Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Sep 14, 2009

On Today's Show:

Dan Sanders - President - Highland Museum and Lighthouse
Cape Cod Highland Light is the oldest, tallest and the strongest light on the Cape. Originally built in 1797 and replaced in 1853, the current structure was completed in 1857, 510 feet from the cliff. By the early 1990's it stood 128 feet from the edge of the cliff. In July 1996, Cape Cod Light was moved back 453 from the eroding cliff where it will be safe for another few hundred years. Highland Musuem and Lighthouse Incorporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Cape's first lighthouse. Fees from lighthouse tours, gift shop sales, fund raisers and donations pay for the ongoing upkeep of Highland Light. Recent "Great White Shark" sightings have brought back memories of 1975 and the movie "Jaws", which was filmed nearby.

FLASHBACK - "Ringo" - Lorne Greene 1963
Born in Ottawa, Canada, on February 12, 1914, Lorne Greene was best known as Ben Cartwright in the long-running Western TV series Bonanza (1959-73). Greene started his radio career in the 1930s at radio station CBO in Ottawa. During World War II he was the "voice of doom" reading the news on the national network. Greene made his first Broadway appearance in 1953 in The Prescott Proposals opposite Katherine Cornell. After starring in a few movies - The Silver Chalice (1954), Peyton Place (1957), and The Buccaneer (1958) - he was offered the part as Ben Cartwright. In the 1960s he turned to recording, with his best known hit, Ringo, charting "number one" on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1964. When Bonanza went off the air, he worked on CTV's Lorne Greene's New Wilderness for five years. He later starred in two short-lived TV series, Battlestar Galactica and Code Red. Greene died on September 11, 1987 of complications from an operation for a perforated ulcer. - Encyclopedia of Canadian Rock Pop & Folk Music; Rick Jackson; Quarry Press Rock Books

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