In 1985, my radio career was soaring. I was co-hosting the hugely successful WQMF-FM morning radio "Show With No Name." My partner Ron Clay was a shrewd, sardonic, soured-on-life hippie guy. He was brilliant and always had something clever to throw out on the air. We could finish each other's sentences with goofy riffs about society, celebrities, and politicians. We did outrageous things. We used sound effects to make it seem as if we were broadcasting from around the world. We lied a lot. We giggled at each other's provocative setups. We were juvenile delinquents trapped in grownup bodies. Rude boys throwing conventional broadcast techniques out the window. Radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia sent employment inquiries. None of those
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Radio delivers like no other medium. Listen to these voices describing the most consequential military maneuvers of World War II. Here are some segments of RADIO GOES TO WAR "The Amos and Andy program has been delayed a few moments" as we tell you how the Allies are saving the world.
Congrats to Gary Burbank on his induction into the Kentucky Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We spoke today: AUDIO 🎙 https://t.co/0kdJq6ItzZ 📻 Exactly 10 years ago today, Gary Burbank and I had a long form chat about his life and career 2009 🎙 https://t.co/KQDdNsBNC7 #kymedia pic.twitter.com/H8Jdy47Eqq— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 15, 2019 From the Facebook page of WAKY/WKLO audio curator John Quincy: From Bob Moody: "Tonight at the Kentucky Broadcasters awards show. L-R: Bob Moody, Mike McVay, new Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, fellow HOF member Coyote Calhoun, KBA exec Dale Thornhill. Hilarity ensued."
Terry Minors Ver 16 -Legacy Master- 6-4-2019 TRT105 from MOXIETALK with KIRT JACOBS on Vimeo. Thanks to Kirt Jacobs for a comfortable chat about me, my life, and my career. I prefer asking questions of others but Kirt made this a pleasant experience. We taped it 7 months ago so I have very little memory of what was said but whatever it was...I said it with 100% sincerity. Thanks for watching. The fact that my last name is misspelled on the Vimeo makes me even happier. That's my life. Never get caught up in the little things, baby.
I love this email exchange from 2013. You mad, bro? Yeah, she mad. From: Patricia Houtchens [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 11:08 AM To: MEINERS, TERRY A Subject: Listener Email from www.whas.com I guess you’re celebrating another example of the homogenization of local dialects: LINK After you finally get everyone to stop calling the city where they were born, Louavull, then you can go to Narlens and tell those folks how stupid they sound because they don’t pronounce/enunciate their city’s name like you do. I find it so hypocritical that you never cease to tell your audience that we all should celebrate our differences – homosexuals/heterosexuals, democrats/republicans, U of L/U of K, whatever, but you have no tolerance for those of us who perpetuate
Stumble. Bumble. Fumble. It's what we do. PHOTO OF THE YEAR: women's march, January 2017 -- Me too? Im guessing that's a NO. ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLOOPER FOR MY PILOT BUDDIES:
?️ Friday launches my 33rd year on WHAS Radio and television. We ran a contest on my 1st radio show where hundreds of people guessed when I would be fired or leave. The winner gets $500. Only two entries are still valid. Jim McClellan needs me gone within three years or else Robert Rudolph is the winner. #loumedia #radiopersonality #Louisville My radio career began in September 1976 at WKQQ in Lexington, although I did not go on the air until late 1977. Therefore my total broadcast career has surpassed the 40 year mark.
Today is National Radio Day. In my life, it means almost as much as my birthday. I've been lucky enough to earn my living doing what I always wanted to do. From the time I was a little kid I just wanted to be on the radio. My dad laughed at Bill Bailey's jokes. I loved WAKY radio and the lunacy I heard from its deejays. I was hired at WHAS in 1985 for my sarcastic comedy streak, but the job evolved into conducting news making interviews with the powerful and prominent. Sometimes people become more prominent after appearing on my show. After some of my WAKY buddies helped me put together an audition tape in 1976, I was hired by
LISTEN: tornado coverage on WHAS radio, April 3, 1974 - Helicopter pilot Dick Gilbert's chilling narration of funnel clouds around Bowman Field, Bardstown Road at Eastern Parkway, and more is at the 19:20 mark. #Louisville #louwx #loumedia Hey @HannahStormESPN, here's 1974 audio re: your dad & Ky Colonels team plans after tornadoes came thru Louisville https://t.co/Gx1cE2tUdW— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) April 3, 2017 Wow this was cool to listen to. What a tough time for Louisville and communication was so different back then. https://t.co/Z245y9EGPR— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) April 3, 2017 ESPN's Hannah Storm was a little kid living in Louisville during the 1974 tornado. Her father Mike Storen is referenced in the following audio as a basketball executive who couldn't make contact