Sat. 10/6/18 2:10pm
Shawn in Rehoboth:
Getting to the show late - any discussion of the supposed fact that The Mad Daddy, post-DJ career, was a television horror host? I've never seen or heard any proof or detail...
Sat. 10/6/18 2:15pm
Mad Daddy appeared briefly on WJW-TV Saturdays in the summer of 1958 as the host of the Shock Theater show (long before Ghoulardi). He was dressed in a Dracula cape and did tricks like inverting the picture so it appeared he was hanging upside down and switching to a negative image. Sadly, no kinescopes of the show are known to exist. I saw this show on cable TV in London, Ontario.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:15pm
Any Archie and the Bunkers?
Sat. 10/6/18 2:16pm
On Monday, June 2, 1958, I listened to what was to be Mad Daddy’s last show on WJW, turning it off before his midnight sign off. On Tuesday the Mad Daddy show disappeared and was replaced by a ‘middle of the road’ show with no explanation. I heard later that he had signed off his Monday show with the poem:
Hang loose, Mother Goose
Dipped her rag in tomato juice
Goodbye, Mad Daddy, Goodbye!
It appears that Myers, having signed a new deal with WHK and being told by WJW management that they would enforce the 90 day no compete clause in his contract, decided to get even with the station by angering WJW management and perhaps even getting them in trouble with the FCC. He reappeared on WHK in August.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:19pm
OOOH YEAH....vocal group paradise....
Sat. 10/6/18 2:22pm
Check out Marc & Miriam's Radio shows on LuxuriaMusic.com!!
Crashing The Party Thursday 6-8PM EST
Waterloo Underground Fridays 6-8PM EST
Sat. 10/6/18 2:23pm
Great stuff Jay !!
Sat. 10/6/18 2:24pm
TNX Dave. I've been collecting Mad Daddy memorabilia for many years. Sorry, no Batty Bucks though.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:26pm
I bought many crime fiction paperbacks from Miriam when she used to sell her books at the book show at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Miriam!
Sat. 10/6/18 2:28pm
Yeah Archie and the Bunkers!
Rex, thanks for mentioning the pierogi’s at Sokolowski’s. I’m really hungry now. Get well, Miriam.
Wish I could go the event next week, but alas I’m stuck here in beautiful Long Beach, CA.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:29pm
Kevin in Doomsville:
Never enough Kinks on the airwaves.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:30pm
I was a guest on the late Rich Adcock radio show and I was a guest on The Antique Blues Show at least three times.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:32pm
Bill Nolan still broadcasts his show, Antique Blues, over WPKN on Sunday nights. Commercial free!
Sat. 10/6/18 2:36pm
What gives !?:
Linna has just announced that she’ll move the Norton Records warehouse from Brooklyn, New York, to the Screw Factory (the old Templar auto factory).
“When I was at that party, I talked to the boys in Archie and the Bunkers and to their father Marty, and he suggested I look at the Screw Factory,” Linna explains.
“We found a great space there for the warehouse that will be ideal for dealing with the nuts and bolts of our business. We can easily move big boxes of records in and out of there.”
Linna will also keep an office at Franklin Castle and begin hosting regular events at the place.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:37pm
Dick Libertore was once ALAN FREED son in law whom I once met in 1971.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:43pm
wHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO GET rEX TO PARACHUTE OFF THE bROOKLYN BRIDGE?...YA KNOW, FOR CHARITY
Sat. 10/6/18 2:52pm
Meyers Lake Ball room was in my hometown of Canton. Burned down many years ago.
Sat. 10/6/18 2:57pm
Popular radio hasn't been the same since Mad Daddy has gone. It wasn't video that killed the radio star. It was a combination of the payola scandal, the Drake formula of top 40 songs, and the supression of individual DJ personalities by the networks.