November 10, 2017 [Friday] Issue #1667
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
EVERLASTING LOVE COMES TO AN END Robert Knight is born Robert Peebles on April 24, 1945 in Franklin, TN . In 1960, Robert with the Paramounts quintet of school friends sign to Dot Records record Free Me in 1961 that outsells rival version by Johnny Preston. Mac Gayden and song writer Buzz Cason sign Knight to Rising Sons records to record one of the biggest songs to come out of Nashville, Everlasting Love. On Sunday, November 5, 2017 Robert Knight passes away at 72 from an undisclosed illness.
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ST LOUIS RADIO VOICE ENDS In 1969, Bill Wilkerson joins KMOX-1120 as a morning-drive host. Bill becomes best known as the play-by-play announcer for St. Louis Cardinals football from 1973 to 1987, when the Cardinals exit for Phoenix, AZ. In the mid-1970s, Wilkerson partners with Bob Costas on Spirits of St. Louis basketball games. From 1976 to 1993, Bill announces Mizzou football. Wendy Wiese remembers Bill: He was elegant and just completely joyful. On Thursday, November 2, 2017 Bill Wilkerson passes away at 72.
YEAH BABY! MOBY HANGS IT UP! In the 1970’s Top 40 KRBE FM (104.1) rules the radio roost with James Paul [Moby] Carney’s Moby in the Morning. In the 1980’s James Paul [Moby] Carney and Jon Matthews have a swing at radio’s bat on KSRR FM (97 ROCK 96.5) Houston, TX. For the past 12 years, Moby does his own syndicated show all across America. Finally, in his suburban Atlanta, GA radio studio, Morning Personality James Paul [Moby] Carney does his last radio show.
DISNEY IN TALKS TO BUY PART OF FOX According to CNBC, to leave behind a media company that tightly focuses on news and sports, 21st Century Fox conducts talks the last few weeks to sell most of its company to Walt Disney Company. But, there is no certainty that these talk will lead to a deal. According to sources, Disney will not purchase all of Fox. For Disney, the opportunity to take control of another movie studio and TV production assets looks mighty attractive
TRIVIA QUESTION: What radio personality appears as the news announcer on the Simon and Garfunkel song 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Shadoe Stevens November 3rd. Dale R. Miller November 9th. Tony Booth November 11th. Casey James Putnam November 12, 2017. •JESSICA PAXSON exits her role as midday personality, APD and Music Director of Cumulus Media Country WDRQ FM (NASH FM 93.1) Detroit, MI. •DYLAN SALISBURYexits Top 40 KKDM FM (107.5 Kiss FM) Des Moines, IA as new MD and PM Drive personality on Entercom CHR WZPL FM (99.5) Greenfield, IN on Monday November 6, 2017.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 LUPINO LANE actress (Deputy Drummer – 1935) dies at 67 on November 10th. •1968 TAMMY WYNETTE’s single Stand By Your Man is #1 in Billboard Country on November 23rd. •1971 JOE TORRE wins NL MVP, Vida Blue AL MVP on November 10th. •1984 JOHNNY CASH CBS special begins taping on November 12th in Montreux, Switzerland. •1991 MARTY GLICKMAN sportscaster broadcasts his 1,000th football game on November 10th. •2005 JASON ALDEAN album certifies Gold on November 8th.
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JOANIE GREEN [KPRC TV CH 2, KZEW FM, KFWD FM, KNOK FM, KAUM FM, KILT FM, KNUZ-1230, Metro Traffic, Houston Taping for the Blind] (Tulsa, OK) Jim, In 1977, I was working at KAUM (FM), the ABC O & O. I worked there from ’76-’78 from 9-1 and 10-2. I would sometimes be there later due to the production shift. I’d see Weaver as he’d get in for his morning shift. We were on the 12th floor of the Fannin Bank building at Main and Holcomb ~ KXYZ (1320) was on the 16th floor. I remember one person hassling me and telling me he was watching me. I crawled on the floor and looked down and saw a guy standing in the phone booth on the phone on the corner at the Burger King. That was creepy. I remember someone following me as I left there and I ended up driving to the Beechnut substation on my way home…whoever was following me kept on driving. This is not a story you need to air…it was just one of the things that happened. Good night…I gotta run. Talk with you later. Joanie
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FRANK HALEY [KDAZ-730 newscaster – ex KLIF-1190, KILT-610, KTRH-950, KVIL FM & KOB-770] (Albuquerque, NM) I agree 100% (Wink Martindale). Local ownership, local control and local PROGRAMMING is the only solution to our dying industry. Where is Gordon when we need him!! Alice and I had dinner with Ken and Dottie Dowe In Dallas last week. Ken really knows local radio. What a blessing. Frank Haley KDAZ am & fm KKIM, KFLQ, KOB, KTRH, KILT, KLIF, KVIL, KDOK, KTBB, KEEE, KGAF, KCPA fm, KDNT
BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger – East Coast radio icon] (Abilene-San Angelo, TX) JIM: Yes, I agree w/Wink (Martindale). I want to be among first to wish you a dandy birthday on Nov. 16. Bet you won’t look a day older! I don’t have those birthdays anymore; I just have the parties! BOB & Sonny Lee.
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MIKE SHANNON [ex KXOL-1360, WBAP-820 – Navteq traffic WBAP-820/WFAA-TV] (Dallas, TX) Subject: DFW Media “Lunch Bunch” set for Sat Nov 11 Final reminder! See you all Saturday!! Time again for the quarterly DFW Radio/TV/Media “Lunch Bunch”! This will be the last one in 2017, so we’re expecting a great turnout! We’ll also toast our friend and frequent attendee Sharon Golihar (Sharon Wilson,) who passed away last week. Location: Humperdink’s, 2208 W. Northwest Hwy in NW Dallas, between 35E/Stemmons and Loop 12/Walton Walker. We’ll meet next to the game room. which is on the south side of the bar room. (We no longer meet in the atrium.) When you enter the building, turn right into the bar, then another right to proceed to the game room area. Date: Saturday, November 11, between 12 noon and 3PM. Drop in/drop out as you please. Other: Completely casual (but wear something station-related if you can,) each person pays for his/her own, no speeches or agendas (and please leave politics and religion at the door!) See old friends, meet new ones and even do some networking. No RSVP needed. And bring a friend! I’ll send another reminder as time gets closer. Please email me with any questions. See you there! (www.dfwRetroplex.com)
TRIVIA ANSWER: Popular TV announcer and LA radio DJ Charlie O’Donnell is the news announcer on the Simon and Garfunkel song 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night.
CHARLES GEORGE [kc5rai, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: ESPN 680. I like Choices when they are not forced on me. Like I often buy the House Brand. Like I have a Sigma Guitar looks a lot like my Martin but cost me less. Also I like Maryland Club and Folgers Coffee but have used the CVS House Brand which is just as good and less, better than paying a high price at a store operated by a Company from Seattle. 73, KC5RAI
LILLIE KNAULS (April 30, 1938 – p) Lately, I’ve noticed people my age are so much older than me.
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