THE LATEST NEWS FROM JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO February 1, 2012
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
LOVE ROLLERCOASTER COMES TO A HALT During the mid 1970s, the Ohio Players roll out several great R&B tunes that we spin on KFJZ-1270 and KXOL-1360 like Skin Tight (#13-1974), Fire (#1-1974/75) and Love Rollercoaster (#1 1975/76). The native of Hamilton, OH Leroy [Sugarfoot] Bonner leaves home as a young teenager and moves to Dayton to join an early collection of the band. In 1959, instrumental group the Ohio Untouchables form in Dayton. They play back up on the Falcons’ tune You’re So Fine (#17-1959). In 1974, the Ohio Players sign to Mercury Records with three straight #1s on the R&B album chart. In 1976, the band’s last #1 R&B is Who’d She Coo? On Saturday, January 26, 2013 the Ohio Players lead singer/guitarist Sugarfoot Bonner dies at 69 in Dayton, OH.
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ANDREWS SISTER SERVES FINAL RUM AND COLA During WWII the Andrews Sisters cheer American GIs and fans on the home front. From 1940-51, the Andrews Sisters hit the Pop charts 69 times. Patty Andrews the sister in the middle, lead singer and chief clown is the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio. Patty is born on February 16, 1920 in Mound, MN about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. The Andrews Sisters flash several #1 hit records including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I Can Dream, Can’t I?, Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar, Rum and Coca-Cola and others. Patty and her sisters LaVerne and Maxene record more than 400 songs and sell more than 80 million records. Patty Andrews dies at 94 on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in her home in Northridge, CA.
SUPER BOWL XLVII IS HERE! Last year’s Super Bowl draws in a record breaking 111.3 million viewers. Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII face-off between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens is where the action is. This year CBS TV antes up the price for a 30 second ad from $3.5 million that NBC TV charges during the last Super Bowl to $4 million. That’s $133,333 per word! Movie makers Disney, Universal and Paramount step up to the plate with ad space for this year’s big game for their films Iron Man 3, The Fast And The Furious 6 and The Lone Ranger. Not to be outdone, Chrysler, Tide, Best Buy, Coke, Taco Bell, Lincoln (the car company not the movie), and RIM, which premiers its new BlackBerry 10 are among the non-Hollywood companies with Super Bowl spots.
PALIN MAKES A MILLION Starting in 2010 former Alaska governor/VP candidate Sarah Palin reportedly earns $1M annually for her appearances on Fox cable TV. She makes 151 visits which are about one per week. She speaks more than 189,000 words which is $15.85 per word. According to Smart Politics, President Obama is the topic most often brought up with 786 mentions. This compares to only 41 for Ronald Reagan. Recently, Palin ends her Fox TV relationship. If applied to JRRR, each issue contains from about 1550 to 1650 words. At 1550 words that’s about $2456 per issue for $4912 per week. That’s about $21,285 per month. Lacy and I could live very well with that pay structure.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Super Sunday draws near. What is the first Super Bowl team to score 50 points? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Steel engineer at KUHF FM & KUHA FM (University of Houston) former DJ on KONO-860, KLDE FM, KNUZ-1230 on Friday, February 1, 2013.
•CHRIS BAKER exits Talk KSEV-700 Houston, TX for PM Drive (4-7pm) on Clear Channel News/Talk KFAB-1110 Omaha, NB beginning on February 11, 2013.
•CBS SPORTS RADIO relaunches former Gov.Biz Radio WNEW-1580 Washington D.C./Morningside, MD to coincide with the Super Bowl live from New Orleans, LA plus CBS TV’s exclusive broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Listeners can hear WNEW-1580 at http://www.cbsdc.com.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 WEEK TV NBC CH25 in Peoria, IL begins broadcasting on February 1st.
•1968 LISA MARIE PRESLEY born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley on February 1st at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.
•1970 WMAA TV PBS CH29 in Jackson, MS begins broadcasting on February 1st.
•1987 THE JUDDS perform in the United Kingdom for the first time on February 1st.
•1998 NFL PRO BOWL GAME AFC beats NFC 29-24 on February 1st.
•2004 TOBY KEITH & WILLIE NELSON join Aerosmith in Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show in Houston’s Reliant Stadium as the New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers 32-29.
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JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer – ‘Love Can Make You Happy’ 1969] (Tampa, FL) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1168) January 28, 2013 [Monday] Hey Jim, Read about Bayou City’s Doug Brown. Well, I just spent a little time with The Bayou Man in Louisiana. Thought you’d get a kick out of this guy. Ck out the video at – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jldLq3pghA&feature=youtu.be
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DANNY MACK [McWilliams – GM KRNH FM Country (The Ranch 92.3)] (Kerrville, TX) Subject: Ed Stern. Jim, I am saddened to report that, my second father, Ed Stern, formally of KEYS in Corpus Christi, and KVOU/KYUF in Uvalde, Texas, passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at 3pm in Northeast Baptist Hospital, in San Antonio. Ed was 80. He had suffered many health issues for the past few years. I stopped by to see him Monday January 21, 2013, at the hospital, and he was in good spirits and expected to be released the following day. According to his son, Chuck, Ed took a turn for the worse Tuesday and faded quickly. At this point, it looks like services will be held in Uvalde at 2pm, Saturday February 2, 2013 and will be under the direction of Rushing, Estes, Knowles Funeral Home. Danny McWilliams; R.M.P. – C.R.M.C – C.R.S.M. General Manager; Ranch Radio Group; Kerrville, Texas 78028 (www.ranchradiogroup.com)
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[Gentleman] JIM CARTER [ex KTSA-550, KONO-860] (San Antonio, TX)Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1168) January 28, 2013 [Monday] Hi Jimbo: Sorry to hear about Ron Chapman but glad he’s on the mend. Enough can never be said about this great man. He almost hired me to do 7-midnight back in the 70’s but he wanted me to change my name because we had a President by the same name at that time. Ron took me to lunch to discuss all this and then out to his home. Eventually I turned him down because I didn’t want to change my air name. So Ron hired Cat Simon from KLIF instead. And the beat goes on…GJC
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LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Subject: Doug Brown, KTRK KWTX KBTX. Doug was born and grew up in the Central Texas city of Brady. Doug Brown I watched in the early 1960’s on KWTX 10 in Waco and KBTX 3 in Bryan. We lived on the Cameron Highway northwest of Hearne. One afternoon my Mom yells out the door to my Dad saying “Doug Brown says a storm is coming”. I felt like Doug Brown is part of our family right then. Seeing how happy Doug is on Television and to hear Doug do his mid day music show on KWTX AM in Waco I said I want to be like that and I can do this. When I landed on KNEL 1490 and KIXV in Brady 1993 I called Doug and recorded a phone interview with him as KNEL 1490 in Brady is where Doug was I believe was first on the air and born in Brady Texas. Leslie Wayne Hodges
TRIVIA ANSWER: The first Super Bowl team to reach 50 points is the Dallas Cowboys on January 31, 1993 during 1992 Super Bowl XXVII when Dallas wallops the Buffalo Bills 52-17. Dallas Cowboys score 35 points off nine turnovers which is their third Super Bowl in team history. The Bills are the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls. Jimmy Johnson is Cowboys head coach. Most Valuable Player is Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman.
KEN DOWE [CEO Service Broadcasting #1 KKDA FM (104.5) / EVP McLendon Corp. #1 KLIF-1190] (Dallas, TX) Jim, Congratulations! Your (LinkedIn) connection Ken Dowe has endorsed you for the following new skills & expertise: Creative Direction. Hi, Jim. You deserve MORE. Good work Lacy and you are doing. I’ll try and forward a couple Gordon (McLendon KLIF-1190) and Granny (Emma) stories one day soon. This retirement stuff has me running 24-7! Have a most blessed New Year, Jim. Ken KD
PORTER WAGONER (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) I’ve enjoyed as much of this as I can stand.
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