Brush Up Your Shakespeare with Ellen Geer: Next on TVC

Actress and director Ellen Geer will join us this week, plus we’ll welcome back Emmy Award winter Ron Bacon and game show historian Steve Beverly, on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 20-22 at the following times and venues:

WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1
Bardstown, KY
Friday 8/20
9am ET 6am PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 8/20
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Friday 8/20
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 8/21
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 8/22
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

WTCA 1050 AM and FM 106.1
South Bend/Plymouth, IN
Saturday 8/21
6am ET, 3am PT
Streaming at am1050.com
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

WKXO AM 1500 and FM 103.5
Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY
Saturday 8/21
8am ET, 5am PT
Streaming at Facebook.com/1035wkxo

KZFX HD-3 93.7 FM
Ridgecrest/California City, CA
Saturday 8/21
Noon ET, 9am PT
Streaming at KZFXRadio.wixsite.com/kzfx

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 8/21
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 8/22
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at KSCJ.com
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

KZLS 1640 AM The Eagle
Oklahoma City/Enid, OK
Saturday 8/21
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at 1640TheEagle.com
or listen to us on the KZLS TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 8/21
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 8/22
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

KFMO AM 1240
Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO
Saturday 8/21
9pm CT, 7pm PT
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or listen to us on the KFMO TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 8/21
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at WONNewYork.net

Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Saturday 8/21
Sat 8pm MT and PT
Sunday 8/22
6pm MT and PT
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WLAD AM 800 and FM 94.1
Danbury, CT
Sunday 8/22
5am ET, 2am PT
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KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 8/22
9am ET, 6am PT
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KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 8/22
9am ET, 6am PT
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CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 8/22
7pm ET, 4pm PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
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KLTF 960 AM
St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN
Sunday 8/22
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at FallsRadio.com
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KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 8/22
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at EastTexasRadio.com/stations/kplt/
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WLEA AM 1480 and FM 106.9
Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY
Sunday 8/22
9pm ET, 6pm PT
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or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WDIG AM 1450
Dothan, AL
Sunday 8/22
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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or listen to us on the WDIG TuneIn channel

Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260
Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Sunday 8/22
8pm MT and PT
Streaming at TheRadioRanchAZ.com

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 8/22
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 8/16)
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
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Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on PassionateWorldTalkRadio.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

We’ll brush up our Shakespeare this week as we welcome Ellen Geer, daughter of legendary actor Will Geer, and an accomplished actress and director in her own right. Ellen Geer is also the artistic director of Theatricum Botanicum, the outdoor amphitheatre that Buzz magazine named one of the coolest places in Los Angeles. Founded by Will Geer in 1973, and located in the rustic woods of Topanga Canyon, Theatricum recently resumed outdoor performances after being shuttered last year because of COVID-19, offering a full schedule of theatre, music, and family entertainment every weekend through Sunday, Nov. 7, plus a special Friday night salon series every week in September.

We’ll ask Ellen about the origins of Theatricum Botanicum, and how she and her family have carried on the legacy of Will Geer every year since his death in 1978. We’ll also talk about some of Ellen’s many film and TV roles (which include appearances in Harold and Maude, Kotch, Petulia, NCIS, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Dallas), as well as why reading and watching the works of Shakespeare is the best love affair you’ll ever have. Ellen Geer joins us in our second hour.

The 2021 summer season of Theatricum Botanicum is under way right now and includes productions of two Shakespeare plays, Julius Caesar and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and a new play, The Last, Best Small Town by John Guerra, every weekend thru Sunday, Nov. 7. Under the Oaks, Theatricum’s annual Friday night salon series, runs from Sept. 3 through Sept. 24 and includes Beau Bridges and his daughter, Emily Bridges, in a staged reading of their new play, Acting: The First Six Lessons; an evening of Beatles songs performed by the Theatricum players; and more. Seating for all performances will remain socially distanced, while masks will be required as recommended by the CDC and L.A. County on the day of each performance. See Theatricum.com for tickets and more information.

Our first hour will include a return appearance by Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon, one of the true pioneers of network television. Ron wore many hats in his thirty-five years in network TV production, including stage manager, associate director, writer, producer, and director on more than 12,500 broadcasts, covering just about every type of programming available, including the 1984 Summer Olympics (the event for which Ron won his Emmy) and many Academy Awards broadcasts. Ron will talk about how ABC came to acquire the rights to the Academy Awards in 1960 (and why that was such a coup for the network at the time). We’ll also talk about The Kite Song, a thirty-minute short film that Ron wrote, produced, filmed, and directed in 1967 that was avant-garde at the time he originally made it, and still holds up today. You can enjoy The Kite Song for free at RonBacon.net.

Also this week: In case you missed it, Sony Pictures Television announced last week that Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards would officially succeed the late Alex Trebek as the new permanent host of the popular weekday show beginning in September. While Richards does have prior experience hosting game shows, the news left many people on social media scratching their heads. And while it’s not unusual for game show hosts to be executive producer of their own shows, there are also factors in Richards’ case that make this decision questionable. Our resident game show historian, Steve Beverly, will join us in our first hour to help us sort this out.

A professor emeritus of broadcast journalism at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Steve was among the people who ran the popular Game Show Congress in Los Angeles every year throughout the 2000s. He also hosts Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, a weekly TCM-like festival of classic TV shows that streams every week at EPlusTV6.com.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 9am ET, 6am PT on WBRT AM 1320/FM 97.1 (Bardstown, KY)
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat 9am ET, 6am PT on WKXO 1500 AM and 103.5 FM (Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY)
Sat Noon ET, 9am PT on KZFX FM (Ridgecrest/California City, CA)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (South Bend/Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KZLS-AM 1640 (Enid/Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 9pm CT, 7pm pm PT on KFMO-AM 1240 (Park Hills/Farmington/St. Louis, MO)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on 920 WON The Apple  (Brooklyn, NY)
Sat 8pm MT and PT and Sun 6pm MT and PT on Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KLTF-AM 960 (St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN)
Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WLEA AM and FM (Hornell/Elmira-Corning, NY)
Sun 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WDIG AM (Dothan, AL)
Sun 8pm MT and PT on Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at Passionate World Talk Radio

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