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. Bill Gardner's ability to "remain under the radar," (amazingly sometimes even to his own consultants and management), has allowed him to "sneak into a situation," and enjoy some of the most defense- free, dramatic turnarounds, and a 100% success record as morning personality and program executive! One of America's leading radio consultants, recently savvy enough to call Bill Gardner "the best morning man NOT currently on the air in America!"
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 Arizona AM/FM combo, 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!
Who ARE These Guys?
From WOGL-FM Philadelphia's "Philly Legends Radio Renuion" it's (left to right), Ken Matz, Don Cannon, Bill Gardner, and Ray "Shaun Casey" Gilmore, as we represented WIBG and WFIL Philadelpha at the event, created by WOGL-FM Program Director Scott Walker. I haven't talked with Ray since the reunion, but Ken and Don are no longer with us.
What Makes You Like Your Job So Much?
Mrs.Gardner just asked me that very question the other morning. Here's another reason why: Can you imagine CBS President Les Moonves working the serving line at a CBS Radio employee party? That beautiful lady with the apron is our airline's owner Brenda Halvorson at our annual September Salmon Bake for 750 attending employees and their families in Las Vegas. Thanks to Trond Ramso, First Officer on my flights today, for forwarding the picture to "The Old Captain." There was perfect weather, tons of fresh delicious Alaska Salmon flown in along with other grear food, carnival rides, a band, drinks for big kids and little kids too
Hey George Johns... Those Beautiful Girls Keep On Coming!
"If you want people to visit your web site, you'd better have a picture of a beautiful girl!" says radio consultant George Johns, who's emailed his approval to me for many of the beautiful ladies I've posted. Not just a skilled pilot, but another beautiful lady that shares the airline cockpit with me is First Officer Kathryn Kemp. We flew a half dozen or so flights together on Thursday. I know it's a dark picture without sunlight on the flight deck, but you get the idea!