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DEATH AT KID ROCK’S ESTATE Rap singer Robert James Ritchie, also known as Kid Rock’s 1998 album Devil Without a Cause sells 13 million copies worldwide. Kid Rock owns a Malibu-Point Dume estate worth $12.495 million. He also owns a townhouse in a gated community near Nashville, TN worth $799,000. On Monday, April 25, 2016 Kid Rock finds the body of his 30 year old assistant, Michael Sacha, on his Nashville area property after an apparent ATV accident. Kid Rock dials 911 and screams: I need an ambulance!
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ABC BETRAYS RIPA Things are not happy in la la land. A feud exits between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Kelly refuses to appear on her show twice this week after ABC reveals that Strahan exits Live With Kelly and Michael for Good Morning America in five months. Kelly says it will please her if Strahan bugs off before his set in stone September 2016 exodus to GMA. ABC execs ponder whether to add a third hour to GMA, which evicts Live. TMZ reports Kelly Ripa will return if they assure her Live does not get the ax.
LEGENDARY CHICAGO NEWS ANCHOR BAGS IT After 51 years in TV news, legendary Chicago news anchor Ron Magers signs off for the final time on WLS TV CH 7 on May 25, 2016. In August 1981, as top KSTP TV CH 5 anchor in Minneapolis-Saint Paul for 7 years Magers arrives in Chicago on WMAQ TV CH 5. Carol Marin remembers: For almost 13 years (1985 to 1997), I share an anchor desk at NBC Chicago with Ron Magers and I marvel at how easily and seamlessly he handles any situation, especially breaking news.
YOLANDA OFF THE AIR At the time of its cancellation, Grammy award winning Gospel artist Yolanda Adams syndicated morning show broadcasts to 38 radio stations including twelve Radio-One markets and Emmis’ WLIB-1190 NYC. Following the conclusion of Thursday’s program following the expiration of her contract, Radio-One’s Reach Media cancels Yolanda Adams’ syndicated morning show. Radio-One: The Yolanda Adams Morning Show contract expires and will not be renewed. Erica Campbell takes her time slot.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first Web browser? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Neil Grant April 23rd. Lee Abrams April 29, 2016. •TOM MARR Baltimore, MD Talk radio legend in radio more than 50 years signs one-year contract renewal to continue his daily late morning program on WCBM-680 for a final year. •MEGAN SOSNE morning co-host on Clear Channel AC WXLY FM (Y102.5) Charleston, SC since June 2012 is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. •CHERYL SALOMONE is new VP/Market Manager of Adams Radio Of Delmarva Peninsula 4-station Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 WWBT TV NBC CH 12 in Richmond, VA begins broadcasting on April 29th. •1966 THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND’s first performance at The Paradox in Orange, CA is on May 13th. •1971 BILL GRAHAM closes Fillmore and Fillmore East on April 29th. •1987 RANDY TRAVIS’ second album, Always And Forever releases on Warner Brothers records on May 4th. •1995 EMPTY NEST’s final NBC TV broadcast is on April 29th. •2013 HUNTER HAYES’ video I Want Crazy debuts on CMT on April 29th.
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BEN HAROLD [ex KXOL-1360/KBUY-1540/WBAP-820/KENR-1070] (Knoxville, TN) Subject: just checking. hi jim, i am REALLY glad both of you are ok! i was REALLY worried when i watched it all happen on the weather channel. i hope the buick didn’t get underwater! the first thing i thought of was your safety and i don’t have any way to get in touch with you…except the computer. lady-girl gets scared when she’s trying to “protect” me. she is so small and the world is SO big (she’s a pug). so she cuddles up and barks at the door (which is rare for her breed. anyway, our service dogs are a blessing, jim! lady sticks to her daddy like glue ALL the time. even when i go potty, she NEVER lets me out of her sight. i get really worried about you, jim, if there is anything i am able to do, let me know and becky and i WILL try and help. you are ALWAYS in my daily prayers! your old friend, ben
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JONATHAN FRICKE [KFOX Los Angeles/KRAK Sacramento/WSM Nashville/WSAI Cincinnati/KDJW Amarillo/KBUY Fort Worth/KOKE AM/FM Austin] (Nashville, TN) Subject: Just checking… Just checking on how you and Suzie are doing. The pictures of the floods in Houston are devastating. Is everything okay? Jonathan
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JIM HALSEY [The Oak Ridge Boys manager] (Tulsa, OK) Subject: A BIG THANK YOU !!! Dear Jim and Suzie, Holy Mackerel, Kingfish, words fail me to express my appreciation for your printing my throwback Thursday. Always enjoy your up-to-date comments and historical information, every week. Wouldn’t miss an issue. Very interesting going thru the archives. I’m sure you have a warehouse full of memorabilia and information. Jim and Suzie, keep up your good work. It’s appreciated by multitudes. Thanks, Jim – The Oak Ridge Boys, inducted in the 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Halsey, inducted in the 2015 Oklahoma Hall of Fame=
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CHRIS KAYE [Radio Personality on 95 X• Bangor, ME/KBRZ-1460] (Freeport-Houston, TX) Took a Saturday road trip. Traveled through El Campo, Texas and couldn’t resist getting a few pictures of the KULP studio. This station still plays country music on the AM dial with live/local DJ’s. Weekday mornings you can tune in for the Trading Post where local listeners call in to sell items. KULP is a rarity in radio these days and truly a Texas legend. (Streema Link: http://streema.com/radios/play/32539)
TRIVIA ANSWER: On April 22 1993, Mosaic, the first Web browser releases to the public.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KRCS DJ] (Lake Livingston, TX) While Club Dj in Ginger’s Lounge South West Hilton Houston 1983; Dave Ward would be here in Ginger’s Lounge about 10:49 p.m., 6780 South West Freeway is coming to mind for South West Hilton Hotel address. A waitress would come up to say; “Dave does not want any attention that he is here do not mention this between your records.” Believe Dave was on air on KCEN at Texas Highway 6 Eddy Texas KCEN NBC 6 Temple/Waco in the 1960’s then after getting to Houston called Doug Brown over at KWTX Channel 10 Waco then CBS/ABC simulcast to KBTX Channel 3 Bryan. Leslie.
ELVIS PRESLEY (January 8, 1935 to August 16, 1977) They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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