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Paul Le Mat:
DARRYL STARBIRD: THE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM !
DARRYL STARBIRD'S '57 CADDY BROUGHAM CONCEPT:
DARRYL STARBIRD: NEW BUILDERS & THE ENGLISH WHEEL !
DARRYL STARBIRD:
DARRYL STARBIRD:
DARRYL STARBIRD: A FAMILY AFFAIR & THE BUBBLE TOP BOOK !
DARRYL STARBIRD ON: HIS GIFT, OKLAHOMA, AND, THE LEGENDS !
DARRYL STARBIRD: DRIVING THE PREDICTA !
DARRYL STARBIRD: PRODUCING CAR SHOWS !
DARRYL STARBIRD/JEFF MYERS:
DARRYL STARBIRD: THE EARLY
GEORGE BARRIS:
GEORGE BARRIS: THE STORY OF
GEORGE BARRIS: STREET RACING, BULLET HOLES, MOVIES & TV !
GEORGE  BARRIS:
GEORGE BARRIS:LARRY ERNST BELAIR/SHOP FIRE !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE ALA KART STORY !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE BUGARIN MERC !
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GEORGE BARRIS: THE
GEORGE BARRIS & JOHN D'AGOSTINO: NEWEST BUILDS FOR 2015 !
GEORGE BARRIS/JOHN D'AGOSTINO: OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL !
GEORGE BARRIS & JOHN D'AGOSTINO IN SWEDEN !
GENE WINFIELD: ORIGINS/FIRST SHOP !
GENE WINFIELD'S FAVORITE CARS !
GENE WINFIELD'S
GENE WINFIELD: SECTIONING THE
GENE WINFIELD: THE AMT S&C DIVISION, AND, THE
GENE WINFIELD AND THE STORY OF THE
GENE WINFIELD: PAINTING MANUEL ARTECHE'S RADICAL '41 FORD CUSTOM !
GENE WINFIELD: TRAVELING & PAINTING WORLDWIDE !
GENE WINFIELD: LIFE IN THE FASTLANE !
GENE WINFIELD: FADEAWAY PAINT JOBS
JOE BAILON: CREATING
JOE BAILON: THE EARLY YEARS
MIKE ALEXANDER'S STORY:
MIKE ALEXANDER:
SPENCE MURRAY: BEGINNINGS OF A CAREER !
BLACKIE GEJEIAN: EARLY HISTORY, NASCAR, AND, THE GNRS !
BLACKIE GEJEIAN: THE
DICK
DICK
DICK MAGOO: HIS PERSONAL RIDES & THE  CHOPPED '49 MERC !
DICK
POSIE:  NEW DESIGNS & SCOTT KILLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY !
POSIE ON RODS, CUSTOMS & SAWING  A CAR IN HALF !
POSIES: TEAMWORK, TECHNOLOGY, & EARLY INFLUENCES !
POSIES
POSIES DRIVEN DIRTY TOUR: HOW IT BEGAN !
NORM GRABOWSKI: BEGINNINGS/FIRST CAR !
POSIES: EARLY CARS & SUPER SLIDE SPRINGS
HOW POSIES CREATED THE FLEETLINER !
NORM GRABOWSKI:
NORM GRABOWSKI: THE
NORM GRABOWSKI: THE ORIGIN OF THE KOOKIE CAR !
NORM GRABOWSKI:
FRANK LIVINGSTON:
FRANK LIVINGSTON'S
JIM
JOHN D'AGOSTINO'S HOTTEST NEW CONCEPT- PROJECT: '56  PACKARD...
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: WORLDWIDE TRAVEL & 2013 WINNERS !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO & GEORGE BARRIS: THE 1940 CADILLAC !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO BUILDS:
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: GETTING CARS FROM THE USA TO EUROPE !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO & GEORGE BARRIS: DESIGNING KUSTOM CARS !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO CREATES
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: ORIGINS & FAVORITES
FRANK LIVINGSTON '49 CHEVY: CLOSE TO A CLONE !
BO HUFF'S '56 CHEVY:
BO HUFF'S '36 FORD 2DR...
BO HUFF:
BO HUFF: HOF INDUCTIONS & BO'S BOOK !
BO HUFF CREATES THE
BO HUFF TALKS ABOUT HIS HEALTH...
BO HUFF: ON UTAH, HIS MUSEUM, AND 60'S CARS !
BO HUFF: THE SAM BARRIS CLONE !
BO HUFF: NEW PROJECTS & GENO'S '49 MERC !
 MURPHY'S  RADICAL '54 FORD PICK-UP !
KEITH DEAN WITH STORIES OF HIS DAD, AND, THE BRICKLIN !
KEITH DEAN: EARLY YEARS & FAVORITE CARS !
STEVE STANFORD: BEGINNINGS & THE EARLY YEARS
STEVE STANFORD: NEW IDEAS & WORKING WITH THE CLIENT !
STEVE STANFORD: CREATING A STYLE, HEROES, & THE HOF !
STEVE STANFORD: DOUBLE-PLAY !
STEVE STANFOR CREATES THE NEW AMC !
STEVE STANFORD: BILLY GIBBONS'
CHUCK MILLER'S AWARD-WINNING '32 FORD ROADSTER !
CHUCK MILLLER:
CHUCK MILLER'S CARS: THE FUTURE & THE PAST !
CHUCK MILLER CREATES THE HURST OLDS !
CHUCK MILLER: MODEL KITS & HOF INDUCTION !
STEVE FRISBIE MEETS
CHUCK MILLER: THE LINDA VAUGHAN STORY !
CHUCK MILLER: FAVORITES !
STEVE FRISBIE: RESTORATIONS & NEW CUSTOMERS !
STEVE FRISBIE: BUILDING THE
STEVE FRISBIE: FROM THE EARLY YEARS TO SUPER RODS !
CHUCK MILLER: WINNING THE
JIMMIE VAUGHAN ON: HIS '63 RIVIERA & WINNING GRAMMIES !
JIMMIE VAUGHAN: ON NORWAY, GARY HOWARD &  HIS '51 CHEVY !
JIMMIE VAUGHAN: ON GARY HOWARD & HIS '61 CADDY !
GARY HOWARD: MIKE YOUNG'S IMPALA & CARS WITH SOUL !
GARY HOWARD: BUILDING THE HOT ROD CADDY !
GARY HOWARD: BUILDING JIMMIE VAUGHAN'S '54 VICKIE !
LEE PRATT: THE LONG, LONG LeSABRE !
LEE PRATT'S FABULOUS '41 BUICK !
LEE PRATT: THAT FANTASTIC '49 FORD, PT. 1
LEE PRATT: THAT FANTASTIC '49 FORD, Pt.2
M. K. JOHN: PUBLISHED ART & MOTORCYCLES !
M.K. JOHN: BEGINNINGS/MAG.FEATURES !
ELDEN & JERRY TITUS: EARLY YEARS AT STARBIRD'S & THE VOODOO SPIDER !

M.K. JOHN: MAKING GREAT ART !
ELDEN TITUS: THE ROCKET CAR !
ELDEN TITUS:
MARK MORIARITY & THE CAR CRAFT
MARK MORIARITY: SAVING SAVELESKY'S '55 BEL AIR !
MARK MORIARITY BUILDS THE
MARK MORIARITY: EARLY DAYS/ROTAR !
MARK MORIARITY: BUILDING BUBBLE TOPS !
JOHN KOUW: THE
JOHN KOUW: THAT FABULOUS '51 FORD !
LOU CALASIBETTA: KKOA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, 2010 !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE A BROTHERS & THE GOLDEN INDIAN !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE EARLY YEARS, AND THAT HISTORIC GARAGE !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE
DENNIS McPHAIL: THE EARLY YEARS
DENNIS McPHAIL: DOING DESIGNS FOR ED
JEFF MYERS:  THE BEATNIKS CLUB & ITS MEMBERS !
JEFF MYERS: THE SUPER SEVILLE !
VOODOO LARRY:
VOODOO LARRY:
VOODOO LARRY: FROM THE BEGINNING...
DINO & THUNDERFLITE !
BRAD MASTERSON ON BILL HINES & SLINGIN' LEAD !
BRAD MASTERSON: THE CKD RIVIERA PROJECT CAR !
BRAD MASTERSON: HIS SHOP AT A  LEGENDARY ADDRESS !
BRAD MASTERSON: THE BARRIS-HINES CONNECTION
FRITZ SCHENCK: EARLY YEARS, EARLY CARS !
FRITZ SCHENCK'S COOL CARS !
JERRY TITUS: FAMILY VALUES & KUSTOMS !
JERRY WEESNER/JONNIE KING: CRUSIN' !
WEESNER  & THE MOVIE STAR !
JERRY WEESNER & NORM GRABOWSKI: CRUSIN' HOLLYWOOD, 1957 !
JERRY WEESNER'S PHOTO-OP TIPS !
ALAN MAYES:
ALAN MAYES: PUBLISHING CKD/OSR
CANDY CLARK: HER
Paul Le Mat On: VIETNAM, BOXING, AND SWEDEN !
Paul Le Mat: NEW MOVIE-NEW BOOK !
Paul Le Mat: HIS FAVORITE FILMS !
Paul Le Mat:
ROCK & ROLL RADIO HISTORY: THE DAY ELVIS DIED...
ROCK & ROLL RADIO HISTORY: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
THE RICK NELSON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE RICK NELSON INTERVIEW: Pt. 2
THE MANUEL ARTECHE TRIBUTE PAGE

THE JOHN BUTTERA TRIBUTE PAGE
BOYD CODDINGTON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE DON FERRARA TRIBUTE PAGE
THE DICK DEAN TRIBUTE PAGE
THE ELDEN TITUS TRIBUTE PAGE
THE LARRY WATSON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE BETTIE PAGE TRIBUTE
ORIGINS: THE KUSTOM KEMPS OF AMERICA
THE ORIGIN OF ROD & CUSTOM MAGAZINE
ORIGINS: OL' SKOOL RODZ & CAR KULTURE DeLUXE !
MURPHY'S
MURPHY'S
THE
ORIGINS: BUILDING THE R & C DREAM TRUCK !
THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA, Pt.1 !
THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA, PT.2
SPECIAL:
SPECIAL:
SPECIAL: THE BATMOBILE !
SPECIAL:
SPECIAL: THE HIROHATA MERC !
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ABOUT JONNIE KING

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Jonnie King's first trip to a radio station was when he was about eight years old. On the way home that August evening his parents asked him how he liked the station tour and being a guest on the show with Janet Dailey, the St. Louis Story Lady on KXLW Radio. "I think I'd like to do that.", Jonnie replied. "Do what ?" his parents inquired. "Be on the radio !" he said without hesitation. Thus, he began his quest for a career.

Through the intervening years, Jonnie was an amateur magician, a drummer with many different groups, and an actor. As an actor he performed at first in high school and college productions, and then was a regular for many years in St. Louis Community Theatre Productions, and studied at St. Louis University. He was subsequently accepted into the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, studying there and living in California.

 On his return to St. Louis, and at the peak of his career, he was signed to perform at the famed "Crystal Palace" in the legendary Gaslight Square. Still yearning for a career in Radio, Jonnie began working at the old KXOK/St. Louis Radio Park Studios in 1965 with his friend Johnny Rabbitt. He later worked in such varied locations as KAAY/Little Rock & WDRQ/Detroit. He has been a mainstay in St. Louis Radio since moving back in 1973, first helping to build Bartell's renowned KSLQ (now Y-98) where he spent 10 years.

 He also worked at KGLD, had a 17 year run at 96.3FM in all of its phases: KADI/JOY-96/ K-JOY/JUKE BOX 96 & K-HITS. He then spent 4 years with WSSM/Smooth Jazz. Highly respected as an expert and historian on music and artists of all types, his music collection dates back to the '50's.

 In addition to being an Air Personality, Jonnie's talents have included: Program Director, Music Director & Research Director. Since 1973, he has also been the Creator, Producer and Voice of the Nationally syndicated Morning Radio feature "The Breakfast Serial"...a show based on programs from the "Golden Age of Radio". He has also taught classes on "The Art of Golden Age Radio and Its' Social and Cultural Importance" at both Meramec College and Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

His off-the-air activities include: Buying, Selling and Collecting Antiques, Advertising Memorabilia, Golden Age Radio Shows & Radio Premiums, Early Disneyana & Comic Character Toys.

Never one to rest, Jonnie's 'collecting' habit got so bad at one time the he opened up his own retail store: "All-American Comics & Collectibles" in the General Grant Shopping Center in St. Louis and ran it for seven years...while still doing a daily Radio Airshift ! 

He also has a passion for Classic & Custom Cars and automobile memorabilia. He's owned many great automobiles, including, a '58 Thunderbird, '57 Dodge Mild Custom, '53 Buick Special, '67 Jaguar XKE, '68 Cougar XR-7, '59 Plymouth Suburban Station Wagon, a '66 Thunderbird, and a California/Arizona "Survivor" '57 Dodge D-500. His California-Custom Built '61 INVICTA (A Magazine/Feature Car) is now on display at Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall Of Fame Museum.

A true Communicator on the highest level, Jonnie has always brought to every station and project he's involved in a built-in audience: long-time listeners and fans who truly appreciate the warmth, humour and sincerity that have always been his trademark. 

In 2007, when he celebrated his 40th Anniversary in Broadcasting, he created"The Legends Of The Rod & Custom Hall Of Fame" Series. This is truly a 'dream come true' for this life-long, Car Buff !   Jonnie King's passion for All-American Rods & Customs could rarely be equaled,  and is well known to those in the Industry ! 

 Now, with the chance to share that passion, knowledge, and, enthusiasm with listeners' all over the World,  and to bring the personal stories, histories, and voices of GREATEST Legends of the Rod & Custom Industry to the Internet for all to hear, it lets everyone have the chance to share the "Dream"...and create dreams of their own ! 

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  Be sure to visit Jonnie's WebSite dedicated to the "lost art-form" of Golden Age Radio: "The Breakfast Serial".  The "Best of Golden Age Radio Since 1973" !   www.serial.thewwbc.net  

 "The Official Jonnie King WebSite" is now on-line !  Jonnie's complete Archive of personal airchecks, photos, memorabilia, information...and a great look at his History in Magic, Music, Radio & Acting from  his early days to the present...a career spanning over SIX DECADES.  A fascinating sight and sound trip that you don't want to miss !   Just click-on here, and you're there:   www.jonnieking.net

 Our main, home-base WebSite for The WorldWide Broadcasting Company gives you lots of information, and a look at all of our Sites in one place. It's our Home-Base Site, and you can check-it out at :  www.thewwbc.net        

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   MY FRIEND, TRAVIS SCANLAN, is one of the best of the new breed of R&C photographers. Travis' Royboy Productions website is one of the coolest out there !

   TRAVIS RECENTLY BRANCHED OUT into running a radio show & podcast online...with my sincere blessing.  He's doing a great job, and was kind enough to ask me to do  an Interview on his new "Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes" show encompassing all of my history & careers, dating back to 1953...including the Hall Of Fame Legends Series. 

SO, what you'll hear for the very first time is the "Interviewer", yours truly, being Interviewed !!

The Link I've added will take you to the Special Page that contains Travis' Interview with me that he termed "All Hail The King"...simply scroll down and Click-On the special "window" that will let you listen: http://royboyproductions.com/2014/04/24/chrome-pipes-pinstripes-episode-4-show-notes/

Thanks again, Travis !!   JK