One of my favorite recurring guests on 840WHAS is Louisville comedian Raanan Hershberg. He's been on the radio with me for years and always bring fresh material. It was fun to see him on CBS the other night delivering a lot of the jokes that he honed on the radio or onstage at The Bard's Town theater. Way to go, Raanan. Outstanding job! Thanks buddy! I Honed all the jokes on your show. See yah soon— Raanan Hershberg (@Raanancomedy) January 15, 2020 Here's our most recent radio interview on 840WHAS.
Rock & roll invaded America in the 50s just as television was building its stranglehold on the culture. Once you heard a great song on the radio, the desire to actually SEE the artist intensified. Fans would suddenly be able to put a face with voice(s) they loved. In 1956, Elvis sang multiple songs on the Ed Sullivan Show, and Sullivan egged him on to return later in the broadcast. Elvis started to deflect the host's suggestion but quickly agreed. Not long thereafter Elvis became so famous that he wouldn't take orders from geriatric show hosts. In the 60s. TV shows often used mixes of recorded music with some live overlay of vocals. Watch the The Mamas and Papas throw out some
The Late, Late Show host James Corden delivered one of the most imaginative, moving, and funny television interviews ever. Corden snared Sir Paul McCartney to appear in his carpool karaoke series, returning the Beatles legend to his hometown of Liverpool. It was pure gold. Clever, heartwarming, and entertaining for multiple generations. That's the rarest of feats in today's splintered media universe.
Bruno Mars covers the 1969 hit More Today Than Yesterday during a 2011 radio appearance in New York. Here's the original song from Spiral Staircase: Oh, and things seem to have worked out for that Bruno Mars fellow. Five years later, here he is on show with a wider reach than WPLJ-FM in NYC. My buddy Scott Shannon, now the morning man at WCBS-FM, has seen immense talent roll through his New York studios over the years, but no one more gifted than Bruno. Glad to see he loves refurbishing classic pop songs.