AirplayExpress Top 40 Host Ed Dailey sends out a special thanks to all the radio stations listed below for running this new AirplayExpress Top 40 Country show worldwide:
Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM USA* Clogher Valley Radio Northern Ireland * Downsouth Country South Africa * Strabane Radio Northern Ireland* E.C.M.A. European Country Music Association Radio Austria * NashvilleTN Country Radio USA* Irish Radio Scotland Northern Ireland * WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio South Africa * Radio Wellenflug Germany* KATQ Radio Montana USA * ECMR Edinburgh Country Music Radio Scotland * Musical Venture Radio Panama* TrucknetRadio Sweden* Serena Beach Radio Germany
To view the full Top40 you can click the Top40 Icon to your right to view the Top 40. If you dont want it to be a spoiler then rather tune in to one of the radio station mentioned above and listen to Ed dailey host the Top 40 just for you. AirplayExpress Top 40 now Aired in 8 Countries on 5 Continents worldwide. United States, Germany, Scotland, Panama, South Africa, Austria, Ireland & Sweden are now listening to the AirplayExpress Country Top 40. If you are a Radio Station airing this show please let us know as we would very much want to acknowledge you for your support.
A Brand New Show for our Brand New AirplayExpress Top 40 Weekly Chart
Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage. Liberals and gays came unglued and launched massive protests against the restaurant chain. Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As to be built-in their cities.
They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A had a world record day with many locations selling out of food to the hundreds of thousands of supporters. Is it any surprise that the only news the liberal mainstream media has reported concerning Chick-fil-A has only been the negative?
Remember last week when the ice storm hit the south? The mainstream media showed footage of miles of cars stranded on the frozen interstates. Several national news broadcasts that I saw reported about school kids trapped on busses for almost 24 hours because of all of the ice and parents going frantic wondering where their kids were. In all of the icy gloom and doom, I bet you didn’t hear about the heroic and generous actions of a Chick-fil-A along Highway 280 in Birmingham , Alabama , did you?
Mark Meadows, owner of the Chick-fil-A closed early the day of the storm and sent all of his employees home. However, the employees and Meadows soon discovered that they were not going to be able to get home with all of the stranded motorists stuck on the roads. Some of the cars near the restaurant had been stranded for up to 7 hours.
Meadows and his employees fired up the kitchen and began preparing chicken sandwiches as fast as they could. They prepared several hundred sandwiches and then Meadows and his staff headed out and began distributing the hot meals to the stranded motorists on both sides of Highway 280.
Some of the drivers tried to pay them for the sandwiches, but Meadows and his employees refused to take a single penny. Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A, explained why: “This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit. We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”
However, Meadows and Pitt were not through with their Good Samaritan efforts. They helped push cars off the roads, up inclines and whatever else they could do to help. Then they kept the restaurant open overnight so that stranded motorists could have a warm place to be. A number of motorists slept in booths or on the benches.
Then in the morning, they again fired up the kitchen and prepared chicken biscuits for their overnight guests and once again they
refused to accept any payment. During that 24 hour period, this Chick-fil-A restaurant opened their kitchen, their doors and their hearts to hundreds of stranded motorists and they did so refusing to accept any payment. As one source put it, Meadows and his staff lived up to the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 25:35 which states: “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in…”
Their actions were truly generous and heroic as they also braved the frigid temperatures to hand out hundreds of hot meals to complete
strangers. And I bet you never heard anything about this from the mainstream media. Their liberal bias and intolerance would never allow them to report on a Christian company doing something so positive for so many.
We need to support this and other Christian companies that are trying to spread the Good News of the Gospel through their daily work.
– Story send in by Wyn Machon
WE ARE FAMILY LOSES SISTER In 1971, Philadelphia-born Joni Sledge, along with sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy form R&B-Soul group Sister Sledge. Released on March 18, 1979, the song We Are Family by Sister Sledge written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers reaches #2 and becomes an international hit. In 2015, Sister Sledge performs for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia. On Friday, March 10, 2017 Joni Sledge passes away at 60 in her home in Phoenix, AZ.
IF YOU THINK THIS ISSUE OF JRRR IS WORTH READING…Please forward this entire issue to five of your friends and associates! To subscribe to Jim Rose Remembers Radio send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence plus email address to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
GAME OVER, MAN. GAME OVER! Movie actor Bill Paxton, whose film credits include Twister, Apollo 13 and Aliens passes away at 61 of surgery complications. An 8-year-old Paxton watches JFK address a crowd outside the hotel where he stays in Dallas, TX on the day of JFK’s assassination. In Aliens, as Private Hudson, he sighs: That’s it, man. Game over, man. Game over! Bill’s dad, John, plays the butler in all three Spider-Man films. Bill Paxton leaves behind his second wife of 30-years Louise Newbury.
KINGS SPORTS VOICE RETIRES According to KTLA TV CH 5, the 78 year old Bob Miller in his 44th season calling Los Angeles Kings hockey games has to cut back on his schedule after he undergoes quadruple bypass surgery in early 2016. But even his downsized duties are too much. To safeguard his health, Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller’s doctors advise him to make a rash decision to give up his microphone. Miller says that he wants to do the Kings’ final games this season, April 8 and April 9, and that will be it.
ENTERCOM LOSES ITS EYE With its acquisition of CBS Radio, which becomes official in late 2017, Entercom becomes America’s second-largest radio station owner. But, no Entercom-owned former CBS Radio station will be able to use the CBS Eye logo anywhere. This ownership change might possibly force radio stations that share call letters with CBS Television stations to change their call letters. Will WBBM-780 & WBBM FM (96.3) Chicago, IL have to flip their historic call letters after the Entercom takeover?
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does President Franklin Delano Roosevelt broadcast his first presidential address to the nation? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Beverly Bremers [Don’t Say You Don’t Remember #15-1972] March 10th. Paul Overstreet [Forever and Ever, Amen #1-1987] March 17th. Patti Lowery March 19, 2016. •KAYTIE FAJFAR exits Mid-West Family Active Rock WQLZ FM (97.7) Springfield, IL as new mid-day host on Woodward Radio Group WZOR FM (Razor 94.7) also digital coordinator for both Razor and WAPL FM (105.7) beginning at the end of March 2017. •JACKSON BLUE is new morning show co-host on Beasley Country WKLB (102.5) Boston, MA.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 WBAY TV CBS CH 2 in Green Bay, WI begins broadcasting on March 17th. •1968 TOM T. HALL marries his Miss Dixie Dixie Deen on March 19th. •1972 RINGO STARR releases Back off Bugaloo in UK on March 17th. •1985 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON inducts into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in NYC on March 18th. •1992 JACK ARNOLD [Waks] actor, film and TV director (Sid Caesar Special, Emmy 1967) dies at 75 on March 17th. •2012 JASON ALDEAN’s video Fly Over States premieres on CMT TV on March 16th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
JACK PARNELL [ex PD/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Hello Jim: Did I mention Jay Cook? He taught there (Keegan’s School of Broadcasting here in Memphis) for awhile, as did others from various stations. Now, we didn’t have to have third class licenses, since we always had a transmitter engineer on duty at our transmitter…about 20 miles from our studios, which were in the Chisca Hotel. You also mentioned cart machines, WHBQ was the first station in the world to quit using turntables, except in master control for dubbing the records to them. We had literally hundreds of carts, and at first really didn’t like not being able to watch the turntables “spin them records”! Know what? We oughta get together and write/shoot/act in a movie about all those great days that’ll never exist anymore. I still have many many people who tell me I should write a book…some of the real radio people even offer to help with getting a ghost writer to work with me.
WHERE DO YOU READ JRRR? Tell us how far away from Houston, TX that you read JRRR. Got a news tip or a question? Send your full Name, City, State and Country of residence to Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
JIM SHANNON (Slota) [ex KULF-790, WIL-1430] (Ellisville-St. Louis, MO) Subject: Mike Marshall Comment. Opened up your column this morning and read Mike Marshal’s comment on KULF (790). I started on the all night shift in July ’70. It was KTHT then. I also had a newsman. Mike is right, what station today has that kind of commitment to serving their community. Not many! In the past year I have found that most of the crew that started KULF are now gone. As for myself, I will be 68 on March 15th. After being diabetic for 55 years, I have to pat myself on the back, and a few doctors. Thanks for all you do Jim. Jim Shannon
NEWS BREAKS! JRRR NOW IN LYNN WOOLLEY’s WBDaily (www.wbdaily.com/) in the Radio and Television Categories section. JRRR IS IN CLAUDE HALL’s Vox Jox. www.VoxJox.org/ CASH BOX MAGAZINE FEATURES JRRR EVERYDAY ALL WEEK LONG http://cashboxmagazine.com/ Click the Jim Rose Remembers Radio Banner on the Home Page. MEDIA CONFIDENTIAL ‘Liked’ Links http://mediaconfidential.blogspot.com/ JRRR IS IN RadioDX. Click http://radionx.com/radio-blog-news/. JRRR is in Bob Dearborn’s THE OLDE DISC JOCKEY’s ALMANAChttp://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/. Send Your Radio News And Comments To Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
JAY WEAVER [KLBK–1360, Lubbock; KBUY–1540, Fort Worth] (DFW-Hurst, TX) I came to Texas at age 10. In my youth, I watched a lot of “B” movies from the 30’s and 40’s on television. My favorites were Tex Ritter’s movies. I always said when I came to Texas, I was going to change my first name to “Tex”. In the late 60’s while at KBUY (1540) in Fort Worth, on a January Saturday afternoon, I was doing the noon to 6:00 shift. About 2:30, I was reading a live spot on the air when the Studio Door opened. They didn’t seem to mind bothering me and I was lucky to get through the spot. By that time, the person was sitting in the Studio Guest’s Chair. As I looked up it was Tex Ritter! Yes, THAT Tex Ritter!! Tex was in town for the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. He was the Grand Marshall for the event. I told him thing about changing my name to “Tex” and what a hero he was to me while searching for our copy of “I Dreamed I was In Hillbilly Heaven”, the only song I could think of that we had in studio that he recorded!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let’s start a radio revolution. Give us your opinion about today’s radio or whatever is on your mind at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: KSLR-630. I have heard KKYX 680 with Country Music. Though usually KFEQ was the station I heard at night. Also KNBR has been heard here in Dallas. I still like AM Radio when I find programs that are interesting.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On March 12, 1933 just eight days after his inauguration, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt broadcasts his first presidential address to the nation.
GENTLEMAN JIM CARTER [KCBQ, KONO, WFAA] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Hey Jimbo… Here’s an interesting trivia question. What were the first words spoken on the first commercial radio station? Answer: “This is KDKA”. (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/kdkas-historic-broadcast/) Gentleman Jim Carter Boss Jock Radio retired San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame Inductee – 2015
GERALD R. FORD [38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977] (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo