You probably recall a day when things were kinder and people just seemed nicer. You know, back in the 60’s,70′ and 80’s. Before of course, the Internet and social media reared their ugly heads.
Back then local local kids dreamed of being on local TV shows like Whizzo or Romper Room with Miss Virginia (who wasn’t even halfway hot).
Better yet, being on with television weather wonk Fred Broski’s show Bowling For Dollar‘ or Junior Auction, where you could win cash and prizes plus be famous…well, at least here in KC or at school, right?
I’ve known Broski for years. He and his wife were regulars at Stanford’s in Westport and beyond. I was even on Junior Action (but didn’t win anything, didn’t have enough points from those darn Guys Potato Chips bags.
And oh how I loved Fred’s morning shows on Sundays where he hosted a family show that featured cartoons like Deputy Dog and more. Kids hated Sundays back then because the next day was Monday and it was back to school. Plus the NFL wasn’t important to us kids back then.
Fred was one of the best known and most upbeat tv newsmen in KC history.
And he’s just written a great book about his life and times on television news, Kansas City and more.
It’s called, Sunshine, Strikes and Spares.
Fred will be doing book signings all over Kansas City over the next few weeks. You can get his new book on www.fredbroski.com and other places he will inform us about soon.
Hey, this man brought me his homemade BBQ to our Overland Park location a few years back.
They just don’t make ’em like Fred anymore.
He was front and center when we didn’t have haters and trolls online like boom boom attacking anyone and everyone.
Man, I sure loved those days.
My biggest accomplishment back then was riding in the American Royal parade when it mattered. I was on TV and all the kids at school saw me.
My grandpa had a wagon and I had a pony, so I was in the parade for years with my brothers. One year we had Miss Virginia seated next to me up front in our red wagon.
Boy, you’d have thought she was Joe Montana back in those days when the crowds watching the parade went crazy as we rode past them.
I was dressed as an outaw cowboy, yep toy guns and the whole nine yards.
Fun times for many of us back in the day.
You can relive those days now with Fred in his new book, and go hear him speak at book signings.
He’s quite a guy and a great Kansas City Icon.