Daily Prompt: Party Animals on the Radio

We don’t go to parties often nor do we give parties any more. Garry can’t hear at most gatherings and I always wonder why I’m there. But … for everything I say that’s true, there’s an exception. Also true, just completely the opposite of what I just said.


Last night, we were on the air on WBZ 1030AM, gabbing about movies with a bunch of other movie-centric folks and it was, as usual, a whole lot of fun. Some good arguments  on the role of movies in cultural and social change. The odd warm interchange about remakes and franchise movies in particular, the quality of horror movies and movie monsters.

75-GarNK-83My opinion? On monsters, if you can’t see the seams, they’re cool. And as for remakes and franchises, isn’t there something new worth doing?

Then, there was the sad death of Harry Reems, star of Deep Throat, the first genuinely funny porn movie. Talk about cultural influence! A whole generation … never mind.

So we talked about movies, laughed about movies, made valid points about movies, a few on and off target comments on The State of the Art and Arts, American culture, took some call ins, did a bit of trivia. Jordan gave away WBZ pens (with ink!).

By the middle of the night, when I took a few in-studio shots, we were all looking pretty scruffy. You can’t tell about a few of us because I was holding the camera (yay, me) and the nature of shooting pictures in a studio is that there aren’t a lot of angles from which to shoot. Small and cluttered is never a great photo venue. But, at least you get a sense of the studio, its size and us. In the middle of the night, sans snacks or coffee.

Jordan Rich, our gracious host

Jordan Rich, our gracious host

It was fun. It’s always fun. It’s easy to forget that you are not just hanging out and whatever you say is actually being heard by a lot of people across the country. WBZ has a very powerful signal. The show is also simulcast in Cincinnati and everywhere in the world by live Internet feed.

It was my first time on the air in a year or so. I haven’t felt up to overnighting, but this time, I vowed I was going to make it.

So that was the party and I got to be one of the animals. Tomorrow, I’ll feel inspired. Today, I mostly need a nap.

Categories: Boston, Cinematography, Entertainment, film, Media, Movies, Radio

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15 replies

  1. I absolutely LOVE doing these shows! I always feel like a kid again, laughing freely and just having a good time. It doesn’t get better than talking about movies. Gives me a chance to share my well worn celebrity anecdotes and show off my knowledge of old and sometimes obscure movies without the help of computers or books. The only negative: the overnight hours stay with us for several days. I’m still burned out. Finally, I must give a shout out to host, Jordan Rich who has been so very kind to Marilyn and me over the years. Jordan is the very best!!


  2. Jubal Troop would approve !


  3. You should give a heads up before you get on next time so we can put it in the hype machine. Do they have a live webstream?


    • Yes, actually. WBZ has a live webcast for the show, both from Cincinnati and Boston, simulcast for several hours. WBZ is a CBS affiliate, so I’m not sure who controls what. We are just guests. Though I can’t imagine anyone would object to some additional PR. And it’s Jordan’s show … he’s the host and the producer. I can definitely give you a head’s up since these shows, both for TV and the movies are planned months in advance.



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