WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 30, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #758

LACY AND I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

UK FOLK SINGER DEPARTS THIS LIFE Steeleye Span is a British Electric Folk group that Tim Hart forms with Maddy Prior in 1969. The name Steeleye Span comes from a character in the traditional song Horkstow Grange that tells the story of a fight between John [Steeleye] Span and John Bowlin but they are fictional characters. Tim forms his first band Rattfinks while still at St Albans High School. Another famous band, The Zombies, comes from that same school. Along with Fairport Convention Steeleye Span is in the class of the best known acts of the British folk revival. They record British hit singles Gaudete and All Around My Hat. Their All Around My Hat certifies Gold. Steeleye Span has 3 Top 40 albums. In December 2008, Tim receives a diagnosis of inoperable cancer. Due to his health he gives up music to become a writer and photographer. In 2008, he reunites with Maddy Prior for a one-time performance on BBC’s Electric Proms. In the early morning of December 24, 2009 Tim Hart dies at 61 from lung cancer.

 

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RADIO SWITCH-A-ROO IN OHIO These days some commercial radio stations switch to non-profit status. But WUCO-1270 in Marysville, OH goes one better because St. Gabriel Radio sells non-commercial Religious WUCO to ICS Communications to take it commercial. ICS owns two other radio stations that are generally in the same area east of Marysville and north of Columbus. They include Spanish WDLR-1550 Delaware, OH and Classic Rock WVXG FM (95.1) Mount Gilead, OH. The deal involves a total price of $225K for WUCO with a $5K deposit, plus $20K cash on closing day to make a total down payment of $25K and a promissory note for the remaining $200K. TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the topic of each song in Lesley Gore's first Mercury records album in 1963? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•DAVE CLIFTON Rational Radio President says he can no longer afford his lease on KMNY-1360 (ex KXOL) DFW, TX so he moves online on January 1, 2010. •WESTWOOD ONE yanks the legendary Larry King off its radio channels at the end of 2009. Thus ends Larry's 52-year radio syndication. •SEAN HANNITY's leap to Premiere Radio costs Citadel an estimated $10 million in lost ad revenue, thus saith Inside Radio. •GLENN BECK nationally syndicated radio host adds mornings 9-11 am on news/talk WIND-560 Chicago, IL beginning January 4, 2010.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 STEVE WARINER singer-songwriter-guitarist born on December 25th in Noblesville, IN. •1964 DUGLAS T. STEWART leader-composer-musician with British Indie Pop group BMX Bandits born on December 30th. •1977 DOLLY PARTON earns her first Gold album on December 27th with Here You Come Again. •1983 EARL [Fatha] HINES Jazz pianist dies on April 22nd in Oakland, CA. •1996 LEANN RIMES' first #1 single in Billboard's Country survey is One Way Ticket (Because I Can) on December 28th. •2000 ROEBUCK [Pops] STAPLES songwriter-guitarist-vocals with R&B group Staple Singers dies on December 19th.

 

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JIM ELLINGER (Tamale, Ghana, Africa) Jim Rose and Radio Friends - Well, once again I find myself on a radio assignment in a far, far off place. Greetings from Ghana! A friendly place to be sure. They speak English, love Obama, have a scrappy free press, and have 5-6 community radio stations. I am on a "food security intervention" assignment, NGO-speak for hunger. Trying to help the local farmers get better prices for their crops. HECK! I could (have) stayed in Central Texas and worked on that! Tomorrow I have to ride on the BACK of a mountain bike, for fifty+ clicks, on a road 'too bad for cars' to a community radio station in some village south of here. Gonna' be a bone-jarring, bladder-blasting, dust-choking, African sun frying day at the office. jim ellinger

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich, MA) Jim...One of the luckiest breaks of my life happened one Sunday in Seguin, Texas. I was the lone ranger on Sundays at KWED. Signed on at sunrise, and off at sunset. Ran the transmitter by remote control from the studio. At 10am I plugged into a live broadcast from the Lutheran Church. Just before 11am, I unplugged the Lutherans, did the station break thing, and plugged into the Catholics live. This gave me a two hour break to prepare an hour-long noon news. Just after delivering the news and getting a record show started the phone rang. It was Jack Roth, owner of KONO, who happened to be out for a Sunday drive and told me he just heard my newscast and wanted to hire me as a radio news anchorman on KONO. Two weeks later I was at KONO. That was the Fall of 1958. In April, 1961, the news director of KONO-TV called me at work and said his anchorman had quit suddenly that morning, and would I be available to anchor 12 Star Final that night? BINGO! That was the beginning of a wonderful career in television news. Tom

 

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DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Caught your site when I was trying to look up a current # for Larry & Gail Scott of Terrell TX. Consider Larry one of, if not the best DJ’s to pull up to a mic! Followed his midnight shows from station to station for 10-15 years! Two others were Arch Yancey & Buffalo Bill Bailey of the 60’s era at KIKK in Pasadena TX. Come from a long line of radio listeners. With a few exceptions like Rick Barber in Denver or Tom Allen at KVET in Austin, radio out there today I can only describe with a line of cuss words too long to count! Keep up the good work. Duke Gilleland

 

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#756) December 25, 2009 [Friday] Hey, Jim...Mike Hartman here. Christmas came early this year for the Hartman family. My wife and I became grandparents again. Our new granddaughter, Claudia Nadine, arrived weighing in at 7 lbs.,4 oz. Thank you, Lord. Jim, may you and Lacy have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year. Remember...Jesus is the reason for the season. And, Jim, thank you for "JRRR". You have us spoiled. God bless our men and women in the armed forces...and God bless America!

 

CHARLES GEORGE Subject: The CD is Dead? Hi, Books are also in the same way as CDs. Novels, short stories, newspapers. I don't even subscribe to a newspaper since I can get the stories online. The problem is when all the companies in the game are owned by the same people. Also churches. How many could actually sit and listen to a sermon like Wesley, Spurgeon, etc. One year for Lent, I bought a copy of Standard Sermons of Wesley and I found it hard to even read pass the first paragraph, etc. When non-profit groups talk about making a profit? TV stations that run programs I like at pledge drive then they disappear. I find I read more than when I was younger, have more time, just less money. Makes me think of the song Circle Game, Joni Mitchell. I saw an interesting movie from 1962 on Channel 8-3, All Night Long an interesting movie as a period piece to see Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck and other Jazz musicians. An adaptation of Othello. I guess I am not interested in progress makes me think of the song That's All by Merle Travis. Charles George

 

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BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX) Subject: Our Attitude of Gratitude for another Year of Awesome Jim Rose Remembers Radio Columns. Jim, I want to wish you and Lacy an outstanding year ahead. Also, Jennifer and I want to thank you very much, for another fun year of reporting on current broadcasting events, mixed with wonderful memories. I used to be the only person in our little household to read your column, and Jennifer read a couple with me and quickly realized what an enjoyable read your column is. Now she reads right along with me. Happy brand new year to you Jim! Your Grateful Friend, Blake A. Lindsay, President, Blazin' Blake Productions. Learn more about our ability to provide first-rate, customized audio promoting your business and more. Click www.blazinblake.com to discover the many advantages of Blazin' Blake Productions...where hearing is believing!

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The title of Lesley Gore's first album in 1963 is I'll Cry If I Want To. The topic of each of the songs in the album is crying. Her first two hits from the album are It's My Party (I'll Cry If I Want To) which lands at #1 and Judy's Turn To Cry at #5 on Billboard's Pop chart.

 

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake,TX) Now that the mailing is done and you are relaxing I will give you some good news. Four years ago I was told I was going blind and my sight would grow worse. On the second of this month I had surgery on my right eye and can now see perfect out of it. How beautiful and bright everything now looks. On the 16th the left eye will be fixed as well. Prayers do work. What a wonderful Christmas present the Lord has given me.

 

JAKE HESS (December 24, 1927-p) Prayer is the key to Heaven (But faith unlocks the door).

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 28, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #757

LACY AND I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

BIG BROTHER DIES The guitarist for Janis Joplin`s band Big Brother and the Holding Company, James Gurley, dies after a heart attack at 69 on December 20, 2009 at a hospital in Palm Springs. CA. His death comes just two days before his 70th birthday on December 22nd. In a post on the band’s website (www.bbhc.com/), Sam Andrew remembers, For me and many people, James was the real 1960s, the real exemplar of that counterculture, the forerunner. When I met James in 1966, he was going to die in two weeks of pleurisy. It was always something. James was such a hypochondriac that I was sure he was going to outlive all of us. Now he is gone. Sam founds Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1965 with Peter Albin and Dave Getz. Gurley is the next to join. The group needs a strong singer so band backer Chet Helms contacts Janis Joplin in Austin, TX. In June 1966 Janis travels to San Francisco to join the band. In September, 1967 Big Brother releases its debut album Big Brother and the Holding Company that they record in just three days in Chicago, IL. It remains on Billboard's Pop chart for 30 weeks. Cheap Thrills releases in 1968 and hits #1. But Big Brother only records two albums with Joplin. In a 2007 interview Gurley confesses that then head of Columbia records, Clive Davis, tells Janis to leave Big Brother and go solo with better studio musicians. After he leaves Big Brother James lives a quiet life in Palm Desert, CA. Occasionally he performs on solo projects. In 2000, he releases the album Pipe Dreams. James Gurley's survivors are his wife Margaret and sons Hongo and Django. Big Brother and the Holding Company band members plan a memorial service for James in January 2010 in San Francisco, CA.

 

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THE EDGE SAYS THE CD IS DEAD Irish Rock band U2's guitarist Dave The Edge Evans, who wears a beanie, lays it on the line in an interview with Hot Press. He warns that the CD industry is pretty much all over and that there is no replacement right now that’s viable. It just means no one’s going to invest in music...no-one is going to get tour support, record deals, publishing deals, all the rest, which is how every band since The Beatles have managed to get going initially...this sort of parasitical medium will basically kill the host, which would not be good. The ISPs shout innocent but The Edge retaliates ...that they are distanced enough that they can hold up their hands and say, ‘It’s not us. We’re not doing anything’, but in the end, people are buying broadband access in order to get content of some sort. I think that the people who have been making it their life’s work to create that content have got a reason to be upset...for young groups, it’s important that this gets resolved. And the beat goes on.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What does it cost the Kingsmen to record their multi-million selling single Louie Louie? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ANDY WALDROP and JANET YANCEY's birthdays are on Saturday, December 26th. •KATZ FM Urban (The Beat 100.3) ST. Louis, MO/Alton, IL stunts with Christmas music until it flips to Rock (The Sound 100.3) as WSDD FM at midnight Friday, December 25, 2009. •COX MEDIA unites its Dayton, OH properties under one roof in the Dayton Daily News building: news-talk simulcast of WHIO FM (95.7) & WHIO-1290, Country WHKO FM (K-99.1) and WHIO TV. •CHER's 6-bedroom Hawaiian home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean will auction on January 18, 2010. Concierge Auctions estimates its worth at $8-$12 million.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 GLENN GOINS singer/guitarist for Funk group Parliament born on January 2nd. •1962 JEFF BRYANT drummer with 1996 and 1998 ACM Top Vocal Group Ricochet born on December 27th in Pecos, TX. •1977 TIMOTHY WHEELER guitarist/vocals with Irish Rock band Ash born on January 4th in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. •1982 THE OAK RIDGE BOYS' Christmas album certifies Gold on December 27th. •1994 DANNY BARKER Jazz singer, songwriter, guitar, banjo, ukulele dies on March 13th. •2002 GEORGE STRAIT's single She'll Leave You With A Smile scores #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 26th.

 

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RUSS DIBELLO [Famous Amos] (NYC, NY) JIM! Don’t know if you're aware, but I worked at the old 93-Q (CHR) for a whopping 42 days in afternoon drive in 1988, followed by three years of itinerant part-time work around Houston, including K-Lite. I had my first "CC experience" at the then-brand new 98.5 when they moved them in from freaking Beaumont (!!). I'd never encountered such heartless b_s in my life. But hey, they're all getting their comeuppance (except for the Mays, who exited CC ownership obscenely wealthy and will get theirs in the next life, we can only hope.). Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Famous! Russ DiBello NYC

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#755) December 23, 2009 [Wednesday] I had to laugh at your quote from Albert Einstein. I read his book ‘The World as I see it many years ago.’ Simple and impressive…but as I grew older I discovered that there was another world for Einstein which was that he couldn’t keep his britches up! LOL. Hope you got my card in time for Christmas. I live in the country and when it snows, it’s like being in heaven as the earth is so silent and the sheer pristine beauty of nature’s wonder makes me forget temporarily of the condition of this world. But then I remember how wonderful it is to have friends across the world – some you’ve never met – still that friendship is always there…like you Jimmy. Wishing you and your best girl a cozy Christmas (oh dear I said the words. MERRY CHRISTMAS) and nothing but the best for the coming year. Attila (www.attilathehoney.com)

 

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DAVE BIONDI (Houston, TX) Subject: Facebook post. I am very sad - again today - as my treasured Black office cat "Unix" (El Gato Negro) died at 5:50 this morning (Wednesday). I sat with him on my lap all night as I just felt that this was the night. Unix was a dear friend and constant companion for 13 years that knew love and knew how to give it back and would always greet visitors at the BNetRadio studio. I'm really gonna miss my friend, companion and best buddy, Unix.

 

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JAN CASE (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Ed (Case). Just letting you all know that as of yesterday, Ed is under the care of hospice. It came up rather suddenly. I can no longer get him out of bed or his chair or car by myself and even with Kristi helping it's still hard. I cancelled an appt with his kidney doctor and they suggested I get Home Health. ...they said Medicare would not approve him because they have such strict guidelines and you have to be showing improvement and since all his doctors think he is not going to improve they suggested we get private home health. Well obviously I can't afford to pay those rates so they suggested Hospice. That took me a little aback since I didn't think we were really there yet. So a Hospice Nurse came out and at first she didn't think he would qualify under their guidelines either but upon further consideration they accepted him. But they will send a Nurse Practitioner out 3 x /week to bathe him. He was very lucid yesterday and I didn't want to make that decision without his knowledge so we had a long talk and he agreed it was a good idea. I reminded him that before he was born God knew the number of his days and if we live, we live to the Lord and if we die, we die to the Lord so whether we live or die - we are the Lord's. I have accepted this, but I'm still very sad. He has been precerted for 3 months and then Medicare makes them reevaluate all their patients so, if on the slight chance he has improved - then they will discharge him. There's a lady in our church who has been in hospice for 2 years. I'm still giving him all his meds, etc. The kidney failure and his Parkinson's at least aren't painful. He has just been quite quickly slowing down more and more and losing strength. So keep him in your prayers, please. Love, Jan 

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The original version of Louie Louie by The Kingsmen costs just $36 to record but it sells over 12 million copies.

 

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Subject: Ed Case. They (Ed and Jan Case) live in Katy where they moved a few years ago after living in Spring Branch for about 30 years! Paul (Williams) can probably tell you more about his history. When I met them in the mid 70's, Ed was an account executive with Paul Williams and Chet Hancock at KTRH! They remained in touch thru the years! I know that he was real big on Jazz and associations related to Jazz. Beautiful voice! Again, Paul Williams can probably fill you in with more info. I'm on my iPhone thru the weekend so it's tedious writing too much! I'll get with Jan once I get back to my regular computer! cs

 

JAMES MADISON (1751-1836) The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 756

WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 25, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #756

LACY AND I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RADIO ARISTOCRAT DEPARTS Seasoned radio manager Jim Keating dies of brain cancer at 69 on Sunday, December 13, 2009 in the Naples, FL area where he lives in retirement. Jim's long radio career includes several years as head of CBS Radio WCAU-1210 [now WPHT] and WCAU FM (98.1) [now WOGL] in Philadelphia, PA. Keating also manages the Beasley Broadcast Group. He spends the last years of his career as Market Manager of the Clear Channel Radio cluster in Ft. Myers-Naples, FL. Jay Meyers, Jim's long-time friend and associate, reveals that Keating has outside interests, too: He also drove a NASCAR type race car on the local Florida circuit. He was very proud of that. In 2004, Jim joined Birmingham manager Jimmy Vineyard and me at Talladega where Jimmy had made arrangements for all of us to drive in one of the racing schools. 171 around the track, driving yourself, just a guy in the passenger seat who would grab the wheel if you screwed up. It was amazing.

 

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AEROSMITH ROCKER ENTERS REHAB Pain and discomfort sends 61 year old Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler into a rehab clinic for control of injury trauma plus an addiction to prescription painkillers. This is the result of a decade of performance bruises, breaks and sprains that eventually requires surgery on his knees and feet. For instance, in August 2009 he falls off a stage during a concert that breaks his shoulder. Dr. Brian McKeon, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at Tufts School of Medicine maintains, Managing and controlling his pain has been challenging, and despite our use of alternative therapies and the creation of custom shoes built by a team of engineers from Timberland, Steven's pain has progressed. McKeon is also the team doctor for the Boston Celtics. Tyler issues a statement to People.com: With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford. I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith.

 

TOP 2009 CHRISTMAS SONG Inside Radio says that in the weeks that lead up to Christmas, a Mediaguide report indicates that radio plays various versions of Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish's song Sleigh Ride almost 119,000 times. Next up are Bobby Helms' Jingle Bell Rock and Andy Williams' It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Most listeners never hear one of my favorite Christmas songs anymore. It's Elvis Presley's 1966 Christmas tune If Every Day Was Like Christmas.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What future famous Rock star opens concerts for Canadian singer Anne Murray? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•GEORGE MICHAEL dean of Washington sportscasters dies after a long battle with cancer. George is WRC-TV CH4 sports reporter for 28 years until he resigns in 2008 due to budget cuts. •WNWV FM (The Wave 107.3) Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH is another Smooth Jazz radio station that bites the dust after 22 years as it flips to AAA (107.3 Boom!) on January 4, 2009. •CURTIS SLIWA former Citadel News-Talk WABC-770 NYC night host and Citadel Media syndicated personality returns to the morning show (5-9am) on crosstown Salem Communications News-Talk WNYM-970 (The Apple) Hackensack, NJ on January 11, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 ANNIE LENNOX singer with Synth/Pop duo the Eurythmics born in Aberdeen, Scotland on December 25th. •1963 JEFF CARSON Academy of Country Music Video of the Year award winner born on December 16th in Tulsa, OK. •1971 NOEL HOGAN guitarist/co-songwriter with Irish Rock band The Cranberries born Noel Anthony Hogan on December 25th. •1988 RESTLESS HEART's single A Tender Lie scores #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 17th. •2001 LEE ANN WOMACK's single I Hope You Dance certifies Gold on December 17th. •1995 KENNY EVERETT British radio DJ/TV presenter dies on April 4th.

 

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JOHN SUMMERS (Los Angeles, CA) Does anyone remember an announcer by the name of Don Alexander who I believe worked in Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas during the late 50's & early to mid 60's? If so, can you pass along some info? Thanx, John Summers

 

JIM [Catfish] PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) It's only a PPM Weekly but yesterday we got results of latest PPM ratings and for the first time The Wolf beat KNCI in EVERY demo and in some demos by a wide margin. This with little or no promotional budget. The past couple of months we have been beating them consistently in 18-34 and 25-35 and have been closing in on their upper demos. We'll probably get hit in the two weeks as we were off the air for 3 days this week. Jim Prewitt (www.JimPrewitt.com) / (www.Facebook.com/CatfishJimPrewitt) / (www.Twitter.com/Catfishonline) / (www.MySpace.com/Catfishonline)

 

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MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Jim, I wanted to echo the sentiments expressed by Chuck Joseph about what a fun place KQUE was. He mentioned 1976. I didn't land there until about 1984, but I'm certain nothing had changed. The control room board was something out of the 50's, I think, and we were still playing single song cuts on carts when even college radio stations were playing CD's. The mic was on a table stand on the board in front of you, the only place I ever saw that it wasn't on a boom, out of the way. There were no turntables even if you wanted to play an LP and did anybody ever think of how they would get out of the building if it caught on fire? The only door that wasn't locked from the inside was the front door out to Caroline. There was a family of raccoons that lived under the building. Still and all, I enjoyed every minute of it. The music we played was great and I enjoyed passing along my knowledge of it. I can remember only one time in nearly fourteen years there when Paul Berlin got on me about going on too long about how ungrammatical the lyrics to "The Girl from Ipanema" were. I did and he was right. I don't understand why stations these days don't even announce the names of the records they are playing. Do their listeners just somehow know the names of the songs and the artists? It's sad that KQUE passed into oblivion. The music was timeless. The Houston Symphony still plays Mozart and people pay to get in. Mike Marshall

 

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GARY DELAUNE (San Antonio, TX) December 18th; Jim: Just a quick note to wish all those in the media world who read your column, a very Merry Christmas and great New Year. To all the members of our media world, thanks for all of your work, talent and perseverance through the years of a very difficult business. It has been a pleasure to have worked with men and women who assisted me many times when I needed advice or assistance in radio and television. I learned a lot, and realize that the days of broadcasting as we knew them are etched into the hall of memories. Thanks to all of you for friendship and association. Gary DeLaune (www.garydnews.com)

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Bruce Springsteen once opens concerts for Anne Murray whose first hit is Snowbird.

 

DAVID PERKINS (Fort Worth, TX) And you are really bringing back the memories. When Soupy Sales died not too long ago and you had that in your newsletter I got to thinking about that time at Camp Pendleton -we were at peacetime- when every afternoon at 4:30 most of us big bad Marines would gather around the TV and watch, you guessed it, the "Soupy Sales Show." Happy trails. David (www.JesusChristSaid.com)

 

EVELYN PATE ALLEN (Kemp-Tool, TX) This is interesting. Also, yesterday my son James was watching some unreleased film of the assassination. He called me to come in and see if I recognized someone in one of the clips. It was Sam (Pate). I sure miss that guy. Every year about this time I remember a Christmas when he covered a fire where the family lost everything. What did Sammy Mack do? he came in and took all that was under my mom's Christmas tree and took it to the family. Funny thing though, That was the best Christmas we ever had. Merry Christmas to you and pray the coming year will be a turn around for the best to you. Evelyn Pate Allen

 

PIERRE SALINGER (June 14, 1925-October 16, 2004) Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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December 23, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #755

LACY AND I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ROE RE-UPS WITH WLS AT FEWER BUCKS News/talk WLS-890 afternoon-drive host Roe Conn is one of the last of the million-dollar mouths still on the air in Chicago, IL. But his contract is up for renewal. Rumors surface that due to America's economy plus to still keep his job, under his new contract, Roe accepts a huge pay cut down to around $250,000 a year. Mike Fowler, WLS GM, confirms on Friday, December 18, 2009 that he works out a conditionally new two-year contract with Roe Conn to remain on the air. Fowler also mentions that he presents an offer to Cisco Cotto morning co-host on news/talk WIND-560 to move to WLS as Roe's co-host. Fowler insists Cisco is a conservative, and we’re a conservative radio station. Cisco is a prior newscaster on WLS-890.

 

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CITADEL GOES BANKRUPT The news is out all over town that Citadel Broadcasting files Chapter 11 which is the first step to restructuring of its $2.1 billion in debt. Farid Suleman, Citadel CEO, alleges Our business will continue as usual, and the company will work to emerge from the restructuring process as quickly as possible. Citadel, the 3rd-largest US radio company, owns and operates 224 radio stations plus produces programming on more than 4000 affiliates. Under the terms of the deal, Citadel owes $762.5 million to lenders. Its debt holders include Deutsche Bank, CIT Group and GE Capital. They receive 90% of the common stock in the new Citadel. In 2001, Forstmann-Little buys Citadel stock for $2 billion. Forstmann-Little is a big loser in the new scheme. Its 29% share of Citadel vanishes into thin air. Farid blames Citadel's $2.7 billion purchase of ABC Radio in 2006 as the culprit for their turmoil. In other words they bit off more than they can chew.

 

NEXTMEDIA IS THE NEXT TO FALL One day after Citadel files for Chapter 11 reorganization, Colorado-based radio and outdoor advertising company, NextMedia, also clicks the bankruptcy link. NextMedia files for Chapter 11 reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. NextMedia owns 36 radio stations, but declares that the reorganization does not result in any management changes or any staff reduction. After all of the dust settles NextMedia expects its total debt to be approximately $128 million. Will the beat go on?

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the last song that the Allman Brothers' record with bass player Berry Oakley before his death in 1972? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KTRH-740 holds Feed Houston One Can At A Time canned food drive in November 2009 to help restock area food banks in Houston, TX. KTRH listeners donate from their cars more than 5,000 cans of food and over $2000 in cash donations. •WNTR FM (The Track 107.9) Indianapolis, IN flips to AC or Classic Hits as My 107.9. •WZJO FM (Z-Rock 94.5) Charleston, WV stunts with Christmas Music. New format is unknown at this time. •KQOL FM (Kool 106.1) Tulsa, OK flips to 90’s GenX Radio. •FRED HANSBERGER air personality on KDKA-1080 Pittsburgh, PA since 1979 dies at 58 at his home in Monroeville, PA.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1956 DAVE MURRAY guitarist with Iron Maiden born David Michael Murray in Edmonton, London on December 23rd. •1967 DUANE PROPES bass player with Little Texas born on December 17th in Longview, TX. •1974 BILLY SWAN's only #1 Country single of his career is I Can Help on December 14th. •1985 HARRY MARK CHRISTOPHER JUDD drummer with British Pop Rock band McFly born on December 23rd. •1999 TROY GENTRY one/half of Montgomery Gentry marries Angie McClure in Maui, Hawaii on December 14th. •2007 FRANK MORGAN Jazz alto saxophonist dies at 73 from kidney failure on December 14th.

 

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BOB MILLER (Detroit-Plymouth, MI) Hey Jim, Gary Allyn mentioned Denny Ezba and I haven't heard that name in 40 years or more. What ever became of Ezba? As I recall he had a few songs that got regional airplay but never quite hit the big time. Good talent, though. It's really fun hearing from all the San Antonio air talent from the 50's & 60's. I remember bringing stuff to KONO just to get to see Lee Baby Simms while in high school. Bob Sinclair had a song "Going to build myself a girl", if memory serves me correctly. There was also a Nick St. John on KTSA and I'm not sure if it is the same person who passed away last year. There were two KONO jocks that visited my high school (Jefferson) in the 60's and whose photos are in the yearbook. I think it was Don Green and maybe Couser, but I could be wrong. It was also interesting to hear from Tom Ellis. I was his cameraman at KONO-TV during the time just prior to and after Outlet bought them. Good memories. Bob Miller

 

NICK ST. JOHN KONO-860 radio personality in San Antonio, TX whose birth name is Aubrey Cook dies on Monday, June 23, 2008. Nick is a friend since 1968.

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich, MA) Subject: So right. You are so right about Rome's demise. The controlling elite became so complacent and satisfied with their position and power that they absolutely refused to listen to anyone who disagreed with them or offered any warnings. In addition to the aliens they imported to do their labor and dirty work, their rulers kept getting weaker and weaker in the brain cells and stronger in their egos. They kept building monuments to themselves. (Obamacare) (Climate change) (Cap and trade) Their armies were stretched completely beyond their capacity and ability, and anyone who disagreed with the way things were being run were executed...for example Jesus Christ. There are so many similarities it's frightening. Enjoy Lacy and whatever other pleasures you may have going for you, and keep connecting with us. We all love you for what you bring into our lives every week. You are indeed a blessing. Tom

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Subject: Pennington. Thanks for the update on Mel. So Sad to learn he'd passed. I just hear from Jeff Thompson who also was unaware of his passing. All around good guys. Say 'hello' to Lacy. CC

 

MEL PENNINGTON MEMORIES Mel Pennington is one of my all time favorite people, especially in radio and TV. In 1966, we have so much fun when I'm Program Director/Music Director and DJ on KHFI FM. Mel is Sports Director and anchor on our sister station TV42. After Cal Druxman leaves KHFI Mel tacks on Cal's radio management duties. Cal is another wonderful, wonderful radio person. Pennington has such a fantastic sense of humor plus he's an all around good guy. How many radio managers are fun to be around? One day we go to eat lunch at an Austin greasy spoon restaurant. The place is full of people. When the waitress approaches our booth, Mel puts his arm high in the air, points his finger toward my forehead and shouts Do you know who this is? Everyone in Austin, TX knows that Mel is a TV42 star with his sports broadcasts, but I'm just a lowly FM DJ. Very embarrassing. The waitress looks at us like we're ready for the Looney bin. Those times at KHFI are some of the most wonderful experiences in my entire radio career. Will go back there right now in a heartbeat.

 

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DAVID PERKINS (Fort Worth, TX) Subject: Chubby Checker/Hank Ballard. You know something Jimbo. I got to thinking about the timing and in 1960 I was still overseas on Okinawa. It wasn't till '61 that I "Twisted" the night away in Southern California. Thanks again for the info. David 'CHUBBY CHECKER introduces The Twist to teens in the summer of 1960. He brings it back for their mamas and papas around Christmas 1961. Both times it hits #1 on Billboard.' (www.JesusChristSaid.com)

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX)Subject: Ron Chapman. Jim: Sent a program folder from TRHofF event to an ole, close radio RET buddy in SC. He worked once on radio w/a Ron Chapman in Anderson, SC back in 50's & was wondering if this was the same "Golden Voice"? Advise when feasible. Thx...BOB

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The last song The Allman Brothers' record with bassist Berry Oakley before his death is their only Billboard Top 10 hit Ramblin' Man.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman, TX) Hey, Jim didn't know you were on PL (Plaxo)...this is the first person-to-person type site I signed up for some time during last year or so. BTW, I celebrated the 18th anniversary of my 50th birthday on November 25. When I hit 50, I started counting backward, so now I'm 32, which makes my three children illegitimate and, frankly, impossible. Have a bright, shiny Christmas, Jim...and a glorious 2010. - Dan McCurdy, Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee 2004, KLIF, KBOX-Dallas, WMEX-Boston

 

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955) I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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December 21, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #754

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE DIRECTOR DEPARTS Probably we most remember script writer and director Dan O'Bannon as he writes and directs the popular sci-fi and horror thriller zombie fest The Return of the Living Dead. Dan dies at 63 on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA after he loses his 30-year battle with Crohn's disease. O'Bannon writes the script for the 1979 blockbuster hit Alien. plus Blue Thunder and Total Recall. John Carpenter, a classmate of his at USC's film school, tells The Times on Friday, I think Dan had more talent than he was allowed to show in the movie business. He was multitalented: a production designer, editor, director, writer. One of the things that endeared him to me was his rebellion against all authority, including myself, the studios, anybody who was above him. O’Bannon does computer animation and graphic display work on Star Wars. He also directs the 1992 horror flick The Resurrected. Dan O'Bannon is born on September 30, 1946 in St. Louis, MO. Before he receives a bachelor's degree in film from USC in 1970, he studies fine art at the Washington University in St. Louis and attends MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL. Dan's survivors include his wife of 25 years, Diane and son, Adam. A memorial service is pending.

 

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THEY'RE AFTER BECK'S NECK Recently, after he views American Karlyn Zimbelman's video testimonial of her successful hip replacement surgery in India Fox News’ Glenn Beck says that the Ganges River sounds like a disease. The River Ganges is holy to a billion Hindus worldwide. This invokes the wrath of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) who indicates that Glenn insults the River Ganges which is part of India’s religious heritage. On Friday, December 18, 2009 Beck says that he didn't mean to offend anybody. USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said that Glenn Beck has issued a brief apology about his comments on the Ganges River but his apology does not go far enough in addressing the core issue of his long rant that mocked India, its education and health care system as well as Indian American Physicians in the US who were educated in that medical system. Glenn Beck owes an explanation about his outburst since a lot of his 3 million viewers take his opinions seriously.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Billboard magazine comes to be in 1894 in Cincinnati, OH. What is its original business? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Sebastian's birthday bash is on December 22nd. •WRDU FM Clear Channel (106.1) Raleigh, NC flips to News/Talk Rush Radio 106.1 on January 1, 2010 •WGBT FM Clear Channel (94.5) Greensboro, NC snaps to News/Talk WPTI FM Rush Radio 94.5 on January 1st. Its current La Preciosa Spanish Oldies format pivots to HD2. •WJRZ FM (100.1) Manahawkin, NJ rejects Classic Hits for AC Magic 100.1 on December 26, 2009. •KATZ FM (The Beat 100.3) St. Louis, MO spins to Rock 100.3. •WFNR FM CHR (Hot 100 - 100.7) Christiansburg, VA flip-flops to AC WNMX FM (Mix 100). Its new website is http://Mix100FM.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1953 SHARON WHITE of The Whites born on December 17th in Wichita Falls, TX. •1964 JOHN GORDON alto saxophonist born on December 23rd. •1978 KENNY ROGERS' single The Gambler lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 16th. •1981 DIMA BILAN Russian singer born Viktor Nikolaevich Belan on December 21st. •1994 JOE DIFFIE's single Pickup Man hits #1 on the Billboard country chart on December 17th and remains for four weeks. •2001 DAVID [Panama] FRANCIS Jazz/Rock'n'Roll drummer dies at 82 on November 13th.

 

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GARY ALLYN (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Subject: Jack Roth, Sad to hear the passing of KONO owner's Jack Roth. He afforded many of us the opportunity to "earn our stripes" in the Radio business. I loved working for Jack both as an air talent and P.D. in the 60's. He was sometimes stern, but also generous. A Texas Radio legend has left our midst and a legacy of great broadcasting. Thanks Jack. Gary Allyn (www.garyallyn.com) / (http://garyallynsradiopinion.blogspot.com/)

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) Subject: Happy Holidays. Happy Holidays everyone! ~ We'll be celebrating the holidays with our families from Monday, December 21st until the 3rd of January in the year of our Lord 2010! Thanks all for an incredible year! ~ (www.ccmccartney.com)

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Subject: Chuck Joseph. Yeah baby. Fun, Fun, Fun with Chuck Joseph. "Yesterday When I Was Young." I was having so much fun, I thought Dave Morris was going to send me an entertainment bill. Hey Jim and Lacy, Chuck and all the old timers merry Christmas to all and to all I'll check with you later. CC

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) I heard a great radio story yesterday that I thought I would share. No names or cities so no one gets in trouble. Big chain store manager calls my radioman and says that he needs a remote for free. Radioman says, "Let’s talk about it. I will be right there." My radioman meets the manager at the store and says, "Walk with me." The radioman walks around putting stuff in a cart while he and the manager discuss radio advertising. When the cart is full, the radioman starts heading out the door. The manager says, "Hey!! You have to pay for that." The radioman says, "That is correct. And you need to pay for your radio advertising." He closed the deal, or so the story goes.

 

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) I saw where my old boss, Jack Roth, had passed away recently. Of course, at 83 anything is possible, but he and I connected the first time we met. I knew that I had to have a job and so did he. He did not use that as an effort to lower my salary. He gave me a raise over what I had been making and bypassed the waiting period for insurance. He treated me like a king. Mr. Roth was a strange fellow in a lot of ways. He could be mad and steaming at a jock for doing something stupid, then when I walked up we began to exchange Robin Williams lines. Jack either loved you...or he didn't. And there was NO doubt in your mind which category it was. Jeff Cunningham, DC Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

 

DAVID PERKINS (Fort Worth, TX) With the passing of Oral Roberts (truly a pioneer TV Evangelist/preacher) reminds me when I was playing country music on KPRC Houston (as Charlie Brown) in the late 60s, that Oral Roberts kept sending me records to play (45s.) I truly, truly tried to put them on the platter to play but I couldn't. The hole kept healing up! David Perkins, The Ecumenical Church for the Followers of Christ, The Jesus Christ Said Ministries (www.JesusChristSaid.com)

 

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PAUL WILLIAMS (Houston, TX) Jim, Last week I had a long telephone conversation with one of the greatest Houston entertainers in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. He was also a big hit in Las Vegas. His name……Dean Scott. He sounded more like Ray Charles than Ray Charles. He did impressions of dozens of famous entertainers. He was also a better than average golfer. He now is retired and lives near Marble Falls, Texas. Dean still has a great sense of humor and had me laughing through the entire conversation. He comes to Houston about once a month for a medical checkup. He promised me to have lunch on his next trip to Houston. He also asked me to say "hello" to his long-time friend (and my old buddy)...Joe Ford. We also traded Ken Grant tales and Paul Berlin and Arch Yancey stories. On his next trip to Houston I hope that Joe and Paul can meet with us for lunch. Keep up the good work, Jim. All of us old ex-jocks depend on you for the latest "gossip" regarding the good old days of radio (back when it was fun)!!! Paul "Wild Child" Williams, Senior Account Executive, Univision Radio

 

MARY HELEN DOLAN (Houston, TX) Subject: Add me to your list. I work with Paul Williams. I would like to subscribe to your website. My husband and Dean Scott are very close friends. Enjoy your website... Thanks, Mary Helen Dolan, Univision-Houston KXLN 45 TV, Account Executive

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Today, Billboard magazine devotes itself to the music industry. Originally in 1894 it is a trade paper for the bill posting industry.

 

JOE FORD (Houston-Spring, TX) Merry Christmas, Jim to you and Lacy, Your post is always the bright spot in my mornings. Keep up the great work. Joe

 

HANK WILLIAMS JR. (May 26, 1949-p) This is absolutely the worst administration in our lifetime. They're in a tailspin. I don't know how this guy is going to finish his term. I really don't know.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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December 18, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #753

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

 

RADIO-TV EVANGELIST SUCCUMBS Evangelist Oral Roberts, who rises from tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar organization plus an Oklahoma university that bears his name dies at 91. On Saturday, Roberts enters the hospital after a fall. Oral's spokesman in Carrollton, TX A. Larry Ross says that he dies on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, CA. Roberts survives two heart attacks in the 1990s also a broken hip in 2006. At 17, he overcomes tuberculosis and credits his victory to lead him to become one of America's most beloved ministers of the word of God. By the 1960s and '70s, Oral Roberts reaches millions of followers around the world through his radio and TV broadcasts, many books and personal appearances. Oral Roberts University which charters in 1963 is a Tulsa, OK landmark.

 

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STRAY CAT COLLAPSES While he performs on stage this week in Albuquerque, NM Brian Setzer of the Rock-a-billy trio Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra fame collapses on stage. Brian's website explains "Brian was briefly hospitalized in Albuquerque, NM last night after a combination of dehydration, high altitude, and vertigo made him unable to continue his performance at the Isleta Casino after several songs. Brian has completely recovered and will perform tonight at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ and will continue with the remainder of the tour uninterrupted. We recall in the early 1980s three of the Stray Cats' biggest hit records (remember those?): Rock This Town [#9-1982] Stray Cat Strut [#3-1983] and (She's) Sexy + 17 [#5-1983].

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What legendary singer holds the record for the longest time between #1 albums? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bill Mayne puts on his birthday suit on Saturday, December 19th. Jerry Mueller who retires from CBS KILT Radio lights the many candles on his birthday cake on Sunday, December 20th. Derrill E Holly formerly at KIKK FM during my time there in the late 1970s later moves on up to Arlington, VA has a birthday bash on Monday, December 21st. •STEVE DAHL Chicago radio vet says that PPM favors music, sports and news over wacky personalities. •SCOTT SHANNON radio legend PD/morning co-host on Citadel Hot AC WPLJ FM (95.5) NYC tacks on the duties of Citadel VP of programming.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD's single Sixteen Tons scores #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 17th. •1966 CHRIS ROBINSON singer/producer with Atlanta, GA Rock group The Black Crowes born on Tuesday, December 20th. •1977 NAOMI JUDD graduates from California's College of Marin nursing program on December 15th. •1982 TIM DEEGAN video DJ on Canadian TV station MuchMusic born Timothy Justin Deegan on December 10th in Oshawa, Ontario. •1993 CLAY WALKER's self-titled debut is his first Gold album on December 17th. •2008 STAN KANN former concert organist and TV star with 77 appearances on The Tonight Show dies at 83 on Monday, September 29th.

 

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J.D. ADAMS [B.J. Adams] (Coatesville, PA) Lorrie and I are just about packed up. I'm leaving for Colorado, Texas and New Mexico on the 18th. Gonna see if I can find something in radio. I miss it big time. Discovered I really need the creativity or I get bored inside of a year. Would love to buy you lunch when I get there. If you're in, shoot me your phone number and I'll give you a call when I get to Texas. On the KVET story...I was there about a month driving from Temple to Austin. The night guy refused to talk to me. Came in one night and caught him smoking a joint. He broke down and told me what was going on with you. The next night I didn't go in. Waited for Jerry G to call and told him to stuff it. Obviously if you hear of anything please let me know. Doesn't look good out there in the world of radio. Where are you now? Catch up with you later...JD

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Wow, that is astonishing that China is cracking down on pirated DVDs! Thanks for the great newsletter! It is -3 degrees here and Daisy and I are snugging down our garage cats, chickens, geese and ducks for the long winter! Have a good one! Chad (www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com) / (www.WGGRN.com) / (www.TemerityMagazine.com) / (www.wggrn.com/viewPage.php?ID=Grizzly%20Amazon%20Store) / (http://grizzlytemerity.com) / (http://cafepress.com/WGGRN) / (http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com)

 

JIMMY STIX (Albany-Troy-Sand Lake, NY) Subject: Howdy!! Jimmy Stix here!! Stix-Mix Country radio. Click here www.stixmix.us and listen to great country music! Starting with Pat Garrett’s brand new country song..."Wild Hog". Jimmy Stix and Harley Davis

 

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CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim, Jack Roth, a legend in Texas broadcasting, died December 6th at the age of 83. Jack was President and GM of KONO for many years. He touched the careers of many broadcasters, and led KONO during the glory years of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Services will be private.

 

CHUCK JOSEPH (Houston, TX) Chuck Cashmere made the comment about how much fun we had at Knuz/Kque back in 1976! We did have fun! It was a great place to work! Thanks Chuck and thanks to the Great Joe Ford for the nice things he said about me a few weeks ago! It would be great to see you all again!! Jim, we could tell some stories too about the times we worked together in radio but they would come and put us under the jail!! Jim, you and Lacy have a very blessed and Merry Christmas and New Year! Merry Christmas to all of our friends out there in radio land!! Chuck Joseph

 

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MIKE HERZING (Houston, TX) BIZ Radio 1110 KTEK Houston. We are also on in Dallas and San Antonio on the other Biz Radio Stations. We are not a call in show. We do take email questions and answer them on the air. (info@automotivereporter.com) Michael Herzing, Co Host (with Harold Gunn): The Automotive Reporter Radio Program, Publisher/ Editor (www.letstalkwheels.com)

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Johnny Cash has the #1 LP on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with At San Quentin in 1969. In 2006, Johnny repeats his #1 LP status with American V: A Hundred Highways. This is a span of 37 years which sets a record for the longest time between #1 albums.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, December 19th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Thanks for sending the TAB Job Bank, Jim. I check it regularly. I spent some time in the T-A-B building in Austin, when I subbed for Robert Wood at Texas State Network's Capitol Bureau. Ruby Bru from KVET/KASE worked there until she passed away in 2005. The job bank is one of the best for clarity and timeliness (but a fellow job seeker and I concluded that a choice opening listed was just an E-E-O exercise). I'm still working with Audience Bakery. It's a good group and the prospects appear good. I've also been doing some work for Jack Trammel at VNR-1 Communications. He's got me scheduling interviews with stations all across the country, and I have spoken with a few good friends in the process. Give that pooch a hug and a treat, and take care of yourself Jim. Bob

 

PATRICK HENRY (May 29, 1736-June 6, 1799) The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

 

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Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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December 16, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #752

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

CHINA JAILS WEBSITE OWNER The operator of a Chinese website that sells thousands of Hollywood pirate DVDs receives a sentence of 14 months in prison plus fines by a Beijing court. The Motion Picture Association claims that the verdict represents a milestone in its efforts to prosecute offenders. From 2006 to 2008, Huang Yangsheng runs an illegal website that sells around 6,000 bootleg DVDs and Hollywood movies to overseas clients. Before his arrest in December 2008, he nets more than 100,000 Yuan ($14,650). The criminal investigation begins after an MPA complaint of copyright infringement to the Chinese government. Mike Ellis, MPA president, states, The court sentence is a significant victory for copyright holders. The imprisonment of these criminals sends a strong deterring message to online infringers in China.

 

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CLEDUS T. JUDD TAKES ON TIGER WOODS Internationally famous PGA golfer Tiger Woods is in a heap of trouble because his night life with several mistresses surfaces. His multi-million dollar endorsements begin to flee. But Nike stands by their man. Country music comedian Cledus T. Judd is not one to let this hot news slip by without a parody of some kind. He has a hilarious remake of Buck Owens' #1 hit from the 1960s, I've Got A Tiger By the Tail. The Monday, December 14, 2009 issue of the Tennessean's Tune In Music City carries its link: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2009/12/11/cledus-t-judd-takes-on-tiger-woods-with-new-parody-tune/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TennesseancomTuneInMusicCity+%28tennessean.com+%7C+Tune+In+Music+City%29&source=nletter-news

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who provides the Mama sang tenor part on Johnny Cash’s 1969 hit Daddy Sang Bass that scores #1 on Billboard?

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•TIM HERBSTER is new PD of Clear Channel Top 40 WIOQ FM (Q102) Philadelphia, PA plus he directs digital content for the CC cluster. •GERRY SPECTOR moves on up to COO of multimedia Tribune to succeed Randy Michaels who leaps to CEO of the company. •MAXWELL exits afternoons on Clear Channel Active Rock WMMS FM (100.7) Cleveland, OH. •ALAN COX is Maxwell's replacement on Clear Channel WMMS FM (100.7) Cleveland, OH. •STEVE DAHL Chicago radio vet marks his first anniversary off the air. He remarks in the Chicago Tribune that it's the longest time he's without a radio job in 40 years.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 JOHN ANDERSON CMA Horizon award winner in 1983 born on December 13th in Orlando, FL. •1961 MIKE FAHN Jazz trombonist born in Queens, NY on December 16th. •1972 HANK WILLIAMS JR. and his wife Gwen have a son Shelton Hank Williams on December 12th who in the 1990s becomes Hank Williams III. •1981 NAJOUA BELYZEL Pop, Rock and Electronic music vocalist born in Nancy, France on December 15th. •1999 BRAD PAISLEY's He Didn't Have To Be is his first #1 single in Billboard on December 11th. •2000 STEVE ALLEN TV talk show host-actor-composer-pianist dies on October 30th.

 

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi, Jim and Lacy, Know what you mean about anything below 60 degrees. I'd be happy if it were 90 every day. I love hot weather, and having grown up in the Big Thicket not a whole lot north of Houston I know about humidity...and believe it or not I love to sweat. I wore a few layers here today with the temp in the mid 20's. Sounds like the Bayou City is living up to its name. You're mighty flat there, so there're not a lotta ways for the water to run and hide. Sticking out in the Bay here we also get oodles of rain, but at least we have multiple elevations, so the water runs away. Only immediate low lying coastal areas flood. I remember one winter in San Antonio (can't remember the date) when I was living in Hollywood Park we got about six inches of snow all of a sudden, so there was a brief envelope of time to make a snowman. KONO decided to offer some silly prize to the first snowman delivered to the station and you should have seen all the pickups with snowmen zooming into the parking lot. Of course the snow melted before the day was done. Fortunately, we didn't get an ice storm with the snow. San Antonio is hands down my favorite spot in the whole wide wonderful place known as Texas. Here's to health, wealth and happiness, and might as well add peace while I'm at it. Tom

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) I'll be having my yearly physical tomorrow (today) December 14th from 9 am cst until 11 cst. I'll be back all tuned up and ready to rock by noon. Thanks Ya'll! ~ CC

 

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JOHNNY SHANNON (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Joe Conway vs. Robert Conway. 'JOHN PORCARO (Belleville, NJ/NYC) Subject: Joe Conway. Hi, I have a web site on a radio station Joe was with in the 70's. WWDJ Tribute Page Do you have any official news about his death? He communicated with me about 8 years ago. Sorry to hear about his passing. John Porcaro' Hi again Jim, Hope you're doing well. Thought maybe you caught the Joe/Robert Conway name correction. The one I worked with was actually newsman Robert Conway, as he appears on the recording I sent you. Have no idea where he is today. The other was DJ Joe Conway, who was at WWDJ and WOR-fm/WXLO after my time there. Seems he is the one who recently passed on, unfortunately. Your writer, John Porcaro is more familiar with Joe, as noted in his WWDJ Tribute Collection on www.reelradio.com, an outstanding aircheck website, featuring this partial DJ listing: "There were many excellent DJs who passed through the 97 DJ doors. They included ...Joe Conway...Mark Driscoll (also of WOR-FM and WNBC." The complete entry can be found at www.reelradio.com/wwdj/index.html Anyway, Jim, just clearing that up for you. Wishing you and Lacy much happiness! J.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Jim, if you have Keith's (Farr) email, I'll be glad to send him Jerry's (Litteral) widow's name and email address. I'm reluctant to pass it along to all JRRR recipients due to privacy issues; Robin is going through a LOT right now! I, of course, worked very closely with Jerry for many years, so passing along my email address will be fine. My best...Dan McCurdy - KLIFDJ@aol.com

 

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DIXIE HOWELL (San Antonio, TX) Thank you and a very Merry Christmas and happy Holy season to you. With great appreciation for life. Dixie Howell

 

COLONEL ST. JAMES (Houston, TX) What a beautiful card! Thank you so much, Jim. I hope you and Lacy have the merriest Christmas ever! Have a Happy New Year, too. God bless you both! Aloha, Colonel St. James, Texas Radio Hall of Fame (www.colonelstjames.com) / (www.facebook.com/col.stjames) Listen 7pm til 12Mid CT online at www.kkrw.com!

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jan Howard sings the Mama sang tenor part on Johnny Cash’s #1 hit Daddy Sang Bass. Jan has several hit recordings of her own, too. Her first Top 5 hit as soloist is Evil on Your Mind in the summer of 1966. Jan teams with Bill Anderson on the Classic tune For Loving You which sails to #1 on Billboard around Christmas 1967. She joins Bill Anderson again in 1969 on If It's All the Same to You that peaks at #2 on Billboard.

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Yes, I agree with your editorial comments. That is why I ordered a book on playing the guitar by Fredrick Noad and The VNR Encyclopedia of Math from Alibris. I will have plenty of time to practice music and math which I am very weak at. I hate the fact that I have never been very good at math. Also the computer/calculator has helped in the process as well as making me more dependent, the tools are great if you know when and how to use them. Like when talking about 2 and a half cars. I would buy an LP at Goodwill for 80 cents and could not figure why it was a $1. I also have another grudge, I hate it when Dallas stations seem to think only North Dallas is Dallas and it shows in their jokes on the air. I tune to their competition or even turn off the radio. I figure a team that plays in Tarrant County needs to not have Dallas in their name. I would like professional sports better if the players were from the teams they play for... I hope you are staying warm and safe. Here in Dallas it has been pretty drippy. Thanks to NetFlix, I stayed in and watched a couple of interesting movies with Emanuelle Beart. Makes me wish I knew French. DW, The Voice Of Germany has been putting a good signal in at 3pm CST, though it is beamed to Africa, they have taken their broadcasts to the Americas off of shortwave. I have been hearing a station with Soul Music of the 60's on 1660 at night, but yet to hear an ID so not sure who it is. I have not even been able to get a spot with a local address. 73, Charles George, KC5RAI

 

H.G. WELLS (1866-1946) It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.

 

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December 14, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #751

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SUAVE, DEBONAIRE ACTOR DIES We fondly remember actor Gene Barry in his role as the dapper Western lawman Bat Masterson on NBC TV from 1958-61. At first, Gene is reluctant to accept the role as Bat Masterson until he discovers that in real life Bat wears a derby hat and carries a gold-handled cane. Frederic James Barry, his son, says that Gene Barry dies at 90 of undetermined causes on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at a rest home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills. In 1999 Barry recalls, I went over to the wardrobe department, picked out a brocaded vest, looked in the mirror, and there was this elegant gentleman. I said, 'Hey, that's Bat! That's me!' Gene also portrays other men of action who dress well in the TV series Burke's Law and The Name of the Game. From the 1950s to the 1970s Barry pretty much plays the same character in all three series. Gene excels in Hollywood movie roles as well. In 1953, he stars in the sci-fi classic War of the Worlds. In 1955, he appears opposite Clark Gable in Soldier of Fortune. Barry sings in musicals like Kismet and Destry Rides Again but after two decades as a TV star, he finds himself typecast as a TV actor.  Gene Barry is born Eugene Klass in NYC in 1919. He meets his wife, Betty Claire Kalb, when they perform in the city. They wed for 58 years, until she dies in 2003. In addition to Frederic, Gene's survivors include another son, Michael and daughter Elizabeth.

 

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CLASSIC TV SPECIAL RETURNS A must have two-DVD set that contains nearly seven hours of performances and behind-the-scenes footage of Country music Superstars Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and the late Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette is soon available. This is a reissue of a 1978 CMT television special at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Others on this set are Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Ray Charles, Charlie Daniels Band, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Monroe, Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins and many more. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Shout! factories combine their efforts to release this Classic two-DVD set, Country’s Greatest Stars Live: Volume 1 and 2, on January 26, 2010. The DVDs retail for $14.98 each at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, online at www.countrymusichalloffame.com and retail outlets nationwide.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Elvis Presley's back-up band Scotty Moore and Bill Black quit in September, 1957? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•DREW BREES New Orleans Saints quarterback make his royalty official when he reigns as celebrity monarch Bacchus XXXXIV one week after Super Bowl XLIV on the Sunday before Mardi Gras Carnival parade on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010. •WMMR FM (93.3) Philadelphia, PA morning team Preston and Steve’s 12th annual Camp-out For Hunger collects over 187 tons of food and raises $45,000 for Philabundance. •CARSON DALY exits nights on CBS Alternative KROQ FM (106.7) L.A. for morning drive on CBS Radio Top 40 KAMP FM (Amp Radio 97.1) on January 4, 2010. This is before he hosts Total Request Live on MTV.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 BOBBY HELMS' single My Special Angel lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 9th. •1966 TIM SKOLD Swedish bassist and studio guitarist for Rock band Marilyn Manson born on December 14th in Skövde, Sweden. •1974 GEORGE JONES and his wife Tammy Wynette officially split on December 13th. •1982 ANTHONY WAY British singer and BBC TV actor born in London on December 14th. •1996 CLINT BLACK receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 12th. •2007 CECIL PAYNE Jazz baritone saxophonist with Dizzy Gillespie band dies at 84 on November 27th.

 

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JOHN SUMMERS (Los Angeles, CA) Subject: inquiry--Summers/L.A. Hi Jim, Got back home from the holidays, scanning thru your items & found Friday's rather interesting... Who's the other...JOHN SUMMERS, Los Angeles...in the email regarding Dene Hallam's passing??? I know it wasn't me. I'm curious...what's his background? I'm the John Summers who wanted to buy a Texas radio station recently thru your post. John Summers (jsummers93khj@hotmail.com / Skype: broadcastpro)

 

KEITH FARR (Lodi Lake, California) Jim: If you can place me in contact with those who last worked with Jerry (Litteral) or his family, I would greatly appreciate this. I think he did voice over work and had his own studio like most nowadays. If you can place me in touch with those who last worked with Jerry, I will return the favor somehow. Can't find anyone older than myself...I'm going on 71..older than dirt. Keep doing what you're doing...still In the Industry on radio? Best! K

 

FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Jim, did you see that KKOB am & fm owner Citadel is filing Chap. 11...they've got over 1/2 billion dollars in debt. Check the Wall Street Journal... Frank Haley cjf My life's verse: Isa. 9:6 My "getting through the day" saying: "When the sunshine of God's love meets the showers of our sorrow, the rainbow of promise appears."

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Subject: Chuck Joseph. Hey Jim. Chuck Joseph, more fun than a barrel of monkeys. We worked the all night weekend at KNUZ/KQUE for a brief period in 1976 and needless to say have a few stories between us. CC

 

TOM 'CAT' REEDER (Washington, D.C./Reston-Centreville, VA) Hi Jim & Lacy...Thanks so much for the beautiful card...May I wish ya'll a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year...Your 'ol friend Tom 'Cat' Reeder

 

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JOHNNY SHANNON (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim, Yes, Joe Conway was a newscaster at WOR-FM when I was there in 1972. I believe he went from there to WLS in Chicago before our call letter change to WXLO. I actually have an old aircheck which includes his full unedited newscast - a small 1:16 portion is attached here - along with a short Bonus mp3. The casts were around 10 min long (dumping their license commitment into my late night program). Will share more with you if you like, maybe on CD in the mail. If he indeed passed on, I'm sorry to hear it. Far too many of us have expired, of late. Always good to hear from ya, buddy. Hope everything is going well. Hope you and Lacy have a Holly Jolly Christmas! Johnny

 

JAY WEAVER (Ft. Worth, TX) Jim, I don't have a card to send you, but be assured that I do wish you and Lacy a Merry Christmas and all of the peace and joy that goes with it in the true sense of the words. Let's pray and hope that this great nation of ours can overcome the attacks of the people of our country and foreign lands who seemingly wish to destroy that which we know is the best and greatest nation on earth. Jay Weaver

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX)Thank you BOTH, Jim and Lacy...you're very thoughtful. May I wish you two an ARF, ARF, HO, HO Yummy Holiday. And a Merry New Year! I'm leaving for Denver next week to spend the Holidays with my eldest son, his wife and two of my grandsons. I'll take my laptop with me, so we'll stay in touch, buddy. Back to Sherman January 12th. I'm getting a test run on the Colorado temps up here in Sherman...15° is being forecast for this morning...and it's not even winter, yet. Yessir, this global warming thingy is getting pretty scary <g>. Bestooya, buddy... Dan McCurdy, Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee, 2004; KLIF, KBOX - Dallas; WMEX - Boston; freelance advertising/PR writer, voice talent; 'If it's in English, I do it.'

 

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MARTY AMBROSE (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, Here's another Nolan who's doing it the way I would like. Marty Ambrose, Traffic Reporter, KUHF FM (88.7) [http://app1.kuhf.org/main.php] 

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Scotty Moore and Bill Black quit Elvis Presley's band because they make just under $8,200 in 1956 while The King pockets over $1 million.

 

JESSE C. SMITH, JR. (Houston-Tomball, TX) (Houston-Tomball, TX) Send any events or equipment for sale. I will post. Jesse Smith (www.TexasMusiciansBlog.com) / (jessecsmithjr.texasmusician@blogger.com)

 

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake,TX) Subject: Thought you needed to know! Your email list may enjoy this one. CLICK THIS LINK http://bellsouthpwp.net/h/o/holm5215/Untilxmas/Index.html

 

GILBERT K. CHESTERSON (1874-1936) In most modern politics, unfortunately, it may truly be said that those who make history never know history.

 

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December 11, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #750

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

NORTHEAST RADIO STATION OWNER EXPIRES Longtime Pennsylvania radio station owner Harold G. Fulmer III of Emmaus dies at 69 on December 3, 2009. His obituary at the Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home reads Harold lived the classic Horatio Alger ‘rags to riches’ story, along with a big dose of P.T Barnum’s acumen for promotion folded in. At 16, Harold flips hamburgers for $1.00 an hour at McDonald’s in his hometown of Allentown, PA. By the time he reaches 20 he is part owner. By 26 he is the sole owner of the McDonald’s restaurant. Fulmer's entrepreneurial efforts lead him to the ownership of an airport and several radio stations in Allentown, York, Mt. Carmel, Shamokin, Williamsport, Renovo, Lansford and Tamaqua, PA. At the time of his death Harold G. Fulmer III still owns WLSH-1410 (Oldies 1410) Lansford, PA and WMGH FM (Magic 105) Tamaqua.

 

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TV HOST HAS PROSTATE CANCER Politico reports that retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North who now hosts Fox News Channel’s TV documentary series War Stories with Oliver North temporarily goes off the air while he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer. Sources say that 66-year old Ollie North's prognosis is excellent. North also serves as the honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, the conservative public policy organization he founds in 1990. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Colonel North serves 22 years as a Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, plus two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat. Ollie also authors the book, War Stories. Colonel Oliver North’s biography on www.FoxNews.com/ states: North is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S. patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate. Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Rumors suggest that Billy Joel plays the piano on The Shangri-Las' hit Leader of the Pack (#1-1964). Does he? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ed Brandon [Longtime Weather Director/Anchor on KTRK TV CH13 Houston, TX] celebrates his birthday on Friday, December 11th. •GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS is a new anchor on ABC TV's Good Morning America to begin on Monday, December 14, 2009. •KYGO FM Country (98.5) Denver, CO is CMA's Major Market Radio Station of the Year. •PETE THOMPSON sportscaster returns to WMGM-TV NBC40 Philadelphia, PA/Atlantic City, NJ after he leaves a few months ago due to budget cuts. Pete remains on WZZE FM (ESPN 97.3) Philadelphia-Glen Mills, PA as well.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1958 NIKKI SIXX bass player/vocals with L.A. Hard Rock band Mötley Crüe born Franklin Carlton Serafino Feranna on December 11th. •1963 TY ENGLAND Country guitarist/singer born in Oklahoma City, OK. •1972 EASTHER BENNETT singer with female R&B vocal quartet Eternal born in London, England on December 11th. •1989 ALAN JACKSON's 1st hit Here in the Real World releases on Arista records on December 8th. •1995 JOY GRUTTMANN German singer/child star born in Gelsenkirchen on December 6th. •2003 BRAD PAISLEY's album Mud on the Tires goes Gold on December 8th.

 

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JOHN PORCARO (Belleville, NJ/NYC) Subject: Joe Conway. Hi, I have a web site on a radio station Joe was with in the 70's. WWDJ Tribute Page Do you have any official news about his death? He communicated with me about 8 years ago. Sorry to hear about his passing. John Porcaro

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Hey Jim another good day to you. I'm sure Paul is right about Standing on the Corner. If we could ever get Berlin to respond...he could enlighten me re: "I will never change I'll Always Love You." Not the Dolly Parton Song but one out of the mid fifties, I can't find it anywhere but I think I remember the words. (I will never change I'll always Love You, yes I'll always love you, now and ever more, Though the world may change and kingdoms crumble, thou the stars may tumble from the sky above, I will never change I'll always love you, etc. Bothers me I can't remember the artist. It's great to know the guys are hanging in there. Is Jerry Mueller the Jerry Mueller who worked all niter at KNUZ in 1964...all those crazy Beatles days? Hello there Jerry. CC Watch for delivery Jim...Merry Christmas in case I get lost. CC

 

TUNES THAT RECYCLE Many bands, groups and singers record songs that are hits by others and include them in LPs and singles which become hits again. When Mike Marshall and I are DJs on WFAA-820/570 in Dallas, TX in 1968 we play a tune by French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat, Love Is Blue (L'Amour est Bleu) that is #1 for 5 weeks on Billboard. Nearly every new LP that we see after that has the song inside its cover. In January 2000, The Four Lads include The Four Aces' hit Love Is a Many Splendored Thing in their LP, 16 Most Requested Songs. But it's The Four Aces' Love Is a Many Splendored Thing that is a smash single on Billboard after it lands on the chart on August 27, 1955. It's also the title of a movie with stars William Holden and Jennifer Jones. The song rises to #1 for 6 weeks and sells over a half million copies. In 1950, Columbia records signs The Four Lads as backup singers. They sing behind Johnnie Ray on many of his hit records that includes his debut single Cry which in 1951 is #1 for 11 weeks. Standing on the Corner (Watching All the Girls Go By) by The Four Lads lands on Billboard on April 28, 1956. It reaches #3 for 1 week on Billboard. It's from the Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella that stars Robert Weede. When The Beatles hit America's shores in 1964 many groups and singers fade from the charts. Ironically, the last tune by The Four Preps on Billboard is A Letter to the Beatles that peaks at #85. The song I'll always Love You is by several singers - I'll Always Be in Love With You - Jack Pleis (#65-1956), I'll Always Love You - The Spinners (#35-1965), I'll Always Love You - Brenda Holloway (#60-1964) and I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne (#3-1988).

 

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CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Subject: 4 Aces/Lads. Jim, According to the net, the Four Aces have "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" on their "Greatest hit album (www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/fouraces.html) and The Four Lads have it on their "16 Most Requested Songs" album. Looks like people got them mixed up back then, too! :) (www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/fourlads.html) Chumbe

 

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Howdy Jim! ...hope you don't mind me adding a bit of info on two of your readers to JRRR with regards to Allen Grimm. Allen passed away on March 4th, 2004. I don't recall his date of birth but since I'm almost 60, I knew he was about a year or two older than I am. Allen, to me, was a good friend! I used to stare in the window of the Menger Hotel a block from The Alamo when KEXL had their studio and office overlooking Alamo Plaza...when I worked at KMAC/KISS in '74, I was able to get a nice bit of numbers on the rating book from ARB...remember ARB? ...anyway, Allen called me in 1975 when he noticed I had some good numbers on a recent ratings book. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to get to work for, at that time, my favorite radio station! Allen treated me with admiration and respect and gave me every opportunity to prove that I could carry forward the spirit of the wonderful radio station he created...the last time I got to work with "Bubba" was at KONO/KITY where he did commercial production, of which he was an exceptional talent! ...hope all your readers had a good Thanksgiving. I had to work and miss my daughter's wonderful get together but I did get a lot of good food from her! ...hope all is well with you and thanks always for your newsletter JRRR! Bobby Reyes

 

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MIKE HERZING (Houston, TX) I’d love to be on your list! I’m a native Houstonian and I live in NW Houston, (Cypress) a little west of Harold (Gunn). I’ve co-hosted The Automotive Reporter Show with Harold since 2003. I should get a medal for that, or at least a drink! Thanks, MH Michael Herzing, Co Host: The Automotive Reporter Radio Program, Publisher/ Editor; www.letstalkwheels.com

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ellie Greenwich, one of the co-writers of The Shangri-Las' Leader of the Pack denies that Billy Joel plays the piano on the song.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, December 12th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

MASIE MCDONALD [Ten Pound Poms] (Release Date: November 1, 2007 in Australia) In England the birds twitter, in Australia they squawk! [The Ten Pound Poms is broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday, February 2, 2010 at 2010 GMT.]

 

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Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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December 09, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #749

LET'S CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP WEEK

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RADIO SCREAMS HEY! YOU! GET OFF MY CLOUD! According to Jerry Del Colliano in Inside Music Media the next gloom and doom for terrestrial radio consolidators is cloud music. We agree that Apple is the undisputed leader in mobile entertainment with its iPods and other nifty items. Well, Steve Jobs has another innovation up his sleeve. Apple buys the cloud service Lala last week that fails on its own. About four years ago Lala is a CD swapping service. Then, it begins to allow its customers to make copies of their music collections in the cloud. What Apple gets is the brains and technology to someday bring music libraries to us fans anywhere, anytime on any device which can be exclusively from Apple. While radio consolidators cut personalities, use repeater radio and voice tracks to save money this really costs them in the long run with the loss of ratings plus negative flows of revenue. All radio stations begin to sound just alike with nothing but flip card readers who let the machines play the same few songs over and over again. According to Jerry Del Colliano the only salvation for terrestrial radio is to get back in the entertainment, discovery and music business. JRRR believes that tiny repeater playlists, no more personality on the air, the eradication of newscasts plus the loss of local radio content sends listeners away like the Swallows when they fly south for the winter. Will they ever come back to Capistrano?

 

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ROCK HALL OF FAME SHUTS DOWN The heart of R'n'R still beats in Cleveland, OH but it stops in NYC. The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Annex in NYC closes its doors for the final time on January 3, 2010. S2BN Entertainment, a partner in the venture, discloses the shocking news on Friday, December 4, 2009. Caren Bell, S2BN spokeswoman, states, We would have liked for the exhibition to go on longer, and there is no doubt the economy factored into our leaving, but overall we had a good year. The annex at 76 Mercer Street in Manhattan charges $26.50 for fans to view such interesting items as John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to Imagine, one of Elvis Presley's jumpsuits and Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy, along with other artifacts. Phil McGuire (53) of Bakersfield, CA exclaims, I think it's important for any city of this stature to have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is one of the reasons why we come to New York, because we don't have something like this in California. Jeff Haas (47) of Fort Lauderdale, FL who brings his Led Zeppelin-loving son, Andrew, (15), laments, They shouldn't close it. S2BN spokeswoman, Bell, says that the museum might create a touring exhibition after it turns out the lights at the annex.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1965, Elvis Presley memorabilia sells more than $30 million worth. The King makes how much in royalties? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Henry Piarrot's [Marriott-Sevierville, TN] birthday is Thursday, December 10th. •JIM GARDNER WPVI TV ABC CH6 news anchor receives the 2009 Gold Medal Award from the Philadelphia Public Relations Association on December 14th at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia, PA. •KIX BROOKS host of Citadel Media's American Country Countdown wins his first ever National Broadcast Personality of the Year from the Country Music Association. •GREG DYKE former BBC topper & Elisabeth Murdoch, Shine head, recommend U.K. media policy review to abolish the BBC license fee.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1959 MARTY RAYBON lead singer for Shenandoah born on December 8th in Greenville, AL. •1967 JOSHUA BELL Classical Grammy Award-winning violinist born on December 9th. •1978 THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND records The Devil Went Down To Georgia at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios on December 5th. •1981 AMY LEE singer with Rock band Evanescence born on December 13th in Riverside, CA. •1990 GEORGE STRAIT's single I've Come To Expect It From You begins 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 8th. •2008 RONNIE MATHEWS Jazz pianist dies on June 28th in NYC.

 

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BOBBY J. COPELAND [author of B-Western Boot Hill plus 19 other books] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: WNOX-990. 'Legends of WNOX to sign new book in Knoxville, TN by Wayne Bledsoe. Personalities who appeared on legendary radio station WNOX will gather to celebrate and sign copies of the new book "Knoxville's WNOX" by Ed Hooper. Sunshine Slim Sweet, one of the stars of the famed "Midday Merry-Go-Round" show in the 1940s and '50s, John Pirkle, one of the station's best-known personalities of the 1960s as well as the station's rock-era program director, Dave Young, who started at the station in 1968, Phil Williams, who remains an active radio celebrity and many others associated with the station. The book is a showcase for vintage photographs from the 1930s through the 1960s, along with chapters on the history of the station. WNOX was most famously the launching point for many of country music's biggest stars for three decades. "Everyone knows about the station's role in country music, but it was just as much of a powerhouse in rock radio," said Ed Hooper, author of the book. "There are not really many old timers left," said Young. "A bunch of people went through the door during the rock 'n' roll era, but there's no telling where they are..." The book-signing will be 5-7 pm Thursday, Dec. 10, at Rickard Ridge BBQ, Cove Lake, Caryville; 2-4 pm Friday, Dec. 11, at UT Bookstore, 1502 Cumberland Ave.; and 11 am-1 pm Saturday, Dec. 12, at Waldenbooks, Knoxville Center.'

 

WNOX-990 is the 8th radio station to sign on the air in North America and the 1st one in Tennessee. In the day of uncluttered airwaves we can hear WNOX's AM signal as far south as Daytona Beach, FL and as far north as New York City. WNOX is lightening rod for Country music's greatest stars plus some of America’s best radio broadcasters. WNOX later becomes a top flight Top 40 radio station. WNOX's call letters remain an iconic landmark for Knoxville and East Tennessee.

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#748) December 07, 2009 [Monday] I am saddened by the death of Big Bill Lister. They say that Cowboys don't die, they just finally get to rest. What an amazing back story about the Hank Williams song. Thanks as always Jim & Lacy! Chad (www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com) / (www.WGGRN.com) / (www.TemerityMagazine.com) / (www.wggrn.com/viewPage.php?ID=Grizzly%20Amazon%20Store) / (http://grizzlytemerity.com) / (http://cafepress.com/WGGRN) / (http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com)

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#748) December 07, 2009 [Monday] Great Issue Jimmy! We both enjoyed it – Good Sister/Bad Sister. Take a guess at which is which! LOL! (www.attilathehoney.com)

 

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MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Subject: Four Lads/Aces. Jim, Paul Williams' correction of the Four Lads recording 'Standing on the Corner' was correct, but then he credited the Lads with 'Love Is A Many Splendored Thing' which was incorrect. That was the Four Aces. I think the list of group names beginning with The Four...was exhausted sometime in the Sixties which ultimately led to names like Toad the Wet Sprocket. Mike Marshall

 

JERRY MILLER [Mueller] (Houston, TX) Jim...I have to correct a bit of Paul Williams note about the 4 Aces and 4 Lads. The Aces did 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing', not the Lads. Al Alberts, lead singer of the Aces, passed away recently I read (in JRRR), in Philly I think. Ran a famous restaurant. The 4 Lads also hit with 'Standing On The Corner', from the show, 'Most Happy Fella', in about 55/56. Jerry Mueller

 

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COLONEL ST. JAMES (Houston, TX) Hey Jim, My pups loved the snow. Well, my boy Rip did, my girl Lil could have cared less. She's such a priss! I am so glad you and Lacy found each other! What a wonderful Christmas this is going to be for you both, and you both deserve it! Take care and stay warm. Aloha, Colonel St. James, Texas Radio Hall of Fame (www.colonelstjames.com) / (www.facebook.com/col.stjames) Listen 7pm til 12Mid CT online at www.kkrw.com!

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Although Elvis Presley memorabilia sells more than $30 million worth in 1965, Elvis only pockets $60,000 in royalties.

 

VICKY NORTHCUTT-BARBER (Midlothian, TX) We did have fun back then and it was a great neighborhood. I am also glad to be your Facebook friend and I still receive your web newsletter so I must still be on mailing list. You pointing out that I am 44 days older well I can tell you I feel it. Funny how you can become a weather man when you get older just be the feel of your body when the weather changes. Take care and hope you have a good holiday season...Vicky

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963) The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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December 07, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #748

LET'S CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP WEEK

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RADIO'S TALLEST SINGING COWBOY DIES Country musician Weldon Big Bill Lister plays in the first San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bill stands at 6’ 7" tall. He also records the famous Hank Williams tune There's a Tear in My Beer along with many other tunes. In 1951 he decides that he needs a beer-drinking song. But Weldon's family discloses the fact that he never drinks alcohol. His son, Weldon Lister Jr. recalls that his dad tells his good friend Hank Williams that he needs a new song, Hank told my dad, ‘I've got one that will cock your pistol.' Hank records a demo for my dad. The tune is There's a Tear in My Beer. Lister's son says that after his dad records the song, he tosses the demo aside. In 1988, he and his wife Lila go through boxes in the attic. They come across the old acetate demo disk. While on tour, Hank Williams Jr. visits the Listers. Weldon remembers He told Hank Jr. ‘Your daddy gave this to me a long time ago, and I think it belongs to you'. Hank Jr. just about fell on the floor. In 1989, Hank Williams Jr. releases a version of the song that combines Hank Sr's voice off the demo with his own. In 1990 the tune wins the Best Country Vocal Collaboration Grammy. Just months before he dies, Big Bill Lister performs nightly for crowds of 300-plus on a 7-day Heart of Texas Records cruise from Galveston to the Caribbean. Tracy Pitcox, Heart of Texas Records President, says He got a standing ovation every night. He was never someone who thought he was a star. He never had one ounce of ego.

 

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POE'S BOOK SELLS RECORD PRICE One of my favorite authors is Edgar Allen Poe. A popular poem of his is The Raven. In summer 1969 Stonewall Jackson's single 'Never More' Quote the Raven hits #25. A copy of Edgar Allen Poe's first book Tamerlane and Other Poems sells for $662,500 at a recent Christie's auction. But the buyer is a mystery. This sets a record price for most expensive American literature. According to Christie's a letter by George Washington sells for $3,218,500 which also sets a world record for a missive by the first President. The 1787 letter is to his nephew, Bushrod Washington.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires Lynyrd Skynyrd's biggest hit that goes to #8 in 1974, the Classic Sweet Home Alabama? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DEBORAH SACKETT [W.A. Sackett Consulting-Broadcast Production/Associate Radio Producer] and MOSES DRUXMAN [grandson of the late Cal Druxman] on Monday, December 7th. •BYRD midday host on Emmis Classic Rock WLUP FM (The Loop 97.9) Chicago, IL replaces Jonathan Brandmeier on the morning show. Marv Nyren WLUP GM tells the Sun-Times I just don't think we're going to have four hours of personality and 20 hours of music on a music station like ours every day. •CLINT EASTWOOD actor/director receives the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm in Paris, France as a tribute to his movie career.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 PAUL GREGG bass player with Restless Heart born on December 3rd in Altus, OK. •1960 MATTHEW SHIPP Free Jazz pianist with David S. Ware's Quartet born on December 7th in Wilmington, DE. •1971 CHARLEY PRIDE's biggest hit Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on December 4th. •1987 THOMAS FISS singer with boy band Varsity Fanclub born on December 7th. •1996 MARK WILLS of the Mavericks marries Kelly Mangus on November 30th in Atlanta, GA. •2005 MIKE BOTTS drummer with Rock band Bread dies in Burbank, CA one day after his 61st birthday on December 9th.

 

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi, Jim, It's amazing that you in Houston have snow before we on Cape Cod. Usually by Halloween we have a killing frost. Not this year. Not even yet. My roses are blooming like crazy. I saw video on TV tonight of the snow there in Houston, and it looked like very big snow flakes, which indicated to me that it wouldn't last too long. Big snow storms come with tiny flakes...at least that's the way it happens up here in New England. My heart goes out to those local anchors who follow Jay Leno. He's a good guy, but that was a bad move. Thank you for keeping us informed. Tom

 

JOHNNY ROSE (Nashville, TN) Hi Jim, Barbara (Orbison) wanted me to reach out to you and let you know, this Sunday, December 6th, marks the 21st anniversary of the passing of Roy Orbison. If there were any possibilities for promotions or an interview, we would certainly wish to participate. You have always been such a strong supporter of Roy and we just wanted to make you aware of this date. Barbara has just recently launched a fragrance line, named for Pretty Woman. She has, as usual, many things planned for Roy over the coming year and appreciate any awareness to your listeners. All the best, Johnny Rose, Orbison Music Productions

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) Well happy friendship week! It snowed at my farm, but I didn't get a chance to get up there. I'll send some pics my friends took...

 

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TRACY PITCOX (Brady, TX) Subject: Big Bill Lister Passes Away. Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Famer Big Bill Lister passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 10:35 pm in San Antonio, TX. He was 86. Funeral services are pending. "During October, Big Bill entertained 310 people on a seven day cruise out of Galveston, Texas, for Country Cruisin' 2009," Heart of Texas Records President Tracy Pitcox said. "He received a standing ovation every night. He became ill after the cruise and remained in ICU for thirty days with a severe lung infection. He was just too weak to overcome the illness."

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Lots of TX connection here & you may remember him from San Antonio radio too. I first saw him on the famed "Hadacol Caravan" show in Huntington, WV, Sept. 1950! This is quite a story & I knew you'd wish to read it! BOB & Sonny Lee

 

MIKE HERZING (Houston, TX) Subject: TAWA Scholarship- Harold Gunn - Annual Awards Banquet in Austin. I want to share with you an honor that was given to our outgoing President, Harold Gunn. As part of the ceremony he was presented with a plaque that was inscribed as follows. "In recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the organization during his tenure as President, be it known the Texas Auto Writers Association has honored Harold Gunn by renaming its scholarship fund the Texas Auto Writers Association Harold Gunn Scholarship For Journalism." Our scholarship fund would not be what it is today without his tireless efforts. As many of you may know, Harold has a tendency to become emotional when he is happy and his tears told a lot about how touched he was by the presentation. Happy Holidays, Mike Herzing, Co Host: The Automotive Reporter Radio Program, Publisher/ Editor; www.letstalkwheels.com

 

PAUL WILLIAMS (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, Hope you are doing OK. I was reading your issue #746 and noticed that Chuck Cashmere (I remember when he was on KQUE) mentioned that the Four Aces sang "Standing on the Corner Watching All the Girls Go By". I think it was the Four Lads that had that hit back in the 50’s. The Four Aces had many hits, including "Tell Me Why", "Heart and Soul" and "The Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart". The Four Lads had their share of hits in the 50’s also like "No, Not Much", "Moments to Remember" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing". I remember these songs by listening to Paul Berlin play them on KQUE after he left KNUZ. Also ……"Happy Birthday to my good friend, Chuck Dunaway"…another great jock who worked at KNUZ back in the late 50’s. Paul Williams, Senior Account Executive, Univision Radio

 

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COLONEL ST. JAMES (Houston, TX) Hey Jim, My pups loved the snow. Well, my boy Rip did, my girl Lil could have cared less. She's such a priss! I am so glad you and Lacy found each other! What a wonderful Christmas this is going to be for you both, and you both deserve it! Take care and stay warm. Aloha, Colonel St. James, Texas Radio Hall of Fame (www.colonelstjames.com) / (www.facebook.com/col.stjames) Listen 7pm til 12Mid CT online at www.kkrw.com!

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Southern Rock Classic Sweet Home Alabama is the answer song to two Neil Young tunes, Southern Man and Alabama.

 

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Glad to hear you made it through bad weather. It is 25 right now, but no clouds in the sky as of right now. I am so glad that Lacy is working out for you. My beagle, Scooter, is beginning to get civilized. Beagles are a tough breed to get sane, but she is growing her brain now without any problems. I got her when she was 6 weeks and she is now 10 months. Those little critters are really affectionate and when you fall for them it is love for life. Hang in there. Christmas is coming...oh wait..I mean that a non-specific possibly but not mandatory holiday is coming. Jeff Cunningham, DC

 

CHINESE PROVERB: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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December 04, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #747

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

END OF THE ROAD FOR GIBSON Back in September 2009, ABC TV says that Charlie Gibson leaves his News anchor spot but does not give a specific date. Well, it's official now. ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson vacates his World News desk on Friday, December 18, 2009. Jon Banner, executive producer, makes the announcement on Tuesday on the World News blog. Banner tells his staff that they will take a little time to look back on Gibson's career at ABC. We can expect that Diane Sawyer will take Charlie's World News chair on Monday, December 21st. ABC does not mention who replaces Sawyer on Good Morning America.

 

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30 YEARS IN TRAFFIC WABC TV CH7 NYC NewsTraffic reporter Joe Nolan marks his 30th year on the air on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Joe is an original member of Shadow Traffic and then Metro Traffic which Westwood One now owns both. For 18 years, Nolan does mornings on WPLJ FM (95.5) with Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill. Joe announces Jets and Rutgers football games. He also calls high school sports on the Internet. Congratulations for a great career.

 

TV COLLEGE BOWLS According to sources close to both bowls: University of Tennessee plays Virginia Tech on New Year’s Eve in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Peach Bowl) in Atlanta, GA. On Sunday, December 27, 2009 the University of Kentucky heads back to the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (Music City Bowl) in LP Field (aka the Coliseum), home of the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, TN for the third time in four years. ESPN TV carries both games.

 

TIGER WOODS IS NO LONGER GOD Due to the widespread world-wide news this week that shocks fans everywhere about famous golfer Tiger Wood, former Philadelphia, PA radio and TV personality John Ziegler ends his website www.tigerwoodsisgod.com. Please click Ziegler's Web site for the rest of the story.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What Classic tune enters Billboard only two days before Christmas in 1957 but still lands in the top ten? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•RANDY MICHAELS Tribune COO since May 2008 is the new CEO. Sam Zell remains chairman. •GENERAL ELECTRIC agrees to buy Vivendi's 20% stake in NBC Universal. •SCOTT RODDY is new APD at Adult Hits WNTR FM (107.9) Indianapolis, IN. •RON SPAULDING moves on up to President of Universal Music Group Distribution's independent distribution arm Fontana. •LEX SHVARTS Mega Media Group CEO tells listeners on Friday, October 30, 2009 that the two-year old dance-format WNYZ LP (Pulse 87) NYC goes off the air at 5pm. In August 2009 Mega files Chapter 11. Its low power CH6 signal attracts 831,000 listeners.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 KIM RICHEY singer-songwriter (Radney Foster Nobody Wins and Trisha Yearwood Believe Me Baby) born on December 1st in Zanesville, OH. •1962 VINNIE DOMBROSKI lead singer for Detroit, MI Rock group Sponge born Mark Dombrowski on December 4th. •1979 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON divorces Rita Coolidge on December 2nd. •1983 SHERRI DUPREE lead singer/guitarist/lyricist for the band Eisley born on December 3rd in Houston, TX. •1998 FAITH HILL's single This Kiss goes Platinum on December 1st. •2008 JODY REYNOLDS singer/guitarist (Endless Sleep #5-1958) dies at 75 on November 7th.

 

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CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Subject: Mel Pennington. Hey Jim. I enjoyed reading about an old friend Mel Pennington today. I hope he is well and still hanging in there. He was a stand up guy and a pal from the sixties who was always willing to help out other folks. We did a show at the Alley Theatre together and he hired me for a weekend shift at KODA when I was working three part time jobs after getting out of the army in the sixties. I ran into him in Austin back in 1976 at a dinner for Darrel Royal and we reminisced about the good ole days. So if any of your readers know him please forward a "hello," from Chuck Cashmere. It's so great to know these people are hanging with us today and your column does a great job of reminding me about these really cool periods and episodes in my life. CC

 

TANJA CROUCH (Nashville, TN) Hi Jim, Barbara Orbison forwarded your email address and a copy of your "Jim Rose Remembers Radio #746. She asked me to get in touch with you and let you know that we are about to launch a new RoyOrbison.com site on December 6, the anniversary date of Roy’s passing. She would love to do some radio interviews and giveaways with you and your stations, if possible. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience at 615 850 1171 to discuss the possibility of doing something together. Best Regards, Tanja Crouch; Vice President; Barbara Orbison Productions/Roy Orbison Music/Pretty Woman Perfume; The Orbison Building; 1625 Broadway, Penthouse; Nashville, TN 37203 (www.RoyOrbison.com) Pretty Woman perfume is now available at http://PrettyWomanPerfume.com/

 

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JOHN LACKNESS (San Antonio-Shertz, TX) Subject: A passing to report. Jim, Joe Stier, otherwise known to radio guys as Joe Conway, passed away last night about midnight here in San Antonio. Joe gave me my first big job in San Antonio radio, hiring me on as JOHN MARSHALL (I got the air name while driving by John Marshall high school). While going to school at San Antonio College back in 1978, I got word of a new station coming into town. Thought, what the heck, I'll send a tape in. Got an audition with Joe and got a job doing overnights when KCCW signed on in late 1978 from the transmitter site located just off of Perrin-Beitel road here in town. Progressed to evenings and stayed there until the station changed formats. Joe was a Jersey boy and had worked in New York with Imus before coming down here to do an unusual country format. We played country gold format during the day, then at night, he threw in stuff like the Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top and a few others to mix things up. It really was a format that I enjoyed, but to be honest...was a bit ahead of it's time. Anyway, don't know details of any services at this point but will pass along when I find out and will pass along any more of his background too. John Lackness SCMS Southwest

 

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Time for one last "Lunch Bunch" for the year...AND for the decade! Meeting once again at Boston's Gourmet Pizza, on the westbound 635/LBJ service road just west of MacArthur in the Valley Ranch section of Irving. We'll meet Saturday, December 5 at 1PM. As usual, very casual, no formalities, no speeches, each person pays for their own, etc. Just come out and catch up with old friends, make new friends, etc, and maybe do a little networking! And same goes as always, folks involved in any type of media, current or past, employed or unemployed (that's most of us nowadays, right?) are welcome to sit in. And bring a friend! And if you're afraid of disrupting a day of Christmas shopping, there's a Sam's, Wal-Mart, Fry's, Target, etc. all within semi-walking distance of Boston's!! Hope to see everyone there! Mike Shannon

 

RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Well Jim radio "Used" to be vibrant, exciting, creative, and imaginative. Each city had its own style and excitement. Now nothing really stands out, but several account execs and "desk jockeys" will argue differently. It used to be you earned your way up to the top from small market to big boys, but it became a "warm body paradise". Now it's program around your spots, instead of selling your spots around your programs. There is nothing to compel a listener to tune in, unless you want to argue over the phone with a talk host whose sole purpose is to make you mad. Where's the entertainment or information value in that? Radio is on a slow Viking funeral and the sails are smoldering to ash. I still do some voice work and production. Thankfully I can still write my own material and do my own production, and teach at school. Have a great holiday Jim. Ray

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, December 5th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Bobby Helms' Jingle Bell Rock lands on Billboard's Pop chart only two days before Christmas in 1957 but still rises to #6.

 

ED STERN (Uvalde, TX) Subject: Calling It What It Is -- Terrorism. (http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?aid=11991) "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." Mark Twain (1835-1910)

 

JOHN MARSHALL [Fourth Supreme Court Chief Justice] (September 24, 1755-July 6, 1835) The power to tax is the power to destroy.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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December 02, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #746

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LIMBAUGH TOPS THE LIST CBS’s 60 Minutes teams up with Vanity Fair to find out who is the most influential voice in American conservatism. The survey indicates that 26% of Americans consider talk show host Rush Limbaugh as our nation's most influential conservative. Fox News Channel talk host Glenn Beck comes in second with 11%. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin tie at third with 10% each. According to CBS News a new Washington Post poll says that Republicans who regularly listen to radio host Rush Limbaugh or watch Fox News host Glenn Beck view Sarah Palin as the best representative of their party's core values.

 

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WHO IS AT THE SUPER BOWL? During Thanksgiving Day's Dallas Cowboys-Raiders game the NFL announces that longtime Classic 1960s Rockers The Who will perform during Super Bowl half time on February 7, 2010 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, FL. The Who's two surviving members - Roger Daltrey and guitarist-songwriter Pete Townshend plus new band members are on stage. The Who inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Recent halftime acts at the Super Bowl half time include Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and the Rolling Stones. The Who's performance should be the best of them all.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Does the Four Seasons' Frankie Valli have a brush with the law? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•ANDY LUDLUM PD of CBS Radio News/Talk KFWB-980 Los Angeles, CA is happy that Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s recent move to middays ratings more than doubles in October 2009. •ANGELO CATALDI's contract with SportsRadio WIP-610 Philadelphia, PA ends at the end of 2009. The highly rated and high priced morning man might have to take a pay cut to stay. It now seems that to keep one's job is the new raise. •RICHIE SAMBORA's hometown Woodbridge, NJ honors the Bon Jovi with a street name after him. •ELLEN LEIFELD retires as President/Publisher of Gannett's Tennessean newspaper. Carol Hudler is her successor.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 ELVIS PRESLEY's single Jailhouse Rock scores #1 on Billboard Country chart on December 2nd. •1960 RAZZLE drummer with Hanoi Rocks born Nicholas Charles Dingley on December 2nd in Royal Leamington Spa, England. •1979 ANNE MURRAY's single Broken Hearted Me rises to #1 on Billboard's Country survey on December 1st. •1981 BRITNEY SPEARS Pop singer born Britney Jean Spears on December 2nd in McComb, MS. •1995 DAVID LEE MURPHY's Out With A Bang is his first Gold album on December 1st. •2007 EMIL BRENKUS American Jazz bassist dies at 94 due to prostate cancer on Monday, December 10th.

 

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JEFF THOMPSON (Winston-Salem, NC) Subject: I saw the Mel Pennington stories- I had the pleasure of working with Mel in the early '60s at KXYZ in Houston back when it was located in the Gulf Building. Funny, I had just been thinking about Mel yesterday...and how we were both in the midst of covering the great storm, Hurricane Carla in 1962, along with his friend Tommy Thompson from Life Magazine. (No relation to me, Jeff Thompson.) WE were walking the streets downtown, where huge signs were flying through the air, looters were breaking the windows at Foley's...and I was out in the Mobile unit, a 57 station wagon, about to be blown off the Gulf Freeway, while reporting in on the short wave radio. (Pre- CBs and cell phones) Mel had come to KXYZ from Galveston, I had only arrive a month before from Austin and Radio KASE which I had helped put on the air. While in college at UT, I had also worked at KAZZ-FM, which at the time was through the glass in the next studio from KHFI-FM...which I understand is where Mel Pennington either once worked. In any event...almost 50 years later, please, somebody give best regards to Mel from his old co-worker, Jeff Thompson, now in Winston-Salem, NC.

 

MEL PENNINGTON Back in the mid 1960s Mel comes to KVUE TV CH42 as Sports Director/anchor from KODA-1010 here in Houston, TX. KVUE TV is a sister station to KHFI FM and KHFI-970. All three stations are in a nice self-contained 2-story building in Austin, TX. Radio is upstairs. TV and both news departments, plus sales are downstairs. From 1966-67 I'm PD/MD/DJ on KHFI FM and Saturday afternoon DJ on KHFI-970 (The Sound of the City). Also do a quickie 30 second audio weather forecast at 9pm on KVUE TV. After a few months the radio manager who hires me for KHFI FM, Cal Druxman, leaves. They tack on KHFI radio management duties to Mel Pennington. Along with Mel from KODA-1010 here in Houston, TX, a very deep-voice guy, Dave McQueen, also comes to KHFI-970 in Austin. Dave later moves to the west coast and becomes big in L.A. radio. Back then Westinghouse KODA-1010 is a daytime radio station with a Beautiful music format. Today, under new owners, Tichenor, KODA-1010 is now KLAT-1010 (La Tremenda 1010 AM) with a Spanish format and is now a 24 hour operation. With different owners Sunny 99 KODA FM (99.1) has a soft Adult Contemporary format. While I'm on Westinghouse (Group W) New Country KILT FM and Classic Country KILT-610 the 2nd time from 1991-96 they buy Country KIKK FM and Classic Country KIKK-650 from Viacom in 1995. Due to the FCC rules at the time Westinghouse has to sell KODA FM (99.1) and KODA-1010 so they can buy the KIKK properties. With the new Telcom law of 1996, Westinghouse can own all six radio stations. Then, around 1994 or 95 Westinghouse buys CBS Radio and changes the name Westinghouse (Group W) to CBS Radio. Long after I leave KILT, Viacom buys CBS Radio. So, since the Telcom law of 1996 radio acts like a merry go round. Viacom now owns Country KILT FM, Sports Talk KILT-610, Top 40 KKHH FM (formerly KIKK FM) and Talk KIKK-650. Sad to say that both Mel and Cal are no longer with us. They are by far the best radio managers that I ever work for and in memory remain dear friends. Really fun guys with wonderful personalities. Radio is lots of fun in the Sizzling Sixties.

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Jim, a belated Happy Birthday and Thanksgiving. Congratulations on making it another year, and I'm delighted to know you have a new companion. Regarding the Great Al Alberts...yes, He and the Four Aces were one of the great pop groups before the advent of Rock & Roll. I remember seeing them at the Shamrock Hotel when Love, etc was big. They were terrific. I think they also had the hit Standing on the Corner Watching all the Girls Go By. Paul Berlin MC’d the show and my companion was my first wife and the mother of my beautiful daughter; we were childhood sweethearts and I'll always remember that song. Oh if I knew then what I know now. Have a good one. Keep your eyes open for Christmas. CC

 

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Hi Jim! ...a passing to report in DFW radio...Ralph Widman. Widman was at KTBS in Shreveport starting in 1939, worked for the Texas Independent Network thereafter, then over to KFJZ-1270 in Fort Worth in the mid-40s. Next, Widman was PD at KWBC-970AM in Fort Worth (later known as KNOK and KHVN) from 1946-48, then with WFAA-AM (and occasionally TV) in Dallas from 1948-57 as sports director. He went over to the new KBCS-730AM (now KKDA) in Grand Prairie from 1957-58 as station manager, then back to WFAA-AM sports until 1960. Some old timers might recall him as one of the premier regional sports announcer/play x play for college sports on the radio during the 1940s-50s-60s, and host of the long-running "Football Scoreboard" and "Sports Review" on WFAA from 1948-60. Widman went on to manage two radio rep agencies in the 1960s, but kept his weekend job announcing college football, mostly over WRR-AM in Dallas. Thanks Jim, and congrats on that new pup! Mike Shannon (www.knus99.com/)

 

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BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX) Jim, I did not know this man (Ralph Widman, Jr.) but I'm sure some of your readers from the DFW area might have had the pleasure of working with him. Bud

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: In September 1965, Police in Columbus, OH arrest the Four Seasons' Frankie Valli because his manager forgets to pay his hotel bill.

 

RALPH WIDMAN III (DFW-Arlington, TX) This a copy of the obituary that will run in Sunday's Star-Telegram. It will also be available on their website, www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/ Due to the cost, I decided not to run it in the Dallas Morning News. I thought maybe you could forward it on to friends in Dallas. I've put together some material to email to Joe Simnacher at the Dallas Morning News, so maybe he can get write an article for us. Thanks so much, Ralph

 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.

 

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November 30, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #745

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

PHILLY RADIO-TV SINGING LEGEND EXPIRES Philadelphia, PA TV icon Al Alberts dies at 87 on Friday, November 27, 2009 at his home in Florida. Al is a founding member and lead singer on one of my favorite Pop singing groups of the 1950s - The Four Aces. Their biggest hit Love Is a Many Splendored Thing lands on Billboard's Pop chart on August 27, 1955. It quickly rises to #1 and remains there for 6 weeks and sells over a half million copies. It's the title song from the movie that stars William Holden and Jennifer Jones. Alberts is a longtime Philadelphia TV talent show host. The Al Alberts Showcase runs for decades on WPVI TV CH6 in the City of Brotherly Love. William Penn, English Quaker, names the city Philadelphia which is Greek for brotherly love.

 

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TWO TOP TV ANCHORS DISAPPEAR IN PHILADELPHIA Bob Dylan sings, The times they are a changin'. Lots of changes at WPVI TV in 2009 when they lose two long time news anchors. Back in June 2009 ABC CH6 Sport Director Gary Papa passes away. After 56 years in broadcasting with 31 at WPVI TV, weathercaster Dave Roberts retires. Dave joins WPVI on May 15th, 1978. His final Action News AccuWeather forecast is Friday, December 11, 2009. Dave broadcasts his last ABC CH6 Thanksgiving Day parade on November 26th. WPVI TV moves out of its old building on City Line Avenue into new digs. Action News' Jim Gardner is the only member of the original news team who is still on board. In 2002, Roberts decides to cut his workload when he hands the 11pm torch to Cecily Tynan. Bernie Prazenica, President/GM of 6ABC relates, Dave has touched so many lives during his broadcast career. He is truly one of the most genuine, authentic people to ever work in the business. Without Dave, Channel 6 would not be what it is today.

 

ROCKIN' LITTLE MISS DYNAMITE LIGHTS UP THE GREEN Lipscomb University’s 5th annual Lighting of the Green is on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Brenda Lee whose Christmas classic Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is in both the Country and Rock Music Halls of fame joins the celebration. Music starts at 5:30 pm. Admission is free. Free photo sessions with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in Bennett Campus Center, where food from local restaurants is available for purchase. Amy Grant hosts the event. Lelan Statom of NewsChannel5 is the emcee. Dozens of Christmas trees with lots of lights plus one that's 35-feet tall. Please bring non-perishable food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank's December food drive. Lipscomb University's location is 3901 Granny White Pike; Nashville, TN.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What distinction does Courtney love hold with the Internet? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chuck Dunaway [KLIF-1190, KBOX-1480, KILT-610, WABC-770, WKY-930, WKYC-1100] on Tuesday, December 1st •BIG JAY SORENSEN former DJ on Oldies WNBC-660 Time Machine returns to CBS Radio Oldies WCBS FM NYC. Previously Big Jay is on WKXW FM (101.5) Trenton, NJ; WPHT-1210 Philadelphia, PA and KLIF-570 Dallas, TX. •KNST-790 (Newsradio) Tucson, AZ big changes. Josh Leng PD quickly exits right after morning host Jim Parisi joins crosstown talk KVOI-1030 (The Voice of Freedom) in nearby Cortaro, AZ beginning November 30, 2009. Reach out and touch Josh at joshuapleng@yahoo.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 KRISTINE OLIVER (half of sister duo Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) born on November 28th in Manhattan Beach, CA. •1965 PAUL WHEELER drummer with Synthpop band Icehouse born in Sydney, Australia on November 30th. •1972 CHARLIE RICH records Behind Closed Doors on November 28th. •1980 JOSEPH MILLIGAN lead guitarist with Alternative Rock band Anberlin born on November 30th. •1992 MARTY STUART joins the Grand Ole Opry on November 28th as its first new member since the death of Roy Acuff. •2008 DAVY [Davey] GRAHAM British folk guitarist/singer/arranger dies of lung cancer on December 15th.

 

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CHUCK 'Boom Boom' CANNON (Savannah, GA) We were real Pirate Radio DJs, broadcasting from the M.V. Communicator on the North Sea in 1985. Craig Novac, me, Jay Mack, John Leeds, and Jeff Davis. The Movie, "Pirate Radio" starts Friday at a theater near you. (http://SavannahsCoolOldies.com)

 

WALTRAUD HOFMEISTER (Germany) hi jim, this is waltraud from Germany. happy thanksgiving.

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Subject: Jim, Can you add this email address instead of the other one to your newsletter? I think the email ended with @theodoremedia.com This email is GrizzlyGroundswell@yahoo.com Thanks for the mention again! You're too kind! Hey we had over 2000 listeners the day your last newsletter went out! I could not figure out where they were coming from! Then I remembered you mentioned us in your newsletter! So that is very exciting! Thanks for all you do! I hope Lacy and You have a wonderful first Thanksgiving together! Chad

 

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SUNNY LANGSTON-GADWAY (Dallas, TX) Subject: Happy Thanksgiving! 'I’m Thankful for You. Thanksgiving is the appointed time for focusing on the good in our lives. In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but too often we overlook them, choosing instead to spend our time paying attention to problems. We give our energy to those who cause us trouble instead of those who bring peace. Starting now, let’s be on the lookout for the bits of pleasure in each hour and appreciate the people who bring love and light to everyone who are blessed to know them. You are one of those people. On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving!' Joanna Fuchs - Sunny Gadway & Mike Glover

 

DAVID PERKINS (Fort Worth, TX) Hey Jimbo and Lacy (Good girl!)...Hey how cool is it to say that again? Man, you've been through it but like the champ you are, you've come out better off. Happy birthday, get weller, and congratulations on Lacy. I learn something everyday. I hadn't a clue that Chubby Checker had covered Hank Ballard till your newsletter. I was still in the Marine Corps with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California when "The Twist" came out in '60. Good times twisting with those California girls. Thanks for the information, man. Your newsletter is the best. And Happy Thanksgiving. I'm not so thankful for the lottery I'm gonna win Saturday but for the bread I have on the table today. Gifts from God. And if you don't believe there is a God, then gifts from the universe. So much beauty in our lives, so little evil, really. See ya'. David Perkins; The Ecumenical Church for the Followers of Christ; The Jesus Christ Said Ministries (www.JesusChristSaid.com)

 

JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Hi Jim, Just a few random thoughts about the discussion on the shakey nature of broadcasting. Anyone looking for job stability who took the time to check out broadcasting would never choose it as a profession. Stability in radio has ALWAYS been if you were still on the job fifteen minutes after clocking in, and if you worked in a non-union state, you could get canned for almost any reason. Some of us who didn't check it out, or didn't believe what we were told, came to understand you have to leave broadcasting if you want a stable career. There are some exceptions, people who've made a lifetime career at one or a few stations, but they're few and far between. One really valid point was made in the discussion...in this economy, if you have a reasonably good job, no matter what it is, hold on to it with both hands. I walked away from radio years ago, and started near the bottom working for the state of Texas, and not a day goes by without me being thankful for making that decision. I miss radio, but not nearly enough to go back in it. Yours Truly, John Hale; Mobile Magic Music; 512.336.8742 (33.Music) "We're at the best parties!"

 

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RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#743) November 25, 2009 [Wednesday] Hi Jim: Hope the holidays will be your best. On the Question from Randy Calhoun about Allen Grimm. Allen "Bubba" Grimm was one of the originators of KEXL in San Antonio in the early 1970's. He did a late night to overnight shift with a progressive rock format when the station was still going by the calls KITE-FM. He stayed with the station and came back during KEXL "resurgence" in 1974. Allen, from what I understand had a Heart attack in the early 1990's and passed away. KEXL was a very good station and totally different that what was being offered at the time. Have a great holiday. Ray Whitworth

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Courtney Love's AOL email account is the first to be shut down because of death threats she posts against people she thinks deserve them.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: I wish I had saved my bumper sticker from Phoenix. It read: "Don't Re-elect Nobody." I need it now! BOB

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1762-1826) The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

 

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November 27, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #744

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

DOBBS FOR SENATOR OR PRESIDENT? TV talk show host Lou Dobbs leaves CNN after almost 30 years because network honchos become jittery with his personal political agenda promotion on his TV show. Lou still has his syndicated radio show plus CNN hands him millions of dollars to walk away from his TV anchor spot. Probably the most irritating aspect of his jargon to CNN bosses is his referral to President Obama's birth place. Where is Barack's place of origin? Dobbs suggests that Obama actually is born in Kenya, not Hawaii. If he really is a U.S. citizen why does he spend millions of dollars on legal fees to keep it hidden? Lou also speaks of our nation's leaky border with Mexico where millions of illegal aliens still pour across our southern boundary. The National Hispanic Media Coalition takes credit for Lou Dobbs' CNN departure. The NHMC brags that it plans next to turn to Dobbs’ daily United Stations Radio Networks syndicated talk show. CNN announces that anchor and chief national correspondent, John King debuts in early 2010 on a new weeknight political show to fill Lou's former 7:00-8:00 pm ET time slot. Word has it that Dobbs might consider a senatorial run as an independent candidate in his home state of New Jersey. The latest banter is Lou Dobbs for President of the United States of America. Stay tuned to this bat channel.

 

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CBS EXTENDS MASON'S CONTRACT CBS Corporation restructures its broadcasting operations with a new management team to direct the new local broadcasting portion. Anton Guitano, CFO and Senior EVP of Operations for CBS Radio, is new COO of CBS Local Media for its new local broadcasting business segment. Anton reports to Leslie Moonves, President/CEO of CBS Corporation; Dan Mason, CBS Radio President/CEO, and Peter Dunn, new President of CBS Television Stations. Since 2007, Dan Mason heads CBS Radio. He signs a contract extension to remain as head of the division. Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation President/CEO, boasts Dan is, quite simply, the best executive in the radio business. He has unparalleled gifts as a programmer, and knows how to turn that grasp of our on-air product into improved ratings and financial performance. We couldn’t be more pleased that Dan will continue to provide his leadership skills for years to come, joining with Anton and Peter to help make this new local media group a growth engine for CBS.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1982, Bertie Higgins has a Billboard Top Ten hit with Key Largo. For whom is he a drummer in the 1960s? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Kay Clarkson and Buzz Cason on Friday, November 27th. •WACV-1170 (former WCOV) Bluewater Broadcasting flips from News/Talk to Oldies from a simulcast with sister station News/Talk WMRK FM (107.9) Montgomery-Shorter, AL. •WLTW FM Clear Channel (Lite FM 106.7) NYC and AC KESZ FM (99.9) Phoenix, AZ both switch to all-Christmas music through the holidays on Friday, November 20, 2009. •FAITH HILL and her longtime business manager, Gary Borman, part their ways after 16 years. In 1993 Faith releases her debut single Wild One. Borman also represents Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 HANK WILLIAMS writes his Classic tune Cold, Cold Heart on November 23rd. •1962 CHARLIE BENANTE drummer with Heavy Metal band Anthrax born on November 27th. •1973 GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE sing We're Gonna Hold On in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22nd. •1988 CHRISTOPHER STRINGINI Pop-R&B singer born on November 28th in Chicago, IL. •1996 DEANA CARTER's Strawberry Wine is #1 on Billboard's Country chart on November 23rd. •2007 ROBERT GOULET one of my favorite Pop singers/actor/theatre/radio/TV and film dies on October 30th.

 

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JIM 'Catfish' PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) In my wildest dreams I would've never thought radio would have gotten this bad. If you have a job KEEP IT no matter how bad it gets. Jim Prewitt; (www.JimPrewitt.com)

 

JOHN SUMMERS (Los Angeles, CA) Catfish...there is usually no choice in the matter when the end comes. No matter what you've done, how nice you are, how talented you are or how much 'extra' stuff you do, it matters not. John

 

'Big' JAY SORENSEN (NYC, NY) Unfortunately, you are somewhat correct John. BUT...I’ve noticed that some OTHER folks DO notice...sometimes you meet them on the way UP...or even on the way down if that occurs. So while it seems like it’s all for naught, sometimes it isn’t. MY work ethic is renowned in this region. I was hoping that happened when I lived in Rowlett and worked in Big D. But now that I’m back in the NY/Philly/Jersey area, my work (on and OFF the air) speaks for itself. Some people won’t like you no matter what you do…and others LOVE you. So don’t take any of this personally these days. The oafs who run MOST of the big companies are looking over THEIR shoulders too…no matter how good or how far they go the extra-mile for their company. There ARE some decent people out there who DO notice. Believe me. I "go the extra mile" for ME too; because I want to! I figure, the BIG guy upstairs knows. I am the biggest team player there IS. But once I’m gone…I’m GONE. Then I just hitch my wagon up the next operator smart enough to GET it. And that, my friends is what those on the radio-beach must do. Having pals in high places (ya know like some guy named Famous and guys like Tom Taylor and Joel Denver and Jerry DelColliano and radio’s best friend Art Vuolo) at influential publications and other industry related firms doesn’t hurt either. BUT…it comes down to this: the RIGHT people find out eventually what YOU are worth to a company. THEY are the ones who WIN. Jim and his former morning-show teammate in Militia-gan will rise again. Mark my words. Good luck to YOU TOO John. We’ll meet again I’m sure. So folks…have the best Thanksgiving you can have...and...BE BIG! Big Jay Sorensen, WCBS-FM NYC

 

LARRY SHANNON (Tarkio, MO) Great thoughts, Jay. I'll jump in with a word or two to reinforce what you said. I've never left one gig and gone on to the next one - fired, resigned, run off, etc - and the next gig turned out to be much better than the one I'd left. A few years ago, I wrote a piece when Dallas and Denver's Paxton Mills died (www.radiodailynews.com/beatlesgeneration.htm). One line in it remains true about today's state of the biz ... "We fired and hired each other at a half dozen different radio stations - one day we were enemies, the next day, best friends and boss jocks." It's an endless cycle. "One day we're a boss - the next day we're asking to be hired by someone we fired a week before." Larry Shannon

 

RUSS DIBELLO [Famous Amos] (NYC, NY) I really should keep to myself and be gracious here, but I gotta be mee-e-e-e... Some years back, when I had my third and final humiliation with Clear Channel, they left me no choice in a certain situation, but to sue them. Y'all should a heard the stuck-pig squeals from my fellow Radio Industry compadres: "Oh my GOD! You can't sue Clear Channel! You'll never eat lunch in this industry again! Eight years later, I'm working, including duties on The Greatest Station in the World (CBS-FM) and they're starting charities for families who have been the victims of the Evil Empire. Oh, and that lawsuit, which everyone said I "couldn't win"? Let's just say that CC assumed that because I lived in New York State, any rent-a-lawyer, type storefront law firm from that State, in general. could represent against an ex-NYC CC employee. You tend to view things that way, I suppose, when your corporate HQ is in San Antonio. So much for CC's mythical evil, unstoppable lawyers. Epilogue: they didn't win, and I lived to eat lunch another day. Happy Thanksgiving all and may you all see greener pastures in 2010. FA! R! WCBS-FM NYC

 

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CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Mondegreens and Traditions. Hi, Someone said they knew of an Irish song about a train, it goes "Paddy Me Boy is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo"? Also and old Irish song for plumbers, "Oh, Danny Boy I hire those pipes a calling." A Lutheran Theologian Marty Martin in Christianity Today in an article once said one of the worst Christian sins is not to be able to laugh. Since we are always to be able to explain the Joy with in us to whoever asks us. I have started going to a place I like for Mexican Food at the West End, R. J. Cuisine. The food is a little on the high side, but is very good and a nice treat like when I go downtown to cast my ballot. Especially when I am not sure I even care to vote. 73, Charles George, KC5RAI

 

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JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, November 28th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: From 1964-66, Bertie Higgins is a drummer for Rock singer Tommy Roe who has the #1 hit, Sheila, in summer 1962.

 

GARY OWENS [Rock 'n' Roll DJ-TV game show host] (May 10, 1936-p) I found joy in almost every record.

 

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November 25, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #743

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

 

ROCK STAR HAS SURGERY The Tennessean's Tune in Music City has an article about legendary 1950s Rock-R&B star Little Richard's recent hip surgery. The Associated Press has details: Little Richard is asking fans to pray for his speedy recovery after undergoing hip surgery at a Tennessee hospital. The Rev. Bill Minson, a Penneman family friend, says that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient Little Richard is in pain before his surgery but he continues his performance schedule. Rev. Minson says the 76-year-old Little Richard asks him to tell fans to get ready to rock 'n' roll with him in the new year because he's coming back strong. Little Richard is a native of Macon, GA but he now lives in Tennessee. He recovers from the surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

 

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SMOOTH JAZZ JOINS THE EDSEL AUTOMOBILE An Inside Radio report states, The combination of an aging audience, a dearth of new superstar artists and a new ratings methodology has caused smooth jazz to vanish from most major markets. Only five smooth jazz radio stations remain in the 25 markets that have converted to the PPM. While they continue to carry the torch, it’s no walk in the park.

 

POP KING STARS ON THE AUCTION BLOCK Today's poor economy doesn't seem to affect everyone. Charlie Moore who owns Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg, TN buys the King of Pop Michael Jackson's 1985 Mercedes Benz at a NYC auction for $104,550. Charlie also purchases a photo of Jackson as he drives the car. Moore plans to put Michael's Mercedes on display at his museum which has more than 40 authentic Hollywood vehicles that includes Elvis Presley's Lincoln and Frank Sinatra's Jaguar. A Hong Kong hotel executive buys Jackson's white glove that he wears on his first moonwalk performance for $350,000.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: In the music world what are mondegreens? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•TRAVIS MOON moves up from PD of Bonneville Country WUBE FM (105.1) Cincinnati, OH & WYGY FM (97.3) Fort Thomas, KY to his new spot as PD/PM Drive DJ on Clear Channel Country KAJA FM (97.3) San Antonio, TX. •KDHT FM Emmis (Hot 93.3) Austin, TX flips from Hip Hop on Wednesday November 18, 2009 to AAA from sister station KGSR FM (107.1) which goes Regional Mexican on Friday, November 20th. •JUSTIN WRIGHT ex PD/morning host on Top-40 WFIZ FM (Z95.5) Ithaca-Odessa, NY edges over to CHR WNKI FM (Wink 106) Elmira, NY as weekends-swing.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1958 BRENDA LEE's Classic Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree releases on November 24th on Decca records. •1960 AMY GRANT Contemporary-Pop singer born on November 25th in Augusta, GA. •1973 CHARLIE RICH's single The Most Beautiful Girl hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on November 24th. •1983 KIRSTY CRAWFORD singer-songwriter finalist on TV show Pop Idol born on November 25th in Glasgow, Scotland. •1990 K.T. OSLIN's single Come Next Monday scores #1 on Billboard's Country survey on November 24th. •2005 GLORIA LASSO Spanish singer dies at 83 on December 4th in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

 

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MOBY [James Carney] (Atlanta-Roswell, GA) [Dene Hallam - 1954-2009] Dear Friends of Dene Hallam. I'm sitting here on this Sunday morning just stunned. Dene Hallam has passed away!! "WHAT!?!" Dene won't be sitting behind his desk ever again at his office at the Moby Network facility, and in the apartment in the basement of our home, where he lived for over a year and a half. Dene was like my twin brother. Holidays would find Dene around our family table. I've been reading Facebook entries, and I'm at a loss as to how to proceed. God, he was a good man. Those Facebook posts are from scores of good people that Dene had made better, or at the very least attempted to. They're mainly from people that were exposed to Dene when he was at the top of his game, and benefited from being there. They, thank God, weren't there to see, feel, and hear the trauma of a loving man who felt he'd lost everything. For the final chapter of his life, Dene programmed our Moby network, and did it with the same amount of passion he'd had for the biggest station he'd ever taken at the top. The end of his journey came with him under our umbrella, and because of that, I'm feeling a deep sense of responsibility to insure he's properly put to rest. He was full of love, and kindness for all that had come in his wake. No man ever loved his children more than Dene loved Sam and Liz and especially Hayleigh. Mary Beth, Gracie and I were his closest family as his life ended; we feel the need to take the lead to ensure anything done "for Dene" will directly benefit "Dene's daughters" that he gave endlessly to. We're in the process of making that happen, and will post the "How To Help Dene's Girls" stuff on www.mobyinthemorning.com and get it to the trades ASAP. Thanksgiving week isn't the best time to get a ball like this rolling at the beginning of a 3 day week. My list of those to send this to is short. Those that read it directly from me, would you be so kind as to forward to others that you're aware of that might need/want to see it. Thank you & God bless, MOBY

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) Happy Birthday to you! Hope all is well with you and Lacy, sorry I missed this year's induction ceremony, I had back surgery, went well but kept me from flying. Your pal, CC (www.ccmccartney.com)

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Thanks for the mention Jim! What a great 40th Birthday! Chad. (www.WGGRN.com)

 

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Hi Jim! The lost JFK assassination recordings from the old KXOL-1360AM in Fort Worth play Sunday night, November 22, over KMNY-1360AM from 6PM-7PM as a special presentation of "The Hi-Fi Club" radio show, commemorating the 46th anniversary of the event. These recordings, made by KXOL-AM reporter and former KXAS-TV news anchor Russ Bloxom and his former wife, Sanda, mainly cover the late afternoon, evening and nighttime coverage of the assassination, and extend through Lee Harvey Oswald's murder two days later. Condensed to a one-hour presentation, the tapes showcase the non-network affiliated KXOL and its worthwhile effort to cover the tragedy locally and on the scene. Listeners will hear North Texas radio notables Russ Bloxom, Roy Eaton, Bruce Neal and others as they report the events in November, 1963. The program will also stream on the internet at www.thehificlub.net, and can also be heard this weekend over KPIR-1420AM in Granbury, KLDE-104.9FM in San Angelo, and on the North Texas Radio for the Blind. Check www.thehificlub.net/affiliates.html for days and times. A podcast of the recordings will be posted to the "Hi-Fi Club" website by November 25. Mike Shannon

 

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RANDY CALHOUN (Dallas, TX) Subject: Allen Grimm. I read your remembrances as I did a Google search for Allen Grimm. I'm not in the radio business but remembered listening to Allen when I was a teenager growing up in San Antonio. He was great and the music was even better. Where is he now? Randy Calhoun

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey City, TX) Jim: Thanks so much for the bio on Linda Ronstadt. I have up-dated my files & appreciate your efforts. I am not computer savvy & thus did not search further. This is still a learning process for me indeed. BOB

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, November 28th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: When one mishears lyrics it is a mondegreen, such as My eyes of Georgia instead of the correct My eyes adored you. Have an example of this.

 

WALTER HAMMOCK (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#741) November 20, 2009 [Friday] Seems to me he (Dene Hallam) was fairly young wasn't he? Any idea what happened? You have a great week my friend and Happy Thanksgiving. We have MUCH to be thankful for.

 

DAVE E. CROCKETT (Houston, TX) I’m saddened to hear about Dene Hallam passing over the weekend. Dene hired me as KKBQ/93Q Country’s first morning man along side Nancy Alexander in September of 1992. We had many fights about the direction of the show and also had many a dinner at the Palm on Dene’s dime to mend fences. Not the easiest guy (to) work for but he always knew the direction the station should go. Dene was the last of the real programmers who ran the station before sales started cluttering the air. One of the few battles he lost and it cost the station dearly. He always had my respect and he will be missed by his extended radio family. Dave E. Crockett; Audio Producer-Voice Talent; Bill Young Productions

 

ISSAC ASIMOV (January 2, 1920-April 6, 1992) If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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November 23, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #742

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

 

VETERAN TX RADIO PROGRAMMER DIES Former Program Director of Country KKBQ FM (92.9) Houston, TX; Country WDAF FM (106.5) Kansas City, KS; Citadel Country WKHX FM (Kicks 101.5) and Oldies WYAY FM (106.7) Atlanta-Gainesville, GA Dene Hallam passes away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Just over two years ago Dene joins the Moby in the Morning show that's in syndication. For several days, he lies unresponsive in the intensive care unit of Grady Memorial Hospital. On Thursday a Catholic priest gives him his last rites. Dene Hallam dies on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Dene wins previous Billboard Radio Awards in two different formats. Dene Hallam leaves behind two daughters.

 

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FORMER BEATLES REGROUP With a little help from their friends, Ringo Starr recruits Paul McCartney for their new album Y Not which hits store shelves on January 12th, 2010. Paul joins Ringo on a couple of tracks of the album. Their first single from the album Walk With Me has McCartney and Starr as duos. This is Ringo’s first album since Liverpool 8 in 2008. Other guest artists and songwriters on Y Not include Joe Walsh, Joss Stone, Van Dyke Parks, Ben Harper and Richard Marx. In a press release, Ringo talks about joint efforts with his old Beatles mate, Paul was doing the Grammys, so he came over to the house and was playing bass on ‘Peace Dream.’ So I played him this other track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans.’ And he went to the mike and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That was all Paul McCartney, and there could be nothing better.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who has the first version of Chubby Checkers' 1960 dance tune, The Twist? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don Tiffin on Tuesday, November 24th. •KIX BROOKS who hosts Citadel Media's American Country Countdown wins his 1st ever National Broadcast Personality of the Year from the Country Music Association. •KYGO FM (98.5) Denver, CO is the CMA Major Market Radio Station of the Year. •BILL CAREY native New Yorker is the new news director for Tribune Broadcasting's flagship station in New York WPIX FM (101.9). •RICK O'DELL exits WNUA FM (95.5) in January 2009 now programs and co-hosts 14 Chicago-area Smooth Jazz music channels on www.chitownsmoothjazz.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 BRUCE HORNSBY accordion/pianist/singer born Bruce Randall Hornsby in Williamsburg, VA on November 23rd. •1960 PATSY CLINE records I Fall To Pieces at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, TN on November 16th. •1972 CHRIS AADLER drummer with Metal band Lamb of God born on November 23rd. •1980 JOHNNY LEE's single Lookin' for Love strikes Gold on November 18th. •1999 HERB ABRAMSON producer/songwriter/co-founder of Atlantic records dies at 82 on November 9th. •2002 JAMIE O'NEAL's USO tour of American military bases in the Mediterranean Sea on November 18th.

 

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KEITH FARR (Lodi Lake, CA) For years I have been trying to get in contact with Jerry Litteral...only finding that he used the last name as "Houston". When I saw the Oregon obituary which gave his full name and location (Irvine). I was shocked! If this man is the same person, we started together in 1957-8 In Ontario, Oregon and Payette Idaho. Since those beginnings we lost contact. Mainly because I didn't know where he was located. If possible: Please can you send me a photo or connect me with his wife or family? Greatly appreciated. I believe that it's Jerry. We are the same age as well. Respectfully, Keith B. Farr (ret.) Broadcast Productions; Documentaries ~ Film; Northern California; Bay Area Broadcasters KRE Museum keithbfarr@earthlink.net

 

JOYCE WEBSTER (J.C.) (Mena, AR) Jim. My brother was a young man when he passed away...only 53 of a sudden heart attack. He had been battling a problem with the prostate and then the bladder for years. It was a nightmare for him, and he had to cath himself all the time. He developed so many health issues and had to keep working because he was turned down for S.S.D. Received notice he had been approved two weeks after his death. He had worked at Dallas Power & Light for 20 years before leaving there due to his health issues, and had contributed the entire time to his retirement. He couldn't draw it until he was 55...so his ex-wife who was a horrible person...truly, drew all the benefits from all his years of work and saving. Very sad. However, my brother is in a better place and not worried about it at all. He had really suffered enough! He had a GREAT voice, and sang with a Southern Gospel quartet for a few years. He could sing anything, of course. I'm from a family of singers...but, my brother was by far better than me or my sister!!! Well...I have a thousand things I need to be doing so best get back to it! Take care, my friend. JC

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. I turn 40 on November 22nd! Now I feel better! Give Lacy a Grizzly hug from all of us at www.WGGRN.com Chad Everson Please enjoy Theodore Media LLC: three legged Grizzly Groundswell Stool! Blog Networks: www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com Radio Networks: www.WGGRN.com Magazine: www.TemerityMagazine.com / http://grizzlytemerity.com for Domain and Hosting sales http://cafepress.com/WGGRN for all our merchandise Our Email Mailing list can be found and subscribed to here on this page: http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com Thank you! Chad T. Everson

 

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ED CHANDLER (Houston-Katy, TX) So sad to hear of the passing of Dean Hallam tonight. He was a real radio junkie. Not many like him left today. RIP my friend. Yesterday at 11:22pm.

 

JAY NOBLE (Dallas-Flower Mound, TX) Dene Hallam passed away last night at 10:28. His friendship, personality and programming genius will be missed by all. His untimely passing will truly be missed by all of us in The Moby in the Morning radio family. Rest in peace my friend.

 

MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Hi Jim! First, sorry to have missed your birthday, but hoping you'll accept a "belated" happy birthday wish! Second, sorry as well that we never made contact at the Texas Radio Hall of Fame a couple of weeks back. I guess I was too busy taking photos for their website. Next, I saw someone's reference here to the movie "Pirate Radio"--For anyone who's interested in the Pirate Radio concept in general, visit www.thehificlub.net/affiliates.html and load up last week's "Hi-Fi Club" radio show (11/15/09,) where I interviewed real-life former pirate radio jock Johnny Drake! Find out the REAL story. (www.knus99.com/)

 

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JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) Jim, I kept telling myself to write you a "Happy Birthday" note and I kept telling myself, "I'll do that tomorrow!" Dang - I missed it!! So, please accept a "Happy Birthday" wish even though it is late! Hope you had a good one and will have many, many more! I enjoy "Jim Rose Remembers Radio" very much. They are great! Thank you!

 

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#741) November 20, 2009 [Friday] Happy Belated B-Day. Didja get all the candles blown out?? Have the pooch give ya a kiss. DrB

 

JERRY MILLER [Mueller] (Houston, TX) From Maudie and Jerry www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=HY27482779

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1959, Hank Ballard writes The Twist and records it with his group The Midnighters.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Forgot also to mention that singer, bandleader, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) has opened "Ray Benson's RoadHouse" at Austin's Bergstrom international Airport. It's behind security-check-in near Gate 12. Don't know if others planned. Stay tuned! BOB

 

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) Jim...It brings a smile to my face to see your sign off as "Jim & Lacy". I am truly happy for you. And, even though I don't mention this near enough...Thank you very, very much for "JRRR". I hope all is well since your surgery. Keep us updated. Mike

 

BOB HOPE (May 29, 1903-July 27, 2003) I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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November 20, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #741

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ALAMO CITY TV ANCHOR RETIRES According to the San Antonio Business Journal, CBS affiliate KENS TV CH5 names Jeff Vaughn to replace Chris Marrou who retires on January 4, 2010 from his evening news anchor chair. Bob McGann, KENS TV President/General Manager, says I am delighted that Jeff will be joining us at KENS Television. He has the solid experience required for such a prominent role on our news team and will continue the legacy of journalistic excellence that Chris has maintained for more than three decades.

 

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HIP HOPS OUT OF AUSTIN After two and a half years KFMK FM (Jammin' 105.9) in Austin, TX drops Rhythmic AC and flips to Hip-Hop as 105.9 The Beat to go up against crosstown Emmis KDHT FM (Hot 93.3). Pamela McKay, KFMK FM Market Manager reflects, As the makeup of Austin's population grows in diversity, we know this mass appeal format will super-serve our growing community as well as the needs of the advertisers. In the Arbitron Summer Report KDHT FM ranks number nine 12+ with a 3.9 share. Next thing that happens is KDHT FM fires its entire Hot 93.3 programming and air flight crew, tosses its Hip-Hop music and skims along without DJs. Its new yet unknown format arrives on Friday, November 20, 2009.

 

CHARITY LOOKS UP Salem Radio Network hosts Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Janet Parshall, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt host a week-long Thanksgiving campaign to raise funds for Feed The Children charity with its base in the Oklahoma City. Due to the economy, Tom Tradup, SRN VP/News and Talk Programming, fears this year’s drive might not measure up to 2008's tally. Tom brags, Instead we are doing double, even triple, the donations generated last year. As of this morning we’ve raised over $65,000 in just two days. That’s enough for Feed The Children to distribute food that will feed 12,900 families-of-four for an entire week. Critics will always take shots at Talk radio, but once again this is proof of the one-on-one bond that SRN Talk hosts have with their audience and the inherent generosity of the American people.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What famous musician sings back up vocals on Firefall's 1977 hit Just Remember I Love You? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•TODD JERRFIES & JOHN PRYOR morning hosts on Emmis O&O News/Talk KLBJ-590 Austin, TX receive suspensions in July 2009 because they utter the word wetback during a discussion on immigration, return to the airwaves on December 7th. •NIKKI ROBERTS exits mornings on Country KBQI FM (107.9) Albuquerque, NM to replace Trina Neeley in middays on Hot AC WMEE FM (97.3) in Ft. Wayne, IN. •OWEN MURPHY APD at Bonneville Sports/Talk KIRO-710 Seattle, WA moves on up to Program Director. •KAISER morning host on Modern Rock WMRQ FM (104.1) Hartford-Waterbury, CT tacks on Music Coordinator duties.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 JAMES 'Jimmy' BROWN drummer for British Reggae band UB40 born on November 20th. •1969 CONWAY TWITTY records Hello Darlin' on November 18th in an afternoon session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN. •1971 KENICHI ITO guitarist-producer born in Saitama, Japan on November 20th. •1980 DOLLY PARTON & JOHN SCHNEIDER are guests on the debut of NBC-TV's Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters on November 18th. •2005 KENNY CHESNEY's singles I Go Back & There Goes My Life strike Gold on November 18th. •1992 ISHIMURA MAIHA Japanese Pop singer born on November 20th.

 

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ALAN SHAPIRO (Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, CA) Happy Birthday Jim, have a great week!!!!

 

JOANIE GREEN GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Happy Birthday and many happy returns, Jim!

 

JIM [Catfish] PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) Subject: YOU! Happy Birfday Jimmy! Catfish Jim Prewitt; (www.JimPrewitt.com) / (www.Facebook.com/CatfishJimPrewitt) / (www.Twitter.com/Catfishonline) / (www.MySpace.com/Catfishonline) AOL Instant Messenger: Netcatfish

 

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CHUCK JOSEPH (Houston TX) Jim, New email address! Sign me up! Chuck Joseph, Houston Texas Here is my new email address to send the jim rose remembers radio to!! hankie707707@gmail.com It was good to see you at the hall of fame party! Kiss that dog and put a picture of you and her on Facebook!!

 

KMCV FM Wish we can go back to KMCV FM days when Chuck Joseph, John Jaksha and I are DJs there. Radio-TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart owns Traditional Gospel KMCV FM with studios off I-45 way up north of Houston, TX. Even with big Sam, his green suits, ties, socks and spy master daughter we still manage a few laughs. One afternoon I play an up tempo Gospel Rocker by Elvis Presley on the air. Sam's daughter, who is our receptionist and resident spy, calls daddy Sam and hands me the phone line to Glory Land. Big bad Sam chews me out because I play that Rock'n'Roll record. One night after I get off the air, the night DJ says that he has Mike Murdoch on the phone who demands that the DJ play a cut from one of his albums. He tells the DJ that Jimmy Swaggart is a very good friend of his and that he might ask Rev. Jimmy to fire him if he doesn't play one of his tunes. Murdoch's albums are amongst the ones that I hide from the control room rack and place his masterpiece works of art with the others in a safe place. Tell the DJ to ignore the TV preacher. We sure do have lots of fun before Clinton's Telcom law of 1996 brings in bankers as owners and programmers of America's radio stations.

 

JOE FORD (Houston-Spring, TX) Chuck Joseph! What a great guy...never seemed to have a bad day, great sense of humor...always had great railroad stories! I'd love to see him again. I might make the next HRR...only problem with May is birthdays. Mine, my wife's and my oldest son. That's usually a travel month for us! I'd love to get together with all you guys and catch up!

 

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HAROLD GUNN (Houston, TX) Jim, Happy birthday and many more, Harold

 

MARTHA JOE THRASHER (Dallas-Farmers Branch, TX) HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me as well!

 

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) While I still have time...Happy Birthday, Jim! Give Lacy a pat on the head from me. Mike

 

ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Jim...I hope you have a very Happy Birthday and many, many more!!!

 

MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Just turned on Facebook and realized I still have 2 and 1/2 hours to wish you Happy Birthday on your birthday. I'm sure Lacy has kissed you a few times.

 

T.J. CALLAHAN (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday!!!! And many more!

 

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!!

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, November 21st. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Timothy B. Schmit, Eagles' bass player, is a back up singer on Firefall's 1977 hit Just Remember I Love You.

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Rats! Here I am a day or so late wishing you a Happy B'Day...well, belated, but no less sincere, Jimbo. My son, a NYC percussionist, Michael, shares November 16 as a day-of-his-birth with you, I simply can't believe that my middle child is 35 years old...anyhow, PeaceLoveDoveBeadsBellsCrashPads&HariKrishna to ya, Jim; both you and the sharing service you offer to all of us more-seasoned radio/TV heads is wonderfully reflective, greatly appreciated and obviously a labor of love and elbow grease for you. Again, Happy B'Day and for the benefit of all your fans, many, many more, my friend. Dan McCurdy: KLIF, KBOX-Dallas; WMEX-Boston; 2004 Inductee in The Texas Radio Hall of Fame; retired Ad/PR exec. for Fortune 500 company; freelance writer

 

G. GORDON LIDDY (November 30, 1930-p) A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, a debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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November 18, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #740

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

NOT THE END OF AN ERA YET Vin Scully, National Radio Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers announcer, tells the Associated Press on November 10, 2009 that he calls yet another season of games for the Dodgers in 2010. Scully turns 82 in November 2009. After the 2010 season Vin says he decides if it’s time for him to hang up his headphones for the last time. Vin has an incredible six-decade run with one team that rivals all of his peers in sports broadcasting. Vin Scully tells the crowd at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society luncheon that he's trying to figure out if I can walk away. I’ll do it next year and then we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

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DOES HE OR DOES HE NOT? Awhile back we report in JRRR that Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler decides to quit the band and go solo. But looks like he has a change of heart because Steven joins lead guitarist Joe Perry on stage on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 and says I just want New York to know I am not leaving Aerosmith. JRRR wonders if Tyler suffers from a bit of jet lag. If you remember, Perry finds out about Steven's alleged departure online. Joe remarks, What about fans? The people that also love him and put him where he is. After 40 years? And I gotta read it on line? Read online ST left band to do "brand Tyler"? That's all I know but like I've said hasn't called me in months. A bit cold, forget us 4 guys. Aerosmith has more twists and turns than a TV soap opera. Stay tuned to this bat channel.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Elvis Presley only records twenty Christmas songs. How many copies does he sell? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Calvin Pollard celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, November 17th. •CURTIS VANCE receives a sentence of life in prison without parole for the brutal murder of news anchor Anne Pressly KATV TV ABC affiliate in Little Rock, AR. •CAROL KNOPES RTDNF Director/Education Projects wins the Friends of Scholastic Journalism Award from the Journalism Education Association. •EMMA WATTS signs up as president of production at 20th Century Fox for the next three years. •CBS TV opens a new office in Munich, Germany with former head of TV at Bavaria Media Television, Oliver Kreuter, as its managing director.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 GRAHAM PARKER singer/songwriter with British Rock band Rumour born in London, England on November 18th. •1969 MERLE HAGGARD's Okie From Muskogee lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on November 15th. •1972 MATT KNIGHT bassist with British Alternative Rock band Toploader born in Portsmouth on November 18th. •1980 ANNE MURRAY's Could I Have This Dance rises to #1 on Billboard's Country chart on November 15th. •1995 DON CHERRY Jazz cornet maestro dies at 58 in Málaga, Spain on October 19th of liver failure. •2005 SARA EVANS' album Real Fine Place goes Gold on November 17th.

 

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JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Subject: Your birthday. Has it been another year already?!? My grandmother used to tell me the years go by faster and faster as you get older, but she didn't say they would fly. They certainly do these days. Have a happy one. You graduated one year before I graduated in the Dallas area. Great years for fans of KLIF, KBOX, and other popular stations, weren't they? JC

 

SUSAN SATHRE GONGOS (Tampa Bay, FL) Happy Birthday Jim. You and Lady Lacy have a great day.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) Happy Birthday To YOU! Happy Birthday To YOU, Happy Birthday Jim Rose! Happy Birthday To YOU! Our best to Lacy...Paz

 

WALTRAUD HOFMEISTER (Germany) hi jim, I greet you. I hope you have a happy birthday!

 

HENRY PIARROT (Sevierville-Kodak, TN) Happy birthday, Jim. Peace, HP (www.marriott.com/tyskd)

 

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MEL PENNINGTON is sports director on KVUE TV in Austin, TX in the mid 1960s during my time as PD/MD/DJ on KHFI FM from 1966-67. Great guy with a marvelous sense of humor. Mel is a wonderful fella who also takes on the role of radio manager of KHFI FM and KHFI-970 after another great guy, Cal Druxman, leaves. We have lots of fun when radio is real. Wonder if Jay Pennington is any relation to Mel?

 

JAY PENNINGTON (San Antonio-Boerne, TX) No, I wish I could say I was. He sounded like he was a great guy. Maybe back a number of generations we might be related. I heard a story once that the US Penningtons originated from 3 brothers who were the jester/comedians to the royal family - they went too far one day in their jokes and were banished to the colonies. (www.penningtontechnicalarts.com/KEXL)

 

CHUCK JOSEPH (Houston, TX) Dear Jim, Have a great birthday...and many more! Chuck

 

BING SCHERZER (Dallas-Seagoville, TX) Dear Jim, I am a 1952 graduate of Forest Avenue High School. I have written to you before. First of all, please add me to your list of receivers of your News Letter. Second, It is my responsibility to post pictures for Birthdays and Anniversaries on our Memories of South Dallas Family Page. I do not have a picture of you. Would you please send me a picture that I can post of you? By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY! If you don't have a password to get on the page, let me know, and I will send you a re-invite, because you miss so much by not visiting the page. Please let me here from you! Bing Scherzer '52

 

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ED BRANDON (Houston, TX) Just saw PIRATE RADIO. I found it to be the best representation of "radio culture" from the 1960s since, and maybe including, WKRP IN CINCINNATI. If you ever picked up a pay check from a Top 40 station, you must see it. Tell me if you agree.

 

JAY NOBLE (Dallas-Flower Mound, TX) Happy Birthday!

 

CASEY JAMES (Houston, TX) Happy B day to the timeless Jim Rose!

 

DAVE E. CROCKETT (Houston, TX) Happy birthday Jim! Have a terrific week my friend! Dave E. Crockett; Audio Producer-Voice Talent; Bill Young Productions

 

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Good morning, Jim!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and wonderful days to come! Give her (Lacy) a big hug for me!

 

WALTER HAMMOCK (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim! May it be a great one for you!

 

CHUCK DUNAWAY (Houston, TX) Dear Jim, Have a great birthday...and many more! Chuck

 

JESSE C. SMITH JR. (Houston-Tomball-TX) Happy bday Jim...mine was the 11th.

 

JOE FORD (Houston-Spring, TX) Hey Jim, Hope this one's filled with cake, loose women and good times! Happy Birthday! 66...a great age...I remember it well!

 

BLAKE LINDSAY (D/FW-Addison, TX) I hope you enjoy your best year ever. Happy Birthday! Make it a better than good day. Jennifer and I are thinking of you on your special one. Blake A. Lindsay; President; Blazin' Blake Productions

 

DEAN DANIELS (Dallas-Lewisville, TX) Hi Jim, Just wanted to wish you and yours a very happy birthday and a much healthier year ahead! Dean

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Elvis Presley only records twenty Christmas songs but his Christmas albums sell more than twenty-five million copies in the U.S. alone.

 

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Jim...many, I mean MANY Happy Birthday greetings to you! ...with all you've been through in life we just have to keep the faith and be thankful to the LORD for keeping us going in this world! ...go out and romp with your new friend Lacy at a park somewhere and enjoy life! ...continue your wonderful efforts to keep JRRR on the ol computers around the country and hopefully the world! ...have yourself a goodun' Jim and take care!! Bobby Reyes

 

LACY and her daddy say Thank You! To quote two great philosophers...Ernest Tubb: Thanks. Thanks a lot...Elvis Presley: Thank you. Thank you very much.

 

CHARLES M. SCHULZ (November 26, 1922-February 12, 2000) Happiness is a warm puppy.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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November 16, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #739

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

 

NEW SPORTS VOICE ON KILT On Monday, November 16, 2009 Josh Innes joins the Vandermeer and Lopez morning show on CBS Radio O&O Sports KILT-610 Houston, TX. Josh adds sports features to the morning show. He also hosts a daily sports listener call-in show from 10-11am. Innes comes to KILT from News/Talk WJBO-1150 Baton Rouge, LA where he is Sports Director. Josh also has a talk show on Sports/Talk sister station WSKR-1210 in Denham Springs, LA. Denham Springs is the home of our buddy Tom Aswell who is a legendary radio personality/book writer and occasional JRRR contributor.

 

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EMPLOYMENT LOOKS UP RBR-TVBR reports that the Conference Board says the new Employment Trends Index for October 2009 takes a September turnaround that turns it into a modest two-month upward trend, although this is still way below its October 2008 position. Employment improvements are not exactly right around the corner but at least it appears to point toward the better. We can only continue to pray for the complete pivot of America's employment picture.

 

WHITE HOUSE FOX CHASER IS DONE Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, who is one of the main ones behind hostilities between Obama's White House and Fox News Channel exits at the end of November 2009. Dunn's expertise is in campaign issues. She says that she never intends to remain at the communications post but she takes it on a temporary basis when Ellen Moran moves to another spot inside the Obama administration. Dan Pfeiffer, Anita's second in command, moves into his new role as White House Communications Director.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Pop duo Paul and Paula's Hey Paula is #1 on Billboard for three weeks in the first of 1963. What are their real names? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY 66TH BIRTHDAY for Jim Rose on Monday, November 16th. Calvin Pollard has a happy birthday on Tuesday, November 17th. •ANTHONY GARGANO midday personality on SportsRadio WIP-610 & his wife, Tamara, become 1st-time parents to baby boy Anthony on November 11, 2009 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. •STEVE KROFT CBS 60 Minutes correspondent receives the RTDNA 2009 Paul White Award at the RTDNA convention in Las Vegas, NV. •PAUL & YOUNG RON SHOW celebrate 20 years as the kings of South Florida radio on Classic Rock WBGG FM (105.9) Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1951 HANK WILLIAMS' 1st national TV appearance is on CBS-TV's The Perry Como Show on November 14th as he sings Hey, Good Lookin'. •1966 KATE CEBERANO Australian Pop vocalist born at the St George's Hospital in Melbourne on November 17th. •1978 KENNY ROGERS' album The Gambler releases on United Artists records on November 14th. •1983 'K' South Korean Pop singer born Kang Yoon-sung on November 16th. •1990 JOE DIFFIE's 1st #1 Country single is Home on November 10th. •2009 DON LANE (Morton Donald Isaacson) US-born Australian TV talk show host/singer dies at 75 on October 22nd.

 

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SUSAN SATHRE-GONGOS (Tampa Bay, FL) Hi Jim, Thanks for the compliment! I have a global anti-aging distribution business and I am a product of the products! They work to keep me looking and feeling younger all the time. No, I don't know who sang Gee Whiz. I think it was a slow song, though. Am I right?

 

CARLA THOMAS has the slow dance R&B tune Gee Whiz. It hits the Billboard chart when we are seniors at Kimball high school in Dallas, TX in October 1961.

 

JIM AND JO TRAVIS (Hot Springs, AR) FYI: Former Austin mayor Roy Butler has passed away. He died Friday at the age of 83. He suffered a fall last week, and died of complications from that fall. He owned KVET/KASE up until 1998 when he sold it to Capstar. Christmas bonuses were always generous. (www.JimWWTravis.com)

 

ROY BUTLER owns a new car dealership in Austin, TX plus he holds the keys to the KVET-1300 building when I'm a DJ there in 1973. Great radio station.

 

JOHN SUMMERS (Los Angeles, California) Hi Jim, Wife Dana & I love your column! We're longtime broadcasters going on 40-years. I've done it all on-the-air, as well as built, owned & operated stations, very successfully. I also had a stint in DFW at 1190-KLIF & 1120-KCLE. Wondering if you could put a mention in that we're looking to buy a 'mom & pop' operation...AM, FM, AM/FM combo...in the Lone Star, as we'd love to live there again, escaping the SoCal insanity of my home state. We'd even take a down & out situation, as we're turnaround specialists. We're huge dog lovers & had two Akitas during the 90's! They're practically human...what a wonderful & distinctive breed. My contact info's below if anyone wants to respond. Thanx Jim. Keep up the good work. John Summers; Los Angeles, California jsummers93khj@hotmail.com

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi Jim, As I've said before - if I were there I'd take out for a juicy steak dinner. I'm not there so you're on your own. Keep smiling. The only thing better than sending you this card would be giving it to you in person. Have a wonderful birthday. Tom

 

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TRACY PITCOX (Brady, TX) Subject: Big Bill Lister Needs Cards and Letters! Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Famer Big Bill Lister is now situated at Life Care Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He is still in ICU and remains hooked up to the ventilator. He is awake and responsive though several times they have had to give him some anxiety meds to help calm him down and those usually end up putting him to sleep. It is still a very long road ahead for him. He seems to be very responsive when he is read a card or letter that someone sends to him. Although, he can not communicate, the cards and letters seem to be making a difference for him. I know that he would love to hear from you and any one else that might remember and care about him. Country Music and his friends in that industry are so very important to him. The address is: Big Bill Lister; Life Care Hospital of San Antonio; 8902 Floyd Curl; San Antonio, Texas 78240. Please pass this along to anyone that might want to send him a note. Thanks!! Tracy Pitcox (www.heartoftexascountry.com)

 

MARTY AMBROSE (Houston, TX) Jim, Big news: Lou Dobbs resigned from CNN last night. Go here: www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/11/national/main5620224.shtml

 

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DAN MCCURDY (Sherman, TX) <<BILL CLINTON (1946-p) You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.>> Man, ole Slick Willy sure had a way of mixing metaphors, huh? Like, "Grab a bull by the nose, 'cause they're a dime a dozen." And this bozo was a Rhodes Scholar? Sheesh! Dan McCurdy | Sherman, Texas

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1962 a good friend of mine in Ft. Worth, TX Major Bill Smith produces and records Jill Jackson and Ray Hildebrand's ballad Hey Paula on his Le Cam records as Jill and Ray. The record is a hot seller. This catches the attention of another TX friend of mine the recently late Shelby Singleton who quickly renames them Paul & Paula and releases the tune on the Mercury subsidiary label Phillips. Hey Paula remains #1 on Billboard for three weeks and sells over a half million copies. A couple of Major Bill's other hit recordings include Hey Baby (1961) with Bruce Chanel and Last Kiss (1964) by J. Frank Wilson. Another bit of trivia is that Rock singer Delbert McClinton from Lubbock, TX (Giving it Up For Your Love #8-1981) plays harmonica on Hey Baby.

 

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!!

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey City, TX) Jim - Thinking of you on your special day 16 November = 66! We send best wishes for a very happy birthday! Bob, Barb & Sonny Lee

 

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake,TX) By golly Jimbo, I reckon you're going to make it another year. I found out my last birthday is still depressing as it has a zero on the end of it. Be glad when this year is over to get rid of it. Something about those zeros that don't feel right. I know you will be happy this birthday with your new partner (Lacy). And I pray the coming year will be better health for you. God Bless you and happy, happy birthday.

 

DOUBLE NICKELS comes and goes OK. But things are a lot different now. What's the term for double six's?

 

VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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November 13, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #738

FRIDAY THE 13TH IS HERE!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

AEROSMITH NEEDS NEW SINGER After 40 years as the front man for Rock band Aerosmith, Steven Tyler decides to depart and make a go of it as a solo artist. Joe Perry, Aerosmith guitarist, mentions in Twitter: Aerosmith is definitely not breaking up. Aerosmith is positively looking for a new singer to work with. You just can’t take 40 years of experience and throw it in the bin. Steven Tyler shocks his fans when he announces through the press but not through Aerosmith that he quits the group that he fronts for four decades. On their last tour, stories come to the surface that Tyler distances himself from other members of Aerosmith. So, after 40 years, Steven Tyler finally releases his first ever solo album. As he proclaims last weekend, from now on he puts his focus on Brand Tyler.

 

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TRHOF 2009 This year the Texas Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and dinner are at the historic Tin Hall in Houston, TX on Sunday, November 8, 2009. Meet and greet so many of my old time radio compadres that there just is not enough room here to list them all. Some of them receive their 2009 induction certificates. Publisher of Texas Hot Country magazine Leon Beck snaps photos. Run across many others, too. Seated at my table are Houston radio legends Marty Ambrose and wife, Mike Cannon and wife, J.R. Kennedy,  plus east coast radio legend Bob Grant (Robert Hanger). Paul Williams does not make it to the event.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: As a youngster who gives guitar lessons to Tom Petty? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Michael Berry PD and talk host at KTRH-740 Houston, TX celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, November 10th. •CURRENT MEDIA former U.S. VP Al Gore's cable TV channel plans to lay off 80 people out of its 300 workforce. •PETER DUNN head of CBS flagship WCBS TV CH2 NYC moves on up to President of the entire CBS Television Stations group. •MARTHA ZOLLER longtime talk host on WDUN-550 Gainesville, GA joins Cox Radio’s new crosstown Talk WXKT FM (103.7) Gainesville-Maysville, GA. •TESSA HALL midday DJ on Cox Top 40 WAPE FM (95.1) Jacksonville, FL adds AMD duties.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 MARY LOU METZGER singer on the Lawrence Welk TV Show born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 13th. •1961 HANK WILLIAMS, music publisher Fred Rose & Jimmie Rodgers are 1st inductees into the Country Music Hall Of Fame on November 3rd. •1972 KIMUTAKU Japanese singer-actress born Takuya Kimura on November 13th. •1988 ALABAMA's Song of the South releases on RCA records on November 7th. •1991 MORT SHUMAN prominent singer-pianist-songwriter dies in London on November 2nd. •2005 KENNY CHESNEY's album The Road and the Radio releases on BNA records on November 8th.

 

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SUSAN SATHRE-GONGOS (Tampa Bay, FL) Hi Jim, Thank you for asking about Ida and its effects on the Panhandle. Ida was pretty much a non-event here and boy are we glad about that. It did some erosion of the beaches which is to be expected but did not seem to do any property damage to speak of. I did notice a few potted plants knocked over, but that really doesn't count. Lots of needed rain and trees are more bare than before. We really dodged the bullet. How is Lacy doing? I bet you both are very happy together. Have a good Veteran's Day. Susan Gongos

 

TOM 'CAT' REEDER (Washington, D.C./Reston-Centreville, VA) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#737) November 11, 2009 [Wednesday] Hi Jim...I love your e-mails. I tried to respond to yesterday's note...but, it didn't go through. My first job in radio in 1955, I worked for Cy Blumenthal at WARL in Arlington, VA. In 1958 hr bought WABB in Mobile, ALA. and I went there in 1958 and worked there until 1960. Then I went to WKCW (Big 'K') in Warrenton, VA. As they say the rest is history. I'm now at WAMU (American University) in Washington, D.C. Thanks friend, Tom 'Cat' Reeder

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Hey how are you doing? I hope all is well with you! Catheters are no fun at all! Well, we are going to do it! Look for our 24/7 online radio station coming November! Keep us in your prayers! Yours are in ours as well! Hey I posted on our blog networks today your gracious gift of including us in your newsletter. I appreciate it. It is humbling. Now I hope we can make something out of this new strategy! Have a blessed night! Chad Everson Please enjoy Theodore Media LLC: three legged Grizzly Groundswell Stool! Blog Networks: www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com Radio Networks: www.WGGRN.com Magazine: www.TemerityMagazine.com / http://grizzlytemerity.com for Domain and Hosting sales http://cafepress.com/WGGRN for all our merchandise Our Email Mailing list can be found and subscribed to here on this page: http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com Thank you! Chad T. Everson

 

LEE ANDERSON (McAlester, OK) Jim, Some more history on KKYX for Bob Grant. Sometime in the Late 50's the Houston Colt 45 Baseball owners bought KKYX to promote the Major league baseball team in SA. That is where the KBAT call originated. Didn't work they tried several formats later switched to country, some of the DJ's were Bill Mack, Charlie Walker, most of them country artists or writers. I was the first weekend part timer on KBER when it went on the early 60's. KBER popularity caused KBAT to change formats I think to a big band and I think that is when it became carousel radio. which featured the carousel shaped control radio; Swanson Broadcasting might have owned it by that time. A good friend of mine, Ed Montray was the manager. Enjoy the news letter. Lee Anderson, Part owner and General Manager of KNED, KMCO, KTMC AM & FM in McAlester, Oklahoma.

 

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MIKE SHANNON (DFW-Mesquite, TX) ALERT! Newest TRHoF inductee Tom Merriman dead at 85! Died this morning on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. No other details as of yet. (www.knus99.com/)

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Thanks for this follow-up to TRHF event on Sunday. Your un-sung efforts helped make this an even more memorable event for all of us. I salute you! Looking forward to seeing you honored next year. BOB

 

LEON BECK (Houston-Pearland, TX) Jim, It was really great to finally meet you (TRHoF). I just want to say again how much I enjoy your column and how much I appreciate what you do. I really had a great time at the induction and met a lot of people that I know. I'll email you the photo I shot once I get my film developed. I guess I'm the only person around that uses film in a camera. Please send me John Wesley Ryles' email address. I've known John for about 30-35 years, and lost contact with him. The last time I saw John and his wife Joni was at the Country Music Festival in Nashville in '08. Have a wonderful day. Regards, Leon (www.texashotcountrymagazine.com/)

 

JAY PENNINGTON (San Antonio-Boerne, TX) Hey Jim, My website about the days of KEXL in the 70's in San Antonio keeps growing. I added a fun feature recently where some of the KEXL jocks this year have put together their own audio greeting and remembrances of those special KEXL days. I also have some photos, info, and sound bytes related to Ron Houston's passing. The site has been a real blessing to me to be able to make friends with those DJ's I viewed as heroes when I was a teen and also get emails from people who have said they got to relive those days by seeing the photos of T-shirts, personalities, posters on my website. You can get there by Google putting in "remembering KEXL" or clicking to www.penningtontechnicalarts.com/KEXL The site keeps growing as folks send me images, stories, and audio files. btw, hope you and your new pup bond and have many great years together!

 

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SONNY MELENDREZ (San Antonio, TX) Jim: This will warm your heart. www.sonnyradio.com/dogrescue.html

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: When they are both youngsters, future Eagles member Don Felder gives guitar lessons to Tom Petty of the Heartbreakers.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman, TX) Jimbo...Dano, your helpful 'typo elf' here; you write <<NY Giants verses the Dallas Cowboys game >> ...the correct word is 'versus,' Medieval Latin for 'against.' No charge, this time <bg>...but NEXT TIME, buddy, my standard rates apply...buuut, of course, for friends (and you are one) my unsolicited observations are totally, completely FREE (after you send me a pic of you and Lady Lacy). Your buddy...Dan McCurdy

 

MEISTER ECKHARDT (1260–1328) If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

 

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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November 11, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #737

HAPPY VETERANS' DAY!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER DIES A journalist who earns his fame as one of Washington, D.C.'s best-connected and best-known reporters dies on Tuesday, October 22, 2009. Jack Nelson's investigative coverage of the civil rights movement and Watergate helps to solidify the Los Angeles Times' reputation. Jack dies of pancreatic cancer at 80. For 20 years from 1975 to 1995 Jack Nelson is a dominant player in our nation’s capital as the bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. In the early days, bureau chiefs often have dozens of reporters under their direct command. Newsweek reporter, Howard Fineman, remembers It was somebody who knew everybody and everything that moved. And who, with the backing of a big bureau, could really turn on a big story when necessary; somebody who was not only a good reporter and could get around town, but had some reporting horsepower - they could get a dozen people dialing phones in the era before Google.

 

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F-BOMB DROPS ON SUNDAY It happens again on TV. This time at the end of the Villanova-Richmond football game on Saturday, November 7, 2009. According to reports, at the end of the close game, someone yells, Come on, let’s end this f-ing game already. These words go out over the air for God and everyone to hear. Comcast SportsNet quickly apologizes for the curse word that goes out over their airwaves: During Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the Richmond-Villanova college football game on Saturday, our audio signal inadvertently picked up an off-color remark. We apologize to our viewers and the teams and will take appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not reoccur.

 

SUNDAY NIGHT GAME OF THE YEAR NBC TV's Sunday night telecast of the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles NFL game on November 8, 2009 earns a 14 rating 21 share for the 2nd highest in the national ratings. Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, PA are the highest rated markets with a 37 rating/56 share and 31 rating/45 share respectively. The #1 rated Sunday Night Football game of the year is the NY Giants versus the Dallas Cowboys game with a 17 rating/27 share. Each national rating point stands for a million households.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the least successful contestant on American Idol? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jesse C Smith Jr on Wednesday, November 11th and Casey James on Thursday, November 12th. •DAVID FIELD Entercom CEO predicts that the recession is in its final days and the broadcast industry will see double-digit growth in 2010. •CBS RADIO adds four of its most recognizable & listened to stations to HD Radio receivers: WBZ-1030 Boston, MA, WFAN-660 NYC, KROQ FM (106.7) Los Angeles-Pasadena, CA, and KSCF FM (103.7) San Diego, CA in markets outside their broadcast area. •JACKIE HAYS longtime news anchor on Raycom Media NBC affiliate WAVE TV CH3 Louisville, KY announces that she retires after almost 22 years effective at the end of 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 JIM PETRRIK guitarist/keyboards/singer with Ides Of March & Survivor born on November 11th in Berwyn, IL. •1962 ROY ACUFF is the first living member to join the Country Music Hall of Fame on November 9th. •1976 MIKE LEON GROSCH German singer born in Wuppertal on November 11th. •1980 WILLIE NELSON's On The Road Again rises to #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart on November 8th. •2001 GARTH BROOKS' video Wrapped Up In You premieres on CMT Most Wanted Live on November 9th. •1990 TOM FOGERTY guitarist/singer with Creedence Clearwater Revival dies at 48 on September 6th.

 

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FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Jim, My news (KKIM-1000 & KKIM FM 94.7) is all pre-recorded and mine run at 5am (5 min), 6:59am (1 min), 8am (4 min), 10am (5 min), 11:30am, (3 min) 12:30pm (3 min) and 8 pm (5 min). That's the only times my news runs. They run a live local talk show at 4:30pm, but I don't do anything in it... Blessings, Frank

 

JOHN WESLEY RYLES (Nashville, TN) Hey Jim, thanks for the warning about the mic. Thanks for the kind words. I'll get back to you when I have time with some stories. Have a good night, pal. P.S. Please let me know if my mic is still on...JW

 

JONATHAN FRICKE (Nashville, TN) Hope everything goes well with the doctor's appointment. I know it has to be rough to go to so many appointments. Like you said, thank goodness many of the nurses are cute... wouldn't it be nice to take them home with you! You have gone through a lot. I can relate in a way... my wife sees doctors on a weekly basis. Stay well, my friend. Jonathan

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Subject: INTERNET WARNING: If you get an email titled "Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi" don't open it! It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Dear Jim, How can I thank you enough for your help and support for wggrn.com I think it’s so important for us to get our message out there – this country is probably at the most polarizing point in history. We are doing our bit – through humor. We have a great show and everyone who discovers us out there becomes a fan. Hey! Did you ever hear of a radio guy in the 50’s and 60’s named James D. Hill. He heard my show and wanted to buy space after me but it’s locked it. Enough about me – How’s your baby? A friend of mine once said that when a new baby comes home – that’s when all h*** breaks loose! (metaphorically speaking) Now I’m determined to get you on our network…many opportunities outside of just the shows. You’re the best and I’ll never stop nagging you. Thanks again and much much love to you and Lacy

 

JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) How is Lacy doing? Is she trying to escape? Has she settled in? How are you feeling now? Joyce

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: ...other members (Silhouettes), tenor Richard Lewis D. 4/26/2005 & Earl Beal, baritone, D 3/22/2001 @ 76. Bootsie replaced former lead Horton in 1961. When group started singing blues, they changed from Gospel Tornados to "Thunderbirds" & in 1957 Philadelphia DJ Kae Williams of WDAS became their Mgr. (He died 12/87) In "Get A Job" a long, long line in song became inspiration for name of the group "Sha Na Na" today. DJ Kae operated the "Junior" label, but sold tape to Al Silver of Ember Records in NY, after song began to really sell, winding up as #1 on national charts. Bootsie didn't sing on that hit, but after Horton left, he took over as lead-singer & was a member for many years. In fall of 1980, the group performed on a big rock-reunion show in NYC. Thus, he was only survivor of the group! (Last of original four was Beal.) ...as their national chart days both began & ended in 1958. It was Beal who suggested the new name "Silhouettes" & Lewis suggested idea for the song he brought from army-days when he joined the group. It's reported that Howard Biggs came up with all those catchy lyric lines in the hit song. BOB

 

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KAREN JOHNSTON (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, I hope you and your new dog are getting along well and you're enjoying her. KJ

 

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Subject: Donald added you as a friend on Facebook. Donald says, Hi Jim, Saw you on here...how you doing? Don

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Charles added you as a friend on Facebook. I hope this finds you in good health. Finally found someone I know on here. Charles. CQ de KC5RAI.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, November 14th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: One of the least successful contestants on American Idol is John Peter Lewis who finishes 8th in season 3. His 2006 record album sells only about 1,000 copies.

 

BILL CLINTON (1946-p) You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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November 09, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #736

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

CRB HALL OF FAME Six Country radio broadcasters join the Country Radio Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. Bill Bailey who begins his radio career in 1956 as a high school student in Temple, TX. Laurie DeYoung 24-year veteran of WPOC FM (93.1) Baltimore, MD. Rudy Fernandez begins his radio career in 1973, moves to Country radio in 1978 for a total of 31 years on KEAN in Abilene, TX. Cy Blumenthal (1913-1983) pioneer in Country radio as the first to own a chain of large market radio stations with the Country music format. Dan Halyburton 39-year veteran of radio who currently is President of new media and technology company RadioTime in Dallas, TX. Michael Hammond 36-year radio vet with Citadel Broadcasting. He currently is Citadel’s Director of Operations in Knoxville, TN.

 

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SPORTSCASTER HIT WITH $1M ALIMONY Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Howard Owens rules that CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, who admits to an affair with a 29-year-old woman, has to pay $1 million a year in alimony and child support to his ex-wife. Nantz tells the court of his wife's lavish spending sprees that includes a $70,000 country club membership. His divorce settlement costs him nearly $1 million a year in alimony and child support, two Connecticut homes and his wife's $70,000 country club membership. The court order also covers the college costs of his 15-year-old daughter that ends his 26-year marriage. The judge orders Jim to pay his ex-wife, Lorrie, $916,000 annually. She also keeps their six-bedroom Westport home plus a nearby condo where her mother lives. Court documents indicate that the 50 year old Nantz earns $3.2 million a year from CBS.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: We remember Gospel quartet the Jordanaires who sing back up on over 360 of Elvis Presley's songs. Is that their only back up work? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY to evangelist Billy Graham who celebrates his 91st year on God's green earth on Saturday, November 7, 2009. •UNIVISION teams with MasterCard for Univision Prepaid MasterCard Card (Tarjeta Univision MasterCard Prepagada) and the Univision MasterCard Gift Card (Tarjeta de Regalo Univision). •CLEAR CHANNEL flips Modern Rock WCHH FM (Channel 104.3) Baltimore, MD to CHR (Z104.3) commercial free during its first 10,000 songs. (www.Z1043.com) •BILLY CURRINGTON joins Andrea Bocelli, Carly Simon to host the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC on NBC TV.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 THE STANLEY BROTHERS record their Classic I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow on November 3rd in Nashville, TN. •1960 DEMETRA PLAKAS Punk Rock drummer in the all-female band L7 born on November 9th. •1978 BARBARA MANDRELL's Sleeping Single in a Double Bed is her first #1 Country single on November 4th. •1984 DELTA GOODREM Australian singer-pianist-actress born on November 9th in Sydney, New South Wales. •1995 BRYAN WHITE debuts on the Grand Ole Opry with Someone Else's Star on November 4th. •2002 RAY CONNIFF trombone-orchestra leader with the Ray Conniff Singers dies on October 12th.

 

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ATTILA HONEY Jim, Thanks so much. We just wrapped up another new show which airs on Sunday. This one is really out there. We introduced another character: Born again Mrs. Goldfarb who can’t see and thinks she’s on MSNBC. We do get serious however and the topic is: Is Obama the reincarnation of Narcissus? (No! he already is) I was so thrilled to get www.FrogTownSoundCards.com as a sponsor and as we go along – I think it will be a good mix because they have a great product. Anyway what can I say to you outside of thanks for your friendship and support! Jen has told me much about you – how you are a treasure house of help to others – and have seen little on your end. Well, Jim, you are a survivor and hang in there. Did I tell you that Jen grows more ornery by the day? I think when the good Lord made her, he made her out of p*** and vinegar. That’s what Uncle Sam Honey says about me! Yur fren Attila Ps: think about what I said about writing an article about radio for Temerity Magazine. I submit my blogs and the next one comes out at the end of this month. It’s every other month.

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Jim, These Archives are marvelous! http://web.archive.org/web/20050320103555/home.earthlink.net/~rosekkkj/jimroseremembers/id5.html I am still chuckling about the Amazon and Chunky! Oh, I bet there are some fun stories there! It reminds me of this song: www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSiYlCyag The Radio DJ vocation really is one of a minstrel’s life. I really enjoyed that, and will have to dig in deeper to your archives! Thanks for the link! Chad Everson, Princeton, MN (www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com) / (www.WGGRN.com) / (www.TemerityMagazine.com) / (http://grizzlytemerity.com) / (http://cafepress.com/WGGRN) / (http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com) Thank you! Chad T. Everson

 

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DEBORAH JOHNSON [Senior VP Marketing KERA] (Dallas, TX) Subject: KERA Acquires 91.7 FM. The opportunity to purchase the station was presented to KERA in 2007 by PRC (Public Radio Capital), a national nonprofit organization that works to strengthen public radio. "Rarely do non-commercial radio licenses become available," according to Erik Langner, Director of Acquisitions at PRC. "The greater Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area has only three full-market FM non-commercial FCC licenses: KERA 90.1 FM, 91.7 FM, and one other. The availability of 91.7 FM was an extremely rare opportunity and we immediately thought of KERA. There exists a very strong relationship between KERA and the communities it serves over the air and online. Also of significant consideration were KERA’s strong financial position and experienced senior management."

 

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TRIVIA ANSWER: In addition to over 360 of Elvis Presley's songs the Jordanaires also sing back-up on 30,000 other recordings.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Ran into an interesting bit of info recently...you may wish to check out or already know this: Johnnie & Jack & Tennessee Mtn. Boys had first of many chart hits (1951-62) with a #4 hit on RCA 1/51: "Poison Love." I learned the writer of that song was an Elmer Laird, auto-dealer in Houston on KLEE! (Johnnie Wright, B 5/13/14-p & married to singer Kitty Wells; Jack Anglin, 5/13/16 to 3/7/63...killed in car crash enroute to Patsy Cline's Memorial Svc in Nashville). Seems like a local bit of interest there indeed. Ironically, I was once a DJ on WLEE, Huntington, WVA & got to meet Johnnie & Jack at several shows, along with Kitty (Wells) in mid-50's. Ever heard of Brother Laird?? BOB

 

JOHNNIE & JACK'S Poison Love is another one of my favorite tunes. It first hits the Billboard Country chart on January 20, 1951, reaches #4 and remains on the survey for 17 weeks. But their biggest record is (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely. It lands in Billboard on April 10, 1954, zooms to #1 and remains on the survey for 18 weeks. From 1951-58 Johnnie & Jack have a total of 8 recordings that reach the Top 10. From 1954-56 they have 4 songs in the Top 15. From 1958-62 three records reach the Top 20. From 1954-62 Johnnie Wright & Jack Anglin have a grand total of 15 recordings that reach the Top 20 on Billboard's Country chart. All of their hits are on RCA except the last one which is on Decca records. Jack Anglin tragically dies in a car crash on March 7, 1963 at only 48. Johnny Wright continues on as a solo act. His biggest hit is Hello Vietnam that reaches #1 in the fall of 1965. He has 2 recordings that land in the Top 30. One at #22 and the other at #28 for a total 5 that appear in the Top 40 Country chart. All of Johnny Wright's hits are on Decca records but they drop him in 1970 and he never has another national chart record. Another interesting fact is that Johnny Wright marries Country music legend Kitty Wells. Their two children are successful recording artists, too. Bobby Wright has 21 songs that are on Billboard's Country chart. His biggest record is Here I Go Again at #13 in 1971. From 1967-79 he has 21 records on Billboard. Also, Bobby plays Willy Moss on TV's McHale's Navy. His sister Ruby Wright's biggest record is Dern Ya at #13 in 1964. It's an answer song to Roger Miller's huge #1 hit Dang Me. Ruby has 3 records that land on Billboard.

 

CHENG SIWEI (June 1935-p) The US spends tomorrow's money today. We Chinese spend today's money tomorrow. That's why we have this financial crisis.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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November 06, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #735

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

POPULAR ACTOR HAS CANCER The Associated Press reports that popular easy riding actor Dennis Hopper receives a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Because of this, the 73-year-old trouper cancels all of his travel plans to focus on his treatment. This really touches home because I undergo prostate procedures and treatment for the past several months. Each and every step of the way produces lots of pain and constant turmoil. Our prayers are that Hopper pulls through this ordeal with flying colors. Early in October 2009, Hopper enters a New York hospital for treatment of dehydration. Of course, we all remember him in the 1969 movie Easy Rider. Recently, Dennis receives the Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in Paris, France. Hopper's manager, Sam Maydew, says that the performer undergoes treatment through a special program at the University of Southern California. Sam does not elaborate on the movie star's condition but he does issue this brief statement We're hoping for the best. Dennis just finishes a film shoot of the second season of Crash, which is a TV version of the Oscar-winning 2004 film where Hopper plays the maniacal music producer Ben Cendars. The series airs on the Starz network.

 

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GLEN BECK UPDATE Listeners to Conservative talk host Glenn Beck's radio show on Wednesday. November 4, 2009 get a big surprise when Pat Gray steps in. Later in the day, Judge Andrew Napolitano, hosts Glenn's Fox News Channel TV show. This switch-a-roo happens because Glenn Beck has emergency surgery for appendicitis. The good Judge says that he expects Glenn to make a full recovery and be back before the mic and in front of the TV camera.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What popular 1960s British Rock group turns down an appearance on the Ed Sullivan TV show? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KDXE-1380 Simmons Media Group in North Little Rock, AR flips from ESPN Radio as it joins the Talk Radio Network to launch Big Talk...Little Rock with TRN hosts Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Jerry Doyle, Rusty Humphries, Phil Hendrie, plus America’s Morning News. •MIKE NOVAK head of EMF pays $140K cash for noncommercial WHMR FM (90.1) Ledbetter, KY in the Paducah market to Darrell Gibson honcho of Heartland Ministries. •CHRIS WHEELER Phillies broadcaster is the guest speaker at the Press Club of PA luncheon at noon at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 CHRIS GLEN bassist with the Alex Harvey Band born on November 6th in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. •1964 DARRYL WORLEY Country singer-songwriter (patriotic tune Have You Forgotten? 2003) born on October 31st in Savannah, TN. •1970 MATT JOHNSON drummer with Jeff Buckley band born in Houston, TX on November 6th. •1984 WILLIE NELSON's remake of Arlo Guthrie's City Of New Orleans hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on November 3rd. •1999 LENA ZAVARONI UK child star singer-guitarist dies at 35 of anorexia on October 1st. •2004 JAMIE O'NEAL's video Trying To Find Atlantis premieres on CMT on November 4th.

 

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) I swear, Jim...you gotta write a book. You MUST! All those great stories you have about your experiences in radio simply MUST get preserved for those of us who've been there, and for all those who will never get to know the wonderful world or radio as we old timers knew it. There's so much history stored there in your brain, and you have the writing talent and intelligence to put it into such interesting story form, and all THAT simply should not be allowed to go to waste and be forgotten. Of course, you have an internet record, but what happens for instance to the story you've just told me about KASO? My goodness, it's priceless. It’s unadulterated Americana. It's a vital part of our disappearing history. I know you know this, and I'm reinforcing it. I have stories...but they're not nearly as descriptive of the business in those days, or as interesting as are yours. Your stories are pure history, so do something with them, Jim. Please. Tom

 

JIM [Catfish] PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) Catfish posted something on your Facebook Wall: Jim, it's an honor to have you as a friend. Information from Prewitt's Facebook profile: After 14 years in Dallas I took a job in Sacramento, Ca in July of 2007. I'm currently at 101.9 The Wolf. I host the 3-7 afternoon Show. Live streaming at: www.1019TheWolf.com. As a Radio Personality I have worked in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Miami, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Nashville, San Jose/San Francisco and now Sacramento, Ca. Spent 8 years as Morning Host on ABC Radio Networks-Country Coast to Coast. Heard on more than 300 Stations. As a Program Director/Operations Manager I have worked at KITY-San Antonio, WKXX-Birmingham, KOUL/KZFM/KEYS-Corpus Christi and KHQT (Hot 977) San Jose/San Francisco. (www.JimPrewitt.com) / (www.Facebook.com/CatfishJimPrewitt} / (www.Twitter.com/Catfishonline) / (www.MySpace.com/Catfishonline)

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) Comments on Jim Rose's Facebook shared music 'Play It Forward' ('A Tribute To James Burton') by Express Band. And he (James Burton) is the man! He was just a boy (14) when he recorded "Susie Q" with Dale Hawkins! thanks Jim I'll play it next time I'm on the air. Paz

 

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ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Subject: FYI. (from Radio-info.com) 'Six Country Broadcasters To Join Hall Of Fame - WIVK Knoxville, Tenn., director of operations Mike Hammond and WPOC Baltimore morning host Laurie DeYoung are among those being honored by the trade group Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., with 2010 inductions into, respectively, the Country Radio Hall of Fame and the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. Joining Hammond in the Radio Hall of Fame are the late country radio pioneer Cy Blumenthal and RadioTime president Dan Halyburton. Joining DeYoung in the DJ Hall of Fame are Texas radio veteran Bill Bailey and KEAN Abilene, Texas, PD/air personality Rudy Fernandez. All six broadcasters will be formally inducted during a dinner at the Nashville Convention Center Feb. 23, 2010.'

 

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JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#734) November 04, 2009 [Wednesday] Jim, Congratulations on Lacy coming into your life. She couldn't ask to be with anyone better. I'm the same way with Scotties that you are with Akitas...I'd rather spend time with Maxwell than I would with a lot of people I know! I'm not antisocial, I'm pro Scottie, and looking to work with the Capitol Area Scottie Rescue folks this next year. I'm sure Lacy will bring a lot of joy into your life, and you into hers. Yours Truly, John Hale, Mobile Magic Music 512.336.8742 (33.Music) djhale@mobilemagicmusic.com "We're at the best parties!"

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman, TX) Jimbo...just read about Ed Salaman's, um, departure from his executive director's post at Country Radio Broadcasters, and felt that the exit press release from CRB president Becky Brenner would make an excellent fill-in-the-blanks 'downsizing' template for future organizations wishing to off outstanding, longtime contributors like Salaman (10-year president of programming for Westwood One, co-founder of USRN, Country Music Radio Hall of Fame). Now, colossal, multi-station corporations, large national associations and multi-tentacled international consortiums won't need to go to the expense of calling their PR agencies or summon in-house talking heads to inform the press of their sincere appreciation for the long-term service of dedicated employees during an unfortunate 'downsizing adjustment period.' Dan McCurdy, Sherman, Texas: KLIF, KBOX-Dallas; WMEX-Boston; 2004 Inductee, Texas Radio Hall of Fame; Fortune 500 advertising/PR executive (retired); freelance writer; voice talent

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Clark turns down his initial appearance on The Ed Sullivan TV Show because he never hears of it. It is only after the Dave Clark V get to America and performs on the program, do they learn how big the Sullivan show is in the USA.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: The last surviving member of the R&B soul group, The Silhouettes, has died. Rev. John "Bootsie" Wilson, former lead singer, died at his home in Spartanburg, SC, age 69, on Sept. 21, 2009. The group is best known for their smash hit "Get A Job" in 1958, which was #1 for 13-weeks & one of the first R&B songs to crossover to be #1 also on the Pop-charts. This is #3 addition to last story dispatched. BOB

 

MALACHI 2:13-16; I CORINTHIANS 7:10-11 When you are down to nothing, GOD is up to something!

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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November 04, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #734

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

OH NO! We lose yet another music legend. One of my good friends from what we now call the good ole days in radio, Billy Deaton, dies at 74. Can this really be his age? What a shock this is. Makes us wonder who among us is next? Billy is a very good friend from way back to 1968 when his office is still in San Antonio, TX. Deaton is a JRRR subscriber, also. Will never forget when I see Billy in 1969 at the KBUC FM-AM studios in the Alamo City. He's in a big hurry. Deaton always seems to be in a rush mode. He says that he moves his office in the Alamo City to Nashville, TN to manage Country music Superstar, Faron Young. Billy also takes his music concert booking business with him to Music City where he becomes a living legend. On my wall of memories is a photo of Billy Deaton, Charley Pride and me during intermission at a concert. In his last email he says If there is anything I can do let me know. In the past, every time that I see him, ask how he's doing. Always, he replies Another day. Another dollar. Billy Deaton probably never does count the many millions of those dollars.

 

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NEW AKITA DOGGIE IS HERE! As you know, my precious Akita girl doggie, Tejas, dies on May 8, 2009. This completely shatters my life because Tejas and I are so very close. Several friends assist to help me rescue another Akita girl doggie, especially Jo Travis, Chuck and Kendall Dunaway, Billy Thorman, Joyce (J.C.) Webster, Tom Aswell, Ron Selden, Chet Maxwell, Jim Carter, Andy Carr and others. Search and search the Internet but the nearest available Akita doggie that I find is at least a thousand miles away. What am I to do? Well, Valerie Fox comes to my rescue. Valerie has an Akita rescue kennel that is about 60 miles northeast of my hometown Dallas in Greenville, TX. She says that she has the perfect Akita for me. Her name is Lacy. She sends pictures of Lacy. Wow! What a beautiful doggie Lacy is! Valerie brings Lacy here to her real home in Houston around 2pm on Sunday, November 1st just in time for my wonderful birthday present on November 16th. Lacy girl is a gorgeous 5 year old Akita who is one of the sweetest doggies on the face of God's green earth. She's a 90 pound teddy bear. We are a match made in Heaven. Lacy quickly settles into her new home. She sleeps like a baby but snores like a lion. Lacy and I thank you so very much for your help in bringing us together. May Lacy live a long and healthy life.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the original title of the Beatles' White Album? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•RUSH LIMBAUGH is a presenter at the National Radio HOF Inductions gala at the Renaissance Chicago on November 7, 2009. •MATT PATRICK longtime morning host on CHR WKDD FM (96.5) Akron, OH exits after 30 years. His last show is December 18, 2009. •JUSTIN CHASE PD of Beasley Country KCYE FM (102.7) Boulder City, NV tacks on PD duties of clustermate Classic Hits KKLZ FM (96.3). •DR. JAMES DOBSON retires in February 2010 at 73 as host of his Conservative Christian ministry Focus On The Family that he founds in Pomona, CA in 1977. He later moves the ministry's base to Colorado Springs, CO.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 CHRIS DIFFORD guitar/vocals with British Pop-Rock duo Squeeze born on November 4th. •1962 KRISTEN HALL singer-songwriter founding member of Country trio Sugarland born on October 26th in Gross Pointe, MI. •1974 LOUISE NURDING singer with British female R&B quartet Eternal born on November 4th. •1982 ALABAMA debuts on the Grand Ole Opry on October 29th. •1999 DOUG SAHM singer/songwriter with Sir Douglas Quintet dies of a heart attack in his sleep at the Kachina Inn in Taos, NM on November 18th.•2002 RASCAL FLATTS' album Melt releases on Lyric Street records on October 29th.

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Subject: Legendary Booking Agent & Manager Billy Deaton Passes Away. Billy was a TX Gentleman & I booked Faron (Young) on many shows via his office. He is gone @ 74. BOB

 

TRACY PITCOX (Brady, TX) Subject: Legendary Booking Agent & Manager Billy Deaton Passes Away. Country Music Talent Booker and long time manager of Faron Young, Billy Deaton passed away last night after a lengthy illness. The recipient of an AIRA (Academy of Independent Recording Artists) Award as Booking Agent of the Decade, Deaton played an essential role in the success of late country singer Faron Young, with whom he worked for more than a quarter of a century. (read more at www.heartoftexascountry.com)

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Great news about Lacy, Jim, Surely you know that it's entirely normal and natural for Lacy to be very anxious about everything in her life at this particular moment. Who knows what she's already experienced in her previous situations, and she's not sure just yet exactly how this one will be. This, after another long journey, and all of these new smells and sights and sounds and visuals is bound to be quite confusing. From what I've read about Akitas, she is very intelligent and independent and loyal, and as soon as she bonds with you she'll be comfortable and settle down, and you'll be in love again. So just be patient and things will work themselves out for the both of you. Good luck, Tom

 

MARY LYNN KNOCHELMAN (Cincinnati, OH) Congrats on your new dog Lacy. For your sake I hope she's not an escape artist. I live with one. My jack Russell terrier named Ricky. How have we solved the problem? We keep him hooked on a long lead which is attached to a metal stake in our back-yard. And when he's inside, I keep doors closed at ALL TIMES! Mary Lynn in Cincinnati PS My friend, former WLW Sports Talk Host Andy Furman was in your city of Houston last week, having done a one day radio Sports Call-In Show on KBME-AM (formerly KULF-790).

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Oh Jim, What great news! We all were praying for you! This has made my day. Every dog has their little quirks – and there is a period of adjustment for pets who have had other owners. Stop worrying! You have a new baby – just love her. Did you ask the woman what she was used to eating? This is probably just nerves on her part – but she’ll grow to love you (and eat you out of house and home) – how can she help it? Much love to you. Attila Ps: Jen is beside herself with joy for you. She says to tell you that she loves you mucho! (www.attilathehoney.com)

 

JO TRAVIS [JIM] (Hot Springs, AR) Subject: Valerie Fox. I hope you and Lacy are getting acquainted and she is settling in. If there is any way you can, I hope you give Valerie and her Akita Rescue a plug in JRRR. She really deserves it. She does a lot to help find homes for Akitas. (www.JimWWTravis.com)

 

DERRILL HOLLY [E] (Arlington, VA) Derrill comments on your Facebook wall: such good news Jim. Enjoy her and let's see some smiles in your photos and your words.

 

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FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) Congratulations’ Jim. I hope you and Lacy will be a very good fit. FrB "Serve God and be cheerful" Bob Dylan

 

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Chumbe Salinas comments on your status in Facebook: "Fantastic!!" 

 

BILLY THORMAN (Ft. Worth, TX) Congratulations, I am happy for you. Please post a thank you note to inform and thank all those who helped.

 

CHUCK JOSEPH (Houston, TX) Chuck Joseph comments on your status in Facebook: God blessed you again Jim! I'm so happy for you! Post a picture of that girl soon!!

 

BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Woof! A handsome dog indeed. bc

 

ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Good news!!!

 

BLAKE LINDSAY (D/FW-Addison, TX) Glad you have Lacy Jim. Fun to hear about your special day. A super Sunday indeed! Your Friend, Blazin' Blake Lindsay (www.blazinblake.com)

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The original name of the Beatles' White Album is A Doll's House but British progressive band Family releases an album earlier in 1968 with the same title.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) CONGRATS, JIM! Lacy is an absolutely gorgeous Akita. On your walk to the back parking lot, did you sense that she was pulling away from you or trying 'too hard' to explore/escape? If not, I'd keep her in and around your place pretty close for a while in order to 'feel like' it's home and the place for her to stay. And, of course, always on the leash when she's outside. I'm speaking from experience, since I had a Bichon Frise that would bolt like crazy to escape...we had a special collar made for him with his name 'Sparky' and our phone number. He got away on numerous occasions, but fortunately we always got a call (this was in San Angelo) and granted, Houston ain't San Angelo. Why not call the lady you got her from and simply ask if Lacy had a propensity to escape, whether running away or wandering off? Dan McCurdy

 

LOUIS SABIN [All About Dogs As Pets] No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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November 02, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #733

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

CRB DIRECTOR EXITS The longtime executive director of Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB), Ed Salamon, leaves a post he holds since 2002. Ed is a radio veteran who holds many important positions over the years. Salamon is the co-founder of United Stations Radio Networks and for about 10 years serves as president of programming for Westwood One. Ed is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Becky Brenner, CRB President and PD of KMPS/Seattle, WA makes the statement: For the past 12 months, Country Radio Broadcasters has conducted an extensive review of its operations in terms of the organization's administrative functions and the execution of its flagship event, Country Radio Seminar. As a result of this review process, the CRB board of directors has initiated several internal changes, which are designed to keep the organization growing in this very challenging economic climate. A number of adjustments have already been made. As we continue our ongoing effort to ensure the vitality of our organization and achieve our mission of growth through sharing, we do anticipate additional changes.

 

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CLEAR CHANNEL CANCELS RUSH Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel's syndication arm, announces a nonrenewal of its affiliate agreements for Rush Limbaugh after December 31, 2009 with Curtis Media WPTF-680 Raleigh/Durham, NC plus WSJS-600 and WSML-1200 in Greensboro/Winston-Salem. Clear Channel possibly uses Limbaugh as its cornerstone for new FM News/Talk stations in both markets. This is similar to WRNO FM (Rush Radio 99.5) New Orleans, LA. Clear Channel registers several domains for Spanish Oldies WGBT FM (La Preciosa 94.5) Greensboro and Country WRDU FM (106.1) in Raleigh/Durham as possible News/Talk radio stations. The domains are NorthCarolinaNewsTalk.com, NewsRadio945.com, NewsTalk945.com, TalkRadio945.com, 945WPTI.com, and TriadNewsTalk.com. Those domains redirect to RushRadio945.com.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does David Gates of Bread get the inspiration for his Billboard #5 hit in 1972, Everything I Own? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Shadoe Stevens whose birthday is on Wednesday November 3rd. •TRAVEL CHANNEL - NY Times reports that in a bidding war Cox Communications receives offers of as much as over $900 million for Travel channel that includes additional bids from News Corporation and Scripps Networks and others. •MEGA MEDIA'S Dance WNYZ LP [low-power TV VHF CH6 audio subcarrier] (Pulse 87.7) NYC ends its broadcast at 5pm on Friday 10/30/2009. Island Broadcasting leases WNYZ LP to JVC Media which begins a simulcast of Rhythmic CHR WPTY FM (Party 105) Long Island, NY at 6am on Monday 11/02/09.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1958 MARK MILLER lead singer of Sawyer Brown born on October 25th in Dayton, OH. •1961 DAVID BRYSON guitarist with San Francisco Bay area Rock band Counting Crows born on November 5th. •1972 BRAD PAISLEY Country singer/guitarist born on October 28th in Glen Dale, WV. •1986 BOA (which stands for Beat of Angel by her fans) Korean multilingual singer born Boa Kwon in Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on November 5th. •1990 VINCE GILL's When I Call Your Name is his 1st Gold album on October 29th. •2009 CLINTON FORD (Ian George Stopford Harrison) popular British singer dies at 77 on October 21st.

 

EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi, Jim, So glad you responded to my email because I was racking my brain trying to come up with Horace Logan's name. I remember him as the MC...wonderfully deep and resonate voice that absolutely filled the auditorium to the point of making your body feel the vibrations. I also remember that he had a show on KWKH, which is the radio station that I always listened to in those days. KWKH was a well programmed station with a mix of country, pop and an afternoon drive show called "Groovie's Boogie", which got me hooked on real down and dirty gut bucket rhythm and blues. Oh man, I'd love to have another shot at listening to a station like that now. You musta been a stud on your various venues with all your knowledge and brain power blasting out there. Wish I'd had the chance to catch your act. Tom

 

J.D. ADAMS [B.J. Adams] (Coatesville, PA) Wondering if you might know where Chuck White is these days. I never understood if he was "The Checker" or "The Chucker"? Put me on the air for a week of overnights...with the transmitter turned off. He hired me but I'm not sure he ever turned the transmitter back on. A couple of years ago I heard he was in the Temple, Killeen area. I know he wasn't well. Would love to check in with him. Thanks...JD Adams

 

JEFF THOMPSON (Winston-Salem, NC) Jeff Thompson, former Houston Broadcaster (KXYZ, KMSC, KVVV-TV) -NOW Winston-Salem, NC. Thanks, Jim, for publishing the remembrances at the passing of our loyal friend and KMSC Radio broadcast colleague, Clarence Chaline. I suppose it was sent to you by Jim Bell, (KUHF), Gordon Bassham or Chuck Cashmere, who had also worked with us at KMSC through the '60's. Sadly, Jim Bell also informed me that the same week as Clarence's passing, another of our former colleagues had died, Bill Paradoski. He did the evening news back in 1968 at the old KVVV-TV station, Ch.16, where Roberta Hammond (De Francesco) and I along with Jim Bell co-hosted the 6 hr. daily show, "Stock Market Observer." In 1969 we moved it to WOR-TV, Ch. 9 in New York City, where I worked for 25 years in the Broadcasting, (WOR-TV, WINS, NBC Network News, etc.) On a lighter note, it was a pleasant surprise to see the note from another old colleague, Tom Ellis in Boston...who had been my college classmate in the University of Texas Radio and TV department. We managed to a brief visit together once after he moved down to anchor at WABC-TV. From his note, he now is back in "Bean Town." All the best to Tom. Thanks again for printing our salutes to Mr. Chaline. – JT (www.ThompsonCommunication.com)

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) Subject: A message from CC on Windows Live. Hey my radio bro! Just thought I'd see how you are doing. It's already getting wintery here, I know Houston stays pretty much the same all the time. Hope all is well with you my friend! CC (www.ccmccartney.com)

 

BRUCE ELROD [President, Cash Box magazine] (Ridgeway, SC) Jim, The first hard copy Commemorative Edition (Cash Box) since 1996 will be out this week. Send me your address so I can send you five copies. What started out as 32 pages became 98 pages. You have a whole page in there from your Monday column. If any of your readers want to order a copy, call our publisher: Smitty's Printing; 803-419-2304 cost is $ 5.95. Bruce Elrod, President, Cash Box magazine By the way the # 1 song 70 years ago today was "Over the Rainbow" but Judy Garland did not have the hit version. That was by Glenn Miller with Ray Eberly as the vocalist.

 

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CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim, Bill Morris (dies October 20, 2009) was the overnight deejay at KBOX when you were there (1971-72). He later went into sales and remained at the stations until they were sold some 18 years later. Liz Barber now owns an ad agency, but she also spent many years in the sales department at the stations. She will probably enjoy JRRR. I hope that the microwave burn did the trick. I think that you will find that it did...and a new Akita will really brighten things up for you. Best regards, Chet

 

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JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, November 7th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: David Gates of Bread writes Everything I Own to honor his father with the words You sheltered me from harm, kept me warm, gave my life to me, set me free.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Two more noteworthy artists have left us: (1) Arthur Ferrante, pianist & half of famed duo, Ferrante & Teicher, dies. @ 88 on 9/19/09. They hit with "Theme From The Apartment", 1960, followed by "Exodus" & "Midnight Cowboy" in 1969. The duo retired in 1989; Louis Teicher had died @ 84 on 8/3/2008. (2) Ric Cartey (Whaley T. Carter) of Atlanta, died @ 72 on 8/5/09. He co-wrote the hit song, "Young Love," which was recorded by Sonny James, Tab Hunter, Lesley Gore, Ray Conniff, Donny Osmond, Ray Stevens & Nat Stuckey. He had been a member of the Jiva-Tones. BOB & Sonny Lee at the Southwest Outpost

 

GROUCHO MARX (October 2, 1890-August 19, 1977) A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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October 30, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #732

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

SPRING FORWARD - FALL BACKWARD.

REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCK BACK ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RADIO GARGANTUA TEAM UP AGAIN In January 2009 when the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles enter the NFC playoff picture, both Sports Radio stations WFAN-660 in New York, NY and WIP-610 in Philadelphia, PA join in joint simulcasts of their home town teams. Los Angeles, CA R&B vocal quartet Portrait's 1993 hit Here We Go Again and Steely Dan's 1973 smash Do It Again certainly applies for the next big event. We say that because WFAN NYC and WIP Philadelphia do it again. Both radio stations join broadcasts for yet another timeless sports playoff scene as the NY Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies go head to head for the 2009 World Series baseball playoff action that begins on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at what many call the cathedral of baseball, Yankee Stadium. For the 10th time in the past 12 years, the Yanks win the AL East with a major league best 103 wins. They show up for their 40th Fall Classic as they attempt a freakish 27th World Series title with a return to the World Series for the first time since 2003 when it falls after six games to the Florida Marlins. For the first time in team history, the Phillies want to also become the first repeat champion since the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine teams in 1975-76. In the 105th edition of the World Series, Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts call the action on WFAN. Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow are the sports voices on WIP. MLB fans hear the simulcast streams on www.wfan.com and www.610wip.com.

 

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BORDER MEDIA MAKES CHANGES Rumors indicate that three Border Media radio stations in Austin, TX may switch from Spanish language to English formats. The stations are KHHL FM (La Ley 98.9) and KXXS FM/KXBT FM (Digital 92.5/104.9). Also, understand that in addition to Director of Programming, Josh Villa, all DJs from the three radio stations are already gone. Radio Online suggests that two of the stations make changes: KXBT FM flips to ESPN Sports and KKHL FM becomes an Oldies outlet. NetGnomes says that KXBT FM's new moniker is 104.9 The Horn in favor of the Texas Longhorns. On Wednesday, October 27, 2009 KXBT registers www.1049thehorn.com/. Simmons Media, the owner of crosstown KZNX-1530 (ESPN 1530) announces that its local programming moves to 104.9 on Monday, November 2nd. KZNX continues to carry the national ESPN feed. Contact Josh Villa at josuevilla@gmail.com.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Three members of British Rock band Duran Duran have the same last name of Taylor. Are they blood kin? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Marty Ambrose [newscaster/air personality who forms first radio traffic report company in Houston, TX] celebrates his birthday on Saturday October 31st. Marty and his lovely wife Mary will sit at my table at the upcoming Texas Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and dinner here in Houston, TX on November 8, 2009. •DANNY SALAS 8 years as MD/PM Drive DJ on KBOS FM (B95) Fresno, CA exits. Talk with Danny at esalas518@hotmail.com. •CARL BUTRUM resigns his Presidential post at John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation. His reasoning is these are very difficult fundraising times.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 KEVIN DUBROW lead singer with Heavy Metal Rock quartet Quiet Riot born on October 29th. •1967 DOLLY PARTON replaces Norma Jean on The Porter Wagoner Show on October 16th. •1970 MAJA TATIC Bosnian singer finalist for the Eurovision Song Contest born on October 30th in Belgrade, Serbia. •1987 DWIGHT YOAKAM's Hillbilly Deluxe wins a Gold album on October 21st exactly six months after its release. •1998 CHARLIE FOXX guitar/vocals with R&B duo Inez & Charlie Foxx dies on September 18th. •2004 GEORGE STRAIT's I Hate Everything rises to #1 on Billboard's Country survey on October 23rd.

 

EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL

 

DANNY SALAS [Erik] (Fresno, CA) Hi Jim, Sure, feel free to sign me up for a subscription to your newsletter. And that would be great if you mentioned the news of my departure in Friday's issue. You can include my email address ESalas518@hotmail.com and cell number (559) 355-3767 as well. Thanks again for reaching out, I really appreciate it. Erik "Danny" Salas

 

CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Mr. Jim Rose, Jen from Frogtown Records suggested that I contact you. We have an online radio network we call WGGRN.com, or Grizzly Groundswell Radio Network. We offer a service to let conservative radio show hosts host a show on our radio show accounts. We now have over 40+ conservative hosts from all across the nation hosting shows for us. Jen suggested you as a possible host for us. She suggested that with all your experience a music show format may be ideal with some good old music pumping and getting our listeners singing along. Now since this is podcast, we need to make sure we have permission to play the music or ensure the music is pod safe, or copyright free. So this hinders us a bit in our play list. However, I am sure you are used to working with such limitations. Jen shared with me that you had one of the biggest dj shows before the industry went through all the growing pains. This is very exciting and I hope you take me up on this invitation. We can help you get set up and learn the technology if you are not already up on it. There is a bit of cost involved as www.skype.com is the suggested way to call into the shows since it is a long distance call to New York. It has the best sound quality and is really cheap! I pray you consider exploring this invitation. Even though this is a volunteer position, I pray you would find a lot of reward sharing you knowledge and expertise with our listeners and our fellow members. It would be great to have on board someone so in tune with the industry. I and my members could learn a ton! Thanks for your consideration, Chad Everson, President, Theodore Media LLC

 

JOHN DARREN LEE (New Orleans-Ponchatoula, LA) I heard about your email list (JRRR) from Chad Everson at Grizzly Groundswell WGGRN.com and then went to check out your web column. :) I have only been in radio on an amateur basis, but I have a weekly running radio show on www.blogtalkradio.com called The Neo & Wim Show since February 2008. It's broadcast every Sunday from 9:00 PM CST to 10:30PM CST. The link is www.blogtalkradio.com/neowimshow. It's a show on current events, entertainment, etc. Pretty much anything Pop Culture and Current Events with irreverent twists and occasional interviews with interesting people. Recently, I have started another weekly radio show on WGGRN.com's Tyranny Resistance Radio called Sunday Night Freedom Fight, a political show, which also utilizes blogtalkradio. Broadcast live every Sunday from 11PM CST to 1AM CST on www.blogtalkradio.com/thetyrannyresistance.

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) From: TRACY PITCOX (Brady, TX) Subject: Big Bill Lister In ICU At San Antonio Hospital. Texas Country Music Pioneer Big Bill Lister has been transferred to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently in ICU with possible pneumonia. Lister entered the Boerne, Texas, hospital on Monday, but was released on Tuesday. He continued to digress, so he was admitted back into the local hospital. His doctor decided to transfer him to Methodist Hospital on Wednesday where he is currently in ICU. Lister, now 86, spent last week on Country Cruisin' 2009, entertaining 310 guests along with Ferlin Husky, Jett Williams, Leona Williams, Amber Digby, Darrell & Mona McCall, Justin Trevino and Tony Booth. He is most well known as Hank Williams' front man and the original artist on "There's A Tear in My Beer." Tracy Pitcox (www.heartoftexascountry.com)

 

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JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 31st. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: British Rock band Duran Duran have 3 members with the same last name of Taylor, but none of them are relatives.

 

RICHARD FOGLEMAN (Waco, Texas) Hey Jim, I first worked at radio station KBUS-AM in Mexia, Texas. I also worked at KAND-AM in Corsicana and KWTX FM/AM part time/weekends. I worked in various stations in the Nacogdoches area until I went to work for KTRE-TV in Lufkin. I was in the production department there. At that point I was told to get a "real" job by my mom and put my double major to work and went into social work and started for the state of Texas. All of this was in the late 70’s and the 80’s. I have found your "remembering radio" stuff very informative and brings back lots of memories. I look forward to reading it regularly and not just when you mention Mexia or Waco. Thanks, Richard Fogleman

 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Can one desire too much of a good thing?

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 28, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #731

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

TV GREAT FROM DOWN UNDER PASSES Australia loses one of its TV giants. The New York born entertainer who emigrates to Australia in 1965, Don Lane, dies at 75 with Alzheimer’s. Originally, Don is a fill-in on CH9 for 6 weeks but he remains in Aussie land for a lifetime. From 1975–1983, The Don Lane Show becomes an essential stop for international entertainers with everyone from Abba, Sammy Davis Jr to Tom Waits. In 1983, his TV show ends but he moves over to sports. Lane hosts ABC's American NFL through the 90s. Since 2008, Don lives in a care facility in Sydney. Don Lane's ex-wife Jayne Ambrose and son PJ are with him at the time of his death.

 

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VANDALS HIT KTSA On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 vandals damage several vehicles and security cameras at Talk KTSA-550 on the northeast side of San Antonio, TX. Police find several company vans with broken out windows. One has the words Vida Loca in spray-paint on its side. A cop report says that the vandals also attempt to hotwire two other vans. In the aftermath they damage the steering columns. The report also says that they cover the lenses of two security cameras with black spray paint. Alamo City gendarmes make no arrests and there is no witness of the mishap. In 2008, French-Spanish film producer, Christian Poveda, makes a documentary about a native El Salvador street gang, Mara 18. Its title is La Vida Loca (The Crazy Life). Police find Christian Poveda dead in a parked car on the north side of the capital, San Salvador. In 1999, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has the hit song Livin' la Vida Loca (Living the Crazy Life). This is Ricky Martin's first #1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100. The single certifies Gold on May 15, 1999. It goes Platinum on June 4th with sales of over one million copies in the U.S. alone.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Bill Withers repeat the words I know, I know, I know..." 26 times in Ain't No Sunshine? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•FRED MCINTYRE AOL SVP leaps to CBS Radio as VP/product of CBS Interactive Music Group. •LARS LARSON Conservative talk host on Alpha Broadcasting News-Talk KXL-750 Portland, OR signs a new 5-year contract extension. Lars' KXL show is on 18 stations throughout OR and WA state. His Compass Media Networks syndicated program airs on 150 stations nationwide. •TODD FISHER GM of KSTP-1500 Minneapolis, MN emails his staff on October 22, 2009 that he leaves his post on November 2nd after 13 years with Hubbard Broadcasting. Reach out and touch Todd at tfisher@hbi.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1956 DWIGHT YOAKAM one of Country music's most creative talents who is also an actor born on October 23rd in Pikeville, KY. •1963 EROS RAMAZZOTTI Italian singer/songwriter born Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti on October 28th in Rome suburb of Cinecitta, Ramazzotti. •1972 JIMMY WAYNE BARBER songwriter/singer (Stay Gone 2003) born in Cleveland County, NC. •1982 MAI KURAKI Japanese Pop/R&B singer-songwriter born on October 28th. •1996 TRACY LAWRENCE's album Time Marches On goes Platinum on October 23rd. •2009 SAM [Bluzman] TAYLOR singer-songwriter/guitarist dies on January 5th.

 

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JIM [Catfish] PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) Hey Jim...thanks for sending me this. I have several friends that periodically send me your stuff and I've always liked reading it. Keep 'em coming! Your Friend, Jim Prewitt (www.JimPrewitt.com) / (www.Facebook.com/CatfishJimPrewitt} / (www.Twitter.com/Catfishonline) / (www.MySpace.com/Catfishonline)

 

JIMMY STIX (Albany-Troy-Sand Lake, NY) Howdy Jim!!! I got a new online radio show up on my site...check it out and let me know what you think of it Bud...thanks! (www.stixmix.org)

 

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DIANA MONTEZ (San Antonio, TX) Subject: KBUC Kicker news. I was Miss KBUC Kicker on around 1971, 1972 or 1973. I misplaced the paper. Do you have any idea if I can get a copy? Diana

 

KBUC KICKER From 1968-70 I'm Program Director of KBUC FM-AM in San Antonio, TX. In 1969, the KBUC Kicker newspaper is a brainchild of mine. Feel like it's a very good promotion to hand out the papers at KBUC concerts plus they're available at important area businesses. During that period young folks in south TX who dig Country music refer to themselves as Kickers so that's where I get the name for the newspaper, KBUC Kicker. Also, I write a column in the KBUC Kicker newspaper that's on the upper left hand portion of the first page right under the publication's title. The San Antonio young set uses a couple of other nicknames, too. Kids who reside on the south side of the city call themselves Ropers while young folks on the north side are Dopers. Ropers listen to Country music on the radio. Dopers dig Rock tunes. Try to gear my PM Drive radio DJ show to both groups and become quite successful at doing so. For instance, my long time radio buddy Johnny Shannon who is a DJ on rival Top 40 KTSA-550 invites me to their screen premiere of a new Beatles movie. A KTSA personality is the emcee of the event. All of a sudden he mentions that Jim Rose from KBUC is in the audience. Embarrasses me but receive surprising loud applause from the audience. Miss those wonderful golden years when radio is real and a happening place to be on the dial.

 

BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Ellinger. Jim; What a nice surprise to see Jim Ellinger join the JRRR tribe. He's one of my radio heroes. I recall how he went through the long and arduous process to convince the FCC to open a new Non-Com frequency in Austin, only to have U-T file a competing application just as the filing window was closing. Never mind the fact that U-T already had one station in Austin, 'Uncle Charlie' doesn't act on contested filings...usually someone comes in and buys out the competitors (as Steve Hicks did to get KFMK-FM). This time the solution was for Jim's KOOP-FM to share the frequency half days with U-T's KVRX-FM. Solomon would be proud, but I was disgusted. Adding insult to injury was the way Jim was forced out of the station he had created. I am pleased to hear that he has stayed active in radio. Bob Crowley

 

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RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#730) October 26, 2009 [Monday] Hi Jim: Soupy Sales...that was humor!!! My aunt started out with the Reprise Label (Dolton/Liberty) and worked directly with Frank Sinatra. She would send "demos" of Soupy's Albums to us, along with Alvin and The Chipmunks and the Ventures. She worked with Soupy on a few occasions and became friends. She said he was a very gentle, kind soul and would do anything to bring a smile to someone. I would watch him religiously on TV when he was on ABC in the 60's, and I wish those shows would be released on DVD. Another great one gone too soon. Ray

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Withers repeats the words I know, I know, I know..." 26 times in his 1971 Billboard #3 hit Ain't No Sunshine as a place holder until he thinks up better lyrics but he never does.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman, TX) Jerry Houston (Litteral) and I shared one mind in terms of excellence and the need to 'resist the usual'; in our years-long creative union, I wrote/directed and we both voiced radio commercials and TV voiceovers which never wavered from that insistence; memorability and persuasive storytelling showcased our clients' product and services in a compelling, unique light. Jerry was amazing, though I never sensed that he believed it; his grasp of timing and ability to use 'just the perfect' inflection, emphasis and, with patience, wait for that precise moment to 'toss away' or vocally 'lean into' his lines was a rare talent. He was, clearly, the best male voice actor with whom I ever performed. And if told so, he would quickly demur, and give tribute to the commercial concept, subtly moving credit from himself to my writing or another voice talent's performance. There will be, from now on, a 'hole' in any dialogue commercial I write or produce. My Brother won't be there to make it better or to nudge me to go for 'one more' because he would say, "C'mon Dan, we can beat that last take." That kind of rare insistence on excellence will not be standing by my side again.

 

THOMAS PAINE (February 9, 1737-June 8, 1809) These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 26, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #730

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SOUPY SAILS ON The famous slapstick comic that we always watch for when a famous person tosses a surprise pie into his face, Soupy Sales, dies at 83 on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Soupy's longtime friend Dave Usher says that Sales dies of cancer at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx. Soupy is born Milton Supmanon on January 8, 1926, in Franklinton, NC. During his long career as a comedian he makes 5000 live TV appearances. By his own count, Sales gets hit with about 20,000 pies during his times on TV. In his home state of NC, Sales is best known for his long-running local and network children's TV show Lunch with Soupy Sales. The show features comedy sketches with whacky characters such as White Fang (the biggest and meanest dog in the USA) and Pookie the Lion. Usher says that at the height of his fame in the 1950s and 1960s, Soupy has one of the most recognizable faces in America. If President Eisenhower would have walked down the street, no one would have recognized him as much as Soupy. In his first star film role he appears in the 1966 movie comedy Birds Do It. From 1968 to 1975, Soupy is a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of TV's What's My Line? In the 1980s, Sales has a radio show in NYC. In his 1965 live broadcast on WNEW TV, Sales is upset because he has to work on New Year's Day. As he signs off his show he encourages his young viewers to tiptoe into their still-sleeping parents' bedrooms and remove those funny green pieces of paper with pictures of U.S. Presidents from their pants and pocketbooks. Put them in an envelope and mail them to me. And I'll send you a postcard from Puerto Rico! Then someone hits him with a pie. Money begins to pour in. WNEW TV suspends him for two weeks. Fans picket CH5. All this does is increase his popularity. Soupy retires his floppy polka dot bowtie and settles in NYC where he becomes a member of the renowned Friars Club. Soupy Sales survivors include his wife Trudy and two sons Hunt and Tony, who are musicians in David Bowie's band Tin Machine.

 

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CHANGES IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE Beginning on Monday, October 26, 2009 Natasha Brown moves from the morning show on KYW TV CBS CH3 in Philadelphia, PA to anchor the weekend evening news at 6, 10 and 11 pm. Nicole Brewer replaces Natasha on the KYW TV morning show.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Donald Fagen is keyboardist; Walter Becker is bass player for Steely Dan. How do they name their band? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•DARREN MCMILLAN is new GSM of Clear Channel Radio’s three Los Angeles Talk cluster mates: KFI-640, KTLK-1150 and KLAC-570. •JEFF KATZ veteran Talk show host joins WFTL-1400 Ft. Lauderdale, FL from 3-6pm right after local favorite Joyce Kaufman on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. •DAVE VAN DYKE spends his last day as VP/Affiliate Relations of Citadel Media Networks on Friday, October 16, 2009. Dave is with Citadel since 2007 when it's ABC Radio Networks. Before that he heads CBS Radio's L.A. cluster. •KEVIN MILLER Citadel Media Chief Internet Sales & Content Officer exits on Friday, October 16, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1951 MAGGIE ROCHE singer/multi musician/songwriter born on October 26th. •1963 BUCK OWENS' single Love's Gonna Live Here lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on October 19th. •1972 MARIKA KROOK singer/actress born on October 27th in Stockholm, Sweden. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS' single Deeper Than The Holler releases on Warner Brothers records on October 21st. •1997 RICH MULLINS Christian singer/songwriter dies after a traffic accident in his Jeep near Peoria IL on September 19th. •2002 CHRIS CAGLE's single What A Beautiful Day releases on Capitol records on October 21st.

 

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SHANE K. BERNARD (New Orleans-Avery Island, LA) Jim, You might note in your newsletter that my father, swamp pop and country-and-western musician Rod Bernard (This Should Go On Forever #20-1959), is back in radio, which is where he started as a teenager around 1955. (From around 1970 to 2008, more or less, he was in television.) He now serves as an advertising salesman for (KKOO FM) 106.7 Country Legends in Rayne, Louisiana and he deejays Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm CST. You can hear his live broadcast via the Net at: www.countrylegends1067.com/ You can also see Dad in a promotional video for the station at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpfPArHR1OE While I am it, you can view a documentary I made about Dad's career in music at www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcO90EITxqk Sincerely, Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D.; Historian & Curator; McIlhenny Company Corporate HQ

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Hi Jim. I hope your prostrate procedure is becoming more bearable and less pain full. Regarding Al, We were once on the same flight out of LAX heading into Vegas in front of severe weather. Al had been called to fill in for the current Sands headliner. The pilot had warned the flight might be difficult. We no sooner left the ground than it became scary time. Everyone was concerned. I'm not going to say Al freaked out but if he'd had a parachute and could have made it out the door he would have done so. On leaving the plane most of us told Al we'd see his show and my party did. Nice end to a tumultuous day. We crossed paths' a couple of years later at Capitol records and he remembered the plane ride. He was a good guy, May he rest in peace. CC

 

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JIM ELLINGER (Austin, TX) Hello Jim! Glad to be on board! My world of radio is very, VERY different from most of your areas of interest. Non-commercial, educational, temporary/public safety, international/development, etc., etc. I serve as the VP for North America for AMARC, the world association of community radio broadcasters. I am heading back to Africa (Ghana) on 11/4 for another NGO assignment. I put loop radio on the air here in Austin, but am no longer associated with them. You may have heard of our work to put an emergency LPFM on the air inside the Houston AstroDome post-Katrina. I have done radio theater in Mozambique, did the first-ever radio survey in the Darien Gap of Panama, etc. etc. I serve as the "designated radio nerd" on the SaveKUTAustin Committee, the current hot button radio controversy here in Austin. I also follow the 'free' radio movement, AKA 'pirates.' Sorry I can't recall just who mentioned you. So many emails. Here's a few links. Stay tuned! jim AA (www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2005/09/68806) / (www.savekutaustin.com/?p=1967) / (http://austinairwaves.blogspot.com/) / (www.texasobserver.org/article.php?aid=186) / (www.amarc.org/) / (www.piratecatradio.com/) / (www.freakradio.org/)

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: I hope you will give the obit of Soupy Sales his due in your Monday newsletter. Soupy died night of Thursday October 22 in the Bronx at 83. Soupy graduated from my high school in Huntington, WVA in about 1943 & began his radio-TV career in Huntington (following WW11 & Navy)...then on to Cincinnati, Cleveland & Detroit then L.A. & NYC. I recall him getting his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (already in wheelchair w/health problems), but I'll forever remember his entertainment (He had a big-selling album in 1965 "Do the Mouse") Cards may be sent to his wife, Trudy @ 245 E. 35th St, NYC 10016. B. Milton Supman, 1/8/26, Franklinton, NC (near Raleigh); family later moved to Huntington. Used name Soupy Heinz as DJ in Huntington. I believe it was WHTN at that time. I hope you'll get his story for JRRR Monday. BOB & Sonny Lee. (As of this writing, The Chronicle hasn't mentioned...course that's same paper that has never mentioned Al Martino, or even Jo Stafford!)

 

DAVE E. CROCKETT (Houston, TX) Jim, Research how Steely Dan got their name for a REALLY interesting trivia question! It’s a great story. D Dave E. Crockett; Audio Producer-Voice Talent; Bill Young Productions

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Both Fagen and Becker are avid readers of 1950's Beat literature; they decide to name the band Steely Dan after a dildo in William Burroughs' book Naked Lunch.

 

VALERIE FOX (Greenville, TX) Subject: Female Akita. Hi Jim, I have an Akita who might be a perfect match for you. Her name is Lacy. She is a little chunky, but very pretty. She walks well on a leash is very, very potty trained. She basically refuses to go potty in her crate. She never tears up anything. I think she would be great in an apartment. Are you interested? I will get some pictures of her and send them to you. Valerie Fox, Akita Rescue

 

ROGER CARAS (May 28, 1928-February 18, 2001) Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

 

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October 23, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #729

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

GREENACRES COMPOSER DIES

The writer of music for TV shows The Addams Family, Green Acres plus other popular shows, Vic Mizzy, passes away at 93 on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. For the The Addams Family theme, Vic plays the harpsichord and sings the vocal parts (he overdubs his own voice 3 times) and coaches the actors during the main-title sequence (this includes the on-camera finger-snapping by the actors). Stars, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, perform his Green Acres opening theme song. Mizzy also has many top-20 hits in the late 1930s, '40s and '50s when he is active as a New York-based songwriter. In 1945, Doris Day sings his most popular tune, My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time. His other hit songs include 3 by the Andrews Sisters. Vic Mizzy's TV career begins in 1959 with music for Shirley Temple's Storybook and the themes for Moment of Fear, Klondike and Kentucky Jones. He has a run of 1960s and '70s sitcom themes that include The Don Rickles Show and others. Vic underscores TV's Richard Boone Show and Quincy along with several TV movies. He also does some of my favorite Don Knotts films: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Reluctant Astronaut and How to Frame a Fig. Mizzy is born in Brooklyn, NY and attends New York University. As a child he plays accordion and piano. Many of his hit tunes he writes while he serves in the Navy during WWII. Vic Mizzy's survivors include a daughter, brother and two grandchildren. Another daughter dies in 1995. His services are at 11 am on Tuesday, October 27th at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, CA.

 

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EX-RADIO PERSONALITY HAS A PARTY

Diego Ramos exits Top-40 WIOQ FM (Q102) Philadelphia, PA after nearly 20 years due to corporate cut-backs. Diego lands on his feet as he opens his own tavern - Diego's Bar in Philly. On Saturday night, October 24, 2009 from 7-11pm Ramos throws a private Q102 reunion party at his pub. Diego brags, It's for the original staff that put Q102 on the air back in 1989 and the people who worked at the station's original location at 2 Bala Plaza. Ramos reunites with his former longtime Q102 morning show co-host Chio who now is across the street on Beasley WRDW FM (Wired 96.5). Chio wants to give me a chance to say goodbye to the listeners. Since Q102 did not let me do that after working there for 19 years...you never know what else might come out of my mouth. To find out more, click www.diegosbar.com.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: When do Steely Dan founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker 1st get together? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mark Driscoll's birthday is Wednesday, October 21, 2009! •SHERITA SAULSBERRY PD of KVEG FM (Hot 97.5) Las Vegas. NV needs a night time air personality on the World-Famous Vegas Strip. Zip out your email to sherita@kvegas.com. •ALAN EISENSON OM of Adult Hits KQJK FM (Jack FM 93.7) and Rhythmic AC KHYL FM (V101.1) needs a multitask PD for FM duties plus online, HD2 and databases. Send your stuff to alaneisenson@clearchannel.com or 1440 Ethan Way #200, Sacramento, CA 95285. No phone calls please. •BOB GRANT returns for 3rd time to talk WABC-770 NYC Sunday afternoons noon-2pm.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1958 BRENDA LEE records Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree on October 19th at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, TN. •1965 JOHN WESLEY HARDING Folk/Pop singer/songwriter/author born Wesley Stace on October 22nd. •1977 THE KENDALLS Heaven's Just A Sin Away is their first #1 Billboard Country single on October 8th. •1987 FAYE HAMLIN lead singer with Swedish pop group Play born on October 23rd. •1997 DEANA CARTER's How Do I Get There hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on October 18th. •2002 DEREK BELL oboist/dulcimer/harpist with The Chieftains dies on October 17th.

 

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CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Hi Jim, you do a great job of keeping small memories of times gone by alive. I'm sorry to read about Al Martino. He was a good guy and a fine singer. I'll share this memory of an adventure with Al. Late sixties or early seventies when we shared a 707 flight from LAX to Vegas. A storm had passed thru LA and another storm was making its way down thru Northern CA. The pilot had told us there would be some rough weather...there was only about 20 people on the mid day flight. Al had been called as a last minute substitute for someone who was headlined at the Sands hotel. Before leaving the ground we share airplane jokes. Al was cordial but not in a party mood ...he had to go right to rehearsal and perform that evening. The flight was a bear. No sooner were we off the ground than the bumps started...the bottom began to fall out of the sky. I mean scary time. Normally this kind of thing doesn't bother me but I did become more than a little concerned. Vegas is sometimes a little rough to fly into but this time was the worse I've experienced to this day. On leaving the plane almost everyone on board told Al we would attend his show. It was a nice way to end a tumultuous day. We crossed each others' path a couple of years later at Capitol records...he remembered the plane ride. It was always good to see his career move along. He was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace. CC

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Dear Jim, Thank you so much for the great plug for The Attila the Honey Comedy Hour at 7 central on Fridays and Sundays at www.wggrn.com. If you have a chance give it a listen. I think people are so stressed out in the world today that they could use a laugh or two. I’m not sure what category our show falls into – maybe a cross between Hee Haw, Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry…go figure. Our show is about laughter, some political banter, parody and music. Hey! I forgot to tell you we got a terrific new sponsor, www.FrogtownSoundCards.com. These people took a tool shed, very little money and made a very competitive online business with faith, hard work and the will to do it. That’s what is missing in the world today. They sell great personalized greeting cards for every occasion with a CD inside. Take care of yourself Jim…and thanks so much for all you do. Attila Honey (www.attilathehoney.com) ps: My sister, Jen, says she’s got so many emails in her inbox – mail is flipping back. On top of that – lots of computer problems. I expect one day, she’ll just shoot the d*** thing! Anyway, she sends her love to you as well. She only reminded me 5 times to tell you that!

 

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CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) / LIZ BARBER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Very sad news. Bill Morris died yesterday (October 20, 2009). It was very sudden and an autopsy is being performed. Right now they think he must have had a heart attack. Funeral service is at 10am this Saturday at First Baptist Church Sunnyvale. Visit www.newhopefh.com and click on Obituaries and then search for Bill’s name and the funeral specifics will be listed shortly. I will also pass on more information as I receive it. Liz Barber; President; The Barber Shop Marketing; 8140 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 620; Dallas, TX 75231 (www.thebarbershopmarketing.com) / (www.tbspromotions.com)

 

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#724) October 12, 2009 [Monday] Hey Jim, Looking forward to saying hello at the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Induction, see ya in November. With Regards to the passing of Shelby Singleton I am deeply saddened. He was and will remain a one of a kind. I received a package from Shelby one morning ten years or so ago which contained a Sun Records wrist watch with a note that he was sending one to all the Sun Artists (my 1986 recording of "Haunted House" is believed to be the last vinyl 45 rpm release on Sun) the watch along with his note are amongst treasured possessions. Dr. Bruce KFTX (www.kftx.com/)

 

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JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 24th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Steely Dan founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker 1st get together in the bands known as The Bad Rock Group and The Leather Canary.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Pat Benatar lived in Richmond, VA in 70's; worked as bank teller by day & sang in a local rock band at night. She has garnered 6 platinum & 3 Gold albums, plus 4 Grammys, with 8 nominations. The rock singer-songwriter was B. Patricia Andrzejewski, 1/10/53, Long Island, NY. Married her producer/guitarist, Neil Giraldo on 2/20/82; her original record producer, Richard Fields D. 1/12/2000. BOB

 

DEAN MARTIN (June 7, 1917-December 25, 1995) Memories are made of this.

 

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October 21, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #728

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

AL MARTINO DIES

One of America's greatest crooners, Al Martino, dies at 82 in his home in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 14 2009. He is born Alfred Cini on October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. His childhood friend Mario Lanza is his inspiration to become a singer. Mario becomes the most popular operatic tenor since Caruso. In 1952, Martino wins on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio program which also brings in a recording contract. His first #1 tune is Here in My Heart in the same year. The song also reaches #1 in the UK which makes him the first American to have a #1 hit in England. Since the 1950s Al has many songs that hit Billboard's chart. Among many of those are Leon Payne's Classic I Love You Because #3-1963, I Love You More and More Every Day #9-1964, many of us fondly remember his tune Spanish Eyes #15-1966. In 1972, as singer Johnny Fontaine he sings the Love theme from The Godfather, Speak Softly Love. The Fontaine role has its base in Frank Sinatra. Martino returns to the role in The Godfather II and The Godfather III. Ironically, just last week, Al Martino is the emcee of the Mario Lanza 50th Anniversary Concert in New York. Al's touring schedule goes well into the next year with dates up to June 2010. Martino recently records a new song Trying To Find My Way. Al Martino's survivors include his wife Judi, son Al and daughters Alison and Alana.

 

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CALIFORNIA BANS BIG SCREEN TVS?

The green monster continues in its quest. What do you estimate the annual cost is to operate a big screen TV in your home? The Los Angeles Times comes up with a figure of $30 a year. In a recent report in the Times, it appears that the state of California considers a ban on big-screen TVs. Lobbyists for the TV industry battle to get the state government to revoke this silly legislation. They say that the free market actually eliminates the TVs in question and replaces them with more energy efficient LCD and Plasma models. But their cries apparently fall on deaf ears because California legislators still push this needless bill. There's the cost to replace older TV sets but many folks already do this, but on the other hand not everyone can afford to replace their old TVs. Another cost is the freedom of California's citizens to choose what kind of TV they want to own. In times like these aren't there more important items to consider?

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is Pop singer Pat Benatar's first calling? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•RUSH LIMBAUGH is a presenter at the National Radio HOF Inductions gala at the Renaissance Chicago on November 7, 2009. •JOURNAL COMMUNICATIONS sells Nostalgia stations KGEM-1140 and KCID-1490 in Boise, ID to Salt & Light Radio for $950,000. •ROB MORRISON former co-anchor for 10 years at WNBC TV CH4's Today in New York is new weekend morning anchor on WCBS TV CH2. •JONATHAN [Johnny B] BRANDMEIER is one of the presenters for the 2009 National Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on November 7th in Chicago, IL.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1959 MARIE OSMOND (Paper Roses #1-1973) born on October 13th in Ogden, UT. •1964 DAVID RYAN drummer with Boston, MA Rock band Lemonheads born on October 20th. •1972 DONNA FARGO's single Funny Face hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on October 14th. •1981 CASEY CALVERT guitarist with Screamo band from Dayton, OH Hawthorne Heights born on October 20th. •1994 BROOKS & DUNN's single She's Not The Cheatin' Kind is #1 on Billboard's Country survey on October 15th. •2002 TOM DOWD Grammy-winning Pop, Jazz, Rock and R&B record producer/engineer dies at 77 on October 27th.

 

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CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Jim, I just received your newsletter! Thanks! We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are launching www.WGGRN.com today Oct. 18th at 7PM CST! I hope you can tune in and let us know if you approve! I pray we do the radio industry and our pioneers proud. We are kicking it off with Attila the Honey Comedy hour and I pray we will be on air and Grizzly from there on out! Thanks for you support and this Great Newsletter! Chad Everson, Princeton, MN Please enjoy Theodore Media LLC: three legged Grizzly Groundswell Stool! Blog Networks: www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com Radio Networks: www.WGGRN.com Magazine: www.TemerityMagazine.com / http://grizzlytemerity.com for Domain and Hosting sales http://cafepress.com/WGGRN for all our merchandise Our Email Mailing list can be found and subscribed too here on this page: http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com Thank you! Chad T. Everson

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Subject: The Attila the Honey Comedy Hour launches www.WGGRN.com radio Oct 18 7-8 Central. Dear Jim, Gee, I hope today finds you feeling even a little better. Theodore Media's 'The Attila the Honey Comedy Hour' 7-8 CST on Fun Sundays and Fun Fridays. The Attila show launches WorldWide GrizzlyGroundSwell Radio Network - WGGRN.COM. Beginning Oct 18, it will be streaming 24/7. Our show is like an old time variety hour with the Obama Honky Girl, my Uncle Sam Honey singing two new songs he wrote and playing his guitar (he's 86), born again Mrs. Goldfarb, Grandma Merty and yours truly trying to keep this motley crew from going off the wall. Lots of music, jokes and parodies. Uncle Sam wrote a great new song called, "The People are the Power" which he sings with his band, "The Anti Socialist Squirrels." I hope you listen in and give me your critique. Get well soon so you can join us on this network. There are some awesome hosts to listen in to. God Bless! Attila Honey (www.attilathehoney.com)

 

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DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Jim...Don't know if you have heard, but one of the mainstay voice talents in Texas, Jerry Houston, passed away early Saturday morning, October 17 in the Dallas area. Jerry's unique voice was heard for 40 years on radio and TV commercials ranging from 7-Eleven, Long John Silver's, Town & Country Stores to the Texas Lottery and campaigns for Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Jerry's 'gravel with a twinkle' vocal style ranged from Mason Adams-like intonations to silky-smooth Dick Orkin-like resonance to a razor-edged delivery that always commanded attention. Jerry worked for KFJZ and WFAA-AM along with other Texas stations before turning to voice talent and engineering in his own recording studios. He also taught voice-talent seminars to hundreds of present-day voiceover professionals. His generous nature, creative talent and special place in the hearts of thousands he met along his path will be deeply and sadly missed. A special 'I Remember Uncle Jer...' celebration of his life will be held at La Madeleine on Lemmon Ave, in Dallas on Wednesday, October 21, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Dan McCurdy, Sherman, Texas

 

KFJZ-1270 Top 40 radio in Ft. Worth, TX is where I, as a DJ, come into contact with Jerry Houston from 1973-75 where he is Production Manager of both KFJZ-1270 and KFJZ FM. Great guy. Lots of fun. Sad news about Jerry's passing. Too many of our radio chums are no longer with us.

 

LIZ 'HOUSTON' PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: San Antonio DJ Reunion Fall Luncheon. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 11:30 am Sea Island Restaurant - I-10 North at Amerisuites Drive between Wurzbach and Huebner (on north side of I-10) San Antonio (210) 558-8989 Please remember - Our agreement for use of the private room is that attendees purchase a meal. Please be considerate of our hosts and order as you arrive. R.S.V.P. to Me asap. Reservations are required. If you can't come, but would like a short message read to the group, please email the message to me and I'll read it at the luncheon. Our thanks to Don Couser for making arrangements with Sea Island for our gatherings. And special thanks to Don "Skinny" Green for his continuing efforts to maintain our ever-growing "Roster". I look forward to seeing you all then. I await your email replies! Liz Houston Patranella; KBAT 1966; KQXT 1968; KTSA 1968-69

 

RICHARD FOGLEMAN (Waco, Texas) Hey Jim, We moved to the Waco area and my wife worked for KWTX FM/TV in various positions. Her last position was co-anchor at KWTX-TV for several years. As a side note, she was the anchor on the air at the beginning of the Branch Davidian Siege after her station was the one that went in with the authorities. She was called in and was on the air solo with the reporter and photographer for the first 6 to 8 hours of the siege. She is now the Director of Media Relations at Baylor University and co-hosts a weekly television Sports Show for Baylor Athletics along with doing the color broadcast for the Baylor Women’s Basketball team. So as you can see we have been involved in the media business for quite awhile. I have found your "remembering radio" stuff very informative and brings back lots of memories. I look forward to reading it regularly and not just when you mention Mexia or Waco. Thanks, Richard Fogleman

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pat Benatar has 15 songs in Billboard's Top 40 but she originally trains at Julliard as an opera singer.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Our daughter in Phoenix has an English Mastiff dog...big, big, 90 lbs @ 7 months! You probably know all about them, but first one I've seen. (Sonny Lee is happy to be home from his "vacation" at Pet Motel.) My station-break will now last 23 hours...Back then...BOB

 

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

 

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October 19, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #727

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

PHILLY BOSS JOCK EXPIRES

KYW-1060 CBS News Radio Philadelphia, PA reports that Jim Nettleton, one of the original WFIL-560 Famous 56 Boss Jocks in the 1960s, dies of lung cancer at 69. Jim's voice is also on the air in Hartford, New York, and Tampa. He goes from WFIL-560 to WABC-770 to Toronto's CHUM-1050 then back to Philadelphia. Nettleton performs voiceovers for commercials plus radio station liners. Jim is also active in syndication and program production. At a 2006 reunion Nettleton remembers: It was the best experience of my radio life; worked with, probably, the most talented group of people that I think ever had gotten together in one spot.

 

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NEW ORLEANS TV INVESTIGATOR RETIRES

WDSU TV CH6 I-Team senior investigative reporter Richard Angelico retires from full-time duty on Thursday, October 15, 2009 when he becomes involved in a nonprofit venture that helps injured police officers and firefighters in southeast Louisiana. The Loyola University graduate originally turns his sights onto journalism when legendary newsman Alec Gifford hires him to write and produce news content for the then WVUE TV CH12. Richard joins WDSU TV in 1983 after 15 years of broadcasting in New Orleans. Rafael Goyeneche, head of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, remembers If you look in the dictionary, it probably has Richard Angelico's picture there...because I think he's set the bar for investigative reporting in New Orleans.

 

A-HA SPLITS

Pop trio A-ha is one of the biggest acts in the world with sales of 36 million albums. In the 1980s the band forms in Oslo, Norway. They say on their official website (www.a-ha.com/) that they retire when their world tour ends in Oslo on December 4th, 2010. This marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album Hunting High and Low and their first hit single Take On Me. Their current album Foot of the Mountain is their swan song. A-Ha releases 9 studio albums and has 15 Top 10 hits in the UK. The group has three singles that hit Billboard's USA chart: Take on Me #1 summer 1985, The Sun Always Shines on TV #20 Christmas 1985 and Cry Wolf #50 in spring 1987. The band's final tour includes March in South America, May in North America, summer months in Europe, then Japan and back to Europe.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the only X-rated movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•GEORGE KING Clear Channel-San Antonio Director of FM Operations leaves after 3 years. The cluster includes Country KAJA FM (KJ97), Country KRPT FM (The Outlaw 92.5) & Classic Rock KZEP FM (104.5). King's successor is Tony Travatto. Contact George King at georgeking1223@hotmail.com. Travatto needs a new KJ97 PD kajapd@gmail.com. •JIMMY POWERS exits as PD of Sports WBNS FM (97.1) in Columbus, OH to new PD of CBS Radio Sports WXYT FM (The Ticket 97.1) Detroit, MI. •HANK BONCUTTER owner/morning host on WJZM-1400 Clarksville, TN performs comedy at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, TN.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1956 NINO DEFRANCO singer with teen family Pop group The DeFranco Family born on October 19th in Philadelphia, PA. •1967 TAMMY WYNETTE's 1st #1 Billboard single is I Don't Wanna Play House on October 14th. •1974 PETER SVENSSON Swedish guitarist with Indie Rock band Cardigans born on October 18th. •1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS‘ Streets of Bakersfield lands at #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart on October 15th. •1994 ALESSANDRO IANNELLA Italian singer/comedy born on October 18th. •2002 FAITH HILL's album Cry releases on Warner Brothers records on October 15th.

 

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JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Didn't know Mr. Houston personally, but he sure sounds like a special man. I'm sure he knew he was loved and appreciated, but the emails you printed today were very moving. When I thought I was losing a dear friend and former boss from my radio days, I told him I loved him...had never done that. I make it a point to tell friends and family how much they mean to me now. Have prayed for his family and friends that they will find peace in knowing he isn't suffering, and that he will never really leave them as they have all those wonderful memories. JC

 

JIM TRAVIS [Jo] (Hot Springs, AR) Ron Houston and I worked together at KBUC. Did you know that he carried a bag of dog food in his car in case he came across a hungry stray? You've got to be a cut above to do that. (www.JimWWTravis.com)

 

DAVID DOERR (Biloxi, MS) Jim, I used to listen to Ron Houston, Allen Grimm, Nick St John, Sam Kindrick, Bobby Reyes, and so many others on San Antonio's KEXL back in the mid 70's. Years later I listened to Ron during the early days of KFAN. He used to say, "Keep the FAN blowing". Two years ago he called to thank me for having made the recording of KEXL’s last three hours. He wanted me to know he had just received the "KEXL is Dead" double CD which had been produced from that recording. It was a thrill to hear "The Voice" talking to me. I received that call on my cell phone as I was enjoying the view from the scenic overlook of the Hwy 90 bridge over the Pecos River. But the only time I ever met Ron was at Nick St John’s Memorial Service in San Antonio last year. I had helped Bobby Reyes navigate up the hill from the parking lot to the Memorial site in San Antonio Gardens and was returning to my car to get my camera. On my return, halfway back up the hill with camera in hand, I spotted a fellow in a white shirt and white hat that was obviously a little "winded". I asked him if I could help him. He smiled and said, "I’m just taking a little rest here". That voice gave him away. I smiled because I knew it was Ron. I shook his hand, told him I was the one who had made the "KEXL is Dead" recording and offered my assistance. As we walked up the hill together I joked about how his voice had given him away. He was amused, as if he had heard that many times before. He replied "Yeah, even if I robbed a Texas bank with a ski mask on they’d know it was me as soon as I opened my mouth". Rest in Peace Ron, you were a really good man! David A Doerr Biloxi, MS, USA

 

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DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Thanks for the progress report, Jim...I shudder when I think of the discomfort you've endured, and the visual conjured up by the bag filling with blood is just horrifying. TIME will heal your challenge, and the pain will disappear. Just think how blessedly wonderful that will be. Visualize the freedom from discomfort, and let THAT be the focus of your thoughts...just see this interim time as the last minute of an 800 meter run; the finish line is right ahead of you, buddy. Dan McCurdy

 

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) Jim I continue to keep you in prayer and I’m with the others, there was no reason you should have been awake for the procedure. I talked with my urologist this week and he said no way should you have been left awake. Change doctors. Bob Tomlinson

 

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JOE FORD (Houston-Spring, TX) Hey Jim, Almost every male I've known over the years has had some sort of prostate issue, including me. The last biopsy I had was negative, thank the dear lord, but it was completely painless. The stories of your experience are unimaginable! Who is this clown that allows you to suffer with the painful treatment you describe? Next time you see him, take along a small branding iron and tell him to bend over! Best of luck, bud...as always. Joe Ford

 

JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Jim, Whoever came up with the idea for prostates needs to be tarred and feathered. From one sufferer to another, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Count me in also as one who questions the idea of keeping you awake during the procedure. I would want industrial strength meds to knock me out. I hope you get completely well and pain-free, really soon. Yours Truly, John Hale, Mobile Magic Music (33.Music) "We're at the best parties!"

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Midnight Cowboy in 1969 is the first and only X-rated production to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 24th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09 

 

SUSAN SONTAG (January 16, 1933-December 28, 2004) It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 16, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #726

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

COMCAST WANTS NBC NOW

Comcast Cable Communications which is the largest U.S. cable service provider wants its 51%-49% partnership deal done for the purchase of NBCU by November 2009. Insiders indicate that Steve Burke, Comcast's COO and Comcast Cable Communications President, would replace [NBCU CEO Jeff] Zucker after a short period of time. The deal depends on whether French conglomerate Vivendi goes along with the proposal for Comcast to buy most of NBCU from General Electric. This hinges on whether Vivendi gets as much as it thinks it should for its 20% minority stake. The options include a sale back to GE to register it for an IPO or to keep it for another year.

 

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TV ANCHORS RUN TELEPROMPTERS

To save money WTTG TV FOX CH5 Fox O&O in Washington, D.C. plans to reassign its technicians who operate the electronic teleprompters that feed scripted news copy to TV anchors while they're on the air. Instead, WTTG TV wants its TV anchors to do that job themselves.

 

ROY ROGERS SHUTS DOWN

The owners of the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in Branson, MO announce that they close its doors in December 2009. The nonprofit group that runs the museum says that it shutters its doors because of dwindling attendance plus the uncertain economy. The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum opens in California in 1967 and moves to Branson for six years. The museum's memorabilia and artifacts that are on display are to go on sale. Roy Rogers Jr. says that he looks for a new location in the Branson area to continue its live shows, but he gives no other details.

 

GEICO BIG SPENDER

According to Media Monitors, Geico auto insurance company is radio's biggest national advertiser last week. Geico runs 41,231 spots. Home Depot is #2 with 29,308 commercials. But the biggest mover is Wal-Mart. Media Monitors says Wal-Mart is the 9th-biggest advertiser up from #80 a week earlier.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: David Seville's hit Witch Doctor tops Billboard's Pop chart. It also is at the top of what other music survey? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•STUART & NANCY EPPERSON's Truth Broadcasting Corporation buys ESPN Sports-Talk WTIX-980 (WTIX-690 New Orleans, LA from 1953-2005) from GHB Broadcasting for $400,000 which gives them a fifth AM radio station in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC market. •THE 2009 LEW KLEIN ALUMNI IN THE MEDIA AWARDS go to Phil Jasner of The Philadelphia Daily News; Bernie Prazenica, GM of WPVI TV ABC CH6; Irv Randolph, Managing Editor Philadelphia Tribune; Stephen J. Sansweet, Head of Fan Relations Lucasfilm Limited and Addie Zinone, Co-founder Pro vs. G.I. Joe non profit for military troops.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 THE EVERLY BROTHERS Wake Up Little Susie is #1 Billboard Country single on October 14th. •1962 MICHAEL PETER BALZARY aka Flea bassist with Rap style Rock foursome Red Hot Chili Peppers born on October 16th. •1970 DOUG VIRDEN vocalist-bass player with Sons Of The Desert born on October 14th in Denver, CO. •1982 MOLLY BENNETT Irish folk singer/Ceili dance instructor in Denver, CO born on October 12th. •1991 TRACY LAWRENCE's debut single Sticks And Stones releases on Atlantic records on October 15th. •2007 LUCIANO PAVAROTTI Italian tenor singer dies at 71 with pancreatic cancer on September 6th.

 

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CHAD EVERSON (Minneapolis-St Cloud-Princeton, MN) Jim, I am so sorry to hear that you have to go through that surgery! We will keep you in our prayers here in www.WGGRN.com land! Remember, When it is Getting Grizzly, there is no Gain without the Pain! I pray your surgery goes well and you can get back to doing what you love! Radio with us on WGGRN.com! Please enjoy Theodore Media LLC: three legged Grizzly Groundswell Stool! (www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com) Radio Networks: www.WGGRN.com Magazine: www.TemerityMagazine.com for Domain and Hosting sales http://grizzlytemerity.com for all our merchandise http://cafepress.com/WGGRN. Our Email Mailing list can be found and subscribed to here on this page: http://theodoremedia.com/mailman/listinfo/theodoremediamembers_theodoremedia.com Thank you! Chad T. Everson

 

MARY LYNN KNOCHELMAN (Cincinnati, Ohio) I'll keep you in my prayers. My son's best friend's father had prostate cancer, and had to also deal with what you are enduring now. He's now cancer free and spent the past weekend participating in a chili cook-off in Charleston, West Virginia. In fact he was interviewed for an internet news story written by my son Matt for www.WLWT.com. I'll send the story to you. Maybe it will cheer you up.

 

ATTILA HONEY (NYC, NY) Dear Mr. Rose, Your letter makes me so sad – knowing that you continue to undergo such pain. What a brave soul you are. Both Jen and I keep you in our prayers and know that there must be something wonderful waiting for one who has paid such a high pain price in this life. With much affection, Attila Honey

 

JENNIFER BROOKINS (Atlantic City-Pittsgrove, NJ) Dear Friend, I am so sorry that you suffer so…yet, you keep on trucking! I keep you forever in my heart and prayers. Love, Jen

 

FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Hope you feel better my friend. I'm praying you heal quickly. Frank Haley

 

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COLONEL ST. JAMES (Houston, TX) Hey Jim, Man, I am so sorry that you are having to go through all this torment! Who is your urologist? I never want to see him! Just hang in there. It'll all be over soon, and you'll be feeling better before you know it. God bless you and be with you, Jim! Aloha, Colonel St. James (www.colonelstjames.com) / (www.facebook.com/col.stjames) Listen 7pm til 12Mid CT online at www.kkrw.com!

 

DAVID PERKINS (Fort Worth, TX) Jimbo, hope you're feeling better. I'm gonna be preaching at Grace United Methodist Church, I-30 West at Clover Lane in Fort Worth this coming Sunday (Oct. 18th) at 10:50 am. I'd love to have all my friends in the DFW area come by (and even mine enemies!) The sermon is "The importance of Grace." There'll be a covered dish lunch afterwards. Methodists seldom carry Bibles but ALWAYS bring covered dishes to church. Life is so good. Brand new baby granddaughter, Brooke Austyn, came into the world Monday, Oct 5th in Maryland. And Grandma and I were watching "Cadillac Records" on cable last night about Chess Records and Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry et al. It was a good 'un. David Perkins (nee Charlie Brown WBAP and KPRC) The Ecumenical Church for the Followers of Christ, The Jesus Christ Said Ministries (www.JesusChristSaid.com)

 

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EVELYN PATE-ALLEN (Kemp-Tool, TX) Hope things are on the mend. Will continue to keep you in my prayers. Several in the Dallas area are praying for you. they are F.A.H.S. Evelyn Pate Allen

 

ED STERN (Uvalde, TX) Jim: Why did your surgeon keep you awake while he did this procedure? If I were you, I would question this decision with the hospital administration/medical staff. I have never heard of anything like this. Hang in there. Ed "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy"--John Marshall

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 17th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: To the surprise of many, the novelty tune Witch Doctor by David Seville tops the Billboard R&B chart for one week in May, 1958.

 

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) I have to give you props, Jim. If my doctor told me he was going to stick a rod up my ****** and turn on a searing hot blazing inferno that would burn my prostate like a fiery furnace straight from hell, and that would somehow make me feel better, I would kick his butt on the spot and leave...without paying the bill. Here's to you getting well FAST. Because if they did that to you as the FIRST thing, I would hate to consider what that doctor would be doing as an alternative that happens to be more invasive and painful. Chins up, my friend. Jeff Cunningham, DC (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

 

RONALD REAGAN (To surgeons as he enters the operating room on March 30, 1981.) I hope you're all Republicans.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 14, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #725

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

R.I.P. RUSTY WIER

The Austin American-Statesman has an article that shocks us music lovers. The Austin, TX musician who Bonnie Raitt covers his hit song Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance in the movie soundtrack of Urban Cowboy dies at 65 after a two-year battle with cancer. Bonnie's recording of his song earns Rusty a Double Platinum Album that certifies over two million in sales. Country/Southern Rock icon Rusty Wier passes away at his son Coby’s home in Driftwood, TX on Thursday night, October 8, 2009. Jerry Jeff Walker leads a group of musicians as they sing Amazing Grace at Wier's bedside. Rusty has his own chapter in Jan Reid’s book The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock that chronicles Austin’s progressive country scene of the 1970s. But his contribution to the Austin music scene goes back to the Sizzlin' Sixties. As a student at Southwest Texas State, Austin's hottest band back then, Wig, that forms during the British Invasion recruits Rusty as a drummer. Wier later moves on over to Country/Rock band, Lavender Hill Express as a drummer and singer. But he soon steps out front with his own group. Joe Ables, owner of Saxon Pub where Rusty plays every Thursday for almost 15 years, says A memorial service will probably take place at the Saxon, though details are still being worked out with the family.

 

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TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the importance of a luthier to the music industry? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•MARIA BRENNAN resigns her presidency of the American Women in Radio & Television to become President/CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Sylvia Strobel, AWRT National Board Chairperson, is its new president. •BOB RICHARDS is new Operations Manager of Emmis-Indianapolis cluster: Country WLHK FM (Hank FM 97.1), AC WYXB FM (B105.7), News/Talk WIBC FM (93.1) and Sports WFNI-1070 (The Fan). •FARID SULEMAN Citadel CEO replaces President of Citadel Media, Jim Robinson, with Citadel Interactive SVP, John Rosso, as new leader of the Citadel Media pack.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 EARL SCRUGGS suffers a fractured hip in an early-morning automobile accident 15 miles east of Knoxville, TN. •1968 JAY FERGUSON rhythm guitar/bass/drums with Canadian rock band Sloane born on October 14th. •1977 DOLLY PARTON's Here You Come Again releases on RCA records on October 6th. •1980 ASHANTI singer/songwriter born Ashanti Douglas on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, NY. •1991 WILLIE NELSON's single Always On My Mind certifies Gold and Platinum on October 7th almost 10 years after its release. •2008 NAPPY BROWN [Napoleon Brown Culp] R&B singer dies on September 20th.

 

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BILLBOARD COUNTRY (NYC, NY) Click here for your Nobel Prize.

 

C.C. MCCARTNEY (Nashville-Hendersonville, TN) Bless your heart, my prayers are with you my old friend! ~ Keep me informed! CC

 

SHIRLEY ROSE-REPASS (New Orleans-Mandeville, LA) Well, I am thankful the procedure is over. I knew that it would be painful, but you need to get that Rx filled to prevent any infection. You certainly don't want any complications. Maybe now you can get some relief from your prostate problems when this heals. Two weeks sounds about right. Just follow their instructions closely. Try to get some rest and let your body heal. Love, Shirley

 

TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Man, that sounds awfully painful and stressful as well. Pray to God your surgeon knows what he's doing, and that the eventual result will mean a huge positive difference in your quality of life. Tom

 

CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) My friend Jim, My prayers go out to you. You've got to be in misery. I can only image the agony you are in at this time. Please hang in there. I'm trying to learn that song 'If you're going thru h***?' it's a beast to sing because it's out of common meter phrasing and a lot of incongruent rhymes. The point is it's got to apply to your situation. Keep on moving...you're gonna make it to the well side. CC

 

JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Thanks for the update, Jim. Maybe this will do the job. Will pray for a speedy recovery! For some reason, before, I had the idea that you were supposed to go in for something on the 5th...the same day I had to go to my doctor, and that's where my confusion came. Of course, I was having email problems, etc., so I get confused easily, anyway. Seems the private parts of our bodies are just so super sensitive that anything hurts in those areas. Makes me shudder. Some blood in the urine after this procedure is to be expected, though. Main thing is that they get it fixed. Take care, my friend. JC

 

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LIZ [HOUSTON] PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) The memorial service for Ron [Houston] will be held Friday, October 16, 2009, at 2:00 PM at the Blanco United Methodist Church in Blanco, Texas. Liz

 

MONDAY'S SURGERY The urologist performs yet another procedure as they call it. Each one is more painful than the other. This time they use micro-wave to burn away a portion of my prostate. Hurts worse than anything imaginable. The urologist jams a tube inside me. The burning heat is unbelievable. Takes about 45 minutes of this terrible pain. Have to remain with a catheter for 2 more weeks. Maybe this time I win the prostate lottery.

 

KEN DOWE (Dallas, TX) UGH! Will say a few good prayers for you, my friend...Ken

 

RICHARD [DICK] GLANCEY (San Antonio, TX) God Bless and take care!

 

LYNN WOOLLEY (Waco-Killeen-Temple, TX) You were awake? That's ridiculous. (www.BeLogical.com)

 

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) They didn’t put you under for this??????? I think I suggested the last time that you find another doctor. I dropped my first one. Will never go back to him. I visit my new one tomorrow to talk more about the Kidney stones. Bob Tomlinson

 

BOB CROWLEY (DFW-Arlington, TX) ouch! That's some painful medical help you're getting there. Hope all is better by the Hall of Fame inductions. I imagine there are more than a few looking forward to visiting with you. I'm hanging in, hanging out and hanging on for now.

 

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#724) October 12, 2009 [Monday] OUCH!!! Prayers going up for you Jim...DrB

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Jim...You're in my prayers about your procedure and future health. Would sure like to find out how it goes for you, but it makes more sense for me to read it as you report it in JRRR. My best to you, Jim...God Bless you, buddy...Dan McCurdy

 

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) I'm sorry to hear you're still in such pain, Jim! Hope they can do something about it quickly! cs

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) My prayers are with you. I hope you get well and soon.

 

ROBERT REYES (San Antonio, TX) ...OH Jim! ...my prayers and good thoughts are always with you! ...all I can say is be strong and patient!! ...when my brother, Eddie, went through his situation, he also released blood from his urine as well ...my late father had a tumor is his bladder and the urologist gave us two options ...he would gradually scrape some of the tumor OR completely remove the bladder ...we opted for the gradual scraping of the tumor but I felt it contributed to his decline in health and he at least had a few years but eventually passed away ON HIS 95th BIRTHDAY two years ago ...crazy that we all wish we could live forever but that's not the plan THE LORD has for us all! ...hang there, sir, and we will keep those good thoughts for your recovery ...will be looking for your next newsletter. Bobby R.

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Thinking of you today...BOB & BARB

 

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) At least they didn't make a mistake and accidently remove what the tube goes into. (does it hurt to laugh?) All jokes aside, hang in there it will get better.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: A luthier is important to the music industry because the craftsman makes or repairs stringed instruments such as guitars and violins. DEAN DANIELS (Dallas-Lewisville, TX) Hi Jim, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there, old friend! Dean (www.cmtcountry.com)

 

WENDALL HULSE (D/FW-Grand Prairie, TX) Hang in there, Jim. Our prayers are still with you. Wendel Hulse

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 17th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

BILLY JOEL (May 9, 1949-p) Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 12, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #724

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

NABJ KEEPS AN EYE ON IMUS

The new cable TV simulcast of Don Imus' WABC-770 NYC Citadel morning show on Fox Business Network begins its broadcast on Monday, October 5, 2009. Reports indicate that the I-Man brings a huge ratings boost to FBN with about 177,000 total viewers in the 6-9 am ET slot, which is up from a previous all-day average of only 21,000. But the group that the leads the charge that calls for CBS Radio to fire Imus' after his alleged racially charged comments about the Rutgers Women’s basketball team the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) says that it plans to monitor Don Imus' content and guests on his new show. Enter Dolly Parton with her Christmas 1977 tune. Here You Come Again. Bob Butler, NABJ VP of Broadcasting, says that he is disappointed in the lineup of guests on last Monday’s first Imus in the Morning show on FBN. Don's guests include controversial African-American author Debra Dickerson and FOX News Channel personality and Premiere Radio Networks host Glenn Beck. I am disappointed that Don Imus did not seek to make his first show on the FOX Business Channel fair and balanced. Eric Deggans, past chairman of NABJ’s Media Monitoring Committee, also has harsh words about Imus, Diversity is clearly not a part of the new Imus image. Despite Imus’ much-ballyhooed addition of two black performers to his crew in December of 2007, the all-male team on the air this morning was middle-aged and white.

 

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TRIVIA QUESTION: Shel Silverstein writes Dr. Hook's hit The Cover of Rolling Stone. Does the group ever appear on its cover? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Clint Wright's [KIKK FM] birthday is on Tuesday, October 13th. •DOUG MCINTYRE mornings on KABC-790 Los Angeles, CA has his final show on Thursday, September 24, 2009 before he heads to WABC-770 NYC to move into the 5-6am Imus In The Morning lead-in hour. Beginning Friday, September 25th Peter Tilden L.A. market vet is his replacement on KABC. •RUSH LIMBAUGH donates $500K to House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA in memory of the doctor he says saved his career. •RICK AMATO KCBQ-1170 night host wins San Diego, CA Press Club’s 36th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 JANE SIBERRY Canadian New Wave singer/songwriter/keyboards/guitar born in Toronto, Ontario on October 12th. •1966 TIM RUSHLOW lead singer of Little Texas born on October 6th in Arlington, TX. •1978 BRIAN CASEY one half of the twin lead singers with R&B band Jagged Edge born on October 13th. •1984 HAL DAVID & BILLY SHERRILL induct into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame on October 7th. •1990 ART BLAKEY Jazz Be-Bop drummer dies at 71 of cancer on October 16th in NYC. •2002 TOBY KEITH debuts a new Ford Trucks commercial during Monday Night Football on ABC-TV on October 7th.

 

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JERRY SEABOLT (Nashville, TN) Jim, you can add me to the lengthy number of those who were touched by Shelby (Singleton). I was the National Promotion Director for Smash Records in Chicago when Shelby (through Norro Wilson) found that I wanted to live in Nashville. I drove down on a Saturday and we swapped Mercury stories for an hour or so and he asked me what time I could start on Monday. It was the way he made decisions about people. If it felt right, do it. Four days later I was driving a new Cadillac with those three S's on the door and getting to work with an icon (and wishing in my later years that I had appreciated his expertise more). Another legend becomes immortal in our hearts.

 

JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Jim, I gather something is supposed to happen on the 12th regarding your on-going problem. Prayers will be with you. Just do whatever is BEST for you!!! Sounds as though some of your friends and readers have given you some really good advice. IF we don't have our health...we have nothing, especially when it really limits us. God bless you. Oh, very sorry to hear about Mr. Singleton. He sure wasn't a complainer, bless his heart! I never realized how much he had done. Amazing. Hope YOU have a relaxing weekend. IF the rain would EVER let up and the sun would shine, I would be a happy camper. Hoping to be able to go to Bentonville this weekend with a friend so I can visit with my son and his wife and my three grandchildren. Don't know if that will happen...still, I can hope. Take care of you!!!! JC

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009 is the day that the urologist opens me up as he mentions at our last appointment. The procedure that he uses is Cooled TUMT (transurethral microwave thermotherapy) on my Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) which is an enlarged prostate. Will still have to keep the catheter and bag in place for at least another week. By then I should flow like Niagara Falls.

 

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RON HOUSTON Receive email from folks in broadcasting about the death of San Antonio radio-TV icon Ron Houston. Ron's survivors include his beloved wife of 34 years, Sheryl Houston, three adult children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service is Friday, October 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Blanco United Methodist Church in Blanco, TX.

 

LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: Ron Houston. Though some of you have already heard, I felt I should send this message to our group to let you all know this sad news. Ron Houston passed away Wednesday. The message I received from Woody Roberts was forwarded from Sam Kendrick as follows: Ron Houston died this morning of a heart attack. I loved the guy so much, and my heart is breaking right now. I thought you should know. I just got off the phone with his wife Cheryl. She is by herself up in Blanco. She says there will be a memorial service in the Blanco Methodist Church on Oct. 16. Wants me to help with an obit. Mike Collie called me tonight. He called Augie and left a message on the answering machine. Bruce Hathaway sent a message that he thinks the Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. If I receive further confirmation of these plans, I will let you know. As you all know, Ron was so dear to me and this has been the most devastating news to bear. I hope you will all remember him in your prayers. He was so gifted and a truly special person. My love to you all, Liz

 

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BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Jim; It is with great sadness that I relay the news; Ron Houston has died. He apparently passed away Thursday of a heart attack. (www.blancocountynews.com/news/article/21444) Many of us remember Ron from his two stints on KEXL and at KBUC. I believe he also worked at KTSA. In later years he served as the Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Blanco. In my humble opinion, Ron was the best voice EVER in radio. He had a great success as a commercial announcer. My favorite memory was the day I was working on my car, listening to KBUC, and gave a call. I didn't identify myself. I asked of he could play a Bob Wills tune, or something by George Strait. Within ten minutes he played a Bob Wills tune done by George Strait. He will be missed. Bob Crowley

 

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Jim...Longtime radio and TV voice, Ron Houston passed away in Blanco, Texas, October 7, 2009. I worked with Ron in the mid 1970's at KEXL. Ron worked at KONO, KTSA and was the main voice of KLRN-TV. Ron, I will miss you very much! GOD BLESS YOU, old friend! ...here is an official print out on Ron Houston from the Blanco County News and hope you will consider using in a future newsletter, and have a good weekend! Bobby R.

 

JENNIFER PARADIS (Blanco, TX) From: Blanco County News to Bobby Reyes. Subject: Ron Houston obit. Hello! Attached is the obituary the funeral home sent me right after I got off the phone with you. I also posted it online if you would like to share it with anyone. (www.blancocountynews.com/news/article/21521) Thanks, Jennifer

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dr. Hook really does appear on the cover of Rolling Stone but only as a caricature, not an actual photograph.

 

GARY DELAUNE (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Ron Houston. Thursday: I just had lunch with a bunch of radio guys, Charlie Parker, Jay Howard, Hector Reyes, Bob Brown, Mark Carrillo, Joe Miller etc. and Charlie said he had been told Ron Houston died last night in Blanco. I don't know any particulars but Mark mentioned a service maybe held a week from Friday in Blanco. Ron was a great guy and tremendous voice. Gary DeLaune (www.garydnews.com)

 

MARK CARRILLO (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Sad News for Us All. We've been posting about it on FACEB00K and I have had a few nice comments about this pic I posted today. There is Ron at the very top. He's even higher up now. R.I.P. Mark Carrillo

 

ALLEN COLLINS & RONNIE VAN ZANT [Free Bird 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd] If I leave here tomorrow, will you still remember me?

 

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October 09, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #723

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

COUNTRY MUSIC ICON DIES

A fella who signs and produces some of the biggest names in Country music history, Shelby Singleton, dies with brain cancer at 77 just before 1 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. This comes as quite a shock because Shelby is a subscriber and sometimes contributor to JRRR. Singleton tells me that he is born in the little east Texas town of Waskom that is about 15 miles east of Shreveport, LA which is the home of the Louisiana Hayride. He is born on December 16, 1931. Shelby is a renegade producer, record executive, song-hunter and promoter who fuses Country and R&B music. But probably we remember him the most for Jeannie C. Riley's hit single Harper Valley P.T.A. On Friday, July 26, 1968, Singleton produces the song on his Plantation Records label. The catchy Tom T. Hall tune crosses over to Billboard's Pop chart and sells a reported 6-8 million copies. It wins both the Grammy and CMA Awards. In the late 1950s, Shelby oversees regional radio promotion and retail business for the Starday and Mercury labels. In the early 1960s, he records three #1 Country records in one day with three different artists: Ray Stevens' Ahab the Arab, Leroy Van Dyke's Walk on By and Joe Dowell's Wooden Heart. While at Mercury records Singleton hears Roger Miller sing up tempo humorous songs so he lures him away from RCA. Roger becomes a major artist on Mercury-Smash records with songs like Dang Me. In 1967, he leaves Mercury to create Shelby Singleton Productions Incorporated. On July 1, 1969, Singleton buys the Sun record label from Sam Phillips. In the early 1970s, he forms the Sun International Corporation, which re-releases and re-packages Sun's early recordings by Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Charley Rich and Johnny Cash. Famous record producer Jerry Kennedy relates A lot of people in this town owe a lot to Shelby. He created a place here for a lot of us. Shelby did things in a different way. He was a maverick. He was the all-around record guy. Just a great merchandising guy, promoter and producer. He did it all, and he seemed to get along with everybody. Shelby was one of the biggest-hearted people around.

 

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RAMS GET A RUSH

Awhile back Premiere Radio Networks Talk host Rush Limbaugh tells KMOX-1120 in St. Louis, MO that he wants to buy the NFL St. Louis Rams. Rush now confirms that he joins St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts to place a bid on the football franchise. Limbaugh indicates that he and Checketts will operate the team. Ownership of the Rams seems like a natural for Rush because he is born in and grows up in the state of Missouri. We do wonder what impact this has on Limbaugh because back in the 1970s when he is DJ Jeff Christie on the then Top 40 KQV-1410 Pittsburgh he adopts the Steelers as his favorite NFL team.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does Jimi Hendrix' play his first gig in the UK? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KCRA TV CH3 Hearst Television Sacramento, CA kicks off its 22nd annual KCRA 3 Kids Can Food Drive at Cal Expo from 4:30 am-7 pm on Friday, October 9, 2009. •DOUG KIEL Journal Broadcast Group CEO retires at the end of 2009. Doug comes to Journal in 1987 as GM of WKTI FM Milwaukee, WI. Steve Smith Journal Communications CEO replaces Doug as head of the radio and television station division. •JIM NETTLETON longtime Philadelphia. PA radio icon/original WFIL-560 Boss Jock dies of lung cancer at 69. •JAGUAR XJ flagship features HD Radio as standard equipment on its 2010 models.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 ROBERT [Kool] BELL bass guitar/singer with R&B group Kool & the Gang born on October 8th. •1969 LORETTA LYNN records Coal Miner's Daughter at Bradley's Barn on October 1st in Mt. Juliet, TN. •1973 SCOTT MORRISS bass player for British band the Bluetones born on October 10th. •1989 K.T. OSLIN & CLINT BLACK play Carnegie Hall on October 5th. •1994 DINO VALENTE lead singer (1970)/guitarist/songwriter with Rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service dies at 57 on November 16th. •2001 CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON debuts on the Grand Ole Opry on October 5th with an introduction by Brad Paisley.

 

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Subject: KVET. Hi, Jim, You have a marvelous way of bringing up subjects that ring bells with me...namely KVET in Austin. While I was a student at UT (1956 to January, '58) I worked at KVET signing on at 5 each morning Monday through Friday, working the board till 10, attending classes till 3, then back on the air during afternoon drive with "Daddy Tom's High Time". It was the "golden era" of rock and roll, with all of the great names just beginning to shine, including Elvis, Fats, Roy, The Killer, The Coasters, The Diamonds, Chuck - Berry and Willis, and all the women rockers. What a wonderful experience it was to be a DJ during that little slice of time in the 50's. Even though I was earning only $1.50 an hour (that's all owner Willard Deason would pay a student), my experience at K-VET was quite a bit more pleasant that yours. Again, thanks for the memories, Tom

 

J.D. ADAMS [B.J. Adams] (Coatesville, PA) Subject: KVET. Really is good to hear from you. You were always one of the guys who was in on "the joke". [at KVET] By the way, I was named Chuck Garrett (After Jerry G). What an ego maniac! I left Temple [KVET] right after you did. So far I've been at KLBK Lubbock, KEYI Austin (1st programming gig), WFIL Philly, KWFM Tucson, WMGK Denver and WQSR Baltimore. Everything except Lubbock was programming. Also did some analysis work for Arbitron on the side. Helped them develop Maximizer. Baltimore was my last radio gig. We wanted to get back to Colorado. I was hired as a salesman by Eagle Marketing in Fort Collins, CO. Oddly, I turned out to be pretty good at it. I signed up Z100 and 3 others in NYC as well as stations in SF, Philly, Boston, Dallas, and Houston...made a small fortune. Eventually became the VP/Sale & Marketing for the company. (God I hated dealing with sales people!) The owner retired, gave the company to his 22 year old son and the company failed within a 1 1/2 years. Consolidation was killing radio so I decided to start my own business. I bought 3 "Geeks On Call" computer franchises. Big mistake. I used our own money to pay cash for them. Then found out I sucked as an owner, started using credit cards to keep the business alive. We lost EVERYTHING. We actually had to file for bankruptcy. I've been driving trucks and selling cars for the last year. Kill Me! Heads up...everything you ever heard about car salesman is true. Catch up with you later...JD

 

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ED STERN (Uvalde, TX) Subject: B J Adams. Jim: Could you send me B.J.'s email? B.J. (Verle Freeman) was my PD at KEYS back in the late 70s-early 80s. B.J. was one of the best PDs I ever had and probably the best production talent I ever knew. Would like to reestablish contact with him. Many thanks. Ed "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy" John Marshall

 

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JIM MCCURDY (Austin, TX) Jim, Next Sunday, October 11, is the big Twang Dang Doodle, which will benefit SaveKUTAustin, the group largely responsible for bringing to the public's attention all the changes that have occurred at KUT over the past few years. KUT Management has quietly been whittling away at the things that made KUT the great station it once was. They've canceled Larry Monroe's Texas Radio, LiveSet, Segway City, and most recently Phil Music. In addition, they have canceled Paul Ray's Jazz. Larry and Paul's overnight programs were replaced with a pre-recorded show from California (UnderCurrents). KUT has a new slogan: Handpicked, Homegrown, Uniquely Austin. With the exception of some specialty programs, the current format restrictions make all of KUT's music programs sound alike rather than permit them to retain the individual character that our musicologist program hosts once provided. Handpicked? Yes! But by a Music Committee. KUT has been a major reason that Austin is the "Live Music Capitol of the World". If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to SaveKUTAustin, which has worked tirelessly for the past two months to return KUT to its former excellence. You may donate online at www.savekutaustin.com/ Many Thanks, Jim McCurdy

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jimi Hendrix' first gig in the UK is in a Newcastle pub but lasts only about three minutes because he plays so loud that he blows every fuse in the building which brings the show to an end.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Back now in sunny Houston. Just found a site you will enjoy from a DJ in WI; go to: www.jaymooreinthemorning.com click on Critter Page area & enjoy the dog pics, PLUS the Pet's 10 Commandments. Thought of you when I read, too. BOB

 

ANDY ROONEY (January 14, 1919-p) The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

 

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Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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October 07, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #722

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

NEW FAIRNESS DOCTRINE

Many fear that localism proposals can possibly lead to a new Fairness Doctrine which is not really fair at all. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell tells attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters Capitol Hill Media Summit on Thursday, September 24, 2009 that proposed localism requirements, like content disclosure forms and mandatory community advisory boards can achieve Fairness Doctrine goals through a different route.

 

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DOES BRADY RETURN?

Jeanne Jakle, Entertainment Columnist for the San Antonio, Express-News hints that a name from the city's newscast past, Jeff Brady, formerly of KSAT TV ABC CH12, might return to the local TV anchor chair. The rumor begins last week when KENS TV CBS CH5 employees spot Jeff, now in his mid-40s, among candidates for Chris Marrou's news chair. In the 1990s Brady is a co-anchor with Ursula Pari on KSAT TV. In 2000, some refer to Brady as a young Dan Rather before he exits KSAT TV to tackle the news desk on WFAA TV ABC CH8 in Dallas, TX. In early 2009, Jeff vacates WFAA TV to start his own digital media company, Brady Media Group. Does Jeff Brady return to Alamo City TV? Only the Shadow knows. Don't touch that Bat dial.

 

TOO MUCH MONEY FOR PUBLIC RADIO HOST?

In a September 2009 Washington Post article NPR host Scott Simon goes public with his salary but he opens a can of worms. Is $300,648 too much for a National Public Radio host? Simon says that he's grateful for what he makes, plus he says that he donates money to a number of NPR member stations. He tells his listeners, Most everybody in commercial broadcasting earns a lot more.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the most successful contestant on American Idol? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•DON SHIELDS newsman for 24 years on WMCM FM (103.3) in Rockland exits to do University of Maine women’s basketball games. •MATT LAUER of NBC TV's The Today Show receives the Excellence in the Media award from Temple’s School of Communications on October 20, 2009. •GROOVES evening personality on Clear Channel Top 40 WIHT FM (Hot 99.5) Washington, D.C. hits the exit ramp on October 2, 2009. Contact PD Thea Mitchem for this hot spot on the radio dial. •METRO TRAFFIC launches Traffic On The Go with live camera images of traffic conditions to smartphones and other mobile devices.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 DAVID TAYLOR bass guitarist with UK Pop group Edison Lighthouse born on October 7th. •1960 GREGG HUBBARD keyboardist with Sawyer Brown born on October 4th in Apopka, FL. •1975 SEAN LENNON son of John and Yoko singer/songwriter/bassist born on October 9th. •1989 MARTY STUART's album Hillbilly Rock releases on MCA records on October 3rd. •2002 TRACY BYRD's single Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo lands at #1 on Billboard on October 5th. •2007 FLORIAN PITTIS stage & TV actor/folk singer/radio producer who helps popularize Western Rock bands in communist Romania dies at 63 on August 5th.

 

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IN EARLY 1973 I decide to leave the PD/MD/AM Drive position at Country KBER FM-AM in San Antonio. Jerry Gee PD of KVET-1300 in Austin, TX calls with an offer for the all night show. So fed up with things at KBER that I'm ready to vamoose at the first opportunity. Jerry and I agree on the money but he wants to change my air name to coincide with his initials. So we start things off on the wrong foot. Still have my townhouse on the Pecan Valley golf course in San Antonio so have to drive the long distance to Austin to do the 5 hour all night airshift. Really like it at KVET but do not want to change my on air name which happens to be my real name. On the very first night after I get off the air am very sleepy. Think about a motel room but decide to go ahead and drive back home to the Alamo City. On I-35 a car pulls over into my lane. Quickly swerve to the left but hit the left rear portion of the car. Causes my vehicle to spin around and land in a ditch off the right side of the highway. Do not have the seat belt on so my stomach slams the steering wheel. Only slight pain at the moment. The car that pulls in front of me is full of people who do not speak a single word of English. Climb the high embankment to the gas station up above. Call my girlfriend. Elizabeth, who is a nurse in San Antonio. Tell her what happens and to please call North Star Dodge to send a wrecker to pick up my car because it’s not drivable. By the time Liz arrives the stomach pain is intense. Hurts badly just to try to stand up or even attempt to walk. She rushes me to a hospital in San Antonio. The surgeon that she works for says that I have internal bleeding. He wants to keep me in the hospital to see if the bleeding stops on its own. Already decide never to return to KVET because the PD wants to change my name. Jerry Gee calls the hospital almost every day but he refuses to take No for an answer for me to come back. Guess that's when he hires B.J. Adams for KVET's all night show but he doesn't tell B.J. that it's only until I get out of the hospital. The joke is on B.J. because he thinks that it's a permanent position. But I never do want to return to KVET so it's kind of a reverse joke on its PD, Jerry Gee. During my hospital stay, Chuck White PD of Top 40 KTEM-1500 in Temple, TX calls to offer AM Drive. How he finds out that I'm in the hospital in San Antonio remains a mystery. Chuck even comes by one day for a visit. Seems like a really nice guy plus Temple is a lot closer to my home town, Dallas. So I accept his offer of AM Drive DJ on KTEM-1500 while still flat on my back in the hospital. After I'm on the air on the morning show for a month or so, B.J. Adams, the all night DJ on KTEM, tells me his story that KVET's PD only hires him to fill in for me until I get out of the hospital while he leads him on to believe that it's a permanent position. Then in just a matter of a month or so we both end up on KTEM. What a small world. After many years in major market radio completely forget how it is in the smaller radio markets. The KTEM DJ spot ranks as one of the worst decisions that I ever make. Ray Potter PD of Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in Ft. Worth offers all nights. So in 1973 I vacate KTEM. Ray is a wonderful guy. KFJZ is fabulous. There's not a finer radio station on earth than KFJZ. In early 1974 Ray leaves King Z. The new PD moves me on up to the 9am-noon DJ position. So the radio merry-go-round keeps on spinning. But then out of the clear blue sky B.J. Adams who is now J.D. Adams sends a surprising email to JRRR.

 

B.J. ADAMS (Coatesville, PA) Subject: Jim!!! This is BJ Adams (now JD Adams) [formerly] Temple, TX. Hey Jim, I ran across this e-mail address by accident. Couldn't believe your name popped up. Don't know if you remember me. I had the job at KVET/KASE that they hired you for. I moved to KTEM and you came in a couple months later. Let me know if you get this. Take care and hope you're Having a nifty life...JD Adams

 

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TOM FONTAINE (Houston, TX) Hey Jim!! Do you still like Blue Bell Ice Cream?? I remember you LOVED that...back when we worked at KILT!! I'm not there anymore...they let me go at the end of March...therefore no [KILT] E-Mail address...currently it's fontainetom1@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you soon...would love to catch up with you! Hope all is going well- Tom 

 

VICKY PICKERING [JOHN] (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio Issue # 718. Jim, we will be praying for you on October 12th especially. John is a prostate cancer survivor having had 42 radio therapy treatments in the Fall of 2008. Vicky and John Pickering (www.buddyhollyandthepicks.com) / (www.myspace.com/thepicksbuddyholly)

 

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ROBERT POER (Dallas-Highland Village, TX) Hello Jim. I enjoy your newsletter. It is very informative about the radio business and related items. I am retired from the music business in Dallas, but I have several friends in the radio industry here. Keep up the good work. (www.facebook.com/)

 

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio September 16, 2009 [W] #713. Jim, I appreciate the work and time you put into your Jim Rose Remembers Radio. Thank you, Leslie Wayne Hodges

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The most successful contestant on American Idol is Kelly Clarkson who has 10 songs on Billboard's charts.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 3rd. 12th 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) If a man yells 'You lie!' in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?

 

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!

 

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October 05, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #721

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LEGENDARY BROADCASTER IS NO MORE

Longtime Iowa radio announcer Richard [Dic] Youngs dies at 68 after a long illness. Dic is on KIOA-940 (now KPSZ) Des Moines, IA for 42 years. Youngs' last position on KIOA is afternoon host until his retirement two years ago. Richard begins his career in radio in 1966 when he is a young 16 after he wins an amateur DJ contest on KSO-1460 Des Moines. Over the years Youngs holds radiothons that raise more than $500,000 for the Variety Club. In 2006, Dic Youngs inducts into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Dic Youngs' survivors include his wife Jan, daughter Jennifer plus a granddaughter.

 

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COMCAST SEEKS TO BUILD A RADIO EMPIRE

Five years after Comcast fails in its bid for the Walt Disney Company, Brian L. Roberts again looks to fulfill his long-sought dream to turn his cable company into a major media conglomerate. According to sources with knowledge of the negotiations who request anonymity because talks continue, Comcast negotiates with General Electric to create a separate company that merges Comcast’s programming assets with NBC Universal. With those assets plus cash estimates of $6 billion to $7 billion, Comcast ends up with 51% control of NBC Universal, which G.E. and Vivendi now owns. If this deal works out Comcast, which already is the biggest owner of cable systems in America, can hold the most significant collection of cable television assets in the entire world that includes popular and profitable channels like USA, Bravo, CNBC and MSNBC. To add pudding to the pie, Comcast also receives the NBC broadcast network. Craig Moffett, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, predicts, If Comcast had control over the NBC portfolio, they would be calling the shots for a significant portion of American viewing hours. Frederick W. Moran, a Benchmark Company analyst, estimates that a combination of Comcast and NBC’s properties will blanket the marketplace. To many of us observers this creates quite a radio monopoly.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: During the British Invasion of the 1960s, William Ashton uses the name Billy J. Kramer when he scores hits with Bad To Me and Little Children. Where does he come up with the name Billy J. Kramer? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WAYNE WATKINS PM Drive DJ on Classic Rock WHGO FM (105.9) in Biloxi, MS celebrates his birthday on Friday, October 2nd. SALLY WILLIAMS [KILT-KPRC-KNUZ-KODA] has her birthday on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. •LARRY KING'S contract on CNN's Larry King Live expires in 18 months. Most likely name to pop up as his replacement is Ryan Seacrest. Don't touch that Bat dial. •CHAD LOPEZ General Sales Manager at CBS Radio News WCBS-880 NYC tacks on same duties at sister Classic Hits WCBS FM (101.1). •CATHY MURPHY moves on up to Sales Manager from Local Sales Manager of WCBS-880 NYC.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 GREG JENNINGS guitarist with Restless Heart born on October 2nd in Nicoma Park, OK. •1964 DAVE DEDERER guitarist/singer with Rock trio Presidents Of The U.S.A. born on October 5th. •1972 THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND's Classic album Will The Circle Be Unbroken releases on United Artists records on October 2nd. •1985 NICOLA ROBERTS vocals with British girl group Girls Aloud born on October 5th. •1992 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY's debut album, Life's A Dance releases on Atlantic records on September 28th. •2009 ANDY PARLE drummer with British Pop group Space dies (42) on August 1st.

 

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JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Hi Jim! So great to hear from you...and I thank you so much for your kind words - it made my day. I really miss being on the air and nothing is available in Tulsa at the moment, but I keep trying. I don't believe I've met Mike Marshall, but he's gotta be one of the good guys to volunteer at Taping (gosh, I miss that place). So glad to hear your testament to Mike's being a super person - he'll fit right in there. Taping blows me away - a paid staff of 4 and more than 200 dedicated volunteers who get the word out to those with visual, perceptual and physical handicaps...everything from the daily newspaper to periodicals and even textbooks...whatever the client needs, Taping will record it if it's not done already. I had the best of both worlds - would fill in on reading the Houston Chronicle when needed and also had a weekly program, "Tales of Suspense." I got to read creepy stories and I loved it...like I said...I did it every week for over 17 years. I was also on the Outreach Committee. Your mentioning WFAA sure brought back memories. I worked at WFAA's FM...KZEW...when it first went on the air. I would talk with Bud Buschardt when I threw on long cuts - he did an oldies show on the A.M. side. Gosh...that was '73. The powers that be thought I wasn't good enough to be on the air much and so I finally jumped ship to KFWD-FM when they offered me a full-time job on the air. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers regarding your loss. Hang in there...it's so difficult, I know. Joanie Green Gallo

 

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KEN DOWE (Dallas, TX) Since tomorrow (Friday, October 2, 2009) is my last official day in the office (I'll be "of counsel" for a few more months, but not in the offices)...I thought I'd give you advance notice of this ad I just whipped out that will appear next week in "Inside Radio." the industry's leading national publication for those of you who do not know. Time to ride off into the sunset...while I can still see where I'm going...!! On Oct 1, 2009, at 9:41 am, Ken Dowe wrote: 'Fifty years is a lot of airtime. Enough that the moment has come to put away my Rock 'n Roll shoes and dance to another beat. Thanks for the happy years with so many of you who remain my lifelong friends. Kent Burkhart. Bill Young. Charlie Van Dyke. Beau Weaver. Chuck Blore. Chuck Dunaway. And those from long ago who welcomed inside a poor kid from the Mississippi Delta. Bill Stewart. John Rook. Skip Murphy, Ron Chapman, Shad O'Shea, And far too many more to name in one ad. Thanks for the joy filled times working alongside Brad Messer, Dan Mason, Rod Roddy, Sam Putney, Gary Wachter, and so many other great talents of course, at the very top: my mentor, the most brilliant broadcaster I've ever known: the remarkable Gordon McLendon, genius, and creator without peer. It's time for me to go on sabbatical. Which I intend to re-set on an annual basis. I am so appreciative for a lifetime of being able to live in the stardust you all sprinkled. Ken Dowe; Dallas-Ft. Worth; Santa Fe & Austin. God bless you all!'

 

MOOSE ROSENFIELD (Houston, TX) Hey Podnah, Nice to connect with you! (Facebook) Best email for me is mooserosenfeld@adzzoomail.com. moose@moosertravel.com is working …you were missing the r in moosertavel, our travel business. I am also a Campaign Director for AdzZoo, a Search Optimization Marketing Company…awesome for local businesses wanting a Page 1 on Google. When your time permits, check out http://houston.iadzzoo.com for a company overview. It would be great to catch up on all Good things KILT one day! Moose

 

RICHARD FOGLEMAN (Waco, Texas) Hey Jim, I have been getting these periodically in an ice rocket search for whenever Mexia, Texas or Waco, Texas is mentioned. I thoroughly enjoy reading about the media and thinking about the old days. My wife and I have Radio/TV degrees from Stephen F. Austin. She continued to work in the business but I took a different path. I work for the State of Texas and look forward to the next 3 years when I can retire and hope to get back in the business. I have found your "remembering radio" stuff very informative and brings back lots of memories. I look forward to reading it regularly and not just when you mention Mexia or Waco. Thanks, Richard Fogleman

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 10th. 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09 

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The name Billy J. Kramer comes about when William Ashton takes the last part of his name (Kramer) at random from a telephone book. John Lennon suggests that Billy add a middle initial to give his name more appeal. He uses the initial J in memory of John's mother, Julia and for Lennon's newly born son, Julian.

 

BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX) I hope you are doing much better this week. You certainly continue to do a superb job writing your interesting column about radio and more, and we appreciate your caring hard work on it Jim. I often wonder how many hundreds of people reunited through your Jim Rose Remembers Radio, way before the Facebook craze. Talk with you soon. Hope you keep up your great work Jim. Blake Lindsay; Blazin' Blake Voice Productions: Hearing is Believing! (www.blazinblake.com)

 

DONNA ROBERTS (May 22, 1944-p) A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

 

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October 02, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #720

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HOLLYWOOD ACTOR GOES TO HOSPITAL

One of the co-stars of the 1969 movie Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, goes to a hospital in NYC after he develops flulike symptoms. Sheila Feren, Dennis' publicist, says that the 73-year-old actor complains of flulike stomach ailments and enters an unidentified NYC hospital on Wednesday afternoon, September 30, 2009. Entertainment Tonight reports that Hopper wears an oxygen mask with numerous tubes visible at the time of his hospital admission. We remember the legendary Oscar nominee in major films Hoosiers, Speed and one of my all time favorites Apocalypse Now. Dennis currently stars on the new Starz cable TV series Crash. He is in Gotham City to promote Crash but has to cancel all interviews and TV appearances. JRRR prays for Dennis Hopper's speedy recovery.

 

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NEWS-TALK SOARS

Radio Inside reports that the historic presidential election plus a net increase of 30 new signals helps news/talk/information (N/T/I) formats to jump past Country in the first edition of Arbitron’s Radio Today which combines PPM and diary listening data. But radio’s fastest-growing format is Classic Hits.

 

M&M BUYS FOUR TX RADIO STATIONS

Gary Moss' M&M Broadcasters buys AC KLRK FM (92.9) Waco-Marlin, TX; Country KRQX-1590 & Country KRQX FM (104.9) Mexia, TX in addition to Sports KRZI-1660 in Waco, TX from Utah's Simmons Media Group for reported $1.98 M cash. M&M also owns Country Gold KCLE-1460 Burleson, TX plus Spanish KJSA-1110 Mineral Wells, TX. Simmons Media has radio stations in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires John Lennon's words I read the news today, oh boy, four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire in The Beatles' song A Day In The Life? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BOBBY RICH DJ on Journal AC KMXZ FM (Mix 94.9) in Tucson, AZ has a birthday on Saturday October 3rd! •BOBBY BONES AM Drive DJ on my alma mater Clear Channel Top 40 KHFI FM (Kiss FM 96.7) Austin, TX greets a mugger in the parking lot as he arrives at 4 am on Monday, September 28, 2009. •LORI WILSON WCAU TV NBC CH10 Philadelphia news anchor is M-C of the 11th annual Devereux Pennsylvania gala Mystery and Magic Black-Tie Affair at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia-Bellevue at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1956 FREDDIE JACKSON Soul singer (You Are My Lady #12-1985) born on October 2nd. •1962 LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS record The Ballad Of Jed Clampett on September 24th which is the theme of TV's The Beverly Hillbillies. •1971 KEVIN RICHARDSON singer with Teen vocal quintet Backstreet Boys born on October 3rd. •1982 HANK WILLIAMS JR.'s Greatest Hits album releases on Elektra records on September 17th. •1990 STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Blues guitarist/singer with Double Trouble dies on August 27th. •2002 TOBY KEITH's video Who's Your Daddy? premieres on CMT on September 20th.

 

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi, Jim, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright's daughter. Your posting of that news brought back some memories of my teen years during the 1940's while living in Carthage, Texas, which is about 40 miles west of Shreveport, La. Miss Kitty Wells was one of the featured stars of the "Louisiana Hayride" which played each Saturday night on the stage of the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport. Johnny Wright was one-half of the Johnny and Jack duo who also appeared on the Hayride. Hank Williams, Sr. was a Hayride regular during those years. There were many more somewhat less recognized performers there each week, and boy howdy they could really put on a good show. I was just a kid in high school then, but it was a regular treat to get together with a carload of pals and drive to Shreveport on Saturday nights to see "The Louisiana Hayride". That area was a hotbed for country music. My hometown, Carthage, also was the hometown of Tex Ritter and Gentleman Jim Reeves, and there's a Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that's open to visitors there in Carthage now. Thanks for the memories, Jim. Tom Ellis

 

JERRY SEABOLT (Nashville, TN) I was saddened to hear of Tom's (Entee) passing as we shared many good times back in our "youth" in the late 60's and the 70's in Music City. It also included being room mates during one of his "cheap lance" periods (Tom said he couldn't afford to freelance). When Tom had work he could always be counted on to help those who had only to hint at needing help. If that meant taking in out of work DJ's who needed a couch than his one bedroom was always available (even if he might come home to find one of them scuba diving in the apartment pool). Another one of the people who made life interesting and helped mold the "biz" without ever really getting the credit they deserved has passed from scene. Rest my friend

 

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DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Jim...just a word to broadcasters and ex-radio heads in reference to Mike Marshall's and Joanie Green's praise for 'Taping for the Blind', once I got out of radio and into advertising/PR, I volunteered at the Dallas Taping for the Blind on Wolfe Street near the Stoneleigh Hotel and recorded several audio books still available through the Library of Congress; but honestly, the most fun I had was when I switched over to another service DTFB had to offer, and that was reading the Sunday Dallas Morning News to the blind community. We narrated editorials, op-eds, columnists, hard news and the Sunday 'funnies,' as we used to call them. It was a blast and an, um, ethical way to get out of years of boring Sunday sermons <g>...my wife at the time, I'm sure, saw through my fun but virtuous ruse, but had no negative comment. Just a word to folks who have used their voices to feed their babies, 'taping for the blind' is a very real, positive contribution to a wonderful, appreciative segment of our society...and the feedback from the visually impaired folks is voluminous and very satisfying. Dan McCurdy | Sherman, Texas - 2004 inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame; KLIF, KBOX-Dallas; WMEX-Boston; freelance writer (advertising, PR, 'If it's in English, I do it.') KLIFDJ@aol

 

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MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Subject: Listener from long ago. To: Gil Thomas. Ben, what a nice surprise. I worked at WFAA 570/820 (What a trip THAT was) from about March of 1967 until September '69 when I was offered a better job in Houston. I have been there since. My wife is from Italy and I am presently in Rome visiting my daughter who is married to a Roman and her first baby, a girl a month ago. Thanks for the nice words. Since you work there, you will appreciate this. Several years ago after I had left the station for maybe ten years, I stopped by one day when we were in Dallas and told the receptionist at the front door that I used to work there and asked if I could look around. The answer was "No". I said there were probably several people I knew who were still there, could I speak with one. No. So I left. Think radio was still in the building then. Maybe you can give me a tour the next time I'm in Dallas. Mike Marshall

 

GIL THOMAS (Dallas, TX) To: Mike Marshall. Subject: Listener from long ago. You have an open invitation to come by. I would love to give you a tour. They keep us running in circles as you may guess, so please let me know ahead of time so I am available. Since you are in Houston, you probably know that Belo owns KHOU now. Belo back in 1986 decided to get out of the radio business so they sold the radio stations. Some of the radio studio walls are still where they were. Some of the studios are used for video editing. I think the building has been remodeled twice since you were here. Remembering back...I think you were probably one of the best examples of radio "info-tainment", where some of your show content was driven by current events. Of course now everyone is doing it. One of my friends back when I was in college went to Baylor. He once told me that they would listen to your show for broadcasting classes and discuss what things you would do. So you may not have known it, but you had a following. By the way, I tried to get a tour of this place when I was in high school and was told, NO! But hey, that was 40 years ago, we can do things differently now. Thanks for responding, Ben Pate

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: John Lennon's inspiration for the line I read the news today, oh boy, four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire in The Beatles' song A Day In The Life comes after he reads a newspaper article about a plan to fill 4,000 potholes in the roads of the Northwestern English town of Blackburn.

 

RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Hi Jim: On the "Scooby Doo" name inspiration, the articles I read stated that Fred Silverman (who later Programmed CBS, ABC and NBC) was in charge of children's Programming at CBS in 1967. He heard Frank's 'Stranger in the Night" and claims he suggested the character's name to the folks at Hanna-Barbara. It falls into the category of" who really knows?" Ray

 

MEL BROOKS (June 28, 1926-p) Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together.

 

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September 30, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #719

COUNTRY SINGER BREATHES HER LAST BREATH

Many consider Kitty Wells the Queen of Country Music. The daughter of Country legends Kitty Wells and husband Johnny Wright passes away on Sunday, September 27, 2009. Ruby Wright experiences heart problems and dies at 69 in her Madison, TN apartment. Ironically, Ruby recently appears at her mother Kitty’s 90th birthday celebration at the Ernest Tubb Record Shops’ Texas Troubadour Theater. Probably the most memorable hit for Ruby is her answer song to Roger Miller's Dang Me. Her Dern Me rises to #13 on Billboard's Country chart in fall 1964. Ruby's dad Johnny Wright's timely tune Hello Vietnam is a #1 song in 1965. In the late 1950s Ruby records as Ruby Wells in the trio Nita, Rita and Ruby. The 'Nita' of that group is Anita Carter who is the youngest daughter of Country music icon Mother Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family singing group. Of course, Anita's sister is June Carter who marries Johnny Cash. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN handles Ruby Wright's funeral arrangements.

 

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2009 MARCONI AWARDS WINNERS

On Thursday night, September 24, 2009 the winners of the 2009 NAB Marconi Awards at the NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia, PA include several prominent names. Dave Ramsey an independent syndicated talk host wins the 2009 trophy for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, KKOB-770 Citadel News/Talk Albuquerque, NM takes Legendary Station of the Year and WGN-720 Chicago, IL is the News/Talk Station of the Year. Other big winners include: WIBC FM (93.1) Indianapolis, IN (Large Market Station); WHO-1040 Des Moines, IA (Medium Market Station); WJBC-1230 Bloomington, IL (Small Market Station); Bill Cunningham talk host on WLW-700 Cincinnati, OH (Large Market Personality); Van & Bonnie wake-up team on WHO-1040 (Medium Market Personality); and WGR-550 Buffalo, NY (Sports Station of the Year). Laura Ingraham Talk Radio Network syndicated personality hosts the annual awards dinner and show.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: From where does the inspiration for animator Iwao Takamoto come for the cartoon dog Scooby-Doo? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•CONGRATULATIONS to former WCAU TV NBC CH10 news anchor Karen Hepp & her husband Brian Sullivan proud parents of 2nd son Macklin Judge Sullivan to join big brother Quinn. •KEN DITO longtime Bay Area sportscaster is new Sports Director of Pappas Broadcasting KTRB-860 (XTRA Sports) San Francisco, CA. •BRUCE CISKIE is the new radio play-by-play announcer for 2009 University of Minnesota-Duluth men’s hockey team. •WILLIAM SAFIRE speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and Pulitzer Prize-winning Conservative columnist for the New York Times dies at 79 on Sunday, September 27, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 PATRICE RUSHEN Grammy Award winning R&B singer/songwriter/pianist born on September 30th in Los Angeles, CA. •1962 LORETTA LYNN joins the Grand Ole Opry on September 25th. •1973 LEE BRENNAN lead vocalist with Pop band 911 born on Saturday, September 27th. •1981 MICKEY GILLEY's single You Don't Know Me slams the #1 position on Billboard's Country chart on September 19th. •1994 TOMMY BOYCE of Boyce & Hart writers of The Monkees hits dies on November 23rd. •2002 MONTGOMERY GENTRY's Eddie and Troy become honorary citizens of Louisville, KY on September 20th with keys to the city.

 

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JONATHAN FRICKE (Nashville, TN) Tom was a great, personal friend. Always wanted to help anyone he could. 'The Founder Of CRS Dies In Florida - Tom Entee CRS President For A Decade - AllAboutCountry is sad to pass along that the founder and creator of the Country Radio Seminar, Tom McEntee has passed away. He died in Florida last Thursday (9/24). Tom was not only the Founder and Creator of CRS, but served as Executive Chairman/President of CRS for its first decade. He was also a publicity innovator, a bio writer, (writing bio’s for some of the largest stars in country and pop music) an artist manager, a songwriter, created and operated a radio tip-sheet called Country Music Survey, a country chart editor of Cashbox Magazine two different times, National Promotion Director of GRT Records and Ovation Records and a Promotion Executive at several major and Indy labels. He was instrumental in the careers of Jimmy Buffet (Tom’s quoted in Buffet’s book), Alabama, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Eddie Rabbit, Earl Thomas Conley, Jimmy Dean, The Kendalls, Hank Williams, Jr, Ronnie McDowell, Susan Marshall and Lefty Frizzell. He wrote the liner notes on Lefty’s last album. Tom was the very first record company executive to hear Alabama’s debut recording. After one listen, he said they would be enormous stars. He was right like that, a lot! He helped them--and many deserving artists--get their first record deals. He moved from working in the music industry in New York City to Nashville in 1969, after serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam.'

 

JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Jim, Just saw Mike Marshall's note about joining Houston's Taping for the Blind and wanted to congratulate him for volunteering at such a fine organization. I volunteered there every week for over 17 years and know that he will find the great people there a joy know. The only reason I am no longer volunteering there is that I have moved from Houston to Tulsa. Thanks for your service, Mike...and enjoy the wonderful company that make up Houston Taping for the Blind! Joanie Green Gallo

 

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MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Jim, You might be interested to see this. I got it a couple of days after I arrived in Rome. What a blast from the past! I just noticed on reading my reply that I told him I was there from March '69 to September '69. I meant March '67. Mike

 

GIL THOMAS (Dallas, TX) Subject: Listener from long ago. To: Mike Marshall. Hello Mike, I saw your name on one of the radio discussion boards on the web, so I thought I would send you an e-mail. When I was in high school, I used to listen to you on WFAA radio. After listening for all those hours, I became interested in broadcasting myself and decided to take some courses in college. Well, I ended up working in television here at WFAA-TV myself. This is my 28th year at WFAA! Though it may have been a long time ago, thanks for the good shows and helping a kid find an interesting career. Ben Pate

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Sent this one out from here in the "Valley-of-the-Sun." Temp here today was 104...due to hit 107 Sunday, then retreat as fall arrives to mid 90's; really not hot at all with NO humidity, just as I remembered it. (I actually miss this warm, sunny weather daily...sunshine 350 days annually & if not, people would march on city hall!) We are enjoying our vacation & using laptop on this reply. All is well on the western-front & hoping you are better to enjoy this weekend too. BOB & BARB

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 3rd. 12th 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Iwao Takamoto the animator who creates cartoon dog Scooby-Doo says that he gets the inspiration to name his character from Frank Sinatra's closing scat on Strangers In The Night which goes Dooby-dooby-doo...

 

GEORGE LESTER (Palestine-Elkhart, TX) Jim, I swear this really happened. When I worked for KTSA I would nearly always head straight for the golf course and get in 18 holes before going home. I guess it was about 1963 or so and I was playing at Brackenridge Park. On a par four I had hit my second shot to about eight feet from the pin. As I was lining up to sink what would be my first birdie putt in a long time I heard an awful racket. I looked up to see a car bouncing out of control across an open field. The car started spinning around in circles faster and faster until it finally stalled. As I stood there gasping I noticed that the grass under the car had caught fire oil was pouring from under the engine and feeding the flames. There was no one else in sight so I dropped my putter, waded across a drainage ditch with water up to my neck and sprinted the hundred yards or so to the car. The obviously drunk driver was just sitting there staring blankly ahead. I swung the door open and tried to pull him out but he had a death grip on the steering wheel. I had to literally beat his hands loose to get him out. Just as I led him to a safe distance the car burst into flames. Later the fire department arrived and I let them take over. I went back and finished the last couple of holes of golf and then phoned the story into the KTSA newsman on duty. Evidently he didn't deem it important enough and the story never got on the air. By the way, I missed that birdie putt. Darn it!

 

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-1965) Playing golf is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture.

 

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September 28, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #718

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

JAZZ SINGER DIES

Classic jazz vocalist Chris Connor, who sings with the Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton orchestras plus records dozens of successful albums and singles, dies of cancer at 81 on August 29, 2009 in Toms River, NJ. Chris records hit songs like All About Ronnie with Stan Kenton's orchestra. Several of Connor's albums, The George Gershwin Almanac of Song, Witchcraft and Lullabys of Birdland are now on CDs. Born Mary Loutsenhizer in Kansas City, MO she croons with a large band at the University of Missouri. In 1949, she then moves to NYC. Connor vocalizes with Claude Thornhill, Herbie Fields and performs with Thornhill's vocal group the Snowflakes. After her time with the Stan Kenton orchestra in 1952, she goes solo in 1953 and signs with Bethlehem Records. She moves over to Atlantic with two singles that hit the chart in the late 1950s: I Miss You So and Trust in Me. Chris switches to ABC-Paramount and receives praises for her 1966 appearance at the Austin Jazz Festival. She makes a comeback in the mid-70s in record albums with Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson. She continues to record with record labels Progressive, Contemporary, High Note and Enja. She tours throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall in the Big Apple, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and concerts in Japan. Chris' last appearance is at the Iridium jazz club in NYC in 2004 that she shares with Anita O'Day.

 

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UPDATE ON CBS NEWS REPORTER'S INJURIES

In the last issue of JRRR we mention injuries that CBS News Radio reporter Cami McCormick suffers after a bomb explosion in the Mid East. Cami confirms with us that she undergoes surgery on Thursday, September 24, 2009 to amputate her foot from the injuries that she receives from the roadside bomb that explodes on the war fields of Afghanistan. Our prayers are that she has a full and complete healing process.

 

MEXICAN MADONNA CLOSES SHOW

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 Mexican superstar Gloria Trevi closes SeaWorld's Viva La Musica Latin music series in San Antonio, TX. Reviewers at www.mySanAntonio.com/ say Not only does she celebrate la musica; she lives it in a wild life that plays out like a telenovela. The often-controversial, sometimes scandalous singer known as the Mexican Madonna is promoting her album, 'Una Rosa Blu'.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: How many takes does Elvis Presley make before he is happy with his big hit record Hound Dog? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Wayne Watkins (2-7pm on Classic Rock WHGO FM 105.9 in Biloxi, MS) who celebrates his birthday on Friday, October 2nd. •KKOB-770 Citadel News-Talk Albuquerque, NM wins the 2009 Marconi Legendary Station of the Year on Thursday night September 25, 2009 at the NAB Radio Show. •DAVE RAMSEY wins the 2009 Marconi Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year award. •JERRY LEE's AC WBEB FM (101.1) wins two 2009 Marconi awards at the show in its hometown of Philadelphia, PA. •SIR HOWARD MORRISON New Zealand music legend dies at 74 overnight at his home in Rotorua.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 PAUL BURGESS drummer with British Rock group 10cc born on September 28th. •1961 LEROY VAN DYKE's single Walk On By begins the first of 19 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 25th. •1970 MARK CALDERON singer with Dance vocal quartet Color Me Bad born on September 27th. •1989 CLINT BLACK's Killin' Time is his 1st Gold album on September 24th. •1994 CREADEL [Red] JONES bass singer with R&B group The Hi-Lites which becomes The Chi-Lites dies on August 25th. •2001 ALAN JACKSON records Drive (For Daddy Gene) and That'd Be Alright on September 25th.

 

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JOYCE [J.C.] WEBSTER (Mena, AR) Jim, Pain is something I do understand. Praying you get better soon. As my friend Jane who has been through so much with the cancer and heart problems always says, "This too shall pass". She's right, of course. Everything does pass...one way or another. Sometimes it is hard to have a good attitude when one is suffering, but it's the attitude that gets most people through cancer...so I think it must play a big part in all our health, don't you? Prayer certainly can direct us in the way we should go, so...people praying with you is a very good thing. Best always, JC

 

GLOOM, DESPAIR & AGONY are not just words on TV's Hee Haw. We prostate sufferers have to contend with this on a daily basis. Last Thursday the urologist says that he may have to open me up. During Monday's appointment he schedules an operation for October 12, 2009. The good doctor prescribes four medications to take on the day before plus Tylenol #3 for after whatever he does to me on October 12th. But probably can use some Tylenol #10.

 

JOHN DARREN LEE (New Orleans-Ponchatoula, LA) Hi, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks, J. Darren Lee aka Neo Khan of the Neo & Wim Show and Sunday Night Freedom Fight

 

ROD ECCLES (Suncook, NH) I would love to get your free newsletter. Rod Eccles

 

DOUG WELCH (Belleville, IL) Subject: Newsletter. Doug Welch; Belleville, IL. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help. Ronald Reagan

 

LEO PUSATERI (St. Cloud, MN) I've always been a radio buff, and my son is on college radio--I'd love to receive JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO. Leo Pusateri, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Leo Pusateri, III, St. Cloud, Minnesota

 

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RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Hi Jim: On KBAT San Antonio. They were top 40- 1965-1967 (switch to adult contemporary) The call letters were perfect when "Batman" hit the Airwaves on TV in Jan. 1966 (Replacing long running "Ozzie and Harriet"). The "Bat Logo" was everywhere and the "KBATMEN" made a lot of local appearances. including my local Junior High school. Don Perkins and Don Clark were announcers then that I can remember. later amigo, Ray

 

BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Thanks for the link, Jim. I'll look into it. I continue with Audience Bakery, doing newscasts for their formats and client stations, and am hoping to do some more voice work for VNR Communications. In other news, #2 son Patrick has been named a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist. We're making a trip down to Austin to look at the U-T campus and bring his older brother Joseph back for the weekend. I was pleased to see that Gary P. Nunn has joined the JRRR group. He's a great guy and a wonderful musician and song-writer. I used to get his Bunkhouse e-mail. Seeing his name reminds me to re-up. I also saw where Ken Dowe is retiring from Service Broadcasting. (KKDA AM&FM, plus 105.7 FM) Few of us get to retire by choice! I believe he has earned it, many times over. bc

 

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MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Jim, we just arrived back in Houston on Tuesday. I woke up at the usual 3 AM because of the jet lag and remembered I need to send you a reminder to plug me back into the JRRR loop. So I turn the computer on at 6:20 and there you are, no reminder needed. Thanks. I don't know if I told you, but I'm volunteering for Taping for the Blind every Thursday morning from 9 to 10. Another volunteer and I read from the City and State and Star sections of the Chronicle. Scott Arthur is also a volunteer there. Mike

 

BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX) Hey Jim! ...when I open up your emails on Microsoft Outlook, it doesn't ask me to confirm I received your email, but I am, and I enjoy! Your Friend, Blake (www.blazinblake.com)

 

MIKE SHILOH (Houston, TX) Michael Shiloh commented on your Facebook wall post: I like that picture. Reminds me of the old KILT, what a great place. Sorry I haven't written to JRRR lately, Jim, but you're in my prayers.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: It takes Elvis Presley 31 takes of Hound Dog. In 1988, the tune recognizes as the most played record of all time on American juke boxes.

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, October 3rd. 12th 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Ironically, Barb had her pension-plan-401k w/ UBS in San Angelo. Now that she retired, her accounts are no longer at UBS. We divested to 50% under the mattress & 50% buried in back yard! BOB 

 

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE [Sherlock Holmes] (May 22, 1859-July 7, 1930) There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.

 

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September 25, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #717

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LONE RANGER DIES

The actor who takes over the TV role of The Lone Ranger in 1952 for 52 episodes after Clayton Moore walks out in a pay dispute, John Hart, dies at 91 on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at his home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. John also stars in the 1947 Columbia serial Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy. Most of us Lone Ranger fans remember Clayton Moore as our hero who yells out Hi Yo Silver! Away! On Tuesday, John's wife Beryl remembers, He had dementia in his last years but he was very happy living by the ocean. He used to surf this whole coast in the late '30s and after the war. In a 2001 interview with Tom Weaver for Starlog magazine Hart says, I got a lot of bad advice about playing the part. I tried the bad advice for about one or two shows and then I said, 'The h*** with that; I'll do it my own way.' They wanted me to be like a stiff Army major, and it was all wrong. So I just forgot that and slipped into the part, and everybody loved it. After Clayton Moore returns to The Lone Ranger Hart goes on to star in the 1955 Columbia serial The Adventures of Captain Africa. and Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans a 1957 syndicated TV series shot in Canada with Lon Chaney Jr. as Chingachgook. Hart's survivors include his wife of 52 years and daughter, Robyn Proiette.

 

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RUSH RUSHES OUT

After 17 years on Peak Broadcasting KIDO-580 Boise, ID Rush Limbaugh moves on over to Citadel News/Talk KBOI-670. Kevin Godwin SVP/Market Manager/Peak-Boise tells RBR-TVBR. I don’t know the full reason why he was pulled; I just know it was out of our hands. It was kind of handled by big, giant corporations that are doing radio and we’re just a small, private company. KIDO replaces Limbaugh with local programming. Austin Hill is the host of a newly created local afternoon drive time show that begins on September 24, 2009 from 3-6 pm (MT). Austin comes to KIDO from KTAR-620 in Phoenix, AZ.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Does Barry Manilow write his #1 in 1975 hit song I Write the Songs? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KTCK-1310 (The Ticket) Cumulus Media Sports/Talk host Norm Hitzges in Dallas, TX scores interview with former President George W. Bush which is his first since he leaves the White House. •AUSTIN HILL Talk radio veteran leaves KTAR FM (92.3) Phoenix, AZ to join Peak Broadcasting News/Talk KIDO-580 Boise-Nampa, ID to host afternoon drive (3-6pm) beginning September 24, 2009. Hill also is a columnist for TownHall.com, appears on the FOX News Channel and FOX News Radio. •COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM in Nashville, TN may double in size says Mayor Karl Dean on Monday, September 21, 2009.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1954 CRAIG CHAQUICO guitarist with Jefferson Starship born on September 25th. •1962 DON HERRON multi-instrumentalist with BR549 born on September 23rd in Steubenville, OH. •1972 SHAWN STOCKMAN singer with R&B group Boyz II Men born in Philadelphia, PA on September 26th. •1989 RODNEY CROWELL's remake of Buck Owens' Above And Beyond hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 23rd. •2002 DARRYL WORLEY's I Miss My Friend is his first #1 Billboard single on September 21st. •1998 LINDA MCCARTNEY keyboards/vocals with Rock group Wings dies at 56 on April 17th.

 

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CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego, CA) Jim, This fine person worked with me at KMSC in Clear Lake back in 1965. Clarence Chaline was always cordial, forever humble, an all around good guy and fine talent. He was before a lot of your current reader’s time, but I hope you find room to mention his passing in JRRR. Hope all is well and that your grief from losing Tejas is beginning to subside. We never forget those wonderful pets who were always our friends when others were hard to find. Keep up the good work. CC

 

GORDON BASSHAM (Wichita, KS) Subject: A fine colleague gone. Jeff, Many thanks for letting me know. Clarence ("Bob" to many of us) was a dear man. I used to follow him as the afternoon announcer on KMSC, and will always remember him for his humor. As the "kid" to him, he helped me refine my on-air presence. I enjoyed our friendship. It would be good to get together with you and Jim and the others one day. Let's try to do that before more time slips away. Gordon Bassham

 

JEFF THOMPSON (Alachua, FL) Subject: A fine colleague gone. Guys: Sad to report that our old KMSC colleague, Clarence Chaline (Better known on the air as Bob Elton) passed away yesterday. He had suffered a number of years of poor health, but that never lessened his great sense of humor." Jim Bell, another of our colleagues, still with KUHF- Radio, University of Houston, informed me today, of the sad news. Clarence had successfully battled a heart conditions, including a bypass for over a decade, but later had mobility problems, but didn't let that get in his way either. He just got one of those motorized chairs and kept on keeping on. About 5 years ago, after decades of total loss of each other's whereabouts...and many unsuccessful searches...Jim Bell finally tracked down Clarence through the Internet, and found where he lived with his beloved wife, Eva Jane, near Jacksonville, Florida. Take care, Jeff Thompson

 

FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Jim, So sorry to hear about your health problems again. My take on that problem, since I was on a "cath" for 5 months, sloshing along with a bag on my leg, I would suggest you find a surgeon who will just take out the prostate, that's what I did, and I'm so glad I did that, the plumbing works just fine thank you very much. That's much better than trying a "ream" job because it won't last very long, I was only on a "cath" after the surgery for a week. and I can't believe they won't give you something for pain. Why not?? I hope you are doing better now. Frank - My life's verse: Isa. 9:6 My "getting through the day" saying: "When the sunshine of God's love meets the showers of our sorrow, the rainbow of promise appears."

 

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LEON BECK (Houston-Friendswood, TX) Hi Jim, Thought you and your readers might like to know that my magazine, Texas Hot Country Magazine, is now online at http://texashotcountrymagazine.com/. You can read the entire magazine online and sign up for a free online subscription. I'd appreciate it if your readers would pass this information on to people on their e-mail lists. I hope to be at the awards show in November and get some photos of some of the radio legends for my magazine. Take care. Leon Beck, Editor/Publisher, Texas Hot Country Magazine (www.musiccitynews.com)

 

HENRY LAROCCA (Beaumont, TX) Hey man! I've been telling you we are gonna have to do dinner...promise...a couple weeks...there'll be a knock at your door... Pick a joint...Carrabba's Italian is a thought, but you're the guest...maybe The House of Blues I think that would be cool. I'll dig up one of my big coffee cans out of the back yard and we'll make a night of it. Call me...can't catch your line clear. Now as for as your health, get well soon...You will beat this! The Rock of Beaumont

 

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DADE MOORE (Houston, TX) Jim, what year was that picture of you. Looks like the old FM carpet at 500 Lovett Blvd in KILT FM Room. (www.dade.cc) / (www.angelfireradio.com) / (www.rockandroll.fm)

 

BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX) How's the prostate? I'm guessing you got a good report Monday, and are flowing freely. It's kinda scary to hear about people around my age having strokes and heart attacks and prostate problems...being without health insurance and all. If I come in for chest pains (or just about anything), it becomes a 'pre-existing condition; and that means it won't be covered in the future. That is provided I ever find a full-time job. Some days I figure my next station will be a Texaco. But no worries...I'm going to get fat on government cheese! Obama's gonna take care of me! The Democrats are booking me on a ride on the gravy train (with biscuit wheels!). Oh, wait, I'm not an investment banker. Maybe it's time to put the furniture on e-bay. bc

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnson writes Barry Manilow's hit song I Write the Songs which has worldwide sales of twenty-five million copies.

 

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake,TX) Subject: Sam Pate. From: Rosalyn Costanzo. I received a notice from the State of Texas today, stating that dad (Sam Pate) has been honored by the State of Texas for his contributions to Dallas and his part in the history of Texas. Just thought you'd want to know. I will scan and email it to you when I get a chance. Rosalyn Costanzo

 

PHIL DONAHUE (December 21, 1935-p) The radio of my youth...is now a quaint memory replaced by computer hard drives.

 

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September 23, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #716

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

BOMB INJURES NEWS REPORTER

On assignment in Logar Province, Afghanistan while she travels with United States soldiers, CBS correspondent Cami McCormick suffers injuries after an IED explosion strikes an Army transporter which kills an American infantryman in the same vehicle. To stabilize her condition, Cami undergoes surgery at a field hospital. Then she goes to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for additional care. McCormick joins CBS News in September, 1998. She wins numerous awards. Cami is not just a run of the mill reporter. She is at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 in New Orleans, LA when Hurricane Katrina wipes out its levees. McCormick does the grand tour of Iraq many times since the U.S. invasion. She is in Ramallah at the funeral for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Cami reports from Nablus and Bethlehem during the Israeli aggressions of 2001. She also broadcasts about the disturbances in Gaza and Beirut. Before she joins CBS, McCormick travails for CNN, CNN International, Headline News and CNN Radio. She describes the death of Princess Diana from London plus the deployment of U.S. troops to Bosnia. Cami develops, anchors and produces CNN Radio’s first international newscast, The CNN Radio World News Report that wins the Edward R. Murrow award for Best Network Newscast in 1998. Her other tributes include two AWRT Gracie Allen Awards for stories about the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11th and her Iraq war coverage, two Associated Press Awards, a CableAce Award for summaries on the re-election of Boris Yeltsin as Russian President also a Sigma Chi Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its after-effects.

 

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TV SWITCHES CHANNELS

The FCC makes deals to try to resolve new problems that they create with lost viewership after the switch to digital TV. CBS tells the FCC that KTVT TV loses 57% of its over-the-air audience after the switch to digital plus when viewers rescan their converter boxes it does not reclaim many of those viewers. KTVT TV and the owners of KTXA TV in Ft. Worth-Dallas, TX file with the FCC for a double channel flip. The approval for the move of CBS KTVT TV [ex KFJZ TV] from CH11 to CH19 comes on Friday, September 11, 2009. The FCC says the move is in the public interest. The government makes it effective immediately with a publication in the Federal Register. The governmental proclamation also requires KTXA TV to move from its CH19 position to CH29. The FCC has two to three dozen stations that have major issues with signal loss after the transition to digital TV. This is all due to the big switch to digital TV on June 12, 2009. And the feds want to take total control of America's health care.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who performs the backing vocals on Paul Simon’s #5 1977 hit Slip Slidin’ Away? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•NASSAU BROADCASTING sells commercial Classical WCRB FM (99.5) Boston-Lowell, MA to non-commercial Classical/News/Jazz WGBH FM (89.7) which is a Public radio and TV broadcaster for $14 million. •DAVID EDGAR formerly Director of Operations for Emmis in Indianapolis, IN is new Operations Manager of Clear Channel Radio's 6 radio station group in Pittsburgh, PA. David also is Program Director for both Top-40 WKST FM (96.1) and Oldies WWSW FM (94.5). •FRED CUSICK longtime Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer on radio and TV for more than 45 years dies at 90.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1955 LEON TAYLOR drummer with Rock group The Ventures born on September 23rd. Leon replaces dad Mel in 1996 after he dies of cancer. •1965 CONNIE SMITH & BOB LUMAN join the Grand Ole Opry on September 18th. •1970 ANI DIFRANCO Grammy Award-winning singer/guitarist born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23rd. •1988 CRYSTAL GAYLE & LORETTA LYNN play a concert together for 1st time on September 20th. •1990 JIM HODDER drummer with Steely Dan drowns in his swimming pool on June 15th. •2007 CARRIE UNDERWOOD's video So Small debuts on CMT on September 20th.

 

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DAVE MICHAELS (Los Angeles-Culver City, CA) Jim..."just reading the description of your medical problem" hurt me! My GOD; I am praying for you my friend that things will get better real soon. May the Good Lord be on your side! Culver City, CA...Dave Michaels

 

JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) Jim, Best wishes, good thoughts and many prayers are sent your way for good results from your doctor's appointment. Joan Green Gallo

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Subject: JRRR Issue #715, 9/21/09. Jim: First met Peter, Paul & Mary @ Univ. of VA concert in 1963 & several times since, but I have retained the autograph Mary gave me years ago on the biz-card of their management office; they did perform at annual Folk Fest in Kerrville, TX for a few years. The song hit, "Blueberry Hill" was also performed in the Gene Autry film,"The Singing Hill" on 4/26/41. Fortunately, I worked with Fats Domino at the Mosque in Richmond, VA in mid-60's. He suffered a loss at his home in New Orleans during Katrina, but I understand he is now back in his "new-digs" there @age 81! BOB & Sonny Lee @ The Southwest Outpost

 

NOREEN DICKSON (Houston-Cypress, TX) My prayers are with you on Monday hopefully the dam will flow forth with no problems. A very dear friend of mine has been fighting a prostate infection for ages. It is very painful and you need understanding and compassionate doctors and nurses. Keep a positive thought as hard as it may be. I remember our phone chat and was glad to have been there and am still just a phone call away. Your friend, Noreen, Pets Are Us Rescue

 

LEE WOODS (San Antonio, TX) Hey Jim, Keep fighting and stay strong. I am battling cancer and have a 50/50 shot at survival. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Part of the battle is to remain strong. Prayers, meditation and music help me get through the day. Lee Woods, Formerly KONO/KRIO; San Antonio TX.

 

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Jim...please know you have many readers and friends who are hoping things get better for you...please include me as one who pass along good thoughts and prayers for your situation...don't know if I had mentioned to you my brother, Eddie, had a prostate biopsy procedure done at the beginning of this year and wound up getting ecoli contamination a day after the procedure was done...he was shaking like a nude man at the North Pole! ...it wasn't pretty and he was in I.C.U. for two and a half days with an extra four more days in the hospital recuperating...with my Post Polio Syndrome situation, if I lost my brother I wouldn't know what to do or how to cope!! I always try to take care of him as he does the same for me...hang in there Jim and all your readers will keep the prayers going out to ya! talk at cha later! Bobby Reyes

 

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DWIGHT [Shotgun] COOK (Houston, TX) Jim, sorry to hear of your medical challenges. It's hard to keep a positive perspective while in a hospital. I value your radio news and insight and know you have fought this battle before. You have the strength to hang onto your faith. Let your friends encourage you and let God do the rest.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: The backing vocals on Paul Simon’s Slip Slidin’ Away are by The Oak Ridge Boys.

 

RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Jim: Just keep the positive thoughts going and all will be fine. I know, after 36 years, being a single parent, 3 failed marriages and some past health issues I finally accomplish something started 36 years ago, I graduated from College!! I have a BA in Sociology with emphasis in Education. My Goal is to teach the learning disabled how to communicate using my past 36 years of skill in radio. I taught an autistic child how to form words a few years ago and suddenly the light bulb went off in his head, he knew how to speak. His grandmother (my ex wife) was a special ed teacher and we worked together. Long story short in a year we finally got him into a regular classroom and in 2 years he made the honor role. He has Asperger's. This inspired me to us my skills to give back to the community like radio use to do. I now work at a high school in Arlington, Texas with learning disabled students, plus I teach the regular kids how to do morning announcements like a newscast. This is a great and rewarding job. Finally I kept a promise to my late "adopted" Dad that I finish and I did. Next month I am going to Ft. Sam Cemetery and place a copy of my diploma on his grave site. Ray

 

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955) You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

 

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September 21, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #715

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

PP&M LOSES A MEMBER

In September 1958 the Kingston Trio's folk tune Tom Dooley lands on Billboard's Pop chart and quickly rises to #1. Their record album does well, too. This begins a new music craze for folk music. Sing-alongs become a way of life. In 1962, folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary's If I Had a Hammer makes it to #10 the year that I graduate from high school. Puff the Magic Dragon and a new song writer on the scene Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind both reach #2 for PP&M. But the PP&M song that we most remember is Leaving on a Jet Plane at #1 in 1969. PP&M is Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. The folk trio has several tunes that land on Billboard. In 1971 PP&M disbands but reforms in 1978 to continue concerts into the 1990s. On Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Mary Travers dies of acute myelogenous a form of leukemia at 72 at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. We remember the good old days with Mary's long blond hair that falls below her shoulders in a perpendicular 90° line and bangs that almost touch her eyes. In 2006, Peter, Paul and Mary induct into the Sammy Cahn Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mary Travers' survivors include her husband Ethan Robbins and two daughters Alicia and Erika.

 

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PROSTATE DILEMMA REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN

After four days of agony and defeat unable to perform one of life's important functions, so on Friday morning, September 11, 2009 I relinquish martyrdom and make a mad dash to the Memorial Hermann hospital emergency room. The diagnosis is a prostate infection. The nurse jams a catheter deep inside my already pain-ridden area below the beltline. On Tuesday a urologist checks me out. On Thursday, his very cute and sweet nurse yanks out the catheter and replaces it with two tubes to measure the outward flow with no luck. So it's back to the catheter. The urologist says that he may have to open me up. Does his hidden message mean a roto-rooter procedure? On Friday the cardiologist gives me the high sign. So on Monday morning it's a return visit to the urologist to find out if I can perform like Niagara Falls. Prayer is the key. So please pray that Monday's examination proves to be a success.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Fats Domino's #2 hit in 1956 Blueberry Hill  is #1 for what other artist? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•ANDY BERKOWITZ PD of Top 40 WWOT FM (100.1) Altoona, PA takes home the NAB's Don’t Tax That Dial contest with his original 30-second spot that opposes performance royalties. •ED STOLZ purchases Dance KNGY FM (Energy 92.7) San Francisco, CA and flips it to a clone of his Top-40 KFRH FM (104.3 Now) Las Vegas, NV. •JOHN WELLS returns to his position from a decade ago as President of the Writers Guild of America West. •DENNIS MILLER signs a new multiyear agreement that keeps him on Westwood One. •DICK COOK vacates his position as chairman of Walt Disney Studios effective immediately.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1952 STEVE SANDERS singer with The Oak Ridge Boys born on September 17th in Richland, GA. •1968 JON BROOKES drummer with British Alternative Rock band The Charlatans born on September 21st. •1970 RAY PRICE's single For The Good Times lands at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 19th. •1981 KEITH SEMPLE singer in the ITV pop stars band One True Voice born on September 20th. •1999 KENNY CHESNEY's You Had Me from Hello zooms to #1 on the Billboard Country chart on September 18th. •2007 TAD JONES New Orleans, LA Jazz historian/researcher/author dies from a fall on New Years Day 2007.

 

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JONATHAN FRICKE (Nashville-Mount Juliet, TN) Jim- My heart goes out to you. I am at a loss for words. You know you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Jonathan Fricke; Broker, GRI, FRICKE Realty

 

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CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems, Jim! I just retired myself at 62 and I know about what you mean having to watch every penny 'cause extra expenses are a nightmare! I'm still too young for Medicare so I'm not even insured and pray to God that my health holds up. If it doesn't, they WILL have to just let me die! My prayers are with you, Jim! Keep the faith! Chumbe

 

BLAKE LINDSAY (D/FW-Addison, TX) Hi Jim: I appreciate you keeping us up to date. I'm as sorry as I can be, on what you are going through. I certainly consider you a good friend Jim. Jennifer and I will pray for your quickest recovery. If you need to take some time off your column, I know we would all understand completely. Keep us up to date, on everything Jim. Your Friend, Blake (www.blazinblake.com)

 

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) Jim as a person who has had prostrate issues for longer than I can remember I (bad humor coming)...feel your pain! I'm stunned they would give you nothing for the discomfort. I'd seek another doctor and not one with a family connection like this one you have been going to has. I wish you would set up a PayPal account. It would be easy to shoot you some money. You're in my prayers my friend. Bob Tomlinson

 

CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) I'm sorry that you are having such a tough time, Jim. Hang in there, all things pass.

 

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Jim, I know it's really, really rough for you, buddy...but, you've GOT to get some pain relief...create a stink, stomp your feet, threaten them with a suit for malpractice...ANYTHING...relieving the pain will at least bring you to your senses and keep you from saying what you said at the end of your note. I won't even repeat it, since you have sooo many people who care for you and certainly count on your unique public service to the broadcasting industry. GET THE SURGERY...certainly that will remove the pressure being placed on your urethra and allow you to empty your bladder. Have they given you antibiotics for the infection? If not, raise a stink about THAT! I'm praying for you, Jim...go kick some butt at the hospital and get some pain relief and then something, maybe surgery, for prostate pressure reduction on your urethra. Your buddy...Dan McCurdy

 

RAY WHITWORTH (D/FW-Arlington, TX) Hang in there amigo. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Ray

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: I feel your pain & am so sorry for all these health problems you experience past wk or so. Did you ever call Secure Horizons @ # I sent you for all-free info?? You see, any Dr visit is only a $10 co-pay under their plan; also, they pay the other 20% that Medicare (80%) doesn't, so for me there is no such fees in ER or labs. Specialist referral visits are either $20 or $30, not $75, etc. (Maybe $35, as I can't recall). Barb & I will continue to have you in our thoughts & prayers. We do not leave town until THUR A.M. 24th...back on duty Oct.5. Hope my ideas will help you & you get the medical help you need & deserve. We need you for a long time to come. Best from all 3 of us at The Southwest Outpost, BOB, BARB & SONNY LEE

 

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Jim, Sorry to hear you are having such a rough time with all that. I would tell them you just can't pay the co-pay and bill you...$5 a month...and pay what you can. Still on the prayer list here Jim. Don

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill is #1 for Big Band leader Glen Miller in 1940.

 

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) Jim, I've had an enlarged prostate and prostatitis (hope I spelled that right). And I've had some scary moments with some high PSA results. Thank the Good Lord that the scariest moment, resulting in a painful biopsy, came out negative. But, I've never encountered what you are describing. Please...please...don't give up. Jim, even though a financial problem is there, I would certainly consider a second opinion. And, Jim....I will not end this letter without strongly urging you to leave it in the hands of Jesus. Healings come in many forms directly from the Good Lord...or him leading you to the right doctor. Jim...give it to Jesus and pray that he will guide you in this. In the book of Hebrews from the New Testament it's written, "...Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever". That tells me He still heals. Now, Jim, I've been around long enough to know that people live...and people die. But, when you have Jesus in your heart, no matter what you're going through...no matter what...He will be there. He won't forsake you, nor leave you. That's a promise. Take care of yourself and again ...give it all to Jesus! Do not give up!

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) I will be praying for you to get well. I keep hearing about health problems from friends and family. I think you have helped others so they can help you.

 

WALTER MATTHAU (October 1, 1920-July 1, 2000) My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.

 

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September 18, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #714

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ROCK ICON DRIFTS AWAY

Dobie Gray's song Drift Away is one of my all time favorites. Will never tire of that wonderful tune. Dobie Gray comes to life in a small farm town off I-10 just west of Houston. Brookshire, TX has a mighty fine bar-b-que eatery inside an old time grocery store that I love dearly. Poet, Punk Rock musician and author Jim Carroll drifts away from a heart attack at 59 at his home in New York. In 1978 Jim writes The Basketball Diaries that spins the tale of his life as a teenager who grows up in the middle of the NYC drug culture. In 1995 the movie of the same title stars Leonardo Di Caprio as Carroll. The film weaves the story of Jim Carroll's drug abuse in the 1960 plus his life in a NYC Catholic school. Some say that actor River Phoenix is more appropriate for the role. Also that same year Patti Smith encourages Jim to form the Jim Carroll Band. In 1980 the title of the band's debut album is Catholic Boy. People Who Died is the single from the album. In 1982 the movie E.T. uses Carroll's single in its soundtrack. During his career, Jim Carroll works with Rock legends Lou Reed, Boz Scaggs, Ray Manzarek, Pearl Jam, Rancid and Blue Oyster Cult. JRRR sends our sympathies to Jim Carroll's family and friends.

 

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ROCK SINGER HAS OPEN HEART SURGERY

Former INXS lead singer and current Noiseworks songbird Jon Stevens undergoes open heart surgery in a Sydney, Australia hospital on Tuesday, September 15 2009. In December 2008 physicians insert two stents in the arteries of Stevens' heart. During a routine check-up on Friday doctors discover a blockage in one of his main heart arteries. In 1985, Jon forms Noiseworks in Sydney. Within 7 years they have three #1 albums plus several hit songs on the Australian Pop chart. In 1992, at their peak, the group breaks up. Stevens plays Judas in two Australian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2000, Jon becomes lead singer of Rock group the INXS. The band's one song they release with Stevens, I Get Up, fails to fire up fans. In 2003, Jon leaves the INXS with no album. In September 2007, Noiseworks reforms with tours. Jon reveals the possibility of a 4th Noiseworks album. In 1962, Jon Stevens is born in New Zealand. His brother Frankie is a judge on New Zealand Idol.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is NBC TV Late Show host David Letterman’s favorite song? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KFMK FM [ex KFMK FM Houston, TX] (105.9) Rhythmic AC Austin, TX removes the AC to become purely Rhythmic as 105.9 the Beat. •TERRI AVERY wins the MIW Group's first Achievement in Programming award on Thursday, September 24 at the NAB Radio Show. •ALPHA BROADCASTING buys Talk KCMD-970 plus three other Portland, OR stations from CBS Radio. Alpha moves KCMD to the right as conservative Freedom 970. Washington Times-Talk Radio Networks America's Morning News is new AM Drive show. •WBCN-1660 CBS Radio Charlotte, NC ends simulcast of Sports clustermate WFNZ-610 to flip to Conservative Talk.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1956 ELVIS PRESLEY's double-sided hit Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog slams the #1 position on Billboard's Country chart on September 15th. •1969 KEITH FLINT vocals with British band The Prodigy born on September 17th in Braintree, Essex, England. •1974 JENNIFER NETTLES lead singer of Sugarland born in Douglas, GA on September 12th. •1984 SABRINA BRYAN actress/singer/author/songwriter born on September 16th. •1992 GEORGE STRAIT's soundtrack Pure Country releases on MCA records on September 15th. •2008 RONNIE DREW Irish folk singer/guitarist with the Dubliners dies at 73 on August 16th.

 

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CHAD EVERSON (NYC, NY) Jim, I was flattered when you put my email in your newsletter. That was really great! I was wondering if I could pick your brain. You know the industry. Now with the ability soon rolling out in every car produced in America to get online radio in this coming year, who are going to be the winners and losers? Our www.WGGRN.com is growing and we are thinking it is time to go 24/7 here in this next quarter. Where would you take 40 conservative talk show hosts from all across the country? Remember, the invitation is still open for you to get Grizzly with us as one of our great Grizzly Groundswell Radio hosts! Our hosts could really use your experience! Did you catch Attila The Honey Comedy Show last Saturday? That crazy wonderful group is really getting Grizzly! They had me laughing so hard, it was hard to breathe. Thanks again and let me know if you have some insight into where you think the radio industry is heading in this last hurrah of 2009! Chad T. Everson, Theodore Media LLC: three legged Grizzly Groundswell Stool! (www.GrizzlyGroundswell.com) / (www.WGGRN.com)

 

JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Jim, Did you really get a new Akita puppy?!? I sure hope so. Little girl? Named her yet? Can't believe you hadn't told us. How exciting!!! That should keep you young. Laughing here. My daughter says that Akitas are great for people who live in apartments because they aren't bad to bark. It's been a long, long time since I lived in an apartment. I remember my children having two dachshund puppies when I lived in an apartment in Irving back in my early radio days! My little 3 year old had been told he could name his anything he wanted so he decided he wanted the puppy named "Boat". My daughter, who was 8 by then, told him he couldn't name a dog "Boat", so the little guy cried. JC

 

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DON LINCOLN (Austin-Lago Vista, TX) Hello again, Jim – My dad was a WW-II Navy vet and had retired in ’87 from the Lone Star Gas Co. in Dallas after 41 yrs. At the time of his death, he had been living with his lady friend in Hurst, near Ft. Worth. Over the years, he had been a regular at the Big ‘D’ Jamboree, Aragon & Longhorn ballrooms, Dewey Groom’s & Deb’s Dance Hall – probably some others I don’t know of or can’t recall, along Industrial Blvd. Obviously, he was a KPCN fan also, while they were on the air, as well as a C&W music lover &, unknown to me until yesterday, a record collector of many of the legendary performers. Thanks again & best regards – Don P.S. I received an e-mail delivery failure on Jay Weaver but did get a courtesy reply from Bill Crider.

 

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: By the by, while in car daily to/from work I've been listening to 'Country Legends' on KKYX, San Antonio. 680 AM! I know an FM here has that format, but I'll bet you know some history on the SAT operation. I'd be interested in your thoughts. BOB & Sonny Lee

 

KKYX-680 Country Legends in San Antonio, TX is Adult Contemporary KBAT-680 when I'm a DJ there from 1970-71. The 680 frequency in the Alamo City begins life in the 1930s as KABC-680 for the Alamo Broadcasting Company. The ABC radio affiliate on 790 in Los Angeles, CA buys the KABC call letters, hangs on tight and refuses let go of them. In San Antonio the new 680 moniker develops into KENS to coincide with its sister station KENS-TV. That partnership later dissolves. KENS flips to KBAT with an Adult Contemporary music format. Then, in the early 1970s, KBAT changes its format to Country and transforms into KKYZ where it remains today. The KBAT call letters no longer exist on the AM dial anymore but do pop up on FM in Monahans, TX as Cumulus 100,000 watt powerhouse The Basin's Real Rock - 99.9 KBAT FM (99.9). Before that it's Blazin Hip-Hop and R&B KBAT FM (93.3) Midland, TX. Nowadays that 93.3 FM frequency in Midland is Cumulus 100,000 watt Hip Hop KZBT FM. As I say many times it irks me tremendously when radio station call letters change. One reason is that it destroys a portion of radio history.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: David Letterman mentions on the Late Show that his favorite song is The Spinners’ I'll Be Around (Whenever You Want Me). On July 27, 2006 The Spinners appear on the Late Show. They sing I'll Be Around with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

 

JIMMY RABBITT Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt Saturday, September 12th 3pm 6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com (http://JJradio.com/) / (http://KAFMradio.org/) / (http://twitter.com/elconejo09)

 

BARRY KAYE (Mason-Art, TX) Hey Dude anytime you have a problem just let me know, don't (know) what I can do but I will try something. If us old jocks don't take care of each other who will!!!! I'll be moving back to Houston this spring and we'll get together! BK

 

JANE AUSTEN (December 16, 1775-July 18, 1817) Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

 

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September 16, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #713

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HOLLYWOOD STAR DIES

Patrick Swayze, who stars in movies Dirty Dancing and Ghost, battles for 2 years with pancreatic cancer dies at 57 in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, September 14, 2009. During his struggle Patrick continues on with his career as we see him this year as a tough FBI agent in the A&E drama series The Beast. His cancer condition worsens just as his TV show's 1st season ends. Swayze's other movie rolls are quite successful: Red Dawn, Road House, and Point Break. In 1996, Patrick breaks both of his legs in a fall from a horse during the filming of HBO's Letters from a Killer. But he resurfaces in 2000 in features Waking Up in Reno and Forever Lulu. Swayze's later film roles include Donnie Darko, King Solomon's Mines plus a cameo appearance in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2003 he stars on Broadway in Chicago. In 2006, he appears onstage in a London production of Guys and Dolls. In 1975, Patrick Swayze marries one of his mother's dance students Lisa Niemi. His survivors include his wife; brother, Don, an actor; and his mother.

 

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THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Houston radio legend Marty Ambrose and his lovely wife Mary move on up to a high rise penthouse suite in the Commerce Towers in beautiful downtown Houston, TX on Monday, September 28, 2009. Here's a quote from Wikipedia: The 75-story, 1,002-foot tall JPMorgan Chase Tower of Houston, Texas, formerly the Texas Commerce Tower, is the tallest building in Texas, the tallest five-sided building in the world, and is the 45th tallest in the world. Is this the same place where the Jeffersons stay?

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Harry Elston co-founder of The Friends Of Distinction has what other previous occupation? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•JAN JEFFRIES Cumulus SVP/Programming flips KDBN FM Dallas, TX to Top 40 as i93 at noon on Friday, September 11, 2009. First tune out of the jukebox is Black Eyed Peas' I Got a Feeling. •DARREN RICHARDS News Director WTSP TV CBS CH10 Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, FL accepts a PR position at Tucker/Hall Incorporated. •CLEAR CHANNEL swaps formats on two of its Aloha Stations Trust. Modern Rock moves from KCNL FM (104.9) to KSJO FM (92.3). Spanish Oldies La Preciosa hops from KSJO FM (92.3) to KCNL FM (104.9). Don't touch that dial. There's nothing wrong with your radio.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1959 JOHN BERRY (Grammy-nominated Your Love Amazes Me #1-1994) born on September 14th in Aiken, SC. •1962 STEPHEN JONES singer/guitarist as Baby Bird born on September 16th in Telford, Shropshire, England. •1976 WAYLON JENNINGS has 6 nominations on September 14th at the annual CMA awards in Nashville, TN. •1984 KATIE MELUA British-Georgian singer/songwriter/musician born on September 16th. •1992 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY's 1st single Life's A Dance releases on Atlantic records on September 14th. •2004 BRUCE PALMER bassist with Buffalo Springfield dies at 58 on October 1st.

 

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DAVE LANE (Atlanta, GA) Jim Rose Remembers Radio Issue #705 Hi Jim...a quick progress report on my health. You have MANY more praying for my recovery than against it. After opening my carotid artery which was 97% blocked!...then, on to quad-heart by-pass...it was during this operation they discovered cancer in my Colon...and removed about 18 inches of my Colon...bathroom trips only require half the time now. And during my hospital stay, I fell in love with Sharon, my favorite Physical Therapist...but as always, she's already married! I AM BORED! I can't wait to resume duties at Cashbox Magazine...I even miss (Cashbox Publisher) Bruce Elrod. (www.memorylaneoldies.com)

 

JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Subject: Charles George. Jim, I just read Charles' email re: respiratory problems leading to hearing problems AND his reaction to Chinese food. I have a health issue that causes me pain and I have found that avoiding any form of MSG makes it better. It's difficult to do if one eats out or buys any prepared food. MSG can be under so many names. I try to eat from scratch. One thing I have found is that if I do get MSG now, after avoiding it so much is that I immediately experience respiratory-type problems, and feel really lousy. Would you please pass this info along to Charles? Thanks, JC

 

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DON LINCOLN (Austin-Lago Vista, TX) Hello again, Jim – I now live in Lago Vista, about 40 mi. NW of Austin, near Lake Travis in the hill country. I’m re-employed with the V.A. as a software test engineer. I still have a few relatives in the D/FW area & go up to Dallas 3-4 times during the year for SOC ’66 informal get-togethers, and of course, the formal class reunions. I help locate missing classmates, maintain the military vets’ roster for our class & work with another classmate/vet who maintains our vets’ website. I’m sorry, but have only the one copy of the KPCN program from my dad’s record collection. So, I was able to send only copies of the front & back as attachments to my previous e-mail. Thanks again & best regards – Don

 

JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Jim, It's interesting hearing the reminiscences of other Elkins "Wonder Babies". I started in very early 1967, just a wet-behind-the-ears kid from Mexia, Texas. I thought the Elkins radio station had the cheesiest music selection I could imagine, and I didn't see how I'd ever learn enough to get my first class F.C.C. ticket. Somehow, with the help of Elkins' "sample" tests, I got the license, and later got through the broadcast school. I still remember the old Shakey's Pizza Parlor near Lemmon at Inwood, my favorite place (one of my only places) to eat out. I still don't see how Leonard, their chief engineer, could tell a transmitter tube was going out by the amount of dust on it. Great memories!...and I'd love to read some others' thoughts and memories of their Elkins days. Yours Truly, John Hale, Mobile Magic Music (33.Music) "We're at the best parties!"

 

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM I think that this is just me, but I had rather be hit in the crotch with a pick ax than listen to Christine Ah-Mahn-Pooooooor for an hour. Jeff Cunningham, DC Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

 

BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX) Jim, My new office at UNT does not have a computer yet. This is the first chance I've had to view UNT mail on my computer at home. Sorry for the delay in answering you. Thanks for your concern. Look forward to visiting with you again in person come November. Bud

 

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BILLY THORMAN (Ft. Worth, TX) Just a note to Gary Allyn saying that I remember Denny Ezba.

 

JIM MCCURDY (Austin, TX) Subject: Newsletter. Please put me on your e-mail list for your newsletter. My brother Dan is a fan, and being an ex broadcaster myself, I wanted to stay in the loop. My best, Thanks, Jim McCurdy

 

RUDY OWEN (Dallas, TX) Hello Jim: My email address is changing effective today. Please change my email from Rudy.Owen@wnco.comt to rl.owen@sbcglobal.net. I really enjoy receiving the emails and all of the information they contain. Rudy Owen

 

DADE MOORE (Houston, TX) Smile Jim, life is good and fun. (www.dade.cc) / (www.angelfireradio.com) / (www.rockandroll.fm)

 

JIMMY RABBITT Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt Saturday, September 19th 3pm 6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Harry Elston co-founder of The Friends Of Distinction is a former limousine driver for The Temptations.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Famed Big-Band Jazz singer, Chris Connor, died of cancer August 29,2009. Born Mary Loutsenhizer, 11/8/27 in Kansas City, she gained fame with Maynard Ferguson & Stan Kenton bands, plus a successful solo recording career in late 50's releasing "Trust In Me" & "I Miss You So." Pierre Cossette, "Father of the Grammys," died @ 85 on September 11, 2009; he produced the Grammys first-time on TV show & TV's Latin Grammys & BET Awards. He was a co-founder of Dunhill Records and inductee on Canada's Walk of Fame. A newly released book on September 10, "King of the Queen City", written by Jon Hartley Fox (240 pages) is a compilation history of KING Records in Cincinnati. BOB & Sonny Lee

 

RONALD WILSON REAGAN [40th President of the United States] (February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004) If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.

 

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September 14, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #712

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

FORMER RADIO STATION OWNER DEPARTS

Ed Fritts, dad of onetime NAB President/CEO Eddie Fritts, dies at 94 on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Parkview Rehabilitation Center. Eddie is the only son of Ed Fritts who is past owner of Nostalgia WPAD-1560, Top-40 WPAD FM (96.9), and Top-40 WDDJ FM (96.9) in Paducah, KY plus Talk WNBS-1340 in nearby Murray. Very active in the community, Fritts is a member of the Paducah Lions Club and Kiwanis Club. Gary Morse GM of Bristol Broadcasting relates to the Paducah Sun, Ed was one of those radio owners that really cared about his community and respected his competitors. Ed's survivors include his wife of 31 years, Alma Ruth; son Edward O. Fritts; two stepsons, a stepdaughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Ed Fritts memorial service is at the First Christian Church in Paducah on Saturday, September 12th.

 

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CNN REPORTER GETS OWN SHOW

Christiane Amanpour CNN reporter has a new talk show that debuts on Monday, September 21, 2009 on CNN International and Sunday, September 27th in the U.S. Christiane is one of my favorite cable TV reporters. She joins CNN in 1983. Amanpour's past interviews include Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Dalai Lama and President Clinton. Christiane is a contributor to CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes from 1996-2005.

 

TV REVENUE RISES

TVNewsCheck says that the Television Bureau of Advertising's 2010 forecast for the local broadcast television industry is good. TBA's report that releases on Thursday, September 10, 2009 says total spot TV revenues in 2010 rise between 3.6% to 6.1% in comparison with 2009's earnings. Also local spot revenue climbs between 1.0% to 3.0% plus national spot increases by 6% to 12%.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires Smokey Robinson of The Miracles to write his big hit tune My Girl? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! RON SAMUELS' [KILT FM, KDAY, KPRC, KBLX, KCOP TV, WKIS] birthday is Friday, September 11th. •BONNIE BERNSTEIN is newest member of ESPN WEPN-1050 NYC's Michael Kay PM Drive Show on Monday, September 14, 2009. •KNEW-910 Clear Channel Talk San Francisco, CA switches directions as it replaces Michael Savage with the John and Ken Show from L-A sister station KFI-640. •BETH DAVIS moves on up from Director of Sales to President/GM of Clear Channel-St. Louis, MO cluster. •SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE adds Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad as cast regulars.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1957 ELVIS PRESLEY's 1st appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show is on September 9th. Cameras shoot Elvis only from the waist up because of his swivel hips. •1967 JOHN POWER bass/vocals with British Rock quartet The La's born in Allerton, Liverpool on September 14th. •1973 CONWAY TWITTY's You've Never Been This Far Before hits #1 on Billboard-Country on September 8th. •1988 TEDDY GEIGER singer/songwriter born on September 16th. •1990 BILLY DEAN's debut album Young Man releases on Capitol records on September 10th. •2000 RICHARD [Snax] JAEGER Rock/Blues/Jazz percussionist dies on August 27th.

 

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DAVE MICHAELS (Los Angeles-Culver City, CA) Was talking the other night to a guy who does V/O here in L.A. who went to Elkins back in the 60's (Dallas)...anyway...so did I...maybe someone will get a laugh out of this story. I was going to Elkins and also working at their little FM Radio station KEIR (was KQRO-FM)...and they even paid us a salary for our air-shift---but you had to sign the check and give it back to your Instructor...(like a lab fee or something; so you really worked on the air for free and the experience. I did the 7pm to midnight a few nights a week. I remember we had a system on the remote panel in the studio that you dialed up 3 phone digits and it turned off the Transmitter until the next morning and a 2nd number turned it back on. The high power was the only thing really shut down. The exciter was still alive. I stayed one night to do some production and got quite a few phone calls from people hearing me cuss, clear my throat and start the spot over again until I got it just perfect. I think the station was on the 6th floor of the Fidelity Life Bldg. in downtown Dallas. It was 1966. I also heard a rumor that Rush Limbaugh went to Elkins...any truth in that? Dave Michaels

 

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DON LINCOLN (Austin-Lago Vista, TX) Hello again, Jim – Oh, lordy, a Kimball Knight & a senior one at that – what a coincidence! I was born & raised in Dallas, SOC district, until I joined the Coast Guard only 2 weeks out of high school. Ironically, I also became a Radioman (RM), but not like you and the other DJs of that time. My radios were used for Morse code (also known as ‘CW’), radio-teletype and radio-telephone – some of it, ‘crypto secure’ – to communicate with shore units, ships & aircraft. I served 15 yrs in the enlisted ranks, at various shore & sea duty assignments around the country & overseas, including a 10-mo. tour of duty in Vietnam on a CG cutter during ’68-69 – bad year. While stationed in San Juan, P.R. in ’81, I became a Chief Warrant Officer in Communications & served in the officer ranks for the remaining 15 yrs. I returned to my home state as a CG-sponsored student at U.T. Arlington during ’86-88, where I completed a B. S. degree in Information Systems (called ‘IT’ today). After a few more assignments, I received a final promotion to Lieutenant Commander, one last transfer to New Orleans and retired with 30 yrs service ‘96. Thanks again & best regards – Don

 

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Jim, Might be...Good picture though...They (Facebook) put quite a few good pictures on Oak Cliff Boomers. You will know several of the people in some of the pics that people have put on there (there are a bunch)...your buddy Jimmy Grubb is in one of the shots taken at a party. Lots of old '60s and '50s pics on there...its kinda fun. Don

 

PAUL WILLIAMS (Houston, TX) Jim, Regarding K-DOK in Tyler. I was on the air with Bill Young in the late 50’s & early 1960. A lot of good talent got their start there. Among them were: Steve Lundy, Randy Robbins and Rusty Reynolds with Bill Young and Jimmy Rabbit. Dana Adams was a great owner! I think Don Couser came through there also. I had forgotten about my buddy Frank Haley being there. I know I have left a few out…it was a fun place to work when radio was fun to be in. See you at your table at the TRHoF at Tin Hall! Paul Williams, Senior Account Executive, Univision Radio

 

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JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Jim, I just bought the newly-remastered Beatles CD's box and it's incredible. It's like discovering them all over again. Stereo separation is superb, and the sound quality is, if possible, better than the original albums. The box sets aren't cheap, but well worth the price. Yours Truly, John Hale, Mobile Magic Music (33.Music) "We're at the best parties!"

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: If that writer to you from NY ever finds out we dearly love our pet-members-of-family down here, she will freak-out! My Sonny Lee is home all day taking messages; tonight I told him if the economy continues to spiral, he may have to get a paper route. He promptly left the room! BOB & Sonny Lee

 

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France. Have that on my profile on Facebook! :) Chumbe Salinas

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Smokey Robinson says that his wife Claudette inspires him to write the Temptations' #1 1964 hit My Girl. They file divorce papers in 1986.

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Hi, I am always amazed at how you get so much done. I have problems with my hearing due to respiratory, but nothing I can pin down, have found I like Chinese Food but get a reaction almost every time so it is off my list. I once was in a town out in Arizona the middle of nowhere and here was this big beautiful Chinese Restaurant, the food was excellent. I find I will pay extra at times for good service. Like I was at a movie store and wanted a DVD but could not remember the title so I asked for help. The person goes "You can Google that on the computer". I said,"Thanks, I won't be back here then." The manager rushes over and says, "I think I can help and he brings up listings and takes me to the DVD." I bought the DVD but did not return, since it was not the first time I had been treated the best. I recently saw the place now closed, I can not imagine why?

 

JANE AUSTEN (December 16, 1775-July 18, 1817) If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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September 11, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #711

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RAID FREES REPORTER

Taliban militants in Afghanistan capture New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell and hold him for 4 days. For fear of Stephen's safety the NY Times and other news outlets keep the incident quiet. Wonderful news! On Wednesday morning, September 9, 2009 British commandoes raid the terrorist encampment and set Stephen Farrell free. Sad part is that his Afghan interpreter dies in the fight.

 

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FRIDAY'S TUMBLING TOWERS OF RADIO

FBI investigators wonder if an environmental group that they refer to as eco-terrorists causes damage to radio station towers at different locations. President-GM Andy Skotdal wants to increase the power of Sports-Talk ESPN KRKO-1380 in Seattle-Everett, WA to 50,000-watts to improve its coverage area. KRKO's power increase creates an ongoing local controversy. Early Friday, September 4, 2009 vandals take down two of KRKO's towers - one of them is 349' tall. Police find a bulldozer in a nearby field. Website http://MyNorthwest.com reveals that police find a banner at the scene with the initials ELF next to a drawing of a heart. An e-mail from the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office says they tear down the towers because of health and environmental concerns. Jason Crawford ELF press office spokesman claims We have to weigh our priorities and the local ecosystem in Everett, along with the local residents, do not need additional sports news radio station towers that come at the expense of reduced property values and harmful radio waves. Also last Friday hooligans attack Clear Channel O&O News/Talk WAEB-790 in Allentown, PA. A saboteur cuts one of five guy wires to WAEB's 350-foot tower. Federal agents aren’t sure whether this incident has a similar environmental message. Another radio station tower mishap occurs on Friday that knocks J&V Communications WTJV-1490 DeLand, FL off the air. No mystery to solve here. Cops report that a Jeep full of high school football fans who leave a game snaps a guy wire. WTJV's 327-foot tower crashes to the ground. WTJV's tower is a local landmark because it stands tall since 1953.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What famous female Pop singer sings backup vocals on the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•WANDA JACKSON Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame singer of the Fabulous Fifties performs NW of Austin, TX at the The Llano Country Opry's Lantex Theater on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Admission is $12.00 per person. Tickets on sale at www.heartoftexascountry.com. Be there or be square! •COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION names its 2009 National Broadcast Personality of the Year nominees: Bob Kingsley, Lia Knight and Kix Brooks. •ARMY ARCHARD Daily Variety showbiz columnist for 52 years dies at 87 on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Los Angeles of a rare form of mesothelioma cancer.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 JOHN MCFEE guitarist with Country-Rock band Southern Pacific born on September 9th in Santa Cruz, CA. •1960 DAVE LOWRY guitarist with Rock band Cracker born in San Antonio, TX on September 10th. •1978 WAYLON JENNINGS' single I've Always Been Crazy lasts 3 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 9th. •1980 KEVIN SIMM Pop-Soul singer with Liberty X born on September 5th. •1991 TRACY BYRD (Holdin' Heaven #1-1993) marries Michelle Hilton on September 9th in Lake Tahoe, NV. •2005 LITTLE MILTON CAMPBELL Blues singer/guitarist/songwriter dies at 70 on August 4th.

 

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CHAD EVERSON (NYC, NY) Hey Jim, Jen from Frogtown records said that you had an Akita pup. Those Akita are great dogs. We have a Lab/St. Bernard/Chow mix. It is essential to surround ourselves with life. However, the more you do the more heartache and joy we experience. Thanks for adding me to your great Jim Rose Remembers Radio email newsletter. It must be a ton of work to get out there. Since you are a colossal figure in the industry, do you have any suggestions one service providers for Online Radio Networks? Currently we are on www.Blogtalkradio.com. I have been with them for almost two years now, but the writing on the wall is that they are changing their services and are going to make it almost impossible to stay. www.USTREAM.com is pretty interesting with the video, and www.Live365.com if we had money would be a no brainer. Unfortunately squeezing money out of Conservatives is like trying to blood from a Rock. So I am financing this all off my kitchen table. I hope you will consider my offer to host one of our shows. If I can swing the www.Live365.com radio station we will have licensing! But, then I will live and die with the advertising dollars. I am not sure if I am willing to take on that yoke. But I will let you know if you are interested in hosting a show. Take care and thanks for adding me to your email list! Chad Everson, President, Theodore Media LLC

 

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KDOK-AM radio in Tyler, TX produces some of Texas' top radio talent. Houston's own Bill Young is a former Program Director of KDOK. Others who come through KDOK are Frank Haley and Jimmy Rabbitt. KDOK-1330 remolds into Citadel KGLD-1330 Tyler, TX with Gospel Music. On May 7, 2009 the KDOK call letters move 25 miles east to Kilgore, TX at 1240kc which is the former home of KBGE. The 2009 Texas Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are in November right here in Houston at the famous Tin Hall. JRRR has a 10 seat table at the event.

 

BILL YOUNG (Houston-Sugar Land, TX) JIM...KDOK was a Tyler, Texas AM daytimer at 1330! Still not sure if I will be able to be there (TRHoF). Stairs are very tough for me these days and I understand this venue has a difficult climb to enter. good to hear from you JIM.

 

DAVE E. CROCKETT (Houston-Sugar Land, TX) Thanks for the birthday shout-out! Much appreciated! Dave E. Crockett, Audio Producer-Voice Talent, Bill Young Productions

 

BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX) Jim, Thanks for the invite. I already have my ticket. I'm on the board so I don't know exactly where I will sit. Usually we are spread around to different tables and areas. Will have to play the situation by ear at the day of the event. Thanks again for the invite. Will see you there. Bud

 

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Hi, I was at a photo store asking about the difference between two cameras, the sales person goes,"$200.." I then left and went around the corner to Target and was surprised I found the higher priced camera for the same price as the other and the sales person even managed to get me to buy photo paper, extra memory and later extra battery. Also that photo chain is going out of business, just because they have a reputation of being good is not enough for me. I believe in Service especially if my money is involved. My mother once had something come up and 7- Eleven helped her out, so she wrote the company saying it was true,"Oh, Thank Heaven For 7-Eleven". She got a letter back from the creator of the jingle package.

 

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GENE THOMAS (Houston, TX) Gene sent you a Facebook message. Subject: Friends. Hello Jim, Just wanted to say Hi. Haven't met you but have heard of you courtesy of Barry Kilgore. In fact, I joined Facebook out of curiosity because of his talking about it. Thanks for the invite. Gene Thomas

 

CHUCK MCCANN (Austin, TX) Subject: Newsletter. Hi Jim, Came across your newsletter on a nostalgia hunt...nice job. I did weekends at KNUZ in 1970. Chuck McCann; A.R.E. Network; Austin, Texas (www.arenet.com/)

 

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) "Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, September 12th 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09 The next "Rock 'n' Blues Lab" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Tuesday September 15th. 12Noon-3PM PDT 5PM-8PM EDT on KAFM-FM 88.1 Grand Junction, CO. Streaming on: http://KAFMradio.org/

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pop singer Cher of Sonny and Cher sings backup vocals on the Righteous Brothers' 1965 #1 hit single You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling. BMI reports that this is the first 7-million performance song. Phil Spector produces and co-writes the tune. Phil inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Jim: Great stuff from Red indeed. I have a pic taken during his visit to Charlottesville, VA at Omni Hotel, 1988. I believe he is now honored annually in his hometown, Vincennes, IN. We still miss such great entertainers; the mold is gone now. Thx for sending to me; I have dispatched & saved too. BOB & Sonny Lee

 

RED SKELTON (July 18, 1913-September 17, 1997) Recipe for the perfect marriage: We sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.

 

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Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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September 09, 2009 [Wednesday]

Issue #710

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

DON IMUS TEES OFF

Don Imus, Citadel Media WABC-770 NYC, NY syndicated talk show host, tees off at Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT on September 16, 2009 for the annual Imus Ranch Golf Outing that benefits the I-Man's New Mexico ranch for kids with cancer. The entrance fee for the charity event is $500 per player. This includes lunch, a silent auction, contests, an awards banquet and a unique gift bag that only Imus would give. Imus newscaster Charles McCord plus the rest of the Imus in the Morning crew join in on the golf link course. For more information and a funny video about the event check out the News-Talk WABC-770 Radio website www.wabcradio.com/. For golf singles or foursomes please contact Leslie Slender at 212.613.3848 or email at events@wabcradio.com.

 

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JODY MAC GETS THE BOOT

Laura Nachman Editor of Philly TV and Radio news and commentary comments My guess as to why Jody McDonald’s contract was not renewed by ESPN-950 is money. Greater Philadelphia Media owns Sports-Talk ESPN WPEN-950, also Classic Rock WMGK (102.9), Adult Hits WFLN FM (Ben 95.7), Rock WMMR FM (93.3) and AC WNUW FM (Now 97.5) Burlington, NJ. Recently, WFLN FM rids itself of all its DJs except for Marilyn Russell but cuts back her morning air show time slot to 5:30-8:30.

 

JOB OPENINGS: KBMT-TV ABC/NBC CH12 Beaumont, TX needs both a Local Sales Manager and a Production Manager. If you qualify for either position zip out your resume with salary requirements to: lwest@kbmt-tv.com or fax: 409-981-1562 or slow mail: KBMT-TV Attn: Liz West, 525 I-10 South, Beaumont, TX 77701. Good luck!

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which member of 1960s Pop group The Monkees writes Linda Ronstadt's 1st hit tune? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•TAMALA EDWARDS morning show co-anchor on WPVI TV ABC CH6 Philadelphia, PA gives birth to her 1st child, son Rocco Alexander Edwards Lugrine at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. •RUPERT MURDOCH billionaire Chairman/CEO of News Corporation and Fox News in talks to buy 20% stake in Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Rotana Media conglomerate. •JIM WHITE CBS Radio News/Talk host known for more than 30 years as The Big Bumper on KMOX-1120 St. Louis, MO who retires in 1999 dies early this week after complications from surgery. JRRR sends our sympathies to Jim White's family and his many fans.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1950 JOHN MCFEE guitarist with Rock band The Doobie Brothers born on September 9th. •1961 LORETTA LYNN signs a recording contract with Decca records on September 3rd. •1974 NINA PERSSON singer with Swedish Pop-Rock quintet The Cardigans born on September 6th. •1981 GEORGE STRAIT's debut album Strait Country releases on MCA records on September 4th. •1991 PETER FRANKLYN BELLAMY British guitarist/folk singer with The Young Tradition dies on September 24th. •2005 FAITH HILL's single Mississippi Girl rises to #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 3rd.

 

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REJINA BROWN (Seattle, WA) Subject: Music Industry Veteran Skip Miller Died. Another great industry veteran has passed. Alvin "Skip" Miller, 61, died yesterday (Friday) of a heart attack while in the hospital at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Miller was most recently running his own company Panda Entertainment Group which is a talent management company specializing in artist development, music consulting and production. Miller is the former president of Motown Record Corporation and exec VP at RCA Records Label. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Project Angel Food or the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center headed by Dr. Keith Black at www.cedars-sinai.edu. He will be missed by many. R.I.P. Skip.

 

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RAY WHITWORTH Hi Jim: Yeah the "Jerry Jones Network" is pretty cheap doing the simulcast, but wait it doesn't stop there. The price of a hamburger in the stadium is $9.00...Beer is $13.00...bottled water is $6.00. Parking 1 mile from the stadium is $30.00. Now Jones came up with a great idea <sic> The "Cowboy Party Pack" for $29.95 per person, you can walk along the catwalks and watch the game inside the stadium (no seats). There are quite a few seats in the upper decks going for $75.00 a piece, the problem is you only see half of the field due to a structure column of the stadium directly in front of you. A lot of Arlington citizens like me are staying away, and the stadium is only4 miles from my house. Jones also does not (as part of his deal) have to Pay Tarrant or Arlington Taxes until 2020 according to some folks "on the inside". All I can say is "Go Minnesota Vikings!! and Oakland raiders!!! Ray

 

JIM MCCURDY (Austin, TX) Hey Jim, Nice to connect on FB. I've been reading the missives from that disturbed gal in New York about your late dog Tejas. She really needs to get rid of her stinkin' thinkin' and have an attitude adjustment. You're doing great work with JRRR! Keep it up! It keeps us seasoned former radio jocks informed on how much the biz has changed since we surfed the airwaves back in the 60's, 70's and 80's. My Best, Jim McCurdy

 

KMOO-1510

When I'm a DJ on WFAA-820 in Dallas, TX in 1967 former KHFI FM audio engineer Mike Kellam and I form a broadcast company in the office of a Dallas attorney. Our first acquisition is possibly KMOO-1510 in Mineola, TX. The price is a whopping $50,000. For a look-see we head out I-20 from Dallas to east TX just west of Shreveport, LA. Barely can pick up KMOO's signal inside the Mineola city limits. The broadcast operation is inside a white frame house that sits up high off the ground. Appears to just recently move to that location. A tall white haired fella seems to be in charge. A very young kid sits behind the mic in a tiny control room. He says that he drives in from Nashville, TN and stops off the freeway for a job at KMOO. He has no radio experience but they hire him as a DJ. The transmitter is on leased land beside a small pond way out in the country. That's a no-no because the transmitter must own its own property because it's quite expensive and extremely tedious to move the transmitter and tower. We decide not to buy KMOO. But in the late 1970s, owner Sam Curry sells KMOO-1510. The new owner moves KMOO's entire facility to Canton, TX. KMOO-1510 soon emerges as KRDH-1510 with Country music. Sam replaces the old KMOO-1510 with the new KMOO FM (96.7) in Mineola, TX.

 

ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Ah...Mineola. That's K-MOO country, 'ya know.

 

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KEVIN CHARLES MINATREA (Houston, TX) Jim...My brother started working at KMOO around 1970 (give or take a year) as a high school student. He was one half of what was billed as the "Double-O Duo" in the afternoon. The boss/owner at the time was a guy named Sam Curry. I never worked there myself, but it was my brother who got me started in the business when we moved to Nacogdoches...where I was trained by some country bumpkin named Mike Hudman. (I still have an old aircheck of yours Mike...so be nice to me.. :)

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Mike Nesmith guitarist with 1960s Pop group The Monkees writes Linda Ronstadt's 1st national chart hit Different Drum (#13-1968).

 

TRACY PITCOX (Brady, TX) Subject: KNEL's Hillbilly Hits Radio Show Online! KNEL's Hillbilly Hits Radio Show is back online beginning Thursday night. We will broadcast on the world wide web each Thursday evening between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM Central Time and then the show will be rebroadcast on Saturday nights between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM Central Time. We invite you to tune in at www.heartoftexascountry.com and simply click on the button in the right hand corner of our website. Our request lines are open during the original Thursday night show from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM Central time at 1-800-526-9698 or 325-597-2119.

 

HOUSTON, TX now has four full time sports radio stations as we report in a previous issue of JRRR. How much is too much of a good thing?

 

WALTER HAMMOCK (Houston, TX) Subject: Re: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#703) August 24, 2009 [Monday] I think that means we have about 3 too many sports stations. Wasted air in my opinion.

 

MAE WEST (1892-1980) Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

 

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Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

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September 07, 2009 [Monday]

Issue #709

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

THE I-MAN MOVES

WFAN-770 NYC radio talk show host Don Imus simulcasts his program on RFD cable TV channel. But recently rumors persist that the I-Man negotiates with FOX Business Network for a new simulcast of his radio show. We can now lay those rumors to rest because the deal is done. Imus's new TV location is FOX Business Network. Don begins his new simulcast on FBN on Monday, October 5, 2009. The I-Man’s new location on FBN adds additional business news into its mix of current affairs, politics, entertainment and sports. FBN signs a multi-year deal with Don Imus. This makes Imus very happy: I love FOX. Roger Ailes is the preeminent genius of American broadcasting. Who wouldn’t want to do this?" FBN’s Jenna Lee, Connell McShane and Ashley Webster appear on Imus’ new TV show with breaking financial news and pre-market action. FBN’s VP/Business News Alexis Glick's Money for Breakfast currently on 7-9am has it’s final show on October 2nd. Alexis continues to host Opening Bell after Imus at 9am.

 

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COWBOYS TRIM COSTS

In today's economy even NFL teams cut corners. To save money the Dallas Cowboys once again use a combined radio-TV simulcast on Saturday, September 5, 2009 for their third pre-season game as they take on the Minnesota Vikings. The pigskin panorama broadcasts locally in Big D with a simulcast of KTVT TV CBS CH11, KRLD FM (The Fan 105.3) and KRLD-1080 (News Radio).

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND FLIP-FLOPS 

Cumulus gyrates Classic Rock KDBN FM (The Bone 93.3) Dallas-Haltom City, TX to CHR (i93) at noon on Friday, September 4, 2009. KDBN's new website is www.i93hits.com. Jan Jeffries, SVP of Cumulus Programming affirms i93 is a result of extensive research to provide a reflection of the DFW market area. It has been carefully crafted to offer a wide variety of contemporary hit music from the pop, rhythm, and alternative musical genres. KDBN goes commercial free all weekend long while the search goes on for new on-air talent. Also on Friday, Clear Channel spins Country WDTW FM (106.7) [ex WWWW FM] Detroit, MI to Rhythmic The Beat. WDTW's new website is www.1067thebeat.com.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett is a staff writer for what huge music industry magazine in the late 1960s? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

•KRIV TV Fox O&O CH26 Houston, TX debuts news and lifestyle show Fox 26 Morning News Extra during the 9-10 am hour on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009 for a total of 39.5 hours locally produced news each week. •WLUE FM (Louie FM 100.5) Clear Channel Radio Adult Hits Louisville-Jefferson, KY flips calls & format on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 5 pm to WLGX FM (Gen X Radio 100.5) with 1990s Pop/Rock from Grunge, Hip Hop, Hair Bands, Boy Bands and others. •WSJZ FM Rock (Pirate 95.9) Melbourne, FL flips to Sports (ESPN 95.9) on Thursday, September 3, 2009 including University of Florida Football PBP.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1959 PAUL DEAKIN drummer founding member of The Mavericks born on September 2nd in Miami, FL. •1961 JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET French Pianist born in Lyon, France on September 7th. •1973 CHARLIE RICH's single Behind Closed Doors is his 1st Gold record on September 4th. •1987 RAMIELE MALUBAY singer/former American Idol contestant born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on September 6th. •1996 DEANA CARTER's album Did I Shave My Legs for This? releases on Capitol records on September 3rd. •2008 AARON SHEARER Classical guitarist dies at 88 on Monday, April 21st.

 

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DAVID LEWIS (Harrisburg, PA) Hi Jim, Hope all is well with you. I'm hoping that you or some of your readers could help me out. I am looking for any KTSA stuff such as air checks, music surveys, station promos, from the 1968-71 time period, the Big T era. I remember in the late 60's they had a contest, when a listener heard the 'sound of the 'ol prospector' you could call in and win a 21 All Time Hits album, I believe there were 2 volumes done (I'd like to get one or both if possible). So anyways, if anyone has any of these items for sale, trade, etc., or knows where I could get any of these, I'd sure appreciate it! Take care Jim. Always diggin' the Big T! Dave Lewis

 

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GARY P. NUNN (Austin-Marble Falls, TX) Jim, Good to hear from you. Sounds like an interesting journey...I'm happy to have been able to hitchhike with you some. Be (happy) to send out to you my newsletters, gig notices, whatever. Check me out at www.garypnunn.com or at the MySpace site at garypnunnofficial. I'm in Houston a lot. Be happy to work out a time to come in for interview, Mexican food, whatever. Till then, I will remain A friend for life, Gary P.

 

WE ALL SING-A-LONG WITH Gary P. Nunn's London Homesick Blues that also features Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band which becomes a Texas National Anthem. Gary wins so many accolades that we have not enough room here but a couple of them include Official Ambassador to the World title from former Texas Governor Mark White, The Ambassador of Texas Music medal from Governor Rick Perry plus induction into the Texas Hall of Fame.

 

CHUCK MCCANN (Austin, TX) Hi Jim, I was actually doing a Google search on KNUZ and your site came up. I would surely like to receive your newsletter, especially if I can keep up with some of my old friends in radio of the early 60's, 70’s. The stories of this era are numerous and I will share as they come to mind. Thanks, Chuck McCann (www.arenet.com/)

 

VICKY PICKERING (Houston. TX) Subject: Big D Jamboree/Sherry Davis: One of the big stars of the Big D Jamboree in the late 1950s was the beautiful and talented Sherry Davis. She recorded 2 songs at the Norman Petty 7th Street Studio in Clovis, NM in 1957. She had a great voice. The Picks (Buddy Holly's backup vocalists) put the backup vocals on her two songs "Broken Promises" and "Humble Heart" with Buddy Holly on guitar. We talked to her daughter today and she said Sherry retired in 1971 after being on the road and performing for years with some of the greatest stars including Elvis. She is now deceased. She was one of the people who should have been a super star. If any of you D.J.'s played her songs you will agree with me. She released these versions of the songs on Fashion label out of Dallas. She can be seen and/or heard performing these songs on YouTube. Vicky Pickering Houston, TX (www.buddyhollyandthepicks.com)

 

DON LINCOLN (Austin-Lago Vista, TX) Subject: KPCN & Big 'D' Jamboree - 1964. My dad, a Dallas native (as I am) passed away almost 12 yrs ago and I thought all his personal effects had been removed from his lady friend’s home. But now, her health is failing and I visited yesterday at her request to retrieve a few additional miscellaneous items found stored in her attic. Among these was an old 45-rpm record box full of 60’s era Country-Western music mostly without sheaths. One of the few original sheaths still intact contains the hit "She Thinks I Still Care" featuring a young George Jones with a flat-top haircut. Among Dad’s collection of oldies was a KPCN program for a broadcast of the Big "D" Jamboree at the Sportatorium in late August and early September 1964. The dates of the 2 shows are printed below the words ‘Big "D" Jamboree’, but the year isn’t. So I had to use a virtual calendar program on a website to back-track and figure out what year it was that August 29th and September 5th both fell on Saturday. Anyway, I was originally going to e-mail you to try finding out what year this program was but after discovering it myself decided to e-mail copies to you. I ran across your name while researching – best regards. Don Lincoln, SOC Class of ‘66

 

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JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) The next "Rock 'n' Blues Lab" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Tuesday September 8th. 12Noon-3PM PDT 5PM-8PM EDT on KAFM-FM 88.1 Grand Junction, CO. Streaming on: http://KAFMradio.org/ Back On The Beach" with Jimmy Rabbitt is Saturday, September 12th 3pm-6pm PDT 6pm-9pm EDT on 101.5 KOCI FM Newport Beach, California. streaming on: http://KOCIRadio.com. twittering at: http://twitter.com/elconejo09

 

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jimmy Buffett is a staff writer for Billboard magazine's office in Nashville, TN from 1969 to 1970.

 

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Houston-Jersey Village, TX) Hello Jim: Learned recently that the famed B-Western movie actor, Harry Carey, Jr took a fall resulting in surgery on his hip; he is undergoing therapy & according to wife Marilyn Carey, the aging actor would like to hear from his fans. Cards may be sent to him at 4006 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110. (BOB & Sonny Lee)

 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790) Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

 

Jim Rose and Tejas

Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

 

 

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WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

September 04, 2009 [Friday]

Issue #708

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LONG TIME TV NETWORK ANCHOR RETIRES

Charles Gibson, ABC World News anchor since May 2006, proclaims his plans to step down from his perch on high at the end of 2009. In fact, Charles completely retires from full-time employment at ABC News. David Westin, ABC News President, declares that 63-year old Good Morning America anchor Diane Sawyer is his replacement effective January 2010. The 66-year old Gibson relates in an e-mail to the World News staff It has not been an easy decision to make. This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul. Westin says that he and Charles talk about the decision for several weeks and that Gibson has persuaded me that this is both what he wants and what is best for him.

 

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SATELLITE NABS HANNITY

This summer Conservative talk host Sean Hannity records his Freedom Concerts around the country. On Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009 Sirius XM Radio's Conservative talk channels broadcast the highlights of Sean's Freedom Concerts to raise scholarship money for children of injured or killed military personnel.

 

REMEMBER THE CLASSIC TUNE MOTHER IN LAW?

The late New Orleans R&B musician Ernie K-Doe Kador strikes #1 on Billboard's Pop chart with his hit Mother-in-Law in spring 1961. His wife Antoinette launches the famous Mother-in-Law Lounge in New Orleans, LA in 1996. Ernie K-Doe proclaims himself The Emperor of the Universe. He wears outlandish capes and suits in the years before he dies at 65 in 2001. In 2005, the nightclub suffers heavy damage from hurricane Katrina. Miss Antoinette passes away at the famous Lounge on Mardi Gras day February 24, 2009. Hundreds of the Emperor's fancy show suits in a rainbow of colors with accents of braids and sequins go on sale on Saturday, September 5th. Kador's daughter, Betty Fox, says the suits, Antoinette's gowns and Ernie K-Doe For Mayor T-shirts have reasonable prices for fans of the colorful New Orleans personality.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Perry Como has many hits in the 1950s: Round and Round, Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes and Hot Diggity. What else is special about Perry? The answer appears below.

 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DAVE E. CROCKETT [KKBQ FM, KLDE FM, Bill Young Productions] on Friday, September 4th. CHUCK JOSEPH [KILT] on Saturday, September 5, 2009. •BRIAN BALDINGER former NFL Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard and Fox TV Sports football analyst contract ends after 12 years. John Lynch is his replacement. Brian signs with Compass Media NFL games on radio. His first game is Dallas vs. Tampa Bay on September 13. •WILLIE NELSON'S Farm Aid 2009 is at the Horizon Ampitheater in St. Louis, MO on October 4, 2009. For ticket information: www.clubluck.willienelson.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

 

•1951 MARTIN CHAMBERS drummer with British Rock quartet The Pretenders born on September 4th. •1962 MARTY ROBBINS' single Devil Woman begins an 8-week stay at #1 on Billboard's Country chart on September 1st. •1970 IGOR CAVALERA drummer with Brazilian Metal band Sepultura born in Belo Horizonte on September 4th. •1981 JUICE NEWTON's single Queen Of Hearts certifies Gold on September 2nd. •1998 GENE PAGE Influential US conductor/arranger and record producer dies on August 23rd. •2005 LITTLE BIG TOWN's video Boondocks debuts on CMT on September 1st.

 

EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL

 

FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Jim my friend, I e-mailed you my news for today (KKIM-1000 & FM) so you can see what's going on around the "Duke City"...and no I do not remember the freq of KDOK, what was it?? Those were interesting times, I was working at KTTB M-F as a mid-day DJ using the "air" name of Randy Michaels and on the week-ends I was doing news on KDOK under the name of Frank DeVaney. The KTTB manager did not know I was working at KDOK and fired me when he found out. That's when I moved to Dallas. If you want to hear my news, go to our web site www.mykkim.com and click on the "on air" sign and it'll stream for you. My news runs at 8am, 10am, 11:30 & 12:30...mountain time. It'll be one hour ahead for you. Anyway, I also run a 1/2 hr interview show on Sat. at 3:30pm mountain time. Enjoy, Frank cjf My life's verse: Isa. 9:6 My "getting through the day" saying: "When the sunshine of God's love meets the showers of our sorrow, the rainbow of promise appears."

 

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MARTY AMBROSE (Houston, TX) To Sara Chester: Sara, this is not a newsletter--it is a blog, accessible by e-mail. And not just any old blog-it is for radio people! By all means, go to the internet if you want news. Or, better, just tune into the Fox News Channel for fair and balance reporting. But, pl