As Roger Miller once titled an album of his that was a long-time coming: "Sorry, I haven't written lately."
I've been working on many projects, including my WebSites, and also just created a WebSite for a friend of mine...so, I haven't been able to Post here for awhile. BUT, I wanted to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas, and a Great Holiday Season !
I am surely blessed to have been a part of so many lives during my career. AND, to be able to touch so many right this minute - all over the World, just like we did at KAAY - is one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.
One of my friends in the Rod & Custom Industry told me awhile back that he's amazed at how I've re-invented myself over-and-over again as an Air Personality, then with long-running Series "The Breakfast Serial", and now with my Rod & Custom Series "The Hall Of Fame Legends" which has reached into 95 Countries, has had over 5,000,000 Hits, and 65,000 Visitors, and in addition, launching my Personal WebSite, and becoming a WebMaster to lock all of this together.
I sincerely thanked him for his kind words, and explained that what I'm doing...I always wanted to do. I never lost sight of the goals, and learned as an actor to become a "chameleon". You have to try to adjust to every situation...no matter what it is.
More importantly, "giving of yourself" and "touching your audience", PLUS, caring about all of those that take the time to enter your life in one way or another is something that may not make you rich...but, gives you that feeling of satisfaction that truly comes when you learn to give of yourself to others.
Before I go, I wanted to share some things with you:
1. My "2009 List Of Holiday Favorites For Viewing" is now OnLine ! Just go to: http://www.serial.thewwbc.net/ for my 2009 "Top 10 List" It has some great films & TV shows that you & your family can enjoy !
2. An Episode of "The Christmas Breakfast Serial" is also on that Site...a touching show that you'll love.
3. A Preview of my "Christmas Morning Special" featuring "Fibber McGee & Molly" and, "Amos 'N Andy" is there also. Truly funny shows !
4. I just added a rare Aircheck on my Personal Site that even I hadn't heard in over 10 years ! It was the ONLY time I did a "2 Man" Show, and it was on KRJY/JOY 96. The time period was 1988-1989...and, I am astounded at how good it sounds all these years later.
How that show, and pairing, came to be, and all of the info about it are contained on that page. Simply go to : http://www.jonnieking.net/ and look for "JK/EG: KRJY/JOY 96". You'll hear another "style" for yours truly...and it was fun to "switch gears" and do that show with my old friend, Ed Goodman.
5. While you're at the JK WebSite, check-out the "KAAY, Airchecks, PT.2" Page ! Remember the "Personal Apperances" that Phil North and I were going to make ? The ones you heard about in Phil's December, 1970 Aircheck ? WELL, there's a pic of myself and the John's Jeans, Mgrs. on that page from when I did my apperance there in January, 1971 ! And, I wanted to share it with all of you.
God Bless You All...thanks for being a part of my life. ...And To All A Goodnight !