By Britt Bickel

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming many special guests to the ‘out of control’ room here on the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show over the past year. As we get ready for Christmas break and the coming new year, we’re taking a look back at what an amazing, crazy year 2012 has been by re-visiting some of the most memorable guest interviews of the year!

In no particular order, here are the top 10 K-EARTH 101 Morning Show Interviews of 2012:

Beach Boys – With five decades of hit-making music, we had to break up our incredible interview with the fully reunited Beach Boys into four parts. Gearing up for their 50th Anniversary tour, the Beach Boys sat down with Gary & Lisa to look back through their 50 influential years of music and share stories you’ve never heard from their career. Listen to all four parts here.

Joe Walsh – The Analog Man himself stopped by in studio to talk about his brand new album and career with L.A.’s own The Eagles, and boy, does he have some stories to tell. Joe looked back on the unusual creative process behind The Eagles’ music, breaking up and reuniting with the group and what it was like to work with Ringo Starr! Listen here.

Stevie Wonder – One of the highlights of the year is always the annual visit from the one and only Stevie Wonder to talk about his House Full of Toys concert. Stevie came by and played a few songs, shares the stories behind his hit songs and much more!  Listen here.

Davy Jones tributes — After the unexpected news of Davy Jones’ passing in March, we paid tribute to the former Monkee’s career and spoke with some of his famous friends. Listen to Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and ‘Star Cars’ designer George Barris remember Davy, and even listen to the re-airing of K-EARTH 101’s last ever interview with Davy himself.

Arsenio Hall – Just on the heels of winning The Apprentice, Arsenio revealed to K-EARTH that a new TV talk show could be in the works for this late-night legend.  Listen here.

Martha Stewart – She talks about the time she made ‘green brownies’ with Snoop Dogg – need we say more?  Listen here.

Morning Show 10th Anniversary – It was a morning show party at Gladstones in Malibu with numerous celebrity guests stopping by to entertain listeners and help celebrate the Morning Show’s 10th Anniversary. Strawberry Alarm Clock, Peter Asher, Angie Everhart, Ron Dante of The Archie and many more joined us on air – listen here.

The Nelson Twins – Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of the 80s rock group Nelson stopped in to the studio to talk about their tribute show to their father, Ricky Nelson, in ‘Ricky Nelson Remembered.’ Listen here.

Donny & Marie – In an exclusive sit-down interview with Lisa Stanley, entertainment darlings Donny and Marie talked about their Christmas Show at The Pantages Theatre and their long-lasting careers.  Listen here.

Chuck Zito – Intimidating in stature, but this former celeb bodyguard is as gentle as a butterfly. Chuck stopped in to talk about his newfound stardom in Sons of Anarchy, and we learn five fun facts about his unconventional life. Listen here.


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