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!
"New, Old" Radio Picture of the Week
We were doing the unheard of. Playing rock and roll music on FM! Or as it says, "Rockin' On Air! KLZ-FM!" If you weren't around in 1965, you probably don't know how truly unheard of and shocking that was. And how virtually NO ONE had FM radios at home or in their cars. Time Life Broadcasting and KLZ Denver had Max Floyd and me on the cover of their newsletter, directed at advertisers in 1965. Rock and Roll on the FM band? I can almost hear the gasps as we did it first in America. :-)
The Grand Canyon in December
We had just flown in a load of passengers on the 6:30AM departure from the Las Vegas area. Grand Canyon National Park Airport control tower reported "Braking action, fair" after about a half a foot of snow locally. Above is our terminal that morning, and below, one of the snow plows clearing the ramp
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. Ever channel surf, like me, and find yourself frozen on that channel....even if it's in Spanish? Giselle Blondet is a Univision Spanish language news anchor. And I'm stopping on that channel for awhile no matter what she's saying :-)