Shotgun Tom Kelly and The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award. Photo by Don King
On March 27, 2015, Shotgun Tom Kelly was honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award.
Art Gilmore and Shotgun Tom Kelly
Kerri Kasem, the Shotgun Bobblehead and Shotgun Tom Kelly (David Keeler photo)
Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters President Chuck Street promised luncheon guests there would be a surprise, and this was it: Emulating the guest of honor's iconic "Shotgun Tom" trooper hat, each dais member was presented with a close replica, although he did confess they were made in China.
left to right: K-EARTH 101 morning DJ Gary Bryan; KFI evening talk host Tim Conway, Jr., and KABC Radio's Kerri Kasem. (David Keeler photo)
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[Description by Uncle Ricky for contributor Shotgun Tom Kelly.]
This video was produced by Jhani Kaye for presentation at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Awards Ceremony on March 27, 2015. It's an imaginative all-for-fun tribute to Shotgun Tom Kelly that includes some rare film and tape of Shotgun's amazing career.
You'll see Shotgun going to work at San Diego's KGB in 1972, where he shows us how to "cue" a record; A clip from Words-A-Poppin, his Emmy award-winning children's TV show, and his acceptance speech for that award. You'll also see him at B-100 and KRTH, and hear him as the voice for America's Most Wanted, and as an anonymous DJ in the major motion picture Deja Vu.
Shotgun received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30, 2013, and that ceremony concludes this video about a remarkable radio performer, now recognized by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.
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