BROADCAST MUSEUM FUNDRAISER TOASTS
SUNS CEO JERRY COLANGELO
House of Broadcasting Museum, Scottsdale held their Seventh Annual Celebrity Toast fund-raiser on June 17th at the Pointe Squaw Peak. This year's honoree was Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo, who was recognized for his significant contributions to the community, sports and his accessibility and work with the media. Al McCoy, Phoenix Suns broadcaster served as emcee of the event and Bill Shover was the Honorary Chair. Event toasters included Tom Ambrose (Phoenix Suns) Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Senator Jon Kyl, Win Holden (Arizona Highways), Connie Hawkins (Phoenix Suns), Jude LaCava (KSAZ-TV) and Mike D'Antoni (coach, Phoenix Suns). The black-tie event raises funds for the House of Broadcasting Museum, Arizona's premiere museum, which is dedicated to educating the public and to preserving and celebrating the history, personalities and paraphernalia of radio and television in Arizona. The museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is a 501C-3 non-profit organization.
2006 RADIO BROADCAST FROM THE MUSEUM
HOBI SALUTES KSLX'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
On Thursday, May 18, 2006, the House of Broadcasting Museum saluted KSLX Radio as the station celebrated its 20th anniversary on the air. A special exhibit of station paraphernalia from t-shirts and banners to bumper stickers and posters were on display at the museum at 7150 E. Fifth Avenue (2nd Floor, Santa Fe West). KSLX afternoon talent Steve Trella, morning talent, Mark Mayfield and Valley Focus host/producer Jan Jacobson was on hand along with past station show hosts including Bob Boze Bell and John Giese, to share a piece of anniversary cake. Mike Flatt signed and gave away KSLX 20th anniversary posters. The event was well attended.
Chuck Schaden, host of "Those Were The Days" program from Chicago, broadcast live from the House of Broadcasting for 13 weeks from Saturday, February 4 through Saturday, April 29, 2006. The program was heard in the Chicago area from 1-5pm (Central Time) but originated in Scottsdale at 7150 East 5th Avenue from noon-4pm (Mountain Time). Saturday's broadcast was attended both by visitors and tourists, many from the Chicago area who had listened to Mr. Schaden and looked forward to meeting him in person.
HOUSE OF BROADCASTING HOSTS BOZE BELL BOOK SIGNING
A book signing was held on February 2nd at HOBI for former KSLX radio personality Bob Boze Bell. At the event, he signed copies of his new book, "Classic Gunfights, Vol II - Blaze Away!" The book, "Classic Gunfights, Vol II - Blaze Away!" is an in-depth look at the 25 gunfights leading up to the O.K. Corral fight. It is illustrated with 236 Boze Bell images. Boze Bell, who is a former radio morning personality for KSLX, was on hand to autograph copies of the book for attendees. The 128 page book has a cost of $29.95. HOBI is Arizona's premiere television and radio museum, dedicated to educating the public and to preserving and celebrating the history, personalities and paraphernalia of radio and television in Arizona. It is a 501 C-3 organization.
AN EVENING "CALL TO ACTION"
On November 17, 2005, the House of Broadcasting Radio and Television Museum hosted an evening "Call to Action" with (l-r) CBS 5 reporter Peter Busch (formerly of KVOA), ABC 15 anchor Jonathan Elias and Bryan Mims, CBS 5. KFYI announcer Jim Sharpe served as moderator of the evening's discussion regarding coverage of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Sixty guests attended, and each of the broadcasters shared their personal observations and experiences in the performance of their media jobs.
HOBI HONORS HG LISTIAK
HOBI held a tribute April 28, 2005 for Phoenix legendary broadcaster HG Listiak. It was the one year anniversary of his death. KMLE Country's Stu Evans, a long-time radio partner and friend of HG, served as MC of the event and shared stories about his friend. Tim and Willy from KNIX sang several songs they wrote for HG, and Gary Edens, former owner of KOY, related experiences he had with HG. HG's fiancée Diane presented the museum with his former typewriter, the one on which he penned numerous commentaries. She also contributed several photographs of HG, all of which are now on display at the House of Broadcasting. Approximately 80 people attended, including HG's family, mother and three brothers. Diane Lake, H.G.'s fiance (second on left) with family member H.G. Listiak's mother in forefront Stu Evans in front of Ch. 3 camera Tim & Willy Gary Edens with tribute to H.G. Wendy & Maurie Helle, Julie Richie, HOBI Board Member Susan Baker, Harrah's AK-Chin Casino Resort.
Diane Lake, H.G.'s fiancée (second on left) with family member
H.G. Listiak's mother in forefront
Stu Evans in front of Ch. 3 camera
Tim & Willy
Gary Edens with tribute to H.G.
Wendy & Maurie Helle, Julie Richie, HOBI Board Member
Susan Baker, Harrah's AK-Chin Casino Resort
A NIGHT OF WINE & WALLACE FOR HOBI
Thursday, May 12, 2005 was Bon Appetit Art Walk Night in Scottsdale, and HOBI was a participant replete with a water and wine station. What's more, the museum hosted a book signing for Bill Thompson, AKA Wallace of Wallace and Ladmo. The book, "Thanks for Tuning In," is Thompson's biography and was written by Richard Ruellas, author and writer for the Arizona Republic. A special treat and attraction that night was Steve Hoza's exhibit of Wallace & Ladmo memorabilia including photos, t-shirts, show costuming and more. The museum's gallery rooms were filled with visitors throughout the evening.
Fans of "Wallace" scan his book during the May 12th signing event at HOBI!
HOBI's celebration on May 12th included wine tasting, provided by the Scottsdale Cultural Council.
Special thanks to the Phoenix Chapter of AWRT for donating $1,000 to HOBI!
Fans of "Wallace" scan his book during the May 12th siging event at HOBI!
HOBI's celebration on May 12th included wine tasting, provided by the Scottsdale Cultural Council.
HOBI had a booth at the Arizona Broadcasters Association Convention in November 2004 at Phoenix Civic Center. Board member Dave Weiser met and greeted attendees and provided information about the museum.
2005 Group Tours Hosted by Dave Weiser
February 17th United Methodist Church
March 14 & 24 Chandler/Gilbert ARC
VETERAN HUGH DOWNS BOOK SIGNING - NOVEMBER 2004
Over 100 guests attended HOBI's wine and cheese reception and book signing for Hugh Downs on November 11, 2004 during BlueNight Artwalk and Scottsdale's Culture Fest. Attendees included Bill Thompson (Wallace), Ray Thompson, Robert & Louise McCall, Mark Scarf of the Tribune, Pam Stevenson of KAET, Tiffany Woodfull from KPHO, to name but a few. The event was covered by KNXV (ABC15), KSAZ (Fox10) and KTVK (3TV) and KTAR (David Liebowitz show). It also received mentions in the Arizona Republic, Scottsdale Republic and Scottsdale Tribune. The museum is planning additional signings. Downs' 144-page hard cover book, "Letter to a Great Grandson," is a compilation of correspondence to his two-year-old grandson. It includes family history, Downs' personal experiences and hopes for the boy's future. It is "A Message of Love, Advice, and Hopes for the Future. This is Downs' 11th book. It is published by Simon & Schuster Publishing of New York. Downs was on hand to personally autograph copies of the book for the nearly 100 attendees.
HOBI HOSTS WALLACE BOOK SIGNING EVENT - SEPTEMBER 2004
The House of Broadcasting Museum of Scottsdale, held a book signing reception for Bill Thompson, AKA, Wallace of Wallace and Ladmo, September 30th. The book, "Thanks for Tuning In," is a biography of Wallace, written by Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas. It chronicles Thompson's life and broadcast story and reveals behind the scenes details of his TV show. The book publisher is Dan Harkins of Harkins Theaters. The museum has a major display area dedicated to the Wallace and Ladmo show, the longest running children's television show in the United States. Wallace was on hand to personally autograph copies of the book for attendees. The 198 page book has a cost of $21.95.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Television Academy held their December, 2004 board of directors meeting and members holiday mixer at the House of Broadcasting Museum. Guests enjoyed touring the expanded facility and viewing the latest acquisitions from C. E. Pep Cooney's collection and Buck Owens and Ira Lavin memorabilia. Ron Conners from KSAZ, Channel 10, Stu Tracey, formerly of KPHO, and representatives from TV stations valleywide attended.
C.E. PEP COONEY ESTATE - NEW ADDITIONAL MEMORABILIA!
Cherie Cooney, wife, along with Pep's family, has donated several items to House of Broadcasting. Among them are six award-winning Emmys from Rocky Mountain Chapter as well as six prominent Kachinas and many honored plaques and photos. Pep Cooney retired as President and General Manager five years ago from KPNX-TV, Channel 12. His recent unexpected death has been extremely difficult on family and community. Pep was a generous and very well liked individual. His legacy lives on with the giving of scholarships for worthy students of the Walter Cronkite Journalism and Mass Communications School at Arizona State University. Please visit the Museum to see this must-see exhibition of a Media and Community legend - C.E. "Pep" Cooney.
IRA LAVIN, BROADCAST PIONEER'S MEMORABILIA COLLECTION
NOW DISPLAYED AT HOBI
In March of this year, Ira Lavin, a huge force in Arizona, known not only for his broadcasting successes but for his many philanthropic and fund-raising services, died at age 82. Lavin, a former partner in KXIV Radio, along with Dick Van Dyke, also brought cable TV broadcasting to the Valley in the late 1970's. HOBI is honored to house all of Ira's treasures given to him by the Salvation Army, the Boys Club, Hearst Association, Hon Kachina Award and so much else. He had so many friends and did so much for each one. Always listening and giving quality advice and quickly picked up the phone on their behalf.
HOBI was recently featured on an hour long talk show on KSLX and several other local radio stations with broadcast legends Mary Jo West, Ray Thompson and Wallace, and HOBI PR Director Jan Jacobson!
MORE MEMORABILIA CONTRIBUTIONS! FRANK POLLACK COLLECTION
Frank Pollack's widow, Claire, has donated at least 30, 8x10 signed photos and letters from Frankie Laine, Patti Page, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Martha Raye, Woody Herman, Jennifer Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Mel Torme and more! Pollack was known for his on-air Big Band show on KXIV Radio. He was the best, and we have a tape to prove that. His era was 60's, 70's and 80's. We even have him at a KOOL microphone. As seen in the Arizona Republic May 17, 2003
TV MUSEUM WILL DOUBLE IN SIZE, $100,000 GIFT ALLOWS GROWTH
Dolores Tropiano The Arizona Republic May 17, 2003 SCOTTSDALE - Walter Cronkite's pipe collection and memorabilia from Channel 5's long running Wallace & Ladmo show will have a bit more breathing space thanks to a substantial contribution to the House of Broadcast in Scottsdale. Jack Clifford, one of the first faces on Phoenix TV, has donated $100,000 to the museum. The donation will help to more than double the size of the museum. "My hope is to make it a museum of real significance," said Clifford, who was hired by Channel 3 in the 1950's as the first sports anchor in the Valley. He later worked in sales and management at Channel 12, became president and CEO of a division of the Providence Journal Co. and helped create the "Food Network." The House of Broadcast holds 2,000 pieces of radio and TV history in a 1,950-square-foot facility on the second floor of Anthony's Gifts, 7150 E. 5th Ave. The museum educates visitors about the evolution of TV and radio in the Valley. An expanded facility would allow space for hundreds of display pieces that are in storage. Mary Morrison, president of the museum, said the contribution marks the beginning of a building fund. "Our goal is to establish a 5,000-square-foot permanent home for our radio and television memorabilia museum," she said. The House of Broadcasting was established seven years ago, as a display window in the former Chris-Town mall, and later moved to Scottsdale.
PARTNER WITH HOBI TO HELP EDUCATE VALLEY STUDENTS
We are looking for a station to partner with us and donate a van to be used by the museum to take exhibits to schools and students. It's a great way to educate and entertain the kids! Broadcasting can impact their future. These floating presentations will become a valuable resource. Your station's logo would be printed on a side of the van. Donations are tax deductible as HOBI is a 501C-3 non-profit organization. Please contact Julie Richie (602) 207-3383. HOBI Salutes KSLX's