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.
Communication is life. Communication creates peace, understanding, and domestic tranquility. What if someone tried to prevent communication over a cheap little postal stamp? #isthisteallife so a stamp and three to four trucks later the card would arrive a few hundred yards from its origin? Brilliant!— James Reddington (@JamesReddingt12) December 14, 2019 Exactly. FRIDAY THE 13TH FINAL Quite an ecclesiastical roller coaster ride on today's front page of The Courier Journal 🔥 "Rot in Hell!" 🔥 goes above the fold as 🙏🏽 Jesus Christ Superstar 📸 rides caboose. #loumedia And now back to my latest invention. The art of electronics understanding hillbonics.
Rick Pitino is mad at me again. The former University of Louisville basketball coach and I are longtime friends but he has thrown hissy fits when I've publicly questioned him about sensitive issues. He even dropped me as co-host of his TV show for two years over tensions surrounding coverage of his affair with sketchy doughnut seller Karen Sypher. Then there was the time I asked him if mounting evidence of strippers offering sex to his players and recruits would make him consider resigning. Pitino didn't speak to me for a year and even avoided looking at me when we crossed paths in our St. Matthews neighborhood. Of course, I've gone on national TV and newspapers of record to defend Pitino
A car company helped a teenager create a massive message to her father, an American astronaut aboard the ISS (international space station). Hyundai ultimately set a new Guinness Record for world's largest tire track image. Everybody wins.