May 29, 2017 [Monday] Issue #1620
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
SUZIE AND I WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
HOLLYWOOD HIGH SOCIETY ACTRESS EXITS American heiress, socialite and actress Dina Merrill is born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton in New York City on December 29, 1923 as the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Merrill’s film credits include Desk Set (1957), Operation Petticoat (1959), The Sundowners (1960), Butterfield 8 (1960), The Young Savages (1961), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), Caddyshack II (1988), Fear (1990) Shade (2003), plus others. On May 22, 2017 Dina Merrill expires at 93.
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MEDIA HEAVYWEIGHT EXPIRES A name that eludes many of us because of his desire for privacy, Jerry Perenchio and his TV production company partner with Norman Lear in the production of such TV megahits of the 1970s like The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time. As the shows go into syndication, Jerry stays out of the limelight while he counts his blessings. In 2007, Jerry sells Univision to Haim Saban for $13.7 billion. On Monday, May 22, 2017 Jerrold Jerry Perenchio, passes away at 86 from lung cancer in his Bel Air home.
POP DIES IN DALLAS, TX Since 1999, the Crawford Broadcasting Family airs and promotes Legends Music in Dallas, TX on KAAM-770 with loyal listeners, programmers and advertisers for almost eighteen years. KAAM-770 owner Donald Crawford Jr. proclaims: We now need to make a change. On Monday, June 5, 2017, KAAM-770’s Legends flips to Christian Talk. The good news is that Crawford continues to air Legends music online on the Internet on http://www.KAAMRadio.com.
HUCKABEE BACK ON TV AGAIN Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee launches new TV show, Huckabee, from Nashville’s honky tonk strip on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in fall 2017. Huckabee brags: Nashville is such an extraordinary destination. It’s a fun town, and I think the culture of the town is ideal for my show. There’s a whole lot of America that isn’t represented by the bubble in New York, Washington or Hollywood. Mike Huckabee’s past TV show airs on Fox News.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first all news and information radio format in San Francisco, CA? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bob Hamilton [Radio Consultant to the stars] May 8th. David Gold, Brad Witt & Julie Katt May 28th. C.C. McCartney & Lara Bell May 30th. Sonny Melendrez May 31, 2017. •BARRY THICKK night DJ exits Federated Media Active Rock WBYR FM (98.9) Fort Wayne/Woodburn, IN. •ENTERCOM KUDL FM (106.5 The End) Sacramento, CA debuts new Wake Up Call With Gavin, Katie & Rayne mornings with PD Tim Rainey. •JASON BARSKY former KUDL FM Wake Up Call co-host available email@example.com.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 CHARLES O’MALLEY silent Westerns actor (Iron Horse – 1924) dies at 61 on May 29th. •1964 CONNIE SMITH debuts on Grand Ole Opry on July 18th. •1974 CASS ELLIOT singer with Mamas and Papas chokes to death in London at 32 on May 29th. •1988 KEITH WHITLEY’s album Don’t Close Your Eyes releases on May 31st on RCA records. •1993 WALTER KOENIG Pavel Chekov in Star Trek suffers a mild heart attack on May 29th. •2011 SHANIA TWAIN receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2nd.
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JACK PARNELL [ex PD/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Afternoon Jim: Shirley and I had 2 Siamese cats, not at the same time, but our last one was with us for 19 years, and his kidneys failed, so we had to quit fighting a losing battle and have him put to sleep. That was when both our kids were still here. I’m allergic to cats anyway, so I told Shirley that I didn’t think I could tolerate another cat. Well, 4 years ago, we found a 3 week old solid black kitten in our attic, but no mama cat. You guessed it…we had to keep him…his name is Bo…short for Mr. Bojangles…we thought at first that he was ferule, but he’s fine now…stays up here in the studio when I’m working. He loves to nap on the sofa…ALL DAY! Like you said we don’t know what we’d do if he leaves us. JP
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Debbie Jecker Passes. I have received word that Debbie Jecker passed away earlier this month. Although she was never a member of SoSARB, some of you will remember this veteran broadcaster who worked in San Antonio radio for over a quarter of a century. Among her many professional activities, Debbie worked at: KEXL-FM, KONO/KITY, KSYM, KZEP, KFAN & KSTX/Texas Public Radio. She passed away following a fall in her home.
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JAY WEAVER [ex KLBK–1360 Lubbock; KCUL-1540; KBUY-1540; KPCN-730 Dallas-Ft. Worth] (DFW-Hurst, TX) Subject: Moon Mullins. Wow, Jim! Moon Mullins was at KLLL when I was in Lubbock at KLBK in the early to mid 60’s, 1962,1963! Of course at that time I was playing Top 40 music and Country was not even in the sights. Little did I know that two years and two stations later, I would be playing Country at KCUL (KBUY). Very sad to see the greats like Moon move on. What a career and what a role model! He was definitely one of the GREAT ones. So sorry to see him leave us. My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the family. R.I.P. Moon Mullins! I’ll never forget you!
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J.R. RUSS [WAVD FM (97.1 The Wave)] (Philadelphia-Boothwyn, PA) Subject: Roger Moore. Maybe you can send out an addendum to JRRR that: There will be a special tribute to Roger Moore with the music of all his movies on the “Bond-a-thon” on Movie Ticket Radio (TM) POP. The show airs Saturday nights and Sunday mornings at 10:00 ET. (www.MovieTicketRadio.com) J.R. Russ (www.jrruss.com) / (www.commercial-voiceover.com) / (www.movieticketradio.com) / (www.WCFLchicago.com)
TRIVIA ANSWER: On May 21, 1960 KFAX-1100 debuts a news and information format in San Francisco, CA as the first new radio format without a single record. No music, entirely news and information.
JIM MCCURDY [ex KORQ FM DJ, KRBC-TV CH 9; KTAB-TV CH 24 news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX)Subject: Check out Louie’s Candy Store – YouTube. We are so blessed to have our lingering memories of a time that was just right to be young and looking forward to the coming years…zoom, gone…we still can smile and say, it was great. Jim Louie’s Candy Store – YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzhElCGzQNM&feature=youtu.be)
ALGONQUIN J. CALHOUN (Amos ‘n Andy 1951-53) Now calm down, Kingfish, calm down. Remember – no matter how messy a mess you is messed up in, there’s always a way to un-mess yourself.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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