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!
MGM Grand Las Vegas. At Mayweather-Maidana 2, Friday 9/12
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!
KVIL Dallas meets Adventure Tours... 40 years later!
In the late 1970's, I was a bachelor midday jock at KVIL Dallas, and Gregg Erwin worked for Adventure Tours, helping us bring our listeners to faraway places like Acapulco, Nassau, and beyond. Gregg and I have remained good friends, and we hoisted a cold one the night before his son's August 31 wedding outside Austin TX at the Tap Room in San Marcos. I'd flown my Beech Bonanza into San Marcos "Intergalactic" Airport from Las Vegas to attend the wedding.
Below THAT picture is what we looked like thirty-five years ago at a KVIL adventure in Acapulco with night time DJ Cat Simon on the left. Ahhh, Father Time. Zoom is enabled with your mouse in the lower right of each picture.
Ron Chapman says...
As the NAB 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 on September 11, Ron and I exchanged e-mails. Always WAY ahead of everyone else, Ron said one line in his note to me 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.