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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1297


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April 25, 2014 [Friday]

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DEMISE OF SHARP COUNTRY SINGER Country singer Kevin Sharp is born on December 10, 1970 in Redding, CA but grows up in Weisner, ID. As a teenager, doctors diagnose Sharp with cancer. Kevin sits out his senior seasons in football and basketball due to pain in his left leg which turns out to be bone cancer. In the mid-1990s, Sharp lands a recording contract with Asylum records. In fall 1996 his single Nobody Knows holds #1 for 4 weeks. His tunes She's Sure Taking It Well and If You Love Somebody, each from his first album, Measure Of A Man, are top 5 hits. Kevin is a Make-A-Wish Foundation advocate for children with chronic diseases. In 2011, Kevin's health worsens. He undergoes multiple surgeries for leg infections. On Saturday, April 19, 2014 Kevin Sharp dies from past surgeries at 43 in Fair Oaks, CA.


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FOX FIRES EXEC OVER MALAYSIAN FLIGHT VICTIMS Fox TV fires veteran executive on April 9, 2014 who uses her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of passengers on the missing Malaysian (Flight 370) jet. On Saturday, April 19th Darlene Tipton, former Fox Cable Networks VP of Standards and Practices, says she wants to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She emails Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, is a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappears on March 8th. Darlene's husband, writer and producer, Ken, says that she plans to sue Fox for wrongful termination. A candlelight vigil on March 30th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia remembers victims of the unfortunate missing flight MH370.


WILL BIONDO RETURN TO CHICAGO RADIO? Late Friday, April 18, 2014 Radio Ink picks up a report in a Chicagoland media blogger’s post that Trish Biondo, who exits CBS Radio Country WUSN FM (99.5) in December 2013 after 27 years is on her way back to the Chicago airwaves in the very near future. Chicagoland report says unnamed inside sources reveal that Biondo’s agent, Chicago attorney Todd Musburger has been in negotiations with Clear Channel Chicago to bring Biondo to WLIT FM (93.9 MYFM). Also, some think it could be as morning show co-host. Trish Biondo and her agent say on Sunday that neither he nor Biondo is in talks with Clear Channel or anyone else about her employment. She is extremely busy and enjoying her time at home. Only the Shadow knows.


KSAT TV NEWS GOES UNDER THE HAMMER KSAT TV ABC CH 12 San Antonio, TX news must go on even with sound of construction hammers in the background. Last year KSAT TV hires Bartlett Cocke General Contractors to renovate its television studios at 1408 S. St. Mary’s which finishes in March 2014. All of the work must be done without disrupting KSAT TV’s news operations. Bartlett Cocke Superintendent Grant Douglas duscusses the project with KSAT TV Chief Engineer Frank Daniels: We had to keep an operating news station “on air” without any interruptions. We had to move employees to different parts of the building, many of them to an area which looked like a tent village. The construction crew does the heaviest pounding during commercial breaks.


TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Capitol records smash copies of The Four Preps singles? The answer appears below.


MOVERS AND SHAKERS


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Grady McAllister on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Laurie Kendrick ‎on Tuesday, ‎April ‎22, ‎2014. •MARK VEAU 12 year PM Drive with Cumulus cluster moves on up to Program Director of WORC FM (98.9) in Worcester, MA. •WALTER HILL former LSU radio broadcaster who begins his career on WJBO-1150 in Baton Rouge, LA later 25 years as WBRZ TV Sports Director dies at 86 early Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Lafayette. •CUMULUS MEDIA sells WNRX FM (99.3) Jefferson City, TN to Lakeway Broadcasting for $15,000. WNRX FM most recently simulcasts Sports WNML-990 (The Sports Animal) Knoxville/WNML FM (99.1) Friendsville, but since early 2013 WNRX FM is silent. •WYNU FM Forever Communications Classic Rock (Rock 92.3) flips to Classic Hits U92 Classic Hits For You on April 1, 2014. negotiation with ABC TV.


ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES


•1954 WDEF TV CBS CH 12 in Chattanooga, TN begins broadcasting on April 25th. •1965 RORY LEE FEEK (Country duo Joey+Rory) is born on April 25th in Atchison, KS. •1970 FREDA PAYNE releases her single Band of Gold on April 25th and it zooms to #1. •1985 'BIG RIVER' Featuring music written by Roger Miller which opens on April 25th on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theater wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score. •1995 ART FLEMING 6 foot, 4 inch, 220 pound U.S. Navy World War II vet TV game show host of Jeopardy dies of pancreatic cancer in his home on April 25th shortly before his 71st birthday. •2005 MICHAEL BRITT Lonestar guitarist and his wife, Rene, have daughter, Hillary Quinn Britt on April 25th.


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CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego-San Marcos, CA) Hi Jim it's great to be healthy and doing the things I like. I've been keeping up with you. Sorry to see so many of our radio stalwarts falling by the wayside. Glad to read Chuck Dunaway made it thru his operation and thanks for keeping us updated. Just wanted you to know I've released my latest single "Scary Movies,"  It's upbeat and fun and unashamedly an attempt to be commercial. I'm proud of it. The tracks were done in Nashville and post production here. Scary Movies complete 0003 say "hello," to all even this home video is almost good.


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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: from Johnny Western. Our condolences and thoughts are with our friend, Grand Ol' Opry star, Bill Anderson and his family in Nashville. Bill's daughter, Jenni, has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 26 years. He died of brain cancer at age 49 a few days ago. They have 4 children and live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Bill had told us a while back that Chuck was very ill. Bill has been part of our lives for 48 years now and this has got to be so hard for he and the family. We send them much love and God bless them all.


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MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-1230 Waco, TX] (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: KWTX anniversary and Buddy Bostick birthday. Jim, An application for KWTX was made in May 1941, but the start of World War II imposed equipment and construction restrictions, delaying the station’s approval and completion for five years. KWTX radio’s inaugural broadcast was May 1, 1946, at “1-2-3 on your dial” (1230 kc) from its original second-floor studio at 108-1/2 South 6th Street in downtown Waco. The station was a Mutual affiliate and aired a mix of local and network music, news, sports and drama. The station moved to a new facility at 4520 Bosque Blvd. in Waco around 1952. This building would become known as Broadcast Center, and after the building was expanded, it shared space with KWTX-TV (Channel 10) in 1955 and KWTX-FM (97.5) in 1970. The South 6th building is still occupied by other tenants, although the second floor, where the KWTX offices, studio and control room were located, has completely changed. Best wishes, Mike Braun, KWTX-AM/FM, 1975-1979


TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1964, British Rock group The Beatles skyrocket to fame in America with every record that they release. The Beatles bring the British Invasion to America. Capitol Records releases a new Four Preps single, Letter To The Beatles. The lyrics talk about a boy who loses his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the single lands at #85 on Billboard's Hot 100. It looks like The Preps have another hit on their hands. But they include a few bars from The Beatles hit I Want To Hold Your Hand without permission. Beatles' manager Brian Epstein threatens The Four Preps with a lawsuit. Capitol pulls the single and its employees smash copies of the single with sledgehammers.


DANNY RAY BOYER (Eldorado, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio column? Jim Rose, please add us to your mailing list. Danny Ray Boyer - drboyer@klderdio.com Tabitha Abrigo - tabitha@klderdio.com Thanks, Danny Ray Boyer - President KLDE - Oldies 104.9 & KPEP - Classic County 106.5 P.O. Box 717 Eldorado, Texas  76936 (325) 853-104.9 By the way, we play everything from in house, except Texas State Network News. Live and local.


BILL BRAGG (Richardson, TX) Subject: Mailing List. Please add me to your Mailing List! Thanks Bill Bragg The Voice of Big Tex 2002  -  2012 *** Yesterday USA *** 24/7 Old Time Radio Shows Live Shows at 10:30 PM EST. *** 31 years of 24/7 Service *** (www.yesterdayusa.com)


KELLY CLARKSON (April 24, 1982 to p) I'm always going to live in Texas. Texas is my home - it'll be my home forever.

 

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1296


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April 21, 2014 [Monday]

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FCC RAIDS PIRATE RADIO The Boston Globe reports that on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 US marshals pull a surprise raid on Boston, MA pirate (unlicensed) radio station Touch 106.1. Agents grab, seize and remove all equipment that transmits radio programs over the airwaves. Brother Charles Clemons operates Touch 106.1 since 2006. But, in 2013 Clemons, who is a former Boston police officer, places the radio station into the limelight when he runs for mayor of Boston. Touch 106.1 claims to operate with only 100 watts, but many consider it to be the only broadcast voice for the black community after the demise of similar programming on WILD-1090. Universal Hub reports the US marshal raid happens over the air right around 11am.


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TX RADIO STATION TOSSES ITS SOMBRERO INTO THE AIR For the fourth time in four years M&M Broadcasters launches another new format on KLRK-1590 Mexia and K267AI FM 101.3 Moody, TX. The radio duo drops its Regional Mexican La Caliente format for a return to Variety Hits 101.3 Party. This quick move brings back the 101.3 Bob FM format that it carries from February 29, 2012 until February 28, 2013. Translated from Spanish, La Caliente says goodbye to its old format on its social page: The company decides to put an end to La Caliente not for lack of talent, desire and determination by us, who are on the microphone, but by a department of sales that fails to take advantage of this great concept.


GRAHAM JOINS ALL NEWS ATLANTA Michael Graham spends most of his life in front of a microphone. He begins his career in college as a stand-up comic. Michael spends six years on the national circuit with stars that include the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy and Robin Williams. He even toils as a GOP political consultant on campaigns from Chicago to the Carolinas.  He becomes a frequent guest on FOX News, CNN and MSNBC. Graham's Talk radio career begins on WBT-1110 in Charlotte, plus Richmond and Washington, D.C. Michael Graham's new talk show is on Cumulus WYAY FM (All News 106.7) Atlanta, GA from 9am to 12pm M-F. Cumulus does not yet announce a start date for Graham's new Talk show.


MUSIC CITY ROOTS LEAPS TO ANOTHER HOT SPOT Weekly live music and radio show, Music City Roots, who calls Nashville, TN's most versatile event venue Loveless Cafe home for five years final spring season at the world-famous historic Loveless Cafe Barn runs from April 9 through June 18, 2014. Music City Roots begins its summer season on July 9 at The Factory in Franklin, which features larger venues. Todd Mayo, Music City Roots creator and co-executive producer, says: We have loved our home out ‘on the edge of Music City’ at the Loveless Cafe and deeply appreciate the magical musical moments we created together at the Loveless Barn and we look forward to continuing the tradition at the historic Factory.


TRIVIA QUESTION: Why do some radio and TV station call letters begin with K while others start with the letter W? The answer appears below.


MOVERS AND SHAKERS


•UK website Independent Catholic News publishes item that the Vatican recruits a hawk to protect the Pope’s doves turns out to be an April fools’ joke. Whoops! •MIKE CALTA WHPT FM (102.5) Tampa, FL afternoon host adds second show to sister stations in Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. •SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER MUSIC and independent label ABKCO sue streaming music service Pandora alleging it violates New York common law copyright protections by using recordings made before 1972 without permission. •BEN HOLLIS original host on WTTW TV's near-legendary around-town program Wild Chicago returns to local TV with new show in summer 2014.


ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES


•1956 ELVIS PRESLEY's 1st hit single record Heartbreak Hotel smashes #1 on  April 21st. •1967 HEATH WRIGHT Ricochet lead singer (What Do I Know #5-1995 and Daddy's Money #1 for 2 weeks-1996) is born on  April 22nd in Vian, OK. •1977 GUMMO MARX [Milton] comic member of the Marx Brothers dies at 84 on April 21st. •1987 DWIGHT YOAKAM's album Hillbilly Deluxe releases on Reprise records on April 21st. •1993 BILL WYMAN Rolling Stones bass player weds Suzanne Accosta on April 21st on the French Riveria. •2007 CARRIE UNDERWOOD's single Wasted grabs #1 in Billboard Country on  April 21st.


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ROBERT MILLER [ex KONO-TV] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio Friday, April 18, 2014 Issue #1295 Hey Jim, Great newsletter this week! It was especially nostalgic for me to read it for a couple of reasons. My dad, Les Miller, worked at WOAI radio and television back in the 50's after a news director job at KTSA, pre-McClendon. He had a huge audience on Clear Channel 1200 and received letters from all over the U.S. and beyond. They even had a Les Miller Day at Bridal Cave, in Missouri in 1960. I remember going to the SA Drag Raceway when the local air personalities were pitted against one another and my dad and Bruce Hathaway from KTSA in a couple of red Pontiacs. Bruce won easily as my dad forgot he was driving one of those "new fangled" automatics! Then you talked about KONO-TV where I worked in the 60's as a booth announcer with Bill Cudabach and also ran the camera for Tom Ellis on 12 Star Final. I was there when the Roth's sold to the Outlet Company. Great memories my friend! Keep 'em coming'! Bob Miller, Prof. Eastern Michigan University


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JAY WEAVER [KLBK-1360/KBUY-1540/KPCN-730] (Fort Worth, TX) Jim - The honest truth is that I could never write like you can. Really! I enjoy your bi-weekly columns so much that I will actually check to see what day it is to see if I have your latest. That's the truth - I enjoy reading your columns and just try to help any way I can. I hope that's OK and if anything I send you is not worthy of being mentioned in your column, just let me know. Meantime, I just continue to have those great memories! Jay


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MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-1230] (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Update: Obit: Goodson McKee. Jim, Here is more information about the passing of Goodson McKee. Goodson passed away May 29, 2013, in Waco. Services were held June 3. Goodson, who became known as the "Morning Mayor of Waco," was a longtime W-A-C-O radio announcer. He began his career with W-A-C-O in 1943. Goodson also worked briefly in Pampas, Lampasas and Hillsboro. He continued broadcasting until 1996. Goodson and his wife, Pat, owned and operated Goodson McKee Recording Studio and produced weekly radio programs for the Texas Farm Bureau, the Methodist Home and the Southwest Conference Pigskin Roundup. During his long career, Goodson served as president of the Texas Associated Press and many offices in the Texas Broadcaster's Association. Here's the link to his obituary and photo in the Waco Tribune-Herald: www.legacy.com/obituaries/wacotrib/obituary.aspx?n=modrel-goodson-mckee&pid=165096698&fhid=8617. Mike Braun, Fort Worth (KWTX-AM/FM, Waco, 1975-1979)


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LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [former KCRS-550] (Marshall, TX) Subject: Double U A C O Yep I Was There April 1976. Jim Miller on air 6AM to 9 or 10AM came to into WACO AM 1460 Control Room about 3 minutes before 6 AM on that 1976 April Monday morning to relieve me from the Midnight to 6. Two minutes before 6 Jim now seated at the console with his index finger writes and says "It's two U's Together DOUBLE U A C O " Then 6 AM and the man across the Window is doing Live news. *KHOO FM Now Waco 100 was real Drake-Chenault Great American Country. By the way Louder than most AM stations on the dial, crisp base, full band width fidelity of WACO 1460 made me smile every time I opened the mic.


TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1912, the FCC licenses radio and TV stations. Stations in the west receive K call letters, W calls go to stations in the east. Original K/W boundary line runs north from Texas-New Mexico border. So, stations along the Gulf of Mexico and northward receive W calls. In January, 1923 K/W boundary shifts east to the Mississippi River. K's go to new stations west of the Mississippi, existing W stations west of the Mississippi keep their calls. Hence, WOAI TV in San Antonio and WFAA TV in Dallas, TX.


CHUCK DUNAWAY (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Ken Dowe? Jim I hired Ken when I was PD at KBOX (1480) to come from San Diego to do the morning show. I wish I could take more credit for his illustrious career but he did it all on his own….him and Granny. Ken and Dottie remain close friends to this day. Wonderful folks, but alas I have no stories to submit...


ALBERT EINSTEIN (March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955) I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and bones. 

 

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1295

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FOLK SINGER PASSES Singer-songwriter James Ridout Winchester (Jesse Winchester) is born on May 17, 1944 in Bossier City, LA. In 1970, The Band's Robbie Robertson produces and plays guitar on Winchester's debut album with Band-mate Levon Helm on drums. In 1972, Todd Rundgren produces his second album, Third Down, 110 to Go. 1981's Talk Memphis has his hit, Say What. Elvis Costello, Anne Murray, Wynona Judd, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez record Jesse's tunes. He receives nominations for Juno Award for Best Country Male Artist and Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo. In September 2012, James Taylor, Lucinda Williams, Vince Gill and Jimmy Buffett record tribute album Quiet About It. On April 11, 2014 Jesse Winchester dies in Charlottesville, VA.

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THE WOLF ATTACKS THE STOCKYARDS Billy Bob's Texas is a Country music honky-tonk with an indoor rodeo arena, mechanical bulls & dozens of bars in the historic Ft Worth Stockyards. Join Texas Country KPLX FM (The Wolf 99.5) at Billy Bobs for husband and wife duo Thompson Square live in Concert from 8:30pm-10:30pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Thompson Square is an American Country music duo of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Two of the duo's albums produce six chart singles. Two of their singles, Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not and If I Didn't Have You hit #1. KPLX FM's The Wolf hauls its 99.5 to Billy Bobs large honky-tonk on Saturday night. Be there early to greet The Wolf Pack and your chance to win Meet and Greet passes plus other great prizes.

ALAMO CITY GAINS NEW WEATHER GUY On January 21, 1957 KSAT TV first goes on the air in San Antonio, TX as KONO TV ABC CH 12 owned by the Roth family along with KONO-860 and KONO FM. The Outlet Company of Providence, RI buys KONO TV and flips its call letters to KSAT TV in 1969. In 1994, KSAT TV sells to current owner Post-Newsweek. In March 2014, KSAT moves into state-of-the-art facility. Demolition is underway on KSAT TV's old building. By May 2014, that space becomes a new parking lot for station employees and news vehicles.  KSAT TV announces Adam Caskey as new meteorologist on the 5 and 6 pm newscasts to replace Steve Browne who remains on the 10 pm newscast. Caskey joins KSAT TV after 11 years at WJLA TV ABC  CHTV 7 Washington, DC. Browne is with KSAT TV since 1992.

RADIO GOLIATH SENDS EMPLOYEES PACKING In 1972, banker Lowry Mays and car dealer B. J. [Red] McCombs found Clear Channel Communications in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 Bain Capital buys CC. Clear Channel owns 850 AM and FM radio stations as America's largest radio owner. CC buys its first FM radio station in the Alamo City in 1972. In 1975, CC buys its second clear channel AM radio station WOAI-1200 in San Antonio. Telecommunications Act of 1996 deregulates media ownership and allows a company to own more radio stations than before. Clear Channel goes on a buying spree. In 2010 CC faces bankruptcy due to its crippling debt. On June 23, 2010 Mark Mays steps down as Clear Channel President and CEO. Recently, Clear Channel restructures and makes huge cuts in its sales departments.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the actual color of The Black Box in aircraft? The answer appears below. 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rod Tanner on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. •NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS shakeup with Fox Sports veteran David Hill as Chairman replacing current CEO David Lyle and Courteney Monroe new CEO. National Geo President Howard Owens also hits the exit ramp. •NAB SHOW RADIO EXHIBITORS not happy with relocation of their booths for 2015. Radio and pro audio exhibitors in Central Hall now in clusters. Those closest to grand lobby entrance now moved farther back. •PIONEER consumer electronics receiver manufacturer has one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems that brings Apple CarPlay to current vehicles compatible with iPhone 5s.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 COLONEL GAMAL ABDEL NASSER in a military coup d'état seizes power and becomes Prime Minister of Egypt on  April 18th. •1969 GLEN CAMPBELL's single the Jimmy Webb song Galveston lands at #1 in Billboard Country on  April 19th. •1976 PERCY JULIAN chemist who holds more than 138 chemical patents plus is a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants dies at 78 of liver cancer on April 19th. •1988 REBA MCENTIRE's album Reba releases on MCA records on April 18th. •1990 ROBERT D.WEBB with 21 movie credits as director, 4 as producer between 1945 & 1968 (Love Me Tender with Elvis Presley-1956, The Proud Ones-1956 and The Jackals-1967) dies on  April 18th at 87. •2006 CHARLIE DANIELS BAND performs on Stars For Stripes tour on April 18th for U.S. soldiers in Middle East at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq.

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BARRY ZUCKERMAN (Sun City-Hilton Head-Bluffton, SC) Subject: Roy Elsner. Jim, I worked for Roy Elsner from March 1980-March of 1985. Roy and Essie Elsner treated me like a second son. When I applied for a sales and sports director both Roy and Essie welcomed me as family. I was a mid 30 year old Jewish kid from Cleveland, Ohio. Essie was always trying to fix me up with the local Jewish women. One Passover I went for dinner which lasted 4 hours. West Texas even in the 1980's was wild and wide open spaces. My former PD John Roman who lives and works in audio production emailed me about Roy. Roy passed away a hero in more than one way. Regards, Barry Zuckerman Sun City Sc.

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JAY WEAVER [KLBK-1360/Lubbock, TX; KBUY-1540/Fort Worth, TX; KPCN-730/Grand Prairie, TX] Subject:  Boston Blackie and others. I agree with Fr. Bob Tomlinson, Boston Blackie takes me right back to a youngster watching Boston Blackie on television. I know I saw every episode at least ten times!  Fr. Bob mentioned another childhood phenomena, the "clingy plastic sheet to stick on the TV screen while the show was 'on the air'." I remember two plastic items that you could "apply" to the TV screen, one was colored with blue across the top to represent the sky and green across the bottom to represent the ground and was obviously best used for outdoor scenes. Of course, it fit very few outdoor scenes. The other was for use while watching the "Winky Dink" TV show. You were given instructions to draw on the plastic to see the "final" work of what you were instructed to draw by the nice man or lady (usually a man) on the TV. It was really nifty! I remembered "Winky Dink" as being a network type of show, but it could have been local to Dallas-Fort Worth. I haven't thought about that for years and years! Thanks for the memories, Fr. Bob!

MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-AM/FM] (Fort Worth, TX) Jim, I always recall with fondness (and much appreciation) the ladies in copy, continuity and traffic at KWTX in the late '70s: Dorothy Mitchell and Bette Smith, who wrote local commercial and promotional copy, and Carolynn Powell (AM 1230) and Carol Perez (FM 97.5), who typed each day's program log on a manual typewriter using the black/red combo ribbon. Wow! Those were the days! Also, Maurice "Skip" Young passed away on Feb. 27. His obit in the Star-Telegram (Mar. 2) stated his outgoing personality served him well as a radio broadcaster, working with Bill Mack among others. He also introduced and promoted music artists as a salesman for Capitol Records. Mike Braun (Fort Worth), KWTX-AM/FM, Waco, 1975-79

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JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show] (Houston-Fulshear, TX)  Subject: Checking in. In the JRRR newsletter, you always ask, "What do you think of today's radio ?" I'm so concerned that I'm finally attempting to do something about it, one station at a time. My pebble might be small...but maybe it starts a ripple that grows to a wave. I am the newly besieged owner of KXXF in the Beaumont-Pt Arthur market. Some are saying that it's foolish to invest in terrestrial radio now that the consolidators and cluster geniuses have poisoned the well for 18 straight years (Telecom 96). I'll be approaching ad clients and programming in ways the consolidators would not approve...consolidation has almost killed radio, maybe independent stand alone operations can at least start to save it. I'll have the Walton & Johnson Show on mornings. I've heard good things and they do have a 31 year track record as a show (plus I know a guy there and got a discount)...musically it will be song based...not genre based. Advertisers will not be buried up and obscured in 6 to 10 unit stop sets. As an ad customer why would you accept that even if you got dirt cheap spot rates? Maybe we'll get lucky and disrupt the consolidators a little. If anybody knows good sales people (not account executives) in the Southeast Texas area...send them my way. Now everybody go out and buy a station from the evil empires. John Walton; Excel Media

TRIVIA ANSWER: The recent disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 brings the fabled aircraft Black Box into play. Is the Black Box really black? Most refer to that mysterious device as a black box which is not in the sense of the black box in technical flow charts. Actually aircraft Black Boxes are never really black. Usually, they are in bright orange or yellow containers with reflective stripes. On aircraft, the Black Box contains two separate aviation recorders. Contemporary Black Box models contain both an FDR and a CVR in a fireproof and shock-proof container. At one time these digital recorders use old school magnetic tape that must be housed separately. Some companies build a combined Cockpit Voice & Data Recorder that literature refers to as CVDR. The Black Box device is not in the airplane's cockpit because space is limited but instead is inside the tail of the aircraft. The Black Boxes are rated to survive impacts of 3,400g and temperatures over 1,800 °F. The FDR and CVR do not transmit signals. That job goes to a third device, the radio beacon, called an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). So, there is more than one Black Box inside aircraft.

JAY WEST [Jay West Productions/former KILT-610/KODA FM/KRI0-910] (Houston, TX) Subject: Story you COULD USE!! I recall way, way back when I first started radio at XEL radio in Mexico City while still in high school at the American High School. I was working the 7-10PM shift and took requests. This is even before rock 'n roll was a thing. Phone rang, I answered and on the other end was a voice telling me...Hi, this is Audie Murphy, and wondered if you could play "Battle of New Orleans" for me. Of course, leery as I was, I told him to quit being such a ***ck, and in so many words told him to buzz off. He said, no really this is Audie Murphy and I am requesting a song. I hung up on him and went about my business. I thought his voice sounded familiar, but that's about as far as it went. Next day I read in "The News": (American language paper) that Audie Murphy is in town finishing up his latest movie. I had always been a huge Audie Murphy fan since the movie/book "To Hell and Back"...about Audie being the most decorated soldier in US history. Now I am sure it was really him, and I just made a total ass of myself. Oh well, what do expect from a 17 year old high school student. I'm sure others in the radio business have made similar asinine mistakes. -- JAY WEST

ALBERT EINSTEIN (March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955) I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1294


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CBS ANNOUNCES LETTERMAN'S
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Remember when NBC gets a bright idea and replaces Jay Leno with Conan O'Brian? That remarkable disaster costs NBC millions of dollars to get that red head's pompadour to leave the building. The once proud peacock is now nothing more than a plucked chicken because NBC picks Jimmy Fallon as Jay Leno's Tonight Show successor. To add insult to injury CBS names Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert as David Letterman's replacement.  Both NBC and CBS dip down into the bottom of the barrel for their late night replacements. Those two castaways shatter my TV's screen. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves fawns: Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. Just who is Moonves trying to fool?

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THREE FLEE LITTLE ROCK RADIO
STATION
On Thursday, April 3, 2014 Cumulus fires three KARN-920/KARN FM (102.9) Little Rock, AR employees. Cumulus Media of Atlanta, GA which acquires News-Talk KARN three years ago as part of its purchase of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation removes longtime PD and PM Drive host Dave Elswick, morning host Bob Steel and News Director Jack Heinritz. Station manager Cindy Thompson declines to comment. Adam Thomas, former News Director of WCCO-830 Minneapolis and KTAR-620 Phoenix, replaces Dave Elswick as KARN PD. Dave issues a statement: I ask for your prayers tonight. After nearly 14 years on KARN I was fired by Cumulus Media. Bob Steel and News Director Jack Heinritz were also fired.

COLE LAUNCHES NEW AUSTIN RADIO
STATION
In 1977 when I become a new DJ on KIKK FM in Houston, TX its all night radio host Bob Cole's commanding deep voice causes the walls to tremble. Bob comes to KIKK FM from Miami, FL where most of his all night show phone callers are retired old timers. Cole migrates to KOKE FM (93.3) in Austin, TX where he remains today. Up until last year, Bob is AM Drive DJ on KVET FM (103.1) but he returns to KOKE FM in the same capacity. Bob Cole and Jason Nassour, who own KOKE FM, team up to bring Fringe Austin to a soon to-be-announced Austin radio frequency. Capital City morning hosts J.B. Hager and Sandy McIlree, who end their morning show on KAMX FM (Mix 94.7) last year, are new morning show duo on the new Fringe Austin.

SYRACUSE RADIO CANCELS POPULAR TALK
SHOW
When Terry Ettinger, longtime host of WSYR-570 6-to-8 am gardening call-in show The Weeder’s Digest, bids adieu to listeners on Saturday, March 29, 2014 it sprouts vocal protests from his many listeners in Syracuse, NY. In May 1988, the SUNY ESF greenhouse manager who separately hosts Garden Journeys and Going Green on Time Warner Cable News gains a radio career after he appears on WSYR-570 as a guest. Terry tells Post-Standard reporter Ken Sturtz that his loss of The Weeder’s Digest is more emotional than financial. One of Ettinger's listeners sighs: Terry will be sorely missed. I am an arborist and in the 20 plus years I’ve listened to his show I’ve never once heard him ill-advise a caller with tree problems.

TRIVIA
QUESTION
: What sparks radios in early day automobiles? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS


•HAPPY
BIRTHDAY! J.P. Pritchard
on Monday, April 14. Shirley Ann Repass and Frank Haley on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. •SHILA NATHAN is new PM Drive DJ on CBS WUSN FM (US99.5) Chicago, IL as of Friday, April 18, 2014. •CHUCK PERKS moves on up from part-time at Cumulus Worcester to PD of Cumulus WWFX FM (The Pike) Worcester, MA. •BOBBY DENTON former GM of WIVK-850 Knoxville, TN plus VP of Dick Broadcasting dies of cancer at 73 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. •MARK WALTERS' Armed American Radio joins the program schedule of KVOC-1230 Casper, WY and WRGA-1470 Rome, GA.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES


•1952 DALLAS
TEXANS
formerly financially troubled New York Yanks is 1st NFL team in Texas but only lasts 1 year. In 1962, AFC's Dallas Texans become Kansas City Chiefs. •1964 STUART DUNCAN fiddle player with Nashville Bluegrass Band is born on April 14th in Quantico, VA. •1978 WRR-1310 in Dallas, TX flips call letters to KAAM on April 14th. •1981 HANK WILLIAMS JR. records A Country Boy Can Survive on April 14th. •1996 GAYLORD BIRCH drummer with Pointer Sisters dies at 50 on April 14th. •2009 TAYLOR SWIFT's single You Belong with Me on Big Machine records releases to radio on April 13th.

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CONNELL
MILLER (Branson, MO)
Subject: Dallas Texans. Hi Jim, Lamar Hunt (as a young SMU student was our counselor at Camp Tejas when Ed (Miller) and I were there one summer) asked Giles (Miller) if he wouldn't mind the family letting him use the Dallas Texans name when he started his AFL team (Kansas City Chiefs) in '58. He was gladly handed it over without a second's hesitation! Connell

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ED
MILLER [Ed Milton KPCN-730] (Austin, TX)
Jim, Yes, I remember Burnett Field. Went to many baseball games there in my childhood days. I recall it being in Oak Cliff, just across the Trinity River from downtown Dallas. Glad you found my treatise on the Dallas Texans. It does make for a pretty good story, doesn't it? ~Ed

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JAY
WEAVER [KCUL-1540/KBUY-1540/KPCN-730] (DFW-Hurst, TX)
Jim, I started at KCUL–1540 in December of 1966 after being at KDNT–1440 in Denton for six months. Prior to that, I was at KLBK–1340 in Lubbock for a couple of years. I came to KCUL–1540 just as John Walton had taken ownership from Kurt Meer. KCUL–1540 officially became KBUY–1540 in January, 1967. Bill Mack was the morning on air personality when I got to KCUL-1540. I left KBUY–1540 in September, 1968 to go to KPCN-730. I was there for one month and went back to KBUY–1540. At KPCN–730, I worked week-ends only. I was at KBUY–1540 for just over five years total except for the one month leave for KPCN–730. At KBUY, I worked two six hour week-end shifts and ALL fill in time for every reason you can think of plus a small amount of production. OK – NOW, the session is over. But, if more is needed, I can oblige! Wow! Another trip back in radio history! Thanks, Jim and Lacy, Jay Weaver

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STEVE
RICH [KXOL-1360/KWKH-1130] (Plano, TX)
Subject:..write a book? Hey Jim, Tons of Shreveport history including Hank Williams widow who later married Johnny Horton. Billie Jean remained in Shreveport and raised her and Johnnie's kids. She also had a recording contract. Some of her songs are on YouTube and are pretty good. Have you considered writing a book about such radio stuff in all markets with your vast experience and knowledge? It would be a good read and would be a part of radio history that one day will be forgotten. Steve Lewis

TRIVIA
ANSWER:
William Lear and Elmer Wavering set up shop in Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in Chicago, IL which Paul Galvin owns. They install a make-shift radio in Galvin's Studebaker. He drives the car nearly 800 miles to Atlantic City to show off the new radio at the 1930 Radio Manufacturers Association convention. The two young men are too broke to afford a booth. Galvin parks the Studebaker outside the convention hall and cranks up the radio so that passing conventioneers can hear its sound. That idea works. Orders begin to come in and radios in American automobiles are born.

CHUCK
DUNAWAY [previous DJ on WABC-770, KLIF-1190, KBOX-1480 & KILT-610] (Houston-Katy, TX)
Subject: Some of America's Most Beautiful Women. Enjoyed your story which reminded me that I danced with Ann Margaret. She was on the air doing an interview with Ronnie Kaye and during a tune we danced. We were in the WKY studio when she and Pat Boone were in OKC filming the Race scene for the film State Fair. The film company told us that the Dallas fairgrounds didn’t have the right race track for the race sequence so they came to OKC for that part of the movie. WKY got the crowd to show up for the filming so she came in to do an interview to help pitch for a crowd. Ronnie was on the air and I wanted to meet Ann Margaret so I just showed up. She was so small I was surprised. But she was so nice I was elated. We danced for about two minutes proving what a good sport she was. Nice lady for sure. You have good taste in women Mr. Rose.

ANN-
MARGRET (April 28, 1941-p)
I just love my privacy.

 

Jim Rose and Lacy

Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

 

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1293

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CHILD STAR EXPIRES A movie actor's career that spans eight decades, Mickey Rooney, dies at 93. The legendary actor with whom we grow up seeing on the big screen, Mickey Rooney, is one of the most famous Hollywood child actors. Rooney himself appears with many other legendary actors and actresses that includes Shirley Temple and Elizabeth Taylor. At 19, Mickey Rooney is the world’s top box-office star as the irrepressible Andy Hardy. Mickey, who lives in Westlake Village, CA personifies the all-American teenager in movie musicals with Judy Garland and dozens of other comedies and dramas. Rooney begins his career in show business at 15 months in his parents' vaudeville act and he never really retires. Mickey Rooney's survivors include his eighth wife Jan, plus nine children.

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GUITAR BOOGIE MAN PLAYS HIS LAST LICK Arthur [Guitar Boogie] Smith is born on April 1, 1921 in Clinton, SC grows up in Kershaw. In 1945, Arthur Smith writes and records a sizzling instrumental tune that hits the charts worldwide. Guitar Boogie influences generations of musicians including Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Glen Campbell and Roy Clark. In fact, a young Paul McCartney plays Arthur’s boogie in his audition for a Liverpool band that eventually becomes the Beatles. Sunday school teacher Arthur [Guitar Boogie] Smith enters a duel with Warner Brothers after his novelty song Feuding Banjos turns up unaccredited as Dueling Banjos in their 1972 movie Deliverance. Smith's lawsuit makes him wealthy. On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 93 Arthur [Guitar Boogie] Smith passes away.

BARBARA WALTERS CALLS IT QUITS After more than five decades as a television anchor/reporter, Barbara Walters follows in the footsteps of fellow former co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar, who exit the The View in 2013. On May 16, 2014 network TV legend talk host Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on The View as part of a daylong retirement celebration that includes ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. During her career celebration all season, The View features The Year of Barbara look back at many of her most notable interviews that originally airs on ABC TV’s 20/20.  During a dedication ceremony, ABC News Headquarters in New York City receives a new name The Barbara Walters Building.

STRAIT WINS AGAIN Country music Superstar George Strait wins his second Entertainer of the Year award Sunday night at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards 25 years after he wins his first prize. Five months ago, the 61-year-old Strait scores the same trophy at the rival Country Music Association Awards. The ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted. George tells the audience at the MGM Grand: I've always said I have the best fans in the world. I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case. Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert tie for the most trophies at the event in Las Vegas. The audience sings Happy Birthday to Merle Haggard as he receives the academy's Crystal Milestone Award on his 77th birthday.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Before the Oak Ridge Boys, what other singing group is Richard Sterban with? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Carla Springer Sunday, April 13, 2014. CHARLIE DANIELS visits Fox News Radio morning anchor Dave Anthony in New York City on Monday, March 31, 2014 to promote Charlie Daniels Band's new album, Off the Grid, that features the songs of Bob Dylan. •RON STEELE news anchor celebrates 40 Years on KWWL TV NBC CH 7 Waterloo, IA. •THE DAREN STREBLOW COMEDY SHOW is now heard on KKNW-1150 Seattle, WA; KDIS FM (99.5) Little Rock, AR and KVOP-1090 Lubbock, TX. •RON JAWORSKI who quarterbacks 17 seasons in the NFL, ten with the Philadelphia Eagles, returns on Wednesdays from 6-7pm on Greater Media WPEN FM (The Fanatic 97.5) in Philadelphia, PA.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 RICHIE SAMBORA Rock guitarist with Bon Jovi boyfriend of Cher and Heather Locklear born on April 11th. •1964 STEVE AZAR (I Don't Have To Be Me ['Til Monday] #2-2002) born on April 11, 1964 in Greenville, MS. •1971 WBFF TV IND CH 45 in Baltimore, MD begins broadcasting on April 11th. •1981 DAVID FRIZZELL & SHELLY WEST's Classic single You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma grabs #1 in Billboard Country on April 11th. •1992 JAMES BROWN actor as Rip in TV's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin dies at 72 on April 11th.•2006 TOBY KEITH's new record label Show Dog Nashville releases its first album Keith's White Trash With Money on April 11th.

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BEN HAROLD [KLIF/KXOL/KNUZ/KENR] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: JRRR #1290. Hi Jim and Lacy! I'd like to give a return "shout out" to my Houston radio cohort Dr. Bruce Nelson! Dr. Bruce was DJ'ing on one side of the glass while I was doing news for him on the other. He and I kicked some serious airwaves, together, back in the day. I'd also appreciate it if you'd privately send him my email address. Ben Harold, retired.

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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: surgery. Well…we’re at the two week mark after surgery. By-pass is not for us sissies, but there is no alternative. I had no idea that so many of my friends have had the surgery. My complication has been Emphysema and Arthritis in my back and neck which are complicating my recovery. The arthritis pain and coughing due to Emphysema is tricky, but all in all I am happily surprised at the recovery time for such an operation. Jim; Please pass on my sincere thanks for the prayers I’ve been receiving. Saturday Kendall bought me an electric recliner that has made a world of difference. Chuck

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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Back at ya. Hey Jim, thanks for the Happy Birthday shout-out. That makes 71 and counting. Looking around at all the guys my age and younger who can barely move around makes me feel like a genius for joining a health club two years ago. Working out every day and doing my own yard work, I get more exercise than a lot of men half my age and it's working. My doctor says I am in better health than 90 percent of all men my age. My plea to all the old radio farts out there is to PLEASE look after your health with healthy eating and regular exercise. BTW, if as reported, CBS hires Chelsea Handler to replace David Letterman, CBS will have the only late-night talk host who is also the star of a "sex-tape" that's found easily on the Internet. Will the other late-night hosts feel pressure to "keep up"?  Just wonderin. Jim Bell, happy and healthy in Lufkin.

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MIKE SHANNON [ex WBAP-820] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Final reminder: DFW Radio/TV Lunch Bunch is THIS Saturday 4/12! We're back for our second quarterly gathering of 2014! We'll assemble at the usual place, Humperdink's on NW Hwy and Walton Walker (northwest Dallas area) in the 'atrium.' Drop in--drop out--drop by as you please. Pay your own tab. Hang out with old friends, make new friends, do some networking! We'll gather between 12 noon and 3pm. Hope you all can make it! (www.dfwRetroplex.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: Prior to his joining the Oak Ridge Boys, Richard Sterban sings bass with a group called the Stamps. Richard sang with the Stamps from 1970-72. On concert tours, the Stamps back up a very famous singer by the name of Elvis Presley. While with the Oak Ridge Boys, Sterban probably sings the most famous bass lines any quartet ever records: Oom Pah Pah Mau Mau and Bah Bah, Bah Bah. Of course, we all know that Oom Pah Pah Mau Mau is in The Oak's #1 million selling 1981 hit record Elvira. But some of us may not remember that Oom Pah Pah Mau Mau is in The Oak's 1982 #1 hit tune Bobbie Sue.

LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston - KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Luncheon This Friday! Reminder! Spring Get-Together...Lunch...and Gab Fest! This Friday, April 11, noon new location! Tink-A-Tako 3555 Fredericksburg Rd. Just north of where Vance Jackson meets Fbg Rd Come One! Come All! Ongoing activities, upcoming events and plans for the Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters will be announced and discussed. Bring radio memorabilia and stories to share! See you there! Liz

LOWELL THOMAS (April 6, 1892 – August 29, 1981) So long until tomorrow!

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

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INFLUENTIAL RADIO GM PASSES The 85-year-old longtime charismatic general manager of Honolulu's KSSK-590 and KSSK FM (92.3), Earl McDaniel, passes into the night on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Arizona. As Los Angeles, CA on-air radio talent, Earl [The Pearl] McDaniel's voice is on KFVD-1000 and KPOP-1360 (1953-58); KLAC-570 (1958); KDAY-1580 (1958-61, as program director) and KFWB-980 (1961-63). Earl is believed to be the first DJ to play The Chipmunk Song, but the station owner fires him for playing the song twice an hour. McDaniel is the first DJ to host record hops and dance programs on Los Angeles TV. RCA sends Earl to Las Vegas, NV to present Elvis Presley with a Gold record for Heartbreak Hotel. From 1961-62, McDaniel is The Champs manager (Tequila #1-1958).

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SHAKE UP IN LATE NIGHT TV First, Jay Leno announces his retirement from the Tonight Show after 22 years. Jimmy Fallon takes Jay's throne on February 17, 2014. Late night talk-show host David Letterman waves good-bye to his audience in New York on Thursday when he announces his retirement from the Late Show with David Letterman sometime in 2015. Letterman is the longest-running host in the history of late-night television. David's CBS contract has only 18 months left. In 1993, Letterman begins on the Late Show on CBS after an 11-year run on NBC’s Late Night program. David Letterman's total run of 33-years in late night eclipses the 30-year tenure of Johnny Carson on NBC’s Tonight show. You won't believe who CBS’ top choice is to replace David Letterman.

RADIO GORILLA ATTACKS RIVAL MONKEY In 2002, Coast Radio Group flips Classic Rock WLNF FM Gulfport/Biloxi/Pascagoula/Lumberton, MS to WZNF FM Z95.3. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Coast Radio tosses out Classic Rock on WZNF FM for Top 40 Gorilla 95.3. The flip debuts with 10,000 tunes in a row commercial-free. WZNF FM's Gorilla goes up against the area's other Top 40 L&L Broadcasting WXYK FM (The Monkey 107.1). Darren Stephens who previously programs Journal CHR WKHT FM (Hot 104.5) in Knoxville, TN is WZNF FM's new PD. Stephens says, This was an exciting opportunity to work with a great team in owner Morgan Dowdy, OM Bryan Rhodes, and consultant Alan Burns, and we're going to have a lot of fun with the Gorilla/Monkey thing.

MAGIC VALLEY LOSES THREE NEWS ANCHORS On June 1, 1955 KMVT TV CBS CH 11 goes on the air as KLIX TV, sister to radio station KLIX-1310. In 1957, Ogden, UT businessman Abe Glasmann buys KLIX radio and TV. He sells KLIX-1310 and flips the TV to KMVT TV. MVT stands for Magic Valley Television. In 1965, KMVT TV is Idaho's first local color television station. Danielle Kosir (weekday mornings and weekdays at noon), her husband The Rapping Weatherman Nick Kosir (weekday morning and weekdays at noon meteorologist) and reporter Andrew Reed all sign off on Friday, March 28, 2014 to pursue new opportunities. KMVT TV says the Kosirs head back to the east coast. Reed beats a path back to his native California.

TRIVIA QUESTION: When does NBC TV begin its broadcasts? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jim Bell & C.C. McCartney on Monday, April 7th plus Chuck Blore Thursday, April 10, 2014. •BRIAN COLLISTER exits KTRK TV ABC CH 13 Houston, TX as new investigative reporter on LIN KXAN TV NBC CH 21 Austin. In the 1960s, KXAN TV signs on as KHFI TV Channel 42. •BILL MANDERS PM Drive personality on Clear Channel News/Talk KALZ FM (PowerTalk 96.7) Fresno, CA receives kidney from teen suicide victim. •STEVE PATTERSON past WZZM TV CH 13 Grand Rapids, MI exits KSDK TV CH 5 St. Louis, MO to join CBS O&O KYW TV CH 3 Philadelphia, PA as reporter.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 WALB TV NBC/ABC CH 10 in Albany, GA begins broadcasting on April 7th. •1961 BUDDY JEWELL born in Osceola, AR on April 2nd wins first Nashville Star TV competition in 2003 which leads to a recording contract plus a Gold album. •1971 WCJB TV ABC/NBC CH 20 in Gainesville, FL begins broadcasting 3-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 7th. 1985 THE JUDDS' first Gold album on April 4th is Why Not Me. •1994 PERCY SLEDGE Soul singer (When a Man Loves a Woman #1-1966) pleads guilty to tax evasion on April 7th. 2009 JASON ALDEAN's album Wide Open releases on Broken Bow records on April 7th.

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MICHAEL O’SHEA [President Sonoma Media Group] (Santa Rosa, CA) Thanks for the feedback, Jim. After I left KLIF (1190) in 74 I brought Ted (Agnew) with me to WFTL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he brought that KLIF "sound" to South Florida. I totally lost touch with Ted after that. If you have an email address for him...or a Facebook contact I'd certainly appreciate it, as I'd love to get in touch with Ted again. So sorry to hear of his Ill health. Thanks, MO

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BILL CHERRY [In late 1950s Music 'til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Jim, had you a recent update on Chuck? Bill Cherry

KENDALL DUNAWAY [Chuck's wife] (Houston-Katy, TX) Thanks so much Jim. We were able to bring Chuck home yesterday. He was able to get a little sleep in his recliner last night but we feel he is getting a little better every day. Thanks so much for checking up on him. -Kendall

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MIKE SHANNON [WBAP-820/WFAA-TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Lunch Bunch coming up Sat April 12 in Dallas! We're ready for Lunch Bunch #2 for the year...so come and join us! April 12 is NOT this Saturday--it's a week FROM this Saturday--but just wanted to give you all plenty of time to plan! The routine remains the same...Humperdink's on NW Hwy and Loop 12/Walton Walker in their 'atrium.' We'll meet between 12 noon and 3pm. Casual, come-and-go as you please, drop in-drop by-drop out. Each person pays their own tab. See old friends, make new ones and do some networking. RSVP not necessary. Questions? Please ask! I'll send another reminder as we get closer. Hope to see you all there! Mike (www.dfwRetroplex.com)

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STEVE RICH [KXOL-1360/KWKH-1130] (Dallas-Plano, TX) Subject: Jody Carter... and a write a book? Hey Jim, Great job you are doing. Especially enjoy the memories of the 70's & 80's jocks and the legendary stations you guys worked at. A bit more about KWKH/Shreveport. I'm wondering if anyone knows what became of Jody Carter and where & what she is doing today? Jody was a very popular overnight dj at KWKH/Shreveport in the mid 70's late 70's. She left KWKH to program Mel Tills' station in Amarillo. I think Vernon Kay (Flash) took her place on overnights at KWKH. Vernon was still there when I came in for weekends before I got full time. He pointed out to me he followed WW Jim Travis to KVET/Austin before I left for KEBC/Okc. Miss Kitty did overnights briefly before going to Houston. The midday/music director was Ken Lumas who exited for KBOX/Dallas. The CBS sportcaster Tim Brando was on afternoons on KROK about this same time. Ken Shepherd was PD of KROK before moving over to KWKH middays. His son is Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Kenny Wayne is married to one of Mel Gibson's daughters. Steve Lewis

TRIVIA ANSWER: On April 30, 1939 NBC TV begins its regular broadcasting with a telecast of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who opens the World's Fair. NBC TV programs broadcast from the NBC studios (or from mobile camera trucks) to a transmitter that connects to an aerial high atop the Empire State Building. Those NBC TV programs include operas, cartoons, cooking demonstrations, travelogues, fashion shows and skaters at Rockefeller Center. NBC TV also broadcasts many  live telecasts direct from within the World's Fair. In 1939, RCA offers four different types of television sets for sale: the TRK-12, TRK-9, TRK-5 and the TT-5 models. During that period, RCA TV set prices range from $199.50 to $600, which is approximately $2,000 to $6,000 in 1998 U.S. dollars.

MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-1230] (Ft. Worth, TX) I always recall with fondness (and much appreciation) the ladies in copy, continuity and traffic at KWTX in the late '70s: Dorothy Mitchell and Bette Smith, who wrote local commercial and promotional copy, and Carolynn Powell (AM 1230) and Carol Perez (FM 97.5), who typed each day's program log on a manual typewriter using the black/red combo ribbon. Wow! Those were the days! Mike Braun (Fort Worth), KWTX-AM/FM, Waco, 1975-79

MARK TWAIN (November 30, 1835 to April 21, 1910) To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1291

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TV NEWS ANCHOR FAINTS ON CAMERA On February 15, 1950 WSYR TV NBC CH 3 Syracuse, NY goes on the air. In 1958, WSYR TV moves to new studios. In 1980, Newhouse family sells WSYR TV to Times Mirror who flips its calls to WSTM TV, which stands for Syracuse Times Mirror. In 1986, Times Mirror sells WSTM TV to SJL Broadcasting. In 1992, SJL sells WSTM TV to Federal Broadcasting. In 1997, Raycom Media buys Federal. On March 27, 2006, Raycom Media sells WSTM TV to Barrington Broadcasting. On February 28, 2013 Barrington sells WSTM TV to Sinclair. On Friday, March 28, 2014 as she reviews the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team, WSTM TV anchor Megan Coleman faints. Paramedics prescribe for her rest and relaxation at home this weekend.

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WILLARD GETS HITCHED Who is your favorite cable TV weathercaster? If you say Willard Scott you are in a large group of his admirers. In 1977, Willard first meets his new bride, Paris Keena, when she is with NBC's Washington affiliate, WRC. They are together for about 11 years. In 1980, Scott joins NBC's Today show as its weatherman. In 1996, Willard goes into semi-retirement with Al Roker as his replacement. Scott continues to appear on NBC TV from the Fort Myers studio at WBBH, as he gives birthday tributes to viewers, with Smucker's jellies as his sponsor. The 80 tear old Willard Scott who is previously wed to Mary Dwyer from 1959 until her death in 2002 ties the knot with his girlfriend Paris Keena on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

LANIGAN SIGNS OFF FOR FINAL TIME For over 40 years John Lanigan dominates Cleveland, OH radio airwaves with 29 of them on Clear Channel Classic Hits WMJI FM (Majic 105.7). Lanigan's run in the City of Rock begins in 1970 when he replaces Don Imus as morning show host on WGAR-1220. John remembers: I grew up in Nebraska and worked all over – Texas, Colorado, Cleveland, Florida and then back to Cleveland. On Saturday, March 29, 2014 John retires from his WMJI FM Morning Show after its annual Moondog Coronation Ball. Clear Channel Classic Hits WMJI FM announces its new morning show. Beginning on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Mark Nolan joins incumbent co-hosts Jimmy Malone, Chip Kullik and Tracey Carroll for The Nolan, Malone & Kullik Morning Show.

JOHN WAYNE BIOGRAPHY IS A GO One of our all time favorite movie actors without question is John Wayne. Author Scott Eyman's John Wayne: The Life and Legend biography sets for release on April 1, 2014. Peter Bogdanovich‘s weekend review in the New York Times says: The portrait Eyman paints very much resembles the Wayne I knew for nearly 15 years: extremely likable, guileless, exuberant, even strangely innocent. Stuart Millar's 1975 Western film Rooster Cogburn that stars John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. [Rooster] Cogburn is just about the best movie ever on the big screen. Don Siegel's 1976 Western film The Shootist that stars John Wayne in his final film role is another of our favorite flicks. No one tops big bad John Wayne on the big screen.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which TV game show host celebrates his 30th anniversary on the show? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Cheri Falchetti & Jim Ed Brown April 1st. Scotty Brink April 2nd. Ann J. Morton April 4, 2014. •CLEAR CHANNEL listeners in 31 cities: Country WACO FM (99.9) Waco, TX; Country WUSY FM (100.7) Chattanooga, TN; Gospel WHLW FM (104.3) Montgomery, AL & Country KWNR FM (95.5) Las Vegas, NV pledge St. Jude Hospital $20 per month support donations total $3M. •RON STEELE who comes to KWWL TV NBC CH 7 Waterloo, IA in April 1974 as Sports Director marks 40th year at KWWL TV on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. •WXVA-610 Winchester Radio Broadcasters Winchester, VA flips to Classic Hits.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KFDA TV CBS CH 10 in Amarillo, TX begins broadcasting on April 4th. 1968 ROY CLARK makes the first of several guest appearances on The Beverly Hillbillies on April 3rd as Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle. •1979 EDGAR BUCHANAN actor as Uncle Joe in TV's Petticoat Junction dies at 77 on April 4th. 1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS record Streets Of Bakersfield on April 4th at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA. •1995 KENNY EVERETT British Disc Jockey and TV comedian dies on April 4th at 50 in London, England. 2001 SARA EVANS' Born To Fly is her 2nd Gold album on April 4th.

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MICHAEL O’SHEA [former KLIF-1190 PD] (Santa Rosa, CA) Subject: Bruce Hughes? Hi Jim...Bruce was not only on my staff, but I counted him as a friend in my KLIF years (68-74). When I left Dallas (after Gordon McLendon sold KLIF), Bruce even took in my beautiful German Shepherd, Gretil, as he had a big yard and I was moving to a small condo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We would talk occasionally after that...mostly about how well Gretil was doing...but slowly lost touch over time. I vaguely recall seeing a Facebook note about Bruce's passing...perhaps a few years ago. I know nothing of a murder (how ghastly to even think), though I have had a few Texas radio people send me notes just recently asking about this possibility. I'd certainly be curious to know. Again vague recollection seems that I heard Bruce left Dallas and moved somewhere into the deep south (vague, as I said). He was a talented news guy...always a creative writer and a good story digger. I can't recall when he came to KLIF (guess it was 69 or 70 ish)...and can't recall where he came to us from. I just remember he was a consummate radio pro with a big heart for big dogs. I do recall he notifying me that Gretil passed away from old age sometime in the early 70's...and I thanked him for giving her such a good home. Let me know what you find out about Bruce's circumstances. Sincerely, Michael O'Shea; President Sonoma Media Group; Santa Rosa, CA

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SAM LEE [ex KLIF-1190 news] (Beverly Hills, CA) Subject: Bruce Hughes? Hi, Jim As you know, Bruce was like a big brother to me. I loved him with all my heart, Bruce made his transition on March 23, 2001. He was 62. I have a copy of his obit in the Meridian, MS paper. It is possible he was killed, but the police did say for sure it was such a case. I did not go further as I'm crazy, and frankly it would not bring him back, just lead to me doing some really stupid stuff which I don't think he would approve of. I do have a copy of his obit and will send it to you if want me to. Lotaluv, Sam; The Zeitgeist Corporation (www.ZeitgeistCorp.org) / (www.NewsBeatUSA.com) / (www.YourOfficeAgent.com)

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KEN DOWE [previous EVP McLendon Corp. #1 KLIF-1190 / CEO Service Broadcasting #1 KKDA FM (104.5)] (Dallas, TX) Subject: KLIF KWESTION. Hey, guys. I had heard Bruce (Hughes), "died..." but not how or where. Anybody know? KD

CHARLIE VAN DYKE [ex KLIF-1190 DJ] (Paradise Valley, AZ) Subject: KLIF KWESTION. Have not heard. Please share. Only of a few of us left. God bless. Charlie

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MIKE SHANNON [previous WBAP-820/WFAA-TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Bruce Hughes? Hi Jim, hope you and Lacy are doing ok as well! The only info I have on Bruce Hughes is that he was murdered on March 23, 2001 at 62 years old. I don't recall any of the specifics or where I got that from. I've surfed around just now and can't find anything that backs that up. Wish I could be of more help. I'll keep looking. About to send out a notice for the next DFW radio Lunch Bunch. THANK YOU as always for spreading the word! Take care, Mike (www.dfwRetroplex.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: On March 30, 1964 veteran talk-show host Merv Griffin creates daytime TV game show Jeopardy! that runs until  January 3, 1975. Art Fleming is its host. The legendary Don Pardo is the show's announcer. From October 2, 1978–March 2, 1979 NBC's syndicated All-New Jeopardy with Art Fleming again as its host but John Harlan is its new announcer. On September 10, 1984 Griffin revives Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as its continuing host. Johnny Gilbert is the show's announcer. Jeopardy! wins 30 Emmy Awards. Alex Trebek who wins Emmy for outstanding game show host five times celebrates his 30th anniversary.

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor/voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Yep, I remember KULF (790) very well. I miss being on the air, but I still do two internet shows. All the best, JIM. Jim Gough

GEORGE CARLIN (May 12, 1937 to June 22, 2008) There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1290

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MORE GUNSHOTS FIRED AT HOUSTON, TX TV STATION In February 2014, an unknown suspect opens fire in Southwest Houston in the KTRK TV CH 13 station parking lot that strikes parked cars plus the ABC13 sign. No one receives any injuries in that incident. Although cops arrest no suspect in that case, a surveillance camera films the suspect’s car. After 9am on Thursday, March 27, 2014 more gunshots fired at KTRK TV on Bissonnet near Buffalo Speedway in Houston. HPD and EMS rush to the scene. Again, no injuries. This time, cops do arrest a suspect in possibly the same car that is on the surveillance camera films taken about five weeks ago.

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MASSIVE TV MERGER LIN Media and Media General announce a $2.6 Billion merger agreement that creates the second largest TV broadcast company in America. Vincent Sadusky, LIN Media President and CEO, becomes President and CEO of the new company under its new name, Media General. The deal brings together 74 stations which are either owned or operated by the two companies in 46 markets. Combined, the new Media General’s stations will reach 23% of US TV households. Vincent brags: This is an exciting and historic day for both companies. Together, we will be able to better serve our local communities throughout our significant and diverse geographic footprint and further grow our national digital business.

ADAMS RADIO LANDS FOUR STATIONS Radio One Communications in Indiana sells four radio stations to Adams Radio. Radio One owned by Leigh Ellis owns no other radio stations. Adams Radio Group with its base in Minnesota owner is Ron Stone. Adams owns other radio stations in Las Cruces, NM. Adams has applications on file to acquire stations in Ft. Wayne, IN which the FCC should approve sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Kalil and Company are the brokers in the deal for Country WLJE FM (105.5), Oldies WAKE-1500, Valparaiso; Classic Rock WXRD FM (X-Rock 103.9) Crown Point and Adult Contemporary WZVN FM (Z 107.1) Lowell. All of the radio stations in the deal are in Indiana.

COUNTRY LEGEND MILSAP LOSES LAND TO STATE When the Tennessee Department of Transportation constructs the final 14-mile stretch of State Route 840 through Williamson County TN, Country music legend Ronnie Milsap and his wife, Joyce experience tremendous difficulty because the State of Tennessee grabs a big chuck of the Milsap’s land through eminent domain. Even though the Tennessee Department of Transportation completes the last leg of S.R. 840 in November 2012, it only recently takes control of 18 rural acres plus several easements from Ronnie and Frances Milsap the State says they need to build the four-lane highway through the Burwood community. The state pays the Milsaps $280,000 for the 18 acres, which is part of their 117-acre farm.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Is Audrey Meadows the first Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jay Noble Wednesday, March 26th. Kelly McClain Thursday, March 27, 2014. •JR SCHUMANN veteran PD of Cox WWKA FM (92.3) Orlando, FL is new Operations Manager of Cumulus Dallas, TX Country stations KPLX FM (99.5) & KSCS FM (96.3). •MELANIE MORGAN former KGO-810 reporter & KSFO-560 San Francisco, CA Talk host who exits KSFO in July 2013 joins KSRO-1350 Santa Rosa, CA as News Director & primary anchor of morning news program. •TONY BRISTOL former Citadel Hot AC radio PD is new PD of Classic Hits WRWN FM (Y107.9) in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head/Port Royal, SC.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 ANGUS YOUNG guitarist with Rock band AC/DC born in Glascow, Scotland on March 31st. 1962 PATSY CLINE's single She's Got You grabs #1 in Billboard Country on March 31st. •1976 AMANDA MOODY Miss America-Utah 1996 born on March 31st in Orem, UT. 1981 DOLLY PARTON performs 9 To 5 on the Oscar awards on March 31st after it postpones 24 hours following the shooting of President Ronald Reagan. •1997 EDWIN HAIG ALBERIAN TV celebrity who plays Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody dies on March 31st. 2002 MARTINA MCBRIDE's single Blessed gains #1 in Billboard Country on March 30th.

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BEN HAROLD [KLIF/KXOL/KNUZ/KENR] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: Thanks! jim, well, since pat harold (no relation) found me, I have been slammed by emails from several former students (many of whom went on to do quite well). keep in mind, they were KIDS, back then. and I'm just an old "beat to heck" retired radio dawg. it kind of makes me feel proud they even remembered me and that I had an "impact" on their lives. to be honest, it's really weird, because I ONLY did it because I needed a job at the time, LOL! well, you'll be hearing from me again. I'll try and come up with some old radio stories for JRRR. it's tough, because I have to shorten them way down. I tend to get a bit wordy. take care, old friend, and please pet lacy girl for me!

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DR. BRUCE NELSON [KFTX FM 97.5 GM/AM Drive DJ Retired on 12/31/2010] (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1289) March 28, 2014 [Friday] A shout out to Ben Harold from fellow retiree and KENR (1070) alumni Dr. Bruce!!!!

BUD BUSCHARDT [former Director WFAA TV CH-8/ABC satellite radio PD/host] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Judy Hanna R.I.P. Jim, A Dallas Morning News reporter just called to ask my memories of long-time DFW radio-television talent Judy Hanna. She died last week of heart failure in Twin Peaks, California where she had retired. Judy was a producer for WFAA-TV's News 8 etc. show with Suzie Humphreys and Don Harris in the late 60's - early 70's. In the 1980's she was a news reporter for KVIL. She was the news lady on Sundays while I was doing the KVIL Oldies But Goodies Weekend Show. I am fairly sure that more info will be forthcoming in the Dallas Morning News. Bud

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MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-1230] (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: Two radio obits. Jim, Wanted to send along brief details about the passing of two individuals connected with radio. Virginia Lee (Freeman) Taylor, 88, of Bedford, Texas, died Feb. 21. Her obit in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb. 26) stated she worked for KFJZ, Fort Worth, in her early career and later for an advertising agency [possibly late 1940s/early '50s]. Maybe some of the ol' timers will recall more details. If not, it's nice to be remembered for one's association with broadcasting -- whether on-the-air or behind-the-scenes. Also, Maurice "Skip" Young passed away on Feb. 27. His obit in the Star-Telegram (Mar. 2) stated his outgoing personality served him well as a radio broadcaster, working with Bill Mack among others. He also introduced and promoted music artists as a salesman for Capitol Records. Mike Braun (Fort Worth), KWTX-AM/FM, Waco, 1975-79

TRIVIA ANSWER: During the Fabulous Fifties, Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners is one of our all time favorite TV shows. Audrey Meadows is absolutely perfect in her role as Ralph Kramden's wife, Alice. In 1952, while the sketch is still part of The Jackie Gleason Show, the original Alice, Pert Kelton, leaves the TV show because of reported health problems. But, Pert exits the TV show because her name appears on a Hollywood blacklist. Actually, it is Pert's husband Ralph Bell whose name is on the blacklist, but by association this affects her career as well. Jackie Gleason hires Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden in The Honeymooners.

BILL CHERRY [In late 1950s Music 'til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Jim, you and Lacy have more tenacity than any two people I know. How you keep that computer and your great newsletter working together is a mystery, but I'm glad you do it! I was interested in this issue learning about the top billing radio station being in Washington, D.C. and billing over $60 million. That just seems so hard to believe. Have you ever written about veteran radio man, Brad Chambers' "Martini In the Morning" internet radio station? It's very interesting, and he continues creeping along at a snails pace. He has plenty of listeners worldwide, but he's not been able to bill enough to make the station profitable. I'm beginning running spots on it, starting today. In fact, I'm attaching my spot for you to hear. I wish you the best, my friend! You're definitely a needed icon! Bill Cherry

BRUCE HATHAWAY [ex KTSA-550, KTFM FM, Swingtime TV host] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1289) March 28, 2014 [Friday] Thanks for the mention !!! Wish you could be here !!

SITTING BULL (1831 to December 15, 1890) I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle.

Jim Rose and Lacy
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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1289

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March 28, 2014 [Friday]

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SHOTGUN BITES THE BULLET Legendary radio personality Shotgun Tom Kelly spends 40 years in radio and television with 16 years in Los Angeles. Currently, Kelly is PM Drive DJ on CBS Radio KRTH FM (101.1). Kelly also narrates TV program America’s Most Wanted. On April 30, 2013, Shotgun Tom receives his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kelly lives in El Cajon, CA and commutes to Los Angeles. On Friday, March 7, 2014 Shotgun Tom Kelly goes to cardiologist Kevin Rapeport for a routine physical. On Saturday, Kelly has quadruple bypass at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. By Monday, Kelly, whose real name is Tom Irwin, does so well that he texts a cell phone photo from his hospital room. Send get well messages to Shotgun Tom Kelly at shotgunt@aol.com.

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WOOD GOES TO THE BUZZ Beginning on April Fools Day 2014, Elliott Wood is new PD of Alternative Rock KTBZ FM (The Buzz 94.5) in Houston, TX. Wood joins Clear Channel KTBZ FM from Strategic Radio Solutions in Seattle, WA. Before that, Broadcast Architecture, CNN, WZNY, WKST and WXDX. Wood programs one of the first Alternative Rock radio stations, X-15 in Pittsburgh, PA. KTBZ FM's Alternative Rock format begins on October 31, 1994 at 11:00 am CDT. Former call letters for KTBZ FM include KARO FM (October 15, 1960), Classical KLEF FM (October 21, 1964), Adult Contemporary KJYY FM (March 13, 1986), Oldies KLDE FM (April 29, 1988-2000). Clear Channel KTBZ FM sister stations include Sports KBME-790, KQBT, KODA FM, Talk KPRC-950, Talk KTRH-740.

STEELE JOINS SHANNON IN THE MORNING On Monday morning, March 3, 2014 a new era in NYC radio begins when legendary radio personality Scott Shannon premiers his new Shannon in the Morning show on New York City’s WCBS FM. Gotham City radio vet Patty Steele joins the new Shannon in the Morning show on WCBS FM 101.1 in the Big Apple. Before she exits in 2010, Steele is on the Scott and Todd show for 12 years. Prior to WCBS FM Steele's voice is on News/Talk WABC-770 NYC; News WCBS-880 NYC; Top 40 WHTZ FM (100.3) Newark, NJ; WOR-710 NYC and Hot AC WPLJ FM (95.5) NYC. Other cities in Patty's radio resume include St. Louis, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD.

WTOP IS TOP BILLER According to BIA/Kelsey, once again Hubbard all-news WTOP FM (103.5) Washington, DC is the top-billing radio station of 2013. WTOP FM takes in $63.5 million in 2013, $1.1 million less than 2012. WTOP FM beats out second-highest biller, Clear Channel KIIS FM in Los Angeles ($61.6 million). KIIS FM adds $4.8 million in billing over 2012. Top 10 billers include: #3 WHTZ FM NYC (Clear Channel) $51 million, #4 WCBS-880 NYC (CBS) $50.5 million, 5th WLTW FM NYC (Clear Channel) $45.5 million, 6th WINS-1010 NYC (CBS) $45 million, #7 Clear Channel KBIG FM L.A. $44.5 million, #8 WFAN-660 NYC (CBS) $43 million, #9 KROQ FM L.A. (CBS) $42.8 million and at #10 WBBM-780 in Chicago (CBS) with $42 million.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Douglas Edwards refuse Ted Turner's offer as CNN news anchor? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Moose Rosenfeld (KILT GM Dickie Rosenfeld's son) March 24, 2013. •FORD ATKINSON KRIV TV CH 26 Houston, TX anchor/reporter retires after 22 years. WGEE-970 Midwest Communications Adult Standards since September 2008 Duluth, MN/Superior, WI flips to Sports Talk on March 7, 2014 with CBS Sports Radio programming. •MIKE SALK PM Drive on WEEI-590 Boston, MA exits after one year returns as PD and host on KIRO-710 ESPN Seattle, WA. •TIM DUNBAR overnight host on Hubbard KSTP FM (KS95 Today's Variety) in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN dies at 52 of a pulmonary embolism.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 KCAU TV ABC CH 9 in Sioux City, IA begins broadcasting on March 28th. •1969 RODNEY ATKINS (If You're Going Through Hell, Watching You & It's America) born on March 28th in Knoxville, TN. •1972 WILT CHAMBERLAIN (Stilt the Wilt) plays his last pro basketball game on March 28th. •1981 HANK WILLIAMS Jr.'s single Texas Women rings #1 in Billboard Country on March 28th. •1991 CARLOS MONTALBAN (Woody Allen's Bananas) older brother of actor Ricardo Montalbán dies of heart failure at 87 on March 28th. •2003 JOHNNY CASH places #1 on CMT's The 40 Greatest Men Of Country Music.

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PAT HAROLD [ex WVRC FM] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: Ben Harold. Thank you for your speedy reply. Our group is really excited to get in touch with Ben. Yes, feel free to add my email address to your media. When I was in high school, I interned at WVRC in Spencer, WV which is were I got my interest in radio. That is how I ended up at PAB. After attending, however, I got more interested in Photography thanks to Ben. One of our classmates, Kim Hansard, has been on the radio in Knoxville for over 20 years. A few others worked in radio for a while but now do other things. LOL Thanks again for your reply. Most of us lost touch but with this new technology it has been great fun reuniting with people. Kindest Regards!!

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BEN HAROLD [KXOL-1360/KENR-1070] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: Thanks! Thanks to JRRR, one of my former broadcasting students, from MANY years gone by, got in touch with me. My favorite class is having another reunion and, apparently, they missed the heck out of me at the last (and only one). Yes, Jim, I WAS an "instructor" for a year. I'm glad Pat Harold (no relation) tracked me down through you. Again, many thanks to JRRR! I had NO idea this old (and retired) radio guy had such an impact on those kids! Ben Harold

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KENDALL DUNAWAY [Chuck's wife] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Chuck's surgery. Just a quick note to let you know that Chuck made it through the triple bypass surgery today and is in ICU. He has already had his breathing tube removed and is resting. We should be in ICU for 2 nights and then to an intermediate care room for 4 nights. Hopefully he'll be back on e-mail very soon. -Kendall

LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston - KTSA-550/KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Bruce Hathaway Exhibit This Sunday. A Reminder to all SSARB Members: The South Texas Popular Culture Center opens the first in their series of exhibits on San Antonio Radio this Sunday with Bruce Hathaway KTSA's King of Rock Exhibit Opening & Reception Sunday, March 30 1 to 5 pm The exhibit features Bruce's long career beginning as a pioneering rock 'n roll DJ in the 50s, his many years at KTSA and continuing to the present day as a best known name, face and voice to generations of South Texans. I'll be coming in from Austin for this very special event...and I encourage you to join me there  to show our support for our dear friend, Bruce Hathaway. The Tex Pop Center is at 1017 E. Mulberry, just off Broadway by Good Time Charlie's. I hope to see you there! Liz

GARY DELAUNE [KLIF-1190/CH 5 KENS TV] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Bruce Hataway and rock 'n roll. Jim; This Sunday; The South Texas Popular Culture Center will open with its first exhibit about rock ‘n roll. It will feature the career of KTSA legend Bruce Hathaway and will open at 1 p.m. at Broadway and Mulberry. Many of San Antonio’s radio personalities from that era of the swinging sixties will be there. (www.garydnews.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1980, Ted Turner offers legendary CBS TV news anchor Douglas Edwards the anchor position on his new CNN 24 hour television news network but CBS refuses to release Douglas from his contract. On that day, CBS issues Douglas Edwards a new contract. The Cable News Network (CNN) founded in 1980 by Ted Turner is the first channel to offer 24-hour television news coverage launches at 5:00 pm ET on June 1, 1980. After an introduction by Ted Turner, husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchor CNN's first newscast.

JAY WEAVER [KCUL-1540/KBUY-1540/KPCN-730] (DFW-Hurst, TX) Subject: Skeeter Gordon. Jim, you are full of questions, but I noticed Lacy has none!! Let’s see...all I know about Skeeter is that he was at KNOW–1490 and KILT–610 before 1967. He came to KBUY–1540 in 1967 and stayed for several months and then headed to KFJZ–1270 at the end 1967. I thought he had stayed at KBUY–1540 through 1967, but he left in late 1967. He stayed at KFJZ–1270 and after that moved over to KXOL–1360. He may have been at KLIF–1190 before he went to KXOL–1360, but I think it was the other way around. I’m typing this from memory, I think I’m good on the dates. Thanks, Jim and Lacy, Jay Weaver

FRED ALLEN (May 31, 1894 to March 17, 1956) I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.

Jim Rose and Lacy
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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1288

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March 24, 2014 [Monday]

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CHUCK BUELL COMES TO DENVER KCKK FM dumps Sports for Rock. Hunt Broadcasting grabs Sports KCKK FM/KCKK-1510 Littleton, CO for $1.6M and flips the duo to Variety Hits music as 93.7 The Rock with the greatest songs of the rock decades, from the 1960s through today with an emphasis on local news, weather and sports. KCKK FM's new DJ line up includes Jim & Woody in mornings; D.J. McCoy, most recently on KATC FM (95.1) Colorado Springs as midday host, plus former KIMN-950 and legendary WLS-890 Chicago, IL DJ Chuck Buell in afternoons. KCKK FM formerly carries Denver Nuggets basketball, Colorado Avalanche hockey, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids. The Mile High Sports format moves to Lincoln Financial KQKS FM (107.5) plus new FM translator on 94.1.

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PANDORA'S COMIN' ON STRONG On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Edison Research and Triton Digital reveal their 22nd annual Infinite Dial study findings. Pandora continues to grow among all age groups. In March 2014, Pandora claims that it now has almost 9% of radio's listening audience. When listeners want music, FM radio remains their number one choice. In March 2012, Pandora begins its monthly disclosure of information about users and usage. But after its June release (for May 2014) Pandora will stop providing monthly listening metrics because it says advertisers now know who they are. Infinite Dial study indicates 70% of those in the study (12 plus) are aware of the Pandora brand. 48 % are aware of iHeartradio. 31% of consumers (12 plus) use Pandora in the last month.

REBEL COUNTRY SINGER BANS GUNS If you pack an S&W 44 Magnum revolver or any other type of firepower you better leave them at home if you want to boogie down at Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill in Woodbridge, VA. That's the name of Toby Keith’s recent hit record, but the tune makes no mention that your shooting arms are not welcome inside his place. As you approach Keith’s saloon, you'll notice a big sign on its front doors that proclaims no guns permitted. That's right. If you pack a sidearm you better get up and boogie because Toby Keith does not want your shooter around his hooters. Bryan Crosswhite, founder of 2amendment.org, fires back with his registry of pro-gun restaurants. Gun-rights businesses can sign up at http://2amendment.org/ to get window stickers.

ORBISON'S THREE SONS RIDE AWAY On January 29, 2010 Rock and Roll legend Roy Orbison receives a Walk of Fame star posthumously in Los Angeles, CA. Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) experiences his greatest success in the early Rock and Roll era from 1957 to 1964. Between 1960 and 1965, Orbison scores 20 consecutive Top 40 hits. His three sons are all musicians but never get to play music with their dad until now when Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex create a new song by their dad from an old vocal track of The Way is Love originally recorded on a boom box. Roy Orbison's three sons add new instruments with drums plus their backing vocals for their 25th anniversary reissue and expansion of Roy's final album, Mystery Girl, that re-releases on May 20, 2014.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the original name of The Oak Ridge Boys singing group? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Steve Kelly Saturday, March 22nd, Waltraud Hofmeister avid radio fan Tuesday, March 25th, Jay Noble Wednesday, March 26th and Kelly McClain Thursday, March 27, 2014. •LEN WEINER sports radio programming vet exits Genesis Communications as new PD of Lincoln Financial Sports Talk The Ticket WAXY-790/WAXY FM (104.3) Miami, FL beginning March 24, 2014. WNEW TV CBS CH 5 (Former WNYW TV) Washington, DC opens Baltimore, MD office at WJZ TV CBS CH 13. WGEE-970 Midwest Communications Adult Standards Superior, WI flips to Sports Talk using CBS Sports Radio programming.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1958 ELVIS PRESLEY (serial number 53310761) joins the Army on March 24th. 1966 BUCK OWENS kicks off his concert on March 25th with Act Naturally for his live album recording at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall. •1978 PAUL MCCARTNEY'S Wings release their single With a Little Luck (#1-1978) on March 24th. 1984 ALABAMA's single Roll on (Eighteen Wheeler) lands at #1 in Billboard Country on March 24th. •1991 KUWAIT reopens its liberated Banks on March 24th. 2004 TOBY KEITH & RASCAL FLATTS grab four nominations each in third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards on March 24th.

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PAT HAROLD [ex WVRC FM] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: Ben Harold. Hello Mr. Rose! You don't know me but I am searching for a former instructor that was at the Professional Academy of Broadcasting in 1985-1986. The school was in Knoxville, TN. He not only taught radio but also photography. Several in our class have reunited and would love to include him in our group. I am having difficulty locating him and I am hoping that he might be your friend that posted an email on your site back in 2012. His name is Ben Harold. Any information would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Patricia Harold (No relation just a coincidence LOL) PS. I've attached a couple of photos of him from school to see if this is your friend. Thanks again!!

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JAY WEAVER [KCUL-1540/KBUY-1540/KPCN-730/KLBK/KDNT] (Fort Worth-Hurst, TX) A short note to let you know that Howard Wayne “Skeeter” Gordon has died in Fort Worth, where he lived after the end of his radio career. “Skeeter” (as he was known “On Air”) was 74 years old. According to his obituary, he went to sleep one night, and according to his life long plan, he simply did not wake up. He started in radio at WIRL (1290) in Peoria, IL. Some years back in an interview for a local newspaper I wrote for, I asked him how many stations he worked at and he told me “trillions”. He worked at KILT (610) while in Houston and during that time he received a Radio and Television Degree from University of Houston. He spent time at KNOW (1490) in Austin and in the D/FW Area, starting at KBUY (1540 while I was there) in 1968, KXOL (1360) and doing early afternoons at KFJZ (1270). Skeeter later got out of radio and was in the graphics business. He always loved art, almost more than radio so he then opened an art/tee shirt screening business in Fort Worth.

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GUYANNE MCCALL [new DJ on KHLB FM - Country singer Darrel McCall's daughter] (Mason, TX) Mr. Rose, I have been raised around huge musical radio personalities such as the great Ralph Emory, Eddie Stubbs, Jerry King, Tracy Pitcox, and Barry Kaye. I have very big shoes to fill with my little size 5 1/2 feet! My goal is to play down right good Country Music and keep it alive! It doesn't have to be a number one record, it just has to be good to be loved! If it can bring emotion, whether it be to laugh, cry, or belly up to a bar for a drink- or put the drink down, the song has made its point and it is up to me to get it heard. As long as it gets played, and people go out and buy these records to support these artists and their music, I believe it will never die. So keep your ears in tune and your eyes open and I will be overtaking the airwaves with COUNTRY MUSIC soon to come! Much thanks! Guyanne McCall Dannheim

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STEVE RICH [Steve Lewis-KXOL/ABC satellite radio] (Plano, TX) Subject: Gene Dickerson at KFDI (1070). Did I answer your question about where Gene Dickerson is? Last I heard maybe 10 years ago he was doing sales at KFDI/Wichita. Enjoyed visiting with you. Maybe we can visit again to have you tell me about the majors you worked at? To those of us coming up from small markets, when we heard you, we viewed you as a Radio God. Steve Lewis

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Oak Ridge Boys name comes from Oak Ridge, TN which is where the quartet forms in the mid 1940s. But their original name is The Oak Ridge Quartet. Oak Ridge is a town about 25 miles west of Knoxville in the eastern section of Tennessee. The town has several nicknames: the Atomic City, the Secret City, the Ridge and the City Behind the Fence. In 1942, the United States federal government chooses the Oak Ridge area as a site to develop the Manhattan Project. In 1943, officials name the settlement Oak Ridge because of its location along Black Oak Ridge. The 44 acre K-25 uranium-separating facility is the largest building in the world at that time.

JIM GOUGH ['Mr. Texas'-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1287) March 21, 2014 [Friday] Thanks for mentioning my birthday. Keep up the good work, pardner! Jim Gough

BOB HOPE (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003) You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas - Laus Deo

JRRR ISSUES #1-#40 of the original first website that begin on May 24, 2004 are at:
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