CARD SHARKS SEASON ENDS One of the most charming TV game show hosts of the 1970s and 1980s, Jim Perry finds fame in the United States, Australia and Canada. In the 1950s during the Korean War, Jim Perry is on Armed Forces Radio. In Las Vegas he plays Sid Caesar’s straight man. From 1978-81, he is host of NBC’sCard Sharks. From September 29, 1969-July 13, 1973, Jim Perry hosts NBC’s $ale of the Century. On Friday, November 20, 2015 Jim Perry dies at 82 from a five-year battle with cancer.
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MURDERED REPORTERS’ FUNDS APPROACH $90,000 On August 26, 2015, news reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward of CBS affiliate WDBJ TV CH 7 in Roanoke, VA are shot to death during a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The NAB reports the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund established to support families of the victims of this summer’s murder of the WDJB TV reporters raises more than $88,000.
ARE TRAFFIC REPORTS A THING OF THE PAST? Fred Jacobs, President of Jacobs Media, wonders if we might witness the end of one of radio’s most beloved and cost-effective audience service features, live traffic reports. Car manufacturers see profits from their in-dash GPS features. Consumers learn that mobile apps like Google Maps and WAZE provide these same services. Jacobs says: Reading long alphabetical lists of area schools is no longer effective. Is this the end for radio traffic reports? What do you think?
TALKERS MAGAZINE NAMES 2015 HEAVY HUNDRED SPORTS TALKERS Texans on the list: 14. George Dunham, Craig Miller & Gordon Keith KTCK-1310/FM (96.7) Dallas; 37. Nick Wright & John Lopez KILT-610 Houston; 43; Ben Rogers & Jeff [Skin] Wade KRLD-1080 Dallas; 44. Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord & Ted Johnson KILT-610 Houston; 79. Norm Hitzges & Donovan Lewis KTCK-1310/FM (96.7) Dallas; 83. Steve Dennis & Mark Friedman KESN FM (103.3) Dallas and 91. Bucky Godbolt & Erin Hogan KTXX FM (104.9) Austin.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the first announcer to broadcast the first televised sporting event? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dan McCurdy November 25, 2015. •JIM GEARHART does not return to his 25 years as morning host on Townsquare WKXW FM (101.5) Trenton, NJ due to a severe concussion from a home accident while on vacation. •BONNIE MILLER moves up to APD of Alpha Media Country WFLS FM (93.3) and Classic Rock WWUZ FM (96.9 The Rock) Fredericksburg, VA. •EDDIE VOLKMAN former Chicago radio star joins staff of Illinois Media School (formerly Illinois Center for Broadcasting) as a radio instructor.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1952 KTBC TV CBS CH 7 in Austin, TX begins broadcasting on November 27th. •1961 THE GRAND OLE OPRY arrives at Carnegie Hall on November 29th. •1972 PIERRE TRUDEAU forms Canadian government on November 27th. •1980 WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN of The Oak Ridge Boys stops trimming his beard on November 27th and creates a new mountain man image. •1994 FUXIN, CHINA disco fire on November 27th kills 233.•2006 DIERKS BENTLEY’s album Long Trip Alone goes Gold on November 27th.
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FRANK HALEY [KDAZ-730 newscaster – ex KLIF-1190, KILT-610, KTRH-950, KVIL FM & KOB-770] (Albuquerque, NM) Jim, Thanks for the note from Brad Messer, Learned a lot from him when he was news dir. at KLIF in Dallas in the late ’60’s. Those were great years. Frank Haley KDAZ Albuquerque
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CLAUDE HALL [former Vox Jox columnist in Billboard] (Las Vegas, NV) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio November 23, 2015 [Monday] Issue #1462. Jim, Phenomenal website. My compliments to you! I’m too beat to check right now, but I hope you’re got a link with Vox Jox. My best, Claude Hall
LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Johnny Shannon Memorial Service. Hi, Jim, Yes, Johnny’s passing was quite a shock for many of us. We all have many fond memories of this sweet man. He was one of a kind and will be missed. He was at our San Antonio Radio Broadcasters luncheon just a week before. I’m so glad I hugged him hello and goodbye that day. Good to hear from you. Liz
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BETTY KIRKPATRICK (San Antonio, TX) Happy Birthday Jim Rose from all the old friends in SA!
MIKE SHILOH [ex KFNC FM, KTRH-950, KNUZ-1230] (Dallas, TX) And happy belated birthday!
KAREN SHARP [KOST FM Lovesongs on the Coast 103.5] (Los Angeles, CA) Happy birthday Jim!
JAN CASE [late Ed Case’s wife-2009] (Houston-Katy, TX) Happy Birthday, Jim! Hope your day is GREAT!!
FRANK HALEY [KDAZ-730 news – ex KLIF-1190, KOB-770, KILT-610, KTRH, KVIL, KKIM FM] (Albuquerque, NM) Jim, Happy Birthday, you have a blessed day my friend… Tell the dogie hello from me, and Prince and Baby… Oh, and Alice too…
BILL INGRAM [Remote Operations/Traffic Reporter-KSBJ FM] (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KCRS-550 DJ] (Coldspring, TX) Jim, Happy Birthday. How is your birthday?
SAM LEE [ex KLIF-1190] (Beverly Hills, CA) Subject: The Day Your Journey Began! Happy- Happy, My Bro! Happy Birthday! LotALuv, SAM (‘I am’) (www.ZeitgeistCorp.org)
CLINT WRIGHT (Houston-The Woodlands, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!
TRIVIA ANSWER: On May 17, 1939 sportscaster Bill Stern broadcasts the first televised sporting event: the second game of a baseball doubleheader between Princeton and Columbia at Columbia’s Baker Field. On September 30, 1939 Bill Stern calls the first televised football game: Fordham plays a season-opening match at home against Waynesburg.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Belated Birthday Greetings. I forgot about your birthday, but hope you enjoyed your birthday. A lot of people were born in November. My mother was born Nov 8, 1930 and a lady friend and neighbor, Ruby was born Nov 12, 1948. I went and heard after spending some time with Ruby to the Dallas Art Museum. They had a local Jazz/ R&B band, Fingerprints. They have several CDs on Spotify.
SHIRLEY BASSEY (January 8, 1937 – p) You don’t get older, you get better.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
There is SOME good news for gun owners. Conservative Kansas Governor Sam Brownback just signed new legislation bolstering the right to bear arms. When asked why he passed such a broad bill, Brownback offered great rationale:
Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday.
The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow “constitutional carry.” It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit.
Training still will be required for anyone who wants to carry a concealed gun in the 36 states that accept Kansas permits.
Brownback touted the importance of training, explaining that his youngest son took a hunter safety course this past week.
“It was an excellent course. He got a lot out of it. I got a lot out of it. And I want to urge people to take advantage of that,” said Brownback, who was flanked by Republican lawmakers and representatives from the National Rifle Association and Kansas State Rifle Association.
Asked why he did not think training should be required if it is valuable, Brownback said carrying a gun is a constitutional right.
“We’re saying that if you want to do that in this state, then you don’t have to get the permission slip from the government,” Brownback said. “It is a constitutional right, and we’re removing a barrier to that right.”
Governor Brownback’s commitment to protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of Kansans is admirable.We hope that other governors recognize his wisdom.
Source: American Action News
IT troubles you, fatigues you, shames you. IT is the disease you can’t heal, the job you can’t stomach, the marriage you can’t fix, the rage you can’t tame.
IT looms over life. Two towering letters, tall and defiant. IT! They march like Frankenstein’s monster. Each step a thud. Each thud an earthquake. Clomp. Clomp. Clomp. IT! IT! IT!
“Look out! Here IT comes!” “I can’t take IT anymore!”
IT overshadows and intimidates everyone — everyone, that is, except people who take IT to Jesus. People like the Roman soldier.
He was a centurion. He held unquestioned authority over his men. Yet there was something special about this particular officer. He loved his servant.
‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him’. — Matthew 8:6–7
The soldier’s prayer was unembroidered. He simply stated a fact: “My servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
That was enough to set Jesus in motion. He turned and immediately began to walk in the direction of the centurion’s house. But the officer stopped him.
Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it. — Matthew 8:8-9
The centurion understood the dynamic of authority. He was a man under authority and a man with authority. His superiors sent directives to him, and he obeyed. He gave commands, and his soldiers obeyed. They didn’t question his decisions. The Roman army respected the chain of command. The centurion knew authority when he saw it. And he saw ultimate authority in Jesus Christ.
“Only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” [Jesus] marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!.. Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour. — Matthew 8:8, Matthew 8:10, Matthew 8:13
The centurion’s confidence in Jesus ran deep. Jesus could handle the request long distance. Just a word from Jesus would suffice. Jesus was stunned. Finally, His response implies, someone understands my authority!
Jesus has unimpeachable authority.
He sustains everything by the mighty power of His command. — Hebrews 1:3
God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name. — Philippians 2:9
The Roman government tried to intimidate Him. False religion tried to silence Him. The devil tried to kill Him. All failed. Even “death was no match for Him” (Acts 2:24 MSG).
Jesus “disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross” (Colossians 2:15 NLT). He was not kidding when He declared,
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. — Matthew 28:18
Jesus is the command center of the galaxies.
Two sparrows cost only a penny, but not even one of them can die without your Father’s knowing it. — Matthew 10:29 NCV
He occupies the Oval Office. He called a coin out of the mouth of a fish. He stopped the waves with a word. He spoke, and a tree withered. He spoke again, and a basket became a banquet. Economy. Meteorology. Botany. Food supply.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father. — Matthew 11:27
That includes Satan. The devil was soundly defeated by Christ on the cross. Jesus outranks him in every situation. He must obey Jesus, and he knows it.
Prayers offered in the name of Jesus have “divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV). Demolish! Not damage or hamper but demolish. Prayer falls on strongholds like lit matches on a grass hut.
The devil fears prayer. Imagine this scene. He sat in the back of the room during a strategy session. A dozen demons had gathered to hear a report on the life of a particularly stalwart saint.
“He won’t stumble,” groused the imp responsible for his demise. “No matter what I do, he won’t turn his back on God.”
The council began to offer suggestions.
“Take his purity,” one said.
“I tried,” replied the fiend, “but he is too moral.” “Take his health,” urged another.
“I did, but he refused to grumble or complain.” “Take his belongings.”
“Are you kidding? I’ve stripped the man of every penny and possession. Yet he still rejoices.”
For a few moments no one spoke. Finally, from the back of the room, came the low, measured voice of Satan himself. The entire council turned as the fallen angel rose to his feet. His pale face was all but hidden by the hood. A long cape covered his body. He raised his bony hand and made his point. “It’s not enough to take his purity. It’s not enough to take his health. It’s not enough to take his belongings. You must take what matters most.” “What is that?” asked the subordinate.
“You must take his prayer.”
Prayer slaps handcuffs on Satan. Prayer takes problems out of the domain of the devil and into the presence of God. Prayer confesses, “God can handle IT. Since He can, I have hope!”
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we come to God on the basis of Jesus’ accomplishment.
Since we have a great high priest [Jesus] over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. — Hebrews 10:21–22
As our high priest, Jesus offers our prayers to God. His prayers are always heard.
Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. — John 16:23
There are those who say, “Prayer changes things because it changes us.” I agree but only in part. Prayer changes things because prayer appeals to the top power in the universe. Prayer is not a magical formula or a mystical chant. It is the yes to God’s invitation to invoke His name.
Mark it down: IT won’t have the last word. Jesus will.
God raised [Christ] from death and set Him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from His rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. — Ephesians 1:20–22 MSG
The phrase “In Jesus’ name” is not an empty motto or talisman. It is a declaration of truth: My cancer is not in charge; Jesus is. The economy is not in charge; Jesus is. The grumpy neighbor doesn’t run the world; Jesus, You do! You, Jesus, are the Head Coach, CEO, President, King, Supreme Ruler, Absolute Monarch, High and Holy Baron, Czar, Overlord, and Rajah of all history.
Just speak the word, Jesus . . .
Pray! Since God works, prayer works.
Since God is good, prayer is good.
Since you matter to God, your prayers matter in heaven. You’re never without hope, because you’re never without prayer. And on the occasions you can’t find the words to say, pull these out of your pocket:
You are good. I need help. Heal me and forgive me. They need help.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
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Excerpted with permission Before Amen by Max Lucado, copyright Thomas Nelson.