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!
Beautiful California, Long Time Friends
Google says Fort Bragg, California is eleven and a half hours and 731.3 miles away from Las Vegas. Of course, that's by car. I hopped in our little starship and flew it in just over three hours. My long time pal "Dutch" Van Hooten and I worked together on the air in Milwaukee for George and Reg Johns back in the 80's and have been friends since. Hoot is the proud owner of "The Skunk FM," KUNK-FM along that beautiful beach in Ft. Bragg CA. Matter of fact, you can see the Pacific Ocean from his office and the on-air studio in the Boatyard Plaza. Cool, huh?
And last but not least, the "international gateway" where I flew in and landed, Little River "intergalactic" Airport in Mendocino California, seen below :-)