Actor and entrepreneur Radames Pera and authors Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 16-18 at the following times and venues:
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We’ll play Part 2 of a conversation that began a few weeks ago with Radames Pera, the actor best known for playing young Kwai Chang Caine, aka “Grasshopper,” in the flashback sequences of the original Kung Fu (ABC, 1972-1975), and John Edwards, Mary Ingalls’ love interest, on Little House on the Prairie. After a successful career as a child actor, Radames left acting in the late 1980s and reinvented himself as an entrepreneur, drawing on his love for design and his interest in electronics and sound to launch Get It Wired, a company that specialized in installing home theatre systems, first in residential areas (including the homes of such stars as Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, and Sharon Stone), then restaurants and other businesses. Radames ran Get It Wired for twenty-six years, mostly working as a one-man operation. Not only that, but though home theatre installation is a traditionally regionally-based service, Radames successfully transferred his business several times during that span, after moving from L.A. to different cities in the United States.
We’ll ask Radames how he reinvented himself from actor to entrepreneur, including the pros and cons of working as a sole proprietor. We’ll also talk about his recent decision to return to acting after an absence of three decades, as well as his upcoming memoir. Radames Pera will join us in our second hour.
Also this week: We’ll play the conclusion of a three-part conversation with Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, two of the co-authors (along with Dee Young) of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography, a comprehensive, cradle-to-grave look at the life and career of the beloved Hogan’s Heroes star whose accomplishments in television and radio are often overshadowed by the brutal nature of his unsolved murder on June 29, 1978 and the tabloid-like coverage of his addiction to sex and porn, once that became public knowledge after his death. This week we’ll focus on the lengths that Crane took to overcome his addiction, including seeking out and working with an addiction counselor in the weeks before he was killed. Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater will join us in our first hour.
Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography includes first-hand insight from more than two hundred people who knew Bob Crane personally and better than most, including family members; his friends from Connecticut, including many who knew him as far back as grade school; his colleagues from TV, the theatre, the movies, and, above all, radio; and Reverend Ed Beck, the addiction counselor whose help Crane sought just before his death.
Plus: With baseball season now in full swing, we’ll have a special edition of This Week in TV History that commemorates the anniversary of Hank Aaron’s then-record 715th major league home run in April 1974, a historic moment, both in the world of sports and for the U.S. in general, that was captured live on television as part of NBC’s Monday Night Baseball.
We’ll also celebrate the career of Tommy Lasorda, the legendary manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who went on to become one of the great ambassadors of Major League Baseball.
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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