Don Sherwood on KQW,
Undated (45 seconds)
A brief but historic moment, as Sherwood
signs off his Saturday noontime platter party with a mention
of his sponsor, the Patricia Stevens Models and Finishing
School, and that "This is the Columbia stations."
Don Sherwood on KSFO, November 22, 1960 (8 minutes) HH
With traffic reports from Bill Dana as José
Jiménez, subbing (reluctantly) for Hap Harper, who is
missing from the plane...
Sherwood on KSFO, March 3, 1961 (1 hour)
Sherwood on KSFO, Circa 1962 (25 minutes)
Sherwood heads into the home stretch of this
morning's program with a Yami Yoghurt spot, a letter from
Parkey Sharkey and a brief in-studio visit before the top of
the hour with Al Collins, who offers Don's kids some
"The Great Race," 1962 (8 minutes) NH
A video presentation of the famous footrace
between KSFO's Don Sherwood and Jim Lange, from Stinson
Beach in Marin County to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Narrated by KSFO newsman Aaron Edwards and produced by Norm
Howard, the film also includes cameos by Russ Hodges and Lon
Simmons, with classic title art by Tom Nuzum.
Sherwood on KSFO, October 1964 (19 minutes) FK
Featuring Sherwood as "David Nice Guy,
formerly known as the Lone Rabbit," as well as a "Man On The
Street" interview conducted by Carter B. Smith.
"It's Quarter To Seven," Undated (30 seconds) BFT
Sherwood: "Chesterfield ... Or Sofa," Undated (3 minutes) BFT
Featuring Aaron Edwards
Sherwood: Farmers Market Spots, Undated (1 minute) KA
A series of radio commercials for the Farmers
Market at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, featuring
Sherwood doing versions in various dialects plus voice
impressions of Jack Benny and Liberace.
Don Sherwood on KSFO: "Superfrog," Undated (3 minutes) HH
Featuring Carter B. Smith
on KSFO: "Sherwood Sings!" Undated (90 seconds) BFT
on KSFO: The Russian Dancer (July 2, 1965; 11 minutes) CB
Sherwood conducts an in-studio interview with
an unidentified Russian dancer ... who, as it turns out, is
actually comedian Shelley Berman, in town for an appearance
at the Fairmont.
Don Sherwood & Jack Carney: "Man On The Street" Bloopers, c. 1965
(25 minutes) JC
From the private collection of
John Catchings, a rare and wonderful recording of
Sherwood and Carney in their native habitat, conducting (or,
rather, attempting to conduct) a series of KSFO "Man On The
Street" promos, which deteriorates into utter hysteria.
to be confused with the recording found on "The Other Side"
of the "Sound of the City" disc issued by KSFO, which can be
on KSFO: "Just Plain Rosita," Undated BFT
Featuring Carter B. Smith
"Four Moods In Memory," 1958 (15 minutes)
From the LP "San Francisco: My Enchanted
City" (Seal Records LS1530), arranged and conducted by David
Rose, with words and music by Stephen and Libby McNeil.
Four Moods In Memory, narrated by Don Sherwood,
comprised the entire second side of the album, and was made
up of four sections:
1 — Blue Fog
2 — Sweet Illusion
3 — City Of Sleeping Dreams
4 — We'll Be Fine Together
According to the liner notes, Four Moods
brought "four contrasting expressions of deep emotion — each
and all beautifully and affectionately delivered by one of
San Francisco's favorite sons — Don Sherwood — the man about
whom Time Magazine said '...hit the west like a sonic boom.'
With David Rose's lush orchestrations as a background, Don
Sherwood adds another triumph to his lyric story of a boy's
love for a girl and a city. The result is as personal and
intimate as a love letter!"
In Passing: Don
Sherwood, November 4, 1983 (10 minutes) MK
Only a month before The World's Greatest
Radio Station changed hands from Golden West Broadcasters,
signaling the end of an era in San Francisco radio, Don
Sherwood died. KSFO essentially suspended programming for
the day to pay tribute to Donnie Babe, airing phone calls
from friends, fans and his family. This recording includes a
telephone interview with Sherwood's pal Ronnie Schell,
conducted by Aaron Edwards.
Harper reminisces with Buddy Hatton and Aaron Edwards on
Sherwood's life and times.
Reads "Winnie The Pooh," December 12, 1983 BFT**
A recording of The World's Greatest Disk
Jockey's reading of A.A. Milne's classic children's story is
presented as a special treat for listeners on the final
broadcast of KSFO as The World's Greatest Radio Station.
(Exhibit is included in
KSFO: The Golden West