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ASTROS BASEBALL VOICE LEAVES THE STADIUM After a 67-year broadcasting career, former Houston Astros voice and National Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton retires right after the 2012 pro-baseball season. Before Milo joins the Astros broadcast team in 1985, 50 of those 67-years he calls Major League games for the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Milo Hamilton passes away at 88 on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
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RADIO TALK HOST SHOCKS HOUSTON, TX FANS On Wednesday September 16, 2015 KTRH-740 Houston, TX Morning News host Matt Patrick frightens his listeners when he warns them that doctors diagnose him with cancer. After Matt experiences recent weight loss along with acid reflux, he visits his doctor who runs tests that reveal Patrick has a tumor in his esophagus. So, Matt immediately undergoes treatment. Listeners also hear Matt Patrick weekday afternoons on iHeartMedia Houston Talk cluster mate KPRC-950.
FOUR THUGS CARJACK REPORTER’S TRUCK Monday night, September 14, 2015, teen thugs carjack former WDSU TV NBC CH 6 New Orleans, LA investigative reporter Richard Angelico. The local NBC TV affiliate reports that the 71-year-old Angelico receives no injuries. Richard says that when one of the teens demands his car keys, he refuses, but one of the thugs snatches his keys out of his hand. The four punks hop into Angelico’s Ford F-150 truck and flee the scene. Good news from The Times-Picayune. Cops locate his truck.
BIG CHANGES IN WINDY CITY TV WBBM TV CBS CH 2 Chicago, IL announces a major change in its nightly newscasts. Kate Sullivan who is the 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm news co-anchor since 2010 exits on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Irika Sargent, TV journalist from CBS-owned WFOR TV CH 4 in Miami, FL is Kate’s replacement. On October 19th, Irika Sargent joins Rob Johnson behind the WBBM TV anchor desk at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is The Nation’s Station? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jumpin’ Joe Barnett Monday, September 21, 2015. •SALEM RADIO flips WBIX-1260 Boston, MA to News/Talk as AM 1260 The Buzz. Salem Radio Network hosts includes Bill Bennett (6-9am), Mike Gallagher (9am-noon), Dennis Prager (noon-3pm and midnight-3am), Michael Medved (3-6pm and 3-6am), Hugh Hewitt (6-9pm) and Eric Metaxas (9-11pm). •KGME-910 FOX Sports Phoenix, AZ The Freaks with Kenny & Crash moves to 7-9pm in the only evening live and local sports talk show in the Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test on September 21st. •1969 CLAY WALKER (What’s It To You #1-1993) born on August 19th in Beaumont, TX. •1976 WINGS perform on September 21st in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. •1988 CRYSTAL GAYLE & LORETTA LYNN play concert together for first time on September 20th. •1992 BILLY WILLIAMS (Adventures of Kit Carson) dies of brain tumor at 76 on September 21st. •2002 DARRYL WORLEY’s I Miss My Friend is his first #1 Country single on Billboard on September 21st.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Subject: Tom Bonner. Jim: Did you ever know or know of Tom Bonner, who once managed KARK TV in Little Rock? He’s another I’ve been wondering about…I think he may have retired by now, but really just wanna send him a “hello, howyabeen” email. He and I worked together for a few months at WHBQ Radio in 1958. JP
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JAY WALKER [CBS Radio Dallas/KJKK FM/Infinity KTSA-550/KTFM FM/Jay Walker Prod] (Dallas-McKinney, TX) It’s been hotter than blazes on this little patch of paradise, the “dog days” are officially here in the Red River Valley. So you and Suzie stay cool. Put your feet up, pour yourself a tall cold glass of sweet tea and some nice cold water for Suzie. By the way my old dog Charlie just loves ice cubes. He thinks it’s doggy ice cream. Jay Walker
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[Gentleman] JIM CARTER [KCBQ/KNUS/WFAA/KONO/KLIF/KXOL] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: this ‘n that… Howdy again Jim: I don’t know how you got the notion but I never worked at KBUC. Also, when I was at KSLR it was 96.1 on the dial. Yes I received the Texas boot for playing Freddie’s Dead…should’ve gotten the big boot for having fun with June 19th…but fortunately Jack Roth had a relatively good sense of humor believe it or not…I’m living proof of that! Lol… Gentleman Jim Carter/San Antonio, TX.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: KTVT Channel 11. I noticed what use to have signs for KTVT at Central Expressway and Walnut Hill here in Dallas is boarded up. I was wondering was it actual studios are just office space used there? I have yet to subscribe to Cable or Satellite. I find radio is more interesting and playing my various instruments. I have enjoyed hearing The Jonathan Fisher Trio on Sunday Evenings at The Balcony Club in Dallas. He is amazing, I watched as well as listened he hardly ever removes his hand or looks at the instrument while playing. He does what I know most players are told is correct for playing. But I know many give excuses for not doing so… and that includes me. But then I am an amateur musician.
TRIVIA ANSWER: In March, 1922, the new Federal Radio Commission assigns call letters WLW on 710 kc in Cincinnati, OH as the 65th licensed radio station to go on the air. On June 1, 1927: WLW moves to 700 kc from the eighth floor of the Crosley Building at 1329 Arlington. On April 17, 1934, the FCC grants Crosley Broadcasting’s WLW-700 authority to use 500 kW. In May 1934, WLW-700’s sheer power which bills itself as The Nation’s Station booms out night broadcasts from Texas to Connecticut with a mammoth 500,000 watts. This is ten times the clear-channel 50,000 watt standard. March 1, 1939 is the end of The Nation’s Station when the world’s first station to operate with 500,000 watts of power WLW-700 returns to 50 kW.
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A.D. WILLIAMS (1861-1931) When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.
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