It took two years to write this book but 50 years to live it. Dave Maynard was the quirky mainstay of WBZ radio for much of that time.
His acclaimed Maynard in the Morning was the leader in its time slot for the entire time it was on
the air. His commercials for the show, which won advertising awards, always ended with a
disheveled Dave saying, "Piece of Cake."
He also interviewed many of the stars of the day. Included in The Dave Maynard Spin are memorable moments with such
luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Danny Kaye, Angie Dickinson, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Stewart, and
Richard Simmons, to name a few.
He invented the radio version of the Phantom Gourmet and, on television, was the longtime
host of Community Auditions, forerunner of Star Search. Some of his memorable moments are
recounted for the reader's enjoyment.
As spokesperson for Crimson Travel Co., Dave had the privilege of leading thousands, who enjoyed
tours for more than 22 years, including the first groups allowed to tour China and Russia. Those
escapades are included in this book.
Dave Maynard died in 2012, after he left this legacy for everyone to enjoy.