This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Radio Personality/Author: MITCH MICHAELS (Live In-Studio)
Author KEN CHURILLA (Live In-Studio)
Author/Bluesman : BENNY TURNER (2017 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee)
Book Author: DR. SANDEEP (SANDY) KAPOOR (Anna Nicole Smith's Doctor)
The first half of the program features an in-studio chat with longtime Chicago radio personality and rock jock MITCH MICHAELS, about his new memoir, "Doin' the Cruise: Memories Of A Lifetime in Radio and Rock & Roll" (Eckhartz Press). Michaels wrote the book with assistance from Highland resident/author KEN CHURILLA, who is also be in studio to discuss the book.
This program also features a follow-up chat with blues icon BENNY TURNER, the younger brother of blues legend Freddie King, about his new album paying tribute to his late brother and his own upcoming induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
Also featured on this program is an interview with DR. SANDEEP (Sandy) KAPOOR -- a well-respected primary care physician with a thriving practice whose life changed the morning of October 12, 2007, when he was implicated in the death his patient, reality star Anna Nicole Smith. After a long and costly legal battle, Dr. Kapoor was acquitted on all charges and exonerated. Now a decade later, Dr. Kapoor tells his story in his new book, "TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR - My Life Before, During and After Anna Nicole Smith," a candid account of his journey and the perils of celebrity and excess. Host Tom Lounges also talks with Dr. Kapoor about another of his famous patients, Ronnie James Dio, and about the nation's current opioid crisis.