Former KCBS Host Lou Hartman Dies At 95
January 31, 2011 at 4:12 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former KCBS-A/SAN FRANCISCO personality LOU HARTMAN, who died JANUARY 20th in SAN FRANCISCO at 95, according to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE.
HARTMAN, a comedy writer for the NBC BLUE NETWORK (now ABC) in the 1930's, hosted "THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO" with the air name JIM GRADY on KCBS in 1950-57. The CHRONICLE says that HARTMAN was blacklisted from radio after appearing before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1957 and refusing to answer its questioning.
His conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1962 but he did not return to radio and instead became a Zen monk and priest.