In the fall of 1965, Foothills Junior High School 9th grader ("highlander") BiLL EARL remembered that someone had interviewed KFWB's Wink Martindale for the front page of the school newspaper (THE PLAID POST) during his 7th grade year, school year 1963-64.
Two years earlier in 1963, Martindale had lived near the junior high school campus, and was a neighbor to someone in the journalism class.
Bill decided he wanted to TOP that (and ulterior motive: maybe make the 9th grade girl Bill had a crush on, Eydie Rayfield, notice him.)
As Bill knew Dave Hull already from sitting near him and his family at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Arcadia every Sunday since Dave moved to Arcadia in June 1963 just blocks away from the junior high school campus, Bill thought, why not a "KRLA Dave HULL Interview" for the front page of THE PLAID POST during his 9th grade "senior" year 1965-66?
Bill went over to the KRLA studios to interview Hull after his Saturday show.
The interview DID make THE PLAID POST for the right-before-Christmas Vacation edition, but because Bill was not YET a member of the Journalism class (he was enrolled to start Journalism which started the SECOND semester in February 1966), Bill's name was rudely kept off the interview and "byline."
> Foothills is now called Foothills Middle School and now goes from grades 6 thru 8, instead of 7 thru 9.
> Even though Bill did stick a "love note" in Eydie's locker shortly after the paper was published, Eydie Rayfield never did pay any attention to Bill that year, and did NOT go on to Arcadia High School to start 10th grade in school year 1966-67. Her whereabouts are long unknown. She'd be about 58, if she is still alive.
> Dave Hull, in his early 70s, is jocking evenings at beautiful music KWXY-FM in Cathedral City, a suburb of Palm Springs.
> The building in which Bill interviewed Dave in is now a 5-star hotel-adjacent health spa.
> Bill is our site Consulting Advisor, and will begin jocking "oldies" on Sacramento-based 147KXOA.com beginning sometime in summer 2009.