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Rick Dees was the visitor on “Magic” Matt Alan’s “Outlaw Radio” final weekend, telling tales of their previous lives working collectively and aside, the COVID-19 lockdown, jokes and humor (in fact), Dees’ well-known hit “Disco Duck,” politics, magic and extra.
Finest line of the morning … exterior of the enjoyable tales and banter, in fact … got here from Dees himself when he cautioned, and I’m paraphrasing: When you’ve got one thing constructive to say, write it down. When you’ve got one thing dangerous to say, say it in individual. Phrases to stay by.
The 2 labored collectively at KIIS-FM (102.7). Dees within the morning had been there for the reason that early days of the station’s meteoric rise to dominance that started in 1981. Alan got here aboard in 1989 and labored afternoon drive twice, two years beginning in 1989 and one other stint two years later … the break in tenure described on the time as “philosophical variations” with administration. Alan most not too long ago has been doing morning drive on SiriusXM’s ‘70s on 7 along with internet hosting Outlaw Radio from his yard smoking lounge. Hear this system at www.outlawradiolive.com.
Unhappy information of a number of passings not too long ago.
Ian Whitcomb handed away on April 19 of pure causes. He was 78. Whitcomb had a success report in 1965 known as “You Flip Me On,” and was heard taking part in music on the outdated KIEV (now KRLA, 870 AM), KROQ (106.7 FM), KCRW (89.9 FM) and KPCC (89.three FM). You possibly can hear a pattern of his KROQ present here.
Most not too long ago, Jerry Bishop was the announcer for tv’s “Decide Judy,” however I keep in mind him on the radio at such stations as KLAC (570 AM), KFI (640 AM), KKDJ (now KIIS-FM), KIIS-AM/FM (I really keep in mind listening to the AM facet of the simulcast of 1150 AM), and KGIL (now KSUR, 1260 AM). He died April 21 on the age of 84 after a number of weeks within the hospital as a result of coronary heart problems and kidney failure.
Matt Holzman, longtime producer, host and fundraiser at KCRW, handed away April 12 after a battle with most cancers on the age of 56. He had obtained a kidney transplant in 2006 which he documented on the air. I’m advised that Holzman left his mark on the station in so many ways in which he won’t ever be forgotten.
Bob Howard is greatest remembered at KFWB (980 AM) the place he labored the all-night shift from 1981-2009. He was heard prior on the late-great KGFJ (now KYPA, 1230 AM) and KDAY (now KBLA, 1580 AM). Little info is understood about his loss of life; he was stated to be 76 years outdated and one of many nicest guys ever to work in radio.
Apparently you suppose that “Previous Time Radio” and “CBS Radio Thriller Theater” is a good suggestion to air throughout these COVID-19 lockdown days, if solely to quickly take your thoughts off of what’s going on round you.
“I take pleasure in your column every week and have a instructed complement to at this time’s thought of the week from reader Jimmy Noonan: I’m clearly older than each of you and grew up listening in mattress to ‘The Shadow Is aware of’ and ‘Inexperienced Hornet.’” They have been nice and must be added to your listing. Thanks” — John Whitaker
“I believe his suggestion is spot on. I’ve a consumer who has outdated radio packages on maintain (over the telephone) to hearken to. I generally need to name simply to be placed on maintain! Having the ‘CBS Radio Thriller Theater’ or the CBS/KNX Drama Hour on radio throughout these loopy occasions would convey individuals again to happier occasions. I do know I’d hear… My favourite packages have been with Lucille Ball — mysteries.” — Karin Buchak
“I wholeheartedly concur with Jimmy Noonan’s suggestion to convey again the Drama Hour! We have been trustworthy listeners, and my now grown-up children have the ‘Previous Time Radio’ app and nonetheless hear, as do my spouse and I. Carry it again!” — Dan Ryan
“Glorious thought! The Lone Ranger rides once more! Hello O Silver, away!” — Randi Miller
“That is an 88 12 months outdated bred and born Montebello boy now residing in Chino Hills … I simply completed studying your article within the Orange County Register; oh, I pray that is what we have now been ready for and that the populous is prepared to return to the outdated days of radio. I subscribe to SiriusXM for one cause and one cause solely and that’s for the outdated radio reveals. I accumulate outdated desk mannequin radios similar to those I grew up listening to. Sure, I’m an outdated radio present nut!” — Charlie Discipline
“I simply learn your column (as I do each week within the L.A. Every day Information Sundays) that Jimmy Noonan of Anaheim has instructed resurrecting the Drama Hour with an array of basic radio reveals. I simply needed to let you realize that we have already got Hollywood 360 on KRLA each Saturday and Sunday at midnight for four hours on Saturday and a couple of hours on Sunday. You identify this system, they air it. From Bob Hope, to Henry Aldrich that they aired final night time.
“What’s good about Hollywood 360 is join and they’ll ship you the whole present to your laptop and you may hearken to it any time you select for per week. It involves my laptop mechanically and it’s FREE!! Simply enter hollywood360radio.com into the browser and it’s there. I see additionally they air on WGN in Chicago.” — Carmelina Montante
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