Long before WKRP in Cincinnati, Tim Reid and his partner, Tom Dreesen, were told they were funny eugh to be in show business. They took that advice literally, and formed the nation's first black-and-white standup comedy act. Their marketing tools appeared naturally in place: A black youngster named Tim and the white one named Tom---even the names alliterated perfectly---leaving them the luxury of calling their act TIM & TOM. As their business manager, I had a ringside seat---watching them make the unpredictable trek from their hometown of Harvey, Illiis to Hollywood, California. Their young wives and children were affected as each 'Daddy' faced myriad challenges in this courageous and invative foray into show business.
Vince Sanders is a retired broadcaster with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. He worked as an on-air talent early in his career before moving to management and executive levels at radio broadcasting companies in New York City. After migrating from the stage as an actor in the 60's, Sanders became a talk-show host and radio news anchor. Before joining NBC Radio News as an anchor/reporter in the early 70's and subsequently the National Black Network (NBN) as VP of broadcast operations, there were stints with Seaway and Rollins Broadcasting companies in the Chicago area. Vince is a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and was inducted into its HALL OF FAME in 2005. He was one of the original board members for the Central Florida Theatre Alliance and also served as a board member of the Peoples Theatre in Orlando, Florida where he currently resides with his wife, the former Joyce Anderson of Chicago.