Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Remembering Bob Crane, Gerry Goffin and FUNNY: The Book: Next on TVC

Television writer/producer David Misch, makeup artist Karen Crane and author Rich Podolsky will join us as part of our Fourth of July week edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 2-7 at the following times and stations:

WROM Radio
Detroit, MI
Wednesday 7/2
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
Sunday 7/6
8pm ET, 5pm PT
2am ET, 11pm PT
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WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday 7/2
9pm ET, 6pm PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 7/4
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 7/5
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 7/6
7pm ET, 4pm PT
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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
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 7/6
11am ET, 8am PT
Also streaming at

Boost Radio Network
Paramus, NJ
Sunday 7/6
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Click on the On the Air button at

KHMB-AM 1710
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 7/6
9pm PT
Monday 7/7
Midnight ET
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or use the Live365 app on your smartphone and type in KHMB

The Radio Slot Network
San Francisco, CA
Monday 7/7
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at
This week’s program will include highlights from our December 2013 conversation with Karen Crane, award-winning special effects makeup artist and the daughter of Bob Crane.

Best known as the star of Hogan’s Heroes, the long-running CBS comedy series from the mid-1960s that currently airs on Me-TVBob Crane was also an accomplished drummer, not to mention an innovative radio personality whose influence on broadcasting can still be felt today. All of Crane’s accomplishments, however, were overshadowed by the gruesome nature of his murder on June 29, 1978; the unsolved status of the case; and his addiction to sex, which by all accounts the actor was trying to overcome at the time of his death.

Less talked about when it comes to Bob Crane is that he was a generous actor, a loving father, and a good friend to those who knew him. That is the Bob Crane that we will talk about when Karen Crane join us in our second hour.


This week’s show will also remember Gerry Goffin, the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame lyricist responsible for such iconic songs as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” and “The Locomotion” — all of which Goffin co-wrote with his wife at the time, Carole King, and all of which were produced by legendary music impresario Don Kirshner.

You might recall that we talked at length about Gerry Goffin and Don Kirshner in June 2012, as part of our conversation with author Rich Podolsky. Rich’s bookDON KIRSHNER: The Man with the Golden Ear tells the story of Aldon Music, the song publishing co-founded by Kirshner and Al Nevins that was not only responsible for some of the biggest hits in music history (including “On Broadway,” “Up on a Roof,” “One Fine Day,” “Go Away Little Girl,” “You Lost That Lovin Feeling,” “Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover”), but also developed some of the greatest and most prolific songwriters and performers the music industry has ever known, including Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Connie Francis, Tony Orlando, Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann, Jack Keller and, as mentioned, Gerry Goffin and Carole King. We’ll play highlights of our conversation with Rich Podolsky during our first hour.

Also in our first hour: We’ll replay part of our June 2012 conversation with longtime television writer and producer David Misch. (Mork and MindyPolice Squad!Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman, Duckman.). David is the author of FUNNY: THE BOOK: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy, an entertaining look at the art of comedy from every conceivable angle: historical, musical, psychological, philosophical and everything in between. David’s book also explores comedy from the worlds of movies, television and stand-up, including the impact of such iconic comedians as Buster Keaton, Groucho Marx, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Woody Allen, while also answering the eternal question “Why are fart jokes funny?”

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,
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and 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
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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