|Raleigh Mayor Declares Bill Jordan Day|
Raleigh Mayor Paul Coble stopped by the WRAL-FM studio on Friday, December 15, 2000, and officially proclaimed the day as Bill Jordan Day. Steve Rum from the Duke Children’s Hospital and Michael Cochran from Fred Anderson Toyota also appeared with Coble during the Early Morning Show. The entire affair was a suprise the MIX 101.5 personality.
On hand to help Bill Jordan (center) to celebrate the day were (left to right) Steve Rum, WRAL-FM’s Schatzie, Raleigh Mayor Paul Coble & Michael Cochran.
Mayor Coble presents a copy of the official proclamation to Bill Jordan.
Below is the text of the proclamation the Mayor read on-air:
City of Raleigh
Whereas, for 28 years Bill Jordan has done his utmost to destroy radio as a viable entertainment medium, the last 11 of which have been inflicted on the good people who otherwise have the good sense to listen to WRAL-FM; and,
Whereas, he is a loving son, loving husband of Marianne, loving father of Jessica, and devoted guardian of the Jordan Wild Kingdom; and,
Whereas, as an aficionado of Agent 007, a faithful failure at golf, a champion snorer, a slick pilferer of Mike and Ike’s at the Ten-Ten buffet, and a worshipful observer of Duke basketball; and,
Whereas, he is a legend among the fairer sex, ruling with savoir faire and raw majestic machismo over the denizens of the Estrogen Den – Schatzie and Angela; and,
Whereas, in his mind he is the New Age’s Fred Astaire, even though his terminal case of White Man’s Disease – which is medically defined as a thorough and absolute lack of rhythm – has prohibited him from EVER, NOT ONCE, THAT MEANS NEVER fast-dancing with his wife; and,
Whereas, he is a committed Christian who has helped raise millions of dollars for the Duke Children’s Hospital and is an active participant in Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Tammy Lynn Center and WRAL-TV’s Coats for the Children.
Now, therefore do I, Paul Y. Coble, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, hereby proclaim December 15, 2000
Bill Jordan Day
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, to be affixed this Fifteenth Day of December 2000.
Paul Y. Coble (signature)