Working at KGON in the late 80's was a big part of my early broadcasting career. I have great memories from that time in Portland and at KGON. Playing timeless Rock Classic that were produced when budgets for recording were so high and the psycho acoustics and analog warmth made listening such an enjoyable experience. Mix that audio Phatness with today’s HD and it is better sounding then ever! KGON Rocks with a perfect amount of cowbell!
One of the best things about my job has to be the opportunity to talk to so many amazing people! From listeners on the phone in the studio to rock stars, and even the Ringmaster of the Ringling Bros/ & Barnum & Bailey Circus…The Greatest Show on Earth! David Shipman learned about the auditions through Facebook, but completely missed the audition. He called Ringling Bros. directly to see if there was any chance he could still try out... and look where he is now! He talks about the circus, how he got the gig, his favorite act, and how the childhood dream of running away to join the circus came true.
I was thinking about my cool doc that rocks, Dr. Will Winter of N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) and found this cool picture on Google of the two of us. I can't remember when it was taken. Maybe at the party before their first Portland gig at the Crystal Ballroom. They owe Portland another show soon. I love the band...for their music, and for what they do. Here's a link to their web page.
Every Friday on KGON, I have the pleasure of speaking with our "man on the inside" Sal Cirrincione who dishes on the latest news in the world of classic rock. Today Sal talked about the fact that it's Roger Waters 70th birthday, and also about the Rolling Stones exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Good information. A gentleman called me while I was on the air and missed part of the report so I told him I would post it on my blog so he could hear it. Great idea! So now, due to that man's question, I will continue to post the weekly rock reports here on my blog. Here's today's report! And a picture of Sal with Keith Richards....just because! Enjoy...
I love it when someone who is not only very talented, but also so down to earth makes it big! Really big! Larry the Cable Guy is an example of what happens when talent and hard work comes together. He's everywhere. Movies, gold records, a book, TV show, and part of the Pixar "Cars" franchise as "Mater," it all seems like an overnight success after the Blue Collar Comedy Tour hit the circuit...but Larry worked hard getting his stand up routine right, and he did radio commentary for several stations that got the word out about this funny man! We talked about our mutual friend, the late Dick Sheetz, who was at one of the stations that had him on the radio in Florida. He's a dad, and we talked about his kids reaction to the Mater character from Cars. Larry's just a great guy. Simple as that. He's coming to the Schnitzer on September 18th, and if you need some funny in your life, then you should get there and laugh along with the rest of us! Cheers, and enjoy the conversation.