Twenty years before Murder at Broadcast Park, Stewart Simon owns the ABC TV station in Palm Springs. His future general manager, Lisa, was just starting her broadcast career at the ABC affiliate. There was no better place to be in local television in the 80s and early 90s then Palm Springs, California. Home of Bob Hope, President Gerald Ford, and yes, Sonny Bono, just when he began thinking about politics. The ABC station in this small resort town and golf capital of the world was at the center of it all.

Read about Lisa’s rise up through the newsroom to sales and eventually how she ended up marrying the second best love of her life….instead of the man that owned her heart. And during all of this Sonny Bono runs for Mayor of Palm Springs (and then cancels Spring Break!).

Enjoy this entertaining read and once again peek behind the curtain of a local TV station through the creative, witty, writing of Bill Evans, a former TV General Manager himself.

 Author and former TV station manager Bill Evans (left) with President Gerald Ford in Palm Springs, CA!


“In this era of Fake News, it is great to see the authenticity of Bill Evans’ LIVE on TV 3. The prequel to his page-turning Murder at Broadcast Park is every bit as exciting  and compelling as the original. If you want to understand the inner workings of Local TV with a great mystery thrown in, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of LIVE on TV 3.  You will love it.” – Ted Dawson, Former Sports Director at TV3

“If you think things are sleepy in the desert, think again! Live On TV3 Palm Springs is a real-life TV soap opera!” – Jon Herz, Fox Sports commentator and former sports anchor at KESQ News Channel 3 Palm Springs

“LIVE on TV3 is a spellbinding tale of intrigue expertly woven around the inner workings of a local Television station in one of America’s exclusive meccas, Palm Springs. As a broadcaster who worked in the market for over a decade, I found the depiction of plausible events and actual locations hauntingly real. Evans draws on his extensive experience in television and in the Coachella Valley, the locale of LIVE on TV3. If you like a good thriller, if you’ve always wanted to throw back the curtain on local television no matter where you’re from, this is one of those books you pick up and don’t put down until the final page. And if you are a broadcaster or resident of the Desert area like I was, you will raise an eyebrow or two more than a few times. This book will have you talking…” – Shaun P. Hynes, Television Producer

“Bill Evans pulls back the curtain on the personalities, ambitions and secrets of a mid-market television station in a readable, compelling narrative.  Evans’s mastery of the inner workings of local media complements his ability to weave a tale replete with intrigue and suspense, and peopled with believable characters.  This book has legs, and it shows that Bill Evans is continuing to emerge as one of this country’s premier writers of compelling mysteries.” – Greg Fields, Author


Before this current age of broadcasting acquisitions and mergers, local TV stations were owned by the broadcasters, not investment firms. They lived to tell the stories of their communities.

In Murder at Broadcast Park, the CBS station located in the rich resort town of Santa Barbara becomes its own story. “We never want to be our own news,” was the mandate from Barry Burke, the station’s news director.

Except in this case, people are dying.

With three murders, more affairs, but no suspects, investigators peer behind the scenes of the local news. Pull the veil off to find twists, turns, and secrets behind the scenes of this resort TV station and its cast of TV professionals. Nothing is off limits.

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“! Broadcasting Icon Bill Evans has crafted a tantalizing tale… a real sex, lies and videotape odyssey into a dark side of the TV news business. Sordid…salacious…from beginning to end.”
– Phil Bauer, News Anchor, Fox 5 San Diego






16 thoughts on “Book One of the Broadcast Murder Trilogy NOW AVAILABLE!”

  1. Hi Bill, I like your book Cat. 7 . I would like a shot to write a adaptation based on the book in screenplay format and you can look it over when I finish and if you like it we can go from there. I think it would make a great action movie
    lets talk more.

    Jeff Dearman
    Winchester, MA

  2. Hey Bill, worked with you at KCMJ back in the day. Shoe dogs in Oregon. Roommates in Desert Hot Springs. You always wanted to write. I’m so happy for you!

    Steve the “Midas Touch” Olson
    Eugene, Oregon

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