February
6
logo Mickey Klein, Sr.
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Mickey Klein, Sr.
870-743-1311
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BRANSON, MO. – Branson’s first and only Internet radio network, BRANSON WORLD RADIO, is pleased to announce the welcome addition of the Cromwell Radio Group to it’s growing list of air radio affiliates. With their main studios at WMCI(FM) in Mattoon, Illinois, Cromwell Radio is a group of 23 radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and will be broadcasting “BWR Newsradio” to their listeners, as part of our national Branson vacation promotion.

“BWR Newsradio”, a locally produced News program, is a daily 5 minute feature on the events and happenings in Branson, and the Ozarks of S.W. Missouri AND N.W. Arkansas. The focus of “BWR Newsradio” is on the special shows, guest stars, area events and developments across the Ozarks. In addition to the hourly web casts on BRANSON WORLD RADIO, “BWR Newsradio” is broadcast on air radio stations in key market areas throughout the Midwest.

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February
6

Buckaroo Tom Brumley dies

Posted In: City News by BroadcastBranson.com


Former Buckaroo Tom Brumley — whose keening steel guitar gave the Buck Owens classic “Together Again” its soul — died Tuesday in Texas of complications of a heart attack. He was 73.

Buckaroo Jim Shaw said Brumley’s death leaves drummer Willie Cantu as the sole remaining Buckaroo of the classic era, illustrated by the iconic image of happy-go-lucky guys in shiny suits.

“Many of us in the group had been there close to 40 years, so in terms of that, that was the era when they did the Carnegie Hall concert and several things that were very important in Buck’s career,” said Shaw, who joined the band two years after Brumley left.

Owens thought Brumley’s performance on “Together Again” was the best steel guitar recording ever made.

“Buck always enjoyed the way he played the steel and the way he kind of twined around Buck’s lyrics and didn’t get in the way and supported his vocal,” Shaw said. “He really thought Tom was great at that.”

The son of “I’ll Fly Away” gospel songwriter Albert E. Brumley, he grew up in a music-loving Missouri family, turning to the steel guitar as a youngster. At 14 he played bass in a band with his brothers.

His wife, Rolene, said his career really started around 1961 when, at 28, his brother Albert Brumley Jr. invited him to Capitol Records in Hollywood to record on a country album.

Owens and guitarist Don Rich were in the building and heard Tom’s performance.

“Buck told Don, ‘I’m gonna hire that guy,’ soon as he needed someone,” Rolene said.

Around 1962 Owens tracked down the musician, who’d moved to Texas and worked in construction with Rolene’s father. Owens offered him a job, but Brumley was hesitant after a discouraging stint in the Los Angeles club scene.

Rolene’s father talked him into it.

“‘Go on and try it and, you know, you might like it,'” Rolene recalled her father telling Brumley. “‘And if you don’t, you’ll be sorry you didn’t.'”

The couple moved to Bakersfield in 1963. Brumley worked with Owens for six years, but the couple stayed in town for 20 years.

Rolene saw her husband three months out of the year as Brumley traveled the world with Owens and played on his top hits of the time, including “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail” and “Act Naturally”. Brumley received the Academy of County Music Award in 1966 for No. 1 Steel Guitarist, according to his publicist. Daughter Tracie said Brumley left the band because he was tired of the road. After the Buckaroos, he performed with Rick Nelson for 10 years, recording on the hit “Garden Party,” and later joined Chris Hillman’s The Desert Rose Band.

From 1989 until 2003 he starred in The Brumley Family Music Show in Branson, Mo., performing with his family.

He worked with a plethora of stars, including Rose Maddox, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Sara Evans, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride.

Recently, he worked on creating a country music show at The San Antonio River Walk.

Tracie said her father thought his time with the Buckaroos was magical. He returned to Bakersfield around four years ago to perform at the Crystal Palace for Owens’ birthday.

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February
6

A recently formed Community Pride Committee in Branson will plant flowers at the intersection of U.S. 65 and Missouri 76.

The flowers will be planted by volunteers on the intersection’s islands, which have been covered by gravel for several years. The flowers will be maintained by volunteers with assistance from the Branson Public Works Department.

According to a press release from the city, the unattractiveness of the intersections led local businesswoman Judy Hartley of Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Company to address the Board of Aldermen last summer about creating a committee to improve the intersection and others around the city to make them more attractive to visitors. The board appointed the Community Pride Committee with Hartley serving as chairwoman.

The committee is also working to install “Welcome to Branson” signs at the outskirts of the city.

The committee is working closely with the Missouri Department of Transportation on both projects.

The next meeting of the committee will be 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the public works offices in the Pacific Street Water Tower. The meeting is open to the public.

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February
6

Skaggs Community Health Center has shed the “community” from its name.

The Branson hospital today announced it has changed its name to Skaggs Regional Medical Center. The new moniker “places a greater emphasis on the broad region we already serve,” the hospital said in a news release.

Skaggs serves the northern Arkansas and southwest Missouri regions, with most of its patients in Stone and Taney counties, according to Skaggs Media Relations Specialist Michelle Leroux. It operates 22 satellite clinics.

Skaggs was founded in 1959 as Skaggs Community Hospital and was later renamed Skaggs Community Health Center, Leroux said. Since opening, Skaggs has added specialized centers for outpatient care, cardiac care, women’s health, cancer care, orthopedic care, neurology and spinal care, as well as a health and fitness center, and urgent care and walk-in clinics, the release said.

The hospital also announced today it has been named a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for the fourth time. The designation means Skaggs is in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical quality and low mortality rates.

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February
6

Tom Brumley to be remembered

Posted In: City News by News Editor


Country music legend and internationally-acclaimed steel guitarist, Tom Brumley died Tuesday, February 3, 2009. He was 73 years old.

The “Celebration of Life” services for Tom Brumley will be held in Branson on Sunday, February 15 at 2 pm at the Baldknobbers Country Music Theater.

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