Saturday, August 09, 2008

Unforgettable Moments From The Legendary Mr. Sports

In preparation for Vinyl Record Day 2008 on Tuesday, I stopped in at Zia Records & Tapes in Chandler, Arizona this afternoon and picked up a live album that was not in my collection, but certainly should have been. Rather spoil the fun, listen for a cut off this prized album during my VDR ’08 podcast.

In digging through the singles crates, I came across a 7” disc, Great Moments in Sports with Cookie "Chainsaw” Randolph. This $2.50 classic, purchased for a mere $.99, features the dated humor of Shebel & Larson, the morning duo in the mid-80s at KDKB 93.3, Arizona’s Classic Rock Radio.

While Keith Larson went on to unknown parts after their break-up, Chris Shebel is a well-recognized name in the radio industry. He’s the guy who replaced Tommy Edwards on the mid-day shift at WLS a gazillion years ago before relocating to the Valley of the Sun for a brief stay. Currently, Shebel is program director and 9-2 jock at 93.9 KISS-FM in Raleigh, North Carolina.