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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for this Easter Friday April 19, By Marty Martel.
Please keep in your “Thoughts, prayers, and prayer lines” the tragedy’s at the Boston Marathon, and the devastating explosion at the Texas Fertilizer Plant. All of the survivors and those who suffered the loss of their loved ones need our prayers to lift them up. Also remember the cities where these tragedy’s took place, that they will recover and know that the world is in prayer for them and that our Blessed Lord will guide them through this time of suffering. Lord Bless and guide our law enforcement people who put themselves in harm’s way during these times of turmoil in the cities of country, and the world.
Grant, O Lord, peace, love and speedy reconciliation to your people Whom You have redeemed with your precious blood. Make your presence known to those who have turned away from You and do not seek You, so that none of them may be lost, But all may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, So that everyone, in true love and harmony, O long-suffering Lord, may praise your all holy Name. Amen.
Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life,
Until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,
And the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and my work is done.
Then of Thy mercy, grant me a safe lodging,
And a holy rest and a peace at last through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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THE LATEST NEWS FROM JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO April 19, 2013
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
TV SPORTS LEGEND CALLS LAST PLAY Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell reports that former NFL player and longtime announcer Pat Summerall whose deep, resonant voice calls NFL games for more than 40 years dies at 82 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Pat Summerall first teams with Tom Brookshier and later with John Madden in the NFL announce booth for over four decades describes some of the biggest games in America with his deep, resonant voice. Pat tells viewers details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with his simple, understated style. John Madden says: Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be.
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THE PHILADELPHIA SOUND GOES SILENT Millions hear Vincent Montana, Jr.’s music plus his playing on hits by hundreds of artists along with his being a member of MFSB. Vincent crafts the Sound of Philadelphia and founds the Salsoul Orchestra. Montana begins as a percussionist in Philadelphia studio sessions on the Soul Survivor’s Expressway to Your Heart, Delfonics’ La La Means I Love You and O’Jays’ Love Train. Montana dies on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 86. Joseph Tarsia, Philadelphia Music Alliance chairman, sighs: Musician, arranger, producer, and friend, Vince was an intricate part of what was known around the world as the ‘Philadelphia Sound’. Vince Montana Jr.’s Philadelphia Walk of Fame star unveils in October 2013.
SINCLAIR TV MAY KEEP NEW RADIO STATIONS Sinclair Broadcast Group who gets out of radio almost 14 years ago acquires Fisher Communications will decide to keep the three Seattle radio stations or offload them once the deal is consummated. Sinclair CEO/EVP, Secretary of SCI and Secretary of Sinclair Television Group Inc., David B. Amy, says: …they work very closely with the Seattle TV stations, and…benefit Seattle TV stations. So we’ve been in radio in the past, and we’re familiar with what works and what doesn’t work within a television market in that regard. But at this point, no, we haven’t made any decision to do anything but to continue the way they are. Fisher owns Hot AC KPLZ FM (Star 101.5), All-News KOMO-1000/KOMO FM (97.7) and News/Talk KVI-570.
WANNA RECORD A RECORD? Beginning on Saturday, April 20, 2013 during National Record Store Day, anyone can record a song on Nashville, TN’s Third Man Records. The Tennessean reports that famed Rock and Roll star Jack White and his company Third Man Records opens the world’s only fully operational, open-to-the-public Vinyl Record Recording Booth. To coincide with National Record Store Day, beginning on April 20th, visitors to Third Man Records’ Nashville storefront can record a tune on a vinyl record and mail their disc to a friend plus upload a digital version of their song on the Third Man website. This is part of Third Man’s RSD festivities, which will also feature performances from Karen Elson and Mark Watrous. Be there! Be there!
Why does Swanson foods name its frozen dinners TV Dinners?
The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! J.P. Pritchard long time Houston, TX newscaster on KULF-790/KTRH-740 and presently on News 92 FM fetes another annum on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
•GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA the booming baritone who sings How Great Thou Art to millions of Christians at evangelist Billy Graham’s crusades since 1947 dies at 104 on Tuesday night, April 16, 2013.
•GREG WILLIAMSco-host of Rage Radio on CBS KRLD FM (The Fan 105.3) Dallas, TX is fired per his Twitter tweet on Monday, April 15, 2013.
•WDVH FM (Dance Nova 101.7) Trenton/Gainesville, FL flips to Hank FM 101.7 on Monday morning, April 15, 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 WAFB TV CBS CH9 in Baton Rouge, LA begins broadcasting on April 19th.
•1969 GLEN CAMPBELL’s Jimmy Webb song Galveston hits #1 in Billboard Country on April 19th.
•1972 UNITED STATES performs a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on April 19th.
•1980 CRYSTAL GAYLE’s single It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye blossoms to #1 in Billboard Country on April 19th.
•1992 FRANKIE HOWARD British TV and film comic actor [Carry on Doctor (1967) and Up the Front (1972)] dies at 70 on April 19th.
•2010 ZAC BROWN BAND’s self-titled album The Foundation slams Double-Platinum on April 19th.
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PAUL BOTTOMS (Richmond, VA) Subject: Article attached for your consideration. Jim, I like your newsletter very much. I’m writing from Richmond, Va and am submitting a piece I wrote for a blog on armed forces radio I hope you’ll consider. My radio background includes news at stations including KSCS, Dallas/Ft. Worth, KONO San Antonio, WJJD Chicago, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Charlotte and some places I’m trying to forget. Paul Bottoms
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EVELYN PATE ALLEN [former late KLIF-1190 mobile news reporter Sam Pate’s sister] (Kemp, TX) Subject: Joan Pate. Jim, Joan told about all the children Mother taught; but failed to say see it was underprivileged ones. She also made it possible to get instruments at cost, sometimes out of her own pocket. Mother and myself were in Chicago when we went to see Welcome Travelers. Mom didn’t want to stay and tell her story; but I insisted until she did to shut me up. About three weeks later she received the call, then she and my dad went back to Chicago for her to be on the program. Some where in tons of pictures I have the picture of her with the vibra harp in The old Dallas Times Herald Sam had and Joan has the same gift of playing a number of instruments. Me? I’m a good cook. Evelyn Pate Allen; Cedar Creek Lake TX
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DUKE GILLELAND [Bob Wills Western Swing chat board] (Belton, TX) Subject: New KTON In Temple… Jim, I remember the night they put Bob in the CMA Hall of Fame in ’68. I saw my Daddy get on the edge of his chair and he said’ “Damn, I thought he was dead”! I looked at him and asked who is he? He told me a few of the highlights as you have done here. A few weeks later while out at Globe(Houston’s then day wallyworld) he urged me to buy a Wills album. From that day on, my music world was never the same. Bob & Western Swing went to the top and still reign there today! Just ask our good friend Larry Scott and he will tell you I wave the flag high! Larry, Bill Bailey, and Arch Yancey are special to me. Did you watch what they call country music the other night. Joke! Duke
TRIVIA ANSWER: The term TV dinner is a popular trademark originally used for a brand of packaged meal developed in 1953 for C.A. Swanson & Sons (The name in full is TV Brand Frozen Dinner). The original TV Dinner comes in aluminum trays and heats in ovens. Most frozen food trays are now made of microwaveable material, usually plastic that fits nicely on TV tray tables. The name TV dinner comes from the shape of the tray upon which it serves. The main entrée is in a bigger compartment on one side of the tray. The vegetables line up in smaller compartments on the other side. The arrangement is similar to how the front panels of a 1950s TV set looks with the screen on the left and speakers and control knobs on the right. One reason given for the name TV dinner is that early packaging features the image of a TV set. Another rationale is that many families eat these dinners in front of their TV sets. One of my favorite frozen TV dinners is spaghetti and meatballs with a few shakes of parmesan cheese for under $1.
JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Trivia Question. Hey Jim, Your mention of WLS’s 89th anniversary reminds me of one of my favorite radio trivia questions. Where did those call letters come from, and what do they stand for? Answer: WLS was put on the air in 1924 by Sears Roebuck, which advertised itself as the “World’s Largest Store.” WLS. Now you know. Jim Bell
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CARLA SPRINGER (Dallas, TX) Subject: birthday mention. Thanks so much, Jim for mentioning my birthday in your column. You do such a great job every day! Carla Springer
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Hi Jim, sure do appreciate your news. I would not have known about Music radio 89, Jonathan Winters and more. Thank you Leslie Wayne Hodges On The Beach In Marshall Texas
JIMMY KIMMEL [late night TV host] (November 13, 1967 – p) Sorry, but once again we are completely out of time.
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I always wonder with so many people needing INSPIRATION what can I do to encourage them. Wanting to help I go and watch many INSPIRATIONAL Pastor’s programs on T.V. our own Pastor’s sermons at our local church , read The Bible, Inspirational books, and guess what I get inspired myself. God ALWAYS gives back when you reach out to others
By: Mike Wall Published: 04/18/2013 02:55 PM EDT on SPACE.com
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered three exoplanets that may be capable of supporting life, and one of them is perhaps the most Earth-like alien world spotted to date, scientists announced today (April 18).
That most intriguing one is called Kepler-62f, a rocky world just 1.4 times bigger than Earth that circles a star smaller and dimmer than the sun. Kepler-62f’s newfound neighbor, Kepler-62e, is just 1.6 times larger than Earth, making the pair among the smallest exoplanets yet found in their star’s habitable zone — the just-right range of distances where liquid water can exist on a world’s surface.
Kepler-62e and f, which are part of a newly discovered five-planet system, “look very good as possibilities for looking for life,” said Kepler science principal investigator Bill Borucki, of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. [9 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life]
The third potentially habitable planet, called Kepler-69c, is 1.7 times bigger than Earth and orbits a star similar to our own. It’s the smallest world ever found in the habitable zone of a sunlike star, researchers said, and represents a big step toward discovering the first-ever “alien Earth.”
“We’re moving very rapidly toward finding an Earth analogue around a star like the sun,” Borucki told SPACE.com.
Researchers announced these newfound planets — all three of which are “super-Earths,” or worlds slightly larger than our own — today at a NASA news conference. The Kepler-62 discovery paper, led by Borucki, was also published today in the journal Science.
The three potentially habitable worlds are part of a larger haul. All told, the scientists rolled out seven new exoplanets today — five in the Kepler-62 system and two in Kepler-69.
Alien water worlds?
The five newfound planets in the Kepler-62 system, which is located about 1,200 light-years away in the constellation Lyra, range from 0.54 to 1.95 times the size of Earth. Only Kepler-62e and f are potentially habitable; the other three zip around the star at close range, making them too hot to support life as we know it, researchers said.
Kepler-62e and f take 122 and 267 days, respectively, to complete one orbit around their star, which is just 20 percent as bright as the sun. While nobody knows what the two exoplanets look like, a separate modeling study suggests they’re both probably water worlds covered by endless, uninterrupted global oceans
“There may be life there, but could it be technology-based like ours? Life on these worlds would be under water with no easy access to metals, to electricity, or fire for metallurgy,” lead author Lisa Kaltenegger, of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said in a statement.
“Nonetheless, these worlds will still be beautiful blue planets circling an orange star — and maybe life’s inventiveness to get to a technology stage will surprise us,” she added.
Not surprisingly, Kepler-62e should be warmer than its more distantly orbiting neighbor. In fact, Kepler-62f may require a greenhouse effect to keep its ocean from freezing over, researchers said.
“Kepler-62e probably has a very cloudy sky and is warm and humid all the way to the polar regions,” co-author Dimitar Sasselov of Harvard said in a statement. “Kepler-62f would be cooler, but still potentially life-friendly.”
The new modeling study has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.
Searching for Earth’s twin
The $600 million Kepler observatory launched in March 2009 to hunt for Earth-size exoplanets in the habitable zone of their parent stars. Kepler finds alien worlds by detecting the tiny brightness dips caused when they transit, or cross the face of, their stars from the instrument’s perspective.
Kepler has used this technique to great effect, spotting more than 2,700 potential planets since its March 2009 launch. While just 120 or so of these candidates have been confirmed to date, mission scientists estimate that more than 90 percent will end up being the real deal.
While Kepler has yet to discover a true Earth twin, it’s getting closer and closer, Borucki said, pointing to the confirmation of Kepler-69c as an example. (That planet lies 2,700 light-years away, in the constellation Cygnus. Kepler-69c’s neighbor Kepler-69b, which is about twice the size of Earth and too hot to host life, was also announced today.)
“I think we’re making excellent progress in that direction,” Borucki said. “We have a number of candidates that look good.”
Such steady progress makes sense, since Kepler will of course spot more transits the longer it looks. The telescope needs to observe three transits to flag a planet candidate, so detecting a potentially habitable world in a relatively distant orbit can take several years.
Kepler cannot search for signs of life on worlds like Kepler-62e, Kepler-62f and Kepler-69c, but the telescope is paving the way for future missions that should do just that, Borucki said.
“This is one of the early steps, but there’s no mistake — we are on our way to explore the galaxy, to learn about life in the galaxy,” he said.