May 03, 2010 [Monday]
Issue #811
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POISON LEAD IN THE HOSPITAL Bret Michaels is the lead singer of Pennsylvania Hard Rock quartet Poison. They have six tunes in the Top 10 in the 1980s and 1990s. The group's biggest song is Every Rose Has Its Thorn which lasts at #1 for three weeks in 1988 and sells over a half million copies. Two of their other tunes in 1990 also sell over a half million copies. Bret remains in a critical but stable condition in an Arizona hospital six days after a brain hemorrhage. Doctors indicate that it is possible that the outspoken 47-year-old former Poison front man who currently competes on The Celebrity Apprentice will be healthy enough to appear on the NBC reality series' live finale on May 23, 2010. Bret is one of seven stars who remain in the competition. He is in intensive care since he suffers a recent brain hemorrhage. On Tuesday, May 4, 2010 doctors conduct a media conference to update Bret's fans of his condition. JRRR prays for a complete healing to take place in Bret Michaels' life.

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Chris Krok KLIF-570 Dallas, TX new afternoon talk host joins counter-protesters in downtown Big D on Saturday, May 1, 2010 near the Mega March of activists who protest Arizona’s controversial new illegal immigration law. Chris says that he applauds the state of Arizona that passes the tough new law. Krok declares his hopes that the state of Texas will soon pass a similar measure. On Friday, April 30, 2010 Steve Gill - Radio America syndicated talk host on WLAC-1510 Nashville, TN serves free ice cream at the Coldstone Creamery in suburban Brentwood as part of an Arizona Buy-cott. This counters protesters for a boycott of Arizona businesses. Coldstone Creamery's base is in Tucson, AZ with more than 3,700 retail locations nationwide.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What are Rock star Alice Cooper's hobbies? The answer appears below.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tommy James of The Shondells (Crimson & Clover & Draggin' the Line) who grows one year older on Saturday, April 29th. •COX MEDIA GROUP flips Modern Rock WDYL FM (Y-101) Richmond, VA to CHR WHTI FM (The New Hot 100.9). •MIKE BACSIK producer/weekend personality on Cumulus KTCK-1310 (The Ticket) Dallas, TX receives walking papers due to an offensive comment that he tweets on his Twitter. •DAVE KEISER exits his LSM post at Cox WSB-750 Atlanta, GA to reenlist as VP/DOS at Emmis' four-station cluster in St. Louis , MO.


•1958 WINS-1010 suspends DJ Alan Freed on May 3rd for causing a riot in Boston, MA. •1967 ELVIS PRESLEY marries Priscilla Beaulieu on May 1st at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. •1972 DAN BLOCKER actor (Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza) dies at 43 on May 3rd. •1982 ALABAMA's single Mountain Music hits #1 on Billboard's Country chart on May 1st. •1991 DALLAS CBS TV's 2nd longest running series, 2nd only to Gunsmoke, ends with its 356th and final episode on May 3rd. •2008 GEORGE STRAIT's album Troubadour strikes Gold on May 1st.


JOYCE WEBSTER (Mena, AR) Jim, thank you for your concern and interest. Yes, Arkansas had many tornadoes last night. Actually, the first alert came around 3:30 yesterday afternoon that a tornado watch had been issued and we were under a severe thunderstorm alert. Since the big tornado a few years back, people here pay attention! People inform others, get their safety plans made and begin to organize to help others. We noted that The Weather Channel only issued local alerts and did not seem to cover anything until this morning. Thankfully, Channel 4 out of Little Rock does a pretty good job now with better technology of covering the State. Once it was obvious that we were in for a rough night, they covered the weather continuously. Their radar now recognizes debris clouds so we knew tornadoes were touching down. Thankfully most occurred in rural areas. Ham radio operators were very helpful in relaying information when power lines and traditional radio was off the air. KARK gave much credit for the information they were receiving after dark. Mena was spared any real damage. Lots of rain, wind, lightning, etc. but no warning sirens ever were sounded in Mena. Thankfully, many lives were saved because people rushed to storm shelters. Even in very rural areas, people had plans in place so neighbors could go to storm cellars and safe rooms. There had been a big evening planned at Mena High School for the last game on a grass field. Prior to the tornado, we were already planning a new high school complex. After the tornado destroyed Mena Middle School, it was decided that all Mena schools would be moved after the close of this school year to one big complex. Middle School students have never returned to normalcy and one of the elementary schools simply wasn't big enough any longer for the number of students attending. Construction has been underway for some time now, and the plan is that all of our schools will open at the beginning of the next school year. Always, JC

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Subject: Great memories... Dear Jim, I somehow believe you saw places and knew people that I missed. Your name was common in DFW for many years and I think there were times we missed each other by only weeks. As small as the market was back then we probably passed more than once in the hall somewhere. No, I never made it to KJIM. When I arrived at WFAA in '69 Bob Bruton had left for (?) I think KJIM... Charlie Van was PD at WFAA when I arrived and Bruton stories were plentiful. Bud (Buschardt) was with Channel 8 (WFAA-TV) and, as I have often stated, was one of the nicest and most decent broadcasters I had known in the "bidness" as Murray Cox called it. Thanx again for all the hard work.

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I want to grovel. I nominated 2 people to the TRHOF. Jim Rose and Bill Bradford. Everyone here knows Jim Rose and there is no reason to argue the point. You belong in the TRHOF. I encourage everyone who gets this newsletter to join the TRHOF, minimal fee, and vote for Jim. His contributions to the business are well known and he continues to contribute through JRRR. There has never been a more dedicated soul to the family of broadcasters than Jim. It doesn't take much to vote for Jim. The reasons are well known. I listened to him when I was a kid and he was sharp as a tack on the air. Few people are dedicated to REAL radio than Jim. The other nominee is for a totally different reason. Bill Bradford is nearing 90 years old and still works a full time job at KSST in Sulphur Springs. Brad is one of a kind. He does commentaries that are off the scale in terms of thought processes and as the owner of the station, he is dedicated to community radio. The business has changed, but Mr. Bradford has not. The dedication to community radio is beyond belief at KSST. People who live in Sulphur Springs hear the latest local news and not just some rip/read junk. His staff has been known to stay with him to their dying breath. Peavine Pinion, Don Schrimsher, Buddy Funderburk and others that did a lot of time there stayed to their dying day because they loved it and they loved the concept of a radio station that belonged to the people. It is not a money machine. Brad is the sole owner of the station now, but it was never a money deal. He wanted to serve the public and he has done so with pride and hard work. He has been working at KSST for 60 years. He took the job just to brush up on his skills so he could take a job at WBAP. He met the love of his life and never left. There has never been a better, more dedicated broadcaster than Bill Bradford. Please give this man the recognition he deserves and put him on the big wall. Jeff Cunningham, DC (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)

Rock star Alice Cooper collects cars and antique watches. He has over 6000 watches in his collection,

Subject: Still Waiting? Nominations for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Are Underway? Don't delay! The 5 minutes you take to nominate someone could change their life! It's time to nominate your choices for the 2010 inductees! Go to www.trhof.com now to download, print and complete your ballot! In order to nominate or vote for those they want to be inducted your media friends must be voting members, inductees or instatees. For information and other details, go to www.texasradiohalloffame.com/inductionspecial.html Membership includes an official numbered "membership certificate" to frame and a "membership card" to carry in your wallet or purse!

COLIN POWELL [Retired 4-star General in the United States Army] (April 5, 1937-p) In prosperity our friends know us. In adversity we know our friends.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas - En Dieu nous croyons

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