June 6, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1518
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
THE GREATEST FIGHTS LAST BATTLE In the 1960s, three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is the most famous person in the world. Ali, who calls himself The Greatest, lives in Phoenix, AZ with his fourth wife, Lonnie, whom he marries in 1986. Ali’s battle with Parkinson’s disease since the 1980s causes increasing difficulty with movement and speech. On Friday, June 3, 2016, 74-year-old boxing legend Muhammad Ali passes away following respiratory complications at a hospital not far from his Arizona home.
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ROCHESTER RADIO’S CAPTAIN CASH MELTS AWAY Orest Hrywnak, a promotions wizard in Rochester, NY radio for three decades first makes his mark as WBBF-1120’s Captain Cash in the 1970s: If you have your WBBF bumper sticker on your car, then Captain Cash might pull you over and give you $95. According to his brother Dr. Sev Hrywnak Orest Hrywnak, who undergoes open heart surgery on February 18, 2016 passes away of a heart attack in his sleep early Thursday morning, June 3, 2016.
RADIO LEGEND HAS A SET BACK On Thursday afternoon, June 2, 2016 the Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor reveals on his social page that he suffers a nocturnal brain seizure over the weekend. According to his publicist, David O’Neill, Keillor receives treatment in Washington D.C. before he does his radio shows this past Friday and Saturday. Keillor says that he flies to the Mayo Clinic for further testing:Saw an MRI image of my skull with a black hole where a previous stroke struck.
HORRID DRUG OVERDOSES AT TAMPA MUSIC FEST According to reports from The Daily Mail and AP, among the 50,000 people who attend the EDM event at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, Katie Bermudez, 21, from Kissimmee, and father-of-one Alex Haynes, 22, from Melbourne, die from likely overdoses of an undetermined drug at the Sunset Music Festival. In fact, two people die, 30 arrested and 57 others are in the hospital for drug overdoses at the Florida music festival.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act ban the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Connell Miller, Joe Nick Patoski and John Davis June 6th. Ernie Phillips June 8, 2016.•TROY CHRISTENSEN weekend morning weather anchor on WLS TV ABC CH 7 since October 2013 exits to join FEMA in a full-time strategic communications role in Chicago, IL. •THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS and iHeartMedia announce in November 2014 that the franchise takes an equity stake in Sports KLAC-570 Los Angeles, CA. The deal finally reaches the FCC.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 DANA CARVEY comedian SNL, Wayne’s World born on June 6th in Missoula, MT. •1963 BUCK OWENS’Act Naturally is his first #1 single in Billboard Country on June 15th. •1971 ED SULLIVAN SHOW final broadcast on CBS TV on June 6th. •1981 BARBARA MANDRELL records her album Barbara Mandrell Live on June 7th at the Roy Acuff Theatre. •1990 2ND INTERNATIONAL ROCK Awards on June 6th. •2008 BRAD PAISLEY’s single Waitin’ On A Woman releases to radio on June 9th on Arista records.
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DAVE MICHAELS [WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: JIM – was on the Radio this TGIF. Talked to a guy in “SugarLand, Texas ” …have you heard of it? Told me it’s raining there and they too have a lot of people out of work – but it’s still doing better than Ohio on the Job Scene! He said he was close to Houston! I told him about your Fine Radio Report … he’s coming over your house for lunch with you & Suzie! Dave in Huber Heights 73’s
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DANNY MACK MCWILLIAMS [GM KRNH FM Country (The Ranch 92.3)] (Kerrville, TX) Subject: Sad day. Thanks for sharing and keeping us informed. I would have never known of Mike’s passing if it had not been for your newsletter.
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STEVE EBERHARY [Eberhart Broadcasting] (Dallas, TX) Hey jim- News from North Texas! My station KGAF AM 1580 has an upgrade. KGAF began as a 250 watt daytimer in 1947. In 1985, the FCC approved a directional nighttime pattern. This Spring we were given a CP for 1200 watts non directional day and 275 watts non directional night. Big improvement for us and the station can now be heard daytime to Dallas/Ft. Worth to the south, Pauls Valley OK to the north, almost Paris TX to the east and close to Wichita Falls to the west. Much improved through Sherman/Denison/Durant, Denton and McKinney. Get our app to listen free in the app store or google play store, search for “KGAF”. Steve eberhart
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JAY WALKER [CBS Radio Dallas/KJKK FM/Infinity KTSA-550/KTFM FM/Own Jay Walker Prod/Jay Walker Competitive Audio consultant 40 Plus Years In Radio] (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Radio Revolution. Jim It never takes long for the ‘Big Guys’ to figure out how to take from ‘the little guys’. Back in the early days of Internet radio I had three ‘stations’ Rock, Classic Country, and oldies on ‘Live 365’. I never made a dime. I did it for the joy of broadcasting. Then along comes the RIAA’s draconian royalty fees which are much higher for internet broadcasters, than ‘on-air’ for profit radio stations and if you didn’t pay, you’re served a lawsuit, which can extort thousands of dollars out of your pocket just because you wanted to play radio for the fun of it. Similar thing with LPFM, it was setup for community stations, but most that made the cut are either religion or the allocations are bumped for new translators for failing AM stations. As a result ‘the little guys’ are left in the cold again. My best to you as always. Jay Walker
TRIVIA ANSWER: On June 1, 1969 the Canadian Senate bans Tobacco advertising on Radio and TV stations. On January 2, 1971 President Richard Nixon officially signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act that bans the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio in the U.S.
BILL CHERRY [Realtor, In late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio May 13, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1511. By the way you’ll remember he went by Mad Man Munz, and his slogan was “I’d give them away but my wife won’t let me…she’s crazy.” Bill
OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
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