KRML (1410 AM, 102.1 FM), the recently revived legendary radio station that debuted 55 years ago and was featured in the 1971 movie Play Misty For Me, will regularly feature a new review from TheWeeklyDriver.com.
The reviews will be included in the “Fore in the Morning” golf talk show hosted by Ed Vyeda, a golf industry expert and former golf writer and sports columnist. The program will be broadcast 9-10 a.m. Sundays and will focus on the Monterey Peninsula’s golf scene, and will feature interviews and discussions of related topics.
TheWeeklyDriver.com segment, offered by James Raia, the site’s editor and publisher, will feature a review of a new vehicle in either of the categories designated by the golf adages “drive for show” (expensive) or “putt for dough” (economy). TheWeeklyDriver.com, based in Sacramento, California, has featured new and vintage cars reviews and automotive industry content since 2004.
In the 1971 motion picture Play Misty for Me, KRML is the radio station where Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood in his directorial debut) is a DJ harassed by a disturbed caller played by Jessica Walter. She wants him to play the song “Misty” for her.
The broadcast studio and surrounding area, including Monterey Peninsula restaurants and the homes of Eastwood’s friends, appeared in the film.
In recent years, KRML has struggled financially. Scot McKay, owner of the Carmel Valley Athletic Club and The Refuge, an upscale spa, purchased the station out of bankruptcy in July 2011.
For information about KRML, visit: www.krml.com.
Article Last Updated: June 2, 2013.
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