PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On Aug. 14 and again on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST both days in honor of the 45-year anniversary of Elvis Aaron Presley’s death on Aug. 16, 1977, KWXY Music Radio out of Palm Springs, CA is set to broadcast and livestream "The Elvis Presley Story" featuring broadcast legend Wink Martindale. The 14-hour program – created by Martindale who was one of Elvis’s long-time friends – features rare content and interviews with Presley and others from his inner-circle.
Martindale’s "The Elvis Presley Story" explores the career of the world’s most iconic entertainer through insightful and engaging interviews from those that knew him best. It is the most comprehensive story on Elvis ever produced, according to Martindale.
Martindale says he became a big fan after listening to the first airing of Presley’s single ‘That’s Alright Mama’ on July 8, 1954 after listening to it from inside the station – WHBQ in Memphis where he worked at the time. Shortly thereafter, Martindale had Elvis on his TV show ‘Top Ten Dance Hour’ which would become The King’s first television appearance.
"I was there in the station that night, and that’s when I first met Elvis," Martindale said. "He and I became great friends and we remained friends until the day he passed.
"I’m so fortunate to have witnessed American music history," he said. "And I am thrilled to be able to share ‘The Elvis Presley Story’ with a new and worldwide audience."
Louie Comella’s IVOX RADIO LLC purchased KWXY Music Radio in 2021. KWXY on-air service at 101.9FM, 92.3FM & 1340 AM signals, along with online live-streaming programming on KWXY.com. reaches over 250,000 global listeners each week from the historic broadcast studios on Dinah Shore Drive in Cathedral City, CA. KWXY Music Radio hosts uniquely diverse programming spanning genres and decades. There are no set playlists allowing presenters the freedom to curate music and broadcast truly independent content. Regular programming includes The Wink Martindale Show, along with rockabilly artist The Reverend Horton Heat, concert promoter Tom Ingram, punk singer Keith "Monkey" Warren of The Adicts, American music historian Eddie Trunk, music personality John Tesh along with remastered broadcasts of The Wolfman Jack Show amongst others.
Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale is an American disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer. He began his broadcasting career in radio in 1952 and is known as the most successful game show host in the world and one of the first inductees into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Over the last 70 years, Martindale has produced numerous radio and TV programs and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to entertainment.
SOURCE KWXY Music Radio