“Diamond of the Decade” In the last update, I wrote that I was interviewed on March 11th by KC Armstrong on both WRNW1 (Women’s Radio Network) and I ♥ Radio on which I was named by them as “Diamond of the Decade” in view of my many accomplishments in recent years, not the least of which was procuring a Patent & Name registration for my Bandana hats on my own without an Atty., plus still releasing original songs to worldwide radio. This prompted me to update my website, with this great news. It hadn’t been updated for years! Click on link at top of page to check it out! They gave me 4 30 min. radio shows in April & May. Other perks came recently. They made a 60 second commercial which will play on both their stations; started on June 22 and will continue daily until Aug. 11th! Also coming to me is a plaque, with both titles “Diamond of the Decade” and “Woman of the Year in Music”. I have an MP3 of the Commercial that I can send in anemail if you’d like to hear it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting is now until Aug 12th – Awards show is in Sept. It is strictly fan-driven …. You can vote once a day …. Would truly appreciate your votes. It’s really easy too. You just go to their website (Click here) Click on middle picture, shows Faith Hill but says “vote for female vocalist” When you click on her picture, it takes you to the page where you vote, scroll down a bit and you’ll see a picture of me when younger (have no idea where they found it!) Click on my name & it is automatically inserted into the voting window, You then just click on the “vote” button & you’re done. You are then taken back where you can click on the picture (2nd row, 1st pic on left) where it says “vote for Songwriter of the Year”. Click there, then scroll down a bit until you see same young pic of w/ no make up (Yikes!), where you click on my pic as explained above to vote for me as “Songwriter of the Year”. Thanks in advance! My page at Clay Country Radio site. You can get to the voting here also!
“LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
“Let’s Make America Great Again” is a Patriotic Song co-written by Rhonnie Scheuerman, Judy Welden & James Harmon and will soon be released soon on Wildhorse Entertainments WORLDWIDE COUNTRY DISCOVERY TEN by Frans Maritz of WHISNews21. CD cover displayed to the Right for “LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” is Sold on CD Baby Link to watch video of song made by Frans Maritz
also by Frans Maritz of the Online Newspaper WHISNews21 [Now with over 800000 visitors]
DISCOVERY #9, released by Frans Maritz of WHIS NEWS21. It has been released several times in the past and has always done very well on the charts. With all that is going on in the worl d today, Rhon & I believe it is time to release it again.
Co-written by Judy Welden & Rhonnie Scheuerman, it tells a love story most anyone can identify with. Watch video made by Tonya Williams here
She is a dear friend & co-writer of many of my songs, including 3 this year on Country Discovery Comp CDs… two above + “YOUR HAND PRINT ON MY HEART” earlier this year!
I had a great time while in PA June 14th to 25th. I’d gone for my old home town’s all school Reunion. Called Worthington West Franklin, it had closed in 1984 and now is a Civic Center and a place to hold Reunions of the classses since 1934. Anyone who is still alive is invited to go! ; ). It was super fun & memorable… as was the day my cousin Shirley (with whom I stayed) & I spent in Pgh, PA on the Just Ducky tour and seeing a play called ‘BUYER & CELLAR’. I had nice times with good memories driving around the small, surrounding towns & farms where I used to live and also had a great time when my brother & cousins + spouses went out to eat to celebrate our birthdays, which were fairly close together in the past months. Trip was special and very relaxing too! The only damper was when my cousin’s little doggie passed on after being sick the first few days I was there. We visited Shirl’s son, Todd, whose son Josh has a python. Believe it or not I actually petted it
Marriott for my 1st Dream Trip, going with FL friend, Char, also a member. This trip cost just $164 & includes a dinner cruise, when using some points I had in my member pkg. Then the rest of the week I’ll be staying in the French quarter….a block from where the Marriott is….in a lovely apt with cousin Shirley, her friend, Beverly during the week…and my daughter Amy that weekend. I needed/wanted to stay there after the Dream Trip since I’m sure they’ll keep us busy and I’d not have a chance to see my grandaughter Angie, who lives there. She sings and dances in her job, traveling to various cities with her troupe. I hope to get to see her perform while there. Hope to send pics when I return home.
My 2014 Christmas song was entered as “Song of the Year” in the Clay Country Radio Awards show Sept. Winner chosen by committee! “WAITIN’ ‘NEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE” Written by JUDY WELDEN & PHIL COLEY Publishing: Songrite Creations Productions Music, Production & Mastering: PHIL COLEY. Th esong is also played once a day 365 days a year on WCTR Wildhorse christmas Time Radio where Judy has the honor of being one of WCTR’s Chritsmas Time Heroes.
Talented young man in my town Zak Hodges – known as XAK
I met Zak last month at the Sofa Sessions (for local songwriters) we have monthly here in Gainesville GA @ the John Jacobs building the 2nd Tues of each month, hosted by Bruce Burch, Ex Dir. @ Brenau University, who’s written #1 songs for the likes of Reba McIntyre & other well known country superstars! I’ve been singing two of my originals at these sessions as has Zak, but I didn’t get to meet him until the last session. We’ve been in conact and though he is just 16, he is ‘a natural’ when it comes to songwriting… plus is a fantastic guitar player and a singer with his own style. I’m sure he will go far!! You can hear his songs at: Zak’s link atReverbnation.com where he is currently #1 for this area in his genre! Hear him at youtube.com also.
LITTLE DARLIN’S MAIN SQUEEZE BREAKS UP In May 1957, Toronto, Canada Pop group The Diamonds’ evolve into a superior Doo-Wop crew with their parody of Maurice Williams and The Gladiolas R&B hit Little Darlin’. Another of our favorite Diamonds tunes written by R&B singer Brook Benton, The Stroll, arrives on the last day of 1958. Diamonds founder and lead singer from 1953-69 Dave Somerville loses his battle with pancreatic cancer and passes away at 81 in his Santa Barbara, CA home on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
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WWL TV’S FIRST WEATHER GUY REACHES APEX In 1977, Don Westbrook becomes WWL TV CBS CH 4 New Orleans, LA’s first Eyewitness Morning News Weather guy alongside fellow news anchors Bill Elder, Eric Paulsen, Andre Trevigne and Sally-Ann Roberts. Former WWL TV station announcer and host John Pela remembers: Don, to me, to this day, is the consummate weatherman. Don Westbrook, whose distinctive voice is on WWL TV New Orleans for nearly 40 years dies at 79 on Monday, July 20, 2015.
MORE CBS RADIO FALL OUT After 14 years, Scott Alexander vacates his APD/MD/midday position on CBS Radio Hot AC WBZZ FM (100.7 Star) Pittsburgh, PA. Also, Country WDSY FM (Y108) morning co-host Jimmy Roach. In Los Angeles, Freddy Snakeskin gone as PD/on-air on KROQ HD2 (ROQ Of The 80’s). Detroit News reports that CBS Radio guts News WWJ-950 on-air staff. Byron [Ron] Harrell, Director of Music Programming CBS Dallas, TX & PD of Classic Hits KLUV FM (98.7) and Variety Hits KJKK FM (100.3) departs.
CUMULUS SENDS WW 1 RADIO PROS TO THE STOCKYARD As we report earlier, when Cumulus lions attack Westwood One they devour several radio pros all across America. Here is a pair of them for you to consider. Bernie Mack, a fulltime Hot AC night host also Country plus mornings on Classic Hits is available email@example.com. Dan Hardee afternoon personality on Hot AC 24/7 and STORQ also love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s put these radio vets back to spinning radio hits.
DOMINO EFFECT STRIKES ENTERCOM After Entercom’s Lincoln Financial Media grand slam, Tony Lorino zooms in from KZPT FM (99.7 The Point) Kansas City, MO as bright fresh PD of WSTR FM (Star 94) Atlanta, GA. Since Scott Lindy’s exit in March 2015, LFM VP/Programming John Dimick programs WSTR FM. As we mention before, Dimick hightails it out of radio to buy an auto repair business in Atlanta. Leigh McNabb exits WMYX FM (99.1) Milwaukee, WI to replace Lorino at KZPT FM in Kansas City.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the first DJ to spin records on the radio? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Charlie Van Dyke & Bob Ford Sunday, July 26th. Mike Marshall Sunday, July 28, 2015.•ATOM SMASHER & SHAWNDA MCNEAL annul mornings on CBS Radio Hot AC KHMX (Mix 96.5) Houston, TX after 18-months behind the mic. •SERGEANT SAM COX morning co-host on Emmis News/Talk KLBJ-590 Austin, TX retires on July 31, 2015 after more than 30 years in local law enforcement. •BOGEY BROADCASTING musical chairs flips KYRK (106.5) Corpus Christi-Taft, TX back to Alternative 106.5 The Shark.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 CAROL LEIFER stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live writer born in East Williston, NY on July 27th. •1963 JOHNNY CASH’s single Ring Of Fire burns a hole in #1 in Billboard Country on July 27th. •1979 FRANCE performs Nuclear Test on July 27th. •1986 RANDY TRAVIS’ On The Other Hand is his first #1 single in Billboard Country on July 26th. •1991 TV GUIDE publishes its 2000th edition on July 27th. •2002 KENNY CHESNEY’s single The Good Stuff begins seven-weeks at #1 in Billboard Country on July 27th.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Subject: Female Radio DJ. Jim: Very interesting about Shana…sorry to hear of her passing. I’m sure she must have been the first female dj in a major market, but in 1954 Anita Wood began her radio career as a teenage dj at WTJS in Jackson, TN. She even travelled around to other areas to talk to other girls about how to become a dj (we were called announcers then!). She later came to a station in Memphis, and for a short time she was co-host on Top Ten Dance Party with Wink Martindale on WHBQ-TV, channel 13 here. She then became Elvis’ girlfriend and quit radio completely. She and Elvis were companions for about 5 or 6 years. Jack Parnell-Memphis, TN. formerly with WHBQ Radio
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JAY WALKER [CBS Radio Dallas/KJKK FM/Infinity KTSA-550/KTFM FM] (Ft. Worth-McKinney, TX) Hi Jim Yes Gary/Larry was more than “smug”. The only favor he did me was fire me back when I really needed that kick to my formerly very large ego. I recall behind his back we use to call him “Mr. Rogers” because he always wore slacks, button down short sleeve shirts and those goofy canvas shoes like Mr. Rogers wore. A very “straight lace” guy that was probably the most “uncool” person I knew in the 70’s. But his firing me when I was at the age of 18 did cause me to turn my head around and enjoy another 40 years in radio. I had an large ego back then as I’d already worked mornings and in a top 25 market before I was 18. Granted it was over-night, but it was what it was… Take care!! Jay
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JAY WEAVER [KLBK-Lubbock, TX; KBUY-1540; KPCN-730] (DFW-Hurst, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio. Hi Jim – Haven’t written you in awhile, but not because I don’t want to. Just hasn’t been much going on here. I noticed that the e-mail that I used to get twice a week alerting me that I had received my personal notice that that day’s issue of “Jim Rose Remembers Radio” was in my inbox hasn’t come to me lately. I’ve had to look for it, instead. So – that reminds me that it’s time for the dues I owe. Do you have PayPal? If so, I need the correct e-mail address for your PayPal account. I not, please give me your address so I can drop my dues in the mail to you. Thank you, Jim for what you do. What you actually do is keep me ”in” radio!! Jay Weaver KLBK-Lubbock, TX; KBUY-Fort Worth, TX; KPCN-Grand Prairie, TX.
TRIVIA ANSWER: In February 1935, during the Charles Lindburgh’s infant son kidnapping trial, WNEW-1130 New York City announcer Martin Block begins to spin phonograph records during breaks in the trial. Most radio stations usually broadcast live orchestras during breaks. Once the trial is complete, Block’s record show, Make Believe Ballroom, continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:15 to 11:30am. Soon, it grows to 90 minutes a day. Later, most of WNEW-1130’s schedule becomes recorded music.
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SOCRATES (470 BC – 399 BC) The more you know, the more you realize you know nothing.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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Jesus spent much of His ministry tearing down barriers and building bridges. He did it through acts of love such as washing the feet of those who would fail and betray Him, eating with a tax collector everybody in town despised, and giving hope to a fallen woman that society condemned. The Bible says, ‘Peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness’ (James 3:18). Words of peace are like seeds. They don’t produce fruit overnight, but slowly and silently they work their way to the surface, changing hearts, minds, attitudes and futures. Doctor Robert Oppenheimer, the noted physicist who masterminded the first atomic bomb, was asked by a congressional committee if there was any defense against it. Addressing a hushed audience he replied, ‘Yes—peace!’ Now, if peace can defuse an atomic bomb, think what it can do in the lives of the people you come in contact with! Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.’ Every day you’ll meet frightened, despairing, lonely, angry people who need a word of peace. Do you have one? Solomon offers us three ways to calm strife, defuse a tense situation, and get a better result: 1) Patience. ‘A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel’ (Proverbs 15:18). 2) Self-control. ‘Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city’ (Proverbs 16:32). 3) Wisdom. ‘A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence’ (Proverbs 19:11).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to be that person who sows seeds of peace in a world that is angry. In Jesus’ Name, Amen