Sunday, July 27, 2014

Palm Springs Personalities
 Part 1 of 3

Welcome to our new feature, Palm Springs Personalities.

Palm Springs celebrity and KNews Radio's Bulldog Bill Feingold: is our first interview.

The Bill Feingold morning show, featuring Kevin Holmes, is on the air weekdays on KNews Radio, 94.3 FM & 970 AM. The show, on the air from 6 AM to 9AM, is the Coachella Valley's wake-up call.

Big name celebrities, from everywhere under the Sun line up to talk with the Bulldog. The star-studded list includes Joan Rivers, Suzanne Somers, Johnny Mathis, Liza Minnelli, Robert Wagner, Lily Tomlin, Jim J. Bullock, Gavin MacLeod, and Esai Morales.

These A-List celebrity interviews combined with listener phone-ins and conversations with people from different walks of life delight Bulldog’s vast listening audience because of the wit, humor, laughter, charm, friendship, and information. And, on a regular schedule the show keeps its audience informed with the latest news, weather, business numbers, sports and more.

Bill Feingold is just what the doctor ordered to start your day off on the right foot.

Palm Springs Guru asks: Who is Bill Feingold? Tell us, in your own words.

Bill replies: Good question. I am 64 years old. I am healthy. I’m a good guy, smart, funny, compassionate and somewhat shy. I am a self-confident person. I am realistic. I have confidence in my own judgment, my abilities, etc.

I am a very busy person. I am a workaholic. I seldom take a vacation; my vocation is my vacation. I will never retire

You find out who you are through your friendships. I am a good friend. You find out who you are via your growth as a human being. Life continues to help me learn who I am. What you see is what you get.

I don't take crap!

Palm Springs Guru asks: Bill Feingold the early years; mother, father and life in New York City.

Bill replies: When I was born my mother was about 35 and my dad about 38 or 39. I have one sibling, an older sister. She lives in LA. I feel and always have that she was the Golden Girl. Anything she wanted she got; she wanted braces and got them. I wanted braces and did not get them. My mother said “Don’t worry, you’ll get married anyway.”

I raised myself.

My Bar Mitzvah coincided with the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962. John F. Kennedy was President. The Russians felt the need to test our young President. They tested my mother’s patience too.

Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev established missile sites in Cuba. We were on the brink of World War III. It was a very tense time in our history.

I did my Shabbat service on Friday night. People attending the service were preoccupied; they did not even notice that I was there.

Saturday was the Bar Mitzvah; people sat in the Temple in abject fear.

Kennedy challenged the Russians and Khrushchev blinked. The missiles were removed.

Sunday’s party was a patriotic Red, White and Blue theme. Everyone was glued to the TV and people who never drank before got drunk. It turned out to be a great party.

Palm Springs Guru asks: The awkward years; what can you tell us?

Bill replies: I knew I was different from about the seventh grade on. I asked myself “What’s wrong?”
I was very good at socializing. I had lots of friends. Some of my childhood friends are my friends today.

I composed a life…

I had a secret life…

I used humor and a sharp tongue to survive, succeed and avoid getting beat up.

I attended George W. Hewlett High School. I graduated in 1967.

I had no role models. Liberace was a TV celebrity at that time. I knew he was not a role model for me. I said “Gosh, I don’t want to be like him.”

You can read Part 2 of 3; tomorrow
Tune in to the Bill Feingold show, featuring Kevin Holmes, weekdays on KNews Radio, 94.3 FM & 970 AM. The show is on the air from 6 AM to 9AM. More KNews information at 

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