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TEXAS RADIO-TV LEGEND EXPIRES From 1966-67 when I’m PD/MD/DJ on KHFI FM Austin, TX our radio and TV General Manager is Dan Love. Our KHFI FM and KHFI-970 studios and offices are on the 2nd floor. Downstairs is sales department, plus news department and KHFI TV CH 42 studios. Love is the first evening newscaster on KTBC TV CH 7 and later he runs KHFI TV as its General Manager from 1965 to 1974. In 1971, Dan elects to the Austin City Council and re-elects in 1973. On Friday, October 20, 2017 Marvin [Dan] Love passes away at 88.
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HEAVENLY VOICE NOW JOINS THE ANGELS Jimmy Beaumont’s heavenly voice is lead singer of one of our all time favorite groups The Skyliners. Thirteen labels reject Since I Don’t Have You. On March 23, 1959, Since I Don’t Have You lands at #12 on Billboard. In Cashbox, the Skyliners is the first white group to top the R&B charts. Jimmy Beaumont, golden-voiced lead singer of the Skyliners, passes away at 76 on Saturday, October 9, 2017 in his sleep in his home in McKeesport, PA after a career that lasts nearly 60 years.
JOYNER CALLS IT QUITS Since 1994, Tom Joyner hosts The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Previously Tom earns the nickname The Fly Jock because after he hosts mornings on KKDA FM (104.5) Dallas, TX he then flies to Chicago, IL every day to do afternoons on WGCI FM (107.5) for eight years. The Tom Joyner Morning Show currently airs on over 80 radio stations nationwide. In 2003, Joyner and David Kantor’s Reach Media take over the Tom Joyner Morning Show from ABC Radio Networks. Tom Joyner retires on December 31, 2019.
BIG NAME GUESTS AVOID MEGYN All appears not so cherry in Megyn Kelly’s world. In addition to widespread criticism and sluggish ratings, Megyn Kelly faces another crisis. After three weeks on Megyn Kelly Today TV, no one seems to want sit in her guest chair. A high-powered publicist, with a roster of big names, who asks us to keep their name quiet, says: I’m not booking anyone on her show. Another well-known publicist, who represents one of the celebrities who recently appears on Kelly’s show isn’t pleased with the interview. I won’t plan to have others go on.
TRIVIA QUESTION: When does NBC move its studios to the corner of Sunset and Vine? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•SUSAN LARKIN who joins Entercom in July 2017 as Florida RVP succeeds Steve DiNardo as head of Entercom San Francisco, CA. •MICHAEL LA CROSSE returns as Program Director of iHeartMedia AC KKCW FM (K103) and Classic Hits KLTH FM (Eagle 106.7) Portland, OR effective October 9, 2017. •GUY PHILLIPS exits CBS Radio Hot AC KYKY FM (98.1) St. Louis, MO for afternoons on CH Holdings News/Talk KTRS-550. •STEVEN PRICE Townsquare founder and Chief Executive Officer transitions to new role as Executive Chairman of the Board.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1950 TOM PETTY Classic Rock singer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers born on October 20th. •1962 ROY ACUFF is the first living artist to join the Country Music Hall Of Fame on November 7th. •1979 BOB DYLAN appears on SNL on October 20th. •1980 EDDIE RABBITT earns his first two Gold albums on October 24th for Horizon and The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt. •1995 STS-73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit on October 20th. •2011 THE ELI YOUNG BAND scores its first Platinum single on October 20th with Crazy Girl.
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TOM ELLIS [Veteran WABC TV NYC & WBZ TV Boston, MA & KONO-860/KONO TV San Antonio, TX news anchor] (Boston-Cape Cod-East Sandwich, MA) Hi, Jim and Suzie, Moved from KWED to KONO (860) in late ’58. Spent less than a year in Seguin, where my first son was born. By the way, when I worked at KWED, the frequency was 1390. When did it switch to 1580? It was just a thousand watter in ’58…and operated daylight hours only. I was the sign-er on-er, and worked a solo shift ALL DAY Sundays. $85 buckeroos a week. Tom
KWED-1580 according to Wikipedia with Country music format licensed to Seguin, TX owned by Seguin Media Group. Until 1987, KWED-1580 simulcasts 105.3 FM. Later. KWED FM flips its call letters to KSMG FM (Magic 105.3) as the first FM Oldies format in San Antonio, TX. KULP-1390 El Campo, TX airs a Country music format. El Campo is 2 hours (126.5 mi) SE of Seguin.
JACK PARNELL [former Program Director/DJ on WHBQ-560] (Memphis, TN) We also had constant visits from many many “stars”. One morning when Wink (Martindale) and I were coming thru the Chisca lobby after our regular 9am breakfast, We looked and sitting on the couch in the lobby were The Kalin Twins (When #5-1958). We had visit from Connie Francis, all the Nashville pickers and singers…and bunches more. Of course you know about Dewey Phillips being the first person in the world to play Elvis’ “That’s Alright Mama” on his night (9-midnight) show. Lotsa interesting folks writing/promoting/publishing/playing/singing all the hits from back then! JP
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LYNN WOOLLEY [KTEM-1400 Talk host, former KRLD-1080, WFAA-570, KNOW-1490] (Temple-Waco, TX) Subject: Dan Love. (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=marvin-love&pid=186968314)
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STANLEY TEATER [ex KTEM-1400] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Subject: Verle Freeman (BJ Adams). No I left radio in 1976 and went back into television. Over the years I worked at 8 different TV stations in 6 states. I retired from broadcasting in 2005 and I now work in the special education department at Leander High School in the Austin area. I live in Cedar Park. I don’t remember a Butch Brady.
TRIVIA ANSWER: On October 17, 1938 is a big day in the Hollywood radio community when NBC moves its studios to the corner of Sunset and Vine, the Crossroads of the World.
MIKE SHANNON [ex Navteq tr WBAP-820/WFAA-TV] (Dallas-Mesquite, TX) Subject: DFW Media “Lunch Bunch” set for Sat Nov 11 Time again for the quarterly DFW Radio/TV/Media “Lunch Bunch”! This will be the last one in 2017, so we’re expecting a great turnout! We’ll also toast our friend and frequent attendee Sharon Golihar (Sharon Wilson,) who passed away last week. Location: Humperdink’s, 2208 W. Northwest Hwy in NW Dallas, between 35E/Stemmons and Loop 12/Walton Walker. We’ll meet next to the game room. which is on the south side of the bar room. (We no longer meet in the atrium.) When you enter the building, turn right into the bar, then another right to proceed to the game room area. Date: Saturday, November 11, between 12 noon and 3PM. Drop in/drop out as you please. Other: Completely casual (but wear something station-related if you can,) each person pays for his/her own, no speeches or agendas (and please leave politics and religion at the door!) See old friends, meet new ones and even do some networking. No RSVP needed. And bring a friend! I’ll send another reminder as time gets closer. Please email me with any questions. See you there! Mike (www.dfwRetroplex.com)
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