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Shotgun Tom Kelly can be heard on Sirius XM’s “‘60s on 6” every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7pm – 12am ET, but for this week you can get more of your fill of the legendary radio jock.
This week Shotgun will be filling in on The Elvis Channel.
July 12-16 Shotgun can be heard from 8am – 12pm ET on channel 75.
Remember, if you’re ever in Hollywood, look for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Veteran voice actor Neil Ross is returning to the TV game show Press Your Luck.
British born Neil Ross, who has voiced countless movie and TV show characters, such as in Back to the Future II, Quiz Show, Being John Malkovich, and even video games like Leisure Suit Larry and Mass Effect, has broadened his scope of work to the game show field.
Season three of the classic game show Press Your Luck begins this Wednesday on ABC with Elizabeth Banks as host.
Neil sat down with SDMS and spoke of returning as announcer and what it means to him at this point in his career.
SDMS: “Neil, thanks for your time, I know the work you have done through the years, have you done a game show before?”
Neil: “Despite more years than I like to think about in the VO biz, and all the various things I’ve done, this is my first Game Show gig.”
SDMS: “How do you like doing something very different from the usual?”
Neil: “Thoroughly enjoyed it. Everybody has been lovely”
SDMS: “Tell me about your host, Elizabeth, and the game show itself”
Neil: “Elizabeth does a stellar job of hosting. The game itself is cleverly crafted to create a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and lows. You never know what’s going to happen”
SDMS: “Do you have an interesting story that may have happened while taping Press Your Luck”
Neil: “Way back in season one, when we taped (why do they still say tape? I guess ‘digited’ sounds silly?) We were on a sound stage next to the one where they were ‘digiting’ (taping) the final episode of American Idol. We were all intermingling in the hallways and the contrast between those people and the folks on our show was pretty hilarious. It has been a fun ride”
Neil, thanks for taking the time to share your story!
Editor’s note, Neil spent seven years on the air in San Diego and says he still calls it ‘home’. Graduate of Point Loma High, Neil was in San Diego on air from ‘69-‘76. KCBQ, XHIS-XHERS, KSEA-FM, KDEO, KPRI.
Neil has a book out, find it on Amazon. “Vocal Recall: A life in Radio and Voiceovers”
(San Diego, CA) Magic 92.5 today announced “Beats at the Beach,” a retro-loving seaside festival at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, happening Saturday, September 18, featuring the “I Love the ‘90s Tour” with hit performances by Naughty By Nature, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tag Team, Rob Base and Tone Lōc, plus street entertainers, live graffiti artists, a 90’s fashion show, B-Boy dancers and more.
General Admission tickets are $45 and include entrance to the festival and all entertainment. VIP tickets are also available for $150 which include a dedicated VIP gate entrance, four beverage tickets, VIP bar featuring specialty cocktails, brews, and Capri Sun drink pouches, complimentary nosh for two hours including sliders, pizza rolls, 90’s-style snacks and flavor ice popsicles, private restrooms, and an aerial view of the festival.
Event Details: Saturday, September 18, 2021 Belmont Park, Mission Beach 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. 21+ welcome Website: www.BeatsAtTheBeach.com
Beats at the Beach will be adhering to all local, county and state COVID guidelines. Future protocol still to be determined.
Beats at the Beach is produced Local Media San Diego, LLC (Magic 92.5, Z90, 100.7 BIG-FM, and 91X).
SanDiegoMediaSource is proud to announce its title sponsor.
Hacienda Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant and Cantina has signed on to support SDMediaSource and we couldn’t be more happy with this partnership!HCB owners Tony & Cynthia Ann Gomez are huge supporters of SDMS as well as local radio & TV stations.
More to follow in an article, but I definitely wanted to share this great news.
Thanks for tuning in, and let’s go have tacos at HCB!
Wednesday evening, the news broke that restaurants and more were able to open for indoor and outdoor seating. Supervisor Jim Desmond broke the news.
This pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, from every walk of life and in every business and line of work.
Businesses have had to be clever and creative to stay within the guidelines given. Tents, k-rails, wooden platforms. No small price to stay running.
With the reopenings effective today, managers scrambled to assemble their staff who, most of them, had been at home for weeks. Assuring they had enough supplies on hand to feed the somewhat unexpected guests.
I wanted to spotlight a local small business who have been rolling with all the punches that came their way. Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon. Being proactive instead of reactive to everything they saw coming, they have survived this horrible time. After closing their parking lot and dressing it up with decorations, the atmosphere was still as good as expected. Then, when it reverted to take-out only, they had the brilliant idea of converting into a drive-thru style restaurant. They know how to get it done.
Hacienda Casa Blanca is owned by Cindy and Tony Gomez. Their beautiful restaurant is a staple in El Cajon. They can certainly be looked up to as the standard when it comes to surviving this. In this latest round, although indoor dining is permitted, they are playing it safe by sticking to outdoor only for now. We noticed all safety protocols were being practiced. A hand sanitize station, a manager sanitizing the menus, tables separated 6 feet if not more, and the staff masked up and handling items very carefully.
Tonight my wife Amy and I wanted to support them so we had dinner at Hacienda. Their food is always consistently delicious and their drinks are very refreshing. I had the combo plate (Cheese enchilada and chile relleno) and Amy had the fish tacos. I have been coming to this restaurant my whole life and that’s basically my go to meal there. We both had a Mexican coffee which complemented the cool evening air perfectly.
SDMedia Source will always support small businesses. Doing my part to keep the American dream alive.