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.
Ludwina “Minnie” Katzenberger was my great grandmother on my dad's side. In 1884, a few women tried to pull her into working at a house of ill repute when she was 17 but she “would not permit” when a man tried to “take liberties” with her. The Courier Journal article posted below states that Minnie's father testified against the other women and the men at the prostitution house. It sounds as if he wasn’t exactly sure how old his daughter really was at the time. The reporter described my sweet great grandmother as “rather homely, undeveloped, and uneducated.” Both father and daughter Katzenberger were from Sandberg, Bavaria so that means they moved to America sometime after her birth in
EXCLUSIVE: Home video of Cassius Clay and his family from the early 60s shows soon-to-be Muhammad Ali at the new Clay home in Louisville's Newburg neighborhood, the champ thwarting his mother's attempt to put a crown on his head, playful banter in Miami and Lewiston, Maine prior to both of the Sonny Liston fights. The videos were provided by the family of Muhammad Ali's first attorney, the late Henry Sadlo Sr. The image below shows a rare dual autograph as both Muhammad Ali and Cassius Clay, signed to Mr. Sadlo in 1994. The inscription reads "We both fooled Cosell." BONUS VIDEO: Ali in 1968, advocating segregation, awaiting prison, $280,000 in debt, severing ties with his Louisville syndicate, shocked by a