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Gong Show Live Returns to Times Square with Judges Ken Dashow and Leslie Gold

A stage presentation based on the popular 1970s Chuck Barris TV show, Gong Show Live returns to B.B. King’s in Times Square.

The one night only show is at 8 p.m. on August 27.

Producer and judge Leslie Gold holds the rights to stage Gong Show Live in the U.S. through her Radiochick Corporation.

“The original Gong Show’s variety, humor and surprise elements made it not just memorable, but set precedents,” Gold said in a statement. “There’d be no America’s Got Talent, Jersey Shore, Big Brother or other current reality/talent TV shows without The Gong Show. Gong Show Live brings the same format, fun and lunacy of the beloved TV show to an interactive theatrical show, and there’s truly nothing like it.”

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K-Rock Returns

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K-Rock Returns To A Different World Of Terrestrial Radio

It’s a fickle time to be involved in the radio industry. The New York Times reports that CBS Radio relaunched K-Rock in New York yesterday on their former 92.3 WFNY-FM station with little advance warning. K-Rock, a classic rock-oriented station, occupied the 92.3 frequency until January 2006 when it was replaced by the all-talk WFNY.

They ushered in the return of K-Rock by playing Nirvana‘s “All Apologies.” (Aw.)

All of WFNY’s hosts, save Opie & Anthony team Gregg Hughes and Anthony Cumia, are out of jobs. Axed hosts include Nick Di Paolo, Leslie Gold and “Ron and Fez.” The profit-oriented move is the latest for a troubled station that has been reeling since Howard Stern‘s defection to satellite radio in 2005. When station general manager Tom Chiusano was asked if the rebranding was due to post-Imus skittishness, he said no — and then went on to boast about his tape delay controls to keep the Condoleezza Rice-fascinated Opie & Anthony in line. But let’s face it — it’s probably all about Imus.

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