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
What's old is what's new. WHAS Radio continues to lead in the Louisville radio market. Here are the latest radio ratings, released March 1, 2021. Louisville Rank: 54 12+ Population: 1,053,000 Ethnic Composition: Black - 15.87% Hispanic - 5% Market Swept: 13x/year Station Format Owner/LMA Dec20 Hol20 Jan21 WHAS-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 7.5 7.5 7.8 WAKY-FM Classic Hits W & B Broadcasting, Inc. 6.1 6.0 5.6 WAMZ-FM Country iHeartMedia, Inc. 5.6 5.2 5.5 WVEZ-FM Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.4 3.8 4.8 WFPL-FM News/Talk Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 4.8 4.6 4.6 WDJX-FM CHR Alpha Media 5.2 4.5 4.6 WSFR-FM Classic Hits Summitmedia, LLC 4.2 4.2 4.5 WGZB-FM Urban Contemporary Alpha Media 6.4 5.4 4.4 WQNU-FM Country Summitmedia, LLC 5.0 4.5 4.2 WMJM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Alpha Media 4.4 4.7 4.0 WQMF-FM Rock iHeartMedia, Inc. 3.8 3.9 3.3 WNRW-FM CHR iHeartMedia, Inc. 2.8 3.1 3.2 WUOL-FM Classical Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 1.7 2.7 2.5 WXMA-FM Adult Hits Alpha Media 2.6 2.7 2.4 WRKA-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.3 2.2 2.2 WTFX-FM Urban Contemporary iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.6 1.8 2.0 WFPK-FM Adult Alternative Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 2.3 2.0 1.8 WGHL-FM Modern/Alternative Rock Alpha Media 0.7 1.2 1.4 WKJK-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.9 1.0 1.2 WSDF-FM Adult Hits iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.9 1.0 1.1 WLCL-FM Sports Union Broadcasting, Inc. 0.9 0.6 1.0 WKRD-AM Sports iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.8 1.0 0.9 WHBE-AM Sports Union Broadcasting,
Following the police shootings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, Louisville has been reeling from passionate street protests against police brutality. Riots and looting sprang forth on the edges of the peaceful protests so law enforcement added National Guard troops by order of Governor Andy Beshear. The move only heightened tensions. Here are some of the most poignant leadership, legal, and prominent voices who shared a radio microphone with me to talk about solving Louisville's issues of inequality and cracked security. #Louisville metro council member Jessica Green on @LMPD shooting of #DavidMcAtee, protest rioting, small business concerns, the city's future, more 🎙️ @840WHAS audio https://t.co/HNdwo2oLdy #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/gm2xzUJLmz— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 2, 2020 This @nytimes video adds much more context
Let's not bury the lede. The largest stimulus bill in American history was passed by the Senate, then the House, and signed by President Donald Trump today. It was an honor to join @POTUS at the White House today for the signing of the CARES Act. The American people needed this rescue package. They needed it quickly. And the Senate delivered, 96-0. It's a proud moment for our country. pic.twitter.com/jk33y5D5lg— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 27, 2020 Now for the rocky road to get here. America is in a freefall from the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Surely every elected official will jump in to craft a plan for recovery! Not quite. But Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and
📻 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell jumped on the radio with me to talk about chicken chomping Democrats, why he is proudly called The Grim Reaper, defining socialism in 2019, if investigating the investigators is overkill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling AG William Barr a criminal, Sen. Mazie Hirono lobbing 🔥 at Trump, just WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE!, and Liberals' favorite Kentucky Derby horse 🎙️ 🏇🏽 840WHAS #USpolitics
I'm stepping aside from Great Day Live on WHAS11. I will continue to do limited on air appearances on WHAS11 going forward but the daily grind of GDL ends now. Angie Fenton will take over as sole anchor of the show. My daily WHAS Radio show will continue every weekday from 3-6 PM. I plan to continue my radio and TV work for another three years or so before I call it a career. Thanks to all for your continuing support. You are greatly appreciated. My WHAS family means the world to me. That never changes. We love you @terrymeiners! pic.twitter.com/pFZuuqyx9R— Rachel Platt (@rplattfrazier) April 5, 2019 #tbt One of my favorite WHAS11 live shots (1995)
WAVE3 would like for you to have a kitty. My teammates at WHAS11 are rating snacks. Over on WLKY, it's breaking news about dog faces on St. Patrick's Day shirts. And WDRB is squabbling with service providers to get reinstated. All local stations go through these rate negotiations from time to time. WDRB's typically news heavy website does occasionally throw in some fluff.