During the halcyon days at KOOL with General Manager Clancy Woods and Program Director Tim Maranville, our many number one "25-54 adults and 12+ persons" rating "books" were rewarded with these personalized trophies, still proudly displayed here at our home.
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Bill Gardner has been an "immediate impact player" in Adult Contemporary, Country, Oldies, Classic Hits, and Rock & Roll radio. There's "easy-to-document" success* as a Drive Time On Air Personality, a VP/Programming or Program Director, even President/General Manager while owner-operator of an AM/FM combo in Arizona, many times assuming both senior programming and morning drive on air roles simultaneously back when this was thought to be impossible :-) And this "easy-to-document success" doesn't happen some of the time...it happens every time!
( *Ask for your copy of the Arizona Republic July 31, 1999 article where with virtually no other change in KOOL 94.5 mornings other than hiring Bill Gardner, the Spring 1999 ratings "book" their radio and TV columnist detailed Bill Gardner with "the biggest gain in Valley radio," almost instantly moving from 13th to 4th most popular morning show in Phoenix")
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You've found the site for airchecks, interview samples, resume, letters of recommendation and more for legendary radio morning guy Bill Gardner, for almost a decade through 2008 the top-rated morning personality of KOOL-FM Phoenix, as well as morning personality and program director for Los Angeles area's 92.7 FM through summer 2010.
And a special thank you to the many KOOL listeners who've sought me out via search engines and sent emails to my address below. Even after more than five years, they continue to arrive in my inbox! Really! Your thoughts and loyalty are genuinely appreciated! It's nice to be missed, especially when I wasn't permitted a chance to say goodbye!
(Apologies for the delay in posting new material, but a change in my web hosts from Yahoo who sold to Aabaco prevented me from updates for awhile).
It's A Done Deal!
It took just short of three months, two cities, two airports, and two days with the final flight test in one city and the final oral exam in another, but I passed both my flight portion and oral examination of my check ride. When I returned from Grand Canyon National Park Airport to Boulder City Airport, a zip lock bag with my wings and epaulets were waiting, with my name on them! Along with a collection of pilot shirts, company jacket, sweater, etc., training is finally behind me. Now onward to flying happy passengers in our airliners, and what's called "initial operating experience," or IOE.
My daughter Crystal and I were talking this week and remembering an extra cool Thanksgiving turkey Mrs. Gardner made, totally out of vegetable slices and a few red tortilla chips, nuts, and cream cheese. Pretty cool, huh?
Radio Consultant George Johns says....
"If you want people to visit your web site, you'd better have a picture of a beautiful woman!" How about Manuela Arbalaez from TV's "The Price Is Right?' Works for me!