Jim Rose Remembers Radio On WHISNews21 Nov 30



SPEEDO DON’T TAKE IT SLOW One of my all time favorite tunes, Speedo by R&B group The Cadillacs, is now a top 1950s Golden Oldie. Earl [Speedo] Carroll is one of the original members of 1953’s the Carnations. When they record, they change their name to The Cadillacs. In 1954, Josie Records releases their first record, Gloria, which becomes a Doo Wop Classic. Late in 1955, The Cadillacs record their biggest hit, Speedo, which lands at #3 R&B & #17 Pop. The Cadillacs also score big with Peek-a-Boo (#20-1959 R&B & #28 Pop). Both of those tunes are in my vast record collection. In 1963, Earl joins the Coasters. In 1979, Carroll leaves the Coasters and rejoins the Cadillacs to remain for the rest of his career. From 1982 to 2005, he is the janitor at Public School 87 in Manhattan. On PBS fundraising concerts, we marvel at Carroll and the Cadillacs. On Sunday, November 25, 2012 Earl [Speedo] Carroll dies at 75 of diabetes and a recent stroke.

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ROCK MUSIC INNOVATOR ENTERS ETERNITYChris Stamp along with business partner Kit Lambert blazes the trail to stardom for Rock music icons The Who and Jimi Hendrix. In the Sizzling Sixties, Chris co-manages and produces The Who and Jimi Hendrix record albums. He is the mastermind behind The Who and Jimi Hendrix record label Track Records. Chris Stamp is the Executive Producer of The Who’s Classic Rock opera record albums Tommy, Quadrophenia and Who’s Next. The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey brags that Chris Stamp is the very reason The Who happened. In 1968, Stamp’s Track Records releases the exploding Rock hit Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown plus record albums by Labelle and Golden Earring. On Saturday, November 24, 2012 Chris Stamp dies at 70 of cancer in the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Calixte; two daughters plus actor brother Terence Stamp.

WHERE IS LAURA INGRAHAM? On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Talk Radio Network, Laura Ingraham’s syndicator of nine years, officially confirms that she does not renew her contract plus she exits the network that syndicates her daily talk show. She sometimes fills in for Bill O’Reilly on FOX TV. In her Web site (www.lauraingraham.com) Laura explains: I feel the time is right to expand and retool my radio program and to explore other syndication options, which I am now actively pursuing. I anticipate making an announcement concerning the show in the near future. Stay tuned! Her radio show will be off the air for what she calls a brief hiatus. Tammy Bruce, former TRN syndicated talk host and current popular Internet talk personality, replaces Laura Ingraham on Talk Radio Network.

MOB BOSS THREATENS TO KILL RADIO DJ A mob turncoat testifies on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 thatalleged mob boss Joseph [Uncle Joe] Ligambi makes a vow in 2009 to kill Philadelphia, PA radio celebrity Jerry Blavat. Louis [Bent Finger Lou] Monacello alleges that a Philadelphia Magazine article about the mob upsets Ligambi and he believes radio personality Jerry Blavat is behind it all. Monacello testifies: He was ranting and raving, ‘That [expletive] Jerry Blavat, he set this up. Jerry Blavat, I’m gonna kill this [expletive]. On Tuesday, Jerry Blavat, known to fans as the Geator with the Heater, says the threat is news to him: I never heard it. I grew up with these guys. I know Joe. Monacello is a star witness in the racketeering trial of the 73-year-old Ligambi plus six codefendants.


Who is the Renee in The Left Banke’s hit record Walk Away Renee?

The answer appears below.


•ALAN EISENSON nine-year Operations Manager of Clear Channel O&O KFBK-1530 and KSTE-650 Sacramento, CA departs. Reach out and touch Alan at aceisen@aol.com.

•BILL DALTON broadcast pioneer one of early FM radio enthusiasts, WASH FM’s fresh new Adult Contemporary format and former owner of the Dalton Group of radio stations dies at 80 on Monday, November 26, 2012.

•CURRENT CABLE TV network founded in 2005 by former Vice President Al Gore sells to SocialGood.TV in Austin, TX who will shift Current’s liberal programming to a more middle-of-the-road schtick.


•1958 WKBW TV ABC CH7 in Buffalo, NY begins broadcasting on November 30th.

1964 WILLIE NELSON debuts on the Grand Ole Opry on November 28th.

•1979 TED KOPPEL is anchor of ABC Nightly News on November 30th because of the Iranian Hostage situation.

1980 WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN of The Oak Ridge Boys stops trimming his beard on November 27th to create a new mountain man image.

•1996 TINY TIM [aka Herbert Khaury] ukulele-novelty Pop crooner (Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips #17-1968) dies at 71 on November 30th.

2002 RASCAL FLATTS’ These Days has first #1 Billboard Country single on November 30th.


JOANIE GREEN-GALLO (Tulsa, OK) Jim, I thought I’d pass this on to you in case you hadn’t heard. ‘Longtime Tulsa Radio Personality Passes Away – Posted by: David Peterlinz, Sad news as longtime KMOD radio personality, Phil Stone passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21. Stone made up half of the longtime morning radio duo, Phil & Brent, which recently signed off the air after twenty-five years. Phil & Brent were known for memorable characters like Roy D. Mercer, who was known for his humorous prank calls. Former show co-host and friend Mary Moore, told Tulsa’s Channel 8 that they were “good friends” and she was “deeply saddened” to learn of his passing. Moore credits Stone with her ability to “handle any situation.” She recalled a time when Stone took her to a charity dinner for his son’s school. Moore said Stone didn’t tell her she’d be the only “girl” there. Moore said Stone loved putting her in “awkward situations.” Joanie

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ROBERT TINDLE (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Bill Lee O’ Daniel Clark. Henry Larocca asked me to send you the info about the passing of Bill Clark. He was born in Hemphill, Texas and worked his career in radio at Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas. I worked with him in the 80’s at KYKR and KLVI. Wonderful person with a “satin smooth” voice! One of the best “one on one” type communicators that I have ever heard. I posted a picture of him on my Facebook page and in the “Texas Radio Hall of Fame Group”. Thanks, Send me info about your publication. Robert Tindle Rdt011tx@hotmail.com

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JOHN HALE (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1150) November 26, 2012 [Monday] Hi Jim, It was shocking, to say the least, to learn of the divorce between Wayne Dolcefino and KTRK. I worked with Wayne at KLBJ and at KTRH, and I have no doubt he’s the finest investigative reporter ever…his awards speak to that. His investigating and reporting style can be abrasive, but that’s mostly because he’s the one totally fearless reporter I’ve ever known. People that worried about attracting his attention never seemed to get the basic idea…don’t do anything wrong, and Wayne won’t go after you. He’s much too good not to be back on the air, and if KHOU is very smart, they’ll make sure that happens sooner, rather than later. John Hale; McKinney, Texas

JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show] (Houston, TX) Yeah I started at KOMA in OKC while I was a pre-law student at OU…they sent me down to Dallas because in those days you had to get the “1st Phone” to work on the 50kw directional array…yeah sign me up. We do share quite few listeners. Our network covers mainly southern cities, but our satellite bill is the same as nationwide…we should probably consider expansion…stations are a little “stand offish” since we are quite expensive…(but worth on the bottom line).

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JIM GOUGH [‘Mr. Texas’-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1148) November 19, 2012 [Monday] Yep, I know about Keith (Bilbrey)…he was on WSM for a long time. Back when I was on KRLD in Dallas, I tried to do the same thing Larry has done…provide entertainment for folks over 50 years old! They wouldn’t let me and my show was cancelled after just a year! Good for Larry! Best, Jim Gough


Both of Rock quintet from NY The Left Banke’s big hit records, Walk Away Renee (#5-1966) and Pretty Ballerina (#15-1967), are written about the same girl, Renee Fladen, who is the girlfriend of The Left Banke’s bass player Tom Finn.


CHUCK JOSEPH [ex KILT-610 DJ, KXYZ-1320 PD/DJ] (Houston, TX) Subject: Picture. Jim Happy Birthday a little late buddy! Hey Shirley wants to come and live with you and Lacy I was told by a good source!! That (KILT FM) picture was taken some time in the late 80’s or early 90’s! Have a wonderful Christmas and give Lacy some treats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Chuck

ORSON WELLES (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.

 Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

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