He is the Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network sideline reporter and a connoisseur of Jameson Irish Whiskey., Sam: KLAC, 1940s-.
In 1970, Don Page of the LA Times named John newscaster of the year saying: "John Babcock is one of radio's premier commentators and a leading documentarian." John was born the day of the 1933 earthquake and started life as an orphan.He was shuffled between foster homes until he was adopted by the Babcock family.Bill gave the phone lines over to the ladies and listened. They were women in Bill's mind - educated and intelligent - and he treated them that way. For all the attention his show attracted, Bill did it with taste.He knew the line not to cross, but his copycats didn't, and Bill got the blame, never getting true credit for his bold, sex-oriented broadcasting.Bill suddenly skyrocketed when he converted the routine rock-jock formula at KGBS into the "Feminine Forum." His most lasting claim in Southern California radio was that he was the first to openly address sexuality, issues of sexual intercourse and sexual preference.
By 1972 his "Feminine Forum" was syndicated in a number of major cities, simulcast in San Diego and he won the award that year. The FCC eventually concluded his show was "not obscene," but it was too late.
Life magazine carried a photo of Carl’s broadcast and he was made a “Commodore of the in 1925, he was a color commentator and producer of sports projects at KMPC for decades. Steve worked with such popular sportscasters as Bob Kelley and Dick Enberg, and produced game broadcasts of the Pacific Coast League L. He began his career in 1946, moving right out of college to go to work in his hometown of He died November 24, 1995, of complications following treatment for lymphoma. Sports announcer Dick Enberg reflected for Larry Stewart in the LA Times: "Steve was a producer before there were producers.
He worked behind the scenes, but he was a real giant in the business."went "Color Radio" in 1958, Bill worked mostly evenings.
At the age of 70, he decided to get his pilots license.
John: KDAY, 1955-57; KFWB, 1957-59; KMPC, 1959-61; KLAC, 1961-63; KABC, 1963-73.
Backus continued acting in character on Gilligan’s Island.