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JOSEPH PATRICK COSGROVE was born in 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts and was educated at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. Joe was a broadcaster on WCOP (ABC), Boston, MA, staff announcer on KPOL AM/FM, Los Angeles, GM and Founder of KTHO radio, South Lake Tahoe, CA, and a GM at KMIR (NBC-TV) Palm Springs. While at KPOL, he was featured numerous times in the LA Times Calendar section as one of the most innovative and highly rated personalities of the day. Being on KPOL opened the door to the Disney Movie studio and an invitation from Disney to join Club 33 as it opened behind the green door in Disneyland in 1967 Over a period of three decades, Joe was involved in creating TV commercials with the LA Rams, LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, S.F. Forty-niners and the Dallas Cowboys. Joe produced videos on thoroughbred racing and college baseball training. He has produced TV commercials for major Southern California auto dealers and national TV commercials featuring Bill Cosby, Ricardo Mantalban, Karl Mauldin, Robert Conrad, Juliet Prowse and James Whitmore, to mention but a few. In 1964, Joe worked closely with Ronald Reagan for Senator Barry Goldwater’s campaign during the California Primary for the Republican Presidential Nomination. He served as Regional Manager, for the California Manufacturers Association which represented business in Sacramento, California. Joe wrote, produced and directed a half hour video featuring Governor Ronald W. Reagan and Speaker Jesse Unruh which dramatically increased membership and revenue for CMA. As an executive with three NYSE Fortune 500 Companies: Harvey Aluminum, Martin Marietta and General Automation he was responsible for all corporate communications. Joe was director of corporate communications and marketing for the Owl Companies, Irvine where he created a Day With Sugar Ray and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Sugar Ray Youth Foundation with the help of Bob Hope, John Wayne, Glenn Campbell, Dry Martini and many other notable headliners. Joe produced and directed Jack LaLanne’s first fitness video “The Jack LaLanne Way” and created Jack’s first media kit. He produced Jack’s Big Swim For Fitness which made headlines around the world when Jack celebrated his 70th birthday by towing 70 boats with 70 people on board with his hands and feet shackled while 50 television crews from around the nation and world covered the event.
I absolutely love this book. Thank you for writing it Mr CosgrovePublished 1 month ago by Tina Autry
A truly spirited book with lively story telling, inside perspectives and rich passion. Joe speaks insightfully and with much enthusiasm on a number of topics and fields through his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Toby Mills
I had the pleasure of meeting Joseph and really enjoyed his stories about Disney. I was excited to read his book and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Demey
For 30 years I taught graduate school classes about creative thinking including the autobiographical insights offered by creatively gifted men and women. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ed Frierson
A wonderful book full of insight into Walt's career as paralleled through the author's life. Truly an enjoyable read for every avid Disneyphile wanting genuine stories and insight... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Katie Lynn Klaus
Joe has a wonderful outlook on life and a wonderful perspective. His unique approach to presenting this material made for a fast and informative read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. D. Flores
Like the lay out and how the book reads. I understand the author is writing a lollow up to this...I'll get it too.Published 12 months ago by Greg Presnell
I was both excited and hesitant to buy this book. Excited because I'm very interested to learn more about Walt Disney and the path that he took to achieve what he accomplished... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Daniel C Arvidson
Loved the headline way of telling the story. An easy read because of this style. Very interesting and entertaining life journey that crosses path with Walt Disney. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marcel M.