Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files
Well this is the week we say goodbye to those people who shaped the radio/television/entertainment business. Below is only a partial list of those we lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.
44 years ago today, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew delivered a speech in Des Moines IA that would later come back to haunt him.
The day that changed the world came on November 22, 1963. It was a sunny but cold and windy day in Dallas. I was a fourth-grader sitting in the library when the principal came on the public address system to inform the kids what had happened.
One of the best game shows in the history of television, “The Match Game” premiered 51 years ago on NBC during daytime from 1962-1969, and then on CBS from 1973-1979.
I am a happy guy. A real happy guy. Because my wife and older son recently bought me a new radio for my car… an HD Radio, along with all the other whistles and bells.
The news about the sudden passing of radio personality Kidd Kraddick was not only was a shock professionally and personally, but also prompted my brain to recall a story about him.
If you are a regular viewer of CBS daytime drama, you knew Jeanne Cooper and the role she played on “The Young and the Restless,” the top daytime drama in America today.
When television began to grow rapidly in the 1950s, the original radio network model began to erode. As a result, network radio shows were being cancelled by the dozens.
This week’s blog was spurred by an appointment today with someone I have not seen in 30 years but that brought back fond memories of an era gone by.
Friday is the 31st anniversary of what was, at the time, the largest radio station acquisition ever made in the history of American broadcasting. Let me set the stage for you, if you please.
Remember the 1954 movie, “There’s No Business Like Show Business?” And the late Ethel Merman singing it? That’s what this week has been for the networks and they all want you to know that “there IS NO business like show business!”
Today is the birthday of orchestra leader, TV actor, and TV producer Ozzie Nelson. You may remember his show from the 50’s and 60’s, “The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet.”