After the first century of WHAS Radio's amazing legacy continues unfolding, the newest radio ratings are out. WHAS is still #1. Just like any other successful pursuit, WHAS' incredible run is built upon quality people. Here are more of the outstanding media members I've added to the #WHAS100years series. We begin with revered morning man Wayne Perkey, who dominated ratings for 30 years before retiring in 1999. #WHAS100 🎙 Louisville's legendary morning man Wayne Perkey joined me on @840WHAS to catch up on life, love, radio, community, & @CrusadeChildren happiness. He's still the Perkiest guy in town! 🎉 Happy 84th birthday, Wayne! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/ijc8QTshQ8#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/cuSjLt30qf — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 15, 2022 #WHAS100 🎧 My investigative journalist pal @ShayMcAlisterTV explains the challenges of asking
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. It warms the cockles of my heart. My holiday is not complete until I hear this play cackling over WHAS Radio. 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
And if you are soured by the holiday season, perhaps the video below will bring you joy. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 to all.
The staff of 84WHAS Radio recorded A Christmas Carol, including lines from syndicated radio superstar Rush Limbaugh. Milton Metz narrates. Here's part one: Part two: 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
Here is a WHAS Radio live performance from December 22, 1988 where a group of listeners delivered a live reading of "A Christmas Carol." Merry Christmas, everyone. I wonder where all of those people are today. email me with updates: firstname.lastname@example.org