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FAMILIAR LONG TIME TV VOICE EXPIRES Dominick George Pardo is born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, MA. He grows up in Norwich, CT. In 1942, after Don graduates from Boston’s Emerson College he joins WJAR-920 in Providence, RI. We all know that majestic voice that graces TV game shows and television programs as Don Pardo. Don, who joins NBC in 1944 and spends 38 seasons as the announcer for Saturday Night Live dies at 96 late Monday, August 19, 2014 in his home in Tucson, AZ. Pardo is the original Jeopardy! host which springs up the pop culture catchphrase: Don Pardo, tell her what she’s won!
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COPS ARREST REPORTERS DURING FERGUSON MOB REIGN OF TERROR Burning down and looting businesses in Ferguson, MO along with utter disregard for law and order definitely are not peaceful protests. Excited cops halt journalist’s description of the melee. As NBC hosts Chris Hayes & Craig Melvin report live on Monday night, a crowd begins to hurl rocks at the two journalists. While a mob robs and burns down Ferguson, MO cops move in with handcuffs and cart news reporters off to the hoosegow. CNN’s Don Lemon & Jake Tapper run to escape a tear gas canister that police use to disperse a rebellious throng of rioters. Is there any solution to this madness?
IS DISNEY’S FIRE SALE A FLUKE? A few observers believe that Radio Disney’s unloading 23 of its 24 AM radio stations as the beginning of the end of AM radio. In Radio Ink Charlie Sislen says wait just a minute! Wikipedia tells us that Disney launched Radio Disney in November 1996. Using AM stations, they targeted a portion of the population that most commercial radio stations did not focus on – young children. In 1996, all Arbitron surveys used diaries and excluded those under the age of 12. Some believe that the P12+ age cutoff holds Radio Disney back from ratings success. Since then, the top 48 markets convert to PPM, which samples young people ages 6 to 11.
ELVIS PRESLEY WEEK LIVES ON IN INFAMY Since the 1950s my favorite singer and performer is Elvis Presley. Have most of Elvis’ vinyl albums and 45 rpm records, plus see all of his movies – Blue Hawaii is my favorite. On Tuesday, August 16, 1977 I’m on I-10 headed west to Houston, TX as a new DJ on KIKK FM. Do not believe what I hear on KIKK-650. 37 years-ago Elvis Presley dies. Each year a Candlelight beacon observes Elvis’ death in Memphis, TN. On Friday, August 15, 2014 a heart shape rests on Elvis blankets outside the gates of Graceland during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s death 37 years-ago. My Elvis Presley record collection is for sale as well as the rest of the records. If interested click Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does British Rock singer Cilla Black get her stage name? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tom Fontaine Saturday, August 23rd and Jerome Davis Sunday, August 24, 2014. •LACY NEFF former longtime PD of WVAQ FM (101.9) Morgantown, WV who continues to make remarkable progress after he undergoes a heart transplant celebrates his birthday on Monday, August 18, 2014. •KFNY-1440 Clear Channel Comedy Riverside, CA flips to News Talk to give the Inland Empire a clear signal for conservative talk, news and information. •ROBIN MARSHALL shocks all of us fans with her statement in her social page when she announces that she receives a diagnosis of stage 2 uterine cancer. Send Robin your words of encouragement and prayer at Robin@RobinMarshallSugarMom.com.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 WPTV TV NBC CH 5 in Palm Beach, FL begins broadcasting on August 22nd. •1968 GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE announce their marriage plans on August 22nd although it really doesn’t occur for another six months. •1975 PRESIDENT GERALD FORD’s assassination attempt happens on August 22nd. •1987 RESTLESS HEART’s single Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right) lands at #1 in Billboard Country on August 22nd. •1991 COLLEEN DEWHURST actress who plays the feisty mother of Candice Bergen’s title character in Murphy Brown dies of cancer at 67 on August 22nd. •2011 JASON ALDEAN’s single Tattoos On This Town releases to radio on Broken Bow records on August 22nd.
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CHRISTOPHER ELROD [son of Cash Box owner/publisher] (Ridgeway, SC) and GARY BOLTON (West Columbia, SC) A Big Congratulations From The SkysGuys! At 9:00 A.M. Friday Morning the 15th Day of August 2014 Cashbox Headquarters, The Bug Tussell Animal Shelter and Bruce Elrod officially burn the bank note. The location is finally paid in full and the deed will be forthcoming. We have 5 beautiful acres and two houses and a camper. One worry none of us have to worry about again. Thanks to Rocker Jack White and Ben Blackwell with Third Man Records for making all this possible through the private sales of 3 master tapes owned by Bruce (Elrod). GARY
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TONY WILLIAMS [WKY-930/KRLD-1080] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Don Pardo was the first to announce the shooting of JFK on NBC-TV at 1:45 p.m. Pardo’s stumble at the end of the second bulletin was not his fault. The AP copy was garbled. AP had a terrible time that day. UPI’s Merriman Smith won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage. AP got laughed at because of all its mistakes. Eventually most subscribers turned to UPI. In 1980, I worked for UPI in the Oklahoma City bureau.
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JOHN DENNEY [ex KGVL-1500] (Greenville, TX) Subject: Bob Wills. Jim, In your last newsletter, Jim Gough mentioned Bob Wills. I played a lot of his music at my first job at KGVL, Greenville. On Nov. first, Greenville will host the first Bob Wills Fiddle Contest and Awards. From the Greenville Municipal Auditorium’s web site: “On Saturday, November 1, GMA will host the Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green and, on Sunday, November 2, it’s the place for the first-ever Bob Wills Fiddle Contest finals and awards.” John Denney
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GARY JONES [ex KTRM-990 DJ] (Gainesville, FL) Jim, Yes I remember meeting you but did not know you well as I rarely came in during the daytime. I would like to say that KTRM was the first country station I worked for with music on cart and I thought you did an excellent job getting that together. I also liked “the country station” jingles we were running. I turned 18 in the summer of 1976 while at KTRM. Those were good days… Gary Jones
TRIVIA ANSWER: British Rock singer Cilla Black is born Priscilla White in Liverpool, England on May 27, 1943. Beatles manager Brian Epstein discovers her as a coat checker at Liverpool’s Cavern Club where the Beatles perform. Cilla’s name changes by accident when a reporter for the local paper remembers the wrong color as her surname when he writes a favorable review. Her real name is Cilla White. Cilla has a #1 U.K hit with Anyone Who Had a Heart. Cilla Black’s biggest hit record in the U.S. is You’re My World at #26 in summer 1964.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [formerly KCRS-550] (Marshall, TX) Subject: Get On Up Official Trailer #1 (2014) – James Brown Biography HD. Was thinking about the song “Get on Up” Sunday afternoon after 4 PM. Clicked on www.klderadio.com El Dorado, Texas at 3:59 AM Monday August 18,2014. Heard the last thirty seconds of “Get On Up “. Now after 1AM Tuesday looking up the song on YouTube and this is what I find. Did not know this was a movie coming out September about James Brown. Leslie
JAMES BROWN (May 3, 1944 – December 25, 2006) [Get On Up true story of Godfather of Soul James Brown opens on August 1, 2014] If it sound good and it feel good, then it’s musical.
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