September 08, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1649
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
STEELY DAN LOSES MEMBER One of our all time favorite Jazz Rock groups Steely Dan enlivens us fans with Do It Again (#6-1973) and Reeling in the Years (#11-1973). Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker is born February 20, 1950 in Queens, NY. Steely Dan’s album Pretzel Logic (#8-1974) brings us the smooth hit Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (#4-1974). On September 3, 2017 Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker passes away at 67. Steely Dan reveals no further details.
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WE GET OUR CAR BACK FROM HURRICANE HARVEY Former San Antonio, TX girlfriend Betty Kirkpatrick uses her investigation skills to get my car back from where I abandon it during Hurricane Harvey at the Exxon station at HWY 6 S and Memorial Drive. Turns out the city does not tow it plus there is no flood damage. A Tallowood Baptist church deacon and I make it through barricades to the location where we abandon our car at the Exxon gas station and bring my car back home to our covered car port space #99 where it belongs. That’s a Praise God.
COUNTRY SINGER RESCUES HOUSTON DOG FLOOD VICTIMS It is so very nice when someone helps stray doggies. This week, Country Superstar Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation helps clear out animal shelters in the Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Houston, TX area. Lambert makes it perfectly clear: It was heart work. Peoples’ dogs run around loose. There’s hundreds and hundreds of them. At your highest point of exhaustion, you still keep going three more hours because every little face in there needs you. God bless Miranda Lambert.
MEMPHIS ELECTS NEW HALL OF FAME MEMBERS On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Memphis Music Hall of Fame proclaims its 2017 inductees: Pop singer Roy Orbison, producer/songwriter [Cowboy] Jack Clement, Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White and legendary sidemen Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns. Also, Bluesman Frank Stokes, Gospel singer Cassietta George and Beale Street Music Festival founder Irvin Salky . The 2017 inductees receive honors at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts on October 27, 2017.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who plays Kingfish’s mother-in-law in Amos & Andy? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Charley Seay September 10th. Ron Samuels September 11, 2017. •KRIS DANIELS resigns as PD/morning personality on Beasley Country KCYE FM (102.7 The Coyote) Las Vegas, NV to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. •CHRIS WEGMANN is new VP and Market Manager of Entercom’s New Orleans cluster: News-Talk WWL-870/FM, AC WLMG FM (Magic 101.9), Classic Rock WKBU FM (Bayou 95.7), Top 40 WEZB FM (B97), Urban AC WWWL-1350/(Hot 103.7) and The New Orleans Saints Radio Network.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 PAUL ANKA opens Asian tour in Tokyo on September 8th. •1963 MARK CHESNUTT Country singer (Brother Jukebox #1 for 2 weeks 1990) born on September 6th in Beaumont, TX. •1973 BILLY MARTINbecomes manager of Texas Rangers on September 8th. •1986 ASHLEY MONROE singer/songwriter is born on September 10th in Knoxville, TN. •1991 ALEX NORTH music composer (Spartacus) dies at 80 of cancer on September 8th. •2000 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY’s video The Little Girl premieres on CMT on September 6th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
BETTY KIRKPATRICK [former and still is girlfriend] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Holding you dear in my heart and prayers. Dear Jim, I am glad you and Susie are out of harm’s way but thinking about the rebuilding and health concerns for Houston in the aftermath of Harvey you will be in my prayers. Duckie offered up my home to you in her email because she knows I would be here for you and Susie. If you need to get away please head right over to San Antonio with Susie. I was busy with inspections to a house I sold this morning and while there found a gas can for another customer of mine (Home Depot and Lowes are out of gas cans!) her car was stranded with no gas. Got her some gas. Traveled to Pet Smart, Chulo, my dog, is a Shih Tzu with a sharing personality so he sent a giant 50lb bag of Pedigree food to his fellow canines in Houston. I helped him draw a big heart on it as our hearts go out to all who have suffered from this devastation. Our Realtor community here have had also been busy raising money and supplies for our neighbors in Houston. As a Realtor I am glad to do what I can to help find housing for those folks coming to San Antonio trying to figure out how to rebuild their lives. Right now it is a matter of having food, medical help, clean clothes and shelter and San Antonio is a good neighbor. Be well and stay safe. Always your friend, BK Kirkpatrick
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KENT BURKHART [former Radio consultant with Lee Abrams-KXOL-1360, WQXI-790, KOWH-660, WQAM-560] (Atlanta, GA) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1648) September 04, 2017 [Monday]!!!!! Hi Jim. I spent the first 18 years of my life living in Matagorda County. We had at least one hurricane or tropical storm that I can recall. I was terrified!!!!!!!!! I feel so sorry for those who were in the current event. Incidentally, I read that in your recent edition that the RKO/Dearborn was the first satellite delivered show in radio history. Out of professional curiosity with year was that????? Thanks. Glad you are well. Kent Burkhart. Kent Burkhart
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Dearborn produces and hosts the five-hour adult contemporary show from January 9, 1981 until 1984. January 9, 1981 Is also the premier of America Overnight, a six-hour interview and call-in show with host Eric Tracey in Los Angeles and Ed Busch from Dallas.
JIM MCCURDY [KRBC-1470; KNIT-1280; KORQ/ KTLC-100.7; KRBC-TV News Anchor; KTAB-TV news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Glad your safe! Jim Been thinking and praying that you and Susie are okay! We’re in Galveston now with our grand baby and saw some of the devastation in Dickinson. Let me know if I can assist in some way. Thanks for keeping the newsletter going even in this challenging time! Jim McCurdy
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DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1648) September 04, 2017 [Monday] Jim, so happy to hear that you’re O.K. and that Gina found Suzie. Getting up and down to the second floor can be difficult sometimes, but this time it was a blessing. don http://www.thedonrocks.com / https://www.facebook.com/ OfficialTheDonRocksPage Twitter: @therealdonrocks
TRIVIA ANSWER: On September 2, 1896 singer/actress Amanda Randolph is born in Louisville KY. She plays Kingfish’s mother-in-law in Amos & Andy in radio & TV.
BILL INGRAM [Remote Operations/Traffic Reporter-KSBJ FM] (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Subject: Glad you are ok. Jim, it’s been a tough week for The Greater Houston Area. Certainly the biggest flood we’ve ever seen. I’m glad to hear you and Suzie are okay. I’m praying for you both, as we all try to recover from this storm of the century. God bless, Bill Ingram KSBJ Radio
CARL HIAASEN (March 12, 1953 – p) The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo