Gerry Gaule, Radio Legend: 4th July 2004
Man Australia covers many media and entertainment
matters in the course of its business, and even the
odd bit of professional wrestling history and news.
this unique interview with Gerry Gaule aka "Daddy
G", we get it all, as Gerry discusses everything
from his break in radio, entry into pro wrestling
via Portland Wrestling, and his current program.
was born in Ridgefield Washington..population of 1000
(birthplace of u-haul)..I started in Radio in 1976
at the age of 13..
How did you get your break?
was at a local county fair near Vancouver Washington..I
hung around station KGAR am 1550 in 1976..I bugged
them to help them out at the fair.
do you consider to be some of the highlights of your
so many wonderful rock and roll ledgends..from The
Temptations to Paul Revere and working with and learning
from The Top 40 era of Radio. I will be doing and
interview with The beach Boys in September...I was
a fan of them since the age of 5...my dad bought me
my first record..which was The Beach Boys..My fantasy
was to be a drummer for them...I was 6 then..
to produce a great show or listening to some music
that would create great moods or hear a song on the
radio and remember where I was when I first heard
the song...and plus my wife and daughter..they are
my biggest supporters and hearing from former top
40 DJ'S...I even got a call from Casey Kasem at my
home....I find ways to get interviews and find the
source to do it...or they call me...no joke...
has pro wrestling been so popular on TV, and even
radio, over the years?
think people love to see action and in their own way
get involved without leaving the home..I worked with
a guy Art Anderson at KLOG Radio in Longivew Washington..he
covered Wrestling in the 50's on Radio. My dad loved
Portland Wrestling..I watched it live and in B&W...from
8:30-10:00 pm Saturday nights..My Niece is trying
to get in the Biz...she wants me as her manager...she
wants to go to Texas..but I told her stay in Portland...
was the best thing about Portland Wrestling?
many giants came from there and the tradition goes
on...and people are devoted and that era and still
today Portland..I think is a hot spot in that sport.
Many firsts..thanks to Don...
the promoting style of Don Owens?
had guts and real talent for promotion..kind it reminded
me of a walking billboard and you knew it was going
to be a good match and get your money's worth that
night..he would not let you down.
a few funny stories from the road?
was flashed at a concert I was an emcee at she ran
up on stage and she was tall and knocked me down,the
guards had to get her..I am not good looking..I had
a few encounters with radio groupies...real radio
fanatics...or broadcasting on a major street next
to KLOG...and stopping cars and interview them...doing
practical jokes to the other jocks...did a whole radio
show in the nude...no kidding..I was stupid and young..doing
a overnight shift at a country station...a mouse scared
me...it was on the desk..and I said a few sware words
during the live weather...it was midnight..
any Australian's ever pass thru your territory?
think the Royal Kangaroos when the came through Longview
and we would do interviews with wrestlers that came
through...all real nice.
would not know where I would be today if I was not
is the best wrestling documentary you have ever seen?
unofficial history on wrestling...narrated by the
late steve allen (comic) though it did not cover Portland
or the NW..
does the internet assist you?
is a big help..I dig until I find what I need and
if it does not exsist I dig harder or work harder
on doing a site and do my best.. I did this site beacuse
there was no info or a complete site on that history...so
I did it...I said why not...
media coverage have you received over the years?
newsapaper coverage and a bit of tv...some radio magazines..I
would like people to dig my show and like it..and
take them down memory lane...it is real different
than other shows...some rare stuff...I dare that others
do not dare..Like my specials...the best one is The
Beach Boys...and I like the NW Rock...because no one
else did it...I started the show in 1997..when we
lived in Loveland Colorado..
is the best advise you aver received?
keeps you busy these days?
radio show and so many projects..
do you do to relax?
with my family...
problem...I would like to hear from your readers and
I encourage them to write me via my e mail..I am planning
to come out with a book...I just need help someone
help me write it and put into words...
or listen on my show
Thanks again...no problem...I have always wanted to
visit your beautiful country..I would like to take
my family there..I hear the people are friendly...I
have wanted to surf there..now I am 40 and out of
shape..I got a million stories..that I hope I would
not bore you..I would like to see a copy of the interview
for kicks..thanks you made my day..take care...really
Daddy G Radio
30439 1/2 Fairview Road,
Lebanon Oregon,97355-9000 USA...they can write me
G AM 1700
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