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WHEN I DREAM TUNESMITH LAYS HER PEN DOWN One of our favorite Chrystal Gayle tunes is When I Dream (#3 summer 1979). In early 1998, Garth Brooks records the #1 chart topper Two Pina Coladas. Songwriter Sandy Mason writes both songs, as well as others. Ms. Mason records for Acuff-Rose publishing house label Hickory Records with producer Wesley Rose. Sandy Mason Theoret born on January 11, 1959 in Birdville, PA passes away from pancreatic cancer at 71 on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Ormond Beach, FL.
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POPULAR TV MINISTER ENTERS HEAVEN’S GATES Robert Harold Schuller is born on September 16, 1926 in Alton, IA. From 1950-55, he pastors Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Chicago, IL. In 1980, he builds the grand glass-and-steel Crystal Cathedral for his vast TV ministry to 20 million viewers in 180 countries. For years, we watch Reverend Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power telecast on Sunday mornings from the Crystal Cathedral. On Thursday, April 2, 2015 Robert Schuller passes away at 88 in a rest home in Artesia, CA.
MALONE’S CHARTER CABLE BIDS $10B FOR BRIGHT HOUSE The FCC shoots down John Malone’s Charter Cable purchase of the larger Time Warner Cable. But in a second offering the FCC approves Comcast’s takeover of TWC. Malone strikes again with a $10.4 billion deal to take over Bright House and create a new company. Bright House cable’s big cheese Newhouse family owns New Jersey’s Star-Ledger and magazine giant Conde Nast. Charter is also in line to grab spun-off assets from Comcast-TWC.
BETTER WATCH WHAT WE TWEET Windy City afternoon host Dan Bernstein and his midday ally Matt Spiegel on WSCR-670 are in hot water over their tweets about Comcast SportsNet Chicago anchor Aiyana Cristal. Bernstein tweets about Aiyana’s physical anatomy. Spiegel tweets that he’s distracted by her professional discomfort on the air. The Association for Women in Sports Media quickly condemns their comments. Spiegel apologizes with a tweet. Bernstein says on-air I’m an idiot.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does AFTRA call its very first radio strike? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ann J. Morton April 4th. John Driscoll April 6, 2015. •KJ & PAUL relocate from sister WZPL FM (99.5) as co-hosts of the Smiley Morning Show for over 12 years to The Morning Mix on Entercom AC WNTR (107.9 The Mix) Indianapolis, IN. •JAY CRUZE PD of iHeartMedia WSCG FM (G105.7) Augusta, GA accelerates to Programming SVP of six-station cluster. •VIN SCELSA retires at 67 on Saturday, May 2, 2015 after 30 years on free-form Rock WFUV FM (90.7) NYC.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1954 SWANSONS puts 1st TV Dinner on sale on April 6th. •1960 JOHN SCHNEIDER (Bo Duke on TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard) born on April 8th in Mount Kisco, NY. •1974 CALIFORNIA JAM Rock concert has 200,000 in attendance on April 6th. •1987 RANDY TRAVIS wins 4 trophies at the 22nd Academy Of Country Music awards on April 6th on NBC TV from Knott’s Berry Farm. •1998 TAMMY WYNETTE (Stand by Your Man) dies at 55 on April 6th. •2008 BRAD PAISLEY’s album 5th Gear certifies Platinum on April 9th.
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WINK MARTINDALE [Host of 20 TV game shows-DJ on WHBQ/KHJ/KMPC] (Los Angeles-Calabasas, CA) Subject: Wink Martindale Explains How He Got His Name – ABC News. Jim: You’ve asked me for some of my stories before. Here’s one about my name that was on ABC News.go.com today. Thought you might enjoy. Blessings, Wink http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wink-martindale-explains/story?id=27034447#.VQC0Bn1rrYU.hotmail
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director/DJ WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Thanks Jim. Always enjoy your JRRR emailings, and congrats too for have another “distributor”! I don’t know if he gets your emails, but I email back & forth quite a bit with Don Sundeen. While I’ve never actually met him, we do know many of the same people. He was a disk jockey, then a record promoter, and during the Memphis Music heyday, we had a plethora of promo men in Memphis, as well as others visiting us at WHBQ on a regular basis. jP
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DON SUNDEEN [former KCOH-1430 OM/PD/DJ-Hi Records promotion-TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) ‘Wikipedia on “It’s Later Than You Think.” The most popular version of the song, recorded by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, was made on November 27 (some sources give November 28), 1949. The recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24825. The record first reached the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10. Another recording, by Doris Day, was made on January 13, 1950 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38709. Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra made a recording on February 2, 1949 which was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3375. In 1963 Prince Buster recorded a Ska version which was released by Blue Beat records as a B-Side.’
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CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – 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
TRIVIA ANSWER: From March 29 to April 10, 1967 the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) calls its very first nationwide strike in its 30 year history. In NYC, AFTRA removes all WABC-770 airstaff off the air. Management personnel replaces WABC-770 airstaff. ABC press relations executive Marty Grove tries to fill in for Cousin Brucie. Music Radio WABC-770 PD Rick Sklar turns the strike into a radio promotion with new PAMS jingles. On April 10, 1967 the nationwide AFTRA strike ends.
DAVE MICHAELS [WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Jimmy. Snow is melting & birds are singing. I found a snapping Turtle in the creek. They are good eatin’. Watch out for your fingers. The best ones are in Ky. You can stick your hand back under the side of the ponds and feel for them. Ky boys don’t use gloves! You hope the turtle goes in head first in the mud. Fingers are nice to have. Turtle soup is good too! Dave
AESOP (620 BC – 560 BC) [The Hare and the Tortoise] Slow and steady wins the race.
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