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BRITISH ROCK SUPERGROUP SINGER PERISHES British Rock 1960s Supergroup, Cream, includes bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Bruce sings lead vocals on Classic Cream tunes half million seller Sunshine of Your Love (#5-1968) and White Room (#6-1968). These hard hitting Blues tunes highlight Eric Clapton’s Psychedelic guitar solos, Bruce’s vocals and booming bass, plus Ginger Baker’s napalm blasting drums. In 2005, Jack reunites with former Cream members for concerts in London and NYC. On Saturday morning, October 25, 2014 Jack Bruce’s family sadly confirms that the legendary Cream vocalist and bassist dies at 71. Jack’s survivors include his wife, Margrit, four children and a granddaughter.
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PUMPKIN WOMAN GRABS TV REPORTER’S MIC When we reporters receive assignments to go on location we never know what to expect. In 1971 as a KBOX-1480 mobile news reporter I speed the Mustang to a murder scene inside a tiny bar in East Dallas. Inside the dark I interrogate the speakeasy’s bar tender a great big guy keeps trying to interrupt. This elephant may be the killer. So I turn and rush past the blood covered sidewalk to the mobile news unit. This guy follows after me yelling something about you radio people think you are stars. When Cheshire TV Reporter Jared Goodell attempts to interview the Keene Pumpkin Festival organizer in New Hampshire the antagonistic woman keeps trying to grab his mic, hog the camera and push him aside.
CANCER ISOLATES WINDY CITY RADIO HOST Since 2005, Megan Reed midday host on WILV FM (100.3) Chicago, IL. Megan is a Chicago radio vet with almost 12 years on WLIT FM (93.9) [1989-2001], also 3 years on WAUR FM (93.9) & WYSY FM (93.9) [1986-89]. When she consults doctors about her back pains they discover breast cancer whose tumors expand to her head. In October 2014, surgery, along with radiation treatments remove Megan from Windy City air waves. Greg Solk, Hubbard Radio SVP of Programming for WILV FM, offers a ray of sunshine: The doctors say that her prognosis is good and Megan is optimistic that she will be back on the air with all of us very soon. Our prayers are for Megan’s full and complete recovery.
WLS TV HIRES FIRST EVER FEMALE SPORTS ANCHOR Foxy weekend/fill-in sports anchor Dionne Miller vacates WFLD TV FOX CH 32 Chicago, IL on Sunday, September 28, 2014 and dashes to top-rated ABC WLS TV. Channel 7 breaks a record when it hires Dionne as its first female sports anchor in WLS TV’s history. Along with weekend sports anchor duties MS D also is new weekday reporter for the ABC 7 sports team. Dionne begins her new WLS-TV gig on Monday, October 20, 2014. This exciting News about Miller breaks on http://chicagoradioandmedia.com at the start of October after she departs WFLD TV FOX CH 32. Dionne who starts on WFLD TV CH 32 in April 2012 is with the FOX affiliate for two and a half years.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Why does Curly Howard of The Three Stooges shave his head? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bob Boudreaux Wednesday, October 29, 2014. •JOHN GEARY un-retires as VP/Market Manager of Entercom Sacramento group from 1997 until he retires in early 2013 to replace Dave Milner as Market President of iHeartMedia’s Sacramento, CA cluster. •STEVE BORNEMAN longtime Gotham City radio vet is new GM of Times-Shamrock cluster in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA over WEZX FM (Rock 107), Alternative WFUZ FM (Fuzz 92.1) and ESPN WEJL-630/WEJL FM (100.1). •KELLY MCKAY mid-days on Greater Media WLNK FM (The Link 107.9) Charlotte, NC leaves radio in December 2014 to concentrate on her voiceover and media company www.loudmouthredhead.com.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 WISN TV ABC CH 12 in Milwaukee, WI begins broadcasting on October 27th. •1964 DARRYL WORLEY Have You Forgotten? #1-2003 certifies Gold is born on October 31st in Savannah, TN. •1973 ALLAN [Rocky] LANE one of my favorite western cowboy actors in more than 125 films and TV shows (Red Ryder TV series 1956–57) dies at 64 on October 27th in Woodland Hills-Los Angeles, CA. •1984 ALABAMA’s single (If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) is #1 in Billboard Country on October 27th. •1999 FRANK DE VOL composer most famous arrangement Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy #1-1948 dies at 88 on October 27th. •2001 BROOKS & DUNN’s single Only In America gains #1 in Billboard Country on October 27th.
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DAVE MICHAELS [WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Jimmy: …thinking about my time in Cleveland, Ohio. I met a guy whose brother was on the Ship – The Edmonds Fitz and we had coffee and about a 90 minute talk about the Great Lakes. I too was on the Fitz; not as a employee-sailor or anything; but I had a chance to get aboard her while in Northern Ohio many years ago and at the time “She” was the largest ship on the great Lakes… today there are much larger! Did you know (maybe) that all the sailors – deck workers were from the Ohio area and between 20 and 35 years old and made very little for their work on the ship until bad weather in Nov. when she stopped carrying – Iron Ore and other metals! Lake Erie was the most dangerous, because it was shallow compared to the Larger Lakes. I don’t know Jim if you have got out of Texas in your Younger years to see OHIO and other states—but the Great lakes are very impressive. So anyway – I just wanted to tell you from a Historical point – I was on the Fitz and I still remember my 20 minutes aboard her as a guest. I wish I had a camera that day. Dave
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BILL CHERRY [Late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio October 24, 2014 [Friday] Issue #1349 Jim, Jaan Mc Coy died at the control room board over the weekend. He had a heart attack. He was quite a radio celebrity here in Dallas for 30 years. Mostly did big band music. Here’s the link www.heraldbanner.com/news/article_0000d51c-585c-11e4-a915-53b5ce7a69f2.html Regards, Bill Cherry
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EVELYN PATE ALLEN [Sam Pate & Joan’s sis] (Kemp, TX) Archie WHO??? Jim was stationed in New Orleans when Archie (Manning) started to play for the Saints. When the new quarterback was announced, several asked ARCHIE WHO?. That stayed with the red head all his career. Evelyn Pate Allen; Cedar Creek Lake
JIM ROSE REMEMBERS In the last quarter of 1980, as a DJ on Album Rock KILT FM, Bill Young has me do a year end Top 40 Rock music countdown on KILT-610 while the rest of the KILT crew feasts in a banquet downstairs in the old building at 500 Lovett. During the middle of the music countdown, KILT-610 mid day DJ Sheila Mayhew rushes up stairs to see what this mellow fellow behind the KILT-610 mic looks like. Next year in 1981 both KILTs flip to Country. In 1991, I return to KILT FM as a New Country DJ until Clinton’s 1996 Telcom Law nixes America’s radio.
BILL INGRAM (Houston-Cleveland, TX) Sheila Mayhew is certainly one of the best female jocks ever on the air… I loved her delivery.
TRIVIA ANSWER: The Three Stooges comedy act (1930–1975) known to us all by their first names: Moe, Larry and Curly begin as Ted Healy’s Stooges. Healy says Curly’s thick, chestnut-red hair does not look funny. So, Curly shaves his head. Healy says: Boy, don’t you look girlie? Moe mishears girlie as curly and the name Curly sticks.
CHARLES GEORGE [ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) I noticed a station from Houston, on 1560 it puts in a good signal from about an hour before sunset until a couple of hours after it gets dark. The signal then gets lost. I comes in when KTRH and the others cannot be copied. I also have been getting a station with Gospel programming from Baton Rouge on 1550, they have a very good signal most nights. I was at a Music Store asking about a certain recording I wanted to buy, the sales person goes, “You could Google that.” I start to walk away since I did not feel like saying what was on my mind. The Store Manager sees me about to walk out of the store, “Do you have a problem?” I go, “No, just plan to Google and find music I want to buy and not come back here.” I then left and caught the bus home. I save money that I would have actually spent. Charles George, KC5RAI
LORD CHESTERFIELD (1694-1773) A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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