Updated: January 10th, 2016


 Time Warner Cable Broadcast Channel has CHANGED:

Talk of the Desert is now seen on Desert Cities Channel 1300:

Friday's at 11:00 PM

Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM 

and Monday at 11:00 PM

(Plus possible other airings when available Channel) 1300)

This Week's Show:

The McCallum Theatre 2016 upcoming season with Mitch Gershenfeld, President and CEO


Upcoming on the 17th Season on Talk of the Desert:

Entertainer, Bobby Rydell

The 21st Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes, Feb. 27th


BRAND NEW!!!  Now watch previous episodes of Talk of the Desert from this website on your computer!



Please note:  For Sun City Palm Desert residents:  I understand that the whole community has switched to a TV satellite company, except for internet and phone.  Please note:  For a minor charge, you can continue to receive all of the programming on Time Warner Cable by contacting them at 760-340-2225.

You MUST have Time Warner Cable to continue to view Talk of the Desert.

Thank you!


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Melinda Receives Her Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars!

Melinda was honored by receiving her Star on the Palm Springs "Walk of Stars", Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 2:00 PM . This was to celebrate her 250th episode of Talk of the Desert!  Her Star is located at 144 S. Palm Canyon Drive, between Charlie Farrell's and Art Laboe's Star.  This was a "sweet" Star unveiling - Right in front of See's Candies!  This was the perfect place to put Melinda's Star - she's had Type 1 Diabetes since she was three years old.  So a diabetic's Star in front of See' Candies - Perfect!

Melinda arrives in style at the Star Unveiling ceremony!






Melinda being a former Mrs. California International, poked fun at herself!  Beginning with her STAR in front of See's Candies.  See, Melinda has had insulin-dependant diabetes since the age of three.  The emcee for the ceremony, Miss Joey English said "Please welcome our Queen for the hour and Queen for the day!  In her Burger King "crown" and regal robe, Melinda said after her introduction, "Yes, the Queen has arrived!  Let the festivities begin!"

Melinda gets her first glimpse of her Star in the sidewalk on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars!  With her left to right:  Bob Alexander, President of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Melinda, Miss Joey English and Ginny Foat, Palm Springs City Council representing the Mayor.  What a thrill and true honor!











  THE STAR!!!!!!

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