May 15, 2008

"Night Of Radio Stars" On June 10

Five of the Bay Area's greatest broadcasters -- Frank Dill, Al Hart, Jim Lange, Mike Cleary and Carter B. Smith (all members of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame) -- will be on stage together on Tuesday, June 10, for a special evening of memories, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society.

The program is part of SFMHS's current series of lectures on the "Golden Age of Entertainment" in the Bay Area.

The June 10 program "will cover the radio years from the 1960s to 1990s and will feature radio stars who dominated the air waves in the intervening years, people who became daily companions, especially to commuters bogged down in traffic."

The SFMHS "Early Radio" event this past Tuesday was a near sell-out in the nearly 500-seat Kanbar Hall at the magnificent Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, and was a roaring success.

Admission is only $5 (free for members of SFMHS). There will be a "pre-show" reception at 7 p.m. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m.

Kanbar Hall at JCC/SF is located at 3200 California Street. (For detailed directions, please click here or view the Google Map of the location.)

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May 06, 2008

Gavin Newsom No-Show For KKGN Debut

To the great disappointment of several, Gavin Newsom was a no-show for his much-ballyhooed debut on KKGN/960 last Saturday. In Mondays' Chronicle, Matier & Ross had the inside poop:

Hair America: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a no-show for his debut on Air America. ...late last week, the mayor's office put the whole thing on hold, saying Newsom's schedule was just too jammed with his trip to Israel and New York.

The mayor was slated to start his half-hour gabfest on KNEW-AM Saturday.

So the station had to pull back on its ads promoting the show and instead run a bunch of "Whoops, we're sorry" spots.

"I guess it just wasn't the best time for him to start," said KNEW's John Scott. "Hopefully, we'll regroup in a couple of weeks."


Note the errors in the M&R piece: readers should replace references to KNEW with KKGN. Also, the program wasn't scheduled to be carried on Air America; it is a Green 960 local production and presentation.

The Green 960 website, above a smiling photo of the San Francisco mayor, simply says "The Gavin Newsom Show: Postponed Due to Scheduling Conflicts."

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