JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1161
January 04, 2012 [Friday]
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THE SINGING RAGE EXPIRES From the 1940s-1960s a female Pop singer is so popular she gains fame as Patti Page The Singing Rage. She is born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, OK. She gets her stage name when she replaces Patti Page on a KTUL-1430 Tulsa, OK 15-minute program sponsored by Page Milk Company. In 1946, band manager Jack Rael discovers her singing on KTUL. He becomes Page's manager. She signs with Mercury Records and begins to appear in nightclubs in the Chicago, IL area. In 1947 she overdubs her own voice because she doesn't have enough money to hire backup singers. Her Tennessee Waltz is the first Pop tune to cross over as a big Country hit. It sells more than 10 million copies behind only White Christmas by Bing Crosby. Patti Page dies at 85 on New Year's Day 2013 in Encinitas, CA. Her survivors include son Daniel O'Curran, daughter Kathleen Ginn and sister Peggy Layton.
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LEGENDARY RADIO STAR HOSPITALIZED During the 1950s and 1960s growing up in Dallas, TX everyone listens to Charlie & Harrigan on KLIF-1190. In 1965 Ron Chapman exits his role as Irving Harrigan on KLIF to host a new American Bandstand style show called Sump’n Else! live from North Park mall on WFAA TV CH8. In 1968 Ron becomes KVIL FM's new morning star. Later, Chapman moves over to KLUV FM. In October 2004 Ron and his wife Nance sit at my table at the Texas Radio Hall Of Fame induction dinner in San Antonio, TX. On June 24, 2005 he retires radio with his final KLUV FM show. On December 23, 2012 Chapman who suffers a stroke expects to remain in the hospital for at least two more weeks. Our prayers are for a speedy and complete recovery for Ron Chapman.
A FEW MUSIC GREATS WHO LEAVE US IN 2012 >Etta James (01/25/1938 – 01/20/2012) Top Pop and R&B tune At Last. >Whitney Houston (08/09/1963 – 02/11/2012) Over 170 million albums worldwide. >Davy Jones (12/30/1945 – 02/29/2012) Member of Rock group The Monkees and TV series The Monkees. >Donna Summer (12/31/1948 – 05/17/2012) Queen of 1970s disco (Love to Love You Baby). >Robin Gibb (12/22/1949 – 05/20/2012 One of the Bee Gees who sell more than 200 million records. >Andy Williams (12/03/1927 – 09/25/2012) Henry Mancini's Moon River. Audrey Hepburn sings it in Breakfast At Tiffanys.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Why is Rock group Iron Butterfly not on stage at the Woodstock Festival in 1969? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•CLEAR CHANNEL flips Hot AC KALZ FM (Alice 96.7) Fowler, CA and Sports Talk KRZR-1400 Visalia, CA to Power Talk 96.7 FM/1400 AM on January 1, 2013. •DOUG MEEHAN PM Drive host on Talk WTKK FM (96.9) Boston, MA exits to major-market TV opportunity before Greater Media flips WTKK FM from Talk to music. •JIM & MARGERY AM Drive personalities on News Talk WTKK FM (96.9) Boston, MA say goodbye on Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013 as Greater Media shuts down talk in favor of music, possibly urban. •QUINN BRADY (42) Shamrock Communications beloved Air Talent in Reno, NV dies of heart failure.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 KTSM TV NBC CH9 in El Paso, TX begins broadcasting on January 4th. •1966 DEANA CARTER daughter of guitarist Fred Carter born on January 4th in Nashville, TN. •1970 THE BEATLES' last recording session at EMI studios is on January 4th. •1989 DWIGHT YOAKAM's album Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room goes Gold on January 4th. •1999 IRON EYES CODY (Espera DeCorti) son of two first-generation Italian immigrants shortens DeCorti to Cody presents himself as a Native American actor dies at 94 on January 4th. •2011 THE BAND PERRY's single You Lie releases to radio on January 3rd on Republic Nashville.
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DAVE MICHAELS [Ingersoll] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Drinking a Mint Hot Choc and listening to John Mayall & The Blues Breakers as we settle into 7 inches of snow at the Antenna Base - some SWR in the line! Happy New Year to you Jim & Lacy Dog! May the Texas Stars at night shine big and bright on you throughout the New Year! Dave Michaels - Dayton, Ohio USA
CONNELL MILLER (Branson, MO) Subject:
Happy New Year's wishes... Hi Jim, I certainly hope that you and Lacy are
having a nice, quiet and safe New Year’s Eve! My thoughts for the coming new
year also include the sincere hope that 2013 will be a happy, fulfilling, and
productive one for you. Take care, Connell p.s. I’m attaching a short story
I’ve written about our pooch, Louie. p.p.s. Also attached is a photo of said
pooch. p.p.s. I’m no longer in Bella Vista, Arkansas. To further some interests
I have in the music biz and concentrate on my writing, Judy and I have moved up
the road to the “live music capital of the world” – Branson, MO!
MANSFIELD [former Capitol records & CBS records promotions] (Nashville, TN)
I was so sorry to hear of Jerry's
(Mueller) passing. He was a close friend and I replaced at CBS Records when he
went back to radio. I have always enjoyed the times I spent with him and you at
a dinner at the Barn Door in San Antonio. He will be missed by many people. God
Bless Jerry. Joe
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PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: Legendary Dallas broadcaster Ron Chapman. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/legendary-dallas-broadcaster-ron-chapman-maintains-sense-of-humor-while-recovering-from-pre-christmas-stroke.html/
DAVID FAULKNER [KTNS-1600 Plano/KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Ron Chapman. Jim, Wanted to pass this along in case you haven't seen it: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/legendary-dallas-broadcaster-ron-chapman-maintains-sense-of-humor-while-recovering-from-pre-christmas-stroke.html/ Best to you and Lacy in the New Year, David Faulkner; Dallas, TX
LIZ PATRANELLA [ex KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Sad News to Share. I received a phone call last night from David Foster letting me know that Johnny Shannon's wife, Stacy, lost her battle with cancer last Thursday. The funeral service was held yesterday. Stacy often joined Johnny at our DJ Reunion luncheons. She was a gracious and charming lady. I wish I could have known her better. If you would like to send condolences to Johnny, his email address is below: email@example.com. Liz
BRUCE HATHAWAY [legendary KTSA-550 DJ] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: To The Family. Dear Maudie and Family. I just received the news of the death of Jerry (Mueller). I am so sorry. Please know my Love and Prayers are with you! If there is anything I can do, please let me know! As always, Your friend BRUCE HATHAWAY
T.J. CALLAHAN [ex KILT FM] (Houston-Sugar Land, TX) Subject: Jerry Mueller. Please send my condolences to Maudie and the Mueller family. Everyone loved Jerry! a bunch of old kilters had posted on his Facebook for his birthday as well and no one knew. I guess his son or Maude didn't know of or remember his account. the golf course is a fitting resting spot for jerry! happy new year, Teej Sent from my iPad=
M.L. BASS [Mary Lynn] (Houston, TX) Happy New Year, M.L. Bass; M.L. Bass & Associates; Marketing Strategies & Script to Screen Productions; Houston (www.linkedin.com/in/mlbass) M.L.’s Motto: “Making the impossible...POSSIBLE and having fun doing it!”
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JOE FORD [ex KLDE FM, KNUZ-1230 DJ] (Houston-Shenandoah, TX) Jim, Merry Christmas to you and Lacy and best wishes for a great 2013. Joe
TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1969, Rock group Iron Butterfly is supposed to appear at the Woodstock Festival but an airport delay strands them and causes the group to miss the gig. They demand helicopters to get them to the concert on time but officials deny the long haired Hippy Rockers any help. Iron Butterfly could not make it through the 100 miles of traffic-choked highway from New York City to Upstate New York in time. This misfortune costs Iron Butterfly a fortune in royalties.
DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Subject: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Jim, Just a personal email to you and yours to send Holiday tidings! Hope this finds you and yours doing fine. Thanks for the weekly memories. Duke Gilleland; Belton Texas
TONY BRIDGE [Texas Radio Hall Of Fame inductee] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Happy New Year! Tony B.
BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Greetings! My wish for you & Lacy: a very Happy New Year! BOB & Sonny Lee.
MARTIN LUTHER (November 10, 1483 - February 18, 1546) Glory to God in highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given; While angels sing with tender mirth, A glad new year to all the earth.
Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas - Laus Deo
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