WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 31, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1160

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

FORMER GOSPEL SINGER MEETS HER MAKER On February 3, 1940 Fontella Bass is born in St. Louis, MO. She is her mother Martha Bass' pianist who is a member of The Clara Ward Singers. At 17, she joins Little Milton as his piano player. She meets and marries trumpet player Lester Bowie who guides her music career. She signs with Chess Records and records duets with Bobby McClure. Their Don’t Mess up a Good Thing peaks at #33 in Pop music. Around Thanksgiving 1965 Fontella Bass' hot tune Rescue Me grabs #1 on Billboard's R&B list. It rises to #4 on the Pop roll. In 1991, Aretha Franklin records a rendering of Rescue Me for a Pizza Hut ad called Deliver Me. Following a heart attack, Fontella Bass dies on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 72 in her hometown St Louis, MO. Her survivors include daughters Neuka Mitchell and Ju’Lene Coney, two sons and 10 grandchildren.

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MOVIE COWBOY RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET Film veteran who rides beside John Wayne in some of his most memorable Westerns, Harry Carey Jr. dies at 91. Henry George Carey is born on his parents' 1000-acre ranch near Saugus, CA on May 16, 1921. In 1946 he exits the Navy to become part of John Ford’s stock of Western character actors with John Wayne. Carey Jr. stars in over 100 movies plus 100 TV shows. We remember Harry in John Wayne Classic films She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950) and The Searchers (1956). In 1948 Carey Jr. appears with his silent film star dad Harry Sr. in the Western movie Classic Red River. In 1990 Harry is one of the old-timers in Back To The Future III. Harry Carey Jr. leaves behind his 1944 bride Marilyn Fix and four children.

HAPPY HOLIDAY OR MERRY CHRISTMAS? Is it a Christmas tree or a holiday tree? OK which holiday is it? If we do not pay attention we do not realize that there appears to be a war on Christmas to not offend anyone. Who in the world other than atheists does the word Christmas offend? Christmas TV commercials hardly mention the word Christmas anymore. Their preferred word is holiday. But which holiday do they mean? The other night I watch a sports announcer chit chat with his co-host. He only mentions the word Christmas one time but utters holiday five times. What gigantic monster frightens TV personalities about what might happen to them if they let slip that nasty oath Christmas? This brain washing spills over to all of us. We need to put Christ back into Christmas.

TRIVIA QUESTION: How do the words Da Doo Ron Ron come about in The Crystals hit tune by the same name? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF U.S. Commander of the American-led forces that pulverizes Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War dies at 78 on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Tampa, FL. General Schwarzkopf is America’s most honored military hero since the mid-20th century adventures of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur. •JOURNAL BROADCASTING Milwaukee, WI-based buys News/Talk WNOX-990 Knoxville, TN from Oak Ridge FM, Incorporated for an undisclosed amount. •NEWS CORPORATION expects to buy Cleveland Indians TV Sports channel SportsTime Ohio for about $230 million. •ORION SAMUELSON National Radio Hall of Fame member 52 year veteran of WGN-720 Chicago, IL best known for farm & business reports releases 416 page hardcover autobiography, You Can't Dream Big Enough, by Bantry Bay Publishing. Orion and Max Armstrong host This Week In AgriBusiness on RFD TV.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 MATT LAUER TV host co-anchor Today Show born in NYC on December 30th. •1969 MERLE HAGGARD's live album Okie From Muskogee releases on Capitol records on December 29th. •1979 EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER Progressive Rock’s first Supergroup first break up on December 30th. •1985 RICK NELSON The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet TV star Pop/Country singer (Garden Party #6-1972 with over a half million sales) dies in a plane crash outside DeKalb, TX en route to a New Years Eve show in Dallas, TX on December 31st. •1996 LEW AYRES screen actor (Dr. Kildare in MGM's long-running series of Kildare B-pictures) dies in his sleep in his Los Angeles, CA home on December 30th two days after he celebrates his 88th birthday. •2002 GEORGE STRAIT's single She'll Leave You With A Smile smashes #1 in Billboard Country on December 28th.

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FRANK HALEY [ex newscaster on KLIF-1190, KILT-610, KOB-770] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1159) December 28, 2012 [Friday] Jim, Sorry to hear about Jerry Miller (Mueller)... I worked with him at KILT in the 60's. A very nice man. Hope you and puppy have a Happy New Year. We've all been well so far, and holding on the drop off of the Cliff...and I don't mean KLIF. Frank

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KENNY MUELLER [Nat Sales Dir - Time Warner Cable Media] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jerry Mueller (Miller) Dec 20, 1932 - Dec 10, 2012. Hi Jim - My name is Ken Mueller. Dad spent his last 30+ years in Local Sales at KILT, retired, and lived in the Houston area until this past summer, when I moved him and my Mom, Maudie to Dallas to be close. They were married for 52 years, and Dad's love of the radio business was a driving force in his life. His best friends, and his fondest memories were all found in radio. One of his fondest memories, was from August 19th, 1965 when KILT sponsored The Beatles only appearance in Houston - 2 35 minute concerts (one at 3:30pm, and another at 8pm) at the Sam Houston Coliseum. Dad actually rode in the "getaway car" - a Borden's Milk Truck - sneaking The Fab Four out the back of the venue, to the Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel before they left town that night - PRICELESS. I'd like to personally thank you on his behalf for your role in keeping those memories alive for all of us. Best Regards, Ken Mueller; Dallas, Tx.

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GARY DELAUNE [ex newscaster on KLIF-1190, KRLD-1080, KENS-TV] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Jerry Mueller. I was shocked to read in your JRR about Jerry Mueller. I wondered why I haven’t been receiving his emails as he had sent his new address. A few years ago he came to SA to attend the radio lunch-bunch and he was just as robust and up-beat as he was on the air. He was a great guy and outstanding radio talent. First Russ Knight and how another member of our aging media fraternity. Gary DeLaune (www.garydnews.com)

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MIKE SHANNON [ex News WBAP-820] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Re: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1159) December 28, 2012 [Friday] Hi Jim and Lacy! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. I was kind of hoping no one would remember. Ha! Very sorry to hear about Jerry Miller/Mueller. He always had some interesting takes on the industry when he wrote to JRRR, and knew his radio history well. It sounds like he had problems beyond knee surgery issues, but after seeing a 76-year old friend of mine go through complication after complication with her knee replacement lately, she warns that it's NOT all it's cracked up to be (pardon the pun.) She was in rehab the other day with 10 others who had the very same issues after knee surgery, and now she's waiting to have hers completely redone. Doctors make it all sound very routine, but it's not. Anyway, enough here from Dr. Shannon...hope you and Lacy had a wonderful Christmas, and best wishes for 2013. Thank you for all you do! Mike (www.KNUS99.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: When tunesmiths Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry write lyrics to a new song, they fill an open spot with Da Doo Ron Ron. But when nothing else comes to mind they not only keep the phrase in the song, it ends up as the title to the now Classic Rock tune Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals. In summer 1963 Da Doo Ron Ron lands at #3 and remains on the national chart for 13 weeks. Just a few of the Classic tunes written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry include: The Ronettes Be My Baby (#2 for 3 weeks-1963), The Dixie-Cups Chapel Of Love (#1 for 3 weeks-1964), Neil Diamond's Cherry, Cherry (#6-1966) and Darlene Love's Christmas [Baby Please Come Home] (1963 Christmas compilation album A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records).

TONY WILLIAMS [ex newscaster on KRLD-1080/WKY-930/Metro Traffic] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Check out Fontella Bass, 72, Singer of ‘Rescue Me', Is Dead - NYTimes.com. (www.Fontella-Bass-72-Singer-of-Rescue-Me-Is-Dead-NYTimes.com)

FONTELLA BASS (July 3, 1940 - December 26, 2012) Come on, baby, and rescue me 'Cause I need you by my side Can't you see that I'm lonely? Rescue me.

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 28, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1159

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HOUSTON, TX LOSES RADIO LEGEND Jerry Mueller who is Jerry Miller on several top TX radio stations is born on December 20, 1932. In 1951, Jerry's radio career begins on WEBC-560 Duluth, MN as one of the Fabulous 5-6-0 Five. In December 1957, he joins KONO-860 in San Antonio, TX as midday DJ. In 1959, he advances to KONO PD and wins every day part in March Hooper Ratings. In 1961 he moves to Cleveland, OH. In 1962 KLIF-1190 in Dallas, TX. In May 1963 he returns to KONO as PD. In March 1965 Jerry arrives on KNUZ-1230 9a-12n in Houston, TX. He flips to sales at KILT-610 and remains there for three decades. Mueller is the original Shell Answer Man. Jerry Mueller dies on December 10, 2012 following knee replacement surgery.

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BLUEGRASS GIVES UP LONG TIME RADIO HOST James Thomas Reeder is born on October 25, 1934 in Blue Springs, AL. He grows up on an Alabama cotton and peanut farm behind a mule plowing fields and tending to his family’s cattle herd. He listens to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Bluegrass and Country radio host, Tom [Cat] Reeder, on the air for a half-century recently on public radio WAMU FM (88.5) Washington, DC passes away at 77 after a heart attack on June 30, 2012 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA. He is a DJ on WKCW-1420 Warrenton, VA for more than 20 years before he joins WAMU. In 1990, he inducts into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Tom [Cat] Reeder's signature sign-off: May the good Lord take a likin’ to you. And you know what, I hope you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. Bye-bye, darlin’.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the best selling single of all time? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mike Shannon ex WBAP-820, publisher of Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX radio history on www.knus99.com fires up a couple of boxes of candles on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Little Jimmy Dickens (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzk4l2NYx_Y) fixture on the Grand Ole Opry since 1948 celebrates his 92nd birthday on Saturday, December 19, 2012. Salute! •CUMULUS begins its CBS Sports Radio transitions from ESPN to Sportsradio for its debut on January 2, 2013. •JIM MEYER SiriusXM President of Sales and Operations replaces Mel Karmazin as CEO. •CHARLES DURNING who grows up in poverty two-time Oscar nominee as King of Character Actors dies at 89 on Monday, December 24, 2012 in his home in NYC. •JACK KLUGMAN TV star as crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E. and sloppy half of The Odd Couple dies at 90 on Monday, December 24, 2012 as he spends Christmas with his brother, David, and their families.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 KEPR TV CBS CH19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richland, WA 1st broadcast on December 28th. •1960 MARTY ROE lead singer of Diamond Rio Vocal Group scores four times from Country Music Association born on December 28th in Lebanon, OH. •1976 FREDDIE KING Blues guitarist first mostly instrumentals on King/Federal during first half of the 1960s - second on 1970s Cotillion, Shelter and RSO singing as well as playing guitar dies at 42 on December 28th. •1985 THE JUDDS' single Have Mercy blesses #1 in Billboard Country on December 28th. •1999 CLAYTON MOORE (Jack Carlton Moore) former circus acrobat with a trapeze act stars as The Lone Ranger from 1949–1951 and 1954–1957 dies at 85 on December 28th in a West Hills, CA hospital after a heart attack in his home in nearby Calabasas. •2009 CHARLIE DANIELS' mean fiddle opens GEICO insurance commercial's TV debut on December 28th.

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BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Subject: merry Christmas/happy New Year! Dear Jim, here's wishing you and lacy a VERY merry Christmas and a happy new year! May you continue to be blessed, my friend. as we get up in years, I STILL remember the great times we had at KXOL as you know, you and i have been up and down the dial at more stations that we can probably remember...but as old as i am, the times at 'xol were - probably - the most fun! Oh, and, give Lacy a "puppy treat" or two from me. Ben Harold (retired), Knoxville

TOM ELLIS (Boston-Cape Cod, MA) Merry Christmas, Jim and Lacy. Tom

GARY ALLYN (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Jim (and Lacy)...Merry Christmas y’all! g.a.

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KENNY MUELLER [Nat Sales Dir - Time Warner Cable Media] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jerry Mueller (Miller) Dec 20, 1932 - Dec 10, 2012. Hi Jim - My name is Ken Mueller, and my Dad, Jerry Mueller was a faithful follower and contributor to your newsletter. My Dad passed away a couple of weeks ago on December 10th from hypertensive cardio vascular disease following a knee replacement surgery, and in an effort to reach his radio buddies all over the country, I am hoping you could mention him in an upcoming newsletter. Dad influenced my career in Media Sales greatly (I am now Director of National Sales for Time Warner Cable Media), but more than that, he was the finest man I've ever known, and my best friend. He loved Radio, and the lifelong friends he made in the industry, and I'd like to personally thank you on his behalf for your role in keeping those memories alive for all of us. Best Regards, Ken Mueller; Dallas, TX.

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Tom "Cat" Reeder. Jim:  Got ph. call about this today & was stunned. My correspondent in DC sent this, also FYI. Yes, your ole buddy here got the Tom-Cat on your sub. list at JRRR. He was a dear friend many years in VA. We were MCs of many, many stage shows together. That Nat’l show in his obit at Warrenton, VA; he was MC & I was the Judge some yrs spon. by Jaycees. I, too, wondered why I had not heard from him, until my phone call. He's on Facebook too...lots of detailed info. He passed 4 days after my wife, Barbara! BOB.

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DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Subject: GET OUT YOUR RECORD PLAYERS VINYL IS BACK! Jim, Read the article concerning vinyl records. Was in Waterloo Records last week in Austin TX. Could not believe the amount of records that they offer. And they are selling turntables as well! I still look thru the stacks as there was LOTS of great recorded material that will be lost forever. Have bought 6-33’s in the last couple of months myself. My two kids check the vinyl as well. Will never give that turntable up!! Duke Gilleland; Belton Texas

JOHN HALE (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, It is really interesting that vinyl is coming back as a music medium. Some of us always thought the music sounded better that way anyway, rather than the sterile sound you get from music on CD. For those interested, there is a website I like to visit that deals with old music, rare stereo mixes, vinyl releases, and also features a bit of broadcasting news as well. The website is Both Sides Now (bsnpubs.com) and yes, it's the same name as the Joni Mitchell-written hit for Judy Collins. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

TRIVIA ANSWER: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Bing Crosby's White Christmas is the best-selling single of all time with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. White Christmas is an Irving Berlin tune that recalls an old-fashioned Christmas setting where white snow covers trees, roof tops and the roads. Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day 1941 is the first public performance of the song. On May 29, 1942 Bing records the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers on Decca Records. On July 30, 1942 the song releases as part of an album from the movie Holiday Inn.

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Hi, Have a Very Merry Christmas! Is this the Gary Allyn that was on KCRS 550 Midland 1969 and on air on KSWO Lawton Oklahoma? Leslie Wayne Hodges; Marshall TX

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and Lacy! David Faulkner

WENDEL HULSE (Dallas-Grand Prairie, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Jim, I wish you and Lacy a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Maybe Lacy will take you out for a steak instead of all that dog food she normally feeds you! :-) Wendel Hulse, Grand Prairie/DFW

JULIE BROWN [Goddess in Progress - 1984] Debbie Gibson and dog food. I've always dreamed of this.

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

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WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 28, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1159

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HOUSTON, TX LOSES RADIO LEGEND Jerry Mueller who is Jerry Miller on several top TX radio stations is born on December 20, 1932. In 1951, Jerry's radio career begins on WEBC-560 Duluth, MN as one of the Fabulous 5-6-0 Five. In December 1957, he joins KONO-860 in San Antonio, TX as midday DJ. In 1959, he advances to KONO PD and wins every day part in March Hooper Ratings. In 1961 he moves to Cleveland, OH. In 1962 KLIF-1190 in Dallas, TX. In May 1963 he returns to KONO as PD. In March 1965 Jerry arrives on KNUZ-1230 9a-12n in Houston, TX. He flips to sales at KILT-610 and remains there for three decades. Mueller is the original Shell Answer Man. Jerry Mueller dies on December 10, 2012 following knee replacement surgery.

IF YOU THINK THIS ISSUE OF JRRR IS WORTH READING...Please forward this entire issue to five of your friends and associates! To subscribe to Jim Rose Remembers Radio send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence plus email address to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

BLUEGRASS GIVES UP LONG TIME RADIO HOST James Thomas Reeder is born on October 25, 1934 in Blue Springs, AL. He grows up on an Alabama cotton and peanut farm behind a mule plowing fields and tending to his family’s cattle herd. He listens to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Bluegrass and Country radio host, Tom [Cat] Reeder, on the air for a half-century recently on public radio WAMU FM (88.5) Washington, DC passes away at 77 after a heart attack on June 30, 2012 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA. He is a DJ on WKCW-1420 Warrenton, VA for more than 20 years before he joins WAMU. In 1990, he inducts into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Tom [Cat] Reeder's signature sign-off: May the good Lord take a likin’ to you. And you know what, I hope you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. Bye-bye, darlin’.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the best selling single of all time? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mike Shannon ex WBAP-820, publisher of Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX radio history on www.knus99.com fires up a couple of boxes of candles on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Little Jimmy Dickens (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzk4l2NYx_Y) fixture on the Grand Ole Opry since 1948 celebrates his 92nd birthday on Saturday, December 19, 2012. Salute! •CUMULUS begins its CBS Sports Radio transitions from ESPN to Sportsradio for its debut on January 2, 2013. •JIM MEYER SiriusXM President of Sales and Operations replaces Mel Karmazin as CEO. •CHARLES DURNING who grows up in poverty two-time Oscar nominee as King of Character Actors dies at 89 on Monday, December 24, 2012 in his home in NYC. •JACK KLUGMAN TV star as crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E. and sloppy half of The Odd Couple dies at 90 on Monday, December 24, 2012 as he spends Christmas with his brother, David, and their families.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 KEPR TV CBS CH19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA 1st broadcast on December 28th. •1960 MARTY ROE lead singer of Diamond Rio Vocal Group honors four times from Country Music Association born on December 28th in Lebanon, OH. •1976 FREDDIE KING Blues guitarist first mostly instrumentals on King/Federal during first half of the 1960s - second on 1970s Cotillion, Shelter and RSO singing as well as playing guitar dies at 42 on December 28th. •1985 THE JUDDS' single Have Mercy blesses #1 in Billboard Country on December 28th. •1999 CLAYTON MOORE (Jack Carlton Moore) former circus acrobat with a trapeze act stars as The Lone Ranger from 1949–1951 and 1954–1957 dies at 85 on December 28th in a West Hills, CA hospital after a heart attack in his home in nearby Calabasas. •2009 CHARLIE DANIELS' mean fiddle opens GEICO insurance commercial's TV debut on December 28th.

EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL

BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Subject: merry Christmas/happy New Year! Dear Jim, here's wishing you and lacy a VERY merry Christmas and a happy new year! May you continue to be blessed, my friend. as we get up in years, I STILL remember the great times we had at KXOL as you know, you and i have been up and down the dial at more stations that we can probably remember...but as old as i am, the times at 'xol were - probably - the most fun! Oh, and, give Lacy a "puppy treat" or two from me. Ben Harold (retired), Knoxville

TOM ELLIS (Boston-Cape Cod, MA) Merry Christmas, Jim and Lacy. Tom

GARY ALLYN (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Jim (and Lacy)...Merry Christmas y’all! g.a.

WHERE DO YOU READ JRRR? Tell us how far away from Houston, TX that you read JRRR. Got a news tip or a question? Send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

KENNY MUELLER [Nat Sales Dir - Time Warner Cable Media] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jerry Mueller (Miller) Dec 20, 1932 - Dec 10, 2012. Hi Jim - My name is Ken Mueller, and my Dad, Jerry Mueller was a faithful follower and contributor to your newsletter. My Dad passed away a couple of weeks ago on December 10th from hypertensive cardio vascular disease following a knee replacement surgery, and in an effort to reach his radio buddies all over the country, I am hoping you could mention him in an upcoming newsletter. Dad influenced my career in Media Sales greatly (I am now Director of National Sales for Time Warner Cable Media), but more than that, he was the finest man I've ever known, and my best friend. He loved Radio, and the lifelong friends he made in the industry, and I'd like to personally thank you on his behalf for your role in keeping those memories alive for all of us. Best Regards, Ken Mueller; Dallas, TX.

JRRR IS NOW ON WHISNews21. Scroll down to the latest issue of JRRR at http://whisnews21.com/category/featured-columns/ We want to hear from you. Please let us know how you like the new JRRR on WHISNews21. Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Tom "Cat" Reeder. Jim:  Got ph. call about this today & was stunned. My correspondent in DC sent this, also FYI. Yes, your ole buddy here got the Tom-Cat on your sub. list at JRRR. He was a dear friend many years in VA. We were MCs of many, many stage shows together. That Nat’l show in his obit at Warrenton, VA; he was MC & I was the Judge some yrs spon. by Jaycees. I, too, wondered why I had not heard from him, until my phone call. He's on Facebook too...lots of detailed info. He passed 4 days after my wife, Barbara! BOB.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let's start a radio revolution.  Give us your opinion about today's radio or whatever is on your mind at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Subject: GET OUT YOUR RECORD PLAYERS VINYL IS BACK! Jim, Read the article concerning vinyl records. Was in Waterloo Records last week in Austin TX. Could not believe the amount of records that they offer. And they are selling turntables as well! I still look thru the stacks as there was LOTS of great recorded material that will be lost forever. Have bought 6-33’s in the last couple of months myself. My two kids check the vinyl as well. Will never give that turntable up!! Duke Gilleland; Belton Texas

JOHN HALE (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, It is really interesting that vinyl is coming back as a music medium. Some of us always thought the music sounded better that way anyway, rather than the sterile sound you get from music on CD. For those interested, there is a website I like to visit that deals with old music, rare stereo mixes, vinyl releases, and also features a bit of broadcasting news as well. The website is Both Sides Now (bsnpubs.com) and yes, it's the same name as the Joni Mitchell-written hit for Judy Collins. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

TRIVIA ANSWER: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Bing Crosby's White Christmas is the best-selling single of all time with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. White Christmas is an Irving Berlin tune that recalls an old-fashioned Christmas setting where white snow covers trees, roof tops and the roads. Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day 1941 is the first public performance of the song. On May 29, 1942 Bing records the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers on Decca Records. On July 30, 1942 the song releases as part of an album from the movie Holiday Inn.

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Hi, Have a Very Merry Christmas! Is this the Gary Allyn that was on KCRS 550 Midland 1969 and on air on KSWO Lawton Oklahoma? Leslie Wayne Hodges; Marshall TX

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and Lacy! David Faulkner

WENDEL HULSE (Dallas-Grand Prairie, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1158) December 24, 2012 [Monday] Jim, I wish you and Lacy a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Maybe Lacy will take you out for a steak instead of all that dog food she normally feeds you! :-) Wendel Hulse, Grand Prairie/DFW

JULIE BROWN [Goddess in Progress - 1984] Debbie Gibson and dog food. I've always dreamed of this.

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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WELCOME TO JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO

December 24, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1158

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

CHICAGO CHRISTMAS MILITARY SPECIAL On Christmas morning, December 25, 2012 former Tribune Talk WGN-720 and WIQI FM (News 101.1) morning host Greg Jarrett returns to Windy City's jet stream as host of a three-hour holiday special on WLS-890: The Gift: A Holiday Tribute to America's Military and Their Families. The Gift three-hour special is a Christmas program with inspirational stories of America's wounded warriors and their families. It features today's military life from the middle east to family back home. This is the second year in a row for the now-annual special which for the first time this year features veteran newsman Greg Jarrett as host. Greg replaces San Francisco radio voice Gil Gross who hosts The Gift in 2011.

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HOUSTON RODEO BUYS ASTROWORLD The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo acquires 48 acres of the former Astroworld property. The rodeo group latches on to about half of the long-vacant Astroworld acreage south of the 610 Loop near Reliant Park. In an interview with the Houston Business Journal late Thursday, December 13, 2012 chairman of the rodeo board, R.H. [Steve] Stevens Jr., confirms the deal. Rodeo Houston corrals 48 acres of the 92-acre tract which Fort Worth-based MHB Asset LP (Mallick Group) owns. Its purchase price is $20.50 per square foot which totals $42.8 million. In 2005, the huge Astroworld amusement park shuts its doors. Stevens says the land will be used for additional parking for the 2013 show that runs from February 25 to March 17, 2013.

GET OUT YOUR RECORD PLAYERS VINYL IS BACK! Never dream that I will ever say this but do you remember how much fun it is to cue up a 45 rpm record and blast it out over radio airwaves? Next we radio DJs play music that is on carts but there is only one tune per cart. Wow! CDs come out of nowhere that DJs now have a choice of which track to play on the radio. But there are us diehard record lovers who still cling to our large collections of 45s and LPs. Rejoice dear hearts because vinyl records and once again hip. In 2011, music fans purchase almost 3.9 million vinyl records! That's right git up and boogie because record players and vinyl records fill the shelves of stores like Grimey's New & Preloved Music, 1604 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, TN.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does 1970s Pop star David Cassidy's singing voice and talking voice sound different? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•MIKE FRANCESSA WFAN-660 NYC is #1 Sports Talk host in America. #11 is Clear Channel's Charlie Pallilo KBME-790 in Houston, TX. •JOE ROSE AM Drive Sports Talk host with Beasley WQAM-560 Miami. FL extends his contract for the next three years. •CITY OF GALVESTON, TX asks Cumulus to donate silent KSTB FM to Galveston Community Radio. KSTB is off the air since Hurricane Ike damage in September 2008. •MIKE PATRICK AM drive Talk host on KTRH-740 Houston and PM drive on KPRC-950 Houston, TX fills in for Bill Cunningham's Premiere Networks nationally syndicated Sunday evening show, December 30, 2012. •CLEAR CHANNEL buys Buckley WOR-710 in NYC for $30 million. Gone is Dr. Joy Browne after nearly 15 years and former NY Governor David Patterson for over one year along with the news staff. Morning host John Gambling and midday host Joan Hamburg also exit WOR-710 as well as several syndicated programs.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KOA TV (now KCNC) NBC CH4 in Denver, CO begins broadcasting on December 24th. •1964 GLEN CAMPBELL's first concert appearance with The Beach Boys fills in for ill Brian Wilson at last minute on December 24th at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, TX. He continues Beach Boys tour for four months. •1972 CHARLES ATLAS (Angelo Siciliano) bodybuilder dies of heart failure at 79 on December 24th in Long Beach, NY. •1983 LARRY GATLIN & The Gatlin Brothers Band's single Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) journeys to #1 in Billboard Country on December 24th. •1993 DR. NORMAN VINCENT PEALE one of the most influential religious figures of his time TV minister and Best-selling author Power of Positive Thinking dies of a stroke at 95 on Friday afternoon December 25th in his estate in Pawling, N.Y. •2011 WYNONNA JUDD and Cactus Moser Highway 101 drummer become engaged on December 24th.

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GARY ALLYN [Hempstead] (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Subject: KITE-930? Howdy Jim & Lacy...Yeah, I worked at KITE for a short time while I was winding down my Army stint at Ft. Sam where I was in the Radio-TV Section of the 4th U.S. Army Headquarters in the “Quadrangle”. I mainly did weekends due to my Army commitments and some fill-in. It was Paul Allen who hired me I believe. That would have been 1963-ish. I got out of the service in March of ‘64 but I was now working nights at KONO, then I got moved to Noon-3PM by Stan Richards who became PD from KLIF in Big “D”. At that time, we had Howard Edwards (mornings), Jerry Miller (Mueller), Charlie Vann also was there. KONO Always had a great news dep’t. Tom Ellis, Dick Porter, Bob Tisdale, Bob Ferrie. Stan and I left in Jan 1965 to go to WCPO in Cincinnati. So I was at KONO the first time about a year and a half. Jack Roth hired me back in late 1966 to 1968 as PD. Then, some our staff included Howard Edwards, Don Couser, Nick St. John, Don “Skinny” Green, B. Bailey Brown, Johnny Solo (Ralph Deathridge), Ken Carter, Tom Devine, and the fabulous Lee “Baby” Simms. Same great news dep’t but we did have a new news director Larry Webb. Anyhoo, that’s some of what I remember staff wise. As for stories, I’ll have to get back to you on that later. I sure have some for sure! Keep up your usual fine work and all the best for the Christmas Season and A Happy New Year!! Gary Allyn

JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer - 'Love Can Make You Happy' 1969] (Tampa, FL) Jim, Thanks for the updates! Here is a link about news breaking out of Branson, Missouri The Live Entertainment Capital - http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/ClassicNews/bransondailyindependent.jpg Merry Christmas to you and all who read your news! My best to you and Lacy, James Marvell

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FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Merry Christmas! Jim here's wishing you and Lacy a very Merry Christmas. Bob Tomlinson, Liz, Pudge and Pepper

COLONEL ST. JAMES (Houston, TX) Hey Jim, I hope you and Lacy have a very Merry Christmas! Best regards, Colonel St. James; Texas Radio Hall of Fame (www.colonelstjames.com) / (www.facebook.com/col.stjames) Listen 2pm til 7pm CT online at www.937thearrow.com or on iHeartRadio.  Get the app!

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1157) December 21, 2012 [Friday] I'd like to wish Jim and Lacy and all my old radio buddies out there a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We gotta keep on keepin' on! Jim Gough

JIM MCCURDY (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Jim, Best to you and Lacy and Merry Christmas my friend! Jim McCurdy| Medical Business Development; University Federal Credit Union; Austin, TX

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JOE FORD (Houston-Shendoah, TX) Subject: Hi Fi Club. In answer to Jerome Davis' post, put me down as host of Coke's Hi Fi club. In fact, it was my first radio gig in Houston at KNUZ in the early 60's. Man, that was a nutty deal. I was hired to do 2 hours a night from 8-10 pm, then we all worked a split shift. I did 12noon-2pm, then came back for the Coke show. I hated that thing. Live broadcasts with turntables in the middle of a high school gym with dancing teens surrounding you, don't mix. Joe

TRIVIA ANSWER: David Cassidy explains why his singing voice and talking voice sound different: ...with my vocal tracks speeded up to make my voice higher and more appealing to young girls, I became a teen idol almost overnight. 'I Think I Love You' the first song released from the show (Partridge Family), quickly reached Number One and soon tens of thousands of screaming fans were attending the concerts I did each weekend before returning to LA on Monday mornings to film the show.

DAN GALLO [ex KILT FM, KENR-1070] (Houston, TX) Jim, Your memory is amazing. I have trouble remembering what I did last week! LOL Dan Gallo Productions (www.dangalloproductions.com)

TRYON EDWARDS (1809 - 1894) The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.

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December 21, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1157

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

NBC NEWS CREW KIDNAPPED On Thursday morning, December 13, 2012 NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his crew travel with Syrian rebels in a rebel-controlled area when a group of gunmen stop them, kidnap them and hold them captive for 5 days inside Syria. On Tuesday morning, December 18 Engel tells NBC Today show: A group of gunman jumped out of the trees and bushes...probably 15 gunmen...wearing ski masks...heavily armed....put us into container truck with some rebels...executed one of them...a lot of psychological torture. Their vehicle came to a rebel checkpoint that caught the kidnappers by surprise. A firefight ensued, two kidnappers killed, the rest escaped. The brigade took them to safety in Turkey.

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DON AND ROMA DEPART WLS For 27 years, Don Wade & Roma wake-up Chicago listeners. Late Thursday, December 13, 2012 Cumulus News/Talk WLS-890 Chicago, IL posts a notice on their Web page that Don & Roma will not return to mornings. The dynamic duo is off the air since September 2012 when Wade undergoes surgery for a brain tumor. Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft, who fill in for Don & Roma since their absence, are officially now the new WLS-890 morning co-hosts from 5-9am. John Kass and Jake Hartford are now officially the midday hosts (9-11am) where they fill in for Wolf and Proft the past few months. After being a music DJ in several markets nationwide (plus once in Canada) New York City native Don Wade arrives in Chicago in 1982 on WUSN FM. In 1985 he joins WLS as its midday DJ. In 1986 WLS flips from music to talk. Most of the music DJs leave the building but Wade remains to try his luck as a talk host.

LONG TIME CHICAGO TALK HOST MOVES ON For 39 years, Milt Rosenberg's Extension 720 all night show is heard on Tribune WGN-720 Chicago, IL. On Thursday evening, December 20, 2012 WGN-720 announces its new schedule that takes effect on January 2, 2013 which eliminates Milt Rosenberg’s Extension 720 program that begins in 1973. New to the schedule is former WLS-890 night host Turi Ryder on WGN-720 from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. Jonathon Brandmeier is 6:00-10:00 am. Mike McConnell hosts a split shift 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00-3:00 pm. In between is The Noon Show with author Carol Roth. Rosenberg says he has no hard feelings for WGN. He says that he is open for other opportunities on Windy CityTalk radio.

TRIVIA QUESTION: How does the Classic 1960 novelty song Alley Oop come about? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gary Allyn former KONO-860 & KITE-930 has a birthday bonfire on Friday, December 21, 2012. Derrill E. Holly ex KIKK FM fires up as many dozen candles as he can on Friday, December 21st. •KOKO Red Cloud Kelpie doggie who is the star of Australia's most successful movie of 2011 Red Dog dies at 7 in Perth of a congestive heart disease. •FRANCES ROSE WFED-1500 Washington, DC AM Drive host fills in for nationally syndicated WYD Media talk host Michael Smerconish on December 24 and 31, 2012. •BILL MITCHELL retires after 43 Years as a reporter on KTUL TV ABC CH8 Tulsa, OK on Friday, December 14, 2012. •FRANK PASTORE former Cincinnati Reds pitcher/talk host on Salem Communications Christian talk KKLA FM (99.5) Los Angeles, CA dies at 55 after cardiac arrest on Monday, December 17, 2012. •MICHAEL SAVAGE is back on the air from 9-11PM on WABC-770 in NYC as of December 3, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 WSBT TV CBS CH22 in South Bend, IN begins broadcasting on December 21st. •1968 BRAD WARREN of ACM's 2001 Vocal Duo of the Year The Warren Brothers born on December 21st in Tampa, Fl. •1974 RICHARD LONG actor as Jarrod Barkley on the TV Western series The Big Valley dies at 47 in Tarzana Treatment Center in Los Angeles, CA on December 21st. Richard also appears in episodes of The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. •1985 GEORGE STRAIT's single The Chair chimes #1 in Billboard Country on December 21st. •1992 ALBERT KING influential Blues singer/guitarist (One of Three Kings of the Blues Guitar along with B.B. King and Freddie King) dies at 71 from a heart attack in his home in Memphis, TN on December 21st. •2001 JOSH TURNER debuts on the Grand Ole Opry with his hit record Long Black Train on December 21st.

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KENT BURKHART [legendary radio programmer] (Miami/Key Biscayne, FL) KBOX, Joe Long, Ted Agnew, KLIF 1190, Mike Seldon, KBAT, KTSA, KITE, KFJZ, Potter, KIIK FM...all names or stations I remember. And you got to KXOL. I worked there before Carlin or the news guy at CBS TV NET. I was PD some of the time, and Fletcher was the GM. I worked there through college at TCU, and after when Fletcher hired me back from the legendary inventor of TOP 40, Todd Storz at KOWH in Omaha, the first top 40 station where I did afternoon drive. I also worked for Gordon at KILT and WNOE in New Orleans. Texas is a great state. I feel blessed to have been born there. Interesting story. Now, how do I get to the site that Whitney taped of me in Florida???? KB. Kent Burkhart

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[Gentleman] JIM CARTER [ex KTSA-550, KONO-860] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Ed Pace? Hi Jimbo: Season's greetings to you and Lacy as well. Good to hear from you as always. Ed is married now and still lives here in San Antonio. I'm sure he would love to hear from you. I hope your health is good and that Lacy's health is good as well. I turned 66 a couple of weeks ago and sometimes I feel every day of it and other times I feel like I'm 86! God has blessed me with more years than I ever expected so I'm grateful every day I can still wake up and enjoy another day in the life. Merry Christmas and happy new year! Jim

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ED PACE [ex KTSA-550, KULF-790, KBUC FM] (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim, Great to hear from you. Jim (Carter) called last night and reminded me there is a world full of friends out there. I've been focused so intensely on a project that I am...grateful for the reminder. How are you? Sounds like you're doing fine and the newsletter keeps you busy. Can't wait to check it out, and play catch up with you. Later, Edgar

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JOE FORD [ex KILT-610, KLDE FM] (Houston-Shenandoah, TX) Subject: John Walton's post on 12-12-12. Hi Jim, just a quick note to follow up what John Walton mentioned in your column. He's absolutely correct. Between the pseudo consultant's and unqualified executives along with the PPM's, I'm surprised the remaining talent we have in radio today is able to survive! Can you imagine audiences today listening to a radio station just to hear the deejay? This great business that we all love so much has been prostituted by the money hungry corporations that own them. Accountants and attorneys, with no concept of localized content, demanding way too many commercials, clustered in segments that cannot possibly attract and hold an audience. The young guns on the air today have no real mentors...no real great jocks to emulate or to help hone their skills as air personalities. Today's music director (in some cases) is last week’s receptionist. I'm kidding, but it ain't far from the truth.

TRIVIA ANSWER: When Gary Paxton records the novelty song Alley-Oop he thinks it's just to follow his contract obligation to his former label, Brent Records. Drummer Sandy Nelson remembers: all the participants were hopelessly drunk on cider by the time they recorded the song. But in spite of their looseness, Alley Oop blasts its way to #1 on Billboard in July 1960. In 1959, drummer Sandy Nelson's instrumental Classic Teen Beat claims #4 on Billboard. Paxton as half of the duo Skip And Flip has two hits It Was I (#11-1959) and Cherry Pie (#11-1960). With future Byrds member Skip Battin, Gary joins Kim Fowley to form The Hollywood Argyles who score #1 with half million seller Alley-Oop in 1960. Paxton forms several record labels that includes Garpax that first issues Bobby [Boris] Pickett’s 1962 smash Monster Mash that hangs onto #1 for 2 weeks with sales of over a half million copies.

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Yes I remember the Hondells and the song (Little Honda).  Remember when Honda's first hit Dallas and you could rent one from a shop off Greenville ave? I rented one but had heck shifting it and turned it in. Never got on one to ride again till I turned 60... I wasted a lot of years I could have been on a bike... Got the urge to give it a try as a bucket list thing...to prove I could ride one and cause both my sons and a bunch of people in my church were up on two wheels. Tell your stories. I enjoy hearing them. Bob

THE HONDELLS ['Little Honda' - 1964) It climbs the hills like a matchless, 'cause my Honda's built really light.

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December 17, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1156

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

CLASSIC DRUMMER BEATS HIS FINAL BEAT A Music City drummer who performs on several Country music Classics that includes Marty Robbins’ El Paso, George Jones’ The Grand Tour and Jerry Reed’s Amos Moses dies on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. (William Paul) Willie Ackerman a professional musician since he is 17 dies at 73. Willie who is a former Grand Ole Opry staff band drummer and drummer on syndicated TV show Hee Haw is born and raised in Nashville. From 1957 through the 1980s, Ackerman performs with many music stars. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson remembers: The very first tour I ever went on - the tour where Roger Miller had to hock his record player to have enough money to put gas in the car - Willie played drums. That was 1959, and he was so young. He was backing up Roger, George Morgan, me and Johnny Paycheck.

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THE BAYOU CITY LANDS A NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR Over a year ago, Radio One all News KROI FM (92 FM) signs-on in the Houston, TX area with locally-based consultant Ed Shane in charge of programming along with Radio One’s corporate programming staff. On January 7, 2013 industry veteran Alan Furst becomes new Program Director of all News KROI FM in the Bayou City. Presently Furst is PD of Emmis News/Talk WIBC FM (93.1) Indianapolis, IN. Alan is a former Shane Media consultant with more than 20 years of Texas radio programming experience. Doug Abernethy, RVP and Radio One/Houston Market Manager brags: Alan is exactly the programming pro we’ve been looking for. He knows the market, he knows the format, and we are confident Alan can deliver big results.

HERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE Veteran Talk radio host and FOX News contributor Laura Ingraham signs a new radio syndication pact with Courtside Entertainment Group a production company network that veteran Norm Pattiz forms. It's like a homecoming for Laura because it is Pattiz who guides her early syndication career at Westwood One. Also, her show is available on Launchpad Digital Media, which is a new division of Pattiz’ Courtside Entertainment Group. This returns Laura Ingraham to her familiar 9am-noon (ET) time slot, Monday-Friday on January 2, 2013 plus it reunites her with old chum Norm Pattiz. Laura sighs: I look forward to resuming the conversation with the greatest audience in radio and those who have never listened before - making news, creating laughs, and talking about the things that really matter. People need more laughter and fewer lectures; more fresh insights and fewer stale talking points.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires Beach Boys' Brian Wilson to name their album Pet Sounds? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jerry Mueller [aka Jerry Miller] long time KILT Houston, TX DJ/sales burns a couple of dozen candles inside his tee pee on Thursday, December 20, 2012. •RAY BRIEM in 1960 becomes DJ on KLAC-570 hired in 1967 by KABC-790 in Los Angeles, CA Conservative Talk legend lover of Big-Band music who rules all-nights midnight-to-5 am from 1967-94 dies at 82 of cancer at his Malibu home. •TODD SCHNITT 11 years as PM Drive host on News/Talk WFLA-970 in Tampa, FL tweets to fans that he will exit but at the last minute Clear Channel strikes a deal that he cannot refuse to remain in his 3-6pm spot. Compass Media Networks syndicates The Schnitt Show on 50 radio stations nationwide. •JIM ISABELLA Akron Beacon Journal reporter who fills-in on Talk WNIR FM (100.1) Akron-Kent, OH for the past two years takes over evening show from late Tom Erickson who recently dies after a long illness.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 WEAU TV NBC CH13 in Eau Claire, WI begins broadcasting on December 17th. •1966 TRACY BYRD arrives on the scene in 1993 with a series of hits that we play on KILT FM like Watermelon Crawl and The Keeper of the Stars born on December 17th in Vidor, TX. •1976 SUPERSTATION WTBS TV in Atlanta, GA goes national on cable TV on December 17th. •1988 RESTLESS HEART's single A Tender Lie rings #1 in Billboard Country on December 17th. •1990 KTBN (formerly KUSW) 7,505 kHz/15,590 kHz Trinity Broadcasting Salt Lake City, UT begins to transmit shortwave radio transmissions on December 17th. Final day of broadcast at midnight, Saturday March 31, 2008 MDT. •2010 JAY DEMARCUS bass player with Rascal Flatts and wife Allison share the birth of daughter Madeline Leigh DeMarcus on December 17th.

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ROBERT MILLER [Bob] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1155) December 14, 2012 [Friday] Jim, Teaching Intro to Electronic Media in my second career at Eastern Michigan University I found a documentary that is a pretty good look at the rise and fall of Rock Radio.  It was aired on PBS but is also available on DVD. It's called "Airplay-The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio". I think it is an accurate portrayal of what happened and why. Spoiler alert!  It was killed by the "suits". I knew some of those guys in the program, including Wolfman and Dick Clark and worked in the islands with Phlash Phelps now doing the 60's channel on SiriusXM. I know the old days are gone but it sure was a blast to have had the opportunity to live and learn from the talent that emerged in the 50's and 60's! All the best and a very belated birthday wish for many more! Bob Miller; Adjunct Professor; EMU

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DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Subject: DJ Larry Scott House Fire... Jim, With few details yet available. received new yesterday that long time trucking show DJ Larry Scott and wife Gail lost everything to a house fire in Terrell Texas last weekend. Was also told that Larry had hospital stay this week as well (not fire related). Any help can be sent by way of son Kelly Scott, 9429 Abner Rd,; Terrell, TX 75161. Duke Gilleland; Belton, Texas

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Ravi Shankar-Trivia. Jim. In reference to your lead story this week in your newsletter about Ravi Shankar...he is the father of the current hit singer Norah Jones. Did you know that? I have no way of confirming that, but was told about that a couple of years ago. Ask around for confirmation. I was totally shocked when told about that, but noted it was missing from your story. Interesting??? Maybe, maybe not! -- JAY WEST

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FRANK Wright [B] (Dallas, TX/Boone, SC) Subject: WMUU. Salem's purchase of Greenville, SC radio station WMUU is a tragedy. WMUU was one of America's last beautiful music stations whose playlist was truly unsurpassed. Spending summers in Blowing Rock, NC, we always enjoyed listening to WMUU throughout the day. Now when we return, it will be more talk radio--just what we need! Apparently, WMUU will continue it's programming over the internet at www.wmuu.com. It's truly a unique product... Frank B. Wright

TRIVIA ANSWER: After he hears band mate Mike Love express his dislike for the material in their new album: Who's gonna hear this s***? The ears of a dog? Brian Wilson names The Beach Boys' new album Pet Sounds. It is the eleventh studio album by The Beach Boys who release it on May 16, 1966 on Capitol Records. Although many believe that Pet Sounds is one of the most important albums of all time, its initial release does not reach Gold status and it peaks at #10 on Billboard. Pet Sounds includes several neat tunes such as Wouldn't It Be Nice, God Only Knows and Sloop John B.

JEROME DAVIS (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1155) December 14, 2012 [Friday] Jim, I wonder how many of  your readers were hosts for the Hi-Fi Club that Coca-Cola sponsored in the early 1960s. It ran on a number of Texas stations, including KMHT in Marshall (my first job). It was a fun program and they sent out all sorts of resources on a big vinyl LP to spice up the hour. I wonder how many of the hosts were caught, like I was, at least once, not previewing a recorded interview, and suddenly finding the interview dialogue not going according to the script. Was I the only one? Jerome Davis (KMHT-WBAP-KRLD)

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Oak Ridge. Jim: See where your buddy, Oak Ridge Boys, are sked for Opry at Ryman show, Jan. 26. BOB.

OAK RIDGE BOYS [bass singer Richard Sterban] Giddy Up Oom Poppa Omm Poppa Mow Mow. Heigh-ho Silver, away.

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December 14, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1155

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

BEATLES INDIAN SITAR ACE IS GONE In 1965, the Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison chums around with sitar musician Ravi Shankar who becomes a hippie music icon. Harrison proclaims Ravi Shankar as the godfather of world music. Ravi plays a four-hour set at the Monterey Pop Festival in addition to the opening day of Woodstock. The first time a Rock band plays the sitar in one of their songs is George Harrison on the Beatles tune Norwegian Wood from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. Ravi's sitar style explodes in many late 1960s Rock records. Ravi Shankar dies at 92 in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

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BOORTZ CALLS IT QUITS IN AGGIELAND On inauguration day 2013, longtime radio personality and Aggie alum Neil Boortz retires. In September 2012 Neal says that he will broadcast his next-to-the-last show in Bryan/College Station, TX. Boortz says that he chooses to end his radio career where it begins on WTAW-1620. Boortz beloved chair jazzed up with the Texas A&M logo goes on the auction block to raise money for Atlanta’s Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Center. Bryan Broadcasting says: When I heard the chair was on their auction block, knew it had to come home to WTAW and Aggieland. And so, we bid high and often and today the chair sits prominently in our studios. Neil's syndicated talk show ends on January 21, 2013, replaced by former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

AUSTRALIAN RADIO PRANK GOES PLANK Two Australian radio DJs are the talk of the world when their prank goes awry. Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2DayFM pranked the hospital where pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton stays. They fool the nurse who answers the phone but because of world wide embarrassment she takes her own life. How tragic. Radio Ink's Brian Glicklich reports: Broadcast attorney David Oxenford...advice for those...thinking that was a good idea...even before the unexpected terrible outcome was known, it was very clear that this broadcast was not the type of gag that US broadcasters should imitate. Greig and Christian beg forgiveness on Australian TV's A Current Affair and Today Tonight. What do you think about this radio prank that ends in death?

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the biggest selling album in the US that doesn't make it to #1? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tony Bridge good friend 2010 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee moves up another notch in the age chart on Monday, December 17, 2012. •SALEM catapults commanding 100K Conservative Talk WMUU FM (94.5) into Greenville, SC with a galaxy of stars as Salem's 26th News Talk station. •WTOP FM (103.5) Washington, DC Program Director Laurie Cantillo and morning co-anchor Mike Moss volunteer to ring the Christmas bells at Salvation Army red kettles at its annual Red Kettle Campaign outside a supermarket in suburban Bethesda, MD. •DAVID COURTNEY big voice of Los Angeles sports for 23 years plus public address announcer of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings dies at 56 on Thursday, November 29, 2012. •DON IMUS reups with Cumulus WABC-770 NYC from 6am to 10am through 2015. Imus In The Morning syndicates to all 50 states.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 KROD TV (now KDBC) CBS CH4 in El Paso, TX begins broadcasting on December 14th. •1963 HANK WILLIAMS JR.'s first recording session on December 11th at age 14 in Nashville, TN features his dad's hits You Win Again, Your Cheatin' Heart, Cold, Cold Heart and I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. •1977 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER starring John Travolta premieres in New York City on December 14th. •1988 WAYLON JENNINGS has triple bypass surgery on December 12th at Nashville, TN's Baptist Hospital. •1998 NORMAN FELL actor as Mr. Roper on hit TV series Three's Company dies of cancer in Los Angeles, CA at 74 on December 14th. •2001 KID ROCK Rock-rapper performs with Hank Williams Jr. on December 14th at Grand Ole Opry House TV studio in Nashville, TN taped for cable TV show CMT Crossroads.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: "Rocky's Christmas Tree". In the 70's & 80's WSAI 1360 Radio had a Security Guard at the front gate. His name was "Rocky" in uniform (no weapon)! He was on duty from dark until 5am the next day. Cincinnati winters can be brutal and Rocky used to drink a little while on duty to stay warm and make it though the night! One morning before Christmas day; the News Dir. came into the station lobby and found The Big Christmas tree on the floor and "Rocky" was in the middle of it - tangled up in lights & tinsel passed out sleeping! That ended Rocky's career there and a new Electronic Gate was installed! Goodbye to my friend and fellow Patriot! "Rocky" (real name withheld) Dave Michaels

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JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show-KKRW FM] (Houston, TX) ...in 1973 I actually worked for McLendon (Bart not Gordon) on KNUS the FM for a short time on the all night show...I never got to meet The Old Scottsman...I also worked some all nights at KILT...that's how I first met Jim (Pruett) and Mark (Stevens)...and later they hooked us up with our first agent (Saul Foos) who we had right until the year he went to prison in Florida for running a Ponzi scheme on all of us

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: JRRR Issue 1154, 12/10. Jim: Your mention of Rolling Stones peaked my interest, Their next appearance on Ed Sullivan Show was Nov. 23, 1969, performing a medley. Ironically, I drove clients in a stretch-limo for my co. to Rolling Stones concert, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ on Nov. 7, 1997 as nearly 45,000 attended. How do I recall the date? Glad you asked; the Limo windshield sign is still in my office-museum to this day! BOB & Sonny Lee.

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TONY BRIDGE [2010 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: KLUE RADIO BURNS THE BEATTLES RECORDS. Back in the middle 1960’s. the Beatles stunned the nation by saying “their singing group was more important than God.” In the East Texas Bible Belt, KLUE (pronounced “clue”) in Longview received hundreds of protest calls. Our big Rock Station sprung into action, promoting a giant bonfire on which to burn their records. Listeners brought timbers for the fire, which made it huge and seen for miles from atop KLUE’s Signal Hill. Police and Sheriff forces cut off entrance of crowds at 3,000. To the blare of Rock Music the fire was lighted and the Beatles music was destroyed much to the glee of a crowd of every age. Covered by numerous TV stations, Several Newspapers and the Associated Press, it became a worldwide event. The story even made the magazine “Uncut” the UK’s leading Rock publication. My friends at KLIF, KBOX, KFJZ, and KXOL in the Multiplex, I’m told, turned green with envy. Moral: “Don’t ever count out the Little Guys.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: Led Zeppelin's Classic 4th album released on November 8, 1971 Led Zeppelin IV  sells more than 23 million copies but stalls for four weeks at #2 on Billboard's Hot 200 chart. Www.Ultimate-Guitar.com reports: Not only does the album have no title, but there is no writing on the front or back cover, or even a catalogue number on the spine. 'Led Zeppelin IV' is the third best-selling album of all time in the U.S. According to www.Billboard.biz. In 2011 'Led Zeppelin IV' returns to the chart for the first time since 1987. Led Zeppelin IV album contains such Classic hits as Black Dog, Rock and Roll and the epic eight-minute Stairway to Heaven. A 2005 audience survey by Classic Rock FM station Q107 Toronto, Ontario pins Led Zeppelin IV its #2 best Classic Rock album of all time. In 2006, Classic Rock magazine's 100 Greatest British Albums poll ranks the album #1. In 2006, Guitar World 100 Greatest Albums readers' poll votes it #1.

CASEY JAMES [Putnam] (Houston, TX) I need to buy you lunch some time Jim and pick your brain. I wanna write a book about the wild days of the 79 KULF penthouse in the Central building in late 70s. It would make WKRP look like church camp.

JIM GOUGH (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1154) December 10, 2012 [Monday] Jim...it's always good to hear the story about the Lone Ranger and the car dealership. Clayton was a great guy and I'll never forget working with him selling Ford trucks. Happy Holidays, Jim Gough

CLAYTON MOORE ['The Lone Ranger' TV series 1949–1957] Hi-yo, Silver, away.

Jim Rose and Lacy

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December 10, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1154

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

WHERE IS TIM MELTON? Since 1981, we Houstonians watch Tim Melton report sports on KTRK TV ABC CH13 but in October 2011 he suddenly disappears from our TV screens. Neither one of our KTRK contacts will comment about the absence of Tim Melton. Recently, Tim talks about why he is off the air: Yes, I'm still here! Sorry for being out of touch for so long, but I suffered a stroke last October and spent two months at TIRR undergoing rehab. I thank all of you who have expressed your concern as to what caused my absence. I am happy to report I'm getting better every day. And special thanks to my sons and wife, who have had to go through the recovery with me...and I'm not always the greatest patient. Tim refurbishes at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital here in Houston, TX.

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JAGGER AND RICHARDS DO LETTERMAN'S TOP 10 Do you remember October 25, 1964? That's when the Rolling Stones first appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City. Beginning Saturday night, December 8, 2012 the Stones are in NYC at the historic Sullivan Theater for the first of three shows. On Tuesday, December 11th David Letterman tapes his Late Show at the Sullivan Theater for Mick and Keith to present his Top 10 List. On December 12th the Stones perform at the Hurricane Sandy benefit broadcast worldwide from Madison Square Garden along with Paul McCartney, The Who, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and others to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. On December 13 and 15, the Bad Boys of Rock will fire up the stage in Newark, NJ.

RUSTY WALKER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS In 2012, the Rusty Walker Scholarship program is created to honor Country Radio Hall of Fame member Rusty Walker who passes away in May 2012. Each scholarship provides one full CRS 2013 registration, one ticket to the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner, covers airfare and hotel room expenses for four nights in Nashville. The three Rusty Walker Scholarship winners are: Jeff Harju (GM, WHKB FM Houghton, MI), Cynthia Hayward (PD/MD/Air Personality, KMOK FM Lewiston, ID) and Courtney Smith (Promotions Director, WOLF FM Syracuse-Deruyter, NY). CRS Executive Director says: The Rusty Walker Scholarship program...honor the legacy of one of the Country radio community’s most respected and influential members.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which Nazareth town is included in the words of The Weight? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•CLEAR CHANNEL evicts Ralls, TX high school grad Joel Burke PD of Country KVET FM (98.1) & KASE FM (100.7) Austin, TX since Thursday, November 4, 2010. •KMKO FM Three Eagles Communications Lake Crystal, MN flips from Active Rock (95.7 The Blaze) to News/Talk KMKO FM but 10 months later does an about-face back to music as 95.7 The Rock Station. •WXOF FM Classic Rock Yankeetown, FL upgrades from Class A with 3.5kw on 96.3 to Class C3 with 14.5kw as Classic Rock 96.7 The Fox. •JOURNAL sells WKTI-1040 Knoxville-Powell, TN to religious broadcaster WMCH Radio who inverts its call letters to WWAM-1040. •DAVE RAMSEY whose syndicated program is heard by 6M listeners each week inducts into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show in April 2013.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1951 JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (You Always Come Back [To Hurting Me] #1-1973) born on December 10th in Sabinal, TX exits Tom T. Hall's band in 1972 to become a top Country singer. In early 1973, I emcee Johnny Rodriguez Day in Victoria, TX. •1964 SAM COOKE R&B Soul singer (You Send Me #1 for 3 weeks with over a half million in sales) dies at 33 on December 10th. •1973 CHARLIE RICH scores 2nd Gold single The Most Beautiful Girl (#1 for 2 weeks with over a half million in sales) on December 10th. •1987 ABC'S NIGHTLINE featuring Ted Koppel seen for 1st time in U.S.S.R. on December 10th. •1996 FARON YOUNG dies on December 10th at Summit Medical Center in Nashville, TN. •2000 MARIE WINDSOR actress in 74 movies dies at 80 on December 10th.

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JONATHAN FRICKE [former Program Director of legendary WMC-790 Memphis, TN and WSAI-1360 Cincinnati, OH] (Nashville, TN) Subject: Definitely worth a listen... Jay Thomas is a well-known radio/TV personality. His story about the Lone Ranger as told on the David Letterman show is PRICELESS!!! :) Click Here http://stg.do/0N3c.

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STEVE RICH [Lewis] (Dallas/Plano, TX) I saw Bud (Buschardt) a few times each week in the hallways when we worked at ABC Radio Networks. I haven't seen him since he retired probably around 2007 or so. Great individual. Here's my website with some retro equipment I have in my studio (my den) at my home. I don't work anymore but DJ friends come over now and then to do audio work for projects they have. When I was working, I produced numerous interview/cd premiers in my studio for ABC's Real Country for various country artists. (www.dallastexasproductions.com/) Take care, Steve Lewis; Plano, Tx.

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JOHN BASS [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (Tyler, TX) Subject: Your ISP Suddenlink issues a delay. Apparently what happened was that Suddenlink screwed up royally. They left a phone message with many customers over a wide area (over 200,000) last night saying that at 1:00 AM November 30th, they were installing and upgrading certain equipment, and that we would have not email for about 4 hours. I was most likely one of the 200,000 customers who were cut off and who probably called to complain today, and was told that when they put all the new stuff in and turned it on...the entire area served by that new equipment completely crashed. That was around 5:00 AM this morning...but....I have just now gotten my email capability back.  So....that is what the problem has been all day! Thanks for inquiring. Inquiring minds want to know!!! P.S.  Suddenlink crashed about 4:30 am Friday...and I did not get email back on until about 9:30 tonite...so that is the reason for whatever message you saw.

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JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show-KKRW FM] (Houston, TX) We are very lucky in that we still fly in the face of research and consultants for the most part...we still have take meetings with them and listen the bulls**t them comes out of their radio ruining efforts...but we realize we are the last of the dinosaurs...there no more up and coming young guns who will take our place...Our current strength is being syndicated...if we were only on Arrow (KKRW FM 93.7) we would be dead in six months...luckily the People Meters will not find their way to the middle and smaller markets for years...all personality based radio will be killed by the combo of MP3 players, Serius, and Arbitrons new PPL measuring system...a total game changer for everyone

TRIVIA ANSWER: Robbie Robertson vocalist/guitarist with Rock group The Band mentions that when he writes the words to The Weight, the line about pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead, the town he was talking about is Nazareth, PA because that's where they make the legendary Martin Guitars. The Weight gains national chart success for several singers: Jackie DeShannon #55-1968, The Band #63-1968, Aretha Franklin #19-1969 and the Supremes & Temptations #46-1969. Members of The Band originally are Ronnie Hawkins' The Hawks. The Band officially forms in 1969 in Woodstock, NY. Film maker Martin Scorcese documents their Farewell Concert on Thanksgiving Day 1976 in the movie The Last Waltz.

PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: Radio? Jim, I’m retired and will be 71 next month. In the oil business I worked around some loud trucks and drilling rig engines. In the creative arts dept at South Plains College the performance levels were over 100 db. I raised a lot of h*** with the sound guys to turn it down or they would go deaf. I got my hearing checked today and I‘ll be getting them for my birthday. I have a good story on Bill Arhos (Austin City Limits creator) but he is still alive. Thanks for all the help. Pat

PAUL ANKA (July 30, 1941-p) You wake up and time has slipped away and suddenly it's hard to find the memories you left behind. Remember, do you remember?

Jim Rose and Lacy

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December 07, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1153

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

JAZZ LEGEND TAKES FIVE FOR FINAL TIME In 1961, a very interesting Jazz instrumental recording that features a piano solo captures my attention. The song is Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The Jazz Classic rises to #25 on Billboard's Pop records survey. The song is from a 5/4 pattern that Dave Brubeck Quartet drummer Joe Morello enjoys playing backstage. Dave asks legendary alto saxophonist Paul Desmond to write a two-part melody over the rhythm, and Brubeck patched the pieces together. Dave Brubeck is born on December 6. 1920 in Concord, CA. He dies of heart failure one day short of his 92nd birthday on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Dave Brubeck's survivors include his wife, Iola; four sons and a daughter; grandsons and a great granddaughter.

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A NEW COUNTRY COWBOY RIDES INTO HOUSTON, TX Many thanks to former KILT FM news reporter, T.J. Calahan, for making us aware of new changes at Space City's CBS Radio purveyor of Country music. Effective Monday, December 10, 2012, Keola-Lui-Kwan rides into town to shake up local radio desperados as the new APD/MD/PM Drive DJ. Mark Adams, KILT FM PD, is ecstatic: Keola is a great on-air personality and programmer with a strong background in, and a passion for, Country music. Keola rides into Houston, TX from Lincoln Financial KYGO FM (98.5) Denver, CO. He has his hands full because during my time as a DJ on KILT FM from 1991-96 it is a solid #1 in the Bayou City. He faces strong competition from arch rivals KKBQ FM (92.9) and Country Legends KTHT FM (97.1).

IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY The Wall Street Journal reports that its managing editor, Robert Thomson, will become CEO of the still-unnamed publishing company that News Corp will create next year in a spin off. In 2011, The New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta describes Thomson as perhaps Rupert Murdoch’s only close friend. The two men are both from Australia, married to Chinese women and were born (thirty years apart) on the same day. They are also both raising their children Catholic, and Murdoch is godfather to Thomson’s nine- and eleven-year-old sons. In the late 1990s the two's friendship begins when Thomson is U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. In 2002, Robert joins News Corp when Murdoch names him editor of the Times of London. In 2007, Thomson relocates to the WSJ. After it spins off its News Corp publishing unit, Murdoch remains chairman and CEO of News Corp to focus on its TV and film properties that includes Fox TV.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the only chart-topping band from the swinging 60s who are still around in 2012 with its original line up? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Three cool cats turn 39 again! Chuck Dunaway [ex WABC-770 , KILT-610] Saturday, December 1st, Bob Edwards [aka Blade Parker ex KILT-610, KNUZ-1230] Sunday, December 2nd and John Wesley Ryles [Kay, Once In A Lifetime Thing] Sunday, December 2, 2012. •CLARK HOWARD's 22nd annual Clark's Christmas Kidsťprogram on News/Talk WSB-750 at metro Wal-Mart stores in the coming weeks in Atlanta, GA joins the Georgia Department of Family & Children's Services to provide gifts for children in foster care. •CUMULUS trades Modern AC KRUZ FM (97.5) Santa Barbara, CA to EMF for KXPC FM (103.7) in Lebanon, OR. KRUZ FM flips to Christian CHR Air-1 at midnight on Friday, November 28, 2012. •UNIVERSAL PICTURES, NBC, Syfy, Bravo, USA, Oxygen, E! and Style overall cost-cutting trims about 500 people from NBCU’s 30,000 employees. In August 2012, 20 Tonight Show staff members bite the dust.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 KKTV TV CBS CH11 in Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO begins broadcasting on December 7th. •1965 EDDY ARNOLD's single Make The World Go Away grabs #1 in Billboard Country on December 4th. •1975 THORNTON WILDER author (second novel - Bridge of San Luis Rey - 1927) dies on December 7th at 78. •1980 RONNIE MILSAP's haunting single Smoky Mountain Rain captures #1 in Billboard Country on December 6th. •1990 DEE CLARK [Delectus] R&B singer (Raindrops #2 Pop, #3 R&B 1961) dies on December 7th at 52 in Smyrna, GA. •2003 PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH recognizes Loretta Lynn during the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7th in Washington, D.C. On hand are: Carol Burnett, James Brown, Itzhak Perlman and movie director Mike Nichols.

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JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer 'Love Can Make You Happy' 1969] (Tampa, FL) Subject: My Country side. Hi Jim and Lacy, Well, you know a lot of my story with the group Mercy and the million seller "Love Can Make You Happy" but I also have a country music side to my career. It's about the long haired anti-drug duo who stirred up Nashville in the early 70s. WHISNews21 just broke the story. Folks can see our history including an old TV appearance from ABC TV's Wilburn Brothers' Show. Go to http://whisnews21.com/2012/11/14/james-marvell-and-the-country-cavaleers-story

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Dave Brubeck is dead. I played Count (Take) Five on an FM station in the 60's...we did the news Over the top of Music ...hung a Mic out the back window of the Bldg while the rain (storm) was coming down. Played: John Lee Hooker, Oscar Brown, Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Peggy Lee, Lena Horn, John Gary, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, John Lunsford, Cal Jyader, Pete Fountain and the Bonzo Dog Band all in one night of Music to eat "Hoss-en-pheffer" bye...with black eyed peas and baby-red potatoes steamed cooked with some crayfish in garlic sauce and a shot home-brew. Turn out the lights on the turntable. Dave Michaels

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JOHN BASS [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (Tyler, TX) Subject: Your ISP Suddenlink issues a delay. Exactly! My friend Robin Hood Brians (of Robin Hood Studios in Tyler) commented one time that whenever Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows, they put the steering wheel in the trunk, the engine on the rear axel, and the most critical functions inside the crankcase...just to screw us all up...then we have to learn completely new ways to run the blasted thing! He was furious!!! And I must say, I totally agree! Why don't they make the blame things work like the ones we are replacing worked...and make the new functions operate within the same framework of use that we were accustomed to?!!

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PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: At 4:19am Saturday another bounce email. Jim, Thanks for letting me know again about Suddenlink. I had the same problem about two months ago and it seemed to be cleared up. The entire email system was down all day yesterday and I just got a big load of them this morning. Ed Brandon were good friends at UT but I moved to west Texas and didn’t keep up with him. I have tried to find his email address. If you have time, email him and let him know I’m looking for him. We had some good times together. Thanks so much. Pat McCutchin

TONY BRIDGE [2010 Inductee-Texas Radio Hall of Fame] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: THANKS JIM (and Lacy). Caught the WFAA story. The KLUE Burn the Beatles story follows. Will turn 81 on December 17th. At least for now, “I’m on the right side of the dirt.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Seekers (1962-2012 half a century!) is the only chart-topping group from the 1960s who still exist in 2012 with its original line up. Aussie born lead singer Judith Durham, Athol Guy (double stand up bass), Keith Potger (twelve-string guitar, banjo) & Bruce Woodley (guitar, mandolin, banjo) are Folk-Pop music quartet The Seekers. Three tunes make it big on America's charts: I'll Never Find Another You (#4-1965), A World of Our Own (#19-1965) and Georgy Girl (title song of the film of the same name #2 for 2 weeks Christmas 1966-67). Judith's voice is so mesmerizing. In 1962, The Seekers form in Melbourne. They are the first popular Down Under music group to achieve major chart and sales success in both the UK and the U.S. In 1995, they induct into the ARIA Hall of Fame with record sales of over 50 million. The Seekers new studio recordings celebrate their 50th Anniversary at www.youtube.com/watch?v=whpEYN3L_Zg.

GEORGE SCHANK [KSBJ FM engineer] (Houston-Conroe, TX) Subject: last week's trivia question. Jim, Interesting that you mentioned California Highway 101 in last week's trivia question. I've travelled that highway. While on a recent trip across Texas, with my grandchildren; I played "The Terror of Highway 101" for them. I have it on CD; along with many others. They asked me where I got all of those crazy old songs. Then, I started telling them the stories of my "glory" days in radio; and, they asked "You mean you really played music on the radio?" That's right kiddos! Now, turn off the I-Pod! Turn up the radio! George Schank

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ['Glory Days'] Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of glory days.

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December 03, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1152

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

FLORIDA RADIO ICON IS GONE John Picano is the voice of Clear Channel WJNO-1290 in West Palm Beach, FL for years. On Thanksgiving Day 2012 John looses his battle with lung cancer. Jim Edwards WJNO-1290 morning host tells Radio Ink: There aren't enough positive words in the English Language to describe John Picano. He hired me at WJNO in 1984. I was working in Miami radio at the time. John had tried two previous years to hire me away from the "big city", but I declined until he offered me the News Director's job. John became my best friend in the business. I'll never forget John Picano. He was and will always be a great friend. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children who I know well.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! YOU'RE FIRED! In December 2011, Midwest Family News/Talk WTDY-1670 begins to simulcast what was WWQN FM (106.7). WISC TV reports that the entire local air staff of WTDY-1670/WTDY FM (106.7) Madison, WI leaves the building including morning host John [Sly] Sylvester plus 7 or 8 others. WTDY drops its News/Talk format and stunts with Christmas music. WTDY FM-AM will probably debut a new CBS Sports Radio format after the Christmas holidays. In addition to WTDY and WTDY-FM, Midwest Family owns Rhythmic CHR WJQM FM (93.1 Jamz), WJJO FM Rock (94.1), AC WMGN FM (Magic 98), Country WWQM FM (Q106.3), Spanish CHR La Movida WLMV-1480 and Oldies WHIT-1550 Hit radio all in the Madison market.

ROLLING STONES CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION The Rolling Stones first London show in their 50 and Counting anniversary begins 30 minutes late. Because of London’s strict sound rules, the original bad boys of Rock run past London's 11pm curfew. The Sun estimates the Stones' fine is $320,000 (200,000 pounds). The 11pm curfew causes the Stones to drop their worldwide 1965 hit (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction from their encore performance. The Stones confuse fans when they end their show with Jumping Jack Flash instead of their usual closer (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. However, departing fans hear Satisfaction blaring out on loud speakers at a nearby railway station.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What's the story behind America's 1973 hit Ventura Highway? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•PHIL DUNCAN last DJ to play music on Music radio WLS-890 before it flips to its current 24/7 talk format in 1989 retires after 17 years as Production Director at CBS Radio WUSN FM (US99.5) Chicago, IL. •JOHN FREDERICKS former meteorologist at Sunbelt Communications KSNV TV NBC CH3 in Las Vegas, NV died in hospice care at 57 on Friday, November 23, 2012. •GARY MEYER hosts annual A Very Garry Christmas party on Tribune WGN-720 from 3pm-7pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building in Chicago, IL. •LARRY WILSON former founder/CRO of Citadel Broadcasting who operates Alpha Broadcasting in Portland, OR purchases Triad Broadcasting for $21 Million. •MEL BROOKS Oscar winning movie producer (The Producers-1968, Blazing Saddles-1974 & Young Frankenstein-1974) receives AFI Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles, CA on June 6, 2013.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 KTVE TV NBC CH10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA begins broadcasting on December 3rd. •1960 DAVE DUDLEY is struck by a car on December 3th. He uses the $14,000 insurance company settlement to record his Classic hit Six Days on the Road. •1973 MICHAEL O'SHEA actor as Denny in It's a Great Life dies at 67 on December 3rd in Thousand Oaks, CA. •1983 ANNE MURRAY's single A Little Good News rings #1 in Billboard Country on December 3th. •1999 MADELINE KAHN [Madeline Gail Wolfson] actress best known for her comic roles in films such as Paper Moon (1973), Young Frankenstein (1974), Blazing Saddles (1974), What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Clue (1985) dies at 57 on December 3rd. •2002 KENNY CHESNEY's album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems certifies Double-Platinum on December 2th.

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WINK MARTINDALE [network TV game show host] (Los Angeles, CA) Good morning Jim: Many thanks to you for your very nice note, and request. I enjoy reading your column on a regular basis. As the old Carly Simon song of the seventies goes, "nobody does it better". I would be delighted to share my thoughts and memories with you. Did you have in mind a phone interview? Or if it would be easier I could e-mail you a past interview or two I've done, which you could take from as you saw fit. If a phone interview would be your preference, with the holidays upon us already, would the first week or two in January work for you? You can call me at your leisure and we'll set this up. In the meantime, I'd like to wish you and Lacy the Merriest of Christmases and Happiest of Holidays. Best blessings, Wink

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JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Subject: Wink. Looking up the lyrics to Deck of Cards, I ran across Wink Martindale. Remember him? He was one of the great hosts on Television. Quite handsome and his picture looks even better of him today. We all should age so well. By the way, my Christmas shopping is done, wrapped and paid for. While everyone was buying power ball chances I was shopping.

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TONY BRIDGE [2010 Inductee-Texas Radio Hall of Fame] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Tony Bridge Reflects on Radio. As a High School student in Marshall, Texas, a trip to Dallas always included a visit to the WFAA Early Bird Show. After WBAP rang its Cowbell at 6:59am ending the stock reports and such, the shared 820 frequency switched to WFAA. At that point in time all big coverage stations had their own studio orchestra. So the music played as Announcer Norvell Slater introduced funny man Jimmy Jefferies and the day’s talent. So the day began in the Penthouse Studios high atop the Santa Fe building downtown. Little did I know then that during my senior year at SMU, I would receive a paid internship at Belo’s WFAA and the Dallas Morning news, writing feature stories for the paper and rewriting wire copy to localize the stories for radio. Also, writing news that would show up on the American Airlines sponsored electric sign that circled the First National Bank. When an American Airliner crashed and many passengers killed, it never occurred to me that the sponsor would be offended. What an uproar. Had not the News Director been an earlier member of the same SMU Fraternity as me, I would have been terminated immediately. Lesson learned at an early age. Always look after your sponsors' best interest. It served me well during my 60 year radio career. Next time: International news when KLUE Longview burns the Beatles' records.

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DR. BRUCE NELSON [KFTX FM 97.5 GM/AM Drive DJ Retired on 12/31/2010] (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: RE: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1151) November 30, 2012 [Friday] RIP Earl "Speedo" Carroll. As much as I love "Speedo" my personal favorite was always "Peek-a-Boo. I remember when it first came out and then playing it again at KNUZ after the switched to "Your one and Oldies Station" Dr. Bruce

STEVE RICH [Lewis] (Dallas/Plano, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1151) November 30, 2012 [Friday] I see the mention of Bud Buschardt in your news letter. I worked weekends along with Bud on ABC's Star Station in Dallas 96-99...Bud moved over to the Star Dust format as PD and I moved over to Real Country fir evenings... I first worked weekends at KWKH about the time Jody Carter exited for Amarillo. Vernon Kay took overnights briefly and then Kitty Ledbetter (Ms. Kitty) did overnights very briefly and then I took overnights early 79...left for KEBC, Okc 12/79 thru 8/85. Steve Rich; Plano, Tx.

TRIVIA ANSWER: In California there is no such roadway as Ventura Highway. But there is a Ventura County in California and Highway 101 runs through it. In 1973, Pop-Rock group America reaches #8 with their tune Ventura Highway.

JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) OH!!! I LOVE THE PUN!!! That reminds me of Laugh-In where they had a shot of Flip Wilson bare-chested from the waist up and he had string of pearls around his neck. He deadpans into the camera, "What else do you wear with basic black?" Joanie

FLIP WILSON (December 8, 1933 - November 25, 1998) The devil made me do it.

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November 30, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1151

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SPEEDO DON'T TAKE IT SLOW One of my all time favorite tunes, Speedo by R&B group The Cadillacs, is now a top 1950s Golden Oldie. Earl [Speedo] Carroll is one of the original members of 1953's the Carnations. When they record, they change their name to The Cadillacs. In 1954, Josie Records releases their first record, Gloria, which becomes a Doo Wop Classic. Late in 1955, The Cadillacs record their biggest hit, Speedo, which lands at #3 R&B & #17 Pop. The Cadillacs also score big with Peek-a-Boo (#20-1959 R&B & #28 Pop). Both of those tunes are in my vast record collection. In 1963, Earl joins the Coasters. In 1979, Carroll leaves the Coasters and rejoins the Cadillacs to remain for the rest of his career. From 1982 to 2005, he is the janitor at Public School 87 in Manhattan. On PBS fundraising concerts, we marvel at Carroll and the Cadillacs. On Sunday, November 25, 2012 Earl [Speedo] Carroll dies at 75 of diabetes and a recent stroke.

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ROCK MUSIC INNOVATOR ENTERS ETERNITY Chris Stamp along with business partner Kit Lambert blazes the trail to stardom for Rock music icons The Who and Jimi Hendrix. In the Sizzling Sixties, Chris co-manages and produces The Who and Jimi Hendrix record albums. He is the mastermind behind The Who and Jimi Hendrix record label Track Records. Chris Stamp is the Executive Producer of The Who’s Classic Rock opera record albums Tommy, Quadrophenia and Who’s Next. The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey brags that Chris Stamp is the very reason The Who happened. In 1968, Stamp's Track Records releases the exploding Rock hit Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown plus record albums by Labelle and Golden Earring. On Saturday, November 24, 2012 Chris Stamp dies at 70 of cancer in the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Calixte; two daughters plus actor brother Terence Stamp.

WHERE IS LAURA INGRAHAM? On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Talk Radio Network, Laura Ingraham's syndicator of nine years, officially confirms that she does not renew her contract plus she exits the network that syndicates her daily talk show. She sometimes fills in for Bill O'Reilly on FOX TV. In her Web site (www.lauraingraham.com) Laura explains: I feel the time is right to expand and retool my radio program and to explore other syndication options, which I am now actively pursuing. I anticipate making an announcement concerning the show in the near future. Stay tuned! Her radio show will be off the air for what she calls a brief hiatus. Tammy Bruce, former TRN syndicated talk host and current popular Internet talk personality, replaces Laura Ingraham on Talk Radio Network.

MOB BOSS THREATENS TO KILL RADIO DJ A mob turncoat testifies on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 that alleged mob boss Joseph [Uncle Joe] Ligambi makes a vow in 2009 to kill Philadelphia, PA radio celebrity Jerry Blavat. Louis [Bent Finger Lou] Monacello alleges that a Philadelphia Magazine article about the mob upsets Ligambi and he believes radio personality Jerry Blavat is behind it all. Monacello testifies: He was ranting and raving, 'That [expletive] Jerry Blavat, he set this up. Jerry Blavat, I'm gonna kill this [expletive]. On Tuesday, Jerry Blavat, known to fans as the Geator with the Heater, says the threat is news to him: I never heard it. I grew up with these guys. I know Joe. Monacello is a star witness in the racketeering trial of the 73-year-old Ligambi plus six codefendants.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the Renee in The Left Banke's hit record Walk Away Renee? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•ALAN EISENSON nine-year Operations Manager of Clear Channel O&O KFBK-1530 and KSTE-650 Sacramento, CA departs. Reach out and touch Alan at aceisen@aol.com. •BILL DALTON broadcast pioneer one of early FM radio enthusiasts, WASH FM's fresh new Adult Contemporary format and former owner of the Dalton Group of radio stations dies at 80 on Monday, November 26, 2012. •CURRENT CABLE TV network founded in 2005 by former Vice President Al Gore sells to SocialGood.TV in Austin, TX who will shift Current's liberal programming to a more middle-of-the-road schtick.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 WKBW TV ABC CH7 in Buffalo, NY begins broadcasting on November 30th. •1964 WILLIE NELSON debuts on the Grand Ole Opry on November 28th. •1979 TED KOPPEL is anchor of ABC Nightly News on November 30th because of the Iranian Hostage situation. •1980 WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN of The Oak Ridge Boys stops trimming his beard on November 27th to create a new mountain man image. •1996 TINY TIM [aka Herbert Khaury] ukulele-novelty Pop crooner (Tiptoe Thru' the Tulips #17-1968) dies at 71 on November 30th. •2002 RASCAL FLATTS' These Days has first #1 Billboard Country single on November 30th.

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JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Jim, I thought I'd pass this on to you in case you hadn't heard. 'Longtime Tulsa Radio Personality Passes Away - Posted by: David Peterlinz, Sad news as longtime KMOD radio personality, Phil Stone passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21. Stone made up half of the longtime morning radio duo, Phil & Brent, which recently signed off the air after twenty-five years. Phil & Brent were known for memorable characters like Roy D. Mercer, who was known for his humorous prank calls. Former show co-host and friend Mary Moore, told Tulsa's Channel 8 that they were "good friends" and she was "deeply saddened" to learn of his passing. Moore credits Stone with her ability to "handle any situation." She recalled a time when Stone took her to a charity dinner for his son's school. Moore said Stone didn't tell her she'd be the only "girl" there. Moore said Stone loved putting her in "awkward situations." Joanie

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ROBERT TINDLE (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Bill Lee O' Daniel Clark. Henry Larocca asked me to send you the info about the passing of Bill Clark. He was born in Hemphill, Texas and worked his career in radio at Beaumont - Port Arthur, Texas. I worked with him in the 80's at KYKR and KLVI. Wonderful person with a "satin smooth" voice! One of the best "one on one" type communicators that I have ever heard. I posted a picture of him on my Facebook page and in the "Texas Radio Hall of Fame Group". Thanks, Send me info about your publication. Robert Tindle Rdt011tx@hotmail.com

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JOHN HALE (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1150) November 26, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, It was shocking, to say the least, to learn of the divorce between Wayne Dolcefino and KTRK. I worked with Wayne at KLBJ and at KTRH, and I have no doubt he's the finest investigative reporter ever...his awards speak to that. His investigating and reporting style can be abrasive, but that's mostly because he's the one totally fearless reporter I've ever known. People that worried about attracting his attention never seemed to get the basic idea...don't do anything wrong, and Wayne won't go after you.  He's much too good not to be back on the air, and if KHOU is very smart, they'll make sure that happens sooner, rather than later. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show] (Houston, TX) Yeah I started at KOMA in OKC while I was a pre-law student at OU...they sent me down to Dallas because in those days you had to get the "1st Phone" to work on the 50kw directional array...yeah sign me up. We do share quite few listeners. Our network covers mainly southern cities, but our satellite bill is the same as nationwide...we should probably consider expansion...stations are a little "stand offish" since we are quite expensive...(but worth on the bottom line).

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JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1148) November 19, 2012 [Monday] Yep, I know about Keith (Bilbrey)...he was on WSM for a long time. Back when I was on KRLD in Dallas, I tried to do the same thing Larry has done...provide entertainment for folks over 50 years old! They wouldn't let me and my show was cancelled after just a year! Good for Larry! Best, Jim Gough

TRIVIA ANSWER: Both of Rock quintet from NY The Left Banke's big hit records, Walk Away Renee (#5-1966) and Pretty Ballerina (#15-1967), are written about the same girl, Renee Fladen, who is the girlfriend of The Left Banke's bass player Tom Finn.

CHUCK JOSEPH [ex KILT-610 DJ, KXYZ-1320 PD/DJ] (Houston, TX) Subject: Picture. Jim Happy Birthday a little late buddy! Hey Shirley wants to come and live with you and Lacy I was told by a good source!! That (KILT FM) picture was taken some time in the late 80's or early 90's! Have a wonderful Christmas and give Lacy some treats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Chuck

ORSON WELLES (May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985) I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.

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November 26, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1150

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DALLAS STAR'S LIGHT DIMS For decades we watch Larry Hagman in various TV roles. He is born in Ft. Worth, TX. Larry's mother is Broadway star Mary Martin who stars in South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan. A lot of us remember Hagman as astronaut Major Anthony Nelson in the 1960s hit TV series I Dream of Jeannie. But my memories only recall the feisty foxy Barbara Eden as Jeannie. In 1977, Larry Hagman becomes the ruthless oilman J.R. Ewing on TV's smash hit series Dallas. Linda Gray who plays J.R’s wife Sue Ellen Ewing is another of my favorites. The Dallas Morning News reports that Larry Hagman passes away at 81 from cancer at 4:20 pm Friday, November 23, 2012 at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

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KTRK TV GUILLONTINE FALLS Wayne Dolcefino exits radio at KTRH-740 Houston, TX and KLBJ-590 Austin for the bright lights of TV. Since 1985, he and KTRK TV CH13 have a pact for 26 years. Dolcefino has a roomful of roses: 25 Emmys, three IRE medals, the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Best Investigation plus the 2012 10th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards. What is the cause of their breakup? He's too young to retire. Maybe his aggressive investigative news approach causes too many tsunamis for the KTRK TV honchos. He jabs his mic in the faces of political figures, cops, school big wigs and just about any out of control authority. Which Bayou City TV station will Wayne Dolcefino's reports next appear? One local TV watchdog claims that Dolcefino might just call CBS affiliate KHOU TV CH11 as his new home.

TWO TV NEWS ANCHORS RESIGN ON AIR WVII TV ABC CH5 Bangor, ME news anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio surprise co-workers, audience and bosses when they announce their resignations together on air at the end of the 6 pm newscast. Cindy sighs: And finally tonight this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC7. The last 6 years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in Bangor. Michaels explains: There was a constant disrespecting and belittling of staff and we both felt there was a lack of knowledge from ownership and upper management in running a newsroom to the extent that I was not allowed to structure and direct them professionally. The Bangor Daily News reports: the “recent developments” Consiglio referred to were “a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is The Rolling Stones original bass player before Bill Wyman joins them? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•TODD UNGER exits KOAT TV ABC CH7 in Albuquerque, NM to join WFAA TV ABC CH8 in Dallas, TX as a general assignment reporter. •MAJOR GARRETT is new CBS News Chief White House correspondent when Norah O'Donnell exits as CBS This Morning host. •WQXI-790 ESPN The Zone Atlanta, GA adds Colin Cowherd's Sports Talk show from 10am-noon (ET) weekdays. When Cumulus Sports WCNN-680 The Fan and Sports WFOM-1230 drop ESPN for CBS Sports Radio, WQXI-790 takes over as Atlanta's ESPN. •KOGO FM (95.7) ends simulcast with Clear Channel News/Talk KOGO-600 San Diego, CA at 7:00pm on Friday, November 16, 2012 with commercial-free Christmas music. •TONY HALL New BBC Director General vows to build A World Class Team. •DAN PATRICK SHOW syndicated Sports Talk show returns to Chicago, IL 8-11:00am on WCKG-1530 after two years away.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 THE PRICE IS RIGHT debuts on NBC TV on November 26th. •1962 LINDA DAVIS Grammy winner with Reba McEntire on Does He Love You (1993) born on November 26th in Dodson, TX. •1973 JOHN ROSTILL British composer, bass guitarist, member of Rock and Roll band The Shadows dies on November 26th at 31 in Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK. •1981 HANK WILLIAMS JR.'s legendary anthem All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) rings in #1 in Billboard Country on November 21st. •1990 DAVID WHITE actor as Darrin's boss Larry Tate on TV's popular show Bewitched dies of heart attack at 74 on November 26th. •2006 HEARTLAND opens for The Charlie Daniels Band at the Forum Civic Center in Rome, GA on November 25th and guitarist Jeff Cook joins them on stage to perform some Alabama tunes.

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RED JONES [ex KILT-610 Program Director] (Tallapoosa, GA) Subject: Happy b/d. I'm a day late and a dollar short...in wishing you a happy birthday. But look at it this way...you don't have to worry about it for another year. Enjoy your columns very much. Good radio news from all corners of the US. Being retired, I still like to keep abreast of the industry. Sad to say, all the news ain't real good. Just feel blessed to have been in the business for those 63 years...a time when radio was in its hey-day. Radio is still important but it must remain local, local, local. Voiced-tracked by someone many miles away doesn't cut it. End of sermon. Red Jones; Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

KENT BURKHART [Legendary radio programmer] (Miami/Key Biscayne, FL) Hope I am not too late...Happy Birthday...I live in south Florida...Key Biscayne...which is not too far from where JJ (Jerry Jones) lives. Jerry needs Jimmy (Johnson) to direct recruitment again...for just a year or two...and the (Dallas) Cowboys will be back in business. BUT, Jimmy doesn't want to do it...he is very happy fishing the Keys, and commenting on games each Sunday on the tele. Have a great T Day...waiting for our kids and grand kids to arrive at our other home for the celebration in Suwanee, GA. PS...I go to Matagorda County twice a year to do ranching business which I inherited some few years ago...and I enjoy seeing my old Bay City Black Cat high school friends, and munching on Tex Mex from El Zarape. And listening to Houston radio as well. Great stuff. KB. Kent Burkhart

GARY ALLYN (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Howdy Jim, I forgot to send best wishes to LACY as well...sorry ‘bout that.

JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Jim, Happy Belated Birthday wishes!  I hope you and Lacy got to kick back and enjoy your special day ~ aaaannnnd...I hope that you have a special Turkey Day!

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CASEY JAMES [Putnam] (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, by the way does any body know how to reach Dave Hale the traffic air wizard. He used to take me up a lot when I was a kid and blow my mind. Any of you radio friends have his email I would be much obliged. Love ya jim.

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JAY PENNINGTON (Dallas-Flower Mound, TX) Subject: New updates on my "remembering KEXL 104.5" website. Hi Jim! This week I put in a lot of new updates to my remembering KEXL 104.5 website. If you were a teen in San Antonio in the 70's then you probably were listening to KEXL. You can either Google "remembering KEXL" or just go to www.penningtontechnicalarts.com/KEXL. Happy belated birthday Jim! Jay Pennington

TRIVIA ANSWER: In December 1963, The Rolling Stones original bass player Dick Taylor exits to form new Rock band The Pretty Things named after Bo Diddley's 1955 song Pretty Thing. Bill Wyman is Taylor's replacement. In summer 1964 during the British Invasion, The Rolling Stones' version of Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away prances onto Billboard at #48. On May 27, 1957 Buddy Holly records Not Fade Away in Norman Petty's studios in Clovis, NM. Very good friends the late John and Bill Pickering provide its back up vocals. Buddy's Not Fade Away is one of the first Rock songs to feature the Bo Diddley sound. In summer 1965, The Rolling Stones' first half million selling tune, (I Can't Get  No) Satisfaction blasts Billboard's #1 spot and hangs on to it for 4 weeks. Tuesday, February 3, 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that takes the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper J.P. Richardson.

T.J. CALLAHAN [ex KILT FM reporter] (Houston-Sugar Land, TX) Hope you had a good birthday, Jim and a scrumptious turkey day!

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Happy Thanksgiving! Jim & Lacy, Hope it's a Happy & Peaceful Thanksgiving for you. David Faulkner

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo, TX) Happy Thanksgiving, Jim & Lacy. Remember to turn back your scales ten pounds at midnight! BOB & Sonny Lee.

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Happy Thanksgiving. Wishing you and Lacy a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you each got what you wanted at the Black Friday sales. I skipped them again this year. I willingly let someone else have my place is line. Christmas lights around the outside of the house are done and spend the rest of the day with my son and his gf down from Fort Worth. All and all a good day in the country. Bob Tomlinson

CICERO (January 3, 106 BC - December 7, 43 BC) A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

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November 23, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1149

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HALL OF FAME SOUL SINGER SUCCUMBS Billy Scott is born Peter Pendleton in Huntington, WV. While in the Army in Georgia, he sings with various groups. In 1965, he takes the stage name Billy Scott. In 1966, with his wife, Barbara, they record as The Prophets. In 1968, their first Gold record is I Got the Fever. As the Georgia Prophets, they record California and Seaside Love. In 1999, Billy Scott inducts into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. At 10:30 am on Saturday, November 17, 2012 Billy dies at 70 of pancreatic and liver cancer in his home in Charlotte, NC. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Web page says: Billy was among the original inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The music in Heaven surely sounded better the day that Billy joined the Heavenly band!

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SANDY TURNS OUT THE LIGHTS IN NYC Many of America's radio stations go on the air in 1928 the same year Henry Ford puts his Model A automobile on our streets. When the Telecommunications Act of 1996 arrives, legions of broadcasters scream This is the end of radio! That landmark decision means that greedy fat cats can grab radio stations by the handfuls. Bank tellers take control of radio stations and turn them into conveyor belts of the same old same old. But listen up! Terrestrial radio is still in its infancy. Radio is where listeners turn to when in need because we're always there. In the first week of November 2012 when hurricane Sandy turns out the lights in New York City, area residents crank up their battery-powered radios to keep up with the deadly storm's every move. Local radio station audiences climb to their highest level. Once again, when folks want to be in the know, terrestrial radio reigns supreme as your closest friend and ally.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why do the Everly Brothers turn Bob Dylan down over recording his tune Lay Lady Lay? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•FRANK PASTORE 55-year-old former pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds popular host on Salem Christian Talk KKLA FM [99.5] in Glendale, CA since 1994 thrown from his Honda Shadow motorcycle on 210 freeway on Monday night, November 19, 2012 in critical condition and in a coma. •GENE NORMAN chief weather caster on KHOU TV CBS CH11 Houston, TX since June 2008 exits to pursue new opportunities in weather forecasting and meteorology. •WBYW FM Horizon Broadcasting Adult Rock (104.3 The Bay) Panama City/Lynn Haven, FL since August 2011 goes dark on Friday, November 16, 2012 due to financial difficulties.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 SHEMP HOWARD [Samuel Horwitz] brother of 3 Stooges Moe and Curly dies at 60 on November 22nd. •1967 JACK GREENE (There Goes My Everything #1 for 7 weeks 1966) is first Country star to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23rd. •1971 WXLT TV (now WWSB) ABC CH40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL begins broadcasting on November 23rd. •1984 SUZY BOGGUSS moves to Nashville, TN on November 22nd. •1994 WILLIAM LEONARD CBS News President dies of a stroke at 78 on November 23rd. •2008 LADY ANTEBELLUM's video Lookin' For A Good Time debuts on CMT on November 21st.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Sunday Early AM. Happy Birthday Jim - and may the Holidays be good to you and your little 4 legged friend. We have the fire-place burning Up this way with Snow on the way. Your Radio Pal '''''''' Dave Michaels

MARK DRISCOLL ['Mr. Voice' National multi-voice artist] (Los Angeles, CA) hb2uuuuuu!

GARY ALLYN (San Diego-Fallbrook, CA) Subject: Greetings. Best of everything Jim on your Natal Day. I read every issue and enjoy your continued good work. -Gary Allyn

WALTRAUD HOFMEISTER (Lindau Bodensee, Bayern, Germany) HAPPY BIRTHDAY; JIM; ENJOY IT!

JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer 'Love Can Make You Happy' 1969] (Tampa, FL) Jim, The very best to you and Lacy! And a blessed Thanksgiving. James Marvell

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JIM MCCURDY (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Happy Birthday! Jim and Lacy…Happy Birthday pard, and here’s hoping for many, many more! Just so you know, I recently made the move from Seton Healthcare Family to University Federal Credit Union in Business Development in the medical community. Both great organizations, and a great way to wrap up my career, which started in radio back in 1966 in Abilene, Texas on KRBC-Radio, then KNIT Radio and then into TV as news anchor at KRBC-TV and KTAB-TV for about 30 years. It has been a great ride! Jim McCurdy; Medical Business Development; University Federal Credit Union

TOM CLAY [mornings on KWUD FM-AM] (Beaumont, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!

MIKE MARSHALL (Houston, TX) Jim, Happy birthday and many more.

J.P. PRITCHARD (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!

DIXIE HOWELL (San Antonio, TX) Happy Birthday!

JOHN STEEL (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim.

EVELYN PATE ALLEN (Kemp, TX) Subject: birthday. Jim all the X guys and dolls from F.A.H S wish you a Happy Birthday. You have several wishes on our Web page Echo's of South Dallas.

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Happy Birthday Jim! David Faulkner

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Happy birthday, Jim!! Hope you and Lacy are doing good!

BILLY THORMAN (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Hola. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Rose. I hope it was a great one and that you have many more! All the best! b

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Enjoy your special day tomorrow Jim!! DrB (www.kftx.com)

ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday, Jim!!!

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Have a great birthday Jim!! Happy Birthday!

BILL INGRAM (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: happy b-day! Hey there Jim...noticed many of your readers wishing you a happy birthday, so if I’m late, a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! ...all the best to you and Lacy! Bobby R.

BILL CHERRY (Dallas, TX) Happy Birthday, Jim!!

TWEED SCOTT (Austin, TX) Happy birthday, Jim.

ED CHANDLER (Houston, TX) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Everly Brothers turn Bob Dylan down for the opportunity to be the first to record his new tune Lay Lady Lay because when they hear him sing it for them they mis-hear the lyrics. The Everlys believe that the line Lay lady lay, lay across my big breasts, babe might be a song about lesbians. So, the Everly Bothers politely decline to record Dylan's new song. But, Bob Dylan records his own song Lay Lady Lay and releases it in July 1969 on his Nashville Skyline album. Pete Drake plays the pedal steel guitar and Charlie Daniels plays guitar. The single lands at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100. Over the years, Bob Dylan's song Lay lady lay becomes a standard for numerous artists like The Byrds, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Melanie, The Isley Brothers, Duran Duran, Magnet and Hoyt Axton among many others. The Everlys later record Lay lady lay on their EB 84 album.

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

BRAD WITT (Conroe, TX) happy b'day blessings, jim:)

JUMPIN' JOE BARNETT (Houston-Katy, TX) Happy Birthday!!

MICHELLE DEAN PLUNK (Marble Falls, TX) Happy birthday!

ROD SERLING (December 25, 1924-June 28, 1975) Anybody who claims he's 39 years old for as long as he has is a permanent resident of the Twilight Zone.

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November 19, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1148

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HONEY EXITS RADIO IN DISTRESS Syrian radio star Honey al Sayed struggles with exile, plus her country’s fate. Seven months ago, Honey flees the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad and now lives as a refugee in Washington, D.C. Her problems begin when Assad imposes new rules on her radio broadcasts. She abandons her nationally broadcast radio show, Good Morning, Syria, which pulls in millions of listeners each day because of drastic new rules: Never, ever say the word “revolution". Protesters are to be called “terrorists” at all times. When a listener calls in to praise the president, you must agree in flowery terms. When suffering civilians beg you to describe their plight, you ignore them. Does that sound familiar? Eight months ago, Sayed beats it out of Damascus to further her studies, but cuts and runs from President Bashar Assad plus the rebel movement that slaughters media personalities who they believe are pro-government.

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TURN OUT THE LIGHTS FOR TWINKIES No more Twinkies! When an NFL team's hopes of winning a game on ABC TV's Monday Night Football falls flat, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith sings Willie Nelson's tune Turn Out the Lights the Party's Over. After a debilitating week-old strike, Twinkie maker Hostess Brands owner shuts the doors to its plants. Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, lays off 18,500 workers and places its brands up for sale. Chief Executive Officer Gregory F. Rayburn issues a statement: We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike. Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders. On eBay, hundreds hawk Twinkies with one seller exhibiting 500 Twinkies for $5,000.

TIME TO BUY A RADIO STATION IS NOW If you got the money, now's the time to buy a radio station. Talkers publisher Michael Harrison has positive news for the many recently laid-off radio management figures looking to apply their seasoned skills in a new and productive direction in the industry. They should consider radio station ownership!  The mega-corporations who grab radio stations by the handfuls and consolidate them into factory conveyer belts now find themselves burdened with seemingly insurmountable debt. Talkers says that many corporations will spin off low profit properties and open up new opportunities for fresh blood in radio. Sandi Bergman, who owns www.RadioTVDeals.com is certain that there are many incredible opportunities for first-time buyers.

TRIVIA QUESTION: How long does it take Bill Conti and orchestra to record the movie Rocky's theme song and sound track? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•BOB SHANNON President/Owner of consulting company BobShannonWorks in Minneapolis, MN who is President of SpotMedia Services replaces retiring Tom Kay after 37 years as Conclave’s new Executive Director. Send your congratulations to Shannon at bob@theconclave.com. •WPRF FM Southeastern Broadcasting Gospel Praise 94.9 New Orleans/Houma/Reserve, LA flips call letters and format to Classic Country WGUO FM Gumbo 94.9. •ALEXANDRA WALLACE currently NBC News SVP replaces Jim Bell as Executive Producer of NBC TV's Today show. Bell, Today EP since 2005, becomes EP of NBC's Olympics coverage.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 KXMB TV CBS/ABC CH12 in Bismarck, ND begins broadcasting on November 19th. •1969 CONWAY TWITTY records Hello Darlin' on November 18th in an afternoon session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN. •1972 KFIZ TV CH34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting on November 19th. •1980 JOHNNY LEE's single Lookin' For Love goes Gold on November 18th. •1995 THE BEATLE ANTHOLOGY premieres on ABC TV on November 19th. •2002 SHANIA TWAIN's album Up! releases on Mercury records on November 19th.

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CONNELL MILLER (Bella Vista, AR) Subject: "Happy Birthday!"... Hi Jim! Sendin' you some "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" wishes from our place to yours! That was an interesting bit on Bud Shank, John Phillips and the Mamas and Papas, but I'd like to add that it was also the great and killer congregation of studio pickers, collectively known as the "Wrecking Crew," who provided the instrumentation on the group's recordings! Hope you and Lacy have a good one on "your day" Friday! Connell

KEITH BILBREY [Larry's Country Diner RFD-TV/WSM-650 DJ/Grand Ole Opry Announcer] (Nashville, TN) Happy birthday, Jim. I enjoy your column.

JUDY & JOE SALVADOR (Las Vegas, NV) Birthday Boy...wishing you a fantastic day from Judy and Joe Salvador in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MARK BLACKWOOD [Lead singer Blackwood Quartet] (Knoxville, TN) Happy Birthday, Be Blessed today and everyday!

FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Happy Birthday Jim. Give the pooch a hug for me...

JIMMY RABBITT (Grand Junction, CO) Happy Birthday Brother, and many more! My best to Lacy...Paz.

JONATHAN FRICKE (Nashville, TN) Happy Birthday Jim! Hope you are enjoying an awesome day. Celebrate like there is no tomorrow! Happy Birthday, my friend. And I hope you enjoy many more with friends, fun and good health. Jonathan Fricke

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MIKE BRAUN (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Obit: Paul Wagenschein, radio engineer. Jim, Sad news to report. Long-time radio engineer Paul Wagenschein passed away Sunday, November 11. Paul started as a disk jockey and engineer at several radio stations in Texas, including Marlin and Harlingen in the 1950s and early '60s. In 1965, he began a 35-year career with Baylor University's KWBU-FM in Waco. Here's a link to his obituary from the Waco Tribune-Herald: www.legacy.com/obituaries/wacotrib/obituary.aspx?n=paul-e-wagenschein&pid=161037686&fhid=8610#fbLoggedOut Mike Braun, Fort Worth, Texas

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Happy Birthday! A little late Jim but I wish you a Happy Birthday and hope you have a great year ahead. Thanks for all you do with JRRR. Bob Tomlinson

MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Happy birthday, my friend. Hope it's a good one. (www.KNUS99.com)

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Happy Birthday Jim! Don't Spend Your Money For Flowers Just A Rose Will Do.

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BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison TX) Subject: Happy Birthday Good Friend! Jim, I hope you have an enjoyable birthday. You have a bunch of fans, who are thinking of you. Do your best to make it a Blazin’ good year ahead Jim. Blake Lindsay

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) Jim...I hope you have yourself a great birthday. May GOD richly bless you, in JESUS' Holy name. Thanks, again, for JRRR. Mike

EVELYN PATE ALLEN (Kemp, TX) Subject: birthday. I remember the tune [Too Old to Cut the Mustard Anymore] WELL. Ought to as Sam [Pate] sang that song over and over. Will give your greetings to ole S.D. gang. You're a spring chicken. I will be 88 in January. Jim, slow down. Do you ever take time out to relax or have fun? Lacy, you tell him to take you on a picnic.

TRIVIA ANSWER: It takes just three hours with a total budget of $25,000 for Bill Conti and his orchestra to record the movie Rocky's theme song along with the entire score for the film. In July 1977, Rocky's theme song, Gonna Fly Now, tops Billboard's Hot 100. Sylvester Stallone's role as Rocky Balboa turns the muscle-bound actor into a major film star. The picture earns over 117 million dollars in the U.S.

JOE FORD (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim! Sorry about the late wishes but I just got to my emails today! Belated happiness and much good cake! Joe

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Hey Jim, Happy birthday, prematurely! Sixty nine's quite an achievement...I've got three more years before I catch up with you, Hope you and Lacy are doing just fine. John Hale

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Happy birthday, young feller! Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

FRANK SINATRA (1915-1998) May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.

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November 16, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1147

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SOUL SINGER CHANTS LAST ARIA In 1965, William & Wilbert Hart, Ritchie Daniels and Randy Cain form The Four Gents which evolve into Philadelphia, PA R&B group The Delphonics. In 1968, we DJs on WFAA-820 Dallas, TX spin The Delphonics #4 hit tune La - La Means I Love You. In 1971, Major Harris replaces Delphonics co-founder/lead singer Randy Cain who helps develop the silky Philly-Soul sound. In 1974, Harris goes solo. In 1975, we DJs on Top 40 KXOL-1360 Ft. Worth, TX spin Major Harris' half million selling #5 tune Love Won't Let Me Wait. Before The Delphonics, Major Harris is with the Charmers, the Teenagers and the Jarmels. In 1976, Major Harris returns to the Delfonics and remains with them for the rest of his career. In April 2009, ex Delphonics lead singer Randy Cain dies at 63 in his home in Maple Shade Township, NJ. On Friday, November 9, 2012 Major Harris passes away at 65 from congestive heart and lung failure.

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THE FINAL GEORGE JONES CONCERT Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones [81] performs on November 22, 2013 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN as part of his 2013 farewell tour, The Grand Tour. George Jones racks up 14 #1 hits in his long career. He announces his final tour after his brief hospitalization for an upper respiratory infection that causes him to cancel several concerts. Jones' tour press release states: It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come. Tanya Tucker is George's first special concert guest. Jones' press release adds that he will announce more special guests at a later date. Jones sighs: The Possum has lots of friends, so it is going to be the most exciting thing to see who shows up during the final show. Tickets for the Nashville concert go on sale on Friday, November 16, 2012 at all Ticketmaster locations.

TIME MARCHES ON FOR PETULA In April 1965 my radio career begins on KASO-1240 straight east of Shreveport off the new I-20 in Minden, LA. Mid-days I spin E-Z Listening LP cuts but night time is the right time to play some of that Rock and Roll music by the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits and Petula Clark's #1 smash hit Downtown. It's very difficult to believe that just one day before my 69th year on this earth, Petula turns 80 on Thursday, November 15, 2012. In 1949, she records her first record and becomes one of the best selling British female artists in recording history, with more than 68 million records worldwide. In 1964, Petula scores her first Grammy for Best Rock n Roll Record with Downtown at #1 in the US with more than three million copies. In 1965, she grabs her second Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. On February 25, 2013 Petula Clark releases her new Sony album with a brand new version of Downtown.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who performs the flute solo in The Mamas and Papas' single California Dreamin’'? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Casey James Putnam celebrates one more year on Monday, November 12, 2012. Jim Rose ex KLIF-1190, KBOX-1480 and KILT FM as well as writer and publisher of Jim Rose Remembers Radio fires up 69 candles on Friday, November, 16, 2012. •JOE KELLY exits morning show on KRMG-740 Tulsa, OK for WDBO-580 in Orlando, FL. Dan Potter is his replacement. •DEAN TYLER longtime Philly radio personality snags Person of the Year award at the annual Broadcast Pioneers annual banquet on Friday night, November 16, 2012 at the City Line Hilton. •KPOJ-620 Clear Channel Portland, OR drops Liberal Talk for Fox Sports 620 to join Alpha Broadcasting KXTG-750 The Game and Entercom KFXX-1080 The Fan. •WIQO FM (100.9) Lynchburg-Forest, VA ceases simulcast of Hot AC WKHF FM (93.7) to solo as Classic Rock 100.9 Rocks 1960′s through 80′s on Thursday at 5:00pm, November 8, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 JOHNNY CASH's 1st appearance on Billboard's Country chart is Cry Cry Cry on November 16th. •1960 PATSY CLINE records I Fall To Pieces on November 16th during an afternoon session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, TN. •1971 CHARLIE DELL comedian dies at 90 on November 16th. •1980 ANNE MURRAY's single Could I Have This Dance eases on up to #1 in Billboard Country on November 15th. •1997 GEORGE PETRIE veteran character actor on The Honeymooners dies on his 85th birthday on Sunday, November 16th. •2005 CBS TV airs I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash on November 16th with performers Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix and Alison Krauss.

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JIMMY STIX [artist promotions, WCKL-560 DJ] (Sand Lake, NY) Subject: THANKS! THANKS A LOT! You bet Jim & Lacy! Keep up the great work you are doing for our COUNTRY!!!! Keep in touch ok Bud!! May you and Lacy continue to be safe, secure, happy and healthy now and for many years to come!!!! Jimmy Stix {www.stixmix.us) / (www.wckl560.com) 1-518-822-0056 WCKL Studio

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ED BRANDON [former KTRK TV Disney ABC CH13 chief meteorologist since 1972] (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, In about '69, Dan Love and Mel Pennington offered me a part time job doing weather on KFHI-TV, Ch. 42. Louis Cook at KNOW wouldn't agree to such an arrangement, so I left KNOW and went to KHFI full-time. I was, at ONE time, PD at KHFI-AM (we changed the call sign to KTAP), PD at KHFI-FM (where we tried to copy KLOL in Houston) Co-host of an hour Midday show on Ch 42 (with Peggy Love) and weatherman on Ch. 42 at 6:00 and 10:00 pm! There was a period when I taped the weather for the 10:00 pm newscast right after the 6:00. Those. Were. The. Days! BTW the overnight DJ you mentioned was the legendary Lennie S. Donahue. More later. Ed Brandon, iPad

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JAY WEST [former KILT-610 DJ] (Houston, TX) Boy, I tell ya' Jim. Between you and I we could write a h***ava' book. I did not travel around as much as you in your radio career, But the stories that are buried in my mind concerning radio are just bubbling...and yearning to come out. However...that's not gonna' happen because most of my career in radio will remain silent, and for my ears only!! Keep up your excellent reporting my friend, it means a lot to a lot of people. For instance, how many people do you know who started their radio career in Mexico City while still in High School? And, how many radio folks do you know...that were blind... and ran their own board while on the air. I did, both. Food for thought Jim...Enjoy your week. Jay West

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jazz player Bud Shank performs the flute solo in The Mamas and Papas' single California Dreamin'. Bud just happens to be in the building when The Mamas and Papas record the tune. Papa John Phillips recruits Bud on the spot. Phillips plays the bed track of the song so Shank can get the feel of it. Bud Shank records his solo in just one take. In 1966, California Dreamin' is The Mamas and Papas first chart record that settles in at #4 with over a half million in sales. In summer 1966, their follow up hit Monday, Monday remains #1 for 3 weeks with over a half million in sales. In 1963, the quartet forms in NYC. In 1964, they relocate to Los Angeles, CA.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Obit. Jim: R&B singer Major Harris died today (11/9) in his hometown, Richmond, Va @ 65. He sang w/various groups, then scored hits with Delfonics, 1970-'74 & a solo Gold hit in 1975, "Love Won't Let Me Wait,"#1 R/B & #5 pop charts. BOB & Sonny Lee.

TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Subject: birthday. Just realized tonight that your birthday's Friday. There'll be a card in the mail tomorrow.

BRUCE HATHAWAY [Legendary KTSA-550/KTFM FM DJ] (San Antonio, TX) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Hey Jim...Happy Birthday! Jim Gough

CASEY JAMES [Putnam] (Houston, TX) Happy birthday Jim!

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) I hope you have a Happy Birthday. You know how to bring good information to others.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (16th U.S. President 1861-65) And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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November 12, 2012 [Monday]

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POPULAR SONG WRITER FLIES AWAY Statue of a Fool is one of my all time favorite songs. In 1969 Jack Greene takes the tune to #1. In 1974 Brian Collins hits #10. In 1990 Ricky Van Shelton drives the song to #2. Jan Lynn Crutchfield, who writes the song, passes away at 74 on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Jan, who grows up in Paducah, KY, pens many other familiar hit songs: Dream on Little Dreamer (Perry Como) and Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger (Charley Pride). Crutchfield’s first BMI award in 1963 is for Faron Young's Down by the River published by Teddy and Doyle Wilburn’s Sure-Fire Music. Jan Crutchfield's survivors include daughters Rose Lynn Newberry, Janalyn Bornstein and Holly Jo Walker; brothers Jon Thomas Crutchfield and Jerry Don Crutchfield; sisters Julia Lee Emberton, Jean Ann Crutchfield, Jenny Lou Perlman and Jane Ella Merry; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

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APPLE COMPUTERS OWNS THE BEATLES California computer company, Apple, now controls The Beatles Apple music catalog. How convenient! Apple now owns apple. One apple builds computers while the other is The Beatles' record label. The Beatles use the green apple logo ever since their 1968 single Hey Jude. In 2007, Apple computers reaches a settlement with The Beatles Apple record label over the Apple trademark. Apple computers takes ownership of the Beatles' Apple trademark but licenses the logo back to The Beatles. The negotiations include The Beatles catalogue in Apple’s iTunes store. The November 2010 agreement leads to 450,000 sales of The Beatles albums and over 2 million individual song downloads in the first week.

ELVIS PRESLEY LIVE IN HAWAII Has it really been 40 years since Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii live concert in Honolulu, Hawaii? Aloha From Hawaii beams live via satellite to over 40 countries while close to 1.5 billion of us TV viewers swing with The King. This event is the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in TV history. On January 14, 2013 the 40th Anniversary Screening of Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii shines at Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. The big arena show will be projected on multiple screens with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The show also features other concerts, dance events along with musicians and actors who perform with Elvis. Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay are the backdrops to Elvis movies Blue Hawaii and Paradise, Hawaiian Style.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does Elton John get the idea for his song Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HOWARD STERN disses National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL for passing over him four times after he receives nominations keeps them in suspense as to whether or not he shows up on Saturday, November 10, 2012 for his induction into its class of 2012. •LARRY O'CONNOR www.Breitbart.tv/ editor-in-chief teams up with Brian Wilson effective immediately as co-host of the Mornings on the Mall AM Drive show on Cumulus News/Talk WMAL-630/WMAL FM (105.9) Washington, DC. •WMOJ FM Radio-One (Mojo 100.3) Cincinnati, OH turns on its Christmas music at midnight Tuesday, November 6, 2012 that leads to its timely affiliation with the new CBS Sports Radio network on January 2, 2013. WFAN-660 New York morning co-host Boomer Esiason voices liners for the new station. •BLAKE SHELTON wins 2012 CMA Entertainer of the Year at 46th annual awards show on November 2, 2012 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 LESLIE MCKEOWN lead singer with Scottish Rock group The Bay City Rollers (Saturday Night #1-1975) born on November 12th. •1962 HANK SNOW's popular single I've Been Everywhere slams #1 in Billboard Country on November 10th. •1973 MELANIE GAFFIN actress as Cheryl Adler in 1983-84 TV series Whiz Kids born on November 12th in Santa Monica, CA. •1984 JOHNNY CASH tapes his CBS holiday special, Christmas On The Road, in Montreaux, Switzerland on November 12th with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Colter and June Carter. •1990 EVE ARDEN actress as sharp tongued Madison High School teacher on Our Miss Brooks for five years on radio and four years on television from 1952 to 1956 dies of cancer at 82 on November 12th in Los Angeles, CA. •2003 GEORGE STRAIT receives the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush in a ceremony at the White House on November 12th.

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RED JONES [retired from WKNG-1060] (Washington, D.C./Reston-Centreville, VA) Subject: missing people. In one of your columns Chuck Dunaway was asking about a Gary Mack. There was a Gary (McDowell) Mack at WGST in Atlanta around 1975. The station went top 40 but very briefly. I believe he went to another station in Atlanta; then later I heard he was selling cars. But that was a long time ago. Jay West also was asking about Bill Haley. Big of course in the 50s. But in 1980 he developed a brain tumor, had a big drinking problem, other health issues, and died in Harlingen, Texas in 1981. During the last years of his life, he really went down hill and the reports I got at the time indicated he was broke, and lived in a trailer. He had 4 children (3 marriages I believe). His oldest John wrote a biography on his Father. Bill started an autobiography but never got to finish it. Sad. Red Jones, Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Bill Haley. Jim. The one thing that has been running through my mind for several years...is why hasn't there been a movie about the life of Bill Haley and his music. After Buddy Holly Story (one of my all time fav. movies). then Ritchie Valens movie (another fav. of mine)...why not the story of Bill Haley??? He toured the USA often, also toured England (late '50's, early '60's)...there certainly must be interesting plots involved in his lifetime to where it would make a rather likable motion picture. I've always had it in the back of my mind that I should produce it...Ha Ha Ha. I too, Jim...remember Rock Around The Clock as a sophomore at the American High School in Mexico City after watching the movie "Blackboard Jungle" with Glen Ford, that song played throughout the movie and became the theme, and my introduction to r 'n r from there on out. Prior to that... I feel Bill Haley was considered a jazz/blues artist. Jay

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CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Gone Country. I think Country has changed because the People have changed. People left the farms for the city, then those with money went back. How many people know how to grow their own vegetables. My mother who has her birthday today, and is now 82, still grows her own vegetables and flowers. She moved to Texas when her family moved from Arkansas. Those who like the old Country Music can find it on Pandora, Spotify. But Country Music to stay alive has to be heard and promoted,, this means getting younger listeners. The same is true about Jazz, Rock, Classical Music. Lou Rawls had a song with the words,"You're telling the stories of the Good Old Days. That is great for Yesterday, but what are you doing about Today." Charles George

TRIVIA ANSWER: At a party in Los Angeles, CA comedian Groucho Marx jokingly points his index fingers at Elton John as if they are a pair of six-shooters. Elton throws up his hands and shouts Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player which is the inspiration for the title of his 1973 album that goes to #1. In return, Elton John gives a tribute to Groucho Marx with his sixth studio album's cover that includes a movie poster of The Marx Brothers' movie Go West. The album includes two of Elton's hit singles Daniel (1973 #2 one million sales) and Crocodile Rock (1973 #1 for 3 weeks one million sales).

JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) KSKY is now located northeast of D/FW International Airport off of Beltline Road. KSKY is a conservative talk format station and is where Mark Davis went when he exited from WBAP several months back. The station is FULL of talking folks and they are known as "The Answer". Owners Salem Broadcasting are a good solid organization - one of the last in radio. www.660amtheanswer.com/program-guide-weekdays/

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE (July 29, 1805 - April 16, 1859) The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.

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November 09, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1145

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

TEXAS RADIO-TV SPORTS ICON MOVES ON In January 1996, Jim Durham begins NBA play-by-play calls on ESPN Radio along with long-time partner, Dr. Jack Ramsay. On Sunday, November 4, 2012 Jim passes away at 65 in his home in Tomball, TX which is a north Houston suburb. From 1993-2001 Jim is the TV voice of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. From 1973-91 he is radio and TV anchor for the Chicago Bulls. From 1989-90 Durham is Chicago White Sox TV play-by-play announcer. From 1983-85 Jim is Houston Astros TV analyst. During his career, Jim covers sports on NBC, CBS and Turner Sports. In 1979, 1989 and 1990 Durham receives Illinois Sportscaster-of-the-Year honors. In 1989 and 1991 he wins Chicago Emmy Awards. In 2011 he receives the Curt Gowdy Media Award. Jim Durham's survivors include his wife, Helen; three children, Patrick, Richard and Tracy and several grandchildren.

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HORROR HOST IN HOSPITAL  Chicago, IL radio-TV personality Rich Koz, best known for his horror movie host character Svengoolie, goes into cardiac arrest on Saturday evening, November 3, 2012. His family asks for privacy and requests that the name of the Windy City hospital not be released. In the late 1970s, Jerry G. Bishop, the original Svengoolie, hand-picks Rich Koz as his successor on WCIU TV. Originally, Koz uses Son of Svengoolie, but later drops the Son of part. Rich's Svengoolie character not only is seen locally on WCIU TV, but also nationally on the Chicago-based Classic television network, Weigel broadcasting, Me-TV. Rich Koz, a native of the Chicago area, is in radio or television since his Maine East High School days on the school's WMTH FM. Koz is in local radio on WMAQ-670, WGN-720, WCKG-1530 plus he also co-writes with Dick Orkin some episodes of the 1960s radio serial Chickenman.

COUNTRY IS LIFELESS As Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host the 46th annual CMA Awards, many Nashville, TN musicians wonder where the Country in CMA has gone. Marty Martel, President of Nashville-based ROPE, sighs: I watched what was supposed to be the 46th Annual CMA 'Country Music' Awards Show. Where the h*** was the country music? Martel continues: It is sad that that Martina McBride or Reba did not win Female Vocalist of the Year or George Strait, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson (did not win) Male Vocalist for these are a few of the artists who are still recording country. Gaylon King, CMA of Texas DJ Hall of Fame member and Program Director/on air personality for Texas Pride Radio, says: ...country music is not country music anymore...in country radio for over 25 years and I have seen the changes...from the 'Urban Cowboy' days to the 'Young Country' days of the early to mid-'90s, and that is what is happening now.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires John Lennon and Paul McCartney's hit tune Ticket to Ride? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dale R. Miller of Spring, TX has another party with his birthday cake on Friday, November 9, 2012. •DARRELL ROYAL former University of Texas Football coach (Hook 'em Horns!) for 20 seasons from 1957-76 dies at 88 on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Royal posts more wins than any football coach in Texas history along with 11 Southwest Conference titles. •STEVE KELLY long-time local Salem KNUS-710 Denver, CO Talk radio host breaks previous Guinness record of 31 hours by staying on a swing for 32 hours to encourage voters to get out and vote. •WTIX FM (94 Oldies Station 94.3) Fleur de Lis Broadcasting Galliano, LA co-owner George H. Buck Jr. sells his majority ownership to co-owner Michael A. Costello as the sole owner. •SALEM adds NewsTalk WJKR FM (98.9 FM The Answer) through LMA of Hot AC WJKR FM (Jack FM) from Radio One Licenses in America's 34th largest market Columbus, OH.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KTVQ TV CBS/NBC CH2 in Billings, MT begins broadcasting on November 9th. •1962 ROY ACUFF is first living performer named to Country Music Hall Of Fame on November 9th. •1976 BILLY HALOP child actor in Dead End Kids and as adult Bert Munson owner of cab company where Archie Bunker works part time on TV's popular sitcom All in the Family dies of heart attack at 56 in Brentwood, CA. •1980 WILLIE NELSON's single On The Road Again slams #1 in Billboard Country singles chart on November 8th. •1992 HOWARD STERN's radio show debuts in Las Vegas, NV on November 9th on Classic Rock KFBI FM [now KXTE FM X-107.5]. •2011 THE BAND PERRY wins New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for If I Die Young at the 45th annual Country Music Association awards on November 9th on ABC TV from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Kimberly Perry wins Song of the Year for If I Die Young.

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MARY LYNN KNOCHELMAN (Cincinnati, OH) Subject: Here's Radio News From Cincinnati. Former WLW 700-AM program host Gary Burbank will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum this Saturday November 10, along with Howard Stern, "Fresh Air with Terry Gross", and personalities Jack Cooper (Chicago {where the National Radio HOF is based}), Ron Chapman (Dallas), Art Laboe (Los Angeles) and Luther Massengil (Chattanooga). Burbank (birth name William Purser) had a 3-6pm show on WLW weekdays from 1981 until his retirement from radio in 2007. He displayed his Hall of Fame talent not only as himself, but because he could change his voice on the radio and become one of his multiple alter-egos, including Gilbert Gnarley, the Rev. Deuteronomy Skaggs, Synonymous Bengal, and the most popular Earl Pitts. "Wake Up America", Earl Pitts still broadcasts weekdays with new material to about 200 radio stations. (www.earlpitts.us) On WLW Earl broadcasts around 5:25am. I don't doubt Earl will be one of the characters Gary becomes at his induction. I got to meet Gary once at a bookstore signing of his book "Voices in My Head: The Gary Burbank Story" by Greg Hoard, published September 21, 2009. Mary Lynn Knochelman; Cincinnati, Ohio

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GARY DELAUNE (San Antonio, TX) Subject: UT and Darrell. ...at the San Antonio Quarterback Club, the three captains of the ‘69 national title team were guest speakers: Ted Koy, James Street and Glenn Halsell. A great trip down memory lane...This week it was Billy “Sure” Schott, the great kicker, before Erxleben, and he celebrated #60 on Sunday. He said Darrell, who is 88, is slowly fading health wise but he still recognizes many of his former players. Darrell was my hero when he played at OU. Thanks to him and Tex Schramm they recommended me to Mutual to do Southwest Conference football in the 80’s. The SAQB Club is the oldest active QB club in the nation. Next week; Spike Dykes. GD (www.garydnews.com)

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Bill Haley. Jim: An open question to anyone who may have knowledge of Bill Haley. I was told by a close radio friend that Bill Haley died of a heart attack while walking between Harlingen & San Benito, in the Rio Grande Valley years ago. He had a son who was attending MMA (Marine Military Academy in Harlingen) and he (Bill) was living in the Harlingen area at the time. Any truth to that bit of info. I'm pretty sure Bill's son attended MMA as he was friends with my radio friend’s son who also attended MMA at the same time. Anyone ??? -- JAY WEST

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1965, John Lennon and Paul McCartney purchase a ferry ticket to visit Paul's cousins, Mike and Bett Robbins, who own a pub in the seaside town of Ryde. This journey inspires Lennon and McCartney to write their hit song Ticket To Ride which is a play on the pub's name Ryde. On April 24, 1965 Ticket To Ride lands on Billboard and zooms to #1. On January 18, 1964, The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand  is their first Billboard chart record which smashes #1 and remains there for 7 weeks with over a half million in sales. On March 21, 1970 the final Beatles #1 record, Let It Be, appears on Billboard with sales of over a million copies.

LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: TRHofF: "Out of Towner Happy Hour!" TRHofF UPDATE - What are you doing Friday night? The TRH of F "Out-of-Towner Happy Hour" is set for 5:30pm, November 9th, at Mamacita's, just across the street from our event! There is NO charge to attend, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and/or dinner. RSVP: info@trhof.net Here is the address: 8030 W IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78230 -you do not need to be a ticket holder for the event, or; even be from out of town, but I do need a head count, so please let me know if you plan on attending. Josh Holstead (281) 793-4527

JOSEPH STALIN (December 21, 1879 - March 5, 1953) He who votes does not have the power - he who counts the votes has the power.

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November 05, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1144

SPRING FORWARD - FALL BACKWARD ONE HOUR AT 2 AM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

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CHRISTMAS IS ON THE AIR Yuletide season is upon us. The latest wave of radio stations to convert to all Christmas music includes Clear Channel Rhythmic AC WMOV FM (Movin' 107.7) Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA which may drop its Movin’  name tag. Main Line Broadcasting Talk WLRS FM (105.1) Louisville, KY ditches its chatter for Christmas sonatas. Beginning on Thursday, November 1, 2012 Laura Ingraham leaps across the dial from WLRS FM to NewsTalk WNDA-1570. In July 2009, WLRS FM changes direction from Active Rock to Talk. In spring 2012, WRWX FM Chicago, IL moves from Jack FM 88.1 to Smooth Jazz but ends up with Christmas tunes as Jack Frost WXMS FM (X-Mas FM). WXMS FM is one of two radio stations run by Ridgewood High School in Norridge, IL. WLIT FM's Holiday Lite 93.9 small Noel playlist airs carols non-stop. These radio stations are now on our Post-Christmas Format Change watch list.

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RICH SHINES ON AMERICA Former Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross exits to join Shine America in Los Angeles, CA as its new CEO. Ross replaces current Shine America CEO Carl Fennessy who returns to Australia after he completes his two-year contract. In mid-2013, Fennessy will serve as joint CEO of Shine Australia. In January 2013, Ross officially joins Shine America. Beginning in 1996, Rich serves Disney in a variety of positions that includes Nickelodeon and FX Networks. In October 2009, Ross becomes chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. In April 2012, he tells staff in a memo that overseeing the studio was no longer the right professional fit for me.

1996'S TELCOM LAW AFFECTS RADIO STATIONS The Telcom Law of 1996 consolidates radio stations and puts thousands of broadcasters out of work. Radio becomes a toy for bankers who buy up frequencies by the handfuls, lay off programmers and DJs and convert radio stations into factories. On July 24, 2002 Steve Hegwood’s On Top Communications purchases New Orleans rimshot KNOU FM in Empire, LA for $8.5M. On July 3, 2008 On Top Communications is under control of Chief Restructuring Officer Bryan C. Rice who transfers KNOU FM to Power Broadcasting trust with a new value of $6M. In May 2012, Power Broadcasting Trustee Ricardo Moreno sells KNOU FM to M.A.C. Broadcasting for $350K. Maybe now we begin to witness real time prices for radio stations.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Does Pop band The Monkees gain wealth from their TV series of the same name? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•GENE [Bean]ť BAXTER of CBS KROQ FM (106.7) Los Angeles, CA Kevin and Bean morning show will donate a kidney to Director of Engineering Scott Mason who is with KROQ since 1979. •RYAN MAGUIRE abandons his PD post at Entercom Sports Radio KCSP-610 Kansas City, MO for same spot on CBS Radio Sports Talk KDKA FM (The Fan 93.7) Pittsburgh, PA. •LINDSAY SCHWARZWAELDER exits WLEX TV NBC CH18 Lexington, KY for weekend meteorologist position on KXAS TV NBC O&O CH5 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX. •KEVEN COHEN after 19 years is no longer PM drive host on Clear Channel News/Talk WVOC FM (100.1) Columbia, SC. Cohen sighs: An hour ago, Clear Channel relieved me of my duties and fired me. •WFAN-660 Sports NYC begins simulcast on WRXP FM 101.9 at 12:01 am Friday, November 2, 2012. First voice is Suzyn Waldman who is one of the first voices on WFAN-660 25 years ago. CBS buys WRXP FM from Merlin Media for $75M.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 KGLD TV (now KSNG) NBC CH11 in Garden City, KS 1st broadcast on November 5th. •1968 CONWAY TWITTY scores 1st #1 single Next In Line on November 2nd. •1979 AL CAPP creator of popular syndicated newspaper cartoon series Lil' Abner dies at 70 on November 5th. •1982 ALABAMA's single Christmas In Dixie releases on RCA records on November 5th. •1991 FRED MACMURRAY who appears in more than 100 movies from 1929 to 1978 including Walt Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor in 1961, plus successful television series My Three Sons from 1960 to 1972 dies of pneumonia at 83 on November 5th in Santa Monica, CA. •2003 ALAN JACKSON wins three trophies: Entertainer of the Year; Male Vocalist; and Vocal Event for It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, on November 5th at the 37th annual Country Music Association awards in Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House broadcast on CBS TV.

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STEVE MOORE [Russ Knight The Weird Beard's son] (Westport, CT) Dear Mr. Rose, Sorry for the late response...I've been traveling and just haven't had the time to pay enough attention to my email! I apologize. I live in the last place Dad (Russ Knight The Weird Beard) moved us: Westport, CT, which is where we wound up when Dad went to work for WNEW-AM in 1979. It was my senior year of high school, so I wasn't very pleased with moving yet again, but things didn't turn out too badly. Dad remained in Connecticut for the remainder of his life, with one two-year sojourn to Poplar Bluff, MO where he looked over his mother for a bit. I've bounced back and forth between Westport, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. I currently work for the Federal Reserve, but the nation's economic woes are not my fault. Hope you and your canine friend are doing well, sir!

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BOB Riley (Houston-Cypress, TX) Subject: More on Russ "Weird Beard" Knight. I saw in a Houston Chronicle article that Russ Knight worked the Beatles Show in 1965 at the Sam Houston Coliseum and stopped the show when the first couple of rows in front of the stage got too rowdy. John Lennon told Russ that he appreciated that and then the show continued. Bob Riley; Cypress TX

CHUCK DUNAWAY (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: search for air person. I have a friend trying to contact Gary Mack who worked for KBOX in Dallas about the time of the Kennedy assassination. Do you know anything about his whereabouts? I had thought he was in San Diego, but could be mistaken. Thanks. Chuck

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JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-TV/movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1139) October 19, 2012 [Friday] You mentioned Jim Davis the actor who played Jock Ewing on the old "Dallas" series. I worked on that show with him a couple of times and I'll tell you he was a fine guy indeed. He told me that Ben Johnson was the first choice for the role, be he backed out because of too much dialogue. On the early episodes, crowds of onlookers were allowed to be close to the Southfork set. Once I came out the door and a hispanic couple ran up to me and the lady said, "meester Davis, can we have a picture with you?" Of course I said yes and posed with them! You meet all kinds of strange folks on a movie set. Jim Gough

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1142) October 29, 2012 [Monday] Jim: Regarding Haley's "Shake, Rattle & Roll" hit; The original record was by Big Joe Turner, 2/1/54, 5 months before Haley's version. Later, even Arthur Conley charted w/his version in 1967. Haley's daughter, Gina, is also aspiring singer. Some info from my archives. BOB.

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Monkees' four members each receive just $450 per episode in the first season of their TV show. For the second season, their salary increases to only $750 per episode. They receive almost zero finances for Monkees merchandising. In 1965, Robert [Bob] Rafelson and Bert Schneider assemble the young quartet in Los Angeles, CA for the TV series The Monkees, which airs from 1966–1968, group includes Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus Brit Davy Jones. Legendary Don Kirshner produces The Monkees music. Although The Monkees sitcom cancels in 1968, they continue to record music through 1971. The Monkees enjoy several international hits including Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday and Daydream Believer. At their peak in 1967, The Monkees outsell both the Beatles and Rolling Stones. As of 2012, The Monkees albums and singles total sales are over 65 million copies worldwide.

JERRY HEILMAN (Nacogdoches, TX) Subject: Just in case you could use a smile... Do you realize in about in 40 years we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos and rap music will be the Golden Oldies? (now that's scary)

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) Some things have to be believed to be seen.

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November 02, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1143

SPRING FORWARD - FALL BACKWARD ONE HOUR AT 2 AM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

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ROY ORBISON CO-WRITER PASSES INTO THE NIGHT Singer-songwriter Bill Dees, who co-writes with Roy Orbison his hit record Oh, Pretty Woman and other tunes passes away at 73 on October 24, 2012 in Mountain Home, AR. Bill Dees is born on January 24, 1939 in Electra, TX. In 1962, Dees travels to Nashville, TN where he teams up with Orbison to write songs. For years, the two write tunes and tour the U.S. and abroad. Since 1989, Bill Dees resides in Mountain Home and in south Missouri. Bill's obituary notes that he enjoys fishing but mostly loves to sing and play piano and guitar. On Saturday,  November 11, 2012 a memorial celebration is planned at Kirby and Family Funeral home, followed later by a gathering in Branson, MO.

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NJ RADIO CONQUERS HURRICANE SANDY Denis Brown, News Director, along with morning man Mark Hunter on Coastal Broadcasting Top-40 WCZT FM in Rio Grande, NJ are radiant radio stars when killer storm Hurricane Sandy pays them a visit. Ever since Irene appears in 2011, Brown prepares for a monster like Sandy. At the beginning of 2012, he has lunch with local officials to discuss WCZT FM's hurricane/storm coverage. I suggested allowing someone from the station to be placed inside of the headquarters for emergency management so that we could get the updates on the air as soon as they get them. WCZT FM's owner, Bob Maschio, purchases generators for both the tower site and at the main studios in case the power goes out so they will remain on the air. We went live on Saturday morning with local mayors and state lawmakers and followed with a live press conference by Governor Chris Christie. We continued with 16 hours of live coverage.

ROBIN IS WOMAN OF THE YEAR KFI-640/KTLK-1150 Program Director Robin Bertolucci receives the prestigious Woman of the Year award on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the New Media Seminar in Los Angeles, CA. Last year’s recipient, Stephanie Miller, popular syndicated talk star, presents the award to Robin. The official name of the award is The Judy Jarvis Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Talk Radio Industry by a Woman. Its name honors independent talk show host and pioneer in the remarkable growth of syndicated talk radio in the nineties, the late Judy Jarvis, who at the peak of her career dies of cancer.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does Little Richard get A-wop bop-a loo-mop, a-lop bam-boom! for his hit tune Tutti Fruiti? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•ANDERSON COOPER CNN host's daytime syndicated Talk show cancels after two seasons. On Monday morning, October 29, 2012 Telepictures division of Warner Brothers informs its TV stations it will not renew Anderson Live for a third season but remains on the air through summer 2013. •SCOTT & HUNTER mornings on Cumulus Alternative Rock WKLL FM (95X) for two years in Syracuse, NY resign on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 win judge's decision to remain on Ed Levine's Galaxy Communications Alternative Rock WKRL FM (K-Rock 100.9). •WGN-720 Tribune News/Talk Chicago, IL Chicago Live! series returns soon featuring Tribune journalists and performers from Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. •KMGQ FM Cambria/San Luis Obispo, CA drops AC Magic 103.5 after just 7 weeks and returns it to its owner, Jim Kampschroer. On August 27, 2012 Post Rock Communications leases KTEA FM and drops Standards/Jazz for AC.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 CHARLES VAN DOREN contestant on TV quiz show 21 confesses on November 2nd that the answers are fixed. •1961 K.D. LANG 1980s Country-Pop singer who earns two Grammy awards but no hits born on November 2nd in Consort, Alberta. •1973 GERALD R. FORD U.S. Vice-president approves the decision to investigate President Nixon which determines whether or not he should be impeached because of his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. •1980 WAYLON JENNINGS' single Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys) lands at #1 in Billboard Country on November 1st. •1993 ROGER MOORE British actor who replaces Sean Connery as secret agent James Bond, also is Simon Templar The Saint and Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders has his enlarged prostate removed on November 2nd. •2010 JASON ALDEAN's album My Kinda Party releases on Broken Bow records on November 2nd.

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TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim and Lacy, Yes indeed those truly were hi flyin days you had there in old San Antone, Jim. KTSA and KITE both were very popular when I was there, but KONO usually had the top ratings during it's heyday in the '50's and '60's. And you're right about KLIF...which always was considered to be the GOLD STANDARD of the top 40 radio daze. That's the station I listened to while I was living in Arlington in the '50's. They had some real kickazz DJ's and red hot news. Going out in the station news cars to cover stories in the field was a lotta fun and very exciting for us younguns. We were the hottest thing in town then. Tom

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JEFF MACK [KENR-WNOE-KLDE FM] (Cleveland,TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Hey Jim! Long time since we have talked, but I always enjoy your news letter. Short story about Russ Knight from many years ago. Sometime around 1965-1966 while still in high school and just beginning in radio I paid him an in studio visit to watch him in action at KILT. He was kind enough to spend some time with a young kid just getting into the business. I was working for KVLB in Cleveland, TX at the time and somehow had gotten the hotline to KILT to call Russ. He sent his newsman down to let us in and allowed us a few minutes to watch him in action. I never forgot his inspiration....Jeff McClain KULF, KENR, WNOE, KNUZ and a few others along the way!

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JERRY HEILMAN [KJCS FM] (Nacogdoches, TX) Subject: local radio dead? On Monday, October 1, 2012, locally-owned KJCS-FM (103thebull) in Nacogdoches debuts the return of local news weekday mornings. KJCS was the #1 station in the Lufkin-Nacogdoches (TX) market for many years and always had a strong local news team. That went away when the station was sold in the 80's. In the past year, 103.3 has switched to a classic country format and has climbed to #2 in the market. With the return of local news, they hope to knock off the leader of the pack for the last 20 years or so. Time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed.

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MIKE SHANNON [ex KDNT-WBAP] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Last DFW Radio/TV/Media "Lunch Bunch" of the year, Nov 17. The next DFW Radio/TV/Media Lunch Bunch is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 12PM-3PM at the usual place, Humperdink's at 2208 W Northwest Hwy in northwest Dallas, between Loop 12/Walton Walker and IH35E/Stemmons, in their 'atrium' room.  Same protocol...casual, come and go/drop in-drop out as you please, each person pays for his/her own, no formalities...see old friends, make new ones and even do some networking! RSVP not necessary...email me with any questions, and we'll see you there!  Thanks, Mike Shannon (www.KNUS99.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: Little Richard's hit record Tutti Frutti opening line A-wop bop-a loo-mop, a-lop bam-boom! is a scat that is supposed to mimic a drum solo. On January 14, 1956,Tutti Frutti is Little Richard's first record to land on Billboard's Pop chart. He follows it in 1956 with Long Tall Sally that lands at #6 with sales of over a half million copies. Little Richard is born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932 in Macon, GA. He appears in three 1950s Rock and Roll movies: Don't Knock the Rock (1956), The Girl Can't Help It (1957) and Mister Rock and Roll  starring Alan Freed (1957). In November of 1962, Little Richard shares the spotlight with an up and coming band called The Beatles at Hamburg's Star Club in Germany. In October 1962, he tours England with The Rolling Stones. In 1986, Little Richard inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But he cannot attend the event because he is recuperating from an automobile accident. He videotapes his acceptance speech. Fans greet his video with a standing ovation.

DR. BRUCE NELSON [KFTX FM 97.5 GM/AM Drive DJ Retired on 12/31/2010] (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Haunted House. Happy Halloween everybody...Here is my 1985 Sun Records recording of "Haunted House!" No please, don't try to thank me, however if you'd like to send me some M&Ms Dark Chocolate Peanuts feel free! Have a Spooktacular Halloween. Dr. Bruce Haunted House... [Dr. Bruce Nelson has his version of 'Haunted House' available on a CD] / (www.kftx.com)

JOANNE KENRICK [When A Mullo Loves A Woman - 2011] That’s the last time I put you in charge of the tequila when we’re making margaritas.

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October 29, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1142

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

COMEDY VET TAKES LIFE Veteran TV comedy show creator Alan Kirschenbaum dies on Friday night, October 26, 2012 from apparent suicide. Reportedly, friends admit that he suffers depression. Alan most recently co-creates and executive produces with Ajay Sahgal the upcoming midseason CBS comedy series Friend Me. But he exits the show for unknown reasons. Kirschenbaum and Sahgal experience success in May 2012 when their Friend Me is one of only two CBS comedy pilots that lands series pickups. Kirschenbaum, who is the son of comedian Freddy Roman, previously co-creates and executive produces with Greg Garcia the long-running CBS sitcom Yes, Dear. He also is involved in Garcia’s My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope. Alan's survivors include a wife and daughter.

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FEDS BUST IOWA PIRATE RADIO The FCC nabs a buccaneer who operates a pirate radio station not on the east coast in Florida or New York but in Iowa City, IA. The radio pirate operates slightly off of the standard FM dial at 87.9 MHz. Agents from the FCC’s Kansas City office shut down the broadcasts on that frequency plus they tag Thomas Costa of Iowa City IA as the radio pirate. FCC agents trace the pirate signal to a residence that houses Costa's rented basement room. The busted radio pirate admits that he sets up the radio station with a chimney-mounted antenna, but he admits that he does it not for his own benefit but for several unnamed individuals. Costa says they paid him to house the station, and he in turn used the money to pay rent to his landlord.

ROCK LEGEND STILL ROLLS OVER BEETHOVEN On Saturday night, October 27, 2012 the Rock Hall of fame in Cleveland, OH honors Chuck Berry at the State Theater. At 86, music legend Berry promises a Rockin' comeback with six new songs, some written 16 years ago. Berry brags: They might be old, but they are the same type of music that I have been playing. Berry still performs monthly at a club in suburban St. Louis, MO offers advice to performers: Keep rocking, keep rocking. That's two words. Next word is: Be kind to your fans. To mark the American Music Masters award presentation, the Rock Hall features a special exhibition with Berry items that include his stage clothes, a guitar and his 1958 Chess Records recording contract. The Rock Hall's new library and archives contains Berry items like his 1964 British tour program plus a 1968 handbill from his appearance with the Grateful Dead.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first Rock 'n' Roll song to hit the American charts? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•WGN-720 Tribune News/Talk Chicago, IL adds a new weekly segment starring producer Jeff Hoover whose zany characters and witty writing makes the popular WGN Morning News morning show special and unique. •KEZW-1430 Entercom Nostalgia Denver's Memory Station Denver-Aurora-Littleton, CO is the largest radio station in America to be powered by the sun with 40 solar panels. •BEASLEY BROADCAST promotes overnight and weekend DJ Tim Conlon to Music Director of Country WKIS FM (99.9) Boca Raton, FL. •LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Oldies KRWZ-950 that simulcasts on 103.1 FM in Denver, CO launches The New Comedy 103.1 on translator K276FK powered by KYGO-HD2 and streams online at www.cruisinoldies950.com/. •CBS TV & Yahoo in talks to baptize syndicated news magazine The Insider with new look as omg! NOW which is Yahoo's online celebrity gossip page.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 CHARLEY PRIDE Country hit maker of the 1960s and 1970s pitches four innings of shutout baseball when the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars 4-2 on October 29th. •1963 ADOLPHE MENJOU suave and debonair movie actor in Front Page (1931) and A Star is Born (1937) dies at 73 on October 29th. •1972 BRAD PAISLEY Country singer, songwriter and guitarist, Grand Ole Opry member and CMA Entertainer of the Year born on October 28th in Glen Dale, WV. •1987 WOODY HERMAN clarinetist, saxophonist, Big Band leader of the Thundering Herd and composer dies at 74 of cervical cancer on October 29th in Cedar Sinai Medical Centre. •1990 VINCE GILL's first Gold album on October 29th is When I Call Your Name. •2004 VAUGHN MEADER comic/musician record album spoof of President John F. Kennedy (The First Family - 1962) dies at 68 on October 29th.

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STEVE MOORE [Russ Knight The Weird Beard's son] (Westport, CT) Subject: Thanks for Remembering Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight. Dear Mr. Rose, Thanks very much for covering the passing of my father in your internet column. I'm sure you know as well as anyone that when the microphone was on, The Weird Beard was bulletproof; when it was off, it was a different story. Dad went through the many ups and downs that are endemic to the radio industry, and his desire to move away from the on-air personality aspect and into management didn't make things any easier. While he was a great PD, his true calling and talent was on the airwaves, and by the time he figured that out, too much time had passed for him to make much headway. He quietly retired from the business in 2000 or so, after making a bunch of stops at WAKE, KLIF, KILT, WXYZ, WCUE, WHK, KBOX, KLZ, WAKR, WHK (again!), WNEW, WDJZ, WICC, WELI...and maybe some others that I just can't remember now. I don't know if you and I had ever met during my Dad's time at KBOX, but I sure remember the station, and how my brother and I used to play in the hedges that spelled K-B-O-X outside. But thanks again for your kind words about my Dad, they're greatly appreciated. He was still groovy up until the day he died. Stephen Moore

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JAY WEST [KILT-610 DJ December 1971-August, 1976] (Houston, TX) Subject: Recent newsletter. JIM: Thanks for including me in your newsletter in the story about Russ Knight. Correction:::you had me listed as working at KLIF, Dallas. Never been there. I visited once when I was in Dallas at PAMS Jingle company having some radio station id's recorded. I was kindly given the station tour, but that's it. My background as follows. XEL, Mexico City (1 1/2 yrs.), KRIO-am McAllen, Tx (11 years of which 6 of those yrs. were as PD), KILT-am (Houston- 5 yrs.), KODA-fm (1 1/2 yrs). Retired from radio. Owned Jay West Productions (Houston), a commercial recording studio 28 years. That's it, Jim. Just so you know. Thanks, JAY WEST

CONLEY RICHARD BRIMAGE [Kimball high school class of 1962] (Houston, TX) Jimmie, Great to hear from you.  My wife and I went to the (Kimball high school 50th) anniversary and it was a gathering of senior citizens. We had a great time. The only sad moment was when I looked at the board with all those who couldn't come because they had passed on. Far more than I thought there were. I enjoy looking in on your letters about music, dj's and old radio programs and stations. Keep up the good work. Conley

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TONY BRIDGE [Texas radio legend/President of Bridge enterprises] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio Web Site. Congratulations to Jim Rose for providing industry news to a worldwide audience. Everyone should sign up for this Free service. Tony Bridge Fort Worth-Benbrook, Texas; Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2010

TRIVIA ANSWER: Although we remember them as the pioneering Rock 'n' Roll band Bill Haley And His Comets originally they are Country band The Saddlemen. Bill Haley And His Comets record Crazy Man, Crazy which is the first Rock 'n' Roll song to hit the American charts. In 1954, their Shake, Rattle and Roll reaches #7 with sales of over a half million copies. In summer 1955, Haley and his Comets slam the #1 post with (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock which hangs on tight for 8 weeks with sales of over a half million copies. The teen rebel movie Blackboard Jungle starring Glen Ford features the song. See You Later Alligator levels off at #6 in 1956 with sales of over a half million copies. Bill Haley is born William John Clifton Haley, Jr. on July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, MI. He dies of a heart attack on February 9, 1981 in Harlingen, TX. In 1987, Bill Haley inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

CHUCK JOSEPH [ex DJ on KILT FM/KILT-610] (Houston, TX) Good Morning Jim and Lacy!! Hope you are doing well! I'll work on a good story that is G rated! I'm feeling better after my injections. The side effects kick my butt but I'll be OK and stay positive! It keeps me going in my old age! Have a great day my friend and give Lacy a treat for me!

TOBE HOOPER (January 25, 1943 - p) You need an R rating because without one, you can't advertise and the film won't get shown.

Jim Rose and Lacy

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October 26, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1141

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

TROUBLE BREWS IN THE TRIBUNE HILLS Over the past eight years, Tribune's WGN-720 Chicago, IL experiences many changes with four program directors plus four different morning drive hosts. Also, the Sam Zell-engineered takeover of Tribune places former Clear Channel radio President Randy Michaels' Merlin Media over Tribune. And then financial problems cause Tribune's bankruptcy. Right after he ends his morning show on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Merlin fires longtime Windy City morning show host Pete McMurray. Mid day host John Williams leaves WGN-720 near the end of December 2012 to move to the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area where he and his wife have recently purchased a home. Tom Langmyer, VP/GM of WGN-720, bids farewell as Tribune nears its end from bankruptcy. Reach out and touch Tom Langmyer at tlangmyer@gmail.com. In the interim, Jeff Hill, director of sales, serves as WGN-720 GM.

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ADAM 12'S MCCORD NABS HOLLYWOOD THIEF Remember when TV series Adam 12 actors Martin Milner and Kent McCord portray a couple of LAPD police officers, veteran Pete Malloy and his rookie partner Jim Reed, who patrol the streets of Los Angeles, CA investigating crimes in progress? Dragnet's Jack Webb is one of the creators of Adam 12 which runs from 1968–1975. L.A. talk show host Tom Leykis aids police in catching a suspected mail thief who appears to be stealing mail from one of his Hollywood Hills neighbors. But the plot thickens when he shoots video of the suspect with his phone camera and sends it to his Neighborhood Watch Group which happens to be headed by - you guessed it - Kent McCord. The Adam 12 actor blasts the photos of the crook in action to real life cops who nab the suspect in action and handcuff him about a half mile from where Leykis first witnesses his evil deed.

WBEX CLOCK TURNS UP ON AMERICAN PICKERS One of my most favorite TV shows is American Pickers. Along with seeing beautiful American highway landscapes we also learn a bit about our nation's history and its people. Co-hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz scour America's junkyards, barns and basements for hidden treasures. Imagine their surprise when staff members and fans see WBEX-1490 in Chillicothe, OH classic control room clock appear on a recent episode of History Channel’s American Pickers. Co-host, Mike Wolfe, uncovers a piece of WBEX’s history as he does a pick at an auctioneer’s garage in Virginia. The 1950s era WBEX clock is from the now Clear Channel-owned News/Talk radio station. But someone has already bought the clock. Dan Ramey, WBEX PD and morning host wants to locate the person who now owns the clock to possibly return it to its origin.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What two top recording groups does Phil Spector decline to sign? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•WENJ-1450 Townsquare Media Sports Atlantic City, NJ ceases simulcast of sister WENJ FM (ESPN 97.3) and flips to Talk Radio 1450 WPG [real time call letters WPGG] on Monday, October 15, 2012. Original WPG call letters come from 1920′s Atlantic City O&O radio station. •CUMULUS gives up Country WDVY FM (106.3) in Mt. Kisco, NY to purchase Family Stations Religious format WFME FM (94.7) Newark, NJ for $40 million to add to its two stations in NYC. As we report before, WFME FM will experience a format change. •KCAR FM American Media Investments flips Comedy LOL 104.3 Baxter Springs, KS to Hot AC Star 104.3 music from the 80′s through now. •MEL KARMAZIN SiriusXM CEO steps down after Liberty Media takes control when his contract expires on February 1, 2013.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 MARK MILLER [lead singer with CMA's 1997 Vocal Group of the Year Sawyer Brown] born on October 25th in Dayton, OH. •1962 PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY warns Russia on October 26th that the United States of America will not tolerate its Soviet missiles on Cuban soil. •1970 JIMI WESTBROOK vocalist and rhythm guitarist with Little Big Town born on October 20th in Jacksonville, AR. •1988 DONALD TRUMP bills boxer Mike Tyson $2,000,000 on October 26th for 4 month advisory service. •1991 TRAVIS TRITT's second single released from his 1991 album It's All About To Change [Anymore] smashes #1 in Billboard Country. •2004 JOHN PEEL legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ dies from a heart attack at 65 on October 26th while on holiday in Peru with his wife Sheila.

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CHUCK CASHMERE [ex KNUZ-1230 DJ] (San Diego-Carlsbad, CA) Subject: Life. Hi Jim. I haven't e'd u for a while. I had a stroke 8/6/2012 at 4:45, paramedics arrived at 4:48, I was in the ER at 5:15, on tpa a clod busting med at about 5:25 and on my way to recoup about 5:50. Another miracle in my life of miracles. Needless to say the local music community has been relieved of my errant talents for more than a few nights and I'm appreciating more than ever how great it is to be alive. Another life changing event is on the horizon as I'm moving into a much more comfortable situation soon. www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1gjlxeR9Jc A recent video! www.chuckcashmere.com

FRANK HALEY [News Director KKIM FM 102.9] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: WGN-AM Vice President & General Manager Tom Langmyer Exits. Did you see this??? Frank Written by Larz: 'In a shocking move, at least from an outside perspective, Tribune Broadcasting pushed out longtime WGN Radio Vice President & General Manager Tom Langmyer earlier today. Publicly, it appears as though Langmyer simply chose to leave the station, effective immediately.'

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GARY DELAUNE [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Frenchie Burke. George Harris of Lytle, Texas, close friend of Fiddlin’ Frenchie Burke, says Frenchie had a stroke this past week end leaving him paralyzed on his right side. He is in St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and should start rehab this week. He had just played a gig this past week end in Victoria with some country music stars. He is in the class of great fiddler players like Charlie Daniels and has traveled the world entertaining audiences. Knowing Frenchie, he’ll be back on stage as he has recovered from cancer and five heart attacks. Our prayers are with Frenchie and his wife Sara. GD (www.garydnews.com)

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Russell Lee Moore, better known in the broadcast industry as Russ “The Weird Beard” Knight, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012. Russell was a radio personality at many stations throughout the United States, but his most memorable stints were as The Weird Beard on KLIF in Dallas and KILT in Houston, Texas. At KLIF, he was the self-proclaimed “savior of Dallas radio;” at KILT, he introduced The Beatles to Houston in 1965. He later went on to program the “Make Believe Ballroom” with William B. Williams at WNEW in New York City, and was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003. Knight also appeared before the Warren Commission in 1964, to describe his friendship with Jack Ruby (all of which is published online.) (www.KNUS99.com)

JAY WEST [former KILT-610 DJ] (Houston, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Yeah. I know about the email thing. We had a photo taken together and I asked him if he wanted a copy, he said yes. His wife gave me their email address and sent it...never to hear back from him. He was so pleasant to talk to, but he had nothing to say good about where radio had gone in recent years. He was bitter. Can't blame him. Thanks Jim for your response. Jay West

TRIVIA ANSWER: Phil Spector is one of America's best record producers and talent locaters. His Wall of Sound dominates the 1960s with the likes of The Righteous Brothers, Ronettes and Crystals. But when his girl singing groups' popularity begins to wane, he has an opportunity to sign both The Rascals and The Lovin' Spoonful, but he passes on both groups. After they sign with other labels, The Rascals and The Lovin' Spoonful amass a total of 24 Top 40 hits.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Hello Jim: Minnie Pearl suffered career ending stroke in 1991, & entered nursing home (Heart By-Pass in Feb. 1990) She died 3/4/1996 & would have been 100 on Oct. 25, 2012. Her husband & pilot, Henry Cannon D. @ 80 on 11/7/1997. I was fortunate to meet them both many times. Bob & Sonny Lee.

MINNIE PEARL (October 25, 1912 - March 4, 1996) Howdeeeeee! The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.

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Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

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October 22, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1140

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

JERRY LEE LEWIS KEYBOARDIST DIES IN A SHOOTOUT Early Sunday morning, October 14, 2012, B.B. Cunningham, Jr. (70) of the 1960′s group the Hombres and Jerry Lee Lewis’ band dies in a shootout as a security guard in a Memphis, TN apartment complex. No further details available other than local police find Cunningham and a 16-year-old both dead from gunshot wounds. B.B. grows up in a musical family. At 14, he is the youngest person ever to join the Memphis Musicians Union. In the 1950′s, he starts his first band with Jerry Atwood The Six O’Clock Boys, rivals of the Royal Spades who eventually become the Mar-Keys. B.B. and Bill are sons of Buddy Cunningham who records as Buddy Blake. His brother, Bill, is a founder of the Box Tops. In 1965, B.B. joins Ronnie and the Daytonas who evolve into the Hombres with the 1967 #12 hit Let It All Hang Out. In 1997, B.B. joins the Jerry Lee Lewis band as a keyboardist.

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BIG TEX GOES UP IN FLAMES As far back as I can remember our family always goes to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. There to greet all of us with a loud Howdy! is the giant Big Tex cowboy whose hat touches the clouds. In October 2012, the Texas State Fair's Big Tex cowboy turns 60. Shortly after 10:15 am on Friday, October 19, 2012 Big Tex bursts into flames from his spot in the Million Dollar Midway at the fairgrounds leaving only a skeletal frame with his hands, arms and belt buckle still intact. This is almost as sad as when hurricane Ike destroys the legendary huge Flagship Pier in Galveston, TX as a strong Category 2 hurricane on September 13, 2008 at 2:10 am CDT. Texas State Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding sighs: It's a very sad day for all fair-goers. It's a sad way to end the fair. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings declares that Big Tex will be rebuilt better than ever for the 21st century.

ALASKA'S 2ND RADIO STATION TURNS 50 In the early 1960s, a press release states that newly created KUAC FM will probably be North America's farthest north FM radio station. KUAC FM goes on the air 50 years ago as the second FM radio station in Alaska. KUAC FM's initial goal is to provide a practical training ground for radio broadcasters. Former station manager Theda Sue Pittman tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that early news and music shows were played from reel-to-reel tapes flown up from Oregon on the midnight Pan-American Airways flight. Over the decades, vinyl records, then CDs, digital recordings and live feeds replace the reel-to-reel tapes. Today, KUAC FM and KUAC TV are an integral part of life in Alaska doing their part to educate all Alaskans.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Does Elvis Presley make more money when he is alive or after he dies? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dave Michaels is a Scorpio because his birthday is on Sunday, October 28, 2012. •MARK MUELLER vacates Clear Channel Sports Talk WRDU FM (Rush Radio 106.1) Raleigh-Durham, NC since 2009 as midday news/anchor and reporter. •CUMULUS grabs WFME FM (94.7) NYC from Family Stations to add to their two other Big Apple operations Hot AC WPLJ FM (95.5) and News/Talk WABC-770 which means that WFME FM will lunge toward a format change. •MIKE HUCKABEE host of #1 rated weekend TV hit Huckabee on Fox News Channel tacks on six more markets to give the Mike Huckabee radio show a grand total of 200 affiliates. •WDBO-580 Orlando, FL drops News/Talk WDBO FM simulcast as it flips to ESPN starting on November 12, 2012. •MARY CAMPBELL who covers music and theater for four decades at The Associated Press dies at 78 on Friday, October 19, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 KJAC TV NBC CH4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, Texas 1st broadcast on October 22nd. •1963 DAVID ALLAN COE Outlaw Country music singer (You Never Even Called Me By My Name #8-1975) begins to serve a four-year prison sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary on October 22nd for car theft plus possession of burglary tools. •1973 PABLO CASALS Spanish cellist, conductor and composer dies at 96 on October 22nd. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS' (Randy Bruce Traywick) single Deeper Than The Holler releases on Warner Brothers records on October 21st. •1994 SAM HOUSTON's World's Tallest Statue of an American hero 67' tall on a 10' base unveils in Huntsville, TX on October 22nd. •2008 CARRIE UNDERWOOD's wax figure unveils at Madame Tussauds in NYC on October 22nd.

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BILL CONWAY [former KOIT FM PD San Francisco, CA] (San Diego, CA) Subject: Weird Beard. Jim Reading about the passing of Russ Knight brought me back to my childhood. He was my first DJ hero. I don't know if that is why I have worn a goatee for 42 years but it had to be part of it. I talked to him many times including calling in to KLIF to make requests or be on his Let Me Speak To The Weird Beard as well as when I was a PD. I only met him once though. It was an appearance at the Westmorland Heights shopping center near my house in the early 60's. he was nice as always. I remember asking my idol how much money he got paid. A 12 year old has no sense of decorum and I thought he had the greatest gig on earth. He smiled and said, "Not that much." Thanks, Russ. On a personal note, I have moved from San Francisco to San Diego where the next chapter of my life is beginning. Bill Conway

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Couple of news tips. Ken Fairchild has died. Ken was a nominee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame for multiple years. He covered Hurricane Carla for KTRH-AM/Houston in the early 60s, became VP/GM and morning show talent for WNBC/New York in the 60s and 70s, and served as news director for KRLD-AM in Dallas in the 80s. In 1984-85, he owned McKinney TX station KMMK. He also had a long career in advertising and promotions. Ken was 76 years old, and died of COPD and pneumonia. (www.KNUS99.com)

BOB Riley [ex Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM) 1968-70] (Houston-Cypress, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. I remember listening to the Weird Beard when he was at KILT-610AM in Houston. Not much more than that to say. But they will always be remembered, especially in this online column. Bob Riley

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JAY WEST [previously KILT-610 DJ] (Houston, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Jim. When I opened up your latest edition and saw that Russ Knight had died...I almost collapsed. A radio legend who I have heard of all of my radio life. I met Russ at the 2003 Texas Radio Hall of Fame banquet here in Houston and we had a long long talk about radio and his experiences, and some of mine, etc. He was the kindest man. He made a lot sense in what we spoke of. He was in Houston to be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame (as noted in a recent article in here by Joe Ford). In fact we met the following day at a breakfast that was hosted by Bill Young at his home...so we had plenty of time to talk. I am truly saddened by the news Jim. Condolences to his family. We lost a legend. Jay West

TRIVIA ANSWER: In the first seven years after Elvis Presley dies, his estate earns ten times more than it does in his twenty-three years of performing. Of course, he no longer has Colonel Tom Parker who reportedly grabs half of The King's earnings. On the other side of the coin, following his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry its producer tells Elvis Presley to go back home to his truck driving job. In 1955, former carnie Colonel Tom Parker drops his management deal with Country singer Hank Snow to manage the new nationally unknown singer Elvis Presley and the rest is history. Elvis Presley once says of Parker: I don't think I'd have ever been very big if it wasn't for him. He's a very smart man.

MIKE HARTMAN (Ft. Worth-Joshua, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1139) October 19, 2012 [Friday] Jim, As so many have already expressed...I'm sorry to  hear about the passing of Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight. I'm 60, and was born and raised on the Southside of Ft. Worth. I had the pre-sets, on Dad's 62 Chevy AM radio, set to three main stations...KXOL, KFJZ, and KLIF. When it got close to sundown the mighty 1190's power would decrease, and leave me with two to listen to. Those were fun times. Oh, before I forget...there was a man named Dick Knight, who ran a Conoco, full service station, at the corner of Seminary Dr. and Lubbock St., on the Southside of Ft. Worth, back in the late 50's and early to mid 60's. I used to ride my bicycle up there and just kind of hang out. I remember Mr. Knight having a plaque on the wall, with recognition on it about his son being a DJ. I don't think his son was Russ Knight.  Do you, or anyone out there, remember a DJ in the D/FW area, with the last name of Knight, who's Dad ran a service station in Ft. Worth? I'm sorry I wrote a novel, here. As I was writing this a lot of memories came rushing by. And Jim, I don't do this enough. Thank you so very, very much for JRRR. GOD bless you,  yours, and Lacy. Mike

COURTNEY LOVE (July 9, 1964 - p) I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.

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October 19, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1139

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RUSS 'THE WEIRD BEARD' KNIGHT IS GONE When Russell Lee Moore, aka Russ Knight, is a DJ in Atlanta, GA its PD Bill Drake labels him forever as The Weird Beard. In the early 1960s, during our school days in Dallas, TX everyone listens to The Weird Beard on KLIF-1190. While on KLIF, Russ brings in a 62% share Hooper rating. From 1971-72, as a newscaster/mobile news reporter on KBOX-1480 in Big D, it is an honor to be on the other side of a double-pane plate glass window in the KBOX newsroom from the legendary Weird Beard, Russ Knight. He not only is a radio legend in my home town Dallas, TX but Russ also is a perfect gentleman. While on KBOX-1480 in very early 1972, it is my sad duty to announce the passing of the great KLIF-1190 and later KBOX-1480 newscaster Joe Long who many declare has The Voice of God. Now, Russ The Weird Beard Knight is no longer with us as he dies at 80 on Friday, October 12, 2012.

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TEXAS FIRST AUTOBAHN OPENS In November 1974, German electronic band Kraftwerk releases its fourth studio album, Autobahn, which we spin as a new tune on Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in Ft. Worth, TX. In the late 1920s, the idea for Germany's autobahn first appears. The autobahn high speed road is first known as a Kraftfahrstraße (motor vehicle road). In 2012, Germany's autobahn's total length stretches to 7,982 miles. Not to be outdone, the state of Texas' own version of Germany's autobahn, TX SH 130, shoots automobiles from Austin to San Antonio like rockets with a speed limit of 85 mph. Many of us west Houston citizens scoot faster than that just winging our way to Memorial City Mall. TX SH 130 is free to travel until November 11, 2012 when a toll fee of 15 cents per mile begins. Spanish company Cintra constructs TX SH 130 at a reported $1.3 billion with a contract to operate it for the next 50 years. So goes it for our local economy.

LONGTIME NY SOUND STUDIO IN CRISIS New owners of historic East Coast sound-mixing facility, Sound One, which is a fixture for decades among filmmakers from Woody Allen to Martin Scorsese, just about slams its doors shut last week. In September 2012, Discovery Communications sells Sound One, which is among NYC’s filmmaking elite located in the historic midtown Brill Building, to Miami-based Empire Investment Holdings. Last week, CSS Studios, the holding company that owns Sound One and Soundelux in Los Angeles, CA lays off most workers and pretty much closes the operation. This decision wreaks havoc on many projects. Tom Fleischman, Oscar-winning sound mixer and former employee of Sound One, sighs: The impact that this is going to have on New York is devastating. For a film community as small as New York it is a huge loss. It is like losing General Motors. Empire scrambles to locate new investors, plus a new business plan.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What situation fires up Maurice Williams to write his huge hit tune Stay? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mark Driscoll Hollywood, CA voice over legend (www.markdriscoll.com) celebrates another year of living on Sunday, October 21, 2012. •HEATHER KOVAR exits CBS Newspath in London to join KVUE TV ABC CH2 in Austin, TX as a reporter. •MELISSA NEWTON leaves KTVT TV CBS O&O CH11 Ft. Worth-Dallas, TX to be with husband, Damon Lane, who is a meteorologist at KOCO TV ABC CH5 in Oklahoma City since 2009. •LISA LEIGH KELLY investigative reporter on KEYE TV CBS CH43 Austin, TX moves to local PR firm but continues to file KEYE TV reports as a freelancer. •MICHAEL SAVAGE says he will be off the air for some time after he wins his lawsuit with Talk Radio Network that frees him from his contract. On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Cumulus steps up to the plate to begin syndicating Michael Savage's program. John Dickey, Cumulus co-CEO brags: ...the addition of Michael Savage is a milestone.

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. •1960 KWCS TV (now KOOG) IND CH30 in Ogden, UT begins broadcasting on October 19th. •1979 LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS' single All The Gold In California holds onto #1 in Billboard Country on October 20th. •1982 JOCK EWING founder of Ewing Oil in 1930 and patriarch of Ewing family played by Jim Davis (1978–1981) dies in an air crash on October 19th on popular CBS TV prime-time soap opera Dallas. •1991 CLINT BLACK marries actress/singer Lisa Hartman on his 180-acre farm in Houston, TX on October 20th. •2005 SADDAM HUSSEIN former ruthless tyrant dictator deposed President of Iraq goes on trial in Baghdad on October 19th for crimes against humanity during his time in office.

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FRANK HALEY [News Director KKIM FM 102.9] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight RIP. Jim, did you see this on FaxeBook??? Frank 'Hi folks...this is Stephen, Russ's oldest son. Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight has made his final air check. He passed away on October 12, 2012 at 80 years of age. He had a great life, and went as peacefully as possible. Will post more photos and tidbits as time permits. Thank you all.'

GRADY MCALLISTER (Houston, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Jim, Have you heard anything about the death of Russ Knight, the Weird Beard? I don't know if you were in Houston at the time, but he was one of the main KILT DJ's in the mid-sixties, mainly at night. I was advised of his death by a reliable source in a Facebook instant message. I have seen nothing official or in a real article. The message...advised me that he had died on or about October 12. I don't usually get involved with obituaries, but this one is important to the history of Houston radio. My source is Jay Marks. Maybe you know him and would like to contact him. R. Grady McAllister, M.S. (Training & Occupational Education) / [http://vasthead.com / http://vasthead.com/Radio/radio_works.html]

JOE FORD (Houston, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Hi Jim, So sad to hear of Russ Knight's passing. He was quite a guy and a mentor to me when I was just a wide eyed kid down in Corpus Christi, Texas. At the time, he called himself Russ Moore and helped me, a pesky 18 year old groupie, get my first radio job. I had no training, no clue, no guidance...but Russ took me under his wing and I copied everything he did, got my foot in the door, and thanks to 50,000 watts of KATR, I was offered a job in Houston at KILT & KNUZ. Pretty funny. I decided to go to KNUZ because they offered me $50 a month more than McLendon. Big bucks in those days. Russ and I kept in touch, even sent each other messages on the air when we worked across the dial from each other during the highly competitive Beatle years. We shared some good times in New York at a couple of Billboard conventions. When we both got inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003, I loved sharing some of the insane things we did at KATR together. Dickie Rosenfeld was the Sales Manager, Bill LIghtfoot the GM and Jim McKrell was P.D. It was like working at WKRP. An insane movie! What an education!!! Anyway, for his persona as The Weird Beard and all his exterior craziness on the air, he was a gentle soul, a great jock and a fine man. To his family, his son Stephen, I extend my deepest sympathy. RIP, Russ. Joe Ford

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CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. 'Hi folks...this is Stephen, Russ's oldest son. Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight has made his final air check. He passed away on October 12, 2012, at 80 years of age. He had a great life, and went as peacefully as possible.'

GARY DELAUNE (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight RIP. Didn't know if you knew this or not. I didn't until Frank's email. GD 'Did you see this on FaceBook?? Frank (from KLIF [1190] days in Dallas in the '60's)' 'Hi folks...this is Stephen, Russ's oldest son. Russ "The Weird Beard" Knight has made his final air check. He passed away on October 12, 2012, at 80 years of age. He had a great life, and went as peacefully as possible.' (www.garydnews.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1953 when he is just 15 years old, Maurice Williams attempts to convince his girlfriend to not go home at 10 pm as she is supposed to. He loses the argument, but his quandary gives him the idea to write the words to the song Stay. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs record Stay which zooms to #1 with sales of over 8 million copies. After the song's royalties begin to roll in, bet that he can not only convince his girlfriend to stay after 10pm but may not be able to get her to leave.

LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: SSARB Luncheon Next Week. REMINDER: S.A. BROADCASTERS LUNCH, THURSDAY OCTOBER 18! To those who have not let me know if you are coming to our semi-annual get together… PLEASE RSVP TODAY! SAN ANTONIO DJ REUNION LUNCH Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 11:30 a.m. 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. Please R.S.V.P. by reply email. Thanks … and I hope to see you there! Liz

HOWARD ESTABROOK [screenwriter] (July 11, 1884 - July 16th, 1978) Fellow citizens, I have been called upon to conduct this opening meeting of the Osage First Methodist-Episcopalian-Presbyterian-Congregational-Baptist-Catholic-Unitarian-Hebrew Church.

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October 15, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1138

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MISS AMERICA MC PERISHES Actor, Hour Magazine TV host and during the 1980s, Gary Collins is the Miss America pageant master of ceremonies. Collins is blessed by a marriage to the attractive former Miss America and Mississippi native Mary Ann Mobley. In 1983, Collins wins a Daytime Emmy for Hour Magazine. As an actor in the 1960s and 1970s, he appears in several movies. He becomes a TV fixture in a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas that includes Perry Mason, The Love Boat and Ironside. In the 1960s, he is a regular in TV series The Wackiest Ship in the Army and The Iron Horse and in the 1970s The Sixth Sense. On Saturday, October 13, 2012 Gary Collins dies at 74 in the Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, MS.

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SUV OVERTURNS TAKES LIFE OF TV ANCHOR KTHV TV Little Rock, AR news anchor Matt Turner's Chevrolet Tahoe overturns, catches fire and takes his life around 7:30 pm at the 111-mile marker just west of the U.S. Highway 70 interchange. Arkansas State Police reports conditions are wet at the time. Matt, a native of Arkadelphia, attends University of Southern Mississippi where he is football quarterback. He transfers to his hometown Ouachita Baptist to play for the Tigers. He gives color commentary for the Arkadelphia Badger games on Classic Rock KDEL FM (100.9). After he graduates from Ouachita, he joins KNWA TV Fox CH24 as a sports and news anchor for nearly a decade. In 2011, he teams up with KTHV TV CBS CH11 Little Rock, AR. University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long says: I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Matt Turner’s passing. He was one of the great guys in TV news.

50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND MUSIC CELEBRATED In the 1960s, Bond and the Beatles hit us like a ton of bricks. As part of the worldwide celebration known as Global James Bond Day, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has a marvelous salute to The Music Of James Bond: The First 50 Years in front of a packed house on Friday night, October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Favorite James Bond flick of mine is Goldfinger and Shirley Bassey's tremendous voice. On-stage guests include Oscar and Tony winning lyricist Don Black who writes five Bond songs tells the Academy crowd that Bassey, apparently known for diva-like behavior on occasion, was so stressed recording Goldfinger she couldn’t get the very difficult final note to the satisfaction of (John) Barry who asked for one more take. 'So she took off her bra, threw it over the top of the booth and finally nailed the note'.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the inspiration for The Beach Boys' hit Fun, Fun, Fun? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•KYXE FM Sunnylands Broadcasting (104.9) Yakima-Union Gap, WA is America's first All-Christmas radio station of 2012 which launches on Wednesday, October 10th with the North Pole Radio service from Broadcast Partners. •CARL DUKES exits Gow Sports Talk KFNC FM (97.5) Houston, TX for CBS Radio Sports Talk WZGC FM (SportsRadio 92.9 The Game) Atlanta, GA which debuts on October 24, 2012. •DON WADE 71-year-old morning drive talk personality on WLS-890 Chicago, IL follows successful brain growth surgery with chemotherapy and radiation treatment. •LEX & TERRY return to Jacksonville, FL on Renda Classic Rock WSOS FM (94.1) starting Monday, October 15, 2012. •WBDO-580 Cox Media Orlando, FL drops simulcast of WDBO FM (96.5) to flip to ESPN Sports right after WHOO-1080 same city drops its ESPN Radio affiliation.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 KNDO TV NBC CH23 in Yakima, WA begins broadcasting on October 15th. •1960 LORETTA LYNN's first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on October 15th she sings I'm A Honky Tonk Girl. Johnny Horton invites her to go on tour with him but he dies tragically before it happens. •1979 1ST MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME from New York City on October 15th NY Jets beat Minnesota Vikings 14-7 at Shea Stadium. •1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS' single Streets Of Bakersfield smashes #1 in Billboard Country on October 15th. •1990 LEONARD BERNSTEIN longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic orchestra composer of West Side Story - 1957 dies at 72 on October 15th. •2004 DIAMOND RIO wins Humanitarian Award on October 15th at the Grand Ole Opry after they sing Mirror Mirror.

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JOE MARTELLE (Grand Junction, CO) Subject: Radio Pro - Press Release. Hi, Any help in getting the word out about my book is greatly appreciated. If, you want more info, please feel free to contact me directly at this e-mail address joemartelle@aol.com or at RadioProJoem@aol.com. Thanks so much. Joe

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DON SUNDEEN (Dallas, TX) Subject: WBAP/WFAA legal ID frequency swaps. From the great Scooter B. Seagraves, can anybody help him? Jack P and I were discussing our childhood pre-biz memories of stuff like this, and I remembered the old WBAP/WFAA legal ID frequency swaps. I tried to find audio on them online a couple of years ago, with no success. Please put out the call to your Texas radio friends, to see if anyone has that. It would be KILLER to listen to again, after all these years.

WFAA/WBAP FREQUENCY DUAL OWNERSHIP From 1967-68 in Dallas, TX I'm the 7pm-midnight DJ on clear channel (not the company) 50,000 watt WFAA-820 M-F plus noon-6pm on 5,000 watt WFAA-570 on Sundays during the magic time of frequency dual ownership with WBAP. Every 6 hours at 6am, noon, 6pm and midnight exactly 10 seconds before the hour we DJs give our Dallas, TX 820 frequency I.D. Then we flip a toggle switch. At 5 seconds before the hour we give our Dallas, TX 570 frequency I.D. WBAP does the same on reverse frequencies. In the early 1970s, WFAA accepts $3.5M from WBAP for their 50% ownership share of both frequencies. Years later, when KLIF-1190 changes their famous call letters, WFAA-570 quickly grabs them to become KLIF-570.

TONY BRIDGE (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO. As your wonderfully interesting web site continues to expand, it is my pleasure to let you know of my appreciation of your efforts to keep “old” Radio folks informed and involved in our industry. The addition of WHISNEWS21 adds a new avenue of expression, thus giving your work more International exposure. I wish you the best in the future, and as a Dog lover myself, a “pat on the head” to Lacy. Tony Bridge; Fort Worth, Texas; Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2010 Inductee

EVELYN PATE ALLEN (Kemp, TX) Subject: WHISNEWS21. I enjoyed it very much. I do have one other thing. The e-mail from Joan Day. The picture beside it. I like met Joan the day she was born. I saw her about an hour ago and she doesn’t look anything like the picture. lol, I just couldn’t resist this. Take my sense of humor from brother Sam (Pate)

JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) Subject: WHISNEWS21. Very nice, Jim! I’m impressed and very happy for you and Lacy! Nice girl, Lacy! My best to, Jim, Jay Weaver

TRIVIA ANSWER: In fall 1962, The Beach Boys' start a California surfer music craze with Surfin' Safari that places them at #14 on Billboard. In early 1963, Surfin' U.S.A. captures #3. Brian Wilson and Mike Love get the inspiration for The Beach Boys' hit Fun, Fun, Fun after drummer Dennis Wilson talks about his girlfriend: We'll have fun 'til her daddy takes the T'bird away. The Beach Boys' Fun, Fun, Fun races to #5 in early 1964. In summer 1964, their follow up hit I Get Around zooms to #1 and remains there for two weeks with sales of over a half million copies. In 1966, probably their most memorable hit Good Vibrations selling over a half million copies takes the #1 spot.

RAY WHITWORTH (DFW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1136) October 08, 2012 [Monday] Hey Jim. I just wanted to tell you and your readers of the first ever KSYM-FM Reunion in San Antonio Oct. 12-13. KSYM is San Antonio College's radio station. Many of us started there waaay back in the 1970's such as Andy Waldrop, Rio and Reyes Steve o. Sellers and many many more. We will meet at Augies Smoke House on Friday Oct. 12 at 6pm and On Saturday Oct. 13 at 6pm at the Vietnamese garden. During the day Saturday we will tour the new KSYM studios and the station will go live at 1pm - 3pm conducting interviews with us. We also have media coverage for the event, because many of us went on to become part of San Antonio's radio history plus other major markets in addition to TV and films. Some of us have not seen each other in 37 years! It will be fun and a chance to renew memories...all the best Jim...Ray

HOMER SIMPSON [Fox TV cartoon character] Remember, as far as anyone knows, we're a nice, normal family.

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October 12, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1137

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GOLDFINGER GUITARIST PICKS LAST LICK From the 1960s-70s, we hear British guitar player Big Jim Sullivan on over 40 very familiar top recording artists' hits. Just a few of my favorite Big Jim Sullivan tunes that features his fantastic guitar playing include a hot song that I spin in 1965 on my first radio station Tom Jones' What’s New Pussycat, Frank Ifield's I Remember You, Peter & Gordon's A World Without Love, The Seekers' I’ll Never Find Another You, Los Bravos' Black is Black, Gilbert O’Sullivan's Alone Again (Naturally) and in 1975 on Top 40 KXOL-1360 I spin Pilot's Magic. The list goes on and on. Australian music news Web site www.noise11.com/ reports that Sullivan plays on over 1,000 hits that include 55 #1 records from Petula Clark’s 'Downtown' to David Bowie’s 'Space Oddity'. Big Jim Sullivan, one of the most prolific studio guitar players in British music history, dies at 71 on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in his West Sussex home.

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SAM LEE IN SURGERY A couple of weeks ago, we receive an alarming email from former KLIF-1190 Dallas, TX newscaster Sam Lee who now resides in Beverly Hills, CA where he details the shocking news about his cancer radiation treatment & Chemo Therapy at USC Medical Center for lymph nodes in his neck. Sam's doctor says the cancer is relatively small, we’ve found it early. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Sam enters USC Medical Center to begin the treatment process of killing a small bit of cancer.  Sam jokes: You may be more familiar with it as the setting for General Hospital, the TV show. They do have a new building. JRRR keeps our radio friend Sam Lee in our prayers during this difficult time. Sam's Web site is www.NewsBeatUSA.com. Email Sam at samlee1018@live.com.

IS ROCK RADIO DEAD? Just like Queen's hit released on August 22, 1980 Another One Bites the Dust another FM Rock radio station flips to talk. No more Rolling Stones on Merlin Rock WRXP FM. In America's largest radio market, NYC, CBS Radio needs an FM frequency for its Sports WFAN-660 so it purchases Merlin Rock WRXP FM (101.9) for about $75 million. NY Times writer Ben Sisario sighs: Rock stations around the country have been suffering for a decade, a symptom of rock’s fading popularity as well as the rise of a more dance-oriented sound on the Top 40. Consultant Fred Jacobs disagrees: In the case of New York City, this had a lot less to do with the rock format as it did with CBS needing an FM frequency for WFAN. Sisario adds: ...there is still Classic Rock, on WAXQ FM (Q104.3) in New York. A handful of rock stations in neighboring areas, like WHDA in New Jersey, reach parts of the city.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What American mayor reads comics to the kiddies in the 1940s? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Clint Wright former CBS Radio KILT FM & KKHH FM Houston, TX Promotion Director fires up at least 39 candles on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in The Woodlands. •KATE SCOTT Cumulus 5am-12pm sports anchor on KNBR-680 San Francisco, CA plus KGO-810 Cal college football game sideline reporter blindsided by a car that runs a red light at 40 MPH. Thank God that Kate is OK because of her helmet. •KKLB FM (107.7) Madisonville, TX upgrades to Christian AC KPWJ FM (Peace 107) Kurten, TX at 1:07pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012 to reach out and touch the Bryan/College Station market with new PD Brian Christopher. •PEAK BROADCASTING KMJ-580 and KMJ FM (105.9) Fresno, CA revert to mostly local programming after Premiere Radio Networks yanks its Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity broadcasts in the next 90 days. •MARSHALL ADAMS departs as PD of Cumulus new All-News 106.7 Atlanta, GA.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 PAULETTE CARLSON nitty gritty lead singer of Highway 101 (Rodney Crowell and Harlan Howard's Somewhere Tonight #1-1988) born on October 11th in Northfield, MN. •1964 WSBK TV IND/ABC/CBS/NBC CH38 in Boston, MA begins broadcasting on October 12th. •1975 CHARLIE RICH ninth annual Country Music Association award presenter lights a fire to John Denver's envelope when he scores Entertainer of the Year on October 13th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. •1989 DALLAS COWBOYS trade Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings on October 12th for 12 players. •1996 TRISHA YEARWOOD's single Believe Me Baby (I Lied) grabs #1 in Billboard Country on October 12th. •2002 RAY CONNIFF arranger/bandleader/head of Ray Conniff Singers ('S Wonderful 1957, Invisible Tears 1964, Somewhere My Love #9-1966) dies at 85 on October 12th.

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FRANS MORITZ [Wildhorse Entertainment] (Pretoria, South Africa) Subject: Wildhorse Entertainment. Hey Frans, this is cool - Radio Historian Jim Rose. 'I will most certainly will add his newsletter every time I receive one. It is well written, interesting and very informative. Jim is truly a professional at what he does. Thanks James. Regards, Frans Maritz (www.wildhorse.co.za) / (www.whisnews21.com) Have a Great Day And Don't Let Anyone Spoil It For You. Please Note That I will not be using francemaritz@aol.com anymore. Thank You.'

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ED BRANDON [former long time KTRK TV Disney ABC CH13 chief meteorologist since 1972] (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, What a treat to find an e-mail in my inbox from you, personally. I read JRRR every day and it is the best compendium of items about Texas radio I've seen. We MUST chat sometime about the KNOW and KHFI connection we share. I was at KNOW sometime between '66 and '69. Started on the midnight shift. My predecessor was J. Michael Davenport, a biker with a great radio delivery. Eventually I worked mid-morning, then morning drive, at The Mighty Fourteen-Ninety. Having graduated from high school in Austin, and having hung around their studios during my junior and senior years, pressing my nose against the glass and hoping they'd invite me in, the chance to actually work there remains the most satisfying chapter of my career. More later. Ed Brandon, iPad

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DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Unforgettable 870 KFJZ. Jim, Good to hear from you. Thanks for sharing your radio stories. Always enjoy hearing about radio as it was, especially DFW radio. I've been a listener in this market all my life. Been listening on my own radio since I was 7. Many great stations in DFW through the years. Peace, David

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CHUCK DUNAWAY (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: new outlet. WHISNews21 Oct 5 was wonderfully formatted. Please allow me to agree with everyone else who has made comments on the great graphics and ease of reading. Congratulations my friend.

DON SUNDEEN (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Oct 5 « WHISNews21. It looks terrific Jim, good for you. Must be quite a thrill having your stuff presented in such a professional and attractive format.

TRIVIA ANSWER: At the end of June 1945, as World War II comes to a halt, during a newspaper delivery strike, New York's boisterous Mayor La Guardia decides to read the comics to the kiddies on the radio but he has no idea how popular the idea becomes. From 1939 to 1945, New York's sometimes authoritarian mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia's comic reading to the kiddies puts the legendary Edward R. Murrow's landmark broadcast I Can Hear It Now to shame. While the newspaper strike looms, La Guardia conducts a weekly, Sunday morning radio program on city-owned WNYC-820, Talk to the People. It's New York's version of Franklin D. Roosevelt's legendary Fireside Chats. To celebrate its legendary mayor, the City of NY has its very own La Guardia airport.

JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) I am astounded at all of that stuff on Facebook. Who cares that you "like" something and feel you need to "share" because you know everyone wants to know every blessed thing about you? Yikes! Is there no privacy anymore? Or better yet, discretion in one's life? I have a Facebook page and check it once a week or every other week. I have a couple of interests outside of radio, volunteer and work part-time...that's about it. I rely on your email because I know I can trust it. It truly is special to me. Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot and helps me keep my spirits up... Hugs to you and Lacy. Joanie

ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.

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October 08, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1136

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SOUL SINGER MEETS HIS WATERLOO In November 1969, R.B. Greaves' out-of-the-box hit Take a Letter Maria grand slams #2 on Billboard with sales of more than a million copies but the 5th Dimension's Wedding Bell Blues cheats the song out of #1. Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records legendary founder, produces the tune in August 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama with the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Ronald Bertram Aloysius Greaves III is born on November 28, 1944 on a U.S. Air Force base in Georgetown, Guyana. He grows up on a Seminole reservation in California. The Los Angeles County Coroner says R.B. Greaves, who is a nephew of the late Soul singer Sam Cooke, dies at 68 of prostate cancer on Thursday, September 27, 2012. His son Shiloh is his survivor.

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SCOTT SHANNON AND OLDIES KNOCKED OUT IN CHICAGO A big shake-up at WLS FM in Chicago, IL leaves legendary multiple Billboard Broadcaster of the Year Award winner Scott Shannon, who places WLS FM back on top with his The True Oldies Channel, out on a plank. Scott is one of the most recognized and honored deejays on the planet.  In an interview Scott sighs: Far too often, in the world of radio, our favorite personalities are taken away from us without the chance to say goodbye...when you're gone, you're gone, instantly old news in favor of the new team in place. Jan Jeffries, WLS FM Program Director, tells Robert Feder, radio media columnist, that he is moving the station away from the oldies format, stating that the word won't even be used on the air anymore.

2012 WAYNE WINNERS ON STAGE Eric Rhoads, Radio Ink Publisher, proclaims the 2012 Radio Wayne winners on Wednesday, September 19th at the Radio Show in Dallas, TX. America’s Best Broadcaster award goes to Jay Meyers, Adelante Media Group chief. Charlie Morgan, Emmis/Indianapolis, IN SVP and Market Manager, receives the Market Manager plaque. General Manager of the Year goes to Toni Snyder, American General Media Bakersfield, CA. Traci Kloss WPEN-AM/FM Greater Media Philadelphia, PA is the Streetfighter of the Year. Matt DeVoti Greater Media GSM at Rock WDHA FM (105.5)/Oldies WMTR-1250 Morristown, NJ nails General Sales Manager of the Year.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What do The Beverly Hillbillies and a Texas Rock and Roll band have in common? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•BILL CAREY Fordham University grad abandons News Director position at Tribune flagship WPIX TV CW CH11 NYC since November 2009 for possible equity stake in Internet startup company. Creditors soon take ownership of bankrupt WPIX TV parent Tribune and will choose their own team. •ENTERCOM Sports WEEI Boston, MA splits AM and FM signals on Friday, October 5, 2012. WEEI-850 is now ESPN. WEEI FM (93.7) continues its local talk format. •WES MILBBOURN Station manager of KFOR TV NBC CH4 Oklahoma City, OK succeeds Jim Boyer as President/GM who retires at the end of 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 JERRY LEE LEWIS records Great Balls Of Fire on October 8th at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. •1968 EMILY PROCTER beautiful TV actress as Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami born on October 8th. •1977 DOLLY PARTON's single Here You Come Again releases on RCA on October 6th. •1982 FERNANDO LAMAS romantic Argentine actor (The Avengers-1950) dies at 67 of cancer on October 8th. •1991 WILLIE NELSON's single Always On My Mind certifies Gold & Platinum on October 7th almost 10 years after its release. •2003 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER Austrian actor elected governor of California on October 8th.

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ROBERT MILLER (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Debate. Jim, As a university professor in communication (speech, persuasion, etc.) I have to say Romney did a better job in the first debate. I am a liberal but have to give credit where credit is do. The President apparently didn't prepare as well as Romney and m(a)y have overestimated his challenger's ability. I suspect the President will get in the game by debate #2. He needs to "splain" things to folks in simple terms. Otherwise he needs to have Bill Clinton as a proxy.

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J.R. KENNEDY (Houston, TX) Jim...still recovering from thyroid cancer that took out one of my vocal cords. Waiting on an implant that may fix me up. So wishing and waiting - should know in the next month. J R

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LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Hi, One striking moment during the debate is when Romney looks Lehrer in the eye and says that he will eliminate federal funding for PBS. I was proud. Don't you agree that (t)his sounded like something I would have said and done? Leslie Wayne Hodges

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DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Meteorologist Bob Goosmann Now At KRLD. Greetings Jim & Lacy, Meteorologist Bob Goosmann, formerly of CW 33 & CBS 11 TV in DFW is now at KRLD radio. From KRLD's Facebook page: 'Newsradio 1080 KRLD is proud to welcome Bob Goosmann as our new staff meteorologist. Bob replaces Krista Villareal who was our staff meteorologist for the past couple of years. We appreciate all that Krista did for us while she was part of our team. This change was made with many factors in mind. Newsradio 1080 KRLD is focused on being THE weather authority in Dallas/Fort Worth.' Best, David Faulkner

TRIVIA ANSWER: An episode of The Beverly Hillbillies where Granny yells Hot smoke and sassafras, Jethro, can't you do anything right? is the inspiration for the title to San Antonio, TX Psychedelic Rock band Bubble Puppy's 1969 hit Hot Smoke and Sasafrass that reaches #14 on Billboard. In 1966, Rod Prince and Roy Cox form Bubble Puppy in The Alamo City. Both previously are members of Rock group New Seeds. In their quest to form a top gun rock band with dual lead guitars, which is a staple of Southern Rock but unknown in the Psychedelic music arena, Prince and Cox enlist Austin, TX gymnast Todd Potter as saxophone player and guitarist. When they add Danny Segovia and Clayton Pulley, Bubble Puppy's line up is complete. The name Bubble Puppy comes from a fictitious children's game in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy. In spring 1967, Bubble Puppy relocates to Austin, TX and signs with Houston-based International Artists, which is home to Rock bands 13th Floor Elevators and the Red Krayola.

TONY WILLIAMS (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Oct 5 « WHISNews21. Looks really nice Jim. Nice layout and graphics. I like it.

KEN DOWE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Oct 5 « WHISNews21. Wonderful, Jim. MUCH easier to read and peruse. Good format! Ken

BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Oct 5 < WHISNews21. Hi Jim! Please know, and make sure that Lacy knows, you contributed your normal outstanding work with this column. I enjoyed very much! Blazin’ Blake Lindsay

JOE FORD (Houston, TX) Subject: WHISNews21 Welcomes Jim Rose Latest News « WHISNews21 - 2. Jim, I have found over the years that if you keep going long enough, things will finally break...good OR bad! In your case, I hope it's good because you deserve it. Your dedication to the business that consumed most of our lives, is admirable. Keep on truckin' buddy! Joe

MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: posted in Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Hey radio folks...we're just SIX WEEKS away from the Texas Radio Hall of Fame's 2012 induction ceremony! Don't risk waiting 'til the last minute to order your tickets. And don't forget that we'll also be inducting our late friend and TRHoF creator LARRY SHANNON that day...so you don't want to miss out. The premier Texas radio event of the year is coming up Saturday, Nov 10, in San Antonio. Scroll down this page for quick and easy links to Paypal, and for more venue information. See you there! (www.KNUS99.com)

FOGHORN LEGHORN [1950s Looney Tunes cartoons] This is gonna cause more confusion than a mouse in a burlesque show!

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October 05, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1135

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

RATE THE DEBATE On Wednesday evening, October 3, 2012 all America's eyes are glued to one of the many cable TV channels that carry the first debate between 2012 U.S. Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and current President Obama. Mitt appears to be aggressive while Obama looks around for his valued teleprompter. Even liberal MSNBC is condemning Obama for failing to show more fight. Many say that Mitt Romney emerged the clear winner over the more taciturn and passive President Obama. One striking moment during the debate is when Romney looks Lehrer in the eye and says that he will eliminate federal funding for PBS. What are your thoughts? Who won the debate? Give us your brief thoughts at rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

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BEACH BOYS END TOUR WITH BREAK UP Since the 1960s, one of America's favorite Rock groups is The Beach Boys who cheer us up with their California Surf Music. Lead singer Brian Wilson writes many of their tunes. In late-April 2012, The Beach Boys begin their 50th anniversary tour in Tucson, AZ with a lengthy 42-song roster, plus a new album, That's Why God Made the Radio. On Friday night, The Beach Boys close their tour at the Wembley Arena in London. But trouble brews behind the scenes. The Beach Boys good vibrations turn to bad vibrations when Mike Love disagrees with fellow Beach Boy Brian Wilson and seeks millions of dollars in damages. For upcoming tours Mike Love, who owns The Beach Boys name, wants to dump the group's founder Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks and continue with his own band with its fifth member, Bruce Johnston. Wouldn't it be nice if the Beach Boys could all get along?

MUSICIANS PROTEST TONIGHT SHOW The American Federation of Musicians Union claims that its performers go seven years without raises. The AFM protests on both coasts: in New York Today, Good Morning America and Late Show with David Letterman plus in Los Angeles Tonight, Dancing with the Stars and Jimmy Kimmel Live. AFM Union musicians hand out leaflets to audience members who stand in line to get into the Leno, Kimmel and Letterman shows with the words: Cheated: Musicians Edition...watch the networks hammer your favorite show's hardworking musicians in contract negotiations. Give musicians fair pay for fair play. According to AFM officials: musicians who play on these shows last received a pay raise in 2005, when ABC, CBS and NBC last approved a new contract.

JIM ROME LEAPFROGS TO CBS It's now official. Syndicated sports talk icon Jim Rome exits Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s Premiere Networks at the end of his contract which expires at the end of 2012 to become part of CBS Sports Radio's national roster. The newly created national sports talk network goes on the air on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Rome’s program airs from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm ET. CBS will call on every once of Jim Rome's strength. Included in Rome’s new deal are his contributions to the 60-second network hourly feature CBS Sports Minute plus his CBS Sports and www.CBSSports.com commentary. Rome also will host a talk series which debuts in fall 2013 on premium cable channel Showtime.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What causes The Who's Roger Daltrey's stuttering in their recording of My Generation? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bobby Rich Morning MIX 5-9am on KMXZ FM [94.9MIXfm] Tucson, AZ adds one more year of living on Wednesday, October 3, 2012! •33RD ANNUAL REGIONAL NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS in New York City for Outstanding Regional News Story in Spot News goes to WFAA TV ABC CH13 Dallas, TX and Outstanding Regional News Story in Investigative Reporting to WTHR TV CH13 Indianapolis, IN on Monday night, October 1, 2012. •WIP-610 Philadelphia, PA on the air since March 17, 1922 celebrates 25th anniversary as Sports station. •WNYW TV Fox CH5 NYC drops Helicopter sharing with WNBC TV CH4 to partner with WCBS TV CH2 who previously is with WPIX TV CW CH 11. WNBC TV now has its very own Chopper 4 with Kai Simonsen as its eye in the sky. •COMCAST SPORTSNET Philadelphia, PA celebrates 15th year with 24-hour sports on October 1, 2012. 

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 KRTV TV CBS CH3 in Great Falls, MT begins broadcasting on October 5th. •1960 GREGG HUBBARD keyboard player with Mark Miller forms Sawyer Brown in the 1980s born on October 4th in Orlando, FL. •1976 BARBARA NICHOLS [Barbara Marie Nickerauer] brassy comic buxom blonde character actress in Pajama Game (1957) & Where the Boys Are (1960) dies at 47 on October 5th. •1981 ALABAMA & DEBBIE REYNOLDS star on season premiere of NBC's Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters on October 3rd. •1992 EDDIE KENDRICKS founding member of the Temptations dies of lung cancer at 52 on October 5th. •2001 REBA MCENTIRE's TV sitcom Reba in a holding pattern twice after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon debuts on October 5th.

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DUANE ALLEN [Lead singer Oak Ridge Boys] (Hendersonville, TN) Subject: Oaks on Pawn Stars! Yes, Jim, It is a fun show to work. The Old Man, Richard Harrison, and his boys have become good friends. The Old Man and his wife have been fans of our music for years. We will be at the Opera House in Galveston on Jan. 19 & 20. I think that may be the closest date to Houston. Always great to hear from you, Jim. Duane

JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) Jim, You had me howling with your Stephen Wright joke... I had to share it with family and friends and I just wanted you to know it really was a bright spot in my day...and I needed it. Keep up the good work ~ I always enjoy seeing your email when it comes into my mailbox. Joan

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JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Subject: video. Watched James Marvell's video. Welcomed change from today's loud music, not overbearing singers voice. Actually heard and understood lyrics. No big hat covering half face, no wild sex, no drunks, no holes in his pants, just clean entertainment. We need more artists like him.

DAVID FAULKNER [KTNS-1600 Plano/KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Andy Williams. Greetings Jim & Lacy, Growing up my radio was often on KLIF (1190.) But, several of the grown ups listened to "The Gentle Sound" of KRLD or one of DFW's several Beautiful Music stations. Andy Williams was a staple of those. And, of course, he was on TV for many years. More recently, I enjoyed hearing Mr. Williams as the guest one week on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." Glad that he & his music are part of the variety that I grew up hearing & appreciating. He was one of the best! Peace, David Faulkner

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CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Is Radio Really Dead? In my Speech class I had two friends at the time: Joe Jeff Glodblatt and Jerry Karlovich. Jerry already had his 1st Class license, if I remember correctly, and did a show on KNER at the Buckner Children’s Home. I am not sure whether he is still in Broadcasting. He was also in my Geometry Class along with a Randy Adams. Jeff Glodblatt was good as a Thespian. I talk with him a few times after I graduated, but lost contact with him. Joe once suggested that I teach Speech Therapy, since I had learned how to overcome certain problems through Speech Therapy myself. Charles George KC5RAI

TRIVIA ANSWER: Roger Daltrey, The Who's lead singer, stutters on their hit record My Generation because he does not rehearse the song before the  recording session and forgets the words plus he cannot hear his own voice through the monitors. He tries to put lyrics to the music but The Who decides to leave his vocal blunder in the song. The BBC refuses to play My Generation because it doesn't want to offend fans who stutter. But, after My Generation soars to #2 on the UK charts, the BBC changes its mind.

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Missed Issue of JRRR. Hi Jim just checking on you since I not received Sunday’s copy of JRRR. Hope you and Lacy are doing well. I've added a Dorkie to the household. His name is Pepper and is a playmate to our 11 year old miniature dachshund Pudge. I've decided puppies are a handful. All the Best, Bob Tomlinson=

[Gentleman] JIM CARTER (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Funny... FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, $200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything. (Statement of the Century)

GEORGE STRAIT (May 18, 1952 - p) This is where the cowboy rides away.

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October 01, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1134

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SIR DOUG LOSES DRUMMER In 1964, Johnny Perez joins Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Jack Barber and Frank Morrin to form Rock group Sir Douglas. They sign with Houston, TX area producer Huey P. Meaux, who adds Quintet to their name as Sir Douglas Quintet. Their first record, Sugar Bee, pales in record sales but their follow-up single, She’s About a Mover, nails #13 on Billboard. In 1966, The Rains Came hammers #31 on the chart. Doug decides to break up the Quintet, move to San Francisco and form a new quintet. Perez remains in TX. Doug convinces Johnny and Augie to move to California and reform the Sir Douglas Quintet where they record one of their best albums, Mendicino. The title track only makes it to #27 but it is one of their most loved tunes. On September 11, 2012 Sir Douglas Quintet drummer Johnny Perez dies at 69 in a Los Angeles, CA hospital from complications of cirrhosis of the liver.

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BRAND EXITS KPCC RADIO KPCC FM (89.3) Pasadena, CA public radio station expands Madeleine Brand's highly-rated hour-long Madeleine Brand Show by one hour to the two-hour-long Brand & Martinez show from 9 to 11 am and pairs her with former KSPN-710 sports talk host A. Martinez which proves not to be a match made in Heaven. This follows another KPCC surprise move when they drop veteran journalist Patt Morrison's award-winning afternoon show after six years. Brand who is with KPCC FM for two years exits her top-rated show to pursue other opportunities after the forced on-air marriage with Martinez isn't her cup of tea. Her replacement Alex Cohen admits that listeners do not like the sudden change. The arrival of Martinez coincides with a three-year $6 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for KPCC FM to increase its staff of Latinos.

SAVAGE WINS SUIT Talk radio hero Michael Savage, who Talk Radio Network distributes his show from his home base in San Francisco since the late 1990s, wins his legal battle for the network to free him from his contract which opens the doors for him to locate another syndicator for his show. Michael has to obey a non-compete which keeps him off the air until it ends. Then he is free to choose another syndicator. Talkers magazine ranks Michael Savage as the third most-listened-to talk show host in America. On his website, Savage issues a sigh of relief: After a grueling legal battle that cost him and his family dearly, Michael Savage can announce he won! He is free at last. Free to work with whomever he wishes in the radio industry from today forward.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What popular R&B group is once known as The Casinyets? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•BILL ANTHONY (Dexter Andrews) midday golden voice on WAKV-980 The Memory Station Kalamazoo-Otsego, MI dies at 61 of lung infection. •WAL-MART & TARGET drop Amazon.com Kindle eReaders and tablets in favor of Apple iPad and other gizmos. •WWL TV CBS CH4 New Orleans, LA celebrates 55 years on the air since September 7, 1957. •JORGE SEDANO is new PD of Beasley Sports WQAM-560 in Miami, FL also host of The Jorge Sedano Show. •LES MOONVES CBS President/CEO brags that advertising on next NFL Super Bowl on CBS TV is more than 90% sold out. Prices for those ads ring up more than $4 million each. •RUSSIAN court convicts three members of a Punk band guilty of hooliganism after they perform an anti-Vladimir V. Putin song in Moscow's Orthodox cathedral. •KLIPSCH reissues stereo recordings from the 1950s made by founder Paul W. Klipsch to provide consumers with reference-quality program material.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KYTV TV NBC CH3 in Springfield, MO begins broadcasting on October 1st. •1969 LORETTA LYNN records her Classic Coal Miner's Daughter in the evening on October 1st at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN. •1975 AL JACKSON drummer who plays that tom tom on the backbeats that everybody used to copy in Soul band Booker T and The MG's on Memphis, TN's Stax Records (Green Onions #3-1962) murdered at 39 on October 1st by intruders in his house. •1986 PATTY LOVELESS' self-titled debut album releases on MCA records on October 1st. •1994 SCOTT DUNBAR Mississippi Blues vocalist/guitarist dies at 90 on October 1st. •2005 DIERKS BENTLEY inducts into the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart on October 1st after he performs Come A Little Closer.

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JAMES MARVELL [Lead singer Mercy - 'Love Will Make You Happy'] (Tampa, FL) Hey Jim & Lacy, Here's a scoop about my 100 year old dad Sal. I'm so proud of him. He's a retired barber but can still be seen in this 2012 video cutting hair. Sal just helped me with a song I wrote about my home town of Tampa. I'll gladly email any station an MP3 of the song. My contact is: jmarvell7@yahoo.com The new video can be seen at - http://youtu.be/FJLhO_9gWZA

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CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Is Radio Really Dead? Hi: I am not very proud of the fact that I was not good at Science or Math; however; I remember being told energy never is gone it just changes form. I think Radio has changed, like I can create my own station on Spotify, and not even own the records just type in the artists, etc and make a playlist. I think Spotify is even better than Pandora or IHeart, Clear Channel. I would listen to the radio more if they actually programmed what I want to hear: More Music less Talk. I just want the facts then I can form my own opinions and ideas. I don't need a former Rock DJ telling me everything that is wrong. Though I like the idea of the empty chair for a speech. Charles George KC5RAI

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1133) September 28, 2012 [Friday] So this is what it has come to, eh? Regional cheerleading and block-voting people into the Hall of Fame? Why not do something novel and vote for people who made a difference in the business and who have had successful careers for many years. Why not vote for those who really deserve that unique distinction of "Hall of Famer". Perhaps the HOF needs an executive committee made up of current members to vote in the deserving candidates, as opposed to the at-large ballots that are becoming ego-boosters for each city in the state. Make this HOF mean something instead of being a "chosen few" approach that is carried out by influential individuals. Off my soapbox now. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

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DR. BRUCE NELSON [Retired KFTX FM 97.5 GM/AM Drive DJ on 12/31/2010] (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1133) September 28, 2012 [Friday] Re: Andy Williams, Sandi & I saw him about 3 years back with Ann Margaret at his Moon River Theater in Branson and had row 3 Center for the show, it was fantastic (As were Ann's legs etc. after all these years) Interestingly enough the song "Moon River" he was best known for was a hit for Henry Mancini (#11 in 1961) and a top twenty single for Jerry Butler BUT never a single from Andy Williams...go figure...I was a fan and he will be missed!!! DrB (www.kftx.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In the beginning, before their string of 10 Top 40 Billboard hits between 1961 and 1968, The Marvelettes call themselves The Casinyets which is short for can't sing yet. The group has difficulty with a name for their new act. Wikipedia remembers: one of the members jokingly took a stab at their own singing abilities saying 'we can't sing yet'...Gladys Horton altered the saying to 'The Casinyets'. The Marvelettes are Inkster high schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Juanita Cowart and Georgia Dobbins. Inkster high is in Detroit suburb Inkster, MI. Their first record to hit the charts, Please Mr. Postman, crashes #1 in 1962 with sales of over a half million copies. At #7 are Playboy and Don't Mess With Bill. One of their most memorable tunes, Beechwood 4-5789, makes it to #17.

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: change of email. Jim I've had major email issues this past week would you change my subscription to JRRR to frbob@eastex.net. Thanks a lot and I hope all is well with you and Lacy. It's ok to publish my email change if you like. Fr. Bob Tomlinson.

DAVID FAULKNER [ex KTNS-1600 Plano/KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth] (Dallas, TX) Greetings Jim & Lacy, Thank you for including me in the birthdays of Friday's edition. Enjoyed seeing that. Best, David Faulkner

STEPHEN WRIGHT (December 6, 1955 - p) Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday.

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September 24, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1132

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

MOON RIVER ISN'T THE SAME ANYMORE Andy Williams singing style evolves from Rock oriented Pop hits like his cover of the Charlie Gracie record Butterfly in 1957 that lands Williams at #1 on Billboard to E-Z Listening ballads like his 1962 Oscar Award winning Moon River. From 1957 to 1971, The Andy Williams TV Show airs in one form or another. Andy's many Christmas TV specials are spectacular, too. President Ronald Reagan once calls Andy Williams a national treasure. Born in Wall Lake, IA on December 3, 1927 Howard Andrew Williams begins to perform at only 8 with his older brothers Dick, Bob and Don in the local Presbyterian Church choir. During his long music career, Andy Williams gains 18 Gold and 3 Platinum albums plus 5 Grammy nominations. Andy's Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, says that Andy Williams died on Tuesday night at 84 from bladder cancer in his home in Branson, MO.

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LOVELY LORETTA CELEBRATES HALF A CENTURY Born on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Holler, KY the 80-year-old Loretta Lynn is a pioneer for women and everyone in Country music. In 1960, Loretta debuts on the Grand Ole Opry in the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. In 1962, Lynn becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry. On Tuesday night, September 25, 2012 Loretta Lynn celebrates her 50th anniversary with a commemorative Opry show. On a Sunday night in 1968, KBUC FM/AM has Loretta Lynn in a concert in San Antonio, TX. The following Monday afternoon Loretta's huge bus stops in front of our building. During my PM Drive DJ show on KBUC, Loretta rushes into the control room and leans over my shoulder to say Hi. Someone brings her a chair to put beside mine. That afternoon, Loretta and I have an absolutely marvelous radio team show in the Alamo City. Loretta Lynn is the genuine article.

BEACH BOYS TOUR WITHOUT FOUNDER In 2012, The Beach Boys do not have a happy family because after the final two dates of their reunion tour, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston decide to make a go of it without the group's founder Brian Wilson and Al Jardine. Brian tells CNN that he couldn’t understand why Love doesn’t want to continue with the reunion as it is currently configured. Al Jardine starts a petition at www.ipetitions.com/: To: Mike Love, In order to preserve the validity of “The Beach Boys” as a whole, and not as a “money saving, stripped down version” that only contains 1 original member, and 1 member that joined in 1965, we ask you to re-instate the 3 other members to the touring group for your final years performing. One fan replies: When will Mike and Bruce realize that if it weren’t for Brian they’d be lucky if they were playing in an oldies band at the local Elks lodge? What do you think about the downsizing of The Beach Boys?

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does Harry Chapin receive inspiration for his hit tune Taxi? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•BOB HOWER anchor on KOTV TV CBS CH6 Tulsa, OK’s first newscast in 1949 dies at 87 on Saturday morning, September 22, 2012. •ARMSTRONG & GETTY morning hosts on KSTE-650 in Sacramento-Rancho Cordova, CA receive the Clear Channel suspension gong for Armstrong's anti-Muslim comments. Fans in support of Armstrong & Getty set up a page on the Internet. •HANK BONECUTTER Morning Host of The Bone Show and former owner of News/Talk/Sports WJZM-1400 Clarksville, TN who just completes sale to new owners Dave Loos Jr., Greg Walker and Mike Parchman in August 2012 is let go by those same new owners. •TIM HEDRICK after being off the air for two months returns to the WKRC TV CBS CH12 Cincinnati, OH weather desk at 5 and 6 pm. •CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA reaches tentative agreement for new three-year collective bargaining agreement on Monday evening, September 24, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 RACKET SQUAD one of my favorite TV Crime Dramas starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock last episode airs on CBS on September 28th. •1968 JEANNIE C. RILEY's Tom T. Hall penned single Harper Valley P.T.A. socks it to #1 in Billboard Country on September 28th. •1979 JIMMY MCCULLOCH guitarist with Wings dies at 26 of heart failure on September 28th in his flat in Maida Vale, North West London. •1984 GEORGE STRAIT's album Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind releases on MCA records on September 28th. •1991 MILES DAVIS legendary Jazz trumpeter dies at 65 of pneumonia in Santa Monica, CA on September 28th. •2001 JAMIE O'NEAL's album Shiver glows Gold from The Recording Industry Association of America on September 28th.

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FRANK HALEY [News Director KKIM FM 102.9] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1132) September 24, 2012 [Monday] Jim, JOHN HALE hit the "nail on the head" with his comments on the future of, or the lack of it for Radio. It's a done deal. Radio as we knew it is dead. Stick a fork in it, it's done!!! What a shame, the "bean counters" have killed it. Frank

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LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Fall Luncheon. Come One…Come All … Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Fall Get-Together, Lunch, and Gab Fest! R.S.V.P. TODAY! S.A. RADIO REUNION LUNCH 0Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:30 a.m. 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. Our thanks to Don Couser for making arrangements with Sea Island. We will be discussing plans and ideas for organizing the Society, creating a website, activating the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame, contributing to the San Antonio Radio Memories book/website, and more!  Be a part of the planning process!  Be there to be heard… we need your participation! Please R.S.V.P. by reply email so we can provide a head count. 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. I look forward to seeing everyone…and hopefully some who haven’t been able to join us before. Bring stories to tell or memorabilia to share! I await your email RSVP replies! Liz

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JOHN BARGER (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Texas Radio Hall of Fame Luncheon - San Antonio - Saturday, November 10th. San Antonio Radio Broadcast Greats - Let's pitch-in to get this event sold-out early. Why?  So we (San Antonio Radio People) can continue to have strong influence on the selection of future honorees.  We have several deserving folks who should be in line for accolades in the near future. We shouldn't let them down. Please show support by joining in and purchasing a pair of tickets (or possibly a table) to this event ... and make sure to attend. We may be the Third Market in Texas, but we can be Number One in influence and hospitality. - John Barger

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1972, Rock singer/songwriter Harry Chapin's single Taxi reaches #24 nationwide in the U.S. Actually, Harry Chapin really does have his taxi driver's license in New York City and drives a cab for six months in Long Beach, NY. On Thursday, July 16, 1981 Chapin drives in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph on the way to perform at a free concert later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY. He swerves directly into the path of a tractor-trailer truck which rams into the rear of his blue 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit rupturing its fuel tank and causes his car to burst into flames. A spokesman for the Nassau County Medical Center reports that Chapin suffers a heart attack and dies of cardiac arrest.

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) I think the Internet has opened and also closed doors. Like I can shop without going to the store, so I can live in a part of town where I can get an apartment cheaper than if I lived in North Dallas. I may not live in as desirable neighborhood. But the stores we have are not upscale South East Dallas, we have Wal Mart, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree. I actually like Dollar Tree. I also go to Aldis. I bought Velveeta then melted it and added a can of Rotel Tomatoes, Can of Spinach, and  a can of mushrooms. It makes a very good dip with chips. I enjoy cooking at times. Saves money and can make it the way I want. I recently had grilled chicken that I put with an Alfredo Sauce over Spaghetti. Charles George, KC5RAI

TONY ORLANDO [Lead singer of 1970s group Tony Orlando and Dawn] (April 3, 1944 - p) [Andy Williams death] We've lost a very special man today. He personified to me, for the country, a style of grace, dignity and class with everything he did. He had an ability to make everything seem balanced and perfect and, you know, we've lost a great American treasure.

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September 24, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1132

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

MISS MONITOR EXPIRES At 5-foot-7, with sea-blue eyes, flowing red hair and a shapely figure, Tedi Thurman is very attractive. But, it is her steamy, enchanting voice that brings her fame as the most recognizable female voice in the country. In the mid 1950s, when radio is real, as the weather girl on the long-running NBC radio show Monitor, Tedi's soft, sultry voice with lush music in the background causes America's weather temperatures to melt our radio sets. In 1966, when I'm a DJ on KTER-1570, a tiny middle age female real estate agent seductively reads her Terrell, TX gossip over lush instrumental music. Dennis Hart's book Monitor: The Last Great Radio Show (2002) says that NBC President, Pat Weaver, creates Monitor in 1955 to go on the air at 8 am on Saturdays. Jack Gould writes in The New York Times that Tedi makes the forecasts sound like an irresistible invitation to an unforgettable evening. Dorothy Ruth Thurman, who uses the radio name Tedi, is born in Midville, GA on June 23, 1923. Tedi Thurman dies at 89 in her Palm Springs, CA home on Monday, September 17, 2012.

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ROBIN RECEIVES TRANSPLANT On Thursday, September 20, 2012 ABC's Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts announces in Eyewitness Morning News interview with anchor Mike Hoss that she will receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister WWL TV CBS CH4 New Orleans, LA news anchor Sally-Ann Roberts. Robin's rare blood disorder is a result of her breast cancer treatment in 2007. Her sister Sally-Ann is in New York this week along with the third sister, Dorothy, to be with her. Robin says: Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems. I’ve been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome (preleukemia). My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this -and I know it's true. JRRR's prayers are for Robin Roberts' speedy recovery.

DEATH ON LONE RANGER SET In the latest film version, Armie Hammer is The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp is his sidekick, Tonto. On Friday morning, September 21, 2012 as the film sets up for a shoot, a crew member has a heart attack and drowns. According to the UK Daily Mail, his job is to prep a water tank for a shoot. Then he goes into cardiac arrest. Paramedics are unable to revive the man. Disney Studios only say that he is a diver with no name given.

TRIVIA QUESTION: British Rock band The Who evolve from what other names? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•GREG MAFFEI Liberty Media CEO tells Goldman Sachs Annual Communicopia Conference on Thursday morning, September 20, 2012 that once Liberty takes control, Sirius XM will be OK if its CEO Mel Karmazin leaves the building. •BOB GOEN exits TV's Entertainment Tonight to return to radio with his wife as BMR [Bob & Marianne Radio] in morning drive on Cumulus AC WRRM FM [Warm 98] Cincinnati, OH on October 1, 2012. •ERIC & KATHY's 13th Annual 36-Hour Radiothon on Today's New Music WTMX FM (The Mix 101.9) Chicago suburb of Skokie, IL raises $1,722,153.36 for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Salute! •CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA concert on Saturday evening, September 22, 2012 at Symphony Center cancels - musicians go on strike.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 THE TONIGHT SHOW premieres on NBC TV on September 27th with host Steve Allen until 1957. Jack Parr until 1962. Johnny Carson until 1992 when Jay Leno arrives. •1962 LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS record The Ballad Of Jed Clampett on September 24th which becomes the theme for popular TV show The Beverly Hillbillies. •1977 LOVE BOAT's 1st broadcast is on ABC-TV on September 24th. •1989 RODNEY CROWELL's remake of Buck Owens' Above And Beyond (#3-1960) shoots to #1 in Billboard Country on September 23rd. •1990 JAY CURRIN legendary Hollywood stuntman (Smokey and the Bandit II-1980) dies at 34 on September 24th. •2004 LORETTA LYNN scores twice at the Americana Music Awards on September 24th at the Nashville Convention Center.

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JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer - 'Love Can Make You Happy' - 1969] (Tampa, FL) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1130) September 17, 2012 [Monday] Jim, My dad turns 100 next month. We just recorded a song together....He even made the front page of a major Tampa Florida newspaper during the RNC. May I send the video link to the song and a line or two about this unique situation for your stories? Thanks, James

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DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Alex Burton. Greetings Jim & Lacy, Often see your Monday edition on Sunday morning. If that's the schedule this week, here's a link from the Press Club of Dallas Facebook page about the memorial service for Alex Burton: www.pressclubdallas.com/alex-burton-a-celebration-of-life-sunday-september-23/. Best, David Faulkner

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1131) September 21, 2012 [Friday] I actually talked to Sara Allen (Sara Smile) back in the 90's. We were in the same chat room and got to be friends so we talked by phone and then she told me who she was. She was a psychologist or something like that and was as nice as could be. Very personable. I wasn't totally convinced she was telling the truth to begin with but she came up with some stuff that was beyond common knowledge and later on I found out it was indeed Sara. Very nice lady. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

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JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1130) September 17, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, Radio today is barely visible as an entertainment and information medium. Radio, like newspapers, is on a downhill slide apparently without brakes, and I don't see anything on the horizon that can restore its' viability. The consumer base is rapidly eroding. People get their entertainment and information mostly online, and that's not going to change. The other major problem is this...where will the next generation of broadcasters come from? The smaller market stations are mostly satellite-fed these days, which means there are very few openings out there for newbie broadcasters. The music formats have largely devalued announcers, making music radio these days the equivalent of over-the-air I-Pods. The only possible positive thing that could happen would be for broadcasting to lose its profitability completely for the big corporations, and for those corporations to get out of the satellite business and sell stations back into the hands of local owners. However, I wouldn't want to bet the farm on that happening anytime soon. Sorry to be Mr. Negativity, but I just don't hold out much hope for broadcasting ever becoming a primary entertainment and information source again. Welcome to the computer age.

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1962, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle start a Dixieland Jazz band called The Confederates. Roger Daltrey asks Entwistle to join his band The Detours. In 1964, the group adds drummer Keith Moon. In February 1964, Townshend's roommate Richard Barnes, suggests they change their name from The Detours to The Who. Singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon become famous as members of British Rock band The Who. Even though MTV ranks The Who at #4 in their Top 50 Classic Rock groups and VH1 places The Who at #8 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, The Who never do have a #1 hit single. In September 1964, at the Railway Tavern in Harrow and Wealdstone, London, Townshend smashes his guitar on the stage. With that act, the band discovers a gimmick to make a huge name for themselves.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1131) September 21, 2012 [Friday] Jim: Your quote today mentions Joe Louis. "The Brown Bomber" is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, VA. I visited his grave there (along w/Audie Murphy) in 1993. BOB & Sonny Lee.

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1131) September 21, 2012 [Friday] Jim, While I agree with the statement that Clayton Moore was the Best Lone Ranger in TV and Film I must point out another Lone Ranger by the Name of Brace Beemer who played the Radio Lone Ranger until 1954. The Lone Ranger started on Detroit radio station in 1933 and to us approaching our 70's he was the Lone Ranger until the Ranger headed for TV in 1949 (I think). There were several radio Lone Rangers but Brace Beemer played the radio ranger the longest and was great in the part. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Clayton Moore during my tenure at KNUZ while he was promoting sunglasses and restricted wearing them instead of the mask. He was a great guy and signed 2 videos, 4 8x10 and six Lone Ranger (w/Clayton Moore covers) comic books...they are among my most treasured possessions. Best, DrB

CLAYTON MOORE (September 14, 1914 - December 28, 1999) Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other.

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September 21, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1131

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NFL FILMS LOSES ITS BRAIN CHILD For the past 50 years, NFL Films president Steve Sabol allows us fans to see a different side of football. Steve's dad, Ed Sabol, starts the company and convinces the NFL to let him film its 1962 title game. Ed with help from son Steve, starts NFL Films, and the league never is the same. In 1964, Steve begins as a cinematographer with the company. From there, he builds NFL Films where he eventually becomes its President. Everything that we see on Inside the NFL comes from NFL Films. Much of what we see on the NFL Network and NFL.com comes from NFL Films. And the wonderful NFL documentaries that we see also come from NFL Films. NFL Films wins more than 100 Emmys. Steve Sabol himself wins 35 of them. On Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012 Steve Sabol dies at 69 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.

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BIG CHANGES IN FARGO COUNTRY Duke Wright's Midwest Communications buys the six-station Radio Fargo-Moorhead group to join its stable of 47 radio stations in five states. For the past six years, RFM President Jim Ingstad owns the group which includes top-rated Talk KFGO-790 along with Top 40 WDAY FM (Y94), Country KBVB FM (Bob 95 FM), Classic Hits KMJO FM (104.7 Popster FM), Sports KVOX-740 and Classic Rock KRWK FM (Rock 102). Midwest Communications President Duke Wright brags: We are a family-owned and -operated broadcast company with over 54 years in the radio business. The Radio Fargo-Moorhead properties are among the top-rated facilities in the country. RFM President Jim Ingstad sighs: It's been an honor the past six years to be part of the best broadcast team I've ever had the privilege to work with.

WALTERS MOVES UP THE TV FOOD CHAIN Bob Walters lasts more than a decade as News Director of WTVW TV CH7 Evansville, IN. Late 2011, when Nexstar purchases WEHT TV CH25 from Gilmore Broadcasting, it combines operations with WTVW TV CH7. Walters becomes News Director of both stations. As what usually happens in ownership switches, changes are made. In June 2012, Bob exits the TV stations. But, soon Walters joins KNOE TV CBS CH8 in Monroe, LA as News Director. Ironically, Bob gains a touché in the game of a TV fencing match because he goes head-to-head against two stations controlled by his former employer, Nexstar, which owns KARD TV FOX CH14 and operates Mission-owned NBC affiliate KTVE TV NBC CH10. Let the match begin. Bob Walters starts the week as News Director of KNOE TV CBS CH8 in Monroe, LA on Monday, September 17, 2012.

TOTO HAS LOU GEHRIG'S In 1978, Pop-Rock group Toto's single Hold the Line captures #8 on Billboard. For 5 weeks in 1982 Toto's Rosanna grabs hold of #2. In the 1980s, the group has several hit tunes. On February 26, 2010, Toto issues a press release that its bass player, Mike Porcaro, has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. During a 2007 tour, Porcaro notices that something is wrong when he gets a numbness in his finger that makes it difficult to play the bass. Since then, his condition worsens. In an interview with Chambers of Rock, Keyboardist David Paich says: I’d like to say Mike’s doing better but...it’s the prognosis that isn’t great. He’s kinda been going downhill for the last three years here ‘cos it’s a very slow degenerative process. But...his spirits are up...except that he’s...in a wheelchair and can’t move. Can’t walk and can’t play. Just a heart breaking drag. Our prayers are with Mike Porcaro.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the basis for Hall and Oates' Rich Girl? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Red Jones retires from WKNG-1060 after 63 years in radio, has birthday on August 28, 2012. Salute! Jumpin' Joe Barnett CBS Radio Houston, TX air personality lights up the candles on Friday, September 21, 2012. Dean Goss former CBS Classic Hits KFRC FM 99.7 DJ plus TV game show host adds 1 more year on Saturday, September 22, 2012. •GREG KIHN celebrates 16 years as Morning DJ on Classic Rock KUZX FM (K-FOX 98.5) San Francisco, CA with this message from Entercom's VP/MM Dwight Walker: We salute Greg on his 16 years of contributions to KFOX and wish him only the best. The KFOX Morning Show will be going in a different direction. •ANNALISA former KFOG personality replaces Greg Kihn on KFOX on September 24, 2012. •DAN MASON CBS Radio President/CEO receives 2012 NAB/RAB National Radio Award at the annual luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX on Friday, September 21, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KRDO TV ABC CH13 in Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO 1st broadcast on September 21st. •1967 FAITH HILL one of America's most successful female singers ACM Single Record of the Year for This Kiss in 1999 born on September 21st in Jackson, MS. •1970 KAPP TV ABC CH35 in Yakima, WA begins broadcasting on September 21st. •1988 LORETTA LYNN & her youngest sister Crystal Gayle perform together in a concert for the first time on September 20th. •1992 BILL WILLIAMS (Herman August Wilhelm Katt) son of German immigrants appears in ten films before he stars in 104 episodes of TV's Adventures of Kit Carson from 1951-55 dies at 77 of brain tumor on September 21st. •2002 WILLIE NELSON's 15th annual Farm Aid at the Post-Gazette Pavilion on September 21st in Burgettstown, PA features Neil Young, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Kid Rock and Dave Matthews.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Glad you got it OK''''''''''' Money is tight all over. My friend just sold his Lionel train collection ---- after 40 years of collecting. Got a "Fraction" of what it's worth - but needed the $$ more than the Trains! Remember what our Mom & Dad told us Jim when we were "young pups? Put money away for a Rainy day! I used to smile at my Mom when she said that! I'm not laughing anymore. Your Radio Pal, Dave M

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TONY LAWRENCE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Alex Burton. There will be a Memorial Service for longtime DFW broadcaster Alex Burton Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2:00 PM at the Texas Theater on Jefferson Street in Oak Cliff. Tony Lawrence / Dallas

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1130) September 17, 2012 [Monday] Jim, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Alex Burton. I never had the chance to meet him, but he was an icon in Dallas radio and TV, especially in journalism. We're losing so many talented folks, and replacing them with...what? John Hale

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JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1130) September 17, 2012 [Monday] Jim...I'm glad you mentioned Clayton Moore in the last newsletter. In 1981 I had the pleasure of doing a TV spot with him at Happy Shahan's ranch in Bracketville. Clayton was a great guy and we had lots of fun visiting for a couple of days. Like you said, he was wearing sunglasses, but also carrying a small case with his mask inside. He said he was awaiting word that he could wear it again! Clayton was the ONLY Lone Ranger...may he rest in peace! Jim Gough

TRIVIA ANSWER: A wealthy spoiled heir to a fast food chain is an ex-boyfriend from college,  Victor Walker, of Daryl Hall's longtime girlfriend Sara Allen who is still her friend. Hall remembers: He came to our apartment, and he was acting sort of strange. His father was quite rich. So, Daryl writes a tune with the line in the original lyrics You're a rich boy, he changes the gender in the song so that he can sing it from a male point of view. On March 26, 1977, Daryl Hall and John Oates' Rich Girl becomes the first of the duo's six #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Hall and Oates' #1 tunes include: Rich Girl (2 weeks-1977), Kiss on My List (3 weeks-1981), Private Eyes (2 weeks-1981), I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) (1982), Maneater (4 weeks-1982) and Out of Touch (2 weeks-1984). In 2003, Hall and Oates induct into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard places Hall & Oates at #15 on their 100 greatest artists of all time list plus its #1 duo.

FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) I'll try and throw in a story or two. It's been so long I may have forgotten a thing or two. Now time in Lamesa during the CB boom days we were in church, the Methodist on the north side of town, the minister was in the middle of his sermon when someone comes over the PA system  talking needing direction. As I recall what the preacher and the trucker said flowed together and as the trucker finished the minister remind the congregation of the direction to heaven. Monday morning this was part of my morning show. I'll send more as I think of them. Bob

JOE LOUIS (May 13, 1914 - April 12, 1981) Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

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September 17, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1130

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

R.I.P VETERAN DALLAS, TX RADIO-TV BROADCASTER Alex Burton is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. In 1950, he graduates from high school. He studies drama at the University of Alberta’s Banff School of Fine Arts. Alex enters Canadian radio. In 1961, he moves to a radio station in Corpus Christi, TX. In 1962, he joins WBAP TV CH5 in Ft. Worth, TX as a reporter and cameraman. He anchors CH 5’s 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts until future network legend Bob Schieffer replaces him in 1966. From 1968 to 1970, Alex is news director of CH 39 in Dallas. He is a commentator on KRLD-1080. Also KRLD TV [now KDFW TV] CH 4 weekend anchor. In 1990, Burton is on WBAP-820 until Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated talk show takes over in October 1992. Alex Burton dies at 80 on Thursday, September 13, 2012. His survivors include wife, Mary Jane Tokar of Dallas; two daughters, Mila Isabella of Dallas and Sylvia Mansfield in Los Angeles.

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AN OPRY FALLEN STAR In the 1950s and 1960s, if you watch any of the Grand Ole Opry TV shows you will remember the Bluegrass comedy duo Lonzo & Oscar. They are Grand Ole Opry performers for 38 years. Rollin [Oscar] Sullivan dies at 93 in hospice care in Madison, TN on Friday, September 7, 2012. Rollin grows up in Cedar Flat, KY playing music and listening to the Opry on the radio. He and brother Johnny pick and sing on a radio station in Jackson, TN. In 1947, the duo become Grand Ole Opry members and record on RCA Victor Records. In 1985, the duo retires from the Grand Ole Opry.

LENO SLASHES PAY WITH NEW CONTRACT Since Comcast buys NBC, budget cuts are on the table. NBC’s entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt claims that the Tonight Show is not the cash cow it was in the Johnny Carson days although it’s still profitable. NBC decides to slash the Tonight Show‘s $100M budget by about 20% with lay offs. Jay Leno hurries in with a reported 50% pay cut to prevent any further staff reductions. Reports are that Leno's $30 million salary reduces to $15 million. Leno also extends his NBC contract for another 2 years to May 2014. Greenblatt tells WSJ that there is no date yet for Leno to leave. I’m sure there will be a day when these guys - Letterman and Leno - wake up and say, ‘It’s time for us to exit gracefully'.

CHURCH LEADS CMA NOMINATIONS On Wednesday morning, September 10, 2012 in NYC the CMA Awards nominations are announced. Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan reveal the first five categories on ABC TV’s Good Morning America. Next, they head to the Big Apple's B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to break the news about the rest of the list in a live stream video on the awards show’s website www.cmaawards.com. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have four nominations each. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town and Taylor Swift gain three nominations. In a statement, Shelton sighs: Thank you to country radio and everyone who casts a CMA vote. I am truly honored.

KING'S BIBLE NETS 100K A bible that Elvis Presley once owns sells for Ł59,000 (US$94,000) at a British auction. The BBC reports that Elvis' aunt and uncle give him the bible as a Christmas gift in 1957. Elvis Presley's name is embossed in gold on the front of the bible and reportedly inside it contains notes from the King himself. The bible goes on sale at an auction of over 100 pieces of Presley keepsakes from part of a  British fan's collection. Three rival bidders on the phone want  the bible. The BBC quotes auctioneer Karen Fairweather: You could hear a pin drop when it sold for that price. There was a round of applause when the hammer went down. It was incredible. The winning bidder is an American who resides in the UK but chooses to remain anonymous.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why did the legendary Clayton Moore make changes to his Lone Ranger costume? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•KVNS-1700 Clear Channel Classic Hits Brownsville, TX catapults to Sports Talk as a Dallas Cowboys play-by-play affiliate on Monday, September 17, 2012. •JIM FAIRES moves on up from GSM of Entercom Greensboro, NC six station cluster to Cumulus Market Manager of its six pack stations in Amarillo, TX. •LEVI MAY advances from APD at News/Talk KRMG-740/KRMG FM (102.3) Tulsa, OK to replace long-time PD Drew Anderssen who relocates to Cox Media News/Talk WDBO-580/WDBO FM (96.5) Orlando, FL. •TRISTON SANDERS exits News Director position at WCTV TV CBS CH6 in Tallahassee, FL since 2010 to be Assistant News Director of CBS affiliate WWL-870 in New Orleans, LA.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 STEVE SANDERS who replaces William Lee Golden in The Oak Ridge Boys in 1987 until Golden returns in 1995 is born on September 17th in Richland, GA. •1964 THE SUPREMES release Baby Love on September 17th. •1977 REBA MCENTIRE's first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry sings Patsy Cline's Classic Sweet Dreams and Roger Miller's Invitation To The Blues on September 17th. •1989 JAY STEWART announcer on Lets Make a Deal dies at 71 in his Hollywood, CA home on September 17th. •1998 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME uncovers a bronze statue of the late Hank Williams on September 17th (75th anniversary of his birth). •2002 DENYS FISHER inventor of the Spirograph dies at 84 on September 17th.

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TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim and Lacy, It always amazes me at how many tens of thousands of words you write without error. Having spent the majority of my adult life in broadcasting made me somewhat careless with spelling and typos as a lotta my stuff was typed in haste, and since it wasn't for print and I would be the only one reading it, I grew quite careless. You on the other hand are always letter perfect. Tom

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DAVID Faulkner [KTNS-1600 Plano/KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth-F B September 15] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Alex Burton. Greetings Jim & Lacy, Heard Alex Burton on KRLD often when I was growing up. Felt like I knew him. Met him a few years ago at an event for KRLD's 70th Anniversary. Went to Treemont Rehab Center to see him about a month ago. He had no idea who I was. But, I was welcomed. Ed Spencer & Bob Shaw (two of his longtime friends) were there & it was good to hear the three of them sharing tales of the past for about an hour. At that point, Alex needed to sleep & the three of us left. I'll remember that visit when I think of Alex Burton. He & his work were greatness. Here's a link to the Dallas Morning News article about him: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2012/09/longtime-dallas-radio-and-tv-newsman-alex-burton-died-thursday-at-the-age-of-80.html/ & here's a bit from the Texas Radio Hall of Fame: www.texasradiohalloffame.com/burton.html Best, David Faulkner

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TONY LAWRENCE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1129) September 14, 2012 [Friday] Jim, FYI long time DFW broadcaster Alex Burton succumbed to cancer yesterday after a lengthy illness. I will advise of further details. Tony Lawrence (DFW)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1958, after he leaves The Lone Ranger TV series, Clayton Moore enjoys 40 years of personal appearances as the legendary masked man. In 1979, Jack Wrather, who owns the Lone Ranger character, gets a court order that bans the 65-year-old Moore from anymore appearances as The Lone Ranger because he figures Moore's appearances will undercut the value of the character in his new Lone Ranger movie. But this backfires on him. In 1981, The Legend of the Lone Ranger releases but is a commercial failure. However, Clayton's response to the ban is to change his costume slightly. He replaces his mask with similar-looking Foster Grant wraparound sunglasses, plus he counter-sues Wrather. Moore wins the suit and he resumes his appearances in costume until just before he suffers a heart attack and dies on December 28, 1999. To us avid Lone Ranger fans Clayton Moore will always be the only true Lone Ranger. Hi-yo Silver! Away!

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Alex Burton, noted North Texas radio, television broadcaster, dies. Looks like another great has left us. I use to hear him when my mother would take me to work at the grocery store. I was discussing with another musician the art of improvisation and the Folk process. I think radio and TV  has had a major impact on how people think about the subject. I have started listening to Spotify on my computer. I decided to type in Carnival Of animals and came up with Noel Coward reading the poems of Ogden Nash with the music by Camile Saint-Seans. I also found the Soldier's Tale, Stravinsky with narration by Jeremy Irons. Charles George, KC5RAI

ANONYMOUS 9/11, a day that changed this nation forever. RIP to all the fallen heroes. Gone but never forgotten.

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September 14, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1129

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ONE OF THE MCGUIRES IS NO LONGER WITH US In the 1940s, the Andrews Sisters rouse us with their Bugle Boy of Company B. But from the 1950s-60s the McGuire Sisters stun and delight us with their hit songs like Sincerely (1954) and Sugartime (1957). R&B group The Moonglows also have a fantastic version of Sincerely. Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teams with her sisters Christine and Phyllis as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, dies at 84 on Friday, September 7, 2012 at her son’s home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, AZ. As children, the sisters sing together at their mother’s church in Ohio. In 1952, Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts give them their big break where they perform for seven years. The McGuire Sisters appear before five U.S. Presidents and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. In 1994, they induct into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame and in 2001 the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

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JRRR IS OFFLINE FOR HOURS At approximately 10 am on Monday, September 10, 2012 JRRR goes offline and nothing that we do brings it back. Every time that we attempt to log into any of Go Daddy's services including bringing up the latest Monday issue of JRRR all we get is a box that says this computer cannot connect to the Web server. For many hours JRRR is down on Monday and it refuses to go back online. But much later in the day JRRR's Web server begins to hook up and we're back online. Very early Tuesday morning we discover why the outage. Apparently around 10 am on Monday Go Daddy says that malicious hackers attack which causes JRRR to be offline for hours. Around 3:15 pm JRRR's Web server Go Daddy fixes the 'high jacker' problem and that puts us back on the air again. But late Tuesday, New Mexico Business Weekly reports that Go Daddy changes its story: Go Daddy’s massive downtime for its hosted websites on Monday was caused by an internal problem with its network, not by an outside attack on its system.

APPLE REMOVES RADIO ADS There is a new Apple patent that contains technology which allows them to selectively remove unwanted elements in music streams as people listen on various devices. An observer reacts: There are billions of radio devices in homes and cars that won't be impacted by this technology. Radio has nothing to worry about. Didn't we have about the same reaction when Apple brings out their first MP3 player and later they begin to sell music? The same thing happened with the iPhone and apps, which also changed the game. Why would Apple want to remove radio commercials? Radio is near losing its command of the car. This week Sirius XM proclaims that 50 million cars are now satellite radio-enabled. It is possible that by 2015-2020 all in-car listening will be online.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What drastic measure does Australian officials take to halt youth gangs from swarming into a residential area late at night? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Charley Seay radio buddy from KNUZ-1230 in 1978 who now resides in the piney woods of Woodville, TX better late than never happy birthday on Monday, September 10, 2012. David Faulkner former host on Talkradio KTNS-1600 Plano, TX and Unforgettable KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth, TX tacks on another year on Saturday, September 15, 2012. •LISA BLEGEN exits CBS O&O KTVT TV CH11 Dallas, TX for new managing editor role at WFTV TV ABC CH9 Orlando, FL previously held by Matt Parcell who moves on up to News Director. •WNEW-1580 CBS Radio all-news Washington, DC/Morningside, MD flips to Government and Business News as Gov.Biz Radio 1580 AM on October 1, 2012 to go head-to-head combat with Hubbard Federal News Radio WFED-1500.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN singer-songwriter (This Kiss - Faith Hill, Five Minutes - Lorrie Morgan and Here We Are - Alabama) is born on September 14th. •1964 WCVE TV PBS CH23 in Richmond, VA begins broadcasting on September 14th. •1979 KENNY ROGERS receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 14th. •1984 DAN AYKROYD & BETTE MIDLER host 1st MTV awards on September 14th. •1996 MINDY MCCREADY's single Guys Do It All The Time blasts #1 in Billboard Country on September 14th. •2002 LAWANDA PAGE Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son dies of diabetes at 81 on September 14th. LaWanda Page and Redd Foxx attend school and grow up together in St. Louis. Foxx asks her to read for the role of Sanford and Son's Aunt Esther.

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BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Hey Jim! Standby for history lesson: I worked at (K)XOL twice. Bob Norman hired me as night newsman at KXOL in the 70's, during the top 40 format. right before the format change, I went to work as news director for KBUY. When they went to all-news, I took over Mik's job as afternoon drive newsman at WBAP. Later, George Glenn offered me the afternoon drive news/police reporter position at KXOL during the Country format. Tommy Vance was the jock at XOL, crazy guy, but he and I had a lot of fun off air. I didn't want to leave XOL, but Bill Grady at KLIF made me a darned fine offer. It seems I always got job offer calls, go figure. Sadly, however, KLIF was on its last legs. If you'll recall - at THAT time - several format changes and mass firings happened in Dallas (at the same time) and there were dozens of news reporters fighting for ONE audio tape editor job at KRLD! Best regards, Ben Harold by the way, I still remember your photo on the "picture wall" from the west 7th street studio. Talk about memories!

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CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) I think there are many who admire your work. They just may not tell you. Also they may not be persons in the industry to help. I still think of when I use to hear you on WFAA along with Mike Marshall, and Steve Brock. I liked a song Mr. Bus Driver and also liked to hear Mary In The Morning. You use to have comments from Jimmy Rabbit, I once had a collection of singles from KLIF that had a caricature of him on it. I later saw the same album but with the personalities of KRLA. Charles George, KC5RAI

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CHRIS HUFF (DFW-Arlington, TX) Good morning Jim, many of your readers are probably very familiar with David Gleason's incredible website www.americanradiohistory.com/. The site has been a tremendous resource for my research, and I've been happy to donate materials to the site as well as help track down missing volumes for David at various institutions. I am now working with him to catalog both Billboard and Radio and Records magazines on his site. There is an extensive collection of Billboard digitized on Google Books, but their collection is missing entire years' worth of the magazine. We are in the process of creating an easy-to-navigate index, so readers can see exactly which issues are needed. And as far as R&R goes, well, there is no digitized collection of it anywhere. So if any of your readers are like me and have a box or two of these old magazines squirreled away somewhere, David would be happy to cover the costs of shipping them so he can get them scanned and preserved for generations to come. (He'll also send the magazines back once scanned if you'd like, although I find carrying around a thumb drive full of PDFs much easier than a box full of magazines!) Chris Huff (www.dfwradioarchives.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 2006, to put a stop to youth gangs from hanging out in a residential area late at night, Australian officials blast out Barry Manilow music every weekend. We all know that after Barry Manilow's 1975 hit Mandy all of his other tunes seem to drag on mushy forever. According to record sales plus career longevity, Barry Manilow is one of the most successful adult contemporary singers ever to hit the scene. But after his big hit Mandy his success doesn't gain respect as a hip entertainer because his songs have become syrupy maudlin schlock that only appeals to an older audience and definitely not young rebel rousers. His songs are like driving spikes into the hearts of young hip street gangs who are more attuned to Gangster Rap and Hip Hop.

LYNN WOOLLEY [ex KRLD-1080, WFAA-570 Dallas, TX, WBAP-820 Ft. Worth, TX] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: My past radio stations. Jim, KVET hired me to created a morning news block in 1997 and is now a sports station. I filled in for Jeff Ward on KLBJ many times before I syndicated. Bob Shomper hired me to fill in for Gary McNamara on WBAP a few years ago, before Bob moved to WGN. Using a Zephyr X-treme, I guest hosted for Senator Dan Patrick on KSEV/Houston dozens of times. My teeny syndicated show is heard on KTEM, KVOP, KBBW, KWBC and KCRS. Lynn (www.BeLogical.com)

JOHNNY CARSON (October 23, 1925 to January 23, 2005) If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

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September 10, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1128

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

MTB MEMBER GOES ON TO HIS REWARD Long time Southern Rock group Marshall Tucker Band (Heard it in a Love Song #14-1977) guitarist Stuart Swanlund dies in his sleep at 54 while in Chicago, IL. Founding member Doug Gray issues a statement: Stuart, or ‘Stubie’ as we called him, was the longest standing member of The Marshall Tucker Band from 1985, onward. He recently took a hiatus from the road due to health problems. Charlie Daniels tweets: I just got word before I went on stage that my friend Stuart Swanlund guitar player with the Marshall Tucker Band had passed away, so sad. Swanlund is born in Puerto Rico but grows up in Spartanburg, SC. Stuart Swanlund's survivors include his son Billy, girlfriend Stacey Schmaren, sister Suzanne Spencer and three grandchildren.

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AIN'T THAT JACK? Rejoice dear hearts! America's first Jack FM is no more. KJAC FM (Jack FM 105.5) Denver-Fort Collins-Timnath, CO drops Jack and now stunts as Classic Country (Bob FM 105.5). What's all this Jack and Bob stuff anyway? Pretty soon Bob leaves town, too, because Front Range Sports Network will flip KJAC FM to a simulcast of KDSP FM (ESPN 102.3) Denver-Greenwood Village, CO. From 2008 to 2010 the two radio stations simulcast as Jack FM with KJAC FM covering the northern portions of the Denver market and KDSP FM taking care of Denver and its western suburbs. If that doesn't confuse us enough, Front Range Sports is supposed to flip 105.5 to the national ESPN feed in January 2012, but instead they merge national programming with 102.3′s local set up.

COSTAS RAISES LOCAL TV IRE After Olympic coverage goes long and eats its way into local TV it causes WTLV TV NBC CH12 Sports Director Dan Hicken in Jacksonville, FL to blow his stack. Hicken covers sports for the local NBC-affiliate since the 1980s. When NBC's Olympic coverage runs long and enters local TV affiliates’ late newscasts time past midnight, sports reporter Dan Hicken goes into an angry on-air rant against Bob Costas and NBC. At the beginning of his sports update, which begins late at 12:31 am Hicken yells: Bob, when it’s 12 o’clock, you say Goodnight. You don’t care because you’re sleeping right now. That does just about as much good as we who scream at our computers when they freeze.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does the idea for the Scooby Doo TV cartoon character originate? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bo Woods former DJ on CBS Radio Classic Hits KRTH FM (K-Earth 101) Los Angeles, CA now Morning Host/PD Fun Oldies KNOT-1450 & 100.9 FM Prescott, AZ fires up the candles on his birthday cake on September 11, 2012. •KQDR FM Variety Hits [107.3] just 1 hour north of Dallas, TX in Savoy in the Sherman/Denison market near Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border line flips to CHR [Hot 107.3] on Saturday, September 1, 2012. •VINCE GILL's tears fall like rain as Reba  McEntire and producer Tony Brown watch him receive his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, September 6, 2012 just one star away from his wife Amy Grant’s. •KACIE MCDONNELL Villanova graduate is new Traffic Reporter on WTXF TV Fox CH29 Philadelphia, PA.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 JERRY LEE LEWIS' single Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On slams #1 in Billboard Country on September 9th. •1966 NEAL DIAMOND's Cherry Cherry is his 1st chart song on September 10th. •1970 LYNN ANDERSON records Joe South's Rose Garden in the evening at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, TN on September 10th. •1989 KSO-1460 in Des Moines, IA flips call letters to KGGO on September 11th. •1992 GEORGE JONES' single I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair with vocal guests Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Vince Gill and Pam Tillis releases on MCA records on September 10th. •2007 JANE WYMAN Oscar winning actress dies at 90 of natural causes in Palm Springs, CA on September 10th.

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PATTI LOWERY [late singer/songwriter Joe South's cousin] (Tampa Bay-Ruskin, FL) Subject: Joe South songs play list. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Died Sept 5, 2012. www.rollingstone.com/music/news/singer-songwriter-joe-south-dead-at-72-20120907 YouTube Joe South song playlist www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv5B3i4Va6PrvpAoyy8TYQnWD-8-jOQdK Patti The trouble with reality is: there's no background music!

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MARK SEAMANS (San Antonio, TX) Subject: My Dad, Chuck Seamans. Jim: Accidentally found your "Jim Rose Remembers Radio" column dated 2005. After enjoying it immensely, I decided to see if it was still current and when I saw the happy Labor Day 2012 sign, I decided to write you. My dad was Chuck Seamans, who died 08/20/2001, and he did radio and TV spots off and on for years. I remember him talking about Bill Rhode, Charlie Stewart, Ricky Ware and others. He was friends with Jim Shavone (phonetically spelled) at Channel 12, did spots at KONO, and was best friends with Ed Hyman, who was the Channel 12 weatherman in the early 1960's. Ed went on to Ruidoso, NM where he founded KRRR radio there. Just wanted to stop in and say hi, ask if you knew my dad and had any stories about him and tell you how MUCH I enjoy your column. Keep up the good work! mark seamans; UNIX admin at AT&T

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GARY DELAUNE [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Remembering; Hi Jim: Hope all the “bugs” in your computer system have been worked out and it appears you are back on track. The death of radio station owner and engineer John Fur saddened all of us in San Antonio. Old radio guys continue to meet at Thursday lunch to fill-out our football picks. It’s led by former promoter Joe Miller. We are looking forward to the Radio Hall of Fame luncheon this fall. This is my 53rd year of doing high school play-by-play. I’ll continue until I get it right...Still remember the first year when Jerry Rhome was playing for Sunset High School. Take care; GD (www.garydnews.com)

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BEN HAROLD [ex KXOL, KENR newscaster] (Knoxville, TN) Jim, I grew up in Houston. I'm sure you know Bob (Parker) Edwards. He and I grew up together. We were neighbors. Bob worked at KIKK, KXYZ, KILT, KNUZ, and so forth. he and I never managed to be at the same station at the same time. He's a sgt. for metro transit cops, now, but still does some radio. He and I have kept in touch after all these years. Ben Harold

TRIVIA ANSWER: Former CBS executive Fred Silverman commissions Hanna-Barbara to produce the animated TV cartoon dog series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (1969-71) for kids on Saturday mornings that premiers on September 13, 1969. Fred comes up with the idea to name the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon dog Scooby-Doo after he hears Frank Sinatra's vocal ad-lib at the end of his hit song Strangers in the Night where he closes out the tune with Scooby dooby doo... In 1972, the cartoon series doubles to a full hour as The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Each episode features a different guest star. Among the most well-known of those guest stars include the Harlem Globetrotters, the Three Stooges, Don Knotts and Batman & Robin who each appear at least twice on the show. From 1976–1977 on ABC TV, new episodes of Scooby-Doo join with a new Hanna-Barbara show, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, to create The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.

CHRIS HUFF (DFW-Arlington, TX) Good morning Jim, Things are well here. I certainly didn't mean to slight you - I just happened to be on Facebook yesterday when the thought popped in my head that maybe I should post on the TRHOF page that my site is back up. I'm sure the thought to email you would've popped in my head next time I was on your site, but alas you beat me to it! :) Yes, after months of wrangling to try and get my site back (my host let it expire with no notification, and once I found out about it it was too late...), I finally had to start over and basically had to re-build the site from scratch with a new address (www.dfwradioarchives.info). Honestly, it probably needed a lot of "refreshing" anyway, so the rebuilding process was a good thing. I'm also working to create some exciting new features to the site, so I'll be sure to update you on those when the time comes. Chris Huff (www.dfwradioarchives.com)

LILY TOMLIN (September 1, 1939 - p) I always knew I wanted to become somebody when I grew up. Now I realize I should have been more specific.

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September 07, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1127

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY END DOWN SOUTH We have just lost one of our all-time favorite songwriters and singers. Joe South dies at 72 in his home in Buford, GA. We remember Joe South's 1969 hit Games People Play which is his biggest song that makes him a star in the USA, UK and Australia. Games People Play is the 1970 Grammy Song of the Year and also wins the Best 1970 Contemporary Song. Both Bryan Ferry and Elvis Presley cover his 1970 hit Walk A Mile In My Shoes. South also writes Billie Joe Royal's 1969 hit Down In The Boondocks, plus Deep Purple’s first major hit Hush and other Pop-Rock hits in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1979, Joe South inducts into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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THE BUZZ TAKES OVER SMART TALK IN SEATTLE Fisher Communications’ KVI-570 Seattle, WA returns to its Conservative roots. Its current format Smart Talk features entertainment news, lifestyle and health reports plus local news. KVI discards Smart Talk for The Buzz Talk Radio. The once and future Buzz format begins at 5 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 with the familiar voice of 2000 Republican gubernatorial candidate John Carlson, who comes over from crosstown KOMO-1000. Talk radio veteran Carlson is a onetime communications director for the Washington State Republican Party. His show airs nightly until 9AM. Next is Laura Ingraham. Beginning on September 24th from 6-9 pm it's Lars Larsen, followed by Michael Savage from 9 pm til midnight.

ROME EXITS PREMIERE FOR CBS Popular sports broadcaster Jim Rome exits Premiere Radio Networks for CBS Sports Radio. CBS Radio expects to use Jim Rome's show to launch its new national CBS Sports Radio beginning on January 2, 2012. Since 1996, Premiere Radio Networks syndicates Jim Rome's daily morning Show. This follows Rome’s new deal with CBS after his leaves ESPN. His new half-hour daily cable TV show premieres in April 2012 on CBS Sports Network, plus a new sports and entertainment series on Showtime, which debuts later in 2012. Rome will also contribute to CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL, NCAA basketball and U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Rome’s pact with CBS Radio brings his radio and TV endeavors under the same roof and makes him one of CBS’ top sports personalities across all media.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why did White Christmas song writer Irving Berlin hate Christmas? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM our friend who is former WOAI-1200 Chief Engineer and KXOL-1360 Engineer puts on his party hat for the 56th time on September 1, 2012. •JOE EARLEY Fox network President of Marketing & Communications graduates to Chief Operating Officer. •A&E cancels one of my favorite TV programs that premiers in 2004 Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons but it continues to excite and delight us with its final episodes. •PETER RICE Fox Networks Group (FNG) Chairman of Entertainment since 2010 moves on up to Chairman/CEO of FNG group's Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports Media Group, FX, Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 WWL TV CBS CH4 in New Orleans, LA begins broadcasting on September 7th. •1963 MARK CHESNUTT Country singer (Too Cold At Home - 1990) born on September 6th in Beaumont, TX. •1978 KEITH MOON drummer with Rock group The Who dies of drug OD at 31 on September 7th. •1987 REBA MCENTIRE's two albums The Last One To Know and Merry Christmas To You release on MCA records on September 7th. •1994 DENNIS MORGAN (Earl Stanley Morner) singer and leading man who appears in Hollywood films opposite Bette Davis, Betty Grable and Barbara Stanwyck dies at 85 on Wednesday, September 7th in Fresno, CA. •2006 SUGARLAND's videos Want To and Carrie Underwood's Before He Cheats debut on CMT on September 7th.

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FRANK HALEY [News Director KKIM FM 102.9] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1126) September 03, 2012 [Monday] Jim, my boss Dewey Modie, the GM at KKIM resigned last Friday. Here's something he wrote: "Very emotional day yesterday with my last NM News and Views program and today is my last day at KKIM. Thank you for your prayers and support as we launch For God’s Glory Alone Ministries. Find us at www.fggam.org you will get all the details there." I'm not sure what the future of KKIM will hold but I'll keep going in and doing the morning news until someone says "STOP" I'm not worried, God is in control. My GM resigned mainly because they took away his salary and he only had a commission. Not a good thing. The bean counters strike again. Hang in there my friend, Vote for Romney. Frank

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head Trivia. Hey Jim, songwriter Hal David's death reminds me of one of my favorite trivia stories about one of his songs -- Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head. When the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was in production, Hal David and Burt Bacharach offered it first to Ray Stevens, who turned it down. They then offered it to BJ Thomas, who jumped at the opportunity. At the recording session, he had to do seven takes because he had a bad case of laryngitis. He said later that he and his manager wanted to reschedule but the studio people said no because the film was behind schedule. Bacharach didn't like any of the takes, but he finally picked the one he disliked the least, despite BJ's obvious hoarseness from laryngitis. BJ said he was disappointed because he thought he sounded terrible, but he got over it when the song became a monster #1 hit and won the Oscar for Best Song. It also made him a star. So when you hear that song, remember that you're hearing BJ Thomas with laryngitis. Tally Ho!

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BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Hey Jim! GREAT that you got back to me! Thanks! Just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Still in radio? Not for many years, I'm a retired dinosaur. Actually, when I said newsletter I meant your website. Been reading it for a LONG time. I try and keep up with goings on in the Houston and D-FW area. Ben Harold

TRIVIA ANSWER: Irving Berlin, who writes White Christmas hates the Christmas holiday because in the early hours of December 25, 1928 his first son, Irving Jr., is discovered dead in his crib. In 1954, Columbia Records releases Rosemary Clooney's LP album songs from the movie titled Irving Berlin's White Christmas. This is one of two albums of tunes from the movie White Christmas but neither one is an original soundtrack recording because Bing Crosby who has a recording contract with Decca Records and Rosemary Clooney with her Columbia contract are not allowed record together. Decca issues Bing's album with the title Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas. At this time, Clooney and Crosby are not allowed to make an album together. However, later both sign with RCA Victor Records and the two record albums together on RCA: Fancy Meeting You Here 1958, How the West Was Won 1959 and Rendezvous 1969. Both also sign with Capitol Records and record albums as a duo on that label.

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Kerrville Danny McWilliams the general manager of FM 92.3 "The Ranch". when I interviewed in December 2009 with Danny McWilliams at the Center, Texas Radio Stations he was Programming which was broadcasting ABC Radio Networks Real Country Satellite Format. Center Broadcasting is a cluster of 3 stations located in the Woodlands of East Texas. KDET AM&FM and KQBB-FM. Several reasons I did (not) take the job. No place to live, Also Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool on the evening I get back into Marshall from Center tells me that everyone in Shelby County grows their tooth one way and that Marshall is a palace (in comparison) to Center. I ended up going with sales for www.kzqx.com Chuck Conrad's 100.3 FM located in the Community of Chalk Hill 10 miles south of Longview licensed to Tatum playing the music of the 1930's on up. My landlord for a while when I was working on KNEL in Brady 1993-1995 was from Kerrville she loved the beauty of Kerrville. Most likely I'll call Danny (to) see if he has a place for me at The Ranch. Leslie

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1124) August 27, 2012 [Monday] Yep...the day I was born, Sept. 1, 1956, the #1 song was "Hound Dog". Is that prophetic or WHAT? :D Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

BILL DANA [Jose Jimenez on The Steve Allen Show] (October 5, 1924 - p) He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.

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September 03, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1126

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2012!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ANOTHER MUSIC LEGEND PASSES INTO THE NIGHT When we radio DJs used to spin 45 rpm and LP vinyl records to find out who writes the songs we glance at the record label. In the 1960s, 1970s and beyond two names pop up often - Hal David and Burt Bacharach. That duo writes dozens of timeless songs for movies, television plus many recording artists. On Saturday morning, September 1, 2012 one of those two music geniuses, Hal David, dies at 91 from a stroke in Los Angeles, CA. Bacharach and David write many Top 40 hits that stand the test of time like B.J Thomas' Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, The Carpenters first hit Close to You and many other tunes that are dear to our hearts. Another prolific songwriter, Paul Williams, who is ASCAP's current president, issues a statement about the passing of Hal David: It is no wonder that so many of his lyrics have become part of our everyday vocabulary and his songs...the backdrop of our lives.

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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY RADIO ADS ARE BORN 90 years ago this week marks the first sale of radio time. Attention Herb Tarlek fans, according to Talkers magazine This week marks the 90th anniversary of the first sale of radio time. From 1978–1982 we all love Herb Tarlek and the gang on TV's radio expose WKRP in Cincinnatti but do you realize that in 1922, Bell Telephone Company's WEAF-660 NYC 10-minute commercial to the Hawthorne Court Apartments in Jackson Heights, NY for $50 is the very first radio commercial? In 1946, WEAF becomes WNBC as the flagship radio station of the NBC Red network. In 1954, WNBC switches to WRCA. In 1960, it flips back to WNBC. On October 7, 1988, WFAN relocates from 1050 to replace WNBC-660 as CBS O&O all-sports WFAN-660.

RADIO STATION GOES DARK Bill Glynn GM of non-government funded public radio KWJG FM (91.5) Kasilof, Alaska (AK) says that it goes dark at 7:10 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2012 after the FCC imposes Notice of Violation fines. KWJG not only wants to be commercial free, but free of governmentmental clout in its programming, as well. KWJG never accepts any governmental funding. Glynn says KWJG's listeners’ donations and underwriters are its supporters. He says that's where the problems arise that leads to it going off the air. It’s my belief that state-funded public radio doesn’t want us calling ourselves public radio, or competing with them for listeners, so pressure is being applied to squeeze us off the dial. According to Glynn, This involves numerous and thorough FCC inspections that do not involve technical or operational issues. But FCC inspectors cite KWJG for scores of administrative slips with citations and fines. (www.kwjg.org/)

TRIVIA QUESTION: What 1960s Rock artist acquires the nickname Slowhand? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•VIN SCULLY 84 year old Hall of Famer returns for record 64th season in 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1950 Vin begins his professional baseball broadcasting career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. •NBC SPORTS RADIO and partner Dial Global debut late night and overnight sports talk radio shows and hourly sports news reports on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. •AP covers Republican convention in Tampa, FL and Democrats in Charlotte, NC with iPhones, shooting stories and uploading images via Instagram. •DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS home of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to be sold by Red Zone Capital owner of Santa Monica's Dick Clark Productions to private equity firm Guggenheim Partners for estimated $385 million.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 KTBS TV ABC CH3 in Shreveport, LA begins broadcasting on September 3rd. •1961 LORETTA LYNN legendary Country music singer, Country Music Hall of Fame member and bestselling author signs with Decca Records on September 3rd. •1979 JERRY LEWIS' 14th annual Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000 on September 3rd. •1988 RODNEY CROWELL's single I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried blasts #1 in Billboard Country on September 3rd. •1991 FRANK CAPRA Academy Award- winning director of the Classic 1946 Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life dies at 94 on September 3rd. •2009 CARRIE UNDERWOOD's single Cowboy Casanova releases to radio on Arista records on September 3rd.

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TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC, WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO TV San Antonio, TX news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) You certainly moved around enough to get a fairly good idea of the character of the majority of radio bosses. Don't remember the name of my boss at KCNC in Fort Worth. But the three I remember...Willard Deason at KVET, Stan Mackenzie at KWED and Jack Roth at KONO were always very nice. They never bothered except to say what a great job they thought I was doing. Of course my radio career didn't last 1/100th as long as yours, nor was I ever anything but a broadcast journalist/reporter/anchor...never a boss of anybody but myself...and then only if the wife cuts me a little slack. You don't have that situation to deal with, so you're the boss, period.

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Bonuses. Hey Jim, Your item about Emmis giving nice bonuses reminds me of the 1960s, when I had the privilege of working for two station owners who believed in sharing the wealth. At KIKK AM/FM the late Leroy Gloger gave two weeks pay to people who had been there less than a year, and a month's pay to those who'd been there more than a year. He gave them IN CASH at the Christmas party. He took the money from the station's petty cash account so we didn't have to report it as income. Later at KPRC Radio, when the Hobby family owned it, they also gave a month's pay as Christmas bonuses. Most of us had long range plans for how we would spend our bonuses, and the running joke was that Mrs. Hobby would have to give us at least three years notice if they ever decided to stop giving them. Ah yes. The good old days of local ownership. Jim Bell - Retired in Lufkin.

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1124) August 27, 2012 [Monday] Well, I turn 56 next Saturday and honestly, I don't think anybody would really notice if I weren't here anymore but John Furr was a special kind of man. I have absolutely been crying my eyes out all morning.  He was just that kind of guy. Glad to see you are still kicking. You are not allowed to pass away before me. I can't take many more of these. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA Kyle, TX  (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1125) August 31, 2012 [Friday] Hey Jim...just got back from a nice little trip to Kerrville. Visited with my old friend Danny McWilliams the general manager of FM 92.3 "The Ranch". The station sounds great and I'm excited to be asked to do liners and promos for them. Jim Gough

TRIVIA ANSWER: During his time with The Yardbirds from 1963-65, Eric Clapton gains the nickname Slowhand because whenever he breakes a guitar string, he immediately stops playing and begins to restring his guitar. Excited fans often lose patience and start a slow handclap until he restrings his guitar to resume playing. Thus, Eric Clapton becomes known as Slowhand.

JO BUSSELL [KLDE FM/Mix 96.5/Metro Traffic/Clear Channel/Atlanta's Z93 and V103] (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1123) August 24, 2012 [Friday] Hi, Jim & Lacy! I see you have someone on your page from Knoxville, Tennessee. I have relatives there and remember when WNOX and Johnny Pirkle's station were seriously rockin.' It was such a good market & I loved listening every time we went there. Now, that was "live and local" at its best. Chattanooga rocked too. I worked some at WFLI when it was kickin' everyone's tail. And, when I was growing up in Huntsville, Alabama, WLS was loud and clear. In fact, I was inspired by John 'Records' Landecker...and most of all Yvonne Daniels. The night she first came on she said "I am the QUEEN OF ROCK!" That's the day I decided to follow in her footsteps at age 11...and was on the radio by the time I was 15. What a ride! I wouldn't trade it for anything...no regrets here!

FREDDIE MERCURY [Queen lead singer] (September 5, 1946 to November 24, 1991) In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew.

Jim Rose and Lacy

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August 31, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1125

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2012!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

EMMIS HANDS OUT BIG BONUSES Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan says in a memo that all full-time employees will each receive a $1,000 bonus and all part-time employees find $250 in their next paychecks. Smulyan says it's to show his appreciation for their loyalty and dedication. What brings about all of his generosity? In the past six years, Emmis retires over $1.5 million in debt, plus they close the sale of Spanish AC KXOS FM (Exitos 93.9) to an affiliate of Grupo Radio Central for $85.5 million. Emmis awaits the closing of its Country Sampler Group. Smulyan claims: Emmis is now a smaller, leaner company that can compete with its peers. We have emerged as one of the least leveraged companies in media. These transactions, as well as the sale of Emmis stations to Merlin and the WRKS FM (KISS 98.7) NYC lease allows the company to reduce its total debt to under $80 million.

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THE LOST 45'S RETURN For 11 years, Barry Scott is a DJ on Top-40 WODS FM (103.3) in Boston, MA until CBS flips formats in early 2012. On Sunday, September 2, 2012 Barry Scott's popular show The Lost 45's premieres on Greater Media WROR FM (105.7) from 7-10PM. WROR PD Ken West sighs: Boston radio listeners told us they wanted 'The Lost 45s' and we heard them loud and clear. Barry Scott's show is all about music and fun. His long-running show will add even more fun to our lineup. Barry Scott’s radio career begins at age 5 in his bedroom when he intros records, reads news and weather. In 1981, The Lost 45s with Barry Scott begins at Emerson College. Barry says, 'The Lost 45s' is America’s largest classic hits music & interview library featuring charted records which no longer receive adequate airplay. (www.lost45.com)

VETERAN ARTISTS SALUTE LATE LEVON HELM On October 3, 2012 many veteran and modern artists will salute the late Levon Helm with a concert at the Izon Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Don Was and Levon Helms last band leader, Larry Campbell, are co-music directors for the event. A partial list of artists that will perform that evening include: Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Robert Randolph and the Levon Helm Band. Levon’s wife and daughter, Sandy and Amy Helm, say: We are deeply moved that so many musicians and friends of Levon’s are coming together to celebrate his life and his music, and to help us keep his musical spirit and vision alive in the Midnight Rambles. We want to continue to honor his legacy by creating a musical landmark at the Barn.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the original title of The Bee Gees' hit Stayin' Alive? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DAVID CHALIAN Yahoo News Washington DC Bureau Chief sent home with no paycheck after rude political comments plus suspended reporter Joe Williams says he is done at Politico because of numerous crude and overtly critical political comments. •BRIAN TAFF WPVI TV ABC CH6 6at4 anchor Philadelphia, PA weds his attractive co-worker WPVI TV Creative Services Executive Producer Mara Webb this past weekend at the historic Stockton Seaview Resort in NJ. •KPCC FM NPR (89.3) Pasadena, CA drops award-winning reporter/Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison's afternoon show from 1-3 pm after six years and extends the morning news magazine Brand & Martinez to two hours. •KEVIN REILLY moves on up to Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KRBC TV NBC CH9 in Abilene, TX begins broadcasting on August 31st. •1968 MERLE HAGGARD's single about prison life Mama Tried locks up #1 in Billboard Country on August 31st. •1973 JOHN FORD movie director who is first to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Film Institute (The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) dies of stomach cancer at 78 in Palm Desert, CA. •1981 RONNIE MILSAP's single (There's) No Gettin' Over Me eases on up to #1 in Billboard Country on August 29th. •1995 DAVID FARRAR British stage and film actor (Black Narcissus - 1947) dies at 87 on August 31st. •2009 GEORGE STRAIT's video Living For The Night debuts on CMT TV on August 31st.

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MARY LYNN KNOCHELMAN (Cincinnati, OH) Subject: How are things in Cincinnati? No format changes in Cincinnati radio right now. The current biggest radio related news is the mourning of the death on August 24 of Bruce Dale Sommers, the original Truckin Bozo. He broadcast on 700 WLW. I rarely listened to him because he came on the air around midnight, but truckers loved him when he kept them company on their long trips around the country in the wee hours of the morning. And he was very influential with them, getting them to drive to places at his request and sometimes even helping them, one time even helping to catch a criminal, getting the truckers to block exit ramps until the police nabbed him. Thanks for asking what's happening in Cincinnati. Mary Lynn Knochelman

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1124) August 27, 2012 [Monday] John Furr gave me the biggest break of my career when he hired me as the chief at WOAI in San Antonio. I am absolutely destroyed because I never thought this world could go on without John. I had lunch with him in SA almost 2 years ago and he was still one of the finest men God ever put on this earth. May he Rest in Peace. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

GEORGE SCHANK [KSBJ FM 89.3] (Houston-Conroe, TX) Jim, Heard you liked my post about John Furr on Facebook. You're welcome to use it in your newsletter. 'That's a trait I learned from John (Furr). Always leave a place better than you found it. Wasn't always possible. But, if you're going to call yourself an engineer; you try to anyway. We'll all miss him.' George Schank a friend of John Steel, in Houston

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JOHN HALE (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1124) August 27, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, I have to agree with you on the old Have Gun Will Travel TV series. I watched just about every episode with my grandfather when I was a youngster, and I have all but the last season on DVD now. Richard Boone was a different kind of western hero back then, much like Christian Bale, who's playing Batman in the movies these days. Both have an edge to them. I would put Have Gun Will Travel right up there with the Twilight Zone as two of my favorite, and two of the best early TV series. John Hale

TRIVIA ANSWER: The original title of The Bee Gees' smash 1977 disco hit Stayin' Alive is originally Saturday Night but they decide that there are already too many songs with that name. The rousing tune is from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack that features the high stepping John Travolta. Stayin' Alive hits #1 on Billboard Hot 100 the week of February 4, 1978 and hangs in there for four weeks. The song's music video has the group singing in an entirely different locale at an abandoned subway terminal set at MGM Studios. It is near where The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is being filmed at the same time. The B-side of the Stayin' Alive single is How Deep Is Your Love but it does not appear in the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack.

JO BUSSELL [JoAnne] (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1123) August 24, 2012 [Friday] Hi, Jim & Lacy! I'm back online after our recent move. I'm not far away from Houston, Conroe is just up the road. I just want you to know that I read all your newsletters that I'd missed. Thanks for keeping the good information coming. Oh, by the way, my nephew has always teased me that I'm one of those people who think Elvis is still alive! It's something we always laugh about. But, I miss Elvis. I tried a coffee they sell at some of the big HEB stores called "Lunch With Elvis." It's flavored with banana & peanut butter, and I just love it! In fact, I love it so much that I'm on my second bag of it. Sounds like a weird combination, but surprisingly it is absolutely delicious. I loved Elvis. There will never be another like him.

ELVIS PRESLEY (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977) Music - Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do 'em all together, I guess.

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

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August 27, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1124

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LONG TIME TX RADIO ENGINEER TESTS HIS FINAL TUBE In the 1970s, John Furr begins his radio engineering career as an intern at KUNO. KOKE Austin hires him as chief engineer. He moves over to KTSA-550 and KITE-930 in San Antonio, TX. In 1978, Furr becomes group engineering chief at Clear Channel. In 1988, he starts his independent engineering firm. In 1992, the Texas Association of Broadcasters selects him as Associate of the Year. He owns and operates a cluster of Christian and Country radio stations in the Hill Country. In 2011, John Furr inducts into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 John Furr dies at 68 in San Antonio, TX. John's survivors include his wife Paula, daughter Amanda and grandson Benjamin.

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FIRST MAN TO RADIO FROM THE MOON PERISHES NBC News gets things a little mixed up when they announce the death of astronaut Neil Young. But we all know that 66-year-old Rock star Neil Young is still with us. Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft that lands on the moon on July 20, 1969 as the first man to walk on the moon radios back to Earth the historic news one giant leap for mankind dies at age 82 on Saturday, August 25, 2012 just weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday. Moonwalker Armstrong and his wife, Carol live in the Cincinnati, OH suburb of Indian Hill. In February 2012, he speaks at Ohio State University to honor fellow astronaut John Glenn plus the 50th anniversary of Glenn as the first American to orbit the Earth. In May 2012, Armstrong joins Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida in support of the opening of The National Flight Academy.

SURPRISE TV NEWS FLIP FLOP IN SAN ANTONIO Jeff Goldblatt bids farewell to WMAQ TV NBC CH5 in Chicago, IL to become the new main anchor on KENS TV CBS CH5 in San Antonio, TX. KENS TV President/GM Bob McGann issues a statement: I’m very pleased to have someone of Jeff’s experience not only on the anchor desk but on the reporting front. He has tremendous experience covering national and international stories. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Goldblatt replaces Jeff Vaughn who KENS TV releases last week. Vaughn sighs: I was disappointed. I’m sad I’m not going to do news there anymore...but I’m ready for the next chapter, and happy to spend time with my son. Goldblatt will anchor beside Deborah Knapp at 5 pm and Sarah Lucero at 6 and 10 pm.

HAVE GUN – WILL TRAVEL RETURNS Can you believe that the Classic Western Have Gun – Will Travel that stars Richard Boone as Paladin returns to our home TV screens? The original TV series runs from 1957-63. This is one of my all time favorite TV Westerns. Richard Boone passes away at 63 on January 10, 1981. He is born in Los Angeles, CA as the cousin of singer and actor, Pat Boone. CBS TV has a script by Oscar-nominated writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet ready to produce a pilot of the new Have Gun – Will Travel. David Mamet has great credentials for his Oscar nominated screenplays The Verdict (1982) and one of my favorites Wag the Dog (1997). No matter whom they choose for the role of Paladin, Richard Boone still reigns supreme.

TRIVIA QUESTION: The Standells 1966 hit Dirty Water refers to what river? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•TOM LOUNGES Chicagoland veteran Rock & Roll DJ exits his Radio One WXRD FM (X-Rock 103.9) PM Drive spot after 10 years. •LINDA CASSIDY takes over Bonneville Lite Rock KOIT FM (96.5) Love Songs after Dark in San Francisco, CA on Monday, August 27, 2012. •WVUE TV Fox CH8 New Orleans, LA debuts its new Champions Square studio during its pregame coverage of the New Orleans Saints-Jacksonville Jaguars preseason NFL game on Friday, August 17, 2012. •MICHAEL STRAHAN ex-New York Giants defensive end is new co-host of ABC TV's Live! with Kelly Ripa beginning in early September 2012. •EMMIS sells Spanish AC KXOS FM (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles, CA to Mexico City-based Grupo Radio Centro for $85.5 million.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 GLEN MATLOCK bassist with Rock group Sex Pistols born on August 27th. •1961 JEFFREY STEELE founder of Boy Howdy/songwriter (LeAnn Rimes Big Deal [1999], Rascal Flatts What Hurts The Most [2006] and Montgomery Gentry Speed [2002]) born on August 27th in Burbank, CA. •1971 BENNETT CERF Humorist and Random House publisher/panelist on 703 episodes of TV's What's My Line from 1950–67 dies at 73 on August 27th in Mount Kisco, NY. •1984 THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND's Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream) nails #1 in Billboard Country on August 25th. •1996 GREG MORRIS actor on TV's Mission Impossible dies at 61 on August 27th. •2005 MERLE HAGGARD's single Okie From Muskogee grabs #1 on CMT's 20 Greatest City Songs on August 27th.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Three Dave Michaels subscribe to JRRR. JIM, No I do NOT know any of them. However I may be the only one who has the Name legally aka - my legal name is: David Michael Ingersoll. I used Dave Michaels on the Radio for 32 years. I also used Cousin Billy on the radio - both Amateur Radio and AM radio stations (not FM). so there you go Jimmy - something else you did not know about me! LOL DM

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LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Long-time Texas radio engineering giant, John Furr died in San Antonio, Tuesday (8/21/12) following a brief illness. He was 68. John began as an intern at KUNO Corpus Christi. Following his graduation from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, he worked at number of Texas stations including KOKE Austin, and KTSA and KITE in San Antonio. In 1979 he became group engineering chief for Clear Channel Communications. Following a ten-year career with Clear Channel, he opened his own independent engineering firm and went on to up-grade or improve the facilities of over 100 broadcast stations in Texas, employing proprietary software he developed, which has since become a standard for the broadcast engineering industry. His radio partnership interests included KONO, KBBT, KCOR-FM and KRIO in San Antonio, and at the time of his death he was licensee of KBNU-FM in Uvalde, and KBLT-FM in Leakey. In 2011 he was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife Paula, his daughter Amanda, and grandson Benjamin.

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LYNN WOOLLEY (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: My past radio stations. Jim, Regular talk show host fill-in work: KLBJ, WBAP, KSEV. KYLE-FM was atop the Kyle Hotel in Temple when I was in high school. KTAP is now KIXL in Austin. WFAA's dial position is now occupied by KLIF. KAAM is now "The Ticket" and the KAAM call letters have moved over to 770. KPLE-FM was the former KYLE-FM and upgraded and moved to Austin. WACO's call letters moved over to the FM, which was KHOO. The 1460 frequency moved to KCLE in the Fort Worth area. KTQN is now KOOC-FM and plays hip-hop. Lynn (www.BeLogical.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1966, The Standells hit Dirty Water mentions the Charles River in Boston, MA but the group is actually from Los Angeles, CA. Not one of The Standells ever visits Boston before the song releases. Producer Ed Cobb writes the tune after he is in Boston and someone robs him on a bridge over the Charles River. In 1997, the Boston Red Sox adopt The Standells Dirty Water as their official victory anthem.

BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Jim...while bartending in Denton, Jack Pieper called me and offered the morning/afternoon drive news gig at KNUZ (split shift - which wore me out) I did morning news for Arch and afternoon news for Dr. Bruce. I moved on to KENR, doing news for (the late) Hal McClain and helped Scott Reese get his job. Bang: Bill Alford got fired as ND, Joe Formicola got fired as PD - and I called my buddies at the AP in Dallas to get me the heck out of there! I ended up as ND at KGKL in San Angelo...an actually cool place to work (I was not used to small town radio. I was the ONLY newsman in town with a tape recorder, LOL). Ben Harold

RODNEY DANGERFIELD (November 22, 1921 - October 5, 2004) I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.

Jim Rose and Lacy

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August 24, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1123

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

TOP GUN MOVIE DIRECTOR PLUNGES INTO DEEP WATER Witnesses tell authorities that on Sunday, August 19, 2012 around 12:35 pm 68-year-old motion picture Director Tony Scott parks his Toyota Prius at the pinnacle of the Vincent Thomas suspension bridge in San Pedro, climbs an 8- to 10-ft.-high fence and leaps 185' into the murky water down below. ABC reports that the famed motion picture director has inoperable brain cancer but his lovely movie actress widow Donna denies it to police. This tragic ending sends shock waves throughout Hollywood. Investigators find several notes to loved ones in his car and at another location a private note. Tony Scott directs some of Hollywood's most exciting movies: Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, plus his most recent, the runaway train thriller Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington. Tony Scott's survivors include his wife, Donna Scott and their two twin sons.

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IT'S A TOPSY TURVY WORLD AT KXAS TV In fall 1958, former Swing Band drummer Cozy Cole has a half million selling #3 drum solo record called Topsy. Around Christmas 1958, Cozy follows Topsy with another platter, Turvy. Topsy Turvy describes the latest moves at KXAS TV NBC O&O CH5 in Ft. Worth-Dallas, TX. Rick Mitchell,  Chief Meteorologist at KOCO TV ABC CH5 in Oklahoma City since 1994 replaces Grant Johnston at 4 pm and David Finfrock at 10 pm. Finfrock, KXAS TV's Chief Meteorologist, signs a new long-term contract that keeps him at KXAS through 2018, when he expects to retire after more than 40 years at the station. David continues as forecaster on the 5 and 6 pm newscasts. Grant moves to mornings from 5 to 7 am. Samantha Davies heads to the 4:30 am newscast.

ROBIN FINDS A NEW PERCH AT CUMULUS In June 2010, Robin Marshall completes a quarter century on NYC radio with her final show on WWFS FM (102.7). She flies south to Charlotte, NC where she continues her exquisite voice-overs for clients all the way from Best Western and Wal-Mart to P. Diddy. Robin also begins to put together a collection of short stories from us radio folks for her new book Is This Thing On? On top of all of those achievements, she squeezes in her Internet radio show as Jayne on www.JayneFM.com. Robin Marshall takes on a huge new assignment as leader of Cumulus Sound solutions, which is its new commercial creative resource center. As Cumulus Production Manager, Robin will help create commercial campaigns for Cumulus stations and clients nationwide. Read Robin's comments below.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What did famed songwriter Richard Rodgers think about the Marcels' 1961 doo-wop version of his 1934 hit Blue Moon? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•PHYLLIS DILLER long time TV/night club comedian dies in her sleep at 95 in her Los Angeles, CA home on Monday morning, August 20, 2012. •ADAM CLANTON weekend sports anchor exits KPRC TV NBC CH2 Houston, TX for radio gig as co-host of the afternoon sports show on KGOW-1560 (The Game) in the Bayou City. •CHASE WILLIAMS bids farewell to KDAF TV CW CH33 in Dallas, TX to hitch a ride on KMTV TV CBS CH3 in Omaha, NE as Sports Director. •DAVID GOW'S Gow Communications lays out $5.17 Million for Cumulus Sports Talk KFNC FM ESPN (97.7) to accompany his Sports Talk KGOW-1560. •SCOT MCKENZIE Pop singer-songwriter best known for his 1967 #4 hippy Classic tune San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) dies at 73 on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 MIKE HUCKABEE 44th Governor of Arkansas, 2008 Republican candidate for President and host of Huckabee TV Talk show born on August 24th in Hope, AR. •1963 BOBBY BARE records his single 500 Miles Away From Home in the morning at RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN on August 24th. •1979 THE CARS Rock group play a concert in New York Central Park on August 24th. •1985 DOLLY PARTON and KENNY ROGERS share Real Love at #1 in Billboard Country on August 24th. •1992 LARRIE LONDIN (Ralph Gallant) master Jazz drummer-session musician with Elvis Presley on tour during The King's last years & others dies at 48 on August 24th. •2004 TIM MCGRAW's album Live Like You Were Dying releases on Curb records on August 24th with the title track as a digital single.

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JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) Jim, My memories of "where I was" when I heard of Elvis' passing are very strong. I was on the air at KAUM when the AP Wire bells went off in the other room. I went to check the wire. I read the copy and just stood there in shock for a second absorbing the printed word; walked back into the control room and sat down...read it again. I was afraid to go on the air with it and immediately called the PD asking for his advice as to what the proper thing to do was. He told me to "sit tight" and he'd call me right back. He then called back and you could hear him take a deep breath and say, "Okay, it's true. Go with it, but..." and I got advice as how to handle it. I'll never forget that. I hope you and Lacy are doing well! Joanie

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BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN)  Jim, I never made it to any of the KXOL reunions, although my old friend Scott Reese made a few. Scott and I worked together at XOL and I helped him get the job at KENR when I was there. man! That was a lifetime ago! He and I kept in touch via email until a few years ago, as I lost his addy in a crash. Keep up the great work! I love reading your newsletter to catch up on the rest of us old timers. Ben Harold

ROBIN MARSHALL (former Charlotte, NC now Dallas, TX) Subject: Cumulus! Jim, Thank you- I'm thrilled to be trusted with this project. To involve and include all Cumulus talent, and make them the center of attention- just based upon their talent, is incredible to me. I Love 'building from within.' The more I listen, the more I realize what we've got to work with. It's quite a success story so far, and as the talent throughout the company realizes just what has become available to them, via their own production and voices, inside a home-based library, I believe they're going to flip! Thanks for writing! Robin (www.JayneFM.com)

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LYNN WOOLLEY (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: My past radio stations. Jim, I notice you give me credit for having worked at KUT. I graduated from UT in communications but never worked for the campus station. I was trying to imagine a complete call letter set for me (not counting return engagements). It might look like this in somewhat chronological order: KYLE-FM, KTEM, KNOW (1490), KTAP, WFAA (570), KRLD, KAAM (1310), KPLE-FM, WACO (1460), KHOO-FM, KTQN (Q-106), and KVET (1300). But no stint at KUT. However, with their beautiful new studios, I might try it! Lynn (www.BeLogical.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart write Blue Moon for the 1934 movie Manhattan Melodrama. Richard hates the Marcels' doo-wop version of his song so much that he takes out ads in UK trade papers that urge people not to buy it. But fans ignore his plea and the song tops the charts in both the UK and the US. The Marcels record the song in 2 takes. A promotion man takes a copy of the finished tape to legendary DJ Murray The K. He promotes it as an exclusive and spins it 26 times on one show. The song becomes a ballad chart standard with covers by Pop singers Mel Torme (1949), Billie Holiday (1952), Elvis Presley (1956) and Cliff Richard (1960). The tune is featured in film musicals such as Grease (1978). Blue Moon also appears in movies Words And Music (1948); Malaya (1949); East Side, West Side (1950) and With A Song In My Heart (1952).

JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) No Jim, I have never heard of or known Bob Shelton. That doesn't surprise me, though, because there were several guys I knew who left radio to go in a different direction. I was one of them. For several reasons, I wish I hadn't left radio, but there are more reasons why it is best I did. I knew not long after I left it was the right thing for me to do. But I sure had a good time while I was in radio! BUT, I still missed radio and in 2004, I went back. I was at KBOC in Bridgeport, TX. It was like starting all over again! There with me were two or three guys who ended up out of radio like I did again when the owner sold the station to Leiberman for BIG bucks! That pretty well brought me back to reality and I knew for sure that I had all the radio I wanted. The only way I would ever go back into radio would be as an owner and I don't think even that is a secure position. Good to talk with you! My best to you and Lacy, Jay Weaver

HELEN KELLER (1880 - 1968) Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

 

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August 20, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1122

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

JONES COMPLETES GRAND TOUR After 50 years in Country music, 80-year-old George Jones says that 2013 will be his final tour. He bills 2013 as The Grand Tour with 60 dates. But so far, no dates or cities are on his agenda. If The Grand Tour sounds a bit familiar, in 1974 Jones releases a record album that includes that tune. In a press release, Jones mentions his desire to spend more time with his wife, children, and grandchildren: It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come. In early 2012 George Jones has a respiratory infection that lasts for weeks. In April 2012, he spends a week in the hospital. As he recovers at his home in Franklin, TN, doctors tell him to take more time off and to cancel several of his concerts. George also is in a feud with his daughter Georgette Jones about spreading lies about him on the Internet. In a video on his Web site he says that it all boils down to money. Plus George Jones is having a problem unloading his large Franklin, TN estate.

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NO! WE DID NOT FORGET! Tragic circumstances happen last week that mesmerizes our mind to where we let a famous date slip right on by. August 16, 1977 is when The King of Rock and Roll leaves the building for the final time. It also is the day when I'm on I-10 on my way to Houston, TX to be a DJ on KIKK FM. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of his death the late Elvis Presley's family surprises fans with an unexpected appearance at the start of the annual Candlelight Vigil in Memphis, TN. For the very first time both Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley show up to greet fans. Eyewitnesses estimate that 75-thousand fans turn out for the silent procession through the gates of Graceland on up the driveway to Elvis Presley's gravesite. Lisa Marie Presley releases her first new record in 7 years.

TONIGHT SHOW CANS STAFF Deadline Hollywood reports that on Friday, August 17, 2012 The Tonight Show downsizes and 20 staff members lose their jobs. Observers say the number is more like 25, plus producers take pay cuts or lose their jobs. Others say that Jay Leno takes a tremendous pay cut to save as many people’s jobs as he could. All of this comes after Comcast purchases NBC Universal. Leno’s Tonight Show is consistently the #1 late night talk show. So, what is going on? An NBC insider sighs: I don’t think ad sales are off. I just think the people who bought this company, Comcast, wants to go through everything at NBC and get their money back. It’s hard to go through those kinds of cuts. It’s more a network issue than a late-night issue.

SIRIUS XM NEARS TAKEOVER In 2009, John Malone’s Liberty Media that comes to the rescue of Sirius XM with its investment of 40% of its stock at a bargain price closes in on taking 50.1% ownership of the satellite radio company. Prior to the 2009 bail out, Liberty buys Sirius XM stock on the open market at about 90 million shares at around $2.50 each. Talkers sister trade publication Radio-Info reports that recent transactions plus a 'forward sale' agreement would bring Liberty’s interest to about 48% creating a behind the scenes radio reality show nail-biter. Sirius XM's $2.55 closing on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 is its best showing in more than four years. That's good news for Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin and his bunch but bad news that Liberty Media nears its takeover. On Friday, August 17, 2012 John Malone’s Liberty Media asks the FCC to approve its Application for Consent to Transfer of De Jure Control of the Sirius XM’s broadcast licenses. In its SEC filing, Liberty will own more than 50% of the total outstanding shares of Sirius.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does 1960s Rock group The Byrds name a record album Untitled? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•MARK THOMPSON after 25 years as co-host of Mark & Brian Show on KLOS FM (95.5) Los Angeles, CA the longest running morning show in the America’s #2 market calls it quits on Friday, August 17, 2012. •JOE CALGARO departs WAPL FM (The Rockin' Apple 105.7) Appleton, WI as new PD of Saga Rock WHQG FM (The Hog 102.9) Milwaukee, WI. •RICK ROBERTS radio talk show veteran whose getting the story behind the story 20 year career on KOA-850 Denver, KCMO-810 Kansas City, KRLD-1080 Dallas, KOGO-600 and KFMB-760 San Diego is new news co-anchor on America’s Radio News Network. •COMCAST sells cable channel A&E to Disney and Hearst for $3.03 Billion in cash. A&E is part of Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBC Universal.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 AL ROKER NBC Today Show weatherman born in Queens, NY on August 20th. •1966 LEE ANN WOMACK (CMA 2000 Song and Single of the Year I Hope You Dance) born on August 19th in Jacksonville, TX. •1979 VIKKI CARR Pop Singer (It Must Be Him #3-1967) weds Michael Nilsson on August 20th. •1988 RESTLESS HEART's single Bluest Eyes in Texas zips to #1 in Billboard Country on August 20th. •1995 JOHN E. GILMORE avant-garde Jazz tenor saxophonist with pianist Earl Hines, Clifford Jordan, the Jazz Messengers, Jamaican trumpeter Dizzy Reece and Sun Ra Arkestra dies at 63 on August 20th. •2010 LADY ANTEBELLUM's single American Honey goes Gold and Need You Now wins Quadruple-Platinum on August 20th.

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BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Subject: Hey Jim, re: Larry Shannon. Hi Jim! I hope you remember me from days gone by (in D-FW and Houston). I had the unique pleasure of working with Larry Shannon at KXOL (when I was a newsman). I, sadly, just learned of Larry's passing today (Sunday). He was one of the most talented DJ's that I ever had the pleasure of working with (and there were many, but NOT like Larry). It seems that every time he opened his mouth, funny things just - kind of - fell out. At 63, he was way too young and it is VERY sad. Ben Harold

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LYNN WOOLLEY [KRLD-KTEM-KNOW-KUT] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon. Jim, Larry Shannon was my harshest critic. He and I exchanged emails several times a day for the past several years. As a liberal, he would rant about my daily "Logic Minute" commentaries -- and I'd return in kind! But neither of us ever got mad! We agreed to disagree and had a great time with it. Larry offered serious help and advice to me and would post my columns on his sites, even though he disagreed with them. I cannot express how much I miss the daily back-and-forth! Rest in peace, Larry! I hope someone is taking care of your dogs! Lynn (www.BeLogical.com)

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JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) Hi Jim and Lacy - KLTY had a religious format. They were located in The Stoneleigh Hotel building on Maple in Dallas. I met Larry (Shannon) across the street from The Stoneleigh once for lunch and at that time he told me he had worked at KLTY. Today, they still exist at 94.9 on the Dallas FM dial. Contemporary Christian is the format. If I'm not mistaken, Dave Tucker, who also at KFJZ when Larry was there went to KLTY and retired from there. Good to talk with you! My best to you and Lacy, Jay Weaver

TRIVIA ANSWER: As The Byrds ponder possible titles for their ninth album, their producer Terry Melcher fills out the record company's label form with the word Untitled in the place for the LP's name. Without The Byrds' knowledge, Columbia Records presses the LP with the title Untitled. The Byrds record album Untitled releases in September 1970. It is a double album. The first LP features live concert recordings from two early 1970 performances in New York City. The second LP contains new studio recordings. The album is The Byrds' first release of any live recordings plus it is the first appearance of new recruit Skip Battin, who replaces its previous bass player, John York, in late 1969. The album peaks at #40 on Billboard's Top LPs chart. It reaches #11 on the UK Albums Chart. A single from the album, Chestnut Mare b/w Just a Season, releases in the U.S. in October 1970 but misses Billboard's Hot 100 chart, as it bubbles under at #121.

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1118) August 06, 2012 [Monday] Wow...you two (Liz Keigley) really do go back a ways! Liz, Sherry (Rhodes) and a guy in Houston had "The Casting Company" and had all the movie biz tied up in those days. I interviewed Johnny at KRLY as it was in the same building as my office in 73. Same place on Westheimer that housed TV-26. I did a bunch of design work for both stations at the time and filled in for Harold Gunn on TV a few times as well. Those were the days my man! Keep swinging...Jim Gough (www.jimgough.net/)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.

 

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August 17, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1121

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

KOTTER'S KID HORSHACK IS GONE One of the most popular TV shows of the 1970s is ABC's Welcome Back, Kotter that runs from 1975 to 1979. Kotter's high-school classmates include Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Freddy Washington, John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino and Ron Palillo is the nerdy Arnold Horshack. John Travolta goes on to fame and fortune as the star of movies Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy. But we remember Horshack as the nasally Brooklyn teen with his Ooohs when teacher Kotter asks questions. Arnold Horshack's portrayer Ron Palillo's friend Karen Poindexter says that he dies at 63 of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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NYC RADIO GIANT CHANGES HANDS Founded in 1922, Buckley's Talk WOR-710 is NYC's oldest radio station and one of America's strongest radio signals. Clear Channel Media based in San Antonio, TX wants to purchase WOR-710 from Buckley Broadcasting pending Federal Communications Commission approval. C-C owns five radio stations in the NYC market and more than 850 radio stations throughout America. On Monday morning, August 13, 2012 Buckley President/CEO Joseph Bilotta issues a statement: For more than 23 years, Buckley Radio has been the steward of one of the most legendary radio stations in broadcasting history. By passing the baton to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, WOR listeners, advertisers, and employees will gain access to the unparalleled resources of a worldwide, multi-dimensional media and entertainment company.

SOMETHING STINKS INSIDE THE TRIBUNE TOWER Tribune's only radio station WGN-720 in Chicago, IL claims budget cuts for its dismissal of longtime Windy City radio vet Christopher Michael. But then why does it make room for another part-time news anchor that they hire last week? Something's rotten in Denmark. Chicagoland Web site says: This week is Christopher Michael's 45th anniversary of working in broadcasting, having first started back in August 1967 while he was still in high school. Over 40 of those years have been in the Chicagoland market. He has worked at WGN-AM since January 2004. Christopher also hosts the syndicated half-hour weekly radio magazine show Viewpoints on over 400 radio stations nationwide.

TRIVIA QUESTION: In the 1950s, Elvis Presley uses the Jordanaires as his back up vocalists. What other top Rock and Pop singer of the period also uses the Jordanaires? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•J.J. RYAN exits OM/PD at Cumulus KMCK FM (Power 105.7) Fayetteville, AR and KBBQ FM (The Vibe 102.7) Ft Smith, AR for the PD post at Clear Channel KTGX FM (106.1 The Twister) Tulsa, OK. •WRQQ FM (97.1) sale flips formats and gives up its Vanderbilt broadcast rights. •WLAC-1510 is the 17 year flagship home of the Tennessee Vols but signs a five-year pact to broadcast Vanderbilt football and men’s basketball games. •BETHANY WATSON leaves Clear Channel KDWB FM (101.3) Minneapolis, MN as morning co-host with Dave Ryan for co-host with Elvis Duran morning personality on WHTZ FM (Z100) NYC. •DAVID HILL Chairman/CEO of Fox Sports since 1999 is new Fox SEVP. •WZGC FM CBS AAA (92.9 Dave-FM) Atlanta, GA flips to Sports in late September or October 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 BILLY MURRAY one of the most popular Vaudeville tenor singers in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century (Alexander's Ragtime Band - 1911) dies from a heart attack at 77 on August 17th. •1969 MERLE HAGGARD's single Workin' Man Blues slams #1 in Billboard Country on August 16th. •1979 VIVIAN VANCE actress as Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy dies of cancer at 67 on August 17th. •1989 RICKY VAN SHELTON, Rodney Crowell and Hank Williams Jr. each score four nominations in the Country Music Association awards ballots on August 17th. •1990 PEARL BAILEY actress/singer dies of a heart attack at 72 on August 17th. •2004 SUGARLAND's first hit single Baby Girl releases on Mercury records on August 17th.

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SAM LEE (Beverly Hills, CA) Good morning, Jim I was going to write you about Larry (Shannon), but since you publish everything, I wanted to wait until my sadness from the news passed. I think your obits remind us about how limited our time on earth is. How all of us should live and enjoy each other in the enternal NOW. I really liked Larry, and how he got Cuzzin Linnie inducted into the Hall. I suppose Josh will take that over now. One thing for sure, the friends I have from my radio days are still my friends. There is truly something special about our profession. I think it's the people. You and Lacy stay well. Your work is valued and needed.  Lotaluv, Sam Lee, KLIF News; The Zeitgeist Corporation (www.ZeitgeistCorp.org) / (www.NewsBeatUSA.com)

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ED MILLER (Austin, TX) Subject: Shannon Death. Jim, Thanks for posting notice of Larry Shannon's untimely death. We'd have had no other way of finding out without your vital coverage of All Things Radio. Worked with El Shannon at Fort Worth's KFJZ. He was the only rock jock I ever heard read schmaltzy-and-sentimental-but-oh-so-sincere love poems on the air between records. Quite a guy. Last saw him at the KFJZ reunion 10 or 12 years ago. He will be greatly missed. Ed Miller

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon's death... Jim, I was working at WOAI in San Antonio back in '73, using the air name Steve Shannon. Larry called me one night and jokingly accused me of swiping his last name. We talked some, and after that, called and talked with each other a good bit. He was a really friendly guy that I enjoyed getting to know, and share radio stories with. He helped me keep in touch with what was going on in radio and other things up in the Metroplex, and I helped him find some decent Tex-Mex whenever he came down to San Antonio. John Hale

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Sunday Morning August 12 2012. Jim, just read about Larry Shannon. This is tough. Gone too young. Would have liked to have worked with Larry. The Biff Burns character I heard on Stevens and Pruitt KLOL 1996 to 2000 was this Larry Shannon? Leslie Wayne Hodges

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: DeeJay opening in East Texas. Hi Jim, Classic Country KJCS 103 in Nacogdoches has an opening for the midday 10am to 2pm jock shift. Contact owner/manager Brett Vance at 936-564-2900. KJCS is located near Stephen F. Austin University at 1407 N. University Drive in Nacogdoches. The website is www.103thebull.com/. Jim Bell

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1957, on his first recording on Verve records Ricky Nelson uses the Four Preps as his back up singers plus older Jazz session artists who are not fond of Rock and roll as his musicians. In summer 1957, Ricky signs players who are closer to his own age. The first artist that he signs is 18-year-old James Burton as his guitarist. The magnificent guitar on Ricky's 1950s recordings like Poor Little Fool is James Burton who later gains fame as Elvis Presley's lead guitarist on his 1960s hits like Burning Love. In the 1950s, on RCA records the Jordanaires are Elvis Presley's back up singers. On Imperial records in the 1950s the Jordanaires are also Ricky Nelson's back up singers. But Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker do not permit Little Ricky to give the Jordanaires credit on his Imperial record label. Both Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson are physically gone but their fabulous music lives on forever.

JERRY MILLER [Mueller-Retired KILT FM] (Houston-Kingwood, TX) Subject: Muellers are moving!! Well friends, Maudie and I have decided to prepare for the last leg of this old life. We have sold our home as of yesterday, and will be moving to Dallas by the end of August. We will be just 17 miles from Son Ken, and grandkids 8 and 5. We have selected a beautiful retirement complex called The Tradition. It is in north Dallas in the lovely Prestonwood area next to the Prestonwood Country Club at Arapahoe Dr. and Prestonwood Dr., if you know Dallas. It is a complete 4 story bldg. with 200 apartment residents. Every amenity imaginable. Bible classes weekly, and church on Sunday too! WE are really looking forward to this new carefree adventure. It's all-inclusive with just one bill to pay monthly! We will have new address info for you shortly. You can check the website at www.traditionseniorliving.com/

JERRY LEE LEWIS (September 29, 1935 - p) I wanna move, move on down the line. That'll drive a cool cat wild.

 

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August 13, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1120

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LARRY SHANNON IS NO LONGER WITH US What a tremendous shock it is to learn that fellow TX radio broadcaster, long time friend and Web newsletter author Larry Shannon is no longer with us. In 1973 when I join the air staff of Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in Ft. Worth, TX Larry is the 9pm-midnight DJ. He is very witty and comes up with original ideas like his Biff Burns sports character. Larry's Radio Daily News is popular with all of us broadcasters. Next, comes his best idea of them all as founder of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He is born Charles Rice Redding III on April 5, 1949. Last year when I attend the Texas Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies here in Houston, TX Larry stops by radio vet John Steel and my table and we chat for quite awhile. First thing that I notice is that Larry has lost a lot of weight. Never do I dream that is the last time that I will ever see him alive again. He must be aware that his fate draws near because when he enters a local hospital near his family's farm in Tarkio, MO he gives neighbors enough money to feed his doggies. The shock of his death on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 63 of leukemia leaves us speechless. Do not know if it will ever completely sink in because some people like Larry Shannon we expect to live forever.

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SHARA FRYER RETURNS Someone whom we miss on Houston, TX TV anchor desk is Shara Fryer. For more than 25 years Shara co-anchors KTRK TV CH13 Houston’s 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm evening newscasts. Currently, Fryer is director of the World Affairs Council of Houston. Soon, Shara Fryer joins Matt Patrick as co-host of KTRH-740's Houston’s Morning News. Clear Channel-Houston President/Market Manager Eddie Martiny says, Over 25 years of major-market broadcast excellence combined with her commitment to numerous charities in Houston make Shara the perfect choice for mornings on KTRH. Shara's response is: I’m excited by the energy and raw spirit of radio. It's a brand new world for me. On September 4, 2012 tune in and turn on Shara Fryer in the mornings on KTRH-740.

BEATLES' HOMES ARE FOR SALE The former homes of the Fab Four's John Lennon and George Harrison are up for sale. Between 1964 and 1968 The Beatles' John Lennon lives in the six-bedroom Surrey house mansion with his first wife Cynthia but when they divorce in 1968 he sells the house. John writes most of his Beatles songs, including Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in that home. In 1964 John pays Ł20,000 for the house. The sellers expect Ł15 million for Lennon's home. George Harrison’s house at 3738 Laurel Canyon Drive in Studio City, CA built in 1941 contains three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It includes a lap pool, pond plus a full security system. George sold his home to his friend Gavin de Becker who has the house on the market for $1.5 million.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•JEFF GOLDBLATT former WFLD TV Fox CH32 news anchor for over a dozen years in Chicago, IL is new lead news anchor on KENS TV CBS CH5 San Antonio, TX beginning on Monday, August 13, 2012. •PETER STRAUS whose Straus Communications owns WMCA-570 NYC during its Golden age of Rock ‘n’ Roll radio and after it becomes Talk radio in 1970 until he sells it in 1986 dies at 89. Salem Communications with its Christian format now owns WMCA. •WGN TV Tribune CW CH9 Chicago, IL wins 26 awards at the 2012 PromaxBDA Local Station Summit Promotion & Marketing Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 DANNY BONADUCE actor as Danny in TV's Partridge Family and DJ on WLUP FM Chicago, IL born on August 13th. •1966 DAVID HOUSTON's Classic single Almost Persuaded smashes #1 in Billboard Country on August 13th. •1971 KING CURTIS (Curtis Ousley) Fort Worth, TX saxophonist murdered at 37 on August 13th. •1988 KEITH WHITLEY's Don't Close Your Eyes is his first #1 Billboard Country single on August 13th. •1995 JESSE [Babyface] THOMAS Texas/Louisiana Blues singer/guitarist dies at 84 on August 15th. •2009 TOBY KEITH's video American Ride debuts on www.CMT.com/ on August 13th.

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RED JONES (Washington, D.C./Reston-Centreville, VA) Subject: Larry Shannon... No, I did not know of Larry's passing until your e mail. Thanks for sharing. Sad indeed. I too have lost so many I have associated with. Pray for those who have passed on and thank God in prayer for his many blessings we have. I have #81 coming up the 28th of this month and I thank God for this blessing. Red Jones

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon. Jim, Likely, by now, you're well aware of the passing of Larry Shannon. Many are posting comments/remembrances on the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Facebook page. Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312857592118951/376631782408198/?notif_t=group_comment_reply. Best, David Faulkner

TONY BRIDGE (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Sad news... Great guy. Will be missed by all in the industry. Tony Bridge

ROBERT PHILPOT (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon's death. Jim: Tony Bridge sent me your info. I'm working on Larry Shannon's obit. At this writing, the obituary has already been sent to the metro editors, but it's lacking some key information, such as survivors. I understand that Larry was survived by one sister, but I don't have her full name. I also understand that there will be no services, but I don't have that verified. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thanks, Robert Philpot; DFW.com/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Hey, Jim...I'm back in cyberville again...but being met by the news of the death of Larry Shannon is about as unreal as it gets! Further proof that we all need to share what's going on with us, good or bad, with the people we care for and those we call friends/radio heads. Lordy, if you find out anything else that relates to Larry's passing, please include the details in JRRR. Glad to be up and at 'em again...but so sad to hear of Larry's untimely transition. WOW, what a sad, sad shocker! Best... Dan McCurdy, Sherman, Texas: KLIF, KBOX, Dallas; WMEX, Boston; PR/Ad exec. for 7-Eleven Stores, Town & Country Stores (retired); 2004 inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Thanks for your heart-felt tribute. BOB & Sonny Lee.

BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Jim, Thanks for the email. Josh Holstead called me yesterday shortly after he received word of Larry Shannon's death. I was on my way to family visitation for record producer/engineer Phil York who died earlier in the week. You probably played records that Phil either produced or recorded. He was very proud of his Grammy for recording Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger" album with the big single "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain". I learned just yesterday that he was also the engineer on Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman". He produced and recorded lots of Dallas-Fort Worth local hits...back in the days when there was such a thing as local radio with local hits! Bud PS; Just received word that Dallas-Fort Worth writer/radio-TV host Alex Burton is now under hospice care. When I first moved to Dallas, he was the guy that did the midnight news after Johnny Carson on WBAP-TV, Channel 5. Bud

TONY WILLIAMS (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Larry was once chief of staff for House Speaker Jim Wright. He was a textbook on politics. He told me a lot of interesting political stories. But his first love was radio. His Radio Daily News was an Internet newspaper for radio. Most of all Larry Shannon was a great guy. I will miss him too. Tony

DON TIFFIN (Dallas-The Colony, TX) Hi Jim, sorry for the loss of your friend Larry.

JOHN STEEL (Houston, TX) Hi Jim, Larry was a great guy and a great radio talent. I was lucky to have known him, and to have been a friend.

CHET MAXWELL (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon has died!!! Wow! That is a surprise. You and I speculated that he might be ill, but somehow I didn’t expect this so often. Thanks for the info.

BILL CHERRY (Dallas, TX) All of us who spent time in broadcasting profited from the professional gifts of Larry Shannon.

CHRIS HUFF (Arlington, TX) Shock indeed - very sad to hear this news. (www.dfwradioarchives.com)

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Jim, It's a real shock to hear of the death of Larry Shannon. Like you, I've known him since '73...we worked at different stations in different parts of the state, but used the same last air name. He was one of the friendliest guys I ever got to know in broadcasting, and he will definitely be missed. I guess it's a natural thing, but you never get used to the fact that so many of the great ones have gone on. John Hale; Adjunct Instructor; Collin College Law Enforcement Academy

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon... Had not heard... Thank You!! DrB (www.kftx.com)

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Larry Shannon's death... Very sad indeed! Jim Gough (www.jimgough.net/)

JOHN TAYLOR (March 26, 1784 – September 18, 1854) While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

 

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August 10, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1119

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

THE STING IS OVER Marvin Hamlisch composer best known for his The Way We Were and his reworking of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting is born Marvin Frederick Hamlisch on June 2, 1944. He is one of only two songsmiths to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and also a Pulitzer Prize. The other is Richard Rodgers. Hamlisch's first hit song does not come until he is 21 years old: Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows by Lesley Gore. Along with his then-girlfriend Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin co-writes Nobody Does It Better for James Bond's 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. In May 1989, he marries Terre Blair, news anchor on WTVN TV ABC CH6 in Columbus, OH. Marvin Hamlisch passes away at 68 after he collapses from a brief illness on Monday, August 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

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HANDY MAN HAS BAD TIMING It's very difficult for this old warhorse to learn that one of my favorite singers, Jimmy Jones, passes away at 75. Can he really be 75? Only yesterday we hear Jimmy Jones singing Handy Man and Good Timin’ on the radio. But Handy Man peaks at #2 in 1960 and his follow up Good Timin’ rings up #3 in 1960. Each tune sells over a half million copies. Jones' falsetto voice influences artists like Del Shannon and Frankie Valli. On June 2, 1937 he is born in Birmingham, AL and begins his entertainment career as a tap dancer. In 1954, Jimmy joins The Berliners in NYC. In 1955 they become The Sparks of Rhythm. In 1959, Jones teams up with Otis Blackwell and turns Handy Man into a major national hit. Jimmy Jones dies on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Aberdeen, NC. Jimmy Jones' survivors include his wife Mattie, two daughters, son, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

DANCER STRIKES LADY GA GA ON THE HEAD Recently, during her Born This Way Ball show in Auckland, New Zealand one of Lady Gaga's dancers accidentally smacks her on the head with a pole. According to her fan site http://Gagamedia.net/ Gaga continues her performance for another 16 songs. Gaga shouts out to her fans: I want to apologize. I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion but don’t you worry I will finish this show. Her makeup artist explains through Twitter: Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay. She wants (yo)u to know she loves (yo)u. I'm taking care of her. Lady Gaga has 28 million followers on Twitter. In less than a week Lady Gaga's single Born This Way sells 1 million digital copies. It is the fastest selling single ever on iTunes.

DJ HUMAN PUCK SMASHES WALL During a stunt rehearsal WRVW FM (The River 107.5) Nashville-Lebanon, TN DJ Adam Davis is to perform as a human hockey puck during an intermission between the Preds and Calgary Flames where he is on a sled and heads into a set of bowling pins. But there's one problem. His sled misses the bowling pins and smashes into the side of the Bridgestone Arena rink and breaks his ankle. The River DJ known as Intern Adam has a $25,000 suit against the Nashville Predators to compensate for medical bills for his injuries. Davis' suit claims that the Predators did not provide adequate protection. Adam's attorney tells The City Paper that he did not sign a waiver before the stunt.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the gravely voice mining company payroll boss in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•RICK MITCHELL 18 years as chief meteorologist at KOCO TV ABC CH5 in Oklahoma City, OK joins NBC O&O KXAS TV CH5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX to replace Jennifer Lopez who exits earlier. •KFXR-1190 (ex KLIF-1190) Clear Channel DFW, TX adds Glenn Beck’s daily Premiere Networks syndicated radio show from 11am-1pm. •DREW PEARSON Dallas Cowboys spectacular #88 wide receiver re-ups with ESPN KESN FM (103.3) Dallas, TX for his third NFL season. •KUT FM (90.5) moves into its new Austin, TX Public Media Studios on Monday, July 30, 2012. •METROPCS regional prepaid carrier in Dallas, TX launches first Smartphone cell phone in the U.S. to receive free live mobile-DTV broadcasts transmitted by local TV stations under the Dyle Mobile TV brand.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1950 ERIK BRAUNN guitarist (1967-69) with Psychedelic Rock band Iron Butterfly is born on August 10th. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is one of the world's 40 best-selling albums with sales of more than 30 million copies. •1960 JOHNNY HORTON records North to Alaska on August 9th at the Bradley Barn in Nashville, TN. This is the final recording of his life. •1976 RAY [Crash] CORRIGAN cowboy movie actor dies at 74 on August 10th. •1986 THE JUDDS' Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain lands at #1 in Billboard Country on August 9th. •1996 REX TUCKER BBC TV scriptwriter/radio producer dies at 83 on August 10th. •2002 PORTER WAGONER and [Jumpin'] BILL CARLISLE Grand Ole Opry members induct into the Country Music Hall of Fame on August 10th.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) JIM, Houston - Yes (BIG City) I see it on Animal Planet I think --- many people own horses there! Well, I am sure that Jim Rose Radio Report keeps you mighty BUSY. I was just wondering. I too got out of the business (2002) and have never looked back. Only listen to talk radio. I have many things around this joint to keep me busy. Amateur radio is a great friend in the Winter Months when you can't get out and drive on the ice-snow etc. I really love the Great Lakes' area of the Country. August is also a very "hot one" here in the Miami Valley. Enjoy your weekend Jim & Lacy. Dave

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LYNN WOOLLEY [KRLD-KTEM-KNOW-KUT] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: From my web site. REST IN PEACE CHUCK KELLY - Chuck came to KTEM from KOMA in Oklahoma City sometime around 1970. I was college kid at UT, working at KTEM during the summer. Chuck was a wonderful PD for me -- teaching me a lot that I still use in the business -- and doing one the best morning shows you'll ever hear. I still smile when I think of Tex Tallsaddle, his morning show partner that he provided the voice for -- and his use of sound effects taught me what radio can do with the imagination. I saw him a few months ago at KTEM's anniversary party and it was so good to visit with him and Zona. Chuck, you were unique and we'll miss you. (www.BeLogical.com)

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1118) August 06, 2012 [Monday] Jim, I enjoyed reading about Strother Martin in your last newsletter. He was something else indeed! Had that squeaky voice you couldn't forget. I did his last movie with him in the 80's...HOT WIRE in Houston. It was a good film directed by my old friend, the late Frank Dobbs. Good memories. Best, Jim Gough (www.jimgough.net/)

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MIKE BRAUN (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Buddy Bostick featured in "Waco Today" magazine. (Mike Braun, Fort Worth) Jim, I worked at KWTX radio in the late '70s and thought you'd like to pass along this information. The August 2012 issue of "Waco Today" magazine (published by the Waco Tribune-Herald) features a cover story on Buddy Bostick, who is 94 years young. Buddy helped start KWTX-AM (1230) in Waco in 1946. Later, he and his business partners put KWTX-TV, Channel 10 on the air in 1955, followed by KWTX-FM (97.5) in 1970. They also were involved in other broadcast ventures: KBTX-TV, Channel 3, Bryan-College Station, Texas; KXII-TV, Channel 12, Ardmore, Okla.; KNAL radio, Victoria, Texas; and KLFY-TV, Lafayette, La. Buddy was voted Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year in 1996 by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Here's the link to read the "Waco Today" issue online: http://digital.publicationprinters.com/publication/?i=119147.

TRIVIA ANSWER: The 1969 Western movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid features the Evergreen Classic B.J. Thomas tune Raindrops Keep Falling in the Rain. As Program Director of KBUC FM-AM in San Antonio, TX we have a contest for seats at our private showing of the film. Robert Redford is the Sundance Kid.  Paul Newman is Butch Cassidy. But one of the most memorable characters is legendary Hollywood actor Strother Martin as the mining company payroll boss Percy Garris. In Cool Hand Luke he utters the famous line What we've got here is...failure to communicate. Strother Martin Jr. is born on March 26, 1919 in Kokomo, IN. He moves to Los Angeles, CA and gains many character roles in movies and television. By the late 1960s, Strother Martin is almost as well-known as many top-billed motion picture stars. His movie and TV career spans from 1950 until he dies at 61 on August 1, 1980 in Thousand Oaks, CA.

JOAN PATE-DAY (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Subject: memory. Tomorrow it will be seven years since your beloved KEI-KOU passed away. Does not seem that long does it? Three years now since Sam's passing. Your pet has not been forgotten. Look on the good side, we are still here.

PAM BROWN (1948 - p) If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.

 

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Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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August 06, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1118

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

MOVIE CROONER SINGS FINAL MELODY Alvin Morris is born on Christmas Day 1912 in Oakland, CA. As a teen he plays the saxophone and sometimes sings with bands. In 1934 he leads his own band in the Chicago, IL area during the 1934 World's Fair. He changes his name to Tony Martin. In 1946, Tony records for Mercury records in the Windy City where he has two Top 10 hits. The first is To Each His Own with The Starlighters and Al Sack's Orchestra that lasts four months on the chart, reaches #4 and is his first million seller. In 1948 Martin stars in the film Algiers. Universal teams him with Yvonne DeCarlo in the movie Casbah. In 1950 Tony records I Get Ideas which is the biggest song of his career. In 1976 the book The Two of Us chronicles his life with his long time wife and show business partner Cyd Charisse. Tony Martin passes away at 98 on Friday, July 27, 2012 in his West Los Angeles home.

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THE BRADY BUNCH IS BACK Yessir! Coming soon to our home screens on CBS our favorite TV family, The Brady Bunch, returns. Ten years before disco music sets our feet a dancin' we home folks glue our eyes to the boob tube each week to find out what Mike and Carol and their Brady bunch are up to. Can You Dig It, baby? Marcia Brady is my favorite. Is it possible that Maureen McCormick turns 56 on August 5, 2012? Vince Vaughn co-develops and is the executive producer of the new Brady Bunch comedy series produced by CBS TV Studios. Sherwood Schwartz creates the original sitcom starring Robert Reed and Florence Henderson that runs on ABC TV from 1969-1974. CBS TV Studios have the rights to the original Brady Bunch series produced by its precursor Paramount Television. Mike Mariano teams up with Lloyd Schwartz, son of the late Sherwood Schwartz, as executive producers along with Vince Vaughn.

THE KING ENTERS THE BUILDING Let the suspenders pop because legendary cable news talk show host Larry King dives deep into the world of video streaming with a whale of a Hulu deal. Ora TV, a new digital TV network that King launches in 2012 with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú, announces that it enters a multi-year, exclusive licensing and distribution agreement granting Hulu the rights to stream “Larry King Now". Like Larry King Live, the program King hosts for 25 years on CNN, the new show features Larry as host to leaders from the entertainment and political worlds. Larry King's new talk show is available every Monday through Thursday in the early evenings on Hulu, Hulu Plus and Ora.TV.  Be there! Be there!

FREEZE FRAME FOR J. GEILS BAND In 1967 Rock-Blues band J. Geils forms in Boston, MA. Around Christmas 1974 we DJs on Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in Ft. Worth, TX spin J. Geils Band's tune Must of Got Lost. It soars to #12 on Billboard. Their next hit Centerfold in 1981 is a smash at #1 for 6 weeks! Their follow up Freeze Frame wallops #4. Each of those two songs sell over a million copies. The band first breaks-up in 1985, but reunites several times. In July 2012 the J. Geils Band reforms to tour the USA but without their namesake J. Geils. This week John Geils files a lawsuit against the members of the J. Geils band Richard Salwitz, Danny Klein, Peter Wolf and Seth Justman alleging that they planned and conspired to evict him from their tour. The restored J. Geils Band without J. Geils plans 11 shows all across America beginning on August 25, 2012. John Geils lawsuit will be heard in the Boston Superior Court.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the female voice in 1950s Pop trio The Teddy Bears? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•TOWNSQUARE closes Midland-Odessa, TX deal with sale of three radio stations [KHKX FM, KMCM FM and KQRX FM] to Brazos Communications for $1.77 million. •MICHAEL BERRY KTRH-740 talk host Houston, TX recently hosts two sold-out premieres of conservative documentary film 2016: Obama’s America in the Bayou City and Nashville, TN. •RADIO-INFO Diana and Rick Fleming's Chicago, IL-based radio industry website (www.radio-info.com/) merges with parent organization of Michael Harrison’s radio industry magazine website www.Talkers.com/ effective August 19, 2012. •ENTERCOM ends Sports WEEI-850 Boston, MA simulcast of WEEI FM (93.7). WEEI-850 flips to ESPN Radio. In September 2009 WAMG-890 drops Sports.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 WLAC TV CBS CH5 (now WTVF) in Nashville, TN begins broadcasting on August 6th. •1964 LORETTA LYNN Country Music Hall of Fame legend twin daughters Peggy and Patsy who become singing duo, The Lynns, are born on August 6th. •1973 WARREN SPAHN & ROBERTO CLEMENTE induct into baseball Hall of Fame on August 6th. •1984 THE JUDDS' Mama He's Crazy is their first #1 single in Billboard Country on August 4th. •1997 MICROSOFT invests $150 million in Steve Jobs' Apple Computer on August 6th. If Microsoft does not sell all its shares back to Apple in 2003 they will be worth $10.7 billion dollars today. •2004 WILLIE NELSON & BOB DYLAN first joint concert tour at minor league baseball parks begins at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY on August 6th.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Your Report for this week. JIM: You are a Genius. Your editing ability is great. Much better than I could have ever done. YOU kept the meat of the story, (heart & soul) the little details that made it stand out for the Personal touch. I really enjoyed what you did! Thank You so much. I hope a few readers will get a smile on their face when they too read it! Are you a 2 - finger typer or a Whole Two hand typer on the keys? Just wondering? Hi to "Lacy" ---- bark bark! Dave Michaels; In the Heart of America

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BILL OLIVER (Bryan/College Station, TX) Jim, I too understand deregulation. I have spent most of my professional time in Hutchinson, KS at the Eagle Communications stations (KWBW-AM, KHUT-FM & KHMY-FM). Before '96 what was Beach-Schmidt was the maximum seven. Since then Eagle (Beach sold to Schmidt then Schmidt created the employee-owned Eagle) they're at 25. I have also been affected by newspaper divestiture (?). In Arkansas City KS the former Stauffer Communications (KGNC/Amarillo) owned KSOK-AM and the local newspaper. Stauffer decided to sell KSOK and the new owners hired me as their first ND. Better get a nap in. Got back from Houston at 1 a.m. following another Astros loss and the post-game concert. After Sunday church headed to Round Rock for the afternoon. Stay in touch, Bill

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RAY WHITWORTH (DFW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1116) July 30, 2012 [Monday] HI JIM: Hope all is going well with you. The quote from Strother Martin in "Cool Hand Luke". Strother played the prison farm warden. It starred Paul Newman, George Kennedy (who received a Best Support Actor Oscar). Clint Eastwood was still on the range in "Rawhide" and was not in the movie. I am starting a new phase in my career in a couple of weeks. I am not certified and was hired to teach children with Special Needs on the Junior High School level. I'm doing what radio stopped doing - giving back to the community. Ray Whitworth

TRIVIA ANSWER: Annette Kleinbard female lead singer of 1950s Pop trio The Teddy Bears along with music producer legend Phil Spector and Marshall Leib have the 1958 hit To Know Him Is To Love Him that is #1 for three weeks. Annette later changes her name to Carol Connors and co-writes The Ripchords' Hey Little Cobra #4-1964, Bill Conti's Gonna Fly Now (The Theme From Rocky) #1-1977, plus Billy Preston/Syreeta Wright duet With You I'm Born Again #4-1980. Phillip Harvey [Phil] Spector gains stardom as the creator of The Wall of Sound on recordings by such artists as The Ronettes Be My Baby #2 for 3 weeks-1963, The Beatles’ Let It Be #1 for 2 weeks-1970, The Supremes and Four Tops' River Deep Mountain High #14-1971, John Lennon's Imagine #3-1971 and Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 1971. Phil produces and co-writes The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' #1 for 2 weeks-1965 which BMI lists as having the most U.S. radio airplay in the 20th century.

MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Hi Jim, sorry about your latest round of computer troubles. I had an old email account of mine get hacked the other day...it was still packed with email addresses, so plenty of people still got "my" important messages about penile implants or no-money-down real estate scams. Ha. Sure, will gladly put out the word about JRRR! I do plug you when time permits on my weekly "Hi-Fi Club" show. Expect a meager-yet-useful contribution (new computer fund) in your mailbox soon. Hope you and pup are doing well! 106 degrees in Dallas today...hope you all aren't suffering that badly down there. And YES, ready for some football here, too! Take care, Mike (www.KNUS99.com/)

D.D. LEWIS (former Dallas Cowboys linebacker) Texas Stadium has a hole in its roof so God can watch his favorite team play.

 

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August 03, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1117

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ANOTHER KXOL-1360 VOICE REACHES HEAVEN'S GATES After his World War II tour of duty, Norman Alden attends Texas Christian University plus is a DJ on KXOL-1360 in Fort Worth, TX. The KXOL-1360 reunion Web site reads: Norman Alden...the first voice ever heard on KXOL when it went on the air in 1947. In his early twenties he heads to New York where he wins on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. In 1957, he moves to Los Angeles where he gets his start on The Bob Cummings Show as well as TV character roles on The Andy Griffith Show and many others. Norman Alden who spends five decades in film and TV dies at 87 on July 27, 2012 of natural causes in Los Angeles, CA. Survivors include children Brent and Ashley, grandson Zooey and longtime life partner Linda Thieben.

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NO MORE BUTTERBALL Philly's Clear Channel WDAS FM (105.3 - the Adult Mix of R&B and Classic Soul) website fills with comments from fans of the man they call Butterball because around 10:00 am on Friday, July 27, 2012 Joe [Butter] Tamburro passes away at 70. WDAS FM prepares a melancholy celebration of Tamburro's 50th anniversary of his radio career. WDAS's website reads: we are honoring his memory by playing the music and the artists that he broke. RIP to our good friend, legendary broadcaster, the soul of the station for 50 years and Philly icon, Butter. We'll miss you dearly. Ken Johnson, WDAS FM Program Director. reflects: I have met and worked with quite a few legends in my career. Butter was the pinnacle. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Hundreds of remembrances and appreciations overload WDAS's Facebook pages. Joe [Butter] Tamburro leaves behind his wife, five children and five grandchildren.

THE NEWS IS OUT ALL OVER TOWN Chicagoland Radio & Media is the first to break the news about WLUP FM morning show changes. Pete McMurray vanishes through the fire escape. Maxwell is the new AM voice. McMurray's high noon nexus reaches a cloudy day within Merlin Media. But hold the wire! CRM proclaims that Pistol Pete advances to the new morning show on WIQI FM (i101) at 5:30am on Monday morning, July 30, 2012. Sweet Baby Jane Monzures is McMurray's new co-host on WIQI FM. Like Pete, Monzures is also on WLUP FM twice. His voice is very familiar on Windy City airwaves on WCKG FM from 1998-2001 and once again from 2003-2005. From 1993-1998 McMurray plays the hits on WXRX FM Rockford, IL where he has its highest-ever rated morning show and one of the most popular morning radio personalities ever in that market.

NEWPORT SELLS OUT FOR $1 BILLION KC-based Newport Television makes a $1 Billion deal for 22 of its 27 stations. Nexstar gets 12 of them, Sinclair goes for six and Cox grabs four. In 2007, Newport buys all 27 of the stations from Clear Channel for just over $1.1 billion. According to Newport, the $1 billion sales price for 22 of them represents 10.5 times trailing 12 months broadcast cash flow of the stations. Newport wants to unload its five remaining stations in Fresno, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY and in Eugene, OR. Nexstar Broadcasting gets 12 stations in eight markets for $285.5 million. Sinclair Broadcast wins six stations in five markets for $412.5 million. Cox keeps quiet what it pays for four stations in two markets. Sinclair snags one TX property in San Antonio, WOAI TV CH4. Newport expects to close all the deals by the end of 2012. This expands Nexstar to 67 stations in 40 markets reaching 11.4% of all U.S. TV homes.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the inspiration for the tune Hang On Sloopy? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•KSAT TV ABC CH12 (KONO TV 1957-69) San Antonio, TX names one of 12 victims in the Aurora, CO movie theater shooting, former KDVR TV FOX CH31 Denver, CO intern, Jessica Ghawi (Jessica Redfield) an honorary member of its Sports department. Previously Jessica interns at KABB TV FOX CH29 in the Alamo City. •GREG KERR exits Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas, TX to return to Fox O&O KTBC TV CH7 Austin, TX as Morning Anchor. •APPLE officials in private discussions for stake in Twitter at hundreds of millions of dollars. •NORAH O'DONNELL CBS News Chief White House correspondent replaces Erica Hill as co-host of CBS This Morning. •MARIAH CAREY ousts Jennifer Lopez as new American Idol Judge for more than $17 million to set a new $ record for a TV reality series.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 JAY NORTH child actor (Dennis the Menace 1959-63) born on August 3rd in North Hollywood, CA. •1966 DEAN SAMS keyboard player with Lonestar [ACM Best New Group or Duo - 1995] born on August 3rd in Garland, TX. •1974 JEFF BAXTER guitarist with Steely Dan quits and joins Doobie Brothers on August 3rd. •1985 ALABAMA's single Forty Hour Week (For A Livin') slams home #1 in Billboard Country on August 3rd. •1995 IDA LUPINO actress in 59 films - Four Star Productions directs seven others including The Big Valley, The Rifleman, Wanted: Dead or Alive and Burke's Law dies at 77 on August 3rd from heart failure and cancer. •2001 TRACE ADKINS' video I'm Tryin' world premieres on CMT on August 3rd.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Radio Stories. Hi Jim: I do read your "Fine Radio Report" each week and learn many things about my beloved Texas Radio years in San Antonio and Dallas, and parts I don't talk about anymore; Helotes and drinks with Willie and Frank Celis (wild Turkey & Lone Star) and Conway Twitty on the juke-box and saw-dust on the floor... as I told my 1st wife in 1980, You know words mean something.... she laughed at me, or maybe just gave me her look & said nothing. Jim; I think I am going back to sleep; the rain is just falling lightly now. Out my Patio door; I can see the SolarCon 24 feet tall - white fiber-glass antenna swaying in the breeze. They are made to do that you know. Thanks for all that you do JIM; you are the best. YOU & Lacy.... I wish I could have a dog here. Can't!!!!!!!! Dave M

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Time yet again for DFW Radio/TV Lunch Bunch Sat 8/11. It's the third DFW Media Lunch Bunch for 2012, and it's coming up quickly! Saturday, August 11 (not THIS Saturday, but the following one) at Humperdink's on NW Hwy at Loop 12/Walton Walker in northwest Dallas. Same protocol as usual...casual, come and go as you please, no speeches or agendas, each person pays for their own...etc. See old friends, meet new ones, and do a little networking. We'll start gathering at high noon in the 'atrium' at Humperdink's, and we'll hang out off and on until around 3PM. Again, feel free to drop in/drop out anytime during those hours. See you there!

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LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Willie Mitchell KCRS 550 Midland Texas Diamonds Are Forever. There is a lot of interesting news in this radio news letter on Willie Mitchell who I worked with on KCRS 550 in Midland 1971. I was age 15. Willie on the air at 6:51 p.m. on a Sunday at KCRS 550 could not get all his request in so he began playing :30 seconds of songs till 7:00 p.m. Last time I saw and spoke to Willie is when I saw Willie setting on the couch at KWES Radio when I come from meeting with the Program Director. Willie applied and got the morning drive at KWES in Odessa 1986. Willie came by to encourage and spoke with me later where I was staying in Midland. I would go on to KKAP AM FM in Floydada then KJAK. Leslie Wayne Hodges

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jazz pianist Dorothy Sloop is the inspiration for the song Hang On Sloopy because she uses the nickname Sloopy on stage. Fans remember Dorothy as a pianist with several mostly female Jazz bands in the New Orleans, LA area from the 1930s through the 1950s. In spring 1964 The Vibrations score #26 with the song's original title My Girl Sloopy. In autumn 1965 Pop group The McCoys have the biggest version of Hang On Sloopy at #1. The McCoys 16-year-old lead singer, Rick Zehringer, becomes well known as Rick Derringer. In early 1966 the Ramsey Lewis Trio version glows Gold at #11. Others who record the song are The Ventures (Liberty 1965), The Supremes (Motown 1966), The Kingsmen (WAND 1966), The Yardbirds and Jan & Dean (Liberty-LP Folk'n'Roll 1965). Since 1965, The Ohio State University marching band plays the song before the start of the fourth quarter of every Buckeye game.

MIKE CANNON (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Subject: Dr. Bruce. Hey Jim, I just read Dr. Bruce's story about the Indian who died in his own tea pee. My mental vision went back to me coming in for my shift at KENR which followed the good doctor's. The console was cluttered with copies of "the electric weenie". I'm seeing his desk that way this morning still getting his material from the weenie! Or recycling! Good times! Mike Cannon; Studio Productions (www.messageonholdnow.com)

MOTHER TERESA (August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997) The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.

 

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Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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July 30, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1116

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ORLEANS THE ONE PASSES INTO THE NIGHT One of my all time favorite Good Time Rock and Roll sing-along Classic tunes is Orleans' Still the One (#5-1976). It makes us happy to sing Still the One. Orleans' Dance with Me (#6-1975) also brings smiles to our faces. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Orleans lead singer and founding member Larry Hoppen dies at 61 in Sarasota, FL. (www.larryhoppen.com/) Larry also excels on keyboards, guitar, bass, melodica and trumpet. Contactmusic says: Larry possessed immense talents, a deep sense of family and community and maintained a commitment to many charitable endeavors. He was still touring with Orleans in recent years and was scheduled to perform on Fox TV's Fox & Friends All-American Concert Series on Friday, July 27, 2012. Larry Hoppen's survivors are wife, Patricia Smith Hoppen; twin daughters, Claire and Maeve; as well as bothers, Lance and Lane and sister, Lynda plus his dog and cats.

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TX FM CANNOT DECIDE FORMAT On May 3, 1990 KTDD FM goes on the air far north of Houston, TX in Huntsville. On July 22, 1991 Ben Amato flips KTDD FM to KVST FM (K-Star Country 103.7). But KVST FM on 103.5 interferes with 103.5 in Buda, TX. So it moves to 103.7. In 2005, KVST FM's transmitter relocates to Devers. Houston's original heritage Rock KLOL FM 101.1 flips to Spanish. So, KVST FM switches its call letters to KIOL FM with a heritage Rock format. On August 31, 2007, KIOL FM flips to KHJK FM (Jack FM). In May 2009, KHJK FM shifts from Adult Hits to Adult Alternative as 103-7FM. In November 2011, lenders take over Cumulus two Houston metro rimshot signals KHJK FM and KFNC FM. David Gow owner of KGOW-1560 (The Game) wins the bid for KFNC FM. Larry Patrick sells KHJK FM to Mike Novak's Education Media Foundation for $5 million cash. EMF switches KHJK FM to Air 1 on July 17, 2012.

SHE'S NO LONGER THERE Radio listeners of Clear Channel Hot AC WKDD FM (98.1) in Akron, OH wonder where morning show co-host Jenn Ryan is. WKDD FM says that she is on vacation, which apparently is true. But telephone calls to WKDD FM at Clear Channel's Freedom Avenue compound in North Canton, OH hear this: Jenn is no longer with the company. Evidently that's the case, because her presence on the WKDD FM morning show Web page with co-host/program director/cluster and regional operations director Keith Kennedy are wiped clean, as one source puts it Soviet-style. Keith Kennedy is with WKDD FM for 10 years. No one seems to know the whereabouts of Jenn Ryan.

TRIVIA QUESTION: How does the Classic Christmas tune Santa Claus Is Coming to Town come about? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•JAMES BOND (Daniel Craig) escorts Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to the London Olympic Games opening ceremony in her first-ever acting role. Before the Queen arrives to take her seat, doubles of The Queen and James Bond parachute from a helicopter. •WLS-890 Talk Radio Chicago, IL contest The Next 89 WLS Talk Star winner receives live two-hour talk show. •DARLENE LOVE Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who celebrates her 71st birthday on Thursday, July 26, 2012 suffers minor heart attack previous weekend. •JAN JEFFCOAT WFLD TV FOX CH32 Chicago, IL News Anchor since 2007 slips out the back door for the final time on Friday, July 27, 2012 to jine up with a new nationally syndicated news program which launches September 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 ELVIS PRESLEY joins Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 on July 30th. •1968 JOHNNY CASH records Carl Perkins' Daddy Sang Bass with The Statler Brothers on July 30th at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, TN. Jan Howard sings the line Mama sang tenor. •1973 ERICH KATZ composer true father of the recorder movement in the United States dies on July 30th at 72. •1985 ALABAMA's Mountain Music and Feels So Right are first Country albums to go quadruple-platinum on July 30th with certified shipments of 4 million copies. Single The Closer You Get goes triple-platinum. •1998 BUFFALO BOB SMITH WNBC-660 radio host plus TV host of The Howdy Doody Show dies at 80 on July 30th. •2008 ALAN JACKSON's album Good Time reaches Gold on July 30th.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Radio Stories. Hi Jim: I just woke up at 3:30am to some light rain on the window. Well I have been accused of being "long winded" when it comes to telling my "Radio Stories". I know that from years gone by. I used to have PD's come in the studio door and say things to me like; I thought that ON AIR light would never go off Dave! or here's the best - CHR stations - I don't care what you say after the Call Letters - just keep it to 11 seconds! YOU do know we are a Music Station Dave? So I am sure you get the idea of the whole thing. I really did enjoy your one Statement about "Removing the heart & Soul" of the story; how true. Who said "Less" is sometimes better? Keep them wanting more? You know the things people say to us and some days later; we think; Yeah that's right, but They killed my content with edits and removed the "Heart & Soul" of the story. But this is all OK. I have learned in life we all get edits along the way. Remember the "edit block" with the Razor Blade - splice those edits (air-checks) make them pop!!!!!! Dave M

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FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Willie Mitchell. Hey Jim, Best I know is Willie left KCRS for KVIL and was there for a few years. This is best guess because I moved to Brownwood and KXYL in 1980 and I talked to him sometime in that time frame. This was when KVIL was in the Capitol Back building at Central and Mockingbird. My parents lived not far from there and I'd pass by there every time I was in town. I'd say he was on KVIL FM but seems this was the time that the stations were doing their own programming so he could have been on either one. Bob

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MATT MUSIL [Sportscaster KHOU TV CBS CH11] (Houston, TX) Jim, Thanks for the write-up on Matt Mercury! Please accept my friend request so that I may attribute your Web column to my post (Facebook). I just realized that you worked at KHFI (FM) in Austin...Me Too!!!! Did you know Bill Tate (of the 98 update)? Thanks! Matt

HANK WILLIAMS [Henry] (Austin, TX) Subject: Hansen named OM. Hansen Named Clear Channel/Northern Colorado OM - Clear Channel/Northern Colorado names Brad Hansen as OM for its six-station local group there, effective July 30. Hansen will also handle Country KXBG-FM programming duties. Previously, Hansen was PD at Country KBUL-FM (B-Bull 98.1)/Reno, NV. Prior to that he spent five years as OM for Journal's group in Springfield, MO, and PD at Country KTTS-FM. He's also served as PD of KLNC-FM/Austin and PD of KVET-FM/Austin. "Brad will be a great addition to an already strong staff and we are looking forward to taking advantage of his extensive experience in a number of formats," said Market Manager Stu Haskell. "His expertise will strengthen the cluster, not only from a programming standpoint, but also identifying sales opportunities." "Brad has a very successful programming track record, including the six years he spent competing against me in Springfield, MO at KTTS," added Regional Programming Manager Paul Kelley. "We are thrilled to have him join the Clear Channel Media and Entertainment team." (07-24-12)

TRIVIA ANSWER: Eddie Cantor is born in NYC in 1892. After he becomes a smash hit in vaudeville, Ziegfeld signs him for his Midnight Frolics and then the Follies of 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1923. In the 1920s, he moves over to films as a star in Whoopee, Kid from Spain and Kid Millions. In 1931, his appearance on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour causes Eddie Cantor's radio career to soar. In early 1930s, Eddie Cantor is the highest-rated star on radio. For seven years, his Chase & Sanborn Hour on NBC gains colossal ratings. In November 1934, songwriter John F. Coots hands his song Santa Claus Is Coming To Town to comedian, dancer and singer Eddie Cantor who uses it on his radio show. The morning after the broadcast, orders of 100,000 copies of sheet music pour in. By Christmas, sales exceed 400,000. Eddie Cantor becomes the second most recognizable person in America, second only to President Roosevelt.

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1111) July 13, 2012 [Friday] Quit drinking tea after I heard the story about an Indian who drank 52 glasses of tea in one day. Found him dead in his tea-pee the next day!!!! (insert laugh track here) (www.kftx.com)

STROTHER MARTIN (Cool Hand Luke-1967) What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

 

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July 27, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1115

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

BIG D NEWS ICON'S FINAL BROADCAST In 1963, Eddie Barker is the first news reporter to announce the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On Monday, July 23, 2012 Barker expires at 84 in a Dallas, TX nursing home. At the time of JFK's death, Eddie is News Director of CBS-affiliate KRLD-1080 Dallas, TX which is now Fox O&O KDFW-1080. In 1943, Edmund Asa [Eddie] Barker Jr. begins his broadcasting career on a San Antonio radio station while still a junior in high school. In 1949, Eddie joins KRLD when its TV station goes on the air. In 1972, Barker resigns to launch a public relations firm. In 1994, he retires.

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NBC/UNIVERSAL TAKES OVER MSNBC NBC Universal wants its website back. According to Reuters, Comcast owned NBC Universal buys out Microsoft's 50% stake in joint venture MSNBC.com for $300M which becomes NBCNews.com. In 1996, NBC and Microsoft start MSNBC cable news channel plus its online news operation which becomes its own entity separate from the NBC News website. MSNBC programming becomes more liberal while MSNBC.com targets strictly straight news coverage, but with separate staff. The buyout of Microsoft's stake brings harmony between NBC news channel and its website. With NBC Universal's buyout, it launches a separate NBC News site and brings MSNBC.com's content more in line with NBC's more liberal primetime lineup.

ANN CURRY HAS LAST LAUGH In a widely publicized event, NBC TV's Today Show gives Ann Curry the cat o'nine tails and boots her from the anchor desk. NBC network replaces Curry with the beaming, laughing, younger Savannah Guthrie. But wait just a minute! Ann Curry has the last laugh because since she leaves the set, the Nielsen Company reports that ABC TV's Good Morning America beats NBC TV's Today Show last week by 357,000 viewers. According to preliminary figures, GMA draws an average 4.57 million viewers up against Today's 4.21 million. ABC brags: This represents the largest lead by "GMA" over "Today" in more than 17 years, while extending its top-ranked status to three consecutive weeks. And for the first time in three weeks, Ann Curry smiles.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the catchiest song in the history of Pop music? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•SUZANNE BLACK KEYE-TV CBS CH42 News Director Austin, TX exits to devote some attention to my boys. •GEOFF PETRULIS Cumulus Dallas-Fort Worth, TX group director of internet operations for almost 12 years heads to CBS Local Media in Big D as Digital Media Executive Director. •ANDY CEROTA KTRK TV ABC CH13 reporter joins rival KPRC TV NBC CH2 Houston, TX as midday anchor. •STACEY STAUFFER WCAU TV NBC CH10 Philadelphia, PA weekend morning news anchor replacement is Aditi Roy. •JOHN [Records] LANDECKER WLS FM DJ is home after hip replacement. Danny Lake fills for Landecker during his absence. •KLBJ-590 News Radio Austin, TX has future anchor/reporter openings. Email your resume and audio to News Director Todd Jeffries at Todd@590klbj.com.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 CAROL LEIFER stand up comedian, writer, producer and actor born on July 27th. •1963 JOHNNY CASH's single Ring Of Fire written by Merle Kilgore blazes #1 in Billboard Country on July 27th. •1977 JOHN LENNON U.S. court of appeals overturns deportation order in summer 1976 and grants green card for permanent residence in U.S. on July 27th. •1986 RANDY TRAVIS' first #1 Billboard Country single is On The Other Hand on July 26th. •1990 ZSA ZSA GABOR while driving through Beverly Hills, CA accused of slapping a police officer on July 27th enters three day jail sentence. •2003 SHANIA TWAIN's free concert NBC-TV special Shania Twain UP! Live in Chicago tapes at Chicago's Grant Park on July 27th.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: "Radio - Story" ...when I was 10 years old my bedroom was on the 2nd floor of our house down the hall from my 88 year old Granpa...an old German guy who walked everywhere. Granpa took me to Church on Sunday; we walked together. Mom & Dad slept in on Sunday. So I found a diagram (Schematic) in a book - Popular Electronics I think; on How to build a Crystal Radio set! I went to "LaPiro Brothers on the bus to Northside" and bought the parts; all but the Large tuning Coil; I had to wind that myself. I had the crystal, the caps, the hardware from their parts bins and the spool of Copper Wire for the big coil and I even bought a pair of Surplus Twin headphones all for 5 dollars!!!! Five dollars was a lot of money in the late 1950's. So I built my Home Made Crystal set in my bedroom upstairs next to my shelf of maybe a hundred Comic books... it took me two days to build the Radio; about 2 hours just to wind the COIL and than one night in my room with my flashlite; I was ready for the big test. I had the headphones on and my dog Smokey was at my feet on the floor and I connected the GROUND wire to the set (long wire was already connected) and heard the loud burst of "hum and static come thru the headphones and the circuit came alive -- my first station to tune in was CKY radio 1530 Cincinnati 50,000 watts; I could get stations all over the band and I stayed up late most school nights listening to my Crystal radio set. Bill Mack on the all night Truck Stop, Larry Glick WBZ, WJR Detroit, WOAI-Texas, WABC NYC, WBBM, WLS, WCFL, and so on. Dave Michaels; Huber Heights, OH

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FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: Willie Mitchell. Hi Jim, Thanks for the information you had on Willie Mitchell. I worked at KPET following Willie and knew him while he was a KCRS.  I used to go by and visit him on his afternoon show many Saturdays. A really great guy to know.  On visits to family in Dallas I would listen to Willie on KVIL and was so proud of his move up to the Big Time. I talked to him by phone a couple of times while on the wire but we lost touch after he left KVIL. Another good guy has signed off. WE finally got power back tonight after the storms moved through yesterday. Ahh the joys of country living and trees falling on power lines. Bob Tomlinson FrBob@eastex.net =

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Who Listens to Radio? Hey Jim, Love that note from Jim Prewitt comparing the huge percentage of people who listen to radio over-the-air to the percentage that listens online. It reminded me of a great advertising campaign the Radio Advertising Bureau launched in the mid sixties, to promote the advantages of radio advertising over TV advertising. They hired the great Stan Freberg to produce the campaign, and he came up with a series of funny and thought provoking spots built around the slogan "Who Listens to Radio? Only 150 million people, that's all."  We can double that number today but those spots could still be used today. I found one of them on YouTube. Here's a link to it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyenSyjSr7k Tally ho, Jim Bell; Lufkin

TRIVIA ANSWER: What is the catchiest song in the history of Pop music? In 2011, a team of scientists at Goldsmiths University in London, England determine that We Are the Champions by Queen is the catchiest song in the history of Pop music. Around Thanksgiving 1977, Queen's Rock hit We Are the Champions grabs #4 and sells over a million copies. Coming in at #2 is Y.M.C.A. by the Village People. By Thanksgiving 1978 the Village People's disco hit Y.M.C.A. smashes #2 on Billboard and remains there for 3 weeks with sales of over a million copies. During my time as a DJ on Super 79 KULF-790 here in Houston, TX from 1978-80 it seems like every tune that we play is disco. One night a woman calls and asks Has KULF gone disco? Tell her that no we have not gone disco. It just so happens that most of the biggest hits are disco.

PARRIS AFTON BONDS (Dallas-Allen, TX) Subject: Whoot! Whoot! I'm dancing on sunshine ~ my 37th novel, a 100,000 word historical romance, Indian Affairs was just published. "My five sons and their families are malnourished, destitute, street wanderers and about to be deported to the Fiji debtor's jail, and my grandchildren will most likely have to post bail money for their own various misdeeds." ~ so please check out my e-book at: www.amazon.com/Indian-Affairs-ebook/dp/B008JLF4U8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342024150&sr=1-3&keywords=indian+affairs Please keep in mind that I am a professional fiction writer, and all of the above may be hearsay only. Parris Afton Bonds Namesake of the Parris Award (www.parrisaftonbonds.com)

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM (1874-1965) We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.

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July 23, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1114

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SWEET WILLIE PASSES INTO ETERNITY Willie Mitchell Jr. known to his radio listeners as Sweet Willie begins his TX radio DJ career on KPET-690 Lamesa. His other stops on the TX radio dial include Soul 73 KKDA-730 and Blues Radio KNON FM (89.3) Dallas, Top 40 KCRS-550 Midland, Top 40 KRIG-1410 Odessa, and ABC Radio Network in Big D. Willie Mitchell Jr. passes away on Monday, July 16, 2012. He leaves behind one son, Carlos; two daughters, Michelle and Kim; six grandchildren; one sister, Doris Mitchell-Brown; one brother, Robert Mitchell, plus many relatives and friends. Willie Mitchell Jr.'s services were on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Cedar Valley Church of Christ in Lancaster, TX. His eulogy is at Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas.

NEWS INTERNATIONAL CEO MURDOCH RESIGNS BBC reports that 81 year old Rupert Murdoch resigns as News International director but remains CEO/Chairman of News Corporation which splits newspaper and book publishing interests from its TV and film enterprises. Murdoch expects to chair both businesses but to be CEO only of the TV and film side. Media commentator Steve Hewlett tells the BBC that it is no surprise News Corporation moves away from its newspaper investments...declining circulation and the phone-hacking scandal makes for a nightmare...for Rupert Murdoch to make this move, however, away from these titles, which he has invested 40 years of his life in, is plainly significant. News Corporation's 20th Century Fox and the Fox broadcasting network become one company while the Wall Street Journal, the Times, the Sun, the Australian, the New York Post and publisher HarperCollins form the other.

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ARNN POUNDS RADIO STATIONS ACROSS AMERICA TRN Syndications America’s Radio News Network (ARNN) syndicated America’s Morning News takes over morning drive slots all across the radio dial with over 320 affiliates. In Texas, KKGM-1630 Ft. Worth-Dallas and KIKK-650 Houston are new to join. Others include KSFO-560 San Francisco, CA; WTNT-730 Washington D.C./Alexendra, VA; WCFO-1160 Atlanta/East Point, GA; KTTH-770 Seattle, WA; KFMB-760 San Diego, CA; KLZ-560 Denver, CO; WWBA-680 Tampa, FL and many more. Over 18 stations recently add the America’s Morning News programming.

BOURDAIN EXITS TRAVEL CHANNEL One of my favorite TV shows is Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Anthony takes us on journeys around the world to meet foreign chefs and sample their exotic food. Well, Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain leaves the Travel Channel to join CNN in early 2013 as the host of a new weekend show that covers trends from the rise of celebrity chefs and the rise of fast food chains to the popularity of vegetarianism. CNN does not yet have a name for Bourdain's new show. This comes about as CNN struggles for more viewership after it recently posts its lowest-rated primetime week in 20 years. The addition of Anthony Bourdain brings a popular personality and a splash of lifestyle news to CNN's typically serious coverage.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who sings The Ballad of Paladin? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bill Hennes Pompano Beach, FL Consultant - former CKLW, WIBG, WIFI, WMAQ, WKQX grows one year older on Friday, July 20, 2012. •EDGAR [Shoboy] SOTELO morning personality on KMVK FM (107.5) Dallas, TX hosts 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner on September 20, 2012 at NAB-RAB Radio Show in Big D. •RICH MORGAN morning and noon meteorologist on WKBN TV CH27 Youngstown/Warren, OH off air for five weeks for surgery and therapy. Kirstie Zontini is his sub. •DAN HALYBURTON McVay/Cook VP joins CBS RadioTexas State Network Dallas, TX as business development leader. •WLIT FM (The Lite 93.9) Chicago, IL flips syndicated morning show Valentine in the Morning for live and local morning show with Windy City radio vet Jeff Corder.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1950 BLAIR THORNTON guitarist who replaces Tim Bachman in 1973 in Rock band Bachman-Turner-Overdrive born on July 23rd. •1961 PATSY CLINE following her June car accident comes on stage in a wheelchair at the Grand Ole Opry on July 21st to assure fans she'll return to performing soon. She dies in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. •1973 MONICA LEWINSKY President Clinton's famous unpaid intern born on July 23rd. •1988 VERN GOSDIN's song that celebrates Ernest Tubb Set 'Em Up Joe grabs #1 single in Billboard Country on July 23rd. •1990 JOE TURNER Jazz pianist and occasional singer dies of cardiac arrest at 82 on July 23rd in Paris, France. •2002 JOE NICHOLS' debut album Man With A Memory releases on Universal South records on July 23rd.

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JIM PREWITT (Sacramento, CA) Subject: From Inside Radio. 70% of Radio listening done on air (From Inside Radio) Internet streaming may capture the headlines, but it only captures 5% of listening. That’s according to USA TouchPoints research. It shows 69% of listening goes to FM/AM radio. Sirius XM Radio gets 9% of American’s total listening time each day followed by MP3 players (11%) and CD players (6%). We (the radio industry) are still on top by miles and miles. Remember that when your clients talk about how no one listens to radio anymore because Sirius XM, streaming and MP3 players have taken over... It simply isn't true. J. Fred Muggs, Inc (www.JimPrewitt.com)

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IRA [Eye] LIPSON (Dallas, TX) Subject: Labor Day Audio Request. Don Sundeen and I are creating a Labor Day special for the Radio for the Blind station in Dallas and for eventual offering to similar stations in other cities. In addition to telling the history, playing thematic music and actualities, we would like to have some audio from real people on What Labor Day Means to You. If you have access to a studio at home or at work, please help us by recording a sentence or two on What Labor Day Means to You and email the MP3 file to me. My address is EYE@LIPSON.COM. Don & I would very much appreciate your participation, as will sight-impaired listeners across the USA. Thanks! Ira “Eye” Lipson; Dallas, Texas (www.LipsonWorks.com)

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PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Jim, Here is a little background on me. I was born is Dallas in 1942. I lived at the corner of Barnes Bridge and Belt Line and went to school in Mesquite until the 6th grade. I transferred to Dallas when Sunnyvale was incorporated and graduated in the second graduating class at Bryan Adams. I went to UT in Austin and majored in Radio and TV until I hit a brick wall in Spanish. I changed to advertising and graduated in 1963. I worked as a peon for 90 cents an hour running camera, etc. and also for free at KUT-FM (90.5). I also worked at KHFI-FM (98.3) one evening a week and all weekend. Rod Kennedy had a neat operation and all I did was play tapes and track LPs. We had three Ampex 600’s for playing breaks, commercials and intros to the classical albums. Pat McCutchin

TRIVIA ANSWER: Johnny Western writes and sings TV Western series Have Gun Will Travel's closing theme song Ballad of Paladin starring Richard Boone as Paladin. The 225 episodes of Have Gun Will Travel air on CBS TV from 1957-63. Series star Richard Boone directs 19 episodes. Paladin's sidearm is a custom-made .45 caliber Colt Single Action Army revolver with a one-ounce trigger pull. Paladin's derringer (a double-barrel Remington in most episodes, a single-barrel Colt in some) hidden under his belt saves his life numerous times. Paladin is very much the James Bond of the old West who carries expensive cigars in his boot. Have Gun Will Travel receives three Emmy Award nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series for Richard Boone (1959); Best Western Series (1959) and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead or Support) for Richard Boone (1960).

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Hi, I read online that Clear Channel had bought shares in the production of American Idol, but this maybe just a rumor. Also I saw a Billboard for KRLD that was owned by Clear Channel, to me that seems like it could create problems. Like KSKY owned by Salem, when a Christian Broadcaster operates for profit I think it creates a problem since only one portion of Christianity gets representation. Makes me think of maybe a station that friends of mine would joke about at college: Keeping the Hits Close By. -30- KC5RAI

DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1111) July 13, 2012 [Friday] Jim, Your reader Joanie Green in Tulsa used to be Joanie Green Gallo and might be interested he made the Hall (I think they parted on pretty good terms) Any how if you want to forward my e-mail to her tell her I said Hi!! She used to work for me at KNUZ (1230) and is a super talent/lady!!! Best DrB (www.kftx.com)

RAY BRADBURY (August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012) Do what you love and love what you do.

 

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July 20, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1113

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC CHIRPS NO MORE Ellen Muriel Deason born on August 30, 1919 in Nashville, TN is known professionally as Kitty Wells. She is the first genuine female Country star. Her Top 10 hits continue into the mid-1960s. She inspires many female Country singers who gain stardom. Kitty Wells, the Queen of Country Music, who is probably best known for her Classic tune It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels dies at her home at 92 on Monday, July 16, 2012. In summer 1952, the song is #1 for 6 weeks. In 1955, my favorite Making Believe is #2 for 15 weeks. In 1976, she inducts into the Country Music Hall of Fame and until this week is its oldest living member. In 1991, she becomes the third Country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Kitty Wells' accomplishments earn her the title of The Queen of Country Music.

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FAMED MOTOWN BASSIST PLAYS LAST GIG There is more to the success of Detroit's Motown records than singing babes in gowns and Berry Gordy's brilliance. There are the Funk Brothers session players who lay down the unforgettable back up sounds. Popular bassist Bob Babbitt's groovy vibes on Classic Motown recordings like Smokey Robinson's Tears Of A Clown, Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered, The Temptation's Ball of Confusion, Marvin Gaye's Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology), Edwin Starr's War, my favorite Gladys Knight & The Pips' Midnight Train To Georgia and The Capitols' Cool Jerk are defining moments in music history. Bob Babbitt dies at 74 in Nashville, TN on Monday, July 16, 2012. As a member of the Funk Brothers (Joe Messina, Johnny Griffith, Joe Hunter and Richard [Pistol] Allen), Bob performs at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in the 2002 film documentary soundtrack Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

THE RHINESTONE COWBOY 'GOODBYE TOUR' COMES TO A HALT As we all know, Glen Campbell who has Alzheimer's disease has his Goodbye Tour. Campbell plays what is his final Los Angeles, CA concert at the Hollywood Bowl in June 2012 with his friends Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson and other special guests. The 76 year old Country Music Hall of Fame member has 10 dates in New Zealand and Australia from August 10 to 24, 2012. But Glen stops his tour short before his last concerts in Australia and New Zealand due to the strains of travel. Glen's spokesman says: Glen is able to comfortably deal with the travel and the shows themselves. However, as August approaches Glen realizes that due to his Alzheimer’s condition, he cannot handle the extremely long plane trip from Los Angeles to New Zealand and Australia. The Australia and New Zealand trek is the last leg of Campbell's Goodbye Tour.

MERLIN GIVES NEWS THE SHAFT On July 31, 2011, Randy Michaels CEO of Merlin Media launches FM News in Chicago, IL on WIQI FM (101.1). After a year of trying FM News in the Windy City, on Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012 Randy flips WIQI FM News to Adult Hits music. Merlin's FM News WEMP FM (101.9) in NYC, NY flips to New Rock music. So, Michaels' FM News experiment fails in Chicago and NYC. One reason that FM News collapses is that it is up against big powerhouse AM rivals in Chicago: Cumulus WLS-890 and CBS WBBM-780 plus NYC's News radio Cumulus WABC-770, Buckley WOR-710 and CBS WINS-1010. In Chicago, 27 employees receive pink slips. 16 remain for the new Classic Hits i101.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What 1969 Woodstock Festival promoter becomes the youngest Vice-President of Capitol Records? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•EMF buys AAA Houston’s Adult Alternative KHJK FM (103.7) La Porte/Houston, TX and flips it to Christian CHR Air1 on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 as an affiliate of its Christian CHR Air1 KZAR FM (97.7) McQueeny/San Antonio, TX. •DONNA BAKER Market Manager of Cumulus-Houston, TX cluster since 2008 moves to Chicago, IL in the same capacity at WLS-890 & WLS FM to replace Dave Crowl who adds RVP duties plus continues to head Windy City operations. •CHUCK BORTNICK RVP for Cumulus' Northeast markets heads to Houston, TX to govern Top 40 KRBE FM (104.1). •CHAD CROSS University of Texas at Austin graduate exits News Director position since 2008 at KWCH TV CBS CH12 in Wichita, KS to join KXAN TV NBC CH21 Austin, TX in the same capacity. Chad replaces Michael Fabac who leaves KXAN TV in May 2012 after five years.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1950 ARTHUR MURRAY PARTY premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC) on July 20th. •1968 JOHNNY CASH's live Folsom Prison Blues grabs #1 in Billboard Country on July 20th. •1973 BRUCE LEE [Lee Yuen Kam] actor (Enter the Dragon-1973) dies at 32 on July 20th. •1980 MICKEY GILLEY's version of Buddy Holly's True Love Ways slams #1 in Billboard Country on July 19th. •1999 SANDRA GOULD Brooklyn-born comedienne as Gladys Kravitz on TV's Bewitched dies at 73 on July 20th. •2002 TOBY KEITH's Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) snags #1 in Billboard Country on July 20th.

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JIM ROSE (Kingsford, MI) Lives paralleled. Born in ’63, James W. Rose. Lived in Arlington from ’85 to ’89 and although I made my living working at Star Forms (computer paper manufacturing company), 2201 East Industrial Dr., Grand Prairie, I made some very good money in radio...winning contests on KEGL and at that time, The New Y-95.  Running down their playlists for $100.00 a crack, answering trivia questions and listening for some stupid Tookie bird. Hey! It was for $1,000.00! I moved back up here because I had the big ‘D’ (Divorce) staring me in the face, and I needed to be by my 2 daughters probably more than they needed me. Thanks, Jim Rose; Contractor Sales; Werner Electric

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DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Bob Babbit was also a member of the Royaltones who had the hit single Poor Boy in 1958... (www.kftx.com)

THE ROYALTONES Dearborn, MI instrumental group's single Poor Boy peaks at #17 around Thanksgiving 1958. Thus giving them the title of one-hit artists.

JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Reunion of POE on South Padre. Jim, Many thanx for your interest and response. To answer your last question first (how about that). I worked with Ken Carter who became PD while I was just jocking. Ken was let loose in mid '60's and went to KONO in SA, and later I believe he became the news anchor on KENS-TV in SA. Also worked with Jim Davenport who worked (I think) at KTSA, SA for a short while. He didn't hang around too long...but a very good DJ. That was all at KRIO. McAllen. When Ken left I replaced him as PD at KRIO in mid '60's to late 1971. I accepted a job offered to me by Bill Young at KILT and immediately said yes. I replaced Rick Shaw at KILT. Also worked same time at KILT with Barry Kaye, CC McCartney, Johnny Shannon, K.O. Bailey, John St. John, Mac Hudson, Jim Pruett, Mark Stevens, Mike Scott (one of the Harrigans)...etc. Pretty much an all-star cast. I was at KILT for 5 years. 1971-1976.

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HANK WILLIAMS [Henry] (Austin, TX) Subject: Tom Allen. Veteran broadcaster Tom Allen will be hosting a weekly 'Country Gold' show on Austin's new KOKE-FM - 99.3, 98.5, and at www.kokefm.com. The program will air on Saturdays from 5:00 to 10:00 AM. The broadcast starts this Saturday (July 21). - Henry Williams

TRIVIA ANSWER: One of the main concert promoters of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Artie Kornfeld, is a co-writer of Jan And Dean's Dead Man's Curve (#8-1964) and The Cowsills' The Rain, The Park And Other Things (#2 for 2 weeks in 1967 with over a half million in sales). Known as The Father of Woodstock Artie goes on to become one of the most respected composers, publishers, producers, managers and promoters in the history of Rock and Roll. He is born Arthur Lawrence Kornfeld on September 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. Kornfeld writes the most Cashbox Top 100 tunes of any song writer. At age 21, he is the youngest Vice-President of Capitol Records. By 1966, as a writer, producer, manager and promoter, Kornfeld wins over 100 Gold and Platinum discs and writes over 75 songs that hit the Billboard chart. In 1969, Artie leaves Capitol records to co-create The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. He hosts The Spirit Show with Artie Kornfeld on www.artistfirst.com/woodstocknation.htm.

TROY BUSSELL (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1112) July 16, 2012 [Monday] Jim, Thanks for the news on Satellite and other news in July 16th issue. Troy

CONFUCIUS (551 BC - 479 BC) Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

 

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July 16, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1112

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

SIRIUS SPLITS WITH XM? Bloomberg reports that Liberty CEO John Malone says that his efforts to take control of Sirius XM Radio will eventually lead to a spinoff of the largest U.S. satellite-radio company. Malone announces his plans six weeks ago to take control of Sirius XM satellite-radio after he receives approval from the Federal Communications Commission. The billionaire tells reporters on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley, ID: If I’m in control, I like to have separate companies, run independently, with public shareholders investing in that business. There is no question eventually Sirius will be an independent company. The question is, when and under what circumstances?

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PHILLY POWERHOUSE UNVEILS NEW LINE UP CBS Radio owned and operated Talk WPHT-1210 (formerly WCAU) in Philadelphia, PA has one of the strongest signals in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS Radio operates 127 radio stations; the majority lie in America’s top 50 markets. CBS Radio's other operations in Philly include Newsradio KYW-1060, Sports WIP FM/WIP-610 and Oldies WOGL FM (98.1). Talk WPHT-1210 announces a new weekday line-up that features all live and local talent. The newest addition is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger (3:00-7:00pm), plus Steve Martorano, from WIP-610. Chris Stigall (5:30-9:00am), Dom Giordano (9:00am-12:00Noon) and Michael Smerconish (12:00Noon-3:00pm). (www.cbsphilly.com)

BUDGET CUTS COMING YOUR WAY In an upcoming issue of Radio Ink magazine, former syndicated talk host Tom Leykis has sobering news for on-air talent: Budget cuts are coming to you. After 21 years in Southern California drive time radio along with his nationally syndicated radio show, CBS flips formats and costs the shock jock his job in February 2009 but not his income. Leykis is on the beach for three years but with pay. Tom devises a super plan that brings him back on the air. His scheme might just serve as a catalyst to drive the final nails in the coffin of the arcane radio industry. Leykis invests about $1 million in his daily cyberspace talk show which begins on April 2, 2012. He predicts that Internet is the way to go and he's planted his show out there on the World Wide Web.

MARTHA STEWART CAUSES MACY'S PENNEY FEUD Reuters reports that Macy's has won its preliminary injunction against Martha Stewart Omnimedia. On Friday, July 13, 2012 a New York judge temporarily blocks Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from supplying J.C. Penney Co. with key categories of its branded home products. But a Martha Stewart Living statement says that the temporary ruling won’t change its plans to launch its products inside Penney stores early next year. In January 2012, Macy's sues Martha Stewart Living to block its licensing deal. Macy's claims that Stewart violates the terms of an exclusive deal Macy's has with Martha Stewart Living. JC Penney plans 10-year deal for Martha Stewart brand boutiques in its department stores. And the beat goes on.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What big hit song by The Beach Boys does their record label release without their permission? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•GREG BAILEY Texas native is new Sports Director at the end of 2012 at KTRK TV ABC CH13 to succeed Bob Allen who exits Eyewitness News. •JENNIFER MYERS vacates KVIA TV CH7 El Paso, TX as meteorologist, reporter and fill-in anchor since 2010 to join KDFW TV [formerly CBS KRLD TV] Fox CH4 Dallas as weekend meteorologist on July 24, 2012. •BORDER MEDIA sells KTXX/KTNX Austin, TX to locally owned Total Austin Sports Radio for $2.5 million dollars. Gone are Chip Brown, Chance Mock and Geoff Ketchum. Erin Hogan and Sean Adams remain. •WFFH FM Salem's (The Fish 94.1) Nashville-Smyrna, TN joins Salem's KLTY FM (Lite 94 Christian Music 94.9) Dallas-Arlington, TX for a Nightlight with Andrea to a national audience on Salem's Music Network on July 30, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KROC TV (now KTTC) NBC CH10 in Rochester, MN 1st broadcast on July 16th. •1964 CONNIE SMITH (Marty Stuart's wife) records Once A Day (#1 for 8 weeks-1964) in an afternoon session on July 16th at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio B. •1976 LOGGINS & MESSINA Rock duo (Your Mama Don't Dance #4-1973) break-up on July 16th after 6 years. •1983 ALABAMA's single The Closer You Get scores #1 in Billboard Country on July 16th. •1994 ANNA NICOLE SMITH [Vickie Lynn Hogan] (26) weds billionaire J. Howard Marshall II (89) on July 16th. •2005 ROY ROGERS & DALE EVANS' Happy Trails ranks #1 on the TV debut of CMT 20 Greatest Cowboy Songs on July 16th.

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JAMES MARVELL [Lead singer of Mercy-1969] (Tampa, FL) Subject: A quick update. Jim, I am very glad you are back stronger than ever and was hoping that you would be after your computer troubles. You mentioned that you may have lost some of the stories. I thought I'd email you my story by way of a TV Show called RAW DEAL. Show biz is a tough one sometimes but I'm still here 45 years later. Please take a look and feel free to let others watch this. It's a true story of my life in this industry we love: http://youtu.be/L_k1X61hFaQ Best to you and Lacy, James Marvell formerly of Mercy (Warner Brothers) and The Country Cavaliers (MGM/CSA)

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BOB ALLEN [Sports Director KTRK TV CH13] (Houston, TX) Hey Jim...Thanks for birthday greetings. Enjoy your Jim Rose remembers radio very much. Dan Lovett recently had a luncheon with a bunch of long time radio TV guys...RB McEntyre, Jim Carolla, Paul Berlin, Dave Ward, Bill Worrell, Steve Smith, myself, Bill Balleza, Gene Arnold, Ron Franklin, Chris Chandler among others. Will let you know about the next one. After 13 is over at years end I've got a few things TV wise in the early stages...definitely not retiring. I definitely remember that night we came and shared the oldies with you (KULF-790). A lot of fun. Good hearing from you. Let's stay in touch. Bob

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Charles Dawes. Hey Jim, In 1951, the year Dawes died songwriter Carl Sigman wrote words for it (Dawes Melody in A) and gave it the title "It's All in the Game." Several singers recorded it that same year, but in 1958, Tommy Edwards's recording reached #1 in the United States and in England. It's all in the Game has been recorded by dozens of singers. From Dinah Shore, Robert Goulet and Andy Williams to Mama Cass Elliott, Merle Haggard, and Bobby Bare. Here's a link to a recording of the Dawes Melody in A Major on You Tube, performed the way Dawes composed it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw8RZdd3Ywo

TRIVIA ANSWER: In a studio vocal jam session The Beach Boys sing The Regents 1961 song Barbara Ann during a party break. Dean Torrence of Jan And Dean sings the lead vocal. Brian Wilson remembers half the people in the room were singing while the other half were munching on potato chips. Without The Beach Boys' knowledge, in December 1965, Capitol Records releases Barbara Ann as a single. At first this upsets The Beach Boys because they want to get away from surf and hot rod tunes and be taken more seriously. But, in 1966, when the single slams #2 in Billboard and tops Cashbox's Best Sellers chart, they quickly change their minds.

ROBERT REYES [Bobby: KEXL FM/WOAI-1200] (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim...to answer your question regarding the late Ron Houston, give a view again to Jay Pennington’s Remembering KEXL website ...you will see a staff photo taken in 1973 of the KEXL crew. I kinda doubt Ron worked not only at KEXL but in Fort Worth as well...that would be a lot of traveling! I truly miss Ron! ...it was good to see him a few times and his beautiful voice can never be duplicated ...as far as stories from my past, the best one is on the Remembering KEXL website, where I relate when Ron, Sam Kindrick, Willie Nelson and Johnny Rodriguez came into the studio to chat about Willie’s upcoming 4th of July picnic ...it is an audio intro at the beginning of the site. ...if I do recall something from my career, I will get back to you ...hope the info on Ron clears up any question about another Ron Houston in Fort Worth ...have a great week upcoming!! Bobby R.

JULIE ANDREWS (October 1, 1935 - p) [Mary Poppins-1964] ...it's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

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July 13, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1111

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

OSCAR WINNER ENTERS HEAVEN'S PORTALS Ermes Effron Borgnino is born on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, CT but we movie fans know him as TV and film star Ernest Borgnine. His character Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale in the 1962–66 series McHale's Navy brings us great delight. But his portrayal of the lovesick butcher in the 1955 movie Marty astonishes audiences and brings Borgnine the Oscar plus awards from the Cannes Film Festival, New York Critics and National Board of Review. On Sunday, July 8, 2012 award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine dies of renal failure at 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Before Marty's sensitive role, Ernest plays heavies in the movies From Here to Eternity, Bad Day at Black Rock, Johnny Guitar and Vera Cruz. In 1966 Ernest sighs to an interviewer: The Oscar made me a star, and I’m grateful. But I feel had I not won the Oscar I wouldn’t have gotten into the messes I did in my personal life. Those messes include four failed marriages. But Borgnine’s fifth nuptial tie in 1973 to Norwegian-born Tova Traesnaes endures over 35 years.

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DIRECT TV HEAVES ANDY GRIFFITH Since I'm a sophomore in high school in 1960, one of my most favorite TV programs is The Andy Griffith Show. For the past 50 years, The Andy Griffith Show is never off the air in America. But, there's a stand off at the Mayberry OK Corral. DirecTV and Viacom's seven-year contract expires on June 30, 2012. Viacom demands a 30% increase, which is an additional $1 billion. DirecTV asks Viacom to keep the channels open as they continue to negotiate. Viacom fires back saying DirecTV rejects all proposals and counters with our negotiations have reached an impasse. This comes as a shock to us 20 million DirecTV subscribers because The Andy Griffith Show's TVLand is one of the 17 Viacom channels that go black at midnight Tuesday, July 10, 2012. As of 1am Thursday, July 12, 2012 Viacom's 17 channels including TVLand are still dark on DirecTV.

UT PURCHASES SECOND RADIO STATION Border Media sells off its Austin, TX radio cluster one-by-one. KXBT FM Classic Hits (Austin’s Greatest Hits 98.9) in Leander draws the attention of the University of Texas Board of Regents who vote on Wednesday, July 11 to approve its $6 Million purchase. If they clinch the deal for KXBT FM it will become a sister to UT's NPR KUT FM (90.5). KUT FM expects to shift all of its music programming to KXBT FM. According to UT, KXBT FM's call letters will probably somersault to KUTX FM. In the latest Arbitron ratings KUT FM is #6 while KXBT FM is #14. Plans call for one of the stations to be news, while the other frequency will play music. In July 2012, KUT moves into their new KUT Public Media Studios at the corner of Dean Keeton and Guadalupe.

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH! Roman general, Julius Caesar, appears before the press in the streets of Rome. From out of the crowd, a soothsayer by the name of Brutus issues his famous warning: Beware the Ides of March! March 15 truly is a fateful date for mighty ruler Julius Caesar. Here in America, Friday the 13th arrives every once in awhile. The superstitious fear it as a day of good or bad luck. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. The number thirteen is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia which sounds like the title of a new Stephen King thriller movie. Fear not Friday the 13th because it is just a day among days for special promotions on radio stations and in newspaper ads. Lacy and I hope that you have a safe, successful and wonderful Friday the 13th.

TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1961, The Paris Sisters have a #5 hit on Philles Records. What causes the group to leave the label? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bob Allen long time KTRK TV ABC CH13 Sports Director since 1974 grows one year older on Friday the 13th and proclaims his retirement from our TV screens. •MIA GRADNEY three-time Emmy award winning anchor/host, reporter and producer 12 year evening anchor at crosstown rival KIAH TV CW CH39 joins Houston KHOU TV CBS CH11 as general assignment reporter beginning July 2, 2012. •GEORGE PLASTER popular radio host joins Cromwell WPRT FM (The Game 102.5) Nashville, TN from 3–6pm beginning July 23, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 WCBI TV CBS CH4 in Columbus, MS begins broadcasting on July 13th. •1961 BILL ANDERSON singer/songwriter (Still #1 for 7 weeks-1963) joins the Grand Ole Opry on July 15th. •1973 LON CHANEY, JR. monster film character actor (The Wolf Man - 1941, House of Terror - 1960) dies at 67 on July 13th. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS' album Old 8 x 10 releases on Warner Brothers on July 12th. •1994 EDDIE BOYD Memphis, TN Blues singer (The Dixie Rhythm Boys) dies at 79 in Helsinki, Finland on July 13th. •2002 BRAD PAISLEY's single I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song) hooks #1 in Billboard Country on July 13th.

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CAROLYN CAULKINS [Grimes] (Panama City, FL) Subject: Billy Barton http://news.jimroseremembersradio.com/2011/11/03/jim-rose-remembers-radio-issue-1044.aspx. Yes, we love our doggies. Any idea where I could locate any of his old records? Any info you may have on him would be appreciated. I now live in Panama City Beach, Florida. I was born in Indiana. We have relatives all over. Thank you so much, Carolyn

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LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: Texas Radio Hall of Fame Inductees Announced. The 2012 Inductees to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame were announced via email yesterday. Congratulations to our nominees George "Super" Cooper and Ron Houston and to San Antonio's Rex Tackett for their induction! Also announced is the location for the induction ceremony and dinner to be held in late October or early November...in San Antonio! This means we will be able to show up in big numbers to celebrate these three deserving radio legends. In the meantime, Mark Carrillo has been asked to help locate a venue for the Induction Ceremony in San Antonio that will hold 400 people with a catered dinner. Mark is in need of suggestions...so if anyone has any ideas, please email Mark directly at: themofc@satx.rr.com. Thanks! Liz

PAUL CHRISTY (Houston, TX) Subject: Congratulations (TRHOF)! Thanks so much! This mainly means I'm old, I'm afraid, but hey! Thank you all so much! And thanks to Gordon McClendon for his pioneering of my favorite format, which inspired Bill Drake and set me on this path. See you in San Antonio! PC

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Jim, I was at KILT for 5 years. 1971-1976. In 1973 they turned my show into a semi-talk show called "Girl Talk". Took calls from women only responding to our question of the day. Got pretty racy sometimes. Doing a talk type show and jocking at the same time was quite a challenge. In regards to the record The Playboys of Edinburg brought you was most likely "Up Through The Spiral" from LP with same title. BTW, it would have been on UNI records. But, that record was not released until 1971. Or...could have been "Let's Get Back To Rock 'n Roll" on a label distributed by Capitol records on the "123" label, also yellowish in color. Hope this helps. See, I told you could write a book. Just getting started with my info. Jay West

GIRL TALK In 1974, our new consultant changes my 9am-noon DJ show on Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in Ft. Worth, TX to Girl Talk where females of all ages call in with their responses to the topic of the day. Our consultant just happens to be Bill Young PD of KILT-610 in Houston where Girl Talk is alive and well. Out of all the fair maidens who call, I air the shortest comments and hit the next song that corresponds to their remarks. You won't believe the things that wives say about their hard working husbands who pay the bills while their wives sit at home and call radio DJs. Some of those fertile brides suggest that we meet for lunch.

JIM BELL (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Charles Dawes. Hey Jim, Another interesting factoid about Charles Dawes: his father Union General Rufus Dawes was a hero at the Battle of Gettysburg. Charles Dawes' great-great grandfather William Dawes rode with Paul Revere on April 18th 1775 to warn people in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming to confiscate their weapons and ammunition. See what you learn when hang around radio people?

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1961, The Paris Sisters single produced by Phil Spector on Philles Records I Love How You Love Me scores #5 on Billboard. In 1962, the trio plans to release a follow up album but a record company employee accidently discards the master tapes. Anger erupts into an argument. So, Philles Records drops the group from the label. In 1963, MGM signs The Paris Sisters but they never have another Top 40 hit record.

JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) I am always amazed at the nuggets you share and how much work I know must go into each issue you send out. JRRR is special to me and your newsletter makes me feel connected despite the fact that I'm not on the air anymore. Oh, and that's a really good one about when you were at KULF (790)!!! Joan

MAXINE [Hallmark crabby cartoon character] I haven't lost my mind. It's on a disk somewhere.

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July 09, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1110

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CINCY VAUDEVILLE COMEDIAN LEAVES THE BUILDING Baggy-pants variety show comedian, Clarence Loos, who appears onstage with the Three Stooges, Andrews Sisters, Mickey Rooney and Sammy Davis Jr. dies at 85 in Las Vegas, NV. Loos grows up in the Cincinnati, OH area. The son of a Newport firefighter, he quits school after the sixth grade. Clarence is an old-fashioned clown who uses pantomime, exaggerated body movements, corny one-liners, outrageous costumes and pranks similar to Red Skelton. Loos also plays other night spots all across America as well as Japan. Over the years, he leads a variety of troupes with comedian-director Will B. Able's comedy routines of the past that HBO highlights in a special. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that comedian Soupy Sales describes Loos as the funniest man I've ever known. I stole half my act from him. Clarence Loos leaves behind his wife, two stepsons and three stepdaughters.

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DJS LOCKED OUT OF RADIO STATION How will you feel if the radio station locks you out of the control room? Well, like a giant spider, the campus administration of Student Activities at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) has taken over the student-run WZRD FM. On Saturday, June 30, 2012 the dozen DJs (or "Wizards") and staff are all locked out of the WZRD FM studios and the eclectic free-form music playlist is now being played by an automated system. Effective immediately, WZRD FM has been taken over by the I-Tunes play list courtesy of Student Activities. NEIU claims this is a temporary situation while certain aspects of the student-run operations get reviewed. Since 1974, 100 watt, non-commercial college radio WZRD FM is on the air.

THE FAN TURNS 25 From 1922 to 1988, WNBC-660 is the flagship station of the NBC Radio Network. On October 7, 1988 WNBC-660 becomes CBS-owned all-sports WFAN-660. On Sunday, July 1, 2012 NYC’s first 24/7 Sports radio station CBS WFAN-660 celebrates it’s official 25th anniversary with an all day fete that features many of its past and present hosts. WFAN-660's over 1.5 million listeners each week makes it the most listened to sports radio station in America. CBS Radio VP/Sports Programming/OM Mark Chernoff brags: We are proud to be a part of the fabric of New York sports. Our audience, along with our sportstalk personalities have allowed WFAN to...become an institution in the Big Apple. Eric Spitz, program director of CBS owned NYC Sports Radio powerhouse WFAN-660 boasts: the sports talk format is now very successful...many companies using one of their FM signals...once reserved exclusively for music radio.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? On Saturday, July 7, 2012 former Beatle Ringo Starr celebrates his 72nd birthday onstage at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN! That's right! Former Beatle's drummer Ringo Starr is now 72 years old! Oh my how time flies when we have such great fun. Seems like only yesterday that in 1964 the year that I begin a long journey in radio that The Beatles invade America. Liverpool's Mop Tops have so many 45 rpm hit records (remember those?) that our radios sound like Beatles marathons. In January 1964, the first Beatles tune, I Want to Hold Your Hand, storms our radios. Oh yeah we Americans want to hold The Beatles' hands and spin their records. The Beatles act naturally when they put them in the movies and make big stars out of them. Happy birthday Ringo Starr!

TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires the words to Wild Cherry's big hit Play That Funky Music White Boy? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DOUG DELONY exits rival Fox O&O KRIV TV CH26 Houston, TX as social media reporter and senior Web producer for KHOU TV CBS CH11 on July 9, 2012. •KEN [K.C.] CARLILE 40 year radio vet - half of popular Amie Pollard and K.C. morning show on WTVY FM (95.5) and WUSD FM (Kickin' Country 93.7) in Dothan, AL passes away at 65 on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Canterbury Healthcare Facility in Phenix City after a long battle with brain cancer. •EMMIS begins the shift of AM music radio to All Sports on Wednesday, July 1, 1987 when it flips Country WHN-1050 NYC to All-Sports WFAN-1050. Thanks to what begins in NY 25 years ago there are nearly 700 AM Sports radio stations in America. •TOM SCHURR is new President of Clear Channel operations for major markets.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS' single Rock Around the Clock grabs #1 on Billboard on July 9th. •1961 TOBY KEITH (Should've Been A Cowboy #1 for 2 weeks-1993) born on July 8th in Clinton, OK. •1971 BOBBY LESLIE Saturday morning TV series Guys Next Door (I Was Made For You #42-1991) born on July 9th. •1983 RICKY SKAGGS' single Highway 40 Blues slams home #1 in Billboard Country on July 9th. •1992 ERIC SEVAREID CBS News correspondent dies at 79 on July 9th. •2001 COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION awards 12 honors for the Hall of Fame on July 9th: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.

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JIM COX (Louisville, KY) Thanks for your gracious response and welcome. No, I'm a nobody as far as professional entertainment goes. I ran across you on the Internet while doing a background research recently for something I was writing. I contribute to several old time radio club newsletters, and have written 21 books (#22 is just getting under way). The most recent release (since you mention music) is Musicmakers of Network Radio (McFarland, 2012). I also penned one a while back titled Music Radio (McFarland, 2005). I'm a nobody who's had a lifelong passion for radio, that's all. Jim Cox

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Reunion of POE on South Padre. Jim, Many thanx for your interest and response. To answer your last question first (how about that). I worked with Ken Carter who became PD while I was just jocking. Ken was let loose in mid '60's and went to KONO in SA, and later I believe he became the news anchor on KENS-TV in SA. Also worked with Jim Davenport who worked (I think) at KTSA, SA for a short while... He didn't hang around too long...but a very good dj. That was all at KRIO. McAllen. When Ken left I replaced him as PD at KRIO in mid '60's to late 1971. I accepted a job offered to me by Bill Young at KILT and immediately said yes. I replaced Rick Shaw at KILT. Also worked same time at KILT with Barry Kaye, CC McCartney, Johnny Shannon, K.O.Bailey, John St. John, Mac Hudson, Jim Pruett, Mark Stevens, Mike Scott (one of the Harrigan's)..etc. Pretty much an all-star cast. Jay West

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JIM BELL (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Another trivia question. Hey Jim, Here's another great musical trivia question. We know Sonny Bono was the only person ever elected to Congress to have a number one hit song. Now, who was the only Vice-President to have a number one hit song? Answer: Charles Dawes, a Chicago banker and Vice-President under Calvin Coolidge. Among his many talents, Dawes was an amateur musician and composer. Dawes composed a short melody for piano and violin in 1911. The tune, "Dawes Melody in A," followed him into politics, and he grew to hate it because it would be played wherever he appeared. It proved to be a favorite with violinists and big bands of the 1930s and 40s.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Steubenville, OH white Funk band Wild Cherry guitarist and vocalist Rob Parissi admits that he gets the inspiration to write the group's million selling hit Play That Funky Music White Boy from Black audience members who tease them about their song selection. When the Disco machine would go off, they'd say 'You White boys gonna play any Funky music?' In summer 1976, Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music White Boy is #1 nationally for 3 weeks.

PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: KOKE Austin. Jim, Nice to hear from you. I saw the story in the Austin-American yesterday and thought you might like to see it. I’ve watched the forced exit of the KVET staff and it was hard to see these folks go. I found your report a few years ago and have read just about every one of them. Every once in a while a name from the past pops up and I get a big smile. Thanks for being so nice to me. Pat McCutchin

FRANK B. WRIGHT (Dallas, TX/Blowing Rock, NC) Hi Jim, The evolution of Dallas neighborhoods and their schools have been dramatic...and in many cases, not in a positive way. We spend summers--June through October-- in Blowing Rock, North Carolina (elevation 4000') in the cool mountain air. As I write this, it's 64 degrees and I'll probably have to shut the bedroom window to avoid being too cold in the morning. It's a good life, Jim! Frank B. Wright

SEALS & CROFTS [1972] Summer breeze makes me feel fine. Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind.

 

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July 06, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1109

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

R.I.P. ANDY GRIFFITH The world loses a fine entertainer and a wonderful man with the passing of Andy Griffith on Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012. RIP Andy Griffith. Thanks for the memories. For as long as I can remember, next to the Dallas Cowboys NFL games, The Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV program. America’s Favorite Sheriff Andy Taylor is right there to solve all of Mayberry's problems. And he cannot do that without his very able assistant, Deputy Barney Fife. Andy's main squeeze Helen Crump gets mad at him because Barney tells Thelma Lou a secret. Queen Bee Aunt Bea keeps tabs on things at home as well as getting Opie off to school in his new high heel sneakers. Gomer wipes the windshield, checks the oil, fills the tank and says Hey Andy. His cuz Goober buys the gas station. But wait! Otis cannot find his room at the inn! All of Mayberry's good ole boys meet and greet at Floyd's barbershop to discuss Charlene Darling's crush on Andy. Her dad Briscoe demands that they get married. Sheriff Andy weasels his way through the mess and all's well that ends well in Mayberry.

WILL BOB COLE RETURN TO KOKE FM? In 1977 when I'm a DJ on KIKK FM (96.5) here in Houston, TX Bob Cole is the all night DJ. Bob is a big guy with a very deep voice that mesmerizes his listeners both young and old. He later leaves KIKK FM as a DJ to the new Progressive Country KOKE FM in the city of Lake LBJ. Over the years KOKE FM disappears into other formats. Bob joins KVET FM on the morning show for many ions. In December 2011 Cole leaves the KVET FM building. Recently, KLGO FM (99.3) relocates its Christian Talk [The Word] format to KFON-1490. In its place the all new Country KOKE FM (99.3) begins to air a Dale Watson song with the line Now Austin’s on track ’cause KOKE-FM’s back! The news is out all over town! Set your clocks! Austin's legendary morning host Bashful Bob Cole's first morning show explodes KOKE FM's sonic airwaves at 6 am on Monday.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RANDOLPH SCOTT? The Statler Brothers ask that same question in their 1974 song. We movie fans remember Randolph Scott as a tall-in-the-saddle Western cowboy hero. Out of his more than 100 films more than 60 are Westerns. During the 1940s and 1950s, Scott is a consistent box-office draw. While on KILT-610, Barry Kaye receives the 1974 Gavin DJ of the Year award. For decades The Boogie Man's star shines bright on America's top radio stations. Whatever happened to Barry Kaye? Well, in TX Hill Country Barry Kaye's light still glows bright on the KHLB FM (102.5) morning show from 6-9 am Monday through Friday in Mason, TX. Folks in the Hill Country know The Boogie Man as a personal friend because he shakes the hands of all of the local residents and business owners and wins them over when he mentions their names on the air. Radio is still fun for Barry Kaye as he plays the hits on KHLB FM in Mason, TX.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the inspiration for Mel Tillis' song Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town that enters the Top 10 for Kenny Rogers? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•BORDER MEDIA begins to sell its Austin, TX cluster one piece at a time. First to go is ESPN KZNX-1530 to El Paso's America Telecommunications Group for $600,000. •KYW TV CBS CH3 Philadelphia, PA celebrates its 80th anniversary. •WODS FM CBS Radio Classic Hits (103.3) Boston, MA flips to CHR AMP Radio at noon on Thursday, June 28, 2012 with today's most popular songs. •JACK SILVER program director of Cumulus Classic Rock KLOS FM and Talk KABC-790 Los Angeles, CA exits with solid numbers. •JIM SCHACHTER bids farewell to The New York Times as Associate Managing Editor after 17 years to become VP of News at NPR News/Talk WNYC-820/WNYC FM (93.9) NYC beginning on July 9, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 KMOS TV PBS CH6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO begins broadcasting on July 6th. •1969 JACK GREENE's single Statue Of A Fool rings #1 in Billboard Country on July 5th. •1979 VAN MCCOY singer/songwriter (The Hustle #1-1975) dies of a sudden massive heart attack at 35 in Englewood, NJ on July 6th. •1980 GEORGE JONES' timeless single He Stopped Loving Her Today slams home #1 in Billboard Country on July 5th. •1998 ROY ROGERS (King of the Cowboys) actor/singer who appears in more than 100 films dies at 86 on July 6th of congestive heart failure. •2007 RASCAL FLATTS' single Life Is A Highway certifies Gold and Platinum on July 6th.

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CAROLYN CAULKINS [Grimes] (Panama City, FL) Subject: Billy Barton http://news.jimroseremembersradio.com/2011/11/03/jim-rose-remembers-radio-issue-1044.aspx. Hi, I just saw your article about my Dad's passing and wanted to say thank you. He was Billy Barton (real name John Grimes). Is there any chance you know where I would be able to locate any of his old records? He was not good at hanging on to them. I appreciate the mention and anything you could tell me. Thank you so much, Carolyn Grimes Caulkins

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PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: KOKE Austin: Gary Dinges - American-Statesman - A new, locally owned radio station with iconic call letters - KOKE-FM - is set to sign on Sunday, airing primarily Austin and Texas-centric country music featuring a roster of personalities who are well known to Central Texas listeners, including former 98.1 KVET-FM morning host Bob Cole and meteorologist Troy Kimmel. The original KOKE FM - whose call letters disappear in 1987 - made a splash on the national radio scene in the early 1970s when it helped launch a format known as "progressive country" that featured an eclectic mix of country acts as well as other noncountry performers. Bob Cole's first morning show hits the air at 6 am Monday.

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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Reunion of POE on South Padre. How do, Jim. I think I promised you a report concerning the Playboys of Edinburg reunion on South Padre Island...so here goes. Amazing!!!! The date was June 23rd and was held at Clayton's Resort right on the beach at a newly constructed 10,000 Square foot deck, attached to Clayton's...with a bar & Grille and about 100 tables & chairs. The guys came to the island a few days early to cram in some rehearsal time, since it had been 16 years since they had all been together. And that was for a 30 year Edinburg High School Reunion back in 1996 in Edinburg, Texas .Down in the Valley. as it were!! FYI, I attended that function too. Anyway, the South Padre affair went off terrific with about 400-500 folks attending from all over the state. Man, they still sound great. For those who don't remember, The Playboys had a very large hit record in '66 called "Look At Me Girl", even though Bobby Vee covered the tune. Hope this is not too long. I know you have a limit of words for a reason. Thanks, Jim. JAY WEST

TRIVIA ANSWER: Singer/song writer Mel Tillis' song Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town is about a couple who live near his family in Florida where a disabled veteran of a crazy Asian war whose wife is about to go to town. The husband believes she will look for a lover there. He pleads for her to reconsider and not go to town. But Mel leaves out the part about the real-life ending to their tale where the husband kills his wife in a murder-suicide. In summer 1969, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition take the tune to #6 on Billboard. Worldwide, the single sells more than 7 million copies. In 1967, The Statler Brothers cover the song in their album, Big Country Hits. In 1967, Country singer Johnny Darrell is the first artist to chart with the tune at #9 in Billboard Country. Other artists who record versions of the tune include: Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Dale Hawkins, Carl Perkins, Cake, Leonard Nimoy, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Sort Sol, Wolfsheim, The Killers and Right Said Fred.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo, TX) Subject: US Sen. Hit record. Jim: RE: Issue, 1108, 7/2; I know it never made #1 on charts but may be worth a mention that US Senator (ILL), Everett M. Dirkssen, had hit early 1967 on "Gallant Men," to # 29. Words were by CBS News Commentator, Charles Osgood. Dirkssen D. Sep 7, 1969 @ 73. Bob & Sonny Lee.

ROBERT X. CRINGELY [InfoWorld] If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.

 

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July 02, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1108

LACY AND I WISH YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY!

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LARRY'S COUNTRY DINER What a nice surprise it is on Saturday night, June 30, 2012 to see and hear the fabulous Oak Ridge Boys on RFD TV's Larry's Country Diner with announcer Keith Bilbrey and host Larry Black. Both Keith and Oak's lead singer Duane Allen are good friends of JRRR. We marvel at The Oak Ridge Boys as they sing their evergreen classic Elvira written by Dallas Frazier. The 68 year old Larry Black is the son of an Assemblies of God pastor in Mobile, AL. For decades, Larry is a radio DJ. Speaking of wonderful radio DJs, Keith Bilbrey is mid-day record spinner on WSM-650 in Nashville, TN for three decades as well as Grand Ole Opry announcer for 30 years. Bring 'em on Keith!

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NEW NON-PARTISAN NEWS NETWORK Waywire new social media non partisanship news network in Manhattan launches online in summer 2012 backed by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ. Waywire launches without ads until it gains a sizable audience. It is mostly user-generated content from viewers in addition to its own original programming that includes a thrice daily newscast no longer than five minutes. Waywire's brainchild is ambitious politician Cory Booker, along with veteran digital media execs Sarah Ross and Nathan Richardson who first meet at Yahoo. Also onboard is Lady Gaga's business manager Troy Carter and John Ham, co-founder of live-streaming service Ustream. Waywire seeks to make an end run around traditional TV distribution by being available as an app on the growing number of Internet-connected TVs.

SOUL MAN SUES Remember the great Classic hit tune Soul Man by R&B singers Sam & Dave? In 1967, Sam & Dave's Soul Man is #2 for 3 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100. Legendary singer Sam Moore is fantabulous as a solo artist, too. Sam's smooth voice sends chills up the spine. You just ain't lived until you hear Sam Moore and Conway Twitty lay down some real soul on Brook Benton's classic Rainy Night in Georgia. Soul music legend Sam Moore and his wife, Joyce, continue their legal fight against the movie studios they say that steals Sam’s Soul Man story for the 2008 movie that stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. This week the Moores appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of the claim that the movie Soul Men is a rip off of the Memphis Soul duo Sam & Dave. Joyce adds that she and Moore who is 76 also consider a separate suit against the TV Land series The Soul Man which debuts with Cedric the Entertainer on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. On April 9, 1988 David Prater (Dave) dies in a car crash. In 1992 Sam & Dave induct into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the only member of U.S. Congress to score a #1 Pop single on Billboard's Hot 100? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•SAVANNAH GUTHRIE NBC TV Today morning show's third hour co-host replaces exiled co-host Ann Curry. •TIM FLETCHER joins new Sports format KWKH-1130 Shreveport, LA as morning host from 7 to 9am. •KJQN FM Variety Hits (103.1 Jack FM) Salt Lake City/Ogden, UT new owners Capital Broadcasting joins FM radio's flight from music to News/Talk with a simulcast of sister Conservative Talk KLO-1430 Salt Lake City. •ALLAN HANDELMAN vacates PM Drive on WZKT FM Burlington, NC after its recent format flip for weekends on WRDU FM (Rush Radio 106.1) in Raleigh, NC. •CNN drops to lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991 among both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 ELVIS PRESLEY records his biggest two-sided vinyl hit record Hound Dog and Don't Be Cruel in RCA’s New York City studios on July 2nd. Not even The Beatles can challenge the King's two-sided smash. •1964 JIM REEVES' Is It Really Over? and Missing You are his final recording sessions at Nashville's RCA Studio B on July 2nd before he dies in a plane crash near Brentwood, TN. •1973 BETTY GRABLE Pin Up Girl actress in 1944 dies of lung cancer at 56 on July 2nd. •1983 MICHELLE BRANCH of The Wreckers duo born on July 2nd in Phoenix, AZ. •1995 GAIL GORDON actor (Our Miss Brooks) dies of cancer at 89 on July 2nd. •2005 RASCAL FLATTS' single Fast Cars And Freedom lands on the top in Billboard Country on July 2nd.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Hello Jim (Dave Michaels - KONO 86 Cleveland, Ohio) Jim...been on the road. Changed my Internet server and moved away from the Big Lake they call the Getcha-goo-mee in Parma. Hope you & the dog are just fine! Please add my new E- address to your Radio Report list. I was surprised to find out How Many radio personalities are also Ham Radio Operators aka Amateur radio Lic[ense]. holders. I am also N9CFL (Chicago Federation of Labor) ...how are you doing my friend? New address is: Cousinbilly13@yahoo.com Dave Michaels

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FRANK HALEY (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Haley's award. Jim, just wanted you to know that after working in Texas radio at KDNT, KCPA, KGAF, KEEE, KDOK, KTBB, KVIL, KLIF, KILT, KTRH, then moving to KOB in Albuquerque for 20 years of morning news, then 8 years in Christian radio at KFLQ, now 5 years with Christian radio KKIM, on June 8 I was inducted into the New Mexico Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. It's not the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, but I'll take it.

BOBBY RICH (Tucson, AZ) Ikea just announced they're going to start selling televisions. And you thought it took a long time assembling your bookcase. [Internet station-- www.facebook.com/BobbysB100 Or web www.bobbysb-100.com]

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CHET MAXWELL [SM KENS-680, KILT-610, GM KBOX-1480] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Bill Mack and KENS Country. Hi Jim, This is a supplement to Jerry Miller's (Mueller) note regarding Bill Mack's time in San Antonio. In 1958 when KENS radio decided to switch to country music, Herb Carl Skoog, who was GM, hired Bill Mack from the country station in Lubbock to help sign on the new format. Bill remained with KENS until the station was sold to Judge Roy Hofhienz of Houston, who wanted a 50K outlet in south Texas to carry his new Houston National league baseball team. This was about 1963. Hofheinz immediately switched the format from Country to Standards and Baseball, and changed the call letters to KBAT. Bill and the rest of the announcing staff left at that time. However, during the country years, Herb put together what was probably the strongest on-air lineup of country personalities any station has ever assembled. In addition to Bill Mack, Herb added Charlie Walker, an established country artist shortly after his chart topping hit: "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down"; Neal Merritt, a published songwriter and popular local artist; Ray Baker, an up-and-comings singer, who has had a long and successful career as a record producer in Nashville. Our news department was led by Ray Hunt and Joe Simpson, trusted news names both before and after KENS. The station was a ratings and billings success. I was the sales manager. I later had the good fortune to serve as VP & GM of KBOX in Dallas for 17 years.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Sonny Bono is the only member of the U.S. Congress to have a #1 Pop single on Billboard's Hot 100. Sonny & Cher's 1965 smash I Got You Babe rings #1 at the cash register. The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1976) on CBS is a true 1970s TV classic. Remember the show's opening theme The Beat Goes On? CBS expects the popular TV show to return for a fourth season in October 1976. But, Sonny and Cher split that fall. When he tries to open a restaurant in Palm Springs, CA Sonny experiences frustration with local government bureaucracy. So, he becomes mayor of Palm Springs for four years (1988 to 1992). In 1994, Bono elects to the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 44th congressional district. On January 5, 1998 Bono dies when he strikes a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of Heavenly Ski Resort near South Lake Tahoe, CA.

JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Newsletter mention. ...wanted to acknowledge your "comeback: to me from this morn. Interesting about your being at KBUC when the Playboys (of Edinburg) brought you a record to listen to. If I'm not mistaken, KBUC was THE country outlet in SA, right? I'll bet the record they brought you was "Homemade Cookin'" on Columbia Records. As I recall that record went #1 in SA on several stations. Another thought...Ironic as it may sound, but as you know I was PD at a station in McAllen (The valley) for several years in the '60's called KRIO-am (....KAYYY-----RIOOOO), and after I left  there for KILT-am the station was sold to a religious group and changed call letters. Thus, the call sign KRIO became available and is now (and has been for a few years) KRIO-FM in San Antonio, My, how times change. I think it is country format. Oh what a web we weave...

EMILY DICKINSON (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

 

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June 29, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1107

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ONE OF MY THREE SONS PERISHES In 1960, Don Grady is the middle son Robbie Douglas on the long-running TV show My Three Sons that stars Fred MacMurray, William Frawley and William Demerist. By 10, he masters several instruments. At 13, he becomes a Mouseketeer in The Mickey Mouse Club. He goes on to appear in several of our favorite TV Westerns: Wagon Train, The Rifleman, Have Gun Will Travel and Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater. After My Three Sons ends in 1972, Grady enters the world of music which is his lifelong dream. Following the series, Grady and songwriter Gary Zekley form Yellow Balloon, he plays with folk-rock band the Palace Guard and tours with the Windupwatch Band, which includes Darryl Dragon of The Captain and Tennille. In 1973, he records an album of his own tunes on Elektra, Homegrown. He writes the theme song for The Phil Donahue Show. Don also stars in a national tour in Pippin, plus he has roles in the stage productions of Godspell and Damn Yankees. On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Don Grady dies at 68 from cancer.

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NBC GIVES CURRY THE SHIV NBC which is the #3 rated non-cable TV network yanks out its shank for a major oust of its news anchor Ann Curry who begins the second of her 3 year $20 million pact. The 55-year-old journalist twists in the wind since last week, when word leaks out that she is going to exit the venerable morning show. Rumors persist that NBC lays $10M on the table for Curry to leave the Today show. NBC does have a history of being generous with its stars when it shows them the door. Remember back in 2010 when NBC forks out a reported $45 million to late-night host Conan O’Brien when it fires him from The Tonight Show? Gossip Web site TMZ reports: The Curry settlement would be paid solely to her to leave the show. Matt Lauer re-signs with the Today show for a reported $25 million a year. There is a petition to save Ann Curry at www.change.org/. The NY Times reports that Ann Curry will leave the Today show this week. 

FACEBOOK DOES AN ABOUT FACE Many people whom I know worship Facebook as their god. All day every day they tell their Facebook god where they eat, when they water their gardens plus other personal data such as a dossier on their friends. After JRRR's computer crashes and we lose over 8 years of data I turn to Facebook to match names, cities, states and email addresses. Works real good until this week when I discover that Facebook's new Timeline utility flips its disciples' email addresses default to only Facebook email addresses without letting anyone know. So, I turn to ole faithful LinkedIn. If you want to correct this Facebook malady you have to sign into your personal edit screen and switch your email address default back to your original email address and not the one that the Facebook god chooses for you. Reuters journalist Matthew Keys addresses this latest Facebook tamper caper in his blog. (http://matthewkeys.net/)

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the writer's inspiration for Crystal Gayle's big hit record Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•PAT EVANS Detroit, MI native who programs the first FM radio station, WXRK FM (K-Rock) NYC, to feature Howard Stern in the morning followed by Album Rock the rest of the day dies in San Francisco, CA after a two-year battle with lung cancer. •WFLD TV Fox O&O CH32 lead political correspondent Jack Conaty exits due to contract non-renewal. •NEWS CORPORATION considers splitting publishing from larger movie and TV arm. •FEDERATED MEDIA flips 2 music FMs to form new 4-station Sports Talk The Fan brand: Classic Rock WAOR FM Nappanee, IN; WFGA FM Ft. Wayne; WLEG FM Elkhart and WNIL-1290 Niles, MI.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 XETV TV IND CH6 Tijuana-San Diego, CA begins broadcasting on June 29th. •1968 TAMMY WYNETTE's D-I-V-O-R-C-E wins #1 in Billboard Country on June 29th. •1986 WILLIE NELSON's Living in the Promiseland is #1 in Billboard Country on June 28th. •1978 BOB CRANE KNX-1070 DJ/actor as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in Hogan's Heroes (1965-71) murdered at 59 on June 29th. •1995 LANA TURNER Sweater Girl actress (Peyton Place) dies of cancer at 75 on June 29th. •2005 JOE NICHOLS sings Take Me out to the Ballgame on June 29th at Chicago's Wrigley Field as The Cubs edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2.

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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Hi to your Lacy Girl! I am now in Huber Heights, Ohio about 12 miles North of Downtown Dayton, Ohio. I have a Condo in a safe neighborhood. Sorry to hear about your "old - buggy of a Computer". I too have gone thru a few of them in the last 5 years... I have two -- one for Amateur radio use as a Inter-face and one for normal communications on the Internet aka E-mail and the like...as YOU know, Computers can be a pain in the butt at all the wrong times. I miss Lake Erie; but not the Winters or the Crime in Cleveland, Ohio. I welcome seeing Your Radio report in my mailbox again! Thanks "Jim" for all that you do! stay cool in Texas. Dave

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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: San Angelo Standard-Times. SAN ANGELO - Barbara Hanger, 62, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in a local care center. Services are pending with Robert Massie Funeral Home. Yes, Jim; very unexpected complications from surgery aft before this turn for worse. Blood clots, clog-arteries, etc. Very sad, She was loved by all. Complications from day before successful pancreas surgery. Services Sat 10 AM. BOB

DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) "Who will be the last to die for a mistake?" Hi Jim, Apparently, someone showed you that I copied your story on El Rushbo the other day, with attribution, and passed it on to some other radio folks. As far as the quote in my seg, 'It's Later Than You Think," I often use song titles that express various ideas, this one can be taken a number of ways, although looking through your email correspondents, it's probably especially appropriate for many of them as it is for me. Btw, I was at many other labels besides HI, as were most other promotion guys, but it was there that I was privileged to personally work with the late Willie Mitchell and the great Al Green. Enjoy receiving your (newsletter), it's fun to read the comments and the news is very comprehensive.

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JIM GOUGH [Mr. Texas-actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1106) June 25, 2012 [Monday] Jim, I suppose you know that Martin Block's son, Joel is also a fine voice talent and had a studio (the Production Block) in Austin for many years. Joel is a good friend of mine, and I've recorded in his studio many, many times. His dad was truly one of the great pioneers in Radio history. Jim Gough

DALENE RICHELLE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Lantana: 6 Days Left To Vote! Would you help us by taking the time to vote? We are trying to qualify for a grant so we can build our music business... Thank so much! (please see attached flyer for instructions) Sent from my iPhone. www.dalenerichelle.com / www.lantanamusic.com

TRIVIA ANSWER: Songwriter Richard Lee's motivation to write Crystal Gayle's 1977 #1 hit record Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue comes from his dog that has one brown eye and one blue eye. Fellow songwriter Guy Clark remembers: ...let me tell you a little secret. Richard wrote that song for his dog that had glaucoma. But I don't think he ever told Crystal Gayle. Richard's first #1 song is I'll Get Over You (1976), also by Crystal Gayle. Other well-known singers who score #1 with Richard Lee's tunes are Billy Dean, Mickey Gilley, Reba McEntire, Steve Wariner, Don Williams and Kathy Mattea. Richard Lee receives nominations for songwriter of the year seven times. In 1994, he inducts into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame.

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: White Rock lake marathon. This is like Dallas. The Science Museum and others have to expand and change, more Glitz and Glamour. I think trendy and fashion go out of style. Like we need to be told what is fashionable. Like would should the Kardashians be even noticed? News has to be entertainment, and play the Numbers. This can lead to misinformation and other problems. I probably am also a hypocrite, but not a celebrity. I recently acquired an Ibanez Hollow Body Guitar with a Cherry Red Finish. I find I like it better for Jazz while my Ovation Acoustic/Electric is better for Folk and Country Music. I need to get my finances into shape, then I can help others."'He who has friends must show himself Friendly". I always liked watching Officer Friendly. Also on NET, The Friendly Giant and a show What's New.

CHARLTON HESTON (October 4, 1923 to April 5, 2008) Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.

 

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June 25, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1106

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LONGTIME NASHVILLE, TN MUSIC ICON PERISHES Donna Hilley, Music City executive who guides Sony/ATV into Nashville’s largest publishing ensemble, dies at 65 on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Hilley, who is born in Birmingham, AL, makes a name for herself at WKDA-1230. In 1973, she joins former WKDA Program Director Jack Stapp at Tree International music publishing company. In 1978, she moves on up to Tree’s VP/CEO. In 1989, Hilley negotiates an agreement for Sony to purchase Tree International. In 1992, Entertainment Weekly magazine ranks Hilley among its Ten Most Powerful People in Country Music. In 1994, she becomes President/CEO of Sony/ATV. Before she retires in December 2005, Hilley expands her music publishing company with the acquisition of major songwriting catalogs that include the likes of Merle Haggard and Jim Reeves. Gretchen Peters hit songwriter remembers Donna Hilley: She was one of a kind.

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NEW ORLEANS TV ANCHOR DONATES BONE MARROW ABC's Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome blood and bone marrow disease. Robin's sister WWL TV anchor Sally-Ann Roberts in New Orleans, LA will donate bone marrow cells to her sister. On Monday morning, June 11, 2012 Sally-Ann shares the good news with GMA viewers: The best news that we received was that I'm a perfect match. Robin says that she will miss a day here and there, but she will remain on the air. Five years ago, Robin battles breast cancer. Experts say the cure that helps Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts beat breast cancer may be the cause of her new bone marrow disease. Dr. Azra Raza, head of MDS Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia states: Sometimes stem cells are damaged during radiation or chemotherapy. We pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Robin Roberts.

TV ANCHOR'S SHIFT CHANGES WHILE ON VACATION We radio and TV broadcasters know full well that things change faster than a speeding bullet. While WKRC TV CH12 anchor Bob Herzog takes a two-week vacation he no longer is the Saturday morning news anchor. Kirk Varner, WKRC TV News Director says that Tiffany Wilson, who begins as co-anchor with Herzog for the May 2012 sweeps, will continue to anchor solo on Saturday morning. In late April 2012, the witty Local 12 morning traffic reporter and Dance Party Friday host, Herzog, begins as co-anchor of the weekday 7-8 am Good Morning Cincinnati. Is it possible that Channel 12 might consider expanding the 7-8 am local news to 9 am this fall and cancel Little House on the Prairie? Only the shadow knows.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the origin of the words disc jockey for radio announcers who spin records? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•WGY-810 Clear Channel News/Talk Albany, NY scores Outstanding Spot News and Outstanding Local Newscast at NY State Broadcasters Association’s 46th annual Awards For Excellence in Broadcasting gala on Monday, June 18, 2012. •KQTM FM (ESPN Radio 101.7) Albuquerque, NM on backup power after copper thieves rip 200' of copper out of the ground. Estimated repairs $20,000. •DENNIS HOUSE fetes 20 Years as 6 and 11 pm newscast co-anchor at Meredith WFSB TV CBS CH3 Hartford-New Haven, CT. •MATT MARTIN is the new president of Clear Channel operations for regional markets.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 WKNO TV PBS CH10 in Memphis, TN begins broadcasting on June 25th. •1965 EDDY ARNOLD records Make The World Go Away at RCA Studio B on June 25th in Nashville, TN for ABC-TV's The Jimmy Dean Show. •1976 JOHNNY MERCER legendary songwriter (I Wanna Be Around #14-1963 Tony Bennett) dies at 66 on June 25th. •1984 RICKY SKAGGS' single Uncle Pen releases on Epic records on June 25th. •1994 ROBERT MILLAR Labour party steamroller and journalist dies at 72 on June 25th. •2002 LUCINDA WILLIAMS Country singer-songwriter's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is her first Gold album on June 25th.

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BOBBY RICH [KMXZ FM 94.9MIXfm morning host] (Tucson, AZ) Hey Jim, I enjoy the newsletter. Thanks for friending (Facebook). Check out my internet station-- www.facebook.com/BobbysB100 Or web www.bobbysb-100.com

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JIM MCCURDY (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: JRRR's computer crash. Jim, I sent a message asking your readers to make a donation for your much needed computer. However, it didn't go through. I'm sending to your personal e-mail in hopes that you can transfer it to your JRRR site. Here's what I said: " Folks, Please make a donation of whatever you can afford to Jim Rose so he can get an updated computer and continue providing us with the excellent JRRR newsletter. I sent mine, and I understand that several folks have said they would donate but haven't actually sent their $. Look at whatever you can afford as a subscription price for the newsletter. Let's help Jim out so he can continue this service. This "seasoned" former Radio personality and TV News Anchor has gone to bat for Jim and you should too." Jim McCurdy; Cedar Park, Texas

JRRR'S COMPUTER CRASHES On Friday, April 27, 2012 we lose over 8 years of data. Plus, we are off the air so to speak for about 20 days until a friend installs a new hard drive. But the new hard drive's capacity is way too small to handle JRRR's enormous load. It freezes a lot and sometimes loses data. This makes it quite difficult to search, research, store, write and publish JRRR. We need a new computer that has enough capacity to handle JRRR's massive workload. Also, JRRR's Web server is up for renewal at over $100. For the address to send your donations please email us at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net. Lacy and I thank you.

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Re: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1099) June 01, 2012 [Friday] Jim, Reference the Record Rack in Beaumont, I traveled all over the state for years in my job with the Department of Public Safety. The little lady you mentioned that owned the Record Rack owned it until just about three years ago, when health forced her to close it down. She must have been well into her eighth decade at the time. I'm a fan of so-called swamp pop music from the fifties and early sixties, and the Record Rack was the one place in the state where you could find everything from Jivin' Gene and the Big Bopper to John Fred & his Playboys and the Boogie Kings. You could even listen to the records there before buying them...I wish there was anyplace like that around these days. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

TRIVIA ANSWER: Radio announcer Martin Block (February 3, 1903 – September 18, 1967) is the first celebrity radio announcer. In 1934, New York newspaper and radio commentator Walter Winchell is the first to use the term disc jockey to describe radio announcer Martin Block's radio work. Martin epitomizes the powerful radio DJ.  Not only does he sell products for radio show advertisers, but if Block spins a record on the radio, it becomes an instant hit. In 1942, Martin tells Billboard magazine when he plays a record on the air: If the platter is a good one, the most effective type of direct marketing has just taken place. Block comes up with two famous advertising slogans for his sponsors: ABC - Always Buy Chesterfield for Liggett & Myers and LSMFT - Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco for Lucky Strike. He also is an avid amateur radio operator in his Englewood, NJ home. Martin Block's radio career break begins in 1935. While listeners to New York's WNEW (now information outlet WBBR) anxiously await developments in the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping case, Block spins records in between the news bulletins. He creates an illusion that he broadcasts live from a ballroom with the nation’s top dance bands. This leads to his Make Believe Ballroom that begins on February 3, 1935. After Martin's death in 1967, WNEW DJ William B. Williams is its host until he dies in the late 1980s. Beginning in January 1987, popular entertainer Steve Allen takes over as the show's host. In 1988, Martin Block inducts into the Radio Hall of Fame 21 years after he passes away.

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) ...co worker and friend Gary Hopper meets me in May 1970 at KABH 1510 in Midland. I was 14 just getting acquainted with this radio station. Gary tells KCRS they should hire me in 1971. While I'm in the KCRS 550 production Room Gary who is on air in the control room monitors what I am doing and he intercoms me to say "When you make it to 'LS don't forget him." 'LS is WLS Music Radio 89 in Chicago that we hear in Midland when the sun goes down. I'm in the South West Hilton hotel Houston in November 1983 1:48 a.m. A person walks in and says 'Have you heard about a plane crash at Midland involving a television crew on their way back from filming high school football games?' At 2:07 AM I made a call to News Radio KTRH 740 in Houston. No one answers the phone. I trust that Gary Hopper is fine and not part of this crash. Some months later I'm in Stephenville, TX and there on my pawpaw and grandma's desk is the Fort Worth Star Telegram front page where Gary Hopper says as he closes 6 pm Friday newscast on KOSA CH7 in Odessa. "I'll see you Monday if we don't crash".

DALE EVANS (October 31, 1912 – February 7, 2001) Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It's the way you ride the trail that counts, Here's a happy one for you.

 

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Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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June 22, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1105

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

BEATLES COMIC IS A PITUITARY CASUALTY Beatles fans remember Victor Spinetti from scenes in all of the Fab Four's Classic Rock movies. Funny man Victor is the music director in A Hard Day's Night, mad scientist in Help! and a wacky Army drill sergeant in Magical Mystery Tour. Welsh comic actor Victor Spinetti is a favorite comedian of the Beatles especially George Harrison. George sighs: You've got to be in all our films. If you're not in them, me mum won't come and see them coz she fancies you. Spinetti comes to life in Wales of Welsh and Italian ancestry. He attends the Cardiff College of Music And Drama. Some of Spinetti's first jobs before he enters the exciting world of show business are as a table waiter and factory worker. Victor's final musical appearance is in 1985 when he teams up with Roy Kinnear for a comic routine on Mike & The Mechanics music video All I Need Is A Miracle. Victor Spinetti dies at 82 on Tuesday June 19, 2012 of prostate cancer.

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A TWISTER STRIKES TULSA Most of us who live in Tornado Alley from Oklahoma to Texas know full well what a twister is because we have many of them to explode in our communities. Well, Clear Channel is about to blast a Country Twister into Tulsa, OK when they flip KTGX FM (Gen X Radio 106.1) into a third Country radio format for the Tulsa market. This gives Tulsa three Country radio outlets along with Cox KWEN FM (K95.5) and Journal KVOO FM (98.5). To complicate matters more, Journal also has Classic Country KXBL FM (Big Country 99.5) in nearby Henryetta. In the most recent Arbitron rating, KWEN FM scores 8.4. KVOO FM does not subscribe to ARB. Clear Channel KTGX FM barely squeezes in with a 2.3 share. Clear Channel also owns another Twister in Oklahoma City: KTST FM (101.9). (www.thetwister.com)

CLASSIC COWTOWN TV STATION BUILDS NEW COMMAND POST Those of us who grow up in Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX in the Fabulous Fifties fondly remember The Stroll, 45 rpm records, sock hops and WBAP TV NBC CH5's American Bandstand style teen show Teenage Downbeat on Friday afternoons. Do you remember who has the hit song The Stroll that also brings us The Stroll dance? On September 28, 1948 WBAP TV becomes Texas' first TV station. Amon G. Carter, publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is the original owner of WBAP TV plus WBAP radio. Times change and so do we. In summer 1974, Carter sells WBAP TV to LIN Broadcasting for $35 million. LIN flips its call letters to KXAS TV. For decades, WBAP TV's studios are on the legendary Broadcast Hill east of downtown Fort Worth at 3900 Barnett Street. KXAS TV plans to build a new state of the art 75,000-square-foot broadcast and news facility at the CentrePort business park south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Fort Worth.

TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1965, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Mamas And Papas turn out big hits. Who wins the Grammy Award for Best Performance By a Vocal Group? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DAVE RAMSEY  Nationally syndicated financial Talk host jumps ship from Cumulus crosstown KLIF-570 to CBS Radio News/Talk KRLD-1080 Dallas, TX 8:00-10:00 pm nightly. •MARK THOMPSON of Mark and Brian morning drive show retires on August 17, 2012 after 25 years on Cumulus Media Classic Rock KLOS FM (Southern California's Best Rock 95.5) Los Angeles, CA. •WGY-810 Clear Channel News/Talk Albany, NY scores Outstanding Spot News and Outstanding Local Newscast at New York State Broadcasters Association’s 46th annual Awards For Excellence in Broadcasting gala on Monday, June 18, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 THE COASTERS single Along Came Jones written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller crests at #9 on June 22nd. •1964 PORTER HOWELL founder/guitarist with Little Texas (God Blessed Texas #4-1993) born on June 21st in Longview, TX. •1970 WSWO TV ABC CH26 in Springfield, OH suspends broadcasting on June 22nd. •1983 KATHY MATTEA signs her first recording contract with Mercury Records on June 21st. •1998 MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN actress as Jane in the Tarzan movies dies at 87 on June 22nd. •2002 GEORGE STRAIT's single Living And Living Well slams #1 in Billboard Country on June 22nd.

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FRANK B. WRIGHT (Blowing Rock, NC/Dallas, TX) Subject: Computer Crash Donation... Hi Jim, ...the truth is that folks just want to get "stuff" off the Internet for free. I enjoy and appreciate your product and I hope you'll make another appeal to your readers for any donation of any size...and send it NOW! Frankly, I look upon my donation as an annual subscription to a newsletter that I enjoy. All the best, Frank B. Wright

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JERRY MILLER [Mueller] (Houston-Kingwood, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1104) June 18, 2012 [Monday] As I recall from San Antonio days...Bill Mack, probably the very best C&W voice ever! may have worked at KMAC and later, KBAT Country. Charlie Walker, DJ and Singer, (Pick Me Up On Your Way Down) stayed at KMAC on nights for a long time, until his hit record!! Jerry Mueller, (Miller), DJ and PD in KONO's 'Golden' Years, 1958 thru 1963!!. Also, TRHF voters ought to research THOSE years. KONO was, if not the highest, one of the highest 'Hooper Rated' stations in America! Shares in the high 40's. Staff of Mark Avery, Howard Edwards, Jerry Miller, Charlie Van, Don Couser, Don Green, Buddy Holiday and a 'Lighting News' staff of Coit Butler, Tom Ellis, Dick Porter, John Wilson, and others. Wonderful years for Jack Roth's company, Mission Broadcasting.

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) REMINDER: Don't let time get away from you...the second round of ballots must be mailed in and postmarked on or before Saturday June 30, 2012. That's just three weeks away! Download the ballot at www.trhof.com, and that's where you'll also find a complete list of who was nominated in the first round. And, if you're not a member yet, it's not too late to join! Texas Radio Hall of Fame - www.texasradiohalloffame.com - www.trhof.com (www.KNUS99.com)

CONLEY RICHARD BRIMAGE (Houston-Spring, TX) Subject: Kimball 50th reunion. Jim, Are you coming to the class reunion in October. Hope to see you there if you can make it. I well remember the Platter's hits. They were some of my favorites also. Richard Conley Brimage; Kimball 62

TROY BUSSELL (Houston, TX) Subject: Subscribe if possible. Hi Jim, Yes I did receive the link. Thanks Very Much! Worked on the air in small towns in the 80's then Houston in 1990 till Feb. 2010 behind the scenes except for a time I announced on KQUE-AM1230 for a few months after they moved the music from 102.9 FM to the AM. (They should have left it on FM.) Thanks again, Troy

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1965, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Mamas And Papas all roll out big hit LPs. But The Anita Kerr Singers' album We Dig Mancini scores the Grammy Award for Best Performance By a Vocal Group. Anita Jean Grilli born in Memphis, TN on October 31, 1927 aka Anita Kerr is a singer, arranger, composer, conductor, pianist and music producer. She records and performs with her vocal harmony groups in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Europe. In 1960, as The Little Dippers Anita's Nashville group (Delores Dinning, Emily Gilmore, Darrell McCall and Hurshel Wigintin) records the #9 hit single, Forever, on University. Delores Dinning of the Dinning Sisters is the sister of Mark Dinning whose Teen Angel is #1 for 2 weeks in 1960. As a solo singer Darrell McCall has several wonderful Country hit tunes including his first Billboard chart song A Stranger Was Here at #17 in 1963. One of my favorite McCall tunes is his Lily Dale that he records with Willie Nelson in 1977.

JO BUSSELL [JoAnne] (Houston, TX) Subject: Note for the next issue. Hi Jim & Lacy! About the other Jim Rose who Googled his name; we all should do the same. It's surprising what's out there. I heard about a program called Delete Me. It's $99 but well worth it. You can delete your name from all the People Search and People123 sites that tell your age, addresses, and the names of your relatives. People can pay those sites to reveal even more. Watch what you tell them online. It isn't private by any means & the Internet is forever. Sent from my iPhone=

MARK TWAIN [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) I am hard at work...merely for the love of it.

 

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June 18, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1104

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

LONG TIME TULSA RADIO VOICE IS SILENCED Charlene Lewis is a DJ in Tulsa, OK for more than 30 years. Listeners hear her voice on local radio stations KRMG, KVOO, KBEZ and KXOJ. On Thursday, June 14, 2012 Charlene passes away. KXOJ FM (100.9) issues a statement: Last night Charlene Lewis, long-time KXOJ DJ passed away after a long battle with cancer. Charlene was on Tulsa radio for over 3 decades, dating back to Love 98 in the 80's, KBEZ in the 90's and KXOJ the last 14 years. She was a wonderful woman of faith and will be missed greatly. Please pray for her family. During her radio career she meets many Country music legends such as Garth Brooks and Clint Black. Charlene also voices the Donahue weekdays at 4! promos on KJRH TV NBC CH2. She is on-camera on the PreVue Channel. Charlene is an avid animal lover: Too many animals! We now have 5 bunnies and 4 cats. After her kitty Sir Alex III passes away at 16 & 1/2 she adopts a cuddly silver-shaded Persian, Alexander the IV. Charlene Lewis leaves behind her husband David and teenage daughter Abby.

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YOU GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO HOLD 'EM Kenny Rogers' The Gambler is tunesmith Don Schlitz's first hit as a songwriter. He also pens such favorites as North Carolina Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis' Forever and Ever Amen, Heroes and Friends, On the Other Hand, and Deeper than the Holler. He crafts three hits for the The Judds: I Know Where I’m Going, Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain and Turn It Loose. In 1979, The Gambler scores a Grammy plus a Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year. In 1993, Don Schlitz inducts into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. On June 14, 2012 Don Schlitz inducts into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City during the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Gala. Other songwriters with inductions include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman. The evening presents an emotional photo tribute to Frances Preston who passes away at 83 on June 13, 2012 from congestive heart failure in Nashville, TN. She is the first female executive on Music Row and the first female corporate executive in Tennessee. For almost 20 years, Frances serves as President/CEO of BMI.

SEACREST BIDS ON DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS The longtime host of American Bandstand since 1957, Dick Clark, dies from a massive heart attack on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Each year, Dick also brings in the New Year with his New Year's Rockin' Eve. The Wall Street Journal reports that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest considers placing a bid for Dick Clark Productions through private equity firms Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital. DCProductions retains the Raine investment bank to facilitate a possible sale. DCP might pull in a few hundred million dollars, especially since it wins a lawsuit for the rights to produce the Golden Globe Awards telecast on NBC through 2018. In addition to being a radio DJ, Ryan Seacrest has several other entertainment ventures that includes a radio deal with Clear Channel and a stake in Mark Cuban’s HDNet. In April 2012 Ryan closes a deal to host and produce programming for NBC Universal. The Wrap says that more than 40 potential bidders express interest in buying Dick Clark Productions with a sale price expected to be between $350 million to $400 million.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the inspiration for Pomus and Shuman's song for The Drifters, Save The Last Dance For Me? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•KYLE MONTGOMERY exits Raycom Sports ACC digital network to join KPRC TV NBC CH2 Houston, TX as weekend sports anchor. •BRENDAN HIGGANS former early morning anchor on KXAS TV CH5 [2004-10] joins rival KTVT TV CBS CH11 Dallas, TX as a morning anchor beside Adrienne Bankert from 4:30 to 7 am beginning June 25, 2012. •HOWIE CHIZEK longest running talk radio show at the same station in America since 1974 mid-days on WNIR FM (100.1) Akron-Kent, OH dies of a heart attack at 65 on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in flight to Florida's Disney World as children's group host.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 WALTER REIN German composer (Alles ist Liebe) dies at 61 on June 18th. •1969 HEE HAW's prime time debut with Buck Owens, Roy Clark and Minnie Pearl on June 15th on CBS TV replaces controversial Smothers Brothers show. •1975 NBC NEWS & INFORMATION 24 hour radio news service premieres on June 18th. •1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS' single Streets Of Bakersfield releases on Reprise records on June 17th. •1995 CHARLES MARTIN New Yorker magazine cover artist dies at 85 on June 18th. •2006 KENNY CHESNEY's Summertime 5-week run at #1 begins on June 17th in Billboard Country.

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JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Subject: KRMG Announcer Passes Away. Jim, Here's a news story about a Tulsa radio personality who passed away. I thought you might like to see this. www.krmg.com/news/news/local/krmg-announcer-and-longtime-tulsa-dj-passes-away/nPT8h/  I hope all is well with you. Joanie

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BOB BOUDREAUX [former reporter/anchor KTRK TV CH13 Houston & KTVT TV CH11 Dallas, TX] (Houston, TX) Subject: Bob Boudreaux. Jim...Thank you for recalling the salad days of my TV career. I left the biz about 9 years ago with a vow that the only jerk for whom I would ever work again was me. I have since pursued interests in real estate and acting/directing/producing/consulting. I currently operate a Media Consulting firm which produces films and live productions for companies and non-profits. I am also a professional stage and film actor. I am presently in the Czech Republic on a third trip as a performing member of the Prague Shakespeare Company. As soon as I finish this epistle I am off to rehearsal for "Richard 3rd" which opens here in 2 days, We did this show in Houston at the Main Street Theater in May. More info can be found at www.pragueshakespeare.com. ..Anyway, you now have my home Email, which, honestly, gets checked far less often than my biz account. Be well. Bob Boudreaux

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HANK WILLIAMS [Henry] (Austin, TX) Subject: Frances Preston. FYI: Frances Preston passed away June 13 of congestive heart failure.  She had a long association with BMI in Nashville, serving as president of BMI from 1986 to 2004. Frances also worked with many music industry stars including Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings and Tammy Wynette. Frances Preston died in Nashville at age 83.

BARBARA JO SKORUDE (Austin, TX) Subject: Frances Preston. Wow! She was a great inspiration for women in the music world. Used to see her photos all the time in Billboard, Radio & Records and Country Music magazine. Barbara Jo

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ED BOWLES (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Bill Mack on the radio. I’m 67 years old I have been listening to country radio since I was a boy. My parents took me to Country Concerts in San Antonio in my formative years and I loved it. I remember listening to the radio when I was young and I remember a Bill Mac or Mack on the local radio stations in San Antonio back then...or am I mistaken. Some of the call letters I remember were KBAT and KMAC...can you shed some light on this and tell me if there was another Bill Mac in the late 50’s or early 60’s? Ed Bowles

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pianist Mort Shuman and lyricist Doc Pomus write the song, Save The Last Dance For Me, which zooms to #1 in the US and #2 in the UK for The Drifters in 1960. The lyrics describe how a man tells his date that she is free to mingle during the evening, but to make sure to save the last dance of the night for him. It is believed that this actually happened in real life, as Doc Pomus had polio and needed crutches to get around, while his wife was a Broadway actress and dancer.

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) So sorry to hear about your car and computer. I’ll put something on Facebook and hopefully get you some response. Wish I could be of more help but I live too far!!! Things always seem to work out, Jim. Just have to be positive and know that all you have to do is roll with the tide. cs

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL (November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965) I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

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June 15, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1103

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

GREEN ACRES STAR MELTS The character actor who plays Hooterville general-store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms Green Acres (1965-71), Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, Frank Cady, dies at 96 on Friday, June 8, 2012 in his home in Wilsonville, OR reports his daughter, Catherine Turk. After his service in the military during World War II, he is a radio broadcaster before he lands acting jobs. He has small parts in films like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954). In the 1950s, Cady scores a recurring role as Doc Williams on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. His character Sam Drucker is a supporting cast member on Green Acres to lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and his socialite wife, Lisa (Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) who ditch the high life in NYC for the charming farm life in Hooterville. Vic Mizzy writes Green Acres theme song. Mizzy dies at 93 of heart failure on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Eddie Albert dies at 99 of pneumonia on Thursday, May 26, 2005. Eva Gabor, younger sister of Zsa Zsa, succumbs to pneumonia at 76 on Tuesday, July 4, 1995.

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PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT! No, not a dinner date with Ann Margaret. What's next on the list? Here's something that'll light up your dad's eyes if he is a fan of America's Team. How about a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII player's ring from their 1993 defeat of the Buffalo Bills 30 to 13? If you have a spare $45,000 lying around, I have news for you! A 1993 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII ring is available on eBay for 45 grand. It's a gorgeous size 12 ring of 10k gold covered with all real diamonds weighing in at about 57.5 grams. Better act fast! The eBay link is http://bit.ly/L42VQg. If you don't have $45,000 or even $45, why not get your dad a tie, give him a big hug and tell him that you love him. Bet he'll love it.

NERO CLASHES WITH POPS Pop-Jazz-Classical pianist Peter Nero is born Bernard Nierow on October 22, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY. In 1961, he receives the Best New Artist Grammy award for his first record album. Since the mid 1960s, I spin several of pianist/conductor Peter Nero's 12" vinyl LP records on radio stations all across TX. He releases a total of 67 albums. In a period of eight years with RCA Records he produces 23 albums. His move to Columbia Records nails a million-selling single and Grammy Gold album from the movie Summer of '42. He appears on many top TV variety and talk shows including 11 guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, plus numerous times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He is the founder/Music Director of the world renowned Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. But the Philly Pops threatens to drop Peter Nero as music director due to a contract dispute. The Philly Pops wants to renegotiate a new contract with Nero at a 40% discount. The Pops’ board votes on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to file for rejection of Nero’s contract in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It's a sign of the times.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which network TV news anchor team uses Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as their theme music? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•SUSAN KARIS EVP of Clear Channel Western Region leaves the building immediately. •CALVERT COLLINS Big D 2001 Highland Park High School grad exits KLAS TV CBS CH8 Las Vegas, NV as reporter after 4 1/2 years to join KDFW TV Fox CH4 Dallas, TX on June 18, 2012. •CHRIS JAGGER of Alternative KDGE FM (102.1 The Edge) Dallas, TX & (Q102) Philadelphia, PA is new co-host on Jagger and Tara in the Morning on KDMX FM (102.9 Now) in Jingle City. •KENNY ROGERS at 70 plays both CMA Music Festival at LP Field on Saturday night, June 9, 2012 plus Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on Sunday.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 WLFI TV CBS CH18 in Lafayette, IN begins broadcasting on June 15th. •1963 BUCK OWENS' first #1 single in Billboard Country on June 15th is Act Naturally. •1974 RAY STEVENS' single The Streak smashes #1 on the British Pop chart on June 15th. •1983 JOHN ANDERSON's single Swingin' is his first Gold record on June 14th. •1990 DICK TRACY the movie with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres on June 15th. •2004 TIM MCGRAW's video Live Like You Were Dying debuts on CMT on June 15th.

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JOHN LANGLEY (Brush Creek, TN) Mr. Jimmy Rose, Sir, I have an Elvis Presley Fan Club Official Charter. It is pink and gold. The National Headquarters, founded in March 30, 1956. Elvis Presley was honorary president, you sir Jimmy Rose was national director. It looks like another name behind yours, which looks professionally blotted out, it looks like the last name starts with a "L" and ends with a "h". I have had this for almost 48 years in storage and want to have it framed right. Mr. Rose could you give me more knowledge on this piece of history of you and Elvis. I can't find anything on the web. It might be rare! I don't know... Any information you can give, I'm very grateful, Sir. Thank you, John Langley

THERE MUST BE many Jim Roses out there in Internet land but that Jimmy Rose is not this one. During school until I enter radio in 1964 my name is Jimmie Rose. Figure that I'm born with a perfect radio name with the shortened version, Jim Rose. From 1969-70 on KBUC FM-AM in the Alamo City it's Gentleman Jim Rose.

DERRILL E. HOLLY (Arlington, VA/Washington, DC) To: Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Subject: [Texas Radio Hall of Fame] So, there are people nominated that I truly intend to vote for, and I am awaiting my ballot here in DC. It might be helpful to see a post letting new paid members know how many nominees they can support. So many good friends, so many choices. Bribes? Bribes? Inbox me!

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GRADY MCALLISTER (Houston, TX) Subject: Computer crash - Appeal for donations. I have repeated the appeal on my public Facebook page. My own computer is eight years old, but it seems to be holding up. I back up everything on two external drives. One drive is at home and there is another back up drive in my car (in case I have a fire at home). If you have not already done so, you might want to set up a Pay Pal account for your site. There is no easier way to send money. Anybody who has your email address (rosekkkj@earthlink.net) can send you money very easily. It can be money which they already have in Pay Pal or Pay Pal will just draw it from their checking account. [http://vasthead.com/ / http://vasthead.com/Radio/radio_works.html]

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DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Subject: KWKH in JRRR 1101. Greetings Jim & Lacy! Saw your mention that KWKH is no longer Classic Country. I'll miss hearing that on my occasional trips to Northeast Texas. Was there just a couple of weeks ago & listened to them some. Best, David Faulkner

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Jim: Don't personally know Herb Day, but WSRW web-site shows him to be Morn-Man, on air M/F. Also does some s/w & recording (?) & he started in radio, 1974. Your friend, BOB.

TRIVIA ANSWER: In the late sixties and early seventies, network TV news anchor team Chet Huntley and David Brinkley use Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as their theme music. During Chet's and David's reign as NBC TV news anchors, the TV news industry refers to them as highbrows. But, prior to their anchor posts both log many hours as field reporters. According to Patricia Walsham's Stars Of Broadcast News, Chet Huntley is the son of poor Irish immigrants who drops out of college when his interest in news plus the sonorous timbre of his voice provides him tremendous success as a news anchor on NBC TV. Even though Brinkley hails from a more refined background than his co-anchor, he reportedly is very accessible to those around him.

CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Hi Jim, Chumbe tagged you in a post. Chumbe wrote: "If you are not already a subscriber to Jim Rose's Web column-newsletter, Jim Rose Remembers Radio, click rosekkkj@earthlink.net to sign up for the latest and greatest in radio activity plus email from your radio friends all across Texas and the good ole USA! He also needs your radio stories. Do it to it now while it's fresh on your mind! Click rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

TROY BUSSELL (Houston, TX) Subject: Subscribe if possible. My wife Joanne sent me the latest page mentioning Don's Record Store. Would like to get the newsletter email. Thanks, Troy

JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Newsletter mention. Jim. Thanks for using the whole article I sent on Playboys (of Edinburg) reunion. Very kind gesture. I know I took up too much space, and I apologize. I thought you'd use the edited version...but you used the whole enchilada. I promise to report back when it's a done deal. -- JAY WEST

MARK TWAIN [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910) Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

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June 11, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1102

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

ROCK MUSICIAN MEETS HIS FATE Former Fleetwood Mac innovator, guitarist and solo singer Bob Welch dies at 66. Bob's wife finds him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at 12:18 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in their South Nashville home in Antioch, TN. Family members say that he has serious medical issues. From 1971 to 1974, Welch is a guitarist and singer with Rock group Fleetwood Mac. In 1976, he forms British Rock group Paris and has hits: Sentimental Lady (1977) and Ebony Eyes (1978). In the early part of the 1970s, Robert Lawrence [Bob] Welch, Jr. plays guitar with Fleetwood Mac, before they achieve Super group status with Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumors (1977). In 1998, original Fleetwood Mac band members Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie induct into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. But Bob Welch, who anchors the group for several years and three albums, does not induct. Bob Welch's survivors include his wife, Wendy.

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FINEBAUM FAMILY FEUD NOT QUITE OVER Recently, JRRR breaks the news that all's well that ends well in the Paul Finebaum vs. Cumulus clash. When his contract expires in January 2013, Paul plans to exit Citadel Sports WJOX FM (Jox 94.5) in The Magic City and escape to new Cox-owned Sports WZNN FM (The Zone 97.3) Birmingham-Gardendale, AL. But Cumulus co-COO John Dickey issues this statement: He (Paul Finebaum) will never work for Cox in Birmingham. As Citadel and Cumulus sale edges along, Finebaum files a law suit claiming Citadel’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a breach of his contract which sets him free to fly the coop. A judge gives both parties until May 30, 2012 to end their skirmish. The lawsuits end with Paul on Cumulus until his contract expires in January 13. Then he can flee to Cox's new Sports WZNN FM (97.3). But Cumulus co-COO John Dickey tosses a monkey wrench into the machinery. Stay tuned to this Bat channel.

AUSTIN, TX TV ND EXITS On Monday, May 21, 2012 Austin360 confirms with KXAN TV NBC CH5 newsroom staff that News Director Michael Fabac’s five-year term ends. Eric Lassberg, KXAN TV GM, is unavailable for comment. An insider spills the beans that many in the newsroom are headed for celebratory drinks this evening. Fabac’s departure comes a month after an Austin media blog reports that newsroom morale slips after several reporters exit. In 2007, Michael arrives at KXAN TV from his News Director post at KLRT TV Fox CH16 in Little Rock, AR.  Before that, he is ND of WNEM TV CBS CH5 in Saginaw/Flint/Bay City, MI.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which TV network news anchor does not hide his anger when an anthrax-tainted letter arrives at his office and threatens the life of a devoted employee? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•CLEAR CHANNEL transforms KDMX FM in Dallas, TX from 90’s To Now to 102.9 Now with more current music programming. •SUE SIMMONS (69) 32-year WNBC TV CH4 NYC co-11 pm News anchor with Chuck Scarborough leaves on Friday, June 15, 2012 after her contract does not renew. •WENDELL HARRIS former 21 year WAPI TV NBC CH13 (now WVTM TV) Birmingham, AL News anchor/News Director dies at 78 on Tuesday morning, June 5, 2012. In 1981, he becomes GM of KTBC TV FOX CH7 Austin, TX. After that VP/ND of KDFW TV FOX CH4 Dallas. In 1996 Wendell retires from TV.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1952 DONNIE VAN ZANT lead singer with Rock group .38 Special brother of Lynyrd Skinner's Ronnie Van Zant born on June 11th. •1966 BRUCE ROBISON Alternative-Country singer-songwriter (Tim McGraw's Angry All The Time #1-2001) born on June 11th in Bandera, TX. •1979 JOHN WAYNE actor (Green Berets & True Grit) dies at 72 on June 11th. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS' single I Told You So slams #1 in Billboard Country on June 11th. •1999 DEFOREST KELLY actor (Star Trek) dies of stomach cancer at 79 on June 11th. •2001 LONESTAR's video I'm Already There debuts on June 11th on CMT's Most Wanted Live.

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ROBERT MILLER [Bob] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Computer crash. I get that most radio folks from the 50's, 60's and 70's never had a golden parachute. Still, if you are reading Jim Rose Remembers Radio you must feel some connection to his project. All the free advice in the world doesn't get him the equipment he needs. I'm not well-heeled but I sent in my part and now it's time you guys/gals did too. If you've ever written to JRRR or had a smile when you read about something then examine your conscience! Cough up some scratch and sleep better tonight. H***, I'm a liberal and I enjoy reading it!

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JERRY HEILMAN (Nacogdoches, TX) Subject: Computer crash. Wish I could just twitch my nose to provide you with a new high capacity hard drive (poof!) and recover all your data.  Since that is not possible, I will just have to send you money. Please send me an address where I can send funds. JRRR is much too important to just let it die.  Good luck.

JIM MCCURDY (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Computer crash donation. Jim, We live in Cedar Park, Texas. I'll send a donation and hope others will do the same. Man, really sorry the computer went South on you! It's just amazing how much our lives are affected by the computer. There is a program (can't remember the name) that Rush Limbaugh advertises on his show that saves all of your data in a protected site. You might check that out. Take care, Jim

BILL CHERRY (Dallas, TX) Subject: Computer crash. Jim and Lacy, you need to consider investing in a Carbonite account. It costs about 60 bucks a year. They automatically save everything you put on your computer. If any or all is lost, you can retrieve it. You just go to their web site with your special code, and everything is there...even by file name. I can't tell you how many times I've used my account. Twice in a situation like yours; any number of times when I've deleted a file and then decided I want it back. Bill Cherry

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JIM BELL (Lufkin, TX) Subject: More Diane Sawyer gossip. Hey Jim, This is Jim Bell in Lufkin, with entirely too much time on my hands, hoping you're getting your PC problems worked out. Here's something else you may not have known about Diane Sawyer. In addition to working for Richard Nixon, in 1963 at the tender age of 18, she won the "America's Junior Miss" scholarship pageant as a representative from Kentucky. From 1963 to 1965, as "America's Junior Miss", Sawyer toured the country promoting the Coca-Cola Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Born in 1945, Sawyer is now 67 years old, but she's a kid compared to the guy she's married to. Mike Nichols will be 82 this November. Jim Bell

TRIVIA ANSWER: During the anthrax scare that follows 9/11, a tainted letter arrives at NBC TV news anchor Tom Brokaw's office, which creates a nightmare situation for one of his employees who is thought to be infected. Fortunately, she is not infected by anthrax, but Brokaw's anger rises during a TV interview when he fights back tears denouncing the cruelty and cowardice of the person who sent the poisoned letter.

JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Reunion. Jim. I don't know if this item is worthy enough for your column...but here goes. In late June The Texas rock group known as "The Playboys of Edinburg" are having a reunion party (Not concert) on South Padre Island. They were known specifically for the song "Look At Me Girl" which they wrote...but somehow Bobby Vee covered the song back in the mid '60's and got more airplay nationwide. Anyway...the guys produced an LP under the name of POE called "Up Through The Spiral" (a concept album on the teachings of Edgar Cayce) that to this day has a huge national following. It was released on UNI records. Reason I bring this up is because I was co-producer of the LP. Now...this reunion was actually put together by a couple of old High School buddies of theirs. As the Playboys have not performed professionally in over 40 years. They have been rehearsing like mad the past few weeks, but not together, as they are spread out all over the country. The Playboys have a very large following in South Texas, so this will prove to be an interesting night. Actual night of performance is June 23rd. I'm sure anyone who jocked in Top 40 radio in the '60's in Texas will know who these guys are. They asked me to introduce them live...and I will be there for sure. Honored. I'll give you a report after the event to let you know how it went. Don't know what to expect. Thanks!! JAY WEST

ROBERT DUVALL (Gus McCrae – Lonesome Dove - 1989) Yesterday’s gone and we can’t get it back.

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June 08, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1101

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THE LAST PLATTER SPINS NO MORE Since the early 1950s one of my favorite vocal groups is The Platters. Just about all of their hit 45 rpm records plus a couple of their LPs are in my vast record library. Songwriter Buck Ram becomes their manager. In 1954, The Platters record Ram's Only You on Federal records. In my collection is that LP. Their biggest success arrives when they sign with Mercury Records. Buck Ram writes most of their massive hit tunes: Twilight Time, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Only You, My Prayer and The Great Pretender. In the 9th grade (1958) at Kimball high school in Dallas, TX I fall head over heels in love with Parris Afton Wilkes. Parris says that Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is our song. Today, Parris Afton Bonds is a top romance novelist. Bass singer Herb Reed forms The Platters along with David Lynch, Tony Williams, Zola Taylor and Paul Robi. It's lead singer Tony Williams' magnificent voice that makes The Platters tunes first-class. Herb Reed's fantastic bass voice is special, too. The Platters sell over 200 million records. In 1990, they induct into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Herb Reed, the last Platter, dies at 83 on Monday, June 4, 2012 after a long illness. Herb's survivors include his son, Herbert Jr., and three grandsons.

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BOORTZ BAILS OUT Talkers magazine bursts a bombshell on Monday, June 4, 2012 that Cox Media and Dial Global syndicated Talk veteran and legendary host Neal Boortz will retire on January 18, 2013. Neal's Talk program originates from the studios of his flagship WSB-750 in Atlanta, GA. Boortz sighs: Believe me, this wasn’t a decision I made lightly. I love this business and everything it has afforded me. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be doing my talk show for 42 years. Herman Cain, who previously hosts the evening show before his race for U.S. President, starts his own nationally syndicated Talk show on January 21, 2013.

ONE OF HOGAN'S HEROES EXPIRES TV viewers best remember Richard Dawson as host of Family Feud but many know him as the safe-cracking, forger and pickpocket Corporal Peter Newkirk in the 1960s comedy Hogan’s Heroes. Richard's first TV role is Racy Tracy Rattigan in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show but his role in Hogan’s Heroes makes him known worldwide. Dawson also has a regular spot in Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in. As host of TV game show Match Game 73 brings him hosting duties on a brand new TV game show, Family Feud. In 1987, he plays the evil game show host Damon Killian in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action film The Running Man. He is Family Feud host twice, from 1976-1985 and 1994-1995. On Saturday evening, June 2, 2012 Richard Dawson dies at 79 of esophageal cancer. His survivors are wife Gretchen, daughter Shannon, sons Mark and Gary and four grandchildren.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the first nightly female co-anchor on an American TV newscast? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•PAT GREEN Grammy nominated Country singer joins KVET-1300's Mosser & Hudson morning show as co-host through the month of June 2012. •CALVERT COLLINS 7th generation Texan born and raised in Big D joins Fox O&O KDFW TV (formerly KRLD TV) CH4 Dallas, TX as a general assignment reporter on June 18, 2012 after 4 years as a reporter/fill-in anchor on KLAS TV CBS CH8 Las Vegas, NV. •KWKH-1130 Townsquare Media Classic Country Shreveport, LA flips to Sports as 1130 The Tiger. •JOHN GORMAN Cleveland, OH radio vet (WMMS) home from the hospital as he recovers from mild stroke on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1969 KDNL TV IND CH30 in Saint Louis, MO begins broadcasting on June 8th. •1962 SKEETER DAVIS records The End Of The World on June 8th at RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN. •1974 RICK WAKEMAN keyboardist quits Rock group Yes on June 8th. •1981 SARA WATKINS fiddler with Grammy nominated Bluegrass group Nickel Creek born on June 8th in Vista, CA. •1996 PERCY EDWARDS British animal mimic (voice of the whales in Orca (1977) and others) dies at 88 on June 8th. •2003 TAMMY WYNETTE's single Stand By Your Man ranks #1 on June 8th on CMT's debut of its 100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music.

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DUANE ALLEN [Lead singer Oak Ridge Boys] (Hendersonville, TN) Subject: Dallas Frazier & Duane Allen - Country Reunion - RFD TV. Thank you so much, Jim. Dallas has remained a dear friend for all of these years. He is a prince of a man. Those old Country Reunion shows are really wonderful to work. I love seeing and being with those old greats of the business. At my age I am one of those old dudes. HAHA. I always enjoy reading your pieces, Jim. I hope all is well in your life...DUANE

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DR. BRUCE NELSON (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: FW: From Dr. Bruce. Noticed the item on David Ruffin in JRRR. Ruffin did not write Statue of a fool it was Jan Crutchfield...Big Country hit of course for Jack Green, Brian Collins and Rickey Van Shelton...Wish I'd written that one. I think Ruffin had an lp cut on the song but was never (to my knowledge) a single by him. If I'm the first one to spot this let me know what i've won. Best, DrB (www.kftx.com)

DAVID RUFFIN lead singer of The Temptations from 1963-68 on such marvelous hits as My Girl #1-1965, I Wish It Would Rain #4-1968 and many others also as a teen in Nashville, TN records Statue of a Fool. He later sings the song in concerts. In his 1975 album, Who I Am, Motown gives him writer's credits because he claims to be its writer. Ruffin also receives writer's credits for Statue of a Fool on The Temptations One By One. But it is well-known in Music City that Jan Crutchfield is the one who writes Statue of a Fool. In 1969, Jack Greene's version of Statue of a Fool is #1 for two weeks. In 1974, Brian Collins scores #10 with the song. In 1990, Ricky Van Shelton smashes #2 with the tune. You can make your own decision about the song's writer as you read all about David Ruffin and Statue of a Fool at http://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/3838/3622.html?1052987916. Sadly, on June 1, 1991 David Ruffin dies of a drug overdose.

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LIZ PATRANELLA (Austin, TX) Subject: Texas Radio Hall of Fame Voting. Just a reminder to everyone in case you missed the memo...we have nominated three people for induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. I completed the bios (with the assistance of Kathleen Cooper and Sheryl Houston) and submitted them with the official nomination form. Voting will begin soon via the TRHoF website. Please consider placing your three votes for our choices: George Cooper, Ron Houston, Liz Houston (Patranella). Only members of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame organization can vote. If you are not a member, please consider joining now so that you can vote. Membership is only $15.00 which is a ONE TIME fee for life membership. The website for more information is: www.trhof.com. Thank you all for your support and let's continue working together to get more and more San Antonio Radio Broadcasters recognized by the TRHoF. If you have any questions, please let me know. Liz

HOW ABOUT casting your vote for long time veteran Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas radio broadcaster Jim Rose who also writes and publishes Jim Rose Remembers Radio since May 2004? Don't you think it's about time?

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: TRHOF. Saw nominations TRHOF. Looks like this will be your year. You certainly deserve to be inducted 2012. Your friend, BOB. 

TRIVIA ANSWER: After years as a TV reporter and news anchor on NBC's Today show, Barbara Walters reaches out in 1976 for big bucks and accepts ABC TV's offer as the first female network news co-host on the nightly news with Harry Reasoner. Unfortunately, Walters and Reasoner's lack of chemistry does not jibe plus viewers are universally negative in their appraisal of a woman in the role of news anchor. But Walters rebounds quickly and goes on to host her famous interview series as well as the primetime ABC show, 20/20 plus daytime's talkfest, The View. In September 2004, after 25 years as ABC News’ 20/20 co-host and chief correspondent, Walters leaves the show to host Barbara Walters Specials. Walters goes down in the book of history as she interviews more statesmen and stars than any other journalist in history.

PAUL CHRISTY (Houston, TX) Subject: post in Texas Radio Hall of Fame Last day to make nominations for the HoF! For your last minute decision, may we suggest: CHRISTY & CARSON!

ANDY WALDROP (Houston, TX) Subject: post in Texas Radio Hall of Fame. I very much appreciate the nomination and I would very much appreciate your vote. I also would appreciate you voting for John Lander and Paul Christy.

KEVIN CHARLES [MINATREA] (Houston, TX) Subject: post in Texas Radio Hall of Fame I agree with the other nominees that it is an honor to be nominated to such a group. And thank you Paul Christy for putting my name in the hat.

CHUCK JOSEPH (Houston, TX) Chuck Joseph post in Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Thank you Col St. James for the nomination I am honored!

MARK TWAIN [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

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June 04, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1100

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

DARK STAR RADIO SIGNAL FADES Twin Cities radio personality Dark Star, whose real name is George Chapple, has a popular Talk Show on 50,000 watt clear channel CBS Radio News/Talk WCCO-830 Minneapolis, MN for 25 years before he accepts a buyout offer in 2010. In 1985, Dark Star breaks into Twin Cities radio and rises quickly. Recently, he is on Sports Radio KFAN-1270 about 60 miles southeast of Minneapolis in Rochester, MN. Radio personality Dark Star has a pristine way with words as he casually chats with state leaders, big- and small-business people, professional coaches and athletes and anonymous telephone callers. By the way, Dark Star is the name of the 1953 Kentucky Derby winner. In a 1993 Star Tribune interview, Chapple mentions that he takes the name of the horse as a nom de plume while he moonlights as a handicapper for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He is a Vietnam veteran. On Friday, June 1, 2012 George Chapple is found dead at 66 in his home in Minnetonka.  No cause of death is reported.

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IS THE FINEBAUM VS. CUMULUS FEUD OVERWITH? Popular Birmingham, AL Sports Talk host Paul Finebaum sues Cumulus over a contract dispute at WJOX FM just as the sale at Citadel and Cumulus progresses. Finebaum's contract ends in January 2013. After that, he is free to fly across town to Cox Media's new Sports Talk WZNN FM in Birmingham. A judge gives Finebaum and Cumulus until May 30, 2012 to work out their squabble to clear the path for Finebaum to move over to Cox radio. Finebaum's attorney Russ Campbell says: The parties are still working on the details.  No settlement has been inked. Both parties drop their lawsuits. Finebaum remains on Cumulus until the end of his contract in mid January 2013. After that he is free to flee to Cox. Ever since Paul's feud with Cumulus begins, Cox offers to settle the issue with several bids to buy out his Cumulus contract to lure him into its snare. Now, all seems to be quiet on the western front. Everyone appears to have satisfied minds: Finebaum eventually exits Cumulus, Cumulus moves on and Cox gets Finebaum for its new Sports Talk WZNN FM.

THE WINDY CITY BLOWS AWAY OLDIES Since May 1995, Mike Baker & the Forgotten 45s is a Saturday afternoon weekend staple on WJJG-1530 in Chicago, IL. It looks like the end of an era because WJJG-1530's long-running Oldies music show spins its final 45 rpm record on Saturday afternoon, May 26, 2012. WJJG-1530's management cancels the Mike Baker & the Forgotten 45s show to focus on other musical programming on weekends. For 17 years Mike Baker spins Rock & Pop tunes of the golden age of Top 40 radio from the 1950s through the 1970s on Saturday afternoons but no more. Each Christmas Mike hosts the annual Hometown Christmas music live on WJJG-1530. The 16th annual Hometown Christmas in 2011 is the last one Windy City fans get to hear. The radio bug bites Mike in high school when he joins the staff of Lyons Township High School's WLTL FM. He later takes broadcasting courses at Columbia College on WCRX FM. He also attends Northern Illinois University and WNIU FM. Baker later adds WTAQ-1360, WCCQ FM and WFYR FM to his resume.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What five-time Olympic gold medalist goes on to star as Tarzan in movies? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•TOM KRASNIQI vacates his PM Drive host post on Genesis Communications Sports Talk WHBO-1050 Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL due to a contract dispute. •BRANDON RATHERT WNRP-1620 Pensacola, FL PM Drive Talk host wins two gold stars: Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting and AP award for Best Public Affairs for documentary on local sheriff’s office. •STEVE BRYANT cuts and runs from weekends on WGMD FM, Rehoboth Beach, DE to join Don Geronimo's Morning Show on 50kw CBS Sports Talk KHTK-1140 Sacramento, CA on Monday, June 11, 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1950 GEORGE NOORY late night Coast to Coast radio talk show host born on June 4th. •1964 WYNONNA JUDD (Have Mercy #1 for 2 weeks-1985) is born on May 30th at King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, KY on the same day that her mom, Naomi Judd, graduates from high school. •1970 WSMW TV IND CH27 in Worcester, MA begins broadcasting on June 4th. •1981 THE OAK RIDGE BOYS' single Elvira springs to #1 in Billboard Country on May 30th and sells over a million copies. •1990 GREYHOUND BUS files for bankruptcy on June 4th. •2001 BROOKS & DUNN's album Steers & Stripes turns Gold on June 4th.

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ROBERT MILLER [Bob] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: JRRR Crash - New Computer Fund. Maybe you could start a member challenge. My contribution ($50) won't get you a new system but if 10 people matched my amount the problem would be alleviated. Wish I could have sent more but my fifty bucks ought to get there by Thursday. Bob

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Hope you and pup are doing OK. Glad to see that you put out the message about taking donations to fix your computer problems. I hope it's generated some interest AND cash! I plan to send something along, but not sure how June's bills will shape up. I can't help much but will send what I can. Take care! Mike (www.knus99.com/)

DAVID HOUSE (Ft. Worth, TX) Hi, Jim. Sure do wish I could help you overcome that mountain of challenges. Good luck with everything. Maybe some more of us will come through for you. Incidentally: A note to those who may like to know that Frantz Moore, who played the Hayride in the late '50s and went on to play with many top artists, is happily at home in Decatur, Texas, with his wife, Nelda. They're doing great, going to Branson this coming week to see his old friend, Ray Stevens, and catch his show. Visited recently with friend and awesome musician, Ed Forrester, in Georgia. Frantz was a pilot for many years and owns an airport south of Decatur. Got to talk with him yesterday in regard to the book I'm researching about my mom, the late songwriter Jewell House of Texarkana, Texas. He's a true gentleman. Best to you and Lacy, David House; Freelance Writer; Member: SPJ, Native American Journalists Association, Online News Association (www.fortworthwriter.com)

JIM MCCURDY (Austin, TX) Subject: donation. Jim, Send me your mailing address and I'll send you a donation for the new computer fund. Thanks and take care, Jim McCurdy

JOHN HALE (McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1099) June 01, 2012 [Friday] Hi Jim, I loved the mention of Don's Record Shop in Bellaire. I drove down there from various parts of Texas for years, and could easily spend half a day or longer looking through their 45's and LP's. I've always been a big blues and r&b fan, and Don's had easily the largest selection of those hits, as well as a great inventory of oldies, older country, and local Texas artists, of any music shop I knew of in Texas. I miss Don's, the Record Rack in Beaumont, and two or three other places where you could find stuff you just couldn't get anywhere else. I think that's why I love Waterloo Records in Austin so much...it's kinda the last of a dying breed of places to find interesting music. John Hale

TRIVIA ANSWER: Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor Johann Peter Weissmuller is born on June 2, 1904. Johnny Weissmuller, five-time Olympic Gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming turns in his Olympic swimsuit for a loincloth to become Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, The Ape Man in 12 films with Jane and Cheeta the Chimpanzee. Johnny says that to create the memorable Tarzan yell they splice together recordings of three vocalists: a soprano, an alto and a hog caller. In 1948, Johnny dons a slouch hat and safari suit as Jungle Jim for Columbia pictures. Between 1948 and 1954 he makes thirteen Jungle Jim films. Johnny's face appears on the front cover of The Beatles' 1967 record album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Johnny Weissmuller's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. On January 20, 1984, Johnny Weissmuller dies of pulmonary edema at 79. He is buried in Acapulco at Valley of the Light Cemetery. At his request, as his coffin lowers into the ground, a recording of the Tarzan yell he invents plays three times.

JIM GOUGH [Mr. Texas-actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1098) May 28, 2012 [Monday] Wish I could have made the KQUE/KNUZ reunion. I was in that old station hundreds of times during my years in Houston. Dave Morris and I were on the same Rodeo Committee and he asked me to produce TV spots for the station in the late '80's. My good friends Arch Yancey and Paul Berlin were there all those years and Walt Hammock was my ad rep from the stations. Can't believe the old building is gone. Great memories. Jim Gough (http://jimgough.net/ / http://NCHARadio.com / http://ArmadilloWorldRadio.com)

GEORGES DUHAMEL (January 2, 1855 – August 11, 1892) Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

 

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June 01, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1099

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

HOUSTON TV LOSES POPULAR ADVERTISER Since I move to the Bayou City on the day that Elvis Presley dies (August 16, 1977) to be a DJ on Houston's #1 radio station Country KIKK FM, Harold Wiesenthal's advertisements saturate our TV screens promoting Harold’s in the Heights clothing store. Heights resident Jim Cavander remembers: Nice clothes. You know classy clothes. Former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini and a long time friend of Harold's sighs: He’s really one of the best representatives of what Houston is all about. He is there to help anybody. He is there to be your friend. The city is going to miss him the world is going to miss him. Harold’s son Michael, who works with his dad side by side, is with him on Sunday morning, May 27, 2012 when he dies: My father always treated everyone the same; it did not matter black or white or rich or poor. Everybody got treated the same when they came into that store. Harold’s in the Heights is one of the first family businesses to use the new TV media. His TV ads are a staple of Houston TV until 2011 when Harold’s closes its doors after 61 years.

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DAVIS RETURNS TO BIG D AIRWAVES Veteran Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Conservative Talk host Mark Davis, who recently hits the road from WBAP-820 after 18-years as morning host after a contract dispute with Cumulus Media, returns to the 7-10am Metroplex airwaves on crosstown Salem Communications O&O News/Talk KSKY-660 on Monday, June 4, 2012. With Davis' arrival, KSKY-660 rebrands itself as 660 AM The Answer. KSKY-660's new logo hits town along with similar image moves at Salem sister stations: WNYM-970 NYC-Hackensack, NJ; KRLA-870 Los Angeles-Glendale, CA and KTIE-590 (ex Top 40 KFXM-590) Riverside-San Bernardino, CA. Salem VP/Director of Spoken Word Format Phil Boyce brags: Adding an industry icon like Mark Davis, and re-branding the station as The Answer will help take KSKY to the next level. This station will truly be an answer for so many things going on in the Metroplex and the world, with smart hosts who know how to help you understand all of those things, not to mention great news, traffic, weather, and information.

TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Nashville, TN-based WLAC-1510 syndicated talk host Steve Gill turns back the pages of time to January 2009 when $1.84 is the national average price per gallon of petrol. A new President swears to uphold peace, justice and the American way. Steve dreams up a great radio station promo with the Daily’s chain of Shell gas stations in Music City when he offers 150 of his listeners up to 15 gallons of push-a-leen at just $1.84 per gallon which is January 2009 prices. Now a gallon of fossil fuel closes in on $4! The big gas event is underway since Tuesday, May 29, 2012. To take advantage of the price drop, WLAC-1510 listeners have to tune in to Gill when he announces which location offers the bargain and race to be among 150 automobiles in line at 7am.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which news anchor does NBC fire from its Today show after she breast-feeds her newborn son on film? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DOC WATSON blind Grammy-award winning folk musician with a lightning-fast style of flatpicking dies at 89 on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. •KENNY PLOTNIK WABC TV CH7 NYC News Director bids farewell on Friday, June 1, 2012 after 25 years. •WYAY FM Cumulus Media Oldies Atlanta, GA flips to All News 106.7 at 5am on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. •BRUCE ST JAMES KTAR FM Phoenix, AZ talk host races in a Memorial Day weekend Salute To Indy at the Canyon Speedway on Saturday night, May 26, 2012. His car tumbles, rolls and ends up against the track fence. But Bruce is back for Sunday's race. •MARK WALTERS' Armed American Radio adds 6 new affiliate stations.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 WDAY TV ABC/NBC CH6 in Fargo, ND 1st broadcast on June 1st. •1964 DOLLY PARTON moves to Nashville, TN on June 1st one day after she graduates from high school. She meets her future husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat. •1971 ED SULLIVAN's final TV variety show on CBS is on June 1st. •1988 KEITH WHITLEY's album Don't Close Your Eyes releases on RCA records on May 31st. •1991 DAVID RUFFIN dynamic lead singer of the mighty R&B group The Temptations dies at 50 of a drug overdose on June 1st. •2006 JOSH TURNER's first two career Gold singles on June 1st are Long Black Train and Your Man.

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JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) Subject: Bee Gees/Format story. The passing of Robin Gibb brought back memories of how they were responsible for my breaking format during the disco days of radio. The format stressed that you had to play a "Top 10" song every hour. The station used a Hot Clock to show you when a particular Top 10 cut was to be inserted into the rotation. In addition, you were not allowed to play music by the same artist within an hour. When the Bee Gees were in their hey day; they had 4 songs in the Top 10. You'd play a Bee Gees tune, continue with the format and before you knew it, the Hot Clock would go off again and you had to play another Bee Gees tune, but you just did not all that long ago and theoretically were not allowed to do so...but if you didn't, you broke format by not following the Hot Clock rotation. If you did, you broke format by playing the same artist within an hour's time...it was pretty rough there for a while and I was concerned about which breaking of the format would get me in bigger trouble! :-) I hope you get up and running again soon! JRRR is always such a pleasure to read. Take care & hugs to Lacy. Joanie Green Gallo

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BILL CHERRY (Dallas, TX) Jim, do you have any idea how old Dave Ward is? He must be older than I am. By the way, I know you saw where Harold Wiesenthal of Harold's in the Heights passed away over the weekend. His radio spots along with Don Janecek's Don's Record Shop's spots probably paid a substantial part of the operating expenses of KQUE/KNUZ for years. KQUE/KNUZ had its annual reunion late last week. Some good photos taken by Walt Hammock. Bill Cherry

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JERRY HEILMAN (Nacogdoches, TX) From: MIKE PRICE (Nacogdoches, TX) www.price.net Subject: Show your support. There are less than 6 months until election day when the people will decide who will be the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. It's time that we all need to come together, Democrats and Republicans alike, in a bi-partisan effort for America: If you will support Mitt Romney, please drive with your headlights ON during the day. If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night. Together, we can make it happen. Thank you!

TRIVIA ANSWER: Michael G. Gartner, NBC News President, announces on August 23, 1989 that on September 5th the 31 year-old Deborah Norville replaces 53 year old John Palmer who is news anchor on Today since 1982. NBC TV signs Norville to a five-year, $5 million contract which is almost as much as Jane Pauley's $1.2 million annual salary. Palmer replaces Deborah as news anchor on NBC News at Sunrise. As she reads the news twice each hour, Norville sits beside Jane and Bryant Gumbel at the desk, which is something that Palmer never does. This does not sit well with Jane Pauley. When she is with her first child Deborah joins Jane as co-host of the Today show. Reports have it that Pauley does not like to share co-hosting duties with Norville. So, Pauley exits the Today show after 13 years to begin work on a weekly prime-time news program. But Norville complicates matters when a picture of her breast-feeding her newborn son turns up. Soon, NBC executives fire her from the Today show but she remains as a featured reporter. In 1995, the 35 year-old Norville is the new anchor on the syndicated TV news magazine, Inside Edition.

CHUCK MCCANN (Austin, TX) Subject: KNUZ Reunion -- 2012. Hey Jim, Thanks for your great newsletter. Have enjoyed it for many years. Just a note to let you know that the KNUZ/KQUE (May 26th) reunion was well attended and I got to see many people that I knew from the early days of 70’s radio. General consensus was that our brand of radio back then was the way radio was supposed to be. Keep up the good work. Stations during 70’s KMSC, KRBE, KNUZ, KILE. Chuck McCann; A.R.E. Network

VICKY BENNETT (Houston-Bellaire, TX) Subject: Bummer. Jim, That's such a bummer about your lost data (computer crash). There are a few places that can retrieve data from a crashed hard-drive. Not sure of the cost, but know it can be done. Call around and ask. I hope you get it back. Your Friend, Vicky Bennett

DAVID RUFFIN (January 18, 1941 - June 1, 1991) [writer of Statue of a Fool] On his face a gold tear should be placed to honor every tear he shed. And I think it would show, and everyone would know, concealed inside is a broken heart.

 

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May 28, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1098

LACY AND I WISH YOU A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

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FOLK LEGEND IN HOSPITAL Grammy-winning Bluegrass music legend Doc Watson is in critical condition on Friday, May 25, 2012 at a North Carolina hospital. After he falls at his home in Deep Gap on Monday, he is airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He is recovering from recent colon surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A Baptist Hospital spokeswoman in Winston-Salem says that Watson remains in critical condition. Watson's daughter, Nancy, tells The Associated Press that the 89-year-old Watson falls on Monday but does not break any bones. Arthel Lane Watson is born on March 2, 1923 in Deep Gap, NC. At the age of one he becomes blind from an eye infection. In the early 1960s, Watson becomes very influential among folk musicians for his brand of Bluegrass, Blues, Country and Gospel music. As a father-son duo he tours with his son Merle who dies in a tractor accident in 1985. Doc forms the annual MerleFest music festival in his son's honor. Doc Watson wins seven Grammy awards plus a Lifetime Grammy Achievement Award. In 1997, he receives the National Medal of the Arts. Doc Watson is a master flatpicking style guitar player.

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TWO SPACE CITY RADIO STATIONS CHANGE HANDS In 2011, Cumulus Media places KFNC FM (97.5) and KHJK FM (103.7) into a prepackaged bankruptcy proceeding. Maryland media broker Lawrence Patrick springs forth with a 76% ownership plus creditors who own the other 24%. David Gow’s Gow Communications in Houston, TX, which owns Sports Talk KGOW-1560 and Yahoo Sports Radio, signs a letter of intent to purchase Sports Talk KFNC FM (97.5). Gow intends to operate the FM as an ESPN Radio affiliate. KFNC FM whose transmitter is in Chambers County near Winnie, TX posts $2.4 million in 2011 ad sales. Educational Media Foundation (EMF) of Rocklin, CA, which programs the K-Love and Air1 religious music formats, signs a letter of intent to buy Houston’s Adult Alternative KHJK FM (103.7). Houston has its share of Sports Talk radio stations as KGOW-1560's competitors include CBS Sports KILT-610, SportsTalk KBME-790 The Sports Animal and Cumulus Sports Talk KFNC FM (The Ticket 97.5). Cumulus' home office is in Atlanta, GA. It also owns Top-40 KRBE FM (104.1), which is not part of the bankruptcy proceeding with the two other local stations.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which of these 4 news anchors Connie Chung, Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumble and Hugh Downs never co-host NBC"s Today show? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•RUSTY WALKER veteran radio Programming Consultant who inducts into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in February 2012 dies in a Tupelo, MS hospital on Monday morning, May 21, 2012 after he suffers a heart attack while biking over the weekend. •DAVE BROWN WMC TV NBC CH5 chief meteorologist celebrates his 35th anniversary at the station with a contract extension. •KXPS-1010 Sports Talk CRC Media Palm Springs-Thousand Palms, CA adds two new live and local programs beginning June 4, 2012: Julie Buehler's Buehler’s Day Off from 1-3:00 pm and Pete Fox co-hosts On the Air with Fox and Lecair from 3-6:00 pm. •EUGENE POLLEY inventor of the world's first wireless TV remote control in 1955 the Zenith Flash-Matic dies at 96 on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, IL.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 WPSD TV NBC CH6 in Paducah, KY begins broadcasting on May 28th. •1964 PHIL VASSAR singer-songwriter [I'm Alright and Little Red Rodeo] born on May 28th in Lynchburg, VA. •1979 MONICA KEENA actress Abby Morgan in Dawson's Creek born on May 28th. •1989 RODNEY CROWELL's single After All This Time lands at #1 in Billboard Country on May 27th. •1998 PHIL HARTMAN comic on Saturday Night Live dies at 49 on May 28th. •2006 LEE ANN WOMACK performs America, The Beautiful during the National Memorial Day Concert on May 28th from the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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JIM ROSE (Kingsford, MI) Subject: Please sign me up. So who says you can’t draw people in with nothing more than a name. Approximately 3 weeks ago I set up a ‘Google Alert’ in an effort to be proactive in identifying possible issues regarding my name/reputation. I’m not trying to insinuate in any way that I’ve got a spotless reputation, but hey! what it is, is mine. I don’t need anybody making it worse, right? At any rate, I got an alert on 5/17, telling me how “Jim Rose remembers radio”, and I was like “HOLY CRAP! HOW DID THEY KNOW THAT?!?!” Then I realized... There are OTHER Jim Rose’s out there! Well at first I gotta tell you, it was a little overwhelming. But after thinking about it for awhile, it became quite obvious that these weren’t like... Other ‘ME’s’. That WOULD be absolute craziness. Sheer insanity! They must just share my name. PHEW! I was relieved. And now I’m thinking “This is probably too much volunteered information.” I mean after all, you guys don’t need to hear this. I’m just supposed to send you my information so you can sign me up for this JRRR column. Well...too late. But here you go anyway: Jim Rose; Kingsford, MI. Oh and by the way, I’ve loved music all my life, so I look forward to getting your columns... Are you sure you’re not me? Thanks, Jim Rose; Contractor Sales; Werner Electric

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BUD BUSCHARDT [WFAA CH-8, ABC sat radio] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Hyman fires most everybody at KKDA. In case word hasn't drifted you way yet, here's another one! BB 'There’s been a house-cleaning at KKDA-AM (730), better known as Soul 73. That’s according to the Radio-Info.com message board, which is usually right about these things. And Bobby Patterson confirms: He was in fact let go today, along with Ernie Johnson, R.L. Griffin, Cindy B and Roger B. Brown. Only political consultant Willis Johnson and his morning show will remain. Patterson, one of Dallas’s greatest singers and songwriters and disc jockeys, says station owner Hyman Childs informed everyone today that this was it - don’t bother coming in Thursday. He didn’t say why. “Everybody uses economy as a reason,” Patterson says. “He cut salaries in half two months ago and said, ‘Take it or leave it,’ and we didn’t have any choice. Today he said, ‘We’re gonna have to let everybody go.’ There wasn’t a reason given.” Childs won’t talk on the record; he never does. All he would say is, “The focal point of the station is the morning show.” The rest of the station’s programming will be automated. Which is a shame: Johnson, Patterson and Griffin are among the sole remaining links to Dallas’s funky past. “We’re the only three still alive, probably,” Patterson says with a rueful laugh. “Ain’t the best day of my life.” Years ago Zac Crain did this amazing piece on Patterson’s stint at KKDA; it’s worth a re-read if you have the time. Says Patterson: “We did a lot for the community while we were there. That was my only outlet to let people know where I was going to be. A lot of people are disappointed about that.”

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STEVE EBERHART (Dallas, TX) Subject: Hyman fires most everybody at KKDA. as I always say...the left side of the balance sheet must meet or exceed the right side of the balance sheet. when it doesn't, one of them has to change. I think you know which one usually changes...! steve (www.klifhistory.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: Connie Chung. Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumble, and Hugh Downs (20/20) are all alums of the Today show, but Connie Chung gets her start on CBS TV before she moves over to CNN and beyond.

GRADY MCALLISTER (Houston, TX) Subject: Appeal for donations. Jim, I understand that you need a new computer and are looking for donations to your web site. I also have a radio web site, and I have mentioned your appeal on my home page at the top of the center column: http://vasthead.com/Radio/retro.html R. Grady McAllister, M. S. (Training & Occupational Education) Professional web site: http://vasthead.com Houston Area News: http://vasthead.com/Arrow/arrow_news.html

MARK TWAIN [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

 

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May 25, 2012 [Friday]

Issue #1097

LACY AND I WISH YOU A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

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NM RADIO NEWSMAN DEPARTS Long time native New Mexico newsman, Erik Leroy Ness, dies at 57 on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Erik is born and raised in Alamogordo, NM during the height of the Space Race. Both of his parents, Carl and Marie Ness are involved in the Space Race. In 1972, Erik graduates from Alamogordo High School. The Wonderful World of Disney on television sparks an interest in radio and TV broadcasting. He attends the University of NM but a good journalism department lures him to NM State University. At NMSU he is operations manager for radio station KGRT-570. He is one of the founders of campus radio KNMS FM (88.5) Ozone Ranger Radio. Erik also is news stringer on Albuquerque news stations KOB, KOAT and KGGM. He is a southern NM correspondent on 50,000 watt KKOB-770. As press secretary for the NM Attorney General Erik works on over 100 political campaigns. After he graduates from NMSU he is News Director, news reporter and anchorman on KDQQ and KKOB. In 1981 he becomes director of communications and media relations for New Mexico Farm Bureau. He receives numerous national awards for broadcast commentary, broadcast features, and broadcast news productions. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sharon Sumner; sons, Erik and Garrett; daughter, Emily Gaffney and grandson, Conner of Albuquerque; sisters, Caryl Ann Gutheinz and Linda Gulley.

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THEY'LL HAVE TO CARRY DAVE WARD OUT FEET FIRST  Enduring KTRK TV ABC CH13 News Anchor Dave Ward who is away from our TV screens for more than a month earlier this year after he trips and falls and breaks his left hip just minutes before a newscast, sighs boldly: They’ll probably carry me out of here feet first. KTRK-TV is like my home, I’ve been here so long. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t come into work every day. I still feel like I contribute to the newscast and they seem to want me here. In 1966, Dave joins KTRK TV. He is KTRK TV’s 6 and 10 pm News Anchor since 1968. After he breaks his hip in January 2012 just before the ABC O&O’s 10 pm newscast on of all days Friday the 13th, Ward returns to the News Anchor desk at the end of February. On Saturday morning, February 25th Dave is in downtown Houston to describe the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade. Dave Ward makes a promise to not be so clumsy anymore.

BATON ROUGE TV ANCHOR RETIRES After 24 Years as News Anchor on WAFB TV CBS CH9 Baton Rouge, LA George Sells retires on May 31, 2012. On Friday, May 18th during the 6 pm newscast, Donna Britt, who is Sells’ co-anchor, whines: I always knew this day would come, and I’m sad but I’m happy, too. George, the man who sat next to me for a quarter-century, is retiring at the end of this month. Sells, who turns 70 in 2012, tells the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate that he and his wife plan to remain in the Baton Rouge area. After George signs off on his final newscast, Andre Moreau, who currently anchors the 5 and 10 pm newscasts, replaces him on the anchor desk at 6 and 10 pm. According to the Advocate, Greg Meriwether, who is the noon anchor, moves to 5 pm with Cheryl Mercedes. Morning anchor Lauren Westbrook adds the noon newscast to her anchor duties.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which female TV news anchor once works as a private employee for Richard Nixon? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•ROBIN GIBB who is the lead singer on our favorite Bee Gees hit recordings such as I've Gotta Get a Message to You, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart dies of cancer at 62 on Sunday, May 20, 2012. In 2003 his twin and fellow Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, dies at 53 of a twisted intestine. In 1988, Bee Gees youngest brother, Andy, dies at 30 of heart failure. •MATT DERRICK moves on up to Regional Program Director of Clear Channel's Wilmington, DE and Salisbury-Ocean City, MD radio station clusters. •CNN scores its lowest-rated total viewers weekday primetime from May 14 to May 18, 2012 in 20 years.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 CONNIE SELLECA model and actress [Hotel and The Greatest American Hero] born Concetta Sellecchia in Bronx, NY on May 25th. •1968 BOBBY GOLDSBORO's single Honey lands at #1 in Billboard Country on May 25th. •1974 DONALD CRISP actor and director (Dawn Patrol) dies at 91 on May 25th. •1981 ROSANNE CASH's Seven Year Ache is her first #1 single in Billboard Country on May 23rd. •1992 JAY LENO becomes the permanent host of NBC TV's The Tonight Show on May 25th. •2002 ALAN JACKSON's single Drive (For Daddy Gene) begins a four-week stay at #1 in Billboard Country on May 25th.

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JIM ROSE (Kingsford, MI) I have an Akita/Chow mix named King, but more affectionately named Fat-Head. My best friend and my hero. Most of my friends know me as Jimmy. Radio/Music has always been my passion. People have always told me that I have a voice for radio – probably a face for it too. Oh well. I’d love to send in some music stories in. I love to write. One last thing; If you could send me a mailing address, I’ll get something out in the mail to help you along with the hard drive issue. Thanks, Jim Rose; Contractor Sales; Werner Electric

ROBERT MILLER (Detroit-Plymouth, MI) Subject: Home address. Hey Jim, Send along your home address. It's on the way, Jim. Hope everyone steps up and, if they do, your work should be a bit more manageable. Bob Miller

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BILL CHERRY (Dallas, TX) Jim -- Send me your address and I'll send you a check to buy your first year of Carbonite. It's your joint birthday present in advance. Bill PS If you store it on Carbonite, you can free up the space on your own computer until you can make other arrangements for a new or better computer.

JOANIE GREEN (Tulsa, OK) Subject: HEY!!! JIM!!! DOH!!!! Over the years I have SAVED some of your JRRR posts...would it help you to rebuild (JRRR email list) if I forward them to you???? Oh, and the reason I became "Joanie" was that those closest to me called me that and it also was easier on the ear than just "Joan Green". And you are so wonderfully kind to say my name has sparkle...Joanie

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JOE FORD (Houston-Spring, TX) Subject: Computer. Jim, It's very hard to start the day without JRRR! Sorry about the downtime and computer headaches, but great to see you back in action. The sun is shining again! Best to you and Lacy. Joe

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo, TX) Subject: Welcome Back! Jim: So glad you are back & better than ever! Yes, George Strait & I share birthdays...May 18. Also, Perry Como would have been 100 today! When I lived in Phoenix, Larry Miller of NBA's Utah Jazz, also owned several auto dealerships. BOB & Sonny Lee.

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JOE MILLER [JAM Productions] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Computer. Jim, I just returned from Europe yesterday since Apr 24th. Sorry for the problem. This morning my system says you have been off line for 22 days. Because you use you unit so much – all the time – a new unit is probably in order with a more current operating system and better components. This will eliminate most every issue you referred to in your note. Oddly, I drove to Houston that week to leave from Houston Intercontinental airport and came back thru Houston yesterday afternoon.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Perhaps we know Kentucky-born Diane Sawyer best for her role as a co-anchor on ABC's Good Morning, America. However, in 1974, former president, Richard Nixon hires her to help in the preparation of his memoirs. Prior to her position with Nixon, she is White House press aide.

JO BUSSELL [JoAnne] (Houston, TX) Subject: News from Facebook. Dear Jim, Sam Malone is a Facebook friend of mine. He simply posted "...radio silence..." so, this means that something has happened at KSEV. People responded of course, as I did, wondering why such good, talented radio people in Houston lose their jobs. Sam just happens to be one of the nicest people with whom I've worked. I've produced shows for most of the talk hosts in town. Sam is among the nicest, most fun, and most professional. Why did they let Sam go; and why do they let a lot of us go? Just business they always say... meanwhile we work jobs we don't love just to pay the bills while we search the country for our next great radio gig. Sent from my iPhone=

TOM STOPPARD (July 3, 1937 - p) Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

 

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May 21, 2012 [Monday]

Issue #1096

ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS

TWO ENTERTAINERS JOURNEY TO HEAVEN Banjo player, Doug Dillard, who plays with his brothers in Bluegrass group The Dillards, along with numerous other Country, Bluegrass, Rock and Pop musicians dies at 75 on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. His brother Rodney says that Doug suffers a collapsed lung and dies in a Nashville, TN hospital. Douglas Flint Dillard is born on March 6, 1937 in Salem, MO in the Ozark Mountains. We fondly remember in the 1960s, he and The Dillards popularize Bluegrass music with regular appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as The Darlin' Boys. The Dillards are important figures in the creation of what becomes known as Country Rock music. In the 1970s, Doug joins former Byrds member Gene Clark as Dillard and Clark. In 2009, the International Bluegrass Music Association inducts The Dillards into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in Owensboro, KY. Chris Hillman, founding member of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, reminisces on Thursday: I would put him at the very top level of proficiency on the banjo, right up there with Earl Scruggs. He was a great musician, and he greatly influenced me. Actor, comedian and Bluegrass banjo player Steve Martin sighs: Doug Dillard was a banjo icon. He, along with his group, the Dillards, influenced so many players.  He was fast, clean and a melodic player with his own style. Doug's survivors include wife, Vikki Sallee and brothers Rodney and Earl.

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RIP: DONALD [DUCK] DUNN, 1941 - 2012 In the 1960s, Memphis, TN Soul band Booker T and the MG's (Memphis Group) band members include Booker T. Jones (keyboards), Al Jackson Jr. (drums), Donald [Duck] Dunn and Steve Cropper. On tour, the R&B band amazes fans when they discover that two members of the group are white: bass player Donald [Duck] Dunn and super guitar picker Steve Cropper. As Stax records Memphis house band Booker T and the MG's back up stars like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave. As a group they have chart toppers like Green Onions (#3 Pop/#1 R&B-1962), Soul Limbo (#17-1968) and Time Is Tight (#6-1969). In 1992, Booker T and the MG's induct into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dunn remembers: We got the soul sound by blending our Country and Blues influences. I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry. When we mixed that feel with the blues, we got something new. Dunn and Cropper are musicians in John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. On Sunday, May 13, 2012 Donald [Duck] Dunn dies in his sleep at 70. Steve Cropper writes: Today I lost my best friend, the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which American broadcast news anchor is born in Canada? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] belated good wishes for Friday, May 18, 2012. •KDMX FM Clear Channel Hot AC (Mix 102.9) Dallas, TX flips to Adult CHR as 102.9 NOW with only currents and recurrents. •LARRY KING debuts new talk show Larry King Now on digital network Ora.TV in summer 2012 financed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Larry King Live airs for 25 years on cable TV news channel CNN. •JUSTIN ROBINSON exits WANE TV CBS Fort Wayne, IN in 2008 to join KMBC TV ABC Kansas City, MO. His final day on KMBC TV is April 20, 2012. No word on his future plans.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 JERRY LEE LEWIS arrives in London on May 22nd, admits he marries his teenage cousin, Myra. The audience boos him offstage and forces him to cancel 34 of his 37 scheduled concerts. •1968 WEKW TV PBS CH52 in Keene, NH begins broadcasting on May 21st. •1977 WAYLON JENNINGS' Luckenbach, Texas begins a 6-week stay at #1 in Billboard Country on May 21st. •1987 ALEJANDRO REY actor with Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk and as Carlos in The Flying Nun dies at 57 on May 21st. •1991 TRACY LAWRENCE signs with Atlantic Records on May 21st. •2002 JOE COBB original fat boy in Our Gang cast dies at 84 on May 21st.

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JO BUSSELL (Houston, TX) Subject: Letter to you. Hi Jim! Good to see you and I wondered where you'd been. Actually I was afraid you'd dropped me from your e-mail list because I haven't written in awhile. The most frustrating part of moving was not having my Internet, so I've been out of touch. Thanks for including the Limbaugh/CNN story. I have John Landecker as a Facebook friend who told me that WLS had protesters because of the rumor that Rush is taking over CNN. Back when CNN in Atlanta had a little AM called WCNN I worked there on the technical side. I was just a kid and I was in awe of the place, I'm proud of having worked there. For a little gal from Alabama, believe me that was a big deal! BTW, my husband does the most amazing Rush impression that you've ever heard. And yes, he's a radio man...that's why he's still hanging around with me. He "gets it!"

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DON SUNDEEN [Hi Records promotion/DJ/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1095-19) May 18, 2012 [Friday] "Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think." Perhaps you should get a backup for your computer. Don Sundeen

ROBERT REYES [Bobby] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: glad to see you back on. Jim...it’s good to see you back on !...don’t forget about, along with the passing of the great Donna Summer, Donald “Duck” Dunn, bassist for Booker T. & The MG’s and the Godfather Of Go-Go, Chuck Brown and his big hit song, Bustin’ Loose ! ...will get back to you with a story ! ...let’s hope for no more computer crashes ...you and Lacy have a great weekend ! ! Bobby R.

JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1095-02) May 18, 2012 [Friday] Jim. Been a while since hearing from you...as your JRRR arrived tonight (Thursday). I see where your computer crashed...am guessing that's the reason for no news from you lately. Jay West

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MIKE MCDERMOTT (Houston, TX) Subject: Glad you're back. Hi Jim, Glad you're up and running again. I work in radio advertising trying to segue back on the air. Voiceovers, OTA, Production with Adobe Audition. Have airchecks, will travel. Mike McDermott - Houston TX