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ePub Crawl

Publishing companies would send me dozens of books every month when I worked in Los Angeles, especially at KLOS, with the hope that their authors would be interviewed on the air. They had an appreciation for radio that the movie … Continue reading

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Working Stiff

Dick Clark’s offices in Burbank were near a Mexican restaurant where we often had birthday lunches or good-bye parties for co-workers at KPWR and KROQ in the mid ’90s. I recall seeing Mr. Clark crossing the street, presumably going to … Continue reading

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According to Tim

Accordionist Tim Padilla emailed me with the good news that his Christmas album is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. “Spirit of Christmas” includes one of his favorites, “Oh Christmas Tree Polka.” I’ve known Tim since before he had an … Continue reading

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Hold That Tiger

In the aftermath of the Ohio private zoo tragedy, Josh Ault of WATE did a report on how Tiger Haven in Roane County has taken precautions against an animal escape. Similarly, Ben Tracy of CBS News did a feature on … Continue reading

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With a Rebel Yell

It seems like most events in East Tennessee are scheduled so they do not conflict with University of Tennessee football games. One of the biggest festivals in the area goes against that conventional wisdom. The Foothills Fall Festival draws tens … Continue reading

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Viewers Like You

Only one in ten PBS viewers sends in a donation during the stations’ annual pledge drives. I made a $30 donation to East Tennessee PBS on Sunday night. How could I not? I was one of the pledge drive hosts. … Continue reading

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The Real World

The reason it’s so hard to believe that MTV is 30 years old today is that relatively few of us were aware of the channel in 1981.  I didn’t even get cable until my wife and I moved into our … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 5

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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Just One More Thing…

Peter Falk died Thursday night. The actor who played Lt. Columbo also had a passion for painting, which is how I ended up in his driveway with Mark & Brian. The guys liked getting out in the Mark & Brian … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

The last blog post I wrote about at KROQ was going to be the last blog post I wrote about KROQ, or so I thought. In it, I wrote that I was disappointed to discover the quirks my friend Jessica … Continue reading

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Sidewalking Tall

Adam West should already have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s surprising that he doesn’t. A lot of lesser luminaries have been honored on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. In addition to being famous … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Lovemaster

The first time I heard Craig Shoemaker was on the KLOS Five O’Clock Funnies. To this day, he remains one of the most popular comedians on that feature. During my years at KLOS, Craig was consistently an outstanding in-studio guest. … Continue reading

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Comic Pro

A Twitter post by Jimmy Kimmel had me searching the Internet for hours last night and this morning. Twitter is simultaneously the place for legitimate breaking news and for ridiculous celebrity death rumors. Jimmy had heard that comedian Robert Schimmel … Continue reading

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Hootie Hoo

Normally I don’t turn on the TV when I am getting ready for church on a Sunday morning but this week was an exception. I wanted to see the weather report before the big outdoor Mass at All Saints Church. … Continue reading

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