February 13, 2017 [Monday] Issue #1583
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
SILICON BEACH LOSES RADIO ICON KCBQ-1170’s picture window studios in downtown San Diego at 7th and Ash streets, but Jack Vincent broadcasts his show from the transmitter site in Santee. On the north side of Mission Gorge Road, the KCBQ-1170 monument contains the names of all of its air talents from 1958 through 1978. The oldest living DJ of KCBQ-1170’s Top 40 era, former all night air personality from midnight until 6 am (1955-1968), Jack Vincent, passes away at 99 on January 29, 2017.
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CAPTAIN APOLLO’S FINAL JOURNEY From 1978-79, Captain Apollo lures TV space cadets in Battlestar Galactica. Richard Hatch starts in the Los Angeles Repertory Theater. In 1976, his first major role is Inspector Dan Robbins in The Streets of San Francisco TV detective show. But his most famous part is Captain Apollo in the Battlestar Galactica TV show. Around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Richard Hatch passes away at 71 with pancreatic cancer in his home in Santa Clarita, CA.
LAURA RUNS FOR HILLARY’S SENATE SEAT Out of all the Conservative Talk hosts, Laura Ingraham is one of our favorites. We love to sit and talk with Laura for awhile. In the early 19th century when someone challenges a boxer they toss their hat into the crowded ring. According to the Washington Examiner, talk show host and Trump adviser Laura Ingraham ponders whether to toss her hat into the ring for a run in 2018 for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat currently held by Hillary Clinton’s former 2016 running mate Tim Kaine.
ROOFTOP TV ANTENNAS RETURN During the Fabulous Fifties we watch the original Adventures of Wyatt Earp on our black and white 17″ table top Truetone TV by way of the antenna on the roof of our house. During the 1980s, cable-originated live TV programming arrives. In the 1990s, pay TV customers subscribe to different tiers of TV channels. When cable TV rates get out of hand, rooftop TV antennas make a comeback. Parks Associates reports TV antennas rise to 15% in 2016 from 9% in 2013.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the first worship service air on radio? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE morning show resurfaces on Genesis NewsTalk WWBA-820 Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL on Monday, February 13, 2017. •ALPHA MEDIA KINK FM (101.9) Portland, OR Morning Music Run co-host Sheila Hamilton receives prestigious Judy Cushing Celebrating Life Award during Always Hope 2017 Gala to benefit Lines for Life on Friday, February 24 at the Sentinel Hotel. •CHRIS RONGEY’s third voice joins afternoon drive program The Fast Lane on Hubbard Radio WXOS FM (101 ESPN) St. Louis, MO.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 BARBIE DOLL goes on sale for first time on February 13th. •1969 LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS’ final public appearance as a duo on the Grand Ole Opry is on February 22nd. •1973 U.S. DOLLAR devalues 10 percent on February 13th. •1986 THE JUDDS Rockin’ With The Rhythm is their 2nd Gold album on February 12th. •1991 EDDIE BARTELL actor (History Repeats Itself – 1939) dies at 83 on February 13th. •2008 CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s singles Wasted and So Small win Gold awards on February 13th.
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LIZ PATRANELLA Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: From Gary D(eLaune) to Bruce. After Bruce’s funeral service last Thursday, a group of us met for lunch. Gary had written a poem to Bruce and we were passing it among us to read. I thought you all would like to read it, so I asked Gary to email it to me. Here it is: Bruce and Gary and Happy Days He was a tall Texan with a resonant voice, For local sponsors the talent of choice, He graduated from Jefferson but looked like Abe, The local heart throb for every bobbie sox babe, He was so popular in that musical age, One might have thought Elvis was on stage, He could have been a network host, But he didn’t seek stardom from coast-to-coast, Dick Clark was star of American Bandstand, Bruce had his own kingdom in South Texas land, Teenage girls would swoon and scream, Bruce was the vision in every feminine dream, He was six feet four and looked over the crowd, His thunderous sound was never too loud, Our lives first touched back in ’63, He was working radio here. I was in Big D, Hey Gary, this is Bruce at KTSA, Can you give me radio reports about JFK? Gordon McLendon was the network’s owner, So I became a newsman loaner, I provided him with inside facts about Lee Harvey and Jack, But as years flashed by we lost track, Until I moved here from Houston for channel five, We agreed to keep our friendship alive, I soon learned that he was one of San Antonio’s best, He conquered setbacks but passed every test, He was friends with so many stars of the screen, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Steve McQueen, He often visited with legendary Ringo Starr, He once told me of his interview with Candy Barr, We met every week with a group of old coots, Some wore tennis shoes…others wore boots, We discussed current events, politics and how life ends, But none of us ever had to buy Depends, Almost ten years we rekindled those memories of the past, Never knowing if the program would last, I’ll miss my co-host and loss of a great friend, But it is a new beginning and not the end. As the Lord’s Program Director gives us the cue, Bruce, this edition of Happy Days is for you.
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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM [ex KXOL-1360] (Austin-Kyle, TX) I hate to be the bearer of bad news yet again, but one of the old WFAA guys has passed away. He started in my hometown of Sulphur Springs and was a golden throat of the old days. Jerry Fuller was 79 years old. (http://www.ksstradio.com/2017/02/07/jerry-milburn-fuller/) Jeff Cunningham, DC (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)
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MARY STODDARD [Sam on KVIL FM 1964] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Today’s Issue Mentions “Sam”. Hi Jim – Thanks so very much for the mention in today’s Issue! Loved it! xoxoxo Mary “SAM” Nash Stoddard
TRIVIA ANSWER: On February 6, 1924 the first radio worship service airs on the British Broadcasting Corporation in England from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Actually, I think it is the friendship changes. Also the Scriptures talk about the problems of too many friends. What a friend we have in Jesus. Besides you have done more than most only dream of, me included. I always got in the door then had it put me out. Home Business works for those who actually know what they are talking about, the rest go by the wayside. I know for me I have nothing anyone would want, since it will be obsolete. My most valuable possession is my Sangean ATS-818. Also I think the professionals who read your newsletter have more to add about Friendship.
WALTER WINCHELL (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972) A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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