You remember Venus Flytrap of WKRP in Cincinnati fame. Sure you do and what you see before you is the twenty-first century version of Venus. The same colored lights, the same wind chimes in the background and the same ultra smooth delivery.
Radio Grump Planning Conference
Cafe Istanbul, Easton Towne Center
The Grump "Nose."
Christensen, Levine and chef rate Doner doneness
The Easton Mafia
Moderator Levine and producer Vaughn
Cabinet level discussions.
...soon to blow the tubes from your Philco...
Eons ago one of the unpopular oddball midnight TV shows in Columbus was AFTER DARK...a talk show with serious production problems.
LARRY LEVINE caused it to happen. He was referee for the verbal combatants - Jon Christensen and the Grumpy Gourmet, both restaurant reviewers with different opinions. Put it this way: Christensen liked vanilla ice cream; the Grump thought everyone should like chocolate.
The three of them drank cheap wine with their White Castle Slyders... on camera. It was once reviewed as a “disgusting show.”
WHAT IT WAS...was a food show without the greasy mess. They talked food. They ripped restaurants. They praised restaurants.
SOCIAL ADVISORY: They're coming back...on radio...with a big time producer this time, Philip Vaughn. Who he? Vaughn is an old time disc jockey in the days when the hottest gig in town was broadcasting from the roof of the Bali-Hi Drive Inn, over in Newark, Ohio.