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Grateful, Tearful Farewell to Roy of Hollywood: Rest In Peace, My Brother

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Roy of Hol­ly­wood prac­tic­ing his artistry at KPFK

COMMENT: Since 1987, For The Record and the oth­er Archive Shows and lec­tures I have record­ed over the decades have gone out on the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia air­waves from San­ta Bar­bara to the Mex­i­can Bor­der.

Those broad­casts were real­ized by Roy of Hol­ly­wood, real name Roy Tuck­man.  His long-run­ning pro­gram has held down the mid­night to 5am slot on Mon­day through Thurs­day nights (tech­ni­cal­ly Tues­day through Fri­day morn­ings) for more than 40 years.

Ear­ly on Thurs­day morn­ing (4/20/2023), Roy passed away rough­ly two months short of what would have been his 85th birth­day.

On Wednes­day nights, when I fre­quent­ly joined him “live” dur­ing fund-rais­ing marathons, Roy has been one of KPFK-FM’s top fund-rais­ers, doing so dur­ing a very dif­fi­cult time to raise mon­ey and resist­ing peri­od­ic pres­sure to “rein things in.”

Deeply sad­dened by the loss, I nonethe­less am filled with resolve to con­tin­ue the effort and am pro­found­ly grate­ful for his life and work and hope­ful that the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia audi­ence will con­tin­ue to sup­port Some­thing’s Hap­pen­ing.

Rest in peace, Broth­er Roy, and thanks so much!!



7 comments for “Grateful, Tearful Farewell to Roy of Hollywood: Rest In Peace, My Brother”

  1. On April 23, 2023, I attend­ed a pan­el called, “Con­spir­a­cy Inc.” at the L.A. Times Fes­ti­val of Books. One of the com­ments made by the mod­er­a­tor to the audi­ence dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion was “none of you have heard of Dan­ny Caso­laro.” I shout­ed out, “I have, INSLAW!” The mod­er­a­tor was tak­en aback to hear that. I am ter­ri­bly, ter­ri­bly, sor­ry to hear of Roy’s pass­ing. I had the plea­sure of lis­ten­ing to him for many years. My favorite night was always Wednes­day’s, espe­cial­ly when Dave Emory was edu­cat­ing and inform­ing Roy’s view­ers. Dave, thanks for post­ing infor­ma­tion about Roy’s pass­ing, because KPFK’s web­site does not even men­tion it.

    Posted by Robert Cunningham | April 24, 2023, 3:42 pm
  2. Thank you Roy for open­ing my mind to so much. Thank you Dave for all you have brought to us as well. Rest in peace Roy

    Posted by Linda | April 25, 2023, 11:45 pm
  3. Tear­ful­ly thank­ing you, Dave: Roy has been my best teacher, and late night com­pan­ion, since 1994. Such a loss, and my heart goes out to Dianne, with so much grat­i­tude, all my alo­ha. R.I.P. dear Roy of Hol­ly­wood, and thank you for every­thing. (Dis­ap­point­ed in KPFK–where’s their trib­ute?!)

    Posted by Marty Brown | April 27, 2023, 12:48 am
  4. I live in Hous­ton and sup­port the Paci­fi­ca sta­tion here. How­ev­er, I lis­tened to Roy’s broad­casts on the archive of the LA sta­tion. Par­tic­u­lar­ly the old radio shows and Alan Watts that he pro­grammed. I will miss him.


    Posted by William Shearer | June 20, 2023, 4:48 pm
  5. Roy Tuch­man
    Three peo­ple influ­enced my life in Health Research, Roy Tuck­man (Roy Of Hol­ly­wood KPFK), Dave Emory and Pri­vate AIDS Researcher Zears Miles.
    Roy Of Hol­ly­wood was always intro­duc­ing Truth far beyond any­thing con­sid­ered News Wor­thy. From Mid­night to 6am, his cov­er­age of Human Health was inspir­ing and when he had Dave Emory Lec­tures on, it was hard to fath­om any­one dis­sem­i­nat­ing the depth of Dave Emory’s work. Just lis­ten­ing to Roy Of Hol­ly­wood helped point my life in a new worth­while direc­tion and he will be sore­ly missed.
    Bless­ings To All Wor­thy Of Being Blessed
    John Burns UMOJA Research
    Pri­vate Health Research Since 1986

    Posted by John Burns | September 8, 2023, 10:46 am
  6. Roy and Dave were able to explain what oth­ers would not.
    I trea­sure the time spent with their con­tent, and feel bet­ter informed as a result.

    Posted by Gary | September 9, 2023, 7:19 pm
  7. I stum­bled onto KPFK while liv­ing in the White­wa­ter area near Palm Springs in the 1980s. Only bare­ly audi­ble recep­tion at night and not in stereo. I was a donor-sup­port­er for years and vis­it­ed the stu­dio once. Roy of Hol­ly­wood was always a favorite in the vast desert. I learned that Dave Emory was giv­ing a talk in San­ta Mon­i­ca and I drove my ques­tion­able pick­up the 100 miles to see him. He spoke of the Bush cabal as expect­ed. It changed my polit­i­cal views for­ev­er. Good infor­ma­tion is hard to find and Roy and Dave have deliv­ered! R.I.P. Roy, your impres­sion on me has last­ed 4 decades. I’ve noticed late­ly that the “Ques­tion Author­i­ty” bumper stick­ers have been scrapped, not a good sign

    Posted by Daniel | September 15, 2023, 10:01 pm

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