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AUDIO TAPES OF THE BILLY GOODMAN RADIO SHOW

A Letter from Cosmo...

I am often asked why do I mention a Billy Goodman at the end of every Cosmic Connection show. This great man opened the door to a then 25 year old long haired freak. When I didn't know a thing about radio or broadcasting and took me under his arm and taught  me this wonderful craft of having people hear about ones opinions and paint the pictures on the air waves. After all he is the person who by broadcast and interviews told the world and made AREA 51 the household name that it is today.So here is a page that rightly so is deserving to my mentor Mr. Billy Goodman.

In 1989 I came to the conclusion that we are not alone. I became enthralled in the study of UFOs. Then by complete happenstance I heard a radio talk show host by the name of Billy Goodman speak on his show "THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING" Las Vegas KVEG AM 840 on the UFO subject and sightings of his listening audience. Mr. Goodman I found out later had been broadcasting for all of two weeks on this station little did I know he was a rock jock on Los Angeles radio during the British Invasion when I started calling into his program with my two cents worth on the subject. After one of these calls I was asked if I would like to produce "THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING" along with his lovely co-host Gloria Euphoria. Having a daytime job to support an already hectic lifestyle I found myself working for Mr. Goodman and learning the broadcasting trade. After two years with Billy and his wild guests of Bill Cooper, Bob Lazar, Bill Hamilton etc. etc. Then the powers that be came up with a wonderful format change, lets take what is a successful talk show and trash it for all news all the time. And so " THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING" as I knew it faded into UFO lore.

THANK YOU BILLY

 

GOODMAN, WILLIAM L., 67, an internationally known radio and television personality, died February 10, 2009 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Judith M. (Iuliano) Goodman and the son of the late Anne V. (Gabriele) Goodman.

He also leaves two children, Wanda Clark and her husband Michael of Warwick and Billy Jaymes and his wife Sandra of Providence, three grandchildren, Joshua, Stacey, and Samantha, and two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Kayla.

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The Pixies

Hello All ,

It seems that some band called The Pixies http://www.pixiesmusic.com wrote a song about my friend boss and radio mentor

Billy Goodman. The show I worked on in 1989 was the Billy Goodman Happening. Go Figure.

Cosmo...


"The Happening"

they got a ranch they call
number fifty-one
they got a ranch they call
number fifty-one
can't see it all
'less your flying by
just sitting there square
baking in the sun
beneath the sky

they're gonna put it down
right on the strip
they're gonna put it down
on the Vegas strip
they're gonna put it down
and step outside
into the lights
right outta that ship
saying Hi!

i was driving doing nothing on the shores of Great Salt Lake
when they put it on the air i put it in the hammer lane
i soon forgot myeslf and i forgot about the brake
i forgot all laws and i forgot about the rain
they were talking on the 9 and all across the amy band
across the road they were turning around and headed south with me
it got so crowded on the road i started driving in the sand
my head was feeling scared but my heart was feeling free
the desert turned to mud it seems that everybody heard
everybody was remembering to forget they had the chills
then i heard the voices on a broadcast from up on the bird
they were getting interviewed by some Goodman whose name was Bill
i'm almost there to Vegas where they're puttin' on a show
they've come so far i've lived this long at least i must just go and say
hello

The Jerry Pippin Show Web Site

Thanks Cosmo for a good interview about your days as producer for the Billy Goodman show at KVEG.

We have it posted also on our highlights window of our main site, a link to the tribute.

Billy Goodman was king of the late night weirdness at KVEG in Las Vegas and his UFO shows were things of legend. Jerry talks with Cosmo, A TV UFO talkshow host, who got his start as phone screener for Billy in 1989. Click here to listen to some fun stories of behind the scenes talk radio in honor of Goodman who passed away last week. http://www.ipodshows.net/billy_goodman.htm

 

- Remembering Billy Goodman - Jerry talks with Cosmo, of the Cosmic Connection TV show about Goodman. Cosmo started in radio as the producer of the Billy Goodman Happening in 1989- Goodman broadcast nightly on KVEG at various times but originally he was on the air from 10:00 to whenever..later he started at Midnight and ran until at least 3:00 a.m. In both cases he followed Jerry on the air at the 50,000 AM radio station that covered the entire West like a blanket.

THE BILLY DAYS

BILLY GOODMAN always said " HELLO ANYBODY " that was his moniker. Hosting the legendary " The Billy Goodman Thing " which later became " The Billy Goodman Happening " back in the day. During the period 1989 - 1991. Billy was doing his show in Las Vegas on KVEG 840 AM from 10 pm to when ever he felt like closing the show you see he had total control of his time slot, also there was no 7 second delay so at times a few if not a lot of unsaviour language escaped out into the night waves. Goodman was in competition with Art Bell KDWN 720 AM who was also doing a show from the second floor of The Union Plaza Hotel at number one main street during that time period, only one thing Billy did UFOs and Art Bell did boring USA Today stories and general call-in late night talk radio. I know... I was there. I was a late night talk show junkie just like you. I also heard Art's first week on air, it was a co-host event with the departing late night host Ted Bair of KDWN at the time.

It was Billy who was really the first one who made Area 51 a house hold name he interviewed Bob Lazar, John Lear and Bill Cooper when all that weirdness started. I just happened on the show one late night in the late eighties and got instantly addicted. At the time Billy had been with KVEG all of two weeks when one night he spoke of a ufo event he witnessed on the freeway in Providence Rhode Island with others who had stopped on the freeway to gawke at the sighting. The KVEG phones lite up like a brush fire with the callers own ufo accounts from the fifteen western United States, Canada and Mexico. You see KVEG and KDWN were 50,000 watt boomers that laced across the night skies cutting their swath of entertainment to millions of listeners. I also remember one night Tom Leykis and Billy got in to a big feud over what I can not remember today but it was quite a scene.

Then I called in and related my own ufo sighting. A 1987 Las Vegas event at Koval and Tropicana." Billy liked my engaging style his words not mine" that he asked me to call him after the show about 2 am and asked me if I would like to produce his programs, I said yes. I ran Road Watch America Reports and produced calls from the likes of 606, Mr. Skeptic, Yellow Fruit, County Joe, Bill Hamilton, Christa Tilton, Roger The Dodger, Bo Gritz, Colonel Keith, Mary Marrier, and an inebriated many times over Bill Cooper and so many more. One night Billy asked me to make sure I would open the door for a news reporter that was coming to the station that night to interview him about the Ufo show, his name was George Knapp they arrived and I was immediately shoved aside as I was just a new kid in town so to speak and did not know how to plug in a microphone cord to the BOARD. It was an Comprehensive Standard Series XLR Cable. I later found out L.O.L. Its been 25 years since those days of learning the radio / television insights, I have the recordings of many of those precious shows and listen to them often. I miss them dearly.

My name Theodore Rice and I was there.

...Now you know the rest of the story.

Billy Goodman

Investigative Reporter, Broadcaster and Media Personality

Billy Goodman who made AREA 51 a household word while doing a talk show in Las Vegas was born in a little town without pity called centrdale in Rhode Island. Raised in a boarding house until the age of five then brought up with his grandparents, he spent most of his time in pool halls. He Played a little sports like baseball, basketball, and football in grammar and high school. He snuck an air check into Northeast broadcasting schools management day.

A station manager in Claremont, N.H. called him in for an interview which led to his first radio gig - afternoon drive on WTSV, a Knight Quality radio station which featured 101 strings type music. When he went on the first song he played was "Fun Fun Fun" by the Beach Boys. Needless to say the manager lost it big time, and eventually let him go.

His Next stop was WADK in Newport, R.I., and while there received a call from the owner of WORC in Worcester, Ma. At the time WORC was the only all request station in the country and was looking for a night man. Some of the biggest names in the states wanted that job but he got it.

He did whistle stops at stations but didn't last long at many of them. Station managers just didn't want to put up with his concept of what their stations should be doing. He finally wound up back with Knight Quality Radio programming WSAR making it sound like an FM station on an AM dial. This proved successful enough for the #1 station in Providence, WPRO, to make him an offer which he accepted.

HIs wife Judy divorced and his life was in shambles for a time until he landed in Las Vegas and wound up working at a 50,000 clear channel radio station KVEG. While at KVEG information started surfacing about a place about 140 miles away called AREA 51. He interviewed anyone who had anything to do with this place and found out toxic waste was being burned out in the open and there were flying saucers in captivity along with aliens on the base. Anybody in government denied its existence so he and his audience went out into the desert to see for themselves - even under the threat of arrest.

There is so much he could tell about this time in his life but he is saving it for a book or when he is asked to speak on it. Today he's back with Judy and is enjoying life the best he can.






From Bill Cooper :

"How many of you keep up with Billy Goodman's show on KVEG out of Las Vegas? For those of you who don't, I would try tuning in on any night between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM. It's 840 on your AM dial, and the subject every night are those subjects that no other media person in the United States will touch with a 10 foot pole, every single night except Saturday night. It's the only show that you can call in and talk to another caller, you've got 3-minutes to say whatever you want to say as long as you don't cuss or swear or slander anyone, and every night they're helping to expose this."  "When John Lear and I first said what was going on out at Groom Lake everybody said, 'You're nuts, there's nothing going on out at Groom Lake!' The listeners of the Billy Goodman radio show put together an excursion and went up to Groom Lake and they all, ever since, every night, they go up there and watch them test fly the alien craft... every night!
The first night they had 100 people there. And 100 people saw 4 alien craft fly, doing things that no airplane and no helicopter can do. Now they don't tell us anymore that there's nothing happening at Groom Lake. What they tell us now is there's no such thing as aliens, it's all government secret projects. That's okay because we'll prove that wrong too eventually, it just takes awhile. Because where we WERE... it's not where we're AT, and I'm really happy about that."

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR # 929 PT 1

history

court

area-51

s-4 9 craft

hydrogen car

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR # 929 PT 2

japan trip

element #115

bending gravity

roger 3

kveg signs off

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING Drama - Fred Steckling #931

gloria e. shout

biskets

dirty laundry

drunk

* $ % # ! @ (

film crew

rick twilightzone

buster brown f u

apollo 11

tough basterds

new system

elvis jr gloria e.

suing mood

fred steckling alien bases on the moon

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING # 932

Bill Hamilton Bill Cooper Trupstra

PT 1

am from fm mib

blue diamond trip

mary marrier

Bill Hamilton Blue Diamond Saucer

Bill Cooper R. Trupstra

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING # 932

Cooper - Lazar

PT 2

r.turpstra, bill cooper

CRYSTAL TILTON MIBs

bob lazar

central column of ufo

anti matter reactor

hyper light propulsion systems

gloria

roger nelson

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING # 933 10 / 89

GENERAL SHOW

eon teleport

jfk film

eon report

jfk

mary argument

yellow fruit map

kennedy tape

billy goodman bio

bob thomas

end

j.jacobs

shut up @# $*&

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR # 934 PT 1

S-4

back engineering

gloria e shout

lazar time travel

fritz

#$@@ ^&(%

the hatch

gravity

the craft

inside

the secret

1 st observation

the work

the propulsion system

resident frequency

the e.t.

element #115

going public

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR # 934 PT 2

element #115

the sport model

inside

flight demo

the shooting

element #115

control modes

birth record

mode of travel

the break in

element #115 stolen

mercury workers

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR #935 PT 3

orgin

mock up

badge

115 x-ray test

wave guide

toxic metals

115 disc stolen

showboat ad

schooling

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING BOB LAZAR #935 PT 4

115 power

anti weapon

the saucers

reticula light years

anti matter reactor

hyper light

deep hole

atomic weight

time travel

robot aliens

hypnotist

travel limits 115

virgle armstrong

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN THING # 936 07-31-89

BILL ENGLISH

2001 intro gloria

new member

dancing

road watch america

scrambled stars

radio in studio

trivia questions

sams town video

ufo update

soviet saucer 10-08-89

so african ufo 05-89

crop circles

billy goodman

soviet ufo report

kveg ufos

grudge 13 report

cattle & human mutilations

bill english

implants

aliens

body parts

project grudge blue book #13

bill hamilton

implants

virgil armstrong:dulce N.M.

 

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING Al Bielek PT 1

THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

al bielek

equipment

uss tender

the eldridge

start up

two identities

earth bio rythems

tesla the man

side effects

tesla stats

the crew

1983 phoenix project

eldridge ufos

trapped in metal

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING Al Bielek PT 2

THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

ship & crew

1983 artifacts in 1943

duncan cameron

arriving in 1983

meeting himself

going back to "43"

the room

the survivors

eldridge history today

earth bio rythems

leaving the post

view from deck

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING LESHA DAVIDSON PT 1

2001 intro

yellowfruit coordinates

benevolet ones

mj-12

alicias' bio

1st abduction

beings

grays

the table

the room

the examination

five races

cross breeding

SIDE B

guiding our evolution

*&

when abducted

her parents

e.t.s discription

witness

viewer

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING LESHA DAVIDSON PT 2

groom lake

area-51

alternative 3

mars base

technology

craft discription

another abductee

edwards a.f.b.

holes in ground

proof?

an implant

christ

- 30 -

the map

ufo sound

barney hill case

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING PT A

YELLOWFRUIT & BILL COOPER

yellowfruit

cattle mutilations

john lear,bill english

aztec

skeptic letter

mr. skeptic

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING PT B

YELLOWFRUIT BO GRITZ MR SKEPTIC

giant rock

eon

charles ellery

deep springs

yellowfruit

bo gritz

the map

jfk

mr. skeptic

groomlake

yellow @ tr

ebe at A-51

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING - RETURNS 44:11

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN THING 07-31-89 PT 1

2001 intro gloria

new member dancing

road watch america

scrambled stars

radio in studio

trivia questions

sams town video

THE BILLY GOODMAN THING 07-31-89 PT 2

ufo update

soviet saucer 10-08-89

so african ufo 05-89

crop circles

billy goodman

soviet ufo report

kveg ufos

grudge 13 report

cattle & human mutilations

bill english

implants

aliens

body parts

project grudge blue book #13

bill hamilton

implants

virgil armstrong:dulce N.M.

 

 

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING Y E L L O W F R U I T PT 1

roswell

YELLOWFRUIT

groomlake

deep springs

pi-40

bentwaters

mr. skeptic

THE BILLY GOODMAN HAPPENING Y E L L O W F R U I T PT 2

groomlake

charles & yellowfruit

yellowfruit bio

goodman guest host & yellowfruit

troy canyon