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!"
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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 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!
Cool Radio Picture of the Week....
Although I seem to feel more an more detached from radio each day, Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards national telecast on ABC-TV from Las Vegas reminded me of my connection. Reminded me that I was a Billboard award winner way back when. Back then, the legendary KVIL-FM & AM Dallas Ft. Worth was SO new and SO unknown, the Billboard staff got the call letters wrong on my award. (Zoom in with your mouse on the lower right)
Marble Canyon Airport is where we drop off white water rafters who'll spend the next week rafting through the Grand Canyon on a trip they'll never forget.. This is the northern end of the river runners trip through the Grand Canyon. We pick them up about a week later down at Bar 10 Ranch Airport, about a hundred miles west, and several thousand feet aove the Colorado River on the Grand Canyon's northern rim. Then it's back to Las Vegas and the real world. The lower picture shows the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument behind the Marble Canyon Airport. And the funny little sign at the airport below picture two. Is it a popular trip? Passengers tell me they book it almost a year in advance! Another surprise to me? Most of the rafters are 40+ years old....there's not a millenial to be found. Maybe it's that $2500 price tag :-) But that includes all meals and transportation for a week they'll absolutely never forget. You agree?
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 consultant George Johns, who's emailed his approval to me for virtually all of the beautiful ladies I've posted. I discovered Brie Gabrielle as the best reason to watch "The Florida Insider Fishing Report" on DirecTV channel 653. By the way, the State of Florida discovered her soon after, as she's now the reigning Miss Florida.