Very Latest Jim Rose Remembers Radio April 19



TV SPORTS LEGEND CALLS LAST PLAY Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell reports that former NFL player and longtime announcer Pat Summerall whose deep, resonant voice calls NFL games for more than 40 years dies at 82 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Pat Summerall first teams with Tom Brookshier and later with John Madden in the NFL announce booth for over four decades describes some of the biggest games in America with his deep, resonant voice. Pat tells viewers details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with his simple, understated style. John Madden says: Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be.

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THE PHILADELPHIA SOUND GOES SILENT Millions hear Vincent Montana, Jr.’s music plus his playing on hits by hundreds of artists along with his being a member of MFSB. Vincent crafts the Sound of Philadelphia and founds the Salsoul Orchestra. Montana begins as a percussionist in Philadelphia studio sessions on the Soul Survivor’s Expressway to Your Heart, Delfonics’ La La Means I Love You and O’Jays’ Love Train. Montana dies on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 86. Joseph Tarsia, Philadelphia Music Alliance chairman, sighs: Musician, arranger, producer, and friend, Vince was an intricate part of what was known around the world as the ‘Philadelphia Sound’. Vince Montana Jr.’s Philadelphia Walk of Fame star unveils in October 2013.

SINCLAIR TV MAY KEEP NEW RADIO STATIONS Sinclair Broadcast Group who gets out of radio almost 14 years ago acquires Fisher Communications will decide to keep the three Seattle radio stations or offload them once the deal is consummated. Sinclair CEO/EVP, Secretary of SCI and Secretary of Sinclair Television Group Inc., David B. Amy, says: …they work very closely with the Seattle TV stations, and…benefit Seattle TV stations. So we’ve been in radio in the past, and we’re familiar with what works and what doesn’t work within a television market in that regard. But at this point, no, we haven’t made any decision to do anything but to continue the way they are. Fisher owns Hot AC KPLZ FM (Star 101.5), All-News KOMO-1000/KOMO FM (97.7) and News/Talk KVI-570.

WANNA RECORD A RECORD? Beginning on Saturday, April 20, 2013 during National Record Store Day, anyone can record a song on Nashville, TN’s Third Man Records. The Tennessean reports that famed Rock and Roll star Jack White and his company Third Man Records opens the world’s only fully operational, open-to-the-public Vinyl Record Recording Booth. To coincide with National Record Store Day, beginning on April 20th, visitors to Third Man Records’ Nashville storefront can record a tune on a vinyl record and mail their disc to a friend plus upload a digital version of their song on the Third Man website. This is part of Third Man’s RSD festivities, which will also feature performances from Karen Elson and Mark Watrous. Be there! Be there!



Why does Swanson foods name its frozen dinners TV Dinners?

The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! J.P. Pritchard long time Houston, TX newscaster on KULF-790/KTRH-740 and presently on News 92 FM fetes another annum on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

•GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA the booming baritone who sings How Great Thou Art to millions of Christians at evangelist Billy Graham’s crusades since 1947 dies at 104 on Tuesday night, April 16, 2013.

•GREG WILLIAMSco-host of Rage Radio on CBS KRLD FM (The Fan 105.3) Dallas, TX is fired per his Twitter tweet on Monday, April 15, 2013.

WDVH FM (Dance Nova 101.7) Trenton/Gainesville, FL flips to Hank FM 101.7 on Monday morning, April 15, 2013.


•1953 WAFB TV CBS CH9 in Baton Rouge, LA begins broadcasting on April 19th.

•1969 GLEN CAMPBELL’s Jimmy Webb song Galveston hits #1 in Billboard Country on April 19th.

•1972 UNITED STATES performs a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on April 19th.

•1980 CRYSTAL GAYLE’s single It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye blossoms to #1 in Billboard Country on April 19th.

•1992 FRANKIE HOWARD British TV and film comic actor [Carry on Doctor (1967) and Up the Front (1972)] dies at 70 on April 19th.

•2010 ZAC BROWN BAND’s self-titled album The Foundation slams Double-Platinum on April 19th.


PAUL BOTTOMS (Richmond, VA) Subject: Article attached for your consideration. Jim, I like your newsletter very much. I’m writing from Richmond, Va and am submitting a piece I wrote for a blog on armed forces radio I hope you’ll consider. My radio background includes news at stations including KSCS, Dallas/Ft. Worth, KONO San Antonio, WJJD Chicago, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Charlotte and some places I’m trying to forget. Paul Bottoms

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EVELYN PATE ALLEN [former late KLIF-1190 mobile news reporter Sam Pate’s sister] (Kemp, TX) Subject: Joan Pate. Jim, Joan told about all the children Mother taught; but failed to say see it was underprivileged ones. She also made it possible to get instruments at cost, sometimes out of her own pocket. Mother and myself were in Chicago when we went to see Welcome Travelers. Mom didn’t want to stay and tell her story; but I insisted until she did to shut me up. About three weeks later she received the call, then she and my dad went back to Chicago for her to be on the program. Some where in tons of pictures I have the picture of her with the vibra harp in The old Dallas Times Herald Sam had and Joan has the same gift of playing a number of instruments. Me? I’m a good cook. Evelyn Pate Allen; Cedar Creek Lake TX

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DUKE GILLELAND [Bob Wills Western Swing chat board] (Belton, TX) Subject: New KTON In Temple… Jim, I remember the night they put Bob in the CMA Hall of Fame in ’68. I saw my Daddy get on the edge of his chair  and he said’ “Damn, I thought he was dead”! I looked at him and asked who is he? He told me a few of the highlights as you have done here. A few weeks later while out at Globe(Houston’s then day wallyworld) he urged me to buy a Wills album. From that day on, my music world was never the same. Bob & Western Swing went to the top and still reign there today! Just ask our good friend Larry Scott and he will tell you I wave the flag high! Larry, Bill Bailey, and Arch Yancey are special to me. Did you watch what they call country music the other night. Joke! Duke

TRIVIA ANSWER: The term TV dinner is a popular trademark originally used for a brand of packaged meal developed in 1953 for C.A. Swanson & Sons (The name in full is TV Brand Frozen Dinner). The original TV Dinner comes in aluminum trays and heats in ovens. Most frozen food trays are now made of microwaveable material, usually plastic that fits nicely on TV tray tables. The name TV dinner comes from the shape of the tray upon which it serves. The main entrée is in a bigger compartment on one side of the tray. The vegetables line up in smaller compartments on the other side. The arrangement is similar to how the front panels of a 1950s TV set looks with the screen on the left and speakers and control knobs on the right.  One reason given for the name TV dinner is that early packaging features the image of a TV set. Another rationale is that many families eat these dinners in front of their TV sets. One of my favorite frozen TV dinners is spaghetti and meatballs with a few shakes of parmesan cheese for under $1. 

JIM BELL [KUHF FM 88.7 Morning Edition anchor since 1997-Retired 2010] (Lufkin, TX) Subject: Trivia Question. Hey Jim, Your mention of WLS’s 89th anniversary reminds me of one of my favorite radio trivia questions. Where did those call letters come from, and what do they stand for? Answer: WLS was put on the air in 1924 by Sears Roebuck, which advertised itself as the “World’s Largest Store.” WLS. Now you know. Jim Bell

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CARLA SPRINGER (Dallas, TX) Subject: birthday mention. Thanks so much, Jim for mentioning my birthday in your column. You do such a great job every day! Carla Springer

LESLIE WAYNE HODGES (Marshall, TX) Hi Jim, sure do appreciate your news. I would not have known about Music radio 89, Jonathan Winters and more. Thank you Leslie Wayne Hodges On The Beach In Marshall Texas

JIMMY KIMMEL [late night TV host] (November 13, 1967 – p) Sorry, but once again we are completely out of time.

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