Fridays 9am to 11am
The Many Moods of Vince Daniels
The show began as a four-hour weekly program on a Los Angeles-based web radio station in early 2001 where it remained for five years until moving to the Inland Empire and to terrestrial radio for three hours each Saturday beginning in 2006, on KCAA-1050 AM. It was one of their top weekend shows, until it ended on July 14th, 2012.
The show that you've always heard me do has always been described with words such as "variety," "magazine format" or maybe even "controversial." Almost from its inception, there have been a stable of co-hosts joining me on the show, along with numerous segment contributors.
When my show moved from the web station to KCAA, it moved rather quickly. I kept all of my original cast and added a few others over the years.
A guest that I had on quite often, was Peter Ford. He is the son of the late actor, Glenn Ford. I would become so enrapt in conversation with Peter that I failed to mention that he was my primary inspiration for doing the show I was doing.
In the 1990's, KIEV 870-AM in Los Angeles had a two-hour Monday night program called The Peter Ford Show. There was nothing like it. I was glued to my radio every week because I never knew what was coming at me from week to week. One night, Ford would have a gripping round table discussion about the horrors of child sexual abuse. The following week he might interview actors in a 'Whatever became of' segment. No matter what it was, it was always two hours, one topic and plenty of time to tackle that one topic.
Every time I listened to Peter on KIEV, I couldn't help but to think that if somehow his show ever went away, that somebody might pick up his mantle and carry it on. In the 90's, I never fancied myself as a talk show host. I was a music jock, having interned at KWIZ in Orange County and worked on the air on the old KQLH 95.1 FM (Now K-Frog).
So, as the early 2000's arrived, an opportunity came along to shift gears from doing music to doing talk. The whole Many Moods concept was based on what I perceived Peter Ford's show to be. Somehow, and for over a decade, I was swept up in a show that became multi-topical and magazine style all in the space of four hours and later, three hours. Ultimately, it became what it became and it was all to the good.
Having been off the radio for almost six years, I've had a lot of time to think and during that time, was always reminded of one thing. I never had a chance to do THE show that gave me the impetus to be a talk host in the first place. This time, I'll be doing it.
My heartfelt thanks to Mitch McClellan and to Bill Bruns of KMET 1490-AM for staying after me and for making me feel that my talents were always appreciated. Above-all, thanks for offering me this two-hour Friday morning time slot. It's the perfect length, not to mention a conducive format in which to take on a different single topic each week and, for the most part, now be able to work solo.
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