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Where Have All The DJs Gone?

Where Have All The DJs Gone?

I never understood what producing has in common with DJing

DJing is L I V E-ACTION, mixing music once and LIVE, intuition, great knowledge of music, empathy for moods and people. Producing is more like fuzzy office work: highly interesting, but still office work.

There are superb Mixes of bedroom-DJs on the web, who don’t know a thing on producing, and there are lousy DJs among the top producers. I’ve never understood, why club-owners hire good producers as DJs.

Today, it’s even more bizarre: Kids from celebs and other strange people, who have no feeling for music and can’t even mix with auto-sync, get high-paid gigs.

 – Frankie Fuente Video and Audio Producer at FF-IN Productions

 – Photo credits  Despicable Me

Country Top40 Airs on Nashvilles NBRN.FM 11am

Listen to AirplayExpress’s Top 40 for the latest International chart countdown hosted by Ed Dailey on Nashville Radio NBRN.FM this morning at 11AM [CST] Nashville Time

AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 11 Countries on 6 Continents, United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, South Africa, Norway,  Panama, Austria and Ireland now listening to the AirplayExpress Top 40 everyweek.

This Week AirplayExpress is proud to Welcome Lee Williams of CMR Nashville Radio, Europe’s No1 Country Music Radio Station to our weekly Top40 Chart Family ….Welcome, welcome, welcome.


RadioWorldNBRNFMEd Dailey will be counting down the latest AirplayExpress  Top 40 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Ed Dailey counts down the AirplayExpress Top 40 for the month of May in line with AirplayExpress policy of promoting the Artists on AirplayExpress.

This brand new Top40 chart features only the most downloaded and playlisted songs compiled from the last seven days on AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.

AirplayExpress thanks the following radio station for running our show: Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM USA, Clogher Valley Radio Northern Ireland, Downsouth Country South Africa,  Strabane Radio United Kingdom, E.C.M.A. European Country Music Association Europe, Radio  NashvilleTN USA, Country Radio Irish Radio Scotland, WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio Radio South Africa, Radio Wellenflug Germany KATQ Radio Montana USA  ECMR Edinburgh Country Music Radio Scotland, Musical Venture Radio Panama, Trucknet Radio Sweden, Serena Beach Radio Germany, Phoenix Radio UK/Ireland,  Country Barnyard 305 USA, ICR International Connection Radio New Zealand, Belgian Country Radio Belgium, Country Tunes Radio-KWWQ-DB Texarkana Texas/Arizona, Norsk Country Radio Norway, CMR Nashville Radio UK/Europe

AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 11 Countries on 6 Continents. United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, Panama, Austria and Ireland now listening to the AirplayExpress Top 40.  Even as Our family of DJ’s and Radio station are growing by the week, we are also aware due to the downloads that there are many more radio stations downloading and airing the show, but have not yet let us know, so that we can acknowledge their much valued support.

The Top40 is Edited, Mixed and Mastered at AirplayExpress and sponsored by Wildhorse Entertainment.

– WHISNews21

Racist Shooting At Tennessee Church Kills One

Tennessee Church Racist Killer Kills Mother Of Two

Police said Samson was a native of Sudan and came to the United States in 1996.

Samson is a legal U.S. resident, but police did not know if he was a citizen.

It is alleged that the black racist killer may have acted to avenge the murders of nine black people in a South Carolina church two years ago, but that is pure speculation at the moment as this hate crime may just have been an excuse to kill.

Federal authorities have opened a hate-crimes investigation into the Nashville shooting. Church minister Joey Spann, 60, managed to tell his flock to flee before being critically wounded in the shooting. His wife, Peggy, 65, was also shot. According to reports police say Samson was wearing a mask at the time, of the killing spree.

It is possible that the wearing of the mask was intended to hide his identity while committing these hate crimes, believing that by wearing a mask to conceal his identity he would not have been identified once he had committed this horrible act of racism.

The truth is if it was not for the Hero of the day,  22-year-old usher named Robert Engle, who tackled the gunman while suffering injuries himself from the gunman as he was pistol whipped in the struggle, Samson would have had the right of way to actually kill dozens more Church members as he was prepared to kill. According to the police four guns believed to be Samson’s was recovered after the shooting. Two pistols were found inside the church, and a pistol and rifle were found in Samson’s SUV.

According to reports, Samson the gunman entered the sanctuary of the building through the front door. He came into the building with two pistols, both of which were recovered inside the church. He then allegedly fired multiple rounds inside the sanctuary, wounding six people.

Racist Samson is accused of killing  Melanie Smith, 39, a single Mother of two and shooting to kill as he walked through the church silently, Picking selective members of the Church to shoot, before an usher Robert Engle, risked his life to stop the killing.

Other Church members wounded are Church minister Joey Spann, and his wife Peggy 65, William Jenkins, 83; Marlene Jenkins, 84; Linda Busch, 68, and Katherine Dickerson, 68.  in the church shooting that left six others wounded in Tennessee on Sunday.

In a statement Engle said he did not want to be labeled a hero.

“The real heroes are the police, first responders and medical staff and doctors who have helped me and everyone affected.” Engle said

“The Memphis FBI Field Office’s Nashville Resident Agency, the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee have opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ,” said David Boling, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence.”

The comment section is open for comments. No racist or hateful remarks will be approved, unless they are simply facts.

 – Tell It Like It Is (2017)



Jim Rose Remembers Radio Friday Sept 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1655


FIRST DJ TO PLAY THE BEATLES EXPIRES Over 50 year radio vet, plus the first disc jockey in South Florida to play The Beatles, Rick Shaw, passes away at 78 on Friday, ‎September 22, 2017. In 1956, Shaw begins his DJ career in St. Louis, MO. In 1960, Rick moves to Miami, FL. Shaw lasts 46 years as a DJ in the Magic City. In 1964, during the glory days of Top 40 radio, Rick is the first radio DJ in South Florida to play the Beatles on the air on Storz WQAM-560. Rick also hosts two TV shows, Saturday Hop and The Rick Shaw Show.

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HURRICANE IRMA TAKES LIFE OF RADIO ICON John Webster’s deep radio voice delivers news in Chicago, Detroit and New York before he arrives in Cleveland in 1971 for the remainder of his career. In 2001, John retires from News-Talk WTAM-1100. After Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, it knocks out electricity to Legendary Cleveland, OH radio personality John Webster’s home. As he recovers from hip surgery, the rash storm knocks out power to his home for over a week. It strands him and takes his life at 74.

LABOE’S 75 YEARS ON RADIO BREAKS RECORD On September 23rd, 1943 (the year of my birth) Art Laboe starts his radio career on KSAN-1450 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sunday, September 24, 2017 Art Laboe begins his 75th year as a radio DJ on KDAY FM (93.5) Redondo Beach, CA. Art Laboe is 92 and still Rocking the hits. Art breaks the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a radio presenter. In 1981, Laboe receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, Art Laboe inducts into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TOSSES LAS VEGAS TALK HOST OFF THE AIR Is the First Amendment now obsolete? When is it that we lose our right to speak? What are the next words to end up on the ban list? The foxy Heidi Harris morning show receives rave reviews on News-Talk KXNT-840 Las Vegas, NV since 2015. But, after her social page comments against a Clark County Department of Family Services ad about child adoption from same sex parents, KXNT-840 wishes Heidi Harris well but does not renew her contract. Adios! Sayonara!

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the most eastern radio station in the United States whose callsign begins with the letter K? The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bud Buschardt September 19th. Charlie Craig September 30, 2017. •KZFM FM Malkan Interactive Rhythmic (Hot Z95) Corpus Christi, TX OM/PD/morning host Gino Flores moves on up his morning co-host and MD Erika Navarijo to Assistant Program Director. •KAREN DALESSANDRO Country Radio Hall of Fame member who retires as morning co-host on WMIL FM (106.1) in March is new PM Drive DJ and Music Director on Scripps Country WKTI FM (94.5) Milwaukee, WI beginning ‎2 pm Wednesday, ‎September ‎27, ‎2017.


•1959 PHILIP MARLOWE debuts on ABC TV on September 29th. ‎•1963 EDDIE MONTGOMERY of 2000 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Montgomery Gentry is born on September 30th in Lancaster, KY. •1973 GRAND FUNK’sWe’re An American Band peaks at #1 on September 29th. •1983 KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON single Islands In The Stream goes Gold on October 18th. •1996 HOUSTON ASTROS retire Nolan Ryan’s #34 on September 29th. •2010 JASON ALDEAN’s video My Kinda Party premieres on CMT on October 1st.


TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO-860/KONO TV San Antonio, TX news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich-Newton, MA) Hi, Jim and Suzie, As I’ve related to you many times before, when we drove from the Thicket to Dallas on old Highway 80 right through the heart of Terrell, we passed directly by the base where the British pilots were being trained. Approaching Terrell going both ways – that is to and from Dallas – the skies always were full of bi-winged aircraft…the old Stinson trainer planes. We knew exactly what was going on, and as a kid who wanted desperately to enlist, I always grew extremely excited when I saw those planes in the air and on the ground. Those are some of my most clearly remembered and cherished childhood memories….passing through Terrell where we were training British pilots. I wanted so badly to join them. Tom

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BOB MILLER [Eastern Michigan University Professor] (Detroit/Plymouth, MI) Subject: Tom Ellis. Jim, Tom Ellis remains a legend in San Antonio. I’ve visiting right now and worked at KONO/KSAT TV running the studio camera for 12 Star Final. Tom made everyone else in the area look like an amateur. Bob Miller Plymouth, MI

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BETTY KIRKPATRICK [former girlfriend] (San Antonio, TX) Good Morning Jim, Big John Hamilton would be 101 yrs this October 29th..he believed in fun, laughs and good times. Big John had a big heart and collected clothes, medicine, shoes and food for the poor when he was going to Mexico during the filming of The Undefeated and any friend could count on John in a crisis. I could write a book about big John….Just rambling on today.. when am I going to see you? Love and Hugs, Betty

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STANLEY TEATER [ex KTEM-1400] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Verle Freeman (BJ Adams). Sign me up for the newsletter. I must have been at KTEM (1400) when all of that drama was going on, but I don’t remember hearing anything about it. I lived in the sales department for my first six or seven months there writing commercials. During the 3+ years I was there I was promoted several times, but none of my previous responsibilities went away, new ones were added. I started as a copywriter, then became copywriter/production director, then copywriter/production director/office manager, then copywriter/production director/office manager/operations manager. Finally, they gave the production manager duties to B.J. After the GM Don Chaney was moved to Tyler (He took Chuck White with him) the sales manager George Franz was made GM. Stan

TRIVIA ANSWER: KYW-1060 Philadelphia, PA is currently the most eastern radio station in America whose callsign begins with the letter K.

CHARLES GEORGE [kc5rai, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Down Here on The Ground. I think you have learned about building a on a Firm Foundation. I do not believe God singles out persons for Punishment without getting those he wants to Safety. Though we make choices, like if two groups are playing the same night at the same time. Though one has a show later than the other. When I wanted my first guitar my father asks me, “How much does a Guitar cost?” My mother says, “Does he need a Guitar? Where would he put it? Will he practice?” Anyway on Christmas Morning there was a Silvertone Acoustic Guitar, a record with Down In The Valley and Home on The Range and how to tune a Guitar. They also had Clothes needed for school. 73, Charles, KC5RAI

CHARLES MORGAN (January 22, 1894 – February 6, 1958) There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.

Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

McCreery is Having the Best Week Ever, He’s Engaged

Scotty McCreery is Having the Best Week Ever… He’s Engaged!

Scotty McCreery took to social media to share a lot of big news this week, including an engagement to his longtime girlfriend and a slot opening for Garth Brooks. In McCreery’s words, he’s having the “best week” of his life and we’d have to agree. McCreery proposed to Gabi Dugal, whom he met in Kindergarten, at Little Lost Cove, in the mountains of North Carolina. In addition to getting engaged, the “Five More Minutes” singer also scored a coveted spot opening for Garth Brooks in Sioux Falls, North Dakota.

– Nashville Gab

Luke Bryan Bound for the ‘American Idol’ Judges Table

Luke Bryan Bound for the ‘American Idol’ Judges Table

After months of speculation, it appears that Luke Bryan was officially be lighting up the American Idol judges table. According to Variety, the show has confirmed that Bryan will be joining Katy Perry on the ABC reboot of the singing competition that brought us Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. While there’s no word yet as to who will be Idol’s third judge, rumored names have included Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, and Keith Urban. Auditions for the show are set to begin next week.

By Nashville Gab

Watch Tim and Faith Meet Their Wax Doppelgangers

Watch Tim and Faith Meet Their Waxy Doppelgangers

Madame Tussauds Nashville, which opened its doors in April, houses nearly 50 wax figures representing artists from all genres of music, including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Before their Soul2Soul Tour stop in Nashville , Tim and Faith got to meet meet their waxy doppelgangers backstage at Bridgestone Arena—and both artists were quite impressed with their likenesses. “Wow, that is amazing,” said Faith on first glance, before Tim added, “It looks just like us.”

In addition to Tim and Faith, Madame Tussauds Nashville features wax figures of Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Waylon Jennings, Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Taylor Swift, Rhianna, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Little Jimmy Dickens, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Muddy Waters and more.

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Chris Lane Strikes Gold with Smash Single ‘For Her’

Chris Lane Strikes Gold with Smash Single ‘For Her’

Country’s fast-rising star Chris Lane continues to reach new heights during a standout summer, with his current single “For Her” officially certified GOLD by the RIAA. The tender tune is on the verge of Country radio’s Top 10, as Lane crisscrosses the country on Florida Georgia Line’s THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, bringing his heart-melting falsetto and R&B-infused jams to thousands of adoring fans night after night.

Lane was surprised with shiny new hardware recognizing the track’s 500,000 sales and streams by CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Katie Cook and Cody Alan just minutes before he hyped up the sold-out crowd at the Wrigley Field stop on FGL’s THE SMOOTH STADIUM TOUR 2017 .

It was a dream come true to play Wrigley Field, and for Cody and Katie to surprise me with the GOLD plaque honoring ‘For Her’ was more than I could have ever imagined,” said Lane. “I’m so thankful that this song impacted fans as much as it did me the first time I heard it.”

“For Her” joins Lane’s GOLD-certified debut, “Fix,” which shot to #1 on the Country charts and scored nominations for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd annual ACM Awards and Best New Country Artist at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Propelling into the national spotlight, Lane made his late-night TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers, as well as performing “For Her” on CONAN and ABC’s reality romance series The Bachelor earlier this year.

Written by Kelly Archer, Sarah Buxton and Matt Dragstrem, “For Her” is a devoted, hearts-on-fire confession of love and the second release from Lane’s Big Loud Records debut album, GIRL PROBLEMS. To date, “For Her” has amassed 31 million streams on Spotify, with the heartfelt music video — complete with a real-life proposal — racking up 7.7 million Vevo views.


Kellie Pickler Answers Fans’ Advice Qs

Kellie Pickler Answers Fans’ Advice Qs

Dear Kellie… Kellie Pickler has performed all over the world, seen a lot of things, fallen in love and is the mother of two adorable fur babies.

But, is she prepared to answer her fans’ toughest questions about love and life? You bet!

One fan asks the singer, “What if you are feeling doubtful of fulfilling your dream?”

“We all have those moments,” Pickler sympathizes. “Be prepared to be told ‘no’ more times than you’re going to be told ‘yes.’ Take constructive criticism, and work hard on what you need to improve on. Never stop chasing your dreams.”

Another fan asks, “What’s your advice for when you’re stuck creatively?”

“If you feel stuck, sometimes you got to walk away from it for a minute,” she explains. “Clear your head and then come back to the table and you’ll see it in a different light. Don’t let yourself get too frustrated to where you give up. It’s OK to take a break.”

Nelson & Stapleton Represented Country at Benefits

Texas Strong and Concert for Charlottesville Benefits Show the Healing Power of Music

Willie Nelson  And More Came Together in Austin While Chris Stapleton Represented Country at The Charlottesville Benefit

Victims of Hurricane Harvey and the violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 11-12 witnessed the healing power of music at two all-star concert events over the weekend.

Friday’s Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit in Austin has raised more than $68 million for the Rebuild Texas Fund, which supports those affected by Hurricane Harvey through the Dell Foundation. The night featured performances by Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Ryan Bingham, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Paul Simon and James Taylor, plus celebrity appearances by Brooklyn Decker, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Roddick, Luke Wilson and Vince Young.

Donations for the Rebuild Texas Fund are still being accepted online through the Fund’s website.

The day after joining Justin Timberlake live onstage at the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, Chris Stapleton, a 2017 CMT Artist of the Year, represented the country music community at Dave Matthews Band’s Concert for Charlottesville: An Evening of Music and Unity at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium. Those who attended Sunday’s (Sept. 24) concert said the show was needed to help heal and unify the community following the violence that occurred during a protest rally on Aug. 11-12 in the city’s downtown area.

At one point during Sunday’s show, Matthews shared the spotlight with Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed while protesting the protest event.

Admission for Sunday’s (Sept. 24) benefit in Charlottesville was free and the night featured performances by Dave Matthews Band, Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Cage the Elephant, Stevie Wonder and Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland and Chris Martin.

The concert benefitted the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Concert for Charlottesville Fund, which supports victims of the violence that occurred last month, as well as their families, first responders and other organizations dedicated to promoting healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.

by lauren tingle For CMT News and Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

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