September 11, 2017 [Monday] Issue #1650
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
OFF TO TARGET FOR FLOOD MATERIALS Nice female Target courtesy clerk swaps old black Mag Light flashlight for stainless steel chrome LED Mag Light. Some of our main streets, entrances and exits still closed. Streets with expensive homes remain flooded. Thank God! Our part of Memorial Drive West plus our street Bateswood Drive are open. Traffic heavy with Memorial Drive’s barricades but we make it back home safely. A short, friendly female asks if we need help. She keeps saying You have beautiful hair! Tell her that I am almost 74 years old.
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MIRANDA CARRIES HOME THE GOLD Who is the most winning female in the history of the CMA Awards? Why it is none other than Miranda Lambert with 12 trophies total. Miranda Lambert is the leading nominee for the 51st Country Music Association Awards. She has five nominations including Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Single and Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Miranda Lambert wins our love for her undying efforts to rescue doggies in Houston, TX Hurricane Harvey ravaged doggie shelters. God bless Miranda Lambert.
TX WINS BIG MARCONI Texas scores big in the 2017 Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Austin, TX. Its host comedian/syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley takes home Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of The Year. Austin’s own Grammy-winning band Asleep at the Wheel provides entertainment. Marconi Texas winners include CHR Station KRBE FM (104.1) Houston (Cumulus Media), Country Station KPLX FM (99.5 The Wolf) Dallas (Cumulus Media) and Sports Station: KTCK-1310 (The Ticket) Dallas (Cumulus Media).
LEYKIS VICTIMS OF RADIO Many of us radio vets wonder how some radio people seem to last forever while the rest of us clamor for our next radio position. Talk personality Tom Leykis may have the answer. Dr. Drew KROQ FM Los Angeles, CA admits CBS hasn’t been paying him: I’ve been doing it for free for a couple of years. Longtime food show host on KNX-1070 Los Angeles Melinda Lee sobs: Merry Christmas! Now, find a new job! We’re replacing you with an infomercial! And so it is since the passage of the 1996 Telcom Law.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first NYC station to play Rock & Roll regularly? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•BARRY KENT joins DLC Media Classic Country WVIG FM (The Legend 95.9) Seeleyville, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in mornings The Legend Morning Show with Barry Kent. •GRAYDON CARTER (68) Celebrity Vanity Fair editor and spokesmaster of glitzy social scenes in Hollywood and New York, exits. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Carter brags at the kitchen table of his West Village townhouse: I want to leave while the magazine is on top.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1950 BEETLE BAILEY comic strip debuts on September 11th. •1961 LEROY VAN DYKE’s single Walk On Byenters the first of 19 weeks at #1 in Billboard Country on September 25th. •1971 EGYPT adopts its constitution on September 11th. •1981 ANDY GIBSON singer/songwriter is born on September 15th in Spokane, WA. •1992 HURRICANE INIKI hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die 8,000 injured on September 11th. •2011 THE BAND PERRY’s single If I Die Young goes Triple-Platinum on September 13th.
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JIM MCCURDY [ex KORQ FM DJ, KRBC-TV CH 9; KTAB-TV CH 24 news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX)Subject: Help Jim. Hey folks, I know you guys would like to assist the folks in Houston. One of our pals Jim Rose needs some assistance. Donate some money if you can to assist Jim with medical bills and Veterinary bills (for Suzie). He was hit pretty hard and I know he wouldn’t personally ask for help in his newsletter, but I can. So please help our friend! (Please send all donations to Jim Rose; 791 Bateswood Drive, Apt #220; Houston, TX)
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BETTY KIRPATRICK [former and present girlfriend] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Our car is back home! Hi Jim, So glad you, Suzie and Carmen Electra are OK!!!!!!!!!! My Chulo is very sick today…will not eat for 2 days and very listless. I called to see if his Critical care doctor was in and getting ready to call again and take him in to see Dr Neswicke. Chulo (means pretty boy) is my best buddy and he is simply looking at me for help. I will give a report later. Be safe, Love, Betty.
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JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-retires 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Amanda Randolph. Hey Jim thanks for spotlighting the great singer-actress Amanda Randolph. She played a lot of “household maid” roles in movies in the 30s and 40s, but with her singing talent she was one of the first black performers to break into TV in the late 40s with her own 15 minute show. That exposure got her into my all-time favorite show Amos and Andy in 1951, playing Sapphire’s mama, the Kingfish’s mother-in-law. Interestingly, her character never had a “name’. Just “Mama”. More trivia: in real life the role of supporting character Madame Queen was played by Lillian Randolph, Amanda Randolph’s sister. Jim Bell – High, Dry and retired in Lufkin
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin. TX) Subject: Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Luncheon. Save The Date! Mark Your Calendar! Fall Get-Together … Lunch … and Gab Fest! Friday. October 6. Noon. Chester’s Hamburger Co. 1006 NE Loop 410 Between Broadway & Nacogdoches on South Side of 410 @ N. New Braunfels. We’ll be in the private dining room which has its own door on the left as you are looking at the building from the Loop 410 side. Let’s talk about the good old days of radio—bring your stories and memorabilia! Please R.S.V.P. Today! Liz
TRIVIA ANSWER: On September 5, 1957, WPOW-1330 (now WWRV) is the first NYC radio station to play Rock & Roll regularly.
GARY DELAUNE [KYTY-810 – KLIF-1190-CH 5 KENS TV] (San Antonio, TX) Glad you made it through despite the danger and trauma. We’d all be lost if our dog and car were missing. I covered five major hurricanes but they were child’s play in comparison. We did los a news unit coming from Beulah and had to swim for our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the victims of Harvey. Now we pray for Floridians. Take care and keep the old gas tank topped off. Come see us. We have a nice back yard and dog run and a spare BR. Gary DeLaune (www.garydnews.com)
AUDREY HEPBURN (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo