Friday, April 13, 2007
For years, Miss Holley King (a.k.a. Keri Plezia) has hosted a kickin' rock-a-billy show on Wickenburg's KBSZ 1250 AM, one of the last genuine small-town radio stations (click here to listen to their Web stream). Now she's moving to South Haven, Michigan, and will do her last show for KBSZ tomorrow. Here's the official scoop (including that, uh, breaking news about Andy) from Miss Holley King's group e-mail:
"Tomorrow (Saturday April 14th) is my LAST SHOW over at KBSZ 1250 AM (8 am-12 noon Arizona time).
I am going to dedicate my show 'Rock-a-billy & BEYOND' to Arizona music and I will play nothin’ but Arizona tunes for all of you. From cats like: Duane Eddy, Al Casey, Sanford Clark, Don Cole, Loy Clingman, Jimmy Spellman, Frank Fafara, Henry Thome, Lee Hazelwood, The EARPS, The Heymakers, Hans Olson, Chico Chism, Bob Corritore, Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, The Hacienda Brothers, Dave Insley, Anthony Vincent and the Rhythm Dragons, Hub Cap and the Wheels, CHUCK "WAGON" MAULTSBY and HIS OLD BAND, and Tom Tuerff (just to name a few). AND Pat Roberts from the Phoenix based band The Heymakers will be visiting us . . .
I have really enjoyed my 7 years at KBSZ 1250 AM with Pete and Jo Peterson. Working with such fine folks and having the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business was a privileged experience.
I will still continue my one hour 'Rock-a-billy & BEYOND' radio show over at RADIO FREE PHOENIX Sundays at 2pm (AZ Time)!
On the 'sad news front,' Andy Olson, owner and station manager of RADIO FREE PHOENIX, fell off his roof the other day and according to his wife Cheryl, 'He didn't break or fracture anything but was seriously cut on his head and lost a large portion of his scalp. He's home now and it could have been tragic.'
Please keep Andy in your thoughts for a quick recovery.
Miss Holley King"