When Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joins me on WHAS Radio, people tend to notice. Millions of online impressions followed McConnell's 9 minute phone chat two days after President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech. After discussing the Chinese spy balloon incursion, we jumped into U.S. involvement in the Ukraine/Russia war. And then...the real war started. McConnell BURNS Rick Scott: ✅confirms “that was the Scott plan” to sunset SocSecurity & Medicare 🔥“I think it will be a challenge for him to deal with this in his own re-election in FL: a state with more elderly people than any other state in America” On @terrymeiners @840WHAS: pic.twitter.com/yAIhVLb6LY — Joel Lawson (@JoelLawsonDC) February 10, 2023 McConnell blasted Florida Senator Rick Scott on WHAS after I asked him about Biden's
As Justin Thomas reflects, St. Xavier receives its greatest recruiting video
Two time PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas recently returned home to Louisville for his Justin Thomas Foundation junior golf tournament at Harmony Landing. Thomas also appeared at the home of Valhalla co-owner Jimmy Kirchdorfer to preview the 2024 PGA Championship to be held at the iconic Louisville course. In a freewheeling interview in front of about 100 guests, Justin and Jimmy touched on the professional golfer's ongoing dedication to Saint Xavier High School. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of the highly acclaimed Catholic high school. School officials had to be thrilled with the words Thomas rolled out in praise of his alma mater. “I’d do anything to have a week back at St. X…it got me prepared for a great place in life.”
#WHAS100 🎙 Credo Harris laid down the code at WHAS Radio and it still applies 100 years later
Thanks so much to Rick Loader for sending a few WHAS items in honor of the station's 100th birthday. "Microphone Memoirs" was written by Credo Fitch Harris, who was hired in 1922 by Courier Journal owner Judge Robert Worth Bingham to manage the launch of WHAS Radio. This 1937 book by Credo Harris reflects upon the many innovations achieved during the first 15 years of WHAS, Kentucky's first radio station. Here are a few samples of Credo's notes.
#WHAS100 Farewell to Wayne Perkey, plus updates on Bill Cody, Van Vance, Mark Pfeiffer, Ken Schulz, Matt Jones, Denny Nugent, and Dan Burgess
We are sad to report that WHAS morning legend Wayne Perkey has passed due to COVID complications. Here is the Courier Journal profile on Wayne's incredible life story. Many of Wayne's colleagues joined me today on 840WHAS to reflect on their time working with Louisville's energetic morning man. 🎙️ @840WHAS colleagues reflect on Wayne Perkey's life and legacy. Thank you Ken Schulz, @KimSowinski, Van Vance, Denny Nugent, and Jack Fox. 🙏 LISTEN 📲 https://t.co/o7DyoleR0J #WHAS100 #WHAS100years #WaynePerkey #Louisville #loumedia #localradio pic.twitter.com/DEFsvkwihx — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) March 7, 2022 WHAS11 also profiled Perkey's phenomenal broadcast career of radio, television, and philanthropic work. Here is the radio interview I conducted with Wayne just a little more than a month ago. He was delighted to tell me that he
Jack “Goose” Givens reflects on his mom’s fears as he was recruited to play basketball for Kentucky in the 1970s
University of Kentucky All-American Jack "Goose" Givens, who also played in the NBA and eventually transitioned to sports broadcasting, joined me on 840WHAS for a wide-ranging interview. We are both self-proclaimed nerds who attended UK at the same time. We dove into his recruitment by Kentucky and the racial challenges it posed for him and his mother. Givens grew up in Lexington where he "never thought I'd have a chance to play" for the Wildcats. Jack also discussed the intensity of playing for a hard-boiled coach in Joe B Hall, and how their relationship changed after Hall sought Givens' advice during his broadcast years. Givens led the 1978 Kentucky Wildcats to an NCAA National Championship, scoring 41 points in the Cats defeat
2022 will bring a new mayor for Louisville. Meet the field through their tweets.
Not to be a broken record but ya girl is trying to be #LouMayor so please donate if you can and share about the #Shameka4LouisvilleMayor22 Campaign whenever you can! Always donate what you can when you can! No #bday party for me this year due to the #omicronvariant :-( pic.twitter.com/975H8DemFl — ShamekaParrishWright (@Seasoned4u) January 3, 2022 In 1969, Black people made up 13.3% of Jefferson County’s population, but owned 4.6% of the county’s businesses. Today, although the Black population has grown 22.4% its ownership of businesses with employees is 2.4% I have an INTENTIONAL plan to address this...not lip service. — Timothy Findley, Jr. (@TimFindleyJr) January 2, 2022 Thrilled to announce that UAW has thrown its strong support behind my candidacy for Mayor as our campaign
#WHAS100 🎧 Radioactive radio rebels rock! Meet Mandy, Mo, Di, Joe, Bob, Johnny Z, and Adolph!
WHAS is the most powerful radio signal in Kentucky. It can be streamed worldwide but its over-the-air signal pierces atop most of the contiguous 48 United States. WHAS Radio will turn 100 next July, pumping out news, interviews, and information 24/7. Whether we're talking to Dr. Dunkenstein, Dr. Fauci, or Dr. Pepper, we are delivering audio and video content to keep our community informed. Thanks for hanging with us for our first century! That's our boy Ian Vertrees above. He's a deejay on WQMF and the daily producer and voice contributor on the Terry Meiners Show. The iHeart machine moves because it is fueled by strong employees. #WHAS100 🎧🎙 @MandyConnell is one of the greatest talk show talents in America, once dominating midday
Boomer heroes are fighting off The Grim Reaper
The recent passing of Charlie Watts shines a spotlight on the inevitable closing of the lives of the world's original rock and roll generation. It's a sad reality that a relatively small group of people created a collection of music that still thrives more than a half century later. And within the next 20 years, most of them will be dead. Before we catch up, let's look back. Just after Woodstock in June 1969, young music heroes Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, and other members of Jefferson Airplane appeared on The Dick Cavett Show. Young stars fueled by idealism. So cute. It's now 52 years later. Let's check in on some of these same performers to see
Focused on restoring city safety, David Nicholson jumps into the race for Louisville mayor
The race for Louisville mayor just took a major swerve with the addition of David Nicholson, the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk. Sound familiar? His signature in on your driver's license. Nicholson is well-connected to the judicial and law enforcement systems with over 40 years of public service. A grieving family spoke at today's campaign launch, asking Nicholson to end the scourge of gun violence that has taken their 19-year-old son. Nicholson's campaign is based on the restoration of safety on Louisville's streets as the city suffers from the worst homicide rates in its history. Current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was elected as an outsider with no government experience but success in business funded by his family. He seems to have few answers as
#WHAS100years 🎧 Spotlighting prominent voices from WHAS Radio’s century of broadcasting
Our celebration continues as we roll toward the 100th birthday of WHAS Radio, Louisville's 50,000 watt blowtorch. Each week, I profile a former personality or station leader to reflect of the incredible history of Kentucky's first licensed radio station. Visit this link for my interviews with Gary Burbank, Liz Curtis, Doug McElvein, Cindi Sullivan, and Mark Levin. Now on to more great conversations with WHAS Radio legends! We will continue these visits every Friday at 4:35 PM until the 100th birthday of WHAS on July 18, 2022. 🎧 #WHAS100 🎙 The brainiest of all @840WHAS colleagues is likely Barry Bernson. We chatted about his media career as a master storyteller, anchor, reporter, actor, narrator, and happy dad + grandfather. LISTEN https://t.co/xqH3Fuv48H #WHAS100years #radio #TV