Remembering Don Kennedy

A broadcaster who was well-loved by KCOW listeners for years has died. From Dateline Hollywood: Don Kennedy, star of the long-running WSB-TV children’s show “Officer Don and The Popeye Club,” has died at 93. Kennedy died from complications of dementia following a stroke in 2015, his daughter, Rebecca Maple, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Officer Don … Continue reading Remembering Don Kennedy

FORGOTTEN ICONS OF BROADCASTING: Bud Collyer

This series of articles is about broadcasters. A broadcaster is a versatile, sharp-minded talent with the gift of gab and the ability to spontaneously deliver entertainment and information. Broadcasters can often be identified by the breadth of their work–Hugh Downs, for example, hosted serious news programs like “Today” and “20/20”; served as Jack Paar’s “Tonight … Continue reading FORGOTTEN ICONS OF BROADCASTING: Bud Collyer

FORGOTTEN ICONS OF BROADCASTING: George Fenneman

When Bob S. Bestos and I chat on the morning program, I am George Fenneman. Bob is Groucho. For every Groucho there must be a George Fenneman–or a Margaret Dumont. George Fenneman was born in China; his parents were importer-exporters–in fierce competition, one assumes, with Vandelay Industries. The Fenneman family moved to San Francisco 9 … Continue reading FORGOTTEN ICONS OF BROADCASTING: George Fenneman