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!
Joy To The World!
Yep. It's actually Christmas here at the Gardner household....LAST Christmas! With my exercise and diet program and 87 pound weight loss this year, I hadn't been able to take advantage of the Total Wine & Spirits gift cards from my daughter Crystal and son Will for a new keg of that delicious Smithwick's Irish Ale from Dublin and the brewers of Guinness. They gave me those gift card's at Christmas 2013, but I hadn't bought a new keg (or used up the old keg) since December 7, 2013! So Cheers and Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Long Time Friends Are Still The Best....
Another fun radio pros lunch at Butter's Restaurant in Scottsdale October 10th. Around the table left to right, it's Bill Gardner, Todd Wallace, Jim Taszarek, Bruce St. James, Gary Edens, John Sebastian, and Jerry Del Colliano. It was a kick to be back in the Zip Code where I lived for almost ten years. Next two pictures below are from the return flight to Las Vegas....the Grand Canyon at sunset, and landing at North Las Vegas Airport with the Las Vegas Strip behind, from the Captain's seat. Put your mouse over the lower right to zoom any photo.
Almost 25 Years Ago!
It was 1991, and my long time KVIL team mate Bruce "Jim Edwards" Buchanan called and told me they needed a third crew member to help move Jerry Eskew's sailboat from Clear Lake City, Texas to Key West, Florida. That's Jerry on my right as we headed that way. Bruce forwarded this never before seen picture this weekend. Did you know the Gulf of Mexico is more than 2,000 feet deep in spots? I'd never seen that on a depth gauge before, and 2000 was it's maximum reading.