JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue #1264
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December 30, 2013 [Monday]
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BOCEPHUS RINGS IN NEW YEAR 2014 Hank Williams nicknames his 3 year old son Bocephus. On January 1, 1953 Hank Williams Jr.'s dad is found dead in the backseat of his Cadillac in West Virginia. New Year’s Day 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Hank Jr.'s father. In 1975, Hank Jr. survives a 500-foot fall down a Montana mountain. What emerges is a bold kick of Southern Rock and Blues. During the 1980s, Hank Jr. scores two Country Music Association entertainer of the year awards. New Year’s Day 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Hank Jr.'s father. Hank Williams Jr. kicks in New Year 2014 from the stage of the fifth annual Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN with a free concert on Lower Broadway. Hank Williams Jr. is a prime example of how a country boy can survive.
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COUNTDOWN CHICAGO 2014 The ultimate front row seat to the hottest parties, music, comedy and spectacular fireworks in and around Chicago, IL is New Year's Eve Chicago style on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 11:08 pm-12:15 am on WLS TV ABC CH 7. This is the only LIVE, local New Year's Eve show in the Windy City. On hand as the evening's co-hosts are ABC 7's Ryan Chiaverini, Janet Davies, Mark Giangreco, Hosea Sanders, Val Warner and Ji Suk Yi. It all takes place at Chicago's elegant and historic Palmer House Hotel with a dance party at the South Side Parkway Ballroom and a Country/Western good time inside Rosemont's MB Financial Park Entertainment Complex. Be there!
A&E QUICKLY CHANGES ITS MIND The fifth season of A&E's family series Duck Dynasty originally is to begin on January 15, 2014 but its future is uncertain. A&E places the show on indefinite hiatus because of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's comments in a GQ magazine article. A&E claims that it will drop Robertson from the show. This creates quite a roar amongst Duck Dynasty fans. A petition that calls for A&E to bring Robertson back to the series grabs 250,000 signatures in about a week. In a statement on Friday, December 27th A&E changes its mind. Phil Robertson will return to his role in Duck Dynasty. This is a reminder of a William Shakespeare quote: Much ado about nothing.
SANTANA REUNITES WITH HOMELESS FORMER BAND MEMBER Just in time for Christmas, Rock guitarist Carlos Santana reunites with former original Santana Blues Band member who lives in a camper on the streets of East Oakland, CA. KRON TV San Francisco reporter Stanley Roberts files a report on illegal dumping in East Oakland when he spies Marcus Malone going through trash. Marcus tells reporter Roberts that he once plays drums in Carlos Santana's Blues Band. Out near an East Oakland city dumpster, the TV reporter brings the two former band members together again. According to KRON TV, Santana says that he intends to record some songs with his old band with Malone back on percussion. What a wonderful Christmas present and a Happy New Year!
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who develops the first handheld two-way radio? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•CHRIS JAGGER's Jagger Mafia mornings on Clear Channel Alternative KDGE FM (102.1) Dallas, TX from 1998 to 2006 returns on Monday, January 6, 2014 from mornings on Clear Channel Hot AC KDMX FM (102.9 Now). •PAUL W. SMITH morning show renews with Cumulus WJR-760 Detroit, MI for 7 more years. •BOB MURRAY host of Morning Newswatch 5:30-9 am on Saga WTAX-1240 in Springfield, IL since 2003 takes time off due to aggressive form of brain cancer. •WOR-710 Clear Channel NYC steps into shoes of retiring John Gambling with Elliot Segal's Elliot in the Morning from Washington, DC's WWDC FM (DC101).
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1957 NEW YORK GIANTS win NFL championship on December 30th. •1967 THE OSBORNE BROTHERS' single Rocky Top releases on Decca records on December 25th. •1973 MINNESOTA VIKINGS beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game on December 30th. •1983 GEORGE JONES I Am What I Am is the first Platinum album of his career on December 29th. •1993 MACK DAVID writer of Classic Bachelor in Paradise dies at 81 on December 30th. •2001 NEAL MCCOY and Wayne Newton are part of USO's Deliver America Tour for American troops at the Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan on December 30th.
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BEN HAROLD [KLIF/KXOL/KNUZ/KENR] (Knoxville, TN) Dear Jim, I was saddened to learn of the death of my friend, Bill Alford. Bill was one of the greats. He hired me from 1230 KNUZ when he became ND of 1070 KENR, tagging me to anchor afternoon drive news. He had a great sense of humor and was a fantastic guy! Some of my best memories of him include: He, myself, and the entire news crew from KENR covering the launch of the very first space shuttle (STS-1) at JSC. My little desk adjoined a reporter from Dutch World Radio. Bill and I later served on the board of Texas AP Broadcasters. That year, KENR (under his direction) won the AP's "Best Major Market Newscast" category. I have great memories of Bill, including some very funny stories. He will be missed. On a sidebar, I also hope all readers, as well as you and Lacy Girl had a very Merry Christmas and that everyone will have a blessed 2014. Ben Harold
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DUKE GILLELAND [Bob Wills Western Swing fan] (Belton, TX) Subject: Ray Price... First heard Ray on a juke box in a Sealy Texas pool hall in the 60’s at age 14. The Song was “Heartaches by the Number” and like the music of Bob Wills, would possess my music taste for life! Aaahhh yes, that Great TEXAS dance beat. Ray might have performed all over the country BUT his music was 100% TEXAS! Thank God he still inspires lots of younger bandleaders with that shuffle dance beat. THANKS Ray, it was one h*** of a party! And thank you Jim for remembering Ray at the end! Duke Gilleland; Belton Texas
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JIM MCCURDY [ex KORQ FM DJ, KTAB-TV news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) My last newscast was in 1995 when I moved into the medical field. I worked with a guy who went to Dallas I think went by the air name of Johnny Dark (His real name was Jay Cagle or something like that?? I think he went to KFJZ? It wasn't the Johnny Borders Johnny Dark.) Fun memories of a time long ago that I consider a privilege of being a small part of. Keep up the good work that you are doing Jim! Thanks for keeping us old jocks apprised of what's going on in radio and the media today. I look forward to each issue of JRRR! Best to you and Lacy!! Jim McCurdy
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GUYANNE MCCALL [new DJ on KHLB FM - Country singer Darrel McCall's daughter] (Mason, TX) Mr. Rose, What an honor to hear from you! I am not quite sure what you want me to say but I will give it my best! I have grown up in the Country Music world with a father who is a Traditional Country Music Entertainer by the name of Darrell McCall. Country Music runs deep in my blood and I am very excited about my newest adventure in radio at KHLB 102.5 in Mason, Texas! I have not yet started on the airwaves but I am working on getting all of the music together for what will be my mid-day program. Charley Jordan (co-owner) of KHLB and I have worked together for numerous years in radio so it is much like a family with him and Tim Walker (co-owner) nick naming me "the Darling:)" being that I am the only female. Its like I have new brothers :) Much thanks! Guyanne McCall Dannheim
TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1940, Paul Galvin develops first handheld two-way radio, the Handie-Talkie, for the U. S. Army. Many communications technologies that we take for granted today are born in Motorola labs following World War II. In 1947 Motorola kicks off first television on sale for under $200. In 1956 Motorola introduces the world's first pager. In 1969 Motorola stocks radio and television equipment to televise Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon. In 1973 Motorola invents world's first handheld cellular phone. Today Motorola is one of the largest cell phone manufacturers in the world. It all begins with the car radio.
JOHN E. ELLIS (Austin, TX) Subject: Please subscribe me to Jim Rose Remembers Radio. Jim, I heard about you from Herb Skoog. I am no longer in radio but worked in the business for almost 20 years in Austin and Victoria. In Austin I worked at the old K98 back in the Dick Oppenheimer days and KEY 103/KMOW (an oldies reincarnation of KNOW). In Victoria I was part owner, General Manager and morning personality for 92.3 K-LITE/KVLT. Akitas are great dogs by the way.
EDITH WHARTON (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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