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90 YEAR OLD TALK HOST STILL TALKS ON THE RADIO Eleanor Ford, at 90 years old, still has something to say on WTNK-1090 / W228CB FM (93.5) and online in Hartsville, TN and each week radio listeners from around the country tune in. Ford hosts Lunchtime with Eleanor weekly talk show every Friday from 11 a.m.-noon since 2003. Ford, who is a florist for 36 years and serves as executive director of the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, still stays deeply connected to what is going on thereabouts.
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WILKES COUNTRY WOLF LOSES MORNING DUO In December 2014, John Moug moves from his eight year night DJ spot on CBS Radio Top 40 KLUC FM (98.5) Las Vegas to do mornings on Wilkes Country KWOF FM (92.5 The Wolf) Denver, CO. In March 2015, Jaime Ames leaves KORL FM (Mix 101.1) Honolulu, HI to join Moug on the KWOF FM morning show. After a brief engagement on the wake up crew Moug and Ames hit the exit ramp. Reach Moug at email@example.com. Catch Ms. Ames at Jaime.Ames@outlook.com.
ANOTHER RADIO STATION FLIPS TO ALL CHRISMAS MUSIC CHEER For the 15th consecutive November iHeartMedia Adult Contemporary/Hot AC WLIT FM (93.9 MYfm) flips to an all-Christmas music format. Edison the Reindeer returns as official mascot of Chicago’s Christmas Station WLIT FM. iHeartMedia Chicago announces the Christmas music begins on WLIT FM at 4:35pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 and continues through December 26th.
COLUMBUS, OH GOES BOOM! Radio One doubles its Columbus, OH footprint when it buys Wilks’ last two Columbus-area stations, WZOH FM (95.5) and WHOK FM (107.1). Radio One moves its Urban AC Boom format from WXMG FM (Magic 106.3) over to WZOH FM’s stronger 95.5 signal. This joins Radio One’s other Boom outlets on KROI FM (Boom 92) Houston, WPHI FM (Boom 107.9) Philadelphia, KSOC FM (Boom 94.5) Dallas and WPZE FM (Boom 102.9) Atlanta. WHOK FM is the new the home of Inspirational Joy 107.1.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What popular British singing group once appears as Johnny and the Moondogs? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Robert Poer Friday, November 20, 2015. •ASHLEY O. leaves Cox Media WFLC FM (Hits 97.3) as Assistant Producer of DJ Laz Morning Show and Production Director to anchor the morning show on Entercom Alternative WSFS FM (104.3 The Shark) Miami, FL. •ROB CHICKERING after eight-years on Dallas-based YEA Networks and The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show exits his post as VP of Operations and Engineering for Glenn Beck’s company as TV and radio VP of Production Operations on November 30, 2015.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 WABC-770 fires radio legend Alan Freed on November 20th over a payola scandal. •1961 JIMMY DEAN’s single Big Bad John rises to #1 in Billboard Country on November 20th. •1976 GEORGE HARRISON appears on Saturday Night Live on November 20th. •1980 JOHNNY LEE’s Urban Cowboy single contribution Lookin’ For Love goes Gold on November 18th. •1995 BEATLES’ ANTHOLOGY VOL 1 releases on November 20th. •2004 LONESTAR’s single Mr. Mom grabs #1 in Billboard Country on November 20th.
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DUANE ALLEN [Lead singer Oak Ridge Boys] (Hendersonville, TN) No slowing down for kings of the road, Oak Ridge Boys. On Sunday, Bonsall, Sterban, Duane Allen and William Lee Golden, who have all been performing together since 1973 as the Oak Ridge Boys, will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as one of the few gospel acts to successfully transition to secular music and become hit makers…
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BARRY KILGORE [ex KNUZ-1230, KQUE FM] (Houston-Conroe, TX) Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Haven’t written in a long time. Still an avid reader. For an allegedly retired person, I stay busy. I just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! this November 16th. I celebrated my 150th in September. At least I think it was the 150th. ( lose track of time because I’m on DOG TIME. That means, You take me out for a walk every two hours and I won’t do my business on your floor.) BTW, I always thought Murray the K was the 5th Beatle. He always said he was.
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CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Belated Birthday Greetings. I forgot about your birthday, but hope you enjoyed your birthday. A lot of people were born in November. My mother was born Nov 8, 1930 and a lady friend and neighbor, Ruby was born Nov 12, 1948. I went and heard after spending some time with Ruby to the Dallas Art Museum. They had a local Jazz/ R&B band, Fingerprints. They have several CDs on Spotify. I need to update my address book, since the Holidays are coming.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod-Ira “Eye” Lipson tape for blind] (Dallas, TX) Happy birthday Jim and many more. You’ve done an incredible job of continuing and growing your Radio Newsletter over the years.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On November 15, 1959 three ex-members of the Quarrymen, later to become known as the Beatles’ John, Paul, and George, audition for the British talent program TV Star Search at the Hippodrome Theatre in Lancashire. They appear as Johnny and the Moondogs and perform two Buddy Holly songs: Think It Over and It’s So Easy.
BRUCE HATHAWAY [KTSA-550, KTFM FM, Swingtime TV show] (San Antonio, TX) HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!*** KEEP UP HE GREAT WORK !!!
JEROME DAVIS [ex KLTV, KDOK, KEEE, KMHT, KRLD-1080, KFJZ-1270 & WBAP-820] (Dallas-Colleyville, TX) Subject: HB. Happy Birthday Jim. Jerome Davis
DR. JEFF CUNNINGHAM [ex KXOL-1360] (Austin-Kyle, TX) Happy birfday to yew… Happy birfday to yew… Happy birfday dear Jim! Happy birfday to yew! Jeff Cunningham, DC
BEN HAROLD [KXOL, KENR] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: happy birthday! Happy Birthday Monday, Jim! I’m thankful you are still here! Besides being an old friend, without you, there would be no JRRR! Ben
JOANIE GREEN-GALLO [KNUZ-1230] (Tulsa, OK) Subject: Woo Hoo! Happy Birthday, Jim! I hope your day is filled with joy and wonderment. Joan
JERRY STERN (Galveston, TX) Happy Birthday Jim, make it a great day
FR. BOB TOMLINSON [ex KXOL-1360] (Jacksonville-Lake Striker, TX) Happy Birthday Jim. Have a great day.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Have I wished you a happy b’day yet?
DAVE TUCKER [KFJZ-1270, KXOL-1360, KBOX-1480] (Ft. Worth, TX) Hi Jim, Have a great Happy Birthday
[Catfish] JIM PREWITT [Country KNCI FM 105.1-KLOL] (Dallas-Bedford. TX) Happy birthday my friend! (www.JimPrewitt.com)
JOHN HALE [Retired KLBJ-590/KONO-860/KTRH-740 newscaster] (McKinney, TX) Hey Jim, happy birthday.
AARP FORUM [Questions and Answers] Q: Where can single men over the age of 70 find younger women who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore, under Fiction.
Jim Rose and Suzie
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