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LEGENDARY BEANTOWN FORCE WIND DIES OUT Former WBCN FM (104.1) Boston, MA disc jockey Mark Parenteau who is a force on the Boston airwaves for more than 20 years passes away at 66 early Friday morning, June 3, 2016 after a long illness. Parenteau has one of the most successful radio careers in Boston history with a 20-year run first on the former WCOZ FM (90.5) then 19 years as afternoon-drive talent on WBCN FM. WZLX FM (100.7) ’s Carter Alan remembers: Mark was the best DJ I ever heard behind a mic.
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CANADIAN TEEN IDOL LEAVES THE STAGE During the 1950s and 1960s America has Elvis Presley. Our neighbors to the north, Canada, has a Rock and Roll singer, Bobby Curtola, who becomes a teen idol. In 1966, Bobby wins an RPM Gold Leaf Award as the first Canadian to have a record album go Gold. In the early 1970s, Curtola hosts the CTV musical series, Shake, Rock and Roll. In 2011, Curtola receives a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto. On Sunday, June 5, 2016 Bobby Curtola dies at 73.
AM/FM RADIO IS STILL THE KING! According to Westwood One Insights team, Edison Research’s Q1 2016 Share of Ear data that explores the continued strength of AM/FM radio and emerging audio trends, AM/FM Radio dominates the audio landscape with mass reach and significant time spent. Despite advertiser perceptions, AM/FM radio is the king of all audio. AM/FM radio’s 52% share is 9 times bigger than Pandora and 17 times bigger than Spotify. SirusXM’s audience to their ad-supported channels is a microscopic one share.
SUZIE HAS A CRACKED TOOTH Just over a week ago I notice that Suzie’s jaw is so swollen that it hides her eye! Our vet says Suzie has a cracked tooth and it is abscessed. He prescribes a pain pill plus a huge antibiotic medication. He also gives Suzie a shot to try and reduce her pain as quickly as possible. So far, Suzie’s vet bill is $615.80! Our next scare is the cost for a specialist to remove Suzie’s tooth which may double her present vet bill. We just do not have that kind of money. Please help Suzie at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the first major record label based on the U.S. west coast? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ed Scarborough June 12th. Ira [Eye] Lipson June 13th. Scott Arthur June 14, 2016. •DAN LATHAM longtime manager of iHeartMedia Chillicothe, OH retires on June 3, 2016 after 45-years in radio – last 29 in Chillicothe. •DREW GARABO PM drive host on WHPT FM (102.5 The Bone) Tampa, FM treats childhood cancer kids to lunch from Chick-fil-A, appearance by Tampa Bay mascots Raymond, Thunderbug and Rocky The Bull plus a WHPT FM tour. Garabo presents each child with their very own iPad.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1955 KWEX TV IND CH 41 in San Antonio, TX begins broadcasting on June 10th. •1961 TOBY KEITH (Should’ve Been A Cowboy – 1993) is born on July 8th in Clinton, OK. •1977 APPLE COMPUTER ships its 1st Apple II on June 10th. •1988 PATTY LOVELESS joins the Grand Ole Opry on June 11th. •1993 RICHARD WEBB actor (Captain Midnight – 1950s) shoots himself to death at 77 on Thursday night, June 10th. •2012 WYNONNA JUDD marries Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser on June 10th at her home in Leiper’s Fork, TN.
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DUANE ALLEN [Lead singer Oak Ridge Boys] (Hendersonville, TN) Nice to hear from you, Jim….It’s just nice to still be out here gettin’ it…..HAHA….All the best to you and Suzie…. DUANE
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PAUL CHRISTY [ex KFI, KFRC, KRBE, KZFX, KHMX, KHTC, KRTH] (Houston, TX) Subject: Tom Chase fund. Jim, Don’t know if you can help publicize this for my brother: https://www.gofundme.com/25bcctg TIA, PC Paul Christy Productions; Audiobooks/narration/commercial VO; Houston
BILL CHERRY [Realtor, In late 1950s Music ’til Dawn host on WWL-870] (Dallas, TX) Subject: KBOX-1480. Jim, I was looking in the public notices of the Dallas paper just a few minutes ago, and I saw this. It may or may not be of interest to you. Public Notice For KBXD (AM), Dallas, Texas On May 9, 2016 ACM JCE IV B LLC (the “Assignor”), licensee of KBXD (AM), Dallas, Texas, at 1480 kHz (the “License”), filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to assign the License to Chris Muse, the Assignee. The sole member and manager of ACM JCE IV B LLC is JCE AM Broadcasting, LLC, whose sole member and manager is Mark Jorgenson. A copy of the application is on file for public inspection during regular business hours at North Dallas Bank Tower, 12900 Preston Road, Ste 201, Dallas, Texas 75230. Appeared in: The Dallas Morning News on 05/27/2016.
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JAY WALKER [CBS Radio Dallas/KJKK FM/Infinity KTSA-550/KTFM FM/Own Jay Walker Prod/Jay Walker Competitive Audio consultant 40 Plus Years In Radio] (Dallas-McKinney, TX) Subject: On my soapbox. Jim We’ve been hearing lots of talk about so called ‘AM Revitalization’ including idiotic plans to grant AM facilities FM translators on an already stuffed FM band. The solution is simple. PROGRAMMING. AM suffers from a glut of sat-trackers running tired talk programming, foreign language, and the recent savior, sports talk. All which have fallen short of making a difference. Now I’m just a dumb disc jockey, but one of the lessons I learned 50 years ago, if you provide a format that people want to hear they WILL LISTEN. There are shining examples of stations that understand the notion. KGAF Gainsville Texas runs a LIVE, LOCAL, ENGLISH Adult format and in their county BEAT every single FM in Dallas, Ft. Worth. Outside of the county they don’t show, but in their county they are number ONE. KGAF is not what you’d call a blow torch either. They run 500 watts day and 250 watts night, but they are a WINNER without using a FM translator as a crutch. It’s too bad the major players don’t keep that in mind. Garbage is garbage no matter the modulation scheme. End of rant… My best to you and Suz, take care pardner… Jay Walker
TRIVIA ANSWER: On June 4, 1942 songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy De Sylva with Glenn Wallichs open Capitol Records as the first major record label based on the U.S. west coast. Capitol’s manager, Wallichs, invents the art of record promotion by sending free copies of new releases to disc jockeys.
CHUCK DUNAWAY [ex WABC-770, WKY-930, KILT-610, KLIF-1190] (Houston-Katy, TX) Subject: Beach Boys. Forgot to mention (I think) the day Carl Wilson shows up, unannounced or accompany by anyone, at the Pittsburgh station I was running and spent the entire day just hangin’ out…he called Brian who was in bed, and we did an on air interview that afternoon…wish I’d saved the many interviews etc., but no…take care…Chuck
THE BEACH BOYS (1964) Round round, get around I get around Yeah (Get around round round, I get around) I get around.
Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
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