Monday, September 7
PREMIERES TONIGHT!!! JOE BEVILACQUA (JOE BEV) RETURNS TO THE AIRWAVES WITH THE FIRST RADIO CARTOON SHOW EVER - CARTOON CARNIVAL! PREMIERES ON SHOKUSRADIO.COM, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 (LABOR DAY). AND AIRS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 3 TO 4 PM (PDT), 5 TO 6 PM (CT), 6 TO 7 PM (ET)
As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world.
Bevilacqua, also known as "Joe Bev," even co-authored his mentors authorized biography, Daws Butler, Characters Actor, available at http://www.BearManorMedia.Com.
On Labor Day (Monday, September 7), Bevilacqua returns to the airwaves with Cartoon Carnival, billed as the first radio cartoon show ever.
Cartoon Carnival premieres on Shokus Internet Radio and airs DAILY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, from 3 to 4 p.m. (PST), 5 to 6 p.m. (CT) and 6 TO 7 p.m. (EST).
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.
"We are delighted to be welcoming Joe Bev and his terrific Cartoon Carnival program to Shokus Internet Radio," said Shokus owner-program director Stuart Shostak. "Joe is an extremely talented guy, and his show is a perfect fit for our radio station, which caters primarily to the baby boomer generation. The listeners are going to immediately embrace Joe's personality and his knowledge of the classic days of film and television animation."
Here's what's on for the first few weeks:
Week of September 7
A Tribute to Joe Barbera, featuring Leonard Maltin, Hanna-Barbera cartoon clips and Bev's interview with Barbera, Blanc's demo tape, a never-before-heard Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear cartoon from 1959, a live performance of Rocky and Bullwinkle featuring Foray, Willoughby and the Professor, and more!
Week of September 14
Audio from TVs Truth or Consequences with Bob Barker and Butler (Yogi Bear) from 1960, Stan Freberg in Three Little Bops from the 1957 Warner Brothers cartoon, a live performance of Fractured Fairy Tales featuring Foray, Willoughby and the Professor, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie and more
Week of September 21
Part One of A Tribute to Bob Clampett's Time For Beany, an interview with Freberg, a live performance of Dudley Do-Right featuring Foray, Willoughby and the Professor, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie and more!
Week of September 28
Part Two of A Tribute to Time For Beany, featuring Freberg and Butler, Bill Marx, author of Son of Harpo Speaks, talks by phone about his dads favorite children shows, the cartoon Clyde Crashcup Invents the Bathtub with Shep Menken (1961), Pebbles and Bamm Bamm sing "Let the Sun Shine In," Willoughby and the Professor, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie and more!
Highlights will include Bev's interview with Hanna-Barbera music composer Hoyt Curtin, voice actors Doug Young (Doggie Daddy), Janet Waldo (Judy Jetson) and Foray, cartoon writer/director Mark Evanier, an interview with Blanc, more of Bev's interview with Barbera, Willoughby and the Professor, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie and more!
Shokus Internet Radio can be heard at http://www.shokusradio.com.