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FRANKIE TAKES FINAL SEA CRUISE What is in the South Louisiana water that causes its singers to pump the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis? Vincent Francis Guzzo, Jr. born on August 4, 1939 in Gretna, LA records Rock & Roll Classic Sea Cruise in 1959 that sells over a million copies and hits #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100. New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll singer and pianist Frankie Ford passes away at 76 on Monday, September 28, 2015 in his home in Gretna, LA after a lengthy illness.
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HAWKEYE GAINS JASMINE AS CO-HOST Jasmine Sadry brings over a decade in Big D morning radio to the Hawkeye In The Morning show with Mark [Hawkeye] Louis and Katelyn Connected K Maida as longtime member of The Jagger Show at KDGE FM (102.1 The Edge) to Cumulus Country KSCS FM (New Country 96.3) Dallas, TX. Dan Bennett, Cumulus Dallas-Fort Worth RVP/Market Manager, brags: Jasmine is a unique talent with 12-plus years of market equity. We’re very excited to welcome her to the team!
FARMER & JACKSON RENEW WHITE SOX CONTRACTS Beginning with spring training games in March 2016, the Chicago, IL radio flagship home for the Chicago White Sox Radio Network shifts from WSCR-670 The Score to WLS-890. Even though Chicago White Sox Radio network switches Chicago radio stations next season, its announcers remain in place. The Chicago White Sox renews its contracts for both play-by-play announcer Ed Farmer and analyst Darrin [DJ] Jackson for just one year.
AMERICANS’ TRUST IN THE MEDIA ERODES Americans’ trust in the media remains historically low. Since 1998 and 1999 Americans’ confidence in the media slowly erodes from a high of 55% to a new low of 40%. Prior to 2004, many Americans say they trust the mass media, such as newspapers, TV and radio. Media Confidential reports: A new Gallup Poll indicates that four in 10 Americans say they have ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who does the voice of The Story Lady on Gary Owens’ KMPC-710 radio show? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Raechel Donahue Sunday, September 11th. Bill Odom Tuesday, October 6th. John Hale Thursday, October 8, 2015. •KONO FM Cox Media Group (101.1) San Antonio, TX is 2015 Marconi Radio Legendary Classic Hits Station of The Year. •JONATHAN [JR] REED former Top 40 KHFI FM (96.7) and KPEZ FM (The Beat 102.3) Austin, TX programmer lands on his feet as PD of iHeartMedia Top 40 WAEV FM (97.3) Savannah, GA. •WGYL FM Vero Beach, FL flips from AC 93.7 The Breeze to Hot AC 93.7 WGYL.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 KRTV TV CBS CH 3 in Great Falls, MT begins broadcasting on October 5th. •1966 LORETTA LYNN records Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, TN on October 5th. •1970 PBS becomes a network on October 5th. •1989 K.T. OSLIN & CLINT BLACK play Carnegie Hall on October 5th. •1992 EDDIE KENDRICKS singer (The Temptations) dies of lung cancer at 52 on October 5th. •2012 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s single Cruise goes Gold on October 5th.
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JACK PARNELL [former Program Director WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) Jim: yes, i remember his Dallas work at KLIF (1190)…we could pick them up here at night, and I used to say that if I ever got an offer from KLIF I would NOT turn it down. they were one of the best known radio stations in the U.S. I remember that there people leaving stations in L.A. and other big markets to go to KLIF. Interestingly, I did get an offer, but turned it down! I was PD at WHBQ at the time, and told the PD from KLIF who called me that I need an afternoon drive man, so I said: “Do YOU want a job?” I haven’t had a chance to “catch up” with Ken (Dowe), but am looking forward to it. Thanks again for putting us in touch. JP
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TOM ELLIS [KONO-860/KONO TV] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim and Suzie, Looks like a hurricane could be heading up this way. Right now we’re in gale force winds with torrential rain. Third day of gale force winds and sheets of rain. Forecasts telling us not to expect any sun till next Wednesday. My family from Cincinnati and the Queen and I have been “confined” to this old house. Not good to be “confined” for 3 days with a one year old rambunctious boy. Hope the winds don’t increase too much more, or they’ll close down the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal. God help us, PLEASE. Tom
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BILL CHERRY [Realtor. In late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio September 21, 2015 [Monday] Issue #1444. Hi, Jim — I thought you and your readers might be interested in knowing that longtime radio icon, Brad Chambers, recently had a stroke, and it was a couple of weeks before his 60th birthday. It was a real scare, but he seems to be recovering fairly fast. Brad has the very successful internet radio station, www.MartiniInTheMorning.com. He’s also celebrating the stations 9th year on the air. During his 40 year career, he programmed many stations, especially country-western and rock. KLAC Los Angeles, WRBT-Fm, KPLX Dallas, KNAV FM, Fresno, KIDD Monterey, Programmed 7 Clear Channel XM stations, etc. Bill Cherry Dallas
JIM PREWITT [Catfish – KNCI FM 105.1-KLOL] (Dallas-Bedford, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio September 28, 2015 [Monday] Issue #1446. Hi Jimmy…I really enjoy your letter and always come back. I do want to report I’m doing fill in Sports, Traffic and Character voices in addition to shooting the bull with Hector Reyes, Sonny Rio, and Lee Woods on www.rioandreyes.com/ It’s a fun very local morning show out of San Antonio. I hope you and Suzie are doing well! Catfish Jim Prewitt (www.JimPrewitt.com)
TRIVIA ANSWER: Veteran Hollywood, CA voice actor Joan Gerber does the voice of The Story Lady on Gary Owens’ KMPC-710 radio show in the 1960s. Gary Owens’ The Story Lady radio series classic fairy tales and folk stories satire as comedy routine. Joan is born on July 29, 1935 in Detroit, MI. She passes at 76 on August 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.
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CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died (I knew him or rather met him)…Chuck (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3343077/posts)
FRANKIE FORD (August 4, 1939 – September 28, 2015) Old Man Rhythm is-a in my shoes It’s no use sittin’ here singin’ the Blues So be my guest, you’ve got nothin’ to lose Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?
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