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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Jimmy Weldon: Next on TVC
Actor, author and motivational speaker Jimmy Weldon will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing June 8-13 at the following times and venues:
WROM Radio Detroit, MI Wednesday 6/8 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Sunday 6/12 8pm ET, 5pm PT 2am ET, 11pm PT Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net
Most of you know Jimmy Weldon as the voice of Yakky Doodle on Yogi Bear, which continues to air on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Some of you may know him as the host of one of the very first local children’s TV shows, The Webster Webfoot Show, one of the very first local children’s TV shows, which originated in Dallas and aired for many years in Los Angeles and in Fresno. Still others remember Jimmy from his many appearances on such classic TV shows as Dallas and The Rockford Files.
Or you may have seen Jimmy Weldon speak at one of your local venues. He has been one of the country’s leading motivational speakers for more than four decades, and he shares many of his ideas in his book, Go Get ’Em Tiger, a part autobiographical, part motivational book that shows that the real definition of success is becoming the person you want to be and doing what you really want to do. Jimmy Weldon will join us during our second hour.
Our first hour will include a remembrance of Alan Young by Greg Ehrbar that will particularly focus on Young’s long-running radio and TV variety series (which featured, among others, a pre-Gilligan’s Island Jim Backus) as well as the actor’s many contributions to Disney Records. Plus: Phil Gries will join us for Part 5 of our tribute to Joey Bishop as part of the Sounds of Lost Television. This segment will include audio highlights from Bishop’s late night network TV talk show (ABC, 1967-1969), including a rarely heard interview with Mutual radio journalist Andrew West that includes West’s first-person coverage of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968.
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