Sunday, December 31, 2017

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Rudolph's Shiny New Year


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

Rudolph has just come back from delivering Christmas presents with Santa Claus when he is asked by Father Time to find the missing Baby New Yearbefore midnight on New Year's Eve. The baby, named Happy, ran away because everyone laughed at his large ears, although no one meant it in a cruel way. 

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (Rankin Bass) by theperminator
Unless Happy is returned before December 31 to take his position as the new year, the current year will not end and the date will perpetually remain December 31 forever. If this happens, the evil buzzard named Aeon will rule the world forever.

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Tony Figueroa

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?"


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

What Are You Doing New Years Eve? 
by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt 

Joseph and Zooey Web

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Tony Figueroa

Friday, December 29, 2017

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: SNL Real Audio - Jesus Today


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

Jesus tries to fix everything that's wrong with today's commercialized Christmas.

SNL Real Audio - Jesus Today from David Daly on Vimeo.

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Tony Figueroa

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rose Marie

Rose Marie Mazetta
August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017
Rose Marie Mazetta was born in New York City to Italian-American Frank Mazetta and Polish-American Stella Gluszcak. At the age of three, she started performing under the name "Baby Rose Marie." At five, she became a radio star on NBC and made a series of films. Rose Marie was a nightclub and lounge performer in her teenage years before becoming a radio comedian. She was billed then as "The Darling of the Airwaves". According to her autobiography, Hold the Roses, she was assisted in her career by many members of organized crime, including Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel.
She performed at the opening night of the Flamingo Hotel, which was built by Siegel. At her height of fame as a child singer, from late 1929 to 1934, she had her own radio show, made numerous records, and was featured in a number of Paramount films and shorts. She continued to appear in films through the mid-1930s, making shorts and one feature picture, International House (1933), with W.C. Fields for Paramount.

In 1929, the five-year-old singer made a Vitaphone sound short titled Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder. Between 1930 and 1938, she made 17 recordings, three of which were unissued. Her first issued record, recorded on March 10, 1932, featured accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson's band, one of the premier black jazz orchestras. According to Hendersonia, the bio-discography by Walter C. Allen, Henderson and the band were in the Victor studios recording the four songs they were intending to produce that day and were asked to accompany Baby Rose Marie, reading from a stock arrangement.
Her recording of "Say That You Were Teasing Me" (backed with "Take a Picture of the Moon", Victor 22960) also featured Henderson's orchestra and was a national hit in 1932. According to Joel Whitburn, Rose Marie is the only pre-World War II hitmaker still living as of 2017.

In the 1960–61 season, Rose Marie co-starred with Shirley BonneElaine StritchJack WestonRaymond Bailey, and Stubby Kaye in the CBS sitcom My Sister Eileen. She played Bertha, a friend of the Sherwood sisters: Ruth, a magazine writer, played by Stritch, and Eileen, an aspiring actress, Bonne's role.

After five seasons (1961–1966) as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rose Marie co-starred in two seasons (1969–1971) of CBS's The Doris Day Show as Doris Martin's friend and coworker, Myrna Gibbons. She also appeared in two episodes of the NBC series The Monkees in the mid-1960s. She later had a semi regular seat in the upper center square on the original version of Hollywood Squares, alongside her longtime friend and Dick Van Dyke co-star, Morey Amsterdam. She also appeared on both the 1986 and 1998 syndicated revivals.

Rose Marie performed on three 1966 and 1967 episodes of The Dean Martin Show variety series on NBC and also twice (1964 and 1968) on The Hollywood Palace on ABC.

In the mid-1970s, she portrayed, in recurring fashion, Hilda, who brought fresh doughnuts, made coffee for the team, and provided some comic relief on the police drama S.W.A.T..

In the early 1990s, she had a recurring role as Frank Fontana's mother on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown. She appeared as Roy Biggins's domineering mother, Eleanor "Bluto" Biggins, in an episode of the television series Wings. Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam appeared together in an October 1993 episode of Herman's Head and guest-starred in a February 1996 episode of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City, shortly before Amsterdam's death in October of that same year.
She appeared with the surviving Dick Van Dyke Show cast members in a 2004 reunion special. Rose Marie was especially close to actor Richard Deacon from that show and offered him the suits left behind when her husband died in 1964, as the two men were of similar height and build.
Rose Marie appeared opposite Phil Silvers in the Broadway show Top Banana in 1951.

From 1977 to 1985, Rose Marie co-starred with Rosemary ClooneyHelen O'Connell, and Margaret Whiting in the musical revue 4 Girls 4, which toured the United States and appeared on television several times.
She was the celebrity guest host of a comedy play, Grandmas Rock!, written by Gordon Durich. It was originally broadcast on radio in 2010 on KVTA and KKZZ, and rebroadcast on KVTA and KKZZ again in September 2012 in honor of National Grandparents Day. A CD of the show was also produced, featuring audio clips from The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Good Night Rose Marie
Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa


You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart
-George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
known professionally as George Michael
25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016

 George Michael died today at his home in Goring-on-ThamesOxfordshire

In his memory here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

Good Night George
Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Year's Eve with Benjamin Franklin and Guy Lombardo: Next on TVC

We’ll replay our conversation with actor Fredd Wayne as part of a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 29-Jan. 1 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 12/29
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 12/30
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 12/31
10am ET, 7am PT
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WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 12/30
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 12/31
9am ET, 6am PT
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CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 12/31
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at
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KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 12/31
9pm PT
Monday 1/1
Midnight ET
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San Francisco, CA
Monday 1/1
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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The second hour of this week's show will include an encore presentation of our October 2015 conversation with
Fredd Wayne, the noted character actor whose career on stage, film and television spans seven decades and includes appearances on such shows as The Twilight Zone, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Rockford Files, The Untouchables, Quincy, Perry Mason, Ironside, Frasier, Hogan’s Heroes, My Three Sons and at least a hundred others. If you are a fan of Bewitched, you know that Fredd Wayne played Benjamin Franklin in a famous two-part episode of Bewitched that is still fondly remembered today. What you may not know is that Fredd has played Ben Franklin on thousands of other occasions over the past fifty years, ever since he began studying the life of the American patriot in 1964. We’ll ask Fredd about his lifelong passion and interest in Franklin, plus we’ll talk about some of his other current projects. 

Both The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Franklin: Citizen are available on CD through Blackstone Media. Benjamin Franklin: Citizen is a recording of the one-man play written and performed by Fredd Wayne.

Phil Gries will join us in our first hour for our annual tribute to bandleader Guy Lombardo, with audio highlights from some of the first TV coverage of the ball drop at Times Square… including a rarely heard clip from New Year’s Eve 1965 featuring Howard Cosell. 

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television 
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
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