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!
Been A Great Week...
We capped off September with our second elegant hotel room, the newly remodeled SLS Hotel & Casino, formerly the Sahara, with a birthday month comped room on Sunday the 29th. That screen above is the in room 50" flat screen home page. There's even one TV channel for Las Vegas McCarran Airport arrivals and departures for the usual hotel guests that don't live here. Quite a room in all black and white and very nice.
Mrs. Gardner and I just passed our 35th wedding anniversary! We celebrated with a quick flight to San Diego's North County and Carlsbad La Costa for the night. A beach drive south, a trip down to our former residence Del Mar to see our old favorite home along Highway 1, and of course some Margaritas and Dos Equis Ambers at a cool place called Miguel's Cocina in Carlsbad.
Here's what our Garmin 796 GPS looked like on the return trip at 11,000 feet near Palm Springs CA. As with all the pictures, you can zoom in by putting your mouse over the lower right corner of each picture.
One more picture after departure from Carlsbad Palomar Airport Runway 24 and after ATC turned us back east in our climb to 11,000 feet.
Television's "New" Fall Season...Thank You TVLand!!!
It's been YEARS since we could turn on the television and laugh hysterically along with The Beverly Hillbillies, but they're back! I love to laugh, and have to admit many episodes had me laughing so hard, tears rolled down my cheeks! May have had a lot to do with my nickname as a handyman around the Gardner household....Jethro. Looks like they're back for the Fall season on TVLand, (on our DirecTV Channel 304) for four episodes, 3-5PM weekdays Pacific time. Thanks TVLand! I've already spent afternoons howling!
MGM Grand Las Vegas. At Mayweather-Maidana 2, Friday 9/12