Bandstand Question and Answer

By: Ray Smith   When talking about American Bandstand, there are several common questions that come up about what it was like behind the scenes. Here are some that Ray has answered for you.   Why was the age range of the dancers 14-18 ? The producers of the show,...

Radio Rewound Interview: Part 2

For those of you who may have missed it, Sharon Sultan Cutler and Ray Smith were on Radio Rewound February 10. A lively, nostalgic variety interview show on 92.3. Alan Diskin, an old friend from Florida, chatted with us about Bandstand Diaries, American Bandstand, the...

Radio Reround Interview: Part 1

For those of you who may have missed it, Sharon Sultan Cutler and Ray Smith  were on Radio Rewound February 10. A lively, nostalgic variety interview show on 92.3. Alan Diskin, an old friend from Florida, chatted with us about Bandstand Diaries, American Bandstand,...

Media Campaign for American Bandstand’s 60th Anniversary

Let's All Get American Bandstand's 60th Anniversary Into National and Local News Stories Campaign We are not aware of any recent feature stories in the Media on American Bandstand and its influence or popularity since it first aired on black and white television in...

10 Surprises You Might Not Know about Dick Clark 

1.When Dick Clark worked at WKTV in Utica, he was known as Dick Clay. He changed his name in order to distinguish himself from his father, Dick Clark Sr.   2.While at WKTV he was the host of a country music show and known as Cactus Dick with the Santa Fe Riders.   3....

A Tribute to Bob Clayton

Bob Clayton was the love of my life when I was 10 years old. I told him that during our four telephone conversations. And then we would both giggle, sounding almost like giddy teenagers. Like most of the Regulars I called, Bob screened his telephone calls. But he...