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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 885

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October 22, 2010 [Friday]
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MR C ENDS HAPPY DAYS ON EARTH Oldies tunes are wonderful reminders of happy times when we are young. The TV show Happy Days brings back fond memories of the Fabulous Fifties. The 1950s truly are happy days for many of us. We never lock the doors to our homes or cars. We seem to do just fine with no air conditioned cars or homes or even cell phones. One of the stars of TV's Happy Days, Tom Bosley, plays the role of Howard Cunningham who is the dad of Richie played by Ron Howard and Marion Ross who portrays his wife. Of course we can never forget Henry Winkler as Fonsie. Tom, who is a veteran star of stage and screen, dies at 83 after a brief battle with lung cancer on October 19, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Bosley wins a Tony Award for the 1959 Broadway hit Fiorello! His motion picture debut in Love with a Proper Stranger stars Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. Tom costars with Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote. He follows that with his own series, The Father Dowling Mysteries. Tom Bosley's survivors include his wife Patricia Bosley, brother Richard Bosley, daughter Amy Baer, stepdaughters Kimberly di Bonaventura and Jamie Van Meter plus seven grandchildren.

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CHICANERY IS EVERYWHERE
Attorneys for plaintiff Terra Firma Capital Partners and defendant Citigroup give their opening arguments in New York state Supreme Court on Monday, October 18, 2010 in the fraud case that involves the purchase of EMI Music by Terra Firma in 2007. David Boies, who represents Terra Firma, says the lender Citigroup falsely claims that other companies bid on the music company when in reality there are none. If that name David Boies sounds familiar to you, it's probably in the back of your mind his representation in several prominent news stories such as the BP litigation case and last but certainly not the least is his work on behalf of Al Gore during the 2000 presidential recount battle. Remember that fiasco? Boies is the founder and Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and is recognized as one of America's preeminent trial lawyers. His law firm is a giant bulldog with over 200 lawyers in offices all across the good ole U.S of A. Don't touch that dial. This is going to be a really big show.

RENEW THAT LICENSE OR ELSE! We must renew our auto driver's licenses or the state troopers might take us to the hoosegow. Apparently not so with the FCC states Radio Journal. If we forget to renew our broadcast licenses, it might take the FCC years to take action. Recently, the Media Bureau cancels the licenses of a half-dozen radio stations that fail to apply for license renewal as far back as 2006.

TRIVIA QUESTION:
When does the first radio quiz show go on the air? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Les Hodges (KRCS-550, KZQX FM) has his annual celebration in beautiful downtown Marshall, TX on Saturday, October 23rd. •RANDY MICHAELS tells a Chicago Tribune reporter, I’m still working. This is right after the Tribune board of directors meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 where observers expect his resignation. Inside Radio reports that the board members instead agree to not take any immediate action. And the beat goes on. •KCSP-610 Entercom Sports-Talk KC, MO re-news its contract to remain the flagship and p-b-p home of University of Kansas sports broadcasts through 2016.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 KJAC TV NBC CH4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX 1st broadcast is on October 22nd. •1965 ERNEST TUBB joins the Country Music Hall Of Fame at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium on October 22nd. •1978 JUDY CARNE of TV's Laugh-in busted at Gatwick Airport for drug possession on October 22nd. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS' single Deeper Than The Holler releases on Warner Brothers records on October 21st. •1993 JAMES COBURN 65 year old actor weds 37 year old Paula Murad on October 22nd. •2004 JO DEE MESSINA's Greatest Hits album certifies Gold on October 22nd.

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FRANK JOLLEY (Los Angeles, CA) Subject: KBOX-1480. KBOX shared ownership of the 5 Americans in 1966 after ABNAK Records sued Mclendon Broadcasting and KLIF (1190) for delisting the 5 Americans 'Western Union'. Chief witness in Dallas Superior court Frank Jolley who was called upon to create a top 40 chart from the KLIF record shop reports. KBOX Had the song listed at #2 and KLIF refused to play it after John Sr. gave the record to KBOX first. As MD of Balaban I sent the record to 25 stations and KLIF was very upset about that. Adding insult to injury after his Court Victory, Next The 5 Americans headlined a show at Market Hall in Dallas for KBOX which was held at the same time the KLIF Beach Boys Concert was held at the Auditorium. The Beach Boys show was a flop because all the kids came to the $2.00 (Frank Jolley Promotion) presented for the Danny Thomas Teenagers March Against Leukemia. (Texas Teenage Chairman you guessed it Frank Jolley) we raised over $10,000.00 for the campaign. Beach Boys drew 780 paid. The court had ordered KLIF to either list the song or remove the logo "Dallas' Only official Top 40 Survey"

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JOE SALVADOR (Las Vegas, NV)
Subject: mark Stevens. Interesting story, one rainy night I had just finished my HOT LINE talk show at KLIF and was on my way home when I decided to stop for a bite at the Waffle house on Zangs Blvd. While eating, this big tall guy walks in an sits down next me...wet from head to toe. We struck up a conversation and I found out that he was new in town and was just signed by the Cowboys. I asked who are you? He replied, "ED JONES"... I said," ED, there's no way you can play for the Cowboys, you're just "TOO TALL" (guess the name stuck). Keep swinging Rose you're doing good stuff! Joe Salvador (Jolly Joe on The Radio)

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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Last call! DFW Radio/TV/Media Lunch Bunch is THIS Friday 10/22! Last reminder! The DFW Media Lunch Bunch is THIS Friday, Oct 22!! Place: Humperdink's, 2208 W. Northwest Hwy (on Restaurant Row between Loop 12/Walton Walker and 35E/Stemmons Fwy) in NW Dallas Time: 12:30PM give or take...come and go as you please...will probably still be people there until 2 or 3PM. Bring: Yourself and money for your own meal and drinks and a media friend or two if you want. Dress: Casual. What to expect: See old friends, make new friends, plus lots of laughing and reminiscing! Young and old(er) alike. No, you don't have to be currently employed in the biz (how many of us are these days, anyway?)...just show up! This may be the LAST Lunch Bunch of the year...so be there! Questions, comments, etc...email me at mike@knus99.com. RSVP not necessary. See you there!

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STEVE EBERHARD (Dallas, TX)
Subject: KGAF. We play on the theme of "Local Radio from Local People" heavily. I still am consulting small market radio and freelance voiceover work from the home studio (...always looking for new clients...) I also am still doing shifts for Citadel Network AC format on weekends out of Dallas. Give a listen www.kgaf1580.com. I always enjoy any comments. If anyone wants to contact me feel free to email me at steve@eberhartbroadcasting.com. Thanks, Steve

TRIVIA ANSWER: Professor Quiz is radio's first true quiz program. It broadcasts with many different sponsors from 1936 to 1948 on CBS and ABC. The program features Professor Quiz, his wife Betty and his son, Professor Quiz Jr. Robert Trout is the program's announcer.

JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: KULF-790. I was news assignments editor under J.P. Pritchard, after I came in from KNOW in Austin. S&P were there when I came aboard in late eighty, and for a short while, before being replaced by a team called Burt and Kurt that was nowhere near as good. I didn’t get to work with Mark Stevens for a long time, but loved the time I did get to be around him. I was only at KULF a short time myself before moving over to KTRH as afternoon drive news anchor. Yours Truly, John Hale; Mobile Magic Music (33.Music)

FRED ALLEN (May 31, 1894-March 17, 1956) The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas Laus Deo

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 884

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October 20, 2010 [Wednesday]
Issue #884

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AMERICA'S FAVORITE TV MOM DIES Barbara Billingsley's role as June Cleaver in the 1950s-1960s TV Classic Leave It to Beaver remains one of our favorite TV moms. She endears herself to us TV viewers with her gentle portrayal of Beaver and Wally's mom. When Leave It to Beaver debuts in 1957, Jerry Mathers who is Beaver is 9. Tony Dow who is Wally is 12. Billingsley once declares: We knew we were making a good show, because it was so well written. But we had no idea what was ahead. People still talk about it and write letters, telling how much they watch it today with their children and grandchildren. Judy Twersky family spokeswoman says that the 94-year-old Billingsley dies on Saturday after a long illness at her home in Santa Monica, CA. Glenn Billingsley, Barbara's son, remembers: She was every bit as nurturing, classy, and lovely as 'June Cleaver,' and we were so proud to share her with the world. Billingsley admits that she may become more like June as the series progresses: I think what happens is that the writers start writing about you as well as the character they created.

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ADS ARE UP
Magna Global media buying agency is optimistic about 2010's revenue. Magna forecasts U.S. advertising revenue rises 2.8% in 2010. This compares to an earlier prediction of 2.1%. Including political and Olympic ad revenue Magna says the 2010 gains will increase to 4.1%. For 2011 the agency predicts a 3.1% ad increase.

CONSOLIDATION OF THE B'S A SUCCESS? Eric Rhodes publisher of Radio Ink grades the recent combination of the NAB and the RAB at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC: Overall, the B's get an A for effort and intent, an A for content, but a C for the conference overall and a D for the exhibit floor and the conference facility. First of all, the NAB is about radio and TV while the RAB features radio. Eric says that the consolidation of the two does have an overall cost savings that includes accounting, PR, and marketing. But this time there are no booths - only tables - plus it covers three floors. This is somewhat confusing and it cuts down on the rubbing of elbows of radio folks. The arrangement of the tables in blocks of squares places competitors uncomfortably side-by-side. The consolidation of radio due to the Telcom Law of 1996 is a disaster. Is this what occurs with the possible merger of the NAB and the RAB? JRRR wants to hear your views on the matter. Send your comments to
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TRIVIA QUESTION:
What is the original name of Columbia Broadcast System (CBS)? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mark Driscoll Hollywood, CA voice over legend celebrates his special day on October 21st. (www.markdriscoll.com) •LEE ABRAMS is out as chief innovation officer at Tribune. Its board of directors asks for the resignation of chief executive Randy Michaels. The only one of the trio left standing is its billionaire owner Sam Zell. •WYBB FM LM Communications’ Active Rock (98X) Charleston-Folly Beach, SC returns to its birthright as 98 Rock on Monday, October 18, 2010. •PHILLY BROADCAST PIONEERS honor the late Wee Willie Webber at their noon luncheon on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Bala Golf Club.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS starring Andy Griffith opens on Broadway on October 20th. •1963 BUCK OWENS' single Love's Gonna Live Here rings #1 on Billboard's Country survey on October 19th. •1973 OPEC oil embargo begins on October 20th. •1985 REBA MCENTIRE sings the National Anthem to open the first game of the World Series in Kansas City on October 19th where the Cardinals beat the Royals 3-1. •1994 BURT LANCASTER actor (From Here to Eternity-1953, Elmer Gantry-1960) dies of heart attack at 80 on October 20th. •2009 TIM MCGRAW's album Southern Voice releases on Curb records on October 20th.

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JOE SALVADOR (Las Vegas, NV) Subject: Mark Stevens. I worked "Jazzy Jz" with Mark. I was his news voice, while working on the Texas State Network at KFJZ. He was a great talent! When I was at Caesers Palace a few days ago it brought back memories of the nights I spent for almost two years doing a live two hour drive Sports-Talk Show six nights a week in the Race and Sports Book. Many old jocks and news hounds from KLIF, KXOL, KFJZ, WBAP, WHB, KOMA and WFAA often just appeared once in a while and your skinny keeps the old memories fresh! Joe Salvador (Jolly Joe on the Radio)

BOBBY COPELAND [J.] (Knoxville-Oak Ridge, TN)
Subject: Merle Haggard. Merle receives Gene Autry award October 07, 2010. The Spirit of the West Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the art, culture, and legacy of our American West. The Autry National Center is pleased to recognize California country music legend Merle Haggard for his distinguished career and accomplishments as a singer and songwriter. Over a fifty-years-plus career that has taken him from a drastically misspent criminal youth to solitary confinement in San Quentin to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Haggard—with no less than 40 number one hits—is equally at ease blending elements of jazz, rock, blues, and folk music while staying true to the tradition of country.

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JIMMY
STIX [James E. White] (Albany-Troy-Sand Lake, NY)
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BOB CROWLEY (D/FW-Arlington, TX)
Subject: Jon Meyer. Jim; We lost another one... Jon Meyer was the sales manager when I was at Z-102 in Austin. Born in New Braunfels, educated at U-T Austin, he started his radio career as a newsman at KNOW-AM in the 1970's. He moved up to KTRH, then moved back to Austin and made the switch to sales in 1981. I asked Stan Webb why he hired a newsman to do sales, and he told me he was impressed with Jon's intelligence and his ability to work the phones. Jon was with KPEZ when it was an easy listening station, and was sales manager when the change was made to classic rock in the mid '8o's. That's where I met him, when I joined the station in 1987. Jon was one of the good ones. Low key, upbeat, and very good at what he did. When Bo and Bama had the morning show, they had a bit with a caller who identified himself as Leonard Spivey, the ferret rancher. He did it for months before I learned it was Jon. Jon stayed with Clear Channel as the Austin cluster grew. He retired in 1998. He had a long battle with cancer. The cancer won on October 4th.

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HENRY WILLIAMS (Austin, TX)
Subject: Terry Hunt. Jim: My friend Jim Travis tells me you are interested in finding contact information for broadcast veteran Terry Hunt. Terry's e-mail address is terryhunt@comcast.net. Terry is still in radio. He works as operations manager of a cluster of stations in the state of Pennsylvania. He could fill you in on the details, and I'm sure he would be happy to hear from you. Both Jim Travis and I had the pleasure of working with Terry at KVET/KASE in Austin. I was DJ there for many years using the air name 'Steve Gary'. My e-mail address is voiceoverhank@gmail.com. All the best. - Henry Williams

TRIVIA ANSWER: In September 1928, 27 year old William S. Paley buys United Independent Broadcasters' network of 16 independent radio stations. As new President of the Company he changes its name to Columbia Broadcast System (CBS).

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Mark Stevens - Houston. Jim, the Grief of the following is just now coming over me. This saddens me. Out of the clear blue one October Morning I called Mark Stevens and Jim Pruitt and asked if they will cut promos for me when in 1999 at KLOL in Houston. Mark and Jim were in the KLOL Production Room and for my AM 1090 250 Watt Clear Frequency KNUZ in Bellville, Texas cut promos for 17 minutes saying in various ways "O.K. We Admit It When We Are In Bellville which is once every hundred years "We listen to KNUZ. We always listen To Our Main Man Les. Les is more I Don't Know. Tell Wanda To Get The Plow Out." Both Mark and Jim were chiming in on the several promos they cut for me. That I just listened to yesterday. Leslie Wayne Hodges (
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SAMUEL LOVER (February 24, 1797-July 6, 1868)
My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas Laus Deo

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 883

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October 18, 2010 [Monday]
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TWO PHILLY NEWSPAPERS ESCAPE HANGMAN'S NOOSE Secured creditors win the bankruptcy auction for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, with their bid of $105 million cash. This offer betters philanthropist Raymond Perelman's $85 million tender. Lenders plan to cut costs by 13% across the board that includes a 6% drop in newsroom salaries. But they do pledge to keep publishing both of the newspapers to avoid any newsroom layoffs for at least one year. The 93-year-old Perelman, who is a Philly native, says that he had hoped to preserve the newspapers' integrity. In 2006, a group of local investors pay $515 million for the newspapers but end up selling them to escape bankruptcy.

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MARK STEVENS
and I happen to share radio mics at two different radio stations during the same period: Top 40 KFJZ-1270 (1973-75) in Ft. Worth, TX and Top 40 KULF-790 (1979-80) in Houston. He is one of the most talented radio air personalities I ever encounter. When I first arrive on Top 40 KFJZ-1270 in 1973 Stevens asks me to be a DJ on Tuesday nights at a small night club that he manages. At that time I still live in Dallas, TX. It's a mighty long drive from far north Dallas to far west Ft. Worth. After things settle down a bit, I rent a nice apartment on the far northwest side of Ft. Worth that is not too far from the KFJZ outpost on the I-30 west freeway. At the time, KFJZ-1270 and KTVT TV CH11 are no longer owned by the same company. Years before, KTVT TV is KFJZ TV. KTVT TV CH11 engulfs the left portion of the lion's den while KFJZ-1270 liberates the right half. At the entrance foyer there are two big desks with two separate receptionists. They sit side-by-side like in a military court of justice. That is my first impression. Which side do I take? The one on the left is a TV proxy. The one on the right is a radio steward. Reminds me of a 1966 tune by Johnny Cash, The One On the Right Is On the Left. In my humble opinion, KFJZ-1270 along with its fine professional staff nears the zenith in all of radio. That is until two different consultants begin to rip and tear down our Taj Mahal with their outrageous schemes. Eventually, crosstown Pop Standard KJIM-870 latches onto the legendary KFJZ call letters. Most of America’s once majestic AM Top 40 radio dominions renew their strengths today as News and Sports Talk towers of power.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What year is the first color CBS TV broadcast received? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•FIRE DESTROYS TWO AM RADIO STATIONS Fire ravages the building shared by KSJX-1500 and KZSF-1370 San Jose, CA on Saturday, October 9, 2010. •ED BOUCHETTE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer joins CBS Radio Sports/Talk KDKA FM (The Fan 93.7) beginning Friday, October 15, 2010. •COX RADIO-ATLANTA, GA extends its affiliate agreement with Metro Traffic. •J.D. HAYWORTH former KFYI-550 Phoenix, AZ talk host, ex-congressman and possible challenger for John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat joins the Saturday 4-7pm election season spot on Citadel News/Talk WMAL-630 Washington, DC.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1954 WBTW TV CBS/ABC CH13 Florence, SC begins broadcasting on October 18th. •1968 GLEN CAMPBELL is Entertainer & Male Vocalist of the Year on October 18th at the 2nd annual CMA awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. •1975 SIMON & GARFUNKEL reunite to sing My Little Town on SNL on October 18th. •1980 DON WILLIAMS' I Believe In You is #1 on Billboard's Country survey on October 18th. •1994 LEE ALLEN saxophonist with Fats Domino, Little Richard and others dies of cancer at 68 on October 18th. •2005 CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S Jesus, Take The Wheel releases on Arista records on October 18th.

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JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Jim, We have six radio stations in Mena now. One is out of Branson, and the other five are all located in the same building. My favorite is classic rock during the daytime. At night they go to a heavier rock than I like. Never was a big heavy metal or hard rock fan and I'm simply too old to put up with really loud music especially if I don't easily understand the words. I love the malt shop things, the folk things, some from the Big Band era...and especially the Singer/Songwriters music. I also enjoy classical music, country, Southern Gospel, some Contemporary Christian, some blues and beautiful instrumental. And, there is a great deal of the 80's music I like in pop. My sons had really good taste in music, I think, so I really learned to like a great deal of it. Take care and be well. JC

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JOE SALVADOR [Judy] (Las Vegas, NV) Subject: Mark Stevens. I still remember Mark asking me to get an autograph football from Roger Staubach while I was doing the Cowboy pre and post game and locker room interviews. You should have seen his face when I handed him that football. Joe Salvador (Jolly Joe on The Radio)

JOE FORD (Houston-Shenandoah, TX) Subject: Mark Stevens. Mark was a truly funny guy. I had the pleasure of working with him during the Hudson & Harrigan days at KILT. The two of them were probably the last of the great real morning prep dudes. They worked it. The Story Guy, Uncle Waldo...hilarious stuff. The sound effects, the one liners...all true classics. RIP brother.

DAN MCCURDY (Sherman-Denison, TX) Subject: Mark Stevens... Jim...Mark Stevens was one of a kind...a weird, wacky, wonderful goofball who spread chuckles and cheer wherever he went...the industry can ill-afford to lose any more of his one-of-a-kind on-air personalities. He made lotsa people smile for so many years...and that's a hard-won legacy that most all of us radio-heads would love to leave. So sad to hear of his passing. Dan McCurdy, Sherman, Texas; 2004 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee; KLIF, KBOX - Dallas; WMEX - Boston; retired Fortune 500 advertising/PR exec; freelance writer, voice talent

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BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX)
Subject: Mark Stevens: Hi Jim, I’m punchin’ in a note of appreciation for your Mark Stevens story. I really enjoyed Stevens and Prewitt on KEGL (FM) in the mid eighties. They were a very funny team. They would frequently make cracks at the number one rated Ron Chapman on KVIL, but they were clean and funny pokes in Ron’s belly for lack of better words. Thanks again for the kind words about Mark. Glad you knew him well. Your Friend, Blazin’ Blake (www.blazinblake.com)

JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX)
Subject: Mark Stevens. Jim, Wow, the news that Mark Stevens has passed on is a blow. I worked with him at KULF (790) back in the early 80’s, and practically grew up listening to him on KFJZ (1270). He was the most prepared DJ I ever saw, and easily had the quickest mind, and wit, of anyone of us. There are some folks you just think are going to be around forever. I hate to think of his talent, and mind, being stilled by Alzheimer’s. Yours Truly, John Hale; Mobile Magic Music (33.Music) "We're at the best parties!"

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1940 the first color TV broadcast from a CBS transmitter on top of the Chrysler Building is received in the CBS hut at 485 Madison Avenue. On June 25, 1951 CBS has its First Commercial Color Broadcast on WCBS TV NYC of the Ed Sullivan show. Only about two dozen TV sets receive the one-hour gala color premier.

LIZ PATRANELLA [Houston] (Austin, TX) Subject: DJ Reunion Luncheon Reminder. Just a quick reminder that the next DJ Reunion Lunch ... or San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Gathering... is next Wednesday, October 20 at Sea Island. Thanks to those of you who have already sent me your RSVP ... I look forward to seeing you. I hope many more of you are planning to attend. These get-togethers become more and more important as time goes by. We'll be spending some time at this one remembering Skinny Don Green...so bring your stories! And, please RSVP for our head count. We want to see as many of you there as possible. Till then....Liz

ROBERT DUVALL [Gus McCrae - Lonesome Dove -1989] Yesterday’s gone and we can’t get it back.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 882

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MARKIE BABY HAS LEFT THE BUILDING One of the most talented radio personalities with whom I ever am so fortunate to share a radio station mic is gone physically but certainly will never be forgotten. When still in high school in Dallas I tune in and turn on to Markie Baby on KFJZ-1270 and marvel at his on the air antics. Never do I ever dream that not only will I become a radio DJ but also on Top 40 KFJZ-1270 behind the same mic as the legendary Mark Stevens. He joins KFJZ-1270 in 1961. In 1973 I move back home to the Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX area after a second tour of duty in Alamo City radio. Ray Potter PD of KFJZ-1270 hires me as a DJ. Ray is another one of radio's greats who passes away some time ago. Cannot say enough nice things about Potter. Such a thrill it is to be around super radio talent on one of America's great Top 40 radio stations. Stevens motors about town in a brand new white Cadillac El Dorado convertible with bright red leather interior. In 1974, Bill Young, KILT-610 Houston, TX PD hires Mark to team up with another radio great, Jim Pruett, as one of the many co-hosts of the Hudson & Harrigan morning show. In 1979, when I'm a DJ on Houston's KULF-790 Mark and Jim join us as the new Stevens & Pruett morning show. So, once again we share the same mic. All three of us remain on KULF until 1980 when the axe begins to fall. In just one day Kenny Miles, Hank Moore and I leave the KULF penthouse suite high atop 2100 Travis Street for good. S&P takes their morning show to Cowtown on KEGL FM (97.1) which is the old KFJZ FM. In 1986, the S&P show moves on up to Album Rock KLOL FM (101.1) and remain morning hosts for several years. Mark Stevens is probably one of the last really great radio DJs who makes a lasting impression on not only me but thousands of listeners in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston. This truly is a sad day in radio. KTRK TV ABC CH13 mentions that Mark suffers from Alzheimer's for some time. www.houstonpress.com/ reports that Mark Stevens dies in his sleep early Tuesday morning, October 12, 2010.

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LONG ISLAND FLIPS
Barnstable Broadcasting with its base in Newton, MA owns six radio stations on Long Island, NY. Its Hot AC WMJC FM (94.3) Long Island-Smithtown, NY may be close to a format switch with its registration of 94XRadio.com & My94X.com on Friday, October 8, 2010. Problem is Univision WXNY FM (X96.3) NYC already calls itself X in the market. Barnstable's other area properties include AC WKJY FM (Long Island's Best Mix 98.3) Hempstead, Light AC WKJI FM (96.1) Center Moriches, Classic Rock WRCN FM (Long Island's Only Classic Rock 103.9) Riverhead, Classic Hits WBZO FM (Long Island's Oldies B103) Bay Shore and Pop Standards WHLI-1100 Hempstead.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the very first large radio network? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•GREG FREY exits CBS Radio as APD/MD of Country KILT FM (100.3) and Hot AC KHMX FM (96.5) in Houston, TX to enter corporate programming at Cumulus in Atlanta, GA on Friday, October 15, 2010. •BYRON [Ron] HARRELL Citadel's director of operations and programming moves on up to station manager of WDVD FM (96.3) and WDRQ FM (93.1) in Detroit, MI. •DAN BOWENS and Heather Brown join News Corporation-owned Fox flagship TV station WNYW TV CH5 NYC as general assignment reporters on Monday, October 18, 2010. •RYAN SEACREST producer-morning radio personality on CHR KIIS FM (102.7) Los Angeles, CA and American Idol host in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about casting a new cable TV music, pop culture and lifestyle network.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1951 I LOVE LUCY debuts on CBS TV on October 15th. •1960 LORETTA LYNN sings Honky Tonk Girl on her first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on October 15th. Johnny Horton invites her to tour with him but he dies in a car crash at 35 before it happens. •1977 DEBBIE BOONE's You Light Up My Life strikes #1 on October 15th and remains there for 10 weeks. •1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS' duo on Streets Of Bakersfield rises to #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart on October 15th. •1995 PHIL SIDEY first manager of Radio Leeds and Head of the BBC Network Production Centre at Birmingham dies on October 15th at 69. •2002 FAITH HILL's album Cry releases on Warner Brothers records on October 15th.

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DERRILL HOLLY [E] (Arlington, VA) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#881) October 13, 2010 [Wednesday] I remember Van Lane, he was sales manager at WABQ /WZAK (studios, on St. Clair, on the edge of downtown Cleveland) when John Booth, Booth Broadcasting, Detroit owned the stations back in the late 1960s. By 1970, he’d moved to WJMO (Friendly Broadcasting) and worked for Richard Eaton until Ken Hawkins became general manager. I hung around both stations when I was starting out in the business. May he rest in peace.

JIM TRAVIS [Jo] (Hot Springs, AR) Subject: Mark Stevens. CC: Henry Williams. Henry, I had forwarded your email to Jim Rose (Jim Rose Remembers Radio), so he would be aware of Mark Stevens passing. He lives there in Houston. He puts such info in his newsletter....JRRR. Anyway, he asked about Terry Hunt. I figured you would probably know. You ought to check out his newsletter. It's really pretty informative about old time radio. If you want to email him yourself, his address is below on his email to me. If not, you can just tell me and I'll let him know any info about Terry Hunt. Thanks, Trav (www.JimWWTravis.com)

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DAVE TUCKER (Ft. Worth, TX)
Mark Stevens was the most professional man I've ever known. He never had a bad show. I remember seeing him when he'd relieve me at KFJZ (1270) and he'd have 3 or 4 pieces of luggage full of tapes and bits. Later I was to cut some of those tapes and drop-ins. "This is Bang Gunly, you're listening to the Markey Baby show, brought to you by the makers of puffed grass." It was weird, but it worked. I never got tired of listening to Mark. He was that entertaining. I'll miss him. Dave Tucker

TERRY HUNT (Washington, PA) Subject: Mark Stevens. I was fortunate enough to grow up in Ft Worth where each afternoon I heard Mark E. Baby and "his mom" on KFJZ-AM in the 60s talking about dinner..he's the earliest memory I have of listening to the radio as a kid! Terry Hunt

TWEED SCOTT (Houston, TX) Subject: Mark Stevens. I remember him best as Hudson of Hudson & Harrigan at KILT while I was going to college at Lamar in Beaumont. They were pretty out there for the early '70's. They were hysterical, always stepping up to the line and sticking a toe across it to deliver the punch line. His partner Pruett still runs a gun shop over in my neighborhood here in Houston. Tweed Scott; Professional speaker & Author; 3-time national award-winning book; Texas in Her Own Words; Owner, Texas Cool Wear (www.TweedScott.com)

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JOHN HALE (Austin-Cedar Park, TX)
Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#881) October 13, 2010 [Wednesday] Jim, It was sad to hear of Solomon Burke’s passing. He wasn’t as big a name in soul music as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha, James Brown, or Sam Cooke, but his early Atlantic hits influenced a lot of soul music that followed. He was also not a bad actor. He played a small but interesting part in the Dennis Quaid movie, "The Big Easy" several years ago. There’s an interesting chapter devoted to Solomon Burke in Peter Guralnick’s "Sweet Soul Music" that details how he controlled everything, including the sale of Solomon Burke items on the road at his concerts back in his heyday. Yours Truly, John Hale

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1935, CBS becomes the nation's largest radio network with 97 stations.

MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Next DFW Media "Lunch Bunch" coming up Friday, October 22!! Time again to "do lunch" with your friends from Dallas-Fort Worth radio, TV and other media! We'll do this on a FRIDAY this time, October 22, 12:30PM, at Humperdink's, Northwest Hwy between Loop 12/Walton Walker and 35E/Stemmons Fwy in NW Dallas. We'll meet in the 'party room' on the north side of the restaurant. Same deal as always...casual, no speeches or agendas, come and go as you please, each person pays for their own, etc. Come hang out with old friends and make some new friends as well. This *MIGHT* be the last Lunch Bunch of the year, so be sure to stop by! RSVP not necessary, but it would help me to get a general headcount. Spread the word and bring a friend! See you there. Mike Shannon mike@knus99.com PS...If you haven't already, join our Facebook group so you can get automatic notices of future events, and see photos and comments from past events, and post your own photos as well. At facebook.com, simply enter "DFW radio" as a search term, look for the 'DFW Radio/TV/Media Lunch Bunch' link, and that will take you to the right place!

HARRISON FORD [Raiders of the Lost Ark-1981] It's not the years honey, it's the mileage.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 881

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SWEET SOUL MUSIC ENDS Born on March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA Soul Singer Solomon Burke preaches and broadcasts a gospel radio show from his own church, Soloman's Temple in his home town from 1945-55. Followers call him The Wonder Boy preacher. His grandmother founds the church for him. Solomon first records for Apollo records in 1954. He leaves music to support his family when he attends a mortuary school. But he returns to recording in 1960. He signs with Atlantic Records which pulls him away from recording Gospel music. Burke's first national hit on Billboard is Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) that lands at #24 in 1961. According to the Hall of Fame, Solomon's biggest hit, his signature single Got to Get You Off of My Mind (#22-1965) is one of the premier Soul hits of the 1960s. Burke writes the tune. His smooth, solid voice tells of the death of a love affair. Soul legend Solomon Burke dies at 70 onboard an airplane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. He is to play a concert in the city on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Solomon along with Atlantic execs Bert Berns and Jerry Wexler write Everybody Needs Somebody To Love. In 1966, Wilson Pickett covers the song. He mentions Solomon Burke in the opening. Wilson's version reaches #29 on Billboard's Pop chart and #19 on the R&B survey. The Rolling Stones also record the tune. It appears in the 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers. His tunes If You Need Me and Cry To Me appear in the film Dirty Dancing. In 2001, he inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2002, Burke releases his Grammy-winning album Don’t Give Up On Me. It features songs by renowned recording artists Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Brian Wilson, Tom Waits and Van Morrison. He records his latest album Hold On Tight with Dutch rock band De Dijk which releases in early 2010. Solomon Burke's survivors include 21 children and 90 grandchildren.

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A GATOR ATTACKS GAINESVILLE, FL
There are not many University owned commercial radio stations in America. WBRU FM (95.5) in Providence, RI owned by Brown University is one of them. WRUF FM (Rock 104) in Gainesville with the University of Florida as its owner is another one. For almost 30 years WRUF FM is the leading Rock radio station in North Central Florida. But things are about to change because on Friday, October 8, 2010 the U of F registers with Go Daddy:
http://Country1037.com/, http://1037TheGator.com/, and http://Country1037TheGator.com/. In September 2010 The Gainesville Sun reports that WRUF FM’s contract with the syndicated Lex & Terry morning show expires on October 16. The rest of the WRUF FM announcers are U of F interns. The University also owns and operates non-commercial NPR-Talk WUFT FM (89.1) Gainesville, Public Radio WJUF FM (90.1) Inverness and Commercial Sports WRUF-850 in Ocala. A flip to Country puts WRUF FM in direct competition with market leading WOGK FM (K-Country 93.7) and WTRS FM (Thunder Country 102.3).

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does record producer-songwriter Phil Spector come up with the name The Teddy Bears for their hit Happy Birthday Baby?

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Clint Wright's (KIKK FM) happy day is on October 13th. •MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS flips 6 out of its 47 stations to new formats since September 2010. Smooth Jazz WJZL FM (92.9) Lansing, MI becomes Country WLMI on October 1st. •TIM BARRON morning host on Midwest Classic Hits WQTX FM (92X) simulcasts on WJZL FM (92.9) since August 2010. Midwest acquires its Lansing cluster from Rubber City Radio in early 2010. •KCET TV CH28 Los Angeles, CA drops PBS to go Independent beginning in January 2011. KCET TV replaces PBS programming with news and documentaries, plus old feature films.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1956 WAGM TV CBS/NBC/ABC CH8 in Presque Isle, ME begins broadcasting on October 13th. •1967 TAMMY WYNETTE's first #1 Billboard single is I Don't Wanna Play House on October 14th. •1971 WTZH TV CBS CH24 in Meridian, MS suspends broadcasting on October 13th. •1986 REBA MCENTIRE is a double-winner at the 20th annual CMA event: Entertainer of the Year, plus third straight Female Vocalist of the Year award on October 13th. •1990 TARGET CENTER in Minneapolis, MN opens on October 13th. •2001 ALAN JACKSON's single Where I Come From rises to #1 on Billboard's Country chart on October 13th.

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TOM LODGE (Santa Cruz, CA) Subject: Remembering the break through. Hi, Here is some special radio news: My new book is out. "The Ship That Rocked the World" I was one of the original deejays on Radio Caroline in the 60s. Turn up your sound volume and click on this link: www.shipthatrocked.com/radiocaroline.html Share this with all, and know the truth behind the British Invasion. Tom Lodge

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BOB RILEY (Houston-Cypress, TX)
Subject: Jim Pruett and Paul Berlin, etc. Jim, Do you remember Jim Pruett of Houston's KILT-AM-610? He and Mark Stevens were one of KILT's Hudson and Harrigan duos and later performed on other local stations under their own names. Pruett now owns a gun shop in the Houston suburb of Cypress, a couple of miles from my house. Sometimes I eat breakfast a nearby McDonald's and frequently see Jim and his wife Joy eating there, too. Many years ago, I was a teller at a local Houston bank and one of my customers was Paul Berlin from KNUZ-AM. He was a fun customer to work with. At that time, he either owned or leased a couple of clubs, and on Monday mornings he would bring in a small suitcase or briefcase full of dirty $1.00's and $5.00's that he had collected as cover charges over the weekend. Also, at that time Dave Morris the G-M of KNUZ was a member of the bank's board of directors. One more blast from the past. Another one of KILT's crew was a member of my church. This was Harry Rogers, the sales or business manager of the station. He always had some great stories about the on-air talent, as well as the original station owner, Gordon McClendon, "the old Scotchman". Never having been in the radio biz, just thought I would share these things with you. Bob Riley

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BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX)
Hi Jim, I’ve been enjoying reading Steve Eberhart’s emails with you regarding his KGAF-1580 in Gainesville. I am especially honored to have Ray Charles’s cool quote to follow me. I have been a huge fan of his, all of my 46 years of life, or at least a long as I can recall music. Mom and Dad were quick to excite me about what blind people were accomplishing, and I was indeed impressed with him, and Stevie Wonder. I hope all is as well as it can be in your world Jim. I have had a busier year, than the past three combined. Back to fifty plus hour work weeks again, which is reason for not staying in touch more often. Great job on your columns, and I hope you keep them coming for a good long time. Blake Lindsay (www.blazinblake.com)

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX)
Greetings Jim & Lacy! Doing well. Have been listening online to & enjoying the wide variety of music on Steve Eberhart's KGAF 1580. Great Sound. Also, like that they have TSN News + other news as well as the music. Music stations should have more news than most of them do. I'll write more when time allows. Peace, Take Care, David.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Phil Spector comes up with the name The Teddy Bears from Elvis Presley's hit tune Teddy Bear.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Abilene, TX) Subject: A Special Invitation From Bill Anderson. Jim...ya gotta respect his songwriting talent! I once took my only son to a taping of his syndicated TV show back in late 6o's, & he was gracious to us both (but he did know I was a DJ!) I did bring "Whispering Bill" on stage several times in VA shows too. A friend in Lexington attended his sold out show just last Saturday at Renfro Valley, KY which also featured Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius & Jeanne Seely, so he does stay busy in the biz after 50 years. How many of those can you count? BOB

CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Sunday Will Never Be The Same. Jim, I was thinking about songs that meant a lot to me when I first heard them, I liked the song Someday Will Never Be The Same. I figured if I ever got old enough to look back that would be a song to perform. But now I am happy and disappointed to think that the second verse is same as the first. The song has ended but the Melody still lingers on. But that was Yesterday and Yesterday is gone. I love hearing the old songs I liked but also enjoy new music also. Like when I would visit my grandparents in Waller, I would love it when I could get away and listen to KRBE, I thought they were better than the stations here in Dallas. Though I am not sure I would have felt the same if it were here in Dallas. I also always liked KPFT. 73, Charles George

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL (August 11, 1833-July 21, 1899) Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 880

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CELEBRATED OHIO RADIO-TV BROADCASTER PASSES Van Lane comes to life as Maurice Schechter in Czechoslovakia. He arrives in America as a child and later serves a hitch in the U.S. Army. In 1946, Van begins his radio career at WTNT-AM in Augusta, GA and at WDAR-1400 in Savannah. His Ohio radio career includes GM of WLIO East Liverpool; Sports Director of WDOK Cleveland; Cleveland Barons hockey broadcasting, plus he originates the Knothole Club children's promotion for the Cleveland Indians. In 1961, he founds the Thoroughbred Racing Network that covers northern Ohio. Lane also is a TV broadcaster. He hosts several programs on WEWS TV ABC CH5 Cleveland from the 1950s to the 1960s. In 1968, he returns to radio as assistant manager of WABQ-1460 in the Cleveland suburb of Painesville, OH. Van spends the next 20 years in operations and sales management at United Broadcasting. In 1988, he forms a consulting business. Veteran Ohio radio-TV broadcaster Van Lane dies on Sunday, October 3, 2010 just two months before his 90th birthday. He leaves behind two sons along with his former wife.

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WALL OF SOUND COMES TO HBO
Al Pacino signs on to play the role of famed music producer Phil Spector in an upcoming film on HBO. According to The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winning screenwriter David Mamet (The Wicked Son, Wag the Dog) will write and direct the biopic. In 1983, Al stars in Mamet’s Broadway play American Buffalo. Phil Spector makes a name for himself in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s as he produces recording artists with what becomes known as his wall of sound. Phil produces hit recordings such as Ike and Tina Turner's River Deep, Mountain High, the Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling and The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron. Spector also produces The Beatles’ final album Let It Be. On April 13, 2009 a judge convicts Phil of Murder in the Second Degree and by the use a firearm in the commission of a crime. Spector receives a prison sentence of 19 years to life.

KATIE TO CNN? A New York Post report suggests that Katie Couric may be thinking about a rendezvous at CNN. The New York Post reports a possible deal between CNN and CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. According to friends, she is unhappy at CBS and wants to be on the air somewhere before the [2012] Iowa caucuses. The Post’s report appears to be speculation taken from quotes by Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner and Les Moonves, CBS honcho plus various insiders. Let's not forget that in the past few days CNN fires its anchor Rick Sanchez. Don't touch that dial.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first product to have a UPC bar code? The answer appears below. 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•JAY MCFARLAND former talk host on KRLD-1080 Dallas, TX relocates to KSL-1160 Salt Lake City. He now co-hosts The Browser with Amy Iverson in Premiere Radio Networks Sean Hannity's former spot. Hannity moves over to crosstown Clear Channel News-Talk KNRS FM (105.7). •ED TYLL tours the USA in radio from LA to Chicago to Detroit but brings his talk show back to Florida on Star Over Orlando Real Talk WEUS-810 Orlando-Orlovista, FL. •KEVIN WALTMAN exits sales director of Clear Channel Radio-Little Rock, AR to MM of CCR's Tallahassee, FL 5-station cluster.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1959 KTHI TV NBC CH11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND begins broadcasting on October 11th. •1969 JOHNNY CASH wins a record-setting 5 awards on October 15th during the Country Music Association's event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. •1975 GEORGE CARLIN hosts Saturday Night Live's premiere on October 11th. •1981 NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME inducts Ray Whitley (Back in the Saddle Again) and Bobby Braddock (D-I-V-O-R-C-E) on October 11th. •1990 OIL hits a record $40.42 per barrel on October 11th. •2003 TIM MCGRAW's Real Good Man is #1 on Billboard on October 11th.

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TOM ELLIS (Boston-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Subject: Memories. Hi, Jim and Lacy, Agree with you about the 50's music. Nothing can compare in my opinion. Could be because I was a Rock and Roll DJ during quite a few of those years. I also had a very large collection of 45's made by the top artists and groups of that era. The record collection of several hundred 45's disappeared, along with my first wife and our three kids the day after our divorce became final in San Antonio. Didn't know where any of them were for two years. Never saw the records again. I guess most of us of a certain age have a story or two about 50's music, and relationships gone south. Have a great week. Tom

BILL CONWAY (San Francisco, CA) Hi Jim, I have your email in my white list already. All our email is routed through the Entercom corporate system which has its own protocols to identify spam. I have had this problem before and I am but a cog in the big wheel. Bill Conway; KOIT Program Director

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IRA [Eye] LIPSON (Dallas, TX) Subject: KLIF. I had a great time rolling through Steve Eberhart’s amazing HISTORY OF KLIF website at www.klif1190.com. Steve has done a fantastic job of weaving history, photos and audio. You could spend hours there. Ira "Eye" Lipson; Certified Media Hotshot; (www.LipsonWorks.com)

HAROLD LEVINE (Houston, TX) Subject: checking in from Houston, TX. Jim, I certainly have enjoyed catching up on some of the voices of the past. I am another alum of KGAF, Gainesville, having worked there from 67-68 while in high school and summers 69-71 (along with the great Dave Cooke). I remember your cousin Jerry...he was fresh out of Elkins and most exuberant about working there--give him my best. I've spent most of my working years in public accounting and five years in TV on the business side (News 24 Houston/LAT TV)...but the radio bug never left me. I operate four internet radio stations covering four decades of music with the flagship being Radio Bop - playing the Billboard Top 40 from 1955-1965. Check out all our stations at BopRadio.com. Kindest regards, Harold Levine; Program Director; The Bop Radio Group | BopRadio.com; Radio Bop | RadioBop.com | "Your Never-Ending Nonstop Sock Hop!"; Radio Bop 60s | RadioBop60s.com | "Boss Radio Is Back!"; ROOTSofROCK.US | "The Music Elvis Grew Up With!"; Radio Swing Worldwide | RadioSwingWorldwide.com | "Your Parade of Hits from the 30s and 40s!"; Heard around the world via BopRadio.com, LoudCity.com and iTunes.com

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VICKY PICKERING [John] (Houston, TX) Subject: Panda Cheese Commercials/Buddy Holly & the Picks. Hello Jim. I wanted to let you know that there is a Panda Cheese Commercial from the Arab Diary Co. in Egypt that is going around the world on the Internet and talked about on ABC TV and many other programs. The cheese is sold in Egypt and the Middle East. The song in the background is Buddy Holly and the Picks singing "True Love Ways". The commercial won the Silver Lion Award at the 57th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival recently. Ali Ali creator of Elephant Cairo said "There was a great round of applause when the ads were shown. A momentous year for Egyptian TV and a well deserved one when you consider that we have to work 10 times as much in Egypt to produce a half-decent ad". One YouTube site has had 2,847,150 views. There are many other sites. One YouTube site plays the complete Buddy Holly and the Picks version of "True Love Ways" - Buddy Holly & the Picks (Never Say No To Panda OST).
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=RzLmiMvVh-E. Vicky Pickering (www.buddyhollyandthepicks.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER: On October 7, 1952 the first patent for a bar code goes to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. In 1970, Logicon Inc. writes the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code or UGPIC. In 1973, George J. Laurer invents the UPC or Uniform Product Code. UGPIC evolves into the UPC symbol. In June 1974, Marsh's supermarket in Troy, OH installs the first UPC scanner. The first product to have a bar code is a packet of Wrigley's Gum.

DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX)
Jim, (KJIM) 870 & (KFJZ) 1270 were both outstanding stations! You had the honor & privilege to work at both of them. Love your stories. KJIM, thought it was someone's name. Didn't know it was Jimmy Stewart. He would later own the old KBUY 1540 under different calls & an Easy Listening format. Take Care, Peace, David.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790) Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
 

Jim Rose and Lacy
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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 879

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PARKER SPITZER FIZZLES CNN attempts to pull itself out of last place in the ratings by dumping Campbell Brown and bringing in columnist Kathleen Parker and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. Perhaps TV viewers remember Eliot's disastrous run in with his wife about his association with a prostitute because the show's first Monday night out only draws 454,000 viewers. Comments suggest that the two sit too close together, the set looks cheap and why have the guests wander in to shake hands with them? The show's ratings are down 23% from the now defunct Campbell Brown in the same time spot last year. Thus, CNN continues to maintain its fourth place setting at 8 pm. Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC has 1.1 million viewers. The reigning champ Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor pulls in 3.1 million. Why even CNN's own HLN's Nancy Grace does better with her measly 468,000. CNN is stuck in the middle with drastic changes like Larry King's replacement Piers Morgan, former president Jonathan Klein departs with Ken Jautz now in his seat plus CNN suddenly dumps anchor Rick Sanchez after his controversial comments about Jews and Comedy Central host Jon Stewart. CNN is no longer the only game in town.

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BMI ICON RINGS THE CHIMES Country Music Hall of Fame member Billy Sherrill receives honors as a BMI Icon during the performing rights organization’s 58th annual Country Awards on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Past songwriter Icon honorees include Kris Kristofferson, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. In case we forget Sherrill’s writing credits include Country classics My Elusive Dreams, Stand By Your Man andThe Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Billy co-writes My Elusive Dreams with another songwriting legend Curly Putnam, Jr. In the summer of 1966 as I approach the KPCN-730 building in Dallas, TX suburb of Grand Prairie for my noon-3 pm DJ show a fella is at the front door. He sticks out his hand to shake and says I'm Curly Putnam. I wrote Green Green Grass of Home. At the time I pay it no mind until later realize that he is one of the greatest songwriters ever. A short stay at Putman's farm is the inspiration for Paul McCartney & Wings hit Junior's Farm. To put George Jones back into the hit making business Sherrill finds a song written by Curly Putnam and Bobby Braddock which is probably the saddest song ever written, He Stopped Loving Her Today. Billy tells George that this tune is meant for George Jones. The rest is history. Billy Sherrill is the genius who signs Barbara Mandrell to CBS Records in the late 1960's. Billy not only writes huge hits for singers but produces their recordings into all time Classic hits. JRRR salutes Billy Sherrill and Curly Putnam.

TRIVIA QUESTION: When does CBS Radio broadcast War of the Worlds which causes a wild uproar here in America? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DAN ROSEN attorney, recording artist and digital media executive replaces Stephen Peach as the new CEO of Australian labels association ARIA and the PPCA collecting society with its base in Sydney, Australia. •JOHN LENNON is 70 years on October 8, 2010! EMI Records reissues remastered versions of eight John Lennon albums plus a new anthology, Power To The People. •THE BEACH BOYS are back! Twentieth Century Fox wins bidding rights to a feature musical set to the music of the Beach Boys with producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and John Stamos.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 WTAP TV NBC CH15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV begins on October 8th. •1967 GILLIAN WELCH singer-songwriter (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) born in NYC on October 2nd. •1971 JOHN LENNON releases his megahit Imagine on October 8th. •1984 THE NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME inducts Hal David (It Was Almost Like A Song) and Billy Sherrill (Stand By Your Man) on October 7th. •1996 HAROLD WATKINS SHAW much honored British musicologist and educator dies on October 8th in Worcester at 85. •2000 TOBY KEITH's video You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This debuts on CMT on October 4th.

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BILL CONWAY (San Francisco, CA) Subject: getting caught in corporate filters. Rose on Radio is now getting caught in the corporate SPAM filters. I can’t change this at my level. I’ll have to keep checking the filter twice a week to read your newsletter. I was sad to see the notes about WFAA’s George Kent passing. I was the young punk from 1970-72 and remember the way he categorized the albums. "Bouncy Boy Vocals" tab sticks out in my mind. Bill Conway; KOIT Program Director

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Subject: Radio Stories Part Four. The end of KTNS (KYAL-1600). On a Friday morning in January of 1987, everyone was notified that the station had sold, that it would be their last day of employment. The station would be signing off at midnight. (The last broadcast should be a good one, shouldn't it?) So, some enterprising soul hung a mic over the toilet. After the sign off announcement, someone said: "say goodbye to Talkradio 1600 KTNS" & the toilet was flushed! Wish I could've been there. I had left the station a couple of weeks before this. I did go up to the station & visit with Ike Blevins (KTNS Chief Engineer) after the station had gone dark. He told me what happened & played the tape of the final sign off followed by the most appropriate toilet flush for me. All of us there really tried. But it's hard to make a go of a NewsTalk station with a minimal staff & basically no budget. (We did have 50,000 watt KRLD 1080 to compete with on the News side & 50,000 watt KLIF 1190 to compete with on the Talk side.) But it was fun, great fun & they even paid us for it! David Faulkner

KYAL-1600 In 1965 when I'm the sign-on to 10am DJ on KTER-1570 in Terrell, TX our mid day DJ, Bob Shelton, exits to be a DJ on the new Country radio station in Dallas, the brand new KYAL-1600 in Plano. Originally KMAE-1600 in McKinney goes on the air in September 1947 flips to Country as KYAL-1600 in September 1965.

STEVE EBERHART (Dallas, TX) Subject: KGAF-1580. I still am consulting small market radio and freelance voiceover work from the home studio (...always looking for new clients...) I also am still doing shifts for Citadel Network AC format on weekends out of Dallas. If anyone wants to contact me feel free to email me at steve@eberhartbroadcasting.com. Thanks. Steve (www.klifhistory.com)

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BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX)
Subject: Chuck Murphy. In answer to a note from Joyce Webster: Chuck Murphy has been doing voice-overs for years. You might have heard him on Kroger's, Radio Shack, and some DFW area spots. Nationally he has introduced the news on some local stations. He is also a preacher and at last report, has his own church. Bud

TRIVIA ANSWER: On October 30, 1938 CBS Mercury Theater of the Air broadcasts Orson Welles' War of the Worlds. The fictional news report imitates the format then used for news flash bulletins. It keeps interrupting dance music to inform listeners of the spreading destruction caused by Martians who land in New Jersey. Terror strikes listeners who rush into the streets.

BLAKE LINDSAY (Dallas-Addison, TX) Subject: First job as a DJ. One day, during the beginning of my year of transition from the Blind school to my hometown public school Mr. King informed me about a part-time job at the large ice skating rink six miles from home. He encouraged me to apply as he thought I would benefit from having a paid opportunity in which to practice my disc jockey skills. When I arrived at my interview accompanied by my brother Brad, a confident six feet five inch tall man named Whitey seemed to have no reservations. I convinced him that I would be able to find the right records and tapes and that I could successfully run the equipment. I also assured him that my family was willing to assist in getting me to and from the ice skating rink and that he would not have to be concerned about my dependability. What an exciting September. I had successfully transitioned from the Blind school, to our hometown public school, and now, Blake Lindsay was a blind teenager who was working as a paid live disc jockey! I was excited that I had profitably landed a part time paying responsibility, which would help me to have spending freedom with funds I would take personal pride in earning. Not only did I make a little more than minimum wage, but much to my pleasure, I also earned the right to eat free food from the well-stocked snack bar. To this day, my mouth still waters, when I think of those delicious jalapeño nachos. what a tasty treat!

RAY CHARLES (September 13, 1918-June 10, 2004) I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 878

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THE NIGHT TRAIN MAN MAKES HIS LAST STOP In 1952, Buddy Morrow's trombone solo on the Classic instrumental tune Night Train propels it to sell more than a million copies. On September 24, 2010 the 91 year old Buddy Morrow needs assistance to get onstage in Ormond Beach, FL to lead the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra but he leaves the stage to rip-roaring applause because of his still striking performance. Buddy's daughter Sara says that he dies three days later on Monday, September 27th at his home in Maitland, FL. His career as a musician covers more than seven decades. Buddy comes to life as Muni [Moe] Zudekoff on February 8, 1919 in New Haven, CT to his parents Sophie and David Zudekoff. At 15, he tours with Jazz ensemble the Yale Collegians. He moves to NYC as a full time artist with established musicians Harry James, Buddy Rich, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. From 1941 to 1944, he plays lead trombone for the U.S. Navy Band during his time in the Navy on Staten Island. In 1945, Buddy's first position as a bandleader is when he covers for Jimmy Dorsey one night when Dorsey is ill. In 1947, he forms the Buddy Morrow Orchestra. In the 1960s, he plays trombone with the Tonight Show band on NBC TV. In 2008 he receives a lifetime achievement award from the International Trombone Association. Buddy Morrow's survivors include his third wife, Carol Morrow; their daughter Sara, Los Angeles; son, Peter, Hillsdale, NJ, from his first marriage, to Lucille Ross; daughter, Catherine, of Marietta, GA., from his second marriage to Clare Eggleston; plus three grandchildren.

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2010 MARCONI WINNERS
The 2010 NAB Marconi Radio Awards winners shine brightly on Thursday night, September 30, 2010 at the Radio Show in Washington, DC. CBS Radio stations win four Marconi awards. The Legendary Station of the Year is CBS News/Talk WBZ-1030 Boston, MA. Other CBS winners include Classic Hits WCBS FM (101.1) - Oldies station; Urban Contemporary WVEE FM (V103), Atlanta, GA - Urban station and Sports Radio WFAN-660 (The Fan), NYC - Sports station of the year. The Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year goes to Citadel's Scott Shannon of WLS FM (94.7). The Major Market station of the year is News WTOP FM (103.5) Washington, DC. The 2010 Marconi Major Market Personality of the Year crown sits atop Ronn Owens's head at News/Talk KGO-810 San Francisco, CA. On day two the Marconi Awards are handed out during a dress-up dinner at the elegant Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Day three which is the last day of the joint NAB/Radio Advertising Bureau Radio Show concludes with a luncheon that honors National Radio Award heir Charles Warfield of ICBC Broadcast Holdings. The festive shindig also features guest speaker Christiane Amanpour.

TRIVIA QUESTION: When is the original gong show broadcast? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•MICKEY LUCKOFF bids adieu to his position as President/GM of Citadel's News Radio KGO-810 and Hot Talk KSFO-560 San Francisco. CA on Monday, October 04, 2010. •BOB RIVERS' flees Classic Rock CBS KZOK FM (102.5) Seattle, WA as his contract talks fail. Bob is morning drive personality in Seattle radio for 21 years including 10 at KZOK FM. •WTWR FM Cumulus CHR (Tower 98.3) Monroe, MI/Toledo, OH flips to AC WMIM FM (My 98.3) as Monroe’s Best Mix of Yesterday & Today. •STEPHEN BURKE Comcast COO becomes the new CEO of NBC Universal when Comcast cable completes its acquisition of NBC-U.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1953 WTVM TV ABC CH9 in Columbus, Georgia begins broadcasting on October 6th. •1966 LORETTA LYNN records Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN on October 6th. •1975 HENRY CALVIN actor as Sergeant Garcia in TV's Zorro dies at 57 on October 6th. •1989 K.T. OSLIN & CLINT BLACK play Carnegie Hall on October 6th. •1996 TED BESSELL director/actor of TV's That Girl dies of an aneurism at 61 on October 6th. •2002 TRACY BYRD's single Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo hits #1 on Billboard on October 6th.

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FRANK JOLLEY (Los Angeles, CA) Jim, The KBOX-KONO.com where I have several pictures from both KBOX and other stations. Unfortunately I have no pictures from KONO in San Antonio or KLIF in Dallas, just those old dusty KBOX pictures. However; since you've asked, when I was hired at KBOX in Dallas in 1964 Ken Scott was the Program Director and Irene Runnels was the GM. I was hired by John Box to become the Music Director of Balaban Stations. Hired away from WMAK in Nashville by Art Wander (who'd Incidentally been the one to fire me at WPLO in Atlanta two years earlier.) So you see you can go back. At the time Bill Ward was 6-9am, Ron Rice 9-12 Noon, Jack West (Schell) 12-3, Ken Scott 3-7 and Frank Jolley 7-12 Midnight...we had an old automation that read lights overnight sponsored by Meyers Courtesy Ford in Garland. We called it Sammy Seeburg. KBOX air check on http://frankjolley.com.

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BUD BUSCHARDT (Dallas, TX)
Subject: Buddy Morrow, Trombonist and Bandleader, Dies at 91. Jim, I pass this along in case you didn't see it. Bud

TONY LAWRENCE (DFW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Regarding Chuck Murphy. Chuck was one of the major players in the late 60's through early 70's WFAA Radio era. He was a good friend and super nice guy. I have no idea what all Chuck is doing but I still hear him on TV voice-overs here in DFW. I was recently thinking about Chuck and how there is no way to not recognize those pipes when you've heard them so many time through the earphones. He sounds as good today and he did back then. He once owned/operated a recording studio in Garland after his WFAA/KVIL days. John 8:32

STEVE EBERHART (Dallas, TX) Subject: KGAF-1580. we do football on Friday nites of course and take as much advantage of its popularity as much as we can. We do a coaches corner show each weekday morning and on Friday nite, kick off our coverage with "Friday Nite LItes"...at 6pm, the "Friday Nite Warmup" which is a basic preview of the nites High School games from teams in the area, then a look at Saturday's College games with an emphasis on regional teams (UT, SMU, TCU, UNT, Baylor, Oklahoma, etc..) and finish up with a preview of weekend NFL action and quick picks by our guys - Dee Blanton and Clay Corbett (our football broadcasters) and Stephen Monahan who is Sports editor for the local newspaper. We follow that with "coaches’ corner rewind" which is basically a repeat of the week's coaches corner shows from the weekday’s programs. (www.kgaf1580.com) This then rolls right into the Gainesville Coach's show to the pregame and game broadcast. It's a great way to get more mileage out of football coverage and a few more dollars in revenue! Plus from a programming standpoint, it is all recorded earlier and simply runs in the automation so it doesn't require that much...AND is great programming leading up to football games. We have a guy who covers all the local area games on our scoreboard show after the game and we run that late into the night after the games. Thanks. Steve (www.klifhistory.com)

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DAVID FAULKNER (Dallas, TX) Greetings Jim & Lacy! Doing well. Have been listening online to & enjoying the wide variety of music on Steve Eberhart's KGAF 1580. Great Sound. Also, like that they have TSN News + other news as well as the music. Music stations should have more news than most of them do. I'll write more when time allows. Peace, Take Care, David.

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1936, CBS lures Major Bowes from NBC to create an hour long show of amateur talent. Bowes interrupts failing acts with a gong. One of the show's winners is the very young Frank Sinatra. Ted Mack is Bowes's field assistant who scouts and auditions talent for the program. The show runs from 1934 to 1945. Major Bowes, who is the originator of the show and its emcee, leaves the program in 1945. He dies the next year. Ted Mack brings the show back in 1948 on ABC Radio where it runs until 1952. When Mack becomes the host, Albert Fisher takes over his position in the field. Chuck Barris' Gong Show airs on NBC TV from June 14, 1976 through July 21, 1978. He also is its emcee.

BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (Abilene, TX) Jim: Last time I worked with Jeanne (Seely) was a booking for her single at a suburban club near Charlottesville, Va. One of my area bands backed her show & she flew in for the gig. The airline lost her "make-up bag," as she called it, so off we went from airport to drug store, then checked her into Room. 321, Holiday Inn, my reserved room for "stars that I booked into town. I was MC & used Harry Snyder & his band for the big show. Sadly, my friend, Harry "Buttermilk" Snyder passed away one year ago in Staunton, VA. But those memories live on! ...I also booked & MC for Jack Greene & his Jolly Greene Giants, without Jeanne Seely. BOB

CHUCK BARRIS (June 3, 1929-p) We'll be back with more stuff right after this message.

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 877

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A-TEAM PRODUCER DIES The Emmy winning producer of top TV shows that we love such as The A-Team, Baretta, Adam-12, Hardcastle & McCormick, Hunter, The Rockford Files plus many others dies on Thursday night, September 30, 2010. During his career he also writes 16 novels. Stephen J. Cannell passes away at his home in Pasadena, CA of melanoma. He lives with dyslexia his entire life. Stephen's family releases a statement to Entertainment Tonight: Aside from being a legendary television producer and prolific writer, Stephen was also a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. Mr. Cannell is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Marcia, their three children, Tawnia, Chelsea and Cody and three grandchildren. Stephen was the pillar of strength within his family and he touched everyone he met. He will be most deeply missed.

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BREAKING NEWS!
On Friday, October 01, 2010 CNN issues a statement that TV anchor Rick Sanchez is no longer with the network. This comes after Rick's radio interview on Pete Dominick's SiriusXM radio show on Thursday morning where he implies that Jon Stewart is a bigot and CNN is run by Jews. Sanchez, who is Cuban American, joins CNN in September 2004. He comes to CNN from his position as a news anchor on WBZL TV CW CH39 (now WSFL) in Miami, FL. Rick is once an employee of MSNBC (2001-03) as well as KHOU TV CBS CH11 in Houston, TX. In 1983, he wins an Emmy Award for his series, When I left Cuba. Sanchez recently loses his afternoon show on CNN Rick's List with CNN Newsroom as its replacement. Time Warner, owner of CNN, believes that his comments on Dominick's SiriusXM radio show give them reasonable cause to terminate his contract. The cable TV station's official statement: Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.

LARRY KING inducts into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. His 25 year reign as CNN talk show host comes to an end in 2010. On November 6, 2010 at the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony the 76-year-old King receives special recognition for his radio career. This year’s nationally broadcast event originates from the WTTW TV CH11 studios in St. Louis, MO. Tickets for the marvelous occasion are just $350.

TRIVIA QUESTION:
What is the first regularly scheduled program to be simulcast on radio and TV? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•DAVID ALDRICH WTXF TV Fox 29 Philadelphia, PA Meteorologist joins WVLT TV CBS CH8 Knoxville, TN as Chief Meteorologist. •WHPI FM Michael Rea's Advanced Media Properties Oldies (Hippie Radio 101.1) Peoria-Glasford, IL previously Independence Media flips it to Variety Hits (Jack FM 101.1) on Sunday evening, September 26, 2010. •WWCT FM Rea's Modern Rock (The Buzz 99.9) Peoria-Bartonville, IL formerly Independence Media debuts its new direction as AAA (World Class Rock 99.9) on Sunday evening, September 26, 2010.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1957 LEAVE IT TO BEAVER debuts on CBS TV on October 4th.•1960 GREGG HUBBARD keyboard player with Country-Rock band Sawyer Brown born on October 4th in Orlando, Fl. •1971 KMPH TV IND CH26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA begins broadcasting on October 4th. •1981 ALABAMA and Debbie Reynolds appear on the season premiere of NBC TV's Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters on October 3rd. •1991 LEONARD C. ODELL writer of 7,000 Burma Shave poems beginning in 1925 in rural Minnesota dies at 83 on October 4th. •2005 SARA EVANS' album Real Fine Place releases on RCA records on October 4th.

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JOYCE WEBSTER [J.C.] (Mena, AR) Subject: Chuck Murphy. In the 10/01/2010 edition of JRRR, Bill Conway mentions a couple of super nice and very talented guys, Bob Morrison and Chuck Murphy! In the past few months, Chuck's name has been mentioned several times. After I left KLIF, was working at KDTX when Chuck called to ask me if I wanted to take over one of his jobs...time and temps at a bank in Dallas. At that time he told me that he was going back to school among other things. Either Chuck or someone else told me he was going to medical school. I'm interested in knowing if anyone in JRRR land knows what Chuck decided to do with his life. We all know that Bobby remained in radio and is a member of the TRHOF. Mentions of Chuck always seem to be in the distant past. JC

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LIZ PATRANELLA [Houston] (Austin, TX)
Subject: DJ Reunion Lunch - October 20. Make your plans now to attend! R.S.V.P. requested! SAN ANTONIO DJ REUNION LUNCH Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. Sea Island Restaurant; I-10 North at Amerisuites Drive between Wurzbach and Huebner (on north side of I-10) San Antonio (210) 558-8989 Please remember: Our agreement for use of the private room is that attendees purchase a meal. Please be considerate of our hosts and order as you arrive. Don’t miss this opportunity for all us old, former, retired and some still active San Antonio Broadcasters to get together, meet new friends, renew old friendships and share golden radio memories. Bring your old photos and memorabilia! We all want to see and share the memories! If you can't come, but would like a SHORT message read to the group, email the message to me and I'll read it at the luncheon. Our thanks as always to Don Couser for making arrangements with Sea Island for our gatherings. My special thanks to Don "Skinny" Green for his hard work in maintaining our S.A. Radio Roster...his contributions to the San Antonio Radio Memories website...his photographic documenting of everyone who attended the luncheons... and all that he did to make our meetings so memorable. He was one of the driving forces behind the reunions... and he will always be with us. I look forward to seeing all my old friends again…and hopefully some who haven’t been able to join us before. I await your email replies! Liz Houston Patranella; KBAT 1966; KQXT 1968; KTSA 1968-69

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STEVE EBERHART (Dallas, TX)
Subject: Correct email address? the best address is steve@eberhartbroadcasting.com but thanks and I do enjoy reading your notes. I'm still running KGAF in Gainesville...the economy has made it challenging but we're adjusting as we go to keep it going. we have a really good product that I’m very proud of. we do a LOT with a little, and that is the secret to it from what I've learned. --Allocate resources wisely-- give a listen www.kgaf1580.com. I always enjoy any comments. we have an incredible air sound and get a lot out of those tiny 250 watts! we call it Hometown Radio 1580 KGAF, mostly because that's exactly what we are! It's small market radio that doesn't sound that way. My whole objective and mantra really is "give them what they can't get anywhere else". The market receives 30+ signals and that really is our only way to stand out. We play on the theme of "Local Radio from Local People" heavily. Thanks. Steve (www.klifhistory.com)

TRIVIA ANSWER:
In 1931, CBS TV's Bill Schudt's Going to Press is the first regularly scheduled program to be simulcast on radio and TV. The show features interviews with correspondents, columnists and editors.

DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#875) September 29, 2010 [Wednesday] Here is a trivia question for you: In the movie "The Hangover", the character Leslie Chow (an Asian gangster) is played by Ken Leong. Ken is a part time actor and comedian. What is his day job? Answer: Physician who practices internal medicine. Jeff Cunningham, DC

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas Laus Deo

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JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO Issue # 876

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October 01, 2010 [Friday]
Issue #876

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PRO FOOTBALL'S OLDEST PLAYER DIES George Blanda, the ageless Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker who plays seven seasons with the Houston Oilers dies at 83. He is the Oilers first quarterback who leads the team to the first two American Football League titles in 1960 and 1961. George brings pro football to its utmost both on the field and on our TV sets. Blanda spends 10 seasons with the Chicago Bears, part of 1 with the Baltimore Colts, 7 with the Houston Oilers plus his final 9 with the Oakland Raiders. George retires one month prior to his 49th birthday before the 1976 season. When he retires, Blanda holds the pro football scoring record with 2,002 points. He kicks 335 field goals, 943 extra points, runs for nine touchdowns and throws for 236 points. George plays longer than anyone else in pro football history. Before Monday night's Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears football game, a moment of silence is held in George Blanda's honor.

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CITADEL CONNECTICUT CONNECTION DISCONNECTS Lately, several AM News-Talk radio stations begin to simulcast their programming on FM in order to gain younger demographics. But just the opposite is true for Citadel WXLM FM (News Talk 104.7) in Montauk, NY because it flips its call letters to WELJ FM with a Gospel format. But is that the route that WELJ FM will end up with because there is a similarity between WELJ and sister Adult CHR WPLJ FM (95.5) in nearby NYC. Citadel also operates Classic Rock WMOS FM (The Wolf 102.3) and CHR WQGN FM (Q105) in the New London market. Spanish Tropical WSUB-980 (Caliente 980) switches its call letters to WXLM. Citadel says that WXLM’s talk format follows its call letters over to the new WXLM-980 in October 2010. WXLM-980 has an FCC license for Groton, CT which is across the Long Island Sound. But WXLM-980 operates at 1,000 watts daytime and only 72 at night. Not quite a powerhouse frequency.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What year does crooner Bing Crosby have his first radio show on CBS? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wayne Watkins [WHGO FM (105.9) Biloxi, MS] has a birthday celebration on Saturday, October 2nd. Bobby Rich [KMXZ FM (Mix 94.9) Tucson, AZ] has his big day on Sunday, October 3rd. •ANDERSON COOPER host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 in negotiation for a syndicated daytime talk show with Telepictures Productions and Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution for 2011. •GEORGE LUCAS, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilms ready to re-release the Star Wars franchise in new 3D conversions beginning with Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace set for February 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1955 JACKIE GLEASON's The Honeymooners premieres on CBS TV on October 1st. •1969 LORETTA LYNN records Coal Miner's Daughter, You Wanna Give Me A Lift and Wings Upon Your Horns at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN on October 1st. •1979 RKO RADIO NETWORK begins operation on October 1st. •1986 PATTY LOVELESS' self-titled debut album releases on MCA records on October 1st. •1991 HOWARD STERN adds Baltimore, MD to his radio network on WJFK-1300 (later WJZ-1300) on October 1st. •2004 RANDY TRAVIS receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 29th.

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BILL CONWAY (San Francisco, CA) Hi Jim, Yes the WFAA AM studio is that big room but they had just reached the deal to have 820 be WBAP. The green boxes with the ability to switch any studio to any frequency still existed but we never used. I started at WFAA on weekends for WFAA FM- Stereo 98. Grady Royster was the PD. So on Saturdays I tended to and intimately knew the automation system known affectionately as Winkie (on the Blinkie). On Sundays I ran the PA shows Norvel Slater and tended Winkie. I had lots of free time between automation tape changes and would go sit in that big studio with Lee Douglas, Tony Lawrence, Ron Gray, Jeff Dale, Charlie Pro or Chuck Murphy (who attended Bishop Dunne High School just like me.) I would listen, run errands, pick their brains, pull sports scores, anything. I also visit the newsroom and with my North Texas classmate Dave Cooke as well as Bob Morrison, and Jay Ward. Bill Conway; KOIT Program Director

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IRA [Eye] LIPSON (Dallas, TX)
Subject: Radio Caroline. Jim...At one of my first jobs in radio I worked with Tom Lodge, a great guy who had a fascinating history as one of the first pirate DJs at England’s Radio Caroline. Tom has just released a book about those days and asked me pass along the info to friends. There’s also a fun video with music of the era. (www.shipthatrocked.com/radiocaroline.html) I think your readers would enjoy it. Thanks! Ira "Eye" Lipson; Certified Media Hotshot (www.LipsonWorks.com)

TOM LODGE (Santa Cruz, CA)
To: Eye Lipson. Subject: Radio Caroline. My publisher has sent me the copy below. I would love it if you would send this out to your friends. It is a fun preview of the book and he has created an interesting web page for the book. There's a new book that reveals the amazing, true but unknown story of the British Invasion, and how pirate radio changed the face of rock and roll forever. It's called The Ship that Rocked the World: How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion and Made the Planet Safe for Rock and Roll, and was written by Tom Lodge, Radio Caroline's top Deejay. It has a Forward by Steven van Zandt. Think we're exaggerating about the importance of Radio Caroline and Tom Lodge to the history of rock and roll? Pete Townshend said: "Without Caroline we would not have sold a single record. Tom Lodge was a vital figure in Caroline's most vital times." And, Paul McCartney said: "Pirate radio, and in particular Radio Caroline, was a really exciting part of all of our lives in those days and summed up the spirit of the times culturally and musically." Here's a video preview. There's some great music in it, so make sure your sound is turned on: www.shipthatrocked.com/radiocaroline.html Thank you for this. All the best, Tom Lodge

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX)
Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#874) September 27, 2010 [Monday] Jim, I just thought I would let you know. I try not to brag on my 11 year old daughter and her efforts to become a productive citizen, but yesterday was the apex of what she is becoming. She participated in the Special Olympics swimming contest yesterday and she got a Silver Medal and a Bronze Medal. As I looked at all of these kids out there trying their hearts out to make their families proud, I realized what a wimp I am. I complain about intractable back pain and the stroke, among many other things. Zoe doesn't complain about what she CAN'T do, she does what she CAN do and does it pretty well. In Greek, Zoe means "life". She is full of life and she is a winner, too. Sorry to brag, but it is a feeling like you have never had when you watch society's neurologically atypical doing the best that they can possibly do. I wish I were as worthy of praise as they are. Jeff Cunningham, DC

TRIVIA ANSWER: Throughout the Great Depression and on into World War II, Bing Crosby is America's most beloved crooner and one of its favorite stars. On September 2, 1931, Bing Crosby opens his first radio show on CBS with a new theme song: Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day. The Mills Brothers hitchhike to NYC from Cincinnati to audition. CBS hires them on the spot. From her audition and appearance, Kate Smith gets her own CBS radio show.

BOB GRANT (Abilene, TX) Subject: Roger O'Neil, NBC. Jim: Roger O'Neil of NBC news will be inducted into the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Oct. 2, 2010. He moved to W. Va. in late 60's as news reporter at WSAZ-TV, Huntington. He covered the Marshall Univ. football team plane crash & other major stories. He was also at WAVE-TV, Louisville, KPRC-TV, Houston & WMAQ-TV, Chicago. He moved to NBC Network as news correspondent in 1979 & was named NBC News Denver bureau-chief in 1983. He now contributes occasional pieces for the network. O'Neil joins 12 other inductees being so honored for class of 2010. BOB & Sonny Lee

MARILYN MONROE (June 1, 1926-August 5, 1962) Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas Laus Deo

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