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GREAT LAKES STATE TALK HOST FADES For many years, Dave Barber moderates talk shows in Flint, MI on WTRX-1330, WTAC-600 and WFDF-910. Dave relocates to Providence, RI to host a talk show on WPRO-630. Since January 2008, Barber anchors Rhode Island General Assembly’s TV show, Straight From The Gavel. On a visit to his home state of Michigan, Dave chokes while eating at the rehearsal dinner of a friend’s wedding. The 60-year old Dave Barber dies in a coma on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
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FIVE TIME DEPORTEE MURDERER LOVES SANCTUARY CITY During an interview in jail, alleged gunman, Francisco Sanchez, who officials deport five times, confesses to KGO TV ABC CH 7 reporter Cornell Barnard that he knows San Francisco, CA’s sanctuary city policies make it a good place to avoid deportation. On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Sanchez reveals that after he takes sleeping pills that he finds in a dumpster he wanders (aimlessly) on Pier 14. He uses a federal agent’s gun to slay the lovely young Kate Steinle.
MEGYN BEATS O’REILLY Confession: we enjoy The O’Reilly Factor but we can watch Megyn Kelly for a long time. Fox News personality Kelly rallies July 2015 with a strong showing. Fox cable news brags that Bill O’Reilly is #1 for many years but Megyn Kelly slaughters O’Reilly in the valuable 25-54 adults demographic. Megyn’s 458,000 viewers in the advertiser-favored group pushes The O’Reilly Factor’s 431,000 to #2. O’Reilly still tops the cable news race with 2.5 million total viewers, but Kelly gains ground.
CUMULUS WRAPS SAN FRANCISCO NEWS BUREAU For more than four decades KGO-810’s South Bay Bureau is open. Cumulus decides to shutter its two-staff office in San Jose, CA without notice. On June 26, 2015 reporters Jennifer Hodges and Jeanne Lynch leave the building. Len Egert, SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Executive Director complains: Once again, Cumulus Media demonstrates its lack of support for local Bay Area communities.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does American Top 40 radio program begin? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•BOB [Fergie] FERGUSON engineer celebrates his 25th anniversary at WGN-720 Chicago. IL. •KELLY FRANK ex senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social of WGCL TV CBS CH 46 Atlanta, GA moves on up to news director of WBNS TV CBS CH 10 Columbus, OH. •JERRY LEWIS former national chairman of Muscular Dystrophy Association known for slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio receives National Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1950 YOUR HIT PARADE debuts on NBC TV (later CBS) on July 10th. •1965 KEN MELLONS (Jukebox Junkie #8-1994) born on July 10th in Kingsport, TN. •1979 ARTHUR FIEDLER Boston Pops leader dies at 84 on July 10th. •1987 HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s album Born To Boogie releases on July 7th on Warner/Curb records. •1990 IRENE CHAMPLIN (Flash Gordon TV series) dies at 59 on July 10th. •2013 RANDY TRAVIS’ emergency brain surgery on July 10th after a stroke in Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, TX.
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DALE PARSONS [ex WNBC-660/WLTW FM/WGH-720/WTAR-850/WLTY FM] (Hana, Maui, HI) Subject: First Convention on Radio. Aloha Jim, I enjoy reading your newsletters each week. Great job! –Dale
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TONY WILLIAMS [WKY-930/KRLD-1080] (Dallas-Richardson, TX) Subject: “The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca”. I’ve just started watching. It looks good. Loggia is quite a good actor. In T.H.E. Cat, he has a lot of “screen presence”. The show probably would have lasted longer if it was not scheduled on Friday nights. A lot of programs run into a dead end on Friday nights. The show was quite moody and had a film noir look to it with Lalo Schifirin doing the series music. Less than a third of the episodes are available. Robert Duvall played a paid German assassin in one. R.G. Armstrong is a co-star as a one-armed police detective. The pilot … T.H.E. Cat TV series To Kill a Priest. View on www.youtube.com Preview by Yahoo. Tony
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JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer – ‘Love Can Make You Happy’ 1969] (Brandon-Tampa, FL) Hello Jim, Yes Jim, those re-runs have been airing for over 15 years now on RFD TV. Folks tell me from all over America they’re seeing The Country Cavaleers often! As you know, we appeared on the scene in 1970. In those years, Buddy Good and I were spreading country music through the states. One of our favorite places was Texas. I can still remember having to hide before we’d go out into the crowd because of our image but when we started singing the place would start hollering and cheering throwing their cowboy hats into the air. They Liked us! It was like a movie Jim. My best to you and Suzie, James Marvell formerly of Mercy and The Country Cavaleers
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JAY WALKER [KJKK FM 100.3/KTSA-550 KTFM FM/Jay Walker Prod] (Dallas/McKinney, TX) Subject: Radio Killed Radio. Hi Jim, I was on the air from 1970-1996, and still do engineering, voice-over, and audio processing consulting today. Like you way back in the 80’s I told everyone I knew in the business that “de-regulation” meant radio as we loved it was going to be GONE. However I do get tired of “radio” placing the blame on Internet and Sat Radio. We tend to give those services way more credit than they’ve earned. Non-broadcast services combined, yes even including pure play Pandora types, have fewer listeners than an average medium to large size radio market. Yes, XM-Sirius has an increase in net subscriber numbers over time BUT only because it comes FREE for six months to a year with a new car purchase, if you get that optional sound package. Their re-subscription rate is terrible no matter how much they cut the “Please Re-New” rate. So much for Howard Stern hehe. You and Suz take care down that way!!! Jay
TRIVIA ANSWER: On July 4, 1970 American Top 40 with host Casey Kasem begins on Independence Day weekend on seven radio stations. KDEO-910 in El Cajon, CA (now KECR) is the very first to debut the show on the evening of July 3, 1970. The very first show marks the last time both Elvis Presley and The Beatles have songs simultaneously in the Top 10.
DAN MCCURDY [Charlie & Harrigan Charlie Brown-Irving Harrington-KLIF 08/64-06-65/WMEX Boston/Dan Patrick-KBOX 65] (Sherman, TX) Jimbo…voted for my 10 TRHoF nominees. You were one of ’em. My very best…you deserve it, pal! Dan McCurdy PS…voting’s close to a wrap, so my very best wishes…
BILL WALTON (November 5, 1952 – p) The only way Danny Schayes is getting into the hall of fame is if he pays the $5.99 admission fee.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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