After some hardball legal tactics used by the allegedly brilliant Randy Kennedy, I have been strong-armed into joining TEAM TIGHTEN UP.
The affable and capable Billy Duren of Threaded Fasteners presented me with a special plaque, commemorating me joining his team. ( As you can see below, Randy Kennedy of Sportstalk 99.5 demanded to be included in the official photos.) You can read the official press release from Threaded Fasteners, and you can also read one of the intimidating communications sent by their attorney.
Mobile’s Uncle Henry receives letter from a lawyer, sparks new friendship with Threaded Fasteners, Inc. as he joins Team Tighten Up
Mobile, Alabama (Feb. 19, 2020) Local radio personalities Randy Kennedy and Uncle Henry entered a battle of wills in the weeks leading to Kennedy’s appearance on the Uncle Henry show on Friday. Both radio stars have “Tightened Up” in various ways, using the phrase in segments on their own stations. New to the iHeart radio team, Kennedy told Uncle Henry of his Tighten Up Sports segments sponsored by Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Undeterred by this, Uncle Henry doubled down on his need to Tighten Up, continuing his segments on air. Due to this, the Threaded Fasteners, Inc. legal team decided to take matters into their own hands.
UNCLE HENRY HOSTS RANDY KENNEDY BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF SPORTS TALK 99.5
Before Randy Kennedy appeared on his new iHeart Station Sports Talk 99.5 on Monday, he appeared on Uncle Henry to talk sports, news, and to air the grievances between the two. Uncle Henry told his listeners that he has been Tightening Up for years after a comment was made to him by a local representative. His listeners want to know how he and they can tighten up in their lives.
RANDY KENNEDY GIVES UNCLE HENRY LETTER FROM TFI CORPORATE COUNSEL
Kennedy, after consulting with the Threaded Fasteners, Inc. team concluded there was no other way to resolve the issue other than legal action. An excerpt from the letter reads; “Threaded Fasteners, Inc. as the sole proprietor of the phrase TIGHTEN UP on local radio marketing claims exclusive ownership to this phrase and all uses of this phrase in perpetuity.” It continues, “Without waiving any of the foregoing rights, Threaded Fasteners, Inc. does hereby grant to you, ‘Uncle Henry’, unlimited privileges to borrow our phrase and the privilege of joining the TIGHTEN UP TEAM.” See full letter attached.
UNCLE HENRY JOINS TEAM TIGHTEN UP
Today Threaded Fasteners, Inc inducts Uncle Henry as an official member of Team Tighten Up. Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Welcomes Uncle Henry to this exclusive group and encourages him to continue Tightening Up as often as he likes.
Corporate Office and National Distribution Center
3200-A Crichton Street Mobile, AL 36607 P 251 / 432 0107 F 251 / 650 0080
SOLUTIONS FROM THE GROUND UP Est. 1979
February 13, 2020
Uncle Henry clo i-Heart Radio 99.5 THE JAG 555 Broadcast Drive Mobile, Alabama 36606
It has come to our attention that you have in recent weeks used the phrase TIGHTEN UP on 99.5 THE JAG and other affiliate stations. Threaded Fasteners, Inc., claims a unique and protected right to the phrase TIGHTEN UP and hereby orders the below contingencies. Threaded Fasteners, Inc. as the sole proprietor of the phrase TIGHTEN UP on local radio marketing claims exclusive ownership to this phrase and all uses of this phrase in perpetuity. It is not a part of the Threaded Fasteners, Inc culture to attack, and while our respect for Uncle Henry is abounding it is solely the in the interest of Threaded Fasteners, Inc to protect its intellectual property. TIGHTEN UP was conceived by our company President, Billy Duren, and has been hosted by the brilliant Randy Kennedy for some years. President Billy Duren's vision and goals were carried out on the local and regional airwaves and via the internet globally using the talented voice and renowned brilliance of Randy Kennedy. Randy Kennedy has been creating and producing a TIGHTEN UP radio segment discussing important and enlightening sports topics and our fastener company for over 3 years. Accordingly, we hereby express the unique and protected right of Threaded Fasteners, Inc. to the signature marketing phrase TIGHTEN UP.
Without waiving any of the foregoing rights, Threaded Fasteners, Inc. does hereby grant to you, “Uncle Henry", unlimited privileges to borrow our phrase and the privilege of joining the TIGHTEN UP TEAM. You as a member of the TIGHTEN UP TEAM may use TIGHTEN UP on air to discuss and promote our great, locally based company which started right here in Mobile in 1979. You may discuss our quality products and legendary service. You may also elaborate on our good deeds and funding for local and national charities including Team Focus. You may also regularly employ the phrase TIGHTEN UP when telling your listeners how much you admire and respect Randy Kennedy.
Please feel free to contact me or our President Billy Duren with your agreement on joining the exclusive TIGHTEN UP TEAM.
Phone: 251-432-0107 Email: Info@threadedfasteners.com Cc: Johnny Gwin