October 06, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1657
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
ROCKER PETTY PASSES Legendary Rock and Roll star Tom Petty’s music career goes back to the 1960s with several bands plus solo performances. Between 1976 and 1999 Petty releases 10 record albums and each one of them certifies Gold. Tom Petty sells out arena shows until Sunday, October 1, 2017 when he suffers a cardiac arrest in his Malibu, CA home. Caregivers take Rock ‘n’ roll legend Tom Petty to UCLA Medical Center but he does not respond. At 66, Tom passes away at 8:40 pm PT surrounded by family, band mates and friends.
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LET’S MAKE LAST DEAL On December 30, 1963, Let’s Make a Deal premiers on NBC TV with host Monty Hall. Audience members dress in crazy costumes to draw the attention of host Monty Hall who selects the contestants at random. Let’s Make a Deal game show becomes a TV staple for decades. Contestants swap prize items for others hidden behind doors, curtains or in boxes, which leads to the famous question: Do you want Door #1, #2 or #3? On Saturday morning, September 30, 2017 former Let’s Make a Deal host Monty Hall passes away at 96.
VICTIMS CALL LAS VEGAS MASSACRE ACT OF TERROR Politically correct reporters are confused as to what to call the Las Vegas, NV massacre. But, its victims tell us it is an act of terror. On Sunday night, October 1, 2017 during an open-air concert on the Las Vegas strip a deranged gunman fires an assault style rifle repeatedly that murders at least 50 people and injures more than 200 others. In the shooter’s home, feds confiscate at least 20 rifles, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The man is ready to go to war.
NORTH TEXAS AWAKES TO REPUBLIC OF MUSIC North Texas Public Broadcasting AAA KKXT FM (91.7 KXT) Dallas, TX launches its Republic of Music format that places a greater emphasis on locally produced content. Assistant Program Director Brad Dolbeer moves up from afternoons to mornings (5-10am). Program Director Amy Miller moves up an hour from 11am-3pm to 10am-2pm. Dave Emmert slides up from 8-10pm to afternoons (2-7pm). Former morning host Gini Mascorro hosts nights (7-11pm). Overnights is automated.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the first stereo advertisement for an Edison Phonograph appear? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bill Odom October 6th. Judy Nelon October 7th. John Hale October 8, 2017. •MONTICELLO MEDIA flips Classic Country WKAV-1400/W231AD FM 94.1 Hank FM Charlottesville, VA to Christian AC 94.1 The Oasis. •MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS moves CHR WMGI FM (100.7) and Country WDWQ FM (102.7) Terre Haute, IN studios from South Third Street to 925 Wabash Avenue which also houses Country WTHI FM (99.9) Terre Haute and Classic Rock WWVR FM (98.5) Paris, IL.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 LSD drug made illegal in U.S. on October 6th. •1962 KRISTEN HALL singer/songwriter founding member of Sugarland born October 26th in Gross Pointe, MI. •1976 CUBAN DC-8 crashes on October 6th after bomb attack. •1982 MERLE HAGGARD & GEORGE JONES take Willie Nelson’s Yesterday’s Wine to #1 in Billboard Country on October 9th. •1991 ELIZABETH TAYLOR weds for 8th time (Larry Fortensky) on October 6th. •2005 TRACE ADKINS’ video Honky Tonk Badonkadonk debuts on CMT on October 6th.
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DUANE ALLEN [Lead singer Oak Ridge Boys] (Hendersonville, TN) Jim, At any given time, I might be mentoring up to a dozen or more writers, artists, and people who wish to get into the music business. I tell them to decide what is their best gift to push. Is it writing, publishing, singing, playing, or any other part of the music business. Work on your best talent and get it to the very best you can. I, also, caution people who want to write everything, play everything, sing every part, publish their own songs, etc. I tell them that their career will be limited to the weakest link in the chain I, also, tell them that 3-minutes of magic is the most important link in that chain. Every other link can be added if one starts with magic.
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BETTY KIRKPATRICK [former girlfriend] (San Antonio, TX) Dear Jim, I can’t recall last Wednesday, calling that day, but anything is possible. My new smart Samsung note 8 phone may have tried to reach you on its own as it is very confusing to me and tries to help me all the time and says constantly “Just tell me what you want to do” to which I reply..”Just leave me alone and don’t help me but alas no matter what, it acts like my cousin Sara and does what it wants to do! I can’t believe I traded in the five for a nightmare phone…It keeps saying “I am Bixby” here to help and goodness knows I am ready to throw the dang thing over the neighbors fence. That is how much I treasure the neighbor!
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STANLEY TEATER [ex KTEM-1400] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Verle Freeman (BJ Adams). No I left radio in 1976 and went back into television. Over the years I worked at 8 different TV stations in 6 states. I retired from broadcasting in 2005 and I now work in the special education department at Leander High School in the Austin area. I live in Cedar Park. I don’t remember a Butch Brady.
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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, KILT-610, KLIF-1190, KBOX-1480, WKY-930 & WIXY-1260] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: The Greatest Top 40 Stations Of All Time! – Radio Ink. The Greatest Top 40 Stations Of All Time! – Radio Ink. What an honor for me to have been a part of THREE of the “greatest stations of all time!” WIXY, KLIF and KBOX. I am a fortunate fellow! I was PD at KBOX and WIXY….Chuck D.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On September 26, 1908 the first stereo advertisement for an Edison Phonograph appears in the Saturday Evening Post.
CHARLES GEORGE [kc5rai, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) My parents had a joke about Useful and Fun gifts. Also about Birthday and UnBirthday Gifts from a story by Lewis Carroll. One year my mother goes to Waxahachie and buys bags of dirt and Fertilizer, and a potted plant, that she takes to a friend of theirs in Denton, this was for his Birthday. I thought what a strange gift. Anyway I think about a song done that I like by Lou Rawls, Down Here On The Ground. I also like his version of Soul Serenade though also like the version by a Saxophonist. 73, Charles, KC5RAI
THOMAS HUGHES (October 20, 1822 – March 22, 1896) Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts.
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