"Jim died July 3, 1989, of pneumonia at the age of 76.He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years as the self-indulgent millionaire Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island for three seasons beginning in 1964.Then it was 3, then 2 and now they think they're doing a favor by covering one story." John retired in 1995 and was active writing and running the Boys school.
He is the Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network sideline reporter and a connoisseur of Jameson Irish Whiskey., Sam: KLAC, 1940s-.Sam was one of the most popular sports broadcasters in Los Angeles radio history.While he was in his delinquent teen years, John was sentenced to two years in the Boys Republic of Chino.Many years later, he became the president of Chino's Board of Directors.Bill went to Denver and San Francisco following KFWB where he had impressive success.
He then went to Honolulu’s KHVH, was later pd of KGMB and then returned to the mainland to KNBR-San Francisco.
"I am the first ex-student to be elected president of this risk school." After graduating from the University of Texas, John started out in the newspaper business and WOAI-San Antonio. For part of his stay with KABC news he hosted a morning talk show.
John was the California press director for Vice President Hubert Humphrey in 19.
In 1973 John joined KABC television as a writer/producer and eventually went into news management.
"When I was at Channel 7's news assignment desk I could get the reporters to do four stories a day.
At the age of 70, he decided to get his pilots license.