Seattle Radio Theater/KIRO Radio presentation: Dracula

Friday, October 13, 2017 — Bill Wixey sounded a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he portrayed Professor Abraham Van Helsing in the production, broadcast live from the Triple Door in Seattle. Also pictured are John Maynard (nattily dressed announcer, standing), Ursula Reutin, Tom Tangney, Dan Restione, Jason Rantz, Jim Dever, Tim Haik, and Dave Ross (Ross played the roles of Orson Welles and Count Dracula). The original CBS Mercury Theater of the Air production was heard in 1938.


[Photo source: Feliks Banel, Producer.]

Dave Ross Returns To Mornings

April 26, 2006 – KIRO-AM (710), facing a series of vacancies in its talk-show lineup and a lot of questions about its long-term prospects, Wednesday announced another shake-up that includes moving its franchise host back to his familiar morning slot. Dave Ross, who had been moved to the afternoon drive in January 2005 following his return from an unsuccessful run for the U.S. House in 2004, will return to the 9 a.m.-noon slot as of Monday…KIRO also announced that Ron Reagan, son of the former president and a host and analyst on TV, will have a daily one-hour show at noon weekdays. He’ll also do a daily commentary on KIRO’s morning news and serve as the station’s chief political analyst. (Bill Virgin – Seattle P-I)

Radio’s Original Emperor Comes To KKMI

1984

September 23, 1997|MYRNA OLIVER | (LOS ANGELES) TIMES STAFF WRITER — “Emperor” Bob Hudson, a veteran Southern California disc jockey who also dubbed himself “Beautiful Bob,” has died at 66. Hudson died in his sleep early Saturday at his Monrovia home. A master of the giant put-on, Hudson was on the air from the 1950s through the 1980s on several Southern California stations, initially anointing himself “emperor” on KRLA…Hudson regularly signed off his programs by warning the “peasants” to clear the freeway because “His Highness is coming.” The “emperor” dressed the part, complete with turban and robes, and moved around Hollywood in a gold Rolls-Royce. “The kids really thought I was nuts and they loved me,” he told The Times in 1968, when he was “Beautiful Bob” on KFWB in the days before its current all-news format. Hudson was praised by colleagues in his highly competitive business for intelligent humor and clever chatter…


I’M NORMAL – BOB HUDSON
Top 40 DJ’s – Hudson and Landry

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