Jim Rose Remembers Radio November 18, 2013
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TELEVISION PIONEER’S LIFE EBBS Lester Louis Brown is born on December 20, 1928 in East Chicago, IN. In 1953, when Les becomes an entertainment reporter for Variety his television mission switches to radio. When TV becomes the dominant broadcast medium his path quickly changes. Les is one of the first journalists to cover television from its early days with his New York Times reports, plus he founds and edits a cutting edge magazine about the TV industry and he produces a definitive TV book of facts. In 1981, he founds one of the first magazines that analyzes the TV industry, Channels of Communications. Brown says cable channel expansion could give too much power to cable companies. On November 4, 2013 Les Brown dies of lung cancer at 84 in his home in Larchmont, NY.
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RAMSEY ON THE ROAD AGAIN In just one year after he exits WWTN FM (99.7) which is his longtime flagship station in Nashville, TN for Cromwell Sports WPRT FM (The Game 102.5), syndicated radio advice host Dave Ramsey is on the road again in Music City. On January 2, 2014 Ramsey leap frogs to Clear Channel News/Talk WLAC-1510. But, when he relocates, Brother Dave loses his live shot spot in the Nashville area because his program begins to air on delay from 5-8pm. Ramsey’s move aids WPRT FM to once again emphasize on Sports Talk. WPRT FM’s 1.0 share trails Cumulus’ WGFX FM The Zone 104.5’s 6.1 share in the October 2013 PPM ratings. This might also help WLAC-1510 in their battle against WWTN FM which it tails 4.4 to 2.3.
CLINT EASTWOOD MAKES HER DAY The former Mrs. Clint Eastwood returns to KSBW TV CH 8. Dina Eastwood meets her more famous husband Clint while she is a news anchor at the Salinas-Monterey, CA NBC affiliate. Dina, who is a KSBW TV anchor from 1991 until 1996 as Dina Ruiz, begins a two week stint as a KSBW TV 5:00 pm news anchor. KSBW TV proudly proclaims: Dina Ruiz Eastwood is co-anchoring the 5 pm news this week on KSBW Action News 8 with Dan Green! …welcome her back. In 1992 Ruiz meets Clint Eastwood while she interviews him. They later become man and wife. In October 2013 she files for divorce. Lawton Dodd, KSBW TV News Director tells TMZ that Dina will come back from time to time after the sweeps.
AAA RADIO RETURNS TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD In late 2012 after WMVY FM sells their 92.7 signal to Boston University it becomes a listener supported webcaster. Its management acquires a new signal for its radio station when Friends of MVYRadio, LLC agree to purchase WMEX FM (88.7) Edgartown, MA from Vineyard Public Radio for $450,000. WMEX FM’s current license is 250 watts at 66 meters with a Construction Permit to increase to 420 watts at 92 meters. Part of the sale agreement has MVYRadio to modify that CP to another tower site in Tisbury, MA. The station hopes to be back on the air by the Spring of 2014. WMVY FM’s AAA format returns to Martha’s Vineyard in early 2014. Since it signs-off in February 2013, WMVY loses its call letters to WMXR FM (104.3) Hartford, VT.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does Douglas Edwards host the television game show The Masquerade Party? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•UNIVISION sells KPTY FM (105.3) Winnie, TX which is a simulcast of Spanish CHR KAMA FM (Tu Musica 104.9) Deer Park, TX to Excel Media. KPTY FM is a Class C2 with 50kW at 150 meters. See Tindle below. •KOST FM (103.5) Los Angeles, CA launches its 10th anniversary of annual Christmas music programming at 10am Tuesday, November 12, 2013 with Barry Manilow’s White Christmas. •JVC BROADCASTING pulls the plug on Rock WRCN FM (103.9) Riverhead, NY at 5pm Friday evening, November 15, 2013 when it flips to Christmas Music as Christmas 103.9 until after the holidays when it triple flips to News/Talk LI News Radio.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1961 JOHN F. KENNEDY sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam on November 18th. •1962 KRISTEN HALL singer-songwriter founding member of Sugarland born on October 26th in Gross Pointe, MI. •1978 JIM JONES leader of the Jonestown Cult commits suicide on November 18th. •1980 BARBARA MANDRELL AND THE MANDRELL SISTERS debuts on NBC TV on November 18th with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider. •1994 CAB CALLOWAY American Big Band leader/actor dies at 86 on November 18th. •2008 ZAC BROWN BAND’s album The Foundation releases on Atlantic on November 18th.
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RED JONES [2008 Georgia Radio Hall of Fame – retired from WKNG-1060 [W] June 15, 2011 after 63 years in radio] (Carrollton-Tallapoosa, GA) Congrats on # 70 !!! As best I remember, that was a good year. And you have certainly worked for the best. Keep up the good work on your column. Red Jones; Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame (formerly, long time ago, KVET, KILT.)
JONATHAN FRICKE [KOKE/KFOX/KRAK/WSM/WSAI] (Nashville, TN) Wishing you a very happy birthday, my friend! May your day be as awesome as you!
WALTRAUD HOFMEISTER (Lindau Bodensee, Bayern, Germany) HAPPY BIRTHDAY; JIM; ENJOY YOUR DAY!
BRUCE BUCHANAN [air name Jim Edwards-KVIL FM] (Naples, FL) happy birthday…your list of call letters is almost as long as mine. bruce buchanan aka jim edwards
FRANK HALEY [News Director KKIM FM 102.9] (Albuquerque, NM) Happy Birthday Jim. Have a good one.
CHUCK CASHMERE (San Diego-Carlsbad, CA) Have a good one Jim. (www.chuckcashmere.com)
RANDY KENDRICK [Senior Product Manager – ACN] (Centennial, CO) Happy Birthday, Jim!
JOHN BUTLER [former KLIF-1190 DJ] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Happy Birthday Jim! Jim, I just read your comment concerning your birthday on the 16th, but you obviously made a math mistake. There is no way you are 70. But, what ever the number is, you are forever the young guy behind the mic riding heard over the Texas airwaves … only a year or so ago. I always enjoy reading your insights on broadcasting of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Your dedication to your newsletter is appreciated by all. Jim, congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! – John Butler; Butler7media, LLC; Dallas, Texas
ALAN SHAPIRO [previously with Warner Music Group and WEA] (Houston-Lake Conroe, TX) Happy Birthday Jim
KELLY MCCLAIN [Traffic Reporter at Radiate Media, K-Lite] (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday to You, Jim!
JOANIE GREEN-GALLO [Longtime Houston, TX DJ/traffic reporter] (Tulsa, OK) Subject: One song…you CAN’T sing today… “A very merry unbirthday to you…and YOU!” because it is your birthday! And a milestone one at that! I hope you have a very special day ~ many happy returns. Joan
FR. BOB TOMLINSON (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Happy Birthday Jim. I hope the day is going well for you. Take care of yourself. My best to you and Lacy. Fr. Bob Tomlinson
ANDY WALDROP [Engineer KUHF FM 88.7 & KUHA FM 91.7] (Houston, TX) Happy Birthday, Jim!!! I’d love to take you to lunch for your birthday!! Let me know when!
JOAN MORRIS [Rosebrock-1962 Kimball class] (Dallas, TX) Happy birthday! Wishing you a happy birthday, Jimmie!
DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM (Austin-Kyle, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1251) November 15, 2013 [Friday] Happy birthday, dude. You are now officially middle age! Jeff Cunningham, DC, MA; Kyle, TX (www.zoesplaceclinic.com) / (www.myspace.com/drjeffcunningham)
MICHAEL JAMES LUCAS [KXOL-KONO-KNOW] (Austin, TX) Happy birthday Jim…have a great one. The best ever!
MIKE SHANNON [Navteq traffic WBAP-820] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Happy big 7-0 Jim! (www.dfwRetroplex.com)
T.J. CALLAHAN [Donna Croft-KILT FM] (Houston-Sugar Land, TX) Happy Birthday my friend!
DR. BRUCE NELSON [KFTX FM GM/AM Drive DJ retired] (Corpus Christi, TX) Merry THanksBirthday Jim. These holidays all seem to run together!! DrB
MARTI SETTLE [Martha Stogner-1962 Kimball class] (Dallas, TX) Happy birthday! Wishing you a happy birthday, Jimmie!
BILL CHERRY [Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Happy Birthday, Radio Jim!
JOAN PATE-DAY [late Sam Pate’s sister] (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) OF COURSE I DID NOT FORGET…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
BOB GRANT [East Coast radio legend – Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1251) November 15, 2013 [Friday] Happy Birthday Jim! You should automatically be in TRHOF now for sure, with NO voting required. Let’s see that show-of-hands! Robert, waiting for you to catch up indeed. Happy Thanksgiving too.
BRAD WITT (Conroe, TX) [Production Mgr./DJ noon-3pm KVST FM 99.7] happy b’day blessings, jim:)
CHUMBE SALINAS [Retired TX Mortgage Loan Broker] (Benavides, TX) Have a happy and blessed birthday, Jim! Hope all’s well!
JUMPIN’ JOE BARNETT (Houston-Katy, TX) Happy Birthday!!
JOHN HALE [Retired KLBJ-590/KONO-860/KTRH-740 newscaster] (McKinney, TX) Hey Jim, Happy birthday my friend.
ROBERT POER [previous Sony music] (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) Happy Birthday Jim! Hope it is a great day for you!!
MARY [Sam] STODDARD (Dallas-Frisco, TX) Happy Birthday, Jim. Hope Lacy baked you a cake! Congratulations. Wish I could be there to help celebrate! XOXO
JERRY STERN [Galveston Community Radio Chairman of Board/GM] (Houston-Kingwood, TX) Jim, wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
BILL HILL [principal license holder of KSET] (Beaumont, TX) Happy Birthday, young fella!
LINDA ALLEN CARDWELL [KHS ’62] (Dallas-Rockwall, TX) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM!!!! Hope you are having a great day. Linda Allen Cardwell KHS ’62
CASEY JAMES [singer-songwriter] (Houston-Pearland, TX) happy birthday JIM!
CHARLES GEORGE [Ham radio KC5RAI-ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) I hope you have a Happy Birthday. Your newsletter for any one interested in the various aspects of communication.
TRIVIA ANSWER: The original Masquerade Party TV game show runs from 1952-60 with several hosts. During the 1953 season Douglas Edwards is its host.
ROBERT TINDLE [Radio Engineering Professional] (Tyler-Lufkin, TX)Subject: One of the FCC Filings that I told you a while back I would be involved in has now been filed! Near Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, Univision sells Spanish contemporary “Tu Musica 105.3” KPTY. It’s a Class C2 licensed to Winnie that had a tough time back during 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The transmitter’s located west of Port Arthur and southwest of Beaumont, with Houston located 60 miles due west, along I-10. The buyer is John Walton-led Excel Media LLC, which doesn’t have any other broadcast interests. Univision’s owned the onetime KLTO Crystal Beach since 2002. It’s currently simulcasting “Tu Musica” with Deer Park-licensed KAMA-FM at 104.9 – whose signal is nicely centered in the Houston metro, and won’t be affected by losing the simulcast with KPTY. Brokers – Kalil & Company for seller Univision and Sandi Bergman of MyMediaBroker.com for buyer Excel.
GARRETT HEDLUND (September 3, 1984 – p) I grew up on a farm where we had one radio station and it was all country.
Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo