October 02, 2017 [Monday] Issue #1656
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
PLAYBOY HEFNER FOLDS Hugh Marston Hefner publisher of Playboy magazine that he founds in 1953 is born on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, IL. In December 1953, the first issue of Playboy magazine features Marilyn Monroe on its cover. In 1975, Hefner moves to Los Angeles, CA. In 1985, he suffers a minor stroke. In August 2016, Hefner sells the Playboy Mansion for $100 million. Hugh owns a burial plot in a Los Angeles cemetery next to Marilyn Monroe. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Hugh Hefner passes away at 91 in the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
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ROCK BAND KISS RESCUES HURRICANE HARVEY SCHOOL BAND On Tuesday night, September 26, 2017 at a fundraiser for Kingwood High School in Sugar Land, TX students who lose so much during Hurricane Harvey, receive a huge boost from Rock band KISS. Paul Stanley, KISS guitarist, says: Part of being as successful as we are is really about giving back. So here we are urging everybody and doing our part to make sure music and musical instruments are in the Houston schools and young people have them to play.
EVERYTHING GOES BAD AT BAD FM In May 2015, Chuck Brennan buys KCFS FM (94.5) from the University of Sioux Falls for $1.5 million. Chuck launches Classic Rock KBAD FM (94.5) Sioux Falls, SD in November 2015 as part of Badlands Pawn Shop. Chuck later pulls the plug on KBAD FM plus the remaining parts of his businesses. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, KBAD FM goes dark as Brennan shutters Badlands Motor Speedway and Badlands Gun Shop after the South Dakota Division of Banking revokes the licenses of his Dollar Loan Center.
FCC HITS PIRATE RADIO WITH HUGE FINE In 2012, the FCC first warns Fabrice Polynice and Harold and Veronise Sido about operating a pirate radio station on 90.1 in North Miami, FL and seizes their equipment. The following year, the FCC issues a Forfeiture Order against Polynice who operates Radio Touche Douce with Haitian programming from a shed on the Sidos property, who also supplies electricity and Internet. FCC agents observe it operating seven times since the first warning. FCC approves $144,344 maximum fine against the operator.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be the Day get its name? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•KMHX FM Hot AC (Mix 104.9) Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa, CA flips to Classic Hits K-Hits 104.9. •WLOI-1540Oldies & Country WCOE FM (96.7) La Porte, IN U.S. Bankruptcy Court appoints Pittsburgh, PA media broker Ray Rosenblum to place for sale signs for their license and assets at $325,000. •DAVID DEAN transfers from iHeartMedia WNOE FM (101.1) New Orleans, LA to Country KWNR FM (95.5 The Bull) Las Vegas, NV as Program Director. •ADAMS RADIO FOX Sports WGL-1250 Fort Wayne, IN adds Dave Ramsey Show from Noon-3pm.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 ROD SERLING’s Twilight Zone premieres on CBS TV on October 2nd. •1964 DARRYL WORLEY’s Have You Forgotten? (#1-2003) certifies Gold born October 31st in Savannah, TN. •1970 BILLY MARTIN is new manager of Detroit Tigers on October 2nd. •1980 JAREN JOHNSTON founding member of The Cadillac Three born on October 4th in Nashville, TN. •1996 IVAN MARK WALLER mountaineer dies at 89 on October 2nd. •2006 GEORGE STRAIT raises Jamey Johnson’s Give It Away to #1 in Billboard Country on September 30th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
BOB GREEN [ex PD/DJ KULF-790, WKNR-850, WQAM-560] (Houston, TX) Subject: where radio’s going” from Bob Green. Hi Jim: Don’t wish to give you more comments than you could ever wish to read…but the attached (from 2010) does address your “where’s radio going” subject. In 2010 I did a session at Houston’s JCC about radio. The 70 people who attended weren’t radio people, but they seemed to enjoy my perspective on the subject. It wasn’t in script form, but one of the attendees was taking a court reporting class, and was kind enough to get it in the form attached. It also had an audio component (not included here). I still feel that the observations are true today. Thanks Jim, Bob Green (former KULF, WKNR, WQAM and others)
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STANLEY TEATER [ex KTEM-1400] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Verle Freeman (BJ Adams). I worked at KTEM (1400) from early 1973 until spring 1976 when I moved into television. Yes, I remember Lynn (Woolley) well. For most of my time in Temple I believe he was working at WFAA (570) in Dallas. At one time while I was working in Austin television I seem to remember Lynn starting a one-man ad agency. In fact, unless my old mind is playing tricks on me he pitched me once. Verle was a good friend. I was operations manager and he was production director at one point. It’d be great to touch bases with him. I’ll give the email a shot. Thanks.
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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) We spent the summer in Italy with my family and I went to work full time at HE (Home Entertainment) on Kirby. I did weekends for six years at KPRC, in fact, I played the last record there before they switched to talk, then did nights at KQUE for nearly 14 years while I worked days at HE. I managed to pay the bills and send three girls all the way through Catholic school and college. Mike
LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: SoSARB Luncheon in One Week. Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters ONE WEEK AWAY! PLEASE R.S.V.P. TODAY! Fall Get-Together … Lunch … and Gab Fest! Friday. October 6. NOON. CHESTER’S HAMBURGER CO. in the Private Dining Room 1006 NE Loop 410 between Broadway & Nacogdoches on South Side of 410 @ N. New Braunfels. SoSARB Lapel Pins, SA Radio Memories books, and a couple of shirts for sale! Bring cash! Ongoing activities and upcoming plans will be discussed … and lots of talk about the good old days of radio! Bring your tales and memorabilia! If you haven’t already, please R.S.V.P. by reply email. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Liz
TRIVIA ANSWER: On September 23, 1957 Buddy Holly & the Crickets That’ll Be the Day claims #1. The song’s title is from a phrase that John Wayne uses in the film The Searchers.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KRCS-550 DJ] (Lake Livingston-Cold Spring, TX) Hi Leslie here; Lee Jolly on air on KBZB (Odessa, TX) 1960’s and early 1970’s. Jay Brit was Honey B on KBZB in Odessa in the 1960’s and early 1970’s 10pm to 2 am. When the person scheduled could not make it in. I returned to Houston April 1988 after being in air on KBIM Roswell (NM) then KLEA Lovington (NM) where I walk into the Woodchase Apartments at 2900 South Gessner and surprise there is Jay Britt Manager of Woodchase Apartments. My covered parking could walk out look up and see the que lights flash from the KRBE control room. KROGER then was right there I called my kitchen. All this at Gessner and Westheimer Later just south of my Woodchase Apartment will eventually be a location for KSEV AM 700 where Wishnow was on air live from there at midnight. Ed Brandon was on air afternoons during this time where I meet Ed just getting off his shift hurrying out the front door as he had just returned to being on air on KTRK Channel 13 Ed; friendly as he said “got to get to Channel 13, now”.
ROBIN WILLIAMS (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
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