The Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) Foundation will honor the late, legendary 99.9 KEZ morning radio host Bill Austin at the 22nd Annual Broadcasters Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The event takes place from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Seating is $75 per person or $750 for a table of ten.
Art Brooks, ABA’s President and CEO, said “The Hall of Fame luncheon provides a unique opportunity for broadcasting professionals to come together, network, and most importantly, honor their peers.”
President/Market Manager for Clear Channel Radio Phoenix, Jeff England, added, “We are very pleased that ABA has chosen Bill as an inductee into the Hall of Fame. Bill was known and loved by literally millions of listeners and everyone in the broadcasting community. I know Bill would be honored to be in the company of all the great broadcasters in the Hall of Fame.”
Bill Austin’s legacy lives on in the memories of his loyal listeners. Born in Roswell, New Mexico, he worked briefly in radio there before moving into television. He worked in Texas, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles before landing a position with KPNX-Channel 12 in 1985. In 1990, after a guest appearance with Beth McDonald during her morning show on 99.9 KEZ, he was asked to join the show. “The Beth and Bill Show” found its audience and its two hosts found a deep and enduring professional and personal relationship that lasted for 20 years. At age 55, Austin passed away from a year-long battle with bladder cancer on June 2, 2010 at 10 a.m., the same time he signed off the air daily on 99.9 KEZ.
Please join Clear Channel and the 99.9 KEZ family in honoring the late Bill Austin at the luncheon by register today at http://www.azbroadcasters.org or call 602-252-4833.
Dave Pratt Live will soon be returning to the FM dial in Phoenix. Beginning Monday, August 15th, “Dave Pratt Live” will be heard 6 to 10AM weekdays on X103.9, KEXX.
Pratt said, “My goal has always been to make listening to our show easy and convenient for our listeners in the Valley, for our listeners in all corners of Arizona and for our listeners throughout the world.” He added, “the combination of traditional radio, along with digital and mobile technologies has made it possible to stay loyal to each of you while keeping Arizona our home.”
“Dave Pratt Live” and Doublewide Productions is an independent local company. X103.9 is owned by the Riviera Broadcast Group.
Doug Fairchild who has been at KNXV TV 15 for the past 6 months as an AE has moved his sales skills to KSLX. He is another new addition to the KSLX sales staff joining new hire Sandy Fairall. Doug is the son of Bridget Fairchild who is a senior AE with KPHO TV5, the apple doen’t fall far from the tree.
Jeff Lane whom I have had the privilge of working with for the past 8 years is departing KSLX where he has been an AE to join his partner in-crime Colette Nolan, who is the GM of Moving radio. Jeff’s first day is 7/28. He looks forward to joining an outstanding sales staff as their newest AE.
Please welcome back Sandy Fairall to the Phoenix radio world.
Sandy has joined the sales staff of KSLX as a senior account executive. You might recall that Bob Weaver recently took on sales managerial duties at KSLX.
Sandy previously worked at the MIX, KUPD, and radio stations in Los Angeles. Sandy is very seasoned and profressional sales executive. She will be a welcomed addition to an already great sales staff. Sandy’s first day in Monday July 25, 2011. Rock on!
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