(Mike Matthews’ Webcor reel-to-reel recorder on which he recorded his interview with Lorne Greene on the set of Bonanza in 1965)

In this third installment of our constantly evolving Big Something Radio Programme, local retiree Mike Matthews tells his own Lorne Greene story. It’s a story about youthful dreams, a brush with fame and … well, give it a listen (right-click/option-click to download or click the green play button to stream):

“The Name Is Matthews”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

We love your feedback in the comments below, but would especially love to hear any stories that this story inspires for you. Please give us a call at 719-434-3656 (DOJO) or email us at thebigsomething@krcc.org and tell us your story. Thanks!


4 Responses to The Name Is Matthews: TBS Radio Programme Part 3

  1. Nancy Wilsted says:

    If only my date for the Janis Joplin concert had been with Mike Matthews…now we’re talkin’ fun!

  2. Mike M says:

    Now you’re talking, Nancy! But we have to quit meeting like this . . . and, thanks to Lorne Greene, maybe we will!

  3. […] Meadowgrass Tix For Your Story on How a Rice Diet Led to Janis Joplin With Lorne GreeneMike M on The Name Is Matthews: TBS Radio Programme Part 3Nancy Wilsted on The Name Is Matthews: TBS Radio Programme Part 3The Big Something» PPLD […]

  4. […] II, A Date With Darth Vader Click HERE to listen to Part II.Part III, The Name Is Matthews Click HERE to listen Part III.Number 2:Westward Hotel! A Brief History of the Antlers What began as a simple […]


October 4, 2015 | NPR · Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

October 4, 2015 | NPR · A hospital was hit while U.S. forces were conducting an airstrike in the Afghan city; the aid group says 22 people were killed. NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack.

Arts & Life

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Theater critic Michael Riedel dishes some juicy backstage anecdotes in his new book about Broadway’s Shubert Organization, but fails to bring its deal-makers and their troubles to convincing life.

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Fear The Walking Dead is telling a story not often explored on prime-time television: generational rifts over the violence that immigrant parents have experienced.


Courtesy of the artist
October 4, 2015 | NPR · A one-time pop sensation, the singer and composer made a deft pivot to theater with his Tony-winning music for Spring Awakening. These days, he’s exploring the electronic music of his youth.

October 3, 2015 | NPR · Tom Waits lays down his belief in mole democracy and New York City surrealism in a recently unearthed, freshly animated interview on PBS.

Important Records
October 3, 2015 | NPR · Jacobs’ achievements are almost too diverse to list: a humorist, record producer, sound designer and radio host, he achieved little fame but was a catalyst for giant steps in the worlds he touched.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac