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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

ALOHA, EDDIE SHERMAN. We were friends since we worked together at KGU Radio in the mid-’50s … I was the announcer for his highly successful Breakfast in Waikiki show, which aired daily from the Moana Hotel. When he retired as MidWeek‘s entertainment columnist a few years ago, I was named as his successor … The first congratulatory call I received was from Eddie …

This Wednesday (Jan. 30), please show your support for our wonderful friend and photographer Michi Moore. In addition to avid animal rights campaigning, she’s donated most of her time these past five years to documenting the careers of Hawaii’s musicians, sharing those captured moments as a gift of aloha to the world. Michi was diagnosed with uterine cancer last year.

Her fundraiser, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Pearl Ultra Lounge at Ala Moana Center, features an amazing gathering of entertainers: Jimmy Borges, Melveen Leed, Amy Hanaialii, Cathy Foy-Mahi, Henry Kapono, Raiatea Helm, Starr Kalahiki, Puamana, Danny Couch, A Touch of Gold, Mary Gutzi, Shari Lynn, Sunway, Ginai, Steve Jones, Darryl Pellegrini, Dan Del Negro, Reggie Padilla, DeShannon Higa, Rocky Brown, Jeff Rasmussen, Kristian Lei, Keahi Conjugacion and Son Caribe featuring Eddie Ortiz and Cynthia Romero. All ages are welcome …

Rumor has it there’s a local boy on the next season of The Voice! Although we can’t say who or what team he’s on, we can tell you that he’s in a local commercial … And speaking of The Voice, congrats to upcoming coach Shakira and her Spanish soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué, who welcomed their son Milan Piqué Mebarak, into the world last week in Spain …

With studio scouts recently in town, it looks like the new Jurassic Park might be filmed here this summer. Stay tuned …

This week in 1966: Irving Granz presents The Beach Boys at H.I.C. Arena along with Lou Christie and Jackie Lee. Local acts on the bill are The Undertakers, MoppTops and the Swing Club’s Frank Samuels and the Kin Folk, with yours truly as emcee. Tickets cost $4, $3 and $2. One of the highlights of the concert is Lou Christie singing the No. 3 hit in Hawaii, Lightning Strikes. And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra

Celebrate the fun days of radio in Hawaii with Tom Moffatt and Uncle Tom’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive In every Saturday morning from 8 to noon on Hawaii’s Kool Gold 107.9!

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