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Popular Radio, Television Host Makes Major Western Art Donation To University In Ventura County

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:16pm

A popular radio, and television host best known today for his international coverage of the Rose Parade has donated a huge collection of western art to a Ventura County university.

Bob Eubanks is give more than two dozen paintings, four bronze sculptures, some drawings, and prints to California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks.

The $178,000 collection will be a part of CLU’s William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, a unique museum built under the university’s football stadium. The works will be displayed in a show opening June 16th at the museum.

Eubanks started his broadcasting career as a disc jockey, and was the promoter who first brought the Beatles to the West Coast to perform. He hosted the popular “Newlywed Game” for decades, and has hosted live coverage of the Tournament of Roses parade for 35 years.

An avid equestrian, Eubanks owned a ranch in Santa Barbara County for years before moving to Ventura County.

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