I did manage to liberate many of the old albums that were being tossed out by the handtruck full. Joyce, my heart goes out to you. The station soon opened new studios in and increased its power to 5,000 watts. Under my administration we have received many federal and state grants for our police and fire departments. Simmons, owner of the Allen Theater, bought the equipment and obtained a permanent license which was granted on March 23, 1925.
I got my first shot at country music in 1979 and I've been with it ever since. He remembered my Jack that had also been at Riviera. Like many young people in Akron my story is the same. On February 13, 2006 veteran radio personality long heard on rival talk station began a locally produced talk show 11:00 a. Phil Hoffman has been a professor in School of … Some items about former Cleveland broadcasters, including one that's being heard in Northeast Ohio again. The Ken Carman Show aired weekday afternoons, but was substituted by Fox Sports Radio's Loose Cannons when Carman is out on other assignments. Needless to say, it wasn't my finest minute of fame in radio.
He was preceded in death by his father, James; mother, Cecilia; grandson, Dominic; and many aunts and uncles who made a holiday get together look like an Olive Garden commercial. Please visit Rick's Book of Memories at to view or leave condolences. The format didn't last long and all of the staff left. Born December 9, 1928, he grew up as the son of a sharecropper on peanut farms in Texas and New Mexico. I was a volunteer with the Barberton Chapter of the American Red Cross for 20 plus years. I look forward to the opportunity to work with all interested stakeholders to continue. Oh, and there were the Yankees.
She worked for the Akron Credit Bureau. As mayor I will work cooperatively with every department in the city to maximize resources, and identify ways we can run more efficiently and utilize the talent and know-how of not only the individuals on staff, but other civically minded citizens of New Franklin. As audience habits changed, weekday mornings became very important. And even those who didn't work directly with Jaybird, or who only know of his legend. I always remember his touching way of making me feel so important. On March 29, 1941 it moved to 1350 kHz as part of the frequency shifts.
An excellent collection of tributes, audio and otherwise, is posted. I have plans to add a senior fitness trail. Dear Drennan Family -- While Akron has lost one of its most iconic figures, we know that you have lost a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Phil's talent is sorely missed in this day and age of Country Music Radio. Its frequency jumped around from 1160 to 1010 to 1260, and to 1320 after the 's went into effect on November 11, 1928.
This would mean we might play a great Neil Diamond cut and follow it with something from Billie Holiday. I grew up in the center of Manchester on Manchester Road just across from the old Fire Station. After completing his service in the Navy, Rick went to broadcasting school and married the love of his life, Susie. I started out in Middays and took over the morning show when Tom left. Later, when I was working as a publicist at Northfield Park, I would call Jay in the evening to give him the race results.
Jay Drennan passed away on December 10, 2006 from a blood clot that formed after surgery for a broken ankle. Hammond starts at Y-103 next Tuesday. He was so godly, kind and loving. I had the pleasure of having Jay as my father in law for almost 5 years. Jaybird died on December 10, 2006. And I loved just listening all day.
Rick's only regret is having his obituary published before Alex Rodriguez's. The entire second floor of the building was occupied by the station's studios and offices. Other links we haven't shared, or information we have yet to share: The Akron Beacon Journal had a story on Jaybird's passing in Monday's newspaper, which you can read. Jaybird was such a giving man and shared his faith and his talents with us all. Northeast Ohio basketball fans and media outlets have basically focused on one thing the past few days. Its new logo uses a blue-and-gold color scheme, much like the. The station previously had a format, and before that was sports-focused, having been affiliated with both and.
He loved filling their bellies with all sorts of crap they didn't need to eat and spoiling them in any way he possibly could. He has been called the best known and best loved personality the market has ever seen. And thanks, by the way, to Chuck - via AkronNewsNow - for the above picture from Jaybird's 1994 retirement party. I believe as mayor I can lead by example and help private citizens work to make a difference in our city. At the same time, he is a loss to all. I was only there for a few months but I learned a lot of radio from our consultant Mike Joseph. Joyce - You have heard from many and here is one more.
Fox Sports Radio programming was picked up by , who, ironically enough, dropped their own liberal talk format via an Air America feed. I was a volunteer teachers aid at Manchester High School for several years. Rick loved his family, especially his grandchildren. That's one of the interesting things about the Akron radio market. The Indians beat has been a blast! We own the Tudor House.