Luncheon Pictures Available --
Pictures taken at the last luncheon are now available on this Website. To view them, click on the orange Details link under BOB EUBANKS AND STEPHANIE EDWARDS above. On the "Last Luncheon" page that opens, scroll down to see a picture of the luncheon dais members, and then click on >>>Additional Photos<<< above that picture which will open a new page with eight additional photos and captions.
Bianca Pino Receives Diamond Circle Award --
PPB Vice President Bianca Pino was inducted into the Diamond Circle and received her award from Past President Chuck Southcott at the November 13 celebrity luncheon for Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards. Bianca also edits and publishes PPB's "Newsletter." She has had an extensive broadcast television career, including many years with Ralph Edwards Productions.
More Luncheon Information --
Here is a list of the dais speakers for our celebrity luncheon on Friday, November 13th. The event honored longtime co-hosts of the New Year's Day telecast of the Tournament of Roses Parade, BOB EUBANKS & STEPHANIE EDWARDS. After over 30 years, next New Year's Day broadcast will be their last one together.
Appearing on the dais were:
o KTLA Entertainment Reporter SAM RUBIN
o Former L.A. City Council Member TOM LaBONGE
o Academy Award and Emmy winning producer and director of "Scared Straight" ARNOLD SHAPIRO
o Known as "The Hullabalooer," DAVE HULL was voted one of the top ten L.A. radio personalities of all time
o Executive Producer of the "Tournament of Roses Parade," PPB member JOE QUASARANO
o Chairman of the TV & Radio Committee for the Rose Parade, STEVE PERRY.
$50 Initiation Fee Is Being Waived! --
Our president, Alan Perris, has made it easier for us to offer PPB memberships to friends and colleagues who want to join. From now through December 31, new members will only pay the $55 annual dues; PPB is waiving the usual $50 initiation fee! This is the time to bring in new members and save them some money. If we can get new members to sign up in the next month, they will be eligible to attend the Tony Orlando luncheon on October 12. And remember, we are still maintaining the eligibility requirement for at least 20 years (not necessarily consecutive) of professional service in Radio, Television or in a related field of Entertainment. This means not only announcers, actors and engineers, but singers, producers. directors, writers, musicians, administrators, etc. are all eligible to join. Sponsors of new members will be acknowledged in our Newsletter. To get a membership application form, click on "Join PPB" in the left column of this page.
We Have A Facebook Page! -- JOHN NEWTON and Board Member RICK MARCELLI have set up a PPB Facebook page and invite all PPBers to join. The page already has over 100 followers and they’re hoping for many more. To join
the fun, go to www.facebook.com and search for “Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.” After joining the group, post some of your favorite career stories.
Other Broadcasting-Related Websites -- If you scroll to the bottom of any page on this Website, you will find the word LINKS. Clicking on that word takes you to a page of URL links to other Websites related to the broadcasting industry. Some of them take you to sites where you can listen to old time radio programs. We've recently added the link to a comprehensive history of television, which you'll find listed five down from the top of the Links page. Click on "Beyond Cable: The History of Television."
Newsletter Items --
Members, if you have an item you'd like to share with other members through the PPB Newsletter, please e-mail it to Bianca Pino, or FAX it to her at 323-851-4570. Alternatively, you can drop it in the mail to PPB Newsletter, Post Office Box 8673, Calabasas, CA 91372. The Newsletter is distributed with our luncheon announcements five times a year and is available on this Website by clicking on "Latest Newsletter" at the bottom of this page.
Let Us Hear From You -- If you are a current member, we encourage you to share any thoughts you may have about PPB. You can do that by clicking on this link: Alan Perris to send an e-mail directly to our President. Please be sure to include your name as e-mail addresses don't always provide that information. Your concerns or suggestions will be discussed at the next Board meeting.
Members: If you have an email address, please click "Membership List" on this page, and then click the first letter of your last name. Find your name in the new window that opens. If you do not see a yellow envelope icon next to your name, we don't have your email address. Please send your address to us by going to the top of the name list and clicking on the yellow "Update." Your email address will not be seen or shared.