September 22, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1653
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
HURRICANE HARVEY FLOODS LONG TIME HOUSTON, TX DJ’S HOME During the 1960s and 1970s, Walt Hammock is a popular DJ on KQUE FM. Hurricane Harvey makes land fall north of Houston. But its continuous rain fills West Houston’s Addicks dam and Barker reservoir to capacity. Trillions of gallons of water floods Buffalo Bayou. Water fills Walt’s home to the ceiling and takes his car. Please feel free to donate what you can to aid our radio friend Walt Hammock at https://www.gofundme.com/bwmas2-we-lost-everything-in-harvey.
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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GURU TAKES FLIGHT From Blaine Thompson comes the sad news that Don Ohlmeyer, former NBC West Coast President and the person who transforms Monday Night Football into a pop culture phenomenon, passes away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 72. Sportscaster Al Michaels announces the news during the telecast of the NY Giants-Dallas Cowboys NFL game on NBC TV’s Sunday Night Football. Don Ohlmeyer born in New Orleans on February 3, 1945 begins his career as the first producer of ABC Monday Night Football.
HOUSTON’S GOW MOVES SPORTS TO FM On September 1, 1961 KGOW-1560 first airs in south Texas as KGUL-1560 in Port Lavaca, TX. On April 23, 1996, RAFTT moves KGUL-1560 into Houston’s metro area as KILE-1560 in Bellaire. On August 20, 2007 David Gow renames KILE-1560 as Sports KGOW-1560. On October 1, 2017 KGOW-1560 moves its Sports programming to Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna’s translator K231CN FM (94.1) as SportsMap 94.1. David Gow plans to lease its 1560 signal to another party.
ROLLING STONE IS ON THE BLOCK American biweekly magazine Rolling Stone founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, plus music critic Ralph J. Gleason that focuses on popular culture continues to shift from its print media business amongst falling ad revenues. New York-based publisher Wenner Media sells its two other magazines, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal. As advertising revenues fall in a competitive online age, Wenner explores its options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine
TRIVIA QUESTION: When is the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or LP record introduced? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Grant Merrill September 23, 2017. •KVET-1300 iHeartMedia Sports-Talk (The Zone) Austin, TX loses Bottom Line morning show co-host Sean T. Adams from heart attack at 46. •TEDD WEBBsince 1983 as co-host of iHeartMedia News/Talk WFLA-970 Tampa, FL retires at the end of January 2018. •THE CADDY, CJ and Ali morning show on Cumulus Country WKHX (101.5 Kicks) Atlanta, GA downshifts from a trio to a duo when co-host CJ Lusk gits. •ROWDY YATES flees Scripps Country KVOO FM (98.5) Tulsa, OK after six years.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1957 MAVERICK starring James Garner premieres on ABC TV on September 22nd. •1968 JEANNIE C. RILEY’s Harper Valley P.T.A. socks it to #1 in Billboard Country on September 28th. •1979 ISRAEL performs nuclear test in Indian Ocean on September 22nd. •1989 CLINT BLACK’s first Gold album Killin’ Time on September 24th. •1991 MIAMI DOLPHINS head coach Don Shula records 300th career NFL victory on September 22nd. •2005 KEITH URBAN’s album Golden Road goes Triple-Platinum on September 22nd.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
BILL CHERRY [Realtor, In late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Hi, Jim and Suzie — Walt (Hammock) really did lose everything, including his car. Apparently his house flooded almost to the ceiling and it is unlivable. He has rented a furnished house. He’s trying to get enough donations to help hem. Patty and I helped the best we can at the moment. The last I heard, it was about $10,000, but he was starting to wonder if it was an inadequate amount. Here’s the link to where contributions can be sent: https://www.gofundme.com/bwmas2-we-lost-everything-in-harvey Here’s his email address if you want to get the specific details. I know he’ll be thrilled if you mention his predicament and where friends can make donations. Whammock720@att.net
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DENISE COOK [late Nick St John’s sister] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Archived news. Hi Jim I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. You went way above and beyond what I could even expect from you. I’m grateful for your time and effort. I have added you to my prayer list and will be thinking of you as you try to maneuver through this awful time and regain your life. I have many friends that also suffered major losses but not the health situations. That seems like too much and unfair when you need all your strength to keep going. I am ever thankful and will treasure what you’ve sent me. All the best & healing, Denise
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CHARLES GEORGE [kc5rai, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Direction for Radio. I think that Radio will thrive as long as it does what Joe Albertsons believed, ” We do not need to be The Largest, but the Best”. Though companies often forget what the Founders taught, but if they were around they might not think the same as in the Past. Like I found a Sigma-Martin Guitar, I can play almost everything on it that I play on my Martin Guitar, plus might take it places, I would not take my Martin. Often talent is stifled by those with Vested Interests in the Industry. And if looking to making money would probably think the same. But being an Amateur Radio Operator and Amateur Musician not in the same league as others. Rumor has it that I have been seen playing my Soprano Recorder and at times my Mandolin at The West End.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On September 17, 1931 RCA Victor unveils its new invention, the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or LP record, at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.
WAYNE WARNER [Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center] (Springfield, MO) Jim, Where to find a decent girl to date? I’d recommend the church, but you’ve already described the possibilities there. A young great nephew has asked my sister to pray that he would find a good wife. He is about 22. My sister is in an assisted living in Oregon, my home state. My first wife was Joy, and she was a joy. She came to Eugene from Des Moines to attend a Bible college, and I saw her and fell hard. But it was almost 2 years before I got up enough courage to ask her out. We were married in 1958, had 3 daughters. But the most sorrowful time in my life came when a brain tumor developed and she died after surgery at age 38. My daughters grew up to be wonderful ladies. Pat and I have been married 23 years. We give God the glory for taking us through some difficult places and some very joyful places. God bless. He must have a nice lady for you. Wayne
SOCRATES (469 BC – 399 BC) By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo