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!
Old Radio Picture of the Week....
During my 2 1/2 years in San Antonio as Vice President/Programming and Morning Personality at KLLS-FM "Class FM," San Antonio, I hired and worked with several excellent Program Directors. My friend and former team mate the late Harry Nelson was the first. Harry snapped this picture for me while on a date at the beach alongside the highway to Corpus Christi, Texas long ago.
Does this look like the same picture from Monument Valley, Arizona that was up last week? Not quite. This one was taken at one of the small airstrips we fly into, called "Bar Ten Ranch," while dropping off Colorado River rafters. Since it's a remote dirt strip in the Grand Canyon North Rim's most rugged and remote parts, the sign I'm next to was always a riot...and I enjoyed telling our passengers we were "arriving at the International Concourse, Gate 72, at Whitmore International." After landing, a helicopter would fly a mile straight up from the Colorado River shores below to pick up the rafters and their equipment to begin their week long adventures.
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. Couldn't resist one more of "Price Is Right" model, the gorgeous Manuela Arbalaez.