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I FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 THEOKLAHOMAN NEWS0K.COM Short takes Birthdays A it Actress Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty"), 37. Actor Dean Jones, 77. Country singer Claude Gray, 76. Blues singer Etta James, 70. Actress Dinah Manoff ("Empty Nest"), 50. Country drummer Mike Burch (River Road), 42. Singer Alicia Keys, 27. This week in history 1977: The TV mini-series "Roots," based on the Alex Haley novel, began on ABC. 1979: "The Dukes of Hazzard" made its debut on CBS. Sound bite "I like Daniel Plainview a lot, and that makes it personal. He's mad and I know it and I don't want to really be hanging out with him a lot. He's great. I understand what he's going through; I understand where he's coming from." Director Paul Thomas Anderson, on the obsessed turn-of-the-century oilman portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis in Anderson's acclaimed new film, "There Will Be Blood." The Associated Press Ronnie Kaye honored for 50 years in broadcasting By Mel Bracht Staff Writer Ronnie Kaye's melodic voice has been heard across much of the country on powerful radio stations WKY and KOMA. Turns out, it's even been heard around the world. Longtime KOMA fan Joe "Sarge" Nelson reminisced about hearing Kaye's voice while on combat duty as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam in 1969. On a slow day, Nelson said, a fellow soldier offered to turn on his shortwave radio, strictly prohibited in war zones, and wanted to know which station to play. "I spoke right up and said, '930 WKY,' " Nelson said. After fine-tuning to the station, the soldiers were greeted to the sounds of the Four Seasons singing "Walk Like a Man" and "Sherry," along with Kaye's voice. "They were dancing all over the place," Nelson said. "It gave me chills." Gov. Brad Henry has declared today Ronnie Kaye Day in Oklahoma, commemorating his 50 years in broadcasting. Nelson, an Oklahoma City native, presented Kaye a plaque Wednesday afternoon at KOMA studios, honoring him as "Mr. Rock & Roll." Kaye has spent the past 15 years at KOMA-FM 92.5, which he has helped turn into the highest-rated oldies station in the nation, working with a veteran on-air staff of Danny Williams, Dave Martin and program director Kent Jones. On air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. n BY JIM BECKEL, THEOKLAHOMAN Longtime Oklahoma City radio disc jockey Ronnie Kaye, 70, right, was honored Wednesday at KOMA offices by one of his devoted fans, Joe "Sarge" Nelson. Kaye was presented a proclamation signed by Gov. Brad Henry making today "Ronnie Kaye Day" in Oklahoma. weekdays, Kaye said he enjoys playing fun, upbeat songs and interacting with listeners. "They give you freedom here to have fun, to try to be personable and to talk to the people," he said. Kaye, who turned 70 on Sept. 4, said he doesn't plan to match Williams, the popular morning drive personality still working at 80. "I'm going to duck out on him a little early," Kaye said. "You just go for a while, and you realize there's a time to pull the plug." Last January, Kaye came to grips with his mortality when he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. "It's an operation that you don't want," he said. "It's survivable, and hopefully you can be an inspiration to other people who have to go through it." The date selected to honor Kaye was the birthdate of his late mother, a high school piano teacher and Baptist church piano player in Cooter, a small town in southeastern Missouri. "She encouraged me to be a concert pianist," he said. Kaye said he studied classical music for eight years. But after enrolling at Memphis State University and being introduced to top 40 radio stations, he decided he wanted to be a disc jockey. "It sounded like a lot more fun than being a piano player," he said. Kaye said he made his radio debut in 1956 at a 5,000-watt radio station in Blytheville, Ark. In 1961, he moved to Oklahoma, working briefly at Lawton's KSWO before being hired by Williams to do WKY's all-night show. Kaye ventured into television in the late 1960s, hosting his own teen dance show on WKY-TV, Channel 4. "The Scene," which aired eight years, featured many top artists, including Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Tina Turner. He also had a 10-year stint as news and public service director at KOKH-25. In the 1970s, when disco heated up, Kaye started a mobile disc jockey business, even playing at Shawnee High School when Henry was a student. He said he stills play a variety of events on weekends. "It's always been a good promotional tool," Kaye said. "It's a lot of fun." Go online to to read Kaye's biography. Mel Bracht: 475-4105, PEOPLE Ashley Tisdale has no regrets about nose job NEW YORK Ashley Tisdale says she was somewhat distressed when she first saw her new profile after her recent nose job. She "kind of freaked out," the actress-singer, 22, tells People magazine in its Jan. 28 issue. "I was so swollen, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, is it going to stay like this?' " Tisdale says she doesn't regret having the surgery but is sorry she decided to sing in public two weeks later. Since performing at last month's Z100 Jingle Ball concert in New York, she has suffered a backlash from fans who say they barely recognize the actress they loved as scene-stealing Sharpay in the Disney Channel TV movie "High School Musical" and its sequel. "People were saying I was 'unveiling my look,' but I was still recovering! That's not what I look like right now," she tells the magazine. Tisdale had surgery Nov. 30 to correct a deviated septum that worsened over the years and contributed to breathing problems. She says her nose had changed shape and "was leaning in a different direc- Ashley Tisdale tion" after being fractured twice. She begins shooting the "High School Musical 3" feature film in April. Tisdale says she decided to talk about her surgery because she "didn't want to play a game of denying it or being coy." "I wanted my fans to know because I don't take plastic surgery lightly," she says. Oliver Stone seeks financing for Bush film LOS ANGELES Oliver Stone is ready to put the life of George W. Bush on the big screen. The Oscar-winning director has been quietly shopping a script for "Bush" a film focusing on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, according to Daily Variety. Stone, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq, told the trade publication he's not looking to make an anti-Bush polemic. He said he wants "a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?" Stone told Daily Variety that "Bush" is "a behind-the-scenes approach, similar to 'Nixon,' to give a sense of what it's like to be in his skin." It will "con tain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors," he said. The script was written by Stone's "Wall Street" co-writer Stanley Weiser. It would be produced by Moritz Borman and Jon Kilik, who worked with Stone on "Alexander." The script was finished before the Writers Guild of America strike. Stone said his pick for the title role is Josh Brolin, who has drawn praise for his recent work in "No Country for Old Men" and "American Gangster." If financing can be secured, the film could start production by April, according to Daily Variety. TV NEWS Oliver Stone Russell Crowe, Holly Hunter among presenters at SAG Awards LOS ANGELES Russell Crowe, Holly Hunter and John Travolta will be among the stars set to present trophies at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, officials announced. Crowe, Hunter and Travolta will be joined at the awards ceremony by Kate Beckinsale, Debra Messing, Tommy Lee Jones, Terrence Howard, Nikki Blonsky and Tulsa native Jeanne Tripplehorn. Previously announced presenters include Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Emile Hirsch and Burt Reynolds. The show will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Auditorium. 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SHOW p50pi8537"The Story of Us" 4079545 (:15) "Nacho Libre" (2006) Jack Black. 30330729 The L Word 446670 ShoXC: Elite 714583 Hi TODAY BEST BETS "Gone Country," 7 p.m., CMT. In this new series, John Rich of Big & Rich fame takes seven entertainers and whisks them to Country World. The goal? To see if one of them has what it takes to become a country music star. The victims are Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Diana DeGarmo ("American Idol"), Julio Igle-sias Jr., Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch"), Bobby Brown and Sisqo. "Garth Brooks: Live in LA!," 8 p.m., KWTV-9. This new special showcases country superstar Garth Brooks, whose live shows have been selling out as soon as tickets are made available. That makes it next to impossible to get in to see the show, so CBS gives fans a front-row seat for this performance from Los Angeles' Staples Center. WORTH A LOOK "Bones," 7 p.m., KOKH-25. In "A Boy in the Tree," a body is found hanging from a tree on the campus of an exclusive prep school. Brennan identifies the remains as belonging to the son of the Venezuelan ambassador. The school insists he committed suicide, but Mom is convinced it was murder. "Monk," 8 p.m., USA. In this new episode, someone is killing women named Julie. Since that's also the name of Natalie's daughter, Monk has a personal interest in catching the guy before he commits another Juliecide. "Desperate Housewives," 8:02 p.m., K0C0-5. Polly Bergen guest stars in "The Game" as Lynette's mom, who bakes her a batch of special brownies to help her with the aftereffects of che- mo. Some of them end up at a party at Susan's, but everyone's more interested in digging up dirt on Katherine. Victor panics when he learns about Gabrielle's past. "Las Vegas," 9 p.m., KFOR-4. In this new episode, Sam hires "The Cleaner" to get rid of the evidence when her "whales" patronize a strip club. Mike and Piper fall into a Sin City cliche scenario when they audition a new bartender for the Montecito. R&B artist Ne-Yo guest stars in "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast." "NUMB3RS," 9 p.m., KWTV-9. For a celebrity, they say any publicity is good publicity. Can Brett Chandler get back to you on that? He's a rising young actor whose mansion in the Hollywood Hills is the site of a young woman's murder. Don and his colleagues investigate and discover blackmail and a few more interesting secrets in "Hollywood Homicide." TALK SHOWS "Today," 7 a.m., KFOR-4. Actor Rick Schroder. "Good Morning America," 7 a.m., K0C0-5. Chef Cat Cora. "The Early Show," 7 a.m., KWTV-9. Singer Garth Brooks. "The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet," 8 a.m., KAUT-43. Actor John Schneider. "Rachael Ray," 11 a.m., KFOR-4. Actress Diane Keaton. "Late Show With David Letterman," 10:35 p.m., KWTV-9. Actor Nathan Lane; comic Jake Johannsen. "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," 11:37 p.m., KFOR-4. Sen. Barack Obama (D-lll.); musical guest Wilco. "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," 12:07 a.m., KWTV-9. Actress Mo'Nique. Talk show lineups are subject to change. For additional program highlights, consult TV Week in Sunday's editions of The Oklahoman.

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