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NEW ORLEANS BOSS JOCK SUCCUMBS Veteran NOLA Radio Personality Bobby Reno (Guarino) in New Orleans radio for 50 years whose DJ career begins to grow on then Top 40 WTIX-690 becomes one of the most popular on-air personalities of the 1960s. For the past 21 years, Bobby Reno is a PM Drive DJ on WTIX FM (94.3). According to fellow WTIX FM DJ [Pal Al] Nassar, Bobby does his last on-air shift on WTIX FM about three weeks ago. Per WWL-TV CH 4, Bobby Reno passes away at 72 on Monday, October 10, 2016.
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PUPPIES FOR VETS WIN BIG WHO-1040 Des Moines, IA PM Drive talk host Simon Conway unveils The Puppy Jake Foundation to welcome, foster and teach service dogs for physically harmed U.S. military veterans. Since the beginning of 2016, The Puppy Jake Foundation donates 11 service dogs to wounded veterans. Two years ago, the mission raises $4,000 in two hours. One year later, the event brings in over $6,000. On Friday October 7, 2016 the 3rd annual Puppy Jake Foundation raises over $22,000 in just two hours!
CBS RADIO IS A MELTING ICE CUBE CBS Radio’s 117 sports, news and music radio stations in top markets are profitable. In 2015, CBS Radio yields $1.23 billion revenue. Ahead of its initial public offering, CBS prepares to lap up about $1.5 billion in debt. CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves says private equity firms, radio rivals and international groups express interest in buying CBS Radio. Here in Houston, TX CBS Radio owns KILT-610, KILT FM (100.3), KHMX (96.5), KIKK-650, KKHH FM (95.7) & KLOL FM (101.1). What am I bid?
NEW RADIO PROGRAMMER LANDS IN CINCY Cumulus Classic Rock WOFX FM (92.5 The Fox) Cincinnati, OH welcomes Marty Bender as its new Program Director/Midday host. Previously, Marty programs Hubbard AC WSHE FM (She 100.3) Chicago, IL until he exits in April 2015. Bender lasts 24 years as PD of Clear Channel Classic Rock WFBQ FM (Q95) Indianapolis, IN where he also guides the syndicated Bob & Tom Morning Show.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What auto maker introduces world’s first in-car sound system vinylrecord players? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•WHFB FM (Heart of the Fruit Belt 99.9) Benton Harbor, MI on air since 1947 with Country music for the last 17 years flips to CHR as Live 99.9 on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. •ALYSSA HABERMAN is new midday host 9 am to 2 pm on Alternative Rock KBZT FM (94.9) San Diego, CA on Monday, October 3, 2016. •JAMIE MORRISreplaces Cindy Clifford who exits after 16 years as new morning co-host on Thursday, October 20, 2016 on Connoisseur Media Hot AC WALK FM (97.5) Nassau-Suffolk-Patchogue-Long Island, NY.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 PATTY BERG wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open on October 14th. •1960 LORETTA LYNN’s Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium bow on October 15th in Nashville, TN nets tour with Johnny Horton but he dies 3 weeks later. •1971 MEMPHIS, TN racial riot on October 14th kills 2. •1980 DON WILLIAMS’ I Believe In You grabs #1 in Billboard Country on October 18th. •1995 ELLIS PETERS British author dies on October 14th. •2003 JOSH TURNER’s debut album Long Black Train debuts on MCA records on October 14th.
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GARY DELAUNE [KYTY-810 – KLIF-1190-CH 5 KENS TV] (San Antonio, TX) Jim; Friday, I read a Facebook message from Dick Glancey and I haven’t seen the info on any other source…you might find a confirmation. Dick said he had received word that Brad Messer’s wife had passed away from cancer and that Jack Woods, co-host with Ron Chapman, had passed away from a stroke. Also,for those in the SA and Austin media, Kevin O’Keefe passed away from heart disease. He had covered the Spurs for many years and then joined John Cronyn’s office when he was Attorney General. Gary D. (www.garydnews.com)
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MIKE DEETZ (Houston, TX) Subject: Josh Innes returns to Houston. Effective October 10, controversial sports talk show host Josh Innes returns to H-Town on SportsTalk 790 AM hosting the afternoon drive from 3pm-7pm. Link here: http://sports790.iheart.com/onair/the-josh-innes-show-58091/sportstalk790-names-josh-innes-afternoon-host-15170971/ The present is a gift. The gift is a present.
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BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger-East Coast radio icon] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Obituary E-mail Update. Beware…I will awaken at any moment! Actually, I’d be better off if morning started at noon. After all, I’d be unstoppable, if I could ever get started! P.S. Jim McCoy had a band for years, & released many records. He had a big following in no. VA, & was well known radio DJ/entertainer. BOB.
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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: History will be made this November. Who says history isn’t interesting? Only in the USA. Regardless of who wins the presidential election this November, we will witness history being made. If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election, it will be the first time in history that two U.S. presidents have slept with each other! If Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election, it will be the first time in history that a billionaire moves into public housing vacated by a black family. Is this a great country or what?
TRIVIA ANSWER: On October 12 1955 Chrysler introduces world’s 1st in-car sound system vinyl record players with assortment of Classical records under the dashboard.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) I maybe the only person who can’t read an owners manual. My Yaesu VX8-DR, can hear two bands at a time. But have not figured out how to do so, the Sub Band is on 430.000, so no activity. I have read and reread the manual. But I have been able to get on 6 Meters, 2 Meters, 220, and 70 cm so. Just by inputting wanted frequencies using the key pad and saving to Memory. I once was at a concert by Pete Fountain, at Fair Park Music Hall, went backstage, but only talked to an Eddie Miller, but I did not know who he was but others seem to have worked with him in Jazz. The Stars often are helped by the cast they have. At college I once asked my room mate if stranded on an Island who would you want to have with you…His reply Mary Ann. Hello Mary Ann. Ray Charles. 73, KC5RAI P.S. I may have a buyer for a used guitar, but it is not confirmed. P.S.S. Was wondering whether anyone knows about KMAP 630. I use to hear them in the daytime with persons like Rush, E.L.O., and other Rockers.
JOHN WAYNE (Rooster Cogburn – 1975) Everything that grows in this country will either bite you, stab you or stick you.
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