It's already been 6 years since I sat down for a reunion with my first TV wife on WHAS11's Great Day Live! I was lucky enough to work alongside Ange (pronounced Angie but, yes, that's how she spells it) Humphrey on my first regular TV show in the fall of 1987. It was a locally packaged version of PM Magazine called PM Louisville. By that time, Ange was an established media personality from her 1973 launch as the WLKY-TV "weather girl." She was also a country singer, emcee, interviewer, and storyteller. I was a TV novice but Ange was patient, kind, and thoughtful as my learning curve sharpened. Her positivity elevated the entire studio. Total pro. Prior to our stint at WHAS-TV, Ange had
I was never smart enough to get a real job. Nonetheless, this broadcasting thing seemed to work out. WHAS RADIO CLIPS WHAS ARCHIVED CLIPS FROM THE 80s WHAS-TV GREAT DAY LIVE VIDEO WQMF RADIO CLIPS WITH RON CLAY WLRS RADIO CLIPS WITH RON CLAY WKQQ CLIPS FROM THE 1970s Both of my sons have the media bug. Family tradition. It's all good. WHAS Radio "Ter's Top 73 clips of 1987" Getting paid to play in the snow? Sign me up. In 2016, my media buddies roasted me as a fundraiser for Seven Counties Services. My earliest TV series was the nightly news magazine PM Louisville with the delightful Ange Humphrey.
Amid the WHAS-TV reunion memories, former news anchor Jean West told a great story from our early days at the station. In 1986, I took an opportunity to shock a Klansman who was to be interviewed about his request to the city for a White Power rally. As Klansman Kenny King (KKK!) sat quietly awaiting reporter John McGrath and a camera operator, I strolled into the lobby holding Jean's hand and leaned down to plant a passionate kiss on her right in front of the stunned racist. McGrath, who enjoyed interviewing societal outcasts, later said Kenny the Klansman needed 10 minutes to compose himself before he could do the interview. The reunion of former WHAS-TV employees is to celebrate the station's
Here are cuts from the very first PM Louisville show that ran on September 7, 1989. WHAS-TV added hosts Ange Humphrey Davidson and me to localize the PM Magazine franchise. Ange and I would shoot all five of the next week's shows on Wednesday mornings at WHAS studios. We would begin at 8 a.m. and change clothes after each show to record the next. We usually wrapped shooting by 1:30 so that I could get to work prepping my radio show. Ange and I hosted PM Louisville for only one year. The show was repackaged as Louisville Tonight Live, which was broadcast live at 7 p.m. nightly. My radio show runs until 7 every night and Ange Humphrey lived