Swing Museum 9/6

Music from the genius pen of …Jimmy Van Heusen!

HSB 8/31

HSB 08: Alibaster Booty and A Suit to Die For

Danger comes well tailored in this spy thriller! Join Alibaster as he travels the globe from Cannes to Can..ada, it’s all very possitive as long as he can save the world from the evil plans of Dr. Numknits. (Clara helps) And George Clooney,…he saves George Clooney too. Just how he saves him is a story stitched together with the skill of… well, a suit to die for.

TVC 8/29

Remembering Robin Williams and Jeffrey Hunter: Next on TVC

August 26th, 2014

Television writer/producer David Misch and authors Paul Green and Mary Ann Anderson will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio. Click on the Listen Live button atKSAV.org or hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil.

Our first hour will remember the life and legacy of Robin Williams, the Academy Award-winning actor who originally became a star as a result of ABC television series Mork & Mindy. Our guests will include television writer/producer David Misch (Police Squad!, Late Night with David Letterman, DuckmanSaturday Night Live,Funny: The Book). David began his career in television as a story editor on Mork & Mindy.

Paul Green will join us in our second hour for a look back at the life and career of Jeffrey Hunter, the actor best known for his starring roles as Martin Pawley in The SearchersChristopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek, and Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings. Hunter’s sudden death in May 1969 was a shock to everyone who knew him and left many wondering what direction his life and career would have gone, had he lived. Some of those questions are answered in Paul’s latest book, Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances, which we’ll discuss in our second hour.

Also joining us in our second hour will be author Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the CameraThe Making of The Hitch-Hiker Illustrated). Mary also knew Jeffrey Hunter; her mother, actress Emily McLaughlin, married Hunter just three months before he died.

 

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 and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT 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 atPWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunesFeedBurner
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Mostly Music 8/28

This week on Mostly Music, Thursday August 28th 7 Eastern & Pacific 6 Central, will be our Labor Day Special. All music about jobs, working, workers, occupations, you know all things Labor.
Relax take the day off and I hope you will be tuning in. 

TVC 8/22

America’s First Talk Show Host, the Era of Live Television and More: Next on TVC

August 19th, 2014

Broadcast legend Joe Franklin and author, playwright and director Julian David Stone will join us on a special encore edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Credited with bringing the talk show genre to the early days of television,Joe Franklin is also recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the longest-running talk show in TV history, Joe Franklin’s Memory Lane, which aired on WABC-TV in New York, then later WWOR-TV (also in New York), for 41 consecutive years (1952-1993). It has been said that Joe Franklin has interviewed more than 300,000 people in his radio and TV career, ranging from top celebrities in the world of entertainment to local personalities, legendary stars from vaudeville and the silent movie era, and five U.S. presidents. That number continues to grow, because Joe is still very active today, hosting celebrity interviews every week for the Bloomberg Radio Network. Joe Franklin will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us for our conversation with Joe Franklin will be our friend Phil Gries. Phil helped put together Joe Franklin’s TV Audio Archives, a forthcoming CD that will feature more than 10 hours of highlights from theMemory Lane show. The CD will be released later in 2014, but you can pre-order it by contacting Rick Russo at this email address.

And speaking of the early days of television, Julian David Stone will join us in our first hour as we look back at the era of live TV, from complex dramas such as the anthology series Playhouse 90 to boisterous comedy/variety shows such as The Colgate Comedy Hour and Texaco Star Theatre. If you get a chance to watch some of the live shows from the Golden Age of Television, while everything seemed calm and controlled on camera, beyond the scenes there was usually craziness and drama going on that was often as compelling as the program themselves.

Julian captures that sense of madness and wonder in The Strange Birth, Short Life and Sudden Death of Justice Girl, an epic novel that not only brings to life the golden age of live television, but also explores the underside of early network TV and, particularly, the era of McCarthyism and the blacklist.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded edition of This Week in TV History that includes a birthday salute to Barbara Eden.

 

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 and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT 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 atPWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunesFeedBurner
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Swing Museum 8/30

An hour of Glenn Miller’s finest on … The Miller Hour!

Suspense 9/2

In our next episode of SUSPENSE…on a rainy Saturday afternoon, a proper English family finds itself debating what to do with an uninvited guest on the sunporch… ‘Wet Saturday’ adapted for SUSPENSE by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes from the short story by John Collier, stars Daamen Krall, Adrienne Wilkinson, Daniel Hackman, Sean Hackman, Dana Perry-Hayes, and Steve Moulton. So tune in on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:30pm EST, and again at 7:30pm PST, for this tale well-calculated to keep you in…SUSPENSE!

DWP 8/26

 

 

Celebrate 6 Years of *Dave White Presents* with P.F. Sloan, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and Censoring Comics in the ’50s!

 

For our 6th Anniversary Special, we couldn’t find a more perfect headliner than songwriter P.F. Sloan.   After all, Phil Sloan’s stamp on the music of the ’60s runs deeper than you might expect. Yes, he wrote hits for everyone from Johnny Rivers, The Grassroots, Barry McGuire, The Searchers, Herman and the Hermits, the Fifth Dimension, and The Turtles. But did you know that’s him playing the guitar intro to “California Dreming'”? Did you know the records of Jan and Dean were actually sung by Jan Berry and P.F. Sloan? Did you know Brian Epstein wanted to manage him and Elvis gave him a guitar lesson when he was 12?

 

In fact, Phil’s new book, *What’s Exactly the Matter with Me? Memoirs of a Life in Music* is likely a book with more rock and roll surprises than any memoir you’ve ever read. On Tues. Aug. 26, P.F. Sloan will share many of his stories that includes John Phillips threatening him with a knife, a savage record company that literally chased him out of LA, his almost unbelievable recovery from the rock high life, and, happily, a brand new album!

 

In fact, Phil really wants you to know about that new release called *My Beethoven* and gives you the detailed inside story on *DWP*! For example, Sloan felt a connection after he learned Beethoven loved to play in bars and the *Ninth Symphony* originated from a favorite drinking song. Beethoven played guitar, wrote hundreds of folk songs, and set poems by the Scottish Robert Burns to music. Beyond all this, Beethoven’s unhappy life resonated with Sloan who decided to tell the master’s story with new words and music on *My Beethoven*!

 

So P.F. Sloan will share stories of his own musical career and how it dovetails with that of Ludwig Van Beethoven in a very special conversation that’s as revelatory and personal as any interview you’ll ever hear. What else we got for you?

 

Well, we also have part two of Wes Britton’s lively conversation with the Lovin’ Spoonful’s Steve Boone. In part one on our last show, Steve shared tales of how he got into music, how the Spoonful came together and how the hits were made, and then why the band fell apart.

 

In part two, we have even more rock surprises. We finish off the tale of the Spoonful and explore Boone’s very dangerous career as a sea-faring drug smuggler. What’s the Spoonful doing now as their 50th anniversary is coming next year? Yep, we got more good-time Spoonful tunes for you—

 

*DWP* puts the V in Variety, so we also have part one of a conversation with       filmmaker Robert A. Emmons, Jr. His documentary, *Diagram for Delinquents* goes back to 1954 when psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham wrote a scathing indictment of comic books called *Seduction of the Innocent*. As he later testified before Congress, Wertham felt funny books were the number one cause of juvenile delinquency and instigated a firestorm of controversy.

 

In an insightful discussion with Dave White, Emmons talks about the issues his film raises including Wertham’s crusade, Wertham the man, his impact at the time, and why these events are still relevant today.

 

So P.F. Sloan, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and Censoring comics highlight the *Dave White Presents* 6th Anniversary Special on Tuesday, Aug. 26 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.  Aug. 27 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

 

Be sure to friend us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page:

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

 

Wes Britton’s review of *What’s Exactly the Matter with Me? Memoirs of a Life in Music* is posted at:

http://blogcritics.org/book-review-whats-exactly-the-matter-with-me-by-p-f-sloan/

 

Wes’s review of P.F. Sloan’s *My Beethoven* can be read at:

http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-P-F-Sloan-My-Beethoven-5567832.php

 

 

 

HSB 8/24

HSB 05: The Devil Dog of Alsace-Lorraine
Listen to the first adventure starring Leslie Addison and Eugene Pumphrey! Deep within the withered vineyards of Alsace-Lorraine a mystery is lurking in the shadows and it’s up to our brave students of science to solve it. Performed Live September 30, 2007 at The HighStreetArtsCenter in Moorpark, CA. With Special musical guests The Peculiar Pretzelmen. Written by R.Neely & W.Shupe Music for sketches by M. Mendelson The Devil Dog of AlsaceLorraine is currently being expanded into a full musical production.

Mostly Music 8/21

This week, Thursday August 21st, on Mostly Music we will be checking out some of the releases from Liberty Records. Liberty was started in Hollywood in 1955 by Simon Waronker. The label’s first big success was Julie London’s “Cry Me a River”. 
Some of the other artists on this label were Bobby Vee, Gene McDaniels, Matt Monro, Vicki Carr, and Jan & Dean. Those are just a sample of some of the talent on Liberty. Mostly Music Thursday evenings 7 Eastern and Pacific, 6 Central.