Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
The den was toy- strewn; there were supper dishes in the sink . A pile of laundry waited to be washed, while the dryer was full of the last load. I didn’t have the traditional Southern New Year’s meal- black-eyed peas, cornbread and hog jowl-planned; I didn’t even have milk for breakfast . Wearily I tossed scattered toys into the yellow clothes basket with the broken handle. New Year’s Day. Bah humbug! I felt someone watching me and turned. In the dark room stood Julie my oldest, in her pink nightgown with the top button missing. Sleepy eyed she asked so softly, “Why are you up so early, Mama”
“I’m trying to get a head start. It’s New Year’s day. You know what that means?” Silence- I assumed she’d chosen to ignore my strand early-morning question. “My teacher said that every day is the first day of the rest of your life. Is that what you mean, Mama ?”
I stood up straight and looked at her— really looked at her. A smile found my face. “Yep, Julie Babe, your teacher’s a smart lady.”
Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman
Author: Melody Bonnette
But time and chance happen to them all. – Ecclesiastes 9:11
WOLFING down a peanut butter sandwich as I drove to a meeting across town was not my idea of the ideal lunch. But that’s the way it has been these days. Just when I thought work at the television station couldn’t get much busier it could. We had a couple of big documentaries to produce and the deadline were looming , in the not-so-distant future we needed to produce in two weeks. My stress level was mounting just thinking about it.
Impatient at the red light that seemed to be taking an awfully long time to turn green. I reached over and turned on the radio. It was turned to a station, II rarely listened to, because I never liked its choice of music. This time though it was playing relaxing tune with an uplifting beat and a hint of Jazz.. I listened feeling my body unwinding a bit and my grip on the steering whale easing. The next song was just as good, and so were the two after that. By the time I arrived at my meeting, I’d heard five of the best songs I’s ever heard on that station. I got out of my car with a smile on my face and a swing in my step.
Some might say that hearing those songs was a coincidence, but I know better. So I’ll just say a thank-you to God for being there at the right place and the right time, and turning me into His peace.
But time and chance happen to them all. – Ecclesiastes 9:11
Gretchen Wilson Releases First Album In Four Years
Country music singer Gretchen Wilson has released her seventh studio album titled ‘Ready To Get Rowdy
It’s been over a decade since Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the scene with her rockin’ brand of country music and now she is back after a 3-year hiatus with an album that her fans are sure to love ‘Ready To Get Rowdy’
The “Redneck Woman” singer has gone back to her roots with her latest release titled Ready To Get Rowdy, and she couldn’t be more excited about getting back out on the stage and back to the “party”.
“Listening to this record in its entirety will make you believe good ol’ country music hasn’t gone anywhere,” Wilson said. “These 12 songs are as ‘Gretchen Wilson’ as I get. The Redneck is back!”
The new project is a reflection of the artist she started out as, a woman that sang about partying, rednecks, and being unapologetic about lacking “lady-like” skills. That was a stark contrast to other female country singers then and now, which is what made fans gravitate to Wilson.
Wilson is going to pull out all the stops with this new project, including a live show that is going to get her fans ready to rock! “This tour is not going to be an evening with [Gretchen Wilson],” Wilson confirmed. “It’s more like a Skynyrd concert; on your feet, partying, drinking beer and raising hell for the next 60 to 90 minutes.”
The first single from the album, “Rowdy”, was released last year and Wilson recalled what made her choose that song as the lead off track. “I thought to myself, ‘Why are you coming back? What do you really want to say?’ So I had to answer that question and it was like, ‘because I’m ready! I’ve been off for a few years, I’ve done what I needed to do at home and it’s time. I’m ready to get rowdy’” she exclaimed.
Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman
Author: Alma Barkman
We had scarcely become acquainted with a couple in our congregation when their only son Barry was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Within two weeks, this young man with the physique of a top athlete was in a hospital for the terminally ill.
At the time, our little church was without a pastor, but my husband Leo had made himself available as a lay minister in case of emergencies . When the phone rang one evening and Barry’s mother introduced herself, I could sense the anguish in her voice even before she explained the situation “Would your husband please come?’ Feeling inadequate, Leo never the less drove to the hospital that evening and continued to visit for the next several weeks.
One evening I decided to accompany Leo Barry’s mother spied meat at the end of the long corridor and came hurrying to greet me, her arms enfolding me in a welcome hug. “Oh she said, “you’ve got; no idea what your presence means!” I had worried about what words of consolation I could bring, so I merely sat with her, “with no one speaking a word,”for I saw that her pain was very great”.
Lord make me not underestimate the importance of merely being there – Alma
“The Battle For The Soul Of America Still Rages”
Author: David Barnhart
Many Christians in America today are under the illusion that the election of Donald Tramp as president have put America back on track, so we can all relax, at least for the next four years. What these people are not taking into consideration is the tenacity and ferociousness of the radical left and its plans to retake the nation by whatever means necessary. If there was ever a time for vigilance, that time is now! One does not have to have a Ph,D in street smarts to know we are in for a royal battle in the coming months and years.
Never in my lifetime have I ever witnessed as much hatred, vitriol and animosity as exist today. Intolerance is alive and well in America. At the slightest provocation or disagreement, hate–filled mobs rush to the streets burning, looting and even killings . Reportedly some are being paid to carry out such protests. These of course are not protests; they are riots and anarchy. If left unchecked, they have the capacity to destroy our nation. Leftists who constantly preach respect for every body are among the most intolerable in the country.
On college campuses across the nation, free speech is being redefined as the right to express and uphold only leftist positions on issues. In the halls of government, leftist positions have left civility at the door as they elevate rancor and discord to a new level. Vitriol and hate-speech are now the norm leftist radio and television shows. including so-called news programs.
The Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and other cities across America the day after President Tromp’s inauguration was a spectacle of violence, vulgarity and hatred including the comment by a Hollywood personality about “wanting to burn down the White house.” Some leftists are openly calling for the assassination of the President.
There is a growing intolerance among the nations. Threats, real and imagined, are being hurled by one country against another, including threats of nuclear proliferation this is dangerous talk in deed.
Sadly hate speech and vitriol are tricking down to our homes, families and churches. The slightest disagreement today is likely to prompt estrangement from loved ones, neighbors, friends, and fellow church members. As James declared about Christian speech: …………
” from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing.
My brethen, these things ought not to be this way” James3:10
June 19, 2017 [Monday] Issue #1626
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
GRAND FORKS RADIO OWNER PASSES Justin Hoberg who begins his radio career at KNOX-1310 Grand Forks, ND as an account executive eventually buys the radio station in 1966. In 1972, Justin sells KNOX-1310 along with others to Peoria Journal Star. Hoberg remains with KNOX-1310 as VP and General Manager. KNOX-1310 flips to Top 40. In the 1980s, KNOX-1310 flips to News/Talk, home of award winning newsman Doug Barret. On Friday, June 9, 2017 former KNOX-1310 radio owner Justin Hoberg passes away at 87.
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CNN DUMPS ASLAN On June 3, 2017 shortly after the terrible London terrorist attacks, CNN religious host Reza Aslan tweets profane words against President Don Trump’s travel ban. Later, Aslan apologizes for his choice of words against President Trump. But, it’s too late to cut the mustard. CNN cancels the second season of Believer With Reza Aslan, a series with religious scholar Reza Aslan as host. Aslan issues a statement: I lost my cool and responded to him in a derogatory fashion. I should have used better language.
HUFFINGTON POST LAYS OFF JOURNALISTS On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Huffington Post lays off journalists in New York City and Washington, DC. According to The NY Post even its Pulitzer Prize winner, David Wood, is not immune to the bloodbath that claims at least 39 journalists. The Writers Guild of America East union sighs: We have been notified that 39 WGAE members at HuffPost were laid off today. This is in connection with Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo which merges with Huffington Post’s parent, AOL.
RODNEY LEAVES THE ROQ After over four decades, legendary radio personality Rodney Bingenheimer whose name is synonymous with the World Famous KROQ FM (106.7) Los Angeles, CA announces he leaves KROQ FM effective June 5, 2017: I may be done with KROQ, but I am not retiring. In the 1980s, Rodney on the ROQ is an influential figure in the Punk and New Wave music scene. Bingenheimer is onetime owner of the popular Sunset Strip club. In 2007, Rodney Bingenheimer receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first major record label based on the U.S. west coast? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gary DeLaune June 20th, Chuck Boom Boom Cannon & Traci Strunk June 22, 2017. •WYCM FM (95.7) Star City Media Lafayette-Attica, IN drops Westwood One Mainstream Country to become 100% local programming under PD/PM Drive host Dave North. •WTHR TV NBC CH 13 Dispatch Broadcasting Indianapolis, IN earns two Peabody Award nominations. •REGIONAL REPS CORPORATION signs Falls Media Classic Rock KWFB FM (100.9) in the Chase Tower in Wichita Falls-Holliday, TX to exclusive contract.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1951 ANN WILSON Heart lead singer (Barracuda-1977) born in San Diego, CA on June 19th. •1964 PORTER HOWELL guitarist/co-founder of Little Texas (God Blessed Texas #4-1993) born on June 21st in Longview, TX. •1972 ROBIN TUNNEY actress (Encino Man – 1992) born on June 19th. •1983 KATHY MATTEA signs her first recording contract with Mercury Records on June 21st. •1997 BOBBY HELMS (Jingle Bell Rock) dies at 63 on June 19th. •2005 BIG & RICH are honorary marshals of Deadwood, SD on June 19th.
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BILL CONWAY [Former PD/OM KOIT FM] (San Diego, CA) Subject: Texas Boy Retires. Jim, I just want to pass along news of the retirement of Seymour Texas native Lee Douglas who wraps up 13 years as PD/PM Drive at KFRG Riverside. Lee’s impressive career includes WFAA (820/570) where we met 47 years ago, KLIF (1190), WMYQ (FM), WOKY (920), WXLO 99X, KXOK (630), KYCY (FM) Young Country, WCZY (FM), WCKG (1530) and KFRG (FM) among others. He worked with Robert L Collins, Al Casey, George Wilson, Dick Purtan, Jay Thomas, Bob Barry, Steve Dahl, Jim Ryan, Erica Farber, Steve Weed, Jay Meyers and many others. Lee Douglas is a real radio guy, a smart guy and knows how to make his station just sound good. I could not have been successful if I had not his friendship over the last 47 years. When Lee was in New York at 99X and I was in Lake Charles, he still treated me as an equal. He treated everybody that way. Congrats to Lee and his adorable wife Barbara on a great run. Bill Conway
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MIKE MARSHALL [ex KQUE FM, KFJZ-1270, WFAA-820/570] (Houston, TX) Subject: Tony Booth. I am interested to hear Tony Booth’s story how he was drafted and wound up with American Forces Radio in Korea. Draftees are sent where they are needed. Usually the army needs more truck drivers than disc jockeys. I was drafted in January, 1962 as part of a large army buildup following the Berlin Crisis in August, ’61 after The Wall went up. After I received orders transferring me to Germany, I just happened to make contact with Jim Wright in Washington who was not only my representative from Fort Worth, but a member of the Armed Services Committee. He made a couple of phone calls and before I shipped out, literally, on a WWII troop ship to Germany, I was assigned to American Forces Network, Europe headquarters in Frankfurt. In early 1963, I was transferred to AFN Berlin where I did the morning show. It was called by the mundane name of Wake Up Easy from a commonly used jingle package. Good Morning, Berlin would have been more appropriate but I guess nobody thought of it. Anyway, I would probably have been sent to a tank outfit in Kaiserslautern had it not been for Congressman Wright’s influence. Even though he passed away in 2015, I thank him to this day. Mike Marshall
TRIVIA ANSWER: On June 4 1942 Capitol Records opens for business as the first major record label based on the U.S. west coast by songwriters Johnny Mercer, Buddy De Sylva and Glenn Wallichs.
LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: Celebrating The Life of Darrell Taylor. The Video. Remembering Darrell Taylor … Our thanks to David Rios for shooting this video and sharing it with all of us. Click link below. Liz (https://youtu.be/GUEA8_W7E5U)
AMY MARIE WALZ (author) We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home, when you leave the light on.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo