KWXY Music Radio airs Wink Martindale’s The Elvis


PALM DESERT, Calif., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On August 14 and again on August 16, beginning at 9 a.m. PT on both days in honor of the 45th anniversary of Elvis Aaron Presley’s death in August On December 16, 1977, KWXY Music Radio in Palm Springs, Calif., is set to air and broadcast “The Elvis Presley Story” live with broadcast legend Wink Martindale. The 2-hour program – created by Martindale, who was one of Elvis’ longtime friends – features rare content and interviews with Presley and others around him.

Martindale’s “The Elvis Presley Story” explores the career of the world’s most iconic entertainer through insightful and engaging interviews with those who knew him best. It is the most comprehensive history of Elvis ever produced, according to Martindale.

Martindale says he became a huge fan after listening to the first broadcast of Presley’s single “That’s Alright Mama” on July 8, 1954, after listening to it from inside the station – WHBQ in Memphis, where he worked at the time. Soon after, Martindale had Elvis on his “Top Ten Dance Hour” TV show which would become The King’s first TV appearance.

“I’m so lucky to have witnessed American music history,” he said. “And I’m thrilled to be able to share ‘The Elvis Presley Story’ with a new global audience.”

About KWXY Music Radio

Louie Comella’s IVOX RADIO LLC purchased KWXY Music Radio in 2021. KWXY’s live service on signals 101.9FM, 92.3FM and 1340 AM, as well as live online programming at, reaches over 250,000 global listeners weekly from the historic broadcast studios on Dinah Shore Drive in Cathedral City, CA. KWXY Music Radio hosts unique and diverse programming spanning genres and decades. There are no set playlists, allowing presenters to freely choose music and deliver truly independent content. The program includes The Wink Martindale Showfeaturing rockabilly artist The Reverend Horton Heat, concert promoter Tom Ingram, punk singer Keith “Monkey” Warren of The Adicts, American music historian Eddie Trunk, music personality John Tesh plus remastered shows from The Wolfman Jack Show among others.

About Wink Martindale

Winston Conrad “Wink” Martindale is an American disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer. He began his radio career in 1952 and is known as the world’s most successful game show host and one of the first inductees into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Over the past 70 years, Martindale has produced numerous radio and television programs and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to entertainment.

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Image 1: Wink Martindale and Elvis Presley share the stage in 1954.

Wink Martindale (center) and Elvis Presley share the stage during “Top Ten Dance Hour” in 1954.

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