It was fun seeing all of my deejay buddies post their photos and career trajectories for #NationalRadioDay last week. Here are a few that I snatched from their social media pages. And then there's the program director's memo that kept 19-year-old me on the part-time payroll. NOTE: he used bad math. I was being paid $40 per MONTH, or $480 per year to do some radio promotion work on the University of Kentucky campus. Had they cut me, I would more than likely have found a different career path. 😢 Happy #NationalRadioDay 🎧 Here's the 1976 @WKQQLexington program director's memo that saved my job and kept me in the business. I had only been working there for two months when Dick Hungate suggested that
#WHAS100years #WHAS100 #LouisvilleMedia #loumedia With the 100th anniversary of WHAS Radio arriving in July 2022, Terry Meiners is featuring chats with former WHAS personalities, news anchors, and regular contributors. Most of the weekly interviews air Fridays at 4:35 PM. Here's the series so far, beginning with the best radio personality Louisville has ever heard. 🎙 Louisville's greatest all-time radio entertainer Gary Burbank is about to turn 80. We had some big laughs on @840WHAS Radio today! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/xF2GRtheIK#Louisville #media #radio #airpersonalities #deejays #WHAS #WAKY #WLW #CKLW pic.twitter.com/mL9MTsmOdb — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 16, 2021 🎧 #WHAS100years 🎙 Liz Curtis Higgs ruled the midday airwaves on @840WHAS in the 80s. She is happy, healthy, and doing God's work today. It was a delight having her back on
It's still a year away but WHAS Radio will turn 100 on July 18, 2022. WHAS was Kentucky's first licensed radio station. What a wild trip it's been! 🎧 current WHAS audio: morning show, mid-morning, afternoons 🎧 historical audio Here's what WHAS-TV dug up in its video vault to note the radio station's 95th birthday in 2017. The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company obtained the broadcast license in 1922 and built a studio near the newspaper facility. This fall, current WHAS Radio owner iHeart Media will move the studio operations from Bishop Lane in the Newburg area back to downtown. WHAS has enjoyed a fantastic array of broadcast talent over the past century. The station has won prestigious awards for news coverage, emergency operations
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.
A 1986 Christmas season recording of WHAS Radio employees arguing over whether to play "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" Doug McElvein is now the morning personality on KMOX/St Louis. (air check submitted by Randall Hamm)