Hullabaloo!: The Life and (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull

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9780988412606: Hullabaloo!: The Life and (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull

"The Hullabalooer" rocked the legendary KRLA during the station's premier years. He went on to rock, honk, spin, and giggle on other L.A. giants like KFI, KGBS, and KMPC. He had his own massive fan club and even a hit song written about him.

From Dave's honorary title of the "Fifth Beatle" for his insider involvement with the Fab Four; to his ground-breaking Lovelines show; to stunts like "Hulloween," the junky parade float, and the hot air balloon promotion that didn't exactly "fly"; to his KFI years with the Dodgers and the Pete Rose voodoo doll; to the "cry-in" after his KRLA firing it's all here in Hullabaloo!

    Countless inside scoops never-before-heard tales of mayhem and mischief!

    Priceless vintage photos and graphics

    Contributions by Dave's notable colleagues and costars, including a Foreword by radio and TV legend Bob Eubanks!

Dave's story in all its tube-torturing, transistor-twisting detail is complemented with crazed confessions from those who knew him best, including:

    Baseball hall-of-famer Wes Parker

    KFI sportscaster Rich Marotta

    Media mogul Gary Kleinman

    Mousketeer-turned-maniac, author J.J. Solari, who helped to turn Dave's Lovelines show into a nearly certifiable radio circus

    Original founder of the Dave Hull Fan Club, Dr. Linda Thor

With its revealing look into the inner circle of Los Angeles radio during the golden years of AM, Hullabaloo! is a must-have for any fan of radio, music, or just plain fun!

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About the Author:

Dave Hull

Dave Hull first rode the audio airwaves in the mid-1950s. With horns honking, laughter booming, rock 'n' roll blasting, and listeners chiming in, the "Hullabalooer" established his own revolution.

Radio would never be the same!

The broadcasting bug bit Dave when he was just seven years old and his mother took him to a live national radio show airing from Columbia Square in Hollywood. He was hooked immediately!

His first time behind the mic came in the Air Force, stationed in the exotic ambiance of Nouasseur Air Force Base in Casablanca, French Morocco, North Africa. Airman Hull started things off with a bang turning a militarily regimented and staid classical music show into the first forum for the crazed chaos that would become his radio signature.

After the military, Dave's commercial radio career began at KGFL in Roswell, New Mexico fittingly, the universal hub for fascination with flying saucers, extra-terrestrials, and all manner of wacky weirdness.

Then it was on to WONE, Dayton; WQTE, Detroit; WTVN, Columbus; WFLA, Tampa; and then into the major mega-market of Los Angeles. KRLA, KFI, KGBS, KIIS, KMPC, KHJ, KRTH, and KIKF all became hosts for his hysterical hullabaloo. The later years saw Dave move slightly east, to peaceful and pastoral Palm Springs where he spent over fifteen years at KWXY before his eventual retirement.

The Beatles years at KRLA, the Lovelines years at KGBS, the Dodgers years at KFI, and so many more entertainment milestones have made the life and career of Dave Hull one of the most colorful of all the legendary jocks the untamed 50,000-watt wildmen who made radio a monster medium.

Bill Hayes & Jennifer Thomas

Bill Hayes and Jennifer Thomas are a dynamic publishing duo! Hayes is the author of the bestselling The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club as well as American Biker and The One Percenter Encyclopedia. An accomplished editor, writer, designer, and publisher, Thomas published Butterfly Tears: Stories of Entrapment to Empowerment to provide hope and inspiration to women from abusive backgrounds.

Both Southern California natives, Bill and Jennifer have a special affinity for Hullabaloo! because of Dave Hull's legendary impact on Los Angeles media. Bill, especially, spent (or mis-spent!) his youth listening to the Hullabalooer blast out of the tube radio in his '51 Chevy, back in the day!

The pair is the final stages of three new biographies, scheduled for 2013 release.

Review:

Dave Hull is one of the quintessential Top 40 personalities in the history of L.A. radio! --Don Barrett, laradio.com

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