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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for this Easter Friday April 12, By Marty Martel.
Kaye Frances, whose husband Bobby is a dear friend and drummer here in Hoptown. She has been diagnosed with ALS which as you know, is Lou Gehrig’s disease. There is as of yet no known cure for this terrible disease. Kaye will appreciate any and all prayers as she struggles along,thanks Marty – Rick Erickson
Marty, Please add my Dear friends Barb & Reggie Cowell to the prayer list. Reggie, will be having surgery tomorrow morning at 9:00AM EST in Ontario, his beautiful wife Barb will be waiting for the good news from the Doctor. Thanks Prayer Warriors – Ruth Elkins
GOD’S LOVE: God’s love cannot be equaled, it’s unlike the love of men; For there’s no other love on earth that can free a soul from sin. We put limits on the love we give, we love our friends and family; But God loved those who hated Him, He gave His Son to set them free. It’s hard for us to forgive our friends, when we feel they are wrong; But God will forgive the vilest one, and make their spirit strong. God’s love is never-ending, all His promises are sure, His love will bring you comfort, and His blood will make you pure – Frances Culp Wolfe
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George Strait announced last week that it’s time to hang up his spurs. His new tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, will likely be his last big stretch of tour dates. George named the tour after his hit song “The Cowboy Rides Away.” It’s a fitting title, as he has used the song to close his live shows for years.
Released in 1985, the song was the second single from George’s 1984 Does Forth Worth Ever Cross Your Mind album. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and No. 3 on Canada’s RPM Country Tracks chart.
Step into GAC’s Time Machine to watch this live performance of “The Cowboy Rides Away” after the jump!
So far in his career, George (who turned 60 earlier this year) has had 59 No. 1 songs, earned more than 60 major industry awards and has sold over 65 million albums. He is the only artist in music history to achieve at least one Top Ten hit each year during his 30-year career and was only the second artist at the time (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2006) while still actively recording and producing chart topping hits and albums.
The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Bare, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rogers will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Bare will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Clement will be inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980,” and “Songwriter” categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 118 to 121 members.
Kenny, who’s currently in the studio working on new music posted a video thanking his fans just moments after he got the call from Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer:
“The highest musical honor achievable for a Country Music artist or industry leader is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and these are all outstanding and highly deserving individuals,” said Steve Moore. “’Cowboy’ has been responsible for producing many of the iconic songs in Country Music. Bobby pioneered the Country concept album and was one of the first artists to take the format to Europe. And Kenny’s crossover success throughout a lengthy career introduced Country Music to a much wider audience.”
“This is big – an honor and the validation of a dream, totally unexpected,” said Bare. “Now I’ll be famous forever. Thanks to all of my supporters and thank you CMA.”
“I’ve been chosen for the Country Music Hall of Fame? I thought I was already in the Hall of Fame,” said Clement. “I could have gotten in there any time I wanted. Kyle [Young] gave me a key.”
“When I was young, my dad said, ‘Son, you have to think big to accomplish small’ and the Country Music Hall of Fame was as big as it gets,” said Rogers. “He wanted that for me. So every record I’ve ever made, every concert I’ve performed, and every song I’ve written was done for the single purpose of achieving that goal.
“I’m sure you can imagine how special it is and how exciting it was when Steve Moore called me with the news of my acceptance,” Kenny added. “It’s not the end of my journey, but it is certainly the high point, no matter what else I accomplish. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the members who voted for me and all the friends who encouraged and believed in me, and my dad, for his vision of success.”
Induction ceremonies for Bare, Clement, and Rogers will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the new CMA Theater later this year. Since 2007, the Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, an annual reunion of the Hall of Fame membership, has served as the official rite of induction for new members.
“The announcement of new Hall of Fame members is always a cause for celebration,” said Kyle Young, Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “I find it remarkable that all three 2013 honorees were born in the 1930s during the worldwide Great Depression and commercial Country Music’s formative years. They were present for the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, the ’60s folk revival, the ascent of hard Country, and the rise of sophisticated pop Country with a global impact. Cowboy Jack, Bobby, and Kenny are unique personalities whose contributions to the canon of American popular music are inerasable.”
CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO April 12, 2013
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
LEGENDARY RADIO PROGRAMMER RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET George Wilson Crowell is born on July 18, 1929 in Katonah, NY. In the 1950s, he starts out as a professional baseball player. Next, sports announcer and then he leaps into radio as a DJ. In radio, as George Wilson, he programs Top 40 WOKY-920 in Milwaukee, WI. He rises to WOKY’s lofty position of GM. Eventually George becomes Bartell Broadcasting’s President, and then heads Starr’s group of radio stations. As a broadcast executive, George Wilson gains two National Program Director badges plus Radio Executive of the Year medallion. George and his wife Jackie own and operate Internet programming service www.Memorytunes.fm. After 9am on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, George Wilson dies from a heart attack.
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MOUSEKETEER SWEETHEART EXITS We kids in the Fabulous Fifties fondly remember Annette Funicello as a cute Mouseketeer on Walt Disney’s popular afternoon TV show The Mickey Mouse Club that airs from 1955 to 1959. The pert, pretty, dark-haired Annette Funicello is just 13 when she gains fame on Disney’s kiddie TV club. When The Mickey Mouse Club ends, Annette is the only cast member who remains under contract to Disney’s studio. She appears in several Disney movies and also becomes a recording star with her hit single, Tall Paul. In the early 1960s, Annette teams with Frankie Avalon in a series of Beach Blanket movies. On Monday, April 8, 2013 teen heart throb Annette Funicello dies from Multiple Sclerosis, which she battles for more than 25 years.
LAMBERT NEW HEAD OF RADIO INK T.J. Lambert, former ABC Radio and ESPN Radio executive, elevates to his new role as Executive Vice President and General Manager of industry trade publication Radio Ink magazine which recently acquires Radio & Television Business Report. Deborah Parenti, EVP/Radio, brags: With the acquisition of Radio & Television Business Report, we’ve entered a new era for the company, and T.J. is the perfect choice to run these brands. I’ve worked with T.J. when he’s served as an adviser to our conferences, and I’m thrilled to collaborate with him going forward. Eric Rhoads, Radio Ink founder, daydreams: I’ve known T.J. most of my career in radio and have always considered him to be an A player and I wanted to have him on my team. He’s that strong!
POLITICIANS STAY OUT OF OUR LIVES! From the what will they think of next department comes former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt who proclaims that the government should pressure Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the name of his football team. Count the lights as they go out in Georgia! What in the world is this government loony thinking? In his Washington Post opinion piece, former FCC chairman Reed Hundt, claims: …it’s time the government put pressure on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the name of his football team. Congress has repeatedly passed laws and otherwise raised a ruckus about indecent language on the broadcast airwaves used for radio and television. Snyder (should) no longer (be) using a derogatory term to describe his team.
TRIVIA QUESTION: How does Charlene’s 1976 single, I’ve Never Been to Me, turn out? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chuck Blore radio programming and voice-over legend blows out over 39 candles on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
•WRDU FM Clear Channel News/Talk (106.1) Raleigh, NC hands its call letters over to clustermate Classic Rock (100.7) and steals former Greater Media Talk WTKK FM (96.9) Boston, MA call letters to become Clear Channel News/Talk WTKK FM (Rush Radio 106.1).
•DAVE RAMSEY nationally syndicated Talk show host inducts into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon on Monday, April 8, 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 JOE TURNER R&B singer releases Shake, Rattle and Roll on April 12th.
•1961 MARTY ROBBINS’ single El Paso wins Best Country & Western Performance during third annual Grammy Awards on April 12th.
•1975 LINDA RONSTADT releases When Will I Be Loved on April 12th.
•1980 CHARLEY PRIDE’s version of Hank Williams’ Honky Tonk Blues grand slams #1 in Billboard Country on April 12th. •1994 Q.T. MACON Blues singer and guitarist dies at 60 on April 12th.
•2010 HANK WILLIAMS, SR. receives Pulitzer Prize special citation for craftsmanship as a songwriter on April 12th.
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T.J. LAMBERT [EVP/GM Radio Ink/RBR & TVBR] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Congratulations! Howdy Jim…sorry for the delayed response…I’ve known (Radio Ink founder) Eric (Rhoads) a long time. (Streamline Publishing CEO) Jim Robinson and I played together in the ABC radio networks band…always good to work with friends and people you like… Like most things I’ve done I’ll let the game come to me and see what we’ve got and then adjust and tweak as needed. I have more than a few ideas but first things first…revs. Thanks for the note… T. J. Lambert; EVP/GM; Radio Ink/RBR & TVBR
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GARY DELAUNE [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (San Antonio, TX) I was in a special speech class in Hollywood 1957-59 taught by Celeste Rush who was a dialect expert and speech/drama coach. She spoke 9 languages and was married to an old network radio star, Lou Merrill. I was working in the CBS radio mail room and sports dept. and I would attend class every day during my lunch break. Some of her students were character actor John Larch, Alejandro Rey and a beautiful teenager by the name of Annette Funicello. Disney paid for the actors sessions but I paid my own and she knew I didn’t have any money so she said…”to make it look legal, pay me $2 a week”. She did more for my speech delivery than all other classes combined. She taught us how to use dialects and how to play with the microphone as they did on the network radio shows… GD (www.garydnews.com)
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LYNN WOOLLEY [ex KRLD-KTEM-KNOW-KUT] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: Gaylon Christie. It (KTON-940) sold to M&M, I think, and then someone else bought it. But he only wanted it to upgrade and move it to Dallas as a 50,000 watt station. Other stations opposed it, and so it never got approval. The station was dark for more than a year and the FCC deleted it. It’s been gone several years now. (www.BeLogical.com)
DUKE GILLELAND [Bob Wills Western Swing chat board] (Belton, TX) Subject: New KTON In Temple… Hope the “new” KTON coming to Temple does not add more to the cesspool. Good music AM radio stations are dying like flies in a freeze due to politics! I remember the OLD WBAP in Ft Worth. Enjoyed a many a show on both KMIL & KTAE through the years. Like losing old friends. Was that way with our local KTON years back. Time will tell. But then it’s all about the MONEY! Duke Gilleland; Belton
TRIVIA ANSWER: Charlene Marilynn D’Angelo Oliver is born on June 1, 1950 in Hollywood, CA. In 1967, at 18 she competes in Chuck Barris’ Miss Dream Girl TV show. In 1972, the legendary Berry Gordy signs Charlene to Motown Records. In 1976, she records her single I’ve Never Been to Me. In 1977, the tune levels off at #97 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. In 1982, Motown Records re-issues the song. Tampa, FL DJ Scott Shannon’s girlfriend persuades him to spin the tune. He places the song in regular rotation on WRBQ FM (104.7) where this time it leaps to #3 in the United States and by June 1982 #1 in the United Kingdom. The single is one of the year’s biggest hits. Charlene wears her wedding dress in the song’s video at Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England. But, by this time, Charlene loses her record contract and moves to England to work in a sweetshop in Ilford, London. In 1994, the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert features her I’ve Never Been to Me as its opening song.
CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Before my time but I remember hearing it on WFAA, I think it was on your show or Mike Marshall’s. Cab Driver, a song by The Mills Brothers KC5RAI
JIM GOUGH [‘Mr. Texas’-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1188) April 08, 2013 [Monday] Interesting you mentioned KOUL in Corpus. Originally, it was owned by a rich dude from Houston. He asked me and my friend Rob Waddell (KPRC and KRLY) to go to the little station and program it for automation. The control room was wall to wall tape recorders. I did many station ID’s and even produced TV spots to launch the deal. I also designed their logo and did billboards in the Corpus area. Rob left us way too soon..a great broadcaster! Jim Gough
KEVIN STIRTZ (Customer Loyalty Consultant) [Automated Radio vs. Real People Radio] Does the lack of a live person make a difference? Or do people listen just for the music without regard for the people?
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One in Five Teen Births Are Repeats
More than 18 percent of all babies born to teenagers in the U.S. are baby No. 2 or 3, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s bad news not only because it means young mothers aren’t getting the message about birth control, but also because babies born to teenagers, especially unmarried teenagers, are more likely to be underweight and to have other health problems.
“Although teen birth rates have been declining for the last two decades, in 2010, more than 367,000 teens aged 15–19 years gave birth,” the CDC said in its report.
“Teen mothers want to do their best for their own health and that of their child, but some can become overwhelmed by life as a parent. Having more than one child as a teen can limit the teen mother’s ability to finish her education or get a job. Infants born from a repeat teen birth are often born too small or too soon, which can lead to more health problems for the baby,” adds the CDC.
Source: NBC News
Christian Leaders Reach Out to Rick Warren After Hurtful Comments Are Made on Son’s Suicide
Well-known Pastor Rick Warren’s personal tragedy of losing his son Matthew as the result of suicide last Friday has not only garnered sympathy and condolences from around the world, but also online vitriol from his detractors, The Christian Post Reports. Even worse to Warren and many in the Christian community, some of the attacks have come from people professing to be Christians. Upon learning of the news of Mathew Warren’s death and the response on the Internet by some Christians, Beth Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries, wrote in her blog post that after a mixture of emotions on Saturday, she became “madder and madder at the bullies in the Body of Christ.” Christian author Frank Viola also defended the Warrens, stating, “If you are a Christian and your heart doesn’t go out to this brother and his family, something is wrong with you spiritually.” Warren, who uses social media frequently and has nearly a million followers on Twitter, was more active on Tuesday than previous days, posting his thoughts and recommending articles through links. “WOW. We love you @BethMooreLPM for your powerful and prophetic #SadnessAndMadness blog [link],” he posted in regards to Moore’s “Sadness and Madness” article.
As North Korea threatens Nuclear War, More Christians Suffer
As the world turns its attention to North Korean threats of nuclear war, human rights groups are bringing attention the extensive human rights violations in the country. Long considered the world’s worst persecutor of Christians, estimates place the number of imprisoned Christians at between 30,000 and 70,000, the ICC reports. Once known as the Jerusalem of the East and a center of Christianity in Asia, the Communist regime run by the Kim family has tried to crush Christianity into oblivion for more than half a century.
On Friday, the North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies after April 10, and suggested that Russia, China, and Great Britain consider evacuating their diplomats. While the situation appears to be serious, governments are playing down the rhetoric from North Korea, assuming it represents yet another tantrum by a regime starving for attention, legitimacy, and economic aid. North Korea is the worst perpetrator of persecution against Christians in the world. Christians are tortured, imprisoned, and murdered. Private, non-state-sanctioned religious activity is prohibited. Anyone discovered engaging in clandestine religious activity is subject to arrest, torture, or even public execution.
As many as 100,000 believers are thought to worship secretly. Possessing a Bible, saying the words God or Jesus, and meeting together are all offences punishable by death. VOM reports estimate that of the hundreds of thousands incarcerated in labor and concentration camps, about 30,000 are Christians
Robert Edwards, Inventor of Test Tube Babies, Dies at 87
Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards, a University of Cambridge professor known as the “father of in vitro fertilization,” died Wednesday at the age of 87 after battling a long illness, World Magazine reports. Edwards and his late colleague, gynecologist Patrick Steptoe, were the first to enable a woman to give birth using in vitro fertilization (IVF), 35 years ago. Edwards and Steptoe’s work aroused indignation in the 1970s. Critics said manipulating the procreative process in a lab was degrading to humans. They pointed out many embryos, created in petri dishes but never transferred to the womb, were simply “washed down the sink”—a scenario that continues today. At the time, Edwards defended himself in The Quarterly Review of Biology, arguing life was transferred gradually from parent to child, rather than created at the moment of conception: “The assumption of full human rights at a single moment … demands making arbitrary decisions that are unjustified biologically,” he wrote.
Other scientists have since disputed that view and affirmed that human life begins at conception. The denial of life at conception undergirds the justification for abortion today, although abortion proponents rarely try to defend that dubious tenet, instead preferring to talk in terms of “choice.”
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Tick removal: A PEDIATRICIAN RECENTLY EXPLAINED WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE A TICK. THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE IT WORKS IN THOSE PLACES WHERE IT’S SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO GET TO WITH TWEEZERS. FOR EXAMPLE BETWEEN TOES, IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEAD FULL OF DARK HAIR, ETC. APPLY A GLOB OF LIQUID SOAP TO A COTTON BALL. COVER THE TICK WITH THE SOAP-SOAKED COTTON BALL AND SWAB IT FOR A FEW SECONDS (15-20) SHOULD BE LONG ENOUGH. THE TICK WILL COME OUT ON ITS OWN AND BE STUCK TO THE COTTON BALL WHEN YOU LIFT IT AWAY. SHE SAID THIS TECHNIQUE HAS WORKED EVERY TIME SHE’S USED IT (AND THAT WAS FREQUENTLY), AND IT’S MUCH LESS TRAUMATIC FOR THE PATIENT AND EASIER FOR HER. ALSO, IF YOU JUST PULL A TICK OFF, THEIR HEADS SOMETIMES BREAK OFF AND ARE LEFT UNDER THE SKIN SO THIS IS MUCH SAFER. BE AWARE ALSO THAT A TICK WITH A WHITE SPECK ON ITS BACK IS A DEER TICK, THESE CAN CAUSE TICK FEVER SO CHECK YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY GOOD IF YOU SEE ANY OF THESE! UNLESS SOMEONE IS ALLERGIC TO SOAP, I CAN’T SEE THAT THIS WOULD BE DAMAGING IN ANY WAY.
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