Kathleen Wilhoite—Actress, Singer/Songwriter—Guest 07/10/2017

Kathleen Wilhoite
Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite, a universally acclaimed actress and songwriter and Santa Barbara native, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest.  Please join Ken and Cate for an interview with this great talent. For complimentary tickets to this live event, please click this link.

Quoting from her IMDb page:

Born in 1964, Kathleen Wilhoite grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and began singing in her church choir from the first grade. Two years later, she was performing on stage, as part of a back-up choir, with The Carpenters, at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. All the while, she studied piano and songwriting and appeared in her high school’s theater productions, such as “The House of Blue Leaves”. Kathleen wrote and sang as one of the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls”, a harmony group inspired by The Andrews Sisters. She also became the youngest member of the Santa Barbara Songwriters Guild (age 16).

After high school, Kathleen elected to pursue an acting career, as opposed to music, and enrolled at the USC Drama School. Just a couple of months later, she landed her first movie role in Private School (1983). Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in a number of film and TV projects as both leads and second leads where her brash sexuality and unconventional style was eagerly put on display.

Kathleen Wilhoite
“Murphy’s Law”

She appeared noticeably opposite Charles Bronson in Murphy’s Law (1986), Jane Fonda in The Morning After (1986), Robert De Niro in Angel Heart (1987), Amy Irving in Crossing Delancey (1988), Patrick Swayze in Road House (1989), and Debra Winger and Nick Nolte in Everybody Wins (1990), and Susan Sarandon and Nolte in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992).

While her acting career flourished, she continued to expand her music skills but was dealt with a few setbacks, including a contract with Mercury Records that fell through. After a brief sojourn to Texas to refocus intently on her music, Kathleen returned to the Hollywood rat race and eased back in as a “working actress”. A variety of offbeat roles in such movies as Nurse Betty (2000) and Pay It Forward (2000) has kept her name active on the credits list for over two decades.

She landed a number of challenging roles on such shows as L.A. Law (1986) and ER (1994) and, more recently, Gilmore Girls (2000) — portraying everything from drugged-out moms to the mentally-challenged. In the late 1980s, Kathleen was chosen by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite to give vocal life to her “Cathy” creation on animated TV.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, July 10th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 07/13/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Fred Willard—Actor, Comedian, Writer—Guest 06/19/2017

Fred Willard
Fred Willard

Fred Willard, the well-known American actor, comedian, and writer, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest.  Please join Ken and Cate for a guaranteed exciting interview. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from his Wikipedia entry:

Willard is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City.

He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone’s father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010 he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy’s father, Frank Dunphy.

He also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host for What’s Hot, What’s Not. One of his earliest jobs was at The Second City, Chicago, where he shared the stage with Robert Klein and David Steinberg.

He was a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Michael Mislove and Bill Saluga. They performed sketches on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 50 times and appeared regularly on This is Tom Jones.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, June 19th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 06/22/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Rona Barrett—Pioneering Entertainment Reporter—Guest 05/22/2017

Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett

Rona Barrett, the famed, paradigmatic entertainment columnist, is our next Ken Boxer Live guest. For complimentary tickets, please click this link.

Quoting freely from her published biography:

Hollywood’s Variety Magazine calls her “the lady who turned entertainmentcoverage into big biz.” Rona Barrett is a pioneering entertainment reporter,commentator and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years. Nowas a nonprofit pioneer, she is the Founder and CEO of The Rona BarrettFoundation – the catalyst behind Santa Ynez Valley’s first affordable seniorhousing – the Golden Inn & Village.

Her career began at the age of thirteen when she conceived and organized the first international fanclub. Her pioneering efforts helped launch the careers of Eddie Fisher and Steve Lawrence. Fromthe time she became an entertainment columnist for the Bell-McClure newspaper syndicate as theyoungest columnist to ever report on Hollywood in 1957 and through her role in inaugurating“Good Morning America,” Barrett has blazed the trail for innovative entertainment reporting and forwomen in the media industry.

Rona Barrett
1980 Trump Interview

In 1966, after 7.5 years of trying to bring her entertainment reports to television, Los Angelesstation KABC-TV, gave her the big break. Her reports went to their five owned and operatedstations, syndicated around the world and then back to the ABC network with the inauguration of“Good Morning America” in 1975.

Barrett developed the first in-depth personal TV specials about film, television, music, sports andpolitical celebrities. She was the innovator of this media genre, which others followed. She alsopublished six top-rated magazines on the entertainment industry including “Rona Barrett’sHollywood,” paving the way for Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey enterprises.

In 1972 her novel titled, The Lovomaniacs, was published. Her autobiography, Miss Rona, waspublished in 1974.

Since 2000, in honor of her father, Barrett has used her entrepreneurial acumen to address achallenge close to her heart and an issue that affects us all: providing affordable and dignifiedhousing and care for the fastest growing population on the planet – seniors over 65 years old. Theprototypical Golden Inn & Village, which began construction in 2015, is her answer to this newreality. September 2016 welcome mats will be placed for residents of Phase I – Independent Living.

With her “Gray Matters” column, Barrett continues to shine a spotlight on the day-to-day issuesconfronting all seniors and their loved ones who care for them. Once again she’s digging deep,bringing to the surface not just the questions, but solutions as well; building our seniors a newfuture. In the fall of 2016 a compilation of “Gray Matters” will be published where proceeds will beearmarked for The Rona Barrett Foundation.

Please visit her website at http://www.ronabarrettfoundation.org to find out more.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, May 22nd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/25/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Meredith Baxter—Actress, Best known as the Mother on the “Family Ties” Television Series—Guest 04/10/2017

Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter, whom we all remember well as Elyse Keaton from Family Ties and many other roles, is our Ken Boxer Live guest April 10th. This will be a very exciting and informative interview so do not miss it.

Baxter has played many various roles: for example, a wife on Bridget Loves Bernie; an elder daughter on Family; a mother on Family Ties; and a bulimic on Kate’s Secret. Each of her roles has been memorable and award winning—and endearing.

For full biographical information about Meredith Baxter, please read her Wikipedia page.

So please join Ken and Cate on April 10th for an exciting interview with the very talented Meredith Baxter.

Meredith Baxter
“Family Ties”

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, April 10th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 04/13/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Veronika Mindal—Ukrainian Singer and Actress—Guest 02/06/2017

Veronika Mindal
Veronika Mindal

Our next Ken Boxer Live guest, Ukrainian singer and actress Veronika Mindal, is not only drop dead gorgeous, but also a modern day Renaissance woman. An actress, a singer, a model, a fashion designer—she’s got it all. In fact, on top of all these accomplishments, she even has a law degree.

Many are familiar with Veronika from her excellent (and very sexy) music videos, one of which, “In Your Eyes,” we present below. Another must-watch Mindal video is “I Shine for You.”

So Beyonce beware. You have some stiff competition.

Veronika Mindal
“In Your Eyes”

It is an honor to have Veronika as our guest. Please join Ken and Cate on February 6th, 2017, for an exciting interview with the lovely Veronika Mindal.

For more Veronika Mindal vidoes , please visit her YouTube channel.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, February 6th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/09/2017, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)

Jorge Montalvo—In Memoriam—(1961-2017)

We sadly note the passing of our friend, colleague, and Ken Boxer Live director, Jorge Montalvo. He will surely be missed.

Jorge Luis Montalvo, Jr, age 56, passed away suddenly of heart failure on February 25, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Aviation Career & Technical Education High School in Queens, NY, Jorge moved to CA soon after high school to begin his aviation mechanics career at Lockheed.

A true Renaissance man, Jorge found great pleasure playing bass with local musicians, creating innovative video productions, building medical training programs, and producing local TV broadcasts with TVSB. He was so proud of his Ken Boxer Live team and the Community Media Producer W.A.V.E award it received, much because of his efforts directing the show. An excellent videographer, Jorge brought his eye for the romantic to many a wedding, never missing a poignant detail. And as a teacher, Jorge contributed his expertise to train the next generation of media videographers through his latest love, teaching kids at Crane School. Jorge always brought perfection and enthusiasm to his projects.

Although Jorge’s untimely passing leaves family and friends with an ache that only time will heal, we take comfort knowing that his brilliant smile, infectious laugh, and joie de vivre will live on in all our hearts. We are all so very blessed to have known this man, a man who considered friendship one of his highest values.

Jorge is survived by his large and loving family and countless friends. We miss you, Jorge, and may you truly rest in peace.


Celebration of Life service Friday, 3/10/17, 4-6 pm at Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. (Traffic can be heavy at this time. Please plan accordingly.)

RSVP: Martine White, 310-498-8386 or Stephanie,  jorgemontalvo.celebration@gmail.com

If possible, please have a Jorge story for the video montage and photos (copies) to donate to his family’s photo montage and bring a favorite sweet and/or beverages to share. Jorge never said no to anything sweet!

Jamaal Wilkes—Four-Time NBA Champion, Hall of Fame Inductee—Guest 12/05/2016

Jamaal Wilkes
Jamaal Wilkes

Jamaal Wilkes is an American retired basketball player who played the small forward position and won four NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a three-time NBA All-Star and the 1975 NBA Rookie of the Year.

In college, Wilkes was a key player on two NCAA championship teams under coach John Wooden for the UCLA Bruins. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and his jersey, No. 52, was retired by both the Lakers and the Bruins.

Jamaal Wilkes
In Action

We are delighted to have Jamaal Wilkes as our guest on December 8th, 2016.

For more information about Jamaal Wilkes and his career, please visit his website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, December 5th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 12/08/2016, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)