Our celebration continues as we roll toward the 100th birthday of WHAS Radio, Louisville's 50,000 watt blowtorch. Each week, I profile a former personality or station leader to reflect of the incredible history of Kentucky's first licensed radio station. Visit this link for my interviews with Gary Burbank, Liz Curtis, Doug McElvein, Cindi Sullivan, and Mark Levin. Now on to more great conversations with WHAS Radio legends! We will continue these visits every Friday at 4:35 PM until the 100th birthday of WHAS on July 18, 2022. 🎧 #WHAS100 🎙 The brainiest of all @840WHAS colleagues is likely Barry Bernson. We chatted about his media career as a master storyteller, anchor, reporter, actor, narrator, and happy dad + grandfather. LISTEN https://t.co/xqH3Fuv48H #WHAS100years #radio #TV
JT is home to host his Justin Thomas Junior Championship at Harmony Landing. ⛳️ Justin’s foundation expects to raise over $100,000 for children’s charities. That would push the cumulative total beyond $350,000 in just a few years of this tournament. Lots of immensely talented juniors are playing Wednesday through Friday. Spectators welcome. 🏌🏾♀️🏌🏽🏌🏾♂️ #Kygolf #juniorgolf #Kentucky If the city of Louisville had a Mt. Rushmore of sports, Justin's status would certainly earn him a spot. He's a major winner with 14 PGA Tour victories, a Fed Ex Cup championship, and two time PGA Player of the Year. Three Saint X Tigers. KT and I couldn't resist; we're fanboys. 🐯 #GoTigers Sacred Heart Academy senior Abigail Sutherland is expected to lead
Congratulations to the University of Kentucky's associated athletes for earning an incredible 12 medals in the Tokyo Olympics. Former UK track star Sydney McLaughlin collected another 🥇 in the 4x400 meter relay. Three UK basketball alums won 🥇 to keep the USA's streak alive. #Kentucky #BBN 🇺🇸 With 206 countries competing, UK's total of 8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze would place Kentucky at position #18 on country medal count!
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
THE BEASMAN new UK coaches I HEARED YOU ON THERE A-MOCKIN THAT NEW U UH KAY BASKETBAW COACH “THE CHIN” FOR SAYIN MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY GOOD TIMES IS A-COMIN TO BIG BLUE NATION! LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHIN, YOU BALD HAIRED, STINKBREATH, PENCIL NECK, NOT FUNNY, OVERRATED, SNAGGLE TOOTH LOUDMOUTH U OF SMELL BUTTKISSIN NOBODY…IF THE CHIN EVER CATCHES YOU OFF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN WHERE YOU LIVE WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK, THE CHIN SAYS HE’S GONNA KNOCK THEM LAST TWO HAIRS OFF YOUR PUMPKIN HEAD! (laffs) Chin already working hard. Let’s let the good times roll! #BBN x #LaFamilia pic.twitter.com/bLvhWwnw4W— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) May 6, 2021 DON’T YOU LOWDOWN U OF SMELL CARDINAL BIRDS GO A-MAWKIN
Why spend two hours watching the UK vs UofL rivalry game when you can see every critical moment condensed here? Enjoy! “Not many times that you can not play very well and beat Kentucky,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “But I thought that’s what happened today.” Louisville Trinity High School phenom David Johnson has been an outstanding boost to the University of Louisville basketball program. “This win is going to give us a big push going forward into the new year.” @davidjohnson13 spoke with @TheAndyKatz after @LouisvilleMBB defeated their in-state rival Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/bJPnkQ9pXA — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 26, 2020
🎥: Highlights from the Cards 62-59 victory over Kentucky.#GoCards pic.twitter.com/q4o7tX9U4s— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020 🚨ATTENTION…CARDS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/mzg4xO81PM— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020 The Louisville players certainly enjoyed putting some 🔥 back into the rivalry. 🚨ATTENTION…CARDS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/mzg4xO81PM— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) December 26, 2020
For those in red, Christmas now begins on December 26. For those in blue, Christmas is over. The Louisville Cardinals (6-1) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (1-6) in a seesaw matchup. Louisville led by 7 with less than six minutes remaining but Kentucky clawed back to tie it in the last minute. Kentucky 7-footer Olivier Sarr had a late shot to take the lead but the rim was unforgiving. Louisville's Carlik Jones was fouled as he scooped the rebound. Jones made both free throws to create the final margin, 62-59. A pandemic-spaced 3,000 fans witnessed the rivalry game at Louisville's KFC Yum Center. Is 2020 a bad year? Depends on whom you ask. Louisville coach Chris Mack was happy with the win but is still
There was a time in the 1970s when two of the most famous faces in the world were tied to Louisville. Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harland Sanders remain world famous long after their deaths. Ali's humanitarian work shines in spite of a tumultuous era where he promoted racial segregation with Nation of Islam. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville educates visitors on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Colonel Sanders launched to superstardom through fried chicken, ultimately franchising his secret recipe all around the world. But this 1960s appearance on What's My Line showcased him as an unknown entrepreneur just about to ascend the ladder of fame.
Australian fires started 2020. Then came the threat of nuclear war with Iran. Chinese military jets have been buzzing American warships. Oh, and then there's that little COVID-19 pandemic with an as yet uncertain outcome. Next year could be even stranger when the 17 year cycle for cicadas delivers billions of the buzzing bug-eyed pests in a Biblical plague of dead baby beastly bodies. I made the most of it two cycles ago when Sammy the Cicada and I spent a fabulous few hours together. 2020 is all about isolation. 2021 will be a noisy, crowded infestation. Pick your poison. It's going to be a bumpy decade. Terry and his pet cicada (1987)@WHAS11 @840WHAS serious journalismnot fake newshttps://t.co/aBzDHJlnKm#loumedia #kymedia— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June