Joe Bevilacqua Hosting New Show on Shokus Internet Radio

Cartoon Carnival image courtesy

Cartoon Carnival image courtesy

For Immediate Release:


As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor’s authorized biography, “Daws Butler, Characters Actor”, available at BearManorMedia.Com.

From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, “Cartoon Carnival” is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children’s records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.

“Cartoon Carnival” with Joe Bev premieres on Shokus Internet Radio — — September 7, 2009 (Labor Day). The show will run seven days a week from 3 to 4 pm (PST), 5 to 6 pm (CT), 6 to 7 pm (EST).

“We are delighted to be welcoming Joe Bev and his terrific ‘Cartoon Carnival’ program to Shokus Internet Radio. Joe is an extremely talented guy and his show is a perfect fit for our radio station, which caters primarily to the baby boomer generation. The listeners are going to immediately embrace Joe’s personality and his knowledge of the classic days of film and television animation. ‘Cartoon Carnival’ will be an instant hit.” – Stuart Shostak, Owner/Program Director, Shokus Internet Radio

Just in the first show, listeners will be treated to:

– A Tribute to Joe Barbera, featuring Leonard Maltin, Hanna-Barbera cartoon clips and Joe Bev’s interview with Barbera.

– Voice Lessons from Daws Butler, the very first tape Butler ever sent Joe Bev in 1976.

– A never-before heard Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear cartoon.

– A live performance of “Rocky and Bullwinkle” featuring the original voice of Rocky and Natasha, June Foray.

– Mel Blanc’s demo tape… and more!

For more Joe Bev, check out JoeBev.Com.

=========================== is now offering previous broadcasts on CD for $4.95 each. Past interviewees (available for puchase on CD) include voice director Mark Evanier, animation writer/voice actor Earl Kress, Janet Waldo (The Jetsons), author/voice actor Keith Scott, Eddie Carroll (voice of Jiminy Cricket), Ronnie Schell (Grim & Evil, Megas XLR, Yo Yogi!), and Jimmy Weldon (The Yogi Bear Show).

And just to give you an idea how entertaining Shokus’ interviews are (and why you should consider purchasing them), here’s one from February 2009 with Chuck McCann (The Powerpuff Girls, DuckTales) discussing how he came to meet Stan Laurel:


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