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: Gary Owens

Gary Bernard Altman was a disc jockey and voice actor. Like many radio personalities, he changed his name. Gary Owens was best known for his work on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He was the announcer on the show and added totally off-the-wall recitations. We’ll give you an example when I play some of his album “The Presidents” during this podcast. Gary started his career as a news reporter at KORN in Mitchell, South Dakota and moved to several stations before landing a job at KMPC in Los Angeles. Owens coined the phrase “Beautiful Downtown Burbank” which was used on Laugh-In and the Tonight Show.

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