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LEGENDARY RADIO, TV VOICE LAYS DOWN HIS MIC In 1965, Dick Enberg begins his broadcast career in Los Angeles as radio and TV voice of the California Angels, UCLA basketball and the Los Angeles Rams. In July 2015, MLB’s Hall of Fame honors Enberg with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence. After 60 years of sports broadcasting, MLB Padres TV announcer Dick Enberg tells during Wednesday night’s game against the Giants that he retires after the 2016 season as Fox Sports play-by-play host.
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SAD NEWS FOR ONE OF THE BROWNS During the 1950s and 1960s, Jim Ed, plus sisters Maxine and Bonnie comprise singing group The Browns who have the massive hit record The Three Bells which grabs #1 in Billboard Country for 10 consecutive weeks and is a crossover Pop hit. In 2005, Maxine Brown publishes her autobiography, Looking Back to See. In June 2015, Jim Ed Brown passes away at 81 of lung cancer. On Monday, September 28, 2015, 78 year old Country singer Bonnie Brown announces that she has lung cancer.
RETURN OF WILLIAMS BOOSTS MSNBC’S LAGGING RATINGS In February 2015, NBC News suspends its NBC Nightly News prime time news anchor Brian Williams for making false statements on and off the air about his 2003 reporting on the U.S. invasion of Iraq. MSNBC’s audience is the smallest among the three cable news networks. NBC News brings back Brian Williams as breaking news anchor on MSNBC. According to Nielsen, Williams’ coverage of the pope’s arrival has 526,000 viewers which is a 57% gain for MSNBC.
EUBANKS OUT OF ROSE PARADE On January 1, 1948, KTLA TV CW CH 5 Los Angeles, CA airs the Rose Parade. From July 11, 1966-December 20, 1974 Bob Eubanks hosts The Newlywed Game. Johnny Jacobs is its announcer. Since 1979, Eubanks hosts the New Year’s Day Rose Parade on KTLA TV. In 1982, Stephanie Edwards who is first female host of Good Morning America on ABC TV is Rose Parade co-host. After New Year’s Day 2016, Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards retire as Rose Parade broadcast hosts on KTLA TV.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who has Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wayne Watkins on October 2, 2015. •MARY G. BERNER board member of America’s 2nd-largest radio group Cumulus ousts its CEO Lew Dickey on October 13, 2015. •STEVE KELLY 17 years on Greater Media Country WKLB FM (99.5) Boston, MA new Production Director of iHeartMedia 5-station cluster, plus 2-4pm on Country WWYZ FM (92.5) Hartford, CT on October 1, 2015. •KATIE TOUPAL joins PD/AM DJ Collin Taylor on Leighton KZPK FM (Wild Country 99) St. Cloud, MN on October 5, 2015.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1951 NETHERLANDS TV 1st broadcast (Toverspiegel) on October 2nd. •1967 GILLIAN WELCH singer who performs 2 songs in O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack is born on October 2nd in NYC. •1975 WADE CROSBY actor The Paleface (1948) dies at 70 on October 2nd. •1986 THE EVERLY BROTHERS receive star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame on October 2nd. •1991 BEAU GRAYSON Country singer Tanya Tucker’s son born on October 2nd. •2011 JOHN RICH & wife Joan have son Colt Daniel Rich on September 29th.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Subject: Tom Bonner. Jim: I’ve finally found some info about him, even some video on past weathercasts on TV in Little Rock. He always had a great clean and crisp voice. I’m still searching around for an email address/phone number. I’d like to call and chat with him. JP
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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Houston we have no problems at all. The Houston Texans are playing football at noon today and Kendall is taking me to brunch…matters not…the game will be on a TV, no matter where we go…life is like that in Houston this time of year. Go Texans. Kendall and I had a great time going to five home games two years ago and need to do that again. Now, if one of her suppliers will just gift her with more tickets…we’ll be set. In meantime we’ll enjoy brunch at Bonefish and the TV set tuned to the Texan game..Love to all. Chuck
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JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer – ‘Love Can Make You Happy’ 1969] (Brandon-Tampa, FL) Subject: Hi Jim, I’m charting in Record World. Thanks Jim, for sending me your informative news. Many of our great DJs, are airing my current Hope Street Records’ release “Prophecy”. It’s #1 in Record World on the Christian Country Gospel Top 100. I’ve been grateful to radio throughout my career. DJs, have played my music from my days with Mercy in the late 60s and the duo Country Cavaleers in the 70s to the present. The Cavaleers are still seen on RFD TV. Folks can find many of my songs on YouTube. Here’s a current chart link seen in Record World with my #1 gospel song “Prophecy” – https://recordworldmagazine.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/christian-country-gospel-top-100-chart-8282015/ Best to you and Suzie, James Marvell formerly of Mercy and The Country Cavaleers P.S. Radio stations wanting an MP3 can email me at: email@example.com
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GLEN ASHWORTH (Lebanon, OR) Subject: Milo Hamilton. Jim Milo Hamilton became a silent Mic. Glen
TRIVIA ANSWER: Baseball broadcasting HOF member Vin Scully’s career only just begins 62 years ago when he is the youngest sports broadcaster on a World Series game (baseball). At only 25, he voices the 1953 World Series game broadcast between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. Behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of September 23, 2015) Vin Scully announces the Dodgers games since April 1, 1950. Before Wednesday’s game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks kicks off, Alex Angert presents Vin Scully with a Guinness World Records certificate as the Longest Sports Broadcaster for a Single Team.
BILL GARDNER [former WIBG-1020 DJ] (Las Vegas, NV) Hello Jim, Put me down as a Jim Rose Remembers Radio fan. Although I’m now back in my “parallel career” as an airline pilot, I still keep in touch with radio via your fine twice weekly source! Bill Gardner (www.billgardnerontheradio.com)
LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
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