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9:00 A.M. A BOOMER HOME COMPANION WITH ALLAN HOLENDER
A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life.
THIS WEEK ON BOOMER HOME COMPANION
HERE’S WHAT ALLAN SAID:
I’M HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU TODAY AS WE CELEBRATE OUR FIRST MONTH ON THE AIR, AND I’D LIKE TO PERSONALLY WELCOME BACK THE 691 LISTENERS WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK. WE THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN. AND I SAY WE , IN THAT I BRING YOU GREETINGS FROM THE 7 OTHER VETERAN HOSTS WHO TAKE GREAT PRIDE AND LOVE IN PRODUCING WHAT I THINK ARE SOME OF THE FINEST PROGRAMS ON RADIO TODAY. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND WE LOVE BRINGING YOU SOMETHING YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG TIME. THE MUSIC AND MEMORIES FOR A BOOMER GENERATION THAT HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN BY MAINSTREAM CORPORATE RADIO THAT NOW OWN VIRTUALLY EVERY LOCAL RADIO STATION IN THE LAND. WE ARE COMMITTED TO BRINGING BACK RADIO TO IT’S RIGHTFUL OWNERS. YOU THE LISTENER.
THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET. HERE I AM IN MY HOME STUDIO OVERLOOKING THE LAKE AND VINEYARDS OF THE BEAUTIFUL OKANAGAN ON A GORGEOUS SUNNY DAY, AND YOU ARE SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD AND HEARING MY VOICE. YOU CAN’T DO THAT FROM AN AM/FM RADIO STATION. I CALL WHAT WE DO INDEPENDENT, FREE RANGE, ORGANIC RADIO, WITHOUT HARMFUL PESTICIDES CALLED COMMERCIALS. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE IT WHEN YOUR PROGRAM IS INTERRUPTED FOR 6 MINUTES OF NON STOP COMMERCIALS.
I HOPE YOU’LL TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US, I’M SURE THEY WILL BE EXCITED TO HEAR WHAT YOU FOUND. TELL THEM THAT WE ARE BRINGING BACK ORIGINAL RADIO WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY. TELL THEM WE ARE BRINGING BACK THE MAGIC OF RADIO, THE WAY RADIO USED TO SOUND BEFORE THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER.
AND ONE LAST THING ABOUT CORPORATE RADIO. THE IRONY IS THAT THEY HAVE BOUGHT UP HUNDREDS OF LOCAL RADIO STATIONS IN BOTH THE U.S AND CANADA AND SO THERE WENT LOCAL OWNERSHIP. AND SO WITH THAT THE PROFITS LEAVE TOWN. THE PROFITS THAT COULD HELP BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THESE TOWNS AND HELP SUPPORT THE SERVICES FOR THE VERY PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO THE STATION. OTHER THAN THE SALARIES OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATION WHO DO SPEND MONEY IN TOWN, THE MEDIA CONGLOMERATES HAVE NO SUCH COMMITTEMNT. THEY ARE COMMITTED TO THEIR SHARE HOLDERS, AND SO WHEN THEY CUT STAFF AT STATIONS, THEY INCREASE THEIR PROFIT MARGINS. IT’S A LOSE LOSE IN LOCAL RADIO TODAY. BUT HEY FAR BE IT FROM ME TO CHANGE THE WAY A COMPANY PROFITS FROM A MONOPOLY, POWER AND GREED.
AND NOW ON TO THE SHOW. A SHOW THAT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR FOUNDING SPONSOR PARTNER, THE HERITAGE HERE IN WEST KELOWNA. BC. AND BOY HAVE THEY GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW THAT I’M EXCITED TO TELL YOU ABOUT.
ALSO A SHOUT OUT TO CARRIE FOSS AT COFFEE NEWS OUR SMALL BIZ WIZ SUPPORTER. WE’RE NOW EVERYWHERE IN THE OKANAGAN THAT THE COFFEE NEWS IS SERVED.
SO HERE’S THE LINEUP FOR TODAY. AND I SAY LINEUP BECAUSE WE ALL NOW THAT SPRING TRAINING IS ON AND THE REGULAR BASEBALL SEASON WILL START IN A WEEK. AND SO I THOUGHT I’D BRING BACK SOME MEMORIES OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BASEBALL PLAYERS, FROM MY FAVOURITE BASEBALL TEAM SINCE I WAS A KID, AND THAT’S MICKEY MANTLE FROM THE NEW YORK YANKEES. SOME OF YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT SHORT LIVED HIT PARADE SONG; I LOVE MICKEY, AS SUNG BY TERESA BREWER, WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IS WHAT THE MICKS STRATEGY WAS FOR BATTING EITHER LEFT HANDED OR RIGHT HANDED AND THE DIFFERENT BATS HE USED FOR EACH. WE’LL HEAR THAT STORY FROM THE STEINER SPORTS MEMORABILIA PEOPLE. WE’VE ALSO GOT AN OLD COMMERCIAL FROM THE 1960’S WITH MICKEY PITCHING BASEBALL CARDS.
HERE IN CANADA, WE HAD AN UNPRECEDENTED BANK SCANDAL, ONE OF OUR MAJOR BANKS WAS CAUGHT WITH EXECUTING THE SAME UNETHICAL PRACTISES AS WELLS FARGO IN THE STATES.
OME TORONTO DOMINION BANK EMPLOYEES TOLD CBC NEWS THEY MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW AT THEIR CUSTOMERS EXPENSE BECAUSE OF THE INCREDIBLE PRESSURE TO SELL.
AND IN PARTICULAR SENIORS MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED THE MOST, BECAUSE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL HISTORY OF TRUSTING THE MAJOR CHARTERED BANKS, WITH THAT TRUST BEING HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. MY PARENTS WERE IN FACT ONE OF THOSE. TD BANK CLIENTS FOR 60 YEARS.
WE’LL HAVE THAT STORY FOR YOU AS WELL AS THE COMMENTS OF ROGER CURRIE ON HIS SEGMENT, “CURRIES CORNER” LATER ON THE SHOW.
AND OF COURSE WE WOULD BE REMISS IF WE DIDNT’ HAVE A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CHUCK BERRY.
AND WE’LL POP INTO DUFFY’S TAVERN IN OUR OLD TIME RADIO SEGMENT FROM MARCH 2, 1949 WHEN MICKEY ROONEY WAS THE GUEST.
AND I KNOW YOU ALL LOVE SATURDAYS BECAUSE TRUMP LEAVES TOWN AND GOES GOLFING CAN’T SCREW UP THE NATION. I KNOW HE STILL TWEETS,. BUT I HAVE TO BREAK A PROMISE I MADE TO YOU THAT THIS SHOW WOULD NOT BE POLITICAL,. BUT THE EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK. HAVE FORCED ME TO BREAK THAT PROMISE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
BECAUSE WITH ALL THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO THIS MAN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION, I AM AMAZED THAT 51% OF HIS SUPPORTERS NOW SAY THEY ARE STILL WITH HIM. JORDAN KLEPPER FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE T.V. SHOWS THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, WENT TO HIS LATEST RALLY IN KENTUCKY AND INTERVIEWED HIS SUPOPRTERS. THE LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE OF THE PEOPLE HE INTERVIEWS, IS MIND BOGGLING. AND SO YOU MIGHT SAY THAT IF THESE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE NOW DONATING MONEY FOR HIS 2020 RE-ELECTION AFTER 2 MONTHS IN OFFICE, .SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG IN AMERICA.
WE’LL START WITH A COLLECTION OF DONALD TRUMP QUOTABLE QUOTES., PROMISES, LIES, AND DECEITFUL COMMENTS
11:00 A.M. BOOMERTOWN WITH BARRY BOWMAN AND ROGER CURRIE (GUEST RED ROBINSON)- Canada’s #1 Nostalgia Podcast
12:00 NOON MUSIC BEAT -Fifties, Rock & Roll, Soul, R & B, and Motown direct from New York City hosted by the legendary DJ Frank Allan.
2:00 P.M. THE ALLAN HOLENDER MUSIC PROJECT-The Greatest Music Of Our Time. A Musical Buffet of Big Band Sounds, Sultry Soul, Rockin R & B , Boppin Blues and a whole lot of Jazz.
4:00 P.M. AT THE CROSSROADS with 30 year radio veteran Brant Zwicker. Launched in 2003 , this exceptional Blues Show focuses upon the irresistible earthiness of blues music and the various genres – soul, R&B, swing, delta, zydeco and many others – that fit under its umbrella. The show is music-intensive, averaging a dozen songs in each episode, and features include the Classic Cut and also a two-song spotlight on a brand-new blues release
5:00 P.M. RADIO DELUXE WITH JOHN PIZZARELI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY-Fabulous music, legendary guests, entertaining chatter with New York’s coolest couple broadcasting from their Lexington Avenue apartment.
We’ve also got this week’s Radio Deluxe special tribute to Tommy LiPluma
7:00 P.M. JAZZ ON THE ROCKS WITH SHELLEY G. -A syndicated Jazz show originating from Kamloops that is gaining accolades from radio station managers and Jazz musicians across North America.
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A nice article in the Kelowna Capital News on Boomer Public Radio. Here is the link:
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A CANADIAN CBC RADIO LEGEND PASSES AWAY
STUART MACLEAN R.I.P
A BIG THANKS TO THE 583 LISTENERS WHO TUNED INTO OUR VIRTUAL LAUNCH PARTY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO LISTEN. HERE IS THE ORIGINAL 12 HOUR BROADCAST:
THIS WAS OUR MID WINTER BHC SHOW LINK
A BOOMER HOME COMPANION SAMPLE SHOW (North America’s #1 podcast for Boomers and Beyond )
What happens when your Doctor Retires?
In the War Room, the U.S President (Peter Sellers) is making a phone call to the U.S.S.R President. From Dr. Strangelove 1964. Fast forward to Trump calling Putin
There’s no way that this act could be done today. Our politically correct society would scream “racism.” The truth is that Frank, Dean and Sammy loved each other as brothers in the truest sense of the word. Frank and Dean refused to perform at any casino that refused Sammy a room. Sammy never complained back then and just performed. But then again this was a different time and Sammy, Dean and Frank had class, character and were real men. JOHNNY CARSON hosts this rare live show with the Rat Pack. It’s vintage COOL!
Mel Tormé – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [outtake] (The Judy Garland Show) with June Allyson
- From the old time radio vault: Fibber Magee and Molly look for Maple Syrup in the 1940’s and Canada’s own The Happy Gang from 1950
Vintage Jack Webb with “Just The Facts Maam”
And then there is Kelly Ann Conway being interviewed on her version of “alternate facts”
A tribute to Mary Tyler Moore
Bill Mahr on Donald Trump
As we shiver and shudder our way into 2017, the world around us looks a bit scary. Time to look back at those warm and fuzzy times, because they ain’t comin back Boomers. Roxanne and I are now binge watching Leave It To Beaver episodes to help us remember how GREAT and simple life was back then.
Enough depressing talk, we’ve got some exciting news to share that will make you want to come back again and again to Boomer Public Radio, just so you can feel good about everything again. I’ll be unveiling our NEW program lineup for 2017 and you’ll get a sneak peek into the shows and meet the hosts. Hey, I might even dig up an old LITB episode so you we can channel Ward, June, Wally and the Beave.
Lots of Hot Jazz for a Cool Winter Day. Test your Boomer trivia, and we’ll spotlight some of the great articles from our Boomer Gazette newspaper. So stop shovelling the snow, come in from the cold, put a log on the fire, warm up the hot chocolate and snuggle up to those new speakers you bought for your computer, so you can now listen to us in digital static free hi-def sound. We’ll be waiting for you, so just knock three times, or was that the secret code to Hernandos Hideaway…just testing….. now you just have to click and play…nice and simple just like the old days.
Your humble radio DJ…
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” A BOOMER HOME COMPANION ” is a cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life”, host and producer Allan Holender says. “Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”? The program also features candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!” The show airs LIVE on the BPR Network and is also available later as a podcast.
Holender, born in Edmonton,Alberta was an early pioneer of Internet broadcasting in Canada with over 40 years in the broadcasting industry. Allan has been a producer, nationally syndicated host and co-founder of a terrestrial radio station in the lower mainland of British Columbia. As an early adapter, Allan was at the forefront of developing content rich programming for digital online radio networks in both Canada and the U.S.; Media On Tap, Positive World Radio, Conscious Planet Radio, Peachland Radio and Okanagan Radio . He was one of the first in Canada to broadcast using the internet in 1997.
“I’d like to start a new conversation about active aging in Canada”. We’ll be talking to fellow Boomers from B.C. to Newfoundland about what it means to be getting older, while at the same time, re-inventing, rejuvenating, and re-designing their lives with innovative and creative ideas.””All Boomers have one thing in common”, says Holender. “We all grew up with the radio as our companion in life. We had it by our bedside, in our kitchen, our living room, our rumpus/rec room, our garage, in our cars, at the beach, and at work.” Many Boomers lament that it is difficult nowadays to find a radio station that really cares or caters to their lost generation.
Holender says ” We can fill that gap through NarrowCasting, which allows us to communicate our content to a specific group of Boomers simultaneously over our unique boutique Boomer Public Radio Network”.
Although the program will originate from Canada, the topics and discussions will be general enough to appeal to the 80 million Boomers in the U.S. and around the world.
That’s the beauty of this new media platform, says Holender, you can go LIVE and within seconds people from around the world are listening to you on their internet connection.” I love the idea of bringing back the way radio used to sound with new technology
Holender says this about the future of Boomer Public Radio;”Our ONE big Dream is to be the preferred media choice for connecting the voices of Boomers from around the world where imagination and ideas flourish. Boomer Public Radio can be the #1 source for news, information,stories, conversations, and entertainment for the 80 million baby boomers in the U.S. and 10 million in Canada.
We are also integrating a daily digital newspaper “The Boomer Gazette” into our new media platform, which allows Boomers to have instant access to news, information, and stories all about their generation.”
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