Another of America's leading radio consultants, (not George Johns, by the way), recently and humorously calls Bill Gardner "the best radio morning man in America NOT currently on the air!" Ask and I'll be happy to whisper his name to you at your request.
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!
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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!
"New, Old" Radio Picture of the Week
More from the Consumer Electronics Show visits of two great pals and former on air radio team mates, "Shotgun Tom" Kelly, and Joey Reynolds here in Las Vegas. Joey was kind enough to bring us along to meet lwo local legendary Las Vegas residents while he was here. In the upper pic, between Joey and Tom is Joey's long time frend and former Billboard radio columnist Claude Hall, kind enough to let us surprise him at his home. Below, original "Jersey Boy," and Four Seasons founding member Tommy DeVito (sporting his personalized Jersey Boys jacket) met us the Green Valley Ranch Casino. Funniest moments at Claude Hall's, where their little Chihuahua sat in a doggie bed between Shotgun and me. Although the little dog really enjoyed my scratching him on the head, the minute Shotgun would even LOOK at him, he'd begin growling :-) Shotz finally said, "itls the hat," but when I put it on, nothing changed. Great stories and new memories from both visits.
We start many days at our airline by showing up at 5.30AM. I hear a lot of grumbling about the early hours from other pilots, but those many years as a morning radio guy makes it seem perfectly normal to be awake then to me. Back home, Mrs. Gardner is sweet enough to get up and make me a nice breakfast at 4AM before I leave, and sometimes I even have enough time to read the newspaper!
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 radio consultant George Johns, who's emailed his approval to me for many of the beautiful ladies I've posted. I'm due for my twice annual FAA Class One Medical exam on February 1st, required for all airline captains. I've promised myself to NOT look at this picture at least two weeks prior to when they check my pulse. You agree? ;-)