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Go Publishing Company, Inc. (KROY 1240AM Radio, Robin Leach)

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Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Go Publishing Company, Inc. dating back to the 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President (the famous Robin Leach) and Secretary, was printed by Hasbrouck Thistle & Co. of New York and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features a seated female allegorical figure with a book and globe.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note there are some edge faults along top margin.

    Historical Context

    The Go Publishing Company was incorporated in New York in 1965.

    The company produced a music newspaper called Go With KROY that centered around Sacramento radio station KROY 1240 AM.

    KROY was initiated in 1937 by station owner Royal Miller (for whom the station's call letters were named) and originally operated at 1210 kHz with 100 watts of power. The original studios were located on the mezzanine of the since-demolished Hotel Sacramento. One of the station's early members was a salesman named Elton Rule, who would later become the President of the American Broadcasting Company. In its early years, KROY programmed live news reports and entertainment while carrying network programming and playing the popular hits of the time.

    A 1969 edition of Go with Kroy included a front cover ad for Chicago's two-record set "Chicago Transit Authority"; The Guilt of Newport (on the Newport Jazz Festival); photo of Blood, Sweat & Tears; Blind Faith Concert Cancelled (with photo of Blind Faith); short Mick [Jagger] Pays a Tribute; short Doors' Show Hit Again; photo of The Yellow Payges; GO's Tribute to Brian Jones (with full-page photo of Brian Jones); full-page KROY Weinstock's Rock Island Line; Music Power Record List (with title and artist); Chart Scene (with Top 60 Singles and Top 20 Albums); Joan Baez: Lady With a Looking Glass (with photo); The Daily Gun: Three-Man Powerhouse (with photo of The Gun - Peter Dunton, Adrian Curtis, and Paul Curtis and half-page ad for their album).

    The President of Go Publishing was Robin Leach - yes, the same Robin Leach of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fame. At the age of 15, Leach became a general news reporter for the Harrow Observer and started a monthly glossy town magazine at age 17. Leach moved on to the Daily Mail as Britain's youngest "Page One" reporter, at age 18. In 1963, he emigrated to America and wrote for a number of publications (New York Daily News, People, Ladies Home Journal etc.) before launching GO Magazine and then was show business editor of The Star.

    But Leach will be forever known for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which from 1984 to 1995 focused on profiling well-known celebrities and their lavish homes, cars and other materialistic details. His voice is often parodied by other actors with his signature phrase, "champagne wishes and caviar dreams."