Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Grab Bag Episode 103 - WYBR Elvis Special Featuring Terry DuFoe as A GUEST

Grab Bag Episode 103

WYBR (AM/FM) King Midas Show- Elvis Special Edition
Hosted by King Midas, Featuring Terry DuFoe as a guest! (1977)

This week we offer you Grab Bag Episode 103:
A radio show/Elvis special from the late 1970s from WYBR AM/FM Radio, out of Belvedere, Illinois.  WYBR, aka Yellow Brick Road Radio, was a radio station located in the Cherry Vale Mall and was completely Wizard of Oz themed.  Visitors to the mall would walk through the enchanted forest, see the Wizard of Oz characters, and wind up at an observation window where they could watch the DJs and guests live on the air!  

This particular radio special from WYBR was hosted by "King Midas" (circa 1977 / 1978) featuring guests:

Terry DuFoe -
Host of WLUV's Elvis Memories of the King, sharing rare Elvis records, a poem written by Terry's mother Eva, for Elvis, and other fan letters for/about/in tribute to Elvis

Mike Keating -
From the Elvis Chicago Style Fan Club

Tom Weigel -
From Milwaukee, WI, publisher of The Presley Press (an Elvis publication Terry used to write for)

NOTE:  This GRAB BAG episode is taken from an old 1970s 8-track tape.  You will hear warbles, some static and/or dead air where audio drops.  This is because of the age of the source material. We have done our best to digitally remaster and save this rare audio, but please understand that it will not be the same pristine audio quality that you may hear from a digital audio master. 

Grab Bag Episode 103 will air on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! on Saturday February 25th, 2017 starting at approximately 7 pm pacific / 10 pm eastern.  

Listen by going to www.cultradioagogo.com

If you missed Grab Bag #103, you can hear it here:

Friday, January 27, 2017

CRAGG Live with William Wellman Jr - January 28th, 2017 (Post Show Notes)

CRAGG Live - January 28th, 2017

Guest: Actor William Wellman Jr

This weekend as we chatted with actor William Wellman Jr.  As the son of legendary director William A. Wellman, he grew up surrounded by Hollywood's elite, including Gary CooperTyrone PowerHenry FondaCarole Lombard,Frank CapraLana TurnerJohn PayneJennifer Jones, 'Red Skelton', Peter Lawford and William Boyd ("Hopalong Cassidy"), among a host of others.  Breaking into the industry in his own right, Wellman was seen in projects such as High School Confidential, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, How the West Was Won, Rawhide, and the Billy Jack films!  

Bill joined us for nearly an hour to discuss his life and career, including his long time friendship with Tom Laughlin (Billy Jack), his work with Larry Cohen in "It's Alive", how he broke into the acting business, working with Jerry Lewis, and all about growing up as the son of famed director William "Wild Bill" Wellman who directed films like the original A Star is Born and The Public Enemy with James Cagney & Mae Clarke!

Also during the show, listen in for the following: 
  • Clip of David Tennant on the recent show "The Last Leg": https://youtu.be/2uQFfpe6C18 
  • Our tributes to celebrities that passed this week including Barbara Hale, John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore and others
  • Pickel's Picks, review of Death Race 2050
  • News, stories, convo's and more!
If you missed the show, catch it here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Grab Bag Episode 102 - 1966 Batman and Robin Vinyl Album (& New Grab Bag Theme!)

Grab Bag Episode 102:
1966 Batman & Robin Album

Featuring the Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale!

This week we offer you:
The entire long play audio of the rare Batman & Robin ALBUM.. but it's not exactly what you think it will be!  Get ready for an instrumental JAZZY superhero caper!  Jumpin' Jazz-meister Joker!

In 1966, a toy company in Newark, New Jersey released a children's record called Batman and Robin to cash in on the popular Adam West TV series of the same name. The music on the LP was credited to "The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale," but in fact the band was one of the greatest uncredited session combos of all time, including the core of Sun Ra's Arkestra and Al Kooper's Blues Project.

To keep the music licensing fees to a minimum, all the tracks were based on public domain items like Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53, the horn theme from Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and the love theme from Romeo and Juliet, and generic rock riffs. It's all instrumental, with the exception of slight vocals on The Batman Theme on Side A and Robin's Theme on Side B.  This is very rare and we're excited to offer our listeners, what may be, their first chance at hearing this!

But that's not all...

Also on Grab Bag Episode 102:
1968 Leo Gorcey (Bowery Boys) Interview

We round out the hour (or just a little over) with a 30(ish) candid interview with actor Leo Gorcey (from the Dead End Kids/East Side Kids/Bowery Boys)!  You won't want to miss any of this week's Grab Bag!

Grab Bag Episode 102 will air on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! on Saturday January 28th, 2017, beginning just before 12 pm pst/3 pm est at www.cultradioagogo.com 

Oh and in OTHER EXCITING NEWS... check out the brand new Grab Bag Theme Song here:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Grab Bag Episode 101 Elvis: Memories of the King with Ed Parker

Grab Bag Episode 101
Elvis: Memories of the King with Ed Parker

Hosted by Terry DuFoe (1977)

Grab Bag is the newest show addition to Cult Radio's Saturday line up, known as the CRSB (AKA Cult Radio Snack Bar).  Every Saturday from approx 12 noon pacific (3 pm eastern) to 1 pm pacific (4 pm eastern), tune in at www.cultradioagogo.com for GRAB BAG - a weekly changing variety of retro audio from the Cult Radio archives!  You'll hear something different every week with source material coming from rare vinyl record albums, 45s, 8 track tapes, cassettes, and more!

This week we offer you Grab Bag Episode 101:
1 hour radio show/special from the late 1970s- Elvis: Memories of the King, episode #38.
Hosted by Terry DuFoe (circa 1977 / 1978) featuring an interview with ED PARKER!
Originally aired on am/fm Illinois station WLUV.

Grab Bag Episode 101 aired originally on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! on Saturday January 21st, 2017.  If you missed it, you can listen to it here:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

CRAGG Live with Candace Hilligoss - January 21st, 2017 (Post Show Notes)

CRAGG Live is the flagship show of Cult Radio A-Go-Go!  It's a lively 4 hour talk radio show hosted by Terry and Tiffany DuFoe LIVE from an old abandoned Drive-In Movie theater with Wicked Kitty and Fritz the studio cats and CRAGG The Gargoyle. We play retro pop culture, Drive-In movie, classic TV and old radio audio along with LIVE on the air celebrity interviews from the world of movies, TV, music, print, internet and a few odd balls thrown in for good measure. 

We air Saturdays 6-10 pm PST on our own radio network as part of the Cult Radio Snack Bar line up seen at: www.cultradioagogo.com/thisweek.html and airing on www.cultradioagogo.com a 24/7 free internet radio network of old time radio, music, movie trailers, old nostalgic commercials, snack bar audio, AND much more! 

CRAGG Live - January 21st, 2017
Guest: Candace Hilligoss- Star of the 1962 film Carnival of Souls

Candace joins us to chat about her career and her new book "THE ODYSSEY and THE IDIOCY, MARRIAGE to an ACTOR, A MEMOIR".  Get a copy of the book and visit Candace online at: http://www.candacehilligoss.com/

If you missed the show, hear it here:

NOTE* There is a brief leader before and after the show which was recorded "LIVE" off the air.