What seems to be a spectacular achievment, Wildhorse Entertainment has managed to chart it’s entire CD catalogue release on AirplayDirect Country Top 50 for this week.
“To my knowledge there are 6 releases on the Wildhorse Entertainment account on air play direct. I see all 6 releases in the charts right now. This is very big news for Wildhorse Entertainment and shows a tremendous amount of credibility” Keith Bradford of KMA Records Nashville Tennessee
All 5 Worldwide Country Discovery Cd’s plus Frans & Cathy’s Cd, “Let’s Try Again” are on the Top 50. See Chart below for easy referance.
– Frans Maritz WHISNews21
LEGENDARY NOLA ANCHOR CALLS FINAL GAME In 1961, Maury Magill’s 44-year radio career begins on WWL-870. He becomes one of the most well-known voices in The Big Easy’s radio history. On September 17, 1967 on WWL Maury broadcasts New Orleans Saints first game in Tulane Stadium. On November 8, 1970 legendary broadcaster Magill is on hand with his broadcast partner Al Wester’s call of the Saints Tom Dempsey’s record-setting 63-yard kick. Maury Magill dies at 89 on Friday, January 16, 2015.
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OLDIES IS A BAD WORD From the latest trend in radio it looks like the word Oldies is taboo because several former Oldies radio stations now refer to themselves as something else. Just out of the corral in the removal of the Oldies banner is iHeartMedia KODJ FM (Oldies 94.1) Salt Lake City, ID that abolishes the Oldies brand in favor of its frequency and call letters: 94.1 KODJ. To go along with the change is the addition of 1980s tunes to the KODJ FM playlist. Also, no more 1950s Classics in today’s ‘Oldies’ radio stations.
SNAG IN ENTERCOM’S LINCOLN FINANCIAL TAKE OVER At first what appears to be smooth sailing in Entercom’s takeover of Lincoln Financial reaches a road block. As the 30 day reporting period nears expiration on January 14, 2014 Entercom withdraws its report forms to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Entercom tells the Securities & Exchange Commission that it intends to refile within 48 hours to give the agencies an additional month to examine and approve the acquisition.
LA CUCARACHA GOES COUNTRY In 1959, WNUA FM (95.5) opens in Chicago, IL as WDHF FM. In 1976, it reforms as WMET FM until 1985 when it spins to WRXR FM. In August 1987, it becomes WNUA FM. Over the years various formats: EZ Listening, Big Band, Top 40, AOR, Adult Contemporary, Oldies, New Age, Smooth Jazz, Spanish CHR and Regional Mexican. Since May 2009, WNUA FM is Latino El Patron. On Monday, January 5, 2015 WNUA FM tosses its sombrero for a Stetson as Big 95.5 Chicago’s Hit Country.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first GUI mouse computer? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Todd Meadows January 1st. Charles Cashmere January 4th. Howard Reynolds January 5th. Jan Case January 8th. Dave Tucker January 9th. Dan Halyburton &. Barry Pollack Monday, January 26, 2014. •JOSH CHAPIN exits WVIT TV NBC CH 30 Hartford, CT to join KHOU TV CBS CH 11 Houston, TX as a reporter. •BRANDON WALKER scrams News 12 Connecticut 24-hour local news service Norwalk, CT for Morning Reporter position on KPRC TV NBC CH 2 Houston, TX.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 KOKH TV IND/PBS CH 25 in Oklahoma City, OK begins broadcasting on January 26th. •1964 BUCK OWENS records My Heart Skips A Beat & Together Again on January 28th in Hollywood, CA. •1976 NFL PRO BOWL: NFC beats AFC 23-20 on January 26th. •1988 RANDY TRAVIS’ Always And Forever is his first Double-Platinum album on January 29th. •1995 LOUIS HEREN British journalist dies at 65 on January 26th. •2009 CHRIS YOUNG’s Gettin’ You Home releases to radio on RCA records on January 26th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
RED JONES [2008 Georgia Radio Hall of Fame – retires from WKNG-1060 [W] June 15, 2011 after 63 years in radio] (Carrollton-Tallapoosa, GA) Subject: Houston memories. Your article on Tidelands brought back memories. During my “younger” days sat with the Kingston Trio at the Tidelands with blab/blab till about 5 am one Sat. morning rushing to our Lovett Blvd studios with no breakfast for a 6 am shift that (on Sat) went to 12 Noon. we were young but my all night jock did go for coffee. As for comedy, we at KILT were the first to play comedy album tracks. Some said it’ll never work. I was doing 12-3 at the time and worked in tracks by Newhart, Brother Dave, Justin Wilson. Phones rang off the wall. Ratings up up and away. 1959. Justin became huge in Big H with his kajun bits and he and I were asked to co-mc the Miss Houston Pageant in 1960. Dave Gardner also “got his start” with all this but he had a problem that did not do well for him. Plus Millie, his wife, a total idiot. But great memories of Houston from that era. Sadly, won’t happen again. Oh…back then you had to be a member of a club to get in and drink…had to have your membership card. I can remember at the Tidelands (and others) people would line up and someone would have a handful of member ship cards with “one per customer.” Here you are…come on in! Red Jones Georgia Radio Hall of Fame
JEFF MCCLAIN [KNUZ, KENR, KFMK, WNOE] (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Hey Jim! Sorry to hear about Ben Harold fighting cancer. My prayers are with him. I remember Ben from my days at KENR in the 70’s. God Speed!
KENDALL DUNAWAY [Chuck’s wife] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Chucky. Hey Jim: I’ll forward your e-mail to Chuck. I know he’s anxious to get back on his e-mail and he’ll write you as soon as he’s home. Thanks for checking on him. Chuck and I both really appreciate your concern. -Kendall Dunaway
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ANDY WALDROP [ex KILT-610, KIKK FM] (Houston, TX) Subject: Jay Cook. Jim, In reference to Jack Parnell’s question regarding Jay Cook, I am not sure, but he MAY have been at KKBQ AM/FM during part of their heyday as a Top 40 Powerhouse. I think Ron Parker or John Lander can correct me if I’m wrong…or…expand on what you already have. Ron Parker responds to me with this: Yes he was KKBQ GM around 1985-1988 or 1984-1987?? Andy
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MIKE MCDERMOTT [Actor, DJ, voiceovers, radio advertising] (Houston, TX) Subject: WSJ on WOAI. Jim, I could be wrong but I thought I heard some version of the Wall Street Journal with Gordon Deal last week on WOAI-AM San Antonio from 4 am to 5 am. Mike McDermott
TRIVIA ANSWER: On January 19, 1983 Apple Computer unveils its Apple Lisa graphic user interface (GUI) mouse personal computer for individual business users at $9,995 ($23,700 today). In 1983, Apple which releases the Lisa processor at a torrid 5 MHz and 1 MB of RAM sells poorly. Apple’s first model Lisa only moves about 10,000 units. But, Lisa breaks ground for the Macintosh with its legendary 1984 advertisement that we see 31 years ago during Superbowl XVIII.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Bob Montgomery. I didn’t know the great writer/producer, Bob Montgomery that well, but in the last century one night I was in a group at Roger Miller’s Nashville club, King of the Road, when Bob regaled us with tales of his storied career, including playing with that “Long, Tall, Texas Drink of Water,” Buddy Holly. The number of hits Bob wrote or produced are legendary, yet he was as real as the day he left Lubbock with a bus ticket and guitar. I never heard a cross word spoken about him. They’re partying tonight in Hillbilly Heaven.
TEX RITTER (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) I dreamed I was there in Hillbilly Heaven Oh, what a beautiful sight And I met all the stars in Hillbilly Heaven.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
Kenny Chesney is kicking off his new tour in Nashville — twice! Thanks to a high demand for tickets, Chesney has added another night to open the 2015 tour in his hometown.
After a year without Chesney’s high energy, high velocity concerts, the ‘American Kids’ singer announced the Big Revival Tour earlier this month, and it was such a hit with fans that shows all across the country have been selling out in minutes. The amazing response from fans prompted Chesney and his team to wonder if one night in his hometown of Nashville would be enough. So they added one more!
Chesney will be kicking off the Big Revival Tour on Mar. 26 at the Bridgestone Arena, which will be followed up by a second Nashville show on Mar. 27. Tickets went on sale Friday (Jan. 23), but the demand for tickets was so high before going on sale that the extra night was added to make sure all of those Chesney fans out there make it to the big show.
For his part, Chesney has been just as surprised as anyone. “When you take a year off and you’re as far into a career as I am, you don’t wanna assume they’re still as hungry for you,” he says. “But I’ve also always said I never want a real fan not to be able to come to the show, so I’m glad I’m able to do two nights in Nashville.”
Chesney also credits his amazing team for scrambling to add a second Nashville show just days before tickets went on sale.
“I’m so lucky to have the team I have around me. They understand my idea that just ‘cause it hasn’t been done, why can’t we?” says the ‘Til It’s Gone’ singer. “So when the response [to the Nashville show] was so strong and it looked like people would be left out, I hated that — especially for the first show of the year. Once again, they acted fast, revamped some plans and made a second Nashville show happen! I can’t wait.”
Along with performing some of the most fun country songs on the radio, Chesney is well-known for his concerts, which are always show-stopping and tons of fun. And with openers Jake Owen and Chase Rice, and a trio of revolving stage partners in Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert, the Big Revival Tour will be no different. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s also a stadium tour?
– TasteOfCountry By Carrie Horton
The first thing I need to say is that the Official monthly Top20 Request Chart does not replace the Independent Superstars Top 30 Country Download Chart hosted by Ed Dailey. It is a stand alone chart based on requests Only
The Wildhorse Top 20 Request Chart has come about due to the enormous demand by listeners and artists who wanted to know if their songs and favorites could be included on our Charts. As you all know the IDSS Country Download chart only features songs by artists that are available as free downloads on Wildhorse Entertainment. Therefore we could and would not add any requested songs that are not free downloads to that Top 30 countdown. So that is how this TOP 20 was born or as some would say created.
On our front page of WHISNews21 you will find a place to request your songs for the request Top20. Every single song on this Top20 was requested many times during January by you the readers and visitors of WHISNews21.
If your song was not featured here this month you need to get all your fans friends and family to visit this page and start requesting your favorite song for this special Wildhorse Chart Show.
Well it’s here and we hope that you all enjoy reading it and receiving it, please be aware that it is more work for us but as long as the requests come through we will keep this chart alive for y’all
– Frans Maritz WHISNews21 for Wildhorse Entertainment 2015
Walk in the Light of My Presence-rejoicing in My Name all day long, exulting in My righteousness. This world is increasingly dark, but the Light of My Presence is as bright as ever. In fact, My Glory shines more vividly against the dark backdrop of evil. When Christlike goodness collides with worldly vileness, be on the lookout for miracles! This collision of spiritual opposites creates atmospheric conditions that are conducive to My powerful interventions.
No matter how difficult your circumstances may be, you can still rejoice in My Name. The essence of all that I am is distilled into this one word: Jesus. You can use My Name as a whispered prayer, as a praise, as a protection-and it never loses its potency. Even in the darkest situations, you can exult-rejoice jubilantly-in My righteousness! Nothing can tarnish this righteousness, which I have woven into shining garments of salvation for you to wear forever. This is how you walk in My Light: by making full use of My holy Name and by wearing the robe of righteousness joyfully.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. -Psalm 89:15-16
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. -Philippians 2:9-11
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. -Isaiah 61:10 nkjv