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Mickey and I are so thrilled to have Eve Hall as our guest tonight. Eve Hall is a children's author andPoet and author Evelyn D. Hall poet residing in Atlanta, GA. She has been writing for more than 35 years. Her work has been featured in several magazines including A Poet's Cut, Skyline Publications, Saplings Magazine, Purpose, Mature Living and Weeones.She has published three poetry chapbooks, and has self-published four books: Dontay's Alphabet Book of Color, Dontay's Poetry Playground, Enter Eve's Poetic Paradise, and Enter Eve's Musing Moments. One of her goals is to publish over a dozen of her books for children. Her next book is titled Dontay's Dog (www.bradymagazine.com/gallery/evehall)

Tonight, Eve will share some of her poems which are oriented to children's bedtime. We will also be reading The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt and published by Cook Communications (www.cookministries.com) You won't want to miss this show.

And that's just the first half hour. Check out our playlist. 

Shadoe StevensGreat things are happening with Sleepy Time.

Tune in tonight and listen to my interview with Shadoe Stevens, announcer for the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS and one of the great voices of radio. When Casey Kasem left the show "American Top Forty", Shadoe became the new host for the next 6 years. During this time, it became the most successful and widely syndicated radio show in the world. It was broadcast in 120 countries to an estimated 1 billion listeners every week. His voice became one of the most recognizable voices in the world.

Now he's finally made it on KRUU-FM. Seriously, I found his book "The Big Galoot" (www.buygoodbook.com) and loved it and he was so kind and generous, he was happy to do an interview with us.

Listen tonight to "The Big Galoot" starting at 8pm.

   Mickey and I are looking for local singer/ songwriters to come on our show and perform a song live (something sweet, maybe a lullaby) Tuesday at 8pm. We can tape it earlier if you want. Call me at 919-4277 to schedule. 

   Why would you do this?

      1. Sleepytime is a fun show and lots of people listen
      2. How many times can you play that lullaby you wrote in public?
      3. It will be something you can play back for your grandchildren someday.. or not.
Grandpa D.

If you never listened to our show, be prepared to doze off. Don't worry, we won't be insulted. That's the purpose of our show - to put our listeners to sleep - or at least have them chill out a little bit. Although with this weather, let's just say it's a great show to snuggle up to. First half hour, children's stories; next half, sweet music hosted by Dick DeAngelis (Grandpa D)and his 11 yr. old son Mickey.

First, a big Thank You to all the kids who came to the studio for our live Christmas show. We sang, read stories and ate candy canes. If you missed it, don't worry. We have more fun things planned. Also, thanks to Scott Puffer for being so flexible and letting us go a little over our time. By the way, he has a great show where he goes in depth (and uses a lot of vinyl)into different musical experiences - great stuff!

Right now, If you know any local writers of children's books who would like to read their book during the show, have them call Grandpa D at 919-4277. Thanks.

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