November 07, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1562
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
VETERAN HOUSTON RADIO HOST HAS CANCER Ryan Chase, longstanding co-host of Roula & Ryan Morning Show on Cumulus Top 40 KRBE FM (104.1) Houston, TX reveals that he has prostate cancer. The ten-year KRBE FM veteran, breaks the news on Wednesday morning’s radio show. Ryan says that he receives his diagnosis over the phone in August 2016. Thank God, Chase says his cancer does not spread, it remains treatable, plus he endures hormone and radiation therapy to keep it in tact.
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CHINA BUYS DICK CLARK PRODUCTI0NS That’s right! Chinese company Dalian Wanda Group buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion. Variety reports: this marks another aggressive move into Hollywood for the Wanda Group, which already owns Legendary Entertainment and AMC Theaters and plans to acquire Carmike Cinemas, a deal that creates the world’s largest movie exhibitor. Dick Clark Productions produces The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
THE 2017 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME NOMINEES On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame reveals its 2017 nominees: The Zombies, Joe Tex, Joan Baez, Steppenwolf, J. Geils Band, Kraftwerk, The Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Chaka Khan, Chic, Yes and The Cars. They join first time nominees Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Bad Brains and Jane’s Addiction along with Janet Jackson and MC5. In December 2016, The Rock Hall reveals its winners. Their induction is in April 2017.
THE 2017 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES On Thursday, October 20, 2016 The Songwriters Hall of Fame share their nominees: P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri (Eve Of Destruction), Kenny Nolan (My Eyes Adored You), Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Cry Like A Baby), Allee Willis (Boogie Wonderland), Mickey Stevenson (Devil With A Blue Dress On), Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm and James Pankow of Chicago, David Gates of Bread, Sly Stone, Robert [Kool] Bell, plus others. Induction is June 2017 in New York City.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is the news announcer on Simon and Garfunkel’s tune 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dale R. Miller November 9, 2016. •BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP open for 55 years closes on 60 year old Greater Media for $240M. Beasley’s ownership size increases to 9th from 17th. •WARU-1600 Dream Weaver Marketing Peru, IN breaks simulcast with Soft AC WARU FM (101.9) Roann IN to become all Christmas music to prepare for new format after Christmas. •JACOB [Chubbs] DAY joins Scripps Top 40 KHTT FM (106.9 K-Hits) Tulsa, OK as morning co-host effective Monday, December 5, 2016.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1957 WEEQ TV (now WWTO) IND CH 35 in La Salle, IL 1st broadcast on November 7th. •1968 TAMMY WYNETTE’s album Stand By Your Man releases on Epic records on December 23rd. •1976 GONE WITH THE WIND Classic movie televised on November 7th. •1980 JOHNNY LEE’s Urban Cowboy single Lookin’ For Lovegoes Gold on November 18th. •1992 JACK KELLY actor (Maverick) dies at 65 of stroke on November 7th. •2008 TAYLOR SWIFT’s album Fearless releases on Big Machine records on November 11th.
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JIM SHANNON [ex KULF-790, WIL- DJ] (Ellisville-St. Louis, MO) Subject: Old KULF Staff. Jim, Thanks for passing on the info from Jeff (Mac) McClain regarding George Thomas and Bill Grant. Looks like the only remaining original jocks from KULF that are above ground are Jeff McClain, Bill Grant and myself. Well it was 46 years ago! Thanks for helping filling in the blanks Jim. Jim Shannon
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KEN DOWE [CEO Service Broadcasting #1 KKDA FM (104.5) / EVP McLendon Corp. #1 KLIF-1190] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose. Jim is correct. Even TV’s rating darlings, America’s Team – the Dallas Cowboys, with their steady light’s out ratings (the reason they’re there so often) on television… got crushed by a “baseball” game Sunday night. The Cowboys are this year’s hottest NFL team and America’s most financially valuable sports asset. But, the Cubs-Indians had a third more TV audience Sunday night, as the NFL’s spiral continues to look like a spiked football. The American people appear to be tiring of a game already inhabited by too many thugs, some of whom seem to enjoy exhibiting in-your-face disrespect for their country and team supporters. These pathetic protesters are getting flagged by paying customers, even as the NFL refuses to tackle a costly problem. kd
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DAN MCCURDY [formerly Charlie & Harrigan-KLIF-1190/KBOX-1480 Dallas, TX/WMEX Boston, MA] (Sherman, TX) Subject: My short quote… Jim…my truncated quote in the November 4 JRRR, was misleading by its brevity! You printed ‘O’Reilly Out!’ which is only a remote possibility! He still has a year to go on his FOX contract, and while his agreement is similar to Van Sustern’s and Hannity’s, allowing departure if Ailes left, I doubt that the rumor of Trump TV piracy will prevail with either him Or Hannity. FOX continues its cable dominance as do O’Reilly and Hannity, and my guess is that those two BIG ‘Sleeping Dawgs’ will continue to lie on the FOX front porch. Trump TV is just a nice little unknown and a minimal threat to the FOX Force in cable command nationwide. Seasoned veterans like Bill and Sean know better than to jump from an ironclad like FOX to a well provisioned mystery ship like Trump TV. Plus, the smart money is on attractive mega-raises from FOX for both leading broadcasters. Dan McCurdy, Sherman, TX; KLIF, KBOX, WMEX, KRBC, KLBK; 2004 Inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame
TRIVIA ANSWER: Los Angeles, CA radio DJ Charlie O’Donnell reads the news while Simon and Garfunkel sing the Classic Christmas carol Silent Night from their third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme(1966). Charles John [Charlie] O’Donnell radio and television announcer, primarily known for his work on TV game shows. He is best known for Wheel of Fortune from 1975 to 1980 and again from 1989 until his death in 2010. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak describes O’Donnell as the perfect voice of the show.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Jim; Funny how things change in life. I now read your column to discover who among my peers has passed away. Take care and hang in there. I’m 81 and still feeling pretty good. After all those packs of Winston’s I have no right to be so healthy, but I’m sure grateful. I stopped puffing on those killer cigarettes about 30 years ago… Chuck (www.chuckdunawaydj.com/)
WINSTON JINGLE (1954 – 1972) Winston tastes good like a cigarette should.
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