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Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Oct 15



MISS AMERICA MC PERISHES Actor, Hour Magazine TV host and during the 1980s, Gary Collins is the Miss America pageant master of ceremonies.

Collins is blessed by a marriage to the attractive former Miss America and Mississippi native Mary Ann Mobley. In 1983, Collins wins a Daytime Emmy for Hour Magazine.

As an actor in the 1960s and 1970s, he appears in several movies. He becomes a TV fixture in a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas that includes Perry Mason, The Love Boat and Ironside.

In the 1960s, he is a regular in TV series The Wackiest Ship in the Army and The Iron Horse and in the 1970s The Sixth Sense. On Saturday, October 13, 2012 Gary Collins dies at 74 in the Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, MS.



KTHV TV Little Rock, AR news anchor Matt Turner’s Chevrolet Tahoe overturns, catches fire and takes his life around 7:30 pm at the 111-mile marker just west of the U.S. Highway 70 interchange. Arkansas State Police reports conditions are wet at the time.

Matt, a native of Arkadelphia, attends University of Southern Mississippi where he is football quarterback. He transfers to his hometown Ouachita Baptist to play for the Tigers. He gives color commentary for the Arkadelphia Badger games on Classic Rock KDEL FM (100.9). After he graduates from Ouachita, he joins KNWA TV Fox CH24 as a sports and news anchor for nearly a decade. In 2011, he teams up with KTHV TV CBS CH11 Little Rock, AR.

University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long says: I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Matt Turner’s passing. He was one of the great guys in TV news.



In the 1960s, Bond and the Beatles hit us like a ton of bricks.

As part of the worldwide celebration known as Global James Bond Day, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has a marvelous salute to The Music Of James Bond: The First 50 Years in front of a packed house on Friday night, October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

Favorite James Bond flick of mine is Goldfinger and Shirley Bassey’s tremendous voice. On-stage guests include Oscar and Tony winning lyricist Don Black who writes five Bond songs tells the Academy crowd that Bassey, apparently known for diva-like behavior on occasion, was so stressed recording Goldfinger she couldn’t get the very difficult final note to the satisfaction of (John) Barry who asked for one more take. ‘So she took off her bra, threw it over the top of the booth and finally nailed the note‘.



What is the inspiration for The Beach Boys’ hit Fun, Fun, Fun?

The answer appears below




•KYXE FM Sunnylands Broadcasting (104.9) Yakima-Union Gap, WA is America’s first All-Christmas radio station of 2012 which launches on Wednesday, October 10th with the North Pole Radio service from Broadcast Partners.


•CARL DUKES exits Gow Sports Talk KFNC FM (97.5) Houston, TX for CBS Radio Sports Talk WZGC FM (SportsRadio 92.9 The Game) Atlanta, GA which debuts on October 24, 2012.


•DON WADE 71-year-old morning drive talk personality on WLS-890 Chicago, IL follows successful brain growth surgery with chemotherapy and radiation treatment.


•LEX & TERRY return to Jacksonville, FL on Renda Classic Rock WSOS FM (94.1) starting Monday, October 15, 2012.


•WBDO-580 Cox Media Orlando, FL drops simulcast of WDBO FM (96.5) to flip to ESPN Sports right after WHOO-1080 same city drops its ESPN Radio affiliation.




•1959 KNDO TV NBC CH23 in Yakima, WA begins broadcasting on October 15th.


1960 LORETTA LYNN’s first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on October 15th she sings I’m A Honky Tonk Girl. Johnny Horton invites her to go on tour with him but he dies tragically before it happens.


•1979 1ST MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME from New York City on October 15th NY Jets beat Minnesota Vikings 14-7 at Shea Stadium.


1988 DWIGHT YOAKAM & BUCK OWENS’ single Streets Of Bakersfield smashes #1 in Billboard Country on October 15th.


•1990 LEONARD BERNSTEIN longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic orchestra composer of West Side Story – 1957 dies at 72 on October 15th.


2004 DIAMOND RIO wins Humanitarian Award on October 15th at the Grand Ole Opry after they sing Mirror Mirror.




JOE MARTELLE (Grand Junction, CO) Subject: Radio Pro – Press Release. Hi, Any help in getting the word out about my book is greatly appreciated. If, you want more info, please feel free to contact me directly at this e-mail address joemartelle@aol.comor at Thanks so much. Joe


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DON SUNDEEN (Dallas, TX) Subject: WBAP/WFAA legal ID frequency swaps. From the great Scooter B. Seagraves, can anybody help him? Jack P and I were discussing our childhood pre-biz memories of stuff like this, and I remembered the old WBAP/WFAA legal ID frequency swaps. I tried to find audio on them online a couple of years ago, with no success. Please put out the call to your Texas radio friends, to see if anyone has that. It would be KILLER to listen to again, after all these years.


WFAA/WBAP FREQUENCY DUAL OWNERSHIP From 1967-68 in Dallas, TX I’m the 7pm-midnight DJ on clear channel (not the company) 50,000 watt WFAA-820 M-F plus noon-6pm on 5,000 watt WFAA-570 on Sundays during the magic time of frequency dual ownership with WBAP. Every 6 hours at 6am, noon, 6pm and midnight exactly 10 seconds before the hour we DJs give our Dallas, TX 820 frequency I.D. Then we flip a toggle switch. At 5 seconds before the hour we give our Dallas, TX 570 frequency I.D. WBAP does the same on reverse frequencies. In the early 1970s, WFAA accepts $3.5M from WBAP for their 50% ownership share of both frequencies. Years later, when KLIF-1190 changes their famous call letters, WFAA-570 quickly grabs them to become KLIF-570.


TONY BRIDGE (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO. As your wonderfully interesting web site continues to expand, it is my pleasure to let you know of my appreciation of your efforts to keep “old” Radio folks informed and involved in our industry. The addition of WHISNEWS21 adds a new avenue of expression, thus giving your work more International exposure. I wish you the best in the future, and as a Dog lover myself, a “pat on the head” to Lacy. Tony Bridge; Fort Worth, Texas; Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2010 Inductee


EVELYN PATE ALLEN (Kemp, TX) Subject: WHISNEWS21. I enjoyed it very much. I do have one other thing. The e-mail from Joan Day. The picture beside it. I like met Joan the day she was born. I saw her about an hour ago and she doesn’t look anything like the picture. lol, I just couldn’t resist this. Take my sense of humor from brother Sam (Pate)


JAY WEAVER (D/FW-Hurst, TX) Subject: WHISNEWS21. Very nice, Jim! I’m impressed and very happy for you and Lacy! Nice girl, Lacy! My best to, Jim, Jay Weaver



In fall 1962, The Beach Boys’ start a California surfer music craze with Surfin’ Safari that places them at #14 on Billboard.

In early 1963, Surfin’ U.S.A. captures #3.

Brian Wilson and Mike Love get the inspiration for The Beach Boys’ hit Fun, Fun, Fun after drummer Dennis Wilson talks about his girlfriend: We’ll have fun ’til her daddy takes the T’bird away. The Beach Boys’ Fun, Fun, Fun races to #5 in early 1964.

In summer 1964, their follow up hit I Get Around zooms to #1 and remains there for two weeks with sales of over a half million copies.

In 1966, probably their most memorable hit Good Vibrations selling over a half million copies, takes the #1 spot for 14 weeks. Brian Wilson once said, “It scared me, the word ‘vi-brations”, remembering how, when he was a boy, his mother, Audree,  tried to explain why dogs barked at some people and not others. “A dog would  pick up vibrations from these people that you can’t see but you can feel. And  the same thing happened with people.” “Good Vibrations” harnessed that energy  and turned it into eternal sunshine. “This is a very spiritual song,” Wilson  said after its release, “and I want it to give off good vibrations.”


RAY WHITWORTH (DFW-Arlington, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1136) October 08, 2012 [Monday] Hey Jim. I just wanted to tell you and your readers of the first ever KSYM-FM Reunion in San Antonio Oct. 12-13. KSYM is San Antonio College’s radio station. Many of us started there waaay back in the 1970’s such as Andy Waldrop, Rio and Reyes Steve o. Sellers and many many more. We will meet at Augies Smoke House on Friday Oct. 12 at 6pm and On Saturday Oct. 13 at 6pm at the Vietnamese garden. During the day Saturday we will tour the new KSYM studios and the station will go live at 1pm – 3pm conducting interviews with us. We also have media coverage for the event, because many of us went on to become part of San Antonio’s radio history plus other major markets in addition to TV and films. Some of us have not seen each other in 37 years! It will be fun and a chance to renew memories…all the best Jim…Ray


HOMER SIMPSON [Fox TV cartoon character] Remember, as far as anyone knows, we’re a nice, normal family.


Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

Marty Martel Weekly Prayer Line And Thoughts

If you have a prayer or a thought that you want to mention here or send to someone who you believe is deserving please use my column to reach special people who would go out of their way to say a special prayer on your behalf for that someone you care about – Marty Martel

.WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for the week of the October 15, By Marty Martel.


T.G. Sheppard Needs Your Prayers

The following information was posted on Kelly Lang’s facebook a few hours ago regarding her husband T.G. Sheppard.  Please keep T.G. in your immediate prayers and all prayer lines.  He is one of my very, very best friends and he has a health issue and needs our prayers asking our Blessed Savior to guide his doctors with the knowledge to take care of T.  He is a special person to all of us, and please keep Kelly in your prayers as she is with T. to see him through this difficult time.  I know that the Good Lord will see him through this time and give him a speedy recovery.  Thank you and I will keep you posted as I find out more information.  T.G. and Kelly gave an awesome performance this past Thursday evening for our R.O.P.E. Awards Show.  The following is from Kelly:

Update on TG: He was admitted in ICU with bladder infection that has caused extreme high heart rate. He is very weak and they are trying to keep his heart rate down, but it has been a challenge. Long night for sure. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. Love, Kelly

Marty, would you let your people know that my computer has crashed and I do not know when I can get back on.  Hope all is well with you. 


Marty would you please send out a prayer request for my sister Sandre Pittman, that has cancer in her lungs – throat and possible brain they will let her know this week if it has spread to the brain. Thanks Marty.



Continued prayers for guidance to elect a new President.



It’s not hard to be a Christian and fill a friendly pew

Where only friends surround you and praise the things you do.

But God would have us share His word with those who know Him not,

On darkened streets and avenues where sinners cast their lot.

Here dwell the non-believers, and those who have not heard

That Jesus Christ still loves them according to His word.

Here dwell the lost and lonely, the homeless and the proud,

Who, like sheep, have gone astray by follow the crowd.

Here dwell the broken-hearted, the abandoned and abused,

Who have seen the “Sunday Christians” and walked away confused.\

It’s not hard to be a Christian and fill a friendly pew,

But after Benediction…can Christ be found in you?

Clay Harrison


If you have anyone you would like to send a prayer out to please mail them to

for inclusion in to WHISNews21 weekly prayer line initiated by Marty Martel

in the interest of goodwill to all in need of a little help by the way of a prayer

Petes Weekly: Zombies and Selling…

Zombies and Selling…

We all want a quick fix when it comes to sales. Just as we want a quick fix when it comes to those 27kg that we have lovingly gathered since we left school. Or a quick cash fix three days before month-end. What was a “chronic” condition has become “acute”.Chronic doesn’t close you. Acutedoes.

“Chronic” is something you can solve yourself. “Acute” is something that needs outside help, and very often cannot be solved in the way we want. (Although, death or business closure is a solution, albeit not a nice one.)

“Chronic” is watching your cashflow each day, or watching your sales every day, like I scrutinise my glucose levels each day. “Acute” is reaching month-end to find that SARS extracted all your working capital on the 15th, and your not noticing it caused all the debit orders to bounce. (At the time, you could have taken some urgent action, like “stopping” the debit orders before they blew up your credit record. )

I raise this because over the past 18 months we’ve produced more than 300,000 enquiries for users of our various services. At an average sales value of, shall we say, 1000 Rand, those enquiries are worth around 300 million Rand.

Now, I don’t know about you or how well your efforts are going, but I watch the News every now and then. It turns out that economies around the world are in trouble. And, amongst many of my clients there is some angst. I imagine that 300 million Rand introduced to my 300 odd clients might help.

It turns out that it won’t. My clients are wonderful people. They are just busy, like you are. Like I am. But, we are all busy on the wrong things. Instead of phoning each enquiry within 30 minutes, no matter how hopeless it might look, most of them choose to either ignore the enquiry, or choose to respond by e-mail, both of which send a clear message to the prospect: “I do not want your money!” (Not responding at all, something many achieve, guarantees no sale.)

In some cases they may have phoned back, but it wasn’t within 30 minutes, and often not even within the day. That’s another clear: “I do not want your money.”

So, here is a question for you: How much money did my clients not want? I’m glad you asked that. Because in an economy as troubled as the South African one seems to be, you would think that it would be a small percentage of business owners.

You would be wrong. About 90% of our clients don’t feel it is important to quickly call back somebody who is looking for what they sell. It’s easy to solve, at least when done a few weeks before month-end, while things are just “chronic”. It’s impossible to solve after that first invitation arrives from the CCMA for non-payment of salaries, because then you truly can claim to be too busy.

But 90%? That equals about 270 million Rand that my clients were too busy to collect? Too busy doing what? What else could be more important, especially as this economy strangles, than finding more clients wanting to pay you? What could be more important than putting more money in the bank? What could be more important than building more relationships? What can be more important than listening to more feedback?

I’m glad you asked? I’m blessed if I know. My own record is not pristine, just so that we are clear. I know that things like illness, deadlines, family, blackouts, and all sorts of other daily urgencies get in the way. But 90%?

I leave you with one thought. The service bar so low in most parts of the world that zombies can do better than most small companies. We can’t fix the world. But we can fix ourselves. And we can sure do better at selling. (Just pitching up is better than most other folk are achieving.)
OK, in closing, if you are doing it wrong, do something before you face some ugly learning experiences. If you are doing it right, keep it up. And, no matter what you are doing, take heart hoping that your competitors reflect the “average”.

Have an outstanding week. I know mine will be because I will be en route to South Africa tomorrow. Look after it until I arrive, please.

All the best
Peter Carruthers

Foe more information please contact Peter at this email address

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