#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.
My boy @Tony840Cruise is obviously overjoyed to work with me‼️😂 Cap’n Herb Hurst is our #aviation analyst on @840WHAS 🚀 stream https://t.co/EMYwUGhNZA Join our entire team starting at 3 for #ThunderOverLouisville #airshow #fireworks #kyderbyfestival pic.twitter.com/3g0qXsNTFM— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) April 23, 2022 WHAS Radio is the mothership for Kentucky broadcasters. The biggest newsmakers sit for interviews with WHAS Radio hosts for lengthy chats about current issues. "That's quite creative but not very convincing." -- @LeaderMcConnell on Quintez Brown's lawyer claim McConnell spurred the federal indictment of his client. "(It's) really is quite laughable." LISTEN 📲 https://t.co/rOUSbxXbV7 Also: #inflation #violence #KYGA22 @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/3VNLtALoxK— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) April 14, 2022 Top ranked WHAS Radio is a full service radio station that offers news, weather,
Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter used the n-word during a 2018 training call with an agency hired to teach him acceptable communication techniques. Schnatter claimed that Colonel Sanders routinely said n***** without repercussions. Within days, Schnatter's racist reference sent his career into a free fall. He called me and asked "Do you want to interview me?" I told him that there could be no limitations on the subject matter and that I needed 15 minutes to get to a WHAS Radio studio to record it. Schnatter agreed to the terms. The conversation lasted 28 minutes even though Schnatter attempted to end it earlier. It made national news when Schnatter's reluctant apology leaked into defiance and blaming others for coercing him to say
The #WHAS100 series continues with radio visits with former WHAS personalities and news anchors. The radio station's 100th birthday is July 18 and every week we feature one of its heralded voices. Enjoy! #WHAS100 🎙 @Zigmanfreud delivered the most talked about radio show in Louisville history some years back.Along came a lawsuit and all Hell broke loose. He’s still one of the most provocative talents in America. 💥LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/jmPWF1WxxG #WHAS100years @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/ygQkPbaUGh— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) March 25, 2022 #WHAS100 🎙 Mary Jeffries, the kindest soul in the universe, delivered award winning documentaries and newscasts for over 15 years at @840WHAS. She wasn’t an ex-nun who drove a motorcycle. We pretended she was. ❤️LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/UbydfHHbS9#WHAS100years #radionews pic.twitter.com/V5cbdgmGjh— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners)
WHAS is the most powerful radio signal in Kentucky. It can be streamed worldwide but its over-the-air signal pierces atop most of the contiguous 48 United States. WHAS Radio will turn 100 next July, pumping out news, interviews, and information 24/7. Whether we're talking to Dr. Dunkenstein, Dr. Fauci, or Dr. Pepper, we are delivering audio and video content to keep our community informed. Thanks for hanging with us for our first century! That's our boy Ian Vertrees above. He's a deejay on WQMF and the daily producer and voice contributor on the Terry Meiners Show. The iHeart machine moves because it is fueled by strong employees. #WHAS100 🎧🎙 @MandyConnell is one of the greatest talk show talents in America, once dominating midday
Those are some good dudes. Joe Donovan, Doug McElvein, Van Vance, Wayne Perkey, Jack Fox, Milton Metz, and I stood for that photo in 1993. They're all outstanding broadcasters who helped maintain WHAS Radio's legendary status as one of America's giants in news/talk. Joe and Milton are gone. Doug McElvein was on the radio last month and can be found in an earlier post on this website. The other fellows will all sit for interviews in the near future. I've been speaking with one prominent WHAS voice every week leading up to the station's 100th birthday in July 2022. I LOVED catching up with my friend @terrymeiners on @840WHAS radio today. We talked about family, @JudeRedfield, #Covid_19 my life in tv news and my
"You deejays make all that BIG MONEY!" Well...some do, some don't. It's all about the deal that's struck with management. Deejays who are connected to revenue streams typically pull better salaries. I've done at least 7 critical negotiations with management at WLRS-FM, then WQMF-FM, and then a series of revolving deals with the various managers of WHAS Radio and television over the past 45 years. WHAS Radio news anchors recently discovered a treasure trove of station documents, including this 1943 contract for staff announcer and "specialty man" services. There were also rates for singers, musicians, actors, and sound effects specialists. Here is a 1976 proposal from WKQQ/Lexington program director Dick Hungate to his manager requesting to unplug the automation and switch to live
When America laughs at the weather dude, it's a good news day! Media bloopers. Always great stuff. WAVE3's Ryan Hoke made the above blooper reel. You'll see it at the :37 mark. Sportswriter Rick Bozich knows his stuff, but just like 99% of us, he cannot properly pronounce the name of Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Watch below via the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Not only is Giannis Antetokounmpo impossible to defend, he’s impossible to pronounce… #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/kz5aOdac6k— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) July 15, 2021 Bozich writes: And for those of you who love wacky TV graphics, think about the young person working at WAVE3 news who labeled University of Louisville national champion Milt Wagner as a "fan" commenting on a team issue in 2018.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3) joined me on 840WHAS to add deeper context to the spending plans in the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Mr. Yarmuth is the primary author of the legislation. Parts of it were retooled by the Senate but it was ultimately passed and signed into law last week. Republicans claim that only a fraction of the spending package is appropriately aimed at eradicating the COVID pandemic. Americans earning $75,000 individually or $150,000 filing jointly receive up to $1,400 per person in stimulus funds from ARPA. Extra cash and tax credits are added for additional family members. That cash commitment makes up 22% of the $1.9 trillion spending package. "I'd be happy to defend every