Blake Shelton went Hollywood at last night’s Vanity Fair Academy Award After Party when he accompanied a stunning Gwen Stefani down the red carpet. Blake stayed true to his country roots sporting a dark pair of jeans, cowboy boots and jacket while Gwen sizzled in a peek-a-boo red floral number that left little to the imagination.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
POLITICIANS BRAWL AT RADIO STATION On Monday, February 22, 2016 a fight breaks out between Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and former Dallas councilman Dwaine Caraway at Gospel Music KHVN-970 (Heaven) in Dallas, TX. The two are in a fierce battle for District 3 commissioner’s court seat that Price holds for decades. Their heated argument begins inside the KHVN-970 (Heaven) studios during a commercial break at a candidate roundtable which erupts into curses and shouts. Heaven help us all.
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BILLY THE KID RAIDS AUSTIN From 1966-67 I’m PD/MD/DJ on KHFI FM in Austin, TX. A great radio station. Its 2-story building houses KHFI FM, KHFI-970 and TV 42. On Monday, February 29, 2016 iHeartMedia Top 40 KHFI FM (97.7 Kiss FM) launches The Billy The Kidd Show in morning drive. Anne Hudson will co-host the show with Billy, who is a 15-year iHeartMedia veteran, currently afternoon drive on sister KHKS FM (106.1 Kiss FM) Dallas, TX. They replace the syndicated Elvis Duran Show that ends at the end of 2015.
BROOKE & JUBAL REMEMBER THE ALAMO Morning radio show team Brooke & Jubal add their third affiliate Alpha Media KTFM FM (Energy 94.1) San Antonio, TX beginning on March 1, 2016. Brooke & Jubal In The Morning show originates from Hubbard Radio KQMV FM (MOViN 92.5) in Seattle, WA plus airs on Alpha Media KBFF FM (Live 95.5) Portland, OR. The Brooke & Jubal show also appears on Fox TV Dish Nation. Brooke & Jubal replaces the Blondie & Nugget show who recently exit KTFM FM.
ENTERCOM CUTS BACK AGAIN In Atlanta, GA Entercom undergoes another round of downsizing. Gone are Integrated Marketing Sales Manager Heidi McIvor and Continuity Director Claire Wimmer. McIvor comes to Entercom after three years as Integrated Marketing Advisor for Digity Media in Saginaw, MI. Claire Wimmer [wife of radio legend Ralph Wimmer] has over 15 years of traffic and continuity experience. Reach Claire Wimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Heidi McIvor at email@example.com.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first commercial radio station west of the Mississippi River? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Kevin Charles Friday, February 26, 2016. •ROBIN ROCK longtime midday host on WLIT FM (93.9 MYfm) Chicago, IL with iHeartRadio/Clear Channel Radio since 1997 tells JRRR that iHeartRadio releases her last week, after they tell her that they eliminate her position. •JOE SCHWARTZ Cherry Creek Radio President/CEO resigns from the company that he founds 12 years ago. Contact Joe Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 ISLAMIC REPUBLIC forms in Pakistan on February 29th. •1967 MERLE HAGGARD’s The Fugitive is his first #1 Country single on March 4th. •1972 HANK AARON is 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year on February 29th. •1984 ROY ROGERS has guest role on ABC series The Fall Guy episode King Of The Cowboys on February 29th. •1996 JOE MINOGUE journalist dies at 72 on February 29th. •2000 FAITH HILL’sThe Way You Love Me releases to radio on Warner Bros. records on February 29th.
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DAVE MICHAELS [former WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Jim YOU are correct. R. Williams — my opinion is — he should have been thank full for the Money and good fortune GOD had given him. Yes also – On Elkins I spent hours on Inwood Drive Instructors – Richard Poynter – Bill Elkins – Billy Bob Dinner at Lubys cafeteria Hot summer nights in Highland Heights. I listened to KLIF – WRR and KVIL was not that good in 66. KLIF was like Nothing I ever heard before – “Double Power News”. Chuck Boyles over – talk & top 40 radio segment and Those Jingles loved it all – My youth ha ha. Dave
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CHRISTOPHER [Kip] ALLEN (St. Louis, MO) Subject: Ron Gray. Does anyone remember Ron Gray? I think he used to be sales/programming for either KLIF of KRLD in Dallas in the ‘70s. I used to work for him at WKRG Mobile when he was General Manager there. Ron was one of the more colorful people in the industry I knew. Kip Allen, program host, KFUO Saint Louis (too many former stations to list!)=
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BILL BRAGG [Voice of Big Tex The State Fair of Texas 2002-2012] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: Empty KTVT Studio on North Central. Ralph Coleman was in Dallas and “the old Master” Dave Naugal was in Ft. Worth. Management was trying to copy the success of the old “Huntley – Brinkley” Nightly News on NBC! After almost 3 years I quit to go to work at KRLD TV the then (now KDFW the Fox Affiliate) CBS Affiliate. I enjoyed 27 fun years; doing things like Eisenhower’s Funeral, Dallas Cowboy Football and on and on! For the past 10 years I have been doing corporate TV for Hewlett Packard and my Yesterday USA Radio Network of Old Time Radio Shows on the Internet. RIP, to that old empty building and thanks for getting me started off on the right foot! Bill Bragg (www.billbragg.com) 47 years in Radio & TV Broadcasting The Voice of BIG TEX 2002-2012 The State Fair of Texas=
TRIVIA ANSWER: On February 18, 1922 WOC-1420 Davenport, Iowa is the first commercial radio station west of the Mississippi River to go on the air.
JAY WALKER [Ex WLS-890, KTSA-550, Jay Walker Prod, 40 Plus Years In Radio] (Dallas-Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) Jim As you know, radio is all about networking. To make the trip from small, to medium, to major market as a jock took a lot of effort and luck. One of my ‘A List’ contacts with my weekly aircheck mail-out was Ric Lippincott back when he was at KYUU in San Francisco. I’d send out a weekly update and wait for rejection letters. Over the space of a year or so Ric went from the basic form rejection to hand written comments in the margin offering words of encouragement. The purpose of the weekly mailer was to create ‘buzz’ so that my name would be mentioned whenever a PD would ask another ‘heard any good jocks lately’. In my case it worked and got me on at WLS. I’m sad to report Ric passed away of cancer early this week. Best wishes as always… Jay
WILL ROGERS (November 04, 1879 – August 15, 1935) If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
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After solidifying two back-to-back No. Ones off the ACM nominated Album of the Year Tangled UP,Thomas Rhett along with Producer Dann Huff, Producer/Songwriter Jesse Frasure, Songwriters Sean Douglas and Joe London gathered with close family and friends yesterday (2/22) at Nashville’s BarTaco, to celebrate the chart-toppers “Crash And Burn” and “Die A Happy Man.” Both PLATINUM hits continue to break milestones as “Crash And Burn” serves as Thomas Rhett’s first overseas release, making its way onto the BBC A-List in advance of his C2C MainStage performance in March (3/11). The ACM “Single of the Year” nominated “Die a Happy Man” continues to be a record-breaking smash as it led the Billboard Country Airplay chart for six weeks while also earning its 14th frame atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and 15 weeks as the top Country Digital Song.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
I may pray daily and night for healing but without believing in the One to whom I am praying my words are in vein
“According to your faith be it unto you is a great promise . It is also a condition for healing. Sometimes I forget this, Father. I toss out prayer after prayer,just in case : in case You are listening, in case nothing else works, in case You can actually do this. On an ordinary day, I do believe You are able to heal me, but sickness frightens me, and I start qualifying every prayer . Forgive my wavering, I pray.
Barbara Blevins & Keith Bradford: Barbara & Keith have both been inducted into the Independent Superstars Songwriters Hall of Fame and have 100’s of songs written or co written between them during their lifetime. Barbara and Keith only recently decided to team up as a songwriting duo and have since written many hit songs together of which this new song,” Nothing Else Mattered” is no exception to the rule as their collaboration as a songwriting duo continues successfully into the new year.
Preston A Starks: Preston (SAP) moved to west TX to work in the oilfield at a young age. While working he played and sang in several bands. In the seventy’s he entered a song writing contest and placed in the top ten! In 1988 be became disable which gave him the time to continue his songwriting! He met Keith Bradford at a music show in TX. Keith heard Preston’s songs he ask Preston to send songs to him. Keith pitched SAP artist the songs. Then Preston’s dream became “REAL. “Charlotte Bradford sings a Preston A. Starks composition “I’m Walking On Air”
Roger Glenn Miller: Roger G. Miller ‘n singer songwriter with hundreds of songs already recorded by some of the Independent artists in the world. Featured on this SongWriterExpress compilation is another of Roger’s hit compositions, “I Want To Know Why”, sung by Matt Connelly. Listening to this song you will hear Roger bring a slight blues feeling to this well written country tune.
Mike Contoni: Mike Contoni and his band set out to bring an infectious injection of rock and roll within the local music scene! Mike is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his sound, inspired by country and southern rock music. Having been playing since he was a young teenager, Mike set out to develop a truly unique attitude: His music is all about connecting with listeners through uplifting melodies, and thought-provoking lyricism, not unlike influential performers such as Neil Young, Alabama and Tom Petty, just to mention a few.
Larry M Clark: A BMI songwriter with Ellemsee Music BMI. Larry entertained professionally for over 30 years. Now as a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and a disabled VietNam veteran is concentrating on his songwriting and hoping some singer or band may like some of his songs and record them. Larry is releasing 2-3 new songs each month in the hope of accomplishing his dreams as a songwriter
Johnny Scott: A lyricist who loves to write from his soul. His favorite genre of music is country, which is primarily what he writes. John is in the process of finishing up an entire country project with Blue Room Studio in Madison, TN. Dana Jordan is the composer and producer of the project and is also featured as the vocalist on the song “Each and Every Day”, which you will be hearing on this CD He is also in the process of writing a country gospel project, which will also be produced by Jordan at Blue Room Studio. To hear more about his music, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org with “John Scott Music” in the subject line.
Michael Stewart: My name is Michael Stewart and I’ve been a song writer for nearly 30 years. I enjoy putting my thoughts and emotions onto paper and creating a song that hopefully many can relate to. I would like to have the opportunity to work with many talented professionals in the music business and have my songs heard around the world. I enjoy music from rock to country and have focused most of my work in the country rock setting.
Dana Jordan: A singer/songwriter/composer/producer from a small town in Northeast Louisiana. She moved to Nashville in 1995 to pursue her music career, which has landed her gigs such as Carnival Cruiselines, large Country clubs, Casinos and Fair/Festivals all across the USA. She currently co-owns Blue Room Studio with her fiance, Mike Ingram, where they produce songwriter demos for several clients, including both Michael Stewart and Johnny Scott. Look for her at www.danajordanmusic.com or www.reverbnation.com/danajordan.
There is no great hurry but we would very much like to fill the remaining seats soon. So please songwriters join us on this adventure, you wont be sorry so Let’s replace the stars below with your picture and your Song
Martina McBride has released a brand-new single titled “Reckless,” her first since 2012’s “Marry Me”—a duet with Train’s Pat Monahanoff her 2011 album Eleven. Written by Zach Crowell, Heather Morgan and Sarah Buxton, the power anthem puts Martina’s soaring vocals and gratitude on full display, telling a story about being saved by love.
“It’s such a special song to me,”Martina says on her Facebook page. “My hope is that you hear it and think of someone who has taken a chance on you and reached out to love you through a hard or dark time.
Someone who pulled you from the edge as the song says. Sometimes life finds us in a vulnerable place. Thank God for the ones who love us recklessly and unconditionally.” The single is part of Martina’s upcoming album, which has yet to be announced but is expected sometime in 2016.
– Nash Country Weekly
Johnny Cash proved a spokesman for all generations when he performed a special concert strictly for college students on Feb. 17, 1971, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Johnny filmed portions of the concert for a special segment of his ABC television series, The Johnny Cash Show.
At one point, Johnny introduced a new song that he noted was inspired by a recent visit to Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
“I talked with several of you. We asked each other a lot of questions,” Johnny said. “An idea for a song started brewing then.” Johnny proceeded to play the new tune, which he was performing for the first time. The song was “Man in Black,” a philosophical essay from Johnny that laid out his personal beliefs.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Johnny sang as the audience hung on every word. When the song lamented Each week we lose a hundred fine young men, a reference to the controversial Vietnam War, the line drew cheers and extended applause.
Johnny later released “Man in Black” as a single, and it became one of his signature songs as well as an enduring nickname.
– Nash CountryWeekly
Who Looketh Into The Perfect Law Of Liberty And Contineuth Threrin, He Being Not A Forgetful Hearer, Be A Doer Of The Work, This Man Shall Be Blessed In His Deed…..James 1:22, 25
Guidance is only useful when we listen to it and take action based on it.. It’s a foolish traveler who asks for directions and drives off in the wrong direction. Why bother to ask if you don’t listen? Or why listen if you have no intention of obeying? Your word is my guidebook, Lord, and I thank You for it, but sometimes I forget to act on what You teach me. Why read about sisterhood and then go out and slander my sister? Why study forgiveness if I intend to hang on to my grudges?
Harare – Delegates will eat 54 cows and up to five tons of game meat at President Robert Mugabe’s 92nd birthday party on Saturday, the official Herald newspaper reported.
Up to 50 000 supporters of the long-time Zimbabwe president are expected at the party in the southern city of Masvingo, where drought has wrecked crops in surrounding areas.
Zanu-PF provincial political commissar Jappy Jaboon told the Herald on Saturday that the cows and the game meat had been “donated”. He did not say by whom.
A donation of elephant meat in 2015 to Mugabe’s 91st party in Victoria Falls sparked controversy after it emerged that the businessman who handed over the elephants did not have any right to them.
Mugabe’s own donation of 300 cattle to the African Union has been received with mixed feelings back home where up to three million Zimbabweans face hunger. The state ZBC broadcaster says the cows were handed over to the AU Commission on Friday.
There is as yet no suggestion that the 54 cattle for the birthday party came from the first family, who own a large dairy in the Mazowe district, north of Harare.
The party is being held near the Great Zimbabwe monument, a ruined city near Lake Mutirikwi that is recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
The state-run Chronicle quoted National Museums and Monuments provincial director Lovemore Mandima saying VIPs would be allowed to tour the monument – though not all at the same time.
Media group @263chat tweeted a photo of one of Mugabe’s birthday cakes: A giant replica of the monument with the stonework painstakingly reproduced.
Hundreds of crates of soft drinks and beers have been brought in for party-goers and wifi has been installed, said the Chronicle. Millions of Zimbabweans are starving in the Birthday party country.
– Mostly News24