- Posted March 26, 2014 by
My exciting life as a journalist, dj and single dad !
Blue is the color of my dreams
My destiny's blue so it seems
Last night while I quietly slept
In woods of bluebells I crept
I reminisced about my life
The good times and the strife
I just seemed to float along
With beautiful flowers among
Of life's struggles and the stress
Decisions I have to daily make
As through life's journey I take
Every night and each day
Survival is never a breeze
Life wasn't meant to be with ease
As I floated along the wooded track
My nostalgia kept coming back
Of all the bad things and the good
As I floated through the wood
I glanced down from above
At bluebells the flower of love
Blooming there in pretty blue
In the woods they just grew
Bluebells have a special charm
Almost like a country farm
Just Waiting for me it seems
To be the flowers in my dreams
THE 60'S WERE GREAT !
ORGINAL, CREATIVE, ABUNDANCE OF TALENT and EXCITING in every sense of the word, there will never be another era like them !
What can I say that hasn't already been said ?
I was a top radio DJ in the uk, Australia and the US at the peak of the British Invasion. I arrived in America by ship from NZ in 65 and went from obscurity and a small station KPLS Santa Rosa, California to WCFL Chicago in 7 months, at 73 I still have more energy than a teenager and boy do I miss those great 60's !
I had a special view from the inside of show business and the media.
I was born in Wales immigrated to Australia in the 50's, worked as a Jackaroo (Australian cowboy). milked cows by hand, rounded up horses and sheep with kelpies (Australian sheep dogs they did most of the work better than humans) At 15 I was Australia's youngest reporter in Melbourne, I wrote, produced and directed my first play, a musical, I also acted in several others, I knew showbusiness was where I was born to be in in some way or another, it's an inexplicable inner drive that only performers feel ! At 16 I was the youngest radio DJ in Adalaide. I returned to the uk in 1960 and was a top dancehall dj in London playing to huge crowds at the Lyceum, Locarno and Hammersmith Palais in between band breaks and keeping em dancing. I got hitched (too young) and returned to Australia, later two Australian Sons who I raised alone after a failed marriage. I owned a very popular nightclub in Perth in 64 called the Peppermint Lounge, named after the one in NY where Joe and the Starlighters performed and they made a movie "The Peppermint Twist" Within a year I controlled all the best bands and dances in and around perth. In 65 I went to America and instantly loved everything about the place, I started on a small station KPLS Santa Rosa 50 miles north of San francisco, then worked on Oklahoma's top stations WKY and KOMA (50,000 watts) after that KBOX Dallas, then KXOK St.Louis and later still WCFL Chicago the fantasy of All top jocks. After that WMEX Boston, KJR Seattle, KNEW Spokane, KEED Eugene (University of Oregon town) and later still KGMB tv and radio and KORL Honolulu. In 74 I returned to Australia and published Captain Fantastic comic and had a live shopping mall show and tv show together with my young Sons consisting of magic and marshall arts, my oldest Son could smash 15 roof tiles with one swipe of his hand, use the numchuks and both were escape artists !
Girls were more decent in the 60's they had self respect and didn't just jump into bed with strangers for one night stands and guys had equal respect for them too ! Entertainers didn't strip and make sexual gyrations when performing and their was no ghetto rap encouraging violence and criminal ctivities like these days.I thought American girls were very attractive and very nice on a whole.
I lived all over the World, was also a foreign correspondent and broadcaster, still do it ocassionally and contribute to numerous newspapers. I also produced a comic based on our live and tv shows. Out of all the places I lived I liked America best, most folk there were VERY kind to me and I had a lot of doors and opportunities opened.
I was into classic cars and we had our share of beauties and also did a lot cruising and camping, The people, attire and music of the 60's was and is unimmitable, a lot of new sounds and dances originated there and I was one of the DJ's who launched them over the airwaves and got to introduce most British bands at their American concerts including the Stones !
I have attached some photographs of my wonderful 60's memories.
March 26, 2013
Exciting times. You must have some incredible memories.
I grew up in the New York city area so was raised on some great radio in the 60's.
Love the cars and especially that VW bus!
Dear Mr Martin,
I'm writing to thank you for your tremendous effort and assistance in filing regular interviews and
updates on the situation in Japan for 2UE across the weekend, during what must have been a very
Your initial interview with Stuart Bocking on Friday night blew us away - your insight, considered
thoughts and evocative descriptions really impressed upon our listeners the gravity and extent of
I know my colleagues continued to touched base with you across the weekend on the George and
Paul Show and Weekend Breakfast with John Stanley - and the feedback has been overwhelming.
A number of people have made a point of saying to me this morning how compelling your interviews
2UE really appreciates your support and assistance - our listeners were also greatly appreciative
of the opportunity to hear from someone on the ground in Japan about the severity of the situation
I will most definitely send you through an air check of your Friday Night interview as soon as possible
- it will take me a little while to turn the audio around this morning but I just wanted to touch base
the situation confronting Japan.
were, along with the content and experiences you related.
and extent of impact.
first to express my gratitude for your assistance and your time.
On behalf of my colleagues, please accept our sincere thanks.
Our thoughts are with you and your family, and the nation of Japan, at this difficult time.
If there's anything we can do to be of assistance in coming days or weeks, please don't hesitate
to let me know.
20th April 2011
I hope you are well. I want to say thanks for doing the interview for News at 2200 following the terrible earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
We appreciate the time you took to do the interview especially with the difficult time difference and challenging circumstances.
ITN-ITV Television news
30 million viewers Britain's # television news
Dear Mr. Martin,
Thank you very much for joining us on The Larry Elder Show on April 9th, 2013. Your knowledge
of the situation in North Korea was very much appreciated and gave our listeners much needed
Know that we will be contacting you in the future if/when things heat up even further with North
insight on what is REALLY going on at ground level.
The Larry Elder Show
Talk Radio 790 KABC
Abc news talk Los Angeles
Thank you very much for coming on The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie on April 3rd, 2011.
Even though you were discussing the tragedy that Japan was going through following the massive
earthquake and subsequent tsunami, you brought some levity to the situation. You also shed some
light some issues that our host didn’t even know about, which was wonderful not only for him, but
You were very informative and allowed people here in Vancouver, BC to feel as though they were
our listeners as well.
We would gladly have you on the show again in the future!
CKNW News Talk 980
Producer - The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie
Producer - The Weekend Morning News with Jill Bennett
Producer - Talk To The Experts with Ian Power
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To whom it may concern, 5/17/1
I'm writing on behalf of reporter Paul Martin. Paul provided live reports
for KGO Newstalk 810 AM radio in San Francisco immediately following the Japan earthquake on
Paul did an excellent job of describing the initial damage reports, kept our listeners informed about
the powerful aftershocks that hit while he was broadcasting live with us from his office in Tokyo.
We appreciate Paul's coverage and would not hesitatet o use him in the future.
the danger of nuclear fallout, and also described
News and Social Media Director
KGO Newstalk 810AM
Thank you so much for your time last night. The guys really appreciated having someone in Tokyo
with as much experience as yourself.
Keep in touch.
Producer - 3AW Football
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Thank you for our cross today regarding the typhoon in South Korea and your information on the
We appreciated your time this morning, our listeners across Queensland enjoyed having international
Sydney riots, amazing timing for our program on both issues.
news and perspective across the airwaves.
Looking forward to our future correspondence.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to our Afternoon Show today.
We really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to us.
Jane loved the interview and your wealth of knowledge.
We'd love to chat to you again soon
Producer – Afternoons with Jane Marwick
Producer – Maumill on Sunday
Thank you for for appearing on 6PR's Weekend Wakeup with Harvey and Sue this morning, talking
about the North Korean rocket launch.
It was an excellent cross, entertaining and informative.
STEVE `GRUMPY' COLLINS .
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