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!
Cool Radio Picture of the Week....
Almost hate to admit it, but I LOVE Spotify, (the app that plays all my favorite songs on my cell phone and wirelessly in my new car on my commute to work). When I added "Right On The Tip Of My Tongue," , by Philadelphia's Brenda (Payton) & The Tabulations to my list of saved songs this week, it reminded me of this picture from Billboard Magazine and meeting lovely Brenda herself while I was on the air at WIBG Philadelphia. Coolest parts of the picture was that frisky Brenda was squeezing my tush as the camera snapped the picture, and also, one of my all time favorite people and program directors Jackson T. Reynolds was alongside in the pic. Sadly, both Brenda and Jack passed away WAY too young.
Most folks don't think of Las Vegas as having snow-capped mountains, but at over 12,000' feet tall, Mt. Charleston sure qualifies. And it's usually snow-capped through about the 4th of July each year. I decided to take the Bonanza up for a lap around Las Vegas, and flew that way. And pardon my propellor, caught five times by the cellphone camera.
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. Please welcome beautiful movie star and model Siena Miller, (remember the wife in "American Sniper?") Wonder what she's thinking when this photo was taken? She sure is beautiful.