Gigi Garner, Mr. TV Classics, and A Rogue TV Comedy Writer: Next on TVC

Animal rescue advocate Gigi Garner, Emmy nominated writer/producer Ted Bergman, and television historian Steve Beverly will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 18-20 at the following times and venues:

WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1
Bardstown, KY
Friday 9/18
9am ET 6am PT
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Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 9/18
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel
San Francisco, CA
Friday 9/18
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Saturday 9/19
11pm ET, 8pm PT
Sunday 9/20
11pm ET, 8pm PT
with replays Monday thru Friday 11am ET, 8am PT
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WKXO AM 1500 and FM 103.5
Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY
Saturday 9/19
8am ET, 5am PT
Streaming at

WTCA 1050 AM and FM 106.1
South Bend/Plymouth, IN
Saturday 9/19
3pm ET, Noon PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the WTCA TuneIn channel

KSCJ Talk Radio 1360 AM and 94.9 FM
Sioux City, IA
Saturday 9/19
4pm CT, 2pm PT
Sunday 9/20
6pm CT, 4pm PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the KSCJ TuneIn channel

Indiana Talks
Huntington, IN
Saturday 9/19
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 9/20
10am ET, 7am PT
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or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 9/21
10pm ET, 7pm PT
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WLAD AM 800 and FM 94.1
Danbury, CT
Sunday 9/20
5am ET, 2am PT
Also streaming at
or listen to us on the WLAD TuneIn channel

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
Sunday 9/20
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 9/20
9am ET, 6am PT
Hear us online on the KOMY TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 9/20
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KPLT 1490 AM and 96.3 FM
Paris, TX
Sunday 9/20
8pm CT, 6pm PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the KPLT TuneIn channel

WDIG AM 1450
Dothan, AL
Sunday 9/20
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at
or listen to us on the WDIG TuneIn channel

St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN
Sunday 9/20
10pm CT, 8pm PT, following coverage of NFL football
Streaming at
or listen to us on the KLTF TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 9/20
9pm PT (Mid ET Mon 9/21)
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or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week on
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

This week’s program will include a return visit by Gigi Garner, daughter of beloved film and TV actor James Garner. Gigi has worn many hats throughout her career, including songwriter, recording artist, jewelry designer, and author. On top of that, she was even a licensed private investigator once upon a time.

The one constant through Gigi’s life and career is her love of animals. Not only is that something she shared with her dad, it was the driving force behind the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), the nonprofit organization that Gigi started in June 2019 that helps animal rescue organizations while also serving as a legacy to her father. We’ll talk about JGARF (and how you can get involved), plus we’ll talk about some of Gigi’s favorite James Garner movies. Gigi Garner will join us in our second hour.

Gigi Garner also runs the Official James Garner Facebook Page, where she shares personal photos of her dad off and on set. She also wrote a wonderful foreword to my book 45 Years of The Rockford Files that gives Garner fans a glimpse into who Jim was a person. 25 percent of all sales of 45 Years of The Rockford Files will support the efforts of the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund, plus if you order the book directly from Black Pawn Press, you will receive an exclusive bonus gift.

This week’s program will also include Part 1 of a two-part conversation with Emmy nominated writer, producer, and author Ted Bergman. Ted spent forty years writing and producing comedy and variety shows for television, including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (where he was the youngest staff writer at the time, and the show for which he received his Emmy nomination), All in the Family, The Hollywood Squares, The Jonathan Winters Show, What’s Happening, Gimme a Break, The Munsters, and Sanford and Son.

For all the highs and lows that comprise Ted’s personal story arc, one thing remains constant: In an industry where integrity can often seem disposable, Ted spoke his mind and maintained his integrity (even when it cost him). He also had the wherewithal to walk away from television three times in his life—all for the right reasons, including taking a year off from his job as producer of Gimme a Break to help raise his newborn daughter. Ted Bergman will join us in our first hour.

Ted Bergman’s memoir, Confessions of a Rogue TV Comedy Writer: Forty Years of Fame, Fear and Combat Inside the Writers Room, not only includes behind the scenes stories of working with the likes of Garry Shandling, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, Flip Wilson, and Jonathan Winters, but captures the highs, lows and various in-betweens that just about every professional writer experiences, no matter which genre or industry.

Also this week: We’ll play Part 3 of a conversation that began last month with journalism professor and television historian Steve Beverly. When he isn’t teaching journalism students at Union University, Steve hosts Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, a weekly TCM-like festival of classic shows from the 1950s and ‘60s that originates from EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, TN, and which streams several times a week at Steve will tell us what’s on tap for TV Classics over the next few weeks when he joins us in our second hour.

Also a member of the National Association on Mental Illness, Steve Beverly is ready, willing and able to speak to any television news operation in America about depression, as well as coping with and surviving vulnerabilities to mental illness in the TV news profession. Contact Steve directly for more information about the seminars and webinars that he provides.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 9am ET, 6am PT on WBRT AM 1320/FM 97.1 (Bardstown, KY)
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, and CX Radio Brazil
Fri 10pm ET, 7pm PT, Sat/Sun 11pm ET, 8pm PT on RadioSlot (San Francisco, CA)
Sat 9am ET, 6am PT on WKXO 1500 AM and 103.5 FM (Lexington-Fayette/Richmond/Berea, KY)
Sat 3pm ET, Noon PT on WTCA 1050 AM and 106.1 FM (Plymouth, IN)
Sat 4pm CT, 2pm PT and Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KSCJ 1360 AM and 94.9 FM (Sioux City, IA)
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Huntington, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on 920 WON The Apple  (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 5am ET, 2am PT on WLAD-AM 800 and FM 94.1 (Danbury, CT)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose/Santa Cruz/Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT on KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach/Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT on CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 6pm CT, 4pm PT on KLTF (St. Cloud/Little Falls, MN)
Sun 8pm CT, 6pm PT on KPLT AM and FM (Paris, TX)
Sun 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WDIG AM (Dothan, AL)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at Passionate World Talk Radio

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