"Welcome to THEE Mr. Duran Show. T-H-E-E; Double-E, and don't you forget it"

  • Thee Mr. Duran Show premiered in November 2000 on Buenavision Cable in East Los Angeles, and is still going strongto this very day. The show currently films at both Adelphia in East Los Angeles (formerly Buenavision), and KCAT TV in Hacienda Heights, another Adelphia affiliate. "Thee Mr. Duran Show", a throwback to Chicano bands of the 60's such as "THEE Midniters," currently airs every other Wednesdays at 8:00pm on Channel 3 for those with Adelphia in the Pico Rivera/Hacienda Heights/City of Industry area and Thursday at 7:00pm on Channel 25 for those with Adelphia in East L.A. You can watch the KCAT TV Channel 3 broadcasts, live online Wednesdays at 8:00 and 11:00pm by clicking this link (you must have the Windows Media Player to view it.)

    Hosted by the energetic Mr. Duran, whose real name is Richard Duran, the show highlights local talent within the community, ranging from bands, singers, comedians, actors, politicians, etc. In its three and a half year-run, the show has welcomed such guests as actor/comedian George Lopez, boxer Mia Rosales St John, actor Danny Trejo, actor Tony Plana, actor/comedian Rudy Moreno, councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, former councilman Nick Pacheco, artist Ignacio Gomez, boxer Julio Gonzalez, actress Sean Young, actor Mike Moroff, singer Little Willie G (of Thee Midniters), and actor Emilio Rivera. Mr. Duran has also filmed countless interviews on location with people such as boxer Oscar De La Hoya, boxer Fernando Vargas, actor Edward James Olmos, the band Ozomatli, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, actress Lupe Ontiveros, actors Belita Moreno, Valente Rodriguez and Masiela Lusha of the "George Lopez" show, singer Lalo Guerrero, legendary band Malo, and actor Erik Estrada.

  • The biggest attraction to the show is the live bands performing in the studio. The show has featured many different bands including Latin R&B legends Tierra (known for their hit song "Together"), Redbone (best known for their hit "Come And Get Your Love"), local rock-n-roll heroes The Blazers, 70's dance party legends Ace, the big band swing of The Wiseguys from Montebello, blues band Jumpin' Jack Benny, oldies crooner Rocky Padilla, and many other local bands such as Soto, Milestone, Upground, The Bobby Z Band, The East L.A. Revue All-Stars, The L.A. Barflys, Red Horse, Act Alone, The Blues Experiment, The Sedillo Brothers Band, amongst countless others. Mr. Duran's goal is to provide exposure for local bands and to provide the audience with the most entertaining show possible. With an emphasis on bringing back the "Eastside Sound" made popular by Chicano bands like Thee Midniters, Tierra, El Chicano and Malo, Mr. Duran's show aims to brings the many different sounds of East L.A. to a wider audience. Whether its the sounds of golden oldies, disco, salsa, punk rock, 80's pop, big band swing, blues or good ol' rock-n-roll, you are guaranteed to have a great time at the party known as "Thee Mr. Duran Show."

  • Among the many different accomplishments of Mr. Duran and his show, 2003 marked a turning point for many different reasons. In April 2003, Mr. Duran was called by VH1 to audition for a reality television show. In October of that same year, Mr. Duran was invited to interview George Lopez on the Warner Brothers set of his hit sitcom for the three-year anniversary of "Thee Mr. Duran Show" (Mr. Lopez was a guest on the show's first year anniversary in November 2001.) In December 2003, Mr. Duran began a four month hiatus due to triple bypass surgery. Thanks to his co-hosts Joanna Salas, Tina Jimenez, and Rey Garza, the show was able to continue while its creator recovered. Up until his surgery, Mr. Duran had been airing his show at Adelphia affiliates in Baldwin Park, Eagle Rock, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Northridge, North Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. The show will return to those affiliates in soon. For more information on how to get the show airing in your area, please e-mail Mr. Duran for more information.

   

 

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