Sunday, December 28, 2008

"TV Confidential," Morgan White, Jr., Mel Simons

As one who has spent much time, since the 1980s, working as a radio talk show host, it has been a great pleasure, this past year, getting to know a number of radio talk hosts, via guest appearances on their shows.

I was recently interviewed by two excellent hosts, Ed Robertson, and Frankie Montiforte; their program, “TV Confidential,” is an Internet-only broadcast, airing every other week ( ). The show, a ninety-minute program, will in the new year become a two-hour broadcast. I’ll have more to say about the show in an upcoming post.

In previous posts I've also mentioned the hosts Jordan Rich and Morgan White, Jr., both of Boston’s WBZ-AM. I’ve been interviewed by Jordan once, several months ago, and by Morgan twice, most recently during Thanksgiving week.

Morgan appears frequently as a guest host on the station; he has done so for years. He’s also well-known in the Boston area (and beyond) as an entertainer; he presents trivia-oriented shows.

He’s also written trivia books, including So You Think You're a Bostonian, and The Black Heritage Book of Trivia. During one of his recent guest-host appearances on WBZ, he mentioned that he’s going to be bringing out a new trivia book in 2009. The publisher, I’m delighted to note, will be BearManor Media, the press that brought out The Lucky Strike Papers.

BearManor has also published several books by Boston’s Mel Simons, who has appeared for years as a regular guest on WBZ. (Mel recommended me as a guest to Morgan, which led to my first appearance on the station.) Mel’s latest book, just released, is titled Old Time Television Memories, and is made up of interviews with Milton Berle, Morey Amsterdam, Perry Como, and other TV icons.

For more information about Mel Simons’ new book, please click here:

For additional information about Morgan White, Jr., his web address is: