*, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2012. Now,   Oprah Winfrey has purchased the rights for a HBO movie based on the book.

 

In an engaging conversation with Dave White, Kramer gives you the inside track on what the movie promises to be and we’re sure you’ll be adding *These Things Happen* to your reading list.

 

So we’ll turn you on with Ian Whitcomb, Bulldog Drummond, and a book Oprah really likes on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, April 22 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.  April 23, 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

 

You can also listen to the show from the *Dave White Presents Facebook page*:

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

 

 

HSB 4/20

HSB 20: Arabella & the Knights

And they lived Happily Ever After. Sounds quite sweet doesn’t it? Yes, nothing says romance quite like a fairytale… Come on! Could that truly be all there is?HSB Clip art Helmet Man

 

Join us in our twisted medieval fairytale sequel to Sir Huey & the Dragon.

Just as Princess Arabella and Sir Huey were looking forward to their Happy Ending a mysterious illness strikes her father and forces the Princess to find a solution. She takes on the journey to save the King and takes with her….her best knight Sir Huey, The Wizard Bramble and our Hero that’s Super …Helmet Man! What crazy road blocks will they come across? Will they save the king? Does True love prevail? Will there ever be an ending that’s happy? Or an ever after? Find out Live this Sunday!

TVC 4/18

Shirley Jones, Hugh Hefner, plus Lucille Ball FAQ: Next on TVC

April 15th, 2014

Actress Shirley Jones and authors Barry Monush and James Sheridan will join us as part of a “Best of” edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

This week’s program will feature encore presentations of segments about people who were recently in the news, including Shirley Jones and Hugh Hefner — both of whom celebrated birthdays earlier this month.

Long before she began playing Mrs. Partridge, Shirley Jones was not only one of the top musical stars in film and on Broadway (including Oklahoma, Carousel and The Music Man), but an accomplished dramatic actress in such films as Silent Night, Lonely Night, The Happy Ending and, of course, her Academy Award-winning turn as Lulu Baines in Elmer Gantry. But because she left such a lasting impression as an ingénue in the ’60s, and as the beloved mom on The Partridge Family in the 1970s, many people tend to assume that Shirley Jones is as squeaky clean in real life as the fictional characters she’s played.

Shirley debunks that myth in a very candid new book, Shirley Jones: A Memoir, that not only discusses her life and career on stage, film and television, but reveals for the first time the story of her often tumultuous marriage with the love of her life, actor Jack Cassidy. In fact, in many ways Shirley’s book is much a biography of Jack Cassidy as it is the story of her own life. We’ll talk about that, as well as ask her about The Partridge Family and some of her other famous film and TV roles when Shirley Jones joins in our second hour.

 

Our first hour will include a look back at April 25, 1989 — the day on which television icon Lucille Ball passed away — as part of This Week in TV History. Although known by three generations for her comic genius, Lucille Ball was also the first woman to head a major production company, Desilu Productions, during which time she gave the greenlight to some of the most popular and profitable TV shows of all time, including Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. We’ll then round out the hour with a replay of our October 2011 conversation with James Sheridan and Barry Monush, co-authors of Lucille Ball FAQ, a full portrait of Lucy from her life growing up, her love interests, her various inspirations, and, of course, tons of information about her films and TV series.

Also this week: An encore presentation of a July 2011 edition of The Sounds of Lost Television in which Phil Gries remembers some of the early television ventures of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner, including Playboy’s Penthouse (a precursor to Playboy After Dark) and 1962 profile on Keyhole, a documentary series produced by Ziv.

 

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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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