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")
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!
Phoenix Approach Control, You Did It Again!
Just piloted our little Beech Bonanza down to Phoenix to join broadcast legends Jerry Del Colliano, Todd Wallace, John Sebastian, Gary Edens, Bruce St. James, and guest Randy James for our Scottsdale Study Group lunch at the Phoenician. It's been almost seven years since my ten years as Morning Personality on KOOL 94.5 Phoenix, so you can imagine my ear to ear grin when Phoenix Approach Control answered my initial radio call in from 10,000 feet with "Hey Bill Gardner! Good to hear THAT voice again. I keep checking that station periodically to see if they've brought you back!" Thanks! You absoulutely made my day.
A Real Adventure... Florida and Beyond!
(Zoom any pic with your mouse in the lower right). Yep, it had to include several Florida Stone Crab dinners in several cities. America looks truly amazing from two miles up! Just flew our starship for "one lap around Florida" landing in several cities. Then capped it off with a visit with my beautiful daughter Crystal and husband Steve in North Carolina. Here's Crystal, me, and Steve at the Hickory Tavern, Monroe NC.
In Naples, here's my ex-KVIL Dallas teammate Bruce Buchanan as we "hangar flew." In the interest of full disclosure, he's responsible for only half of those empties.
In Orlando, Bill Barber, Jack Dyer, and I discussed the heydays of legendary #1 BJ-105 WBJW-FM
My brother Al and wife Robin, Fisherman's Village Punta Gorda
Did so much with my boyhood best friend and legendary San Francisco KGO-TV News Director Pete Jacobus and his lady Grace in Ft. Myers that we didn't snap a picture! And despite a lot of trying by us both, George Johns and I couldn't connect in West Palm Beach. But here's a thought from Crystal and me
One more...here's Sarasota from two miles up.....Make sure and zoom with the button in the lower right!