In 1987, Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio began a weekly Monkees radio program on WBAU, the radio station of Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. Entitled Headquarters, the show featured Monkees music (including material that hadn’t been officially released at the time), soundbites and clips from the TV show, and interviews with a host of Monkees notables, including Bobby Hart, Chip Douglas, Jerry Shepard, Lester Sill, Jack Good, David Pearl, Ward Sylvester, Coco Dolenz, and the individual Monkees themselves.
In the 38th episode of the Headquarters radio show, Paris and John continue their discussion with Ward Sylvester. Sylvester managed Davy Jones before he was a member of The Monkees, served as an associate producer for The Monkees television series, oversaw the first Monkees tour, acted as executive producer for The Monkees’ 1969 TV special, and worked with Michael Nesmith on various projects throughout the 1980s and 1990s. All four Monkees selected Sylvester as their manager in 1995 in preparation for the group’s 30th Anniversary activities.
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