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Ripley Radio – Buddy Holly, Laurel & Hardy, and Feel-Good Dog Stories

Mysteries and Conspiracies continue 52 years after pioneer rocker Buddy Holly died in a fiery plane crash. However, Buddy has not rested in peace as there are many theories surrounding that crash that are still being discussed and remain unsolved today. The key they say is in the wreckage – a pile of metal which the original owner of the plane still has hidden away but refuses to talk about or share his knowledge of what caused it. Author of Hey Buddy, Gary Moore, returns to Ripley Radio to provide an update on the tragic crash.

Additional random amazements discussed this week on Ripley Radio

· Jon Provost, who played Timmy on the TV series Lassie in the 1950s, visits Ripley Radio to discuss those golden years and his book, Timmy’s in the Well, AND his upcoming appearance on October 10 at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, Fla.
· We hear of a judge in Southern Alabama who gives those he finds guilty of a misdemeanor a choice of going to jail – or church.
· From the Bizarre but True department this week, Intern Abby reveals some of the most unbelievable things that country governments have banned, including the celebration of Valentine’s Day, wearing one’s hair in a mullet, and the ability to sign-on to Facebook!
· This week, we relate several “feel-good” dog stories about canines that have done amazing and unbelievable things to save human lives.
· Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott joins us in-studio and shares a few strange stories about what some people do when they don’t get the service they think they deserve!
· Chris Epting takes us to the popular, albeit offbeat, tourist spot in Los Angeles that features the stairway on which Laurel & Hardy attempted to carry a piano to the top in the classic 1932 film, The Music Box. It won the first-ever Academy Award for Live Action Short Film and people today can climb those same steps.
· From a vintage Ripley Radio program, we learn that a mule was responsible for finding the largest silver lead mine ever discovered in the United States.

· Ripley Radio archivist Edward Meyer discusses a piece of art featured in Ripley’s new book, Strikingly True, that contains the ashes of the artist’s father AND several other people!

· AND we find out how a missing moon rock turned up in a box of US President Bill Clinton’s presidential memorabilia.