It was fun seeing all of my deejay buddies post their photos and career trajectories for #NationalRadioDay last week.
Here are a few that I snatched from their social media pages.
And then there’s the program director’s memo that kept 19-year-old me on the part-time payroll. NOTE: he used bad math. I was being paid $40 per MONTH, or $480 per year to do some radio promotion work on the University of Kentucky campus.
Had they cut me, I would more than likely have found a different career path. 😢
Happy #NationalRadioDay 🎧
Here's the 1976 @WKQQLexington program director's memo that saved my job and kept me in the business. I had only been working there for two months when Dick Hungate suggested that they hold onto me in the 1977 budget.
Things seem to have worked out. pic.twitter.com/ooAliOOrFh
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) August 20, 2021
My career: WKQQ (1976-1980), WLRS (1980-1983), WQMF (1983-1985), WHAS (1985-present)