December 02, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1569
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
NYC RADIO TV HOST SAYS GOOD DAY FOR FINAL TIME Award-winning reporter and editor for The Daily News, Dick Oliver, is familiar to New York television audiences as a longtime correspondent on local morning show Good Day New York on WNYW TV Fox CH 5. At 8:45 am on September 11, 2001 Dick shoots a live segment for Good Day New York near City Hall when a plane strikes the World Trade Center. Dick Oliver passes away at 77 in a hospice care facility in Manhattan from complications of a stroke in September.
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MR. FIXIT’S TIME RUNS OUT Paul MacGregor born September 28, 1941 on a farm in Haleyville, AL begins his radio career in broadcasting as a disc jockey on WLAY-1450 in Muscle Shoals. Paul moves on up to television and radio news as anchor and reporter in several markets that includes WOR-710 in New York City. MacGregor’s long-running Mr. Fix-It radio show airs in the Denver, CO market and syndicates to more than 75 radio stations around the country. Paul MacGregor dies in his sleep on November 4, 2016 in Denver, CO.
HUBBARD ISSUES MERRY CHRISTMAS BOOTS Hubbard Radio Chicago, IL is in a race with iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) in year-end mass layoffs to cut staff costs. At 1:00pm Monday, November 28, 2016 Hubbard Radio Chicago’s newly-hired Vice President and Market Manager, Jeff England, announces the forced departure of some employees: Assistant Program Director Paul Webber, Production Director John Siuntres, promotions assistant Ryan Williams and Digital Media Graphic Designer Bianca Cordova.
DELILAH ADDS AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK The most-listened-to woman on radio, Premiere Networks Delilah, actively expands her show to include the American Forces Network (AFN). Effective immediately, Delilah now airs weeknights at 7pm in Japan, Korea and Central Europe on AFN Radio’s Today’s Best Hits AC channel. Her show is now available to 400,000 American servicemen and women in 175 countries and 200 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command ships at sea.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Which Beatle is the first to earn a #1 solo record hit? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Wesley Ryles & Bob Edwards [Blade Parker] December 2. David SlaytonDecember 3. Karen Sharp & Gene Thomas December 4, 2016. •DICK BIONDI Superstar Chicago, IL radio personality’s Yearly Toy Drive returns on December 10, 2016. •MT. WILSON FM BROADCASTERS flips KMZT-1260 (K-Mozart) Los Angeles, CA from Classical to Adult Standards Unforgettable 1260. •DAYTON KANE is new PD of Cumulus Media Classic Hits WOGB FM (103.1) and Triple A WKRU FM (106.7) Green Bay, WI.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1957 SAM COOKE’s You Send Me rings #1 on December 2nd. •1967 GARY ALLAN (Smoke Rings In The Dark#12-1999) born Gary Herzberg on December 5th in Montebello, CA. •1979 TRIPOLI LIBYA crowds attack U.S. Embassy on December 2nd. •1983 ANNE MURRAY’s single A Little Good News rings #1 in Billboard Country on December 3th. •1992 WQXR-1560 New York City flips to WQEW-1560 on December 2nd. •2002 RASCAL FLATTS’ These Days is its first #1 single in Billboard Country on November 30th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
BEN HAROLD [ex KXOL-1360/KBUY-1540/WBAP-820/KENR-1070] (Chattanooga, TN) hi jim! i think i missed reading one or two of the last JRRR’s, i hadn’t gotten around to them, yet, because its difficult for me to sit at the computer…sometimes downright painful. that’s actually funny, because bob (blade) was asking me why i didn’t have a facebook page. it seems like everybody puts their entire lives on that thing. jim, we’re dinosaurs…and blessed to still be here, despite our ill health and lack of funds. a DEFINITE lack of funds! thank you for just being my friend, jim! ben, becky and ladygirl (who takes great care of her daddy!) oh, i pray for suzie’s health, too. i know she’s going through a LOT and it hurts me when any animal suffers.
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BETTY KIRKPATRICK (San Antonio, TX) Hi Jim, So good to hear from you and it would be so good to see you in person. I see her (Duckie) most every day as she stops by about 5:30PM Mon-Fri to let me know how her day went in the hotel business. I know she misses radio which has changed so much over the years. Speaking of our other dear friends in radio….Bruce Hathaway has been in and out of hospital for months now as the doctors removed a part of his ankle and bone there…just did a skin graft and hoping this will work. In the meantime he is in skilled care at Chandler Estate. 1502 Howard St. Room 209, SAT 78212 210-737-5223 where he is now. he will be at the skilled care for another 2 weeks. I will see him tomorrow. You have my numbers . Send me your address cause I just got my christmas card with my special fellow Chulo…my Shih Tzu. You are welcome anytime. I have a very nice quest room and bath with your name on it!. BKKirkpatrick. Realtor 1st State Realty
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DUCKIE MASSEY [ex KIKK FM/KIKK-650, KITE-930, KXOL-1360, KBUC, KSMG FM, KONO-860] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Finally You Correspond. I have been trying to get a hold of you for about a year. Thank you for finally reaching out. How have you been and what have you been up to. So many years have gone by there must be lot’s of news for BK and I. We are still as thick as thieves. Her brother Gibby died I do believe you met him. Anyway, tell me everything don’t leave anything out. You were always so interesting I bet you have hundreds of fabulous stories to tell us. Duckie, Director of Sports Sales Baywood Hotels
TRIVIA ANSWER: On November 26, 1970, George Harrison is the first Beatle to earn a #1 solo hit when My Sweet Lord rises to the top of the charts.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: good to be a Texan…and I’m 82. According to data from Measure of America’s Human Development study, citizens of different states have very differing average life expectancies, ranging from 75 to over 81 years. Hawaii has remained the state with the longest life span for quite some time. With an expectancy of 81.3 years, Hawaii exceeds the national age of 79 by 2.3 years. Mississippi was ranked the state with the shortest life span out of all US territories. Their life expectancy at birth, 75 years, is four years below the country average.
JOHN BELUSHI (Elwood – The Blues Brothers – 1980) We’re on a mission from God.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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