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.
An Exact Fit For Your Job Needs?
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")
Bill Gardner on Your Radio!
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!
In Radio...and 45 Years With only ONE Company?
Always enjoy the radio trivia that I believe I'm the ONLY air personality that worked for ALL THREE owners of WIBG, Philadelphia in it's rock and roll heyday! That's Storer, Buckley, and Fairbanks Broadcasting Companies. Even got to share that trivia a few years back with legendary broadcaster Scotty Brink, who joined Jerry Del Colliano and me for lunch in Scottsdale, and was a former WIBG employee for Storer.
Back when Jack Reynolds hired me for Buckley Broadcasting's WIBG in 1970, there was a relatively new employee, working everything from personal assistance, to the mailroom. A young South Philly guy with a constant smile and good attitude, Joe Bilotta. Joe's worked hard over the years, and amazingly with only ONE owner and one company. Congratulations to Joe as the CEO for the company now, as he celebrates 45 years as an employee!
Ron Chapman says...
As the NAB just announced my long time KVIL Dallas team mate, Dallas Morning Legend, and NAB Marconi Award winner Ron Chapman as one of the hosts for this year's NAB celebration in Indianapolis in September, Ron and I exchanged e-mails. Always WAY ahead of everyone else, Ron said one line in his note about the radio industry I thought was sad, but very interesting, because HE said it. His radio observation? "Don't long for the good times. They don't exist anymore." Yikes.