Bill Cosby, Bugs Bunny and Glenn Campbell give their take on The Lone Ranger on the 29th edition of The Joe Bev Experience, airing Saturday, January 26 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm, right after Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour and Jazz-O-Rama Hour (part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting 2:30 pm ET) on http://www.CultRadioAGoGo.com.
During "Cartoon Carnival Meets the Lone Ranger" part two, host Joe Bevilacqua presents Bill Cosby's version of "The Lone Ranger" (1964), Joe Bev, Jay Snyder, Rick Ramos, Alison Nead, Cathi Tully and Tom Babkowski in "The Old Ranger" (1987), Glenn Campbell playing "The Lone Ranger" theme, Mel Blanc in the Warner Brothers cartoon "Buckaroo Bugs" (1944), and William Conrad in audio from "The Lone Ranger" TV cartoon (1980).
The Joe Bev Experience is a weekly radio hour anthology series representing the depth and breath of Bev's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling, from documentary to radio drama, and new and classic installments of Bev's older radio show Cartoon Carnival (still heard on many stations).
80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONE RANGER ON THE RADIO
The first of 2,956 radio episodes of The Lone Ranger premiered on January 30, 1933 on WXYZ, a radio station serving Detroit, Michigan. Sources disagree on whether station and show owner George W. Trendle or main writer Fran Striker should receive credit for the concept. Elements of the Lone Ranger story had been used in an earlier series Fran Striker wrote for a station in Buffalo, New York.
In any case, the show was an immediate success. Though it was aimed at children, adults made up at least half the audience. It became so popular, it was picked up by the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and finally by NBC's "Blue Network", which in time became ABC. The last new episode was broadcast September 3, 1954. Transcribed repeats of the 1952–53 episodes continued to be aired on ABC until June 24, 1955. Then selected repeats appeared on NBC's late-afternoon weekday schedule (5:30–5:55 pm Eastern time) from September 1955 to May 25, 1956. (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Ranger)
JOE BEVILACQUA's (JOE BEV)
FIRST RADIO CARTOON SHOW EVER -- CARTOON CARNIVAL!
|Joe Bev as the Lone Ranger|
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From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, "Cartoon Carnival" is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children's records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.
WHAT CRITICS SAY: "Joe always has something that interests me on his show, whether it’s old Daws Butler records or (like last week) an interview with puppeteer Craig Marin, who told a wonderful story that everyone can identify with about how he met his TV heroes. Joe also plays soundtracks of old Hanna-Barbera (and other) cartoons. Hear for yourself if Chuck Jones was right to call them 'illustrated radio'." (Don Yowp, yowpyowp.blogspot.com)
28 weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Louis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.
Hundreds of hours of audio titles from Waterlogg Productions are available at http://www.waterlogg.com.