August 4, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1639
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
ACTOR WITH THE RIGHT STUFF EXITS STAGE When we attempt to list the many talents of actor Sam Shepard, we almost run out of superlatives. Playwright/actor Sam Shepard Pulitzer Prize-winning author of plays, screenplays, stories and memoirs, whose rugged good looks and crusty style make unforgettable screen roles. On November 5, 1943, Samuel Shepard Rogers III is born in Fort Sheridan, IL grows up in Cody, WY and Duarte, CA. On Thursday, July 30, 2017, actor Sam Shepard passes away at 73 from ALS.
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THE BULL’S MOON RISES Travis Moon joins Cumulus Country KUBL FM (K-Bull 93) Salt Lake City, UT to replace Shawn Stevens as Program Director from Moon’s stint as iHeartMedia Director of Country Operations at KAJA FM (KJ97) San Antonio, TX, KASE FM (100.7) and KVET FM (98.1) Austin, TX. This is a rebound to KUBL FM for Moon, originally PM Drive host, APD and Music Director for KUBL FM earlier in his career. Moon holds a B.S. degree in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska.
CUMULOUS JOINS VINCE WITH MARY IN THE MORNING Vince Coglianese, former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and regular guest on the FOX News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business Network and CNBC is new co-host of WMAL-630 Washington, DC Mornings On The Mall morning show with current co-host Mary Walter weekdays from 5-9 am. Vince replaces Brian Wilson, who exits WMAL-630 at the end of May 2017. Earlier, Coglianese hosts a Talk show on WTKF FM (107.1) & WJNC-1240 Jacksonville, NC.
AMANDA’S STAR STILL SHINES Robert Lee [Bob] McDill is born April 4, 1944 in Walden, TX. Bob writes one of our favorite tunes, Amanda, with hit versions by Don Williams (1973) and Waylon Jennings (1979). Singers record more than 300 of his songs, 31 are #1. McDill wins 37 BMI Awards, 17 ASCAP Awards. Bob McDill retires from songwriting in 2000, donates personal collection to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, including all 217 legal pads of handwritten lyrics, 110 awards and plaques and his Martin 1967 guitar.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first all-Elvis Presley radio station? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•MATT MURPHY exits PM Drive on Sunrise Top 40 WAZO FM (Z107.5) Wilmington, NC after 9 years. •MATT DERRICK ousts Ryan Wild as head of NRG Media Operations of Hot AC KQKQ FM (Sweet 98.5), Rhythmic KOPW FM (Power 106.9) and Adult Hits KOOO FM (101.9 The Keg) Omaha, NE. Ryan is new PD of E.W. Scripps WKTI FM (94.5 KTI Country) Milwaukee, WI. •KGON FM (92.3) Entercom Classic Rock Portland, OR adds market vets Terry Boyd and producer/co-host Matt Wilcox on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:30-9am.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 DUMONT TV NETWORK fails on August 4th. •1961 JIMMY DEAN records recitation portion of his hit single Big Bad John on August 18th at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville, TN. •1977 PRESIDENT CARTER establishes Department of Energy on August 4th. •1980 ALABAMA’s Tennessee River is its first #1 single in Billboard Country on August 16th. •1995 DARRYL STRAWBERRY joins New York Yankees on August 4th. •2002 KEITH URBAN’s video Somebody Like You debuts on CMT on August 7th.
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MIKE MARSHALL [former DJ on KNOK-970, KBOX-1480, KFJZ-1270, AFN-BERLIN, WFAA-820/570, KPRC-950, KXYZ-1320, KULF-790, KQUE FM, KBME-790] (Houston, TX) Subject: WFAA. I started at WFAA doing weekends and production during the week when Charlie hired me from KFJZ and went to 4-7 afternoons. When I returned from my first vacation in the summer of ’68 (I drove to Montreal to see the Italian lady I would marry in December) Charlie told me he had hired Lee Douglas who filled in for me while I was gone and would now be doing afternoons. I was to be the new all-night guy. I remember doing it from that little third studio across from production but I can’t remember why. I had to load the FM automation when I finished my shift. I think Rex Russell (Boehme) replaced me on all nights when I went to 7-midnight. Mike
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DAN MCCURDY [ex KLIF-1190, KBOX-1480 Dallas; WMEX-1510 Boston] (Sherman, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio: July 31, 2017 Issue #1638 As a response to TRENT REZNOR (lead singer of Nine Inch Nails) I think there’s something strangely musical about noise …many of us radioheads would say “We think there’s something strangely noisy about current music.” Further, declining national music sales are directly proportional to simple listenability. – Dan McCurdy, Sherman, TX; KRBC-Abilene; KLBK-Lubbock; KLIF, KBOX – Dallas; WMEX-Boston; 2004 inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame
TRIVIA ANSWER: On August 1, 1988 WCVG-1320 Cincinnati, OH is the first all – Elvis Presley radio station. The format sticks around for a little more than a year.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI ham radio, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Lou Rawls Tribute. Lon Dorsey has been doing a show at Casa Cavazos a Family Owned Mexican Restaurant. For me is good since it is just across the street from my apartment. He and his band do a Tribute to Lou Rawls. I went for the last hour of his show, Thursday with my neighbor Ruby. He mentioned a show on KLIF 570 to be on Saturdays. He has a page for Lou Rawls Fan Club on Facebook. 73, Charles, KC5RAI
LOU RAWLS (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) The preacher asked her and she said I do. The preacher asked me, and she said yes he does, too.
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