Fanaticus Dramaticus: The Rage Page

September 12, 2015
Big week for Fanaticus on the Airwaves

Must be because football season is upon us!

I spent an hour with KGO’s Pat Thurston this week.  The highlight of  the interview besides Pat’s fun and provocative questions was that KGO’s creative team scored the interview.  When we came back from break, they’d play a different sports themed song.  It was a blast.


First we rocked out to Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and its baseball interlude.

Great background here from espn.com on how former Yankee announcer Phil Rizutto came to participate in the track.

Next tune up was  Cheech and Chong doing “Basketball Jones,” a song  about hoops obsession that would go on to be covered by Barry White and Chris Rock.  Rock sang it in the  1996 movie “Space Jam.”

Speaking of a love of basketball, Pat Williams, Senior Vice President  of the NBA’s Orlando Magic is a fan of Fanaticus. Williams says “Justine Gubar has written a most unusual sports book. Her research is thorough, her writing is precise, and the end result is a book that will keep you thoroughly engaged. Get FANATICUS now and thank me later.”

For my readers in central Florida, I’ll join Williams on his Sunday radio show Oct. 4th at 1pm est.
on Orlando’s WORL AM 660 & FM 105.5
It will stream here.

Meanwhile, I’m still recovering how early the alarm went off for me to join Joy Cardin of Wisconsin Public Radio. The early call time was worth it.  Cardin’s a terrific interviewer.

I also did KFOG, my favorite Bay Area morning show with host’s Irish Greg, No Name and Renee.