Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Allan Sherman: The Original Weird Al Yankovic: Next on TVC


Allan Sherman: The Original Weird Al Yankovic: Next on TVC

We’ll remember the life and career of comedian Allan Sherman on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 23-29 at the following times and venues:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 10/23
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 10/27
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net

WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday 10/23
9pm ET, 6pm PT
Click the On Air button at WYYR.com

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Wednesday 10/23
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

Talktainment Radio
Columbus, OH
Thursday 10/24
2am ET, 11pm PT
Friday 10/25
3am ET, Midnight PT
Noon ET, 9am PT
Click on the Listen Live button at TalktainmentRadio.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 10/25
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV

KHMB Radio 1710 AM
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 10/20
9pm PT
Monday 10/21
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, CA
Monday 10/21
9pm ET, 6pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

Passionate World Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 10/22
9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week at PWRTalkonDemand.com
Click on the Listen Now button at PWRTalk.com

For twelve glorious months culminating in the year 1963, Allan Sherman was the hottest act in the country, performing at the Hollywood Bowl and sold-out venues across the country, guest-hosting The Tonight Show, and selling more than three million records. Sherman’s parodies of classical music and popular Broadway songs (including his most famous piece, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,” a song about a boy at summer camp, set to "Dance of the Hours”) won him such fans as Harpo Marx, Frank Sinatra, FCC chairman Newton Minow and President John F. Kennedy, while his brand of humor would later influence such comedians as Larry David, Adam Sandler, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jerry Seinfeld and Weird Al Yankovic.

Sherman’s influence on popular culture extends beyond his work as a satirist. He discovered Bill Cosby and created the long-running game show I’ve Got a Secret, while the lyrics of his songs provided a turning point in Jewish American cultural history. Yet Sherman himself was unable to sustain his success. We’ll explore the reasons why in our second hour along with our guest,Mark Cohen. Mark’s book Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman not only provides the back story of Sherman’s music, but discusses Sherman’s fractured upbringing and often fractious relationship with network television, while also including commentary from many friends, family members and admirers of this hugely creative artist.

Mark Cohen will be appearing in many cities across the country beginning in November and continuing into early 2014, including Detroit, Ann Arbor, St. Louis, Boston, New York, Berkeley, Toledo, OH and St. Paul, MN. For more information, go to AllanShermanBiography.com.

Also this week: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with an expanded look at This Week in TV History that will celebrate Johnny Carson’s birthday as well as discuss the network history of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
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
Wed 11pm ET, 8pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Fri Noon ET, 9am PT on Talktainment Radio
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Midnight ET on KHMB Radio 1710 AM (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
Mon 9pm ET, 6pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on Passionate World Radio
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