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CANCER KILLS KIT CARSON A fellow with a cowboy’s name becomes America’s biggest Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s right-hand man. Over 27 years ago, Christopher [Kit] Carson who begins as a call screener and answers mail for the Rush Limbaugh Show grows into Rush’s tower of power. Early Monday morning, January 26, 2015 Rush Limbaugh Show’s Chief of Staff Christopher [Kit] Carson dies at 58 after a 4-year struggle with brain cancer. Limbaugh opens his show: Kit was in all ways a special human being and person.
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AUSTIN, TX TV PRODUCER SHOOTS HIMSELF Phillip Perea, promotions producer at KTBC TV FOX CH 7 Austin, TX for 10 months, until last July when he gets into trouble for a picture of Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo that he uses to promote a story. Perea’s superiors do not like it neither does Acevedo. KTBC TV suspends Perea. On Monday, January 26, 2015 Phillip Perea, heads to Manhattan, NY and shoots himself to death in front of the FOX News Corporation headquarters building because they destroyed his career.
WHO IS SUPER IN THE SUPER BOWL? Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX pits the AFC New England Patriots against the NFC Seattle Seahawks. Inflate-Gate becomes the topic. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick deny any knowledge that anyone deflates their footballs at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Sports/Talk KJR-950 iHeartMedia Seattle, WA’s Mitch In The Morning broadcast live in Phoenix, AZ all week in support of what they hope is a second consecutive Super Bowl win for the Seahawks.
OSCAR AND GRAMMY NOMINATIONS FOR GLEN CAMPBELL Pop-Country singer, CBS network TV host Glen Campbell who receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, tapes his Oscar Best Original Song documentary plus Grammy nominee final recording I’m Not Gonna Miss You. In 1969, while at the pinnacle of his success Glen pays a visit to my PM Drive DJ program on KBUC FM/AM in San Antonio, TX. What a marvelous person Glen Campbell is. Glen stops traffic on East Commerce for fans who desire an in person peek of their hero.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What do early KVOO-1170 announcers have to do in order to pay its rent? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Steel Sunday, February 1, 2015. •KALEY O’KELLEY KTVT TV CBS CH 11 Dallas, TX anchor makes surprise debut at 10:00 pm on Friday night, January 23, 2015 just ahead of her scheduled Monday entrée. •SEAN HANNITY SHOW Premiere Networks nationally syndicated superstar moves from CBS KXNT-840 Las Vegas, NV to Beasley KDWN-720 noon to 3:00 pm on Monday, February 2, 2015. •JAN HARRISON exits Journal Classic Rock KFXJ FM (The Fox 104.5) Wichita-Augusta, KS for a real job.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 KTXS TV ABC CH 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX begins on January 30th. •1962 SHERYL CROW Pop-Rock singer born on February 11th in Kennett, MO. •1973 KISS’ 1st Rock concert on January 30th is in Queens, NY. •1988 KATHY MATTEA’s single Goin’ Gone is first #1 single in Billboard Country on January 30th. •1994 SUPER BOWL XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills 30-13 in Atlanta, GA on January 30th. MVP: Dallas RB Emmitt Smith. •2006 TOBY KEITH’s single Whiskey Girl goes Gold on January 30th.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Subject: Carl Perkins. I of course knew Carl too. The day he got back from his hospital stay from the accident, a good friend and I (we were both still in high school), drove over to Jackson to visit Carl and welcome him home. He lived in a housing project over in Jackson at the time. I was at WHBQ back when the Drake-Chenault people were our consultants and they came up with the idea for “The History of Rock ‘n Roll”, and because I knew Carl well, they asked me to get an interview with him. I did of course and it was the one used on all the Drake stations, and I believe it was used on the show that ended up being done for syndication. Jack
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BILL GARDNER [ex KVIL Dallas, K-101 FM San Francisco & WFYR FM Chicago] (Las Vegas, NV) Subject: Whoops? Hi Jim Rose… Got an update to your trivia question about the “first Beatle tune” to reach the U.S. charts. First, I really enjoy JRRR, and read every issue. Since amazingly our paths have never crossed, and we don’t know one another, I spent over forty years on stations like KVIL Dallas, K-101 FM San Francisco, WFYR-FM Chicago, and others including nine years as morning guy until 2008 at Phoenix AZ’s KOOL 94.5, “Jill FM” L.A., and even a Billboard Air Personality of the Year trophy on my mantle. Not bragging, just an introduction. For a rare time, I thought I knew a JRRR trivia, the “first Beatle tune to reach the U.S. charts.” In 1963, Del Shannon and others toured Europe, and the Beatles were among the opening acts, performing their British hit, “From Me To You.” Shannon enjoyed their songs, and recorded a version of “From Me To You.” It reached #77 on the Billboard chart in June of 1963. Believe it or not, as a young kid, I actually had a copy. So technically, your trivia answer was correct, but actually “From Me To You” was the first Beatle song to reach the U.S. charts. I remember mentioning this little known fact a couple times on my morning radio show at KOOL 94.5 Phoenix, and it’s probably why it popped into my head when I saw your trivia question this week. Yep. I’m still a JRRR fan, but wanted to drop you this quick note and qualifier! Bill Gardner; Las Vegas, NV
THE BEATLES ‘FROM ME TO YOU’ According to Billboard magazine and to Joel Whitburn, the first Beatles single to land on Billboard’s Hot 100 record chart is I Want to Hold Your Hand on January, 16, 1964 at #45 on Capitol records. It is #1 for 7 weeks. The Beatles’ tune From Me to You on Vee-Jay records, which is the flip side of Please Please Me, does not make it to Billboard’s Hot 100 until March 7, 1964 and peaks at #41. It remains on Billboard for 6 weeks. Originally, The Beatles From Me to You ‘Bubbles Under’ at #118 on Billboard on August 3, 1963 but it does not make Billboard’s Hot 100 until March 7, 1964 and peaks at #41. It is a track from the album Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Bob worked for me in Cleveland a truly wonderful and caring human. RJ Bob Shannon has passed away. On November 8, 1980, while Bob Shannon was working his 3-to-7 pm shift at KHJ, the format changed from top-40 to country. The jingles proclaimed, “We all grew up to be cowboys.” Well…we didn’t really. Anyway, Shannon stayed at KHJ for two more years, then went to KLAC. He also jocked at KUTY, KWIZ, KFI and KRTH and at stations in Yuma, Phoenix, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Seattle and St. Louis. (Whew!) Shannon, born Robert Adams in St. Catherines, Ontario, died of a massive heart attack on January 26, 2015. He was 67.
TRIVIA ANSWER: In its early days, KVOO-1170 Tulsa, OK announcers have to include Philtower in their top-of-the-hour station breaks in order to pay the rent. The Philtower Building is a Tulsa, OK landmark at 427 South Boston. Philtower’s neo-gothic and art deco architecture building goes up in 1928.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Marvin Gaye’s Isolated Vocal Track Will Leave You Stunned and Speechless. Absolutely amazing, Marvin was one of the best there ever was, and died way too young. Unlike many of his peers, he didn’t need echo or any other electronic assistance to enhance his natural vocal ability and pitch. He was a man of high principles and deep beliefs murdered by his father…that’s almost Shakespearean. www.purpleclover.com/life-reimagined/2883-marvin-gayes-isolated-vocal-track-will-leave-you-stunned-and-speechless/#.VLwU_gMAwBb.mailto
RAY PRICE (January 12, 1926 – December 16, 2013) I’ll never again turn the young ladies heads Or go running off in to the wind I’m three quarters home from the start to the end And I wish I was eighteen again.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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