June 13, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1520
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
CRAZED GUNMAN SLAYS THE VOICE SINGER Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old one-time contestant on the TV show The Voice is shot dead after a concert Friday by a gunman who travels from another part of Florida to kill her, While Christina does a meet-and-greet, signing autographs and selling merchandise, a gunman, who appears to be a deranged fan approaches the singer, opens fire and kills her. The 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl then fatally shoots himself after Grimmie’s brother tackles him.
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WEST TO FOG Alicia Tyler PD/midday personality on Stephens Media Group Alternative WZNE FM (94.1 The Zone) Rochester, NY is new Music Director of spruced up Cumulus Triple A KFOG FM (104.5) San Francisco, CA on June 22, 2016. Prior to Rochester, the 17-year programming professional has wonderful radio credentials: KMYZ FM Tulsa, OK; KLCK FM (98.9) Seattle, WA; KKDO FM (94.7) Sacramento, CA; KLLC FM (97.3) and KMVQ FM (99.7) San Francisco, CA; plus KOSO FM (B93.1) Stockton/Modesto, CA.
RADIO JOBS NOSE DIVE If you are presently on the air at a radio station you a member of an increasingly exclusive club. RadioWorld cites recent data on employment trends show job shrinkage in the industry over the past quarter century. The Telcom Law of 1996 causes considerable consolidation which means fewer jobs. From 1990 through early this year, the number of radio broadcasting jobs drop about 27 percent. There are 118,700 radio broadcasting jobs in 1990 compared to 86,800 through March 2016.
NEW RADIO CRISIS AHEAD Along with the current generation of engineers who move ever-closer to retirement, at this year’s NAB, the coming crisis in broadcasting is the lack of qualified people interested in getting into broadcast engineering. Without someone who knows the current broadcast technology and equipment and how to install, configure, maintain, and repair it, can your broadcast facility and operation stay on the air for very long? No one seems to appear to replace the retiring engineers.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who creates popular radio dramas Inner Sanctum, CBS Mystery Theatre, The Adventures of the Thin Man and Dick Tracy? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•CUMULUS names 21-year radio programming pro Lance Tidwell as Cluster Operations Manager for its seven-station Kansas City cluster and the KC Chiefs Radio Network. •BLACK SABBATH and Ozzy Osbourne who threaten to retire many times pledge that their November 12, 2016 show in the AT&T Center will be their last San Antonio, TX concert. •LOS ANGELES DODGERS and iHeartMedia file with the FCC that the franchise will take an equity stake in Sports KLAC-570 Los Angeles, CA as part of their new rights agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 SAMMY KAYE SHOW one of our favorites last airs on ABC TV on June 13th. •1969 JACK GREENE’sClassic single Statue Of A Fool grabs #1 in Billboard Country on July .5th. •1970 MUNGO JERRY’s In The Summertime hits #1 in UK on June 13th. •1981 DOTTIE WEST’s What Are We Doin’ In Love with Kenny Rogers gains #1 in Billboard Country on June 13th. •1994 JOHN BRITTON British Mathematician dies on June 13th. •2007 EMERSON DRIVE’s Moments is its first #1 single in Billboard Country on June 16th.
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CHARLOTTE MARIE MIEARS (Houston, TX) Jim Gough Sr., aka “Mr. Texas” Passed Away Today! My heart is saddened tonight because today I lost a dear old friend…Jim Gough Sr. AKA “Mr. Texas”…many of you knew his face and his voice from the many TV commercials he did over the years…Jim was also an actor and appeared in many movies…”Urban Cowboy”…”Places in the heart”…and “JFK” to name just a few…as well as TV shows such as Dallas and Walker Texas Ranger. Jim was also a singer and a musician and was one of the most multi-talented people I’ve ever known…and as uncanny as this may seem…it was exactly “17” years ago today…June 7, 1999 that Jim Gough gave my husbands eulogy at his military memorial…they both grew up together and were the very best of friends and there was no one that I would rather have do the eulogy than Jim Gough and I have to say that he did an absolutely beautiful heartfelt eulogy…and NOW… the two of them are together once again. I’m gonna miss you Jim Gough…thank you for being my friend…until we meet again…”Happy Trails to you”.
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GAIL GOUGH [Mr. Texas-movie actor-voice actor Jim Gough’s wife] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Jim Gough passed away this week on Tuesday, June 7. He had pulmonary fibrosis for the past 6 1/2 years and smothered to death. He was my life. Services June 18, 2 PM, Hyde Park Christian Church, 610 E. 45th, Austin, TX 78751 wife, Gail
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MIKE SHANNON (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Jim Gough dead. Jim, did you see this? I know he’s written you many times on JRRR. Here’s a link to the obit, but there’s not much info on there just yet. R.I.P. http://clements-wilcox-burnet.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Jim-Gough-103642359 / (www.dfwretroplex.com)
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LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KRCS DJ] (Lake Livingston, TX) Jim, Jim Gough Passed Away June 7, 2016. Jim, Met Jim while with KNUZ AM 1090 Bellville through his niece. had a place near Rosenberg where we had a good Thanksgiving in 1997. Jim in audio video production, in 2001 moving near Austin. In 2009 hear Jim on Whataburger spots, and more. Jim voiced audio books, was on The Texas State Network in 1993 on Saturday night. Jim Gough is an actor, known for JFK (1991), Places in the Heart (1984) and 8 Seconds (1994). See full bio (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0332216/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm) Leslie
TRIVIA ANSWER: Himan Brown using an arsenal of enticing sound effects that scare or amuse the listeners creates popular radio dramas Inner Sanctum, CBS Mystery Theatre, The Adventures of the Thin Man andDick Tracy. On June 4, 2010 Himan Brown dies at 99 in his home in Manhattan.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: just ’cause I wanted to see how you are feeling today….I hope you are as happy as i am.. I am always amazed at the items found when you google my name…..as Rocky said “I used to be somebody”. I have had a great, and wonderful, life thanks to kids, relatives and the most wonderful wife on planet earth…. Chuck
JOHN LEE HOOKER (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) I am a happy man. I’ve had a good life.
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