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I agree.
Mon Sep 21, 2009 19:39

Yes. My dear wife gave me this book for a birthday present. I thought, 'All right". Until I got to the Bay Area hosts I grew up with. Because of the errors, I am pretty suspect about the rest of the information given. This book would be a neat reference book if there had been more research done and checked before publication. I think it's neat Carl brought up Uncle Jimmy Weldon flying in his private plane to be a host in different cities. I would read about him being in Los Angles and Fresno, but in Fremont where I grew up, I would see him (pretty 'ghosty' I might add) from KSBW Salinas if the rabbit ears were just right on a cloudy day, and wonder, how could I have seen him, too, if he was more down south? -Craig

  • tim hollis bookthom hamilton, Mon Sep 21 19:18
    Bruce i wish i had known of this before last august, i had been looking for a good reference book, re local childrens tv, for years, so i saw this book on amazon, and bought it, i was very... more
    • I agree. — craigoman8, Mon Sep 21 19:39
      • Fremont HostsDettman, Mon Sep 21 20:42
        Craig, I hail from Castro Valley, your general area, but I imagine you recall a later group of hosts than I was exposed to in the 50s. Who are the ones you grew up with? bruce
        • bay area hostscraigoman8, Tue Sep 22 14:40
          Hi, Bruce. I'm probably as old as you are (probably I'm even older), but anyway, I was born in Alameda and when I was 7 years old, my family moved to Fremont, a couple of years before it incorporated ... more
          • San Francisco HostsDettman, Tue Sep 22 15:02
            Craig, This might bore everyone else. E-mail me and I'll tell you a few stories about these guys. Bruce
        • Connecticut hostsBill in CT, Tue Sep 22 01:23
          He did the Connecticut part accurately. I had Happy the Clown (Joey Russell) sign the CT page. :)
          • Re: Connecticut hostsGail, Tue Sep 22 17:45
            I was also satisfied with the NYC section On sandy becker and chuck mccann. I hope I can meet mccann someday to autograph The NYC page. Gail
          • I am glad there is some accuracy in the bookcraigoma8, Tue Sep 22 15:00
            That's good news, indeed, Bill. When I got married and my current job transferred me to the Sacramento area (we are still here), there are many that grew up in this area who talk about their local... more
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