November 21, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1566
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
MUSIC LOSES ANOTHER HOLLY On August 22, 1957, Holly Suzette Dunn is born in San Antonio, TX. In high school, Holly tours with the Freedom Folk Singers. She attends Abilene Christian University and sings in The Hilltoppers. Dunn moves to Nashville, TN. In 1985, Dunn signs with MTM records. In 1986, her first top-10 Daddy’s Hands claims #7. In 1989 Are You Ever Gonna Love Me and in 1990 You Really Had Me Going both reach #1. On November 15, 2016 Holly Dunn passes away at 59 in Albuquerque, NM.
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NOHEART SLASHES THE EDGE After 27 years with Alternative Rock, on November 16, 2016, at 3 pm KDGE FM begins playing Closing Time by Semisonic on repeat, plus a message that tells listeners: You can hear the sound of 102.1 The Edge at 97.1 the Eagle. On November 17th at 5 pm, iHeartMedia flips KDGE FM to Christmas music as Star 102.1. KDGE FM’s first Christmas tune is Last Christmas by Wham!. www.KDGE.iheart.com redirects its edgy visitors over to KEGL FM (The Eagle 97.1).
CBS RADIO MOVES 200 TO MUSIC CITY New York-based CBS Radio owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets that reach 65 million listeners per week. But, none are in Tennessee. Just ahead of CBS Radio’s major shakeup, as it spins out from CBS in 2017 with plans to go public, the radio division of CBS Corporation relocates 200 mostly ‘back-office’ roles to Nashville, TN. CBS Radio expects to invest $5 million in the Nashville operation to occupy at least two floors of Bank of America Plaza, plus maybe another half floor.
JOHNNY CASH’S LAKEFRONT ESTATE UP FOR SALE On Tuesday, April 10, 2007, the 14,000 square foot home that late Country music legend Johnny Cash and wife, June Carter Cash live in, catches fire in Hendersonville, TN. Two years after Texas businessman James Gresham buys the Country music legend’s 4.5-acre lakefront estate for $2 million from Barry Gibb of the 1970s Pop group The Bee Gees, he has it for sale. Stan Peacock, broker with Cyre-Leike Realtors says: We know it’s going to be in the multimillions.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who comes up with the term radio? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chad Everson November 22nd. Harley Colt November 24, 2016. •KHMX FM CBS Radio Hot AC (Mix 96.5) Houston, TX announces lineup for 2016 Not So Silent Night holiday show with The Band Perry, Train and The Strumbellas on Wednesday, December 16, 2016 at Revention Center. •WCKN FM(Kickin’ 92.5) Charleston, SC hires TJ Phillips to co-host morning show with Jessica Chandler. •ENTERCOMreports 2016 Q3 net revenue up 5%. Radio station operating income increases 12% to $37.9 million.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 KTVO TV CH 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting on November 21st. •1964 WILLIE NELSON’s first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry is on November 28th. •1976 NILES WELCH actor The Phantom (1931) dies at 88 on November 21st. •1985 GEORGE STRAIT’s Greatest Hits certifies Gold on November 22nd. •1993 BILL BIXBY actor (Incredible Hulk) dies of prostate cancer at 59 on November 21st. •2004 LONESTAR’s single Mr. Mom grabs #1 in Billboard Country on November 20th.
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LYNN WOOLLEY [KTEM-1400 Talk host former KRLD-1080, WFAA-570, KNOW-1490] (Waco-Temple, TX)Subject: Holly Dunn. I attended Holly Dunn’s breakout concert at Temple’s Cultural Activities Center. I worked with her on a concert promoting Children’s Miracle Network. I have an autographed poster of her on my office wall. Condolences to Temple Mayor Danny Dunn and to her brothers Rodney Dunn and Chris Waters (Dunn). R.I.P. Holly. (www.BeLogical.com)
MELANIE HAYNES [actress/voice over artist] (Los Angeles, CA) Happy Birthday, Jim!
BOBBY BACKMAN [Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia – Cool Bobby B’s Doo Wop Stop on SiriusXM 50s on 5] (Rehoboth Beach-Lewes, DE) Happybirthdaykiller
NANCY GERMAN [Voice Over Artist] (Portland-New Sharon, ME) Happy Birthday!
JIM HALSEY [Oak Ridge Boys mgr.] (Tulsa, OK) Subject: Happy Birthday. Dear Jim, Happy Birthday, dear friend. Thanks for all you do to keep us interestingly informed. Sincerely, Jim Halsey.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: morning. Happy Birthday my friend… Chuck
BILL INGRAM [Remote Operations/Traffic Reporter-KSBJ FM] (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!
KAREN JOHNSTON [KNUZ-1230, 1972-81; KFMK FM 1982-91; KODA FM 1991-96] (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim
JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (ex DJ on KENR-1070) (Tulsa, OK) Subject: Hi. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is special and that you enjoy every moment of it! Joan
DUANE ALLEN [Oak Ridge Boys lead singer] (Hendersonville, TN) Hey Jim, Doesn’t somebody I know have a very special day coming up really soon? Happy Birthday, My Friend… Duane
ROBERT TINDLE [Radio Engineering Professional] (Tyler-Lufkin, TX) Happy Birthday Jim!!
DAN MCCURDY [formerly Charlie & Harrigan-KLIF-1190/KBOX-1480 Dallas, TX/WMEX Boston, MA] (Sherman, TX) Hey, Jim …Happy B’Day! And here’s to many more, pal!
ED SALAMON [Former CMA Pres-Nashville] (Nashville, TN) Happy birthday, Jim! Hope you have a great day.
DERRILL HOLLY [ex KIKK FM, Sr. Writer-Editor, Electric Co-op Today, NRECA] (Arlington, VA/Washington, DC) Happy Birthday Jim. Keep doing what you do.
JOHN STEEL [KUHF FM/KUHA FM (Univ of H) engineer/ex DJ KONO-860/KLDE FM/KNUZ-1230] (Houston, TX) Happy birthday Jim.
DAVE TUCKER [ex PD/DJ KFJZ-1270, KXOL-1360, KBOX-1480] (Ft. Worth, TX) happy birthday jim
BLAKE LINDSAY [ex DJ KHFI FM, KTSA-550, KTFM FM, KLUV FM & KISS FM] (Dallas-Addison TX) Happy Birthday Jim! We wish you another happy and healthy year ahead!
TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO-860/KONO TV news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM, Hope you’re having an enjoyable day. Tom
JONATHAN FRICKE [KBUY-1540 Fort Worth/KOKE AM/FM Austin/KFOX-1280 Los Angeles-Long Beach/KRAK-1140 Sacramento/WSM-650 Nashville/WSAI-1360 Cincinnati] (Nashville, TN) Wishing you a very happy birthday, my friend! May your day be as awesome as you!
MARY STODDARD [‘Sam’ on KVIL FM 1964] (Dallas-Frisco, TX) Wishing you the Happiest Birthday Ever, Jim. Enjoy your Special Day! 🙂
FR. BOB TOMLINSON [ex KXYL-1240, KIOX-1270] (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Happy Birthday Jim. Hope it’s a great day
PAT MCCUTCHIN [ex KHFI FM] (Austin-Georgetown, TX) HAPPY bIRTHDAY
TRIVIA ANSWER: On November 13 1906 Lee de Forest patents the Audion tube. Lee dislikes the term wireless and chooses a new moniker, radio.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Hey Jim hope you have a Happy Birthday, you’ve done a wonderful job for former radio pros for many years, thank you. Your friend, don
GEORGE BURNS (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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