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S2E8: Bill Bevins on Liner Notes

Bill Bevins reflects on over 50 years of Broadcasting in Richmond, VA.

Richmond legend, Bill Bevins, reflects on over 50 years of Broadcasting in the river city and recalls some of his favorite memories from over the years. Including stories like introducing Ray Charles, eating with B.B. King and why he got yelled at by a parade watcher.

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Bill Bevins Pop-Up Liner Notes (Season 2, Episode 8)


2.8.1) The Breeze is a Richmond internet radio station founded by Bill Bevins and Bud Myers. They partnered with Shockoe Records and In Your Ear Studios to create an hour long Christmas special highlighting local music through live performances and conversation.


2.8.2) Pat Benatar was a vocalist in 1974's Live from Sam Miller's Exchange Cafe by Coxon's Army, an album that only survives as a limited physical release. It was recorded at Alpha Audio in Richmond, VA.


2.8.3) February 14th, 2020 was declared Bill Bevins Day by Mayor Stoney to celebrate his 50 years of broadcasting experience.


2.8.4) WTVR-TV is Richmond's CBS affiliate television news station. It was the first television station South of the Mason-Dixon line when it launched in 1948.


2.8.5) Marvin Gaye and Tammie Terrell recorded a series of duets together in 1967, most notably "Your Precious Love." Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles were best known for their number-one hit single "Lady Marmalade" before breaking up as members found solo success.


2.8.6) 2001 Clubs of America was a disco nightclub franchise that spread out from Pittsburgh in the late 1970's, eventually getting a Richmond location. They shut down permanently in 1989.


2.8.7) Archie Bell & the Drells were an R&B group from Houston. They were best known for their 1968 number-one hit single "Tighten Up."


2.8.8) Parker Field was a Richmond baseball stadium originally built in 1934 and replaced in 1985 by The Diamond. The Diamond is currently the home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels minor league baseball team.


2.8.9) Cheryl Miller has been an anchor for CBS 6 for over 35 years and has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.


2.8.10) Wolfman Jack, was an American disc jockey active for over 3 decades.


2.8.11) Aircheck is the radio industry term for a recording that has dual meanings: a demonstration to show off the talent of an announcer or programmer to a prospective employer, and an archival record of content broadcast over-the-air made for legal archiving purposes.


2.8.12) Dick Clark was an American television and radio personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1956 to 1989.


2.8.13) B.B. King was an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players.


2.8.14) The Altria Theater, formerly the Mosque Theater, was opened in 1927 and sits across historic Monroe Park on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. It now plays host to a variety of events including Broadway productions, The Richmond Forum, concerts, comedians, children’s theater, lectures, school commencements and fashion shows.


2.8.15) The Contender: Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation. Starring Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Christian Slater.


2.8.16) Miller & Rhoads was a Virginia-based department store chain that lasted 105 years. The Richmond flagship location was known for its "SantaLand" upstairs attraction. It's now an apartment building. 230 N 6th St, Richmond, VA 23219


2.8.16) Virginia This Morning is Central Virginia’s LIVE talk & entertainment show airing Monday through Friday from 9-10AM on CBS 6. Currently hosted by Jessica Knoll and Bill Bevins.


HearRVA Liner Notes with Bill Bevins, Elijah Hedrick, Rian Moses Hedrick, Clark Moeller, Max Ross, Mel Lassiter, Gordy Michael, and Alex Bolton

Episode Credits

Production

Host / Creative Director: Elijah Hedrick

Floor Director / Lead Artist: Rian ‘Holy’ Moses

Director: Alex Bolton

Editor: Ian Ramprashad

Videographer: Melvin Lassiter

Audio Engineer: Clark Moeller

Guest Services: Max Ross

Photography / Additional Music: Gordy Michael

Graphics: Tyler Blankinship

Intern: Shiloh Tillman

Gofer: Jai Hedrick

Production: Tyler Scheerschmidt

Special Thanks to GAAP Dynamics


Short Animations

Theodore Taylor III: www.theodore3.com / @tedikuma


Music Credits

"Liner Notes Theme" by Ant The Symbol


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