‘PLATE’ WINS CALDER’S MT ‘CAP (December 18, 1989)

MIAMI — Plate Queen beat Born Famous by three-quarters of a length Sunday to win the $46,450 Miss Tropical Handicap at Calder Race Course. Sez Fourty was third in a field of 12.

Plate Queen, ridden by Jose Velez Jr., was timed in 1:17 3/5 over 6 1/2 furlongs and paid $12.20, $5.40 and $3.40. Born Famous paid $4.20 and $3, and Sez Fourty $3.40.

Sez Fourty broke on top and went head and head with Search For Tammy down the backstretch. Born Famous was fifth and Plate Queen sixth, both well off the pace.

At the top of the stretch, Born Famous rallied into third on the rail as Plate Queen gained ground on the outside.

Plate Queen led by half a length at the sixteenth pole.

Plate Queen, a Canadian-bred 4-year-old by Pilgrim, has won four of 10 starts and $145,232 this year.

— Sunday was the first day Hialeah was without a stakes race under its new purse structure.

The 2-1 favorite, Magoony, won the feature, the $5,800 Neil Rogers Camillus House Classic, by a half-length over Vatza Nice.

— Morning-line favorite Tyler’s Best came from fifth in the final eighth of a mile and capture the $195,475 Matron Stake 3-Year-Old Open Pace Saturday night at Pompano Harness Track.

In the richest event of the eight-race series, the race also drew the largest field, 11 horses.

Driver-trainer Jeff Fout put Tyler’s Best within five lengths at the top of the stretch.

Tyler’s Best hit the finish line in 1:54 3/5, while long shot Dramatic Style was a half length back, with Napatross and Kymary Hanover also within a length.

Sun Sentinel Neil Rogers, Camillus House, Hialeah

Hialeah Park Quarter Horse racing/2.3.10

NEIL ROGERS SIDEKICK GETS BOOT (December 6, 1989)

NEIL ROGERS SIDEKICK GETS BOOT
Miami Herald, The (FL) – Wednesday, December 6, 1989
Author: JUAN CARLOS COTO Herald Entertainment Writer

There will be a cackle missing from The Neil Rogers Show today.

Glen “The Bird” Hill, Rogers’ sidekick on the WIOD (610 AM) midday program, has been removed from the show in a joint decision by station management and Rogers.

Hill, with his trademark chuckle, was Rogers’ foil and a part-time laugh track on three South Florida stations for 2 1/2 years, during which Rogers’ show was consistently the most- listened-to talk program in the area.

Hill, 41, said Tuesday the move was “the biggest shock of my life. Neil and I were a team. I thought I would be doing this for the rest of my days.”

But they were no longer a team, Rogers said. “I don’t think that the chemistry was the same,” said the acerbic host. “His role on the show in his mind had changed to the point where he thought it was a two-man show, and it’s not. It’s not going to be. I don’t think those things work out.”

Rogers and Hill said they had had no falling-out.

Hill had no contract with WIOD, only a letter of agreement stipulating his salary. The station canceled that agreement Tuesday, but said Hill would remain with WIOD through the end of the year.

WIOD General manager Mike Disney said Hill is a candidate for a weekend show, or the 2-to-6 afternoon drive slot, left open when Steve Kane moved to a New York radio station in October. Disney said the station is not set on keeping Stan Major, the current fill-in for Kane, and is considering hosts from around the country in addition to Hill.

WIOD and Zeta 4 (WZTA 94.9 FM), fined in October for airing material the Federal Communications Commission deemed indecent, have announced their reactions to the penalties. The material was broadcast during shows hosted by Rogers on both stations.

WIOD, fined $10,000 for airing four joke songs and a fake commercial, will pay. General manager Disney said “business sense took over”; legal fees to contest the penalties would be too expensive for the station.

Zeta 4, hit with $2,000 for airing one of the same songs, opposes the decision and filed a response with the FCC last week.

Zeta 4 general manager Tim Williams said the FCC fines were unnecessary and inappropriate, because the station’s management removed the material from the air on its own. In addition, Rogers was released from his contract in November 1988 over content disputes.

“We demonstrated to them that we had already acted in a responsible fashion,” Williams said.

Edition: FINAL
Section: AMUSEMENTS
Page: 6D
Record Number: 8903260395
Copyright (c) 1989 The Miami Herald

Neil Rogers Show (December 6, 1989)

A big show today on The Neil Rogers. First, Glen “The Bird” Hill was fired. Then this from the Miami Herald ” WIOD General manager Mike Disney said Hill is a candidate for a weekend show, or the 2-to-6 afternoon drive slot, left open when Steve Kane moved to a New York radio station in October. Disney said the station is not set on keeping Stan Major…. Also WPBR has gone to brokered radio, what will happen to Jim Schulyer? Looks like the end or the famed Hialeah Park.