Drew will share his TOP 10 moments of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show.
Moment # 2: (CAUTION: Major Name Dropping Ahead) “Let’s be honest. It’s been such a cool thing becoming pals with so many of my guests over the years and hanging out a little in their scene. I know I’m supposed to play it cool about this stuff but since I’ve never actually been cool… From staying at Kathie Lee Gifford’s holiday house on Nantucket Island to partying at Candace Cameron and Val Bure’s house in Malibu to evening drinks with Dyan Cannon at her place in Hollywood to chatting with James Brown in his suite after one of his final performances to grabbing lunch with John Ratzenberger in the Hollywood Hills to dinner at LA’s exclusive Soho House with celebrity attorney Ken Hertz and Hollywood producer Bryn Freedman to waving at the neighbor (Harrison Ford) while showering at a friend’s house in Brentwood California to schmoozing at a TED Conference rooftop pool party with Goldie Hawn to almost getting kicked out of a Fuller House taping at Warner Brothers Studios for laughing at inappropriate times with soap opera actress Tracy Melchior… it really has been a wild ride. But these days I’m honestly just as pumped about giving my grandkids a ride on the lawn tractor at the farm. Contentment is a beautiful thing!”
Amy Grant — Grammy Winning Recording ArtistAmy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and a keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name. She has earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums, and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Amy is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes.
Gary Burghoff — “Radar” from M*A*S*HIn 1967, Gary Burghoff had his biggest break in acting when he was cast as Charlie Brown in the original Off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The play won the Outer Circles Critics Award. Over the course of three years (one year in New York City and two years in Los Angeles), he performed the part over 1,000 times. Robert Altman was so impressed with Gary in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in Los Angeles that he gave him a screen test. That screen test led to Gary's part as Radar in the movie M*A*S*H. Gary was the only actor in Twentieth Century Fox's hit film M*A*S*H who was asked to reprise his character for the extremely successful television series. Gary received Emmy nominations for seven of his eight years on M*A*S*H. In 1977, he won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Unfortunately, it was the one year he didn't attend the awards ceremony… he was fishing. The presenter was M*A*S*H star Alan Alda, who said he was glad Burghoff could not appear because "it gives me an opportunity to tell the world what a wonderful, gifted and outstanding person Gary Burghoff is -- something he, of course, would not say about himself." McLean Stevenson once said Gary "was the best actor" on M*A*S*H. Stevenson, who played Col. Henry Blake on the show, was Burghoff's closest friend on the set. Burghoff left M*A*S*H shortly after the start of its eighth season. He wanted to spend more time with his family and in an interview in The Complete Book of M*A*S*H, he discusses how he suffered from burnout. The strict scheduling required while in the series was difficult. After the third season, Gary was in fewer episodes each season due to the effect it was having on his family life. He also felt he had learned all he could from being in the series and didn't want to stay just for the money. After leaving M*A*S*H, he created his own All-Star Dixieland Jazz Band which recorded an album and toured some of the nation's jazz clubs. In regional theater, he toured five theaters doing The Owl and the Pussycat; it broke four of the theaters' attendance records. Next, he did Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam, breaking more house records
John Ratzenberger — Star Of All 25 Pixar Movies, Cliff Claven from CheersDuring more than three decades of moviemaking and theater, John Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer and multi Emmy-nominated actor. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 1982, John accepted a writing assignment for CBS in Los Angeles. On the day he was scheduled to return to London, he auditioned for a role on the upcoming Cheers. At the time of his audition, the character of the postman did not exist. As he walked out of the room, he turned and asked the creators “Do you have a bar know-it-all?” They didn’t know what that was, so John gave them five minutes of improv, demonstrating exactly what it meant with the perfect Boston accent. They loved what they saw and Cliff Clavin was born. In the history of television, only a handful of series have achieved the worldwide success of Cheers, on which John portrayed Cliff for the show’s entire 11-year run. To this day, thanks to daily syndication, Cliff continues as one of America’s most beloved characters. John is better known to a younger generation as the only actor to voice a character in every Pixar film including the witty Hamm the piggy bank in every Toy Story; P.T. Flea, the circus ringmaster in Bug’s Life; the lovable snow monster Yeti in Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University; the ever-changing school of Moonfish in Finding Nemo; the philosophical character The Underminer in The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2; a Mac-truck in Cars, Cars 2 and Cars 3; Mustafa, the head waiter in Ratatouille; as John, a human in WALL-E; the construction worker in Up!; Gordon the guard in Brave; Harland in Planes; Fritz in Inside Out; Earl in The Good Dinosaur; Bill the Crab in Finding Dory; and Juan Ortodoncia in Coco. Pixar artists always find a way to include John’s recognizable eyebrows and mustache. Pixar’s creators call John their “good luck charm.” In all, John has acted in 38 major motion pictures including blockbusters such as Superman, Star Wars: Episode V –The Empire Strikes Back and Ghandi to independent films like his hit The Woodcarver. He has written, directed or produced hundreds of television projects over the span of his career making him the 6th largest grossing actor of all time based on box-office receipts. Since climbing off the barstool at Cheers over a decade ago, John has immersed himself in what makes America great, a country in which a truck driver’s son wound up being a TV icon. He wrote the book: We’ve Got it Made in America, A Common Man’s Salute to an Uncommon Country, a collection of essays from his five years on the road visiting factory towns throughout the country on the Travel Channel show “John Ratzenberger’s Made in America.”
Kay Warren — CoFounder of Saddleback Church (Rick Warren)Kay Warren is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives. She is best known for more than 10 years as a tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV & AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. As an advocate, she has traveled to 19 countries, calling the faith community as well as the public and private sectors to respond with prevention, care, treatment, and support. Kay is also a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life in April 2013, her life was dramatically altered by the catastrophic loss. As she and her family continue to grieve the loss of Matthew, she has determined to be a voice for those living with mental illness. Her message to the faith community is to eliminate stigma, shame, and fear and to create warm and accepting places of refuge for those who suffer. Kay is the author of several books including CHOOSE JOY: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, in which she describes how painful experiences – two bouts of cancer, watching as life-threatening illnesses attacked her children and grandchildren, and living with mild depression most of her life – have shaped her conviction that joy is a choice and within the reach of every person, no matter how desperate or dark circumstances may be.
Madolyn Smith Osborne — Hollywood Actress (URBAN COWBOY / ALL OF ME / FUNNY FARM / IF TOMORROW COMES)According to the incredibly accurate and always reliable Wikipedia: “Madolyn Smith first came to public attention with her role as Pam in the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy, and later co-starred in the films All of Me (1984), a Steve Martin-Lily Tomlin comedy, and 2010 (1984), the science fiction sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the early 1980s she also appeared in several TV movies, including Pray TV, Rehearsal for Murder and Deadly Intentions. She portrayed Jehan Al Sadat, wife of Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat, in the 1983 TV miniseries Sadat, and played Ernie Kovacs' wife Dorothy in the 1984 TV movie Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter. Smith may be best known for her starring role as Tracy Whitney in the 1986 TV miniseries If Tomorrow Comes, based on the Sidney Sheldon novel of the same name. She subsequently co-starred in films like Funny Farm (1988) opposite Chevy Chase and The Super (1991) with Joe Pesci; the 1990 TV movies The Plot to Kill Hitler and The Rose and the Jackal; and the 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Smith guest-starred in a 1989 episode of the sitcom Cheers titled "What's Up, Doc?". She also appeared in multiple episodes of the 1993 drama series Class of '96, and her last TV appearance to date was a 1994 episode of Due South.”
The First Ever Drew Marshall ROAST!There were a few key people who worked hard behind the scenes of TDMS - Gordo, Andy, Noelle, Michelle, Shaughna & Phil. During our second last show, the entire gang will get together one last time to share with the listeners things about Drew that Drew never wanted his listeners to know.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Amy SavinYears ago, Drew ran a contest on the show called, “So You Think God Wants You To Sing”. Amateur singers submitted their audition videos of them performing a song, then finalists were culled from the pack. Eventually, a winner was chosen and Amy Savin was the winner! Now, Amy is a professional recording artist and her new album ‘Unveiled’ was just released. *Amy Savin is a dynamic and powerful vocalist and songwriter who crafts melodic, alternative-rock songs that weld huge sounding guitars and intricately designed drum parts together into explosive declarations. You can hear influences like Paramore and Amanda Cook in new songs like “It’s A Good Life” and “All Will See” while her first record is more of a Bethany Dillon-esque roots rock-driven effort. Though she lives in the US, Amy shares dual-citizenship with both Canada and Australia. She will be touring in the US and Internationally in support of her full-length record in 2019.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Amy Savin - "Us and Them" Official Performance Video
**AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.
Drew and Tim the Tool
THE FINAL USELESS TV TRIVIAThe first time Drew opened up the phone lines 16 years ago to chat with the listeners, it was to do USELESS TV TRIVIA. Back then, instead of playing the actual theme songs, he just hummed them and listeners called in to guess which show it was from. These days Drew & Tim The Tool actually play the real theme song and it’s still one of our listener’s favorite segments. For the last USELESS TV TRIVIA, Drew’s Roasters (all of them self proclaimed TV Nerds) will compete to win absolutely NOTHING!
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