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PATRIOTS LOSE ANNOUNCER In the 1980s, John Carlson is play-by-play announcer for New England Patriots games on 50,000 watt powerhouse WEEI-850 in Boston, MA. WEEI’s call letters stand for We’re Edison Electric Illuminating. Former Patriots center, Jon Morris, tells the Globe: I’ve never met anyone more passionate about broadcasting. John was very good at what he did, while never being full of himself. On April 5, 2016 John Carlson passes away at 82 in South Shore Hospital.
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GUNSLINGER STRIKES DEEP ELLEM RECORDING STUDIOS Writers write songs about the Deep Ellem section of Dallas, TX like The Deep Ellem Blues. Before 6 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Big D cops rush to the scene of a shooting in the 2800 block of Main Street at Legacy Recording Studios. KXAS TV NBC CH 5 reports a shooter rings the doorbell, fires bullets through the door and wounds a man who EMS ambulance races to Baylor University Medical Center. The hit man flees the scene before fuzz arrives.
IHEART MEDIA VS CREDITORS In 1972, San Antonio, TX banker Lowry Mays and car dealer B. J. [Red] McCombs form Clear Channel Communications and gobble up over 1200 radio stations. But they bite off more than they can chew. Clear Channel becomes iHeartMedia and whittle it down to over 800. But creditors pound the front doors of their dungeon. iHeartMedia’s 15 creditors are very upset because on December 2015, iHeart shifts a million shares of class B common stock into shell company, Broader Media.
RIPA PUSHES STRAHAN OUT FOUR MONTHS EARLY A feud between Kelly Ripa and co-host Michael Strahan erupts when he decides to ditch Live With Kelly and Michael for a seat on Good Morning America. Rumors are that diva big Mike creates more friction when he shows up late to tapings, brings his entourage to the set and makes the crew stop everything twice a week during pretapings for him to get a haircut at the studio. Will he get away with these shenanigans when he becomes on anchor on Good Morning America?
TRIVIA QUESTION: Who is KPRC TV Houston, TX CH 2’s first female reporter? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Larry Gatlin Monday, May 2nd. Catfish Jim Prewitt Sunday, May 8, 2016. •ALABAMA and Soul Man Sam Moore receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame at 1 pm May 26, 2016 at Walk of Fame Park. •KIFM FM Entercom AC San Diego, CA flips its familiar Easy 98.1 logo to brighter sounding Sunny 98.1 with new call letters KXSN FM. •RYAN NELSON returns to iHeartMedia Tampa Bay, FL in dual role of APD/PM Drive on Country WFUS FM (US 103.5) and PD of sister Country sibling WCTQ FM (92.1) Sarasota.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 WRCB TV NBC CH 3 in Chattanooga, TN begins broadcasting on May 6th. •1964 BOBBY BARE’s single Detroit City scores Best Country & Western Recording in the sixth annual Grammy Awards on May 12th. •1977 BEATLES AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL releases in U.K. on May 6th. •1989 NAOMI JUDD marries Larry Strickland on May 6th at Christ Church in Nashville, TN. •1991 THOMAS A CARLIN (Caddyshack – 1980) dies at 62 on May 6th. •2011 TAYLOR SWIFT’s video Mean world premiere on May 6th on CMT.
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JIM HALSEY [Oak Ridge Boys manager] (Tulsa, OK) Subject: A BIG THANK YOU !!! Dear Jim and Suzie, Holy Mackeral, 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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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. 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 [2006 Country Radio Hall of Fame, Country Radio Seminar, KFOX-1280, KBUY-1540, KOKE-1370/KOKE FM 95.5, WSM-650, WSAI-1360] (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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TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO-860/KONO TV news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Subject: Disaster by design: Houston can’t keep developing this way! Saw my very first Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus in Houston in 1940. Pa took me to the Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo every year. Loved the Rodeo.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Kay Bailey Hutchison (known on-air as Kay Bailey) KPRC TV Houston, TX CH 2’s first female reporter (1967–1972) later becomes TX Republican U.S. Senator.
LESLIE WAYNE HODGES [ex KRCS DJ] (Lake Livingston, TX) Jim, you know “The Tyler Rose” Earl Campbell; enjoy his Hot Links the best so far for decades. Saw Earl “The Pearl” Of Houston Oiler Blue of Bum Phillips look back at me in the Lobby of The South West Hilton Hotel when someone said he was in the Hotel November 1983. South West Houston Hotel; Exit Hillcroft on the South West Freeway where I was the Club DJ in Gingers where Scott Arthur mornings on KQUE was playing records from 5 p.m. to midnight then after January one 1984 ask they hand this off to me as he is so busy with other events he is doing, Did this till the oil dropped to eight dollars a barrel thus no one coming to the Hotel, Leslie
ZEDD (September 2, 1989 – p) A DJ can’t just play one song. It’s about playing a set, or how you connect songs in those two hours, and where you place them.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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