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Saturday, July 8, 2023
Lunch & Salute to KNX
0:00 Bob Tarlau introduction
5:00 KNX History- Steve Skootsky
21:15 KNX folks
--past and present--
at their tables.
54:25 End Part One
0:00 Alex Silverman
9:45 Dick Helton and Carol Ramos
18:30 Diane Thompson
25:00 Chris Sedens with Diane
31:30 Bob Tarlau closing comments
32:30 Group photo session
32:50 End Part Two
PHOTOS FROM THE JULY 8 LUNCH
Photo credit: Steve Skootsky, David Tarlau, Aidan Pickering
September 29, 2023
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a salute to
Sat Oct 14!
In case you just wandered onto this web page, we are the News Geezers - an informal, friendly group of veteran Southern California TV, radio, print, web and PR journalists. We hold lunches three or four times a year.
Our mailing list is about 450 strong.
Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long. Learn about the background of our group by clicking on the "About" tab above (or at the top of any page). The names of all those on the mailing list can be found at the "RSVP/Roster" tab of this site.
Thanks and cheers!
Our next News Geezers luncheon program is coming up in just two weeks... Sat Oct 14 at noon... at Victorios in North Hollywood.
It's sure to be a fun one.. as we salute L.A.'s TV weather journalists... past and present.
Fritz Coleman, Mark Thompson, Evelyn Taft, Maria Quiban, Kevin O'Connell and Kelly Lange plan to take part. Plus a a special tribute to the KABC-TV's late, great Dr. George Fischbeck.
What a lineup!
RSVPs are open now. Simply send an e-mail to email@example.com to let me know you'll be there. The delicious buffet lunch is $25.
As I've already announced, the Oct 14 program will be our last.
No, no the group's not fading out. But as I approach 80, and continue to recover from cancer surgery and radiation, I feel it's a good time to end the full-scale programs.
Instead, we'll do "reunions" - twice a year to start - at Victorios. Dates TBA.
The time and effort by all of us involved in producing the programs is considerable... and it is truly time to cut back.
Those "reunion" lunches will hark back to the get togethers we had when we started in 2010. They were informal... with extra time to strengthen friendships and forge new ones... without a themed program taking up most of the time.
Deep thanks to Joel Tator (my partner in crime since the beginning) and Steve Skootsky, who has spent so many hours researching and editing the A+ video presentations that have complimented our guests.
Thanks also go to Bill Dawson and Bruce Kerr for their top tech support... and to all the volunteers who have shot camera and done registration over the years.
We had a strong turnout (almost 70) for the News Geezers lunch on Sat Jul 8 saluting KNX radio (97.1 FM/1070 AM) on 100+ years of excellent service to Southern California.
View the video by using the links in the the column just to the right.
Thanks to Aiden Pickering and David Tarlau for the videography... and to Steve for the rapid editing.
A few of the stills are posted to the left... with LOTS more at this link to the Smugmug album.
Thanks to Alex Silverman, KNX Director of News and Programming, for his strong support in putting this program together.
In addition to Alex, our featured speakers were:
* Chris Sedens - the current KNX mid-day anchor...
* Diane Thompson - retired KNX anchor...
* Dick Helton - retired KNX anchor and political director...
* Carol Ramos - retired KABC radio anchor... and... Dick's wife.
In addition to the "reunion" lunches that will start in the first half of 2024, I will keep the mailing list active to pass along relevant news.
But first comes our big program finale in October with the weathercasters. I look forward to seeing you at Victorios then.