“20 LITTLE ANGELS ARRIVED IN HEAVEN TODAY” by KRIS HOLLIS KEY
Every once in a while, something so horrible happens in America, that we think how in Heaven’s name could this be, No it just can’t be true, this is the country that we all love, a shining symbol of what is good in this world, yet recently it happens again and again, one thought is always to ban the automatic rifles and handguns, but a crazy person can always grab a knife or a lead pipe, an automobile or truck, surely more love in the home, proper teaching, and the spreading of the teaching of the words of Jesus is a better answer, Today I would like to offer a song of hope and healing to all the family’s and loved ones of the victims and would like to donate any proceeds to help them try to put their lives back together and somehow find the strength and love to carry on and have hope again in their lives, All the wonderful and good people in this great country feel your terrible pain and send our love out to you.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL Kris Hollis Key
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THE LATEST NEWS FROM JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO December 17, 2012
CLASSIC DRUMMER BEATS HIS FINAL BEAT A Music City drummer who performs on several Country music Classics that includes Marty Robbins’ El Paso, George Jones’ The Grand Tour and Jerry Reed’s Amos Moses dies on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. (William Paul) Willie Ackerman a professional musician since he is 17 dies at 73. Willie who is a former Grand Ole Opry staff band drummer and drummer on syndicated TV show Hee Haw is born and raised in Nashville. From 1957 through the 1980s, Ackerman performs with many music stars. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson remembers: The very first tour I ever went on – the tour where Roger Miller had to hock his record player to have enough money to put gas in the car – Willie played drums. That was 1959, and he was so young. He was backing up Roger, George Morgan, me and Johnny Paycheck.
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THE BAYOU CITY LANDS A NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR Over a year ago, Radio One all News KROI FM (92 FM) signs-on in the Houston, TX area with locally-based consultant Ed Shane in charge of programming along with Radio One’s corporate programming staff. On January 7, 2013 industry veteran Alan Furst becomes new Program Director of all News KROI FM in the Bayou City. Presently Furst is PD of Emmis News/Talk WIBC FM (93.1) Indianapolis, IN. Alan is a former Shane Media consultant with more than 20 years of Texas radio programming experience. Doug Abernethy, RVP and Radio One/Houston Market Manager brags: Alan is exactly the programming pro we’ve been looking for. He knows the market, he knows the format, and we are confident Alan can deliver big results.
HERE’S GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE Veteran Talk radio host and FOX News contributor Laura Ingraham signs a new radio syndication pact with Courtside Entertainment Group a production company network that veteran Norm Pattiz forms. It’s like a homecoming for Laura because it is Pattiz who guides her early syndication career at Westwood One. Also, her show is available on Launchpad Digital Media, which is a new division of Pattiz’ Courtside Entertainment Group. This returns Laura Ingraham to her familiar 9am-noon (ET) time slot, Monday-Friday on January 2, 2013 plus it reunites her with old chumNorm Pattiz. Laura sighs: I look forward to resuming the conversation with the greatest audience in radio and those who have never listened before – making news, creating laughs, and talking about the things that really matter. People need more laughter and fewer lectures; more fresh insights and fewer stale talking points.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What inspires Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson to name their album Pet Sounds? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jerry Mueller [aka Jerry Miller] long time KILT Houston, TX DJ/sales burns a couple of dozen candles inside his tee pee on Thursday, December 20, 2012.
•RAY BRIEM in 1960 becomes DJ on KLAC-570 hired in 1967 by KABC-790 in Los Angeles, CA Conservative Talk legend lover of Big-Band music who rules all-nights midnight-to-5 am from 1967-94 dies at 82 of cancer at his Malibu home.
•TODD SCHNITT 11 years as PM Drive host on News/Talk WFLA-970 in Tampa, FL tweets to fans that he will exit but at the last minute Clear Channel strikes a deal that he cannot refuse to remain in his 3-6pm spot. Compass Media Networks syndicates The Schnitt Show on 50 radio stations nationwide.
•JIM ISABELLA Akron Beacon Journal reporter who fills-in on Talk WNIR FM (100.1) Akron-Kent, OH for the past two years takes over evening show from late Tom Erickson who recently dies after a long illness.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 WEAU TV NBC CH13 in Eau Claire, WI begins broadcasting on December 17th.
•1966 TRACY BYRD arrives on the scene in 1993 with a series of hits that we play on KILT FM like Watermelon Crawl and The Keeper of the Stars born on December 17th in Vidor, TX.
•1976 SUPERSTATION WTBS TV in Atlanta, GA goes national on cable TV on December 17th.
•1988 RESTLESS HEART’s single A Tender Lie rings #1 in Billboard Country on December 17th.
•1990 KTBN (formerly KUSW) 7,505 kHz/15,590 kHz Trinity Broadcasting Salt Lake City, UT begins to transmit shortwave radio transmissions on December 17th. Final day of broadcast at midnight, Saturday March 31, 2008 MDT.
•2010 JAY DEMARCUS bass player with Rascal Flatts and wife Allison share the birth of daughter Madeline Leigh DeMarcus on December 17th.
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ROBERT MILLER [Bob] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1155) December 14, 2012 [Friday] Jim, Teaching Intro to Electronic Media in my second career at Eastern Michigan University I found a documentary that is a pretty good look at the rise and fall of Rock Radio. It was aired on PBS but is also available on DVD. It’s called “Airplay-The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio”. I think it is an accurate portrayal of what happened and why. Spoiler alert! It was killed by the “suits”. I knew some of those guys in the program, including Wolfman and Dick Clark and worked in the islands with Phlash Phelps now doing the 60’s channel on SiriusXM. I know the old days are gone but it sure was a blast to have had the opportunity to live and learn from the talent that emerged in the 50’s and 60’s! All the best and a very belated birthday wish for many more! Bob Miller; Adjunct Professor; EMU
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DUKE GILLELAND (Belton, TX) Subject: DJ Larry Scott House Fire… Jim, With few details yet available. received new yesterday that long time trucking show DJ Larry Scott and wife Gail lost everything to a house fire in Terrell Texas last weekend. Was also told that Larry had hospital stay this week as well (not fire related). Any help can be sent by way of son Kelly Scott, 9429 Abner Rd,; Terrell, TX 75161. Duke Gilleland; Belton, Texas
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JAY WEST (Houston, TX) Subject: Ravi Shankar-Trivia. Jim. In reference to your lead story this week in your newsletter about Ravi Shankar…he is the father of the current hit singer Norah Jones. Did you know that? I have no way of confirming that, but was told about that a couple of years ago. Ask around for confirmation. I was totally shocked when told about that, but noted it was missing from your story. Interesting??? Maybe, maybe not! — JAY WEST
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FRANK Wright [B] (Dallas, TX/Boone, SC) Subject: WMUU. Salem’s purchase of Greenville, SC radio station WMUU is a tragedy. WMUU was one of America’s last beautiful music stations whose playlist was truly unsurpassed. Spending summers in Blowing Rock, NC, we always enjoyed listening to WMUU throughout the day. Now when we return, it will be more talk radio–just what we need! Apparently, WMUU will continue it’s programming over the internet at www.wmuu.com. It’s truly a unique product… Frank B. Wright
TRIVIA ANSWER: After he hears band mate Mike Love express his dislike for the material in their new album: Who’s gonna hear this s***? The ears of a dog? Brian Wilson names The Beach Boys’ new album Pet Sounds. It is the eleventh studio album by The Beach Boys who release it on May 16, 1966 on Capitol Records. Although many believe that Pet Sounds is one of the most important albums of all time, its initial release does not reach Gold status and it peaks at #10 on Billboard. Pet Sounds includes several neat tunes such as Wouldn’t It Be Nice, God Only Knows and Sloop John B.
JEROME DAVIS (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1155) December 14, 2012 [Friday] Jim, I wonder how many of your readers were hosts for the Hi-Fi Club that Coca-Cola sponsored in the early 1960s. It ran on a number of Texas stations, including KMHT in Marshall (my first job). It was a fun program and they sent out all sorts of resources on a big vinyl LP to spice up the hour. I wonder how many of the hosts were caught, like I was, at least once, not previewing a recorded interview, and suddenly finding the interview dialogue not going according to the script. Was I the only one? Jerome Davis (KMHT-WBAP-KRLD)
BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Oak Ridge. Jim: See where your buddy, Oak Ridge Boys, are sked for Opry at Ryman show, Jan. 26. BOB.
OAK RIDGE BOYS [bass singer Richard Sterban] Giddy Up Oom Poppa Omm Poppa Mow Mow. Heigh-ho Silver, away.
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Wayne Jacobs wrote the music & lyrics for a Nashville Christmas Carol called “A Child Born For You & Me” which has just won a Honorable Placement Mention with Song of the Year out of the whole wide world of songwriters. Below is the email Wayne received from Jennifer “Song Of The Year Contest” organizor.
Wayne Jacobs this is Jennifer with the Song of the Year songwriting contest. I am contacting you about the material you submitted into the previously held contest. Even though your material did not place as a Winner or Finalist, you still did incredibly well in the contest. You had an entry that received the Honorable Mention placement as listed on your personalized placement page. The ‘Honorable Mention’ placement shows that your song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement. Your personalized placement page has been created for you so that you can reference your songwriting accomplishment from your website, press kit, biography, promotional materials, etc… It will remain online for years to come. Great job and congratulations on your songwriting placement! Jennifer Support Staff Song of the Year.
Another suprise Wayne got was when Melodic Revelation Records asked him if he would like to donate his Christmas Carol song to be included in a charity Album called Spirit Of December II to help the needy. Wayne had no hesitation in saying yes, as Wayne is always trying to help out wherever he can with his music.
Wayne’s brand new hit song “I Want My Daddy” is currently charted at #8 on the Wildhorse Independent Superstars Country Download Chart for December and is a strong contender for the #1 position.
This Top30 Country chart is based solely on the amount of downloads each song gets during a calendar month and if you are one of Wayne’s thousands of fans, and want to help Wayne get to #1 you can click on this link to download Wayne new hit song ” I Want My Daddy”.
The December Top30 chart is hosted by one of America’s best DJ’s Ed Dailey of 102.7 KORD FM Washington USA.
This December Top30 show can be heard on WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio everyday at 10pm South African time.
Wildhorse Entertainment is very proud to be a part of a International “New Rising Star Wayne Jacobs” career, and proud to call him our friend.
We wish you Wayne all the best for 2013 and hope that this next year will be even more successful for you than 2012.
Members of the shattered community of Newtown, Conn., struggling to come to grips with the loss of 20 children and six adults massacred by Adam Lanza, faced a new shock today when a threat was made against a church that many of the victims and their families attend.
The St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church was evacuated during a noon service as armed police officers swarmed around the area, after a church official became aware of a credible threat and alerted parishioners mid-service to exit the building.
About 1,000 people were gathered inside the church at the time observing one of four memorial services being held there.
Witnesses said police entered the church and told parishioners that a threat had been made against the church and the surrounding area and that everyone had to leave immediately.
More than a dozen state troopers armed with assault rifles entered the church’s education center next to the church, but after a short time it was determined that threat was over.
Brian Wallace, director of communications for the Diocese of Bridgeport, said that after massacre on Friday, he felt evacuation was a vital precaution to take.
“I don’t think any of us could be surprised about anything after what has happened,” Wallace said.
Meanwhile, police are working to understand what set Lanza off on his rampage.
ABC News has learned that investigators have seized computers belonging to the 20-year-old from the home he shared with his mother Nancy, the same place he killed her before going to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he slaughtered students in two first-grade classes and teachers and staff.
The end of each year is a fine time to look back and assess whether one is on the right track. Or, in my case, not. Lest I sound like a self-focused ego maniac, let me explain why this might be relevant to you as a reader of this twelve year old weekly.
Twenty years ago I saw my gat, as Afrikaners say when they do not want to beat about the bush. There was no help in sight for a person closing a business, or fighting with the questions that lead to closure.
Twenty years is a lifetime ago. Since then the Internet has appeared. Steve Jobs has made Apple cool again. Mobile phones are no longer large, large bricks that only do expensive calls. A library was still filled with paper, unlike a Kindle. And Windows was still only 3.
But, two decades hence, you will still struggle to find a specialist therapist to help you through the worst experience of your life. You will struggle to avoid signing a personal surety. And you will still struggle to find any business advisor that thinks about you and your family BEFORE thinking about your business.
We (I) have dropped the ball in looking after the interests of the millions of self-employed folk around the globe. Officialdom is only interested in how many employees we will enrol, and how much tax we can pay. Nary an accolade for those fine people who have paid their own bills since leaving school, even if they have not employed anyone, or made enough profit to warrant a personal tax specialist.
And, no matter how pristine your record, it does not seem fair that a single mistake (like selling anything to any govt dept) can wipe out all that you own three years before retirement, as well as wiping out every penny of of the superlative financial credibility you once held.
I recently read Richard Branson’s unofficial biography a few weeks ago. Mr Branson really does not like the author who has looked past the superb Branson PR to reveal what has really/maybe happened behind the scenes. It is not as pretty as Mr Branson would like.
But I am heartened. Mr Branson has had so many near misses that he makes slaloming the Alps blind look easy by comparison. Much like the mistakes the rest of us try to hide, I think.
Search the web and the only references you will easily find to the concept of business owner risk refer to the risk inside the business – adequate capital, marketing, staffing, and so on. There is no shortage of advice on the subject. But look for help on closing down without parting with your home, or building a business without your wife and kids needing to lose everything when things go wrong, and there are lean pickings.
When we first start a firm we think that this first effort will be our only one: Our road to glory and fame. (This is that first effort in which we know nothing about running a business.) We do not see this first “project” for what it is: Our first and biggest learning curve.
And when that venture fails to turn into next weeks huge win, we deem ourselves failures. And we crawl back into a safe job because it is what our family wants. We hide our dreams. Well, stuff that.
I want to help folk rise above the challenges of this first learning curve so that they look forward to the second. And the third. Until they get us to where we want to be. (Or an acceptable facsimile.) The joy is not in the destination. It is in the pathways that take us there. It is in following those dreams as best we can. We work to become, not to acquire. (I wish those last words were mine, but they belong to Elbert Hubbard..)
I have about 15 years of useful working life ahead, and I want to devote that time to help at least one million people like you and me build robust entrepreneurial castles from which we can sally forth without fear that our families are ever on the line. My vehicle will be Business Warriors. See you there next year.
In the meantime, no matter how the year turned out, 2013 will still be there after Christmas, so don’t waste the break worrying about it. Enjoy! And do not underestimate your awesomeness., even if you have 10kg more of it than you really want.
All the best