Latest Jim Rose Remembers Radio On February 18





DAVE CLARK FIVE DOWN TO TWO By the time my radio journey begins in April 1965 on KASO-1240 in Minden, LA British Rock group Dave Clark Five already scores three Top 5 and four Top 10 hit records. DC5’s first tune to hit the charts is Glad All Over in spring 1964. In spring 1965 that’s how I feel on KASO-1240, Glad All Over. DC5 has me Reelin’ and Rockin’ northern LA forests. In 1964, Mike Smith leads DC5’s string of hits on the Ed Sullivan TV show. In 1965, DC5’s movie Having a Wild Weekend tells it like it is. Sadly, in September 2003 Mike’s fall paralyzes him from the waist down. In 2006, Denis Payton [saxophone, harmonica, guitar] dies. On March 6, 2008 Mike dies from pneumonia. DC5 is now DC2 because on Monday, February 11, 2013 bassist Rick Huxley passes at 72.

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BOBBY BONES FLIPS FROM ROCK TO COUNTRY The nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Top 40 morning show has its base in Austin, TX on Clear Channel KHFI FM (Kiss 96.7). Bones has the #1 morning show in Austin, Wichita, Amarillo and Lubbock. On July 18, 2011, Bobby signs a three-year extension to do mornings on KHFI FM plus syndication rights on Premiere Networks. But beginning on February 25, 2013 the Bobby Bones Show switches from Top 40 to a national Country music show broadcast from Nashville, TN where it syndicates on the Premiere Radio Networks. Bobby Bones says his show will be the biggest country music show in the country. Bones’ flagship station in Nashville is WSIX FM (97.9). Country KASE FM (101) is Bobby Bones new home in Austin, TX.

NASH BRIDGES SCORES $19M From 1996 to 2001 we watch detective Nash Bridges on our TV sets race through the streets of San Francisco, CA in his hot 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible. Don Johnson and Cheech Marin star as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. Nash Bridges airs for six seasons from March 29, 1996 to May 4, 2001 on CBS TV with a total of 122 episodes. In 2010, a judge orders Rysher Productions to pay Johnson $23 million in profits for the show plus an additional $28.5 million in interest. In 2012, the California Court of Appeals rules that Johnson should receive just $15 million, plus interest as of July 2010. In January 2013, Rysher settles with Johnson for $19M.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What risqué line in an R&B tune does Elvis Presley rewrite for his version? The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Joanie Green-Gallo KPRC TV NBC CH2 newsroom secretary from 1986–2002 (16 years) has an OK bash on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

•ELVIS DURAN replaces Bobby Bones mornings on KHFI FM (Kiss 96.9) Austin, TX.

JACK SILVER scrams KABC-790/KLOS FM L.A. June 2012 to program NBC Sports Radio-Dial Global Sport Talk Group.

DREW HAYES exits Cumulus WLS-890 Chicago, IL OM post to program sister KABC-790 Los Angeles, CA.

MIKE [Gasman] GASTINEAU retires in late 2012 after 21 years on Sports KJR-950 Seattle, WA. Mike’s 3-6:30 pm proxy is former midday host Dave [Softy] Mahler.

•DEDE MCGUIRE celebrates her 2nd anniversary as KKDA FM (K-104) Dallas, TX morning host with new pact.

•BIRAN BIELER veteran 45 year broadcaster plus former Viacom President in the 1980s dies of cancer at 70.


•1953 KOLN TV CBS CH10 in Lincoln, NB begins broadcasting on February 18th.

1965 TENNESSEE WALTZ written by Redd Stewart is the fourth official song of the state of Tennessee on February 17th. In 1950, Patti Page’s biggest hit is The Tennessee Waltz which is #1 for thirteen weeks.

•1972 JOHN LENNON & YOKO end a week as co-hosts of the Mike Douglas TV Show on February 18th.

1981 CHARLY MCCLAIN’s single Who’s Cheatin’ Who hits #1 in Billboard country on February 14th.

•1998 HARRY CARAY calls three World Series, one All-Star Game and Baseball Broadcaster of the Year seven consecutive times. From 1945 to 1969, he is the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals on KMOX St. Louis, 1970 Oakland Athletics, 1971 Chicago White Sox for ten years and in 1982 Chicago Cubs on WGN TV died at 77 on February 18th.

2004 MONTGOMERY GENTRY’s video If You Ever Stop Loving Me debuts on CMT on February 18th.


WINK MARTINDALE [TV game show Hall of Fame/2006 star on Hollywood Walk of Fame/former morning DJ on WHBQ-560 Memphis, TN] (Los Angeles, CA) Subject: SINATRA: “Remembering An American Legend”. Just thought you might enjoy. The link below is the first in a series of one-hour shows (41:00 minutes sans News and commercials) I’m producing for Mike Horn’s CRN Digital Talk Radio; SINATRA: “Remembering An American Legend”. These are retrospectives – mostly talk with “splashes of music here and there”. With remembrances by the likes of Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, Harry James, Jo Stafford, two Sammy’s – Davis and Cahn – Jimmy Van Huesen, Paul Anka (“My Way” in full) and others. Subsequent shows… Steve & Eydie, Johnny Mathis, and Neil Diamond and others. Wink (

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JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show] (Houston, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1173) February 15, 2013 [Friday] Jim Sorry to hear about Russ Knight, I never met him…but in a way I did. For my 10th birthday I got one of those new mini transistor radios (the iPod of its day)…with the cool little ear plug so you could listen in “secrecy”…it was a school night, so no more TV and to bed at 9. I slipped the 9v snap on battery in and delighted in the fact that I was beating the rules while laying there with my little marvel of modern technology glowing in the darkness of my room in the little ranch house on Aves Avenue in South Houston. I could slip the small unit (for the time…about the size of a pack of Marlboros) under the pillow with my plug ear down…my mom would never know what I was doing. John Walton; Walton & Johnson Show; All over Gulf Coast via sat ( like on Facebook follow on Twitter

JEFF MACK [McClain-KULF, KILT FM, KENR, WNOE, WYYN, KNUZ] (Cleveland, TX) Subject: Russ Knight. Sorry to hear about Russ Knight passing. What a wonderful talent. He was the night time jock at KILT when I was a snot nose kid with my first job in radio at KVLB in Cleveland, Texas in 1964. He was kind enough to allow me to sit in and watch him work one night at KILT. I’ll never forget how impressed I was with him that night. That’s been a long time ago…Jim really enjoy JRR…Thanks for the memories…Jeff McClain Sent from my iPad

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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM [ex KXOL-1360] (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1171) February 08, 2013 [Friday] It all started for me when I was working at a gas station in Sulphur Springs. I had a bad case of the radio bug and had been doing high school radio at KSST. I filled up the tank of a truck that had the license plate “ELKINS”. This was Mr. Bill Elkins and he was one of the nicest and most cordial guys you could ever meet. He was one of those people that never let me down and always took time to talk with me about my future. There are very few people in this world that took a gas pump-jockey that was 16 years old seriously. But Bill did and he kept up his interested even after there was nothing for him to gain from it. As you can see, he is one of those guys I can never forget. Hope you and Lacy have a wonderful February. After many years of pain and agony from the low back, I have successfully recovered from the injuries (post-surgical) and I have lost 100 pounds in the last 2 years. I am now at 165 pounds as of this morning and I would gladly assassinate a Third World dictator for just one Cheese Coney. 🙂 Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX ( / (

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1959 to get past the strict radio censorship rules Elvis Presley rewrites the line One Night Of Sin is what I’m now paying for in Smiley Lewis’ 1956 R&B hit to One night with you is what I’m now praying for. RCA issues Elvis Presley’s single One Night as a double A-side record with I Got Stung. In 1959, Elvis Presley’s rewrite of the R&B tune One Night zooms to #1 in the UK and #4 in the US Pop chart and #10 R&B record. In January 2005, with its second release the song becomes the UK’s 1000th #1 single. In 1975, Glam Rock band Mud releases a cover of Elvis’ One night in their Mud Rock Volume 2 album and it climbs to #32 in the UK.

JOAN PATE-DAY [late Sam Pate’s sister] (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Subject: Cowboy Weaver. More than likely the stories you heard were true. I do remember Officer Friendly and how he looked.WOW! Do you remember the News Lady Iola Johnson or was it Jackson? Once Cowboy got up to sing a “new song he wrote” and blared out “I Saw The Light”. We all cracked up on that one.

BARRY CORBIN [Uncle Bob in ‘Urban Cowboy’ 1980] Uh-oh, get out the Alka-Seltzer.

Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

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