Doris Day celebrates her 84th birthday live on her local radio station

April 4, 2008 No Comments

Fans around the world tuned in to hear a bright and cheery Doris Day chat away with disc jockeys live on Magic 63 AM radio.

As many of you out there will know our Doris celebrated her 84th birthday on the 3 April 2008. To the delight of over 2 million listeners around the world dear Doris continued her annual tradition of talking to disc jockeys live on her local radio station Magic 63 AM. Fans tuned in to the Monterey (California) based station for a fabulous day of non-stop Doris Day music and two rare opportunities to hear the elusive star talk live on air. The birthday girl joined DJ Ed Dickinson around 11.30am and had a farewell chat with DJ Kevin Kahl around 3pm.

Doris sounded very much the same person we have all come to adore. She was cheery and candidly chatted away to both DJs as well as a visiting film crew from Germany who were making a documentary about her life for TV station ARTE tv. As ever the star wore her heart on her sleeve and amongst the very upbeat chit-chat there were a few moments when she teared-up whilst acknowledging the tributes of love and support from fans that had been aired on the station throughout the day.

“I’m sending my love and hellos to everyone listening in. I wish I knew them all and could meet them all and I just think it’s great and appreciate it so much…I really do” – Doris Day

Doris also professed how she had been deeply touched by the kindness of one particular fan named Barb McFadden who had organised for her birthday the making of an 8′ x 8′ friendship quilt. The hand-made quilt was adorned with 456 personalised messages from fans in 17 countries and 27 US states. Barb’s aim was to do something for her idol that would include a lot of people and show the star just how much she meant to them. Judging by Doris’s reaction on air Barb certainly accomplished this!

“Since I’ve been quilting over 30 years, I decided on a signature quilt. With Doris’ likes and interests in mind, I scoured the local fabric shops for the right material. I looked at daises, but settled on paw prints. I started out with cats and dogs and a dog bone, then added birds as appliqué shapes that people would sign their name and message on. I had local help and support from TJ, my son’s friend and a computer tech, my friend Tresa, who help me with a lot of aspects of the quilt and of course Miss Kitty, she supervised each step and tested out every square of the quilt. I had a tremendous amount of help from Anne and Ed Dickinson who were a local contact for me in California and helped gather signatures and made arrangements for the quilt to reach Doris…”  – Barb McFadden

Doris’s two calls reassured all that she is indeed well and happy with life proving those recent mischievous stories in the tabloids to be nothing more than headline grabbing fiction. Even after the tragic loss around Christmas of a series of her beloved animals she has yet again bounced back from some sad times in glorious fashion. So do take note fans and journalists alike that Doris Day continues to enjoy her life in Carmel surrounded by good friends as well as a great team of staff and of course her darling four-legged friends!

Doris we love you and thank you for sharing your special day with us all as it really was as special for us as it was so obviously for you.

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