Archive for the ‘The Vault’ Category

Bill Champlin of The Sons Of Champlin Interview

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Bill Champlin stopped by our San Francisco location, and sat down to chat on the comfy chair with our host. This is the video of the entire interview, a clip of which was featured as our July 11th Local Catch of the Week along with the song “Follow Your Heart.” Although we had talked about later cancelled The Fillmore gig, The Sons of Champlin did a wonderful show at Rancho Nicasio Sunday, July 18th at the BBQ on the Lawn. Proprietor of the Bar and Restaurant at this old west town square, Bob Brown (Who also is the manager of Huey Lewis and The News) called it “the best show we’ve had here in thirteen years.”


Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Interview recorded with my trusty Flip Video camera on a tripod sitting on a coffee table in the lobby of the Concord Hilton after Pat and Doobie Brothers manager and proprietor of our sponsor, the B.R. Cohn Winery, did a bottle signing of Doobie Red at the Safeway in Alamo and before the Doobie Brothers / Chicago concert at The Sleep Train Pavilion. Thanks to Patrick, Bruce and Kathy @ Bruce’s office.


Sunday, October 11th, 2009

At the BR Cohn Fall Music Festival, 97.7 The River kicked off another Lobster’s Sunday Brunch Giveaway. This time, we’ve added a really cool, or should I say, hot item of the Grand Prize, courtesy of Friedman’s Home Improvement: A Weber Genesis E-310 Gas Grill.


One lucky River listener will also win dinner for two at Vineyard Inn in Kenwood, an overnight stay at Casa Verde Bed and Breakfast on the Rose Ranch, a private tour of the BR Cohn Winery and a gift basket filled with BR Cohn premium, gourmet products. You’ll also be eligible to win weekly drawings for gift certificates, CD box sets, concert tickets and more every Sunday through the fall from 10AM – 3PM on Lobster’s Sunday Brunch.

Listen to the Lobster for more details on how you can enter to win from 97.7, The River. Meanwhile, here’s the last Grand Prize winner, video taping her own name being drawn by Lobster and The River Road crew with Peter Romulus and his dad leading a rolling on the river sing-a-long of Creedence’s “Proud Mary” at BR Cohn on May 31st.

Interview with Reza Kasemini at Yogurt Time

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Interview with Reza Kasemini at Yogurt Time
One of the best things to ever happen to a Chocolate addict who needs to lose weight was the invention of non-fat frozen yogurt.
Paul “The Lobster” Wells, once ballooned up to 295 lbs. as a radio restaurant reviewer at age 23. During his stint performing for CBS as the Morning Show (The Lobster Breakfast) on KRQR San Francisco in the late ’80s to early ’90s, he went on a weight watchers program called “inner circle” and dropped down to 178. Reza is the owner of 3 North Bay self-serve frozen yogurt stops. The one on Farmer’s Lane is close to the Maverick Media studios where Lobster now cooks up his weekly program.

A Taste of Hospitality: An Interview with Bruce Cohn / the BR Cohn Winery Story

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Bruce Cohn of B.R. Cohn WineryOver the six-year run of the nationally syndicating the hour-long radio program, Lobster’s Rock Box, our host recorded interviews with many Bay Area music notables. He sat down with Bruce Cohn in his office at the Olive Hill Estate, and the conversation ranged from Bruce’s childhood in Sonoma thru his career as the Doobie Brothers manager To his becoming the proprietor of the BR Cohn Winery and the BR Cohn Olive Oil Company. This is the latter part of that long, insightful and fun conversation. If you listen closely, you may hear The dog tags jingle when Bruce’s late, great four-legged companion, Moose, moved around a bit at the foot of Bruce’s desk!

Sizzling Tandoor

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Sizzling TandoorThe new website for our flagship station, 97.7 The River was where our Crustacean DJ saw that Sizzling Tandoor in downtown Santa Rosa had been voted the North Bay’s Best Indian Restaurant.  The food and hospitality he experienced get 5 claws!

A Taste Of The Himalayas

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

A Taste of the HimalayasWhen you go to San Francisco, your Restaurant choices are many, and the convenience of one on Lombard Street right before the turn onto Doyle Drive is a good stop for North Bay residents when on a night out in The City. A bonus, is one with great, unusual food at reasonable prices and one that gives back to their community.  Such is the case of the Nepalese cuisine.

Stout Brothers

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Stout BrothersLobster asked listeners for suggestions of Restaurants to visit in Santa Rosa. An email from Paul Sullivan gave a strong recommendation to The Stout Brothers. Our intrepid Crustacean DJ visited after the Sunday Brunch one Sunday with Joey Davis and her friends. Joey’s Celtic roots were tickled by this Irish Pub and Restaurant. It was great. Thanks, Sully!

Memphis Minnie’s

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Memphis Minnie'sIn San Francisco’s Lower Haight, there’s a popular Barbeque restaurant that serves several types of sauces at the table. It was also the perfect Restaurant to pair with the song “Memphis Soul Stew” by King Curtis backed by Booker T and the MGs.  Lobster walks in off Haight Street and right up to the counter with his Flip Video camera.

Red Rose Café

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Red Rose CafeWe speak with Harold Rogers to find out why many people say his Restaurant in a little strip mall on Piner Road serves the best ribs in town. He and his wife Nancy opened the Red Rose Café after the bowling alley where they had a food concession closed down. Authentic Soul Food is what you’ll get from this down home spot serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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