The O.C. Register:
'CAR 98' RETIRED
Gary Franklin was a vocal and passionate man. You could see it in his photography, his movie reviews, and when he was the "Car 98" roving reporter on KFWB/980 AM in the 1970s.
Franklin, 79, died Oct. 2. While we remember him for his radio days, he is best known for creating "The Franklin Scale," one of the first 1-to-10 ratings for movies when he was on Channel 2 and later Channel 7 and Channel 13.
Gary's former employer, KABC channel 7.
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