For the first time in awhile, it’s time for T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag:
– Congratulations to legendary Chicago radio personality Herb Kent on a new world record he set: The Guinness Book Of World Records recently honored him for having the longest career by a deejay in radio history – which spans 65 years! His achievement will be celebrated at the South Shore Cultural Center on December 5, where he will officially receive his award.
Herb Kent, 81, got his start at WBEZ-FM in 1944 at the age of 16 and was known as one of “The Good Guys” at WVON-AM in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He currently spins “dusties” on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons at his current home, WVAZ-FM.
– Recycling, media style: Debbie Carpenter, who flamed out as vice president and general manager of Fox-owned WFLD-TV and WPWR-TV in 2006, is back at the duopoly: she’s been hired as vice president and chief sales manager for the two stations.
– MGM has picked up the syndicated rights to Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab, marking the latest off-cable program to hit the broadcast syndication market. The game show, which features unsuspecting passengers boarding a taxi and are asked questions by a cabbie for a cash prize. The series debuts in syndication next September.