HAPPY MUSIC NOW IS SAD MUSIC Between 1967 and 1986, German-born Big Band leader James Last has 52 hit albums which places him second only to Elvis Presley in record albums that land on the charts. With his trademark happy music, Last sells well over 100 million albums. James is a producer on more than 190 records. James Last is born on April 17, 1929 in Bremen, Germany. According to his manager, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 James Last dies peacefully and in the presence of his family at 86 in his Palm Beach, Florida home.
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BUCKAROO HITS THE TRAIL IN MISSION CITY Don Gosselin PD of iHeartMedia Country KAJA FM (97.3) & Classic Country KRPT FM (92.5) San Antonio, TX hits the trail. Don says: iHeartMedia and I have mutually agreed to part company. I wish all the people there nothing but the best. I’m going to take some time off before deciding what is next in my career. Don Gosselin joins the San Antonio cluster in September 2014 after three years at as iHM cluster OM and PD of Today’s Hot Country WNOE FM (101.1) New Orleans, LA.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON Ryan Shaver since 2012 sports anchor on KIMT TV CBS CH 3 in Mason City, IA moves to Minneapolis to join his dad Randy Shaver who is weekday evening news anchor on KARE TV NBC CH 11 Minneapolis. Ryan joins KARE TV as a multimedia journalist in the sports department. Ryan’s dad brags to the Pioneer Press: He’s worked really hard, he’s a talented kid. I’m sure at some point down the road we’ll both be sitting on the set together.
SALEM ATTACKS DALLAS AND BOSTON Radio Disney continues its sell-off of two more radio stations to Salem Media Group. Salem’s Pennsylvania Media Associates grabs WMKI-1260 Boston, MA for $500,000. WMKI-1260 is Salem’s fourth property in the Boston market along with Christian Preaching WEZE-590 The Word, WROL-950 Spirit of Boston and Spanish Christian WWDJ-1150 Radio Luz. Salem snags Inspiration Media KMKI-620 Plano/Dallas, TX for $3 million.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the legendary Charlie Van Dyke leave KHJ-930 in Los Angeles, CA? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•WVBZ FM iHeartMedia (The Buzz 105.7) Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC flips from Alternative to Rock. •LAUREN MICHAELS BERNARD wife of 17-year KLUC FM (98.5) veteran John [JB King] who moves on up to PD resigns as co-host of KLUC FM’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo. •LESLIE SPOON weekend Sports Anchor on WFRV TV CBS CH 5 Green Bay, WI where she covers Packers football for the past three years catches a fast train to WWL TV CBS CH 4 New Orleans, LA as new weekend sports anchor.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 MR PEEPERS one of our favorite TV Comedies that stars Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC TV on June 12th. •1969 HEE HAW replaces controversial Smothers Brothers Show on CBS-TV on June 15th. •1957 JIMMY DORSEY Big Band leader dies at 53 on June 12th. •1983 JOHN ANDERSON’s single Swingin’ goes Gold on June 14th. •1994 CAB CALLOWAY suffers massive stroke in his home in White Plaines, NY on June 12th.•2012 ELI YOUNG BAND’s single Even If It Breaks Your Heart goes Gold on June 13th.
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BUD BUSCHARDT [ex WFAA TV Director, ABC sat radio] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jack Grady Obit. Jim, I tried to keep this bio as short as possible and still make it interesting. You might have to do some edits to make it fit your format. Thanks for whatever mention you can do. ‘Bud Jack Grady (Anderson) was the overnight voice on ABC Radio Network’s Stardust (later Timeless) format from 2001-2009. Before that he was at KAAM in Dallas. His career began in the days when DJs got to choose the records they played. When he was on a Memphis radio station, he received a call from a man who liked the records he was playing. The man invited him to “stop by the house” after his show. That man was Elvis Presley with whom Jack became a friend. Jack worked for several McLendon stations in the early Top 40 days. From radio he moved to music publishing with April/Applewood and later Tree Music. Then back to radio and several other businesses until he retired. Jack was found dead in his apartment last week. Cause of death is pending the coroner’s report. Jack was a good friend and employee. He and his stories about the radio and music publishing businesses will be missed very much.’
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Perfect for Old DJs and Radio Listeners. You may have already seen this, but I thought it was worth sharing. Talk about a trip down memory lane! Another treasure trove of hits – 1000’s of them. Click on the speaker in the middle of the Record and it plays the entire song. You now have 40 years of the Top 10 Songs for each month of the year from 1950 to 1990. Not only can you hear the music, but you get to see the original label, in addition to getting a photo of the artist, biography and discography. (www.45rpmdb.com/Top10.html)
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JAY WALKER [KJKK FM 100.3/KTSA-550 KTFM FM/Jay Walker Prod] (Dallas/McKinney, TX) Subject: Radio Killed Radio. Hi Jim, Spot set pacing management is critical too. Too many times I’ll hear multiple dry voice scattered throughout the stop-set. When a station stops down logically you go with the dry voice down tempo spot since you’ve already killed the tempo. Then you build the tempo back up to a full sing jingle to get back into the music..Pacing, it’s an old top-40 idea that is still relevant today. I could go on for many pages about radio’s flaws, but I don’t want to waste your time. Bottom line, radio needs to take a long hard look in the mirror to even hope to fix itself. Great radio has always been and still is easy to do. It takes great promotions, great talent, great music, and great processing… You and Suz take care down that way!!! Jay
TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1968, Charlie Van Dyke exits KLIF-1190 Dallas, TX for CKLW-800 Windsor/Detroit. His voice tours some of America’s biggest Top 40 radio stations: KFRC-610 San Francisco, CA, WLS-890 Chicago, IL and KHJ-930 Los Angeles, CA. On June 5, 1977 DJ Charlie Van Dyke’s deep, booming voice vacates KHJ-930.
SCOTTY BRINK [former DJ on WLS-890, WOR FM, KHJ-930, WCFL-1000] (Oklahoma City, OK) Jim. I’m grateful that you ‘remember’ me. And thanks, too, for your great work in keeping radio alive online.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Congratulations! Jim, you’ve created something that will live on and be a snapshot of radio at a certain place and time. Heck of a legacy. (www.thedonrocks.com) / (www.facebook.com/OfficialTheDonRocksPage)
CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK (William Shatner) Scotty, beam us up.
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The team of the Music City Hayride will be bringing their Show to the Ernest Tubbs Texas Troubadour Theatre for the first time on Friday June 12th,2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT) during the CMA Music Fest week In Nashville Tennessee.
So if you are one of the thousands of Country Music fans visiting Nashville and finding yourself on the world famous Music Valley Drive across from the Nashville Palace and Opryland Hotel in Nashville on June 12, 2015, just walk on over to the Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadour Theater, go on in and enjoy a world class country music show, you will not be sorry. I also need to remind you not to forget to bring your camera along, for there will be opportunities not to be missed, to get pictures taken with the stars of show.
The weekly Music City Hayride shows will officially be starting up on Friday August 7th, 2015.
For more information regarding the June 12th and the start of the weekly shows on August 7th, please be sure and visit Music City Hayride online at: http://www.musiccityhayride.com or just keep on visiting WHISNews21 for updates on all coming up shows.
Tickets will be available at $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door, it is very affordable and as they say worth every penny.
Then just to prove once again that its more about the music, than the money, groups of 10 or more can purchase their tickets in advance for just $5.00 per person. Now that is a great deal for you to seriously consider.
Now if you were to be downtown Nashville on the night of the 12th you may be paying $5 or more just for a coke, and I am not kidding you Country Fans.
Those of you who are interested in advance tickets to the show can order them here https://t.co/fI0K0q7s7D right now. The Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadour Theater is situated at 2416 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37122
New Country or Pop/Rock Country It is always a hot topic when the older and younger fans complain that their Country is being hijacked by the corporate companies who want to change Country as we know to a new genre of Pop’n Country.
So many people have complained about this even to me over the years and I have always felt they have room to complain. Country was being destroyed and taken over by a new wave of Pop and Rock sound. I even felt sorry not only for myself but for all country fans like me. I too miss the good old country with Steelguitar, Fiddle, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo and the unmistakable sound of a country singer laying out the melodies with good, clean and fresh country lyrics.
However today as I get all excited about the “FanJam” that is taking place at the, “Tennessee State Fair Grounds” I could not help to notice that the traditional country fans are not attending this perfect opportunity to hear the music they are always complaining is missing in todays Country Music and I am disappointed in the Country fans who have cried out for this venue to return and are staying home.
If you are a fan of real country music you need to cancel the rest of today, or choose one day this weekend to go out to the “Tennessee State Fairgrounds” and support the efforts of Mr Dale Guthere. Dale has brought back the original Fan Fair to Nashville. It is now the time to stand up and support the music you want to hear and if you don’t, then maybe you deserve to lose your country. The next time someone complains that Country is not country anymore then you need to think about the a time which is now, that you could have helped save Country Music by attending this important “FanFest” right now. You don’t even need to stay all day just take your family over there and spend a few hours supporting the artists and vendors who still believe in you.
Yes there are still Country Artists who believe that they have the support of the traditional country fans. But today I think they may be mistaken for their fans are all downtown Nashville spending millions of dollars supporting the conquerors of traditional Country Music.
If you think the FanJam will be there next year if you don’t support it now you could be very wrong. It’s now or never or forever keep your peace, it’s up to you, are you going to sit there and let Country as you knew it just go ?
Forgive Them, And Let It Go! But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44
An unforgiving attitude can keep you from moving forward in life. So isn’t it time you got serious about forgiving the one who hurt you? You say, ‘But then they’ll have got away with it.’ They’re not getting away with anything! God is qualified to judge; you’re not. Remember, your critics are making decisions about you based on limited information, but God knows the truth and He will deal with your detractors in His own time. By trying to defend yourself and prove them wrong, you’re stepping into territory that belongs exclusively to God. The Bible says: ‘Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone…never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good’ (Romans 12:17-21). Satan’s goal is to get you all tied up in knots and steal your peace. Don’t play into his hands! Christ, your example, prayed for those who drove the nails into His hands: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34). Your enemies may think they’re smart, but often they’re acting in ignorance. Don’t come down to their level by retaliating. Forgive them, and let it go.