Outtakes from WKRP in Cincinnati (posted by the show’s creator Hugh Wilson)
and my dog Johnny Fever…
These stunning losses popped up at the tail end of a year filled with an unusually high number of prominent celebrity deaths.
To understand the breadth of both Debbie and Carrie’s lives, take a few minutes to watch this incredible episode of Oprah.
Carrie was recently diving into incredibly personal revelations during her final few months as she promoted her book “The Princess Diarist.” From NBC’s TODAY Show (November 2016)
More with Debbie on her financial woes and ability to break through to happiness. Video from NBC’s Tomorrow Show from 1980 with host Tom Snyder
In the weirdest of ironies, Carrie’s former husband is Paul Simon, who authored the song “Mother & Child Reunion.”
LYRICS: No I would not give you false hope
on this strange and mournful day
but the mother and child reunion
is only a motion away
Simon is the ex-husand of Carrie and ex-son-in-law of Debbie. Here’s his reaction to Carrie’s death.
Here are four prominent African American Louisville men trying to stem the tide of gun violence in their home town. From America’s Got Talent to you, please appreciate this message of peace and hope from Linkin’ Bridge
Thank you, Big Rome, Montre Davis, Shon China Lacy, and Ekoe Alexanda.
2017 has got to be our turning point in curbing sociopathic gun violence.
All love for Linkin’ Bridge
UofL played a terrific game against a talent-heavy Kentucky squad, relieving pressure on what’s been a lopsided rivalry. Big win for Louisville. Great night for Quentin Snider & Deng Adel vs UK’s vaunted guard tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox.
My radio buddy The Beasman isn’t happy about his Cats, his Coach, or his Christmas.
Along with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, Louisville Ballard alum Quentin “Q” Snider both became the toasts of the holiday season on Planet Red.
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) December 22, 2016
THE BEASMAN cats lose to cards
(sad with sniffles) MAYBE COACH CAL SHOULDA STOLE YOUR PLAYBOOK, YOU BUNCH OF CROSS-EYED, TWO-BIT, GOD-HATIN LOSERVILLE SCUM. I JUST CAINT BLEEVE IT, LARRY, I JUST CAINT. I HOPE YOU AND YOUR GAY BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK IS PROUD OF YOURSELFS.…AIN’T NO MERRY CHRISTMAS ACROSS KENTUCKY NOW.
NOBODY GOT NO SLEEP LAST NIGHT. LITTLE WILDCAT CHILDREN IS CRYIN IN THEIR MAMA’S ARMS, THINKIN SANTY CLAUS DONE TURNT ON BIG BLUE NATION. GROWED MEN IS SETTIN BY THEIR POT BELLY STOVES WONDERIN IF COACH CAL IS WARSHED UP. COON DOGS IS HIDIN FROM GITTIN KICKED. WILDCAT WIVES DONE FALLED OUT OF LOVE WITH COACH CAL. U UH KAY FANS IS TAKIN DOWN THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND JUST HOPIN THAT MARCH MADNESS WILL HURRY UP AND GIT HERE. AIN’T NO HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS TO BE HAD IN KENTUCKY NOW.
(get fired up) DADGUMMIT, THAT WILDCAT MALIK MONK WAS POSED TO BE THE NEW MICHAEL JORDAN! WELL HE SUCKED AGAINST U OF SMELL, SHOOTIN LIKE STEVIE WONDER AND LETTIN THAT LITTLE WHITE BOY LEVITCH KEEP HIM IN CHECK. DADGUMMIT, THAT’S LIKE GITTIN GUARDED BY THE JOHNNY UNITAS STATUE. BUT MONK COULDN’T GIT IT DONE. MAYBE THAT WAS A IM-POSTER OUT THERE WEARIN NUMBER 5 CUZ THAT SURE WEREN’T THE GUY WE SEEN AGIN NARTH CARAMALINER! AND DEE-RON FOX WEREN’T NO GOODER.
FOX COULDN’T GUARD A CLOSET DOOR AND DINT SCORE ENOUGH TO MAKE UP FOR MONK THE FLUNK. I THUNK YOU SAID DEE-RON FOX WAS LIGHTNIN IN A BOTTLE! HE’S MORE LIKE MOLASSES IN A BOTTLE. THEM U UH KAY GUARDS WAS TURRIBLE AND U OF SMELL’S LITTLE GUY LOOKED ALL-WORLD.
THAT QUINLEN SNIDER MADE BASKETS LIKE HE NEVER DONE BEFORE. COACH CAL SHOULDA HAD BIG OL DEREK WILLIS OUT THERE POPPIN QUINLIN SNIDER UPSIDE THE HEAD BUT NAWWW, CAL JUST LET HIM KEEP ON SHOOTIN. BIG OL BAM WAS POST TO BE THE DOMMERATOR BUT THAT EGYPTIAN FELLER WITH THE TOUPEE HELD HIS OWN. I MEAN BAM GOTTA COUPLE OF DUNKS BUT HE SHOULDA HAD ABOUT A HUNDERD MORE. THE EGYPTIAN FELLER’S HAIR NEVER GOT MESSED UP THE WHOLE TIME SO I GUESS BAM DINT RUFFLE HIM. AND BRISCOE IS A FRAUD. GIT HIM OUTTA THERE. AND THAT WENYAN FUNYON ONION OR WHATEVER HIS NAME IS CAINT PLAY A LICK, NEITHER.
COACH CAL IS PICKIN UP BAD RECRUITS THESE DAYS. KENTUCKY NEEDS TO GO OUT THERE AND FIND THE NEW COW MACYS AND THE NEW SAM BOWIES INSTEAD OF THESE SISSY PRETENDERS WE GOT RIGHT NOW. WHAT IN THE SAM HILL AM I GONNA DO FOR CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICE? MY PREACHER IS GONNA BE TAWKIN ABOUT CHRISTMAS MIRACLES AND I’LL BE CUSSIN BACK THAT GOD DONE SMITED U UH KAY. WE DINT GIT NO MIRACLE. WE GOTTA LUMP OF COAL! NOW I’M THINKIN ABOUT U UH KAY GOIN TO THE N.I.T. INSTEAD OF TARMINTIN U OF SMELL IDIOTS LIKE I USUALLY DO.
DADGUMMIT, US GOOD AND CLASSY CAT FANS CAINT EVEN COME OUT OF THE HOUSE TIL THE BO GAMES NOW OR ELSE WE GONNA GIT TEASED BY BOOZE-BREATH CARDINAL LOUDMOUTHS CALLIN US OVER-RATED! OVER-RATED! MEANTIME ALL THESE GANG BANG, SNAGGLE TOOTH U OF SMELL SAGGY PANTS, RAP MUSIC, BACKWARDS CAP, NECK TATTOO, WELFARE QUEEN, OBAMA PHONE, GUN TOTIN, THUG WANNABE LOSERVILLE CARDINAL BIRD FANS IS OUT THERE LAUGHING THEIR HO, HO, HO, HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS, DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF JOLLY. AIN’T NO FA LA LA LA LAAAA’ING IN WILDCAT COUNTRY.
THANKS FOR NOTHIN, COACH CAL. YOU MIGHT AS WELL PAINT YOUR FACE GREEN AND BE THE U UH KAY GRINCH NOW THAT OUR SEASON IS RUINT AND WE CAINT EVEN ENJOY U OF SMELL’S SCANDALS OR STOOPS TROOPS WINNIN THE FOOTBAW GAME. THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS WHO WINS THE BASKETBAW GAME AND SO NOW U UH KAY FANS GOT TO DO THE WALK OF SHAME. YOU SUCK, COACH CAL. AND GIT RID OF THAT LOSERVILLE REJECT KENNY PAYNE AS ASSISTANT COACH. HE’S TURNIN YOU INTO A U OF SMELL RUM DUMMY. CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED. AND IF YOU DON’T RUN THE TABLE THE REST OF THE WAY, SO IS YOUR CONTRACT.
Watch this edited version of the entire game in only 20 minutes. Nice going, Cardinals! #L1C4
First team All-America, Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, and AP college football player: it’s been a pretty solid week for Lamarvelous.
Swirling through his victory parade after winning the Heisman Trophy, University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson visited Dan Patrick, one of the best interviewers in sports. Great stuff considering that Lamar is one of the most shy superstars in college sports. Patrick did a masterful job of pulling info from this humble student athlete.
University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari was also scheduled for the December 12th Dan Patrick Show. The UK coach and UofL quarterback talked about next week’s rivalry basketball game between their schools. Cal tweeted a photo he took with Lamar, then heaped praise on the Louisville star during the radio show.
It’s not likely either school will ever post the photo or the other school star’s video. Like two Baptists pretending not to notice each other in a liquor store, it’s the photo that shall never be mentioned again.
Coach Cal’s praise for Lamar is welcome. It’s attention from “Johnny Football” Manziel that no mom, coach, parole officer, or fan of Louisville wants for Lamar.
Run away, Lamar. Use those magical legs and run far, far away from the Manziel circus. You are destined for sustained greatness.
Frank Capra’s timeless It’s a Wonderful Life was released in 1946, featuring Lionel Barrymore as sniveling miser Mr. Potter.
But first things first.
The 1939 radio play of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol features Barrymore cast as another miserly cad.
Narrator Orson Welles refers to lead actor Barrymore as “the best loved actor of our time.”
840WHAS Radio replays this incredible production every Christmas Eve. Showtime this year is 7 p.m.
And now…meet some of my friends. My long broadcast career has allowed me to work with the best of the best in media. Just as the “Wonderful Life” angel Clarence wrote to George Bailey: Remember no man is a failure who has friends. My broadcast friends are of the highest quality.
In 1994, our 840WHAS Radio personalities and office staffers recreated the Dickens classic for a one time airing. Many of those WHAS personalities have passed away but their voices live on through this holiday production. Merry Christmas!
CAST: Rush Limbaugh (solicitor), Milton Metz (narrator), Wayne Perkey (Ebeneezer Scrooge), Terry Meiners (Bob Cratchit), Van Vance (Jacob Marley’s ghost), Jane Norris (Christmas past ghost), Joe Donovan (Christmas present ghost), Joe Elliot (Christmas Yet to Come ghost), Fred Wiche (nephew Fred), Laura Shirley (Mrs. Cratchit), Ken Schulz (Peter), Mary Jeffries (Belle), Beth Merrill (Martha Cratchit), Frederick Speck (Tiny Tim), Brian Rublein (1st man), John Asher (2nd man), Skip Essick (Joe), Tony Cruise (man), Christopher Holcombe (1st boy), Edward Pratt (2nd boy), and Sara Greiling (3rd boy. — Directed by David Holland — Produced by Scott Goettel — special thanks to Louisville Youth Choir, conducted by Donna Barnett and conducted by Frank Heller. Thanks to WHAS engineers Charlie Strickland, Larry Baysinger, and Harry Sonnheim. All proceeds from sales went to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Thanks to Taylor Drug Stores for distribution. (1994) Merry Christmas from 84WHAS Radio, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
NEW YORK – University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, a first for the university. Only 19, Jackson became the youngest winner of the award in its 81 year history.
His 526 first place votes easily outpaced the 269 first place votes sportswriters and athletes generated for runner-up Deshaun Watson of Clemson University. Three other finalists were invited to the ceremony but their numbers were dwarfed by Jackson’s 2,144 overall vote total.
Prior to the award ceremony, the humble Jackson met the media to talk about family, football, and New York pizza.