Sad to report that our friend Wilkes Bashford passed away this week after a long battle with Cancer. His relationship with Willie Brown was not just as his Clothier, but one of his closest friends. Part of a group of 4 that met every Friday for lunch at Le Central in San Francisco. Wilkes was a guest on our program back in September of 2014. We had a great time. Wilkes joins us in Segment 3. He lived a very full life. One of the individuals that gives San Francisco it’s character, gone at 82. You can watch the TV version of the Will and Willie show with Wilkes by clicking here
That was one of the working titles of the program, along with the SFPOV, San Francisco Point Of View. We increased the previous rating of the nationally syndicated show that preceded us by 50%, and exceeded the one that followed us the next year. Our afterglow as a Morning Radio Show was the ratings into the November 2006 Elections. We returned as a Podcast, added video, then returned as a TV and Radio Show. Since leaving the Gold Dust Lounge earlier this year, we remain in search of a new location, as Da Mayor likes an audience, and Will Durst is, after all, a stand up comedian. And a sponsor. No 2015 Holiday Show this year, but Producer Paul Wells, aka Lobster, returns to mornings for a December run a 97.7 The River, Classic Rock for the North Bay Monday-Friday 6-10am. Lobster’s Sunday Brunch has been on-the-air there 10a-3p since 2008. Paul has produced and anchored morning radio shows in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. See you in 2016. Here’s last year’s wrap up, with our guests SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi and SF Giants VP Russ Stanley, who brought his Championship Rings to that point:
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After two years of doing our program from our Pop-up Studio from the back of The Gold Dust Lounge at Fisherman’s Wharf, we’re looking for a new venue. Thanks to Nick Bovis and family for support, and the opportunity to spread the news about Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes since our show was on Radio and KOFY TV 20 in 2012. So, we’re also looking for a new sponsor. Now that the Political Campaigns of 2015 are done, and the droning of the millions of dollars of TV ads, etc. is over for the moment, let’s take a look back, before we take our next step forward. Just click the link and “click to play” THEN press the play arrow at the bottom left. http://www.willandwillie.com/2008/11/
We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th. In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco. Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us in Part 2 and gives insight into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco. We drill down deeper into the housing crisis in Part 4, and do a bit of Movie Time on the latest flick to destroy the Golden Gate Bridge, San Andreas, with San Francisco Movie Tours Click play arrow for each of the four 15 minute segments on the screens below.
Part 1 – We say hello from our Pop-up studio (sounds easier than what it takes to set up)
Part 3 – We continue talking with C.W., who’s been writing about SF Catholic controversies
Part 4 – More about the changing times in SF, and the crunch in housing dud to Tech $$$, Also Movie Time
We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th. In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco. Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us half-way the first of two Radio segments that aired on Talk 910 KKSF, iHeart Radio and AM 1080 KSCO in Santa Cruz. We get into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco. We continue in the second half, and drill down deeper into the housing crisis. The radio program is edited down from the TV show.
The Radio version airs on Talk 910, KKSF SF and iHeart Radio on Sun May 31st 5-6pm and 1080AM KSCO Santa Cruz, May 31st 7-8am. Will Post the TV version here and alert the (social) media by then, and both will be available on demand 24/7, as are all the shows going back to Oct ’07.
Back in September, we had as our guest, famed Civil Rights Attorney John Burris. Here’s that segment. Ahead of the curve on Ferguson, MO.
Congrats to “Your World Champion San Francisco Giants” for ending a losing streak with a sharp 4-1 victory after a 1st class, beautiful ring ceremony. Was good to see Tim Flan return to do the National Anthem, and the Giants organization hand out the hardware. 2010, 2012 and 2014. We had SF Giants VP Russ Stanley as a guest on our last show “pinch hitting” for Larry Baer. He had his first two WS rings, and the 2007 All-Star game ring. He also brought Giants stuff to give away for the Lefty O’Doul’s Toy Drive and gloves for the Foundation. In support of that, we did a drawing for a pair of tickets in the Giants’ field box. The winner, Gail, will be there to enjoy the Giants vs the Dodgers Tuesday, April 21st. News on our next show To Be Announced soon. In the meantime, THANK YOU to Larry, Russ and everyone on the team. It was a very Merry Holiday Show. Watch the fun segment. Click Play
Worth the 17 minutes. The Dream part doesn’t start till about 12 minutes in. Be in the here and now in the there and then. Put 2015 aside for less time then it take to watch a TV Sitcom (even without the commercials), and be with the crowd, who had no electronic distractions…phones, pads, etc. Listen to history shift as MLK shifts gears after going off script and gets to the heart of it all.
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Due to time constraints, the Radio version is edited. That’s in 2 segments below this post. About 10 extra minutes here. Fun to watch, too! Politics and Life from the San Francisco Point of View. Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown Wrap Up 2014 and the biggest stories of the year. The events in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York where demonstrations across the country have followed the Grand Juries failure to indite the officer involved. Our guest in Segments 1 & 2, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, lays out the facts. In Segment 3, we cover our local feel good story of the year, SF Giants VP Russ Stanley joins us with his World Series Championship Rings and kids gloves, etc. for the 14th Annual Lefty O’Doul’s Toy Drive. In Segment 4, Will Durst rips through his Top Ten (Comedy) News Stories for 2014 and a Q&A. On the behalf of Will and Willie, I thank our sponsor Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes(Your Bartender in a Bottle), The Gold Dust Lounge for hosting our “Pop-Up” studio, Reality Check TV for recording, and you for listening and/or watching our program. Producer/Announcer Paul Wells – Flow Communications.