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Latest Jim Rose Remembers Radio February 4, 2013




THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED Every year on February 3rd music lovers remember the Day The Music Died. Rock stars Buddy Holly, J. P. [The Big Bopper] Richardson and Ritchie Valens leave a concert at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA and charter a plane that leaves at 12:55am on February 3, 1959 but their light plane crashes in a field right after take off due to icy, snowy weather conditions. The three are part of the Winter Dance Party tour. On February 2, 1959, a young Bob Hale who is a local DJ on KRIB-1490 in Mason City is the emcee of the huge concert. In 1960, Hale is one of the original Swinging Seven Rock & Roll DJs on WLS-890 Chicago, IL. At 79, Chicago radio/TV legend Bob Hale revisits the Winter Dance Party site ceremonies through Saturday night February 2, 2013.

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TRADE PUBLICATION AXE FALLS A round of editorial layoffs looms at Variety. In 2009, Variety lays off reporter Jeff Sneider. He heads across the street to rival publication The Wrap. In 2011, Jeff returns to Variety as a film reporter. On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Variety relieves Jeff Sneider of his duties. On Tuesday afternoon Sneider Tweets: Sad to say, today is my last day at Variety. Thx to all my wonderful colleagues & the best group of film reporters on the planet. Farewell. Jeff also Tweets that he will consider other journalism offers but is also open to a career change. A source tells JRRR that Variety dismisses Jeff after he loses a scoop to Hollywood Reporter editor-at-large Kim Masters. Another source says Variety fires him because of what he says in a Tweet.

CHINA HACKS NEW YORK TIMES This past week a demon hacks JRRR’s email address. This throws our ISP and Web server into chaos mode and we panic for days. Well, for the past four months, Chinese hackers attack The New York Times. The beasts infiltrate its computer systems and steal its reporter and other employee passwords. The Times computer security experts track the intruders and study their movements to erect better defenses to block them. Ironically, the timing of the attacks coincides with a Times investigation report that publishes online on October 25, 2012 that exposes relatives of China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, accumulates a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.

SUPER BOWL FACTS The Super Dome is one of 9 indoor NFL stadiums. Four with retractable roofs to prevent cancellation of games due to cold, heat, snow or rain. Rice University’s campus stadium in Houston, TX home of the Rice Owls football team hosts Super Bowl VIII in 1974 where the Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 24–7. Reliant Stadium in Houston hosts Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 where New England Patriots defeat Carolina Panthers 32-29. New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina floods New Orleans streets. Its Super Dome fills with victims. In 2009, Super Bowl XLIV QB Drew Brees is MVP as the Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. On February 3, 2013 San Francisco 49ers meet Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What impact does Dr. Hook’s single The Cover Of The Rolling Stone have on Rolling Stone magazine? The answer appears below.


•JOE CALA veteran Los Angeles Sports radio anchor inducts into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame at SCSB’s 22nd annual awards luncheon held January 28, 2013.

•RANDY TRAVIS Country legend performs at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony on March 7-9, 2013.

MARY LOU GUNN is new GM of Buckley Bakersfield, CA cluster: Hot AC KLLY FM (Kelly 95.3) Oildale; News-Talk KSMJ FM (97.7) Shafter; News-Talk KNZR-1560 (former KPMC-1560) Bakersfield and Rhythmic Oldies KKBB FM (99.3) Bakersfield.


•1959 LAWRENCE TAYLOR [‘LT’] NFL’s greatest linebacker for the New York Giants born on February 4th.

•1962 CLINT BLACK born in Long Branch, NJ but raised in Houston, TX earns CMA’s 1989 Horizon award on February 4th.

•1977 FLEETWOOD MAC’s Grammy Award winning album Rumours releases on February 4th.

•1982 JESSICA HARP member of The Wreckers born on February 3rd in Kansas City, MO.

•1996 NFL PRO BOWL: the NFC defeats the AFC 20-13 on February 4th.

•2008 GEORGE STRAIT’s single I Saw God Today releases to radio on February 4th on MCA records.


BILL CONWAY [previous PD KOIT FM] (San Diego, CA) Subject: Trivia error. Jim Love your stuff but I have to correct your trivia question about the first team to score 50 points in a Super Bowl. It was not my beloved Cowboys in 1993. It was the San Francisco 49ers in XXIV in 1990. They beat Denver 55-10. I was at that game in the Super Dome. I was PD of KRPM and was escorting listeners who won a contest sponsored by Phillips Milk of Magnesia. They had to guess what was the most popular thing to do during halftime of the Super Bowl. It was flushing the toilet. We also gave them T Shirts saying “I flushed at the Super Bowl” Bill Conway

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JIM GOUGH [‘Mr. Texas’-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1148) November 19, 2012 [Monday] Saw your mention of “Larry’s Country Diner” in your last newsletter. I watch it every week as it reminds me of the great old Grand Ol Opry shows of bygone years. It’s a refreshing relief from the phony crap that network television calls ‘entertainment’. Goes to show that wholesome programs can still make it. Cheers to Larry (Black) and his crew…may they continue for a long time! Jim Gough

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JERRY HEILMAN [KJCS FM] (Nacogdoches, TX) Jim, {S}inger Tony Douglas died January 22 in Athens and was laid to rest Friday the 26th. He recorded his first album in 1956 and was a star on the Louisiana Hayride during its heyday. He had several marginal national hits, but was a favorite in East Texas. Hit songs included: Shrimpin’, His and Hers, My Last Day, and Thank You for Touching My Life. In his later years, he battled lymphoma and ran a produce stand near his home. He was 83. Thank You for Touching Our Lives, Tony Douglas.

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ROBERT MILLER [Bob] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1169) February 01, 2013 [Friday] Hi Jim, The other day I wrote to you regarding George “Super” Cooper doing an American Bandstand show. After doing more research it turns out that the KONO jock was Ed Dunn. For the life of me I thought it was Cooper but it’s been a long time. The only slip was when he was talking about the Battle of the Alamo and reversed the date to 1863 instead of 1836. Here is a link to the story in Billboard Magazine. http://books.google.com/books?id=2CAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=KONO’s+George+Cooper+does+a+guest+appearance+on+American+Bandstand&source=bl&ots=k7zYs9g249&sig=LjQe7FakpGXhi1k3u5OsflDQ3wE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=l28KUZGAMe-62gXJh4HgDA&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=KONO’s%20George%20Cooper%20does%20a%20guest%20appearance%20on%20American%20Bandstand&f=false All the best! Bob Miller

TRIVIA ANSWER: When Dr. Hook releases their single The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, the Rolling Stone magazine sells more copies in the following two weeks than it does any other time in its history.

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

GEORGE ORWELL [Eric Arthur Blair] (June 25, 1903 to January 21, 1950) Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.


Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo


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