January 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Edie Adams and The Paley Center: Next on TVC

DVD producer Josh Mills and Paley Center curator Ron Simon will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 29-Feb. 4 at the following times and venues:



WROM Radio

Detroit, MI

Wednesday 1/29

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Sunday 2/2

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

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Added by ed robertson on January 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Amos 'n, Andy, 1928-1960

                   L-R: Spencer Williams, Jr., (Andy), Tim Moore  ("Kingfish"), Alvin Childress (Amos)

"Amos 'n' Andy" started as a local radio show in Chicago in 1928.   The premise was to portray life in a middle class Black community.  The characters were unlike many…

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Added by Jim McAllister on January 22, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Reuben Kinkaid and The Professor, plus The Beatles in 1964: Next on TVC

We’ll remember actors Dave Madden and Russell Johnson on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 22-28 at the following times and venues:



WROM Radio

Detroit, MI

Wednesday 1/22

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Sunday 1/26

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net



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Added by ed robertson on January 21, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments

America’s First Talk Show Host, plus the Era of Live Television: Next on TVC

Broadcast legend Joe Franklin and author, playwright and director Julian David Stone will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 15-21 at the following times and venues:



WROM Radio

Detroit, MI

Wednesday 1/15

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Sunday 1/19

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Click on the Listen Live button at WROMRadio.net…



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Added by ed robertson on January 14, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Michael Gleason, plus 2013: The Year in Television: Next on TVC

Michael Gleason, plus 2013: The Year in Television: Next on TVC



Television writer, producer and author Michael Gleason will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 1-7 at the following times and venues:



WROM Radio

Detroit, MI

Wednesday 1/8

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

Sunday 1/12

8pm ET, 5pm PT

2am ET, 11pm PT

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Added by ed robertson on January 7, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

GLANCING AT TV HISTORY

Although the early days of television hurt the movie business, they didn’t ruin it like they did radio. Sure, starting in the late 1940s TV was new and exciting even if it was on a 7” to 16” black and white screen. However, not every home had one for two main reasons:  Sets were very expensive and they were hard to get. 



As a kid in Cincinnati, I can remember our first TV. It was a 16” B&W “National” and it cost about $500. Those were big bucks in 1949 and there was no remote,…

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Added by Jim McAllister on January 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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