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KING OF SOUTH FLORIDA EXPIRES David Ross, begins his radio career on WIXY-1260 Cleveland, OH gains dominance in Miami, FL as GM of legendary WHYI FM (Y-100) under original owner Metroplex and later, Clear Channel. Along with Julie Wilson-Watson, former longtime Y-100 Marketing Director. Ross founds Clear Results Marketing. On Sunday, October 2, 2016 David Ross, The King of South Florida Media, passes away at 66 from Lewy Body Dementia.
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RADIO ASSISTS HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS Early Friday, October 7, 2016 Hurricane Matthew the strongest storm to hit the US in more than a decade makes landfall between Jupiter and Palm City, FL with 145mph winds toppling trees onto homes that knocks out power to more than half-million people. Battery-powered radios inform and guide Hurricane Matthew victims. The storm kills 842 in Haiti and 1 in US. More than three million people exit Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina to avoid the hurricane’s wrath.
SCOTTY AND BRET DALLAS ALSO VOICE TRACK ATLANTA Scotty Kay and Bret Mega who are morning early risers on Cumulus Media KLIF FM (Hot 93.3) Dallas-Fort Worth TX since August 2016 now also voice track Q100 weekends in Atlanta, GA. If you remember, Scotty and Bret previously are the morning team on iHeartMedia Top 40 WWPW FM (Power 96.1) Atlanta, GA until February 2016.
SPORTS BEACON ARRIVES IN SPACE CITY For the past year and a half, Derek Fogel is Program Director of Southern Illinois only FM Sports radio Max Media WXLT FM (103.5 ESPN) Christopher, IL and morning Sports anchor on News/Talk WJPF-1340 (News Radio) Herrin, IL. Derek is son of Chicago, IL radio veteran Dave Fogel, morning show host on WJMK FM (104.3 K-Hits). Derek Fogel is new Sports anchor on CBS Radio Sports KILT-610 Houston, TX.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who gives Nashville, TN the title Music City USA? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Judy Nelon October 7th. John Hale October 8th. Leslie Wayne Hodges October 10th. Clint Wright October 13, 2016. •BROOKE TAYLOR APD/middays on Adams Media Country WBTU FM (US93.3) Ft. Wayne, IN moves on up to afternoon drive on iHeartMedia Country WEBG FM (Big 95.5) Chicago, IL beginning Monday, October 17, 2016. •BRIAN SHERMAN & STEVE TINGLE SHOW debuts October 31, 2016 5:30-9am on Hubbard Radio Classic Rock WDRV FM (97.1 The Drive) Chicago, IL.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 LEE HARVEY OSWALD signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki on October 10th. •1963 BUCK OWENS’ Love’s Gonna Live Here scores #1 in Billboard Country on October 19th. •1979 FLEETWOOD MAC gets a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 10th. •1989 CLINT BLACK’s single Killin’ Time grabs #1 in Billboard Country on October 14th. •1991 REDD FOXX comedian (Sanford and Son) dies of heart attack at 68 on October 10th. •2000 SARA EVANS’ album Born To Fly releases on October 10th on RCA records.
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GARY DELAUNE [KYTY-810 – KLIF-1190-CH 5 KENS TV] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: Remembering Arnie. Arnold Palmer was my favorite all-time golf star interview with Chi Chi Rodriguez a close second…Dan Cook and Chris Marrou were primarily responsible for keeping my bright sport coats mentioned frequently on KENS-TV. No matter where I went, the jacket was always front and center…Not always to my liking…I had interviewed Arnie several times and he always remembered me. I was doing a stand-up at The Dominion during the Texas Senior Open and wearing my pink sport coat. As Arnie past by he stopped and said..”Hey Gary…how much do you want for the jacket?” I replied; “how much will you give me Arnie?”We both laughed…At another senior event, I wasn’t there during the round and Chi Chi said to one of the officials in his Puerto Rican accent…”Where’s Gary DeLaune today…what color coat is he wearing?”…Not long after Arnie’s wife died, I asked him about her and his voice broke and tears came from his eyes and he thanked me for mentioning her. I was one of his fans in Arnie’s Army. GD
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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: biggest hurricane in U.S. history… The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph per hour, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Unfortunately for the residents of Galveston, meteorology was far from an exact science at the end of the 19th century, and they received little warning about the storm’s strength. Even if one uses the low estimate of 6,000 victims, this storm remains the deadliest ever to hit the United States.
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DAN MCCURDY [formerly Charlie & Harrigan KLIF-1190/KBOX-1480 Dallas, TX/WMEX-1510 Boston, MA] (Sherman, TX) Subject: O’Reilly Out? Jim…RE: speculation that O’Reilly won’t renew with FOX News… Dan McCurdy, KLIF, KBOX – Dallas; WMEX – Boston; KLBK – Lubbock; KRBC – Abilene; 2004 Texas Radio Hall of Fame Inductee
TRIVIA ANSWER: In 1950, during Country and Western star Red Foley’s show on the Grand Ole Opry that WSM-650 DJ David Cobb on the air christens Nashville, TN as Music City USA. The local tourism board gives Nashville, TN its official nickname Music City USA.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI, ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: FMDX. I have noticed a few stations squeezed in between locals on 89.1 and 90.3. Both carrying Christian Radio. Makes me wonder what they teach that they can’t work together. But I have thought that in that a Baptist Church is being built at Buckner and Forney, there is a Baptist Church at the corner of Buckner and Samuell, another at the corner of Jim Miller Rd. and Forney. Makes me think they want to sell Jesus the same as you would Pop Corn Hot Dogs, and Cotton Candy. I go at times to a Presbyterian Church, and I like to go for the Music. But I am not a Presbyterian, and have asked what they believe so different from other groups. I guess some questions a person is not ask. But I always believed in A. S. K., (Ask, Seek, Knock). Rise and Shine and give God the Glory!
JUDY COLLINS (1967) There are places, I remember, all my life though some have changed some forever, not for better some are gone, and some remain all these places have their meanings with lovers and friends I still can recall, some are dead and some are living…in my life, I’ve loved them all.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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