Mail Bag! Jack Marino’s Farewell Radio show!

22 Apr

Dave, you can post this or write a notice on the EF blog to let them all know I’m not on the radio anymore

SUNDAY, April 24, 2016 at 7PM PST & 10PM EST Jack Marino Warriorfilmmaker Show on… on Channel 2

ATTENTION: To All FANS OF MY RADIO SHOW “Jack Marino Warrior Filmmaker” on L A Talk Radio

I want to take this time to sincerely THANK EVERYONE who has followed my radio show since January, 2010. I have been unsuccessful in getting sponsors to help offset the cost of doing the show and therefore it is with heavy heart and much regret that I have to inform you that Sunday, April 24, 2016 will be my farewell show.

I just can’t express how deeply grateful I am that I have so many such faithful and supportive fans of my show. I will miss doing the show and all of the fun we’ve shared over the years. The owners, here at L A Talk Radio, have expressed to me that I am welcome to come back at anytime should my situation change in a year or two.

I will be doing my last show alone, since I have to thank so many wonderful people. As always, if any of you want to call the show please feel free to do so and let’s talk about how you felt about the show and who was your favorite interview.

The call-in number for my show this Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7PM PST and 10PM EST is 818-602-4929. You can also send me an e-mail of your thoughts about my show and how you felt about what I was doing on the air.

Please write to me at… and, with your permission, I will use these comments as reviews on my website to attract and bring in future sponsors.

Again, I want to thank LA TALK RADIO, the owners, Sam and Dina Hasson, for allowing me this great opportunity to get on radio and a special thank you to all my amazing guests who came on my show to share their sometimes colorful but always interesting stories and to all my listeners all over the world, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I will miss you all,
Your Humble Radio Host,
Jack Marino


Here is a link to the Farewell Show:

— David DeWitt


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  1. shangheinz

    April 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm


    Say it ain’t so, Jack.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    April 24, 2016 at 1:42 am

    God Bless You, Jack. You’ve done so much. You’re a great man and American I can’t wait for your next to witness your next magnificent adventures and achievements

    You are the Warrior, Jack!


    From a Bio:

    Jack Marino is originally from Everett Massachusetts.

    This typical working class city at that time was made up of mostly Sicilians, Irish Roman Catholic Democrats, who by the way – were all conservatives. He and all his friends were the children of World War II veterans; it is from this world that shapes his political, religious and patriotic ideals

    As a young boy his Father took him to see all those great films of the mid 50s and 60s. It was in those darkened temples that he dreamed of being in the picture business. His inspiration for being an actor was reading “The Films of Errol Flynn” and “My Wicked, Wicked Ways”. Other great actors he would read and follow their films, John Barrymore, James Cagney, Bogey, Ronald Coleman, Orson Wells, Richard Burton, Charlton Heston, the Duke and Robert Mitchum, the list is endless. Warner Bros of the 30s & 40s was the favorite of all the studios with contract directors like Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh and Vincent Sherman, a dear friend and mentor.

    A student of the Boston Catholic school system his early life, he eventually went to Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice. This was his first massive exposure to the 60s radical malcontent mindset. It was at Northeastern that he started doing theater in the round. His first Shakespearean role was Ross in Macbeth. After two years of fencing and acting in plays he wanted to get into Repertory Theater. Once he was out of Northeastern, his former teacher/director cast him as Cyrano de Bergerac in that ambitious play she was directing. Four weeks into rehearsal the play was shut down for lack of funds. Sounds familiar? This would be a way of life in the world of independent filmmaking once he got to Hollywood.

    After the play shut down he got into his 1971 Dodge Charger and headed for Hollywood for six months. While out here he met a lot of film stars, old prize fighters who knew everyone from the old days of Hollywood. His plan was to get a feel for the place. He worked in a couple of films and then returned home to marry his high school sweetheart. Back in Everett, they both worked for another two years. By mid ’80 they were back living in Los Angeles.

    During the next four years he formed two production companies, had a couple of scripts and was taking them around to all the studios. In ’83 he raised private funds to produce his first independent film “KILLZONE”. It was one of the biggest hits of the 1985AFM and it changed the entire film market to low budget action films. In Jan. of ’86 he was asked by his DP on KILLZONE to put together the film, “Hell’s Outlaw” and borrowing a friend’s credit card he made the film. By the fall of ’86 he began putting together the film project called “FORGOTTEN HEROES”. Little would he know that this film would end up becoming his Calypso in this twenty-year odyssey.

    Jack has been married now for thirty-one years to a green-eyed Irish girl he met in 1969. Their daughter, now married, recently gave birth to “Identical twin girls”. Their son is in the Army and recently finished his tour of duty with the 25th INF DIV in a Striker Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq and is now with the Army Reserves here in Los Angeles.

    By the way, he still has that ’71 Dodge Charger, still has that same girl, and when the world was young, they went everywhere in that car. He would tell her of his dreams, making films in Hollywood, living up on Mulholland Farm, having fat kids and watching their vineyards grow! Now that their kids are out on their own, he is with his girl again, only he can remember when.

    Jack Marino, a dynamic Bostonian, joined LA Talk Radio in January of 2011. As an Independent Filmmaker and stirring Radio Host, he brings his unique style and panache to his “Warrior Filmmaker Show”. Jack has the most distinct signature opening in all of radio that can only be best described as “radio noir”. It is akin to listening to radio in black and white. He’s interviewed numerous talents from Hollywood both past and present, his more roguish side lead him to do some intriguing interviews with Mafia hit-men, adding an overall “Chandleresque” flavor to his Show. He is guaranteed to keep you interested, and coming back for more.

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye!!

    All Hail Jack Marino!!!


    Thanks fo everything you’ve done, Jack – and for all you’re going to continue doing.

  3. Maria

    April 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Love your show Jack -all the best! Will the downloads be available for awhile longer? I hope so!

    • David DeWitt

      April 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Maria, Jack says he is going to upload all his shows to iTunes soon, and make them available from his radio show fan page, on Facebook,too. He just need to sync up all of his descriptions to the shows. It’s a lot of backend work and he is in the middle of finishing painting some of the rooms in his house.

  4. David DeWitt

    April 26, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Here is an update to Jack’s Farewell Show above in the posting, at the bottom. If the link disappears, we’ll host the show ourselves but I can’t get the download yet. You really should listen to the vignettes Jack created, they are wonderful … Works of spoken word art …