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KODAK CITY LOSES BIG NAME IN RADIO During the 1950’s and 1960’s in afternoon drive Nick Nickson’s show on WBBF-950 in Rochester, NY dominates the air waves with a 60 share of the radio audience. Nick later pulls his listeners over to cross-town clear channel 50,000-watt WHAM-1180. Nickson also is the voice of the NHL Los Angeles Kings. Nick’s fans and peers nickname him The Old Professor. On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Rochester radio legend Nick Nickson passes away at 93.
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SAN ANTONIO BROADCASTER MOVES ON UP Brian Gann PD of iHeartMedia News/Talk WOAI-1200 and Sports/Talk KTKR-760 (The Ticket) San Antonio, TX moves on up to Director of Operations for Spoken Word for Austin-San Antonio, TX effective immediately. In addition to his other frequencies, Brian Gann tacks on programming of Sports/Talk KVET-1300 (The Zone) Austin. Patrick Davis, SVP of Programming brags: Brian has a proven track record and couldn’t be happier he is taking on KVET-1300 The Zone in Austin.
BEASLEY’S CUTS IN EXPENSES BRING HUGE PROFIT On December 1, 2014, Beasley swaps five of its radio stations in the Philadelphia and Miami-Fort Lauderdale markets for 14 CBS Radio stations in FL, PA and NC. In the fourth quarter, Beasley slashes operating expenses of its new radio stations. In St. Petersburg-Tampa, FL and Charlotte, NC, Beasley trims radio station expenses by more than 6%, with almost $500,000 increase in radio station operating income.
BEAN COUNTER PILFERS NUGGETS FROM RADIO HOST In the 1980s, 64 year old comedian Joe Piscopo appears on Saturday Night Live plus his own HBO Comedy special. WNYM-970 (The Answer). morning host Piscopo hires Jennifer Larocca’s husband to do bookkeeping. Jennifer admits that she writes checks to herself from Joe’s account to pay personal bills. The 40-year-old Hackettstown, NJ woman pleads guilty to stealing from WNYM-970 morning host Joe Piscopo. She agrees to pay restitution of $170,805.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What three TV shows end when they are #1 in the ratings? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Jackshaw Wednesday, February 17, 2016. •WCNS-1480 Latrobe, PA flips from Talk/Oldies to Conservative Talk on Monday, February 15, 2016. Longtime Pittsburgh, PA radio/TV anchor Hank Baughman hosts local Talk Westmoreland 10am to 12pm. •WMGC FM Greater Media Sports (105.1) Detroit, MI goes local in morning drive when it moves Sean Baligian, Tom Mazawey & Marc Fellhauer from noon-3pm into 6-10am on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 to replace ESPN’s Mike and Mike.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1959 LEE PETTY wins 1st Daytona 500 auto race on February 22nd. •1969 BRADY SEALS Little Texas keyboard player (God Blessed Texas #4-1993) born on March 29th in Hamilton, OH. •1979 BILLY MARTIN becomes manager of Oakland A’s on February 22nd. •1981 SISSY SPACEK wins Best Actress award on March 31st as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter. •1992 BARRY DILLER resigns as CEO of Fox on February 22nd. •2009 LADY ANTEBELLUM writes Need You Now on February 25th in Nashville, TN.
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DAVE MICHAELS [former WSAI-1360/KONO-860/KBUC FM] (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Subject: Jack Eaton – Memphis. I was lucky enough to work with Jack Eaton 1985 – 1988. He was on Channel 5 – WMC TV and I was middays WMC 790. Jack was kind enough to do many Cousin Billy intros for me while walking past the studio into the production room to cut TV 5 evening News Sports Promos. He was a Mid South Legend in Broadcasting and a true gentlemen. Dave Michaels WMC, KBUC, KONO, WSAI
JACK PARNELL [former DJ/PD of WHBQ] (Memphis, TN) Subject: Jack Eaton. Thanks Jim…I was WMC radio PD at the time he (Jack Eaton) was there, so we worked closely and became close friends. jP
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KENT BURKHART [Burkhart-Abrams, KXOL-1360, KILT-610, WQAM-560] (Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio February 12, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1485. I was at KXOL (1360) in the early 50’s when I was at TCU. When I went to McLendon in Houston and Storz in Omaha I came back to KXOL as PD. Bruton was there. I left after six months. And went back to Storz in Miami in 57 as PD of WQAM a great station. KB.
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LYNN WOOLLEY/LARRY TODD [KTEM-1400 Talk host, former KRLD-1080, WFAA-570, KNOW-1490] (Waco-Temple, TX) Subject: Austin radio. Please mark your calendar the Austin Broadcaster’s Reunion set for Sunday April 17, 2016 from three to five p.m. at 700 Dawson Road. No charge. Program at 4:00 p.m. Dave Jarrott and Judy Maggio will MC with fun speakers and four awards. If you have worked in Austin broadcasting or if you currently work in Austin Broadcasting –you are most welcome to attend. Some have asked about bringing a spouse. I’ve found that most spouses who have NOT worked in broadcasting are usually bored. Your Call. thank you…Larry Todd (www.wbdaily.com/)
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TRIVIA ANSWER: The Andy Griffith Show, I Love Lucy and Seinfeld all end when they are at the top of the ratings.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KRCS DJ] (Lake Livingston, TX) Subject: Paul Menard proposed to Patti in Astrodome 46 years ago February 13 2016. Paul Menard Then KILT 610 Houston was Hudson & Harrigan, just a few years before was on air on KCRS 550, Then Andrews Texas, Lubbock, maybe Lamesa, Then to KLIF 1190 Dallas, Then to KILT 610 what I know so far, Leslie.
JOHN PEEL (August 30, 1939 – October 25, 2004) I just want to hear something I haven’t heard before.
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