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: Jim Backus

Remember the nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo? Jim Backus told me how he developed that identity. He started his career in radio on CBS as the rich Hubert Updike III on the Allan Young Show and later on TV as the super wealthy Thurston Howell III on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island. He owned many other radio-TV credits between 1948 and 1989. He will explain what he had to do to make more money in radio at that time.

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