2000 – Internationally known motivational speaker Zig Ziglar.
” I have read most of Zig’s books but to be with him in person is to truly understand his love for our Lord and what makes him so dynamic.”
1986- Front Row Theatre Speaker Series. Barbara Walters.
“I had breakfast with Barbra and couldn’t get over how gregarious and charismatic she was.”
Avery Friedman and the Legendary Casey Kasem
1985 – The 1995 National Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Chicago. With two close friends – nationally known and respected Civil Rights lawyer, Avery Friedman and the legendary Casey Kasem. Avery Friedman still refers to us as the three Amigos.
“When I was nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1995, it would be the second highest honor I had ever received. In 1976, I received the National Abe Lincoln Award, which goes to the most distinguished in the radio and television industry.”
1988 – Front Row Speaker Series. Larry introduces First Lady of the Associated Press Corps, Helen Thomas.
“Following her performance at the front Row, we spent the next two hours in my little WQAL office talking about our families and the many Presidents she has engaged dialogue with”.
1989 – Mayor Voinovich gives Moses Cleaveland the Key to the City during Cleveland’s 193rd birthday.
“Every time I climbed into the Moses Cleaveland costume I felt transported back to 1796.”
2000 – The ABC Drew Carey Show during his 100th episode. Larry, The Plain Dealer’s, Jane Scott, and Drew Carey at his famous desk.
“I was thrilled to be asked by Drew Carey to be a Cleveland representative on his famous, monumental, 100th anniversary show.”
Mayor White, Bernie Kosar, Al Lerner, Carmen Policy and Governor George Voinovich
2000 – The official opening of the Cleveland Browns stadium. Larry, Mayor White, Bernie Kosar, Al Lerner, Carman Policy and Governor George Voinovich.
“Mayor White called me early that morning and asked me to MC this historic event. We all cut the ribbon and this picture appeared on the front page of The Plain Dealer the following morning.”
2000 – ABC’s Joan Lunden
“Joan Lunden is everything you would expect her to be – bright, warm and engaging.”
Legendary Casey Kasem and Larry Morrow
Legendary Casey Kasem and Larry Morrow
Front Row Speaker Series
1985-90 – The Front Row Speaker Series featured many national and international superstars. I would go on the air at 5:30 a.m. from the Front Row and then at 8 a.m., have breakfast in Larry Dolin’s huge office with the guest speaker, Larry Dolan, and the editor of The Plain Dealer. The speakers, i.e. Barbra Walters, Peter Jennings and the rest, were very much at ease and would give you the fascinating inside scoop on many things and people. We had an understanding with the guest speaker; what went on in Larry’s office over breakfast, stayed in that office. I would tape an interview with the guest, then play it back on my morning show the following day.
President Jimmy Carter
1987 – The Front Row Speaker Series with President Jimmy Carter. President Carter was one of the most intellectual people I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing.
“I have had the pleasure of introducing four Presidents who traveled to Cleveland: President Carter, President Reagan, President Bush and President Clinton. What a thrill to be called the Presidents Man.”
Neil Diamond, along with my wife, Rosary
1998 – International Superstar and frequent guest on my morning show, Neil Diamond, along with my wife, Rosary.
“In the early days of Neil Diamond’s career, I would pick him and his band up at the airport, and return them following his concert appearance.”
1983 – Mayor George Voinovich visits Larry on his first day on WERE 1300.
“I truly loved George Voinovich. He always eagerly accepted my invitations for an interview while Mayor, Governor and U.S. Senator. Many of those phone calls came before 7 a.m.”
Former President Ronald Reagan
1985 – Larry introduces President Ronald Reagan at Cleveland City Hall during his very first trip to Cleveland as President of the United States.
“My father, a staunch Democrat, said, “If you introduce that man you are never allowed back in this house.”
Senator John Glenn
1984 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Senator John Glenn during his induction.
“I emceed this incredible black tie event for ten years. I pinched myself every time I stepped on stage to introduce one of these historic luminaries.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator
1990 – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York, during the Front Row Speaker Series.
“I was very fortunate as MC for the 5 year Speaker Series to have met and shared breakfast with so many of the national disgnitaries. I learned something from all of them, but was able to take away something very special from Mr. Moynihan.
1987- Front Row Speaker Series. Larry introduces ABC’s David Brinkley
“It was so obvious why he was the best of his breed.”
Telly Savalas, a.k.a. Kojak
1980 – Telly Savalas, a.k.a. Kojak, joins me in the 3WE studios during my morning show.
“When Telly arrived at our 3WE studios, I had the entire staff waiting for him with suckers in their mouths. He got a big kick out of that. As you may recall, on his Kojak series he constantly had a sucker in his mouth. One of the smartest and most engaging people I ever had the pleasure of interviewing.”
Ronald McDonald House
1980 – Featured speaker at the Ronald McDonald House charity golf event.
(Not to be confused with the RMH Pro-Am event)
“I have been honored to be the unofficial voice of RMH since its beginning in 1979.”
2000- Leadership Prayer Breakfast. Larry introduces then, Republican Presidential hopeful, and now U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Dole.
“Elizabeth Dole was one of the most spiritual and classy women I have ever had the pleasure of introducing and spending time with.”
President Herbert Walker Bush
Mayor George Voinovich and wife, Janet, back stage just before I introduced the President Herbert Walker Bush.
Governor George Voinovich
1994 – Governor George Voinovich visits my Q104 morning show.
I sat with Paul Harvey during my nomination to the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame Dinner in Chicago.
Marc McCormick founder and head of IMG, International Management Group, the largest entertainment and sports network in the world, asked me to spend the day and introduce Arnold, whenever he spoke during his visit to Cleveland while designing a golf course outside of Cleveland.
1995 – Cleveland’s Bicentennial. Larry and Slider on stage.
Larry wrote the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Fight song, C’mong Cavs, Got to make it happen. The song was featured during the Cavaliers halftime game and salute to it’s history. With Larry is his close friend, Jim Stunek, who arranged and produced the popular song. Both were featured during halftime.
Bernie Kozar and Bishop Anthony Pella
Larry with famous Cleveland Browns quarterback, Bernie Kozar and Bishop Anthony Pella. Larry acted as MC for the Bishop Pella Annual golf outing which raised over $ 350k each of the ten years it lasted. Those funds went to children who could not afford to pay for a Catholic education.
Larry featured as Grand Marshall for the Memorial Parade proudly wearing his Marine Corps shirt.
Larry was the Keynote speaker for the Annual Ohio Policeman’s Association in Columbus, Ohio 2010. 2,000 policeman from all over the state of Ohio showed up. One of his best ever.
The 25th Annual Cleveland Leadership Prayer Breakfast where 1,500 people would show up to hear a nationally known speaker share his Faith in God. Larry is still the MC as they prepare for #30 this year.
Larry was the Master of Ceremonies for what was called the Front Row Speaker Series (8 per year) where National and International Dignitaries came from all over the world to speak. Larry was the MC for three straight year. Larry introduced President Jimmy Carter at the podium.