Latest Jim Rose Remembers Radio August 12, 2013
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MUSIC CITY LOSES A TREASURETears fall like rain in Nashville, TN over the loss of one of its most prolific music producers, writer of Classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame when Cowboy Jack Clement dies of liver cancer at 82. Jack Clement’s legacy begins at Sun Records in Memphis when he is the first to record Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. In Nashville, Jack desegregates Country music when he brings Charley Pride to RCA records. The former Arthur Murray dance instructor and U.S. Marine publishes George Jones’ Classic She Thinks I Still Care. There is hardly any well known recording artist that his life doesn’t touch. Jack Clement’s home studio on Belmont Boulevard is a meeting place for generations of Nashville musicians.
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WILLIE’S GUITAR PICKER PICKS FINAL NOTE Jody Payne is born James L. Payne on January 11, 1936 in Garrard County, KY. Jody and his sister, Imogene, sing with their dad on WHIR in Danville. In 1951, Payne goes on the road with Charlie Monroe. Around 1962 in Detroit, MI he meets Willie Nelson who plays bass with Ray Price. In November 1973, Jody joins Willie Nelson’s band and remains for 35 years. On March 4, 2008 Payne plays guitar with Willie Nelson’s band at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin, TX. The Mobile Press-Register profile says Jody retires to Stapleton, AL with his wife Vicki. He continues to play music and teaches guitar at a local music store. On Saturday August 10, 2013 Jody Payne dies at 77.
HUGE UPSET IN CHICAGO’S PUBLISHING WORLDChicago Tribune publishes sportswriter Dan Pompei’s final column last week. The reason? The Tribune passes a rule that states no more outside, freelance work. Pompei refuses to give up his other sources of income and chooses to bid farewell to the Tribune. AOL’s news website, Patch, sees what most call a Black Friday on August 9, 2013. Out of almost 900 of its websites, approximately 400 are shut down. As many as 500 employees nationwide hit the door. Patch operates several suburban-specific Chicago websites. Judy Keen, who is the USA Today locally-based Chicago Bureau Chief since January 2007, accepts a buyout of her contract and exits the newspaper. Judy flees to St. Paul, MN as a freelance reporter.
TSA MOLESTS RADIO PERSON TV, radio, newspaper, social media and fans are in an uproar in Orlando, FL about what happens to WTKS FM Real Radio (104.1) talk personality Jana Banana at the Orlando International Airport. Jana Shelfer who is in a wheelchair, says TSA agents touch her inappropriately and cause her to miss her flight because their pat-down takes an hour. Hundreds of radio listeners express outrage over TSA’s policies regarding people in wheelchairs. TSA says both Jana and her wheelchair set off an alarm, explosives experts called in, she was screened in a private room with the door closed. TSA agent states that her screening does not take over an hour. Rather, from the time she stepped into line, to when she left the screening, it was less then 40 minutes.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What fact is ironic about The Four Seasons’ hit, December 1963 (Oh What A Night)? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Keith Bilbrey Wednesday, August 14th. •RANDY GALLOWAY afternoon host on Cumulus ESPN KESN FM (103.3) Allen/Dallas, TX since 2003 retires at the end of 2013. •ASHTON ALTIERI meteorologist vacates KXTV TV ABC CH 10 Sacramento, CA to join WFAA TV ABC CH 13 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. •CAREY EDWARDS comes back to TX from Sandusky KRWM FM (106.3) Seattle, WA as afternoon drive host on Country KCYY FM (Y100) San Antonio, TX. Paul Finebaum a fixture on Birmingham, AL radio since 1985 returns to local radio with Cumulus Media Networks as distributor on WJOX FM (94.5) on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2 pm ET. •KQLA FM Eagle AC (Q103.5) Ogden, KS flips to Q Country (103.5) on Monday morning, July 29, 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 WPBT TV PBS CH 2 in Miami, FL begins broadcasting on August 12th. •1967 MICHAEL KNOX producer of Trace Adkins’ This Ain’t No Love Song and Josh Thompson’s Beer on the Table born on August 13th. •1975 CASEY AFFLECK Golden Globe & Academy Award nominated actor and film director younger brother of Ben Affleck born Caleb Casey Affleck on August 12th in Falmouth, MA but grows up in Cambridge. •1989 PATTY LOVELESS’ Timber, I’m Falling In Love is her first #1 Country single on August 12th. •1994 FOX NETWORK’s 1st NFL game an exhibition between San Francisco 49’ers and Denver Broncos on August 12th. •2000 LONESTAR’s single What About Now hits #1 in Billboard Country on August 12th.
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CONNELL MILLER [Editor-in-Chief – Nostalgia Drag World] (Rogers, AR) Yup…we moved back to Arkansas a couple months ago. I’m Editor-in-Chief of a new online drag racing magazine, Nostalgia Drag World (www.nostalgiadragworld.com/) and since our webmaster lives in the area and the Chicago-based publisher will soon be moving here, we needed to come back. My three kids and four grandkids as well as my wife’s daughter and grandson living here also had a lot to do with it. Branson was nice and, since we’re only 90 miles away, we can go back and visit occasionally. Hope you and Lacy are doing well waay down in Houston-town! Connell
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DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Jim, I really don’t watch much TV anymore at all. The ads that they are using, for some reason, see designed to repulse the average viewer. I am not much on all the violence on TV but it would be occasionally nice to be able to watch television and not have to turn it off when my daughter is around. I suppose that is when I quit watching for the most part. The thing that disgusts me more than anything is all of the drug ads. They make it sound sexy to be messed up on drugs and the erectile dysfunction drugs are pretty horrible. Medicine men today do whatever the drug company tells them to do and unfortunately that is largely recreational in nature. I appreciate informational TV ads, but they have gone way overboard on drugs. Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)
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ROBERT TINDLE [Radio Engineering Professional] (Tyler-Lufkin, TX)Jim! It is just too many passing away recently it seems and likely more to come soon. Thanks for your great service to us broadcasters. Robert Tindle
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CHARLES GEORGE [ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Hi, Stations can talk about how much better the music was in the good ole’ days without mention of people like: Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie McTell, Willie Dixon. They will think Cream and others did the music first, unless they do research. Like who would believe students from Harvard would think of cheating on a take home exam. “You can always tell a Harvard Man but you can’t tell him much.” Charles George, KC5RAI
TRIVIA ANSWER: The Four Seasons’ hit December 1963 (Oh What A Night) originally written by Bob Gaudio as December 5th, 1933. But with a little coaxing from Frankie Valli, Gaudio rewrites the lyrics plus the melody. In 1976, December 1963 (Oh What A Night) strikes #1 in both the US and UK charts.
JERRY HEILMAN (Nacogdoches, TX) Thanks to Dave Malone, USA (ret) (KEBE/KOOI, KBOX, KAND, AFN) for providing this. AFN Wiesbaden AM Radio Transmitter Going Off the Air. AFN Europe turns off its 873 AM radio transmitter in Central Germany May 31, as part of Department of Defense’s ongoing efforts to reduce operating costs. It is one of two that serves Wiesbaden Army Airfield. AM 873 provides a mix of news, talk and political commentary. The second transmitter, 98.7 FM, broadcasts AFN The Eagle, 24/7 service of contemporary music, community information & top of the hour news. News & talk fans can listen to two Power Network Shows, Morning Newswatch, from 0600-0900 & Afternoon Newswatch from 1600-1880 weekdays on AFN 360: Internet Radio. 873 AM transmitter, off post in Weisskirchen, Germany, singled out for cost savings because of isolated location & high-cost upkeep. AFN Europe anticipates additional changes to provide American military with quality entertainment & command information, while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
AMBROSE BIERCE (June 24, 1842 – December 26, 1913) War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.
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