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SIR DOUG LOSES DRUMMER In 1964, Johnny Perez joins Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Jack Barber and Frank Morrin to form Rock group Sir Douglas. They sign with Houston, TX area producer Huey P. Meaux, who adds Quintet to their name as Sir Douglas Quintet. Their first record, Sugar Bee, pales in record sales but their follow-up single, She’s About a Mover, nails #13 on Billboard. In 1966, The Rains Came hammers #31 on the chart.
Doug decides to break up the Quintet, move to San Francisco and form a new quintet. Perez remains in TX. Doug convinces Johnny and Augie to move to California and reform the Sir Douglas Quintet where they record one of their best albums, Mendicino.The title track only makes it to #27 but it is one of their most loved tunes. On September 11, 2012 Sir Douglas Quintet drummer Johnny Perez dies at 69 in a Los Angeles, CA hospital from complications of cirrhosis of the liver.
BRAND EXITS KPCC RADIO KPCC FM (89.3) Pasadena, CA public radio station expands Madeleine Brand’s highly-rated hour-long Madeleine Brand Show by one hour to the two-hour-long Brand & Martinez show from 9 to 11 am and pairs her with former KSPN-710 sports talk host A. Martinez which proves not to be a match made in Heaven.This follows another KPCC surprise move when they drop veteran journalist Patt Morrison’s award-winning afternoon show after six years.Brand who is with KPCC FM for two years exits her top-rated show to pursue other opportunities after the forced on-air marriage with Martinez isn’t her cup of tea. Her replacement Alex Cohen admits that listeners do not like the sudden change. The arrival of Martinez coincides with a three-year $6 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for KPCC FM to increase its staff of Latinos.
SAVAGE WINS SUIT Talk radio hero Michael Savage, who Talk Radio Network distributes his show from his home base in San Francisco since the late 1990s, wins his legal battle for the network to free him from his contract which opens the doors for him to locate another syndicator for his show. Michael has to obey a non-compete which keeps him off the air until it ends.Then he is free to choose another syndicator. Talkers magazine ranks Michael Savage as the third most-listened-to talk show host in America. On his website, Savage issues a sigh of relief: After a grueling legal battle that cost him and his family dearly, Michael Savage can announce he won! He is free at last. Free to work with whomever he wishes in the radio industry from today forward.
What popular R&B group is once known as The Casinyets? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
BILL ANTHONY (Dexter Andrews) midday golden voice on WAKV-980 The Memory Station Kalamazoo-Otsego, MI dies at 61 of lung infection.
WAL-MART & TARGET drop Amazon.com Kindle eReaders and tablets in favor of Apple iPad and other gizmos.
WWL TV CBS CH4 New Orleans, LA celebrates 55 years on the air since September 7, 1957.
JORGE SEDANO is new PD of Beasley Sports WQAM-560 in Miami, FL also host of The Jorge Sedano Show.
LES MOONVES CBS President/CEO brags that advertising on next NFL Super Bowl on CBS TV is more than 90% sold out. Prices for those ads ring up more than $4 million each.
RUSSIAN court convicts three members of a Punk band guilty of hooliganism after they perform an anti-Vladimir V. Putin song in Moscow’s Orthodox cathedral.
KLIPSCH reissues stereo recordings from the 1950s made by founder Paul W. Klipsch to provide consumers with reference-quality program material.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
1953 KYTV TV NBC CH3 in Springfield, MO begins broadcasting on October 1st.
1969 LORETTA LYNN records her Classic Coal Miner’s Daughter in the evening on October 1st at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN.
1975 AL JACKSON drummer who plays that tom tom on the backbeats that everybody used to copy in Soul band Booker T and The MG’s on Memphis, TN’s Stax Records (Green Onions #3-1962) murdered at 39 on October 1st by intruders in his house.
1986 PATTY LOVELESS’ self-titled debut album releases on MCA records on October 1st.
1994 SCOTT DUNBAR Mississippi Blues vocalist/guitarist dies at 90 on October 1st.
2005 DIERKS BENTLEY inducts into the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart on October 1st after he performs Come A Little Closer.
JAMES MARVELL [Lead singer Mercy – ‘Love Will Make You Happy’] (Tampa, FL) Hey Jim & Lacy, Here’s a scoop about my 100 year old dad Sal. I’m so proud of him. He’s a retired barber but can still be seen in this 2012 video cutting hair. Sal just helped me with a song I wrote about my home town of Tampa. I’ll gladly email any station an MP3 of the song.
My contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org The new video can be seen at – http://youtu.be/FJLhO_9gWZA
CHARLES GEORGE (Dallas, TX) Subject: Is Radio Really Dead? Hi: I am not very proud of the fact that I was not good at Science or Math; however; I remember being told energy never is gone it just changes form. I think Radio has changed, like I can create my own station on Spotify, and not even own the records just type in the artists, etc and make a playlist. I think Spotify is even better than Pandora or IHeart, Clear Channel. I would listen to the radio more if they actually programmed what I want to hear: More Music less Talk. I just want the facts then I can form my own opinions and ideas. I don’t need a former Rock DJ telling me everything that is wrong. Though I like the idea of the empty chair for a speech. Charles George KC5RAI
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let’s start a radio revolution. Give us your opinion about today’s radio or whatever is on your mind at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1133) September 28, 2012 [Friday] So this is what it has come to, eh? Regional cheerleading and block-voting people into the Hall of Fame? Why not do something novel and vote for people who made a difference in the business and who have had successful careers for many years. Why not vote for those who really deserve that unique distinction of “Hall of Famer”. Perhaps the HOF needs an executive committee made up of current members to vote in the deserving candidates, as opposed to the at-large ballots that are becoming ego-boosters for each city in the state. Make this HOF mean something instead of being a “chosen few” approach that is carried out by influential individuals. Off my soapbox now. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)
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DR. BRUCE NELSON [Retired KFTX FM 97.5 GM/AM Drive DJ on 12/31/2010] (Corpus Christi, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1133) September 28, 2012 [Friday] Re: Andy Williams, Sandi & I saw him about 3 years back with Ann Margaret at his Moon River Theater in Branson and had row 3 Center for the show, it was fantastic (As were Ann’s legs etc. after all these years) Interestingly enough the song “Moon River” he was best known for was a hit for Henry Mancini (#11 in 1961) and a top twenty single for Jerry Butler BUT never a single from Andy Williams…go figure…I was a fan and he will be missed!!! DrB (www.kftx.com)
TRIVIA ANSWER: In the beginning, before their string of 10 Top 40 Billboard hits between 1961 and 1968, The Marvelettes call themselves The Casinyets which is short for can’t sing yet. The group has difficulty with a name for their new act. Wikipedia remembers: one of the members jokingly took a stab at their own singing abilities saying ‘we can’t sing yet’…Gladys Horton altered the saying to ‘The Casinyets’. The Marvelettes are Inkster high schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Juanita Cowart and Georgia Dobbins. Inkster high is in Detroit suburb Inkster, MI. Their first record to hit the charts, Please Mr. Postman, crashes #1 in 1962 with sales of over a half million copies. At #7 are Playboy and Don’t Mess With Bill. One of their most memorable tunes, Beechwood 4-5789, makes it to #17.
FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Subject: change of email. Jim I’ve had major email issues this past week would you change my subscription to JRRR to email@example.com. Thanks a lot and I hope all is well with you and Lacy. It’s ok to publish my email change if you like. Fr. Bob Tomlinson.
DAVID FAULKNER [ex KTNS-1600 Plano/KFJZ-870 Ft. Worth] (Dallas, TX) Greetings Jim & Lacy, Thank you for including me in the birthdays of Friday’s edition. Enjoyed seeing that. Best, David Faulkner
STEPHEN WRIGHT (December 6, 1955 – p) Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday.
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