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!
Remembering Terry Long and Our #1's at BJ-105 Orlando
When All Access and NOW Newsletter published the statement by RCS Pres/CEO Philippe Generali this week on the untimely passing of twenty-year engineer Terry Long at only 59 years old , It reminded several of us from the airstaff of WBJW-FM Orlando that Terry Long wasn't always an engineer. When Robert Rounsaville hired me as Program Director and Morning Man for BJ-105 in 1980, Terry Long was the night jock, and a good one! Thanks to team mate Dave Edwards for forwarding this picture of Terry at the board at BJ-105 from his collection.
Here's the RCS picture courtesy of All Access this week:
Good to hear from my BJ-105 crew this week....Al "Lee Simpson" Gardner, Bill Barber, Dave Edwards, and "Broadway Joe" Hursh.