Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Cartoon Carnival Meets The Lone Ranger" Part 1 Saturday, January 19 - 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Daws Butler and June Foray on The Joe Bev Experience, part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block".

The voices of Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Daws Butler and June Foray will be heard Sat, 4:30 pm ET on on the 28th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, December 29 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm on, 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).

During the hour, "Cartoon Carnival Meets the Lone Ranger" part one, host Joe Bevilacqua presents audio of Stan Freberg, Daws Butler and June Foray in the Capitol record "The Lone Psychiatrist" (1955), Joe Bev. and friend ad-libbing "The Lonely Ranger" (1975), Mel Blanc in the MGM Harman-Ising cartoon "The Lonesome Stranger" (1940) and "The Lone Ranger" TV show and motion picture (1956).

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).


As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, "Daws Butler, Characters Actor", available at BearManorMedia.Com.

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 the 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,


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. (from:

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:

Joe Bev as the Lone Ranger
Joe Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.

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.

The Best of Cartoon Carnival, Volume One: 'The Interviews'

by Joe Bevilacqua
Voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Joe Barbera, Leonard Maltin, Bob Clampett, Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, Bill Marx, June Foray, Craig Marin, Janet Waldo

Length: 2 hours
& 51 min.

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.

Rare Daws Butler 
Volume 2: 
More Comedy from 
the Voice of Yogi Bear!

by Daws Butler 

Narrated by Daws Butler, Stan Freberg, June Foray

Length: 59 min.

As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations, here is volume two of Rare Daws Butler. Daws Butler was the voice magician behind such classic cartoon characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick Draw McGraw. Daws also co-wrote and voiced many of Stan Freberg's greatest comedy records, including Saint George and the Dragonet.

Host Joe Bevilacqua presents an hour of rare Daws Butler comedy recordings, featuring the voices of Stan Freberg, June Foray and others, including "The 64 Million Dollar Question", "Bingo Ringo", "This Is Hawthorne", "Mr. Jinks Had a Little Lamb", "Clementine", "Yogi Tells All", "Confidgetyential", and "Peppy Possum".

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Bebop 78s on Jazz-O-Rama Saturday January 19 3:30 pm ET on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Bird, Diz, Miles & Dexter" on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" - listen live for free at

Early Bebop will fill the air when the 78 RPM records of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon will be heard on the 28th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing this Saturday, January 12 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Bird, Diz, Miles & Dexter", including: 

1. Charlie Parker's Reboppers With Dizzy Gillespie & Max Roach - Koko
2. Dizzy Gillespie Sextet With Charlie Parker & Slam Stewart - Groovin' High
3. Dizzy Gillespie And His All Stars Quintet With Charlie Parker - Salt Peanuts
4. The Miles Davis All Stars - Half Nelson
5. Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra With Milt Jackson & Al Haig - Antrophology
6. Charlie Parker Septet With Miles Davis & Lucky Thompson - Night In Tunisia
7. Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - Oop-Pop-A-Da
8. Charlie Parker Septet With Miles Davis & Lucky Thompson - Ornithology
9. Charlie Parker's All Stars With John Lewis & Max Roach - Constellation
10. The Mc Ghee-Navarro Boptet, With Milt Jackson & Kenny Clarke - Boperation
11. Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra - Sid's Delight 

12. Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again
13. Charlie Parker  & Dizzy Gillespie - Bloomdido
14. Charlie Parker - Now's the Time 

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr
Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by fast tempo,

 instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. It first surfaced in musicians' argot some time during the first two years of American involvement in the Second World War. This style of jazz ultimately became synonymous with modern jazz, as either category reached a certain final maturity in the 1960s. 

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird" was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker." 

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie
 and Kermit the Frog
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated . . . Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time." 
Miles Dewey Davis III

Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. 

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years. 

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. 
Comedy-O-Rama Hour

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.

24 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. 


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans,
with Wynton Marsalis:
A Joe Bev Muiscal Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.


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New Comedy-O-Rama Weekly Radio Theater Every Saturday 2:30 pm ET on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!!

2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT
This Saturday, January 19, at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" will include radio comedy, classic jazz and radio drama, starting with The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, then The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience following. 

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Joe Bev and his troupe create from scratch a brand new radio radio theater every week.

During this week's Comedy-O-Rama,  Jim Folly, as Marcello and Chef Ron, and Kenny Savoy, as Luigi and Stinky, continue last week's plot in which Chef Ron accidentally abandons Stinky Peter at Marcello and Luigi's cheese shop.

2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT
Ellis and Adam (Joe Bev), and Elise and Mrs. Terwilliger (Lorie Kellogg) must clean up after the Camp's party.

Meanwhile, Lkie (Lorie Kellogg) and Andy (Joe Bev) make mud pies, as a line forms of elder folks throwing stale Dunkin' Donuts and demanding tickets to a "thingamabob".

Now in its 45th week on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (and its 105th since 2002 including the Sirius XM broadcasts), The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is produced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev).

The show had a four year successful run on Sirius XM Radio. Since returning, Comedy-O-Rama has attracted such celebrity guests as Rick Overton, Stuart Pankin, Bob Camp, Phil Proctor, June Foray, Nancy Cartwright, Bob Greenberg, Julie Newmar, and Judy Tentua.

Joe Bev attributes the positive response to his radio show as a sign today's audiences are craving radio theater.

"We are creating a fully realized storyline every week, with continuing characters, sound effects, music, full production values... plus we're funny!" says Bev, who performs half the characters on the show.

The couple have been working together since they met in 1996. They recently toured with their Vaudeville in the Catskills stage show, in which they performed "Lambchops" the classic Burns and Allen comedy routine, and Bev MCd and performed the classic Abbott and Costello routine Who's On First? with Bob Greenberg. A second tour is planned for 2013 (TBA).

The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1:
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"

by Joe Bevilacqua , Lorie Kellogg , Pedro Pablo Sacristan Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Six one-hour comic misadventures of Sgt. Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated Catskills kids camp. The creation of husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour has evolved since its successful run on Sirius XM Radio into a wacky mix of family-friendly humor, radio theater, audio cartoons, and improvisation.
The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1 includes:
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 1
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 2
"Homeland Security Comes to Camp Waterlogg"
"Camp Waterlogg, Bon Appetite"
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"
"Camp Waterlogg: The Animals Are Revolting"


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