According to Taste of Country, the singer, who just released her new album Reputation last week, will be releasing a new single called New Year’s Day to country stations in the very near future. Can you believe the last new country song Taylor released herself was before her first pop album 1989 came out back in 2014? Where the heck has the time gone? Sheesh.
This will be the first time Taylor’s released a new song to country since, um, well, what the heck was her last country song? Do you remember? ‘Cause I sure don’t. She did write Little Big Town’s Better Man, for which she won the Song of the Year award at the recent CMA Awards, but that’s about it.
Anyhoo, if the song New Year’s Day sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because the song was recently in the news after Taylor did a special last-minute performance of it on The Tonight Show recently. It was Jimmy Fallon’s first show back since his mom Gloria had died the week before. At the beginning of the show, Jimmy told a story about how when he was little his mom would hold his hand, squeeze it three times, and then tell him she loved him, a story he reportedly had never told anyone on the show before. Well in New Year’s Day, there’s a lyric that says “You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi.” After Taylor, who wasn’t even scheduled to perform that evening, finished singing, she ran over and gave a clearly emotional Jimmy Fallon a big hug.
ADIOS CBS RADIO In September 1927, Columbia Records sells Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System to William S. Paley. In 1928, Paley streamlines the corporate name to Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1972, Columbia Broadcasting System founds CBS Radio. In 1995, Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquires CBS, Inc. and changes its entire name to CBS Corporation. On November 17, 2017. Entercom buys CBS Radio and changes its entire name to Entercom. Goodbye CBS Radio. It’s been good to know you.
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WFAN-660’S NEW LINEUP America’s #1 Sports Talk radio station is WFAN-660 NYC. WFAN-660 and CBS Radio New York VP of Programming, Mark Chernoff, reveals Chris Carlin (of WIP FM (94.1) Philadelphia), former New York Jets player and WEPN FM (98.7) NY personality Bart Scott and SI.com and CBS Sports Radio’s Maggie Gray replace NYC Sports Talk legend Mike Francesa. Gregg Gionnotti who co-hosts the Gio and Jones show with Brian Jones on CBS Sports Radio is Boomer Esiason’s new co-host.
WIP FM MAKES CHANGES WIP FM (94.1) Philadelphia, PA Program Director Spike Eskin announces new lineup. With the now-official move of Chris Carlin from WIP FM Philadelphia to WFAN-660 New York to replace Mike Francesa, Philly Sports Talk WIP FM evening host Jon Marks is new co-host of the PM Drive show with incumbent personality Ike Reese. Joe Giglio fills WIP FM’s open evening spot. Joe also anchors weekday Phillies pre- and post-game shows.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OLDIE? Since 8 years old, I love to discover great sounding tunes that rarely appear on the radio. Flip sides of 45 rpm records that never receive radio airplay. Follow up tunes to #1 hits that never make it on the air. San Antonio, TX has a radio station, KCJV LP (97.9 No Hit Radio and The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard), that plays long versions and obscure songs. Tell us. What is an Oldie that you like but never hear on the radio? You might help us discover wonderful, but hidden, tunes too.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does the Bell System introduce the touch-tone telephone? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•KSON FM Entercom Country San Diego, CA abandons its longtime 97.3 frequency for Top 40 sister former CBS Radio KEGY FM’s 103.7 spot. •KEGY FM drops its 103.7 frequency for sister KSON FM’s now former 97.3. •MANCOW MULLER Cumulus Media Classic Rock WLUP FM (97.9) Chicago, IL morning show host since 2015 sues new boss Marv Nyren for emotional distress. •BOBBY NOVOSAD begins his 33rd year on Cumulus Country KXKC FM (Nash FM 99.1) New Iberia/Lafayette LA as new PD.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 KTRK TV ABC CH 13 Houston, TX begins broadcasting on November 20th. •1964 CONNIE SMITH’sdebut single Once A Day grand slams #1 in Billboard Country on November 28th. •1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on November 20th. •1980 KENNY ROGERS’ single Lady scores #1 in Billboard Country on November 22nd. •1995 BEATLES’ ANTHOLOGY VOL 1 releases on November 20th. •2012 ZAC BROWN BAND’s video Goodbye In Her Eyes premieres on CMT.com on November 20th.
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LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Bernie Waterman Passes. I am sad to share that Bernie Waterman died Sunday afternoon at his home in Sanibel, Florida. According to Gerry Poppe, last week Bernie suffered a stroke which ultimately lead to pneumonia and his situation deteriorated rapidly. As you know, Mr. Waterman was so instrumental in the success of countless San Antonio radio professionals. He truly believed in serving the public, both on and off the air. He was a true broadcaster and mentor to many of us. Mr. Waterman was a 2016 Inductee in the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame: http://sanantonioradiohalloffame.com/bernie-waterman.html For more information, see article “Founder of Waterman Broadcasting, Bernie Waterman, dies at 96”: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36831487/waterman-broadcasting-bernie-waterman-dies-Sanibel If you would like to send condolences to his wife, Edith, here is the address: Edith Waterman 1300 Seaspray Lane Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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WALTRAUD HOFMEISTER (Lindau Bodensee, Bayern, Germany) Happy Birthday; Enjoy your day waltraud hofmeister
SUSIE KORGUL [Susie Q Middays on WOMX FM MIX 105.1] (Orlando, FL) Happy Birthday!!
GEORGE SCHANK [KSBJ FM engineer/KUHA FM/KUHF FM engineer/KXYZ-1320/Broadcast Site Maintenance/Construction] (Houston-Conroe, TX) Hi Jim, Hoping you have a blessed birthday, young man! George Schank KNRO, KXYZ, KSBJ
JAY WALKER [ex CBS Radio Dallas/KJKK FM/Infinity KTSA-550/KTFM FM/Jay Walker Productions/Jay Walker Audio consultant/40 Plus Years In Radio](Ft. Worth-Hurst, TX) Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Congratulations Jim on your recent successful 74th lap around the Sun. Best wishes and may you enjoy many more… Jay Walker
JONATHAN FRICKE [ex KBUY-1540 Fort Worth/KOKE AM/FM Austin/KFOX-1280 Los Angeles/KRAK-1140 Sacramento/WSM-650 Nashville/WSAI-1360 Cincinnati] (Nashville, TN) Your birthday, Jim, is the perfect time to express a special thank you for all of the awesome work you do on the Jim Rose Remembers Radio report and to wish you all of life’s best today and always. A toast to you, my friend. Hope you are enjoying a happy, healthy, and memorable birthday. Jonathan Fricke
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DARRYL PARKER [ex KFJZ-1270/TSN/KTER-1570] (Santa Clara, CA) Happy birthday! Jim. Do you miss KTER (1570)?
TRIVIA ANSWER: On November 18, 1963 the Bell System introduces the touch-tone telephone.
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) Hi Jim, Happy Birthday and many happy returns. Sorry I can’t chat, I’ve been with mom this morning, she had a pacemaker put in this morning. I’m running back to the hospital now. Talk with you later.
BILL INGRAM [Remote Operations/Traffic Reporter-KSBJ FM] (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Happy birthday!
ROBERT WOOD [Anchor/Reporter KLBJ-590] (Austin, TX) Happy birthday!
FRANK SINATRA (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) I’ve lived a life that’s full I’ve traveled each and every highway But more, much more than this I did it my way.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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Before we left home, Robert and I read to each other about Knossos, where King Minos’s palace had been partially restored by Sir Arthur Evans, a Victorian archeologist, Now we stand in the throne room of that very palace, admiring the beauty of the wall paintings as well as the throne itself. But one structure we wonder about a rectangular enclosure opposite the King’s throne. Our guide Vicky tells us it was once a pool of water used for purification ritual;. Before the King’s subjects could have an audience with him. they had to enter into the water to be cleansed.
It made me think of the words of Psalm 51:7 in which , the Psalmist prays, “Wash me , and I will be whiter than snow.” Our king is not named Minos, but He, too offers a purification ritual. I’s called the forgiveness of sins. Jesus asks that I confess my sins, not for His sake but for mine. When I bring to Him my unclean thoughts and unkind words, my unholy actions and all the sinfulness in my life, He gives me the most beautiful I can receive- a clean heart, worthy to live in His healing presence.
Wash me, Lord, and I shall be whiter than snow – Marilyn Morgan King