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From Art Vuolo Jr. "Radio's Best Friend"
THE 2007 RADIO GREATS
In mid-July of 2007 at the studios of Press Broadcasting
in Neptune, NJ they held an historic radio reunion of famous New York and New
Jersey personalities and this is a 3 hour DVD of the whole thing! Featured
on the video is: WABC's Herb Oscar Anderson, WCBS-FM's Joe McCoy, Bob Shannon,
Bobby Jay, Don K. Reed, Randy Davis, Mike Fitzgerald and on the phone; Bruce
Morrow, Ron Lundy, Harry Harrison and Dan Ingram! Others included from NJ
are: Don Tandler, Captain Jack, Ed Salvas, and dozens more! It was
held at The Breeze, 107.1 & 99.7 FM at the Jersey Shore. If you want to
SEE a 10 minute preview of the 3 hour DVD...just go to
and type in my name, art vuolo or Radio Greats. It was an amazing event and a major memory-maker
and if you are a fan of NYC area radio, it is an absolute MUST HAVE
video! Available on TWO discs nicely packaged.
THE 2007 & 2008 WLS REWIND RADIO
Over the years since 1979, it has been my
pleasure to archive, on video, some of the most incredible moments in radio
history. These were certainly two of the best. My Sony 2100 3-chip
digital camcorder was set up in the WLS main air studio from just after 8 a.m.
until midnight on Monday, Memorial Day, in 2007 and 2008 capturing nearly 100% of
the two WLS REWINDS! For one day only, WLS News-Talk Radio 890 AM, turned back
the hands of time to the late 60's, 70's and early 80's. Station
management gave the talk hosts the day off, and for 19 hours it was the return
of WLS MUSICRADIO 89! On the 2007 DVD you'll see Tommy Edwards, Fred
Winston, Chris Shebel, Catherine Johns, Lyle Dean, Les Grobstein, John Records
Landecker and Tom Kent, plus several of the behind the scenes people who helped
make it all a reality. Heard, but not seen (because they were not
actually in the studio) were: Larry Lujack, Jeff Davis, and newsman Gil
On the 2008 WLS REWIND II all the stars were IN STUDIO! Larry
Lujack came in from his New Mexico compound. Jeff Davis arrived from his
voice-over studio in Hollywood, and Gil Gross flew in from KGO in San Francisco,
where his boss, KGO PD Jack Swanson is also a former WLS newsman! Chris
Shebel and Tom Kent were not a part of the 2008 event but Bill Bailey came from
Grand Rapids. John Records Landecker, although great in 2007 was absolutely ON
FIRE in 2008!
These are MUST HAVE DVD's for all fans of the enormous, but not too
gaudy 89. Also, in our archive, is the 1985 WLS 25th Anniversary Reunion
celebrating a quarter century of WLS as The Rock of Chicago! Plus, in
1997, we have the entire two-day WLS Alumni Reunion.
Both of these DVD's are truly amazing. Enjoy the memories of one of
America's most legendary radio stations...890 AM WLS! See a special 10
minute preview on www.YouTube.com.
Just type in WLS Rewind.
THE LAST GREAT DETROIT
This Reunion was on September 24, 2005 and all 330+ who were there had
an outstanding time. You can view TONS of pictures by clicking onto REUNIONS
or the picture of the name tag laminate on the home page. Hurricane Rita
prevented Bob Green and Michael Stevens from getting here from Houston.
CNN's Gary Baumgarten and news ace Rob Milford were directed to cover the storm in
Texas. Country Dan Dixon was in a DC hospital. Because of a plethora
of reasons many good friends missed out on a great time....but for the several
hundred who DID make the event, it was an affair to remember. One of the
major highlights was special guest Mrs. Nellie Knorr, former owner of WKNR
Keener 13. Sadly she passed away a year later in September of 2006. DVD's and
CD's are available on the REUNIONS page and they are the next best thing to
having been there, and trust me the video is a real keeper. If you have
ANY connection to Detroit radio, you need to have this in your video
library. It was a HUGE slice of radio history!
RADIO CONVENTION VIDEOS
For information on any number of videos available
from the countless radio conventions which I have covered since the early
1980's, please click on CONVENTIONS, scroll down to the lower part of the
page for details on you you can obtain select sessions, highlight videos from
many of these industry confabs. These archives feature many incredible
moments from dozens of high-profile broadcasting conventions including; R&R
Talk Radio Seminar, The Radio & Records Conventions, past Bobby Poe and
Gavin confabs, The Country Radio Seminar, The Conclave Learning Conference, The
Morning Show Boot Camp etc. In 2009 I produced a video called WCRS-TV
which celebrated 40 years of the Country Radio Seminar. It's a butt-kickin'
two hour video that is a priceless for anyone with a connection to country
radio. Prices cover costs only.
NEW YORK CITY RADIO: 9-11
Unquestionably the best video I have ever produced. Originally made
for the 2002 R&R Talk Radio Seminar in Washington, DC, this is a 13 minute
mini- documentary on how key radio stations in New York City (and Washington)
handled that horrible day on September 11, 2001. All of the audio was
taken directly from the stations. No TV sound was incorporated into this
video. It is ALL RADIO and very powerful. At the 2002 A.I.R. Awards in Manhattan,
this video was shown, but stopped at the midway point because the audience was
unable to handle the emotional content. It even made headlines in David
Hinckley's column in the New York Daily News! Over a dozen major on and
off-air broadcasters were interviewed and stations featured include: WOR, WABC,
WCBS, 1010 WINS, WPLJ and WCBS-FM. Copies of this video are on file at the
Museum of TV and Radio in Beverly Hills, CA, New York City and the Newseum in
Washington, DC. It's
available on DVD and it includes a 52 station remote from Ground Zero on the
one-year anniversary...also very strong content.
Read Comments, Daily
News Clipping and a letter of thanks from Rudy Giuliani.
____________________________________________________________________The radio industry was saddened
over the passing of New York Radio
legend Scott Muni on September 28th, 2004. In his memory I compiled a special CD
(audio) of clips of Muni. Read about it when you click on Audio
SCOTT MUNI TRIBUTE
NEW YORK CITY RADIO: THE SIXTIES
Also available is a CD of New York City Radio: The 1960's with clips from
WMCA, WABC & WINS, plus WOR-FM and WCBS-FM (pre-oldies). It has a Top 40
speed trip of great stations called the 7:30 Tape...runs 7 min. 30 sec. plus
the famous NINE TAPE by Howard Hoffman, Randy West and Pete Salant.
Read more about this CD when you click on Audio Airchecks.
OF JOHNNY CARSON
Like so many, I was
saddened by the passing of the King of Late Night TV, and compiled a special DVD
in tribute which contains coverage from Entertainment Tonight (ET) plus The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the 1979 Mike Wallace 60 Minutes interview and The
Late Show with David Letterman (Time: 1:55) Carson started his career in
Cost: $15 includes shipping & handling.
REUNION NOW AVAILABLE!
here or under the "Reunions" category to find
out how you can get a copy of the 66WNBC Reunion in New York City on Fathers
Day, June 20th 2004. Also, find out more about the event, with many photos and
a complete guest book at
PERSONAL HEALTH REPORT
I have been holding together fairly well considering how much traveling I do on
an annual basis. You may recall back
on May 20, 2004, I was held captive at William Beaumont Hospital
in Royal Oak, MI with an acute case of cellulites which caused my leg to swell
up unbelievably, and had rendered me fairly useless. I am doing much
better now. My legs have been
less than perfect ever since but, I can't complain. This was
not nearly as serious as the blood clot in that same right leg in March 2003. That could have been fatal. What would have happened to all of
my tapes? I don't want to even think about that. Yikes!
In the summer of 2006 my trip to Pittsburgh was detoured with four days in
The Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's finest medical facilities. It
was a return of the cellulites which disabled me back in 2004.
Then in 2007 my continuing problem with cellulites, a skin infection, put
me in a Westchester County hospital for four days in Bronxville, NY in June of
2007. It's not easy coming to terms over the fact that I'm no longer 21
years old. During the course of 2008 there were NO bouts with cellulites,
but in July 2009 is came back for another encore, but this time I was NOT
hospitalized. It slowed me down and took longer to dissipate, but I kept
saying "this too shall pass" and it did.
Thanks always for your continued
concern, good wishes and prayers...which DO work.
NEWSPAPER RADIO COLUMN
My ON THE RADIO column in The Daily Oakland
Press, was discontinued in April of 2008 due to the paper filing for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy and simply running out of money. Now, on occasion, you can read
my writings Mike Austerman's superb web site: www.michiguide.com.
Click on the link ON THE RADIO. Mike and I alternated in writing
the column, and we had done so since September of 2001.
now feature a RADIOGUIDE which includes an up-to-date listing of ALL
of the AM and FM stations which are receivable in southeastern Michigan, news
about how to
get free copies of our various guides, including the very popular WJR Michigan
RADIOGUIDE and the Sports-Talk-News Tigers RADIOGUIDE we published in concert
with WXYT. RADIOGUIDES are FREE, by just sending $1.00 for
postage and handling to: RADIOGUIDE, PO Box 880, Novi, MI 48376.
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
This is where you can get information about video services for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Memorial
and special events. We have been doing this since 1982 and have created
some very special video productions. Rates for these services are
reasonable and competitive. Contact me quick, for a price quote, before I come to my
This is a list the many University of
Michigan Football games (and some selected Basketball games) which I have archived since the
early 1970's. These
videos are available (at cost) with no actual profits being realized, for Michigan fans
former players who want to see or have any number of games they may have
missed. As the producer of the Bob Ufer record albums, I have more Bob Ufer on
audio or video tape than anyone! Each year I also videotape the annual Bob Ufer Quarterback
Club Banquet. I have a special DVD which contains many of extremely
memorable moments in Michigan Football History! For Meeechigan fans
everywhere, this is GREAT stuff indeed! Check it out...and GO BLUE!
This is arguably the largest library of high quality un-scoped audio air checks from
Chicago radio between 1973 and 1989. After the untimely death of air check
maven Tim Benko, in late December, 1998, his family wanted to make sure Tim's
priceless collection had a good home, and I am proud to have this historic
archive in my tape library. If you are, or ever been, a fan of classic
Chicago radio, a tape of your favorite jock(s) is probably in this collection!
You can obtain copies on CD from the master tapes by e-mailing me for only $6
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It's the brain-child of Cynthia Schuman in suburban Detroit, and it's very cool
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check out the web site: www.radioairchecks.com
or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She's also incredible at creating impressive web sites at reasonable
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