Latest Jim Rose Remembers Radio For March 4




TV SITCOM STAR MEETS HER WATERLOO TV situation comedy One Day at a Time airs from December 1975 to May 1984 with pert redheaded actress Bonnie Franklin as divorced mom Ann Romano who raises two teenage girls played by Mackenzie Phillips (American Graffiti) and the previously unknown actress Valerie Bertinelli. One Day at a Time premiers on CBS TV in December 1975, just five years after the network balks with Mary Tyler Moore as a divorced woman on her own comedy series. The series runs on CBS TV until 1984. By that time both daughters are grown and married while Romano remarries and becomes a grandmother. Family members tells us that Bonnie Franklin dies at 69 on Friday, March 1, 2013 in her home from pancreatic cancer.


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THE EYE CUTS TV ANCHOR Sinclair KEYE TV CBS CH42 Austin, TX does not renew evening anchor Ron Oliveira’s contract. The surprised TV anchor responds: I was informed that the corporate office in Baltimore decided not to renew my contract. No reason was given. It took me by total surprise. I’m heartbroken because I love what I do. Oliveira tells Austin360 that KEYE TV could take first place at 10:00 pm this sweeps period, weak ratings at 5:00 and 6:00 pm news have plagued the station for years because of a weak afternoon lead in. Recent departures from KEYE TV include chief meteorologist Troy Kimmel, who exits in December 2012, reporter Jason Wheeler who heads to WFAA TV CH8 Dallas, TX and News Director Suzanne Black who resigns in July 2012.


CHARLIE DANIELS CONCERT BENEFITS VETERANS At 7 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 the legendary Charlie Daniels and friends give free performance at Lipscomb University to support military vets and their families. The concert in Lipscomb’s Allen Arena is free but donations will support Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, which is part of the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event. Charlie sighs: We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar. This shouldn’t be happening. Free tickets are available at Middle Tennessee Daily’s and Twice Daily’s locations, Darrell Waltrip Automotive in Franklin and the Lipscomb University box office. For details call 615-966-7075.


TRIVIA QUESTION: Which two 1950s Rock groups each have hit records with the tune Silhouettes at the same time? The answer appears below.




•BUTCH ALSANDOR KHOU TV CBS CH11 sports anchor exits after 20 years to try something new even though his contract still has several months remaining.

•TANIA ORTEGA vamooses as Reporter/Producer for KCEN TV NBC CH6 Waco, TX to KTBC TV Fox CH7 Austin, TX as a reporter on Good Day Austin. Before KCEN TV she is Reporter/Anchor/Sales Rep for KXXV TV ABC CH25 in Waco, TX.

•TIM ROBERTS PD of WYCD FM (99.5) & WOMC FM (104.3) in Detroit, MI Radio Ink Magazine tags as Best Country Program Director in America.

•TODD STARNES Fox News Radio feature commentary now heard on affiliates News Radio WOAI-1200 San Antonio, TX and News/Talk WLOB-1310 Portland, ME.

•KHJ-930 consultant Bill Drake’s original Boss Radio Top 40 Los Angeles, CA twin towers crash to the ground on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. New towers erect a couple of miles away to broadcast Liberman’s new Spanish La Ranchera.




•1950 RICK PERRY Texas Republican politician 47th Governor of Texas, chairman Republican Governors Association 2008 born in Paint Creek, TX on March 4th.

•1967 MERLE HAGGARD’s first #1 Billboard Country single is The Fugitive on March 4th.

•1974 JARRETT DEULING 6′ tall 205 lb. left wing ice hockey player for NHL New York Islanders born on March 4th in Vernon, British Columbia.

•1980 COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER Loretta Lynn’s life story movie premieres in Nashville, TN on March 4th with Sissy Spacek as Loretta. Also appearing are Grand Ole Opry legends Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl.

•1994 JOHN CANDY actor/comedian (Uncle Buck 1989) dies at 43 in his sleep from massive heart attack after midnight on March 4th while filming in Mexico.

•2006 BRAD PAISLEY & DOLLY PARTON’s single When I Get Where I’m Going lands at #1 in Billboard Country on March 4th.




RAY CLARK [daily Breakfast Show on BBC Essex] (Chelmsford, United Kingdom) To: Grady McAllister Cc: Jim Rose Hi, I just found your site…enjoyed looking at it and thought maybe you could help me! I’m a radio guy from England…when I started out I worked on the pirate radio station Radio Caroline and thats where you MIGHT be able to help me! I’m writing the 50 year history of the station, but one of the ships spent most of 1963 resting in Galveston harbor – it was called the Mi Amigo and had connections to Gordon McLendon and Bill Weaver, as it had been used as a radio station in Sweden which was financed by McLendon. So, I’m just writing on the off chance that you might know something about all of this from all those years ago or perhaps know someone who could help me more. Any former KLIT <KILT> engineers around maybe? Thank you for your time – look forward to hearing from you if you can help Regards Ray Clark (


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GRADY MCALLISTER (Houston, TX) To: Ray Clark Cc: Jim Rose Hello, I was only 15 in 1963, but a lot of Houston radio people from that era are still around. A KILT engineer from 1963 is Marv Miller. In 2006, he gave me all his original KILT material from the Kennedy assassination. I removed my link to him recently when I noticed it was no longer working. Maybe you can find him… Other KILT people from the 60’s include Jim Carola, Dan Lovett, and Robert B. McEntire. Those are all newsmen. I believe they are all still active in the Houston area. I am forwarding your appeal to Jim Rose Remembers Radio. Everybody who has ever been anybody in Houston radio frequents that web site. It is at: You can also contact Jim Rose directly, using the email on that site. If you want to contact me further, all of my information is below under my name. R. Grady McAllister, M.S. (Training & Occupational Education) / ( / (


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TONY BRIDGE [2010 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: What about the future of radio? After finishing SMU, getting married, serving in the Navy, I bought my first radio station in 1954. The nation, after the war years, was ready for something new in entertainment. Todd Storz and Gordon McClendon introduced Rock and Roll Radio with all it’s excitement. A new type of music, plenty of contests, immediate news coverage direct from the scene, and MORE. Talented young announcers made the audience their friends by talking directly to them with comments, often zany, but always interesting. Tony B.


TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1957, The Rays’ recording of Silhouettes is supposed to only be a demo record to introduce the tune to Toronto, Canada Rock quartet The Diamonds. But when both versions of the song simultaneously land on Billboard’s Pop chart, The Rays version is the bigger hit at #3 while The Diamonds score #10. Earlier in 1957 The Diamonds’ hot hit Little Darlin’ grabs hold of the #2 spot and won’t let go for 8 weeks with sales of over a half million copies. The Rays’ Silhouettes makes them a one hit group but it also moves over a half million copies. The Diamonds’ second biggest hit The Stroll lands on Billboard on December 30, 1957 and sails to #4 in early 1958.


LYNN WOOLLEY [KRLD-KTEM-KNOW-KUT] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: Gaylon Christie. Here’s another legend from Central Texas. Gaylon Christie was 17 when he got his first radio job at KTEM. He also played steel guitar with Clyde “Barefoot” Chesser’s band on the “Bluebonnet Barn Dance” on KCEN-TV, Channel 6 in 1953. Later, Gaylon had a band called “The Downbeats.” His band opened the “Towne & Country Jamboree” held in the downtown Temple Municipal Auditorium. He brought in acts like George Jones, Buck Owens, Porter Waggoner, Claude King and — on the night of November 22, 1963 — Johnny Cash. (I was there, at the age of 13.) Gaylon managed KTON for years, and later became GM at KXOL in Fort Worth. After that, he obtained a CP and started KOOV in Copperas Cove which he ran until Cumulus came to town and bought everybody out. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Gaylon will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center. Gaylon Christie was perfect for radio and the performing stage with his big, booming voice and sense of humor. Lynn (


FREDDIE MERCURY (September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) I won’t be a Rock star. I will be a legend.



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