Ear to the ground

“The good news is I’m one of the top 10 most wanted men in the country. The bad news is the women don’t seem to know it.”

-Local barfly waxing poetic from a Carvers bar stool

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Fans of Peter, Bobby, Greg, Jan, Marsha and Cindy are going to strike it rich this winter. The actor Barry Williams, or Greg Brady to the rest of us, will headline the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s annual award celebration on Jan. 12. Barry, or Greg, will be on hand in Durango to tell locals what really happened when the Brady Bunch got lost in the Grand Canyon, dispel rumors about Jan’s glasses and possibly even comment on his alleged off-screen romance with Florence Henderson, aka Carol Brady.

Even if you’ve missed him, Williams has been active in theater and television since the end of the Brady Bunch. During his “high-energy” local performance in January, Williams will revive his Greg Brady alter-ego Johnny Bravo and sing from his CD “The Return of Johnny Bravo.” The multi-talented Williams will also share passages from his book,Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Gregand dispel some myths and shed light on some rumors as well.

Rita Simon, the Chamber’s business services manager, commented, “We are very excited to bring Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady, to Durango. This will be an evening that won’t soon be forgotten.” If you want to be there for the local appearance of the Brady Dance and Williams’ rendition of “Sunshine Day,” tickets go on sale at the Community Concert Hall Box Office beginning Oct. 21.

The big bounce

KDUR’s annual fall fund drive is now in full swing, with pledges bouncing into the station all week long. Fort Lewis College’s community radio station has chosen “Bounce to Your Own Beat!” as the theme for its fall campaign. The station’s T-shirts, posters and Web site feature a classic playground and junior high gym class icon.

The fall membership premium is a classic red playground ball featuring the KDUR logo. Individuals pledging $50 or more throughout the week will receive their very own playground ball to enjoy countless hours of four-square, kickball and dodge ball. Other premiums are also available.

“The money raised through the fund drive contributes to the overall operation of the station, from payment to various sources that provide us with programs, to our satellite feed expenses,” said Bryant Liggett, program director at KDUR.

The drive goes through Oct. 14. Call 247-7262 to keep the airwaves bouncing.