August 05, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1535
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
STAIRCASE SPIRALS DOWN In 1969, after Spiral Starecase’s concert in San Antonio, TX, KONO-860 DJ and friend Johnny Shannon and I visit the group in their hotel room. Later, lead singer Pat Upton joins Ricky Nelson’s band for four years. In late December 1985, Nelson asks Upton to fly with him to Dallas for a New Year’s Eve concert, but Upton declines. The plane crashes, kills Ricky Nelson and five members of his band. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Spiral Starecase lead singer Pat Upton dies at 75 after a long illness.
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MEGYN SEEN AT CNN BOOTH The recent departure of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes creates quite a stir. Rupert Murdoch, who hires Ailes to launch Fox News takes over as Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Megyn Kelly Fox News star anchor expresses that she is open to changing networks after her contract runs out in 2017. During the DNC, Megyn’s visit to the invitation-only CNN Grill and ice cream bar sets the wheels in motion for media gossip. Kelly shows off for the cameras.
EAST TX RADIO STATION LOCKS OUT PERSONALITIES On Monday morning, August 1, 2016 Waller Broadcasting CHR KFRO FM (95.3) Gilmer/KLJT FM (102.3) Jacksonville/Regional Mexican KZXM FM (94.3) Bullard/KMPA FM (103.1) Pittsburg in the Tyler/Longview, TX market discover owner Susie Waller changes the locks on the doors over the weekend. KFRO FM morning crew arrives to find the local police and a letter from Susie Waller that claims she terminates all of the employees on Friday.
KVIL FM CHANGES DIRECTION On Monday morning, August 31, 2016, CBS Hot AC KVIL FM (103.7) Highland Park/Dallas TX updates its logos with More Hits, Less Commercials. KVIL FM’s new on-air lineup features morning hosts Kannon and Sybil Summers from 6-11am. Leigh Ann Adam moves from afternoon drive to 11am-4pm. Tanner Kloven moves from middays to 6pm-12am. Edgar ‘Shoboy’ Sotelo, who voicetracks nights from his home base WBMP FM (Amp Radio 92.3) New York City is gone.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What radio station bans all comedy records that ridicule the United States Government? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gary Hamilton Monday, August 1, 2016. •BOB GOOSMAN Chief Meteorologist CBS Radio News/Talk KRLD-1080 Dallas, TX resigns after he makes critical post to his social page that berates the Democratic National Convention for parading the mothers of slain thugs at the DNC in Philadelphia last week. •RUSH LIMBAUGH inks a multi-year renewal with iHeartMedia/Premiere Networks to continue to host his daily nationally syndicated talk show, weekdays, from noon-3pm (ET) from here to eternity.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1957 WJZ TV Baltimore. MD begins radio transmissions on August 5th. •1968 TERRI CLARK (Better Things To Do #3-1995 ) is born on August 5th in Montreal, Quebec. •1971 WNPE TV PBS CH 16 Watertown, NY begins broadcasting on August 5th. •1989 DOLLY PARTON’s Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like Thatwins #1 in Billboard Country on August 5th. •1996 DALLAS COWBOYS play Kansas City Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico on August 5th. •2013 CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s See You Again certifies Gold on August 5th.
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FRANK HALEY [KDAZ-730 newsman – ex KLIF-1190, KILT-610 & KOB-770 news KILT, KTRH, KVIL] (Albuquerque, NM) FYI. My boss died last week. Here’s her Obit: Memorial Service for Annette Garcia, President of Son Broadcasting-AM 730 KDAZ, will be held on Thursday, August 25, 1:00pm at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. If you wish to honor Annette and the legacy she passes on, the family requests donations be made to Son Broadcasting in lieu of flowers. This can be done by visiting
http://kchftv.org/donate-today/, send to Son Broadcasting, PO Box 4338, Albuquerque, NM 87196, or by calling our office at 505-345-1991. Please note on check or online giving: Annette Memorial. Thanks Frank
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BILL BRAGG [Voice of BIG TEX 2002 -2012/KPCN-730 DJ] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: KPCN (730) Reunion. Hi Jim: There was even a circle of “coat hanger wire” with a flashlight bulb attached hanging in Bathroom! Since the Transmitter and Towers were on site; the “RF” from the antenna caused the flashlight bulb to glow; and that was one less thing to worry about while you were away from the Studio! I only got in trouble once; when I left the Front Gate open after arriving at the last minute! Bo Powell (our beloved Program Director) suffered from stomach problems and had to drink Goats Milk! And when I left the gate open; all the goats got loose! BTW, did you know that Bo Powell was an accomplished Artist and painted some of the Murals around Dallas/Ft. Worth? Keep up the good work; You’re a “National Treasure”! Bill Bragg (www.billbragg.com) 47 years in Radio & TV Broadcasting – The Voice of BIG TEX 2002 -2012 The State Fair of Texas=
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MIKE SHANNON [KMNY-1360 DJ The Wi Fi Club – Navteq traffic WBAP-820/WFAA TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX)Another note of thanks to Jim Rose’s column for the news tip. Another casualty of KBOX-Dallas in the past few days. John Bass, perhaps more noted for his many contributions to East Texas radio and TV, died July 16 at age 77. John’s another worthwhile candidate for future HOF induction, and I know you all have nominated him more than once. R.I.P. (http://obituaries.tylerpaper.com/obituaries/tylerpaper/obituary.aspx?n=john-rayford-bass&pid=180711982&fhid=6513) / (www.dfwRetroplex.com)
TRIVIA ANSWER: On July 30, 1964 WNEW-1130 in New York City – a top-rated adult music station, bans all comedy records that ridicule the United States Government, its processes, institutions, officials, lawmakers and political candidates.
DAN MCCURDY (aka: Charlie Brown, KLIF; Dan Patrick, KBOX; WMEX, Boston, MA; Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee, 2004) (Sherman, TX) Larry Scott’s appearance on 1480 was after I left. I was not on the KBOX staff when the format change occurred. Consequently, my guess is that Larry joined the KBOX staff in 1967 rather than the JRRR published year of 1966. No big deal…just wanted to straighten out the dates. :::sigh::: Sometimes we cling to so little, eh, pal? My best, Jim… Dan McCurdy Sherman, TX
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS [Perfect World- 1988] Ain’t no livin’ in a perfect world. But we’ll keep on dreamin’ of livin’ in a perfect world.
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