LISTEN: tornado coverage on WHAS radio, April 3, 1974 – Helicopter pilot Dick Gilbert’s chilling narration of funnel clouds around Bowman Field, Bardstown Road at Eastern Parkway, and more is at the 19:20 mark. #Louisville #louwx #loumedia
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) April 3, 2017
Wow this was cool to listen to. What a tough time for Louisville and communication was so different back then. https://t.co/Z245y9EGPR
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) April 3, 2017
ESPN’s Hannah Storm was a little kid living in Louisville during the 1974 tornado. Her father Mike Storen is referenced in the following audio as a basketball executive who couldn’t make contact with his family after the tornado. You can see Hannah’s response to hearing it above.
And here is Ken Rowland at the anchor desk for WHAS-TV during that same turbulent day. His photographer shows aerial coverage of the devastation at approximately 8:30 into this piece.