Todays Jim Rose Remembers Radio On May13, 2013




SPACE CITY TV PRODUCER MURDERED TV Spy reports that former KRIV TV CH26 producer, Kathryn Greer Feagin, is found dead by her grandmother in her West Houston, TX apartment on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. According to Houston ABC O&O KTRK TV CH13 There was no sign of forced entry at her apartment, where her grandmother found her Wednesday after she had not heard from Feagin for several days. Houston cops investigates Kathryn’s death as a murder. Before Feagain joins KRIV TV in 2009, WDSU TV in New Orleans is her employer. After Kathryn exits the Fox O&O in 2011, she teaches occasional classes at Sculpt Fitness in the Bayou City. A colleague tells KTRK TV: She had a real bubbly personality, just always happy.

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JOURNALISM’S HOUSE IS ON FIRE CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley admits a recent rash of mistakes shows journalism’s house is on fire. On Friday, May 10, 2013 during a journalism award ceremony, Scott scolds his industry: …in a world in which everyone is a publisher no one is an editor. Pelley mentions how several news organizations prematurely reported an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Scott castigates fellow journalists as he urges them to worry less about the “vanity” of being first on a story and more about being right. This has been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong over and over again. The CBS Evening News anchor’s criticism comes as he receives a Fred Friendly journalism award from Quinnipiac University.

TYLER COPS FACE MAN ON TOP OF TV TOWER Around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2013 a KYTX TV CH19 employee witnesses a man who cops later identify as Claude Allen Lacy close to 50 feet up its TV tower. By the time lawman arrive on the scene, KYTX TV reports that the perpetrator eases down to around 25 feet then he slowly inches back up the ladder. KYTX TV leads with the story on its 6:00 pm news. During the last 20 minutes of the newscast, reporter Field Sutton describes the activity at the tower which stands tall behind the KYTX TV studios. The standoff between county Mounties and the tower climber comes to a screeching halt just before 7:00 pm when he finally caves in and ends his high wire act on the spire. All’s well that ends well in Tyler, TX.

BEN & SKIN TOGETHER AGAIN Radio Ink reports that Sports Talk KRLD FM (The Fan 105.3) in Dallas, TX hires Ben and Skin to host afternoons from 2-6pm. Previously for the past three years, Ben Rogers and Jeff [Skin] Wade broadcast from 9 am to noon on ESPN KESN FM in Big D. Before that Ben and Skin spread the word during KTCK-1310 The Ticket’s Mavs postgame radio show as well as Saturday mornings. Ben and Skin first appear on-air as a team in halftime segments on KSTR TV CH49’s Dallas Mavericks TV broadcasts. Gavin Spittle, VP News/Talk/Sports CBS Radio/Dallas is enthusiastic: We are really excited to bring the energy and excitement of the Ben and Skin Show to our listeners. “They are a perfect fit for our line up and are well known in the DFW area,



Which four Beatles songs top Cashbox Magazine’s record chart for sixteen straight weeks in 1964?

The answer appears below.


•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Dr. Bruce Nelson former GM/AM Drive DJ on KFTX FM [97.5] who retires on December 31, 2010 only ages one year on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Jim Travis previous DJ on KBUC FM/KVET-1310/KXOL-1360 blows out 39 candles or more on Friday, May 17th. BOB GRANT East Coast radio icon has his day on Saturday, May 18th.

•INGA BARKS joins Talk radio KNZR-1560 Bakersfield, CA from 3-5pm plus nightly 6-9pm on KMJ-580 Fresno.

•KEVIN MILLER Morning drive talk host on Peak Broadcasting KIDO-630 in Boise, ID named Best Radio Host by KTVB TV as part of its 7’s Best awards.


•1959 MILTON BERLE’s Kraft Music Hall last airs on May 13th on NBC-TV.

1965 LARI WHITE soulful Country singer (Now I Know #5-1994) who has a role in Tom Hanks movie Cast Away born on May 13th in Dunedin, FL.

•1970 THE BEATLES movie Let it Be premieres on May 13th.

1986 HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album certifies Gold on May 13th.

•1999 MEG GREENFIELD journalist for 20 years at Washington Post, 25 years as Newsweek editorial columnist plus Washington, D.C. insider dies of cancer at 68 on May 13th.

2003 JOE NICHOLS debut album Man With A Memory strikes Gold on May 13th.


JACK PARNELL [ex WHBQ-560 DJ] (Memphis, TN) I think we could all write a book about our earliest jobs in radio. Shirley, my wife, has been trying to get me to write a book, mainly about the days after we moved to Memphis, and all the people we met. BTW, She and I will celebrate our 57th anniversary in August. WHBQ was a hot radio station all over the country…people would come in and listen to us just to see what made us so popular. I’m sure you knew that Dewey Phillips, who was on from 9 to midnight, was the first person in the world to play an Elvis (Presley) record “That’s Alright Mama”…July 8, 1954. When he left in 1958, I took his air shift…9p to 1a.

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TONY BRIDGE [2010 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: Bill Moore Obit Moore Obit. When Mike Braun reported the death of Bill Moore, it brought back many memories of a great friend. Bill and two of his crew would visit my three stations (KLUE Longview, KMHT Marshall, and KBCL Shreveport) several times a year. Bill would call and ask me if the station could handle another 25 or 35 thousand dollars that month. Of course we could. They would arrive in their big black Lincoln, quickly hit their phones already installed, and in two days the sales were done, and not a local account touched. It was all their “pocket accounts” from all over the state. Never any bad accounts, always a joy to see Bill and the guys. True hard working professionals working their selected stations state wide. Bill my friend we will certainly miss you; you were one of a kind. And where you are now, I bet Saint Peter can use another 25 or 35 thousand this month. Tony Bridge, Fort Worth.

TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1964, four different Beatles songs top Cashbox Magazine’s record chart for sixteen straight weeks. From January 25th until May 16th the Fab Four leads the best sellers list with I Want To Hold Your Hand for 8 weeks, She Loves You for 2 weeks, Twist And Shout for 1 week and Can’t Buy Me Love for 5 weeks. Louie Armstrong’s Hello Dolly interrupts their streak for one week before Love Me Do puts The Beatles back on top for one more week.

MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX-1230 Waco, TX] (Ft. Worth, TX) Subject: KWTX anniversary and Buddy Bostick birthday. Jim, Twenty-eight-year-old M.N. “Buddy” Bostick was the station manager who helped build KWTX radio. “Buddy” Bostick will celebrate his 95th birthday on May 18. Mr. Bostick would later become president and general manager of KWTX Broadcasting Company. In addition to KWTX-TV and KWTX-FM, the ownership group would put KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station (Channel 3) on the air in 1957, along with the purchase of KXII-TV, Ardmore, Oklahoma (Channel 12). The company acquired KNAL radio, Victoria, Texas, in 1959 and KLFY-TV, Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1965. Best wishes, Mike Braun, KWTX-AM/FM, 1975-1979

 CHUMBE SALINAS (Benavides, TX) Congratulations on you TRHF nomination!! You’ll have my vote!

DAN MCCURDY [a while back Charlie & Harrigan-KLIF-1190] (Sherman, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1197) May 10, 2013 [Friday] Hey, Jimbo…long time away from the ‘puter…but I’m still a big fan of JRRR! I’ll sure second the sentiment that your inclusion of pertinent lyrics, “George Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) They placed a wreath upon his door. And soon they’ll carry him away. He stopped loving her today “was a master-stroke, not unexpected for a pro radio-head like yourself. As a woo-hoo rock n’ rollin’ ex-DJ with a deep love for classical music…truthfully, much of traditional C&W is also close to my heart. And none EVER captured the true essence of Country’s penchant for story-telling better than Ol’ Possum. Dang, I just hate it that we lost this lynch-pin to that wonderful genre…a genius of style and vocal acrobatics unmatched in the annals of Country Soul. Honestly, Ole George was my fave Country artist…he always seemed to pick just the perfect song that touched folks the deepest and spun their stories with a nonpareil honesty unmatched by any C&W artist in my recollection. Miss him? Heck yeah…we’ll have to “Hold on…hold on…hold on to each other” for a loooong time before we see the likes of his vocal brilliance again. – Bestooya (and Lacy, too)… Dan McCurdy, Sherman, TX — KLIF, KBOX-Dallas, WMEX-Boston, 2004 Inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame

GEORGE ELIOT [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880) There is no feeling, perhaps, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.


Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo


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