June 20, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1522
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
THUG KILLS RADIO DJ On Sunday evening, June 12, 2016 El Paso, TX officers respond to a homicide at the Terrace Hill Apartments and find 33-year-old former KLAQ FM DJ Richard (Mardi Gras) Madrigal lying limp from a gunshot wound. Marinda Palacios who witnesses the tragic killing of the radio DJ gives police the name of the alleged shooter. Police indentify the suspect who slays the former KLAQ FM DJ as 31-year-old Leonel Hernandez. Cops toss the thug in the slammer on murder charges with a $1M bond.
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MUSIC HIT MAKER COMPLETES FINAL GIG We remember many wonderful hit tunes from record producer and guitarist Chips Moman by Elvis Presley, Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas, Merrilee Rush and The Box Tops. Songwriter Moman pens standards for Aretha Franklin, Waylon Jennings and B. J. Thomas, including the Grammy-winning (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman passes away on June 13, 2016 the day after his 79th birthday in a LaGrange, GA hospice.
MASON CANNOT STAY AWAY FROM RADIO CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves is in talks about selling CBS Radio’s 187 frequencies. Former longtime CBS Radio President Dan Mason retires from that position a year ago. Radio’s current largest member iHeartMedia’s 850 radio station’s fiances are in disarray. Time to call in reinforcement from veteran radio industry exec Dan Mason who sits on the sidelines. CEO and Chairman Bob Pittman and President, COO and CFO Rich Bressler send out the SOS to Dan Mason.
REDSTONE SAYS SELL CBS RADIO CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves says that although CBS’s controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone opposes Viacom’s plans to sell a stake in Paramount Pictures, he is on board with plans to sell or spin off its 117-station CBS Radio group. During the Q&A portion of CBS’s 2016 shareholders meeting Thursday in New York, Moonves describes the CBS Radio sale: Our situation with radio has absolutely nothing to do with Viacom. We have received full support from Mr. Redstone.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induct its first female artist? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gary DeLaune June 20th, Traci Strunk June 22nd, Bob Shannon & Kathleen Haas June 23, 2016. •ROBERT [Cisco Kidd] MUELLER is new Market Manager of Alpha Media’s Amarillo, TX cluster Country KGNC FM, News-Talk KGNC-710 and Classic Hits KXGL FM (100.9). •LANCE HALE is new Program Director of Beasley Active Rock WRXK FM (96 K-Rock) Fort Myers, FL effective July 5, 2016 to succeed Jeff Zito who heads to Tampa as new PD of Beasley sister WBRN FM (98.7) on Monday, June 20, 2016.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1950 JOE DIMAGGIO’s 2,000th hit on June 20th, Yankees beat Indians 8-2. •1965 NEIL THRASHERsongwriter (Kenny Chesney’s There Goes My Life) is born on July 13th in Birmingham, AL. •1973 JUAN PERON returns to Argentina on June 20th. •1980 JOHN ANDERSON’s self-titled debut album releases on Warner Bros. records on July 1st. •1994 CHARLOTTE AUERBACH computer pioneer/mathematician dies at 84 on June 20th. •2006 KENNY CHESNEY begins 5-week run at #1 on June 17th in Billboard withSummertime.
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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: The ‘Engineer’ Crisis! Jim As a former Chief Engineer I had to speak out on the coming crisis in broadcast engineering. When you see adds in the trades seeking engineers they usually go along these lines. Wanted Chief Engineer 6 Stations, must have extensive transmitter and RF background, directional array experience a must, studio, IT and remotes. On call 24/7 365. Starting pay $30,000 must provide own vehicle. Now tell me again how much engineers are regarded in a company structure offering a wage like that and that is NOT an abnormality, some start in the mid $20K range. Only a first class idiot would take on those responsibilities at that abysmal wage. They broke it, let them fix it…
TRIVIA ANSWER: Of the 159 total inductions in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performers category, 135 are solo male performers or male groups. Only 10 solo female performers and 13 groups which contain at least one female performer are added since the Hall admits its first female—Aretha Franklin—on January 3, 1987. Keith Richards inducts Aretha Franklin but she doesn’t show up. Keith just completes production plus he performs on Franklin’s version of Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
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