Carey Brothers stop 35-12 months-lengthy run on the radio

Much more than 3 decades considering the fact that launching “On The House with the Carey Brothers,” Morris and James Carey will flip off their mics for superior soon after their final radio program airs on Xmas Working day.

Sitting down in their Brentwood dwelling studio on Tuesday right before recording their ultimate phase, the greatly recognized household creating and renovation gurus reminisced about their times in radio and Tv set. They not too long ago bought their media franchise to Danny Lipford of “Today’s House owner Radio,” who will incorporate their get the job done into his courses commencing Jan. 1.

Lipford, who hosts the two-hour weekly “Today’s Homeowner” radio plan and podcast, will choose over the Careys’ website (, digital material, social channels and subscribers with the aim of developing a robust source for men and women trying to find residence enhancement assistance.

“They are legends in the enterprise and will be skipped. I am happy they’ve liked these kinds of a prosperous operate, and grateful that I’m equipped to have on their media custom and legacy,” Lipford mentioned.

BRENTWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 21: The Carey brothers, James, remaining, and Morris, proper, share a snicker for the duration of the past recording of their radio present “On The House” at their studio in Brentwood, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The Carey Brothers are retiring soon after thirty-5 a long time of broadcasting, journalism and personalized appearances that gained them recognition as the reworking and property enhancement gurus for tens of millions of home owners nationwide. Their past recorded display will air on Dec. 25. (Ray Chavez/Bay Space News Team) 

Morris Carey known as his radio/Television set operate “amazing” and reflected on 35 many years in radio and shorter stints starring with his brother in community and nationwide house improvement Tv set demonstrates airing in Los Angeles, New York and in other places.

“I talked with Burt Reynolds for a fifty percent of an hour on the telephone,” the 75-year-outdated Carey mentioned. “I danced with Phyllis Diller. I listened to the comedy of so numerous great men and women and experienced such very good activities, I’m so grateful for that.”

“We done with anyone From Kenny Rogers to Captain & Tennille to Jack Palance to Arnold Schwarzenegger,” James Morris, 63, additional. “The listing goes on.”

But the Careys say they are even additional grateful for the prospect to give strategies about household building and renovations to these kinds of a massive viewers. They’re offering up the media do the job to focus on their property transforming/design and style business enterprise, they mentioned.

“I am extremely thankful for owning been able to share my expertise with folks all around the state, all about the globe, and I hope that I was a enable while I was executing it,” Morris Carey explained.

That involved supplying weekly homespun recipes, like how to rid mildew (a 3rd of a cup powdered laundry detergent, a quart of liquid chlorine bleach and three quarts of heat h2o) and a tip of the working day.

BRENTWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 21: Co-host Morris Carey, still left, his wife and producer Carol Carey, co-host James Carey, video clip producer Dave Weingarten and main engineer Danny Bringer pose for a photograph following recording the ultimate installment of their “On The House” radio display at their studio in Brentwood, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The Carey Brothers are retiring right after 30-five years of broadcasting, journalism and individual appearances that gained them recognition as the remodeling and home enhancement gurus for tens of millions of homeowners nationwide. Their past recorded demonstrate will air on Dec. 25. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) 

James Carey stated his fondest memory was in being able to grow to be a resource for people who required assist building educated conclusions and creating their properties safer.

“I assume that nothing at all could have been better than that,” the more youthful Carey stated. “And to know that I could have so a lot pleasurable and live my dream as a disappointed entertainer and do matters to assist individuals. I’m grateful.”

The Careys’ foray into the media business though operating a productive contracting small business was not a portion of their initial business enterprise approach, which Morris Carey introduced in Pittsburg in 1981. His brother joined it a few decades afterwards.

But the elder Carey’s early use of pcs led to an invitation in 1985 to publish a monthly personal computer column in “Remodeling Contractor” journal. And, right after he obtained some 1,500 letters a thirty day period, his brother made the decision to go after writing his personal newspaper column. But with no journalism working experience, he did not originally go much with that. Not one particular to give up effortlessly, he established his sights on radio and requested his then-reluctant older brother to be a part of him.

The Careys introduced their radio exhibit on Jan. 2, 1987, at the Bay Area’s KCBS Radio. Four a long time later on they moved to KNBR, exactly where they later on syndicated nationally right until the station switched to an all-sports format. Following that the Careys rented a studio at KQED but quickly made the decision to reduce their San Francisco commute by making their personal studio at their offices in their hometown of Pittsburg right before relocating it to Brentwood, the place both equally experienced moved.

At its peak, the Careys’ “On the House” system aired on much more than 300 affiliates. To day, it includes more than 1,800 weekly radio demonstrates with some 5,000 several hours of programming and extra than 50,000 simply call-ins from listeners.

With their accomplishment in radio, the Careys scored an “On the House” newspaper column, starting off at the Contra Costa Instances – now the East Bay Periods – in 1998, which later on was picked up by the Associated Push and ran for two many years in 750 newspapers across the state. They also wrote countless other magazine and newspaper content as perfectly as common “For Dummies” publications on residence improvement.

On leading of all that, they created regular appearances on community Tv demonstrates such as the “Hallmark Home and Household Show” and each CBS and ABC community morning displays and far more for 25 years.

In excess of the decades, the Careys also designed stay personalized appearances and remote broadcasts from key business trade shows, nearby purchaser activities and even one from the White Household – and practically all of it in their signature, matching brightly colored bib overalls.

They have also recorded nearly 2,500 entertaining and instructive daily tips for homeowners that presently air on hundreds of radio stations nationwide. The very last tip of the working day is established to air on Dec. 31 and they strategy to donate their radio equipment to the Pittsburg Historical Culture for instructional purposes.

But even with the media perform behind them, the Careys will not be any fewer occupied, James Carey claimed, noting he is now controlling the booming construction firm.

“We’re putting a single 100% of our power into our design and style/construct/remodeling organization, Carey Brothers Reworking,” he mentioned. “It’s a joy to make property improvement dreams occur correct for people in our region.”