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WINDY CITY TV ANCHOR ONLY MONTHS TO LIVE A Champaign, IL television news anchorman who has brain cancer tells his viewers that he only has four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast on Thursday, September 11, 2014 Dave Benton warns WCIA TV viewers in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large for surgery or radiation. Dave says that he will try a new treatment to slow the tumor’s growth, but that his goal is to add a few more days and make them the best they can be. Benton grows up in Chicago suburb Addison and graduates from Northern Illinois University. He is with WCIA TV for 9 years. Our prayers go out to Dave Benton who has a wife and two adult children.
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LEGENDARY R&B STUDIO PRODUCER IS GONE Do you remember Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Ernie K-Doe Mother in Law, Little Richard Tutti Frutti, Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll, Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knockin’, Frankie Ford Sea Cruise and Chris Kenner Land of 1,000 Dances? Those are just a few great tunes that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa records in his New Orleans J&M studio. In fact, 21 gold records and about 250 national chart singles Matassa records in his studio, along with almost every Fats Domino hit. Cosimo Matassa, who from the 1950s to the 1970s records some of the greatest Rhythm & Blues and Rock and Roll tunes of all time, dies at 88 on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
9/11 SLAYS WABC TV ENGINEER New York City observes the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with almost 100 7,000-watt xenon bulbs that shoot two sky beams straight up from where the Twin Towers once glisten. WABC TV CH 7 remembers their late Engineer Donald DiFranco in an anniversary essay on its website: DiFranco, a member of the Eyewitness News team on the top of one of the towers when it was attacked. Don was an engineer and his first thought after the plane crashed into the building 20 floors below him, was to call us and tell us we might be off the air because of the crash. CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto is thankful that his wife ABC correspondent Gloria Riviera leaves the WTC lobby just minutes before the towers twist.
WORD PRESS IS A MESS In June 2014 JRRR’s Web server Go Daddy ends its perfect Web publisher QuickBlogCast. G-D talks us into signing with Word Press. Everything about W-P is difficult plus we cannot depend on it at all. Also in June 2014 on iPads and Smart phones W-P changes JRRR’s text to an unreadable cursive font. We have to change our favorite Comic Sans font that we use for over 10 years to Trebuchet. Takes days to straighten out that W-P problem. On Wednesday night we publish JRRR very early around 6:30 pm. Everything is OK until we receive an email that #1337 is missing. After two different support chats plus about three hours Word Press finally publishes JRRR issue #1337 around 9:45 pm. Play Johnny Paycheck’s Take this job and shove it.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Where does David Bowie come up with his stage name? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Robert Wood Sunday, November 14th. David Bellamy Tuesday, September 16, 2014. •LES MOONVES CBS Corporation CEO says he might trim down CBS corral of 127 radio stations in that some of our radio stations aren’t in major markets. •KLIF FM Cumulus CHR (93.3) Haltom City/Dallas, TX relaunches with former KBFF FM (Live 95.5) Portland, OR Program Director Louie Cruz. •RON HANEY veteran broadcaster on KDOK/Tyler, KAYC/Beaumont, KTEM/Temple and KRZI/Waco, TX, WNOE/New Orleans and KRBE, KFMK and KILT/Houston who passes on December 1, 2013 at 60 memorial services on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:30am at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 440 Broadway in Garland, TX.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 WVEC TV ABC CH 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA begins broadcasting on September 15th. •1965 CONNIE SMITH and BOB LUMAN join the Grand Ole Opry on September 18th. •1979 TOMMY LEONETTI Pop singer and actor of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s (four episodes of Gomer Pyle USMC) dies of Cancer at 50 on September 15th in Houston, TX. •1982 HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s Greatest Hits album releases on Elektra records on September 17th. •1991 ANDRE BARUCH familiar voice on radio series that includes The Shadow also talk show host, disc jockey and sportscaster dies at 83 on Sunday, September 15th at his home in Beverly Hills, CA. •2001 AARON TIPPIN releases Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly on September 15th.
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DAVE MICHAELS [WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: JIM – was on the Radio this TGIF. Talked to a guy in “SugarLand, Texas ” …have you heard of it? Told me it’s raining there and they too have a lot of people out of work – but it’s still doing better than Ohio on the Job Scene! He said he was close to Houston! I told him about your Fine Radio Report. Dave in Huber Heights 73’s
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NICK ALEXANDER (Coppell, TX) I’m surprised our paths never crossed as well! Fall 67 – I’m a senior in high school and call the KLIF request line one night. Hal Martin (Michael Spears) is on the air. We start talking. Thus begins the beginning of what becomes an almost 40 year friendship. Radio sounds fun, I get interested. 68-71 go to El Centro College and help start an on campus radio station. Make air checks and have friends critique them. Spears, Michael O’Shea (we’re still friends) Chuck Murphy. 71, quit school land first job at KAND Corsicana. 72 – add weekends at KNUS. 72-73 KDOK – Tyler. 74 – KXOL Ft. Worth. Beat KFJZ working mid-days. Laid off when I won’t sign a non compete agreement. Get weekend/fill in work at WFAA 570/820 for a couple of months until Michael Spears helps me land a job at the RKO farm club: 74-76 KYNO Fresno, 76-77 KLIF 78-79 PD at WKRG-FM Mobile (Edd Routt, GM) 79-83 Prod Mgr WFAA/KZEW. Voice of channel 8 TV. Write & produce daily radio commercials for the Dallas Morning News at 3 am from my house. Continue that gig for 17 years. 84-88 Operations Manager KVIL. Job eliminated thanks to Mel Karmazin. Get out of radio into advertising and production full time. Vice President GM Loomis Productions. 2000-present: start my own company Nick Alexander Productions. Life is good!
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CHARLES GEORGE [ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Is Radio Really Dead? In my Speech class I had two friends at the time: Joe Jeff Glodblatt and Jerry Karlovich. Jerry already had his 1st Class license, if I remember correctly, and did a show on KNER at the Buckner Children’s Home. I am not sure whether he is still in Broadcasting. He was also in my Geometry Class along with a Randy Adams. Jeff Glodblatt was good as a Thespian. I talk with him a few times after I graduated, but lost contact with him. Joe once suggested that I teach Speech Therapy, since I had learned how to overcome certain problems through Speech Therapy myself. Charles George KC5RAI
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DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad production] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Peaches, Sound Warehouse and Tower are long gone. Will Josey Records take their place? | Dallas Morning News. Having sold my vinyl I don’t care much about this, but I know a guy in L.A. who has a pressing plant we used to use. Three years ago he was about to shut it down when he suddenly started getting orders from various record companies and independent producers. He’s back to 24 hour a day production and has difficulty keeping up with demand. The interesting thing to me is that you have to have a turntable and amp to play the discs. I’m starting to see them in the stores again, perhaps one should consider investing in the diamond needle business.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Rock singer David Bowie whose birth name is David Jones doesn’t want to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees so he chooses his last name from the Bowie knife.
TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV, NYC WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO TV San Antonio, TX news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim, By Petula’s big time I had already switched to all news all the time. As a DJ, this reporter missed the British invasion. Was never very crazy about any of them except maybe the Stones. Tom
DAVE BARRY (July 3, 1947 – p) I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War.
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