Here’s an episode of the “Seattle Rewind” weekly local history audio podcast, produced by Feliks Banel and Casey McNerthney for the SeattlePI.com back in 2010. This episode features a conversation with Chris Wedes, better known as legendary TV clown JP Patches.
Chris Wedes and Bob Newman interview…
1959 new time (switching from mid-day schedule)
Twice a day!!!
This You Tube video was recorded after both Lou and I were no longer at KIRO. This is a wonderful tribute from Lou to JP. Lou recorded many videos after he left KIRO for the internet. When Lou did commentaries on KIRO they frequently were done live. But when we recorded them and I was doing audio, I would play a recording of The Theme From The Godfather when he got to the set. Lou once told me when he was a child he was the only kid living in Little Italy in Cleveland, he actually had a violin in his violin case!
Mr. Music Man
Feliks Banel – Interview with Chris Wedes & Bob Newman Part 1–
Feliks Banel – Interview with Chris Wedes & Bob Newman Part 2–
[Duane Smart – Mr. Music on the JP Patches show]