It's party time at WHAS Radio. We are 100 years old and show only two varicose veins on the broadcast tower! Looking good, old friend! Meet some more of our peeps! #WHAS100 🎙 @AngieFenton is the purest soul in local media. She is an excellent interviewer, writer, on air personality, mom, wife, and bestie. Angie and Jason created @EXTOLMagazine and never slow down on their public service.LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/Dy6dfLKmd0#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/JcOjsYD0ph— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 4, 2022 #WHAS100 🎙 @PaulMiles840 has a front row seat for the biggest news and sports stories throughout the region…on the job 24/7 always delivering a fair, fully verified report. A consummate pro, every day, every time. LISTEN 📲 https://t.co/MXCAwYV6cs#WHAS100years @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/xzMU5fkfhK— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) May 27,
We are sad to report that WHAS morning legend Wayne Perkey has passed due to COVID complications. Here is the Courier Journal profile on Wayne's incredible life story. Many of Wayne's colleagues joined me today on 840WHAS to reflect on their time working with Louisville's energetic morning man. 🎙️ @840WHAS colleagues reflect on Wayne Perkey's life and legacy. Thank you Ken Schulz, @KimSowinski, Van Vance, Denny Nugent, and Jack Fox. 🙏 LISTEN 📲 https://t.co/o7DyoleR0J #WHAS100 #WHAS100years #WaynePerkey #Louisville #loumedia #localradio pic.twitter.com/DEFsvkwihx — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) March 7, 2022 WHAS11 also profiled Perkey's phenomenal broadcast career of radio, television, and philanthropic work. Here is the radio interview I conducted with Wayne just a little more than a month ago. He was delighted to tell me that he
After the first century of WHAS Radio's amazing legacy continues unfolding, the newest radio ratings are out. WHAS is still #1. Just like any other successful pursuit, WHAS' incredible run is built upon quality people. Here are more of the outstanding media members I've added to the #WHAS100years series. We begin with revered morning man Wayne Perkey, who dominated ratings for 30 years before retiring in 1999. #WHAS100 🎙 Louisville's legendary morning man Wayne Perkey joined me on @840WHAS to catch up on life, love, radio, community, & @CrusadeChildren happiness. He's still the Perkiest guy in town! 🎉 Happy 84th birthday, Wayne! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/ijc8QTshQ8#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/cuSjLt30qf — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 15, 2022 #WHAS100 🎧 My investigative journalist pal @ShayMcAlisterTV explains the challenges of asking
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
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
It was fun seeing all of my deejay buddies post their photos and career trajectories for #NationalRadioDay last week. Here are a few that I snatched from their social media pages. And then there's the program director's memo that kept 19-year-old me on the part-time payroll. NOTE: he used bad math. I was being paid $40 per MONTH, or $480 per year to do some radio promotion work on the University of Kentucky campus. Had they cut me, I would more than likely have found a different career path. 😢 Happy #NationalRadioDay 🎧 Here's the 1976 @WKQQLexington program director's memo that saved my job and kept me in the business. I had only been working there for two months when Dick Hungate suggested that
#WHAS100years #WHAS100 #LouisvilleMedia #loumedia With the 100th anniversary of WHAS Radio arriving in July 2022, Terry Meiners is featuring chats with former WHAS personalities, news anchors, and regular contributors. Most of the weekly interviews air Fridays at 4:35 PM. Here's the series so far, beginning with the best radio personality Louisville has ever heard. 🎙 Louisville's greatest all-time radio entertainer Gary Burbank is about to turn 80. We had some big laughs on @840WHAS Radio today! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/xF2GRtheIK#Louisville #media #radio #airpersonalities #deejays #WHAS #WAKY #WLW #CKLW pic.twitter.com/mL9MTsmOdb — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 16, 2021 🎧 #WHAS100years 🎙 Liz Curtis Higgs ruled the midday airwaves on @840WHAS in the 80s. She is happy, healthy, and doing God's work today. It was a delight having her back on
In 1985, my radio career was soaring. I was co-hosting the hugely successful WQMF-FM morning radio "Show With No Name." My partner Ron Clay was a shrewd, sardonic, soured-on-life hippie guy. He was brilliant and always had something clever to throw out on the air. We could finish each other's sentences with goofy riffs about society, celebrities, and politicians. We did outrageous things. We used sound effects to make it seem as if we were broadcasting from around the world. We lied a lot. We giggled at each other's provocative setups. We were juvenile delinquents trapped in grownup bodies. Rude boys throwing conventional broadcast techniques out the window. Radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia sent employment inquiries. None of those
Congrats to Gary Burbank on his induction into the Kentucky Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We spoke today: AUDIO 🎙 https://t.co/0kdJq6ItzZ 📻 Exactly 10 years ago today, Gary Burbank and I had a long form chat about his life and career 2009 🎙 https://t.co/KQDdNsBNC7 #kymedia pic.twitter.com/H8Jdy47Eqq— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 15, 2019 From the Facebook page of WAKY/WKLO audio curator John Quincy: From Bob Moody: "Tonight at the Kentucky Broadcasters awards show. L-R: Bob Moody, Mike McVay, new Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, fellow HOF member Coyote Calhoun, KBA exec Dale Thornhill. Hilarity ensued."
Conspiracy theorist and rabid radio/TV loudmouth Alex Jones is in a custody battle with his ex-wife. He has no shot. Even Jones' lawyer laughably stated that his client is a "performance artist" who doesn't sincerely believe his public claims that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were "an inside job" and that the Sandy Hook school massacre was "staged" as a means to control private ownership of guns. That must be a real setback to Jones' legions of lemmings. He boasts 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Alex Jones...meet Tuck Buckford. transcription from the New York Times: “Welcome back to ‘Brain Fight.’ Listen, people, the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies, O.K.? And it makes me want to fight! Fight with my fists!