Yarmy’s Army member Kerry Ross will be performing once again at the Magic Castle in Hollywood from January 25th through the 31st. He’ll be in the Parlour of Prestidigitation and he says, “Any members who wish to come to the Club that week can call me to get on my guest list (dinner not required).”
Where will Yarmy’s Army member Bob Mills be on New Year’s Day? He’ll be co-hosting (with Anne Nicholson and Jodie Kepple) coverage of the 121st Rose Parade over the facilities of the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service, NPR and the Radio Talking Book Program. The live program, themed this year “A Cut Above the Rest,” gets underway at 8am PST and concludes at 11 am. Grand Marshal, US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, will accompany the first all-blind marching band, The Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina from from Coatepeque Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Access all the fun online at www.larrs.org or www.tournamentofroses.com.
Just in time for Holiday gifting, you can buy and give the long-anticipated audio version of The Laugh Makers, the acclaimed book by Yarmy’s Army member Bob Mills. This new release, read unabridged by the author, is now available in MP3 at $25.95 US or 10 CDs at $33.95 US. Your next motor trip or endless airport wait will fly by as you listen to the fascinating, hilarious and priceless stories of goings-on behind the scenes at the Bob Hope Show from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. It’s the end of an era — one that will be long remembered and fondly missed. This Christmas, relive the joy of the Bob Hope Christmas Specials which became an American tradition. Wondering what to get your loved ones that won’t be “re-gifted”? Wonder no longer. It’s a gift they’ll cherish forever. Operators are, as they say, standing by. Go visit www.bearmanoraudio.com.
Yarmy’s Army member Stanley Dyrector is the host (naturally) of The Stanley Dyrector Show, seen on the City of Los Angeles’ Channel 36 public access channel. If you can’t receive that channel, you can view whole episodes online at this page. Among the shows online are many featuring Stanley’s fellow Yarmy’s Army members like Jim MacGeorge, Gary Owens, John Rappaport, Geoffrey Mark and Arnie Kogen. Check ‘em out!
Yarmy’s Army member Shelley Berman is returning to The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas. He’ll be headlining there from Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22.
On November 20, the Pacific Pioneers Broadcasters — a group of long-time industry professionals — will salute Yarmy’s Army with a luncheon at the newly-refurbished Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Yarmy’s Army charter member Pat Harrington will serve as host, heading up a dais that will include Gary Owens, Peter Marshall, Chuck McCann, Jack Riley, Arnie Kogen, Thom Sharp, Howard Storm, Hal Kanter, Eddie Carroll and others to be announced. Doors open at 11 AM and the festivities commence at 12:15 PM. For further info, visit the website of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.
We had a system crash and your System Operator took this opportunity to reconfigure the website. At the November 10 meeting, we’ll be passing out info on how the system works and discussing what we want to do with it in the future. In the meantime, use the sysop e-mail address in the right sidebar if you have a website you’d like to have listed here or something you’d like us to announce.