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")
Bill Gardner on Your Radio!
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!
500 More Reasons To Love Las Vegas!
I get asked "Do you like living in Las Vegas?" Blue skies and warm almost every day. Hardly ever cold. Usually five or ten degrees less hot than Phoenix. But there's more. Our local casino has a loyalty program and awards us $15 daily "free play" on the machines of our choice several days this month. On Tuesday the 10th, I stopped by and played some Double Double Bonus Poker on my way to the airport. Ten hands in or so, it dealt me a pair of aces. I held them both and drew. Two more aces and a four arrived next, for Four Aces with a kicker for $500! I'd already earned about $25, so I cashed out $525 for ten minutes "work." And that's with NONE of my money on the line. And then there's those Friday night Stone Crab Claws flown in from Florida each week. Viva Las Vegas!
There's Almost Nothing Better Than Long Time Friends
Gregg Erwin and I go back to my days as a bachelor on-air guy at then legendary KVIL Dallas, while Gregg was a tour host for Adventure Tours responsible for keeping us all out of jail :-) This picture was taken back in the late 1970's when we arrived in Acapulco with two planeloads of KVIL listeners from Dallas-Ft. Worth, obviously ready to have some fun! KVIL's Cat Simon is on the left, that's Gregg on the right, and I'm in the middle. .
We've remained friends since, and earlier this month, Gregg flew out to Las Vegas for several days of golf. Thanks to Gregg, I've been on some of the best known golf courses in the world from Mexico and Hawaii to Pebble Beach, without ever swinging a single club! This picture was taken Saturday March 7th from one of nicer holes at Red Rock Country Club from my driver's seat in the golf cart. Put your mouse over the lower right corner to get a closer look of the view of the Las Vegas Strip on another beautiful day.