Jim Rose Remembers Radio December 29, 2014




RADIO CHEERLEADER MEETS HIS DESTINY Michigan radio loses a genuine cheerleader when Bill Burton passes. On Tuesday, December 16, ‎2014 he receives head injuries from a fall at his home and dies at 85 on Saturday, December 20th. For 25 years, as President and COO of the Detroit Radio Advertising Group, Billsells radio at the decision-making level. In 2002, Burton is a Michigan Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee. In 2005 he enters the Adcraft Hall of Fame. Bill Burton holds a degree in business and economics from Michigan State University.
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HERE COMES THE WOLF JVC Media shakes up Orlando, FL with its purchase of WHKQ FM (KQ103) and takes control of the frequency at 12:01 am Friday, December 19, 2014. JVC flips WHKQ FM’s call letters to WOTW FM and tosses its Spanish format into Country 103.1 The Wolf. WOTW FM’s new GM is Chris Ganoudis, previous GSM of Cox Media WMMO FM (98.9). Steve Avellone, recently with iHeartMedia is new Director of National Sales. Rodney [Shadow] Grant, longtime PM personality on WWKA FM (K92.3) is new PD, along with MurphDawg as APD/MD.
FORMER NEWS ANCHOR LANDS ON HER FEET In August 2008, Adela Uchida becomes new KTRK TV ABC CH 13 weekend anchor until she exits in January 2014. She joins Radio One all-news KROI FM (92.1) Houston, TX up to Wednesday, October 8, 2014 when its all-news format fades and its entire staff hits the road Jack. To remain ahead of the broadcast game Adela lands on her feet on CBS Austin, TX affiliate KEYE TV CH 42 in January 2015. KEYE TV is the original KVUE TV CH 42 during my time in 1966 as PD/MD/DJ on sister station KHFI FM, along with KHFI-970.
HOME FLIPPING ARRIVES IN MUSIC CITY One of my most favorite TV shows is American Pickers on History channel with hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz who travel America in search of unique and treasured antiques plus other objects of joy. From their home base in Le Claire, IA Danielle Colby seeks out locations for Mike and Frank to explore in their large van. Historic preservation enthusiast Mike Wolfe wraps up an HGTV pilot episode of Nashville Flipped for February 2015 with local home flipper Troy Dean Shafer and interior designer Alexandra Cirimelli.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the origin of CBS radio? The answer appears below.
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Aaron Crisler December 25th. Mike Shannon December 29, 2014. •REBECCA KAPLANmoves on up to Promotions Director of Cumulus KSCS FM (96.3) and KPLX FM (99.5) Dallas/Fort Worth, TX from iHeart Media Tampa, FL. •KATY BLAKEY formerly on KOCO TV ABC CH 5 Oklahoma City, OK is new Weekend Morning Anchor on KXAS TV NBC CH 2 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. •WVLZ-1180 Oldies Knoxville, TN flips to Sports Talk on January 5, 2015 on Yahoo! Sports Radio train.
•1959 ROBIN HUMPHREY MILFORD British composer dies at 56 on December 29th. •1966 TRACY BYRDarrives in 1993 with a series of hits that we play on KILT FM like Watermelon Crawl born on December 17th in Vidor, TX. •1972 LIFE magazine ceases publication on December 29th. •1989 GARTH BROOKS’ If Tomorrow Never Comes is his first #1 Country single on December 9th. •1996 WILLIAM BROWN British TV producer (Uncle Buck – 1989) dies at 67 on December 29th. •2006 SUGARLAND’s single Want To hits #1 in Billboard Country on December 23rd.
DAVE DONAHUE [Voice Over Artist/Country DJ Hall Of Fame/WSM-650 Air Personality/Announcer Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree] (Jasper, TX) Jim, keep coming with your comments. i have left East Texas, have bought a home overlooking the Pacific in Central Oregon to be near my daughter. VO studio about ready again, and possible new radio show starting in 2015 as this is my 60th in broadcasting. Have finished line edit of my novel about radio and will be up on Amazon, hopefully in early February. Thanks, Dave Donahue
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DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jerry Lee Lewis/Memories. He’s an amazing person whose had an incredible life. The fact that he and the cousins literally came from nothing and all became rich and famous is mind-boggling, he used to say “Swaggart says I’m going to hell, he’s probably right.” But it didn’t slow him down any. When my daughter was probably a year and a half to two years old, I took her backstage at the Anaheim Coliseum to greet him and the other artists before a show. JL took her out of my arms and started carrying her around to show the other artists, “Ain’t she the cutest thing?” He’s one of a kind and I decided to write some stuff about him before he’s gone. Working on AL Green.
FRANK HALEY [KILT, KLIF, KTRH, KVIL] (Albuquerque, NM) Thanks Jim, Merry Christmas to you and your doggie. I’m now starting my 55th year on the “air” in radio. After 6 years on the air at KKIM AM 1000 in Albuquerque, the station has been sold, and my gig here ends on Dec. 31, 2014. As of Jan. 5, 2015, I will be doing the morning news on another local Christian am station KDAZ 730. I guess I’ll just keep reading the news for Jesus till he takes me home. Not many of us “Old Guys” still on the air any more. I’ll be 75 in April, and my health is good, so why retire? I hope you have a Happy New Year, and keep JRRR coming my way. Frank Haley (KDAZ, KKIM, KFLQ, KOB, KTRH, KILT, KLIF, KVIL, KDOK, KTBB, KEEE, KGAF, KCPA, KDNT)
TRIVIA ANSWER: The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System becomes the Columbia Broadcasting System. United Independent Broadcasters acquires all of its stock. In September 1928, William S. Paley purchases United Independent Broadcasters Network. In January 1929, the United Network becomes CBS radio.
ED MILLER [Ed Milton KPCN-730] (Austin, TX) Hello! Jim, Really glad to have you back. I’ve missed reading your radio screeds. Haven’t been getting JRRR for the past several months. Last issue I recall bemoaned computer problems, and I feared that digital problems might have had you off the air, although your archives indicate otherwise. Anyway, it was a true Christmas gift to see you back in my inbox again. Best regards, Ed
DAVE MICHAELS [WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Hey JIM! I got the Jim Rose Radio Report in my e-mail. So I am back in business. The Gremlins are Gone! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year my friend Dave
BOB GRANT [Robert Hanger] (San Angelo-Abilene, TX) Jim: Just received & read Friday 26th JRRR. Thx & good to be back on line again…back in good graces! Bob & Sonny Lee.
TONY WILLIAMS [WKY-930/KRLD-1080] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: Suzie and Jim. Merry Christmas Jim and Suzie and Happy New Year to boot! (Suzie told me she wanted first billing for once in subject line.) You probably know that John Jay Hooker was the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998. He is a perennial candidate for public office.
JOAN PATE-DAY [late Sam Pate’s sister] (Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Happy Jesus Birthday to you Jim. It has been my pleasure having you for a friend. Lots of memories we share. I grew up on radio and trains. The radio put music in my ears and the railroad put food in my mouth. Have a good and wonderful year.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: from our Happy Home to yours. Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ♥ The Dunaway’s…Chuck, Kendall & Tuffy.
DANNY RAY BOYER [President Oldies KLDE FM 104.9 & Classic County KPEP FM 106.5] (Eldorado, TX)Merry Christmas to you Jim and of course to Suzie. By the way, make sure that you give Suzie an extra treat for being so good! Danny Ray Boyer
BOB HOPE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

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