WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Caroline Kennedy

One day while preparing for my morning show at WOKY I located the place where Caroline Kennedy was staying. Yes, that Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy.  She was at a tennis camp in Mayrhofen, Austria. The camp receptionist called her to the phone after the operator told her I was calling long distance from the United States. I’ll bet she got her ear in a ringer for that. Caroline told me that she had never been on the radio before and proceeded to answer 13 questions in a little more than one minute. She added that she did not appreciate all of the publicity generated from being a Kennedy. In other words, don’t call again. But she did end the conversation by saying, “Have a nice summer.” By the way, you could never get away with making a cold call like that today. You would need to warn the person that you’re calling and then ask for permission to put them on the air and then tell them that they are on the air. 

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