Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Professor, Hazel and the Rest: Next on TVC


We’ll remember the life and career of actor Russell Johnson on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 19-25 at the following times and stations:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 3/19
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 3/19
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net

WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday 3/19
9pm ET, 6pm PT
Click the On Air button at WYYR.com

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 3/21
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

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Weekends, various times
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

KSCO-AM 1080
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY-AM 1340
Watsonville, CA
Sunday 3/23
11am ET, 8am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com

Boost Radio Network
Paramus, NJ
Sunday 3/23
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Click on the On the Air button at BoostRadioNetwork.com

KHMB-AM 1710
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 3/23
9pm PT
Monday 3/17
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 3/24
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 3/25
9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT
with replays at various times throughout the week
Click on the Live Radio button at PWRTalk.com

A decorated World War II pilot, whose many medals included the Purple Heart, Russell Johnson used his G.I. bill to study acting at the Actors Lab in Hollywood following his discharge from the Air Force in 1945. Seven years later, his film and TV career began with appearances in Westerns and science fiction fare, including three films with his good friend Audie Murphy. Though usually cast as a heavy early in his career, Johnson starred as Marshal Gib Scott in the ABC Western series Black Saddle, plus he played heroic figures in two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone,“Execution” and “Back There.”

Today, of course, three generations of television viewers know Russell Johnson as Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan’s Island ― and though the actor believed that the show would not last beyond its initial 13-episode order, Gilligan’s Island went on to enjoy a nice three-year run on CBS television (1964-1967), and an endless run in syndication to this day in nearly 30 countries around the world.

We’ll remember the man behind “The Professor” along with Russell’s daughter Kimberly Johnson. Kimberly will share some memories of her dad, plus she’ll talk about his favorite episodes,her favorite episodes, and her dad’s take on the whole Gilligan’s Island pop culture phenomenon.

Also joining us this week will be our friend Bill Funt. The son ofCandid Camera originator Allen Funt, Bill first came to know Kimberly and other Gilligan’s Island personnel (including series creator Sherwood Schwartz) as part of an effort to bring the threeGilligan TV-movies from the late 1970s to DVD.

Continuing the “family affair” thread for this week’s program… Our first hour will feature Greg Ehrbar’s interview with Peter Key, the son of Ted Key, the writer/cartoonist whose popular Hazel cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post served as the basis for the long-running comedy series Hazel (CBS, 1961-1966) starring Shirley Booth. If creating Hazel were the only thing that Ted Key did in his career, that would be enough. But he also went to create the characters and format for what eventually became Mr. Peabody and Sherman, as well write three successful comedy movies for Disney, including The $1,000,000 Duck.
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
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Weekends, various times, on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network
Tue 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT on PWRNetwork
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