Krantz Media Group to Present John Lennon: The Final Interview Multi-Media Radio Event

Multi-Media Radio Special, Audio Vignettes, and Web Video content will air on major market radio outlets including WCBS-FM/NY, K-EARTH-FM/Los Angeles, KLUV-FM/Dallas, and 103.7 "The Band"/San Francisco

Oct 18, 2010, 07:47 ET from Krantz Media Group

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with industry legend Dave Sholin and Premiere Radio Networks, Krantz Media Group will syndicate a two-hour radio special and vignettes centering on John Lennon's last-radio interview, recorded at the Dakota in New York City, only hours before Lennon's death on December 8, 1980.

The original team that conducted the interview (Dave Sholin, Laurie Kaye, Ron Hummel and Bert Keane) come together 30 years later to re-create this historic event. Along with highlights from the interview, they relay their own unique memories of that day, including events leading to the interview, meeting Lennon and Yoko Ono, and a curb-side encounter with Mark David Chapman, the deranged killer who gunned down Lennon that night.

"From the moment John entered the room one could sense his energy and enthusiasm," said Sholin, "He was so excited about 'Double Fantasy' and was looking forward to the future. He'd just turned 40 and felt like he was just getting going with so much more ahead, indeed "Starting Over."

"This historic mulit-platform radio event celebrates the life and music of John Lennon, focusing on a truly joyous interview that was conducted as he was beginning a brand-new phase of his career," said Gary Krantz, President/CEO of Krantz Media Group. "KMG is extremely excited to bring this rare and historic interview to radio outlets worldwide."

"This is a 'no brainer' radio event for WCBS-FM/NY," said Brian Thomas, CBS Radio VP/Programming, "John loved New York City, and we are proud to be the flagship radio station for this unique special."

The special will be mixed with music from the Lennon's solo work, Double Fantasy album, as well as songs from The Beatles.

The programming is available for broadcast Friday, December 3, through Friday, December 10, 2010.

For affiliation information, register your station's interest at, call 646-829-0653, email Krantz Media group at, or go to

For more information regarding ad sales, please contact Premiere Radio Networks at 818-377-3700.

SOURCE Krantz Media Group