Soon after the TV show, Batman, debuted in January 1966, 93 KHJ Los Angeles ran a promotion with the series. As Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) themselves announced on the radio, the lucky fan who could guess the secret 7 digits of the famous red Batphone that Commissioner Gordon used to contact the Caped Crusaders would win some fabulous prizes: lunch with Batman and Robin at the 20th Century Fox lot, a ride to the Batcave in the Batmobile, and a brand new 25-inch console color TV set. The Dynamic Duo read clues over the course of several days and submissions had to be sent by postcard only to the radio station. thousands of entries were sent to KHJ Boss Radio and it took over a week until someone eventually guessed the winning Batphone number. The lucky fan who guessed the correct number and won the fabulous prizes was Fred Jones of Reseda, CA. The winning number was 530-7972. The Batphone Secret Number Contest is actually played at the end of the Summer 2019 film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This aircheck features that very promo!
Since 1979, Ellis has been on the radio, mostly hosting morning radio shows across the country, from Philly to Salt Lake City, Tampa to Seattle, and for the last 25 years, has been waking Orlando & Daytona Beach.