#WHAS100 🎙 Gary Burbank reflects on Earl Pitts, Snow Sharks, Who Shot J.R., creativity, retirement, and life. 🐐 LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/PMvcXQYaDp#WHAS100years #radio #radiohumor #music #honor @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/8p9XkTEWbZ — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 17, 2022 #WHAS100 💥 As we celebrate the @840WHAS Radio centennial, here's where to find my interviews, sketches, and special moments. It's been a blast for 37 years so let's keep it rolling! Thanks for listening! LINK 🎧 https://t.co/hFEZplnHHF #WHAS100years #community #Louisville pic.twitter.com/GM536fHfna — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 15, 2022 #WHAS100 🎙 @LelandShow is loving life in Colorado with wife Tabatha & they still have mad love for Kentucky. The former @840WHAS midday host is still cranking out provocative radio shows on Denver’s @630KHOW Fun catching up‼️ LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/jYVY0nsLWN#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/p6QzexZ5DC — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 24,
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.
Courier-Journal legend David Hawpe has passed away at age 78. We had lots of laughs over the years talking media, politics, and all things Kentucky. We both served on advisory boards for the College of Communications and Information at the University of Kentucky. Hawpe, the editor of Kentucky's Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, taught me a valuable lesson in January 2002 by ripping my ass on the editorial page of the Sunday morning Courier-Journal. I wrote a blog post mocking livid UK fans in eastern Kentucky who were heaping scorn on Rick Pitino for taking the Louisville head coach job. A few days after I posted the sketch, the Lexington Herald Leader wrote a scathing front page piece entitled "Web site parody
The Courier Journal ran an extensive profile of me on January 4, 1992. The excellent writer C. Ray Hall followed me for three days. I was worried that I was about to be indicted. What in the world would be that interesting that required three days of observation? The piece turned out to be the most thorough, thoughtful, and accurate piece ever written about me. Mr. Hall told me that it was the longest profile the newspaper had ever done on a media person. These photos were never published but were given to me after the publication was released. Staff photographer Pam Spalding was terrific. She snapped a zillion pictures of my family and me and they were incredibly respectful and touching.
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
My son Simon does research for a living. He turned up the salacious 1884 info about Minnie Katzenberger and her father's unlucky 1904 duel with a rival suitor. Simon sent this intriguing story today. "I found this April 1, 1898 C-J article about a “C. Katzenberger” (not sure if he’s family, but it’s certainly possible). He was known for carrying around a much-coveted mockingbird that sang songs for people. Eventually he traded it to a grocer at Rubel & Breckinridge for a barrel of flour. He told the grocer exactly where to hang the cage. Then one day he returned, stole the bird, and traded it to a blacksmith for two sledgehammers. Cops arrested him for grand larceny. Gotta respect the grift,
Mike Bloomberg was boot stomped in his first presidential debate appearance. Elizabeth Warren crushed Bloomberg on his racist stop-and-frisk policies that targeted minorities, his sexist verbal blasts of women, and his refusal to release former workers from nondisclosure agreements. Bloomberg could do little more than smirk. He just stood there with a Grinch sneer, thinking of how he'd exact revenge later. A record 20 million viewers saw a cranky old billionaire who apparently had never heard a discouraging word. Rinse and repeat for future debates because stop-and-frisk is an unforgivable racist policy that a newly elected NYC Mayor Bloomberg chose to enhance instead of eradicate. Bloomberg has spent more than $460 million of his own money on campaign expenses and is expected to
In a recent interview, ousted pizza executive "Papa" John Schnatter complained about the current Papa John's management. Schnatter claims that his replacements provide poor leadership and are making lower quality Papa John's pizzas. It is Schnatter's belief that Papa John's executives deviously plotted to steal the company from him "using the black community" and "race" issues. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Schnatter promised a "day of reckoning" and pushed aside WDRB reporter Stephan Johnson's request for more info. Schnatter laughed and said "Stay tuned." As Papa John's moves on without its founder, John Schnatter vows for a 'day of reckoning' https://t.co/zvayhxxZVx— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) November 26, 2019 A rather tepid day of reckoning just passed. Schnatter sued the marketing company that leaked audio
Virtue signaling social justice warriors have some blind spots. They deface the Castleman statue and demand its removal without grasping the full context of John Castleman's story. But never mind the facts. Hide that horrible monument from the WOKE folks. Their pure hearts have never made mistakes or been in need of longterm enlightenment. Have the WOKE warriors ever watched clips of Muhammad Ali when he promoted racial segregation? Ali fiercely preached against white and black people dating or daring to make babies. "Every intelligent person wants his child to look like him. I want to blot out my race and lose my beautiful identity? Who want to spot up yourself and kill your race?" No one is throwing paint all over the
We can all agree that slavery is America's original sin and its legacy burdens all people to this very day. Our job as human beings is to advance understanding and tolerance for all, listening before talking, and studying history for proper perspective on evolution from the horrible mistreatment of African Americans. But it's no longer 1865 or 1919 or 1965 or even 2018. The improvement of the human condition is an ever-moving upgrade. In spite of persistent complaints by some about life in America, most people appreciate the opportunities that freedom, expanding understanding, and capitalism offer. The Courier-Journal's most seasoned investigative reporter dug into 100-year-old newspaper files to present a more complete picture of Gen. John B. Castleman. The Civil War general