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Batcap Model Competes for Miss USA Crown


DOTHAN, AL – For years we have seen Batcap’s Ray McKenzie at industry events with a bevy of models-all very attractive, well mannered young ladies-in his booth.

Rachel Philippona, a Batcap model, has hit the big time. Rachel will represent the state of Alabama in the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas NV on Sunday, April 19th.

Get well Mike Jaffe

PHOENIX, AZ – During a recent USACi event in New Mexico event promoter Mike Jaffe suffered severe chest pains and made a quick trip to a nearby hospital emergency room. Jaffe is now resting comfortably at home.

USACi president Ralph Randall said “It was quite scary. We didn’t know exactly what was happening but knew it wasn’t good at the time. We are all thankful that all is now under control”.

From all of us at we would like to wish Pappy a speedily recovery. He works hard to coordinate USACi events around the country; events that we all hope stimulate the car audio business.

Rick Henderson Succumbs

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Rich Henderson, who operated Henderson’s Stereo in Costa Mesa for 37 years, passed away at his home on March 26th. Henderson’s Stereo was a landmark in Costa Mesa.

Henderson, known as “Shred” loved the surfing shores of Southern California and music. He was a member of the Greek Surf Team and sponsor of the Edison Surf Team. As a great guitar player Henderson played with many Orange County bands and for friends and family.

Henderson is survived by his daughter Joann, mother Marion, sons Eric and Tyler, sister Nancy, grandchildren Eric and Eden along with his life partner April.

A celebration of Rick “Shred” Henderson’s life was held on April 5th, 2009.

RTI/Mid States Distributing Dealer show a Big Hit!!!

rti-show-showroomSHREVEPORT, LA – The 2009 scheduled dealer shows for RTI/Mid States Distributing got under way in Shreveport, LA on April 4th and 5th.. The company’s facility in Freestate Center, just north of the downtown area, was the event site. The warehouse was draped and vendor table top displays were arranged around the perimeter of the warehouse. A 30 X 30 tent was set up in the huge parking lot and was used for product seminars and seating for the Saturday night fish fry.

Fifth Annual Consumer Electronics Expo Set For May 30th – 31st in Frisco, TX

DALLAS, TX – The Consumer Electronics Expo 2009 will be held at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Frisco, Texas. The show offers dealers information-critical seminars and training sessions, access to factory representatives, special show prices, and an exhibition of the newest innovations and top brands from over 75 leading manufacturers of home and mobile electronics products.

N & H Electronics, Inc. Annual Open House/Dealer show

HATTIESBURG, MS – N & H Electronics, Inc. held their annual open house/dealer show on Thursday evening, March 5, 2009. Dealers from throughout MS and along the gulf coast attended this year’s open house. The photo to the right is the new facility N & H enlarged and remodeled after hurricane Katrina.

Rockford Fosgate Launches 3Sixty Integration for iPod®

125x107-integration_group-22TEMPE, AZ – Rockford Fosgate launched an entire new line of integration solutions designed to connect the iPod seamlessly to a factory installed car audio system. 3Sixty iPod integration provides CD quality audio, integrated control through the factory radio inputs and the ability to view song title, album and artist on the radio display.

Promotions that separate you from your competition!

rob_pix-21PHOENIX, AZ – Consumer electronics industry veteran, Rob Wempe, is pleased to announce the launch of his new company, Promotions That Work. Those that know Rob, also know that promotions are his passion! “As we all know, our economy is in a unique place. Now more than ever is the time to be smart with your investments while still being aggressive.

SHO NUFF P&E Distributors Take-Away Event

SHO NUFF P & E Distributors is continuing to energize the 12volt  marketplace and deliver great deals and programs to their dealers. NASHVILLE, TN – This year’s SHO NUFF NO SHOW, SHOW March 26th through April 10th places emphasis on P&E’s ever growing website,,  …

Bobby Joe Latting

Founder of Arkansas Car Stereo LITTLE ROCK, AR – Bobby Joe Latting was remembered with a memorial service at 10AM Friday, March 27th, in the Griffin Leggett Funeral Home Chapel in Little Rock,AR. A young at heart 55, BJ peacefully passed away at his home …