Sunday, August 06, 2006
When in the course of Human Events - it becomes necessary to "break format" and present things within the context of intent, you have the perfect rationalization for this particular mugshot.
This is a RARE version of a staff photo that was taken at the same photo-op as "The" definitive KCAC staff picture.
BACK ROW: Hank Cookenboo, Marty Manning, Bill Compton and Toad Hall (Gary Kinsey).
MIDDLE ROW: Dave Briggs, Tommy Vascocue, Jim Murray and Kent Usery(sp).
FRONT ROW: Steve Zind, Lynne Adams, George Soderquist (reclining), Carol --???? and Frank Lehmann (Frank Bennet) who transitionally took on the "Aunt Fran" personna and enjoyed a fabulously successful radio career in San Fransisco.. Follow the picture blow-up and close-up to get the transition.
PLEASE EMAIL THE NAMES marked with ???? and I will edit them in later. I was not at the station at the time and honestly, don't recall a couple of the guys..
THAT HAVING BEEN DONE I am honoring Frank's request here for the copy on his mugshot. I hope I haven't messed him up with too much preamble but this particular picture is remarkable. Thanks, Fran. Love the hair, by the way.
KCAC gofer/intern, Frank Lehmann, spent 30 years on the air in LA & San Francisco as 'Uncle Frank Bennett'. In 2002 she became 'Aunt Fran'. Media coverage was huge and listeners were 98% supportive but radio execs didn't want to hear about it.
She currently volunteers with Silicon Valley non-profits while trying to rebuild her career. Her radio package can be viewed at < www.auntfran.com >. For her personal
story of faith and transition, visit < www.auntfran.com/t > - - -