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One Listener's Reaction
Oregonian Story by Kym Pokorny
Oregonian Columnist Jonathan Nicholas
May 30: 1988
STRINGING ALONG: Jimmy Hollister is trying to bring
back the yoyo. They're collecting them for distribution at Portland
children's hospitals. But, more urgently, they're also looking for an old
Duncan yoyo man. ``You know,'' says Jimmy, ``the guy who used to show up
in school playground every spring and walk the dog.''
Here's a little bit from Nov. 27, 1987.
A bouquet this week to Vic Ives and his retromaniacs for their ongoing
efforts to bring back live radio drama. I grew up listening to radio
theater on the BBC and ever since have had a soft spot in my heart for
this endangered species. The first broadcast Oct. 22 was so much fun that
Ives & Co. are trying it again. ``Live at The Heathman'' will
be broadcast from The Symphony Room at the hotel at 8 p.m. Nov. 19. But be
warned. Those in the audience will be expected to get involved in the
broadcast, as in booing, hissing and, most important of all, gasping! When
should one gasp? Easy. Every time Jimmy Hollister holds up
the big sign saying ``Gasp!''
And this from Dec. 12, 1993.
ONWARD: Veteran Portland radio personality Jimmy Hollister
is back in town after a couple of years in California. ``People down there
were just too busy to talk,'' he says. ``Even the newspaper delivery boy
had voice mail. ''Easing back on to Stumptown airwaves, Jimmy will be
subbing as a guest host on KFXX.
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