Jim Rose Remembers Radio: November 4, 2013
AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 WE FALL BACK ONE HOUR
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
WILDCAT AGGRESSOR SPRAYS TV CREW WITH MACE Goodbye! Adios! Sayonara! While they cover a home invasion WUSA TV reporter Bruce Johnson and photographer Daniell Gill catch the attention of a woman inside a house who demands that the CBS affiliate’s crew exit and keeps yelling at them, Goodbye! When the TV team advises the female that they are standing on public property, she sprays them with mace and gets physical until they agree to leave. On the air Johnson sighs: We don’t know who the young woman was in that video. It’s possible, just possible she could have been one of those people held hostage at gunpoint inside the house. Johnson says they will not file charges. They’ll leave that up to the police.
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WLS BRINGS BACK SUPERSTAR During the 1950s through the 1970s we marvel at the top radio talent on Chicago, IL 50,000 watt clear channel flamethrower WLS-890. In the 2000s sister station WLS FM (94.7) carries the torch with the hits of the 70s and 80s when they bring back former Windy City superstar radio personality, Robert Murphy, who joins WLS FM weekdays from 4:00pm-8:00pm on November 11, 2013. To make room for Robert, WLS FM shortens its existing DJ show times by one hour each. Brant Miller: 5:30am-9:00am (formerly 5:30am-10:00am), Greg Brown: 9:00am-1:00pm (formerly 10:00am-3:00pm), Danny Lake: 1:00pm-4:00pm (formerly 3:00pm-7:00pm), Robert Murphy: 4:00pm-8:00pm, John Records Landecker: 8:00pm-11:00pm and Dick Biondi: 11:00pm-2:00am.
RADIO CHRISTMAS TREATS ARE HALLOWEEN TRICKS With only 51 shopping days until Christmas, radio’s mood begins to shift to Christmas music in Albuquerque, Cape May, Syracuse and Yakima. Radio Christmas early birds include Clear Channel AC WLTQ FM (The Coast 92.1) Venice/Sarasota, FL; Olivet Nazarene University WHZN FM (88.3) Indianapolis, IN; Columbia Bible College WRCM FM (New Life 91.9) Charlotte, NC; KWND FM (The Wind 88.3) Springfield, MO; WHZN FM (88.3) New Whiteland/Indianapolis, IN; WTMK FM (88.5) Lowell IN; WONU FM (89.7 Kankakee, IL along with WZTI-1290 Radio Alliance Standards Milwaukee, WI. However, WRCM FM says that it will begin playing Christmas songs on Thanksgiving Day.
IS CHINESE TV AHEAD OF AMERICA? Every night even on high priced satellite TV most of the channels are full of infomercials. We search and search the channels but all we find are those infomercials that hawk every snake oil product even vibrating bras. Yes, vibrating bras are products that Ellen Degeneres recently praises on her TV show and now they are on infomercials, too! Well, Chinese media watchdog agency the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television now seeks to clean up their airwaves of infomercials with strict new limits on the volume of infomercials TV stations are allowed to broadcast. The new guidelines limit broadcasters to a maximum of three minutes per hour and ban infomercials outright from 6 pm to midnight.
TRIVIA QUESTION: In 1950s TV who is the Man With a Camera? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•GARY SINISE Forrest Gump actor raises money for smart home for Cedar Falls, IA resident Taylor Morris who loses limbs after Afghanistan incendiary bomb blast in May 2012. •JERRY MCKENNA veteran programmer moves on up from Cumulus Worcester and Springfield, MA clusters to PD of Cape Cod Broadcasting’s four stations: AC Fresh WQRC FM (99.9), Country WKPE FM (103.9), Classical WFCC FM (107.5) & Soft Rock WOCN FM (104.7). •SEAN HANNITY Premiere Networks Conservative Talk show moves from Cumulus WBAP-820 Dallas, TX at the end of December 2013 to Salem News/Talk KSKY-660 live from 2-5:00 pm CT.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 JAMES HONEYMAN-SCOTT Rock guitarist & singer with The Pretenders born in Hereford, England on November 4th. •1964 ROGER MILLER records his single King Of The Road in Nashville, TN on November 3rd. •1975 SHEILA RYAN actress who stars in over 60 movies dies from a road traffic accident at 54 on November 4th. •1984 WILLIE NELSON’s remake of Steve Goodman’s City Of New Orleans grabs #1 in Billboard Country on November 3rd. •1997 WALLY BRUNER journalist (ABC, What’s My Line) dies at 66 on November 4th. •2003 TOBY KEITH’s album Shock’n Y’all releases on DreamWorks on November 4th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
BEN HAROLD (Knoxville, TN) Subject: hey jim, some info. dear jim, many people may or may not know orville bailey. he is a mover and shaker in “our” day. he started out in harlan, kentucky, later working at WANO, pineville, ky – and then WFXY in middlesoboro, ky. I spent many years as orv’s station manager at WLIQ in harriman, tennessee, when I retired out here to the boonies (although I’d known him long before then). last week, he suffered a lower aortic aneurism and was airlifted to knoxville for emergency surgery, where he remains at this writing. he is not is good shape. I respectfully request prayers for my closest and dearest old friend. I just figured I’d pass it along. meantime, I trust you and lacy are doing well. my wife and I are hanging in here, as usual. ben harold, retired, knoxville, tennessee
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MICHELLE DEAN PLUNK [late Jim Travis’ daughter] (Marble Falls, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1240) October 07, 2013 [Monday] Yep sweet Rosie “Kay” also my sweet mom lost her Jan 29th 2009 to Lung cancer! Oh how I love to hear things about both of them! I too am still in shock although it is becoming more reality as each day is passing and realizing my morning ride to work will now be silence and no insight to the news in his view as well as no weather report! Seems so empty right now! Guess I can say I officially feel orphaned! Thank you for memories, kind words and for being a great friend! I too thought he would live forever! Guess that is unrealilistic! Michelle (www.pamperedchef.biz/mdeanplunk) / (www.marykay.com/mplunk)
KROI FM (92.1) Radio One all-news broadcasts from elaborate studios in Greenway Plaza with some of Houston, TX top names in radio and TV. Our former KULF-790 colleague from 1979 J.P. Prichard’s picture and story are on the front page of the Sunday, October 20, 2013 Houston Chronicle Business section.
J.P. PRITCHARD [News 92 FM morning anchor] (Houston, TX) Subject: J.P. Pritchard in Houston Chronicle! Nice to hear from you Jim. Thank you for the kind words. I do remember those days at KULF – heady times – and for me a place of learning. Hope all is well with you and Lacy. JP
GARY PENN [ex KXOL-1360] (Dallas, TX) JR…I think I crossed paths with you at KXOL? Did not know that you, like me, are an Oak Cliff boy. I went to SOC, along with Jim Carter aka Gentleman Jim. Gary Penn – KXOL weekends 1972-76
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TONY WILLIAMS [former WKY-930/KRLD-1080] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) …worked at an FM KAFG in OKC. Sometimes I would go to production room and record news or weather. When I came back maybe two reels and the large time check cart were firing at once. For two or three years at WKY, I had a live newsman on all nights. Not even the news/talk station had 24 hours. Early in 1973 at KAKC, Tulsa I had to record newscasts for the AM … and others for the FM. I hated taping. Once on the AM in the PM live, I inadvertently knocked over my stack of carts with actualities because the table was so narrow. So I was trying to read the newscast and the labels on the cart … it was a disaster. WKY always had three-hour shifts except for the six-hour all night one.
TRIVIA ANSWER: From 1958-60 ABC TV stars Charles Bronson as Mike Kovac in 29 30-minute dramatic episodes of Man With A Camera where he and his camera just happen to be at the right place and time for crime. James Flavin is Lt. Donovan with guest stars Angie Dickinson, Yvonne Craig and Sebastian Cabot.
JIM MCCURDY [ex news anchor KRBC-TV & KTAB-TV for 30 years] (Austin, TX) Subject: TRHOF. Jim, I second everyone else’s support of your induction in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame! You provide an outstanding service that is well researched and current, and keeps us old DJ’s up to date on all things media. Again, you deserve the induction as much as anyone who is in the Hall of Fame right now! My Best, Jim McCurdy Medical Business Development Mortgage Services
JOE FORD [previous KLDE FM/KILT-610/KNUZ-1230 DJ] (Houston, TX) Subject: TRHofF. Jim-I guess I’ve been living In a cave but I thought you got in this year? What the h*** is happening?
JIM SPUR [formerly with Bob Green Productions/ABC/KXYZ] (Houston, TX) Subject: hall. Ya’ know Jim, it doesn’t matter if you ever get inducted into some kind of hall of fame or not, you’re already there.
CLAYTON MOORE (September 14, 1914 – December 28, 1999) Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn’t want any other.
Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo