Sometime way back in 2002, I struck up an internet friendship with Hollywood TV and Voice Actor Beau Weaver. Beau is a fascinating person; an uber talented (and accomplished!) TV voice actor, a Ham Radio operator (more on that in a moment), and a great radio DJ back in the days when creativity on the mic, being spontaneous and funny with no liner cards and running a tight show mattered… all on the AM radio dial! Yep. Beau Weaver was and IS all that!
One of the really cool things about how Beau and I struck up that friendship all those years ago was that we share this love of amateur radio. Both of us found it fascinating that we both have vanity call signs that honor great radio stations. I chose K1FRC some 15 years ago or so, in homage to the Big 610, KFRC San Francisco. Beau, to my surprise, chose his call sign to honor the legendary 93 KHJ! Unlike me, who never got the chance to work for such huge part of radio history, Beau spent a few years at BOTH stations! His callsign? W6KHJ. To further his coolness, he had a ‘legal ID’ (there are no such things in Ham Radio) recorded and produced by the great Bobby Ocean! Not that he could use it on the Ham bands, but he has that recording to play if the occasion arises!
So, we got to sharing our radio memories, mine are short, his are long. And it was so nice of him to donate this short scope of Beauregard Rodreguez Weaver on 93/KHJ just for our archives.
Be sure to visit Beau’s Voice Talent website, www.spokenword.com. You WILL recognize the voice!