Friday, July 31, 2015

07/31 Sweet Dick Whittington

Sweet Dick Whittington Joins Michael Horn on The Weekend Edition of The PM Show!


Sweet Dick Whittington (born 1934) is a long-time disc jockey in Los Angeles, who has also appeared as an actor in movies and on television.

Prior to his arrival in Southern California, Whittington was a popular radio personality in the San Francisco Bay area at Oakland's KROW (960 AM), where he hosted the "Night Watchman" overnight program, and, later, a weekday afternoon show, from 1955 to 1958. In the fall of 1958, he moved to KSFO (560 AM) in San Francisco, as host of the 9 p.m. to midnight program. He began his stint in Los Angeles at KABC 790 AM, doing a one-hour talk show weekdays and a 3-hour Sunday talk show from 1965-1969. In 1969, he moved to KGIL.

His greatest fame in the Los Angeles market was in the morning drive time slot at KGIL AM 1260 in the "Sin Fernando Valley". For a brief time, he left KGIL to do the evening drive time slot at KFI AM 640. He also was briefly heard in the late 1980s on KIEV (870 AM) and, for a few months in 1989, was back at KABC AM. According to the entry in www.laradio.com, he has retired and is writing a novel.

Many people regard his broadcast style as being ahead of its time. Rather than the "happy morning to you" type of radio personality, he often spoke on the air about things that bothered him and foreshadowed the Howard Stern era of speaking your mind. At stations where he was still spinning records, he would many times interrupt a song midway through saying, "I like it up to that point, then I get bored."

One of Whittington's notable film roles was as the disc jockey in the TV movie Duel, Steven Spielberg's directorial debut. He can also be seen briefly as a ring announcer in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull.

He now lives in the San Luis Obispo area and is the image voice for radio station KKJL-AM (adult standards).

Monday, July 27, 2015

07/27 BUGS BUNNY’S 75TH BIRTHDAY, TOP AT THE BOX OFFICE, ROB SCHNEIDER BURGLARIZED, SNOOP DOGG ARRESTED

Join MIKE and PAUL on the 
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE PM SHOW
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...


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BUGS BUNNY’S 75TH BIRTHDAY


WHICH FILM WON THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND



ROB SCHNEIDER BURGLARIZED 


SNOOP DOGG ARRESTED IN SWEDEN SATURDAY NIGHT 


All this and MORE!


Friday, July 24, 2015

07/24 DON BARRETT

THE DON BARRETT STORY: Part 2



Don Barrett grew up an only child in the 1950s on the beach in Santa Monica and experienced the explosion of rock 'n roll music and with it Top 40 radio. The men and women, who played the music, told the stories about the artists and became his imaginary brothers and sisters. His dream to be on the radio was crystallized while listening to his transistor radio.

Don has had an amazing career as a disc jockey, program director, national program director for legendary Gordon McLendon, and eventual general manager of WDRQ and W4 in Detroit and then launching KIQQ (K-100) in Los Angeles.

After 25 years in motion picture marketing for Columbia, Universal and MGM/UA, Don returned to his first love of radio and began to chronicle the industry, writing three books on Los Angeles Radio People and publishing a radio-themed website, www.LARadio.com. www.LARadio.com is the most comprehensive listing of 6,000 Los Angeles Radio People, spanning the last 58 years, is now available just by clicking on your favorite personality. The listings provide a colorful snapshot of where they came from, where and when they worked, and what they’re doing now. 

In 2013 Don was appointed the radio columnist for the Orange County Register.




Monday, July 20, 2015

07/20 PRO SURFER SHARK ATTACK, BLAKE SHELTON & MIRANDA LAMBERT, CAROL BURNETT, TOP BOX OFFICE MOVIES

Join MIKE and PAUL on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE PM SHOW
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...


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PRO SURFER ESCAPES SHARK ATTACK DURING COMPETITION


BLAKE SHELTON & MIRANDA LAMBERT DIVORCING



CAROL BURNETT TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM SAG


TOP BOX OFFICE MOVIES 


All this and MORE!