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ASSASSIN SHOOTS WACO, TX TV WEATHER REPORTER Authorities say a suspect shoots and wounds KCEN TV CH 6 Waco, TX meteorologist Patrick Crawford. DPS trooper D.L. Wilson says the suspect exchanges words with Crawford before he pulls a semi-automatic handgun and fires several times. Patrick who is a Waco native and Northern Illinois University graduate drives away and flags down a construction worker who calls for help. A manhunt is underway for a white male in his mid-30s who wears a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.
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MOTOWN NEWS ANCHOR LEGEND MEETS WATERLOO For years, Bill Bonds, along with co-anchor Diana Lewis, dominates Detroit, MI’s TV market. Amyre Makupson, former WKBD TV anchor, tells the Detroit Free Press: People automatically thought Bonds when they thought news. Whether you like him or not, whether you like his opinions or not, he made news not boring. Bill Bonds, always colorful and never dull news anchor on WXYZ TV CH 7 from the mid-1960′s through the 1990′s, dies of a heart attack on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
IHEART CHOPS RADIO NEWS TEAM AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT In San Antonio, TX there is no holiday cheer for WOAI-1200 news team as iHeartMedia’s Christmas-month cuts climb. At the forefront of the layoffs is news journalist and managing editor Michael Main, who is with WOAI for nearly 30 years. He exits Friday morning. Also, anchor/reporter Berit Mason and multimedia journalist Stephanie Narvaez. Other slashes include Beasley Broadcasting in Tampa, FL market veteran Steve Austin; Cumulus in Mobile, AL Scott Adams and Fitz in NYC.
HOUSTON, TX WELCOMES NEW HURRICANE REPORTER Meteorologist Justin Stapleton who comes from KEZI TV ABC CH 9 Eugene, OR sighs: I’ve always had a fascination with hurricanes and tropical storms. That’s one of the draws to KPRC and Houston, an opportunity to forecast storms when they get into the Gulf and to be out in the field reporting when severe weather hits. KPRC TV NBC CH 2 welcomes meteorologist Justin Stapleton to its weather team.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Where do The Dovells come up with their name? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tony Bridge December 17th. Derrill Holly and Gary Allyn December 21, 2014. •IHEARTMEDIA launches Rhythmic CHR K236BR/KBGO-HD2 (Z95.1) Waco, TX vs. two Rhythmic CHR’s: Edwards Media KWBT FM (The Beat 94.5) & M&M KBHT FM (Hot 104.9). •JEANNETTE CALLE becomes a Texan when she exits NBC and MSNBC for a new gig as new morning meteorologist on Monday, December 22, 2014 on News 4 WOAI TV San Antonio’s Today from 4:30am-7am.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 KFYR TV NBC/ABC CH 5 in Bismarck, ND begins broadcasting on December 19th. •1964 CONNIE SMITH’s debut single Once A Day grand slams #1 in Billboard Country on November 28th. •1975 RON WOOD joins The Rolling Stones on December 19th. •1986 KIX and BARBARA BROOKS’ first child Molly Brooks born on December 24th. •1993 MICHAEL CLARKE drummer with The Byrds dies of liver failure on December 19th at 49. •2005 GARY ALLAN’s album Tough All Over goes Gold in Billboard Country on December 19th.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Subject: WHQ. Jim: We struck out in getting WHBQ’s old Hotel Chisca’s studios made into a museum; seems that we who were there while those great studios were operational, Wink Martindale, George Klein, and a few others, are the only ones who really believed it. However, the actual walls of Dewey’s old control room, Control B, have actually been taken down and moved to a special place upstairs over the original Sun Studio at 706 Union Ave. here in Memphis. The people at Sun consulted often with Wink and me, since we worked there in those days, and they did an excellent job us putting that together as part of their museum. It’s just like it was then, even a broken lp on the floor! Dewey Phillips was famous for listening to records and if he didn’t like them he’d toss ’em against the wall and break them. I’ve never know any person in the world who was 100 percent right everytime he’d listen to a new record…he had the best ear anywhere! Jack Parnell
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MIKE BRAUN [ex KWTX FM] (Waco, TX) Subject: Anniversary: KWTX-FM. Jim, KWTX-FM (97.5), Waco, celebrates 44 years of broadcasting on December 17, and KWTX-AM (1230) celebrated 68 years on May 1 of this year. By the way, M.N. “Buddy” Bostick, the station manager of KWTX-AM when it signed on in 1946, is still going strong at age 96. He and his long-time KWTX Broadcasting Company investors put KWTX-FM on the air in 1970. KWTX-TV (Channel 10) went on the air in 1955. What a legacy! Mike Braun, KWTX-AM/FM, 1975-1979
JOHN WALTON [Walton & Johnson Show] (Houston-Fulshear, TX) Subject: Checking in. OMG…Gene (Dickerson) hired me…you came in right after I left (KTRM-990)… I got one of the best jobs (fun wise) ever …left there to go to WJDX in Jackson MS…I still hear from Henry (LaRocca)…great guy…He owns a plumbing company…I guess he still wants to dabble.
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DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Many people consider Led Zeppelin one of the greatest bands of the Golden Age of rock . Founder Jimmy Page was innovator of their sound and success. The word genius is used a lot, but many musicians say he really has a gift. I had a close encounter with the Zep one night. A Brit group called SLADE, well known in the UK, but new to the U.S., played in my area and I went to show Label support. Noddy Holder, the frontman said, “The Zep may drop by the show tonight, because we’re mates.” I knew that Led Zeppelin was in town resting for an arena show, but doubted that they would attend Slade’s. The house was rocking when a roady came over and told me to look at the box seats on the wall of the theater. To my amazement, there were all four of the Zeppelin watching their friends. No other band was as big as Led Zeppelin, and that success can mostly be attributed to the brilliant Jimmy Page, called a Rock God in GQ Magazine. Link: Jimmy Page–GQ Men of the Year–Rock God (www.gq.com/moty/2014/jimmy-page-men-of-the-year)
TRIVIA ANSWER: In December 1960, vocal group The Brooktones sign with Cameo/Parkway Records, who encourages them to change their name to the Deauvilles after the Deuville Hotel in Miami Beach. The boys in the group think it is too difficult to spell. So, they shorten Deauvilles to the Dovells. Around Thanksgiving 1961, their first hit Bristol Stomp remains #2 for 2 weeks.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [formerly KCRS-550] (Marshall, TX) Scott Arthur at KNUZ/KQUE was the Club Dj in Gingers Lounge inside the South West Hilton between Hillcroft and Gessner on 59 South in 1983, 1984. Scott Suggested that I take over as club Dj as he was getting busier with other work he was doing. I enjoyed this and had a great time then the oil business stopped and the Hilton layed off in November 1984. So I had 11 months as club Dj at the South West Hilton. Dave Ward I saw twice sitting in the dark at 10:43 p.m. How did Dave Ward arrive into the Club so quickly? The Temptations and the Four Tops performing in The Atrium kept me company as they stayed with us one night. Leslie
ALBERT EINSTEIN (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
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