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THE LAND OF ROGER WILLIAMS LOSES RADIO HOST Conservative radio talk show host, Buddy Cianci, born April 30, 1941 in Cranston, RI serves as mayor of Providence, RI from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. He is one of the longest-serving big city mayors in United States history. Cianci spends the next few years as a radio talk show host on WPRO-630, WHJJ-920 and on WLNE TV ABC CH 6. On January 28, 2016 Vincent Albert [Buddy] Cianci, Jr. dies of colon cancer in Miriam Hospital in Providence.
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SUPER BOWL ADS COST $5M EACH This year, a 30-second Super Bowl ad costs as much as $5 million, which is up from last year’s $4.5 million. A Super Bowl spot is just about the best shot an advertisement has for a huge captive audience all year. Also, many non-football fans tune in for the commercials themselves rather than the game. But do they actually influence sales? In 2014, communications firm Communicus reports that 60% of Super Bowl ads do not boost purchases but do increase brand awareness.
ROLLING STONES MISSING Tyler Glaser, a used vinyl record buyer at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music locates a rare Rolling Stones record album The songs of The Rolling Stones inside a box of records after a contractor demolishes a house. Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Music City hangs that rare $750 Rolling Stones record album on the wall of its record shop at 1702 8th Ave. S, Nashville, TN. In late January 2016 a thief steals that rare The Rolling Stones sample album tight off the wall at Grimey’s.
MOON RISES AGAIN OVER ALAMO CITY Big news in San Antonio and Austin, TX radio! Travis Moon returns to replace Lance Tidwell previous PD of iHeartMedia KAJA FM San Antonio from 2009-14 and Austin, TX VP/Programming J T Bosch over KVET FM and KASE FM, who exits late last week. Recently, Travis is Sr. Liaison for Radio Development at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On February 22, 2016 Travis Moon becomes iHeartMedia Director of Country Operations of its Austin-San Antonio Region clusters.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does RCA introduce the first 33⅓ rpm records for sale to the public? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jay Walker Wednesday, February 10, 2016. •JT BOSCH in Austin, TX since April 2013 exits as VP/Programming of iHeartMedia Country duo KASE FM (100.7) and KVET FM (98.1) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Reach Bosch at firstname.lastname@example.org. •CHRISTOPHER K MD of Entercom Top 40 KDND FM (107.9 The End) Sacramento, CA adds APD/MD of Hot AC sister KUDL FM (Star 106.5) to his existing duties as MD of The End.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 U.S.S.R. breaks off relations with Israel on February 12th. •1969 JOHNNY CASH & BOB DYLAN record Girl From The North Country on February 18th at Columbia Studios in Nashville, TN. •1973 BENJAMIN FRANKEL composer dies at 67 on February 12th. •1986 THE JUDDS’ Rockin’ With The Rhythm is their second Gold album on February 12th. •1998 INTEL unveils 1st graphics chip i740 on February 12th. •2009 SUGARLAND’s single It Happens releases to radio on Mercury records on February 9th.
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ROBERT HAUCK [ex WWKE-1370, WKKE-570, WCMI-1340] (Ocala, FL) Retired about a decade ago. Owned and operated WWKE (later WOCA) Ocala FL WKKE (formerly WLOS) Asheville NC, WCMI Ashland KY. After radio retirement took position of Exec Dir of Crime stoppers. Notable alumni of our stations are Ted Webb @ WFLA, Dave Walker & Bill Patten of CNN + others. Your pub is my only remaining lifeline to a 40 year broadcast management career and I much appreciate it.
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MIKE SHANNON [WBAP-820, WFAA TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: Robert Ray Bruton. Saddened to report the death of 2007 TRHOF inductee BOB BRUTON (Robert Ray Bruton on FB.) He died yesterday morning (2/8/2016) after a series of heart attacks at 83 years old. What an impressive resume…gleaned from his LinkedIn account: “Over 50 years experience in broadcasting. 14 years on air personality at KCNC, KXOL, WFAA AM/FM and KJIM in Dallas-Fort Worth; WEAM in Washington, DC; 36 years in management and sales for PAMS productions, TM Programming, Satellite Music Network, Radio Ahhs;, television sales for WTVA-Tupelo and WOWL-Birmingham. Owner, KDSI AM (TX,) KQQN-FM (AK) and KNGV-FM (TX.) Senior salesman for USA Radio Network. Served 17 years USAF (4 active, 13 reserve.) Currently holds the rank of Captain – Civil Air Patrol with an Observer rating.” Bob also managed KFWD-102.1 in Fort Worth, and claims the distinction of being the first overnight disc jockey in Fort Worth while working for KXOL. Services have not been announced yet. Photo…Bob sat in with Ray Kennedy (Whitworth) and me on a June, 2008 episode of our “Hi-Fi Club” radio show. Good guy…he will be greatly missed. R.I.P. (www.dfwRetroplex.com)
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GARY DELAUNE [ex KLIF-1190/KRLD-1080 news/KENS TV CH 5 Sports Director] (San Antonio, TX) Subject: A year later: Jim: On January 24th I prayerfully celebrated one year after my triple by-pass. My health is better now than it has been in years. I lost 36 lbs. but of course gained some back. I walk at least a mile every day and still shoot baskets with the grandson. On another subject: Sorry to see Grant Teaff retire from the American Football Coaches Association. What a gentleman and great coach. It was my privilege to do several Baylor games with the late Frank Fallon for Mutual Network in the 80’s. Grant’s son-in-law, Russ Bookbinder, is Director of San Antonio Sports. Grant’s daughter Tammy, is an inspiration to all of us as she continues to battle multiple sclerosis. Gary DeLaune
TRIVIA ANSWER: In September 1931, RCA Victor introduces the first 33⅓ rpm records for sale to the public as Program Transcriptions.
CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Live Music. Last night went and heard Ted Levin backed by Mark Deffebach at the Omni Hotel, Ted does a good mix of Rock-a-Billy and Pop tunes. Tonight heard the Jonathan Fisher Trio at the Balcony Club. He does very good Progressive and Modern Jazz. I just wish local radio played more local artists, since this would be good for both the musicians and radio stations. There are only so many times a person can hear Freebird, Stairway To Heaven, House Of The Rising Sun. Why I hardly turn on my radios, but I am 62 so not in the Target Market of the Radio Stations.
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