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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for yesterday, today and tomorrow by Marty Martel
Please continue to keep in your prayers and prayer lines, Janelle Karl, daughter of Allen Karl. Please keep in your prayers Gene Kennedy’s daughter as she recuperates from her surgery.Also, it has been a long time since I have asked for prayers for our military men and women, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Sad news strikes our country music industry again. Bobbe Seymour, legendary steel guitarist, has passed away. I rcvd the news this morning. Cause of death was not given at the time, but as soon as I receive the information I will immediately pass it on.
Bobbe was a dear friend of mine for over 40 years, and played in my band way back when. He has been having health issues for the past couple of years. I knew that he was having health problems, but this comes as a difficult time to all of his family, his musicians friends, and the many fans that he has who loved his music. When we lose a close friend, it is so hard to write about it, because there have been so many who have passed away, and this is another sad loss to our industry.
Please keep Bobbe and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN THE LOVING AND PEACEFUL ARMS OF OUR BLESSED LORD.
I do not have funeral arrangements at this time, but I will send them out as soon as possible. This is truly a sad day in country music and especially to all musicians. Bobbe is an icon in our industry and he will be sadly missed.
Blessed are you, Lord God: Blessed are you forever. Holy is your name:
Blessed are you forever. Great is your mercy for your people.
In the morning I cry out to you: Blessed are you forever.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I praise you and give you glory:
I bless you for calling me to be one of your holy people.
Remain in my heart, and guide me in my love and service all of this day.
Help me to shine your light before others and lead them to the way of faith.
Holy Trinity of love, I praise you now and forever.
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LONGTIME RADIO PERSONALITY EXPIRES During his long broadcasting career, Boston College graduate and Massachusetts native Jack Roberts wears many hats as an on-air personality, producer, program director and general manager. Roberts’ radio resume includes WMEX-1510, WRKO-680 and WXKS-1200 Boston, MA; WPRO-630 Providence, RI; WDRC-1360 Hartford, CT and WWRC-1260 Washington, DC. For more than 25 years, Jack books talent in several major markets. In recent times, he is Executive Producer of CRN Digital Talk Radio programming plus host of CRN morning program, What’s Cooking Today? Roberts also writes the radio-themed Web column, www.HollywoodHillsGroup.com. On Friday, March 7, 2014 Jack Roberts dies in Los Angeles, CA at 62 after a lengthy illness.
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CHICAGO RADIO GOES GREEN On St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 17th, as it happens each year on that day, WXRT FM (93XRT) in Chicago, IL features its annual tradition of its Irish-themed Shamrock ‘N Roll. WXRT FM’s on-air St. Patrick’s Day party airs from 5:30am until 9:00pm. Beginning early Monday on Lin Brehmer’s morning show, WXRT FM mixes the best Rock music from Irish and Irish-American artists, along with songs about the Emerald Isle. In 1969, when I’m PD/MD/PM Drive DJ on KBUC FM-AM in San Antonio, TX we paint the River Walk river green for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. It becomes an annual affair. San Antonio River Walk pubs color their mugs of beer green every year.
GERONIMO RIDES AGAIN Legendary radio Talk hero Don Geronimo is born Michael L. Sorce on September 18, 1958. In the early 1980s, Don lands his dream spot on WLS FM in Chicago, IL. He leaps over to WBBM FM for evenings and eventually replaces another radio legend Dick Biondi in AM Drive. In 1985, Geronimo returns to Washington, D.C. for afternoons on WAVA. In 1986, he replaces Charlie & Harrigan in mornings on WAVA and forms the Don and Mike Show with Mike O’Meara. In 1991, they move to WJFK FM. On May 9, 2011, Geronimo joins CBS Radio KHTK-1140 (The Fan). On Friday October 4, 2013 the Jason Ross show is his replacement. In October 2013, he returns to WJFK FM until March 1, 2014. In April 2014, Don Geronimo’s new show is on www.DonGeronimoPodcast.com.
MOUSKETEER’S CADDY ON AUCTION BLOCK The Mickey Mouse Club created by Walt Disney which airs from 1955 to 1959 with host Jimmie Dodd along with The Mouseketeers is a very popular TV show for us kids. One of our favorite Mouseketeers, Annette Funicello, becomes America’s teen sweetheart. In the 1960s, Annette teams with Frankie Avalon for several Beach Blanket movies. Funicello develops a fondness for Cadillac automobiles. In 1987, Annette, has multiple sclerosis and dies at 70 on April 8, 2013 in Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, CA. Scott Dang, owner of China Cuisine restaurant in Shafter, has Annette Funicello’s white 1973 Cadillac Coupe De Ville listed for $6,000 on Craigslist. Annette’s Caddy has a reported 125,000 miles on its odometer.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who replaces John Cameron Swayze as NBC TV nightly news anchor? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jim Gough on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. •JESSE, AMANDA & PIKE morning hosts exit KVOX FM Fargo-Moorhead, ND but remain with the group. •BOSTON UNIVERSITY sells NPR Talk WBUR-1240 West Yarmouth, MA to Langer Broadcasting who flips it to Brazilian Portuguese format to serve Cape Cod & simulcast sister WSRO-650 Ashland, MA. •JOHN GAMBLING who retires from mornings on Clear Channel WOR-710 NYC in December 2013 joins Salem Conservative Talk WNYM-970 (The Answer) in middays 11am to 1pm. •CHRIS DUNCAN former St. Louis Cardinals star talk host inks a contract renewal with Sports WXOS FM Hubbard (ESPN 101.1) St. Louis, MO. •RADIO DISNEY unloads WKSH-1640 in Milwaukee, WI to Starboard Media Foundation for $725,000.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1952 ALAN FREED presents Moondog Coronation Ball on March 21st at old Cleveland Arena as 25,000 attend the first Rock and Roll concert ever. •1968 TOM T. HALL marries his Miss Dixie, Dixie Deen, on March 19th. •1971 WCPB TV PBS CH 28 in Salisbury, MD begins broadcasting on March 21st. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS wins three times on March 21st as Top Male Vocalist, plus Forever And Ever, Amen takes Single Record and Song of the Year at the 23rd annual Academy Of Country Music awards live on NBC from Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. •1991 LEO FENDER inventor of the Fender guitar which includes the Classic Stratocaster born Clarence Leonidas Fender dies on March 21st.•2000 SUGAR HILL’s self-titled debut album releases on Nickel Creek records on March 21st.
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DAVE MICHAELS [former WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) First job in Broadcasting was 1966 at WLIJ – Shelbyville, TN…did everything and afternoons. Than to Elkins – Dallas 1966 for the First Phone Lic(ense). and I worked at KQRO FM adult MOR format. 1967 was all nights at WEBN FM Cincinnati, Next was WOXR – Oxford, Ohio middays & PD. 1968 was at WFKO FM Kokomo Indiana for about 7 weeks. Back to WOXR FM for a few months – doing Nights 1968. Than to WZIP FM in Cincinnati doing nights 1969. After about 1 year – moved back to WOXR FM Oxford, Ohio to do mornings 1970. Than Bill Struck hired me to do Nights at WONE-FM Dayton, Ohio (we were going after WING -1410) we killed them in 8 Months…stayed there 5 years. 1975 moved to Brownsville, Texas for 10 days – worked for KELP, the surroundings scared me (drugs & danger). 1976 joined WHIO – Radio 1290 Weekends, fill ins – vacations and PSA Dir. Stayed there until I sent a tape to WFYR – in Chicago and they had nothing but liked my tape – sent it to 99X and I was hired for 3 Months summer fill ins and vacations with possible full time slot (never happened)!!!! And the Beat Goes On – CKLW
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STEVE RICH [Lewis] (Dallas/Plano, TX) I never heard of Billy Fuller. Gene Dickerson was GM (KWKH-1130). I was a year or so before Larry Scott. I was the one who gave the all night show its name “The Interstate Road Show”. Jim WW Travis was evenings. Dave Martin was PD. Dave went KEBC Okc and I soon followed. Ken Lumis was middays/music director. Ken left for KBOX in Dallas and Ken Shepherd came down the hall from KROK for middays. Jonathan Hayes was afternoons who later became the helicopter traffic reporter for Ron Chapman at KVIL, now traffic for KLUV, Jerry Fentress was SM, Bess Maxwell was overnight news, Gwen Campbell was evening news, John Lee was news director/morning news, and Rod Hart was chief engineer…120% positive peaks with reverb with calls from Tampa to L.A. to Canada to South America. Without a doubt the most exciting country station I ever worked at…24 hour live news staff and tons of fun. Steve Lewis; Plano, TX.
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VICKY PICKERING (Houston, TX) I enjoyed seeing Bill Bailey, Scott Arthur, and Bill and Kim Nash appear on Jana and Randy Meeks “Praise The Lord” TV show on KETH, Channel 14 on Comcast Houston, Friday, March 7th promoting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and giving testimonies of Christian Cowboys and information on the Cowboy Church. Vicky Pickering (www.buddyhollyandthepicks.com) / (www.southtexaspaleo.com)
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BILL CHERRY [former late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1286) March 17, 2014 [Monday] Jim, I’m sure you probably know, but in case you don’t, Chuck Dunaway had a triple-bypass today at one of the Houston hospitals. I’ve not heard how things went, but I pray they went well. I had hoped to hear from his wife, Kendall, but I know that she’s got her hands full. Regards, Bill Cherry
TRIVIA ANSWER: In October 1956, the team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley take over the NBC TV nightly news broadcast from John Cameron Swayze as The Huntley-Brinkley Report. Because of its sponsorship by the Reynolds Tobacco Company, Swayze’s NBC TV nightly news is called the Camel News Caravan. In 1956, Huntley and Brinkley team up for the first time to cover the political conventions. From 1956–1970, they become top NBC TV nightly news anchors.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KLIF-1190, KILT-610] (Houston-Katy, TX) Surgery is scheduled for Friday at six (am)..I’m ready. I’ll be in the hospital for four or five days I think…Take care my friend. Chuck
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“A STRANGE TIME FOR FEAR”.
Normally, we think of fear in terms of failure. We tend to become afraid when we experience a major setback and feel inadequate. Or we may be shaken when we’ve made a big mistake and believe that our judgment is flawed. At such times, we would almost expect fear to strike, right?
We find a radically different situation in Kings18 , where Elijah experienced one of the most drastic triumph in all of Scripture. Armed with only his unflinching faith in the Lord, he faced down 850 priests of the local false deities. God moved mightily, destroying the idolaters and bringing glory to Himself throughout Israel. It was a fantastic win.
But after this confrontation , when the exuberance of his faith should have been at its height, Elijah became scared. In l Kings 19 the prophet learned that the evil Queen had called for his death. Apparently forgetting God’s mighty victory just moments before, Elijah ran away. How could this be?
Elijah’s story reminds us that our failures may not pose the greatest danger to spiritual growth after all ; potential for destruction may actually lie hidden within our successes . That’s when our confidence is at its peak, which often leads us to turn our eyes away from the Giver of strength and toward our self.
Your victory is always in God’s hand. Don’t be fooled He may work in, around, or through you to achieve His purpose, but it is always His victory. Have you been distracted by success? Turn your eyes back to the Lord. All praise and glory are His. And fear need not be yours.
Glorifying the Lord is not limited to worshipping in church. In fact, praise ought to permeate the believer’s life.
One obvious way that we praise the Lord is with our voice. We can either speak or sing our worship. Psalm writers put adoration into words and set their love to music. True worship also flows from the mouths of believers who are focused upon God’s attributes. They desire to honor Him because of who He is, what He has done, and what He has promised for the future.
Genuine worship allows the Lord to fill our hearts and minds with His presence. But praising the Lord with wrong motives is an empty act. For example, if we’re lifting our hands and singing loud only because doing so feels good, then what we’re after is an emotional high. That kind of selfish “praise” falls far short of heaven.
Our God is praised when we serve Him. People are created for the purpose of bringing glory and honor to His name. Therefore, nothing should limit our willingness to work for the King, particularly when we have a chance to share Him with others. Christ is honored when His followers speak boldly about His grace and His work—believers’ testimonies are an amazing form of praise that magnifies God’s name.
Jesus Christ is worth more than any treasure this world offers. Loving Him and understanding what He’s done for you should be all the motivation you need to praise Him with your life. Don’t just sing; serve His kingdom and share the gospel. Help to make God’s throne room ring with worship.